Every state in India organizes its State Eligibility Test for certifying their aspirants who wish to take up teaching as their profession for standard I-VIII. Uttarakhand Teacher Eligibility Test (UTET) is yet another SLET/SETs that qualify teachers to pursue teaching as per their qualifications and eligibility. It is a yearly Offline Examination organized to select prospective teachers and improve the quality of teaching in schools. Uttarakhand TET is conducted by the Uttarakhand Board of Secondary Education and it is further classified into two levels, Paper-I and Paper-II. Candidates that clear Paper-I become eligible to teach classes I-V and candidates who clear Paper-II after Paper-I become eligible to teach classes V-VIII.

Below is a list of necessary details that you may want to be thorough with before you apply for UTET.

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for Uttarakhand Teacher Eligibility Test varies based on the category an individual is applying for. They are bound to meet one of the criteria to become eligible to appear for this test.

Paper-I (Class I-V)

The educational qualification required for applying for Paper-I is a minimum of 50 % in 10+2. A 2 years Diploma degree in Elementary Education (D.EL.Ed/BTC) with a minimum of 50% marks in Higher Secondary school and graduation in any subject with D.El.Ed/BTC (special education).

Paper-II - (Class V-VIII)

Graduation degree with minimum 50% in any subject along with B.Ed or graduation degree with minimum 45% in B.Ed as per the NTEC (National Teacher Education Council). A candidate should have cleared Senior Secondary School Examination with a minimum 50% and 4 years Bachelor Degree in B.L.Ed (elementary education), or 4 Bachelor degree in B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed.

Reservation

No rights to reservation of seats are practiced for the UTET examination. Only the cut off and marks are different for various social categories. Passing marks for categories are:

General - 60% is the qualifying marks and cut-off goes up to 90%.

OBC/PWD/Ex-serviceman - 50% is the qualifying marks and cut-off goes up to 75%.

SC/ST - 40% is the qualifying marks and cut-off goes up to 60%.

How to apply?

Candidates fulfilling the required criteria can apply for UTET by going to the official website ubse.uk.gov.in. A sum of INR 600 is charged from the General category for appearing in Paper-I and INR 1000 for appearing in Paper -I and II while SC/ST/Ph have to pay INR 300 for Paper-I and INR 500 for Paper - I and II, which is collected via an online gateway. In case of any queries, various helpline numbers and help desk email ids have been provided on their website to help you find answers to your problems.

After the application is accepted and processed an Admit Card is generated which enables an individual to sit for the UTET examination. Admit cards are then downloaded at the online portal itself. After applying for the examination an individual has to undergo two rounds wherein round 1 comprises a written test and round is a personal interview.

Pattern of the Examination

It is a pen-paper-based questionnaire with a total of 150 questions. A candidate is provided with a total time of 2 hours and 30 minutes for each paper. These 150 questions are equally divided into questions relevant to the various suggested sections of the syllabus.

Syllabus for the Examination

The syllabus for both the examinations is similar, only the relativity of the subject to the student's age and class varies.

Child Development

When becoming a teacher it is important to understand the behaviour of children to plan a better teaching plan. This topic further covers topics like:

  • Multi-Dimensional Intelligence,
  • Influence Of Heredity & Environment,
  • Principles Of The Development Of Children,
  • How Children Think And Learn,
  • Cognition And Emotions

Language I

The syllabus under language I include:

  • Framing of Sentences
  • Unseen Prose Passage
  • Teaching and learning materials
  • Principles of teaching English
  • Development of language skills

Language II

The syllabus under language II include:

  • Remedial Teaching
  • Unseen Poem
  • Basic Knowledge English phonetic transcription and sounds
  • Challenges of Teaching English
  • Phrasal Verbs and Literary Terms

Environmental Studies

The syllabus under EVS include:

  • Environment and Natural resources,
  • Relation and scope to Social Science and Science,
  • Transport and Communication,
  • Profession/scope,
  • Approaches to Presenting Concepts
  • Culture and civilisation
  • Family and Living beings,

Mathematics

The syllabus under math include:

  • Geometry and mensuration,
  • Nature of Mathematics,
  • Place of Mathematics in the Curriculum,
  • Indian Currency,
  • Profit-Loss and Simple Interest,
  • LCM and HCF,
  • Mathematical Operations.

Science

The syllabus under science include:

  • Methods of teaching science,
  • Human Body and Health,
  • Animal and plant reproduction,
  • Science and Technology,
  • Natural Science,
  • Microorganism,
  • Heat, Chemical Substances,
  • Force and Motion.

Social Studies

The syllabus under social studies include:

  • Solar System,
  • Components of Earth,
  • Geography and Resources in India,
  • History and Culture of India,
  • Important dynasties and rule in India,
  • Government’s function and composition,
  • Resources of Uttarakhand,
  • Indian Constitution and Democracy.

How to Prepare?

To clear any exam, proper practice and preparation play a vital role. One should practice UTET sample papers and category-related questions as much as possible. While preparing for the examination, one should also keep in mind that they have to clear an interview as well. To clear and get UTET Certification a candidate needs to prepare for both the rounds equally and be thorough with the syllabus before the examination and they might not face many challenges in clearing the examination.