UTET- Syllabus

UTET: An Overview

The Uttarakhand Teacher Eligibility Test or the UTET is conducted in Uttarakhand to shortlist eligible candidates for the jobs of Lower and Upper Primary school teachers across government-run and private schools in the state. 

In Uttarakhand, this test is monitored and conducted by the Uttarakhand Board of Secondary Education. 

Once a candidate receives the qualifying marks, they will be eligible to apply for the vacancies across the state. In Uttarakhand, once you are eligible, the qualifying certificate is valid for a lifetime to apply for the teaching positions. 

Read the article completely to know the UTET syllabus.

Eligibility Criteria for UTET

The teacher recruitment body of UTET, the Uttarakhand Board of Secondary Education, has laid down the following specific eligibility criteria for all applicants. Anyone who doesn’t fulfill the eligibility criteria but still applies for the test will be disqualified from attempting it.

Age

  1. The minimum age of a candidate must be 18 years.
  2. No candidate above the age of 38 can apply for the UTET.

Educational qualification

The educational qualifications for UTET Paper 1 and Paper 2 are different and are mentioned below:

Paper 1 (To teach classes 1 to 5)

  1. Any bachelor’s degree with a minimum percentage of 50.
  2. 12th standard must be passed with a percentage above 45; must undertake two years of training in elementary education. They must also complete a two-year diploma in elementary education as D.Ed or a similar level diploma.

Paper 2 (To teach classes 6 to 8)

  1. Graduation in Education like the B.Ed degree, with a minimum percentage of 45 per as per the guidelines stated by the NTEC.
  2. Graduation in any field with a  percentage above 50, along with an educational diploma like the B.Ed.
  3. SSC or any equivalent with a percentage of passing above 50 and a four-year Bachelor degree such as BA/ BSc, Ed, etc.

Key Points about the UTET

  1. The test is conducted in an offline mode.
  2. The UTET is conducted once every year.
  3. The exam is conducted for 2 hours 30 minutes.
  4. The test is divided into two papers.
  1. Paper 1 is written by candidates who wish to teach primary school students.
  2. Paper 2 is taken by aspirants who wish to teach upper primary students.

Syllabus of UTET

Let’s now look at the syllabus of both papers, covering the subjects and the paper pattern.

Subjects in Paper 1

  1. Child Development and Pedagogy
  2. Language I (Hindi/English)
  3. Language II
  4. Mathematics
  5. Environmental Studies

Paper Pattern

TopicNumber of QuestionsTotal Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy3030
Language I3030
Language II3030
Mathematics3030
Environmental Studies3030
Total150150

Subjects in Paper 2

  1. Child Development and Pedagogy
  2. Language I (Hindi/English)
  3. Language II
  4. Mathematics and Science or Social Science

Paper Pattern

TopicNumber of QuestionsTotal Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy3030
Language I3030
Language II3030
Mathematics3030
Total150150

Subject-Wise UTET Syllabus

Child Development and Pedagogy (Common for Paper 1 and Paper 2)

  1. Child development
  2. The concept of relationship development and its learning
  3. Development of principles in children
  4. Heredity and environment influence
  5. Socialization processes with teachers and parents
  6. Child-centered concepts and progressive education
  7. Construct intelligence in children
  8. Multi-dimensional Intelligence in minors
  9. Language & thought
  10. Gender, gender roles, gender bias, and educational practice
  11. Differences among learners, understanding differences based on the diversity of religion, language, caste, gender, community, etc.
  12. Inclusive education concept and understanding children with special needs
  13. Addressing learners from disadvantaged, deprived, and other diverse backgrounds
  14. Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, like ‘impairment’, etc
  15. Addressing the talented, creative, specially-abled children and learners
  16. Learning and pedagogy
  17. Children’s strategies for learning, learning as a social activity, and social context of learning
  18. Basic processes of teaching and learning
  19. Cognition & emotions
  20. Motivation and learning
  21. Factors contributing to learning: personal & environmental concerns

Language I

  1. Evaluation and remedial teaching
  2. Pedagogy of teaching English
  3. Basic knowledge of English sounds and phonetics
  4. The communicative approach to English language teaching
  5. Challenges of teaching English
  6. Grammar and vocabulary
  7. Idioms, phrasal verbs and literary terms

English

  1. Passage
  2. Fill in the blanks
  3. Sentence correction
  4. Synonyms and antonyms
  5. One words substitutions
  6. Spelling error
  7. Common error
  8. Sounds and their phonetic transcription
  9. Modal auxiliaries
  10. Idioms & phrasal verbs
  11. Literary terms

Mathematics

  1. Number System, BODMAS, Simplification
  2. Arithmetic
  3. Geometry
  4. Mensuration
  5. Data handling
  6. Calendar
  7. LCM & HCF
  8. Money
  9. Shapes & spatial understanding
  10. Clock

Environmental Studies

  1. The world of the living
  2. Health and diseases
  3. Food and nutrition
  4. Travel
  5. Basic knowledge of 
  1. Air
  2. Water 
  3. Forest 
  4. Desert
  5. Pollution 
  6. Resources of energy and environment
  1. Flora and fauna
  2. Environment studies and pollution
  3. Transport and communication
  4. Profession
  5. Matter and energy
  6. Personal hygiene
  7. Clothes and habitats
  8. Family and living beings
  9. Natural resources and environment
  10. Our culture and civilisation
  11. Public places and institutions

Science

  1. Life science
  2. Chemistry
  3. Nature and structure of sciences
  4. Human body and health
  5. Methods of science teaching 
  6. Physical science

Social Science

  1. History
  2. Geography
  3. Economics
  4. Political science

We have covered most of the topics in all the subjects of the UTET syllabus. We hope you got a clear idea and understanding of the UTET syllabus, paper pattern, and subject-wise topics of both Paper 1 and Paper 2.


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