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Which is tougher UPTET or CTET?

Which is Tougher: UPTET or CTET?

Candidates preparing for Teacher Eligibility Tests often get confused between the CTET and UPTET Exams. Moreover, they enquire about the difficulty level of these exams and which one among them is tougher? In this article, aspiring candidates will get all the relevant information and comparative study about all the candidates’ queries about CTET Vs. UPTET.

CTET Vs UPTET

Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is a national level examination conducted by the Central Government of India to ascertain the selection process for the appointment of teachers in central government schools. The CTET follows the guidelines stated by the Central Government under the Central Legislature to conduct the examination. Whereas, the Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (UPTET) is conducted by the Uttar Pradesh State Government for the appointment of teachers to be absorbed in the schools under UP Govt. UPTET follows all the norms and guidelines stated by the UP State Govt.

Difference Between CTET and UPTET

The following table helps the candidates clarify their doubts about the CTET and UPTET. In This table, the stark difference between the CTET and UPTET is mentioned.

CTET UPTET
Conducting Body Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board, (UPBEB)
Exam Frequency Twice a Year Once a Year
Minimum Age Eligibility 17 Years and above 18 – 35 years bracket
Application Fees
  • General – Rs 1,000
  • SC/ST/PwD – Rs 500
  • General – Rs.600/-
  • SC/ST – Rs.400/-
  • Differently Abled Person – Rs.100/-
Medium of Exam English & Hindi English & Hindi
Job Opportunities Schools run by the Central Government.

Other State Government Schools

Only Schools run by the Uttar Pradesh State Government
Mode of Exam Online Offline
Exam Center All over India Only in the State of Uttar Pradesh

Similarities between CTET and UPTET

Now that the candidates have a clear idea of the difference between the CTET and UPTET, let us move on to the similarities between them.

Eligibility Criteria of CTET & UPTET

The minimum requirement to appear in the CTET & UPTET exam is the same. In both the exams, candidates have to pass the senior secondary exam with a minimum of 50% marks and a B.Ed. degree. Moreover, the candidate who meets all the eligibility requirements can appear in CTET & UPTET for Paper I (Primary Stage) and Paper-II (Upper Primary Stage).

CTET & UPTET Eligibility Criteria
Primary Stage (Paper I) Class 12th with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education or D.EL.ED (by whatever name known)

OR

Class 12th with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4- year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.EL.Ed).

OR

Graduation with at least 50% marks and Bachelor of Education (B.Ed).

Upper Primary Stage (Paper II) Graduation and passing /appearing in the final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).

OR

Graduation with at least 45% marks and passed/ appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed).

OR

Class 12th with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4- year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.EI.Ed) or 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).

OR

Any candidate having qualified B.Ed. Programme recognized by the NCTE is eligible to appear in TET/CTET

Exam Pattern of CTET & UPTET

As the candidates must have got a clear idea of the visible difference between the CTET and UPTET, let’s check out the exam pattern. The exam pattern for both the exams is similar, consisting of 150 questions that they need to answer within 150 minutes. Candidates who want to get a teaching job in the primary section(Classes 1 to 5), need to appear for Paper I and to get a teaching job in the upper primary section (Classes 6 to 8) for Paper-II. Candidates aspiring for a teaching job in Classes 1 to 8 need to appear in both Paper-I and Paper-II.

Exam Pattern 2021
Paper Name of Subject Number   of     Questions Paper Name of Subject Number   of     Questions
PAPER –I (class I- class V) Child Development and Pedagogy 30 PAPER –II (class VI- class VIII) Child Development and Pedagogy 30
Language I (compulsory) and  Pedagogy 30 Language I (compulsory) and Pedagogy 30
Language II (compulsory) and  Pedagogy 30 Language II (compulsory) and Pedagogy 30
Mathematics and  Pedagogy 30 Mathematics & Science and  Pedagogy

OR

Social Studies/Social Science and  Pedagogy

60
Environmental Studies and  Pedagogy 30
Total Marks 150 Total Marks 150
Negative Marks NO Negative Marks NO

Syllabus

Though the syllabus of the CTET and UPTET is almost the same. The main difference reflects in the content of the question paper. In CTET exam papers, the focus is equally given to Pedagogy as well. In detailed scrutiny of the question paper of CTET, candidates will find that the question on the method of teaching, the technique of teaching and other basic questions of Pedagogy is included. CTET focuses on the knowledge of the candidates about the subject as well as their understanding or skills to teach particular subjects. Whereas, these types of questions are comparatively less in the UPTET exam question paper. UPTET focuses more on the knowledge of the candidates about the subject.

Exam Pattern Paper I

Sections Topics Number of Questions
Child Development and Pedagogy Development of a Primary School Child 15
Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs 5
Learning and Pedagogy 10
Language 1 and Language 2 (30 Questions each) Language Comprehension 15
Pedagogy of Language Development 15
Mathematics Content (numbers, solving simple equations, algebra, geometry patterns, time, measurement, data handling, solids, data handling, etc.) 15
Pedagogical issues 15
Environmental Studies Content (environment, food, shelter, water, family, and friends, etc.) 15
Pedagogical Issues 15

Exam Pattern Paper II

Subject Important topics Number of Questions Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy
  • Child Development (Elementary School Child)
  • Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs
  • Learning and Pedagogy
  • Theories
30 30
Language-I
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Poem
  • Pedagogy of Language Development
30 30
Language-II
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Pedagogy of Language Development
30 30
Mathematics*
  • Numbers system, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration
  • Pedagogical issues
60 60
Science*
  • Food, Material, The World of the Living, The World of the Living, Moving Things People and Ideas, How things work, Natural Phenomenon, Natural Resources
  • Science Pedagogical Issues
60 60
Social Studies*
  • History, Geography, Social and Political Life
  • Social Studies Pedagogical Issues
60 60

*Please Note: Candidates can opt for either Mathematics, Science or Social Science. So, the total number of questions attempted by candidates is 150.

Which one is tougher: CTET or UPTET?

In many aspects, CTET and UPTET are similar when it comes to eligibility criteria, exam pattern and syllabus. But when it comes to ascertaining the difficulty level of the CTET and UPTET exams, factors chip in. First, CTET is a national level examination and UPTET is a state-level examination. Hence, the number of candidates appearing for CTET is much more than in UPTET. When the competition is at the national level the standard and level of difficulty securing top ranks rises automatically. Other than that both are difficult to crack.

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