OTET 2018: Exam Dates, Online Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus

Published: | November 28, 2018
OTET 2018: Exam Dates, Online Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus

OTET 2018 application submission date has been extended until December 10, 2018. Check all the details pertaining to OTET 2018 here. Check OTET 2018 eligibility, application process, selection, exam pattern and syllabus here.

OTET (Orissa Teacher Eligibility Test) is conducted by Board of Secondary Education (BSE) Odisha for the recruitment of Class 1 to VIII teachers in government schools across the state. However, OTET is merely a qualifying exam, and the candidates who clear OTET will get eligibility for Teacher Recruitment Test (TRT) conducted by the state government. On the other hand, qualifying OTET is also mandatory to work as a teacher for Class 1 to 8 in private schools across the state. BSE Odisha has released the dates for OTET 2018-19 examinations, and the online application process will begin from November 12, 2018. Candidates who are aspiring for a career as a teacher can check all the details pertaining to OTET 2018-19 examination here.

About OTET Exam

OTET is conducted to determine the eligibility of qualified B.Ed/ D.EI.Ed/ B.EI.Ed candidates for the position of teacher in government and private schools across the state. Candidates aspiring to become government teachers must clear OTET followed by Teacher Recruitment Test conducted by Government of Odisha. OTET is divided into Paper I and Paper II, and the eligibility conditions for both papers are different. More details with regard to OTET eligibility criteria, important dates, exam pattern, and syllabus are available here.

OTET 2018 Important Dates

So far, BSE Odisha has announced application process dates for OTET 2018 exam. The official OTET 2018 exam date is yet to be announced. BSE Odisha is expected to give clarity on the exact date of the OTET 2018 exam, admit card and result dates in the official OTET 2018 notification or information broacher. The OTET 2018 important dates can be checked below.

Event

Date

OTET 2018 application process commencement date

November 12, 2018

OTET 2018 application process closing date

December 10, 2018

OTET 2018 admit card availability

To be Updated

OTET 2018 exam date

To be Updated

OTET 2018 answer key availability

To be Updated

OTET 2018 results date

To be Updated

Also Read: AP DSC/ AP TRT 2018 – Exam Dates, Online Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus

Eligibility Criteria for OTET 2018

As mentioned above, OTET 2018 is divided into Paper I and Paper II. Paper I of OTET 2018 exam is applicable for primary school teachers while Paper II of OTET is applicable for Class VI to VIII teachers. The eligibility criteria for both papers are different. More details are elaborated below.

Category

Eligibility Criteria

OTET qualification of primary teachers – Paper I (Category A)

  • Class 12 with 50% of marks
  • The applicants must have D.EI.Ed or B.EI.Ed with at least 50% of marks.
  • As per the new NCTE rules, B.Ed graduates are also eligible for primary teacher posts. Therefore, B.Ed graduates with at least 50% of marks can apply for OTET Paper I exam.
  • For reserved category candidates, there will be 5% relaxation in the marks.

OTET qualification for Class 6 to 8 Teachers – Paper II (Category B)

  • The applicant must be a B.Sc, B.Com, B.A, B.E/B.Tech graduate with at least 50% of marks.
  • The applicant must have B.Ed degree with at least 50% of marks.
  • Candidates who have completed integrated B.A. B.Ed or B.Sc B.Ed are also eligible to apply.

OTET Application Form 2018 - Apply Online

BSE Odisha accepts only online application form for OTET 2018 exam. The online application process for OTET 2018 begins from November 12, 2018. Eligible and interested candidates must visit the official website of Board of Secondary Education (BSE) Odisha to register for OTET 2018 exam. You can apply for OTET 2018 directly here. More details with regard to OTET 2018 online application process can be checked below.

OTET 2018 Application Fee

The OTET 2018 application fee for General and Reserved categories is different, and the candidates can check the application fee details below –

Name of the Category

OTET 2018 Application Fee

General

Rs. 500

SC/ ST/ other reserved categories

Rs. 300

Candidates willing to apply for both Paper I and Paper II must pay Rs. 1,000 (Reserved categories – Rs. 600).

Documents Required to OTET Application Form 2018

Mostly, the candidates need to submit limited documents along with OTET 2018 application form. All that the candidates need to upload is scanned copy of passport size photograph and signature. The signature must be in black ink, and the passport size photo must have a plain background.

How to Fill OTET Application Form 2018-19?

The OTET 2018 online application form filling involves different stages, and there is no confusion or hassle involved in the OTET 2018 online application process. The detailed application process of OTET 2018 can be checked below –

  • The official link to submit OTET 2018 application form will be active on BSE Odisha website from November 12, 2018.
  • On the official website of BSE Odisha, the candidates must click on the tab ‘Examinations’ and select ‘OTET’.
  • A new page will open where the candidates must complete pre-registration.
  • During the pre-registration, the applications must enter personal details, paper applying for, Aadhaar number, mobile number, e-mail ID etc.
  • The login credentials will be sent to mobile number or e-mail of the candidate.
  • Now, login and submit the online application form.
  • Upload scanned copies of passport size photo and signature (signed with black ink only).
  • Pay the OTET 2018 application fee and submit the application.
  • Take the printout of OTET 2018 filled-in application form and preserve it for future reference.

OTET 2018 Admit Card

OTET 2018 admit card will be released at least a week before the examination. BSE Odisha will upload the admit card for OTET 2018 on its official website, and the candidates can download the same through the official website. OTET 2018 admit card will contain all the details such as Name of the Candidate, Exam Centre Name, Date of Exam, Time of Exam, Paper applied for and important instructions. It is better if the candidates read the OTET important instructions carefully. If the candidates find any discrepancies in the OTET 2018 admit card, inform the concerned authority as early as possible.

Exam Pattern of OTET 2018

OTET 2018 exam is divided into Paper I and Paper II, and the exam pattern for both papers of OTET is different. Check the completed exam pattern of OTET Paper I and Paper II below.

OTET Paper I Exam Pattern

OTET exam pattern for Paper I is as follows –

Name of the Subject

Total No. of Questions

Total Marks

Child Development and Pedagogy

30

30

Language I – Bengali/ Telugu/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Odia

30

30

English (Language II)

30

30

Mathematics

30

30

Environmental Studies

30

30

Total

150

150

OTET Paper II Exam Pattern

OTET exam pattern for Paper II is as follows –

Name of the Subject

Total No. of Questions

Total Marks

Child Development and Pedagogy

30

30

Language I – Bengali/ Telugu/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Odia

30

30

English (Language II)

30

30

Mathematics and Science or Social Studies

60

60

Total

150

150

All the questions in the exam are Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)-based, and there is no negative marking.

OTET Syllabus for Paper I & Paper II

OTET 2018 syllabus for Paper I and Paper II is different. The OTET applicants must strictly stick to the OTET syllabus prescribed by the BSE Odisha. The OTET 2018 syllabus for Paper I and Paper II can be checked in the PDF format below –

OTET Answer Key 2018

OTET 2018 answer key will be available two or three days after the completion of the exam. The OTET answer key will be uploaded on the official website of BSE Odisha. The answer key of OTET 2018 exam will help the candidates to estimate their score in OTET paper I/ Paper II. If the candidates have objections with regard to OTET 2018 answer key, they can raise the same through the official website in prescribed format and evidence.

OTET Result 2018

OTET 2018 results will be released with 30 – 45 days after the completion of the exam. The OTET results 2018 will be uploaded on the official website of BSE Odisha. The candidates must open the official website to check the results. In order to check the results, the candidates must enter the Hall Ticket Number/ Admit Card Number/ Application ID/ Date of Birth. The result will be displayed on a new page, and the candidates can download and take the printout of OTET 2018 scorecard or result sheet.

Selection Procedure of OTET 2018

There is no specific selection procedure for OTET 2018 exam, as it does not involve any recruitment process. OTET is merely a qualifying exam. The candidates must clear the cutoff prescribed by BSE Odisha to clear OTET 2018 exam. The OTET cutoff details 2018 is given below –

Name of the Category

OTET cutoff 2018

General Category

60%

OBC/ SEBC/ ST/ SC

50%

Only those candidates who clear the cutoff of OTET will be declared qualified in OTET 2018 exam. At least 20% of marks scored in OTET will have weightage in Teacher Recruitment Process (TRT).

Also Read: UPTET 2018 - Exam Date, Application Form, Admit Card, Syllabus

The Validity of OTET 2018 Certificate

OTET certificate is valid for a period of five years from the date of announcement of OTET results. The candidates can also appear for the subsequent OTET exam to improve their score. The candidates must preserve the OTET certificate issued by BSE Odisha, as the certificate is mandatory for Teacher Recruitment Test (TRT).

OTET Preparation Books

The syllabus of OTET is almost equal to CTET syllabus. The applicants can rely on the following OTET preparation books for effective preparation –

  • OTET Preparation Books Published by Arihant Publications
  • CTET Exam Preparation Books
  • B.Ed Textbooks – Education Psychology, Foundations of Education and Teaching Methodology

Apart from the above, the applicants must refer state syllabus of Class 1 to VIII. For the latest updates on OTET 2018 exam, stay tuned to CollegeDekho.

All the Best!

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