Odisha TET

Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test

Pen & Paper Mode

ODISHA TET Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 500
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:Board of Secondary Education, Odisha (BSE)
  • Courses:ETE
  • Streams:Education

Odisha TET 2023: OTET Notification, Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus

Updated On - February 18 2023 by Divyansh K

Odisha TET 2023 or Odisha Teachers Eligibility Test 2023 notification will be soon announced by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha. Through OTET the candidates can be enrolled in government, private aided, and private unaided colleges of Odisha state. It is conducted annually at the state level. All candidates who have cleared their category XII or graduation are eligible to seem for the Odisha TET test. Odisha teachers' eligibility test will be conducted in two papers i.e. Category A (Paper I) and category B (Paper-II). There are separate eligibility criteria for both exams. Candidates must go through the following article regarding more details of Odisha TET 2023.


Odisha TET 2023 Exam Status

Candidates can check the Odisha TET 2023 exam status from the below table:


Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test 2023 Status

No official Notification

Odisha TET 2023 Important Dates

Given below are important dates for Odisha TET 2023:

OTET 2023 Exam Date
EventsDates (tentative)
Application processTo be notified soon
Last date to applyTo be notified soon
Admit CardTo be notified soon
OTET exam dateTo be notified soon
OTET answer key dateTo be notified soon
OTET result dateTo be notified soon

Odisha TET 2023 Answer Key

After the exam, the Board of Secondary Education released its official answer key. Candidates must check the following points regarding the OTET 2023 Answer key:

  • Answer key of Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test 2023 or OSS TET 2023 or OTET 2023 will be available at BSE Odisha.nic.in.
  • It contains correct answers to all the questions asked in the exam.
  • The different answer key will be published paper wise (I and II) and set wise (A, B, C, D).
  • Candidates should download and check their answers only for which they have a question paper.
  • Candidates are advised to use official answer keys to check their answers and to predict them even before the result is announced.
  • An answer key is published as a PDF file. Candidates don't have to log in to get them.

Candidates must note that in 2019, the OSS TET exam answer key was not published because the question paper was leaked. In that case, the authority had released the answer key for re-exam or new exam directly.

Odisha TET 2023 Result

OTET 2023 Result will be released by the Board of Secondary Education, Odisha in June 2023 tentatively. The result will be published in PDF format. Candidates can check the given below instructions about Odisha TET Result 2023:

  • OTET Merit List 2023 will be published on the official website of BSE, Odisha.
  • OTET 2023 Answer Key will determine the results.
  • The common OTET merit list will be released for the SC/ST, Reservation, Special Reservation, PwD candidates.
  • The candidate who got the highest score will be preferred first for OTET seat allotment in comparison with other candidates.

Odisha TET Certificate

Board of Secondary Education, Odisha provides TET certificates to those candidates who can qualify for the examination. Here are a few points explaining the importance and validity of the TET certificate.

  • TET certificate serves as the eligibility for the appointment of teachers in various government, and private schools.
  • A candidate who has already acquired the certificate can also appear for the Odisha TET exam to improve their marks.
  • Validity: NCTE has recently extended the validity period of TET certificates. So, from now onwards, candidates who qualify for the TET exam can use a TET certificate for a period of a lifetime. These changes also imply Odisha TET.

Odisha TET 2023 Admit Card

The candidates appearing for Odisha TET 2023 must have all the important information about OTET Admit Card 2023 so that they download the same before the last date.

Details of the Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test Admit Card are provided in the section below:

  • Candidates can download OTET 2023 Admit Card only through the official website.
  • They are advised to read all the instructions given on the OSSTET/OTET Admit card/Hall Ticket.
  • No candidate will be permitted to appear for the exam without an OSSTET/OTET hall ticket.
  • Candidates can not change their exam center apart from those mentioned on the Hall ticket.
  • In case a candidate does not find OTET admit card can contact to authority

Odisha TET 2023 Exam Pattern

In the OTET exam, two papers are Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper I is for Primary Level Exam for those candidates who are going for Teacher Eligibility Certificate in Class I to V. And similarly Paper II is for Upper Primary Level that is for those who want the Certificate for teaching Class VI to VIII. The Paper I and Paper II patterns are given here in details.

Mode of Exam: Offline (Pen Paper Based Test).
Nature of Exam: Objective Type
Marking Scheme: +1 for the correct answer, 0 for wrong and unattempted.
Paper I
Name of testNumber of questionsMarks
Child development and pedagogy3030
Language I (Odia/ Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali)3030
Language II (English)3030
Environment studies3030
Name of testNumber of questionsMarks
Child development and pedagogy3030
Language I (Odia/ Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali)3030
Language II (English)3030
Optional, either A or B
Name of testNumber of questionsMarks
A – Mathematics and Science60 (30 questions from Mathematics and 30 questions from Science)60
B – Social studies60 (30 questions from History, Political science and 30 questions from Geography)60

Odisha TET 2023 Syllabus

Candidates now have the examination pattern, weightage of different sections and marking scheme with them. The next resource to begin with preparation is the Odisha TET syllabus. We have provided a brief of the OTET 2023 syllabus here.

  • Child Development & Pedagogy
  • Language-I, Odia/ Urdu/ Hindi/ Telugu/ Bengali-
  • Language-II (English)
  • Mathematics
  • Environment Studies

Odisha TET 2023 Important Books

Candidates can check important books to prepare well for Odisha TET 2023:-

Author NameBooks Name
ExpertsOTET Success Master Paper-I for Class I-V
Dr. Binay Kumar, Renu Sinha, Sanjeev Kumar, R.P. Suman, and Manvendra MukulGeneral Knowledge
Sai Krupa EditorsOdia Grammar
Raymond MurphyEssential English Grammer 
Shalini PunjabiChild Development & Pedagogy for CTET & STET (Paper 1 & 2) 
DT Editorial ServicesWiley’s Mathematics Exam Goalpost for CTET and TETs Exams, Paper – I
DT Editorial ServicesCTET Exam Goalpost, Paper-II, Mathematics, and Science

Odisha TET 2023 Preparation Tips

Candidates can follow the given preparation tips during their exam preparation. These tips will help the candidates to score good marks in the OTET entrance exam and hence qualify for the exam.

Following are some preparation tips that will help the candidate to score well:

  • The candidate must have to practice as many questions papers and sample papers to increase the speed and accuracy.
  • OSS TET syllabus is huge, candidates must prepare regularly for the exam and manage the proper timetable.
  • While preparing, candidates have to analyze strong and week topics and work hard on the weak sections. Candidates first have to Clear the basic concept. 
  • Candidates must stay focused and avoid wasting their time.

OTET 2023 Application Form

Board of Secondary Education, Odisha will release the OTET 2023 application form in online mode only. The application form for OTET 2023 is supposed to release in July 2023. Candidates must check the eligibility criteria before submission of the registration forms. Initially, Applicants have to pay the registration fee after filling their registration form. The application fee of the candidate varies according to their category. All the candidates who want to participate in the exam have to submit their application form before the last date. Any application submitted by the candidate after the last date will not be accepted by the authority. Candidates can fill the Registration Form by following the simple steps given below.
  • First of all, candidates need to visit the official website of the Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha.
  • Candidates have to click on the link of new registration available on the web page where they will be asked to enter the details such as name, password, mobile number, and email ID and click on it.
  • After entering all the basic details, candidates have to submit them. Candidates will get then login details to fill the Application Form.
  • The applicants then have to fill in all the correct and complete details in the Registration Form such as personal details and educational details etc.
  • Candidates are advised to check all the details again before the final submission of the Application Form.

OTET 2023 Application Fee

After filling all the details in the registration form successfully, Applicants were asked to pay the OTET 2023 Registration fee. Odisha TET 2023 Application fee varies according to the category of the candidate as shown below:

OTET 2023 Registration fee
CategoryOTET Application Fee
General/ OBC/ SEBCRs 500
SC/ STRs 300
Modes of Payment: The candidate can pay the Odisha TET 2023 Registration fee by any of the following methods:
  • online (SBI debit card/ SBI net banking) or 
  • offline (SBI Challan) mode.

OTET 2023 Eligibility Criteria 

Candidates who are interested  to become a teacher in the schools of Odisha State must go through OTET 2023 Eligibility, which is given below:

  • Candidates must belong to India.
  • OSSTET 2023 applicants must be able to read and write in Odia.
  • Interested applicants must have passed the Higher Senior secondary examination conducted by BSE Odisha or any other recognised board with Odia as one of the main subjects, i.e., First/ Second/ Third Language.
  • The applicants must have passed the Odia exam of Class 10 (Single Subject Examination) conducted by BSE Odisha.
  • There is no upper age limit to apply in this test.
  • OTET 2023 is conducted in two different papers. Candidate must check their eligibility criteria according to the exam chosen by them.
Education Qualification

Candidates having the following minimum qualifications shall be eligible for appearing in OTET.

Category-A ( Paper- I )
  • Higher Secondary (or it's equivalent) with minimum 50% marks and a two-year Diploma in Elementary Education(CT or D.El.Ed). OR
  • Higher Secondary (or it's equivalent) with minimum 45% marks and two-year Diploma in Elementary Education, by the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations. OR
  • Higher Secondary (or it's equivalent) with at least 50% marks and four years Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.).OR
  • Higher Secondary (or it's equivalent) with at least 50% marks and a two-year Diploma in Education.
Category-B ( Paper-II )
  • Graduation with minimum 50% marks and one year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed.). OR
  • Graduation with minimum 45% marks and one year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed.) by the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations. OR
  • Graduation with a minimum of 50% marks and one-year B.Ed.(Special Education). OR
  • Higher Secondary (or it's equivalent) with minimum 50% marks and four years Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.) OR
  • Higher Secondary (or it's equivalent) with minimum 50% marks and four-year B.A./ B.Sc, Ed or B.A. Ed./ B.Sc. Ed.

Candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC/ SEBC category will be provided relaxation of 5% minimum qualifying marks in +2 or graduation level.

OTET 2023 Highlights

The candidates can check a few basic information about OTET 2020 below in the given table:

OTET 2023 Basic Information
Conducting BodyBoard of Secondary Education, Odisha
Exam NameOTET 2023
Exam DateAugust 2023 (Tentative)
Job LocationOdisha
OTET Official Websitewww.bseodisha.ac.in

About Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha

Board of Secondary Education, Odisha (abbreviated BSE) is a board of education for public and private schools under the state government of Odisha. BSE was formed in 1994. The board controls and maintains all the necessary secondary education in the state of Odisha. Under this board, various courses are offered to students for different occupations and to prepare the students for university. The board conducts final examinations for various state-sponsored courses.

  • OTET (Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test)
  • NRTS (Middle School Scholarship / National Rural Talent Scholarship Examination)
  • HSC Examination (High School Certificate Examination)
  • CT (Teachers' Certificate Examination)
  • C.P.Ed (Certificate course in Physical Education Examination)
  • Prathama
  • Madhyama


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ODISHA TET Important Dates

Form Date 202320 Feb - 31 Mar 2023 (Tentative)
Result11 Sep 2023 (Tentative)

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