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How to Prepare for Child Development and Pedagogy Section in UPTET?

Last Updated - August 11, 2017

Child Development, Learning and Pedagogy section in UPTET is mandatory to attempt in both Paper 1 and Paper 2. It becomes a challenge for aspirants to prepare for this section sighting it’s importance in both papers and the questions being asked. For the convenience of the candidates, we are providing important tips and tricks to crack this section. Find below some useful books for better preparation.

Before proceeding on to the thin lines of Child Development, Learning and Pedagogy section, look at the number of questions asked and marks allotted to them. 

  • This section primarily focuses on educational psychology for teaching as well as learning.
  • The number of questions, marking and level of difficulty varies in both the papers. 
  • As for Paper 1 of UPTET, 30 questions of 1 mark each are asked.
  • Similar is the case with Paper 2, the only difference being that of the level, i.e. Paper 2 is conducted for aspirants wishing to teach students of class 6 to class 8.  

UPTET (Uttar Pradesh Teachers Eligibility Test) is conducted every year by UPBEB (Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board). Candidates who want to pursue their career in teaching must apply for UPTET 2017. The exam will be held on December, 2017 in the offline mode. There are two papers of the examination. Both the papers will be held on the same day. Candidates can appear in the paper of their choice.


Nature of Questions

It is important for candidates to be familiar with the kind of questions which can be asked in both Paper 1 and Paper 2. As mentioned earlier, the questions asked from Child Development, Learning and Pedagogy are compulsory to attempt.

Therefore, it become necessary for candidates to go through the set of sample questions which are frequently asked in UPTET. Download UPTET Practice Papers

  • The questions are basically framed to test the ability of aspirants to analyse thinkers ideologies, here, of primary level students. 
  • Candidates have to attempt questions based on principles of primary level teaching.
  • Moreover, questions inclusive of children with special needs will also be put up.
  • Complete assessment and evaluation of all the topics must be done in order to attempt questions in this section.

Child Development and Pedagogy in UPTET Paper 1

Paper 1 of UPTET is for those who wish to teach students from Class 1 to Class 5. Paper 1 is of primary level. There are various sections in UPTET Paper 1 which are as follows:

  • Child development, learning and pedagogy
  • English/Urdu
  • Hindi
  • Mathematics
  • Environmental Studies

The language of the examination is bilingual (Hindi and English). Now, we are going to discuss child development, learning and pedagogy section in UPTET paper 1.


UPTET Paper 1 Syllabus

Paper 1 of UPTET focuses on the educational psychology of learning and teaching of students from Class 1 to Class 5. The topics that are included in the syllabus of child development, learning and pedagogy section in UPTET Syllabus is listed below:

TopicSub Head
Child DevelopmentConcept and growth of child development
Principles and dimensions of child development
Factors affecting child development and its relationship with learning
Role of environment and heredity
Meaning and concept of learning and its processesFactors affecting learning
Theories of learning and their implication
How do children think and learn
Motivation for learning
Individual DifferencesFactors affecting individual differences
Types of individual differences
Understanding individual differences on the basis of gender, language, caste, community and religion
Factors responsible for shaping personality
Understanding diverse learnersLearning difficulties of mentally retarded, backward, creative, gifted, deprived and disadvantaged, specially abled children
Concept and ways of adjustment
Role of teacher in adjustment
Teaching learning process, learning strategies and methods according to the National Curriculum Framework 2005Meaning and purpose of assessment
Evaluation and measurement
Continuous and comprehensive evaluation
Constriction of achievement test

Read More UPTET Exam Pattern


UPTET Paper 1 Preparation Tips

The tips for cracking child development, learning and pedagogy section in Paper 1 of UPTET are listed below:

  • Solve previous year question papers of UPTET Paper 1.
  • Know the topics that are included in the syllabus of child development, learning and pedagogy section.
  • You can find UPTET level 1 Practice set online. Take online mock tests to analyze your preparation.
  • Child development, learning and pedagogy section is very important. Therefore, do not skip any topics that are included in the syllabus.
  • Candidates can gather some good books for their preparation such as Child Development and Pedagogy : Paper 1 of CTET by Shalini Punjabi.

Now, we will look at child development, learning and pedagogy section in Paper 2.


Child Development, Learning and Pedagogy Section in UPTET Paper 2

Paper 2 of UPTET is for those who wish to teach students from Class 6 to Class 8. Paper 2 is of upper primary level. There are various sections in UPTET Paper 2 which are as follows:

  • Child development, learning and pedagogy
  • English/Urdu
  • Hindi
  • Mathematics/ Science/Social studies

Now, we are going to discuss about child development, learning and pedagogy section in UPTET Paper 2.


UPTET Paper 2 Syllabus

The topics that are included in the syllabus of child development, learning and pedagogy section of Paper 2 are listed below:

TopicSub Head
Child Development (Elementary School Child)Concept of child development
Relationship of child development with learning
Principles of child development
Influence of environment and heredity
Social world and children (Parents, teachers and peers)
Critical perspectives of Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky
Concept of inclusive education & understanding children with special needsAddressing deprived and disadvantaged children from diverse backgrounds
Addressing the needs of children who have learning difficulties
Addressing creative, talented and specially abeled learners
Learning and pedagogyHow do children think and learn
The reason why children fail to get success in their school performance
Basic processes of learning and teaching
Strategies of children by which they learn
Learning- a social activity
Child as a scientific investigator and a problem solver

UPTET Paper 2 Preparation Tips

The tips for cracking child development, learning and pedagogy section of Paper 2 of UPTET are listed below:

  • Solve previous year question papers of UPTET Paper 2. It will help candidates understand the type of questions that are asked from child development, learning and pedagogy section.
  • Study all the topics that are included in child development, learning and pedagogy section. Do not skip any topic.
  • Attempt as many mock tests as possible. Candidates can find UPTET Level 2 Practice Set online. Taking mock tests will help candidates analyze their preparation level. Candidates can find Learning and Pedagogy-Practice Test series online.
  • Candidates can gather some good books for their preparation such as Child Development and Pedagogy : Paper 2 of CTET by Shalini Punjabi.

With a good amount of preparation, aspirants can easily score high marks in Child Development, learning and pedagogy section in UPTET.


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