How to Prepare for UP B.Ed. 2020 Exam?

Conducted jointly by Uttar Pradesh Board and the University of Lucknow, the Uttar Pradesh Bachelors of Education UP B.Ed. Entrance exam 2020 will take place on August 9th 2020. With the exam near, candidates must make the most out of this period by strengthening their grasp over important topics. Read on to know more about how you can sketch-out your UP B.Ed. preparation strategy as well as other useful tips. 

UP B.Ed. Entrance Exam 2020: UP B.Ed. Syllabus & Exam Pattern

The UP B.Ed. Question Paper consists of two papers each carrying two parts. In Part B – Paper 1, you have a choice between Hindi/English. Likewise, in Part B – Paper 2, you can pick any subject as per your suitability. Marking Scheme: Correct answer = 3 marks, Incorrect answer = -1/3 marks. The following table sheds more light on the exam pattern.


                        Paper 1 [3 hours]                       Paper 2 [3 hours]
Part A Part B Part A Part B
General Knowledge Hindi/English General Aptitude Test Subject Ability Test (Art, Science, Commerce, Agriculture)
Questions = 50 Questions = 50 Questions = 50 Questions = 50
Marks = 100 Marks = 100 Marks = 100 Marks = 100

UP B.Ed. Entrance Exam 2020: Paper 1

Paper 1 of the UP B.Ed. Question Paper, as a whole, is a test of general awareness and current affairs [Part A] and language strengthen in Hindi/English [Part B]. Here are a few tips that will aid substantially.

Part A [General Knowledge] 1. Indian History [incl. Indian National Movement]

2. India & World Geography;

3. Current Affairs

4. Indian Polity & Governance [Constitution, Political System, Public Policy, etc.];

5. Economic & Social Development, Poverty, Sustainable Development, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives;

6. General Issues on Environmental Ecology, Climate Change & Biodiversity

7. General Science etc.


NCERT Textbooks [Class IX-XII]

Lucent’s ‘General Knowledge;

General Knowledge 2020 by Arihant;

Competition Success Review, Pratiyogita Darpan, Current Affairs Modules

Part B [English] Reading Comprehension;

Sentence Correction;

Error Detection;

Vocabulary [Synonyms, Antonyms, One-word Substitution], etc.

Compulsory English by A.P. Bhardwaj

Objective General English by Arihant

Grammar and Composition by Wren & Martin

Or Part B [Hindi भाषा



पर्यायवाची शब्द [Synonyms]

अनेकार्थी शब्द

एकार्थक शब्द [Ekarthak Shabd]

अनेक शब्दों के एक शब्द [One Word Substitution]

विलोम शब्द [Vilom Shabd]


NCERT Hindi Textbook [Class X]

Samanya Hindi by Arihant;

Lucents Samanya Hindi


  • Improvement in the General Knowledge and Current affairs section comes steadily. Make a habit of reading newspapers, watch daily current affairs analysis online, be part of discussions forums. Besides these, keep practising previous year’s questions papers and topic-based tests.


  • A highly effective UP B.Ed. preparation strategy is to keep evaluating your progress. At the end of every week, look back and assess in real terms the topics you have covered, the topics left and the time remaining. Revise your UP B.Ed. preparation strategy and move ahead.


  • For Reading Comprehension questions [either English or Hindi] in the UP B.Ed. Question Paper, concentrate on the major elements of the passage, namely, its theme or main idea, author’s point of view & counter-arguments and conclusion. Understand and relate figures of speech and imagery as well. Furthermore, scan the entire passage first for a general idea. 


  • Vocabulary is a tough nut to crack. But with gradual efforts, it can come around. Make lists of varying difficulty and go through a few times in a day. Memorisation techniques like anagrams, words with similar origins, common usage, synonyms & antonyms can go a long way. 

UP B.Ed. Entrance Exam 2020: Paper 2

Like Paper 1, Paper 2 of the UP B.Ed. Question Paper also has two parts. A detailed analysis of the topics involved has been mentioned below.


Part A [General Aptitude Test] Reasoning [Cause & Effects, Assertion & Reason, Statements & Conclusion, Blood Relation, Seating Arrangement, Coding-Decoding, Word Formation, Direction, Syllogism, Alphabet Test, Puzzles, Inequalities, etc.]

Quantitative Aptitude [Simple & Compound Interest, Profit & Loss, Time & Work, Speed & Distance, Time & Work, Simplification & Approximation, Partnership, Percentages, Average, Ratio & Proportion, Data Interpretation, Number System, Series, Permutation & Combination, Probability, Graphs, etc.


Logical Reasoning by Dr R.S Aggarwal [S. Chand Publications];

Quantitative Aptitude by Dr R.S Aggarwal [S.Chand]


Part B [Subject Ability Test (Art, Science, Commerce, Agriculture)] Choose as per your suitability and educational background. Arihant Publications Practice Guides [Art, Science, Commerce, Agriculture]

NCERT Textbooks [Class IX-XII]


  • The UP B.Ed. Syllabus for General Aptitude Test is designed for a comprehensive assessment of reasoning and quantitative aptitude skills. Thus, it is a must for test-takers to focus on logic and concept fortification.


  • Part A is also a test of your time management skills as the range and type of questions may keep you involved. As you have around 90 minutes for 50 questions which translates into 1.8 minutes per question, if you do not arrive at the answer in the stipulated time, move on to the next. Leave 15 minutes in the end for revision.
  • For Subject Ability Test, you can design your UP B.Ed. preparation strategy in terms of phases.


Phase 1 [NCERT Textbooks Class IX to XII]: As the UP B.Ed. Syllabus to cover is vast and comprehensive, start with relevant NCERT textbooks, read and understand thoroughly. Make notes so that you refer to them later.


Phase 2 [Reference Books]: After Phase 1, you have built your base. Now, reference books will help you tackle those few knotty and advanced questions by adding finishing touches. Choose trusted and latest books for UP B.Ed. Entrance Exam 2020.


Alongside the above, you can also make judicious use of online news portals, mobile application, quizzes, cards, occasional topic-based documentaries, Rajya Sabha debates, etc. to augment your preparation.


The most important tip we can give to cover the UP B.Ed. Syllabus confidently is to keep a positive approach throughout your preparation days. Remain calm and composed and keep feelings of nervousness at bay. On the day of your exam, remain hydrated, remember your strategies and give your best.


Updated: August 26, 2020 — 1:37 pm

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