Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (UPTET) is a state-level exam conducted once a year to enable candidates to gain eligibility for primary (Classes 1-5) and upper primary (Classes 6-8) level teachers in the schools of Uttar Pradesh. The exam is conducted by the Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board (UPBEB). UPTET exam is conducted in two shifts for two papers – I and II. UPTET Paper-I is conducted for candidates who plan to become teachers of Classes 1-5. On the other hand, UPTET Paper-II is for candidates who plan to become teachers of Classes 6-8. Candidates who wish to become teachers of Classes 1-8 need to appear in both papers. Both the UPTET papers are conducted on the same day in offline mode as pen-and-paper-based tests.
UPTET Exam Highlights
Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (UPTET)
The Exam Regulatory Authority, Uttar Pradesh on behalf of Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board (UPBEB)
Once a year
English and Hindi
For recruitment of candidates as teachers in schools of Uttar Pradesh
UPTET Notification 2021
The UPTET 2021 notification was set to release on May 11, 2021. However, the exam notification and dates have now been postponed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The notification will now release after the pandemic situation eases. The UPTET notification will contain crucial details of the exam including the application process, eligibility criteria, important dates, exam pattern, syllabus and others. Candidates who qualify UPTET exam become eligible for recruitment as primary or upper-primary (also called middle school) level teachers in the schools of Uttar Pradesh. The qualifying candidates receive their UPTET eligibility certificate in due course after the declaration of the result. The UPTET eligibility certificate is valid for a period of five years.
UPTET Eligibility 2021
The basic criteria that candidates need to fulfill in order to meet UPTET 2021 eligibility are:
Candidates should clear graduation in any discipline
Candidates should be between 18 and 35 years in age
Candidates should be citizens of India/Nepal/Bhutan/Tibet
Important UPTET Exam Dates & Events 2021
UPTET exam dates for the next session will be released soon. Check important dates and events for UPTET 2021 exam below:
UPTET Salient Features
UPTET 2021 notification will release on the official website.
UPTET application form
UPTET 2021 application form will be released online on the official website of the exam.
Last date for application fee payment
Candidates can pay the application fee in online or offline mode. The UPTET application fee for General category is Rs 600 and SC/ST category is Rs 400 and for PwD is Rs 100.
UPTET application form 2021 will be available on the official website- http://updeled.gov.in. Candidates will be able to fill the UPTET application form in online mode by paying an exam fee of Rs 600 for one paper and Rs 1,200 for both the papers. Check out some quick steps to apply online for UPTET 2021 exam:
Register for the UPTET exam on the official website – http://updeled.gov.in/
Once done, note down the system generated registration number and password
Fill and submit the UPTET application form 2021
Pay UPTET application fee in online mode by logging into the registered account
UPTET Application Fee for One Paper (in Rs)
UPTET Application Fee for Two Papers (in Rs)
General/Other Backward Class (OBC)
Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)
Persons with Disability (PwD)
UPTET registration trends
In 2019, over 16 lakh candidates registered for UPTET exam as compared to nearly 18 lakh registrations done in 2018. Out of the total applications received in 2019, over 10.5 lakh registrations were done for paper-I and over 5.5 lakh registrations were done for paper-II.
UPTET Selection Process 2021
UPTET selection process includes the following stages:
Written exam: UPTET exam consists of two papers. Paper-I needs to be given by aspirants who plan to teach classes I-V. Paper-II needs to be given by candidates who plan to teach classes VI-VIII. Candidates who plan to teach classes I-VIII need to appear for both the papers.
UPTET result: UPTET result is announced by the exam conducting authority on the official website of the exam. Candidates scoring minimum 60 per cent marks in the written test are declared UPTET qualified.
UPTET eligibility certificate Candidates qualifying the written test are issued an eligibility certificate by the exam authority. Candidates having the certificate are eligible to apply for teaching jobs in the schools of Uttar Pradesh. The validity of UPTET eligibility certificate is five years.
The Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test is conducted in offline mode as a pen-and-paper-based test. Some of the important things that candidates need to keep in mind on the day of UPTET exam are:
Candidates must carry at least two ball-point pens of black and blue colour and a pencil to the allotted UPTET exam centre
Candidates should carry UPTET admit card to the test centre
Along with the admit card, candidates are also advised to carry two passport size photographs and a photo ID proof (PAN card/driving license/voter ID card/passport/Aadhar card/ration card) to the centre
Candidates should not carry any study material or electronic gadget such as calculator and digital watch inside the examination hall
UPTET Exam Analysis 2019-20
UPTET 2019-20 was held on January 8, 2020 from 10:00 AM-12:30 PM for paper-I and 2:30-5:00 PM for paper-II. Soon after the exam was over, Shiksha reached out to students to know the difficulty level of both the papers.
UPTET paper-I was of moderate difficulty level. However, as compared to Central Teacher Eligibility Test 2019 (CTET 2019), the paper was harder. The level of UPTET paper-II was also moderate to difficult. As compared to CTET paper-II, the exam was more difficult.
UPTET Result Statistics 2019-20
Over 3.5 lakh candidates qualified for the UPTET 2019-20 exam out of the 15 lakh candidates who had appeared for the test. Out of this, 29.74 percent of candidates passed the test for paper-I (primary level) and 11.46 percent of candidates cleared the test for paper-II (upper-primary level).
All candidates qualifying for the exam will now be issued UPTET eligibility certificate 2020. The validity of the eligibility certificate will be five years. Based on the UPTET eligibility certificate candidates will be able to apply for the post of teacher in the government schools of Uttar Pradesh.
UPTET Exam 2021 FAQs
Q: Is UPTET 2021 exam postponed?
A: Yes, the UPTET 2021 exam has been postponed by the Uttar Pradesh Government.
Q: When will UPTET 2021 notification release?
A: The UPTET notification was set to release on May 11, 2021, however, the release has now been postponed due to the COVID-19.
Q: What is the age limit to apply for UPTET exam?
A: Candidates should be a minimum of 18 and a maximum of 35 years of age to apply for the UPTET exam.
Q: What is the validity of the UPTET eligibility certificate?
A: The UPTET eligibility certificate is valid for a period of five years.
Q: How many papers does one need to give to qualify UPTET?
A: Candidates planning to teach classes 1 to 5 need to qualify paper-I. Candidates planning to teach classes 6 to 8 need to qualify paper-II. Candidates planning to teach classes I-VIII need to qualify for both papers.
Q: How many attempts can a candidate take at the UPTET exam?
A: There is no limit on the number of attempts a candidate can take at the UPTET exam. This means that if a candidate meets the eligibility criteria for the exam s/he can take the UPTET exam as many times as s/he wants.
Q: Is there any negative marking in UPTET exam?
A: No, there is no negative marking in UPTET exam. This means that candidates are awarded zero marks for an incorrect answer in the exam.
Q: In which language is the UPTET exam conducted?
A: UPTET exam is conducted in English and Hindi languages. This means that candidates can choose to answer in either of the languages in the exam.
Q: How many times is UPTET conducted in a year?
A: The UPTET exam is generally conducted once a year.
Q: How does a candidate get a job after clearing the UPTET exam?
A: After a candidate qualifies for the UPTET exam, he/she is issued an eligibility certificate. The candidate can apply for different teaching jobs in the schools of Uttar Pradesh on the basis of the UPTET eligibility certificate. It may be noted that the UPTET exam is only an eligibility criteria and does not guarantee a job to the candidate.
Q: How is the UPTET exam center allotted to a candidate?
A: The UPTET exam center is allotted to a candidate on the basis of the city preferences mentioned by him/her in the application form.
Q: What is the minimum eligibility criteria to apply for the exam?
A: Candidates should clear graduation from a recognized stream in order to be eligible for the exam.