OTET 2021 - Admit Card (Released), Exam Date, Pattern, Syllabus & Result

OTET Exam

OTET, Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test, is conducted by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha for B.Ed. or equivalent degree holders to become eligible for recruitment as a teacher in different government, private aided, and private unaided schools in the state. Qualifying OTET makes candidates eligible for the recruitment of teachers for classes I to VIII. The exam is conducted for two papers and candidates can appear for one or both the papers as per their eligibility. The article here covers the latest updates and information related to the OTET 2021 examination. Read on to know more.

OTET 2021 Latest Update - BSE Odisha has released the OTET 2021 admit card on 1st April 2021. Admit cards can be downloaded using the registered email. The exam is to be held on 9th April 2021.

OTET 2021 - Quick Highlights

Exam Name

Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET) 2021

Exam conducting authority

Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha

Official website

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

Exam Level

State

Application Mode

Online

Exam Mode

Offline

Exam Duration

150 minutes each for both papers

 


Available Application Forms

OTET Exam 2021 Important Dates

Important dates related to the OTET 2021 exam are as follows:

OTET 2021 Events

Important Dates

Notification release

19th February 2021

Application process begins

20th February 2021

Application process ends

8th March 2021

Admit card availability

1st April 2021

OTET 2021 exam

9th April 2021

Result declaration

To be announced

 


OTET Exam Previous Years Solved Papers

OTET Exam 2021 Pattern & Syllabus

OTET 2021 Exam Pattern

OTET exam comprises two papers. Both the papers have 150 multiple choice questions which are to be answered in 2.5 hours. There is no negative marking in the exam. The detailed pattern for both papers is as under:

Pattern for Paper-I (Classes I to V teachers)

Subject Area

Number of Questions

Child Development and Pedagogy

30

Language-I (Hindi/ Odia/ Telugu/ Bengali/ Urdu)

30

Language-II (English

30

Mathematics

30

Environment Studies

30

TOTAL

150

Marking Scheme - Each question will be for 1 mark.

Pattern for Paper-II (Classes VI to VIII teachers)

Subject Area

Number of Questions

 

Child Development and Pedagogy

30

 

Language-I (Hindi/ Odia/ Telugu/ Bengali/ Urdu)

30

 

Language-II (English

30

 

Mathematics & Science

OR

Social Studies

60 (30 from Mathematics and 30 from Science in Mathematics and Science; 30 from History and Political Science and 30 from Geography in Social Studies)

 

 
 

TOTAL

150

 

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Marking Scheme - 1 mark will be awarded for every correct response.

OTET 2021 Syllabus

BSE Odisha has released the OTET 2021 syllabus along with the official notification. Candidates can check the detailed syllabus on the official website or you can check our article on the OTET 2021 Syllabus.



OTET Exam 2021 Eligibility

Candidates can appear for Paper-I or Paper-II or for both as per the eligibility conditions they meet. Check the conditions before filling the application form.

Eligibility for Paper-I

Candidates must meet any one of the following criteria for appearing in Paper-I:

  • Should have passed Class XII examination with at least 50% (45% for SC/ST/OBC/SEBC/PwD categories) aggregate marks. And, should possess a two-year diploma in Elementary Education (CT or DElEd).
  • Should have passed Class XII with at least 45% (40% for SC/ST/OBC/SEBC/PwD categories) aggregate marks. Also, candidates should have a two-year diploma in Elementary Education, in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations, 2002.
  • Should have cleared Class XII with at least 50% (45% for SC/ ST/ OBC/ SEBC/ PwD categories) aggregate marks. Also, candidates should possess a four-year diploma in Elementary Education (BElEd).
  • Should have cleared Class XII with at least 50% (45% for SC/ ST/ OBC/ SEBC/ PwD categories) aggregate marks. Also, candidates should possess a two-year diploma in Special Education.
  • Should have done graduation in any stream. Also, candidates should possess a two-year diploma in Elementary Education/ Special Education.

Eligibility for Paper-II

Candidates must meet any one of the following criteria for appearing in Paper-II:

  • Should have done graduation with at least 50% (45% for SC/ ST/ OBC/ SEBC/ PwD) marks. Also, candidates should have passed a one-year course in Bachelor in Education (BEd).
  • Should have done graduation with at least 45% (40% for SC/ ST/ OBC/ SEBC/ PwD candidates) marks. Also, candidates should have passed a one-year BEd course in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations issued from time to time in this regard.
  • Should have completed graduation with at least 50% (45% for SC/ ST/ OBC/ SEBC/ PwD candidates) marks. Also, candidates should have passed a one-year course in BEd (Special Education).
  • Should have passed Class XII with at least 50% (45% for SC/ ST/ OBC/ SEBC/ PwD categories) aggregate marks. Also, candidates should have passed a four-year BSc-Ed/BA-Ed course.

OTET Exam 2021 Application Process

The online application process for OTET 2021 started on 20th February and continued till 8th March 2021. Candidates were required to apply only through the online mode. The application forms are to be filled carefully as there is no provision for correction in the form once the application process is closed. Here are the steps to fill the OTET 2021 application form:

  • Candidates need to visit the official website http://www.bseodisha.ac.in/ and click on the ‘Online Application for OTET 2021’ link.
  • Then, click the ‘Click Here for New Registration’’ option.
  • Provide all the details asked for completing the registration process.
  • Submit the details for completing the registration process.
  • Once the registration is successful, log in using the registered ID and password.
  • Verify your email ID and you will be redirected to the application fee payment page after successful verification.
  • Pay the application fee online (net banking/ debit card/ credit card) or offline (SBI Challan) mode.
  • Wait for 12 hours after fee payment for completing the remaining application process.
  • After 12 hours, complete the application form with details such as personal information, educational qualification, address, declaration, etc.
  • After the ‘Final Submission’, the application process will be complete.

OTET Application Fee

Categories

Application Fee Amount

General/ OBC

₹ 500/-

SC/ ST

₹ 300/-


Other Details

OTET 2021 Admit Card

The OTET 2021 admit cards were released on the official website on 1st April 2021. Candidates are required to download the same using their login details. Here are the steps to be followed:

  • Visit the official website - http://www.bseodisha.ac.in/.
  • Click on the link for Admit Card for OTET-2021 under the ‘Latest Updates’ section.
  • Follow the procedure to download the admit card as per the paper you have applied for.
  • Once the OTET admit card appears on the screen, check all the details.
  • Download the admit card and take a print.

Details Mentioned on the Admit Card

Following details are mentioned on the OTET 2021 admit card:

  • Candidate’s name
  • Candidate’s roll number
  • Candidate’s Photograph
  • Candidate’s Signature
  • Parents’ Name
  • Exam date
  • Exam time
  • Address of exam venue
  • Exam day instructions

OTET 2021 Exam Result

OTET 2021 result will be released on the official website in the form of a merit list. Those who make it to the merit list will be eligible to teach at schools in Odisha. Candidates can also check their scorecards through their registered account. The minimum qualifying marks for OTET 2021 are:

  • General category - 60%
  • SC/ ST/ OBC/ SEBC/ PwD categories - 50%

OTET 2021 - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Check out the frequently asked questions related to the OTET 2021 exam for answers to your queries.

Question 1: When and How can I download the OTET 2021 admit card?

The admit cards are available on the official website from 1st April onwards. You can download the same using your registered ID and password.

Question 2: When will be the OTET 2021 exam conducted?

9th April 2021

Question 3: Will the OTET 2021 exam be conducted through online mode?

No, the exam will be conducted through offline mode.

Question 4: Can I appear for both papers?

Yes, you can only if you meet the eligibility conditions for both.

Question 5: What will be the format of the questions in the exam?

The question will be of multiple-choice type in both the papers.

Question 6: Will there be any deduction in marks for the wrong answers?

No.

Question 7: Will the Board release the answer key?

Yes, the answer key will be released soon after the exam along with the OMR sheets.

Question 8: When will be the OTET 2021 result announced?

The OTET 2021 result date will be announced later.

Question 9: I belong to the SC category. What will be the qualifying marks for me?

Candidates belonging to reserved categories are required to secure 55% marks in the OTET exam.

Question 10: What is the validity of the OTET certificate?

The certificate will remain valid for seven years.


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