OTET Exam 2024, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Duration, How to Apply

The Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET), a significant examination that allows candidates to secure primary and upper primary teacher roles, has announced its official application process and exam schedule.

OTET Exam 2024, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Duration, How to Apply

OTET Exam 2024

The OTET is a state-level Odisha examination conducted annually or biannually by the Board of Secondary Education, Odisha, Cuttack. The official notification for OTET 2024 was released on June 21, 2024, and the registration process commenced on June 24, 2024.

Parameter
Details
Exam Conducting Authority
Board of Secondary Education, Odisha, Cuttack
Exam Name
Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET 2024)
Level
State Level
Frequency
Once or Twice in Year
Mode of Application
Online
Registration Dates
24th June to 5th July 2024
Certificate Validity
7 years
Official website
www.bseodisha.ac.in

Eligibility Criteria

The OTET examination comprises two levels – Paper 1 (Class 1 to 5) and Paper 2 (Class 6 to 8). The eligibility criteria for both papers are as follows:

Paper 1 (Class 1 to 5) Criteria:

  • Higher Secondary with at least 50% marks and a 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed).
  • Higher Secondary with at least 45% marks and a 2-year D.El.Ed, as per NCTE regulations.
  • Higher Secondary with at least 50% marks and a 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed).
  • Higher Secondary with at least 50% marks and a 2-year Diploma in Special Education.
  • Graduation and a 2-year D.El.Ed.

Paper 2 (Upper Primary) Criteria:

  • Graduation with a 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed).
  • Graduation with 50% marks and a 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed).
  • Graduation with 45% marks and a 1-year B.Ed, as per NCTE regulations.
  • Higher Secondary with 50% marks and a 4-year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed).
  • Higher Secondary with 50% marks and a 4-year B.A./B.Sc.Ed. or B.A.Ed./B.Sc.Ed.
  • Graduation with 50% marks and a 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education).

Please note that the above marks are the minimum requirement, and candidates can score higher.

Exam Duration and Marking Scheme

The exam duration for both papers is 2 hours and 30 minutes. The total marks awarded are 150, with 150 multiple-choice questions. There is no negative marking.

How to Apply?

  • Visit the Official Website: The first step is to visit the official OTET website (www.bseodisha.ac.in). The application forms will be available here from 24th June 2024.
  • Find the Application Form: Look for the link to the OTET 2024 application form on the homepage of the official website. Click on this link to access the form.
  • Fill Out the Application Form: Fill out the application form with all the necessary details. This will likely include personal information, educational qualifications, and other relevant details.
  • Review Your Application: Before submitting your application, take the time to review all the information you’ve entered. Make sure everything is accurate and complete.
  • Submit Your Application: Once you’ve reviewed and ensured all the information is correct, you can submit your application. Remember, the last date to apply online is 5th July 2024.
  • Pay the Application Fee: You must pay the application fee after submitting your application. The last date to pay the application fee is 6th July 2024 (11:45 pm).
  • Confirmation: After processing your payment, you should receive a confirmation message. Keep this confirmation for your records.
  • Wait for the Admit Card: The OTET Admit Card 2024 will be available on 2 August 2024. You’ll need this admit card to sit for the OTET exam on 9 August 2024.

Remember to review the official notification thoroughly before applying to ensure you meet all the eligibility criteria. Best of luck to all the aspirants!

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