UTET – Important Updates

Overview

UTET or Uttarakhand Teacher Eligibility Test is conducted by the Uttarakhand Board of Secondary education (UBSE) to check the eligibility of the applicants looking forward to getting recruited for teaching posts in public and private schools across the state of Uttarakhand.

UTET is an eligibility exam, which allows the recruitment body to test aspirants who wish to pursue teaching professions. The exam comprises two papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2. The first paper is for the applicants who want to become primary classes teachers (Grade 1 to 5), and Paper 2 is for candidates who wish to teach upper primary classes (6 to 8 standard). 

All qualified candidates receive a TET Eligibility Certificate that has lifetime validity. The eligibility certificate enables candidates to apply for teaching positions in both public and private schools. 

UTET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Uttarakhand Board of Secondary education, the exam conducting body, has laid down specific eligibility criteria for the aspirants. Applicants must go through all eligibility criteria carefully to evade consequences like termination of application or disqualification.

Age: Applying aspirants shall not be more than 38 years and must be at least 18 years old.

Educational qualification: For Paper 1 and Paper 2

  • Paper 1 (Class 1 to 5)
  • The candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50 percent marks.
  • Applicants must have qualified 12th with at least 45 percent marks and undergone training in elementary education for two years as per the National Teacher Education Council.
  • Must have passed Higher Secondary with at least 50 percent marks and a Diploma in Elementary Education (D.EL.Ed/BTC) of two years.
  • The candidate must be a Shiksha Mitra personnel and a 2-year Diploma (D.El.Ed) from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).
  • Paper 2 (Class 6 to 8)
  • Must be a B.Ed. graduate with a minimum of 45 percent marks in the final examination as per the NTEC guidelines.
  • Must have finished graduation in any discipline with a minimum of 50 percent marks along with a B. Ed. degree.
  • Qualified SSC or equivalent with a minimum of 50 percent marks along with a four year long Bachelor degree in education or BA Ed/BSc Ed.

UTET Exam Important Dates

Mentioned below are the critical UTET dates and events. 

UTET 2021 Important EventsUTET 2021 Important Dates
Beginning of online application process1st September 2021
The last date to apply fill the application form30th September 2021
Last date to pay the online application fee04th October 2021
Application correction window opensFrom 05th October 2021 to 10th October 2021
Release of UTET admit card 09th November 2021
UTET Exam date26-Nov-2021
Release of Answer keyTo be notified
Announcement of UTET resultTo be notified

UTET Exam Fees

For candidates belonging to the General/OBC category, the application fee is Rs 600 for only one paper and Rs 1000 for two papers. For candidates falling under the SC/ST/PWD category, the application fee is Rs 300 for only one paper and Rs 500 for Paper 1 and Paper 2.

UTET Syllabus 2021

The UBSE gives the syllabus for UTET 2021 for both Paper 1 and Paper 2. Applicants who have decided to appear for the examination should be well aware of the whole syllabus. The UTET Syllabus for Paper 1 contains questions from five different sections – 

  • Child Development and Pedagogy 
  • Language-I
  • Language-II
  • Mathematics 
  • Environmental Studies 

Paper 2 contains questions from four different sections, including 

  • Child Development and Pedagogy 
  • Language-I
  • Language-II
  • Mathematics
  • Science or Social Studies

UTET 2021 Exam Pattern 

The UTET examination is conducted in two parts, i.e., Paper 1 and Paper 2. Mentioned below is the UTET exam pattern of both papers:

SubjectsNumber of questionsTotal marks
Child development & Pedagogy3030
Environmental Studies 3030
Mathematics 3030
Language – I (Hindi/English)3030
Language II3030
Total150150

UTET Paper 2 Exam Pattern 2021

Candidates must go through the UTET Paper 2 exam pattern and marking scheme below.

SubjectsNumber of questionsTotal marks
Child development & Pedagogy3030
Mathematics3030
Language – I (Hindi/English)3030
Language II3030
Science Or Social Science3030
Total150150

All candidates must read the information mentioned above carefully. These updates help candidates keep track of all critical UTET updates. Also, appearing aspirants must check the official website from time to time to not miss any important event or update.

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