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BSE Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test Syllabus OTET : Board Of Secondary Education

Organisation : BSE Board Of Secondary Education, Odisha, Cuttack
Entrance Exam : Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET) – 2024
Document Type : Syllabus
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Syllabus For Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test

** 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

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** 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

** 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

** 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

** Assessment
** Continuous and comprehensive assessment
** Purpose of assessment
** Assessing scholastic and other scholastic areas
** Sharing of assessment outcomes and follow up

** 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

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

** Language Comprehension
** Reading two unseen passages one passage from prose and one from poem with questions on comprehension, drama, inference, grammar and verbal ability (prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive)

Download Syllabus here :

Structure of OTET

Paper-I :
Area | No. of Questions | Mark |
Child Development & Pedagogy 30 30
Language-l, Odia/ Urdu/ Hindi/ Telugu/ Bengali 30 30
Language-II (English) 30 30
Mathematics 30 30
Environmental Science 30 30

Paper-II : Compulsory
Area | No. of Questions | Mark
Child Development & Pedagogy 30 30
Language-l, Odia/ Urdu/ Hindi/ Telugu/ Bengali 30 30
Language-II (English) 30 30

Important Instruction of OTET

** 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-2024. The detail syllabus of OTET is also available in at the link “OTET Syllabus”.
** Scoring key of OTET-2024 will be uploaded after the examination is over in the Board of Secondary Education, Odisha website, inviting objections in respect of questions or answers, if any.
** Objection shall be submitted to the Board through online mode only within the specified period. No objection shall be entertained after the due date. The evaluation will be done basing on the final scoring key.

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, Physically Handicapped securing scores 50% or more will be considered as TET Pass.
** The weightage of OTET scores in the recruitment process shall be as decided by Government for time to time.

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