UP TET Exam of Uttar Pradesh (UP), Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern and More
Exams are meant to measure the knowledge and aptitude of a person in certain specific field of interest beside other things. The exam can both be oral or written or both at times. Nowadays online tests are gaining popularity in India. Formats, patterns, syllabus and goals of a test differ from each other.
TET stands for Teacher Eligibility Test. This particular test is conducted at national and State level. Both the Central and State government is responsible for holding this test at its respective level. National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) is directly responsible for conducting this particular test with the sole aim of raising the standard of teaching. Beside the new candidates, working group also has to sit for this test and clear it in order to continue with their work in an uninterrupted manner.
The pattern of TET
Teachers Eligibility Test comes with two papers for clearance. There is paper one and paper two to be cleared. Five subjects need to be studied to clear UP TET Exam. These papers are related to Child Development and Pedagogy, Environmental Issues/Studies, Mathematics, Language 1 and Language 11.
150 MCQs need to be answered in duration of 90 minutes or one and a half hour. The questions are multiple choices in nature. Each paper makes a teacher eligible for a certain standard in school. Candidates who wish to teach students of classes 1-5 can sit for only the first paper. Class VI to VIII is possible for teachers who sit for paper II. Teachers who clear both the papers can teach students from class 1 to VIII.
Syllabus for UP TET Papers
Paper one contains 150 questions based on environmental studies, Language 1 and Language 11, Math and Child Development and Pedagogy. All the sections contain 30 questions each. The paper is meant for candidates for classes’ 1-V.
The second paper of 90 minutes is meant for teachers of class six to eight. There are 150 questions to be answered in 90 minutes. Questions on Child Development and Pedagogy are compulsory in nature and these are 30 in number. For Language I & 11 we also have 30 questions each which are again mandatory to be answered. For Math and Science tutors there are 60 questions to be answered and the same is the case for a tutor of Social Studies.
Questions for the paper on Child Development and Pedagogy are related to the needs of children, special attention that is to be given to a special child. The questions hit upon the psychology of a child’s mind.
Proficiency in a language is the aim of language papers. The questions are asked about elements of language and communication abilities of a language learner. Abilities of a person in relation to a language are also looked into.
Problem solving is the focus of Math paper.
TET Exam focuses on all aspects of teaching. A person who can understand a child in all aspects is bound to become a success as a teacher.