UPTET 2021 Live: UP TET cancelled due to paper leak, Check exam dates

UPBEB has cancelled the UPTET 2021 exam today due to the question paper leak. Know UPTET 2021 exam latest news here.

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Prabakaran K | Dec 1, 2021 - 4:41 p.m. IST
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New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board (UPBEB) has cancelled the Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test 2021 which was scheduled to be conducted today. As per the reports, UPTET 2021 exam was cancelled because of a question paper leak on the WhatsApp group. The UPTET 2021 exam will now be conducted after a month. The exact date of the UPTET exam will be announced later by UPBEB. Candidates need not be required to pay any application fee again.
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Approximately 20 lakhs candidates had registered for the UPTET 2021 exam. The UPTET 2021 exam was scheduled to be conducted at several exam centres across 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh. There will be two papers in the UPTET 2021 exam. UPTET paper 1 will be conducted from 10 AM to 12:30 PM for primary school teachers for classes 1 to 5. Whereas UPTET 2021 paper 2 is for higher primary school teachers for classes 6 to 8 which will be conducted from 2:30 PM to 5 PM.

UPTET 2021 highlights



Name of the exam

Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test

Commonly known as


Conducting body

Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board (UPBEB)

Level of examination

State Level eligibility test

UPTET exam date 2021

November 28, 2021 (Cancelled)

To be announced later

Number of applicants registered

20 lakhs approx

Mode of exam


UPTET 2021 Paper

Paper I (for classes 1 to 5)

Paper II (for classes 6 to 8)

Exam duration

2 hours 30 minutes for each paper

Marking scheme

1 marks for each correct answer

No negative marking

Official website



UPBEB contact details

Phone No.: 9454713363, 8004923042, 8004922875

Email ID: secretarypnp.up@gmail.com

The Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (UPTET) is a highly competitive exam, it is considered one of the toughest teacher eligibility tests as the number of applicants who register for the exam is huge as they aspire to make their career in the teaching field. For UPTET 2021, approximately 20 lakh registrations have taken place. This number has been increasing every year. Here are some statistics to showcase the popularity of the UPTET exam in the past years.

UPTET registration stats


Total registrations


20 lakhs approx





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Live updates

The UPTET 2021 exam has been cancelled by the UPBEB today. The revised UPTET 2021 exam date will be announced later. For UPTET 2021 latest updates, check this page regularly.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 12:54 PM IST

Are the candidates need to pay the UPTET 2021 application fee again?

According to the reports, the cancelled UPTET 2021 exam will be conducted after a month and they will not be needed to pay the application fee again. 

Nov. 28, 2021 | 12:33 PM IST

UPTET 2021 preparation tips

  • Candidates are advised to make use of the extra time to excel in the UPTET 2021 examination.
  • Candidates should not take any stress on themselves. They must keep calm and stress-free. 
  • They should revise all important chapters and topics thoroughly. It will boost the self-confidence level.
  • Candidates should make short notes for important topics and keep them handy for revision.
  • They should practice using the previous year's UPTET question papers which are available to download as pdf files. This will help them to improve time management, speed and accuracy.
Nov. 28, 2021 | 12:11 PM IST

UPTET exam 2021: Validity of the eligibility certificate

Previously, the UPTET eligibility certificate was valid for seven years. However, of late the Uttar Pradesh state government has announced that for all the candidates who qualify the UPTET exam 2021, their eligibility certificate will be valid for a lifetime.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 11:51 AM IST

UPTET notification 2021: Expected cutoff

The minimum qualifying marks for candidates belonging to different categories or the expected UPTET cutoff is given below in the table:


Minimum Qualifying marks out of 150

Minimum qualifying percentage 







Nov. 28, 2021 | 11:34 AM IST

Candidate's reactions on UPTET 2021 exam cancellation

Nov. 28, 2021 | 11:23 AM IST

When will new UPTET 2021 exam date be announed?

UPTET exam latest news 2021 - As per the reposts, Prashant Kumar, ADG, Law & Order said that the UPTET 2021 exam scheduled to be held today stands cancelled due to an alleged paper leak. Dozens of suspects were detained by Special Task Force (STF) in the paper leak case, the investigation is on. Uttar Pradesh government will conduct the exam again within a month.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 11:12 AM IST

UPTET 2021 latest news and updates: Exam cancelled today

As per the reports, the UPTET 2021 exam has been cancelled. The UPTET 2021 exam was scheduled to be held today, November 28 for two papers. According to the latest updates, the UPTET 2021 question paper has been leaked through the WhatsApp group. The UPBEB will announce the revised exam dates of UPTET 2021 later online on the official website - updeled.gov.in.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 10:35 AM IST

UPTET Admit Card 2021

Candidates have to carry UPTET admit card 2021 to the exam centre, without which entry will not be allowed. Candidates along with a valid id proof have to carry two photographs same as the one uploaded while applying for the UPTET 2021 exam.  

Nov. 28, 2021 | 10:28 AM IST

UPTET Result 2021 Date

UPBEB will announce the UPTET 2021 result online on the official website on December 28, 2021. Candidates can check the UPTET result 2021 by entering their valid login credentials including roll number and password.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 10:23 AM IST

UPTET 2021 answer key challenge facility

In case of any discrepancy in the UPTET answer key 2021, candidates can challenge or object the answer key till December 6, 2021. The final UPTET 2021 answer key will be released after considering the objections raised by candidates on December 24, 2021.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 10:20 AM IST

UPTET 2021 answer key release date (official)

Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board (UPBEB) will publish the preliminary UPTET answer key on December 2, 2021. Candidates will be able to download the UPTET answer key 2021 as pdf by clicking on the necessary link. The answer key of UPTET is released separately for paper 1 and paper 2. Candidates can download the UPTET answer key 2021 for both papers separately in the pdf form.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 10:10 AM IST

UPTET 2021 exam analysis for paper 1

Candidates who appeared in paper 1 will be able to check the UPTET 2021 paper analysis here. They will also get the exam analysis of UPTET subject-wise. With the help of UPTET exam analysis 2021 for paper 1, candidates can check the difficulty level and safe attempts for the exam.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 10:00 AM IST

UPTET exam news today 2021: Exam begins

Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board has started the UPTET 2021 exam today, November 28 at 10.00 am. The UPTET 2021 exam will be conducted for two and a half hours. The UPTET shift 1 exam will conclude at 12:20 pm.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 09:48 AM IST

UPTET 2021 exam centre's gate closed

The security guards have closed the UPTET exam centre's gate now. Hereafter, no candidates will be permitted to enter the exam centre. The UPTET 2021 exam will begin sharply at 10:00 am. 

Nov. 28, 2021 | 09:41 AM IST

UPTET 2021 - Exam centre's gate to be closed soon

Candidates are rushing into the UPTET 2021 exam centre as the last few minutes of entry are left. Security guards are ready with the padlocks to lock the gates. The UPTET exam centres gate will close anytime soon.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 09:35 AM IST

UPTET 2021 - Do not indulge in malpractices

All the candidates who would appear in the UPTET 2021 exam, must maintain decorum inside the exam hall and not indulge in any kind of unfair means. If any candidate is found either talking or disturbing anyone in the UPTET exam hall, then strict action will be taken against that person. 

Nov. 28, 2021 | 09:29 AM IST

Can I do rough work on the UPTET 2021 answer sheet?

No, candidates are not allowed to do any kind of rough work on the UPTET OMR sheet. However, the space for the rough work will be available on the test booklet, candidates can do all the rough work there.  Candidates are allowed to take the test booklet along with them. While answering the question in the UPTET exam, candidates must analyze their answers before filling the OMR sheet. However, students have the liberty to answer all the questions as there is no negative marking in the UPTET 2021 exam.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 09:22 AM IST

UPTET 2021: What not to do in the OMR sheet?

Candidates need to be quite attentive while filling the OMR sheet and answering the questions. Minor mistakes will lead to the disqualification of the candidate from the UPTET exam 2021.

  • Do not use a pencil anywhere in the OMR sheet

  • Do not fold the UPTET answer sheet

  • Do not make any specific mark or write anything other than the required details and the answer choice.

  • While answering the question, make sure that the circle is properly filled. Do not leave it half-filled or light-shaded.

  •  If you the candidate do not want to answer any question, leave the circle empty

  • Make sure that your answer is correct then fill the circle. Candidates are not allowed to change the answer or cross mark the filled circle.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 09:15 AM IST

Details need to filled in the OMR sheet of UPTET 2021

The UPTET 2021 OMR will be specific which will be scanned through an optical scanner. Candidates need to fill in the required details neatly to avoid any disqualification. The details that need to fill are:

  • Candidate’s Name

  • Father’s/Husband’s Name

  • Mother’s Name

  • Centre Code

  • Category

  • Centre Name (as mentioned on the UPTET admit card 2021)

  • Roll number

  • Test booklet number

  • UPTET question paper series

  • Language choice (in which language you will answer the question)

  • Signature of invigilator

  • Candidate’s Signature

  • Choice of the subject for Paper 2 (if the candidate is appearing for Paper 2)

Nov. 28, 2021 | 09:10 AM IST

What is the UPTET exam pattern for Paper 1?

The exam pattern for UPTET 2021 includes the medium, mode, marking scheme. In the table that is given below, candidates can check the total number of questions, marking scheme, sections from which the questions will be asked in the UPTET exam.



Number of questions 

Child Development and Pedagogy



Language-I (Hindi)



Language-II (English/Urdu/Sanskrit)






Environmental Studies






Nov. 28, 2021 | 09:05 AM IST

UPTET 2021 - Know how to answer the questions

The UPTET 2021 question paper will have multiple choice questions and candidates will have to identify the correct answer and colour the circle with the black ballpoint pen. Candidates must not use any other colour ballpoint pen or pencil. Also, candidates should not try to change the answer by erasing it or adding a whitener as then the OMR sheet will not be evaluated.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 08:59 AM IST

UPTET latest news 2021 - Follow the instructions given by the Invigilator

Before the commencement of the UPTET 2021 exam, the invigilator will read out some important instructions which the candidates must ensure that they follow. The instructions will be pertaining to how and when to open the UPTET question test booklet, how to answer the questions when to leave the exam hall and also regarding the conduct of the candidate in the exam hall.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 08:54 AM IST

UPTET Latest News and Updates 2021

UPBEB is going to commence the UPTET Paper 1 exam from 10 am across various centres. Paper 2 of the UPTET 2021 exam will be conducted from 2:30 om to 5 pm today. UPTET 2021 result will be announced on December 28.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 08:48 AM IST

UPTET 2021 - Checking of admit card

During the UPTET exam 2021, the invigilator will check the UPTET admit card 2021 for the assurance of a student’s identity. After checking all the details, the invigilator will sign the admit card. In case of any doubt, the invigilator can take the student to the UPTET 2021 exam centre authority for clarification. The UPTET exam 2021 will start and end according to the scheduled time as mentioned on the admit card.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 08:43 AM IST

UPTET 2021 exam: Entry started

The securities have opened the UPTET 2021 exam centre’s gate and entry started now. Candidates who fail to carry a UPTET admit card 2021 and valid photo identity proof are not permitted to enter the exam centre.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 08:37 AM IST

UPTET 2021 Related Queries- Check where to contact

In case of any queries related to the UPTET 2021 exam, candidates can contact the helpdesk at 05322 466761 / 2466769 / 2467504 and Email - uptethelpline@gmail.com.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 08:32 AM IST

How to fill the UPTET OMR sheet?

After ensuring that the OMR sheet is in proper concussion, candidates need to fill the required details as per their UPTET admit card 2021. Check the instructions to fill the OMR sheet of the UPTET 2021 exam.

  • Use a BLACK ball-point pen only to fill the OMR sheet

  • Use of pencil is strictly prohibited. This will lead to disqualification.

  • After filling the OMR sheet, candidates need to wait for the invigilator order to start their UPTET exam 2021.

  • Candidates need to fill the circle with a black ball-point pen to answer the questions.

Check the image shown below to know how to mark the correct option in the UPTET 2021 OMR sheet.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 08:27 AM IST

UPTET latest news 2021 - Use of tobacco is strictly prohibited in UPTET exam hall

Candidates are not allowed to use tobacco, smoking or any form of illegal activities in the UPTET exam hall. If someone gets caught, they will be disqualified and strict action will be taken. Spitting on the walls of the UPTET exam hall is strictly prohibited. All the important instructions are clearly mentioned on the UPTET admit card 2021 regarding the UPTET exam day. Those who are appearing for the UPTET exam read the UPTET exam day guideline carefully and follow the guidelines strictly.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 08:22 AM IST

UPTET exam 2021 - Pre exam instructions for Test booklet and OMR sheet

UPTET 2021 exam will be conducted in offline mode. Candidates need to give their answers in the UPTET OMR sheet. Check important instructions regarding the OMR sheet.

  • The UPTET test booklet will be given to the candidates 10 minutes before the exam scheduled time. Candidates need to fill the required details on the test book with a ball-point pen.

  • Students will be asked to break the seal of the UPTET test booklet 5 minutes before the scheduled UPTET 2021 exam time. Candidates must not open the booklet before that.

  • Check the code printed on your test booklet and OMR sheet is the same.

  • If the codes are different, ask the invigilator to change your OMR sheet and test booklet of UPTET exam 2021.

  • Count the pages and ensure that the OMR sheet is not mutilated. 

Nov. 28, 2021 | 08:17 AM IST

What are the subjects from which questions will be asked in the UPTET exam 2021?

The subjects from which the UPTET 2021 exam will be asked are:

  • Mathematics

  • Child Development and Pedagogy 

  • Environmental Studies 

  • English Language 

  • Hindi Language

Nov. 28, 2021 | 08:12 AM IST

UPTET exam 2021 - Students reaction before the exam (Pre-exam preparation)

Some of the candidates who had arrived at the UPTET 2021 exam centre, said that they had ample time to prepare well for the UPTET exam. 

Aditi Singh said, “ I had more than six months’ time to prepare for the UPTET 2021 exam and I am happy that the government has announced that the eligibility certificate of UPTET will now be valid for a lifetime.”

Another candidate, Rajeev said that online tips from experts and some coaching institutes helped him to prepare well for the UPTET exam. He added, “I am confident of scoring more than 100 marks.”

Nov. 28, 2021 | 08:07 AM IST

What to carry inside the UPTET 2021 exam hall?

Candidates are required to carry with them the following items when they will appear for the UPTET exam 2021:

  • Sanitiser 
  • Mask 
  • Blue/Black ballpoint pen
  • UPTET admit card 2021
  • Valid photo identity proof
Nov. 28, 2021 | 08:01 AM IST

Check the details on the UPTET admit card 2021

The UPTET 2021 admit card was released on November 19, 2021. Candidates appearing for the UPTET 2021 exam can download the hall ticket from the official website - updeled.gov.in. Candidates after downloading the UPTET admit card must check all the details printed on it. And in case of any mistakes, they need to contact the UPBEB authorities to have the issue rectified. Details that must be checked on the admit card are mentioned below.

  • Candidate’s name
  • Parents name
  • Date of birth
  • Category
  • Photograph 
  • Signature
  • Registration number
  • Roll number
  • Date and time of UPTET 2021 exam
Nov. 28, 2021 | 07:56 AM IST

What is the marking scheme for UPTET 2021 exam?

Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board (UPBEB) frames the UPTET paper 1 and 2 marking scheme. Both the papers are of 150 marks, where each question carries 1 mark each. There is no negative marking in the UPTET exam too. Check the table below to know the exact UPTET 2021 marking scheme.

UPTET 2021 marking scheme and exam pattern

UPTET Papers

Paper I and Paper II


2 hours 30 minutes for each paper

Type of questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

UPTET Marking Scheme

1 mark allotted per question

No negative marking.

Total Marks

150 marks for each paper

Nov. 28, 2021 | 07:51 AM IST

What not to carry inside the UPTET 2021 exam hall?

Candidates are not allowed to carry any eatables, soft or hard drinks, electronics, bluetooth devices or any form of paper that might be considered as cheating material is not permitted inside the UPTET exam centre. Certain exceptions are made in case the candidate has a certain medical condition, then they are allowed to carry their medication, etc. with the prior permission of the authorities. For more details on this candidates can check the official UPTET 2021 notification.

Nov. 28, 2021 | 07:46 AM IST

UPTET 2021 exam: Follow the COVID 19 protocol

Candidates on the day of the UPTET exam need to follow all the COVID-19 protocols as laid down by the authorities. Those in violation of these guidelines will not be allowed to appear for the UPTET 2021 exam. Some of the coronavirus exam day guidelines are as follows:

  • Wear a face mask or shield for the full duration of the exam.
  • Carry your own hand sanitizer in a transparent bottle.
  • Drinking water in a transparent bottle is permitted in the examination hall.
  • Applicants with COVID-19 symptoms won’t be allowed to give the exam.
Nov. 28, 2021 | 07:41 AM IST

UPTET 2021: Documents to be carried along with admit card

On the day of the exam, candidates need to carry the UPTET admit card 2021 along with an original valid photo identity card issued by a competent authority. In case the photo on the admit card is not clear they also need to carry 2 identical photographs too same as the one uploaded while applying for the UPTET 2021 exam. Applicants can carry any one of the following photo identity proof to the examination centre.

  • Aadhaar Card 
  • PAN Card 
  • Permanent Driving License 
  • Voter Id Card 
  • College Id 
Nov. 28, 2021 | 07:36 AM IST

UPTET exam timing 2021

The UPTET 2021 exam is scheduled to be held in two shifts for paper 1 and paper 2. The UPTET paper 1 for teachers of classes 1 to 5 will begin at 10 AM. Whereas the UPTET 2021 paper 2 will start at 2:30 PM. Check the UPTET 2021 exam timings shift-wise in the table below.

UPTET exam timings 2021


UPTET 2021 exam schedule

Paper 1 

10:00 AM to 12:30 PM 

Paper 2 

2:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Nov. 28, 2021 | 07:33 AM IST

UPTET 2021 exam day guidelines

The applicants appearing for the UPTET 2021 must adhere to the exam day guidelines and instructions as set by the authorities for the smooth conduct of the examination. Some of the UPTET exam day instructions are as follows:

  1. All COVID-19 and social distancing protocols must be followed by everyone.

  2. No electronic devices, gadgets, bluetooth devices or study material is allowed inside the UPTET exam centre.

  3. The UPTET admit card 2021 and an original valid photo ID should be present with the candidates on the exam day.

  4. Latecomers will not be allowed to appear for the UPTET 2021 exam.

  5. Check the UPTET question booklet for any misprints or missing pages and bring it to the notice of the authorities.

  6. The UPTET question paper 2021 booklet should be opened 5 minutes before the commencement of the exam.

Also read: UPTET 2021: Last-minute preparation tips

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