TET is Mandatory to Become Senior Secondary Teacher in UP State

By Komal|Updated : January 30th, 2021

Important Announcement: Candidates those are interested and eligible to teach as a secondary teacher in Government aided schools of Uttar Pradesh requires to qualify TET (may be UPTET & CTET).

As per the sources, it is concluded that it is mandatory to qualify the Teacher Eligibility Test to become eligible to appear in the exam for the recruitment of Class 11 & 12. As per the current scenario, only two exams are conducted i.e. Paper 1 & Paper 2 (same as CTET Paper 1 & 2, UPTET Paper 1 & 2).

  • TET Paper 1 is for the recruitment of teachers for classes 1st to 5th.
  • TET Paper 2 is for the recruitment of teachers for classes 6th to 8th or 10th.

Now TET Paper 3 is proposed to be conducted for the recruitment of teachers for classes 11th & 12th (Secondary or Senior Secondary classes).

 In context to TET-3 conducting body will be organizing exam for the academic session of 2021-2022. From 2023 onwards TET 3 will be made mandatory in a full-fledged mode.

 

As per the sources, teachers will have to qualify the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) to become a teacher in Secondary Schools of  Uttar Pradesh. The conducting body will be organizing TET Level 3 which is referred to as third level examinations.  The outline for conducting the TET Level 3 will be released soon by the Board for the academic session of 2021-2022.

It is important to note that TET will be mandatory to become a teacher in the Uttar Pradesh State from 2023 sessions. Candidates planning to start their career in the teaching now have to first qualify the UP TET exam. Thereafter, they can apply for teaching vacancies available.

Prior to this announcement, the recruitment in the government schools was done by the Public Service Commission and Secondary Education Service Selection Commission. Candidates had to give a written test to qualify the examinations.  However, after this amendment, teachers have to clear TET exam first.

This will be followed by:

  • The written test for teacher recruitment,
  • Assessment of educational qualification,
  • Interview and
  • Teaching Performance.

Read below information regarding Paper 1 & Paper 2. Similarly, It is expected that Paper 3 will follow the same pattern.

The UTET examination is conducted by the Uttar Pradesh Board of Basic Education. To apply for the UP TET exam, candidates must have graduation degree from any recognized university. The exam takes place as an offline pen paper-based examination. As per previous year UP TET notification, There will be around 150 questions in both Paper 1 and Paper 2 respectively. Each question will carry 04 options wherein only one option is the correct answer. Every question carries 01 marks and there is no negative marking in UP TET examinations. On qualifying the UP TET exam, candidates will get TET certificate. Recently NCTE announced that the TET certificate is going to remain valid for a lifetime and not just for a few years.

Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board is responsible for conducting the UPTET 2021, Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test. The UPTET notification is expected to be released soon. We are sharing the complete detail of eligibility criteria required to make one eligible to sit in the Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test 2021. UP TET is a wonderful opportunity for all those candidates who want to become a teacher in Uttar Pradesh. 

Applicants should have clarity of the exam they are going to appear in UPTET for the first time. The first and foremost thing is to understand, what makes one eligible for the certain exam. 

UPTET 2021 Educational Qualification:

Here's are the educational qualification combinations for both paper-1 and paper-2. A candidate must have one of the following educational qualifications in order to fill the application form and sit in the examination.

UPTET Eligibility Criteria for Primary Teacher (Paper -1):

  • Senior Secondary (or it's equivalent) with at least 50% marks Passed or appearing in the final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known) OR
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of 4- year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed). OR
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of 2- year Diploma in Education (Special Education)* OR
  • Graduation and passed or appearing in the final year of two-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known)
  • Graduation with B.Ed passed or appearing Candidates.

UPTET Eligibility Criteria for Upper Primary Teacher (Paper - 2):

  • Graduation and passed or appearing in the final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known) OR
  • Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed). OR
  • Graduation with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in 1- year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations issued from time to time in this regard. OR
  • Senior Secondary (or it's equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of 4- year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed) OR
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of 4- year B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed. OR
  • Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education)

Note: B.Ed Candidates can apply for both Paper -1 & 2.

Qualifying Marks for UPTET 2021

Here is the required cut-off of UPTET to qualify the exam and get the UPTET certificate. The cut-off is different for reserved and unreserved categories.

CategoryMinimum Percentage requiredRequired Marks (Out of 150)
General6090
OBC/SC/ST5582

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