OTET Eligibility Criteria

Board of Secondary Education, Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET) eligibility details are as follows.

Eligibility

I. For Category-A (Paper-I): Higher Secondary (+2 or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 2 years Diploma in Elementary Education / 2 years Diploma in Education (Special Education) approved by RCI (Rehabilitation Council of India)/ Graduation with 2 years Diploma in Elementary Education / 2 years Diploma in Special Education approved by RCI.

II. For Category-B (Paper-II): Graduation with at least 50% marks with 1 year Bachelor‟s Degree in Education (B.Ed.)/ 1 year B.Ed. (Special Education) approved by RCI/Higher Secondary (+2 or equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 4 years B.A. Ed./ B.Sc. Ed. (integrated course).

Note: Provided that relaxation of 5% in qualifying marks in +2 or at the graduation level, as the case may be; shall be allowed to the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/ SEBC category.

(i). Candidates who have secured minimum marks in +2 or graduation level, as the case may be; as prescribed at the time of admission into Teacher Education Course; shall also be eligible to appear at OTET.

(ii). Candidates who are pursuing (Final Year) of any of the teacher education courses (recognized by NCTE or by the RCI as the case may be), in both the categories; can also appear at OTET.

(iii). Untrained Candidates: Untrained candidates, Only belonging to SC, ST & PH category having required percentage of marks (5% relaxation in minimum qualifying marks in +2 or Graduation Level as the case may be, for the candidates belonging to SC, ST categories) shall be eligible.

(iv). Candidates eligible to apply under category –B of the State’s guide line (Resolution No.14302/ SME/ Dt.04.06.2012),  shall not be eligible to apply under category-A.

Exam Pattern: Odisha Teachers Eligibility Test (OTET) consists of two papers viz., Paper I and Paper II. Paper-I will be based on the topics of the Prescribed syllabus of the state for class I to V but their difficultly standard as well as linkages could be up to the secondary stage. Paper-II will be based on the topics of the prescribed syllabus of the state for Class VI to VIII but their difficulty standard as well as linkages could be up to senior secondary/ higher secondary /+2 stage. The duration of the test in each paper shall be two hours & thirty minutes. Questions will be set to assess the candidates ability to analyse, Interpret and Apply his/her Knowledge on the Subject.

Structure of Paper I:

Area No. of Questions  Mark  Remark
Child Development &
Pedagogy
30 30 30 question on Child
Development & Pedagogy
Language-I, Odia/ Urdu/
Hindi/ Telugu/ Bengali
30 30 In each subject area 20
questions will be set form
contents & 10 questions
from Pedagogy. All 150
questions shall be of
multiple choice type with
four choices.
Language-II (English) 30 30
Mathematics 30 30
Environment Studies 30 30

Structure of Paper II: 

Area  No. of Questions Mark Remark
Child Development &
Pedagogy
30 30 30 question on Child
Development & Pedagogy
Language-I, Odia/ Urdu/
Hindi/ Telugu/ Bengali
30 30 In each subject area 20
questions will be set form
contents & 10 questions
from Pedagogy. All 150
questions shall be of
multiple choice type with
four choices.
Language-II (English) 30 30

Optional (Either A or B): 

Area No. of Questions Mark  Remark
A- Mathematics &
Science
60 (30 questions
from Mathematics
and 30 questions
from Science)
60 In each subject area 20
questions will be set from
contents & 10 questions
from Pedagogy.
B – Social Studies. 60 (30 questions
from History &
Political Science &
30 questions from
Geography).
60 In each subject area 20
questions will be set form
contents & 10 questions
from Pedagogy.

1. All questions shall be of multiple choice category carrying one mark with four alternatives; out of which the candidates are required to find out one correct answer.
2. The candidates shall record the answers on OMR Sheet by darkening the circles completely with Blue/ Black ball point pen only.
3. The question papers in non-language subjects shall be in Odia & English.
4. The candidates have to choose any one of the following language for language-I, in both paper; i.e. Odia, Hindi, Telugu, Urdu and Bengali.
5. Language-II shall be English for all candidates in both the papers.
6. Candidates applying for Paper-II shall have to choose either Mathematics & Science or Social Studies as one the Optional Subject.
7. There shall be no negative marks.
8. The minimum pass mark in each paper is 60%. A person securing 60% or more in a paper shall be considered OTET Pass. In case of SC, ST, PH, OBC/ SEBC candidate, the minimum pass mark shall be 50%.
9. There shall be no restriction on the number of attempts a person can make for acquiring OTET qualifying certificate. A person who has qualified in OTET may also appear again for improving his / her score.
10. The validity period of OTET qualifying certificate / mark sheet shall be a period of 07(seven) years from the date of OTET Exam.
11. Successful candidates shall be awarded with an OTET Certificate by Board of Secondary Education, Odisha.
12. The result shall be processed on the basis of the information furnished by the candidates in the online application. No complaints/ revision shall be entertained after online submission of application or after publication of result.

Syllabus: Paper-I:

Section – A : Child Development and Pedagogy
Unit – 1 : Understanding Child Development during Childhood (focus on children at primary level).
Unit – 2 : Understanding Learning Process and Learners
Unit – 3 : Concept of Inclusive Education and Understanding Children with special needs.
Unit – 4 : Approaches to teaching and learning
Unit – 5 : Assessment.
Section B : Language (Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali)
Group– A : Pedagogy
Unit – 1 : Learning Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali at elementary level
Unit – 2 : Teaching, Reading and Writing Skills
Group -B: Content
Unit – 3 : Assessment of learning Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali
Unit – 4 : Language items
Unit – 5 : Language Comprehension
Section C : Language (English)
Group– A : Pedagogy
Unit – 1 : Learning English at the Elementary Level
Unit – 2 : Language Learning
Unit – 3 : Skills in learning English
Unit – 4 : Assessment of English
Group -B: Content
Unit – 5 : Comprehension
Unit – 6 : Language items
Section D : Mathematics
Group– A : Pedagogy
Unit – 1 : Mathematics Education in Schools
Unit – 2 : Methods and Approaches to Teaching-Learning Mathematics
Unit – 3 : Assessment in Mathematics
Group -B: Content
Unit – 4 : Number System and Operation in Numbers
Unit – 5 : Measurement
Unit – 6 : Shapes and spatial Relationship
Unit – 7 : Data Handling and Patterns
Section E : Environmental Studies (EVS)
Group– A : Pedagogy
Unit – 1 : Concept
Unit – 2 : Methods and Approaches
Unit – 3 : Evaluation in EVS
Group -B: Content
Unit – 4 : Governance
Unit – 5 : Physical Features of Odisha and India
Unit – 6 : History of Freedom Struggle in India and Odisha
Unit – 7 : Health and Diseases
Unit – 8 : Internal Systems of Human Body
Unit – 9 : Matter, Force and Energy

 

Syllabus- Paper-II

Section A : Child Development and Pedagogy
Unit – I : Child Development (Focus on Upper Primary School Children)
Unit – II : Learning
Unit – III : Curriculum Teaching – Learning Approaches and Evaluation
Section B : Language 1 (Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali)
Group– A : Pedagogy
Unit – 1 : Learning Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali at Upper Primary Level
Unit – 2 : Teaching Language
Unit – 3 : Assessment of Language
Group -B: Content
Unit – 4 : Elements of Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali Language
Unit – 5 : Language Items
Unit – 6 : Contribution of famous literates for development of Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali language
Section C : Language II (English)
Group– A : Pedagogy
Unit – 1 : Learning English at Upper Primary Level
Unit – 2 : Development of English Language Skills
Unit – 3 : Assessment of learning English Language
Group -B: Content
Unit – 4 : Comprehension
Unit – 5 : Language Items
Section D : Mathematics (only for Mathematics and Science Teacher)
Group– A : Pedagogy
Unit – 1 : Mathematics at Upper Primary Stage
Unit – 2 : Methods and Approaches to Teaching-Learning Mathematics
Unit – 3 : Evaluation in Mathematics
Group -B: Content
Unit – 4 : Number System
Unit – 5 : Algebra
Unit – 6 : Commercial Arithmetic
Unit – 7 : Shapes and Spatial Relationship
Section E : Science (only for Mathematics and Science Teacher)
Section F : Social Study (only for Social Study Teacher)

 

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