Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility (UPTET) 2019 stands postponed, as per reports. It was supposed to be held tomorrow, that is December 22, 2019. However in light of the public unrest in the state, due to the ongoing protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act. Also, due to interrupted internet services in the recent times due to the same issue, many have been unable to download their admit cards.
Leading dailies have published a notification signed by the Additional Chief Secretary, Revenue and Basic Education Department, Renuka Kumar as per which the department has decided to postpone the exams. The notice or relevant information has not yet been updated on the official website updeled.gov.in.
Candidates are in a bit of spot as there is no official update on the matter on the official site. Fearing that they will miss out on the exam if the reports are untrue, many candidates are continuously checking the official website for accurate updates.
If the exam is indeed delayed, and will be held on a new date, then logic dictates that fresh admit cards should also be issued, conveying the new exam date and centre.
Exam authorities had released the UPTET 2019 notification on October 30, 2019. Registration for the exam started on November 1, 2019, and ended on November 20, 2019. However the last date for paying fees was November 21, 2019, and that to submit completed registration forms or to print forms was November 22, 2019. Then on December 12, 2019, that is a little over a week ago, admit card of UPTET was issued.
As per the initial schedule, exam was supposed to be held on the upcoming Sunday, and then answer key of the TET was to be out officially on December 26, 2019. Candidates would have got the chance to submit objections against the same from January 16 to 21, 2020.
There are two papers in UPTET, paper 1 and paper 2. Candidates who will be teaching classes I to V go for the former, and the teaching aspirants of classes VI to VIII go for the latter.
In paper 1, there are 30 questions each in each of the subjects namely child development and pedagogy, language 1 hindi, language 2 english / urdu / sanskrit, maths, and environmental studies.
Paper 2 has 30 questions each from child development and pedagogy, language 1 hindi, language 2 english / urdu / sanskrit, and 60 questions in either mathematics and science or social studies.
Candidates are required to score 60% marks that is get 90 out of 150 in order to qualify the exam and get a TET certificate.
It is only upon qualifying the UPTET that one can apply for teaching positions. As per NCTE norms, to have a uniform and better quality of teachers throughout the nation, it is mandatory to have qualified TET. A 5% relaxation in marks is provided in some places for reserved category candidates, allowing them to qualify with 82 or 83 marks as per specific state norms.