OTET Preparation 2023: Tips, Strategy & Guide

Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test 2024 ( OTET )

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Rupali Pruthi

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Updated on Mar 19, 2022 05:06 IST

Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET) is conducted by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha to enable candidates to gain eligibility for teacher recruitment in government, private aided and private unaided schools of the state. Candidates who qualify the OTET exam can become Class 1 to 8 teachers. To prepare for the exam, candidates should make a concrete study plan.

Candidates should first be clear about the basics of the OTET 2022 exam such as exam pattern and syllabus and then should practice through the previous year's question papers and mock tests. We have shared below some of the best preparation tips for the OTET exam. Go through these tips below and prepare accordingly for the examination.

OTET Preparation Tips 2022

Check below the preparation tips for the OTET 2022 exam:

OTET exam pattern and syllabus

Candidates must begin their preparations with the OTET exam pattern and syllabus. The OTET exam pattern 2022 makes the candidates familiar with the subjects, marking scheme, the number of questions and duration of the exam and the OTET syllabus 2022 makes candidates learn the important topics from which questions are asked in the exam.

Practice

Once you get to know the basics of the exam, it is recommended that candidates should now undertake the practice of OTET previous years’ question papers and mock tests. This will help candidates in knowing about their weak and strong areas.

Time management

In the OTET Paper-I or Paper-II, a total of 150 MCQs are asked. Candidates need to attempt these questions in a time duration of 2 hours 30 minutes. It is suggested that candidates should try to attempt all the questions as there is no negative marking in the OTET exam. Only those are able to solve the paper in the given time who have practised well.

Focus on your weak areas

Once you start practising for the OTET exam, you get to know your weak areas as well as strong ones. It is right time for you to improve your weak areas and gain strength in them. Try to get hold of the basics of such topics or subjects and then practise more.

Best Books for OTET exam preparation

Candidates can also prepare for the OTET exam through the best books available in the market. Have a look:

Book

Author

OTET Paper 1 For Class 1 To 5

Paperback

OTET Success Master Paper-I Paperback

Child Development and Pedagogy for CTET & TETs (Paper-I & II)

Arihant Publication

Mathematics Exam Goalpost for CTET & TETs

Wiley Publication

CTET & TETs Bhasha Hindi Paper-I & II

Arihant Publication

CTET and TETs English Language and Pedagogy

Arihant Publication

OTET Preparation Tips 2022 FAQs

Q: How can I prepare for the OTET exam?

A: Candidates can prepare for the OTET exam through the OTET syllabus and exam pattern.

Q: What is the ideal time to prepare for the OTET exam?

A: The ideal time for OTET exam preparation is at least six months.

Q: How long should I study for the OTET exam on daily basis?

A: Candidates should devote at least three to four hours on daily basis for OTET exam preparation.

Q: Can I prepare for the OTET exam only through the mock test?

A: No, only attempting the mock test will not be of great help. It is important to go through each topic individually.

Q: How to prepare for the OTET Language?

A: To prepare for the OTET Language section, candidates should have a strong command of the grammar and vocabulary of that particular language.

Q: How to prepare for the Environmental Studies section of OTET Paper-I?

A: You can prepare for the Environmental Studies section of OTET Paper-I by studying each topic of content and pedagogy in detail.

Q: How to prepare for OTET Child Development and Pedagogy?

A: Candidates can prepare for the OTET Child Development and Pedagogy section with the help of books such as Child Development and Pedagogy for CTET & TETs (Paper-I & II) by Arihant Publication.

Q: What will be the difficulty level of the OTET question paper?

A: As per the previous years' trends, the difficulty level of OTET question papers is generally 'Easy to Moderate'.

Q: Which books are best for OTET Exam?

A: Preparing through the NCERT books is considered to be the best for the OTET exam. Also, there are various books by Arihant and Wiley Publications that will help you in OTET exam preparation.

Q: What are the important topics for the Mathematics section of the OTET exam?

A: Some of the important topics of the Mathematics section are Number System and Operation in Numbers, Measurement, Shapes and spatial Relationship and Data Handling and Patterns.

Q: What are the important topics for the OTET Science section?

A: The important topics for OTET Paper-II Science section are Physical Science, Metal, non-metal and metalloid, Elements and compounds, Symbol, valence and chemical equation, Physical and chemical change, Force, motion, friction, Solar system and planets, Life Science, Soil and forest resource, Cell structure, etc.

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Answered 2 weeks ago

Candidates need to pay the OTET application fee while submitting the online application form. Without the application fee, the OTET online form will not be accepted by the BSE Odisha. The OTET application fee is as follows:

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OTET Application Fee 

General/ OBC/ SEBC

INR 600

SC/ ST

INR 400

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Rupali Pruthi

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Answered 2 weeks ago

The last date to fill the OTET application form 2024 is July 5, 2024. Candidates can pay the OTET application fee 2024 till July 6, 2024. It is advisable that candidates should fill out the OTET form 2024 timely to avoid the last minute issues such as network problem or server issues. The BE Odish

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Answered 2 weeks ago

Candidates can apply online for the OTET 2024 exam by following the steps given below:

  • 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 s

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Rupali Pruthi

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Answered a month ago

The OTET exam is conducted offline in the pen and paper mode. Candidates need to mark their answers on the OTET OMR sheet. Candidates should fill out the OMR sheet carefully as no extra sheet is provided at the centres. However, on the other hand, the OSSTET application process is carried out online

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Rupali Pruthi

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Answered a month ago

The frequency for the conduct of the OTET exam is decided by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha. Generally, the OTET exam is condcuted once a year. However, the BSE Odisha held the OTET exam twice in the year 2022. It may be noted here that the OTET exam is conducted for two papers- Pape

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Rupali Pruthi

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Answered a month ago

No, there is no negative marking on the Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET) examination. In the OTET exam, each paper comprises a total of 150 questions of 1 mark each. Both Paper 1 and Paper 2 are of 150 marks each. Candidates are awarded 1 mark for each correct answer and 0 marks for each incor

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Rupali Pruthi

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Answered a month ago

The OTET exam is not a difficult one to crack. The difficulty level of the OTET exam varries on multiple factors including level of preparation, understanding of the subjects and types of questions asked in the exam. Candidates need to cover the entire OTET syllabus to perform well in the exam. Clea

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Rupali Pruthi

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Answered a month ago

The OTET exam stands for the Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test. It is an eligibility test conducted to determine the eligibility of candidates as primary or upper primary teachers in Government/Government Aided schools of Odisha. The exam is conducted by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha.

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Rupali Pruthi

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Answered a month ago

OTET application form 2024 was released on June 24, 2024, by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha. The OTET 2024 registration is being held online on the official website. Eligible candidates need to apply online for the Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET) 2024 exam. Candidates need to

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Rupali Pruthi

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Answered a month ago

The exam date for the OTET 2024 exam has been announced. The BSE Odisha will conduct the OTET exam 2024 on August 9, 2024.  The OTET exam will be conducted offline in pen & paper mode. Candidates are required to make their answers on the OTET OMR Sheets given to them at the exam centres. 

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