All you need to know about UPTET 2015

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Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test 2015 or UPTET 2015 will be conducted on 2 February 2016. UPTET is the official recruitment exam for selecting primary and upper primary teachers for various schools and institutions located in Uttar Pradesh. Similar to most TETs, the UPTET has separate examinations for both Primary Teacher and Upper Primary Teacher. To simplify, a Primary Teacher is the one teaching Classes I to V and the one teaching Classes V to VIII will the Upper Primary Teacher.

There are a number of new topics in each section of the selection test this year. Hence, the UPTET Syllabus Exam Pattern 2015 will be a little different. Please read all the points carefully as we will be mentioning each and every detail about UPTET Vacancies, Eligibility Criteria, Selection Criteria, Syllabus, Exam Pattern and Important Dates. Lay emphasis on UPTET Syllabus 2015 as a number of candidates consider it to be quite vast.

 

UPTET 2015 Important Dates

Conducting Body Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board
Name of the Exam Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test
Held for Primary Teacher/ Upper Primary Teacher
Starting Date of Application 26 November 2015
Date Of Examination 2 February 2016

 

UPTET Vacancy 2015

The total number of UPTET Vacancies 2015, as in the number of candidates required for the post of Sahayad Adhayak, Math-Science Teacher and Sahayak Shikshak are as follows.

Name of the Post No. of Vacancies
Sahayak Adhyapak 72825
Math- Science Teacher 29334
Sahayak Shikshak 15000

As discussed earlier, there are 2 types of UPTET Examinations – One for Primary Teacher and other Upper Primary Teacher. Let us elaborate further on the eligibility criteria, selection procedure and exam syllabus for both exam papers.

UPTET Eligibility Criteria 2015

The candidate needs to be of Indian Nationality. The Essential Qualification Requirement for UPTET Primary and Upper Primary Teacher 2015 Exam are as follows:

For Primary Teacher (Classes I to V):

BTC, D.Ed, NTT, 2 years BTC Urdu, graduate degree or minimum bachelor degree in elementary education from any approved university / institute.

For Upper Primary Teacher (Classes VI to VIII):

Graduate degree with D.Ed having minimum 45% marks or appearing in B.Ed with 50% marks or have a four-year special education diploma with 50% marks from a recognized college / institute.

 

UPTET Selection Procedure 2015

The selection will be based on the performance in UPTET Exam. There are separate papers for each post.

  • Paper 1 will be for the candidates preparing for Primary Teacher Post (Classes I to V)
  • Paper 2 will be for the candidates preparing for Upper Primary Teacher Post (Classes VI to VIII)
  • If you are applying for both posts, you have to attempt both Paper 1 and Paper of UPTET 2015.

Selection of the contenders will be made on the basis of Merit list in UPTET 2015. Merit list will be prepared by the organization on the basis of marks obtained in UPTET written Exam. The Board provides score card after completion of written Exam (on the basis of marks obtained by candidates). The scorecard will be valid until next UPTET Exam will conduct.

Now we move to a very crucial section – UPTET Exam Pattern 2015. The UPTET Syllabus 2015 will be discussed after this section.

  

UPTET Exam Pattern 2015

First, we will discuss UPTET exam pattern and marking scheme of Paper 1. Please refer to each detail carefully.

  • In this paper, there will be 150 objective type questions, carrying 150 marks. It means each question for 1 mark.
  • There will be 5 sections – Pedagogy, Language. Mathematics and Environmental Studies (EVS).
  • There is no negative marking in this examination. Hence, try and attempt as many questions as you can if you have some spare time left.
  • The time duration for UPTET 2015 Paper 1 is only 90 minutes. It means you will have less than one minute for every question.

 

Discussing further on UPTET 2015 Paper 1 format, here is the section, total marks and question-wise breakdown that you need to know.

UPTET Exam Pattern 2015 – Paper 1

Subject No. of Questions No. of Marks
Pedagogy 30 questions 30 marks
Hindi 30 questions 30 marks
English / Urdu 30 questions 30 marks
Mathematics 30 questions 30 marks
Environmental Studies 30 questions 30 marks

As we have described in the exam pattern section that there will be five sections in the Paper 1 of UPTET.

  1. Pedagogy
  2. Language (Hindi)
  3. Language (English/ Urdu)
  4. Mathematics
  5. EVS

The UPTET Syllabus 2015 for Paper 1 is mentioned after Exam Pattern of Paper 2 below this section.

UPTET Exam Pattern 2015 – Paper 2

For the post of Upper Primary Teacher, the exam pattern is a little different. Instead of 5 sections, there are 4.

  1. Pedagogy
  2. Language (Hindi)
  3. Language (English/Urdu)
  4. Mathematics & Science / Social Studies

In the last section, A maths & science teacher will go for Mathematics & Science and a social studies teacher will go for social studies. Have a look at the subject-wise questions breakdown from each section.

Subject No. of Questions No. of Marks
Pedagogy 30 questions 30 marks
Hindi 30 questions 30 marks
English / Urdu 30 questions 30 marks
Mathematics & Science / Social Studies 60 questions 60 marks

Now, we present the UPTET Syllabus 2015 for Paper 1 and Paper 2. You may also notice that the corresponding marks for each section are also mentioned in each section.

 

UPTET Syllabus 2015 – Paper 1

Here are the main chapters and the expected marks allotted to each of them for UPTET 2015 Paper 1.

1. Pedagogy

There will be 5 units. Each will carry 6 marks.

Unit-I

  • Child Development: Concept of growth and development, Principles and dimensions of development. Factors affection development (especially in the context of family and school) and its relationship with learning
  • Role of Heredity and environment

Unit-II

  • Meaning and Concept of learning and its processes. Factors Affection learning.
  • Theories of learning and its implication
  • How Children learn and think.
  • Motivation and Implications for Learning.

Unit-III

  • Individual Differences: Meaning, types and factors Affection Individual differences Understanding individual differences on the basis of language, gender, community, caste & religion.
  • Personality: Concept and types of personality, Factors responsible for shaping it. Its measurement.
  • Intelligence: Concept, Theories and its measurement, Multidimensional Intelligence.

Unit-IV

  • Understanding diverse learners: Backward, Mentally retarded, gifted, creative, disadvantaged and deprived, specially abled.
  • Learning Difficulties.
  • Adjustment: Concept and ways of adjustment. Role of teacher in the adjustment.

Unit-V

  • Teaching learning process, Teaching learning strategies and methods in the context of National Curriculum Framework 2005.
  • Meaning and purposes of Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation. Comprehensive and Continuous Evaluation. Construction of Achievement Test.
  • Action Research.
  • Right to Education Act 2009 (Role and Responsibilities of Teachers)

2. Languages

English

This section consists of 6 units. Each unit carries 5 marks.

Unit-I

  • Unseen Prose Passage
  • Linking Devices, Subject-Verb Concord, Inferences

Unit-II

  • Unseen Poem
  • Identification of Alliteration, Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Assonance, Rhyme.

Unit-III 

  • Modal Auxiliaries, Phrasal Verbs and Idioms, Literary Terms: Elegy, Sonnet, Short Story, Drama.

Unit-IV

  • Basic knowledge of English Sounds and their Phonetic Transcription.

Unit-V

  • Principles of Teaching English, Communicative Approach to English Language Teaching, Challenges of Teaching English: Language Difficulties, Errors and Disorders.

Unit-VI

  • Methods of Evaluation, Remedial Teaching.

3. Mathematics

The question and marks distribution will be variable from this section.

Unit-I

  • Whole number up to one crore, Place Value, Comparison, Fundamental mathematical operations: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division; Indian Currency.

Unit-II

  • Concept of fraction, proper fractions, comparison of paper fraction of same denominator, mixed fraction, comparison of proper fractions of unequal denominators, Addition and Substation of fractions. Prime and composite number, Prime factors, Lowest Common Multiple (LCM) and Highest Common Factor (HCF).

Unit-III

  • University Law, Average, Profit-Loss, Simple interest.

Unit-IV

  • Place and curved surfaces, plane and solid geometrical figures, prosperities of plane geometrical figures; pint, line, rey, line segment; Angle and their types.
  • Length, Weight, Capacity, Time, measurement f area and their standard units and relation between them; Area and perimeter of plane surfaces of square and rectangular objects.

Unit-V

  • Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking.
  • Place of Mathematics in Curriculum.
  • Language Mathematics.
  • Community Mathematics.

Unit-VI

  • Evaluation through formal and informal methods.
  • Problems of Teaching.
  • Error analysis and related aspects of learning and teaching
  • Diagnostic and Remedial Teaching.

4. Environmental Studies

There are 6 sections with equal weightage of 5 marks.

Unit-I

  • Family Personal relationships, nuclear and joint families, social abuses (child marriage, dowry system, child labour, theft); addiction (intoxication, smoking) and its personal, social and economical bad effects.
  • Clothes and Habitats – Clothes for different seasons; maintenance of clothes at home; handloom and powerloom; habitats of living beings, various types of houses; cleanliness of houses and neighboring areas; Different types of materials for building houses.

Unit-II

  • Profession – Profession of your surroundings (stitching clothes, gardening, farming, animal rearing, vegetable vendor etc.), small and cottage industries; major industries of Rajasthan State, Need for consumer protection, co-operative societies.
  • Public places and Institutions – Public places like school, hospital, post office, bus stand, railway station; Public property (street light, road, bus, train, public buildings etc.); wastage of electricity and water; employment policies; general information about Panchayat, legislative assembly and parliament.
  • Our Culture and Civilization – Fairs and festivals, National festivals; Dresses, food-habits and art and craft of Rajasthan; Tourist places of Rajasthan; Great personalities of Rajasthan.

Unit-III

  • Transport and Communication – Means of transport and communication; Rules for pedestrians and transport; Effects of means of communication on the life style.
  • Personal Hygiene – External parts of our body and their cleanliness; general information about the internal parts of the body; Balance diet and its importance; Common diseases (gastroenteritis, amoebiosis, methaemoglobin, anemia, fluorosis, malaria, dengue.) their causes and methods of prevention; Pulse Polio campaign.
  • Living Beings~ Levels of organisation of plants and animals, diversity of living organisms, state flower, state tree, state bird, state animal; knowledge of reserve forest and wild life (national parks, sanctuaries, tiger reserve, world heritage), conservation of species of plants and animals, knowledge of Kharif and Rabi crops.

Unit-IV

  • Matter and Energy – Common properties of substances (colour, state, ductility, solubility) various types of fuels; types of energy and transformation of one form into another; Applications of energy in daily life, sources of light, common properties of light. > Basic knowledge of air, water, forest, wetlands and deserts; different kind of pollution, renewable and non-renewable resources of energy in Rajasthan and concept of their conservation; weather and climate; water cycle.

Unit-V

  • Concept and scope of Environment Studies
  • Significance of Environment Studies, Integrated Environment Studies
  • Environmental Studies & Environmental Education learning Principles
  • Scope & relation to Science & Social Science
  • Approaches of presenting concepts Activities

Unit-VI

  • Experimentation/Practical Work
  • Discussion
  • Comprehensive and Continuous Evaluation
  • Teaching material/Aids
  • Problems of Teaching

 

UPTET Syllabus 2015 – Paper 2

Here are the main chapters and the expected marks allotted to each of them for UPTET 2015 Paper 2.

1. Pedagogy

a) Child Development (Elementary School Child)

  • Concept of development and its relationship with learning
  • Principles of the development of children
  • Influence of Heredity & Environment
  • Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)
  • Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives
  • Concepts of child-centered and progressive education
  • Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
  • Multi Dimensional Intelligence
  • Language & Thought
  • Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender-bias and educational practice
  • Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc.
  • Distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning; School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice.
  • Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.

b) Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs (5 Questions)

  • Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived
  • Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’ etc
  • Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners

c) Learning and Pedagogy (10 Questions)

  • How children think and learn; how and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance.
  • Basic processes of teaching and learning; children’s strategies of learning; learning as a social activity; social context of learning.
  • Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator’ Alternative conceptions of learning in children; understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process.
  • Cognition & Emotions
  • Motivation and learning
  • Factors contributing to learning personal & environmental

2. Mathematics and Science

Mathematics (20 Questions)

  • Number System
  • Knowing our Numbers
  • Playing with Numbers
  • Whole Numbers
  • Negative Numbers and Integers
  • Fractions
  • Algebra
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Geometry
  • Basic geometrical ideas (2-D)
  • Understanding Elementary Shapes (2-D and 3-D)
  • Symmetry: (reflection)
  • Constructions (using Straight edge Scale, protractor, compasses)
  • Mensuration
  • Data handling

Pedagogical Issues (10 Questions)

  • Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking
  • Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
  • Language of Mathematics
  • Community Mathematics
  • Evaluation
  • Remedial Teaching
  • Problems of Teaching

Science (20 Questions)

  • Food
  • Sources of food
  • Components of food
  • Cleaning food
  • Materials
  • Materials of daily use III. The World of the Living
  • Moving Things People and Ideas
  • How things work
  • Electric current and circuits
  • Magnets
  • Natural Phenomena
  • Natural Resources

Pedagogical issues (10 Questions)

  • Nature & Structure of Sciences
  • Natural Science/Aims & objectives
  • Understanding & Appreciating Science
  • Approaches/Integrated Approach
  • Observation/Experiment/Discovery (Method of Science)
  • Innovation
  • Text Material/Aids
  • Evaluation – cognitive/psychomotor/affective
  • Problems
  • Remedial Teaching

3. Social Studies/ Social Sciences (60 Questions)

The history, geography and social section will consist of 40 questions.

History

  • When, Where and How
  • The Earliest Societies
  • The First Farmers and Herders
  • The First Cities
  • Early States
  • New Ideas
  • The First Empire
  • Contacts with Distant lands
  • Political Developments
  • Culture and Science
  • New Kings and Kingdoms
  • Sultans of Delhi
  • Architecture
  • Creation of an Empire
  • Social Change
  • Regional Cultures
  • The Establishment o f Company Power
  • Rural Life and Society
  • Colonialism and Tribal Societies
  • The Revolt of 1857 -58
  • Women and reform
  • Challenging the Caste System
  • The Nationalist Movement
  • India After Independence

Geography

  • Geography as a social study and as a science
  • Planet: Earth in the solar system
  • Globe
  • Environment in its totality: natural and human environment.
  • Air
  • Water
  • Human Environment: settlement, transport and communication.
  • Resources: Types- Natural and Human
  • Agriculture

Social and Political Life

  • Diversity
  • Government
  • Local Government
  • Making a Living
  • Democracy
  • State Government
  • Understanding Media
  • Unpacking Gender
  • The Constitution
  • Parliamentary Government
  • Social Justice and the Marginalised

Pedagogical issues (20 Questions)

  • Concept & Nature of Social Science/Social Studies
  • Class Room Processes, activities and discourse
  • Developing Critical thinking
  • Enquiry/Empirical Evidence
  • Problems of teaching Social Science/Social Studies
  • Sources – Primary & secondary
  • Projects Work

Refer to the following data if you wish to know more about UPTET Syllabus 2015. If you have any doubts, please mention in the comments section below.

 

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