Which exam is easier, CTET, UPTET, or REET?

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Have you just completed your 12th or graduation and want to appear in a teaching exam? But not sure about which examination you should prepare for or which one is easier than others. Here we have shared something which will definitely help you out with it.

There are so many eligibility tests in India to recruit teachers for certain positions in the education sector. Every year lakhs of candidates appear for various exams but few of them can qualify.Today, we will discuss the differentiation between CTET exam, UPTET exam and REET exam.

CTET Exam

CTET stands for Central Teacher Eligibility test. CTET exams are conducted by Central Government to recruit primary and upper primary teachers for centralized schools like Army schools, Navodaya Vidyalaya and government schools etc. these schools are regulated by central government of India. The exam mode of CTET is offline and with no negative markings.

Exam PatternPaper 1Paper 2
Teaching Criteria1st -5th class6th – 8th class
Eligibility12th+ 2years Diploma,D.EL.Ed,B.El.Ed./B.Ed.Graduation,D.EL.Ed,B.El.Ed/B.Ed.
With Minimum Marks50%50%
Question TypeMCQMCQ
Total Marks150150
Total timings2:30hrs2:30hrs
Exam ConductingTwice a year(July +Dec)Twice in year(July +Dec)
Age Limit18-35(Both Male + Female)18-35(Both Male + Female)
Certificate Validity7years7years
Mode of ExamOfflineOffline
Negative MarkingNANA

Understanding of the syllabus is the most important aspect of any competitive exam. Thus, we have obtained subjects with marks below.

CTET Paper 1 syllabus

  • Child development and pedagogy=30
  • Language 1 =30
  • Language 2 =30
  • Mathematics = 30
  • Environmental studies=30

CTET Paper 2 syllabus

  • Child development and pedagogy=30
  • Language 1 =30
  • Language 2 =30
  • Mathematics/science/social science + others = 60

UPTET Exam

UPTET stands for Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test.UPTET is conducted by the Uttar Pradesh state government to recruit primary and upper primary teachers. Those who will qualify for UPTET are eligible to be a teacher and serve to UP government education boards of primary and secondary sections.

Exam PatternPaper 1Paper 2
Teaching Criteria1st -5th class6th – 8th class
Eligibility 12th or B.El.Ed(50% minimum)Graduation, Diploma or B.El.Ed(50% minimum) B.Ed(final)
With Minimum Marks50%50%
Question TypeMCQMCQ
Total Marks150150
Total timings2:30hrs2:30hrs
Exam ConductingEvery yearEvery year
Age Limit18-35y18-35y
Certificate Validity5years5years
Mode of ExamOfflineOffline
Negative MarkingNANA

UPTET Paper 1 Syllabus

  • Child development and pedagogy=30
  • Language 1 =30
  • Language 2 =30
  • Mathematics = 30
  • Environmental studies=30

UPTET Paper 2 syllabus

  • Child development and pedagogy=30
  • Language 1 =30
  • Language 2 =30
  • Science/Social science + others = 60

REET Exam

REET stands for Rajasthan Eligibility examinations for teachers. Basically, the REET examination is conducted by the Rajasthan government for recruiting teachers for primary and upper primary teachers. Who especially serve to class 1st-5th and 6th to 8th. There are two levels of examinations level1 and level 2.

Exam PatternLevel 1(Offline)Level 1(Offline)
Teaching Criteria1st -5th class6th – 8th class
EligibilityBSTC/D.EL.Ed, B.El.Ed/BEd  Graduation/BSTC+BEd
With Minimum Marks50%50%
Question TypeMCQMCQ
Total Marks150150
Total timings2:30hrs2:30hrs
Exam ConductingEvery yearEvery year
Age LimitNoNo
Certificate Validity3years3years
Qualifying marks60%60%

REET Level 1 Syllabus

  • Child development and pedagogy=30
  • Language 1 =30
  • Language 2 =30
  • Mathematics = 30
  • Environmental studies=30

REET Level 2 Syllabus

  • Child development and pedagogy=30
  • Language 1 =30
  • Language 2 =30
  • Mathematics +Science/Social science + others = 60

Above we have discussed the complete procedure of REET exam. There are no easy competitive exams to qualify without hard work and interest. Still, REET seems easier in comparison to both exams. Because there is no age limit but it’s not completely true. Level one of any exam can be a little easier than level 2 of any competitive exam.

Again, it all depends on the syllabus you are interested in. In my opinion, first, check the subjects you are strong at, then decide which exam you can qualify for easily. A competitive exam qualifying strategy will help you to find your goal. There are various educational institutes that prepare students for these competitive exams. You can choose one of them if you have a good financial background. In the end, I will again say that it is all a game of your study and hard work.

Marks and timings are equal in all three exams but the qualifying marks of REET and UPTET are a little lower than the central level of test examination. Mathematics is compulsory in CTET that’s why we can say that State level exams like REET and UPTET are easier than CTET.