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Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test - OTET 2019

Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha conducts Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET) in order to select candidates for the appointment of teacher for Classes I to VIII in government, private aided, and private unaided schools of Odisha.

OTET Eligibility Criteria


Eligibility for Category-A (Paper-I):

  1. Aspirants should clear Class XII with at least 50% (45% for SC/ ST/ OBC/ SEBC/ PwD candidates) aggregate marks. Also, candidates should possess a two-year diploma in Elementary Education (CT).

  2. Aspirants should clear Class XII with at least 50% (45% for SC/ ST/ OBC/ SEBC/ PwD candidates) aggregate marks. Also, candidates should possess a two-year diploma in Special Education.

  3. Aspirants should clear graduation in any stream. Also, candidates should possess a two-year diploma in Elementary Education /Special Education.

Eligibility Criteria for Category-B (Paper-II):

  1. Aspirants should clear graduation with at least 50% (45% for SC/ ST/ OBC/ SEBC/ PwD candidates) marks. Also, candidates should pass a one-year course in Bachelor in Education (B Ed).

  2. Aspirants should clear graduation with at least 50% (45% for SC/ ST/ OBC/ SEBC/ PwD candidates) marks. Also, candidates should pass a one-year course in B Ed (Special Education).

  3. Aspirants should clear Class XII with at least 50% (45% for SC/ ST/ OBC/ SEBC/ PwD candidates) aggregate marks. Also, candidates should pass a four-year BA Ed/ BSc Ed course.

OTET 2019 Important Dates (Tentative)

  • Online applications start: August 2019
  • Application Fee: September 2019
  • Online application ends: September 2019
  • Download admit cards: 12 September  2019
  • OTET Exam: Last Week September 2019

OTET 2019 Syllabus

Paper-I

Child Development and Pedagogy
No of questions: 30
Marks: 30

Language-I, Odia/ Urdu/Hindi/ Telugu/ Bengali
No of questions: 30
Marks: 30

Language-II (English)
No of questions: 30
Marks: 30

Mathematics
No of questions: 30
Marks: 30

Environment Studies
No of questions: 30
Marks: 30

Paper-II

Child Development & Pedagogy
No of questions: 30
Marks: 30

Language-I, Odia/ Urdu/Hindi/ Telugu/ Bengali
No of questions: 30
Marks: 30

Language-II (English)
No of questions: 30
Marks: 30

OTET 2019 Exam Pattern

There will be 150 multiple choice questions in the exam that candidates need to complete in 2.5 hours duration.

OTET 2019 Application Fees

Candidates can pay OTET 2019 application fee in the online (via debit card/ net banking) or offline mode (via SBI Collect).

  • For General/OBC/SEBC candidates the application fees is Es.500/-
  • For SC/ST candidates the application fees is Rs. 300/-

OTET 2019 Contact

Board of Secondary Education
Manikhamb, Balasore
Odisha 756001
Phone Number: 2415460, 2415428, 2415429, 2415439
Email ID: info@bseodisha.ac.in
Website: http://www.bseodisha.ac.in

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