OTET 2023: Notification, Exam Date, Application, Eligibility & Results

Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test 2024 ( OTET )

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Rupali Pruthi

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Updated on Sep 29, 2023 11:33 IST

OTET 2023 notification will be released soon by the BSE Odisha. The OTET notification 2023 will be released on the official website- bseodisha.ac.in. The OTET application form 2023 will be issued along with the notification. Candidates will be required to fill out the online application form to appear for the OTET 2023 exam. The OTET exam date 2023 will be announced soon by the BSE Odisha.

OTET exam is conducted by BSE Odisha to determine the eligibility of candidates as Classes 1 to 8 teachers in Odisha schools. OTET exam notification contains important information such as the application process, eligibility criteria, exam dates, exam pattern, syllabus and other details. OTET Exam consists of two papers - Paper 1 and Paper 2. Questions are set to assess the candidate’s ability to analyze, interpret and apply the subject matter. There is no negative marking.

BSE Odisha revised the OTET eligibility criteria in 2023. Candidates who have done post-graduation with a minimum of 55 per cent marks and three-year integrated B.Ed – M.Ed are eligible to appear for the OTET 2022 (2nd) exam. Check the revised OTET eligibility criteria regarding the education qualification below.

The OTET OMR Sheet 2022 was released by BSE Odisha on September 8, 2023. The OTET result 2022 (2nd) was released on August 31, 2023. The OTET final answer key 2023 was released along with the results at bseodisha.ac.in. The OTET 2022 2nd exam was held on July 1, 2023. The OTET 2022 2nd application process was reopened from June 12 to June 16, 2023. Earlier, the OTET application form for OTET (2nd) was available from October 10 to 19, 2022.

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What is OTET?

Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha conducts the Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET) to make candidates eligible for the recruitment of Classes I to VIII teacher in government, private aided, and private unaided schools of Odisha. As per the official website, clearing the OTET exam is only one of the eligibility criteria for teacher recruitment. Merely qualifying the exam does not guarantee the appointment of a candidate in state schools.

Candidates who have cleared their Class XII or Graduation with minimum qualifying marks are eligible to appear for the OTET exam. The Odisha Teaching Eligibility test is conducted for two papers [Category A (Paper 1) and Category B (Paper 2)]. Candidates can appear for Paper 1 or Paper 2 or both papers as per their eligibility.

OTET 2023 Exam Dates & Schedule

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of OTET 2024 exam

DatesPast Exam Dates

08 Sep '23

OTET 2022 OMR Sheet

31 Aug '23

OTET Result

31 Aug '23

OTET 2022 Final Answer Key

OTET Highlights 2023

Have a look at the highlights of the OTET 2023 exam below.

Exam Name

OTET (Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test)

Conducting Body

Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha

Exam Level

State

Exam Mode

Offline

Exam Duration

  • Paper 1: 150 minutes
  • Paper 2: 150 minutes

No. of Papers and Total Marks

  • Paper-1: 150 marks
  • Paper-2: 150 marks

Total Questions

150 MCQs in each paper

Marking Scheme

  • +1 for each correct answer
  • No negative marking

Language/Medium of Exam

Odia and English

Exam Purpose 

To make candidates eligible for appointment as teachers in schools of Odisha

Official Website

http://www.bseodisha.ac.in/otet-examinations-2022.html

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OTET OMR Sheet 2023 Out

Candidates can download the OTET OMR sheet 2022 (2nd) by following the given steps.

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on the ‘OMR OTET’ link
  • Check your OMR sheet by entering the Roll Number
  • Go through the answers marked by you in the exam

Download OTET OMR Sheet here - https://onlineapps.bseodisha.ac.in/OTET_2022_candidate_OMRSHow/ShowOMR.aspx 

OTET Application Form 2023

The OTET application form 2023 will be released soon by the BSE Odisha. Candidates need to apply online for the OTET 2023 exam by following the given steps:

  • Visit the official website- bseodisha.ac.in
  • Click on the OTET application link.
  • Register for Paper 1 or Paper 2 or both.
  • Fill out the application form.
  • Upload the required documents.
  • Pay the application fee.
  • Submit and save the confirmation page.
  • Take a printout.

OTET Eligibility 2023

OTET eligibility criteria 2023 for Paper 1 and Paper 2 are mentioned below:

OTET Eligibility Criteria for Category-A (Paper 1)

Candidates fulfilling any one of the below-mentioned parameters meet OTET 2023 eligibility criteria for Category-A (Paper 1):

• Candidates should clear Class XII with at least 50 per cent (45 per cent for SC/ST/OBC/SEBC/PwD candidates) aggregate marks. Also, candidates should possess a two-year diploma in Elementary Education (CT or DElEd).

• Candidates should clear Class XII with at least 45 per cent (40 per cent for SC/ST/OBC/SEBC/PwD candidates) aggregate marks. Also, candidates should possess a two-year diploma in Elementary Education, in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations, 2002.

• Candidates should clear Class XII with at least 50 per cent (45 per cent for SC/ ST/ OBC/ SEBC/ PwD candidates) aggregate marks. Also, candidates should possess a four-year diploma in BElEd.

• Candidates should clear Class XII with at least 50 per cent (45 per cent for SC/ ST/ OBC/ SEBC/ PwD candidates) aggregate marks. Also, candidates should possess a two-year diploma in Special Education.

• Candidates should clear graduation in any stream. Also, candidates should possess a two-year diploma in Elementary Education/ Special Education.

OTET Eligibility Criteria for Category-B (Paper 2)

Candidates fulfilling either of the below-mentioned parameters meet OTET 2023 eligibility criteria for Category-B (Paper 2):

• Candidates should clear graduation with at least 50 per cent (45 per cent for SC/ ST/ OBC/ SEBC/ PwD candidates) marks. Also, candidates should pass a one-year course in Bachelor in Education (BEd).

• Candidates should clear graduation with at least 45 per cent (40 per cent for SC/ ST/ OBC/ SEBC/ PwD candidates) marks. Also, candidates should pass one-year BEd course in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations issued from time to time in this regard.

• Candidates should clear graduation with at least 50 per cent (45 per cent for SC/ ST/ OBC/ SEBC/ PwD candidates) marks. Also, candidates should pass a one-year course in BEd (Special Education).

• Candidates should clear Class XII with at least 50 per cent (45 per cent for SC/ ST/ OBC/ SEBC/ PwD candidates) aggregate marks. Also, candidates should pass a four-year BA Ed/ BSc Ed course.

Note: All candidates meeting eligibility criteria to apply under Category-B (Paper 2) are not eligible to apply under Category-A (Paper 1).

Also, all untrained candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ PwD category securing at least 45 per cent marks in Class XII/ graduation are also eligible to apply for OTET 2023 exam. “This is only to provide better opportunities to SC, ST, and PH candidates and this does not give them any entitlement for engagement,” informs the official website.

 

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Revised OTET eligibility criteria 2023

Candidates having the following specific OTET eligibility criteria 2023 in terms of educational qualification can apply:

  • Category 1 (Paper 1): Post-graduation with a minimum of 55 per cent marks and three-year integrated B.Ed – M.Ed.
  • Category 2 (Paper 2): Post-graduation with a minimum 50 per cent mark and B.Ed or Post-graduation with a minimum 55 per cent mark and three-year integrated B.Ed – M.Ed.

OTET Exam Process 2023

The OTET 2023 exam process is comprised of various steps. Have a look at these steps below:

Step 1: Release of OTET Notification 2023

The OTET 2023 examination process begins with the release of notification. The notification informs the candidates about the registration process, applicability, eligibility criteria, important dates, exam structure and syllabus and other details. 

Step 2: Start of Application Process

The BSE Odisha begins the OTET Application Process after the release of notification. Candidates who want to appear for the OTET exam need to register and apply online for the OTET 2023. To fill the application form, candidates are required to pay a certain fee (General/Other Category: INR 500; SC/ST Category: INR 300). Candidates must fill in the details carefully as the information once submitted by candidates cannot be changed at later stage.

Step 3: Issue of OTET Admit Card 2023

The OTET Admit Card 2023 will be released on the official website of the BSE Odisha. Candidates can download their OTET 2023 admit card from bseodisha.ac.in. The OTET admit card will contain the following details:

  • Candidate's name
  • Candidate's roll number
  • Father's Name
  • Mother's Name
  • Exam date and time
  • Name and Address of exam centre
  • Candidate's Photo
  • Candidate's Signature
  • Exam Day Instructions

Step 4: Appear for OTET Exam 2023

Candidates who will apply for the OTET 2023 will be required to appear for the OTET exam. The exam comprises two papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2. The OTET Paper 1 is for Class I - V teacher and Paper 2 is for Class VI - VIII teachers. Both the papers are held separately. Candidates can appear for either Paper 1 or Paper 2 or both the papers. 

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Step 5: Release of OTET Result 2023

OTET result will be declared on the official website of the college. It may be noted that the minimum qualifying marks for the OTET exam are 60 per cent (50 per cent for SC/ ST/ OBC/ SEBC/ PwD candidates). Candidates whose names appear in the OTET merit list will then be eligible for teaching jobs in different schools of Odisha.

OTET Exam Centres 2023

BSE Odisha has not yet released details regarding OTET 2023 exam centres. However, candidates can check complete details about their allotted OTET 2023 exam centre on their respective admit cards. It may be noted that once a test centre is allotted to a candidate it cannot be changed under any circumstances. Regarding the same, the official website informs, “The change of examination centre is not permissible.”

OTET 2023 Exam Day Guidelines

  • Candidates will have to carry the OTET admit card 2023 to the exam centres.
  • Candidates also need to carry one photo-identity proof along with its photocopy and a passport photo for their verification.
  • As the exam is conducted in written mode on the OMR sheet, candidates need to carry a ballpoint pen to mark their answers.
  • Electronic items such as mobile phones, calculators, wristwatch and others are not permitted inside the exam centre.
  • Items such as bags, books, paper, and other stationery items are also prohibited inside the exam centre.

OTET Admit Card 2023

OTET admit card 2023 will be released around a week before the exam. Check here the detailed process to help candidates download their OTET admit card.

  • Visit the official website- bseodisha.ac.in
  • Click on the ‘OTET admit card’ link.
  • Click on Login button under Paper-I or Paper-II
  • Enter your ‘Registration Number’ and ‘Date of birth’
  • View and download the OTET admit card
  • Take a print out

OTET Answer Key 2023

The OTET answer key 2023 will be released after the conduct of the exam by the BSE Odisha on the official website of the exam. Candidates can download the answer key by following the given steps:

STEP 1: Visit the official website – bseodisha.ac.in

STEP 2: Click on the 'Scoring Key’ link

STEP 3: Download the key

Direct links for OTET answer key objections and PDF download files will be provided here.

OTET Result 2023

The BSE Odisha will declare the OTET result 2023 after the completion of the assessment process. The candidates can check the OTET result 2023 exam by following the steps given below for the candidates: 

  • Visit the official website of the OTET exam- www.bseodisha.ac.in
  • Click on the ‘Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET) 2023..’ link under the Latest Updates section
  • Enter the ‘Roll Number’ or ‘Name’ and submit
  • Go through the result or scorecard
  • Download the result

OTET Qualifying Marks 2023

Have a look at the OTET qualifying marks 2023 below.

  • General category candidates who score 60 per cent or more in the OTET exam are considered pass.
  • Candidates belonging to SC, ST, SEBC/ OBC, and Physically Handicapped categories securing 50 per cent scores are considered pass.

The OTET scores are given weightage in the teacher recruitment process in Odisha.  

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OTET 2023 Contact Information

Address

Board of Secondary Education
Manikhamb, Balasore
Odisha 756001

Phone Number

2415460, 2415428, 2415429, 2415439

Email ID

info@bseodisha.ac.in

Website

www.bseodisha.ac.in

OTET Exam 2023 FAQs

Q. When will the OTET notification 2023 release?

A. The BSE Odisha will soon release the notification of the Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET) 2023 exam. The OTET notification 2023 will be released on the official website- bseodisha.ac.in.

Q. When will the BSE Odisha conduct the OTET 2023 exam?

A. The BSE Odisha has yet not announced the OTET 2023 exam dates. The OTET exam 2023 will be conducted soon. 

Q. Is the OTET exam conducted online on the computer?

A. No, the OTET exam is conducted offline in pen and paper mode wherein candidates need to mark their answers on the OMR Sheet.

Q. Is there a negative marking in the OTET 2023 exam?

A. No, there is no negative marking in the OTET 2023 exam.

Q. How many papers are conducted under the OTET 2023 exam?

A. There will be two papers of the OTET 2023 examination - Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 will be for Classes 1 to 5 teachers and Paper 2 will be for Classes 6 to 8 teachers.

Q. In which format the BSE Odisha conducts the OTET exam?

A. The OTET exam is conducted in an objective format wherein Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) are asked. Each question carries four options from which candidates need to choose the most appropriate answer.

Q. What are the choices for the Language I subject of the OTET exam?

A. Candidates can choose the Language I subject from five languages- Odia, Hindi, Telugu, Urdu and Bengali for OTET Paper 1 or Paper 2 or both.

Q. What are the minimum qualifying marks for the OTET 2023?

A. General category candidates need to score 60 per cent or more to qualify the exam, while the reserved category candidates need to obtain 55 per cent marks in the OTET exam.

Q. What is the validity of OTET certificate?

A. The validity of the OTET certificate is for lifetime, which means candidates who would qualify the OTET 2023 exam will be eligible to apply for teacher recruitment for life, till they fulfil the eligibility conditions prescribed by the respective school or recruiting body.

Q. When will BSE Odisha release the OTET result 2023?

A. The BSE Odisha will release the OTET result 2023 after the completion of the assessment process on the official website- bseodisha.ac.in.

Q. When will OTET answer key 2023 release?

A. The OTET answer key 2023 will be released by the BSE Odisha after the conduct of the exam. The OTET answer key 2023 is issued separately for Paper 1 and Paper 2.

Q. When is the OTET Certificate 2023 issued?

A. The OTET Certificate 2023 is issued after the declaration of the result by the BSE Odisha.

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