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UPTET Syllabus 2017

UPTET is organized for recruitment of Primary and Upper Primary Level teachers in the schools of Uttar Pradesh. Like every year, Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board (UPBEB) will decide the syllabus of the recruitment exam. UPTET Syllabus has been similar over the years. ReadUPTET Syllabus in Hindi

  • In UPTET, there are two papers that candidates can appear in. They have an option to appear for both the exams too.  CheckUPTET Previous Year Papers

 

  1. Paper 1 – Primary Level i.e. for Class 1 till Class 5
  2. Paper 2 – Upper Primary Level i.e. for Class 6 to Class 8
  • For each paper, UPBEB has prescribed a different UPTET Syllabus. 
  • The syllabus for UPTET Paper 1 has questions from Child Development, Learning & Pedagogy, 1st Language, 2nd Language, Mathematics and Environmental Studies.  CheckUPTET Mathematics Preparation Tips
  • Paper 2 of UPTET has questions from Child Development, Learning & Pedagogy, 1st Language, 2nd Language and Mathematics or Social Studies. Check UPTET Child Development Preparation Tips
  • Each paper will have 150 objective-type questions. CheckUPTET Exam Pattern

UPTET is scheduled on October 15, 2017. We advise you to be thorough UPTET syllabus & exam pattern before carving out your preparation plan. This article apprises you of with in-depth syllabus for both the papers of UPTET 2017. 

 UPTET Latest News

  1. According to a recent notification, the registration for UPTET 2017 will begin from August 25, 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

UPTET 2017 Exam Pattern 

The pattern for both the papers is more or less similar. However, the sections and their difficulty vary as per the paper chosen. Here are the highlights of UPTET Exam Pattern for Paper 1 (Primary Stage) and Paper 2 (Elementary Stage):

UPTET Exam Pattern 2017
Number of PapersPaper I (Primary Level)
Paper II (Elementary Level)
Mode of ExamOffline
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice
Marks of each paper150
Total number of questions in each paper150
UPTET Marking Scheme+1 for each correct answer; No negative marking
Time Allotted2 hours and 30 minutes
Langauge of the examBilingual (English and Hindi)

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UPTET Syllabus 2017 for Paper 1

  • UPTET Paper I focuses on the educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant to classes 1 to 5.
  • Topics in this paper focus on understanding the characteristics and needs of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.
  • UPTET Syllabus is based on the topics given in NCERT Books of class I-V.
  • The section on Maths and EVS evaluates a candidate on his facts, concepts, and understanding of the subject.
  • Language papers simply test the candidate for skills of instructions medium.
  • Here is UPTET Exam Pattern for Paper 1:
SectionNumber of QuestionsTotal Marks
Child Development, Learning & Pedagogy30 Questions30 Marks
1st Language (Hindi)30 Questions30 Marks
2nd Language (Any one from English, Urdu & Sanskrit)30 Questions30 Marks
Mathematics30 Questions30 Marks
Environmental Studies30 Questions30 Marks

UPTET Syllabus for Child Development and Pedagogy

  • Child Development (Primary School Child) (15 Questions)
  • Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs (5 Questions)
  • Learning and Pedagogy (15 Questions)
UnitTopicsMarks
1Child Development: Concept of growth and development, Principles and dimensions of development. Factors affection development (especially in the context of family and school) and its relationship with learning. Role of Heredity and environment.06
2Meaning and Concept of learning and its processes. Factors Affection learning. Theories of learning and its implication. How Children learn and think. Motivation and Implications for Learning.06
3Individual Differences: Meaning, types and factors Affection Individual differences Understanding individual differences on the basis of language, gender, community, caste & religion. Personality: Concept and types of personality, Factors responsible for shaping it. Its measurement. Intelligence: Concept, Theories and its measurement, Multidimensional Intelligence.06
4Understanding diverse learners: Backward, Mentally retarded, gifted, creative, disadvantaged and deprived, specially-abled. Learning Difficulties. Adjustment: Concept and ways of adjustment. Role of teacher in the adjustment.06
5Teaching learning process, Teaching learning strategies and methods in the context of National Curriculum Framework 2005. Meaning and purposes of Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation. Comprehensive and Continuous Evaluation. Constriction of Achievement Test. Action Research. Right to Education Act 2009 (Role and Responsibilities of Teachers)06

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UPTET Syllabus for Language I 

  • Language Comprehension (15 Questions)
  • Pedagogy of Language Development (15 Questions)
UnitTopicsMarks
1Unseen Prose Passage. Linking Devices, Subject-Verb Concord, Inferences05
2Unseen Poem. Identification of Alliteration, Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Assonance, Rhyme.05
3Modal Auxiliaries, Phrasal Verbs and Idioms, Literary Terms: Elegy, Sonnet, Short Story, Drama.05
4Basic knowledge of English Sounds and their Phonetic Transcription.05
5Principles of Teaching English, Communicative Approach to English Language Teaching, Challenges of Teaching English: Language Difficulties, Errors and Disorders.05
6Methods of Evaluation, Remedial Teaching.05

UPTET Syllabus for Language II 

  • Comprehension (15 Questions)
  • Pedagogy of Language Development (15 Questions)

UPTET Syllabus for Mathematics 

  • Content (15 Questions)
  • Pedagogical issues (15 Questions)
UnitTopics
1Whole number up to one crore, Place Value, Comparison, Fundamental mathematical operations: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division; Indian Currency.
2Concept of fraction, proper fractions, comparison of paper fraction of same denominator, mixed fraction, comparison of proper fractions of unequal denominators, Addition and Substation of fractions. Prime and composite number, Prime factors, Lowest Common Multiple (LCM) and Highest Common Factor (HCF).
3University Law, Average, Profit-Loss, Simple interest.
4Place and curved surfaces, plane and solid geometrical figures, prosperities of plane geometrical figures; pint, line, ray, line segment; Angle and their types. Length, Weight, Capacity, Time, measurement f area and their standard units and relation between them; Area and perimeter of plane surfaces of square and rectangular objects.
5Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking. Place of Mathematics in Curriculum. Language Mathematics. Community Mathematics.
6Evaluation through formal and informal methods. Problems of Teaching. Error analysis and related aspects of learning and teaching. Diagnostic and Remedial Teaching.

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UPTET Syllabus for Environmental Studies 

  • Content (15 Questions)
  • Pedagogical Issues  (15 Questions)
UnitTopicsMarks
1

Family Personal relationships, nuclear and joint families, social abuses (child marriage, dowry system, child labor, theft); addiction (intoxication, smoking) and its personal, social and economic bad effects.

Clothes and Habitats – Clothes for different seasons; maintenance of clothes at home; handloom and power loom; habitats of living beings, various types of houses; cleanliness of houses and neighboring areas; Different types of materials for building houses.

05
2

Profession – Profession of your surroundings (stitching clothes, gardening, farming, animal rearing, vegetable vendor etc.), small and cottage industries; major industries of Rajasthan State, Need for consumer protection, co-operative societies.

Public places and Institutions – Public places like school, hospital, post office, bus stand, railway station; Public property (street light, road, bus, train, public buildings etc.); wastage of electricity and water; employment policies; general information about Panchayat, legislative assembly and parliament.

Our Culture and Civilization – Fairs and festivals, National festivals; Dresses, food-habits and art and craft of Rajasthan; Tourist places of Rajasthan; Great personalities of Rajasthan.

05
3

Transport and Communication – Means of transport and communication; Rules for pedestrians and transport; Effects of means of communication on the life style.

Personal Hygiene – External parts of our body and their cleanliness; general information about the internal parts of the body; Balance diet and its importance; Common diseases (gastroenteritis, amoebiosis, methaemoglobin, anemia, fluorosis, malaria, dengue.) their causes and methods of prevention; Pulse Polio campaign.

Living Beings: Levels of organisation of plants and animals, diversity of living organisms, state flower, state tree, state bird, state animal; knowledge of reserve forest and wild life (national parks, sanctuaries, tiger reserve, world heritage), conservation of species of plants and animals, knowledge of Kharif and Rabi crops.

05
4Matter and Energy – Common properties of substances (colour, state, ductility, solubility) various types of fuels; types of energy and transformation of one form into another; Applications of energy in daily life, sources of light, common properties of light. > Basic knowledge of air, water, forest, wetlands and deserts; different kind of pollution, renewable and non-renewable resources of energy in Rajasthan and concept of their conservation; weather and climate; water cycle.05
5Concept and scope of Environment Studies. Significance of Environment Studies, Integrated Environment Studies. Environmental Studies & Environmental Education learning Principles. Scope & relation to Science & Social Science. Approaches of presenting concepts Activities05
6Experimentation/Practical Work Discussion. Comprehensive and Continuous Evaluation. Teaching material/Aids. Problems of Teaching05

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Best Books for UPTET Paper 1

Here are some of the most recommended books for Paper 1 of UPTET:

UPTET Paper 1 Books
Books NamePublisher
UPTET Paper 1 (Class I-V) Solved PapersVidya Prakashan Mandir Ltd
UPTET for Paper 1 Primary Level (Class I to V) GuideRamesh Publishing House
UPTET - Paper 1 class I - V (15 Practice Sets) 2016G.K. Publications Private Limited
15 Practice Sets UPTET Paper 1 (Class I-V)Arihant Publications
UPTET Uttar Pradesh Sikshak Patrata Pariksha Paper 1 Practice SetsVidya Prakashan

UPTET Syllabus 2017 for Paper 2

  • UPTET Syllabus of Paper 2 focuses on the educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant to classes 6 to 8.
  • Candidates interested in Maths or Science have to choose OPTION A and candidates interested in social science should attempt OPTION B.
  • The standard of questions in paper II is according to the topics prescribed by NCERT in books of class VI-VIII.
  • UPTET Syllabus 2017 for Paper 2 is as follows-
UPTET Paper 2Number of QuestionsTotal Marks
Child Development, Learning & Pedagogy30 Questions30 Marks
1st Language (Hindi)30 Questions30 Marks
2nd Language (Any one from English, Urdu & Sanskrit)30 Questions30 Marks
A. Mathematics/ Science B. Social Studies/ Social Science60 Questions60 Marks

UPTET Syllabus for Child Development and Pedagogy 

TopicChapters
Child Development (Elementary School Child) (15 Questions)

Concept of development and its relationship with learning

Principles of the development of children

Influence of Heredity & Environment

Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents and Peers)

Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives

Concepts of child-centered and progressive education

Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence

Multi-Dimensional Intelligence

Language & Thought

Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender- bias and educational practice

Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of

Language, caste, gender, community, religion etc.

Distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning; School

Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice

Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner Achievement.

Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs (5 Questions)

Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived

Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’ etc

Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners

Learning and Pedagogy (10 Questions)

How children think and learn; how and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance

Basic processes of teaching and learning; children’s strategies of learning; learning as a social activity; social context of learning.

Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator’

Alternative conception of learning in children; understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process.

Cognition & Emotions

Motivation and learning.

Factors contributing to learning personal & environmental

UPTET Syllabus for Language I 

TopicChapters
Language Comprehension (15 Questions)

Reading unseen passages- two passages one prose or drama and one poem with

Questions on comprehension, inference, grammar and verbal ability (Prose passage may

Be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive)

Pedagogy of Language Development (15 Questions)

Learning and acquisition

Principles of language Teaching

Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool

Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form;

Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders

Language Skills

Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing

Teaching-learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom

Remedial Teaching

UPTET Syllabus for Language II 

TopicChapters
Comprehension (15 Questions)Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with questions on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability
Pedagogy of Language Development (15 Questions)

Learning and acquisition

Principles of language Teaching

Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool

Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form;

Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders

Language Skills

Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing

Teaching-learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom

Remedial Teaching

UPTET Syllabus for Mathematics and Science 

In the following table, UPTET 2017 syllabus for Mathematics and Science is represented. 

Mathematics SyllabusScience Syllabus
Pedagogical issuesPedagogical issues
Number SystemFood
AlgebraMaterials
GeometryThe World of the Living
MensurationNatural Resources
Data HandlingHow Things Work
-Natural Phenomena

UPTET Syllabus for Social Studies/Social Sciences

SubjectTopics
HistoryWhen, Where and How, The Earliest Societies, The First Farmers and Herders, The First Cities, Early States, New Ideas, The First Empire,  Contacts with Distant lands, Political Developments, Culture and Science, New Kings and Kingdoms, Sultans of Delhi, Architecture, Creation of an Empire, Social Change, Regional Cultures, The Establishment o f Company Power, Rural Life and Society, Colonialism and Tribal Societies, The Revolt of 1857 – 58, Women and reform, Challenging the Caste System, The Nationalist Movement, India After Independence.
GeographyGeography as a social study and as a science, Planet: Earth in the solar system, Globe, Environment in its totality: natural and human environment. Air, Water, Human Environment: settlement, transport and communication, Resources: Types- Natural and Human, Agriculture.
Social and Political ScienceDiversity, Government, Local Government, Making a Living, Democracy, State Government, Understanding Media, Unpacking Gender, The Constitution, Parliamentary Government, Social Justice and the Marginalized.
Pedagogical issuesConcept & Nature of Social Science/Social Studies, Class Room Processes, activities and discourse, Developing Critical thinking, Enquiry/Empirical Evidence, Problems of teaching Social Science/Social Studies, Sources – Primary & secondary, Projects Work.

Best Books for UPTET Paper 2

Here are some of the most recommended books for Paper 2 of UPTET 2017:

UPTET Paper 2 Books
Books NamePublisher
UPTET Paper 2 Class VI - VIII (MATHS & Science) 15 Practice SetsG.K. Publications Private Limited
UP-TET: Paper 2 Upper Primary Level for Social Studies Teachers GuideRamesh Publishing House
Guide UPTET Paper 2: Class VI - VIII Social StudiesG.K. Publications Private Limited
UPTET Paper 2 (Class VI-VIII) Vigyan & Ganit Chapertwise Solved PapersVidya Prakashan Mandir Ltd
UPTET Uttar Pradesh Shikshak Patrata Pariksha Paper 2Arihant Publications

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