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OSSTET

Odisha Secondary School Teacher Eligibility Test

Overview

The Odisha Secondary School Teacher Eligibility Test, or OSSTET, is a mandatory eligibility test used to determine candidates' eligibility to teach in government/government-aided schools in Odisha. The Odisha Board of Secondary Education (BSE) administers the exam. OSSTET is administered once a year. The OSSTET exam is a qualifying exam. The exam makes it easier to hire teachers of Education and Physical Education. It is divided into two categories: category 1 is for education teachers and category 2 is for physical education teachers.

Highlights 
The Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha has released the OSSTET 2021 notification for the second phase. There has been a release of the OSSTET application form 2021 for the second phase. Candidates who meet the OSSTET eligibility requirements can apply online now for the exam, which will be held between November 12 and 20, 2021. To fill out the form, General and SEBC candidates must pay an application fee of INR 500, while SC and ST candidates must pay INR 300. The second phase of the Odisha Secondary School Teacher Eligibility Test (OSSTET) exam date will be announced soon.

Important Dates for OSSTET 2021 (2nd Phase) and OSSTET 2022

Notification Release date 12th November, 2021
Application process begins 12th November, 2021
Deadline to Apply 20th November, 2021
OSSTET Admit Card Dec-21
OSSTET Exam Date December 2021/January 2022
Result Date Available soon

OSSTET 2022 (Tentative)

Application Form Availability for OSSTET 2022 Sep-22
Deadline to submit the application form Sep-22
Deadline for Payment of application fee Sep-22
Release of Admit card Nov-22
OSSTET 2022 Exam Date Jan-23
Result Date Announced Feb-23

Eligibility
Candidate must be an Indian citizen and proficient in Odia. Candidate must have passed HSC or some equivalent examination with Odia as its First/Second/Third Language.

  • Eligibility Criteria for Class I: The applicant must have a 50% mark in his or her HSC, as well as a two-year diploma in elementary education OR Graduates with a two-year degree in education by RCI are eligible to apply.

  • Eligibility for Criteria for Class II: Candidate must have completed a graduation with a minimum mark of 50 % and a Bachelor's Degree in Education/1 Year B.Ed. (Special Education) that has been approved by the RCI OR Alternatively, the applicant must have completed their Higher Secondary (+2 or equivalent) with at least 50% marks and a B.A. Ed. / B.Sc. Ed.

Syllabus

Syllabus for English OSSTET
Poem Comprehension Unseen Passage Comprehension
Spoken Commonly Mispronounced Words Grammar and its usage 
Syllabus for Physics OSSTET
Properties of Matter Electromagnetic Induction
Sound Electrostatics
Current Electricity Motion
Gravitation Optics
Syllabus for Chemistry OSSTET
Classification/ Elements & Periodicity in properties Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry
Generic Principles of Extraction of Metals Ionic Equilibria & Chemical Equilibria 
States of Matter Molecular Structure & Chemical Bonding 
Basic Concepts Structure of Atom
Hydrocarbons Chemical reactions
Syllabus for Botany OSSTET
Growth Regulators in Plants Mendelism
Plant Diseases and Control Measures Plant Diversity & Conservation
Photosynthesis Tissue System
Reproduction in Plants  
History & Political Science Syllabus
Development of Art & Architecture during Mourya, Gupta and Kushana age India’s Foreign Policy and its relation with neighbours, etc
The rise of British Power in India from 1757 to 1856 Development of literature & Science in Ancient India
Salient features of Indian Constitution Electoral Process and Election Commission
Great Rulers of Ancient India Union Government
Local Governance First, the second world war
The growth of Indian nationalism  
Child Development, Pedagogy,
Critical Pedagogy Educational Management
Factors influencing various developmental aspects Perspectives on understanding intelligence
Recent developments in assessment,  Addressing Classroom diversity
Development & Growth  Organizing learning
Understanding the learning process Assessment and Evaluation, Learning
School Development Plan Addressing problems of adolescence, etc
Geography & Economics Syllabus
Economic development Emerging concerns of Indian Economy
Resources of India Money and banking
The physical geography of India Maps and Globe
Indian Economy and current challenges  
Mathematics Syllabus
Number System Sequence and series
Determinant and matrix Group
Analytical Solid Geometry Probability
Set Theory & its application Quadratic Equations
Coordinate Geometry Calculus of one variable
Trigonometry Statistics
Mensuration  
Zoology Syllabus
Circulation Respiration
Cytology Taxonomy
Reproduction & Development Control and Coordination
Excretion Evolution
Genetics Nutrition
Ecology  
Sanskrit Syllabus
Method of assessment learning Sanskrit language & literature The contribution of famous Poets & Authors
Planning of assessment of teaching prose & poetry Language Items
Grammar and sutra method Learning Sanskrit
Comprehension  
Telugu Syllabus
Unseen poetry passage Grammatical items
Contributions of famous literates for development of Telugu language Assessment of learning
Language Education
Teaching methods and aids  
Urdu Syllabus
Poetry Grammar
Prose Pedagogy
Novel/ short story Drama
C.P.Ed. Syllabus
Sports Psychology Organization, Administration & Recreation
Officiating and Coaching Methods of Physical Education
Principle and History of Physical Education Anatomy Physiology & Health Education

Exam Pattern

  • There will be multiple choice questions on the paper. There will be one point for each question.

  • One mark will be given for each right answer.

  • The exam will take 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete.

  • There will be three sections to the question paper: Section I, Section II, and Section III.

  • The candidate will choose one of the following languages from Section I: Odia, Hindi, Telugu, Urdu, and Bengali.

  • English subjects are included in Section II.

  • Section III will include questions in the arts and sciences. In courses such as Hindi/Classical (Sanskrit/Telugu/Urdu), questions will be asked in separate languages.

PAPER-I  PAPER-II 
 Child Development, School Mgt. & Evaluation.   C.P.Ed. / B.P.Ed. Course 
 Language I   Language I (Odia) 
 Language II   Language II English 
 Mathematics/Science Or S.Studies Or   Hindi/Sanskrit/Telugu/Urdu/Geography etc.  Child Development, School Mgt. & Evaluation. 

 

Exam Paper
Paper I is for education instructors of various disciplines, whereas paper II is for physical education teachers. Questions from individual subjects will be asked for TGT Arts, Science, and CBZ, in addition to general subjects such as Languages and Child Pedagogy.
Questions from particular subjects will be asked of classical Indian language teachers, in addition to general subjects such as languages and child pedagogy. Because the OSSTET exam is for secondary teacher recruitment, the level of the papers is graduate level.

Exam Center
OSSTET exam centers are located throughout the state. Below is a list of the exam center names:

  • Angul
  • Kandhamal
  • Balasore
  • Kendrapara
  • Baragarh
  • Keonjhar
  • Bhadrak
  • Khurda
  • Bolangir
  • Koraput
  • Boudh
  • Malkangiri
  • Cuttack
  • Mayurbhanj
  • Dehenkanal
  • Nabarangpur
  • Deogarh
  • Nayagarh
  • Gajapati
  • Nuapara
  • Ganjam
  • Puri
  • Jagatsinghpur
  • Rayagada
  • Jajpur
  •  

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Eligibility

Candidate must be an Indian citizen and proficient in Odia. Candidate must have passed HSC or some equivalent examination with Odia as its First/Second/Third Language.

  • Eligibility Criteria for Class I: The applicant must have a 50% mark in his or her HSC, as well as a two-year diploma in elementary education OR Graduates with a two-year degree in education by RCI are eligible to apply.

  • Eligibility for Criteria for Class II: Candidate must have completed a graduation with a minimum mark of 50 % and a Bachelor's Degree in Education/1 Year B.Ed. (Special Education) that has been approved by the RCI OR Alternatively, the applicant must have completed their Higher Secondary (+2 or equivalent) with at least 50% marks and a B.A. Ed. / B.Sc. Ed.

Syllabus

Syllabus for English OSSTET
Poem Comprehension Unseen Passage Comprehension
Spoken Commonly Mispronounced Words Grammar and its usage 
Syllabus for Physics OSSTET
Properties of Matter Electromagnetic Induction
Sound Electrostatics
Current Electricity Motion
Gravitation Optics
Syllabus for Chemistry OSSTET
Classification/ Elements & Periodicity in properties Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry
Generic Principles of Extraction of Metals Ionic Equilibria & Chemical Equilibria 
States of Matter Molecular Structure & Chemical Bonding 
Basic Concepts Structure of Atom
Hydrocarbons Chemical reactions
Syllabus for Botany OSSTET
Growth Regulators in Plants Mendelism
Plant Diseases and Control Measures Plant Diversity & Conservation
Photosynthesis Tissue System
Reproduction in Plants  
History & Political Science Syllabus
Development of Art & Architecture during Mourya, Gupta and Kushana age India’s Foreign Policy and its relation with neighbours, etc
The rise of British Power in India from 1757 to 1856 Development of literature & Science in Ancient India
Salient features of Indian Constitution Electoral Process and Election Commission
Great Rulers of Ancient India Union Government
Local Governance First, the second world war
The growth of Indian nationalism  
Child Development, Pedagogy,
Critical Pedagogy Educational Management
Factors influencing various developmental aspects Perspectives on understanding intelligence
Recent developments in assessment,  Addressing Classroom diversity
Development & Growth  Organizing learning
Understanding the learning process Assessment and Evaluation, Learning
School Development Plan Addressing problems of adolescence, etc
Geography & Economics Syllabus
Economic development Emerging concerns of Indian Economy
Resources of India Money and banking
The physical geography of India Maps and Globe
Indian Economy and current challenges  
Mathematics Syllabus
Number System Sequence and series
Determinant and matrix Group
Analytical Solid Geometry Probability
Set Theory & its application Quadratic Equations
Coordinate Geometry Calculus of one variable
Trigonometry Statistics
Mensuration  
Zoology Syllabus
Circulation Respiration
Cytology Taxonomy
Reproduction & Development Control and Coordination
Excretion Evolution
Genetics Nutrition
Ecology  
Sanskrit Syllabus
Method of assessment learning Sanskrit language & literature The contribution of famous Poets & Authors
Planning of assessment of teaching prose & poetry Language Items
Grammar and sutra method Learning Sanskrit
Comprehension  
Telugu Syllabus
Unseen poetry passage Grammatical items
Contributions of famous literates for development of Telugu language Assessment of learning
Language Education
Teaching methods and aids  
Urdu Syllabus
Poetry Grammar
Prose Pedagogy
Novel/ short story Drama
C.P.Ed. Syllabus
Sports Psychology Organization, Administration & Recreation
Officiating and Coaching Methods of Physical Education
Principle and History of Physical Education Anatomy Physiology & Health Education

Exam Pattern

  • There will be multiple choice questions on the paper. There will be one point for each question.
  • One mark will be given for each right answer.
  • The exam will take 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete.
  • There will be three sections to the question paper: Section I, Section II, and Section III.
  • The candidate will choose one of the following languages from Section I: Odia, Hindi, Telugu, Urdu, and Bengali.
  • English subjects are included in Section II.
  • Section III will include questions in the arts and sciences. In courses such as Hindi/Classical (Sanskrit/Telugu/Urdu), questions will be asked in separate languages.
PAPER-I  PAPER-II 
 Child Development, School Mgt. & Evaluation.   C.P.Ed. / B.P.Ed. Course 
 Language I   Language I (Odia) 
 Language II   Language II English 
 Mathematics/Science Or S.Studies Or   Hindi/Sanskrit/Telugu/Urdu/Geography etc.  Child Development, School Mgt. & Evaluation. 

Exam Paper

Paper I is for education instructors of various disciplines, whereas paper II is for physical education teachers. Questions from individual subjects will be asked for TGT Arts, Science, and CBZ, in addition to general subjects such as Languages and Child Pedagogy.
Questions from particular subjects will be asked of classical Indian language teachers, in addition to general subjects such as languages and child pedagogy. Because the OSSTET exam is for secondary teacher recruitment, the level of the papers is graduate level.

Exam Prepare

Syllabus

Syllabus for English OSSTET
Poem Comprehension Unseen Passage Comprehension
Spoken Commonly Mispronounced Words Grammar and its usage 
Syllabus for Physics OSSTET
Properties of Matter Electromagnetic Induction
Sound Electrostatics
Current Electricity Motion
Gravitation Optics
Syllabus for Chemistry OSSTET
Classification/ Elements & Periodicity in properties Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry
Generic Principles of Extraction of Metals Ionic Equilibria & Chemical Equilibria 
States of Matter Molecular Structure & Chemical Bonding 
Basic Concepts Structure of Atom
Hydrocarbons Chemical reactions
Syllabus for Botany OSSTET
Growth Regulators in Plants Mendelism
Plant Diseases and Control Measures Plant Diversity & Conservation
Photosynthesis Tissue System
Reproduction in Plants  
History & Political Science Syllabus
Development of Art & Architecture during Mourya, Gupta and Kushana age India’s Foreign Policy and its relation with neighbours, etc
The rise of British Power in India from 1757 to 1856 Development of literature & Science in Ancient India
Salient features of Indian Constitution Electoral Process and Election Commission
Great Rulers of Ancient India Union Government
Local Governance First, the second world war
The growth of Indian nationalism  
Child Development, Pedagogy,
Critical Pedagogy Educational Management
Factors influencing various developmental aspects Perspectives on understanding intelligence
Recent developments in assessment,  Addressing Classroom diversity
Development & Growth  Organizing learning
Understanding the learning process Assessment and Evaluation, Learning
School Development Plan Addressing problems of adolescence, etc
Geography & Economics Syllabus
Economic development Emerging concerns of Indian Economy
Resources of India Money and banking
The physical geography of India Maps and Globe
Indian Economy and current challenges  
Mathematics Syllabus
Number System Sequence and series
Determinant and matrix Group
Analytical Solid Geometry Probability
Set Theory & its application Quadratic Equations
Coordinate Geometry Calculus of one variable
Trigonometry Statistics
Mensuration  
Zoology Syllabus
Circulation Respiration
Cytology Taxonomy
Reproduction & Development Control and Coordination
Excretion Evolution
Genetics Nutrition
Ecology  
Sanskrit Syllabus
Method of assessment learning Sanskrit language & literature The contribution of famous Poets & Authors
Planning of assessment of teaching prose & poetry Language Items
Grammar and sutra method Learning Sanskrit
Comprehension  
Telugu Syllabus
Unseen poetry passage Grammatical items
Contributions of famous literates for development of Telugu language Assessment of learning
Language Education
Teaching methods and aids  
Urdu Syllabus
Poetry Grammar
Prose Pedagogy
Novel/ short story Drama
C.P.Ed. Syllabus
Sports Psychology Organization, Administration & Recreation
Officiating and Coaching Methods of Physical Education
Principle and History of Physical Education Anatomy Physiology & Health Education

 

Exam Pattern

  • There will be multiple choice questions on the paper. There will be one point for each question.
  • One mark will be given for each right answer.
  • The exam will take 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete.
  • There will be three sections to the question paper: Section I, Section II, and Section III.
  • The candidate will choose one of the following languages from Section I: Odia, Hindi, Telugu, Urdu, and Bengali.
  • English subjects are included in Section II.
  • Section III will include questions in the arts and sciences. In courses such as Hindi/Classical (Sanskrit/Telugu/Urdu), questions will be asked in separate languages.
PAPER-I  PAPER-II 
 Child Development, School Mgt. & Evaluation.   C.P.Ed. / B.P.Ed. Course 
 Language I   Language I (Odia) 
 Language II   Language II English 
 Mathematics/Science Or S.Studies Or   Hindi/Sanskrit/Telugu/Urdu/Geography etc.  Child Development, School Mgt. & Evaluation. 

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