OTET (Odisha teacher eligibility test) is a common selection examination to recruit candidates for the vacant posts of teaching (primary and secondary standard) up to class 8th in the state of Odisha. Conducted by the BSE, Board of Secondary Education, which is a functional body of education in the state. This also manages controls and develops all the important procedures throughout the selection process. It also equips candidates for various cultural purposes.
OTET is just an eligibility criterion for recruitment; it does not guarantee any job in the state. Only scores secured by the candidate will decide the future of selection in the government, government aided and private institutions to serve education.
|Application filling process begins||3rd week of July|
|Last date to apply||4th week of July|
|Correction in form can be done by||1st week of August|
|Availability of admit card on the official portal.||1-2nd week of August (expected)|
|Exam date||Last week of August (to be announced)|
|Declaration of results.||September 2020.|
There are two categories (category A and B) of application under which candidates can apply, according to their qualifications.
Graduation with at least 50% marks, and 1-year bachelor in Education (B.ED) in accordance with NCTE, or 4 years Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.EL.ED), or 4-year B.SC / B.A./ B.A. Ed/ B.SC Ed. Or, B.ED (special education).
Note: Relaxation of 5% can be expected in the minimum qualifying marks in graduation and higher secondary for students belonging to the category SC, ST and OBC or any other reserved category.
Online application was expected to be released in the 3rd week of July and now stands to be declared by the officials very soon. Candidates can visit the official website of BSE (board of secondary education) to enroll.
Registration can be done anytime from anywhere via accessing the internet on website: https://www.bseodisha.ac.in/
After filling the correct personal information, uploading required documents; candidates can click on the information sheet, recheck the provided information by them, make corrections and then can take the print out of it for future references. And then can proceed to make the payment to appear in the examination. For more updated information candidates are requested to visit the official website.
Online Fees to appear in the examination-
|For unreserved category. UR/ GENERAL||500 (Five hundred rupees.)|
|For reserved category. SC/ST/OBC||300 (Three hundred rupees)|
Availability of admit card is to be expected in the month of August, it will be available for download on the official website of BSE Odisha, once the online application process gets done. Candidates should have to bring the printed copy of admit card to the examination center to appear in the examination along with one photo ID card. Otherwise, the candidate will not be permitted to appear in the examination.
|Language of examination||Odia, English, Hindi, Telugu, Urdu, and Bengali.|
|OTET conducts in two parts.||Paper 1 and paper 2.|
|Duration of exam.||2.5 hours.|
|Question type.||MCQ (multiple choice question), with no negative marking.|
|Mode of examination.||Offline (pen and paper) mode.|
|Subject||No. of Questions||Marks|
|Child development and pedagogy||30 questions||30 questions of 1 mark each.|
|Language – 1 Urdu/ Hindi/ Bengali/ Telugu/Odia.||30 questions.||30 questions of 1 mark each.|
|Language – II English||30 questions.||30 questions of 1 mark each.|
|Mathematics.||30 questions.||30 questions of 1 mark each.|
|Environment studies.||30 questions.||30 questions of 1 mark each.|
|-||Total – 150 questions||Total marks - 150 marks|
Each question will carry one mark, with four alternative options out of which one will be the correct choice. There will be no negative marking for the wrong answer.
|Subject||No. of questions||Marks|
|Child development and pedagogy||30||30|
|Language-1, Odia, Urdu, Hindi, Telugu, Bengali.||30||30 In each subject area 20 questions will be set from contents and 10 questions from pedagogy.|
|Language -2 English||30||30|
|Subject||No. of questions.||Marks|
|Mathematics||60 ( 30 questions from mathematics and 30 will be from science subject)||60|
|Social science||60 (30 questions from history, political science and 30 questions from geography).||60|
Points to remember:
|Child development and pedagogy||Unit -1: Child development
Unit 2: Learning process
Unit 3: Concept of inclusive learning and understanding children with special needs
Unit 4: Approaches to teaching and learning. Unit 5: Assessment
|Understanding, Concept, Characteristics, nature, and individual difference, TLM, Competency and Teaching competency, Comprehensive, Purpose, Assessing scholastic and Sharing of assessment.|
|Language 1 -(Odia, Urdu, Bengali, Hindi, Telugu)||Unit -1: Pedagogy
Unit 2: 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
|Learning, teaching, reading and writing skills. Role of grammar in learning language. Noun, Pronoun, Verb, Adverb, Adjectives, Conjunction, Synonyms and antonyms.|
|Language-2 (English)||a. Pedagogy||
|Environmental studies||a. Pedagogy||
|Child development and Pedagogy||Unit-1: Child development in primary school and children.
Unit-3: Curriculum Learning, approaches and evaluation
|Physical, Cognitive, Social, Emotional & Moral development during pre-adolescence and adolescence. Needs and problems, meaning-making knowledge and construction, Factors affecting learning.|
|Language 1 (Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali)||Learning of language
a. Learning Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali at Upper Primary Level
b. teaching Language
c. Assessment of language
|Objective learning, principle of teaching and development of skills.
Assessment learning and planning.
a. Elements of language
b. Items of language
c. Contribution of famous literates for development of Odia / Urdu / Hindi /Telugu / Bengali language
|Two unseen comprehensions, Vocabulary, and grammar. Speech, word formation, Idioms and phrases, famous authors and books of different languages.|
|Language II (English)||1. Pedagogy||a. Primary level English.(Importance and Objective)
b. Development of English skills (Basic skills, teaching and skills)
c. Assessment of learning skills.(Comprehension and skills)
|2. Content||Comprehension and language items|
|Mathematics (for Maths and Science teachers)||Unit – 1: Mathematics for Primary
Unit – 2: Method learning and Approaches to teach and evaluate
Unit – 3: Number System, Algebra, Shapes and spatial relationship, Arithmetic
|Aims, logical, systematic, abstractions, pattern, mathematical language, analysis, deduction and construction, error analysis.|
|Science (only for Mathematics and Science Teacher||Unit – 1: Nature of Science
Unit – 2: Methods, Evaluation and Approaches
Unit – 3: Physical and Life Science.
|Aims, Objective, Problem solving, Discovery, Project and Experimentation.|
|Social Study (only for Social Study Teacher)||Unit – 1:Teaching Social Studies
Unit – 2: Methods, Evaluation and Approaches
Unit – 3: Political Science and History
Unit – 4: Indian Constitution and Political Science
Unit – 5: Geography (physical features, climate and agricultural limits)
|Aim and Objective. Survey, field work / trips, project, group work, diagnostic assessment and remedial teaching|
Candidate has to secure at least minimum of 60% for general category and minimum of 50% for OBC, SC, and ST category to get hired by the government official till last year. For the year of 2020 new guidelines and number of posts for which candidates will be competing is still unknown and yet to be declared.BSE Board of Education will notify on its official portal about it soon once the current pandemic situation uplifts in the country. Applicants are requested to visit their portal on a regular basis for such updates.
Ques. What is the selection process for OTET Orissa?
Ans. It is must to clear the OTET 2020 examination with a minimum of 60 % percentile or score 90 marks out of 150 in total for the general category and 50% for the OBC, SC, and ST category, to be selected for the further interview round etc. If there will be any change in the selection criteria of OTET 2020, it will be updated on the website as per the guidelines. Applicants have to wait for that until the application process begins.
Ques. OTET stands for which qualifying examination in the country?
Ans. OTET stands for Odisha teacher’s eligibility test, which is conducted by the official educational body, BSE in the state of Odisha, it takes place every year to recruit candidates for the various vacant posts of teaching department up to 8th standard.
Ques. Who can appear in OTET 2020?
Ans. Any high school pass out (class 12th) and any graduate or its equivalent with 50% aggregate, and who have a 2-year diploma in elementary education (D.EL.ED) or 4-year bachelor of elementary education (B.EL.ED) are eligible to apply for the Common selection examination. He/she should be an Indian national and domicile of Odisha.
Ques. When will the application process of OTET 2020 begin?
Ans. Online application was expected to be released in the 3rd week of July and now stands to be declared by the officials very soon. Candidates can visit the official website of BSE (board of secondary education) to enroll. http://www.bseodisha.ac.in/
Ques. What is the syllabus for science subjects in OTET 2020?
Ans. The syllabus for science subject is as per follows:
Nature of science (physics, chemistry and biology) up to 12th standard along with Physical and Life Sciences and its Methods, Evaluation and Approaches. For more detailed follow up you can check/visit the BSE board website.
Ques. What is the difference between CTET and CTET examination?
Ans. There is no such big difference between the two teacher eligibility tests. Both the examinations are valid under the NCTE, it is just that OTET is valid in particular for one state that is Odisha whereas, CTET is valid for all states of the country.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.