UPTET 2021: Notification to be Out on 11th May

UPTET 2021: UPTET is a state-level exam conducted by Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board (UPBEB). The Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (UPTET) exam is conducted once a year for the recruitment of primary teachers (classes 1-5) and upper primary (junior) teachers (classes 6-8) in schools of Uttar Pradesh. UPTET, is the minimum qualification required in Uttar Pradesh for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher for Classes I to VIII.

UPTET 2021 Notification

Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board (UPBEB) will be releasing the Official Notification for UPTET 2021 exam on 11th May 2021 at the official website of UPBEB i.e. https://updeled.gov.in. The examination process will be started on 18th May 2021 with the release of Notification for UPTET 2021 exam. Over 17 lakh candidates appear for UPTET exam every year. The Official Notification link will be mentioned below once it has been released by UPBEB.

UPTET Exam Date 2021

The exam date for UPTET 2021 exam has been released by UPBEB on 16th March 2021. As per the latest notice, UPTET 2021 examination for Primary & Upper Primary level will conducted on 25th July 2021. However, given below are tentative dates for UPTET 2021 exam:

UPTET 2021 Events Date
UPTET 2021 Notification 11th May 2021
UPTET 2021 Application Form starts on 18th May 2021
UPTET 2021 Application Form ends on 1st June 2021
Last Date for Making Fee Payment 2nd June 2021
Last Date to Printout of the completed application form 3rd June 2021
Release of Call Letter 14th July 2021
UPTET Exam Date 2021 25th July 2021
Release of answer key 29 July 2021
UPTET Result 20th August 2021

Note: UPTET 2021 Examination will be conducted in 2 sessions. The Primary Level Teachers exam will be held in the morning session (10:00 to 12:30) and Upper Primary Level Teachers in the evening session (02:30 to 05:00).

UPTET 2021 Application Form

The online application process for UPTET 2021 exam will be started on 18th May 2021 and ends on 18th May 2021. All candidates can apply online for this exam by clicking on the link mentioned below which will be added here on 18th May.

Last Year, over 16 lakh candidates registered for UPTET exam as compared to nearly 18 lakh registrations done in 2018. Out of the total applications received in 2019, over 10.5 lakh registrations were done for paper-I and over 5.5 lakh registrations were done for paper-II.

YearRegistration for Primary LevelRegistration for Upper-Primary LevelTotal Registration
201910689125653371634249
201811707866129301783716

UPTET 2021 Application Fee

The category wise online application fee for UPTET 2021 Paper-I & Paper-II exam is mentioned below:

CATEGORY Only Paper – I or II Both Paper- I & II
General/OBC Rs.600/- Rs.1200/-
SC/ST Rs.400/- Rs.800/-
Differently Abled Person Rs.100/- Rs.200/-

UPTET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must apply after reading the eligibility criteria to appear in the Paper-I and Paper-II of UPTET 2021 exam: Here are the broad pointers:

UPTET Educational Qualification

UPTET Eligibility for Paper-I (Primary-Level Teachers): The applicants need to satisfy any one of the criteria given below to meet UPTET eligibility for Paper-I:

- Candidates should clear graduation in any discipline from UGC recognized Universities/Institutions. However, after the completion of graduation, pursuing two-year Diploma in Elementary Education (DElEd) is mandatory. Candidates in final year of DElEd are also eligible to apply


- Candidates should clear their graduation and post that should pass the Basic Training Certificate (BTC) for distance education. Candidates in final year are also eligible to apply.

- Candidates should clear graduation or post-graduation with minimum 50 percent marks. Along with this, candidates should also be pursuing Bachelor of Education (BEd).

- Candidates should clear graduation or post-graduation with minimum 45 percent marks. Along with this, candidates should also complete BEd.

- Candidates should complete their graduation along with BTC in Urdu. Candidates in final year are also eligible to apply.

- Candidates should complete their graduation and also possess a diploma in teaching from Aligarh Muslim University.

- Candidates should have completed their graduation and acquired the degree of Moavill-E-Urdu before August 08, 1997.

- Candidates should complete their class 12th with minimum 50 percent marks. Along with this, candidates should also complete the four-year duration Bachelor of Elementary Education (BElEd).


UPTET Eligibility for Paper-II (Upper Primary-Level Teachers): The applicants have to satisfy any one of the criteria given below to gain UPTET eligibility for applying in Paper II:

- Candidates should complete their graduation from a recognised college or university. Along with this, candidates should also complete two-year duration DElEd (BTC).

- Candidates should clear graduation or post-graduation with minimum 50 percent marks. Along with this, candidates should also complete BEd/ BEd Special Education. Candidates in the final year of BEd/ BEd Special Education are also eligible to apply.

- Candidates should complete their class 12th with minimum 50 percent marks. Along with this, candidates should complete four-year duration BScEd/ BSc BEd from a UGC/ National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) recognised institution. Candidates in the final year of BScEd/ BSc BEd are also eligible to apply.

- Candidates should complete their class 12th with minimum 50 percent marks. Along with this, candidates should also complete four-year BElEd. Candidates in the final year of BElEd are also eligible to apply.

- Candidates should complete their graduation with minimum 50 percent marks. Along with this, candidates should also complete one-year duration BEd. Candidates in the final year of BEd are also eligible to apply.

UPTET Age Limit and Relaxation

Candidates should be between 18 and 35 years of age to apply for UPTET exam. However, there is no limit on the number of attempts that candidates can take for UPTET exam.

UPTET Eligibility Criteria [last Year]

UPTET 2021 Selection Process

UPTET selection process includes the following stages:

Step 1- UPTET exam consists of two papers. Paper-I needs to be given by aspirants who plan to teach classes 1-5. Paper-II needs to be given by candidates who plan to teach classes 6-8. Candidates who plan to teach classes 1-8 need to appear for both the papers.

Step 2- UPTET result is announced by UPBEB on the official website of the exam. Candidates scoring minimum 60 per cent marks in the written test are declared UPTET qualified.

Step 3- Candidates qualifying the written test are issued an eligibility certificate by UPBEB. Candidates having the certificate are eligible to apply for teaching jobs in the schools of Uttar Pradesh. The validity of UPTET eligibility certificate is five years.

UPTET 2021 Exam Pattern

UPTET Exam Pattern 2021 for Primary Stage (Paper I for class I to class V),
Duration of Examination: Two and a half hours (150 minutes)

UPTET 2021 Topics No of Questions Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30
Language I (Hindi) 30 30
Language II (English/ Urdu/ Sanskrit) 30 30
Mathematics 30 30
Environmental Studies 30 30
Total 150 150

UPTET 2021 Exam Pattern for Junior Level Teachers (Paper II for Classes VI to VIII)
Duration of examination: Two-and-a-half hours (150 minutes)

UPTET 2021 Topics No of Questions Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30
Languages I 30 30
Language II 30 30
Science and Mathematics (OR)
Social Science
60 60
Total 150 150

UPTET 2021 Syllabus

UPTET Syllabus 2021 will be released by Uttar Pradesd Basic Education Board (UPBEB) on its official website soon . The UPTET syllabus for paper-I and II will contain list of subject and topics from which questions will be asked in the teacher eligibility test. Candidates can check UPTET 2021 Syllabus. It is a good strategy to go in and out of the syllabus of the exam before start preparing for the exam.

UPTET 2021 Admit Card

The admit card for any govt. exam will be released after the application process for the same has ended. The admit card for UPTET 2021 Paper-I & Paper-II exam will be issued to candidates on 14th July 2021.

UPTET 2021 Result

The result for UPTET 2021 will be released after each phase of the exam is completed. The answer key for UPTET 2021 exam will be declared first followed by the result for the same. The result for UPTET 2021 exam will be released on 20th August 2021.

UPTET 2021 Cut-Off

UPTET 2021 Cut-Off will be declared once the result for the same has been released.

UPTET 2021 Official Website

UPTET 2021- FAQs

Q1. When is the UPTET 2021 exam expected to be conducted?

UPTET 2021 exam is scheduled to be conducted on 25th July 2021.

Q2. Is UPTET conducted in online mode?

No, UPTET exam is conducted in offline mode (pen-and-paper based test).

Q3. What is the validity of UPTET eligibility certificate?

The UPTET eligibility certificate is valid for a period of 5 years.

Q4. How many times can a candidate attempt for UPTET Exam?

There is no limit on the number of attempts for appearing in UPTET Exam. A person already qualified can also appear again for improving his/her score.

Q5. When the official notification for UPTET 2021 exam be released?

The Official Notification for UPTET 2021 exam will be released on 11th May 2021 at the official website of UPBEB i.e. https://updeled.gov.in.