UPTET 2016 has been conducted across the State on 19 December wherein over 7 lakh candidates participated. Total 7,55,889 candidates including 2,54,068 applicants for Paper 1 and 5,01,821 applicants for Paper 2, were issued the admit cards for the exam. Over 1,700 supervisors along with 75 officials of Education Department were appointed to oversee the examination process. Total 286 teams comprising of flying officials were also deployed.
The applications for the biggest TET examination of the State were submitted in the month of October. UPTET 2016 has been conducted as per the NCTE guidelines which mandate the TET qualification for all teachers’ appointment. UPTET exam consisted of two papers : Paper 1 for primary classes (for Class I to V) and Paper 2 for upper primary classes (Class VI to VIII).
Paper 2 was conducted in the morning shift from 10 am to 12.30 pm, followed by Paper 1 in the evening shift from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm. As per the instruction received from the authorities, no private college was designated as the test venue for UPTET 2016.
In comparison to the last TET exam conducted in Uttar Pradesh where 9.42 lakh candidates took the exam, this time only 7.5 lakh candidates took the test. Around 6,179 forms were rejected by the authorities. UPTET 2016 was organized at 858 test centers across all 75 districts of the State. While there were speculations over social media that the UPTET was deferred to December 23 from December 17, the exam was conducted as per the schedule.
The question papers of UPTET were kept at treasury on Sunday from where they were distributed to the examination venues. The local administration was responsible for providing security to prevent leaking of question paper and Divisional Commissioners & District Magistrates were entrusted the task of conducting the exam in coordination with Examination Regulatory Authority, Allahabad. After the completion of the exam, Divisional Commissioners submitted the reports to the Secretary, Basic Education Department.
Maximum 44,336 applicants belong to Allahabad, followed by Azamgarh (22,216) and Kanpur (21,229). Around 20 thousand applicants were from Capital city Lucknow. As the exam completed, the aspirants who took the Paper 2 from Science stream said the mathematics section was tough. On the other hand, Arts candidates found the paper comparatively easy.
UPTET Answer Key
The answer key of UPTET 2016 will be released on December 27. The candidates will also be given three days window to submit the objections against the answer keys. The answer keys will be placed at the official web portal www.upbasiceduboard.gov.in and will be accessible for all candidates.
After considering the objections, the Authority would prepare final answer keys based upon which the result announcement will be made on 28 February.