OSSTET 2023: Odisha Secondary School Teacher Eligibility Test

OSSTET 2023: OSSTET 2023 stands for Odisha Secondary School Teacher Eligibility Test (OSSTET) 2023. Board of Secondary Education, Odisha, Cuttack is the authority responsible for conducting this exam. It is mandatory to clear the OSSTET examination for those candidates who are looking for an appointment as a teacher in any of the secondary schools in the state of Odisha. It is expected that the application process of OSSTET 2023 is going to start in the month of December 2023. All the necessary details regarding the OSSTET examination are provided in this post.

OSSTET 2023 Important Dates

Main EventsTentative Dates
Beginning date of online application2nd week of December 2023
Last date to apply online3rd week of December 2023
Last date of application form submission3rd week of December 2023
Final date for payment of application fee3rd week of December 2023
Availability of Answer key2nd week of December 2023
Date for filling objections2nd week of December 2023

OSSTET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must meet the eligibility criteria given below in order to apply for the OSSTET 2023 examination.

Nativity

  • The candidate should be a citizen of India
  • Applicants should belong to the state of Odisha. The candidate should be able to write and read Odia.

Educational Qualification

The educational qualification required depends upon the Paper in which the aspirant is looking to appear.

Category – A (Paper – I)

  • 12th class or equivalent exam with a minimum of 50% marks and a 2 year diploma in Elementary education (D.El.Ed). Or
  • 12th class or equivalent exam with at least 45% marks and a 2 year diploma in elementary education in accordance with NCTE. Or
  • Class 12th or equivalent examination with at least 50% marks and 4 years Bachelor of elementary education (B.El.Ed). Or
  • 12th class pass or equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks and 2 year diploma in Education (Special Education). Or
  • Graduation with 2 years diploma in elementary education. OR
  • Completed graduation with at least 50% and B.Ed. in accordance with NCTE.

Category – B (Paper – II)

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks and 1 year B.Ed. (Bachelor in Education). Or
  • Graduation with 2 year diploma in elementary education. Or
  • Graduation with at least 45% marks and 1 year B.Ed (Bachelor in Education) in accordance with NCTE. Or
  • A Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks and 1 year B.Ed. (special education). Or
  • 12th class or equivalent with at least 50% marks and 4 years Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.). Or
  • 12th class or equivalent with at least 50% marks and 4 years B.A./ B.Sc, Ed or B.A. Ed./ B.Sc. Ed.

OSSTET 2023 Application Form

The application process of OSSTET 2023 will take place in online mode. Those who are looking to apply have to visit the official website i.e. osstet.co.in. The complete application process is explained below.

  • To begin the application process, candidates have to visit the official website of the board.
  • On the official website, applicants then have to register as a new user.
  • After that, the candidates may log into their accounts and fill the detailed application form.
  • In the application form, aspirants have to provide their complete educational, personal, and contact details.
  • All the details entered in the application form should be correct. Otherwise, the application form will be rejected.
  • Apart from the details, applicants are also required to upload the scanned images of their passport size photograph.
  • Then, the candidates need to pay the necessary application fee.
  • After submitting the form, candidates must take a printout of the same for future references.

Application Fee

The application fees for the candidates of different categories are as follows

  • General/ OBC/ SEBC: Rs. 500/-
  • SC/ ST candidates: Rs. 300/-

Mode of payment: The application fee can be paid in online or offline mode. Candidates looking to pay online can use ATM Card/ Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking. Those who wish to apply offline can pay the fees using cash through the bank challan.

OSSTET 2023 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of OSSTET 2023 is explained below.

  • Mode of examination: Offline (Pen and Paper based examination)
  • Type of questions: Objective type MCQ
  • Number of questions: 150
  • Maximum Marks: 150
  • Marking Scheme: Each question will carry 1 mark
  • Negative Marking: There will be no negative marking

The subject wise distribution of questions and marks are explained below:

Paper – I

Name of the subjectNumber of questionsMaximum Marks
Child development and pedagogy3030
Language I (Odia/ Urdu/ Hindi/ Telugu/ Bengali)3030
Language II (English)3030
Mathematics3030
Environment Studies3030
Total150 questions150 marks

Paper – II

Name of the subjectNumber of questionsMaximum Marks
Child development and pedagogy3030
Language I (Odia/ Urdu/ Hindi/ Telugu/ Bengali)3030
Language II (English)3030
Mathematics and Science/ Social Studies6060
Total150 questions150 marks

OSSTET Syllabus 2023

The OSSTET 2023 syllabus is different for various subjects as given below.

  • Pedagogy syllabus: Understanding the learning process, organizing learning, Critical pedagogy, addressing classroom diversity.
  • Educational Management syllabus: educational management, management structure at different levels, School development plans, School-based management.
  • Child development syllabus: Growth and development, Factors affecting different developmental aspects, approaches to understanding the nature of intelligence, addressing problems of adolescence.
  • English syllabus: Reading comprehension, English grammar, and usage, pedagogy, etc.
  • Performance evaluation syllabus: Assessment and evaluation, Assessment and learning, Test construction, recent developments in Assessments.
  • Political Science: Salient features of Indian constitution, Fundamental rights, DPSP, Fundamental duties, Union government, State government, Chief secretary and District collector, Local governance, Political parties and pressure groups, Electoral process and Election commission, India’s foreign policy, India’s relationship with its neighbors, UN, Political thoughts, Indian political thoughts.
  • Geography syllabus: Physical geography of India, Resources with special reference to India, Physical geography, Globe and maps.

Note: For the detailed syllabus for all the subjects, candidates may refer the official notification

Admit Card

  • After the application form submission, authorities will release admit cards on the official website.
  • Important information like examination schedule, timing, and venue will be mentioned on the admit card.
  • In order to download the admit card, candidates have to provide their registration number and email ID
  • It is compulsory to carry the hardcopy of a downloaded admit card with one photo ID proof.

Result

  • Before declaring the final result, BSE Odisha, will make the answer keys available on the official website.
  • To check the results, candidates need to login using the credentials generated during the registration process.
  • The minimum qualifying marks to clear OSSTET 2023 exam is 60% i.e. 90 marks out of 150.
  • For SC/ ST/ PH/ SEBC candidates, the minimum qualifying marks is 50% i.e. 75 marks out of 150.
  • Those candidates who will be successful will get OSSTET Pass Certificate by the B.S.E., Odisha

Frequently Asked Question

What is the validity of OSSTET 2023 pass certificate?

The aspirants should know that the OSSTET Pass Certificate shall remain valid till the candidate reaches the upper age limit prescribed for the recruitment of teachers as per the rules of the government.

How many chances can I get to clear the OSSTET examination?

There is no such limit on the number of attempts a person can take for acquiring
OSSTET Pass certificate

Is there any provision for negative marking in the OSSTET 2023 examination?

There will not be any negative marking. Each question will carry 1 mark

What are the qualifying marks in order to clear the OSSTET examination?

The minimum passing mark in each paper is 60%. The candidate securing 60% or more in each paper shall be considered to have qualified OSSTET. In the case of SC/ ST/ PH/ SEBC candidates, the minimum pass mark shall be 50%.

In which cities the exam will take place?

It is expected that the OSSTET examination will held in the following districts – 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, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Sonpur, Kalahandi, Sundargarh.

2 thoughts on “OSSTET 2023: Odisha Secondary School Teacher Eligibility Test”

  1. Plz update on OSSTET 2022-23 exam date.

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  2. HINDI MEDIUM CANDIDATE OF JHARKHAND STATE CAN APPLY FOR OSSTET OR NOT PLEASE REPPLY.

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