OTET 2022: Odisha TET Exam Date, Notification and Latest Updates

OTET 2022: Odisha TET Exam Date, Notification and Latest Updates

ByNeha Joshi  |  Updated on: Oct 12, 2022
OTET Exam 2022 will be conducted soon. Check latest updates about Odisha Teachers Eligibility Test on the official website. Also check OTET Exam Date, Notification, and other updates here
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OTET Exam 2022 is scheduled to be held soon. The application process for the upcoming session is already active. Interested candidates can apply online for the exam from 10th October 2022 to 19th October 2022. The notification for the exam was released on 8th October 2022. Check the details about the Odisha TET exam here including OTET Notification PDF, vacancy detail and other latest updates.

OTET Exam is the Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET) exam. The exam is conducted by Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha to recruit deserving candidates in government schools of the state. It is important to check the OTET exam date, notification and other details before applying for the exam.

Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test Latest Updates

Check the latest update about OTET exam here.

OTET Notification Out

The Department of Education, Board of Secondary Education, Odisha released the OTET notification 2022 on 8th October 2022. Candidates can check the official notification to know about the upcoming exam. The direct link to OTET notification PDF is also mentioned here:

OTET Notification PDF 2022 Direct Link: Download Here

OTET Application Form Active

The Department of Education, Board of Secondary Education, Odisha has released the online application form for Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET). The application process started on 10th October 2022 and will end on 19th October 2022. Check the direct OTET apply online link here:

OTET Application Form Direct Link: Click Here

What is OTET Exam 2022?

OTET full form is Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test. OTET 2022 is a state-level competitive exam conducted once a year. The exam is conducted to recruit deserving candidates as teachers in government schools of Odisha. OTET exam is held in a written mode in two sessions. There are two papers in the exam including Paper 1 and Paper 2.

The Odisha TET exam 2022 is a teacher eligibility test conducted and organized by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) Odisha. The test serves as eligibility for candidates who wish to apply as teachers to teach classes from 1st to 8th in various Government, Private, and Private schools.

OTET Notification 2022

OTET Notification 2022 has been released on the official website by the official board. The notification was released on 8th October 2022. The notification entails all the important details about the exam. Interested candidates must check the notification to know about the exam. Download the OTET notification PDF for the upcoming exam from the given link:

OTET Notification PDF 2022: Download Here

OTET Exam Dates 2022

The OTET exam dates 2022 are awaited. The dates for the upcoming session will be announced shortly. The exam dates for Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be out soon. Check the all the important dates about the exam here:

Important OTET Exam Dates 2022

Event

Date

OTET Notification 2022

8th October 2022

Application Form Process

10th October 2022 to 19th October 2022

Release of Admit Card

Yet to be announced

OTET 2022 Exam Date

Yet to be announced

OTET Answer key

Yet to be announced

Challenging the OTET answer key

Yet to be announced

Declaration of Result

Yet to be announced

OTET Apply Online 2022

The OTET application form 2022 is now active. Candidates can fill out the form on the official website. It is important to register before applying for the OTET 2022. The steps involved in the online process are mentioned below. Check direct link to apply online below: 

OTET Apply Online Direct Link: Click Here

How to fill OTET Application Form 2022?

It is important to check the steps to fill out the OTET application form. Check the steps below:

  • The Directorate of Educational and Training releases the application form. 
  • Candidates must visit the official website and register themselves using the appropriate e-mail address or phone number. 
  • The next step is to log in and complete personal, professional and academic details. 
  • Then upload all necessary scanned documents along with your recent photograph and your signature. Ensure the photograph and signature that you upload is as per the format and size prescribed by the exam conducting authorities.
  • Now check all the details that you have entered again to ensure that all details are correct and accurate.
  • The final step involves payment from available payment methods. They are net banking, debit card and credit card.
  • Once the payment is made, take a print out of the confirmation page for future references.

OTET Application Fee 2022

The OTET application fee 2022 varies based on the category of the candidate. The Application fee for OTET exam 2022 is mentioned below: 

  • General/ OBC/ SEBC – INR 500
  • SC/ ST – INR 300

OTET Eligibility Criteria 2022

It is important to check the OTET eligibility criteria 2022 before applying for the exam. The eligibility criteria may vary for Paper 1 and Paper 2. The Paper Wise eligibility criteria for OTET 2022 exam are as mentioned below:

OTET Paper 1 Eligibility Criteria

The OTET eligibility criteria 2022 for Paper 1 are mentioned below: 

Candidates who have completed Class XII with a minimum of 50 per cent (or 45 per cent for SC/ST/OBC/SEBC/PwD candidates) of aggregate marks along with 

  • A two-year diploma in Elementary Education (CT or DElEd) or
  • A two-year diploma in Elementary Education, in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations, 2002 or
  • A four-year diploma in BelEd or
  • A two-year diploma in Special Education/ Elementary Education

OTET Paper 2 Eligibility Criteria (Category B) 

The OTET eligibility criteria 2022 for paper 2 (Category B) are mentioned below: 

Candidates should clear graduation with at least 50 per cent (45 per cent for SC/ ST/ OBC/ SEBC/ PwD candidates) marks along with 

  • A one-year course in Bachelor in Education (BEd) or
  • A one-year BEd course in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations issued from time to time in this regard or
  • A one-year course in BEd (Special Education) or
  • A four-year BA Ed/ BSc Ed course 

Note: Candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC/ SEBC category will be provided relaxation of 5% minimum qualifying marks in +2 or graduation level. Also, there is no upper age limit for taking the Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET) 2021. However, all candidates must have attained the age of 21 years at the time of appearing for the exam.

OTET Exam Pattern 2022

Knowing the OTET exam pattern 2022 is necessary for effective preparation for the upcoming exam. The exam pattern include detail about section wise marks and number of questions asked in the exam. The detailed exam pattern for upcoming OTET exam is given below for both Paper 1 and Paper 2:

OTET Paper 1 Exam Pattern 2022

The detailed OTET paper pattern for paper 1 is given below 

Subject Area

Number of Questions

Marks

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

30 Qs

30 Marks

Language-II (English)

30 Qs

30 Marks

Child Development & Pedagogy

30 Qs

30 Marks

Mathematics

30 Qs

30 Marks

Environment Studies

30 Qs

30 Marks

Total

150 Qs

150 Marks

OTET Paper 2 Exam Pattern 2022

The detailed OTET exam pattern for paper 2 is given below 

Subject Area

Number of Questions

Marks

Mathematics & Science

60 (30 questions from Mathematics and 30 questions from Science)

60 Marks

Social Studies

60 (30 questions from History as well as Political Science and 30 questions from Geography)

60 Marks

Child Development & Pedagogy

30 Qs

30 Marks

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

30 Qs

30 Marks

Language-II (English)

30 Qs

30 Marks

OTET Syllabus 2022

The subject-wise OTET Syllabus 2022 entails description about important topics of each subject included in the exam. Candidates must ensure that they do not miss out on any of the topics in order to excel in the exam. Check the detailed syllabus for upcoming OTET exam here:

OTET Syllabus 2022

Child Development and Pedagogy

  • Understanding Child Development during Childhood
  • Understanding the Learning Process and Learners
  • Concept of Inclusive Education and Understanding Children with special needs
  • Approaches to teaching and learning
  • Assessment.
  • Learning
  • Curriculum Teaching-Learning Approaches and Evaluation
  • Child Development (Focus on Upper Primary School Children)

Language 1 (Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali)

  • Learning Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali at elementary level
  • Teaching, Reading and Writing Skills
  • Assessment of learning Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali
  • Language items
  • Language Comprehension
  • Contribution of famous literates for development of Odia/ Urdu/ Hindi/ Telugu/ Bengali language

Language 2 (English)

  • Learning English at the Elementary Level/ Upper Primary Level
  • Language Learning
  • Development of English Language Skills
  • Assessment of learning the English Language
  • Comprehension
  • Language items

Mathematics

  • Mathematics Education in Schools
  • Mathematics at Upper Primary Stage
  • Methods and Approaches to Teaching-Learning Mathematics 
  • Assessment in Mathematics
  • Number System and Operation in Numbers
  • Measurement
  • Shapes and spatial Relationship
  • Data Handling and Patterns
  • Commercial Arithmetic
  • Algebra
  • Number System

Environmental Studies

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

Social Studies

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

Science

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

Best OTET Books

Choosing the right book is essential to prepare well for Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test 2022. The following is a list of popular OTET books that is must to refer while preparing for the exam:

Best OTET Books

Subject

Author / Publication

Child Development and Pedagogy Book

Arihant Publications

Indian Geography Book

Arihant publications

Indian Politics Book

Arihant publications

Basic English Grammar Book

Pearson Publication / Geeta Sahni

EVS Books 

Wiley Publication

Pedagogy of Science Book 

Disha Publications

Indian History Book

Arihant Publications

OTET 2022 Admit Card

The OTET Admit Card 2022 is not yet released. The admit card will be released on the official websites for all the candidates who have completed the online process correctly. It is usually released 7-10 days prior to the date of examination. It is mandatory to carry the admit card to the exam center on the exam day. The steps to download hall ticket are as follows:

  • Candidates must go to the official website of the Directorate of Educational and Training.
  • Select the download admit card link
  • Enter all the required login credentials.
  • Press continues to generate admit cards.
  • The admit card for the OTET 2022 exam will appear on the window screen.
  • Download the same and take multiple print outs for further reference.

OTET Answer Key 2022

The OTET answer key for Paper 1 & paper 2 will be released by BSE after successful completion of the exam. Candidates can check the answer key on the official website. The direct link to check the answer key will also be mentioned here on this website.

Odisha TET Cut Off

The cut off is the minimum qualifying marks that a candidate must score to pass the OTET exam 2022. The cut off will be declared after the successful completion of the exam. Meanwhile candidates can check the cut off marks for exams from previous year. The OTET cut off marks 2022 depends on several factors. They include the following : 

  • Previous year cut off trends
  • Number of candidates taking up the OTET exam
  • The difficulty level of exam
  • The total number of vacancies available

The expected Cut Off shall be released after the results are announced. As of now for your reference and fair understanding the OTET Cut Off 2020 is given below: 

Previous Year OTET Cut Off 2020

Category

Cut off Marks 

Cut off Percentage

General

90

60%

OBC/SEBC, SC, ST

75

50%

OTET Preparation Tips 2022

Preparing for the OTET 2022 can be strenuous and stressful. This might have a direct effect on the exam performance and eventually, the results. It is thus important to check best preparation tips to prepare correctly for the exam. Here are a few OTET preparation tips 2022 suggested by experts to help perform well in the upcoming exam:

  • Download and the latest syllabus
  • Prepare an organized study plan and stick to the same religion. 
  • Practise time management by practicing various model test papers, sample papers, mock test papers and previous year question papers on a regular basis.
  • Refer to at least two reference books for each subject.
  • Divide your time well between studying, revising, practicing question papers. 
  • Study all subjects every day.
  • Ensure you practice all possible question types important from the Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test.
  • Ensure you sleep well, eat well and rest adequately.

OTET Exam FAQs

  • OTET exam is Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test organized by  Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha. It is a state level exam that recruits candidates as teachers in government schools of the state.

  • The OTET 2022 notification is already released. Candidates can check the notification to know about the upcoming exam. The direct link to notification PDF is also available on this website.

  • The OTET exam date 2022 has not been announced yet. The official notification is already out and the exam date will be released soon on the official website.

  • The OTET exam is conducted once every year. Candidates can apply in the exam to apply as teacher every year.

  • The official board is responsible for successful commencement of OTET 2022 exam. The official board for the exam is Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha.

  • The OTET 2022 certificate and score is valid for 7 years. This means after passing the exam, qualified candidates can apply as teachers in the state for the next 7 years only.

  • It is essential to meet the age limit criteria to apply for OTET exam 2022. The candidates must be a minimum of 21 years to appear for the exam. There is no maximum age limit mentioned by the official board.

  • The application form for OTET exam 2022 is active. Candidates can fill out the application form from the apply online direct link mentioned on this website from 10th October 2022 to 19th October.

  • Candidates must refer only the best preparation tips to prepare for OTET 2022 exam. The best preparation tips are:

    • Know the syllabus and exam pattern
    • Include previous year question papers.
    • Study as per best formulated plan.

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