UPTET Syllabus 2019: Paper 2

Posted By |2019-10-16 16:53

In order to secure qualifying marks in UPTET 2019, candidates appearing in UPTET Exam 2019, must thoroughly go through the Syllabus for UPTET 2019.

So far, there hasn’t been any major changes in the Syllabus for UPTET 2019 and it is quite similar to the Teaching Eligibility Tests (TET) of other states. 

The UPTET syllabus 2019 for Paper 2 would be published by Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board (UPBEB) in near future on its official website i.e. upbasiceduboard.gov.in along with the exam notification. However, there is a quite high probability that the syllabus for UPTET 2019 exam remains unchanged, as it has been for several years now.

UPTET syllabus 2019 Paper 2:

The syllabus for the UPTET 2019 exam comprises:

  • Child Development, Learning & Pedagogy
  • Language I (Hindi)
  • Language II (English, Urdu & Sanskrit)
  • Mathematics/Science or (B) Social Studies/Science.

Candidates who want to teach Classes V to VIII are required to take Paper-II exam of UPTET 2019 with good marks whereas the Paper 1 of UPTET 2019 will make the aspirants eligible for teaching Class I to V.

The Syllabus of UPTET 2019 for Paper 1 and Paper 2 are slightly different as they are designed to assess the capabilities of candidates to teach primary and upper primary level students. The detailed syllabus for UPTET 2019 is designed in such a way that it thoroughly check candidates understanding for different levels respectively.

As per the UPTET exam pattern, mode of the exam would be offline and both Paper I and II where candidates are supposed to use pen and paper. Questions will be of Objective type/ MCQs.

The basics remain the same in both the syllabus of UPTET 2019. However, there is a noticeable difference in the difficulty level of Paper1 and Paper 2. Also, in Paper 2 there would be addition paper of  Maths/Science and Social Science.

Paper II (for classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage

Child Development & Pedagogy: 30 questions


 a) Child Development (Primary School Child): (15 questions)
 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
 Distinction between Assessment for Learning and Assessment of Learning: School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: Perspective and Practice


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
 Factors Contributing to Learning-Personal & Environmental
 Motivation and Learning


Language I: 30 questions


a) Language Comprehension: (15 questions)
Reading Unseen Passages – Two passages one prose or drama and one poem consisting of questions on comprehension, inference, grammar and verbal ability (Prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive)


b) Pedagogy of Language Development: (15 questions)
 Learning and Acquisition
 Principles of Language Teaching
 Role of Listening and Speaking; Function of Language and How Children Use it as a Tool
 Critical Perspective on the Role of Grammar in Learning a Language for Communicating Ideas Verbally and in Written Form
 Challenges of Teaching Language in a Diverse Classroom; Language Difficulties, Errors and Disorders.
 Language Skills
 Remedial Teaching
 Evaluating Language Comprehension and Proficiency; Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing
 Teaching-Learning Materials: Textbook, Multi-Media Materials, Multilingual Resource of the Classroom


Language II: 30 questions

a) Comprehension: (15 questions)
Two Unseen Prose Passage (Discursive or Literary or Narrative or Scientific) with Questions on Comprehension, Grammar, and Verbal Ability


b) Pedagogy of Language Development: (15 questions)
 Learning and Acquisition
 Principles of Language Teaching
 Role of Listening and Speaking; Function of Language and How Children use it as a Tool.
 Critical Perspective on the Role of Grammar in Learning a Language for Communicating Ideas Verbally and in Written Form
 Challenges of Teaching Language in a Diverse Classroom; Language Difficulties, Errors and Disorders
 Language Skills
 Evaluating Language Comprehension and Proficiency: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing
 Teaching-Learning Materials: Textbook, Multi-Media, Materials, Multilingual Resource of the Classroom
 Remedial Teaching


Mathematics: 30 questions

a) Content: (20 questions)
 Number System
 1. Knowing our Numbers
 2. Playing with Numbers
 3. Whole Numbers
 4. Negative Numbers and Integers
 5. Fractions
 1. Introduction to Algebra
 2. Ratio and Proportion
 1. Basic Geometrical Idea (2-D)
 2. Understanding Elementary Shapes (2D and 3D)
 3. Symmetry (Reflection)
 4. Construction (Using Straight Edge Scale, Protractor, Compasses)
 5. Mensuration
 6. Data Handling


b) Pedagogical Issues: (10 questions)
Nature of Mathematics/Logical Thinking; Understanding Children’s Thinking and Reasoning Patterns and Strategies of Making Meaning and Learning
 Place of Mathematics in the Curriculum
 Language of Mathematics
 Community Mathematics
 Evaluation through Formal and Informal Methods
 Problems of Teaching
 Error Analysis and Related Aspects of Learning and Teaching
 Diagnostic and Remedial Teaching


Science: 30 questions

a) Content: (20 questions)
 1. Sources of Food
 2. Components of Food
 3. Cleaning Food
 1. Materials of Daily Use
 The World of the Living
 Moving Things, People, and Ideas
 How Things Work
 1. Electric Current and Circuits
 2. Magnets
 Natural Phenomena
 Natural Resources


b) Pedagogical Issues: (10 questions)
 Nature & Structure of Sciences
 Natural Science/Aims & Objectives
 Understanding & Appreciating Science
 Approaches/Integrated Approach
 Observation/Experimental/Discovery (Method of Science)
 Text Material/Aids
 Evaluation – Cognitive/Psychomotor/Effective
 Remedial Teaching

Social Science: 60 questions

a) Content: (40 questions)
 1. When, Where and How
 2. The Earliest Societies
 3. The First Farmers and Herders
 4. The First Cities
 6. New Ideas
 7. The First Empire
 8. Contacts with Distant Lands
 9. Political Developments
 10. Culture and Science
 11. New Kings and Kingdoms
 12. Sultans of Delhi
 13. Architecture
 14. Creation of an Empire
 15. Social Change
 16. Regional Cultures
 17. The Establishment of Company Power
 18. Rural Life and Society
 19. Colonialism and Tribal Societies
 20. The Revolt of 1857-58
 21. Women and Reform
 22. Challenging the Caste System
 23. The Nationalist Movement
 24. India after Independence
 1. Geography as a Social Study and as a Science
 2. Plant: Earth in the Solar System
 3. Globe
 4. Environment in its Totality: Natural and Human Environment
 5. Air
 6. Water
 7. Human Environment: Settlement, Transport, and Communication
 8. Resources: Types – Natural and Human
 9. Agriculture
 Social and Political Life
 1. Diversity
 2. Government
 3. Local Government
 4. Making a Living
 5. Democracy
 6. State Government
 7. Understanding Media
 8. Unpacking Gender
 9. The Constitution
 10. Parliamentary Government
 11. The Judiciary


b) 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

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