UPTET Syllabus for Paper - 2 : (Social Studies)

Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (UPTET)

Paper 2 (Upper Primary Teachers Classes VI-VIII)
(Social Studies Syllabus)

V. Social Studies/ Social Sciences : 60 Questions
a) Content - 40 Questions

I. History

  • When, Where and How
  • The Earliest Societies
  • The First Farmers and Herders
  • The First Cities
  • Early States
  • New Ideas
  • The First Empire
  • Contacts with Distant lands
  • Political Developments
  • Culture and Science
  • New Kings and Kingdoms
  • Sultans of Delhi
  • Architecture
  • Creation of an Empire
  • Social Change
  • Regional Cultures
  • The Establishment o f Company Power
  • Rural Life and Society
  • Colonialism and Tribal Societies
  • The Revolt of 1857 -58
  • Women and reform
  • Challenging the Caste System
  • The Nationalist Movement
  • India After Independence

II. Geography

  • Geography as a social study and as a science
  • Planet: Earth in the solar system
  • Globe
  • Environment in its totality: natural and human environment.
  • Air
  • Water
  • Human Environment: settlement, transport and communication.
  • Resources: Types- Natural and Human
  • Agriculture

III. Social and Political Life

  • Diversity
  • Government
  • Local Government
  • Making a Living
  • Democracy
  • State Government
  • Understanding Media
  • Unpacking Gender
  • The Constitution
  • Parliamentary Government
  • Social Justice and the Marginalised

b) Pedagogical issues 20 Questions

  • Concept & Nature of Social Science/Social Studies
  • Class Room Processes, activities and discourse
  • Developing Critical thinking
  • Enquiry/Empirical Evidence
  • Problems of teaching Social Science/Social Studies
  • Sources – Primary & secondary
  • Projects Work
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