Orissa TET 2018: Important Guidelines

Orissa TET 2018: Each year the department of School Education of Odisha conducts Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET) for which all the eligible applicants are invited to submit applications. This test is organized mainly for those applicants who want to become a teacher. This exam is being supported by state Government of Odisha. The authority will conduct examination tentatively in the month of December 2018.

Check all the details below regarding eligibility, application process, and other important details.

Important Dates for Orissa TET 2018 (tentative)

Events Schedule
Odisha TET form available date October 2018
Submission of online form last date November 2018
Fee payment November 2018
Admit card December 2018
Exam Date December 2018

Orissa TET 2018: Eligibility Criteria

  • If you are appearing for Paper-I must be passed Intermediate with the minimum score of 50%, cleared or appearing in 2yrs of diploma in Bachelor of Elementary Education/4yrs bachelor of Elementary Education(B.Ed/B.E.I)/2yrs diploma in Special Education/.
  • In anyone is appearing for Paper-II, you must have secured 50% at the graduation level, passed or appearing in 4yrs of B.Ed, B.EI or cleared or appearing in 2yrs of Diploma in Elementary Education or 4yr B.Sc/B.A  of Special Education/B.Ed/B.Sc/Ed/.

Application Fee for Orissa TET 2018

  • You have to pay Rs-350/- as your application fee.
  • Fee once paid will not be refunded at any cost.
  • You can pay your fee through E-challan.

Orissa TET 2018: Exam Pattern

  • You will be getting 150 questions in your exam.
  • Each question will carry one mark.
  • You have to complete your examination within 2 ½ hrs.
  • You will find only MCQ type of questions.
  • Appearing candidates have to secure 60% marks in each paper in order to qualify the test.

Paper I: Structure

Area No. of Questions Marks
Child Development and pedagogy 30 questions in each subject 30 marks for each subject
Language I (Odia/Urdu)
Language II (English)
Environmental Studies
Total 150 150

Paper II: Structure

Subject No. of Questions Marks
Child Development and pedagogy 30 questions in each subject 30 marks for each subject
Language I (Odia/Urdu)
Language II (English)
Total 90 90


Area Questions
For Mathematics and Science Teachers 60 (30 questions from mathematics and 30 questions from science)
For Social studies Teachers 60(30 questions from History and Political Science and 30 questions from Geography)

How to apply for OTET 2018?

  • You can download Orissa TET 2018 Application Form from the official portal of OTET.
  • You will find that information brochure is available there.
  • You have to check the details and instructions prior filling the application form.
  • Check all your eligibility criteria for this exam.
  • You have to assess the official site i.e. on bseodisha.nic.in
  • Now click on the link Orissa TET 2018 Application form, your application form will appear on your screen.
  • You have to fill the required details in the application form.
  • Submit your application fee and fill the details.
  • Now upload the scanned images, signature and documents in the specified space and submit it.
  • Review the details in the form before final submission.
  • Take a hard copy of the application form and keep it safely for future use.

Orissa TET 2018: Admit Card

  • Applicants who have successfully submitted their Application form will be able to download Orissa TET 2018 Admit card. Admit card contains the details of the candidates like candidate name, roll no, date & timings,
  • Your admit card carries the details like Your name, roll no, date & time, a venue with the complete address and instructions to be followed during examination hall. No electronic gadgets will be permitted in the examination hall. Admit card most important and compulsory document required during the examination and will be kept safely
  • You will not be allowed to carry any type of electronic gadgets in the examination hall.
  • Without admit card, you will not be allowed to sit in the examination.

How to download the admit card?

  • You have to visit the official site.
  • Now search for the examination tab and follow the OTET 2018 Examination link.
  • Then press admit card link to download it.
  • You have to enter the details regarding Registration No., DOB, Password, Father Name and then press enter on “view my admit card” button.
  • Orissa TET Admit Card will be displayed on the screen
  • Then download and save it.
  • You must take the print out of the Admit card and don’t forget to carry on the examination date.

Syllabus for Orissa TET 2018


Section – A: Child Development and Pedagogy

  • Concept of Inclusive Education and Understanding Children with special needs
  • Understanding Child Development during Childhood (focus on children at primary level)
  • Understanding Learning Process and Learners
  • Assessment
  • Approaches to teaching and learning

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

  • Assessment of learning Odia / Urdu /Telugu/Hindi /Bengali
  • Learning Odia / Hindi / Telugu / Urdu /Bengali at elementary level
  • Teaching, Reading and Writing Skills
  • Language Comprehension
  • Language items

Section C: Language (English)

  • Learning English at the Elementary Level
  • Comprehension
  • Language items
  • Skills in learning English
  • Language Learning
  • Assessment of English

Section D: Mathematics

  • Mathematics Education in Schools
  • Number System and Operation in Numbers
  • Measurement
  • Methods and Approaches to Teaching-Learning Mathematics
  • Shapes and spatial Relationship
  • Data Handling and Patterns
  • Assessment in Mathematics

Section E: Environmental Studies (EVS)

  • Concept
  • Health and Diseases
  • Internal Systems of Human Body
  • Evaluation in EVS
  • Physical Features of Odisha and India
  • Matter, Force, and Energy
  • Methods and Approaches
  • History of Freedom Struggle in India and Odisha
  • Governance


Section A: Child Development and Pedagogy

  • Child Development (Focus on Upper Primary School Children)
  • Learning
  • Curriculum Teaching – Learning Approaches and Evaluation

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

  • Elements of Odia / Urdu / Telugu /Hindi / Bengali Language
  • Contribution of famous literates for development of Urdu / Odia / Hindi / Bengali/ Telugu language
  • Assessment of Language
  • Learning Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali at Upper Primary Level
  • Teaching Language
  • Language Items

Section C: Language II (English)

  • Language Items
  • Comprehension
  • Development of English Language Skills
  • Learning the English at Upper Primary Level
  • Assessment of learning the English Language

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

  • Mathematics at Upper Primary Stage
  • Algebra
  • Methods and Approaches to Teaching-Learning Mathematics
  • Number System
  • Shapes and Spatial Relationship
  • Commercial Arithmetic
  • Evaluation in Mathematics

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

  • Life Science
  • Nature of Science
  • Methods and Approaches
  • Physical Science
  • Evaluation in Science

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

  • Geography
  • History and Political Science
  • Evaluation in Social Science
  • Methods and Approaches
  • Aims and Objectives of Teaching Social Studies
  • Political Science

OTET Result 2018:

You can download OTET result 2018 soon after your written examination. You can check your OTET Result 2018 only through online mode. You have to enter your Roll No. or Name of Candidates.

Please note that Qualifying marks for OTET Examination in each paper are 60%. If you are from SC, ST, PH, OBC / SEBC category, the minimum passing marks will be 50%.

It’s necessary for the applicant that not only clear OTET Exam but also need to secure high to get a teaching job in the school of Odisha state.

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