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OTET 2022 Result (For Special Exam Soon), Answer Key, Cut off, Selection Process

Sakunth Kumar
Sakunth KumarUpdated On: September 02, 2022 03:54 pm IST

BSE Odisha will release the result for Special Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET), 2022 anytime soon. Check out all the important details regarding the OTET 2022 exam like the important dates, eligibility criteria, application process, etc. 

OTET 2022

The Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET) will announce the result for the special exam anytime soon. The OTET 2022 special exam for both Paper I and paper II was conducted on August 29, 2022 (8 am to 10:30 am for Paper I and 12 noon to 2:30 pm for Paper II). OTET is a state-level examination for applicants interested in teaching students in Odisha's government schools as primary or secondary school teachers.The notification and application form has been released by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha. Candidates who have completed their B.Ed. and wish to work as a teacher in government or private schools in Odisha must pass this exam with good scores.

Odisha's Chief Minister's Office issued a statement on Monday announcing a raise in the state's Junior Teachers' wage. Junior Teachers appointed to state primary schools, both regular and contractual, will receive a wage increase of 50% of their original income beginning January 1, 2022. Regular Junior Teachers' salaries have been increased from INR 9,200 to INR 13,000 per month. Junior Teachers hired on a contract basis will be paid INR 11,000 per month, which is 50% more than the previous INR 7,400 per month.

What is the OTET Exam?

The Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET) is a teacher eligibility test administered by the Odisha Board of Secondary Education (BSE). Candidates who apply for the teacher hiring process for Classes I-VIII in various Government, Private, and Private Unaided schools must pass the exam.

BSE will issue an OTET Eligibility certificate to the candidate once they have qualified for the OTET Exam. This certificate does not appoint the selected individual as a teacher, but it does act as an eligibility criterion for candidates applying to various schools in Odisha for teacher recruitment drives. Until BSE modified it to lifetime in 2022, the certificate's validity was 7 years.

OTET 2022 Major Highlights

In the table below, you'll find the most important information about the OTET 2022 exam. Before applying for the exam, candidates must be informed of these.

Full form of the exam 

Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET)

Name of the organization 

Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha

Exam level 

State-level

Mode of application 

Online

Number of papers

2

Application fees

General/OBC/SEBC: INR 500

SC/ST: INR 300

Exam mode

Offline

Exam duration 

Paper-I: 150 minutes

Paper-II: 150 minute

Language

English, Odia, Hindi, Telugu, Urdu, Bengali

Official website

http://www.bseodisha.ac.in/

OTET 2022 Notification

On the official website of BSE, Odisha, the official notification for OTET has been released. According to the notification, Applications are starting on August 5, 2022. Candidates are urged to visit the official website for the most up-to-date information and announcements on the exam.

On June 11, 2022, NCTE released an update on the validity of OTET Certificates. It increased the validity of the OTET certificate from 7 years to a lifetime for all candidates who pass the exam in Odisha.

OTET 2022 Important Dates

The OTET 2022 special exam dates have been released. The following are some tentative dates for major events related to the OTET 2022 Exams.

OTET 2022 Events

Important Dates

Release date of Application Forms

August 5, 2022

Last date to fill the form

August 12, 2022

Last date to pay the fee 

August 12, 2022

Admit card release date

August 24

Exam dates

August 29, 2022 (8 am to 10:30 am for Paper I and 12 noon to 2:30 pm for Paper II)

Exam results

Anytime Soon!

OTET 2022 Admit Card 

The BSE has issued admit cards to applicants who have finished their registrations and submitted their application forms with fees on August 24, 2022. The OTET Admit Card has been issued on the BSE's official website in December 2022. The candidates can visit the official website of OTET to download their admit cards. It is mandatory for all the candidates to bring admit card to the exam hall or else they will not be allowed to sit for the exam. The OTET 2022 admit card consists of important details such as name of candidate, exam venue, exam schedule, important instruction, photograph and signature, etc.

How to Download OTET Admit Card 2022?

The procedure for obtaining the OTET Admit Card is outlined below.

  • BSE's official website may be found at http://www.bseodisha.ac.in/.
  • Select 'Login' from the OTET Application 2022 link.
  • Log in with your login information, which includes your registration number and date of birth/password.
  • Take a printout of your OTET 2022 Exam admit card after viewing and downloading it.
  • On their admit cards, candidates must check  the following information: name, photograph, signature, category, exam date, and venue. If there are any discrepancies, the candidate must contact the appropriate authorities right away. The candidate must bring their admit card to the examination centre.

Candidates must check the following information on their admit cards: name, photograph, signature, category, exam date, and venue. If there are any discrepancies, the candidate must immediately alert the proper authorities. To the examination centre, the candidate must present their admit card.

Eligibility Criteria for OTET 2022

Before applying for the OTET Exam, be sure you meet the requirements. We've covered everything you need to know about the OTET Eligibility criteria right here. To apply for the OTET Exam, candidates must have the required educational qualifications and meet the prerequisites.

Eligibility for the OTET: Paper-I (Primary Level Teachers for Classes I-V)

  • Candidates who meet any of the following requirements are eligible to take OTET Paper-I. (for Primary Class I-V).

  • A minimum of 50 percent in 10+2 exams (45 percent for Reserved category) and a 2-year elementary education diploma are required (in accordance with CT or DElEd).

  • A minimum of 45 percent in 10+2 exams (40 percent for Reserved category) and a 2-year elementary education diploma are required (in accordance with NCTE).

  • A minimum of 50% in 10+2 (45% for Reserved category) and a 4-year BElEd diploma are required.

  • A minimum of 50 percent in 10+2 exams (45 percent for Reserved category) and a 2-year Special Education Diploma are required.

  • Candidates must have completed their bachelor's degree in any discipline and hold a two-year diploma in Special Education/Elementary Education.

Eligibility for the OTET: Paper-II (Secondary Level Teachers for Classes VI-VIII)

Candidates who meet any of the following conditions are eligible to take the OTET Paper-II (for Secondary level, Classes VI-VIII):

  • A minimum of 50 percent in 10+2 exams (45 percent for Reserved category) and a one-year Bachelor of Education programme are required (B.Ed).

  • A minimum of 45 percent in 10+2 exams (40 percent for Reserved category) and a one-year Bachelor of Education programme are required (B.Ed).

  • A minimum of 50% in 10+2 exams (45% for Reserved category) and a one-year course in Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) Special Education are required.

  • A minimum of 50% in 10+2 exams (45% in Reserved category) and a 4-year study in BA Special Education or B.Sc. Special Education are required.

Application for OTET 2022

The Board of Secondary Education (BSE) of Odisha posts a notification on its official website about the exam's schedule, eligibility criteria, and other details. When the notices are released, the application forms are made available, and the application process is entirely online. Here's everything you need to know about the OTET application process.

What is the procedure for applying for OTET 2022?

The procedure for applying for the OTET 2022 is outlined below.

  • visit http://www.bseodisha.ac.in/ is the official website of BSE.
  • Click on OTET 2022 Online Application, then 'Click here for New Registration.'
  • To register for the exam, enter the required information such as your name, phone number, and email address.
  • Candidates can then use their credentials to log in and complete the payment process by State Bank of India Net Banking, Credit/Debit card, or SBI Challan (if offline).
  • The candidate must wait 12 hours after making the payment before filling out the application form. They must complete personal information, educational qualifications, and upload required papers using the given website.
  • After filling out the application, candidates must examine it and sign the statement by clicking 'Submit.'

Required Documents for the OTET Application Process in 2022

To complete the application process, the candidate must have the following documents ready well in advance.

  • Photograph (File size: 5kb-100kb) and Signature (File size: 5-50kb) scanned copies in JPG/JPEG format.
  • Scorecards from the 10th and 12th grades
  • B.Ed. mark sheet for bachelor's degree certificate
  • Birth certificate
  • Photo ID Proof (Aadhar Card/ Passport/ Voter’s ID/ Driving Licence)
  • Category certificate (for reserved category candidates)

Application Fees for OTET 2022

A verification email will be provided to registered users whenever a candidate obtains their credentials on the exam platform. Candidates are redirected to the payment page after clicking 'Verify,' which must be completed using State Bank of India Net Banking, Credit/Debit card, or SBI Challan (if offline). The application fee varies based on the candidate's category, as shown in the table below.

Category

Application fee

General/OBC

INR 500

SC/ST

INR 300

OTET Paper-I Exam Pattern

  • Paper-I of the OTET consists of 150 objective multiple-choice questions at the primary level.
  • There is only one mark for each question, and there are no negative marks for any sections of the paper.
  • Because there are no optional sections, students must attend all of them.

The following is a list of the number of questions and the marking scheme for each subject

Subjects

Number of question

Marks

Child development and pedagogy

30

30

Language 1

30

30

Language 2

30

30

Mathematics

30

30

Environmental studies

30

30

Total

150

150

OTET Paper-II Exam Pattern

  • Paper-II follows a pattern that is nearly identical to Paper-I, with 150 multiple-choice questions and a time limit of 150 minutes.
  • There is no negative marking and each question is worth one mark.
  • Candidates can choose between 'Mathematics and Science' and 'Social Science' in paper II.

The following is a list of the number of questions and the marking scheme for each subject.

Subjects

Number of questions

Marks

Child development and pedagogy

30

30

Language 1

30

30

Language 2

30

30

Mathematics and social science

  • 30 from Mathematics
  • 30 from Science

Or

  • 30 from History and Political Science
  • 30 from Geography

60

Total

150 

150

OTET 2022 Selection Process

To be eligible for the examinations, a candidate must receive a minimum of 60% (for general students) and 50% (for SC/ST/SEBC students). The OTET Certificates will be given to the candidates once they have passed the exam. These certifications will not directly appoint them as teachers, but they will be eligible for future employment. This certificate is valid for a lifetime and is only applicable and relevant to schools in the state of Odisha. The interview and other selection conditions established by the school authorities determine a candidate's final selection for the position of teacher. Candidates should constantly visit the BSE, Odisha's official website for the most up-to-date information and releases concerning OTET 2022.

OTET 2022 Important Books

The syllabus of OTET is almost equal to the 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

Apart from the above, the applicants must refer to the state syllabus of class 1 to 8. For the latest updates on the OTET 2022 exam, stay tuned to collegeDekho.

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