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UPTET 2017 : Child Development and Pedagogy preparation

By: R Chandrakala on September 21, 2017

Child Development, Learning and Pedagogy is a mandatory section that needs to be attempted in both Paper 1 and 2. This is a challenge for aspirants on account of the questions being asked in this section. This article deals with the preparation tips and strategies that a candidate must follow. 

The breakup of the section on Child Development and Learning has been detailed as below:

  1. The section focuses on educational psychology for both teaching and learning.
  2. The question count, marking and difficulty level varies across for both the papers.
  3. For Paper 1, 30 questions of 1 mark are asked.
  4. Paper 2 is conducted for aspirants who are willing to teach for students studying from Grade 6 to 8.

Candidates interested in pursuing a career in teaching must apply for UPTET. UPTET 2017 is conducted by UPBEB Examination Board. The exam would be held on December 2017. Both the papers would be held on one day simultaneously.

It is highly important for candidates to be familiar with the kind of questions which can be asked both in Paper 1 and Paper 2. The features of the questions in the papers must be understood by students:

  1. The questions are framed in a way to test the ability of aspirants to analyze ideologies of primary level students.
  2. Candidates would have to attempt questions based on the primary level of the teaching.
  3. Questions would concern concepts that involve special needs of students.
  4. A complete assessment and evaluation of all the topics must be done in order to attempt questions.

Paper 1 of UPTET is for those candidates who wish to teach students from Grade 1 to 5. There are various sections in UPTET:

  1. Child Development
  2. English/Urdu
  3. Mathematics
  4. Hindi
  5. EVS

The language of the examination is both Hindi and English. The tips for doing the Child Development Section, Learning and Pedagogy is listed as below:

  • The candidates must solve previous year question papers of UPTET Paper 1.
  • You can know the topics that are included in the syllabus of Child Development, Pedagogy and Learning section.
  • UPTET Practice Set can be found online.
  • Child Development, Learning and Pedagogy section preparation in a good way cannot be missed.
  • Good books for preparation can be referred to in order to do well in the examination.

With the optimum level of preparation, a candidate can maximize their preparation in the UPTET Examination.

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