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The UPTET 2020 exam will be tentatively held on December 22, 2020. The exam is conducted to certify candidates' eligibility for become teachers in Uttar Pradesh schools.The exam is divided into two articles: Test 1 and Test 2. According to the UPTET 2020 Exam Pattern, the candidate who aspires to become a teacher of classes 1 to 5 must take Test 1, while Test 2 is intended to those who want to become a teacher for classes 6–8. To teach students from all classes, ie 1-8, one must appear for both Test 1 and Test 2. The duration of the UPTET 2020 exam is 2 hours and 30 minutes for each test. It is a 150 point paper and pencil based offline test with 150 multiple choice questions of 1 point each without any negative scoring provisions. The UPTET 2020 curriculum includes Child Development and Teaching Methodology, Language 1 and 2, Mathematics, Environmental Studies, Science, and Social Studies.

UPTET 2020 Eligibility for Test 1 and Test 2 is different. Candidates must verify eligibility before applying for the exam. The UPTET 2020 application form will be published in November 2020. Candidates can apply for test 1, test 2 or both. The application fees are INR 600 for General, OBC and EWS categories, INR 400 for SC, ST and INR 100 for PwD candidates. Candidates must achieve 60% grades (55% for SC / ST) to qualify for the UPTET 2020 exam. Qualifying candidates will receive the UPTET Certificate of Eligibility which is valid for 5 years.

UPTET 2020 Highlights

The key points about UPTET 2020 exam are highlighted below:

Exam Name   

Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test

Conducting Body        

Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board (UPBEB)

Official Website 

Exam Level     

State Level 

Mode of Application  


Eligibility Criteria       

Graduation and Teacher training diploma

Exam Mode    


Purpose of Exam        

Issue of Eligibility Certificate


5 years


UPTET 2020 Exam Dates

UPBEB will soon announce Official UPTET 2020 Exam Dates, meanwhile, candidates can check tentative exam dates as mentioned below:



Release of UPTET 2020 Official Notification 

October 31, 2020

UPTET 2020 Registration to begin on

November 1, 2020

Last day to fill UPTET 2020 Application Form

November 20, 2020

Last day to pay UPTET 2020 Application Fees           

November 21, 2020

Issue of UPTET 2020 Admit Card       

December 12, 2020

UPTET 2020 Exam Date         

December 22, 2020

Release of UPTET 2020 Result           

January 7, 2021

UPTET Eligibility Criteria 2020

UPTET has two groups of applicants: primary teacher applicants (classes 1 to 5) and higher primary education teacher applicants (classes 6 to 8). The UPTET 2020 eligibility criteria for both are different.

UPTET Rating for Elementary Teachers

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 50% qualifications from a recognized university and 2 years Diploma (D.Ed) from N.C.T.E / Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI). OR
  • Bachelor's degree and 2 years B.T.C., C.T. (Nursery) / Nursery Teacher Training (NTT) O
  • Bachelor and degree in special B.T.C. Training O
  • Bachelor with 2 years and special training BCT Urdu in Uttar Pradesh OR
  • Bachelor and Diploma in Teaching from Aligarh Muslim University (for Urdu teacher) or Moallim-E-Urdu degree before 08-11-1997

UPTET Qualification for Upper Primary Teachers

  • Bachelor’s degree & B.T.C from National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) approved institute OR
  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum 50% marks &B.Ed/ B.Ed Special Education from Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) OR
  • Intermediate (10+2) with minimum 50% marks & 4 year B.A/ B.S.C.Ed/ B.A.Ed from N.C.T.E./ U.G.C recognized institute OR
  • Intermediate (10+2) with minimum 50% marks & 4 year Degree (B.El.Ed) in Primary Education OR
  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum 45% &B.Ed degree     

UPTET 2020 age limit

Applicant's age must be between 18 and 35 years old. Candidates belonging to reserved categories will be granted an age relaxation according to the norms prescribed by the government.



General/ EWS

18-35 Years


18-38 Years


18-40 Years


18-45 Years


How to apply for UPTET 2020?

UPTET 2020 application forms will be available from November 1 to 20, 2020. They can be completed online only. The application form for UPTET 2020 can be completed by following the given steps:

Step 1 - UPTET 2020 Registration

  • UPTET applicants must register on the official UPBEB website, i.e
  • During registration, columns that are marked with "*" cannot be left blank.
  • Fill in the important details such as name, educational qualifications, personal details and other details requested in the online form.
  • It is mandatory to select the district in the UPTET Registration form, where the candidate wants to take the exam.
  • The applicant must have the last scanned photograph and his signature.

Step 2 - Payment of the UPTET application fee

  • Payment of fees is made after UPTET 2020 registration is done.
  • The fee must be paid only through the online mode.
  • Online options include debit and credit cards from various banks.

The UPTET 2020 application fee has been revised for candidates of different categories:


Paper 1 or Paper 2

Paper 1 and Paper 2

General/ EWS/ OBC

INR 600

INR 1200


INR 400

INR 800


INR 100

INR 200


Step 3 - Complete the UPTET 2020 application form

  • After payment of the UPTET fee, fill out the TET online form and mention the registration number and date of birth.
  • Please indicate your preferred test centers and complete the form.
  • Review and submit the UPTET form.

Step 4 - Upload the photo and signature

  • Once the fee is paid, upload all the necessary documents online.
  • These documents include the signature and recent color photograph of the candidate.
  • Scanned documents must be in .png / .jpg / .jpeg formats.
  • Photo size: less than 20 Kbs (width 3.5 cm and height 4.5 cm)
  • Signature size: less than 10 Kbs (width 4.5 cm and height 2.5 cm)

UPTET 2020 admission card

UPBEB will provisionally issue the UPTET admission card on December 12, 2020. It is available in online mode only on the official UPTET website. Candidates must log in to with their registration number and password to download the admission card.

Steps to download the UPTET 2020 admission card:

  • Visit the official UPTET website
  • Provide all necessary details: UPTET registration number and password / date of birth
  • Click the Submit button
  • UPTET Admit Card would appear on the screen
  • Check all the mentioned details and get your impression

Discrepancy in the UPTET 2020 admission card

The UPTET admission card is issued only to eligible and successfully registered candidates. The admission card contains details of the applicant and information about the UPTET role. The details mentioned on the UPTET admission card should be carefully checked for the language of the paper, the exam center, the exam date and time, the roll number and the candidate's photo. If any discrepancies are observed on the UPTET admission card, candidates should immediately contact the official authority.

UPTET 2020 exam pattern

UPTET 2020 will be conducted in two separate articles: Test 1 and Test 2. Test 1 will be conducted for candidates requesting teacher appointment for classes 1 to 5. While Test 2 will be conducted for teacher appointment for classes. 6 to 8.

  • Both Test 1 and Test 2 will be run in offline mode.
  • Paper 1 includes 5 subjects / sections and Test 2 includes 4 subjects / sections.
  • The duration of both works is 2.5 hours (or 150 minutes).
  • Objective-type multiple-choice questions are asked in the exam.
  • 1 point will be awarded for each correct answer and there is no negative rating provision in UPTET.
  • There are 150 questions in both documents and each question has 4 options, of which only 1 would be correct. Read the UPTET exam pattern

Candidates can apply for both documents. The level of questions varies according to the group to which the candidate has applied. The division into sections of each article is shown in the following table:

Paper 1


Number of Questions


Child Development and Methodology and Pedagogy

30 Questions

30 Marks

Language 1 (Hindi)

30 Questions

30 Marks

2nd Language (Any one from English, Urdu & Sanskrit)

30 Questions

30 Marks


30 Questions

30 Marks

Environmental Studies

30 Questions

30 Marks


5 sections

150 Questions

150 Marks




Paper 2


Number of Questions


Child Development, Learning & Pedagogy (Compulsory)

30 Questions

30 Marks

1st Language (Hindi)

30 Questions

30 Marks

2nd Language (Any one from English, Urdu & Sanskrit)

30 Questions

30 Marks

Mathematics & Science OR b. Social Studies/ Social Science

60 Questions

60 Marks


4 sections

150 Questions

150 Marks




UPTET 2020 program

The UPTET curriculum is based on two articles: article 1 and article 2. Both articles are made to examine candidates' abilities to teach primary and upper elementary students. UPTET Syllabus has remained similar over the years. Below are some of the important topics covered in both documents.

UPTET 2020 Syllabus for Paper 1

Child Development and Teaching Methodology

Language 1 (Hindi)

Language 2 (English)


Environmental Science

Child development concept

Language Comprehension


Number system

Family and friends

Concept of Inclusive Education

Pedagogy of language development

Pedagogy of language development

Shapes and geometry

Food and nutrition

Learning and pedagogy

Fill in the blanks

Language skills

Data handling


Understanding children with special needs

Antonyms and synonyms

Active and Passive

Measurements and units

Water, travel


Spotting error/ Sentence Correction

Knowledge of famous poetry of famous poets

Unitary Rule

Things we make and do


Idiom and Phrase

Singular and Plural




UPTET 2020 Syllabus for Paper 2

Child Development, Learning and Pedagogy

Language 1 (Hindi)

Language 2

Mathematics/ Science B. Social Studies/ Social Science

Child development concept

Unseen Passage

Unseen Passage and comprehension

Science- Food & Materials, How things work, moving things, people and ideas, natural phenomenon and resources, the world of the living, pedagogy of science

The concept of inclusive learning and understanding language children with special needs


Grammar skills

Social studies- history, geography, social and political life, economics and static GK, UP Related questions, social studies pedagogy

Learning and pedagogy

Language Pedagogy

Language Pedagogy

Mathematics- Number system & simplification, percentage & ratio, time, work, speed &distance, algebra & mensuration, geometry, average, profit & loss, pedagogy of mathematics


UPTET 2020 Preparation Books

Here are some of the most recommended books for Paper 1 of UPTET 2020:

Books Name


UPTET Paper 1 (Class I-V) Solved Papers

VidyaPrakashanMandir Ltd

UPTET for Paper 1 Primary Level (Class I to V) Guide

Ramesh Publishing House

UPTET - Paper 1 class I - V (15 Practice Sets)

G.K. Publications Private Limited

15 Practice Sets UPTET Paper 1 (Class I-V)

Arihant Publications

UPTET Uttar Pradesh SikshakPatrataPariksha Paper 1 Practice Sets



Best Books for UPTET Paper 2

Here are some of the most recommended books for Paper 2 of UPTET 2020:

Books Name


UPTET Paper 2 Class VI - VIII (MATHS & Science) 15 Practice Sets

G.K. Publications Private Limited

UP-TET: Paper 2 Upper Primary Level for Social Studies Teachers Guide

Ramesh Publishing House

Guide UPTET Paper 2: Class VI - VIII Social Studies

G.K. Publications Private Limited

UPTET Paper 2 (Class VI-VIII) Vigyan&GanitChapertwise Solved Papers

VidyaPrakashanMandir Ltd

UPTET Uttar Pradesh ShikshakPatrataPariksha Paper 2

Arihant Publications


UPTET 2020 result

The UPTET 2020 result will be declared on January 7, 2021. However, the official UPTET 2020 response keys will be published prior to the declaration of results.

  • Notification of the result will be published in major newspapers in Uttar Pradesh.
  • The result would be announced on the UPTET website.
  • The candidate can verify their result by logging in with their roster number.

How to check UPTET 2020 result

The steps to verify the UPTET result are:

  • Visit the official UPTET website:
  • Click on the UPTET Result link.
  • Enter the UPTET roll number.
  • View the scores and save them for future use.

UPTET 2020 cut-off date

UP's Board of Basic Education is cut based on certain criteria defined within the board. The cut as decided is as follows:

  • Candidates belonging to the general category who obtain 60% (90/150 points) of the total score will be considered suitable for UPTET Recruitment.
  • The required qualification score for candidates in the reserved category is 55% (83/150 points).
  • Candidates who qualify for UPTET will receive a certificate of eligibility for UPTET.

UPTET 2020 Eligibility Certificate

The UPTET certificate of eligibility is valid for 5 years. The certificate of eligibility can be obtained from the district board of education by providing a copy of the UPTET admission card and photo identity card. Those candidates who qualify at UPTET and want to apply for the teaching position in Uttar Pradesh schools, can apply by providing the certificate of eligibility. Candidates may acquire a second copy of the UPTET Certificate of Eligibility by paying fees of INR 300 via DD (Demand Draft) payable in favor of the “Secretary, Exam Controller Officer” payable in Allahabad.

To retrieve the second copy of the UPTET Certificate of Eligibility, applicants must submit the following documents:

  1. Class X Mark Sheet
  2. UPTET admission card
  3. Caste certificate
  4. PH certificate
  5. Lost Eligibility Certificate Announcement in Newspaper
  6. FIR Copy of lost UPTET eligibility certificate

Important FAQs related to the UPTET application form

Q: Can the UPTET application form be completed in offline mode?

A: No, the UPTET application form can be completed online only on the official website of the board. Applications submitted in any other way will be rejected.

Q: Can I complete an application form both on paper I and II?

A: Yes, this year candidates can complete a single application form to apply for both jobs. However, the application fee must be paid separately for each item.

Q: Can I pay the UPTET application fee through a demand draft?

A: No, the application fee can only be paid by credit / debit card. The application fee submitted in any other way will not be accepted.

Q: Are there any restrictions on the number of UPTET exam attempts?

A: No, you can apply and sit for the UPTET exam until the moment you solve it.

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