Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (UPTET) is conducted annually by Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board (UPBEB) to recruit for Primary and upper primary teachers in government schools of U.P. This article will help interested applicants understand the UPTET Exam Pattern. 

  • UPTET is conducted with 2 papers- For primary and upper primary teacher positions. The exam pattern for both papers differs slightly.
  • The UPTET Syllabus covers:- Child Development, Mathematics, Language (Hindi, English, Sanskrit, Urdu), Environmental Studies, Science & Social Science.
  • UPTET is expected to be conducted in the month of October 2019 across various schools in Uttar Pradesh. 
  • The UPTET Eligibility Criteria to apply for the exam is 18 to 35 years.
  • UPTET Exam is conducted online for 150 marks. Candidates are free to answer all questions as there is No Negative Marking in the exam
  • The Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test gives the candidates an option to attempt the paper in English or Hindi.

UPTET Exam Pattern Overview 2019

2 Papers conducted in the UPTET

Paper 1 is for Primary Level posts.

Paper 2 is for Upper Primary Level post

UPTET Exam Mode is


Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions

Total number of questions in each paper is


Total Marks for both papers 


UPTET Marking Scheme

+1 for every correct answer.

There is no negative marking

Time Duration for UPTET

2 hours and 30 minutes

Language of the exam

Bilingual (English and Hindi)

Difficulty Level of the UPTET

Easy to Moderate

 The overview of the UPTET exam pattern is mentioned in the table above. Teacher Eligibility Test for Uttar Pradesh is conducted in 2 papers. Given below is the structure of both paper 1 & paper 2.

UPTET Exam Pattern

UPTET Exam Pattern for Paper 1

Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test for Paper 1 is conducted to recruit teachers for classes 1 to 5. The below-mentioned table displays the exam pattern for paper 1

Exam Pattern for UPTET Paper 1 

Number of Questions


Child Development and Pedagogy






Language 1 (Hindi)



Language 2 (English/Sanskrit/Urdu)



Environmental Studies




150 Questions

150 Marks

  • The candidates will get an option to choose from English/Sanskrit/Urdu in Language 2. 
  • No Negative marking is applicable in this exam. 
  • Each correct answer is rewarded with +1 marks. 
  • The exam is conducted for 2 Hours & 30 minutes.

UPTET Exam Pattern for Paper 2 

The Paper 2 exam is conducted to recruit teachers for classes 6 to 8. Below mentioned table displays the exam structure for Paper 2

UPTET Pattern for Paper 2 

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Child Development and Pedagogy


30 Marks

Language 1 (Hindi)


30 Marks

Language 2 (English/Sanskrit/Urdu


30 Marks

Science and Mathematics OR

Social Science


30 Marks


150 Questions

150 Marks

  • Candidates will have an option to choose either Science & Maths Or Social Studies as a 4th Subject in Paper 2. 
  • Each correct answer is rewarded with +1 marks. 
  • There is no negative marking in the exam.
  • The exam is conducted for 2 Hours & 30 minutes.

UPTET Qualifying Marks 2019

Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test is conducted to authenticate people who are interested in becoming a government teacher in Uttar Pradesh. Some Important points to note for UPTET Qualifying Marks 

  • UPTET Qualifying Marks for General Candidates is 60%. General Candidates who score 60% of marks in the exam are given the eligibility certificate. 
  • UPTET Qualifying marks for Reserved category candidates is 55%. 
  • Candidates who possess a Diploma from the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) or Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) are given preference in the test. 

The following table displays the qualifying marks in UPTET 2019


UPTET Qualifying Percentage

UPTET Qualifying Marks 

( out of 150)


60 %



55 %


UPTET Important Topics 

The Topic-wise Important topics in the Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test are mentioned below for both Paper 1 & Paper 2. 

Important Topics for Child Development & Pedagogy 

The important topics for child development and pedagogy have been mentioned in the table below

Concept of Child's Growth Development Factors affecting learning Theories of learning
Individual Differences   Understanding diverse learners Teaching-Learning Strategies

Important Topics for Language Section

Candidates should go through the following important topics in the language section 

  • Language Comprehension 
  • Unseen Passage
  • Pedagogy of language development
  • Basic knowledge of sounds
  • Verbs, Idioms, metaphors, literary terms

 UPTET Important Topics for Mathematics

The following topics are important in the UPTET Exam-

  • Place Value, Comparison, Fundamental mathematical operations: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division.
  • Fractions
  • Profit & Loss, Simple Intrest 
  • Problems of Teaching. Error analysis and related aspects of learning 
  • Algebra & Geometry 

UPTET Environmental Studies Important Topics

Important topics in the environmental studies section have been mentioned in the table below 

Family Personal relationships, nuclear and joint families Clothes and Habitats
Our Culture and Civilization Personal Hygiene
Matter and Energy Experimentation/Practical Work Discussion

Important Topics for UPTET Science Section 

Some important topics in the Science section are as follows-

  • Microorganism
  • Force and Motion Heat Light and Sound
  • Solar System
  • Chemical Substance
  • Nature & Structure of Science Natural Science Understanding the Science Method of Science Teaching

Social Studies/Social Science Important Topics

Some of the Important topics in Social Science/Social Study has been mentioned below

  • History
  • Geography
  • Social & Political Science

Download our handpicked UPTET Best Books for preparation of Paper 1 & 2. 

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