The Government of Uttar Pradesh will conduct Teacher Eligibility Test (UPTET) in the lines of Central Teacher Eligibility Test announced by NCTE. Following are details of UPTET such as eligibility requirements, test pattern, exam scheme, validity of the score and application procedure for the UPTET. The UPTET is intended to test the teaching aptitude and skills of the candidates aspiring to become teachers at primary and upper primary levels of school education. The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India has devised the TET in a way that could be followed by all the state governments. Following are details of UPTET 2011:
States such as Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh have already issued separate GOs and framed guidelines for TET in their own state. Other states in the line are Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Gujarat, Orissa, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh etc. The exam will be conducted by SCERTs in the respective states or school education departments. For UPTET, the exam details and results of UPTET may be made available on upmsp.nic.in. Following is the basic exam structure of UPTET.
Eligibility for UPTET: Applicants should have B Ed degree. Validity of the B.Ed. will be decided by the UP state government. The B.Ed. degree certificate can not be more than 7 years old. Following is the exam structure of UPTET:
There will be two question papers and both will be in objective multiple choice questions. Each paper will consist of 150 MCQs.
Paper I: This is for those want to become teachers for classes I-V.
Paper II: This paper is for those aspiring to become teachers for the classes between VI and VIII.
Paper I and II: You can write both papers if you want to be eligible for teaching from Class I to VIII.
Syllabus of the UPTET: There will be five Subjects / Sections in Paper I. There will be 30 objective multiple choice type questions in each section and they will carry one mark each. Duration of the exam is 90 minutes for each paper. Following are the subjects in Paper I:
1. Child development and pedagogy
2. Language I
3. Language II (Must be other than Language I)
5. Environmental studies
Nature of the Question papers and weightage for TET in various states differ according to their requirements. The qualification of UPTET is mandatory for those candidates aspiring to become teachers in the state of Uttar Pradesh.