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UPTET 2017 Paper Analysis

UPTET has always been one of the most competitive exams in our country. Myriads of students flock-in from different parts of the country to appear in the exam. For all those willing to appear in the next attempt of UPTET, the exam is scheduled in December 2017

UPTET will comprise 2 papers- Paper 1 (Primary Level) & Paper 2 (Elementary Level). Both the Papers have 150 questions each. Over the years, there have not been any major changes in its exam pattern. Generally, the level of difficulty of UPTET is also moderate. Hence, such large number of test takers. Read about UPTET Exam Pattern

Read on to know the complete analysis of previous years’ question papers. 

UPTET 2016 Paper Analysis

  • UPTET 2016 was conducted on December 19, 2016 by UPBEB (Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board).
  • The exam consisted of 2 papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2.
  • Paper 1 had questions from 5 areas, while Paper 2 had 4 sections.
  • Both the papers had objective type questions(MCQs).
  • The overall difficulty of both the exams was moderate.

Here is the overall difficulty level of Paper 1 & 2 of UPTET 2016. This data is curated on the basis of responses received from candidates who appeared in the exam.

Paper 1

SubjectsNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksDifficulty level
Child Development & Pedagogy3030Moderate
Hindi language3030Moderate
English language3030Tough
Mathematics3030Moderate to tough

Paper 2

SubjectsNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksDifficulty level
Child Development & Pedagogy3030Moderate
Hindi language3030Moderate
English language3030Tough
Mathematics/ Social Science6060Moderate 

Download  UPTET 2016 Question Paper

Section-Wise UPTET 2016 Paper Analysis

UPTET – Child Development & Pedagogy (Moderate Level)         

  • The Child Development & Pedagogy section in UPTET 2016 session was all about judging the aspirant’s command over learning & teaching habits
  • There were 30 multiple choice questions of moderate level on this subject.
  • 19-21 marks are considered good in Child Development and Pedagogy section.  
TopicNo. of Questions
Concept of development and its relationship with learning2
Influence of Heredity & Environment3
Child Psychology2

Check  UPTET Answer Key

English Language (Moderate Level)

  • The language section in UPTET 2016 was to check the command over English (including grammar, vocabulary).
  • Questions were from antonyms/synonyms, correction of sentences, word phrases, direct indirect, grammatical corrections and pedagogy.
  • There were 30 questions that were tough on the difficulty level.
  • 18-20 marks are good in English Language section.

Hindi language (Easy)

  • There were 30 questions of moderate level.
  • As far as the difference from last year’s question paper is the concern, there was no Passage in this part too.
  • 22-23 marks are good in Hindi Language section.

Social Studies (Moderate)

  • There were 60 questions from this section, each carrying one mark.
  • Social Studies section comprised mixture of history, geography, polity, general awareness & pedagogy.
  • Pedagogy was again the major part, having 22 questions.
  • The difficulty level of this section was not too high. Look at the table below for complete analysis:
TopicNo. of Questions
General awareness8

 Mathematics (Moderate to tough)

  • The mathematical skills section mainly had Arithmetic questions.
  • There were 30 questions in mathematics.
  • There were questions from geometry, mensuration, probability, number system, pie chart, advanced mathematics, and interest related.
  • The difficulty level of this section was moderate.
  • A number of questions on pedagogy were also relatively less.
  • 17-19 marks are good in Mathematics section. The table below shows the complete analysis-
TopicsNo. of Questions
Geometry, Mensuration6
Interest related2
Number system2
Pie chart1
Advanced mathematics10

Read More Mathematics Section in UPTET 2017

Science (Moderate to tough)

  • Science section consisted of 30 questions in total.
  • The difficulty level was same as compared to previous years’ exams i.e. moderate.
  • This section consists of chemistry, physics, biology, and pedagogy.
TopicNo. of Questions

Environmental Studies –(Moderate)

  • Environmental Studies section question level was same as compared to previous years’ exam level.
  • 20-22 marks are good in Environmental Studies section.

Check  UPTET Answer Key

Expected UPTET 2017 Cut Off

  • The Cutoff marks are the lowest possible marks that candidates must score to get qualified for next stage.
  • On the basis of difficulty level and number of candidates who appeared, the cutoff for different categories is declared.
  • It has been similar over the years.
  • The below table represents the expected category wise UPTET Cut off 2017:
UPTET 2017 Cut off (Paper 1)UPTET 2017 Cut off (Paper 2)
60% (90/150 marks) 55% (82/150 marks)

Check  UPTET Result



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