OTET 2020: Exam Dates, Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus


OTET (Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test) is the exam that is conducted by Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha. It is conducted to appoint candidates for the post of teacher for Classes I - VIII in Odisha private, private-aided schools.

About OTET Exam

OTET Exam is conducted by Board of Secondary Education, Odisha. It stands for Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test. It is conducted for the appointment of teachers in private, private aided and government schools of Odisha for the class I to class VI. CLearing OTET will not result in the direct job but it will make candidates eligible to get employed.

OTET 2018 Important Dates:-

The online application registration begins in the mid of November and ends at the end of the month

Online registration and application : Nov 12 from 08:00 am - Nov 28 till 11:45 pm

Last date to submit application fee: Nov 27

Eligibility Criteria for OTET 2018

There are 2 categories of candidates category-A and category-B. Candidates belonging to Category - A have to appear for Paper-I and candidates belonging to Category-B have to appear for paper-II.

Eligibility for Category - I: Higher Secondary (10 + 2 or equivalent) with at least 50% marks with 2 years of Diploma in Special Education /Education or 2 years of Diploma in Elementary Education approved by RCI (Rehabilitation Council of India) or Graduation with 2 years diploma in Special Education/ Education or Graduation with 2 years Diploma in Elementary Education approved by RCI.

Eligibility for Category - II: Graduation with at least 50% marks and 1 year of Bachelor's Degree in Education (B.Ed.)/ 1 year of Bachelor's Degree in Special Education B.Ed. (Special Education) approved by RCI or Higher Secondary (10 + 2 or equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 4 years B.A. +  Ed. / B.Sc. + Ed. (integrated course).

Special Note: There is a relaxation of 5% marks for reserved categories (SC/ST/SEBC/OBC) at either 10 + 2 level or Graduation level according to the situation

(i). Candidates who have got minimum marks in 10 +2 or at graduation level, whichever applicable, as given at the time of admission into Teacher Education Course; are also eligible to take the exam.

(ii). Candidates who are pursuing (Final Year) of any of the teacher education courses (recognized by NCTE or by the RCI as the case may be), in both the categories;, can also appear at OTET.

(iii). Untrained Candidates: Untrained candidates, Only belonging to categories SC, ST & PH category having required percentage of marks (5% relaxation in minimum qualifying marks in +2 or Graduation Level as the case may be, for the candidates belonging to SC, ST categories) are eligible.

(iv). Candidates eligible to apply under category –B cannot apply under category-A

OTET Application Form 2018 - Apply Online

Candidates who want to apply to OTET can do the same by going through the link mentioned below (activates on 12-Nov 2018):

OTET 2018 Application Fee
Name of CategoryApplication Fee
General500 Rs
SC/ST/ other reserved categories300 Rs

Note: Fee mentioned above is only applicable if someone wants to apply for only one category, candidates applying for both need to pay 1000 rs (general) or 600 rs (others)

Documents Required to OTET Application Form 2018:-

Candidates may be required to submit scan copies of few documents. All candidates need to upload the scanned copies of signature and passport size photo. The signature must be black in colour and photos should have a plain background.

How to Fill OTET Application Form 2018-19?

  • Go to the website mentioned in the blog and complete the new user registration there.
  • During the registration, the applications will be required to enter personal details.
  • Upload the photos and signature there
  • Pay the application fee
  • Take the print out of application with you for future

OTET 2018 Admit Card-

Admit card will be released around one week before the commencement of exam.

Exam Pattern of OTET 2018-

The exam is divided into Paper I and Paper II

OTET Paper I Exam Pattern
Subject NameTotal QuestionsMaximum Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy3030
Language I – Bengali/ Telugu/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Odia3030
English (Language II)3030
Environmental Studies3030
OTET Paper II Exam Pattern
Subject NameTotal QuestionsMaximum marks
Child Development and Pedagogy3030
Language I – Bengali/ Telugu/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Odia3030
English (Language II)3030
Mathematics and Science or Social Studies6060

OTET Syllabus for Paper I & Paper II


OTET Answer Key 2020

Answer key will be available soon after the completion of the exam

OTET Result 2020

Will be declared after 1 or 2 months after the examination

Selection Procedure of OTET 2020

The students who qualify the OTET will be eligible for further rounds

The Validity of OTET 2020 Certificate

The certificate is valid for 5 years after the declaration of result

OTET Preparation Books-

CTET preparation books

Arihant publication books

NCERT books

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