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OTET Exam

OTET 2018 exam that was scheduled to be held on January 16 has been cancelled due to paper leak. Re-exam date is yet to be announced by the officials.
OTET admit cards 2018 have been released by BSE Odisha on January 9, 2019. 

OTET Syllabus

BSE Odisha prescribes detailed OTET syllabus as mentioned below:

BOARD OF SECONDARY EDUCATION, ODISHA, CUTTACK

ODISHA TEACHER ELIGIBILITY TEST (OTET) – 2018

SYLLABUS STRUCTURE

(Paper – I)

Area No. of Questions Mark Remark

Child Development &

Pedagogy

30 30 30 question on Child Development &

Pedagogy

Language-I, Odia/ Urdu/

Hindi/ Telugu/ Bengali

30 30 In each subject area 20 questions

will be set form contents & 10

questions from Pedagogy. All 150

questions shall be of multiple choice

type with four choices. Only one

answer is to be chosen by the

candidate.

Language-II (English) 30 30

Mathematics 30 30

Environment Studies 30 30

(Paper – II)

Compulsory

Area No. of Questions Mark Remark

Child Development &

Pedagogy

30 30 30 question on Child

Development & Pedagogy

Language-I, Odia/ Urdu/

Hindi/ Telugu/ Bengali

30 30 In each subject area 20

questions will be set form

contents & 10 questions from

Pedagogy. All 150 questions

shall be of multiple choice type

with four choices. Only one

answer is to be chosen by the

candidate.

Language-II (English) 30 30

OPTIONAL

Either A or B

Area No. of Questions Mark Remark

A- Mathematics

& Science

60 (30 questions from

Mathematics and 30

questions from Science)

60 In each subject area 20 questions

will be set from contents & 10

questions from Pedagogy.

B - Social

Studies.

60 (30 questions from

History & Political

Science & 30 questions

from Geography).

60 In each subject area 20 questions

will be set form contents & 10

questions from Pedagogy.

IMPORTANT

• All the questions will be Multiple Choice Questions, each carrying one mark, with

four alternatives out of which one answer will be correct. Questions will be set to

assess candidate’s ability to analyze, interpret and apply the subject matter.

• There will be no negative marking.

DETAILED SYLLABUS FOR OTET

PAPER - I

SECTION – A : CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND PEDAGOGY

Unit – 1 :- Understanding Child Development during Childhood (focus on

children at primary level)

 Concept, principles and stages of child development

 Characteristics of physical, cognitive, social, emotional and moral

development in childhood

 Influence of heredity and environment in understanding the child

Unit – 2 :- Understanding Learning Process and Learners

 Learning – concept, nature and individual differences in learning

 Understanding how child learns – learning through observation, limitation

 Understanding low child learns – various methods of learning

 Basic conditions of learning and promotion of learning through motivation,

classroom learning environment and teacher behaviour

 Development of creative thinking

Unit – 3 :- Concept of Inclusive Education and Understanding Children with special

needs

 Concept of inclusive education

 Addressing the needs of diverse group of learning in inclusive classroom

(CWSN, girls, SC / ST)

 Addressing the talented, creative learning

Unit – 4 :- Approaches to teaching and learning

 Teacher-centred, learner-centred and learning-centred approach

 Competency-based and activity-based approach

 TLM – its importance, use and preparation for classroom transaction

 Teaching competency to handle mono-grade and multi-grade situation

Unit – 5 :- Assessment

 Continuous and comprehensive assessment

 Purpose of assessment

 Assessing scholastic and other scholastic areas

 Sharing of assessment outcomes and follow up

SECTION B : LANGUAGE (ODIA/URDU/HINDI/TELUGU/BENGALI)

GROUP – A : (PEDAGOGY)

Unit – 1 :- Learning Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali at elementary level

 Aims and objectives of teaching Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali as

mother tongue

 Principles of language teaching

 Acquisition of four-fold language skills in Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu /

Bengali viz., listening, speaking, reading and writing

 Interdependence of four language skills

 Objectives and strategies of transacting integrated text for the beginners

Unit – 2 :- Teaching, Reading and Writing Skills

 Technique of developing intensive and extensive reading skills

 Teaching-learning composition and creative writing

 Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning language for

communicating ideas in written form

 Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom, language difficulties

and errors

GROUP – B : (CONTENT)

Unit – 3 :- Assessment of learning Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali

 Assessment language comprehensive and proficiency : speaking, listening,

reading, writing – construction of different types of test items

 Remedial teaching

Unit – 4 :- Language items

 Part of speech – Noun, Pronoun, Verb, Adverb, Adjectives, Conjunction

 Formation of words – using prefix and suffix

 Synonyms and antonyms

 Phrases and idioms

Unit – 5 :- Language Comprehension

 Reading two unseen passages – one passage from prose and one poem

with questions on comprehension, drama, inference, grammar and verbal

ability (prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive)

SECTION C : LANGUAGE (ENGLISH)

GROUP – A : (PEDAGOGY)

Unit – 1 :- Learning English at the Elementary Level

 Importance of learning English

 Objectives of learning English (in terms of content and competence

specifications)

Unit – 2 :- Language Learning

 Principles of language teaching

 Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom

Unit – 3 :- Skills in learning English

 Four-fold basic skills of learning viz., listening, speaking, reading and writing :

interdependence of skills

 Techniques and activities for developing listening and speaking skills

(recitation, story telling, dialogue)

 Development of reading skills : reading for comprehension, techniques and

strategies for teaching, reading (phonic, alphabet, word, sentence and story)

 Development of writing skill – teaching composition

Unit – 4 :- Assessment of English

 Assessing language comprehension and proficiency : listening, speaking,

reading, writing

GROUP – B : (CONTENT)

Unit – 5 :- Comprehension

 Two unseen prose passage (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific)

with questions on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability

Unit – 6 :- Language items

 Nouns, Adverbs, Verbs, Tense and Time, Preposition, Articles, Adjectives,

Prepositions, Punctuation

Section D : Mathematics

GROUP – A : (PEDAGOGY)

Unit – 1 :- Mathematics Education in Schools

 Nature of Mathematics (exactness, systematic, patterns, preciseness)

 Aims and objectives of teaching Mathematics

 Specific objectives of teaching Mathematics

Unit – 2 :- Methods and Approaches to Teaching-Learning

Mathematics

 Methods : Inductive, deductive, analysis, synthesis, play-way

 Approaches : Constructivist and Activity-based

Unit – 3 :- Assessment in Mathematics

 Assessment in Mathematics

 Formal and informal assessment

 Different types of test items

 Planning for remedial and enrichment programme in Mathematics

GROUP – B : (CONTENT)

Unit – 4 :- Number System and Operation in Numbers

 Number system (natural, whole, rational, real)

 Fundamental operation on numbers

 Fractional numbers and decimals – operations in fractional numbers and

decimals

 Factors and multiples – NCF and LCM

 Percentage and its application

Unit – 5 :- Measurement

 Measurement of length, weight, capacity

 Measurement of area and perimeter of rectangle and square

 Measurement of time (concept of am, pm and time interval)

Unit – 6 :- Shapes and spatial Relationship

 Basic geometrical concepts (point, line segment, ray, straight line, angles)

 Geometry of triangles, quadrilaterals and circles

 Symmetry

 Geometrical slides (cube, cuboid, sphere, cylinger cone)

Unit – 7 :- Data Handling and Patterns

 Pictography, bar graph, histogram, pie chart

 Interpretation of these graphs

 Patterns in numbers and figures

SECTION E : ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (EVS)

GROUP – A : (PEDAGOGY)

Unit – 1 :- Concept

 Concept and Significance

 Integration of Science and Social Science

 Aims and objectives of teaching and learning EVS

Unit – 2 : - Methods and Approaches

 Basic principles of teaching EVS

 Methods : Survey, Practical Work, discussion, observation, project

 Approaches : Activity-based, theme-based

Unit – 3 :- Evaluation in EVS

 Tools and techniques for evaluation learning in EVS

 Diagnostic assessment in EVS

GROUP – B : (CONTENT)

Unit – 4 :- Governance

 Local-self, Government – State and Central

 Judiciary

Unit – 5 :- Physical Features of Odisha and India

 Landscape

 Climate

 Natural resources

 Agriculture and industry

Unit – 6 :- History of Freedom Struggle in India and Odisha

Unit – 7 :- Health and Diseases

 Nutritional, elements, balanced diet

 Nutritional, deficiency and diseases

 Waste materials and disposal

 First-aid

 Air and water pollution

Unit – 8 :- Internal Systems of Human Body

 Respiratory, circulatory, digestive and excretory system – structure and parts

of plant – structure and function

Unit – 9 :- Matter, Force and Energy

 Matter and its properties

 Earth and sky, effect of rotation and revolution of earth

 Work and energy

PAPER – 2

SECTION A : CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND PEDAGOGY - 30 MARKS

Unit – I :- Child Development (Focus on Upper Primary School Children)

 Features of Physical, Cognitive, Social, Emotional & Moral development

during pre-adolescence and adolescence

 Effect of Heredity and Environment on development

 Needs and problems of adolescents

 Individual differences among learners

Unit – II :- Learning

 Learning as meaning making knowledge and construction

 How children learn – observation, initiation, trial, error, experience

 Learning as social activity

 Rote learning and meaningful learning

 Factors affecting learning

 Strategies for promoting lessons

 Addressing learners from diverse background including disadvantaged and

deprived

 Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties and impairment

 Addressing the talented, creative and specially abled learners

Unit – III :- Curriculum Teaching – Learning Approaches and Evaluation

 Teacher-centred, learner centred and learning-centred approaches

 Principles of curriculum organization

 Teaching learning aids

 Continuous comprehensive assessment of learning, planning and designing

achievement tests, rating scale, check list

 Test reliability and validity

 Date representation – mean, mode and median and standard deviation

Section B : Language 1 (Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali)

30 marks

GROUP A (PEDAGOGY)

Unit – 1:- Learning Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali at Upper Primary Level

 Aims and objectives of learning Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali as first

language

 Principles of teaching mother tongue

 Development of language skills (speaking, reading, writing and listening)

Unit – 2 :- Teaching Language

 Intensive and Extensive reading skills at upper primary level

 Teaching of non-detailed and detailed texts (prose, poetry)

 Teaching of composition and creative writing

 Teaching of grammar

 Challenges of teaching Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali in multi-lingual

context

Unit – 3 :- Assessment of Language

 Assessment of learning Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali language –

listening, speaking, reading and writing

 Planning and designing achievement tests and other tools for assessment

GROUP B (CONTENT)

Unit – 4 :- Elements of Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali Language

 Comprehension of two unseen passages (one from prose / drama and other

from poem) with test items on comprehension, vocabulary and grammar.

Unit – 5 :- Language Items

 Parts of speech (noun, pronoun, verb, adverb, adjectives, conjunction)

 Formation of words (pre-fix and suffix)

 Vocabulary (spelling and meaning of synonym and antonym)

 Phrases and idioms

Unit – 6 :- Contribution of famous literates for development of Odia / Urdu / Hindi /

Telugu / Bengali language

 Odia-Fakir Mohan Senapati, Gangadhar Meher, Radhanath Ray, Surendra

Mohanty, Gopinath Mohanty

 Urdu – Altaf Hussain Hali, Niaz Fatepuri, Ali Sardar Jafri, Amir Khusroo,

Majrooh Sultanpuri

 Hindi – Bharatendu Harischandra, Mahavir Prasad Dwivedy, Prem Chand,

Jayashankar Prasad, Suryakanta Tripathy Nirala

 Bengali – Rabindra Nath Tagore, Sarat Chandra Chhatopadhya, Tarasankar

Bandopadhyay, Kzi Nazrul Islam, Bibhuti Bhusan Bandopadhyay

 Telugu – Srinanthadu, Gurajuda Appa Rao, Kandukuri Veeresalingam,

Arudra, C. Narayan Reddy

Section C : Language II (English) 30 marks

GROUP A (PEDAGOGY)

Unit – 1 :- Learning English at Upper Primary Level

 Importance of learning English

 Objective of learning English

Unit – 2 :- Development of English Language Skills

 Basic skills of language (listening, speaking, reading, writing),

interdependence of skills

 Teaching of prose, poetry and composition

 Teaching of creative writing

 Principles of language teaching

 Challenges of teaching English as second language at upper primary level

Unit – 3 :- Assessment of learning English Language

 Assessment of comprehension and language skills (listening, speaking,

reading and writing)

GROUP B (CONTENT)

Unit – 4 :- Comprehension

 Two unseen passages (one from prose / drama and another from poem) with

questions on comprehension, grammar)

Unit – 5 :- Language Items

 Parts of speech, tense, voice change and change of narration, use of article,

use of punctuation mark

 Vocabulary – meaning and spelling

Section D : Mathematics (only for Mathematics and Science Teacher)

30 marks

GROUP A (PEDAGOGY)

Unit – 1 :- Mathematics at Upper Primary Stage

 Nature of Mathematics – logical, systematic, abstractions, pattern,

mathematical language

 Aims and objectives of teaching Mathematics

 Specific objectives of teaching Mathematics

Unit – 2 :- Methods and Approaches to Teaching-Learning Mathematics

 Methods : induction, deduction, analysis and synthesis

 Approaches : Constructivist and activity-based

Unit – 3 :- Evaluation in Mathematics

 Formal and informal evaluation

 Error analysis

 Remedial and enrichment programmes

GROUP B (CONTENT)

Unit – 4 :- Number System

 Number System (focus on real and rational numbers)

 Properties in different number systems

Unit – 5 :- Algebra

 Basic concepts : terms, co-efficient, powers

 Algebraic equations and their applications (with one variable)

 Polynomials – operations in polynomials

 Laws of indices

 Identities

Unit – 6 :- Commercial Arithmetic

 Percentage and its application (profit and loss, simple and compound,

interest, banking, rebate)

 Ratio and proportion

 Variation and its application

 Square, square root, cube, cube root of natural numbers

Unit – 7 :- Shapes and Spatial Relationship

 Triangles and Quadrilaterals

 Angles, complementary and supplementary angles, opposite angles, exterior

angles of the triangle

 Angle sum property

 Parallel lines and properties relating to parallel lines

 Congruency and similarities

 Menstruations (area and circumference of circle, higher order problems

relating to area of square, triangle, rectangle, parallelogram, trapezium,

Pythagorean theorem)

Section E : Science (only for Mathematics and Science Teacher)

30 marks

GROUP A (PEDAGOGY)

Unit – 1 :- Nature of Science

 Aims and objectives of teaching learning science at upper primary stage

Unit – 2 :- Methods and Approaches

 Methods : Observation, Experimentation, Discovery, Project and Problemsolving

 Approaches : Integrated approach, constructivists approach

Unit – 3 :- Evaluation in Science

 Tools and techniques for assessing learning in Science

GROUP B (CONTENT)

Unit – 4 :- Physical Science

 Metal, non-metal and metalloid

 Elements and compounds

 Symbol, valence and chemical equation

 Acid, base and salt

 Physical and chemical change in matters

 Force, motion, friction, pressure in solid, liquid and gases

 Electricity and current chemical effects of electric current

 Refraction and reflection of light

 Solar system and planets

Unit – 5 :- Life Science

 Biological adaptation among living beings

 Respiration and transpiration

 Soil and forest resource

 Cell structure and function of cell organelle

 Micro-organisms

 Adolescence in human being

Section F : Social Study (only for Social Study Teacher)

30 marks

GROUP A (PEDAGOGY)

Unit – 1 :- Aims and Objectives of Teaching Social Studies

 Importance of teaching-learning Social Sciences at upper primary stage

 Aims and objectives of teaching-learning Social Sciences

 Specific objectives of teaching-learning Social Science

Unit – 2 :- Methods and Approaches

 Methods : Survey, field work / trips, project, group work

 Approaches : Activity-based, theme-based

Unit – 3 :- Evaluation in Social Science

 Tools and technique for assessment of learning in Social Science

 Diagnostic assessment and remedial teaching

GROUP B (CONTENT)

Unit – 4 :- History and Political Science

 Methods of historical studies, social, economic and political conditions of

sultanate, moghul and British period

 Slave, Khiligi, Tughlaq, Lodi Dynasty

 East India Company, British Crown, Impact of British rules, Ancient period,

Kharabela, Ashoka

 Soma, Garganga, Surya, fall of Odisha, Odisha under Moghuls

 Nationalist movement in India

 Development of Nationalism and Europe

Unit – 5 :- Political Science

 Indian Constitution

 Human Rights

 Governance at Central, State and Local level

 Political Parties and pressure group

Unit – 6 :- Geography

 Odisha Geography – physical features, climate, agriculture and industry

 Natural resources (land, water, forest and wild animals, minerals)

 Atmosphere, biosphere and hydrosphere

 Earth – crust, internal structure, landscape (hills and mountains, platue,

plains, rivers)

 Temperature zones of earth

Important Instruction :

Please note that as per NCTE guide line, the questions in the paper-I will be based

on the topics of the Prescribed syllabus of the state for class I to V but their difficultly

standard as well as linkages could be up to the secondary stage.

The questions in the paper-II will be based on the topics of the prescribed syllabus

of the state for Class VI to VIII but their difficulty standard as well as linkages could be up

to senior secondary/ higher secondary /+2 stage.

The guide lines prescribed by the competent authority do not indicate any

specific Text or author for OTET Examination.

The OTET-2012 syllabus as developed by the TE & SCERT, Odisha as per the

guidelines of the NCTE, shall be applicable for the OTET-2018. The detail syllabus of

OTET is also available in www.bseodisha.ac.in at the link “OTET Syllabus” &

www.scertorissa.org.

OMR Answer Sheets of OTET-2018 along with scoring keys shall be uploaded

soon after the examination is over in the Board of Secondary Education, Odisha website

www.bseodisha.ac.in, and inviting objections in respect of questions or answers, if any.

Objection shall be submitted to the Board within the period specified from the date of

publication of Questions & Scoring keys in the website. No objection shall be entertained

after the due date.

Qualifying Marks :

• A candidate who scores 60% or more in the TET Examination will be considered

as TET pass.

• Candidates belonging to SC, ST, SEBC/ OBC, Physically Handicapped securing

scores 50% may be considered as TET Pass.

• The TET score will be given weightage in the recruitment process.

OTET 2018 Results

Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha declares result for OTET exam in online mode as per the prescribed schedule once the written exam is conducted. Exact date for release of OTET 2018 result is not out yet. However, the result is expected to be out in the end of October.

 

All candidates can check their OTET result on the official website of the exam by following the below-mentioned steps:

 

Step 1: Click on OTET Result link present on the official website of the exam.

 

Step 2: Enter roll n

OTET 2018 Answer Key

OTET answer keys along with OMR answer sheets are released by BSE Odisha on its official website after the written test is conducted as per the prescribed schedule. Candidates can check the answer key by clicking on the link present on the official website of BSE Odisha.

 

In case, a candidate has any objections with respect to questions or answers, he/ she can submit it to the board within the stipulated date and time. “No objection shall be entertained after the due date,” informs the official