UPTET 2020 Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test

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What is UPTET ?

Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board (UPBEB) conducts Teacher Eligibility Test once in every year for recruiting qualified and professional Primary and secondary teachers in Government as well as various Public schools in the state of Uttar Pradesh. UPTET is the gateway and mandatory selection exam for the candidate who wishes to pursue their career in teaching and have a passion for the same.  After qualifying the exam candidate is eligible to teach students from class 1 to class 8.

At a scheduled time every year UPBEB releases an official notification on its official website upbasiceduboard.gov.in. for registration process of the aspiring candidates. The registration process is an online process however the exams are conducted offline through pen and paper mode in the 200 examination centre spread across the various city of the state.

The UPTET Exam Pattern consists of 2 papers as mentioned below:

  • Paper 1: The exam will be taken by the candidates who want to teach students of class 1 to 5
  • Paper 2: Candidates who wish to teach students from class 6 to 8 need to qualify this paper.

It is to note that candidate must enter their preferred examination centre which is easily commutable for them. The examination centre allotted to the candidate will be mentioned in the Admit Card which will be published on the official website one or two weeks prior to the scheduled examination date.

The medium of the UPTET examination will be both in Hindi and English, with the exception of language paper meant to test Hindi.

To make the whole evaluation process transparent the answer key of UPTET 2018 Exam will be available on the Official Website of UPBEB within weeks after the successful completion of the Exam.

UPTET 2018 Key Highlights:

Name Of The Exam Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test
Conducting Body Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board (UPBEB) 
Official Website of UPTET www.upbasiceduboard.gov.in
Type of the Exam State Level Recruitment Test
UPTET 2018 Exam Date October 28, 2018
Eligibility Criteria Minimum 50% marks in 10+2
Mode of Application Online
Exam Mode Offline
Duration 3 hours

UPTET 2020 Notification

UPTET notifications have been released by UPBEB on its official website and key points of the same are as follow:
  • Aspirants need to apply on the official website of UPTET i.e. www.upbasiceduboard.gov.in.
  • Candidates from general & OBC category need to pay the registration fee of Rs. 400 and candidates from SC/ST category will have to pay Rs. 200.
  • The Admit Card for UPTET 2018 will be published on the official website on October 17, 2018.
  • Answer key will be released on the official website on October 29, 2018. Candidates in case of any discrepancy can submit their objections on the answer key till November 1, 2018.
  • A panel established by the board will resolve the objections and decision will be given till November 12, 2018.
  • The UPTET 2018 Result is scheduled to be released on November 20, 2018.
  • Candidates qualified UPTET and awarded UPTET Eligibility Certificate can apply for the respective position with the certificate which is valid for 5 years.

UPTET 2020 Important Dates

Notification Date 11-Aug-2019
Registration Starts on 01-Oct-2019
Registration Ends on 20-Nov-2019
Admit Card Date 12-Dec-2019
Exam Starts on 22-Dec-2019
Result Date 21-Jan-2020

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UPTET 2020 Eligibility

UPTET Qualification Required for Primary Teachers (Class 1 to 5):

  • Candidate must have scored at least 50% marks in 10+2 (Intermediate).
  • Candidates should have a graduation degree or should be studying in the final year Basic Training Certificate (BTC) from an institute affiliated to NCTE, or
  • Candidates with a graduate degree or should be enrolled in the final year of D.Ed. (Specialization) in any institution affiliated to RCI, or
  • Candidate completed graduation degree or candidate studying in the 2nd year of BTC (Urdu) or already completed from NCTE affiliated institute, or
  • The candidate who has completed their graduation degree or those who currently enrolled in final year/completed Diploma in Teaching from Aligarh Muslim University, or
  • For Teaching Urdu, the candidate who have completed their graduation or those who are Moa'llim-e-Urdu degree holders from Aligarh Muslim University before August 11, 1997, are eligible.  Also,
  • Candidates who are currently enrolled in the final year of B.EL.ED can also apply.

UPTET 2020 Application Procedure

UPBEB has scheduled the application process to start from September 17, 2018 and the registration window is open till October 3, 2018. The candidate who wishes to take the competitive exam needs to fill the application form online on the official website within the provided window. 

Applicants must check the UPTET Eligibility criteria and decide if they are eligible for the exam. Ineligible candidates would not be entertained for the exam. As per the eligibility criteria, candidates must hold a relevant degree to participate in the UPTET Exam.

Candidates should remember that UPTET 2018 Application Form would be made available only online and candidates who submit through any other mode would not be allowed to participate in the exam. The UPTET application form along with the registration fee needs to be paid in order to complete the application process.

Candidates should read the instructions carefully before filling the UPTET Application Form as incorrect and incomplete forms would be rejected.

Application Fees

The registration process cannot be completed without payment of registration fee as set by the Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board (UPBEB), conducting body of UPTET.

Application Fee for UPTET 2018:


UPTET 2018 Application Fee

General Category

Rs. 400

Other Backward Category (OBC)

Rs. 400

Scheduled Caste (SC)

Rs. 200

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

Rs. 200

Physically Challenged Candidate


UPTET 2020 Admit Card

UPTET Admit Card is issued by Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board. The UPTET Admit Card would be available on the official website from October 17, 2018. Candidates who will fill the UPTET Application Form successfully can visit the official website to download the admit card.

  1. Candidates have to specify their Registration number and Password to get access to their UPTET Hall Ticket.
  2. In case of any discrepancy, the students must contact secretarypnp.up@gmail.com
  3. It must be noted that not a single hard copy is sent by post.
  4. The candidate must also carry his UPTET Application Form, two color photographs, payment receipt, and a valid ID Proof.

UPTET 2020 Preparation Tips

The following are a few tips that should be kept in mind at the time of preparing for UPTET:

  • A single question should not take too much of time for the candidates as attempting the complete question paper is equally important to each correct answer.
  • However, do not hurry on any question and understand it first as sometimes questions can be tricky.
  • Read all the questions and identify those that are your strong points.
  • Stay relaxed and calm.
  • Solve the ones that you know and increase your confidence.
  • There is no negative marking in the paper, therefore, candidates need not leave any question unanswered.

UPTET 2020 Exam Pattern

UPTET Exam Pattern


The UPTET Exam Pattern consists of 2 papers one which is held for the Primary Level and the other for the Secondary Level. The UPTET Exam is held in an offline mode with about 150 Multiple Choice Questions. The UPTET Exam Pattern highlights for Paper 1 and Paper 2 are as follows:


  • Paper 1 of UPTET is for candidates who want to become a teacher for students belonging to Grades 1 to 5.
  • The duration of UPTET Paper 1 is for 150 minutes.
  • Every question carries 1 mark and there is n negative marking.
  • Paper-1 has 5 sections - (Child Development, Learning and Pedagogy, Languages 1&2, Maths and EVS).
  • Every Section has 30 questions.
  • Every question has about 4 options to choose from.


  • UPTET Paper 2 is conducted for students belonging to Grades 6 to 8.
  • It consists of 4 sections- Child Development, Learning and Pedagogy, 1st Language and 2nd  Language) carry 30 questions each.
  • Maths/Social Studies carry 60 Questions.
  • Every Question in UPTET Paper 2 carries 1 mark.
  • Every question has 4 answer choices.

UPTET 2020 Syllabus

UPTET is conducted for recruitment of Primary and Upper Primary Level Teachers in the school of Uttar Pradesh. Every year, Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board would determine the syllabus of the exam.

There are usually 2 papers that the candidate can appear in:

Paper 1: Grade 1-5 (Primary Level)

Paper 2: Grade 6-8 (Upper Primary Level)

UPBEB has prescribed a different syllabus for every paper.

 The UPTET Syllabus for Paper 1 has questions from Child Development, Learning and Pedagogy, Languages 1 and 2, Mathematics and Environmental Studies.

Paper 2 of UPTET has questions from Child Development, Learning and Pedagogy, Language 1 and 2, Mathematics or Social Studies.

Every paper would have 150 Objective Multiple Choice Questions.

UPTET 2019 Question Paper Analysis

UPTET has been one of the most competitive exams in our country where millions of students flock in to give the paper. The UPTET id scheduled on October 15, 2017 for all those aspirants who wish to appear for the exam. UPTET is comprised of 2 Papers - Paper 1 (Primary) and Paper 2(Elementary Level). Both the papers would be having 150 questions each.

The characteristics of UPTET Previous Year Analysis are:

  1. UPTET was conducted on December 19 last year by UPBEB.
  2. The exam consisted of 2 papers -Paper 1 and 2.
  3. Paper 1 had questions from 5 topics while Paper 2 had 4.
  4. Both the papers had Objective Type Questions.
  5. Both the exams were moderately difficult.

UPTET Exam Analysis

UPTET Answer Keys

Answer Key 3
UPTET Primary Answer Key
Answer Key 4
UPTET Upper Primary Answer Key

UPTET 2020 Study Material

UPTET Study Material is available in both English and Hindi. It is important to choose the right kind of study material while preparing for the exam.

  1. UPTET Paper 1 (Grade 1-5) Solved Papers - Vidya Prakashan Mandir Ltd
  2. UPTET for Paper 1 (Primary Level)  Grade 1 to 5 Guide - Ramesh Publishing House
  3. UPTET Paper 1 Class 1-5 (15 practice tests) - GK Publications Pvt Ltd
  4. 15 Practice Sets UPTET Paper 1 (Class 1-5) - Arihant Publications
  5. UPTET Uttar Pradesh Sikshak Patrata Pratiksha Paper 1 Practice - Vidya Prakashan
  6. UPTET Paper 2 Class 6-8 Maths and Science (15 practice tests) - GK Publications Pvt Ltd
  7. UPTET Upper Primary Level for Social Studies teachers Guide - Ramesh Publishing House
  8. UPTET for Paper 2 (Upper Primary Level) Social Science Teacher Guide - Ramesh Publishing House
  9. Guide UPTET Paper 2 (Grades 6-8) Vigyan and Ganit - Vidya Prakashan Mandir Ltd
  10. UPTET Uttar Pradesh Shikshak Patrata Pariksha Paper 2 - Arihant Publications

UPTET 2020 Result

UPBEB releases its results on a scheduled date at their official website and candidates need their Registration Number of UPTET.

The following steps need to be followed to check UPTET Result:

  • Aspirant needs to visit the homepage of the official website i.e. upbasiceduboard.gov.in of UPTET.
  • Click on the Tab mentioned as ‘UPTET 2018 Result' and the candidate will be redirected to another login page.
  • Candidate needs to Log in to that again by using your Registration Number followed by Captcha Code which needs to be filled correctly.
  • The result will be displayed on the screen.
  • The candidate has to download the same and print out the same for future reference.

UPTET Cut-Offs

The cutoff of UPTET usually depends on the number of applicants appeared for the exam, seat availability and difficulty level of the exam. On the basis of UPTET Cutoff, the conducting body prepares the merit list of qualifying candidates. Candidates who qualify the cutoff are awarded the UPTET Eligibility certificate. You can find below the UPTET Category wise cut off.

Category % Total Marks required
General 60% 90
SC/ST/OBC/PH/Ex Serviceman 55% 83

UPTET 2020 Selection Procedure

Selection procedure for UPTET is a 3-stage process:

  • Selection starts with the registration of the candidate on basis of specified eligibility followed by taking the written exam.
  • The selection of the candidates will depend on qualifying the final written exam with the required percentage mandated by the UPBEB.
  • On qualifying the degree, the eligibility certificate will be awarded to the candidate and on basis of that candidate can apply for the govt. as well as private schools of the state.


Reservation in UPTET will be applicable as per the norms and guidelines of Government of Uttar Pradesh. Seats will be reserved for SC, ST and OBC category as well as the candidates applying through the category of physical disability in all the participating institutions of the states.

Documents to be Carried

UPTET Counseling session requires the candidate to be in possession of the following documents:

  1. 10th Grade Marksheet
  2. 12th Grade Marksheet
  3. Graduation Marksheet and Degree
  4. B.ed Marksheet, Degree and Provisional Certificate
  5. NCTE Approval Letter
  6. TET 1-5 Certificate
  7. Nivas Praman Patra (Residential Address Proof)
  8. Caste Certificate in case applied through reserve category (OBC/SC/ST)
  9. 4 passport size photos

Test Centres

UPTET would be conducted in about 75 cities in Uttar Pradesh which is conducted in 2 shifts across 200 centers in Uttar Pradesh. The candidate can choose only one of the exam centers in the course of fulfilling the UPTET Application Procedure. The Uttar Pradesh Examination Regulation, Allahabad has the final right to allot a different exam center than the one that is chosen by the candidate.

Agra Banda Gautam Buddha Nagar Kanpur Nagar Peelibhet
Aligarh Barabanki Gazipur Kansganj Pratapgarh
Allahabad Bareli Ghaziabad Koshambi Raibareli
Almohra Basti Gonda Kushinagar Rampur
AmbdkarNagar Bijnaur Gorakhpur Lakheempurkhiri Saharanpur
Amethi Bulandsheher Hameerpur Lilitpur Sambhal
Aureya Chandoli Hapur Lucknow Santakbirnagar
Azamgarh Chitrakoot Hardoi Maharajganj Santarvirdasnagar
Badayu Devariya Hathras Mahoba Shahjahapur
Bagpat Eta Itawa Mathura Shamli
Bahraich Faizabad Jalon Mau Shravasti
Baliya Farrukhabad Jhansi Meerut Siddharthpur
Balrampur Fatehpur Jonpur Mirzapur Sitapur
Banda Firozabad Kannoj Muradabad Sonbhadra
Balrampur Gainpuri Kanpur Dehat Muzaffarnagar Sultanpur
Unnav   Varanasi

Score Evaluation

The cut off list for UPTET is prepared by evaluating multiple factors, including:

  • The number of applicants applied in that particular session of the UPTET
  • Highest marks obtained by a particular candidate
  • Total number of the students qualified
  • The difficulty level of the examination paper
  • The total number of seats available for recruitment in the schools. 

What's New ?

Allahabad Court Order To Remove Teachers without TET

Allahabad High Court has instructed the education bodies to make a move against the TET passed Assistant Teachers, working without fulfilling the required criteria under Clause 5 (2) of Circular of 11 February 2011 of NCTE. The court has asked the Basic Education Officers to examine against the inept teachers.

The direction has been given to the senior Advocate Ashok Khare, RK Ojha, Advocate Anup Trivedi and Vishu Rai on the specific appeals of Prabhat Kumar Verma and many others, the Bench of Justice Dilip Gupta and Justice Jayant Banerjee. With this, the seat has amended the choice of the single-age, which said that for this situation, give the portrayal and make the BSA move. The court said that the applicants cannot be requested to discover who was already a teacher and had the ability to become a teacher of science and math who was most certainly not. This work must be finished by the BSA by looking at and hearing.

The candidates say that numerous such individuals have passed the TET and have been delegated aide educators, who did not take science or math subject in the undergrad. As indicated by 2011 Circular, graduates in science or mathematics only can be an assistant teacher. In the scenario of getting the objection from the court's decision, each BSA should explore and look at which teacher did not complete a degree in Science or Mathematics before passing the TET.


To address candidate queries on the exam, one may refer the below mentioned questions.

1) How can one apply for UPTET 2017?

Candidates can apply by means of official website at the  upbasicboard.gov.in. The application form is available online.

2) What is the duration of filling the UPTET Application form?

The application form has been made available since August 26, 2017 and the last date to fill the same would be 8 September 2017.

3) What is the UPTET Application Fee?

The application fees for the General category is INR 400, SC/ST - INR 200 while Physically Challenged candidates are exempt from this fee.

4) How long is UPTET Certificate valid?

The UPTET Certificate is valid for a period of 5 years, starting from the date of result release.

5) Is there a restriction on the number of UPTET attempts?

There is no restriction on the number of attempts in UPTET.

6) What is the UPTET Exam...

To address candidate queries on the exam, one may refer the below mentioned questions.

1) How can one apply for UPTET 2017?

Candidates can apply by means of official website at the  upbasicboard.gov.in. The application form is available online.

2) What is the duration of filling the UPTET Application form?

The application form has been made available since August 26, 2017 and the last date to fill the same would be 8 September 2017.

3) What is the UPTET Application Fee?

The application fees for the General category is INR 400, SC/ST - INR 200 while Physically Challenged candidates are exempt from this fee.

4) How long is UPTET Certificate valid?

The UPTET Certificate is valid for a period of 5 years, starting from the date of result release.

5) Is there a restriction on the number of UPTET attempts?

There is no restriction on the number of attempts in UPTET.

6) What is the UPTET Exam Pattern?

The UPTET Exam Pattern consists of two objective type question papers required to be completed in 1 and a half hours.

7) What do applicants applying for both Primary and Upper Primary need to do?

Such candidates would be required to give both Paper 1 and Paper 2.

8) If a candidate is not selected as a teacher within the UPTET Certificate timeframe, what should he/she do?

The candidate would be required to re-appear for UPTET.

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