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UPTET Eligibility Criteria 2017

UPTET Eligibility Criteria is decided by Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board (UPBEB) each year. These are the conditions that a candidate must fulfill in order to apply for Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (UPTET). The eligibility criteria for UPTET varies post-wise (Primary Level and Upper Primary Level Teacher). 

 UPTET Latest News

  1. According to a recent notification, the registration for UPTET 2017 is expected to begin in September 2017. NIC is yet to approve the same. More than 10 lakh candidates are expected to register this year.
  2. There is a ray of hope for nearly 66,000 Shiksha Mitras of UP who were appointed for children aged between 6 to 14 years. The Supreme Court on July 25 said that “right to education was a right to quality education”, rejecting its earlier idea of canceling the appointment of 1.78 lakh teachers in UP Junior Schools. It also said that “consideration for the career of 1.78 lakh Shiksha Mitras, over and above their legal right, cannot be at the cost of fundamental right of children to free quality education by duly qualified teachers in terms of legislative mandate”. Read more

Here are the basic UPTET Eligibility Criteria in brief:

  • Minimum UPTET Qualifying Marks for Bachelors is 50% OR 4 years diploma in special education.
  • Minimum 50% aggregate in class XII.
  • Age must fall between 18 Years and 35 Years.
  • No fixed number of attempts in UPTET.
  • Candidates from reserved categories would be given age relaxation as per the norms.

Candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria can proceed towards filling UPTET Application Form from October until November 2017. Registration can be done online only. All candidates who register successfully will appear for UPTET 2017 in December 2017. There are a total of 1500 seats available seats. 

Read UPTET 2017 Notification in Hindi

Eligibility Criteria for UPTET 2017

Here are the academic conditions, age limit, number of attempts, and nationality for the reference of UPTET aspirants:

Academic Qualification

UPTET Eligibility for Primary Teachers 

  • Candidate should be a graduate with 2 years of B.T.C training or,
  • Candidate should graduate/post graduate degree from NCTE/RCI recognized University with 2 years D.ED Diploma or,
  • Candidate should be graduate with 2 Years BTC training in Hindi or,
  • Candidate should be graduate with 2 Years BTC training in Urdu or,
  • They should have secured 50% marks in 12th standard and 4 years diploma in B.EL.ED.

Check UPTET Notification

UPTET Eligibility for Upper Primary Teachers 

  • Candidate should be graduate with 2 years of B.T.C training or,
  • Candidate should be Graduate or post graduate with 50% marks from recognized university and also must have 2 years B.D/B.D (Special) diploma.
  • Candidate should graduate/post graduate degree with 50% of marks from NCTE recognized institute.
  • Candidate should be graduate with 50% marks from recognized university. They also have 2 years B.ED/ Special B.ED diploma or,
  • They should have secured 50% marks in 12th standard and 4 years diploma in B.EL.ED.
  • They should have secured 50% marks in  12th standard and 4 years diploma in B.S.C.D or
  • They should have 45% in graduation (SC/ST/OBC/PH/Ex-serviceman)

Age limit

Candidates who are belonging from general category (UR) should be more than or equal 18 Years and less than 35 Yearsin age. There is age relaxation for reserved categories which is shown below:

UR18-35 Years
OBC18-38 Years
SC/ST18-40 Years
PH18-45 Years

Number of Attempts

  • There are no fixed number of attempts in UPTET.


  • Candidate should be a citizen of India.
  • Candidates who belong to Nepal/ Bhutan /Tibet are also eligible to apply.

Check Here How to Apply for UPTET 2017?

UPTET Eligibility Certificate

  • Candidates who score 60% (90/150 marks) of the total marks would be considered qualified for UPTET Recruitment.
  • However, the reserved category candidates are required to score only 55% marks (82/150 marks) to qualify.
  • Candidates possess a Diploma from NCTE/RCI will be given preference.
  • Candidates who qualify the exam would be getting the UPTET eligibility certificate. Check UPTET Result
  • It is valid for 5 years.
  • Eligibility Certificate can be taken from the district education board by providing a copy of UPTET Admit Card and Photo Identity Card.
  • Candidates who want to acquire a second copy of the UPTET Eligibility Certificate can avail by paying fees of INR 300 through DD (Demand Draft) payable at:

Secretary, Examination Controller Officer,

Uttar Pradesh, 23 Allenganj,


A candidate has to submit copies of the following documents to retrieve the second copy of UPTET Eligibility Certificate:

  1. Class X mark-sheet
  2. UPTET Admit Card
  3. Caste Certificate
  4. PH Certificate
  5. Advertisement of lost Eligibility Certificate in Newspaper
  6. FIR Copy of lost UPTET Eligibility Certificate

UPTET 2017 Application Form

UPTET Registration will begin in October 2017. Candidates have to visit the official website of UPTET i.e. access the application form. It is a 4 step process:

  1. Online Registration- All candidates must enter their complete personal, academic and experience information.
  2. Payment of Fees- Applicants must then make the requisite fee payment as per their category. Candidates can remit this fee via online & offline methods.
  3. Uploading of Documents- Upload all relevant documents, along with your signature & photograph.
  4. Printing of Application Form- Take multiple copies of your filled-in form.

Note: After final submission, a computer generated registration and password would be shown on the screen. It should be noted and preserved for future correspondence.

Fill UPTET Application Form



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