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Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test 2024 ( OTET )

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OTET syllabus 2023 is prescribed by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) Odisha along with the release of notification. The syllabus contains the topics that candidates need to prepare for the Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET). The OTET syllabus is divided into two sections for Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 is for Class I to V teachers and Paper 2 is for Class VI to VIII teachers.

Go through the detailed syllabus given below and start your preparations accordingly for the OTET 2023 exam. Candidates can also download the OTET syllabus in PDF file format from the link shared below. Before going through the syllabus, let’s first have a look at the latest exam pattern.

OTET Exam Pattern 2023

OTET exam pattern 2023 is different for Paper 1 and Paper 2. Both the papers are objective in nature and carry a time duration of 2 hours 30 minutes each. Paper 1 and II are of 150 marks each and there is no negative marking for any wrong answer. In Paper 1, a total of 150 MCQs are asked from Child Development & Pedagogy, Language-I (Odia/ Urdu/ Hindi/ Telugu/ Bengali), Language-II (English), Mathematics and Environment Studies. In Paper 2, 150 MCQs are asked from Child Development & Pedagogy, Language-I (Odia/ Urdu/ Hindi/ Telugu/ Bengali), Language-II (English), Mathematics & Science or Social Studies.

OTET Syllabus 2023 for Paper 1

Have a look at the detailed syllabus for Paper 1 below:

Child Development & Pedagogy

In Child Development & Pedagogy section, 30 questions will be asked from these topics:

Unit 1

Understanding Child Development during Childhood (focus on children at primary level)

Concept, principles and stages of child development

Characteristics of physical, cognitive, social, emotional and moral development in childhood

Influence of heredity and environment in understanding the child

Unit 2

Understanding Learning Process and Learners

Learning – concept, nature and individual differences in learning

Understanding how child learns – learning through observation, limitation

Understanding low child learns – various methods of learning

Basic conditions of learning and promotion of learning through motivation, classroom learning environment and teacher behaviour

Development of creative thinking

Unit 3

Concept of Inclusive Education and Understanding Children with special needs

Concept of inclusive education

Addressing the needs of diverse group of learning in inclusive classroom (CWSN, girls, SC / ST)

Addressing the talented, creative learning

Unit 4

Approaches to teaching and learning

Teacher-centred, learner-centred and learning-centred approach

Competency-based and activity-based approach

TLM – its importance, use and preparation for classroom transaction

Teaching competency to handle mono-grade and multi-grade situation

Unit 5

Assessment

Continuous and comprehensive assessment

Purpose of assessment

Assessing scholastic and other scholastic areas

Sharing of assessment outcomes and follow up

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

A total of 30 MCQs are asked in Language I subject, of which, 20 are from content and 10 from pedagogy. Have a look at syllabus:

Group A (Pedagogy)

Unit 1

Learning Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali at elementary level

Aims and objectives of teaching Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali as mother tongue

Principles of language teaching

Acquisition of four-fold language skills in Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali viz., listening, speaking, reading and writing

Interdependence of four language skills

Objectives and strategies of transacting integrated text for the beginners

Unit 2

Teaching, Reading and Writing Skills

Technique of developing intensive and extensive reading skills

Teaching-learning composition and creative writing

Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning language for communicating ideas in written form

Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom, language difficulties and errors

Group B (Content)

Unit 3

Assessment of learning Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali

Assessment language comprehensive and proficiency : speaking, listening, reading, writing – construction of different types of test items

Remedial teaching

Unit 4

Language items

Part of speech – Noun, Pronoun, Verb, Adverb, Adjectives, Conjunction

Formation of words – using prefix and suffix

Synonyms and antonyms

Phrases and idioms

Unit 5

Language Comprehension

Reading two unseen passages – one passage from prose and one poem with questions on comprehension, drama, inference, grammar and verbal ability

(prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive)

Language II (English)

This section contains 30 questions (20 from content and 10 from pedagogy) that are asked from following topics:

Group A (Pedagogy)

Unit 1

Learning English at the Elementary Level

Importance of learning English

Objectives of learning English (in terms of content and competence specifications)

Unit 2

Language Learning

Principles of language teaching

Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom

Unit 3

Skills in learning English

Four-fold basic skills of learning viz., listening, speaking, reading and writing : interdependence of skills

Techniques and activities for developing listening and speaking skills (recitation, story telling, dialogue)

Development of reading skills : reading for comprehension, techniques and strategies for teaching, reading (phonic, alphabet, word, sentence and story)

Development of writing skill – teaching composition

Unit 4

Assessment of English

Assessing language comprehension and proficiency : listening, speaking, reading, writing

Group B (Content)

Unit 5

Comprehension

Two unseen prose passage (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with questions on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability

Unit 6

Language items

Nouns, Adverbs, Verbs, Tense and Time, Preposition, Articles, Adjectives, Prepositions, Punctuation

Mathematics

The syllabus of Mathematics is as follows:

Group A (Pedagogy)

Unit 1

Mathematics Education in Schools

Nature of Mathematics (exactness, systematic, patterns, preciseness)

Aims and objectives of teaching Mathematics

Specific objectives of teaching Mathematics

Unit 2

Methods and Approaches to Teaching-Learning Mathematics

Methods: Inductive, deductive, analysis, synthesis, play-way

Approaches: Constructivist and Activity-based

Unit 3

Assessment in Mathematics

Assessment in Mathematics

Formal and informal assessment

Different types of test items

Planning for remedial and enrichment programme in Mathematics

Group B (Content)

Unit 4

Number System and Operation in Numbers

Number system (natural, whole, rational, real)

Fundamental operation on numbers

Fractional numbers and decimals – operations in fractional numbers and decimals

Factors and multiples – HCF and LCM

Percentage and its application

Unit 5

Measurement

Measurement of length, weight, capacity

Measurement of area and perimeter of rectangle and square

Measurement of time (concept of am, pm and time interval)

Unit 6

Shapes and spatial Relationship

Basic geometrical concepts (point, line segment, ray, straight line, angles)

Geometry of triangles, quadrilaterals and circles

Symmetry

Geometrical slides (cube, cuboid, sphere, cylinder cone)

Unit 7

Data Handling and Patterns

Pictography, bar graph, histogram, pie chart

Interpretation of these graphs

Patterns in numbers and figures

Environment Studies (EVS)

The EVS section comprises 30 MCQs from following topics:

Group A (Pedagogy)

Unit 1

Concept

Concept and Significance

Integration of Science and Social Science

Aims and objectives of teaching and learning EVS

Unit 2

Methods and Approaches

Basic principles of teaching EVS

Methods: Survey, Practical Work, discussion, observation, project

Approaches: Activity-based, theme-based

Unit 3

Evaluation in EVS

Tools and techniques for evaluation learning in EVS

Diagnostic assessment in EVS

Group B (Content)

Unit 4

Governance

Local-self, Government – State and Central

Judiciary

Unit 5

Physical Features of Odisha and India

Landscape

Climate

Natural resources

Agriculture and industry

Unit 6

History of Freedom Struggle in India and Odisha

Unit 7

Health and Diseases

Nutritional, elements, balanced diet

Nutritional, deficiency and diseases

Waste materials and disposal

First-aid

Air and water pollution

Unit 8

Internal Systems of Human Body

Respiratory, circulatory, digestive and excretory system – structure and parts of plant – structure and function

Unit 9

Matter, Force and Energy

Matter and its properties

Earth and sky, effect of rotation and revolution of earth

Work and energy

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OTET Syllabus 2023 for Paper 2

Check below the detailed and section-wise syllabus for Paper 2:

Child Development & Pedagogy

The Child Development and Pedagogy comprise 30 questions. The syllabus of the section is as follows:

Unit 1

Child Development (Focus on Upper Primary School Children)

Features of Physical, Cognitive, Social, Emotional & Moral development during pre-adolescence and adolescence

Effect of Heredity and Environment on development

Needs and problems of adolescents

Individual differences among learners

Unit 2

Learning

Learning as meaning making knowledge and construction

How children learn – observation, initiation, trial, error, experience

Learning as social activity

Rote learning and meaningful learning

Factors affecting learning

Strategies for promoting lessons

Addressing learners from diverse background including disadvantaged and deprived

Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties and impairment

Addressing the talented, creative and specially abled learners

Unit 3

Curriculum Teaching – Learning Approaches and Evaluation

Teacher-centred, learner centred and learning-centred approaches

Principles of curriculum organization

Teaching learning aids

Continuous comprehensive assessment of learning, planning and designing achievement tests, rating scale, check list

Test reliability and validity

Date representation – mean, mode and median and standard deviation

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

Check here Language I (30 MCQs) syllabus for Paper 2:

Group A (Pedagogy)

Unit 1

Learning Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali at Upper Primary Level

Aims and objectives of learning Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali as first language

Principles of teaching mother tongue

Development of language skills (speaking, reading, writing and listening)

Unit 2

Teaching Language

Intensive and Extensive reading skills at upper primary level

Teaching of non-detailed and detailed texts (prose, poetry)

Teaching of composition and creative writing

Teaching of grammar

Challenges of teaching Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali in multi-lingual context

Unit 3

Assessment of Language

Assessment of learning Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali language – listening, speaking, reading and writing

Planning and designing achievement tests and other tools for assessment

Group B (Content)

Unit 4

Elements of Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali Language

Comprehension of two unseen passages (one from prose / drama and other from poem) with test items on comprehension, vocabulary and grammar.

Unit 5

Language Items

Parts of speech (noun, pronoun, verb, adverb, adjectives, conjunction)

Formation of words (prefix and suffix)

Vocabulary (spelling and meaning of synonym and antonym)

Phrases and idioms

Unit 6

Contribution of famous literates for development of Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali language

Odia-Fakir Mohan Senapati, Gangadhar Meher, Radhanath Ray, Surendra Mohanty, Gopinath Mohanty

Urdu – Altaf Hussain Hali, Niaz Fatepuri, Ali Sardar Jafri, Amir Khusroo, Majrooh Sultanpuri

Hindi – Bharatendu Harischandra, Mahavir Prasad Dwivedy, Prem Chand, Jayashankar Prasad, Suryakanta Tripathy Nirala

Bengali – Rabindra Nath Tagore, Sarat Chandra Chhatopadhya, Tarasankar Bandopadhyay, Kzi Nazrul Islam, Bibhuti Bhusan Bandopadhyay

Telugu – Srinanthadu, Gurajuda Appa Rao, Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Arudra, C. Narayan Reddy

Language-II (English)

Have a look at the detailed syllabus for Language II (30 MCQs):

Group A (Pedagogy)

Unit 1

Learning English at Upper Primary Level

Importance of learning English

Objective of learning English

Unit 2

Development of English Language Skills

Basic skills of language (listening, speaking, reading, writing), interdependence of skills

Teaching of prose, poetry and composition

Teaching of creative writing

Principles of language teaching

Challenges of teaching English as second language at upper primary level

Unit 3

Assessment of learning English Language

Assessment of comprehension and language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing)

Group B (Content)

Unit 4

Comprehension

Two unseen passages (one from prose / drama and another from poem) with questions on comprehension, grammar)

Unit 5

Language Items

Parts of speech, tense, voice change and change of narration, use of article, use of punctuation mark

Vocabulary – meaning and spelling

Mathematics & Science

Candidates who want to become Mathematics and Science teacher need to attempt this subject in the exam. The syllabus of Mathematics and Science section (60 MCQs) is as follows:

Mathematics Group A (Pedagogy)

Unit 1

Mathematics at Upper Primary Stage

Nature of Mathematics–logical, systematic, abstractions, pattern, mathematical language

Aims and objectives of teaching Mathematics

Specific objectives of teaching Mathematics

Unit 2

Methods and Approaches to Teaching-Learning Mathematics

Methods: induction, deduction, analysis and synthesis

Approaches: Constructivist and activity-based

Unit 3

Evaluation in Mathematics

Formal and informal evaluation

Error analysis

Remedial and enrichment programmes

Mathematics Group B (Content)

Unit 4

Number System

Number System (focus on real and rational numbers)

Properties in different number systems

Unit 5

Algebra

Basic concepts : terms, co-efficient, powers

Algebraic equations and their applications (with one variable)

Polynomials – operations in polynomials

Laws of indices

Identities

Unit 6

Commercial Arithmetic

Percentage and its application (profit and loss, simple and compound, interest, banking, rebate)

Ratio and proportion

Variation and its application

Square, square root, cube, cube root of natural numbers

Unit 7

Shapes and Spatial Relationship

Triangles and Quadrilaterals

Angles, complementary and supplementary angles, opposite angles, exterior angles of the triangle

Angle sum property

Parallel lines and properties relating to parallel lines

Congruency and similarities

Menstruations (area and circumference of circle, higher order problems relating to area of square, triangle, rectangle, parallelogram, trapezium, Pythagorean theorem)

Science Group A (Pedagogy)

Unit 1

Nature of Science

Aims and objectives of teaching learning science at upper primary stage

Unit 2

Methods and Approaches

Methods: Observation, Experimentation, Discovery, Project and Problem- solving

Approaches: Integrated approach, constructivists approach

Unit 3

Evaluation in Science

Tools and techniques for assessing learning in Science

Science Group B (Content)

Unit 4

Physical Science

Metal, non-metal and metalloid

Elements and compounds

Symbol, valence and chemical equation

Acid, base and salt

Physical and chemical change in matters

Force, motion, friction, pressure in solid, liquid and gases

Electricity and current chemical effects of electric current

Refraction and reflection of light

Solar system and planets

Unit 5

Life Science

Biological adaptation among living beings

Respiration and transpiration

Soil and forest resource

Cell structure and function of cell organelle

Micro-organisms

Adolescence in human being

Social Studies

Candidates who want to become Social Studies teacher need to attempt this subject in the exam. The Social Studies syllabus (60 MCQs) is as follows:

Group A (Pedagogy)

Unit 1

Aims and Objectives of Teaching Social Studies

Importance of teaching-learning Social Sciences at upper primary stage

Aims and objectives of teaching-learning Social Sciences

Specific objectives of teaching-learning Social Science

Unit 2

Methods and Approaches

Methods : Survey, field work / trips, project, group work

Approaches: Activity-based, theme-based

Unit 3

Evaluation in Social Science

Tools and technique for assessment of learning in Social Science

Diagnostic assessment and remedial teaching

Group B (Content)

Unit 4

History and Political Science

Methods of historical studies, social, economic and political conditions of sultanate, moghul and British period

Slave, Khiligi, Tughlaq, Lodi Dynasty

East India Company, British Crown, Impact of British rules, Ancient period, Kharabela, Ashoka

Soma, Garganga, Surya, fall of Odisha, Odisha under Moghuls

Nationalist movement in India

Development of Nationalism and Europe

Unit 5

Political Science

Indian Constitution

Human Rights

Governance at Central, State and Local level

Political Parties and pressure group

Unit 6

Geography

Odisha Geography – physical features, climate, agriculture and industry

Natural resources (land, water, forest and wild animals, minerals)

Atmosphere, biosphere and hydrosphere

Earth – crust, internal structure, landscape (hills and mountains, platue, plains, rivers)

Temperature zones of earth

Best Books for OTET Exam Preparation

Candidates can refer the following books for OTET exam preparation:

Name of Book

Author

OTET Success Master Paper-I for Class I-V

Experts compilation

TBW OTET Guide Paper 1 Bk1 MCQ (Odia)

TBW Team

Child Development & Pedagogy CTET & TETs

Arihant

Wiley’s Child Development and Pedagogy Exam Goalpost for CTET and TETs Exams

DT Editorial Services

English Language and Pedagogy

Arihant

OTET Qualifying Marks 2023

Have a look at the minimum qualifying marks for the OTET 2023 exam:

Category

Qualifying Marks

General

60 per cent

SC/ ST/ SEBC/ OBC/ PH

50 per cent

OTET Syllabus 2023 FAQs

Q. What is the OTET 2023 syllabus?

A. The syllabus for OTET 2023 comprises important topics from which questions can be asked in Paper 1 and 2.

Q. Who prescribes the OTET syllabus?

A. The BSE Odisha prescribes the syllabus for the OTET exam.

Q. From where can I download the OTET syllabus for Paper 1 and 2?

A. You can download the OTET syllabus from the official website- bseodisha.ac.in.

Q. Is the OTET syllabus the same for Paper 1 and II?

A. No, the syllabus is different for OTET Paper 1 and Paper 2 as the subjects and levels of papers are different.

Q. Is there a negative marking for wrong answers in OTET exam?

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

Q. How many marks are allotted for OTET Paper 1?

A. The OTET Paper 1 is for 150 marks and each question carries 1 mark.

Q. Do I need to appear for both the papers in the OTET exam?

A. Candidates need to appear for the paper they have applied for during the OTET application process.

Q. Will OTET 2023 exam be conducted online?

A. No, the OTET 2023 exam will not be conducted online and the exam will held in written mode.

Q. What are the OTET passing marks?

A. The OTET passing marks for General category are 60 per cent and for reserved category are 50 per cent.

Q. What’s next after qualifying the OTET exam?

A. Candidates who clear the OTET exam become eligible for teacher recruitment in Odisha schools.

Q. What is the importance of OTET certificate?

A. Holding the OTET certificate is one of the eligibility for teacher recruitment in the state.

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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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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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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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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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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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OTET application form 2024 will be released by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha along with the official notification. The OTET 2024 registration will be held online on the official website. Eligible candidates need to apply online for the Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET) 2024 exa

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The exam date for the OTET 2024 exam has not been announced yet. The BSE Odisha will announce the OTET exam date 2024 along with the release of official notification.  The OTET exam will be conducted offline in pen & paper mode. Candidates are required to make their answers on the OTET OMR Sheets gi

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The OTET 2024 notification will be released soon by the BSE Odisha. The notification for the OTET 2024 exam will be released as a PDF download file containing the important details related to the exam including application process, exam dates, eligibility criteria, patter, syllabus and others. To do

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