Finally, Board of Secondary Education, Department of School and Mass Education, Government of Odisha will conduct OTET 2017 exam on Monday in two shifts across the states from 10 am to 12.30 pm for Paper I and from 2 pm to 4.30 pm for Paper II. A candidate who passes OTET 2017 exam will be eligible to be appointed as teacher for Class-I to VIII. Earlier on September 12, admit card for OTET 2017 Exam was released at the official website of the OTET – bseodisha.ac.in. The online registration for OTET 2017 Exam (1st) began on August 25 at 08.00 a.m. and it ended on September 6, midnight.
OTET 2017 Exam expected questions
There are two papers for OTET 2017 – Paper 1 and Paper 2. A candidate can only appear in any one paper. If they apply in both, their candidature will be rejected.
Paper 1: The paper will be of total 150 marks and will contain question on child development and pedagogy, a regional language (Odia, Urdu, Hindi, Telugu or Bengali), English, mathematics and environmental studies.
Paper 2: The paper will be of total 150 marks. It will include questions on three compulsory subjects- child development and pedagogy, a regional language and English- and an optional subject. Candidates can choose between maths and science or social studies for the optional section.
As per rules of Government of Odisha, Department of School and Mass Education, OTET is mandatory for teaching Class-I to VIII students in the schools of the state government, private aided schools and private unaided schools in the Odisha. Candidates intending to seek employment as teachers in private un-aided schools also have the option of appearing at Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) conducted by central government through CBSE. The minimum qualification to be considered for OTET 2017 is class 12th from a recognised board or institute.
OTET 2017 is being conducted by the Board of Secondary Education, Odisha which is a corporate body constituted under the Odisha Secondary Education Act, 1953. It regulates, controls and develops Secondary Education in Odisha. It offers varied courses in order to equip students for different occupations, to prepare them for university education and to equip them for various cultural purposes.
OTET 2017 Exam Timings
Paper 1: 10 am to 12:30 pm
Paper 2: 2 pm to 4:30 pm
OTET 2017 Exam Important Dates:
Commencement of application process: August 23
Last date to apply for OTET 2017: September 6
Admit card available for download: September 12
Exam date: September 25 (Paper I – 10:00 am to 12:30 pm; Paper II – 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm)