OTET is a single common examination across Odisha to recruit candidates for the vacant posts of teaching up to class 8th in the state of Odisha. Also, the OTET examination is conducted by the BSE (Board of Secondary Education), which works as the functional body of education in the state of Gujarat. Apart from conducting the examination, BSE is also handling all the pre and post-examination processes, like the commencement of the exam date, application form, the declaration of the result, answer key, merit list, etc.
In addition, candidates will be selected under the marks secured in the examination. The selected candidates will also get a job in government, Government Aided, Private unaided, and Private aided schools of Odisha. However, qualifying for the OTET exam is just an eligibility criterion for teacher recruitment. Likewise, only marks scored by the candidate will decide the selection process. Once the maximum mark you secure, you will have a high chance of getting shortlisted.
Candidates with certain qualifications can attend the examination, which we will see in detail below. The Odisha Teaching Eligibility test will have two papers.
Generally, Candidates should attend both papers to get qualified for the examination. And also, It is mandatory to get the OTET qualified certificate to become a teacher for 1 to 8 standards in all schools in Odisha. To work for a private school also need an OTET certificate. Generally, this examination has two parts, Primary level, then, Upper primary level.
For more details related to the OTET examination, candidates can also check out the official site.
|Abbreviation||Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test|
|Conducting Body||BST( Board of Secondary Education)|
|Purpose||To recruit teachers for classes 1 to 8|
In the mid of August, the Directorate Of Secondary Education has come up with important news about the OTET Examination. DSE has also released the official notification of the application process on August 15. Likewise, It has planned to recruit Contractual Hindi, Sanskrit, and Physical Education Teachers.
Once OTET aspirants can start applying for the examination from August 23, 2021. The last date for submitting the application form is September 14, 2021. Meanwhile, the recruitment team has not released the exact date of the examination, but it says that examinations will be held in the first week of October. So, the OTET candidates should keep their eyes on the official website to get the exam updates earlier. The recruitment team will announce the examination date one week after the examination then, the selected candidates will get official information about the next process.
|Examination||OTET ( Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test)|
|Positions||Contractual Hindi, Sanskrit, and Physical Education Teachers|
|Application starting Date||August 23, 2021|
Recently, the DSE has released some important dates about the examination, which says that the examination will be conducted in the first week of October. The exam result also will be declared after the examination. Once the result is declared, selected candidates will get official news about the next process. Now, DSE has come up with information about the application process.
Some of the tentative dates for 2022 are tabulated below:
|TGT Application Process Start Date||January 2022 (Tentative)|
|TGT Application Process Last Date||January 2022 (Tentative)|
|TGT Written Exam Date||March, 2022 (Tentative)|
|OTET Application Process Starts||February 2022 (Tentative)|
|OTET Application Process Ends||March 2022 (Tentative)|
|OTET Admit Card Released||April 2022 (Tentative)|
|OTET Exam Date||April 2022 (Tentative)|
|OTET Answer Key Released||To Be announced|
|OTET Result||To Be announced|
The authorities said that candidates can start applying for the examination from August 23, 2021, to September 14, 2021. The last date of application is September 14, 2021. As I already said, the actual OTET examination date has not been released yet. We will notify you once it is released on the official site. Meanwhile, you also try to check out the official website often to get the information quickly.
In addition, the candidates are asked to apply for the examination on or before the last date. Because you will not get any extension after that.
Here I have also added a table for your easy reference.
|Starting date of application||August 23, 2021|
|Last date to submit the application||September 14, 2021|
|Commencement of Examination||The first week of October|
Generally, the OTET application fee varies from one category to another so, candidates should know their application concerning their category. For General candidates, the application fee is 600 Rs, likewise for SC/ST/PWD candidates application fee is 400 Rs. The payment should be made through online mode because no offline mode of application is acceptable. Candidates should pay the fee on or before the last date.
The below table will give you a simple view of application fees for different categories
The aspirants should be a citizen of India, and also they should know to read and write Odia. So, any Indian citizen with the above-mentioned educational qualification who knows to read and write Odia can apply for the examination.
Generally, candidates from 21 age to 32 can apply for the examination. Candidates who are below 21, likewise candidates who are above 32 are not eligible to attend the examination. And also some of the candidates will have age relaxation depends on their category, which I have mentioned in the table below.
|Persons with Disabilities||10 Years|
|ex-military persons||5 years|
The DSE has released the number of vacancies in consequently with the application process. Accordingly, candidates can expect around 7000 vacancies from all three positions. OTET aspirants can make use of this opportunity to get their desired jobs. Since the examination going to be held for some particular positions, I have added the exact vacancies in each position below.
|Hindi Teacher||Sanskrit Teacher||Physical Education Teacher|
Since there is no official announcement about the salary range, but aspirants can expect 30,000 to 50,000 INR per month with some allowances. Also, the salary range will vary from one position to another as per the grade scale.
Generally, the selected candidates will have the following benefits under their position
Selected candidates will also get other allowances based on their job profile. Besides all, they have the chance to get career growth
Generally, the syllabus of OTET will not vary from one position to another so, candidates can get the concerned syllabus from the OTET official Pdf.
Also, I have attached some common syllabus for your reference.
|Child development, pedagogy||First Unit: Child development Second Unit: Learning process Third Unit: Inclusive learning and understanding children concepts with special needs Unit 4: Teaching and Learning Approaches. Unit 5: Assessment||Competency, Teaching competency, Characteristics, Understanding, Then, Assessing scholastic Concepts, nature, individual Differences, And also, TLM, Comprehensive, Purpose, and Sharing of assessment.|
|Language 1 -(Odia, Urdu, Bengali, Hindi, Telugu)||Unit 1: Pedagogy 2nd Unit: teaching, reading, and writing skills reading skills. Unit 3: Assessment of learning Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali Unit 4: Language items Unit 5: Language Comprehension||Firstly, Learning, teaching, reading, and writing skills, the Role of grammar in learning a language, And also, Noun, Pronoun, Verb, Adverb, Adjectives, Then, Conjunction, Synonyms, and antonyms.|
|Language 2 (English)||a. Pedagogy||Firstly, learning English at the Elementary Level Then, Language Learning And also, skills in learning English And English assessment Unseen passages in addition.|
|b. Content||First, the Unseen passage Then Grammar- Noun, pronoun, adverb, tense, the proposition, adjectives, punctuation in addition.|
|Mathematics||a. Pedagogy||Mathematics Education in Schools Then, Methods and approaches to learning. And also, Mathematics assessments.|
|b. Content||Firstly, the Number system Then, Measurement And also, Shapes and spatial relationships And Patterns and data handling in addition.|
|Environmental studies||a. Pedagogy||Starting with, Concept Then, Method and approach Also, Governance and Evaluation.|
|b. content||Physical features Secondly, the History of freedom and struggle of Odisha and India. Thirdly, Health and disease Then, the Physiology of the Human body Also, Force and energy|
|Child development and Pedagogy||Unit 1: Child development in primary school and children. 2nd Unit: Learning Unit 3: Curriculum Learning, approaches and evaluation||Firstly, Physical, Cognitive, Social, Emotional then, Moral development during pre-adolescence and adolescence, and also, Needs and problems, meaning-making knowledge and construction, Factors affecting learning in addition.|
|Language 1 (Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali)||Learning of language, Learning Odia / Hindi / Bengali /Urdu /Telugu at Upper Primary Level, teaching Language, Assessment of language.||Firstly, Objective learning, then, the principle of teaching and development of skills,|
and also, Assessment learning and planning in addition.
|Content Elements of language Items of language Famous literates Contribute to the development of the Odia /Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu / Hindi /Telugu language||Two unseen comprehensions, grammar and, Vocabulary. then, Speech, phrases, Idioms and, word formation. and also, famous authors and books of different languages in addition.|
|Language II (English)||Pedagogy||Primary level English, (Importance and Objective), then, Development of English skills (Basic skills and, teaching) and also, Assessment of learning skills (Comprehension and skills)|
|Content||Comprehension and language items|
|Mathematics (for Maths and Science teachers)||Unit 1: Primary Mathematics|
2nd Unit: Method learning and Approaches to teaching and evaluation,
Unit 3: Number System, Shapes, Algebra, spatial relationship, and Arithmetic.
|Aims, logical, systematic, abstractions, pattern, then, mathematical language, analysis, deduction and construction, error analysis.|
|Science (only for Mathematics and Science Teacher||Unit 1: Nature of Science|
2nd Unit: Methods, Evaluation, Approaches
Unit 3: Physical and Life Science.
|Aims, Objective, Problem-solving, then Discovery, Project, and Experimentation in addition.|
|Social Study (only for Social Study Teacher)||Unit – 1:Teaching Social Studies|
2nd Unit: Methods, Evaluation, and Approaches
Unit 3: History and Political Science
Unit 4: Political Science and Indian Constitution
5th Unit: Geography (physical features, climate, and agricultural limits)
|Aim and Objective. The survey, fieldwork/trips, project, then group work, diagnostic assessment, and remedial teaching in addition.|
Check out the full syllabus here.
Generally, the Exam Pattern for OTET will vary from one post to another post-examination. However, I have given you the general Exam pattern that would help all the candidates. To get your official syllabus, check out the official website. Generally, the exam pattern also gets release with the examination date. Likewise, The recruitment team has released the exam pattern for the position of Contractual Hindi, Sanskrit, and Physical Education Teachers.
|Language of examination||English, Odia, Hindi, Urdu, Telugu, and Bengali.|
|OTET conducts in two parts.||Paper 1 and paper 2.|
|Duration of the exam.||2.5 hours.|
|Question type.||MCQ (no negative marks).|
|Mode of examination.||Offline|
Generally, admit card will be posted for downloading one or two weeks before the examination. Since the examination date has yet to announce, admit card date will also get announced before or with the examination date. Likewise, candidates can download their admit cards by following the instructions below. Candidates should download their admit cards on or before the examination date so that they will be able to attend the examination. Because admit card will have the important details of the examination. So once the admit cards get released try to download them as soon as possible.
Read More – Get to know more about the OTET Admit Card
Generally, OTET can get their result one or two weeks after the examination. Once the examination gets finished candidates can check their results on the official website. Likewise, you need to get the qualified results in all the stages to get the job. So, concentrate on all the exams equally in order to qualify in the examination. Once the result dates are announced we will notify you. You can also check your results directly from the official website.
Once the application form of OTET is released on the official website, eligible candidates can start filling it on or before the due date. Likewise, as per the official notification candidates can start applying from august 23, 2021. So, OTET candidates should check from 23, august to apply for the examination.
I have also given you the step by step instructions to apply for the examination
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Ans. The Board of Secondary Education, also called BSE, is the conducting body for the OTET exam. It is the State-level entrance examination conducted to recruit candidates for teaching in Odisha.
Ans. The Directorate of Secondary Education conducts an entrance exam to recruit teachers for primary schools. There are approximately 4610 vacancies, out of which 2055 seats are for Contractual Hindi, 1260 seats for Physical Education teachers, and 1304 vacancies for the Sanskrit teacher.
Ans. The examination fee for the OTET examination varies based on category. Candidates in the General/SEBC/OBC category have to pay INR 500, whereas the application fee for candidates in the reserved category must pay INR 300. You can pay the application fee through SBI debit card/SBI net banking/SBI Challan.
Ans. The applicant applying for the OTET exam must be 21 years old or above. The State Government and the exam conducting authority have not fixed any upper age limit for the OTET examination.
Ans. You can get the exam pattern for the OTET examination at various academic websites on the internet. Furthermore, you can also visit the official website of BSE, Odisha, and check the examination pattern and syllabus under the examination tab. Generally, there are two papers in the OTET exam. Paper-1 is of primary level that consists of 150 questions, and Paper-II is of secondary level, and it also contains 150 questions.
Ans. The basic educational qualification for the OTET exam is to pass class XII with a minimum of 50% marks or possess a graduation degree in the field of education or special education. Candidates with a diploma in Elementary Education are also eligible to apply for the OTET exam.
Ans. The OTET qualified candidate can earn a salary that ranges from INR 1.5 LPA to INR 2.3 LPA. The pay scale may increase depending upon ears of service or experience as a primary teacher.
Ans. It is important to stay updated regarding the OTET exam notifications. You can apply for the OTET exam by following the below-mentioned steps:
Ans. The candidates who are eligible for the OTET exam are as follows –
Ans. OTET stands for Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test. It is a State-level eligibility test for the candidates who wish to apply for the teacher recruitment drive in Odisha. The candidate who successfully clears the OTET exam gets an eligibility certificate from the Board of Secondary Education. They can apply for the teacher recruitment drive for Classes I-VIII in Government and private schools across Odisha.
Ans. Yes, the OTET exam is held every year. It is conducted once a year. This exam is conducted to analyze the eligibility of the applicants who wish to become primary teachers. The exam will be conducted per the state’s requirement and vacancy.
Ans. Initially, the OTET certificate was valid for 7 years. But, on 11 June 2022, NCTE has recently updated the OTET certificate’s validity from 7-years to lifetime. Thus, the candidates possessing an OTET certificate can apply for the teacher recruitment drive at any time.