OTET 2019 - Notification, Online Application, Syllabus, Exam Date, Admit Card

OTET 2019 - All about Orissa Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET) ✓ Notification ✓ Application Form ✓ Syllabus ✓ Admit Card ✓ Eligibility ✓ Question Papers ✓ Sample Papers ✓ Answer Key ✓ Exam Date ✓ Exam Pattern  ✓ Cut-off Marks ✓ Preparation Tips for the post Primary Teacher (from 1st class to 5th class) and Upper Primary Teacher (from 6th Class to 8th Class) examination to be held in 2019.

Candidates interested in appearing for the exam should apply only through online process from official website of Orissa TET i.e. www.bseodisha.nic.in.

The Government has Decided to Conduct The Odisha Teachers Eligibility Test – Orissa TET 2019 Exam Once Again in the Current year to help more Number of Candidates to Apply for OTET 2019 The State Government has announced the TET Orissa 2019 Latest Schedule now.

The OTET 2019 will be held as per following schedule

1. Online registration starts from: 

2. Submission of registration fee through e-challan starts from: 

3. Last date of online registration: 

4. Last date for Submission of registration fee through e-challan: 

5. Complete the application form and upload photo by:

6. Period for Online Corrections in Particulars:

7. Download Admit Card from Board’s website: 

8. Date of Examination:

OTET 2019 Eligibility Criteria


Higher Secondary (+2 or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 2 years Diploma in Elementary Education/ 2 years Diploma in Education (Special Education) approved by RCI (Rehabilitation Council of India)/ Graduation with 2 years Diploma in Elementary Education/2 years Diploma in Special Education approved by RCI.


Graduation with at least 50% marks with 1 year Bachelor’s Degree in Education (B.Ed.)/1 year B.Ed. (Special Education) approved by RCI/Higher Secondary (+2 or equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 4 years B.A. Ed./ B.Sc. Ed.( integrated course). Provided that relaxation of 5% in qualifying marks in +2 or at the graduation level, as the case may be; shall be allowed to the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/ SEBC category. Provided further that candidates who have secured minimum marks in +2 or graduation level, as the case may be; as prescribed at the time of admissio n into Teacher Education Course; shall also be eligible to appear at OTET 2019.

Candidates who are pursuing (Final Year) of any of the teacher education courses (recognized by NCTE or by the RCI as the case may be) specified above, in both the categories; can also appear at OTET 2019.

OTET 2019 Application Form

Candidates are required to apply online application form from the official website . After successfully submission of application form, candidates need to take print out of duly filled application form for future references.

Application Fee:

Candidates are required to pay the application fee of Rs. 350/-(Rupees Three Hundred Fifty) only through SBI Challan generated from the web site. On submission of forms and fees candidate will receive an e-mail and SMS regarding his/ her registration number and password. The system will generate challan and  candidates have to print the Challan Copy. Candidates by using Application number and Password MUST print the Application form for future reference.

OTET 2019 Selection Procedure

✓ A candidate who scores 60% or more in the TET examination will be considered as TET pass. A candidate who scores 60% or more in the TET examination will be considered as TET pass.

✓ Candidates belonging to SC, ST, SEBC/OBC, Physically Handicapped securing scores 50% may be considered as TET pass.

✓ The TET score will be given weightage in the recruitment process.

OTET 2019 Syllabus



Section – A : Child Development and Pedagogy


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-gradesituation


Unit – 5 : Assessment


✓ Continuous and comprehensive assessment


✓ Purpose of assessment


✓ Assessing scholastic and other scholastic areas


✓ Sharing of assessment outcomes and follow up


Section B : Language (Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali)




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




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)


Section C : Language (English)




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




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


Section D : Mathematics




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-LearningMathematics


✓ 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




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 – NCF 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, cylinger cone)


Unit – 7 : Data Handling and Patterns


✓ Pictography, bar graph, histogram, pie chart


✓ Interpretation of these graphs


✓ Patterns in numbers and figures


Section E : Environmental Studies (EVS)




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




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



Section A : Child Development and Pedagogy 30 marks

Unit – I : 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 – II : 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 – III : Curriculum Teaching – Learning Approaches and




✓ Teacher-centred, learner centred and learning-centredapproaches


✓ 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


Section B : Language 1 (Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali)


30 marks




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 inmulti-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




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 (pre-fix 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

Section C : Language II (English) 30 marks



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)




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


Section D : Mathematics (only for Mathematics and Science Teacher) 30 marks




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




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)


Section E : Science (only for Mathematics and Science Teacher)


30 marks




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 andProblem-solving


✓ Approaches : Integrated approach, constructivists approach


Unit – 3 : Evaluation in Science


✓ Tools and techniques for assessing learning in Science




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


Section F : Social Study (only for Social Study Teacher)


30 marks




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




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 – 5 : 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.

OTET 2019 Admit Card
Candidates will be able to download their Admit Card from two week of examination. Candidates are requested to visit the same website to download their Admit Card For Orissa Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET) Exam 2019.

Procedure to download OTET 2019 Admit Card Online

1:- Log on to the official website www.bseodisha.nic.in.

2:- Follow the link of “Examination” and click on 'Admit Card'.

3:- Enter Registration Number in the space provided.

4:- Hall Ticket/Admit Card will be show on your screen.

5:- Print-copy or Download in your computer.

Steps to fill Online OTET 2019 Application Form

STEP#01: Log on to official website of Orissa TET. to apply online for OTET 2019.
STEP#02: Read the instructions.
STEP#03: Apply for Registration.
STEP#04: Fill and edit Odisha TET 2019 online application form.
STEP#05: Upload photograph and signature.
STEP#06: Review and verify your application.
STEP#07: Print bank challan
STEP#08: Deposit fee in SBI bank
STEP#09: Update challan information on official website www.bseodisha.nic.in
STEP#10: Print confirmation page
STEP#11:  Submit it to District Education Officer.

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1 comment:

  1. Sir , I lives in west Bengal and also graduate from brngal.Am I elligibe for OTET.


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