OTET 2023 Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria, Pattern, Syllabus

OTET 2023: Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test that is mainly organized for conducting entrance examination for the post of teacher in various government schools of Odisha state. The exam is basically conducted at two levels i.e. primary level and upper primary level. All the mandatory information regarding OTET such as exam dates, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, exam syllabus, etc. is given below in the article. Check out the complete article below:

OTET 2023 Exam Schedule 

Event Dates
Online application starts from August 2023
Last date to apply online September 2023
Issue of admit card September 2023
Exam date September 2023
Result announcement on December 2023

Eligibility Criteria

For Class (Class 1st to 5th)

  • Candidates must have cleared 12th from a recognized board.
  • Candidates must hold a 2-year diploma in Elementary Education with 50 % aggregate marks (5% of relaxation will be provided to the candidates belonging to the reserved category).

For Class (6th to 8th)

  • Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree or the appearing candidates of a 2-year diploma in elementary education are also eligible to apply.
  • Candidates should have cleared B.A. /B.Sc. from any recognized university of the state.
  • Candidate must hold a B.Ed. degree.
  • Candidates should score 50% aggregate marks in B.A. /B.Sc. for the General and OBC category.
  • For SC/ST category candidates the minimum secured marks should be 45%.

Application Form

  • First of all go to the board’s official portal i.e. www.bseodisha.nic.in.
  • Now search and click on the link for Application Form. Hit the particular option.
  • Click on the registration button and provide the concerned details.
  • Fill out complete important details including the name , educational details, date of birth and other required details. Make sure that you do not make any mistakes while doing this step.
  • After successfully submitting the application form, you will receive a number along with a password.
  • It is essential to get a print of the application form for future use.

Application Fee

Category Application Fee
General/ OBC/ SEBC INR 500
SC/ ST INR 300

Exam Pattern

  • There will be a total no. 150questions.
  • Total marks will be 150.
  • The duration of the examination is 2 and a half hrs.
  • The question paper will include MCQ-type questions.
  • Candidates are required to score 60% marks on each paper (papers 1 and 2) in order to qualify for the test.

For Paper 1

Subjects Total questions Total 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

For Paper 2

Subjects Total questions Total marks
Child development and pedagogy 30 30
Language 1 30 30
Language 2 30 30
Total 90 90

Exam Syllabus

For paper 1

Child development and pedagogy

  • Understanding child development
  • Factors affecting child’s growth and development
  • Principles of child development
  • Mental health and behavior problems of children
  • Socialization processes
  • Language and thought
  • Concept of inclusive education
  • Children with special needs
  • Child crime: causes and issues
  • Pedagogy (Learning and education)


  • Evaluation or Assessment of learning Urdu/Odia/ Hindi / Telugu /Bengali
  • Learning Bengali/Odia /Hindi/ Urdu /Telugu at the elementary level
  • Language Comprehension
  • Teaching, Reading, and Writing Skills
  • Language items
  • Learning English at the Elementary Level
  • Comprehension
  • Language Learning
  • Language items
  • Skills in learning English
  • Evaluation of English


  • Number system
  • Addition
  • Multiplication
  • Subtraction
  • Division
  • Fraction
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Pattern
  • Mensuration
  • Shapes
  • Spatial Understanding
  • Time
  • Graph

Environmental Studies

  • Concept
  • Health and Diseases
  • Internal Systems of Human Body
  • Matter, Force, and Energy
  • Methods and Approaches
  • Evaluation in EVS
  • Governance
  • Physical Features of Odisha and India
  • History of Freedom Struggle in Odisha and India


  • Life Science
  • Nature of Science
  • Assessment in Science
  • Physical Science
  • Methods and Approaches

Social Study

  • Geography
  • History and Political Science
  • Objectives and Aims of Teaching Social Studies
  • Assessment in Social Science
  • History and Political Science
  • Methods and Approaches
  • Political Science

OTET 2023 Result 

The result of Odisha TET 2023 will be announced on the official web portal of Odisha TET. Candidates are required to provide all the details like roll number and date of birth and then results will be displayed on the screen and the candidate can take a printout of the result.

Those candidates who will secure more than the qualifying marks will get the Odisha TET certificate which is valid up to 7 years.

OTET 2023 FAQs

Question: Which organization conducts OTET?

Ans. Odisha’s TET exam is conducted by the board of secondary education, Odisha.

Question: What is the date of online registration?

Ans. The online registration process will start in August 2023 Tentatively.

Question: When will Odisha TET 2023 be held?

Ans. OTET 2023 will be held in the month of September 2023.

Question: Where will Odisha TET 2023 application form be available?

Ans. Odisha TET application form 2023 will be available on the official website of the Board of Secondary Education, Odisha.

Question: What is the OTET application form fee for general category candidates?

Ans. General Category candidates are required to pay Rs. 500/-

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