UPTET Exam 2020
Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (UPTET) is a state-level exam conducted once a year for the recruitment of primary (classes I-V) and upper primary (classes VI-VIII) level teachers in the schools of Uttar Pradesh. Every year, Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board (UPBEB) conducts the UPTET exam. However, in 2019 Exam Regulatory Authority, Uttar Pradesh released the UPTET notification on its official website - http://updeled.gov.in.
Over 15 lakh candidates appear for UPTET exam every year. In 2019, total 16,34,249 candidates registered while 15,14,716 appeared for the exam. In 2018, total 18.25 lakh candidates registered while about 17 lakh students appeared for the exam.
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UPTET Result & Eligibility Certificate 2020
The UPTET 2020 result was made available on the official website of the Exam Regulatory Authority, Uttar Pradesh (updeled.gov.in) on February 7 at 4:30 PM. The result was released separately for primary and upper-primary levels. Candidates can check their UPTET result by using details such as application number and password till March 6, 2020. It may be noted that the UPTET 2019-20 result was first declared in the late evening of February 6. However, the result was visible on the official website from February 7 onwards.
Candidates scoring 60 per cent (55 per cent for reserved category) or more marks in UPTET 2020 exam have been declared qualified for the exam. Over 3.5 lakh candidates have qualified the UPTET 2020 exam out of the 15 lakh candidates who had appeared for the test. Out of this, 29.74 per cent candidates have passed the test for paper-I (primary level) and 11.46 per cent candidates have cleared the test for paper-II (upper-primary level).
All candidates qualifying the exam will now be issued UPTET eligibility certificate 2020. The validity of eligibility certificate will be five years. Based on the UPTET eligibility certificate candidates will be able to apply for the post of teacher in the government schools of Uttar Pradesh.
The exam was held from 10:00 AM-12:30 PM for paper-I and 2:30-5:00 PM for paper-II at various centres across Uttar Pradesh. Soon after the exam was over, Shiksha reached out to students to know the difficulty level of both the papers.
UPTET paper-I was of moderate difficulty level. However, as compared to Central Teacher Eligibility Test 2019 (CTET 2019), the paper was harder. The level of UPTET paper-II was also moderate to difficult. As compared to CTET paper-II, the exam was more difficult.
UPTET Selection Process
UPTET selection process includes the following stages:
Written exam: UPTET exam consists of two papers. Paper-I needs to be given by aspirants who plan to teach classes I-V. Paper-II needs to be given by candidates who plan to teach classes VI-VIII. Candidates who plan to teach classes I-VIII need to appear for both the papers.
UPTET result: UPTET result is announced by the exam conducting authority on the official website of the exam. Candidates scoring minimum 60 per cent marks in the written test are declared UPTET qualified.
UPTET eligibility certificate Candidates qualifying the written test are issued an eligibility certificate by the exam authority. Candidates having the certificate are eligible to apply for teaching jobs in the schools of Uttar Pradesh. The validity of UPTET eligibility certificate is five years.
UPTET 2020 Syllabus
UPTET syllabus 2020 will be released on the official website of the exam along with the release of the notification tentatively in October. However, the UPTET syllabus remains majorly unchanged every year. Therefore, given below is UPTET exam syllabus of previous year so that candidates can go through each topic thoroughly and prepare themselves well for the paper. The UPTET syllabus for paper-I and -II contains the list of subjects and topics from which questions are asked in the teacher eligibility test.
Overview of UPTET Exam Pattern 2020
Before we proceed towards elaborating on UPTET syllabus, it is important to be well-versed with the pattern of the exam.
UPTET Exam Pattern for Paper-I (for Classes I-V)
UPTET Syllabus 2020 for Paper 1
- This paper focuses on the educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant to classes 1 to 5.
- Topics in this paper focus on understanding the characteristics and needs of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.
- UPTET Syllabus is based on the topics given in NCERT Books of class I-V.
- The section on Maths and EVS evaluates a candidate on his facts, concepts, and understanding of the subject.
- Language papers simply test the candidate for skills of instructions medium.
- Here is UPTET Exam Pattern for Paper 1:
|Section||Number of Questions||Total Marks|
|Child Development, Learning & Pedagogy||30 Questions||30 Marks|
|1st Language (Hindi)||30 Questions||30 Marks|
|2nd Language (Anyone from English, Urdu & Sanskrit)||30 Questions||30 Marks|
|Mathematics||30 Questions||30 Marks|
|Environmental Studies||30 Questions||30 Marks|
UPTET Syllabus for Child Development and Pedagogy
- Child Development (Primary School Child) (15 Questions)
- Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs (5 Questions)
- Learning and Pedagogy (10 Questions)
|1||Child Development: Concept of growth and development, Principles and dimensions of development. Factors affection development (especially in the context of family and school) and its relationship with learning. Role of Heredity and environment.||06|
|2||Meaning and Concept of learning and its processes. Factors of Affection learning. Theories of learning and its implication. How Children learn and think. Motivation and Implications for Learning.||06|
|3||Individual Differences: Meaning, types and factors Affection Individual differences Understanding individual differences on the basis of language, gender, community, caste & religion. Personality: Concept and types of personality, Factors responsible for shaping it. Its measurement. Intelligence: Concept, Theories and its measurement, Multidimensional Intelligence.||06|
|4||Understanding diverse learners: Backward, Mentally retarded, gifted, creative, disadvantaged and deprived, specially-abled. Learning Difficulties. Adjustment: Concept and ways of adjustment. Role of teacher in the adjustment.||06|
|5||Teaching learning process, Teaching learning strategies and methods in the context of National Curriculum Framework 2005. Meaning and purposes of Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation. Comprehensive and Continuous Evaluation. Constriction of Achievement Test. Action Research. Right to Education Act 2009 (Role and Responsibilities of Teachers)||06|
UPTET Syllabus for Language I
- Language Comprehension (15 Questions)
- Pedagogy of Language Development (15 Questions)
|1||Unseen Prose Passage. Linking Devices, Subject-Verb Concord, Inferences||05|
|2||Unseen Poem. Identification of Alliteration, Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Assonance, Rhyme.||05|
|3||Modal Auxiliaries, Phrasal Verbs and Idioms, Literary Terms: Elegy, Sonnet, Short Story, Drama.||05|
|4||Basic knowledge of English Sounds and their Phonetic Transcription.||05|
|5||Principles of Teaching English, Communicative Approach to English Language Teaching, Challenges of Teaching English: Language Difficulties, Errors and Disorders.||05|
|6||Methods of Evaluation, Remedial Teaching.||05|
UPTET Syllabus for Language II
- Language Comprehension (15 Questions)
- Pedagogy of Language Development (15 Questions)
UPTET Syllabus for Mathematics
- Content (15 Questions)
- Pedagogical issues (15 Questions)
|1||Whole number up to one crore, Place Value, Comparison, Fundamental mathematical operations: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division; Indian Currency.|
|2||Concept of fraction, proper fractions, comparison of paper fraction of the same denominator, mixed fraction, comparison of proper fractions of unequal denominators, Addition and Substation of fractions. Prime and composite number, Prime factors, Lowest Common Multiple (LCM) and Highest Common Factor (HCF).|
|3||University Law, Average, Profit-Loss, Simple interest.|
|4||Place and curved surfaces, plane and solid geometrical figures, prosperities of plane geometrical figures; pint, line, ray, line segment; Angle and their types. Length, Weight, Capacity, Time, measurement f area and their standard units and relation between them; Area and perimeter of plane surfaces of square and rectangular objects.|
|5||Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking. Place of Mathematics in Curriculum. Language Mathematics. Community Mathematics.|
|6||Evaluation through formal and informal methods. Problems of Teaching. Error analysis and related aspects of learning and teaching. Diagnostic and Remedial Teaching.|
UPTET Syllabus for Environmental Studies
- Content (15 Questions)
- Pedagogical Issues (15 Questions)
Family Personal relationships, nuclear and joint families, social abuses (child marriage, dowry system, child labor, theft); addiction (intoxication, smoking) and its personal, social and economic bad effects.
Clothes and Habitats – Clothes for different seasons; maintenance of clothes at home; handloom and power loom; habitats of living beings, various types of houses; cleanliness of houses and neighboring areas; Different types of materials for building houses.
Profession – Profession of your surroundings (stitching clothes, gardening, farming, animal rearing, vegetable vendor etc.), small and cottage industries; major industries of Rajasthan State, Need for consumer protection, co-operative societies.
Public places and Institutions – Public places like school, hospital, post office, bus stand, railway station; Public property (street light, road, bus, train, public buildings etc.); wastage of electricity and water; employment policies; general information about Panchayat, legislative assembly and parliament.
Our Culture and Civilization – Fairs and festivals, National festivals; Dresses, food-habits and art and craft of Rajasthan; Tourist places of Rajasthan; Great personalities of Rajasthan.
Transport and Communication – Means of transport and communication; Rules for pedestrians and transport; Effects of means of communication on the life style.
Personal Hygiene – External parts of our body and their cleanliness; general information about the internal parts of the body; Balance diet and its importance; Common diseases (gastroenteritis, amoebiosis, methaemoglobin, anemia, fluorosis, malaria, dengue.) their causes and methods of prevention; Pulse Polio campaign.
Living Beings: Levels of organisation of plants and animals, diversity of living organisms, state flower, state tree, state bird, state animal; knowledge of reserve forest and wild life (national parks, sanctuaries, tiger reserve, world heritage), conservation of species of plants and animals, knowledge of Kharif and Rabi crops.
|4||Matter and Energy – Common properties of substances (colour, state, ductility, solubility) various types of fuels; types of energy and transformation of one form into another; Applications of energy in daily life, sources of light, common properties of light. > Basic knowledge of air, water, forest, wetlands and deserts; different kind of pollution, renewable and non-renewable resources of energy in Rajasthan and concept of their conservation; weather and climate; water cycle.||05|
|5||Concept and scope of Environment Studies. Significance of Environment Studies, Integrated Environment Studies. Environmental Studies & Environmental Education learning Principles. Scope & relation to Science & Social Science. Approaches of presenting concepts Activities||05|
|6||Experimentation/Practical Work Discussion. Comprehensive and Continuous Evaluation. Teaching material/Aids. Problems of Teaching||05|
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