The U.P Board of Education has announced the vacancy of 1504 posts for Assistant Teachers and 390 posts for Principals in U.P Aided Junior High Schools (Basic Schools) and has started receiving online applications for the UP Junior Teacher 2021 exam from 3rd March 2021. The last date to fill the online application form is 17th March 2021.
The forms can be filled at their official website which is updeled.gov.in. The exams will be organized by the U.P Pariksha Niyamak Pradhikari, Prayagraj on 18th April 2021 and the results will be declared by 18th May 2021.
This article will give a brief idea of the UP Junior Teacher 2021 Exam syllabus and exam pattern and the preparation tips and strategies related to the exam.
UP Junior Teacher Syllabus and Exam Pattern
- The UP Junior Teacher 2021 exam will be divided into two sections. The first section will consist of 50 marks and the second section will carry 100 marks.
- The questions will be objective type.
- There will be no negative marking for incorrect answers.
- The examination will be conducted offline i.e., pen and paper based.
- The question paper will be available in both English as well as Hindi languages.
- The first section of the paper will consist of General Knowledge questions which will be compulsory for all.
- The second section of the paper will consist of the particular subject questions i.e., Sanskrit, Hindi, or English for their respective language teachers, Social Science for Social Science teacher, and Maths or Science for Maths or Science teachers.
- The time allocated for the exam will be 2 hours 30 minutes.
UP Junior Teacher Syllabus
Section 1 of the UP Junior Teacher Syllabus consists of questions related to general knowledge, current affairs, and reasoning ability. This section includes:
|Indian Politics and Governance – the political system, constitution, Panchayati Raj, etc.||Current affairs: [National & international]||Indian history and Indian National Movement.|
|Indian Geography||General topics related to the environment, ecology, biodiversity, and climate change||Economic and Social Development – Poverty including Demographics, Sustainable Development, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.|
|Analogies, blood relation, coding-decoding, assertion and assumption, assertion and reason, coded inequalities, binary logic, clocks and calendars classification, etc.|
Section 2 of the UP Junior Teacher Syllabus is divided into three parts. The candidates have to select one of these parts for which they want to appear for the UP Junior Teacher 2021 exam. The three parts are:
- For Language teachers, this section consists of questions from their respective languages i.e., Hindi, English, and Sanskrit.
- For Social Studies teachers, this section consists of History, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, etc.
- For Science and Maths teachers, this section consists of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Arithmetic, Algebra, Probability, etc. questions.
UP Junior 2021 Exam Preparation Strategy: Focused syllabus preparation
Competitive examinations require strenuous preparation, especially teacher recruitment ones. Here is a table that will help you strategize your way through your preparation each day.
|Subject||Time to invest in learning|
|Part A [GA/GK Reasoning]||1-2 hours everyday|
|Part A [Hindi]||1 hour every day|
|Part A [English]||1 hour every day|
|Part A [Sanskrit]||1 hour every day|
|Part B [SST]||2-2.5 hours every day|
|Part B [Mathematics]||2-2.5 hours every day|
UP Junior Teacher Preparation Tips
Since there is very little time left for the UP Junior Teacher 2021 exam, the candidates need to follow certain preparation tips strictly in order to clear their exam.
UP Junior Teacher preparation: GK and Current Affairs:
- Important Topics: Important Institution and changes, Economic Statistics, Film & Television, Science & Technology, Culture, Events & Anniversaries, Books & Authors, Environment & Ecosystem, Major Government Schemes, Sports, Important Dates, Currency, etc.
- Focus on the editorial/opinion page to analyse the current issues and the business page which helps in getting news related to the economy. Candidates opting for the exam in English can read The Hindu or The Indian Express and those opting for Hindi can read Dainik Jagran or Dainik Bhaskar. You can also refer to Rajya Sabha debates along with topic-wise revision capsules.
- Use creative learning techniques such as puzzles, quizzes, flowcharts, diagrams, etc. to boost memory, retention and recall skills.
UP Junior Teacher preparation tips for English/Hindi/Sanskrit Language:
- Topics: Reading Comprehension, Sentence Correction, Error Detection, Jumbled Sentences, Active & Passive Voice, Cloze Test, Odd One Out, Fill in the Blanks Vocabulary [Synonyms, Antonyms, One-word Substitution], etc.
- Reading Comprehension: Passages are normally based around topics of economics, current affairs, social issues and environment or they can be borrowed from literature and arts as well. Identify the different elements in a passage, namely, it’s Subject/Primary Idea of Passage, Author’s Point of View & Counter Arguments and Conclusion. Further, a passage may also contain visual imagery, facts and figurative language, amongst others. Experiment with the two common reading approaches: traditional top-down approach [read the complete passage and then attempt the questions] and the more creative bottom-up approach [first, analyse the question and connect it with the information in the passage]. Both of these are prevalent methods, however, the former is well-suited for longer passages and vice versa.
- The candidates should primarily focus on the grammar portion of their subjects which includes the different parts of speech and their usage.
UP Junior Teacher preparation tips for Social Studies:
- Topics: History -Ancient History [Earliest Societies, First Cities, Political Developments, Culture and Science, etc.], Medieval History [Kings and Kingdoms, Sultans of Delhi, Architecture, etc.], Modern History [Establishment of Company Power, Colonialism and Tribal Societies, 1857 Revolt, Women and Reform, Caste System, Nationalist movement, India after Independence, etc.], Geography- Globe, Environment, Air, Water, Human Environment, Resources, Agriculture, etc., Democracy, Government, Diversity, Demography, Population, Media, Human Development, Gender, Environment, Constitution, Judiciary, etc.
- For history, candidates should study through a timeline that will help them in remembering the events and the changes that happened. The topics included in this section are ancient and medieval history, modern Indian history and Indian culture.
- In Geography, candidates should try to focus on different topics area-wise. They have to focus on major landscapes, inhabitants and the atmosphere related to each of the areas.
UP Junior Teacher preparation tips for Science and Maths:
- For Maths, topics such as simplification, averages, percentages, linear equations, BODMAS, inequalities, etc. are fundamental. Thus, first of all, solidify your understanding in these topics before moving on to advanced topics like quadratic equations and permutation, amongst others. On the question paper, in the first 5 minutes, complete such questions first to gain crucial confidence.
- For Science, students should refer to basic concepts of Physics [motion, velocity, electricity, light, gravitation, etc.], Chemistry [atom, molecules, protons, electrons, etc.] and Biology [plant kingdom, animal kingdom, basic human processes, etc.]
Along with the preparation tips stated above, candidates must also take care of the basics of preparing for an exam which include making a time-table, setting the number of hours they would spend daily on each subject, analysing and solving the past year question papers which are available on different educational websites, preparing short notes, revising the subjects every week, reviewing their hold on the subjects, etc.
The candidates should also keep in mind that since there is no negative marking, they should try to attempt all questions. Also, since there is no subject-wise cut-off, they should first attempt the sections that they are good in and then move to the topics in which they are not very good.