Odisha TET – Notification, Exam Date, Online Form, Syllabus & News

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The Odisha TET 2023, or Odisha Teachers Eligibility Test 2023, is a test conducted for the eligibility of the candidates for the appointment of primary school teachers in the state of Odisha. The examination is conducted by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha

Odisha TET

The OTET examination details at a glance 

The details in a nutshell of the Odisha TET examination would help you learn more about it in a better way –

Particulars Details
Exam Name OTET (Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test)
Conducting Body Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha
Exam Level State
Exam Mode Offline
Exam Duration Paper 1: 150 minutes

Paper 2: 150 minutes

No. of Papers and Total Marks Paper-1: 150 marks

Paper-2: 90 marks

Total Questions 150 MCQs in each paper
Marking Scheme +1 for each correct answer

No negative marking

Language/Medium of Exam Odia and English
Purpose of the exam To make candidates eligible for appointment as teachers in schools in Odisha
Official Website http://www.bseodisha.ac.in/otet-examinations-2023.html


OTET Exam Pattern 2023

The OTET examination is conducted as per the following pattern –

  • Mode of the examination – offline 
  • Total marks – 150 each in paper 1 and paper 2
  • Duration – Two hours and 30 minutes 

OTET Eligibility: Paper-I (Primary Level Teachers for Classes I-V)

You need to satisfy the following eligibility conditions to be eligible to apply for the examination –

  • Higher secondary examination with 50% marks, along with the two-year elementary education diploma 
  • Higher Secondary with 50% marks and 4-year bachelor of elementary education 
  • Higher Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and a 2-year Diploma in Education (Special Education).

OTET Eligibility: Paper-II (Secondary Level Teachers for Classes VI-VIII)

This will need the following eligibility criteria 

  • Graduation and 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education
  • Higher Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 4-year B.A./ B.Sc, Ed or B.A. Ed./ B.Sc. Ed.
  • Graduation with at least 50% marks and 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education).
  • Graduation with a grade point average of at least 45 percent and a one-year Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) program
  • Higher Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and a 4-year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.).

OTET Application Fees

The application fees would vary according to the category to which the candidates belong –.

Category Application Fees
General/ OBC Rs. 500
SC/ST Rs. 300


OTET Salary 2023

The teachers are paid as per the 7th pay commission. Based on our calculations, we found the following salary to be practical in most of situations –

Post Primary Teachers (1 to 5)
Pay scale Rs. 5,200- Rs. 20,2000
Grade pay Rs. 2,200
Annual pay Rs.1.5 to Rs.2.3 lakh.
Pay Level 1


OTET examinations – The important dates to remember 

The tentative dates for the OTET examinations would be on the following lines 

Dates (Announced)
Commencement of Application Form 5th August 2023
Last date to apply online 2nd week of March 2023
Last date to pay a fee 2nd week of March 2023
Issuance of Admit Card 4th week of March 2023
OTET 2023 new exam 2nd week of April 2023
Release of Answer Key 3rd week of May 2023
Raise questions, if any 3rd week of June 2023
Result 20th September 2023



What is the age limit for Odisha TET 2023?

The age limit for OTET 2023 is not specified for the upper age. The lower age limit is 21 years. 

Is B.Ed compulsory for OTET?

B.Ed is compulsory for the TET examination in Odisha. You should also have a diploma in Elementary education for Paper 1 and B.Ed for paper 2

Who conducts the OTET?

The OTET examination is conducted every year by the Board of Secondary Education, Odisha. 

Updated: May 31, 2023 — 1:17 am

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