UTET: An Overview


The Uttarakhand Board of Secondary Education (UBSE) conducts the Uttarakhand Teacher Eligibility Test (UTET) to determine a candidate’s eligibility for teaching positions in public and private schools throughout the state. This screening test allows the recruitment authority to screen aspiring teachers for suitable teaching positions in the school of Uttarakhand. 

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The UTET exam has two sections: Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 is for candidates applying to primary schools for grades 1 to 5, whereas Paper 2 is for candidates applying to secondary schools for grades 6 to 8. It issues a TET Eligibility Certificate to qualified candidates that is valid now throughout the career span. This certification enables them to apply for teaching positions in both public and private schools.

UTET Eligibility Criteria 2021 – Paper I

ClassEducational Qualification
Class I to V (Primary Class)10 + 2 with a minimum of 50% Marks2 years of Diploma in Elementary Education (D.EL.Ed/BTC) with a minimum of 50% Marks in HSS.Graduate in any Discipline with 50% marks along with D.Ed/B.Ed (Special Education).

UTET Eligibility Criteria 2021 – Paper II

ClassEducational Qualification
Class VI to VIII (Elementary Class)Graduation degree in any discipline with 50% marks along with B.Ed.
Graduation degree with a minimum of 45% marks in B.Ed. as per the National Teacher Education Council
SSC with at least 50% marks and 4 Years Bachelor degree in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.).
SSC (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 4 years of Bachelor degree in B.A. / B.Sc. Ed. / B.A. Ed. / B.Sc. Ed.

UTET Paper I Exam Pattern:

Environmental Studies30 questions30 marks2 h 30 min
Language I (Hindi/ English)30 questions30 marks
Language II (Hindi/ Sanskrit/ English/ Urdu)30 questions30 marks
Mathematics30 questions30 marks
Child Development andEducation30 questions30 marks
Total150 questions150 marks

UTET Paper 2 Pattern:

Language I (Hindi/ English)30 questions30 marks2 h 30 min
Child Development andEducation30 questions30 marks
Language II (Hindi/ Sanskrit/ English/ Urdu)30 questions30 marks
Mathematics and Science orSociology60 questions60 marks
Total150 questions150 marks

Additional Note:

There is no negative marking for the Uttarakhand Teachers Eligibility Test (UTET) 2021 Paper I and Paper II. Once you choose the Languages, no further changes will be allowed.

TET Selection Process in Uttarakhand

There are two levels to the Uttarakhand Teachers Eligibility Test (UTET) 2021. They are as follows:

  • Paper I and Paper II: Written Exam
  • Interview

All the candidates intending to apply for a teaching position in Classes I-V and VI-VII must take Paper I and Paper II, respectively. Candidates who want to apply for a position as a teacher in Classes I-VII must pass both exams. The appointment letter will be sent to candidates who pass the written exam and the interview stage.

Procedure for Completing the UTET Application Form 2021:

To finish the UTET Apply Online 2021 procedure, candidates must follow a few procedures. Following are the details:

  • To begin, applicants must go to the official website of the one-time enrollment process.
  • Applicants must correctly fill out all of the relevant information. A unique user login Id and password will be generated after that.
  • There is an option called “Apply” on the homepage. Add a tick on it.
  • Fill out the application form with all of your personal, professional, and educational information; upload scanned copies of any required documents.
  • Choose an exam center, a paper, a language and subjects combination, and a candidate category.
  • Now, provide a scanned copy of your photo and signature in accordance with the guidelines.
  • Following the completion of the application form, the UTET Application Fee must be paid.
  • The final step is to pay with a debit card, credit card, Internet banking, Wallets, or other methods.
  • The candidate can then submit the UTET Application Form 2021.
  • Please remember to print out the UTET Application Form.


Q. What is the next step after UTET?

A. Candidates who pass the UTET exam are issued the TET certificate, which allows them to apply for teacher recruitment in the state.

Q. Can the UTET exam be taken more than once a year?

The UTET exam can be taken once a year.

Q. How many times can the UTET exam be taken?

A. The eligible applicants can take the UTET exam as many times as they wish; there’s no limit to the number of attempts.

Q. Is the component on child development and pedagogy in UTET 2021 difficult?

A. The Child Development & Pedagogy component of UTET examinations contains 30 MCQs. The questions in this section have a moderate level of difficulty.

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