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OSSTET 2021 - Exam Date, Admit Card, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Question Papers

OSSTET 2021 - Exam Date, Admit Card, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Question Papers

Edited By vikrant.shukla | Updated on Nov 13, 2021 05:26 PM IST | #OSSTET

OSSTET 2021 - Board of Secondary Education, Odisha has released the OSSTET 2021 notification for the second phase in online mode on the official website - bseodisha.ac.in . The application procedure for OSSTET 2021 (2) has been started on November 12, 2021. The last date to apply for OSSTET 2021 (2) is November 20, 2021. The exam date for OSSTET 2021 (2) will be announced soon. Applicants must go through the detailed eligibility criteria before applying for OSSTET 2021. Candidates need to secure marks more than or equal to the cut off marks of OSSTET to get qualified in OSSTET result 2021. The OSSTET 2021 test is held for two papers - paper I and II. Both the papers will be held for 150 marks each. Candidates who qualify the test will be awarded an OSSTET pass certificate.
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Earlier, BSE, Odisha released the result for OSSTET 2021 (1) on October 16, 2021. The provisional answer key was released in online mode on September 16. Earlier, the OSSTET admit card 2021 in online mode on August 26, 2021. According to the OSSTET exam date 2021, the exam is scheduled to be conducted on September 1, 2021. Earlier, the OSSTET 2021 application procedure was released on July 2, 2021. To know more about the eligibility criteria, application process, exam pattern, syllabus, dates etc, go through the article below.

OSSTET 2021 Overview

Name of Exam

Odisha Secondary School Teachers Eligibility Test

Commonly known as

OSSTET

Conducting Body

Board of Secondary Education, Odisha

Official website

bseodisha.ac.in

Examination Level

State Level

Mode of Examination

Offline

Dates of OSSTET exam

September 1, 2021

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes

Paper

Paper I and II

Marks

Paper I - 150 marks

Paper II - 150 marks

Exam centres

5 cities

Qualifying marks

General - 60% marks

SC/ST/PH/SEBC - 50% marks

OSSTET Exam Dates 2021

Candidates must go through the important dates so that they do not miss any important dates. The table below contains the OSSTET 2021 exam dates along with the other important event dates:

OSSTET Important Dates 2021

Events

OSSTET (1) 2021 dates

OSSTET (2) 2021 dates

Notification of OSSTET

July 01, 2021

November 12, 2021

OSSTET Application Form 2021

July 02, 2021

November 20, 2021

Release of OSSTET 2021 admit card

August 25, 2021

To be notified

OSSTET 2021 (Paper I and II)

September 1, 2021

To be notified
OSSTET answer key 2021 - Provisional

September 16, 2021

To be notified

OSSTET Result 2021

October 16, 2021

To be notified

OSSTET Eligibility Criteria 2021

In order to appear for the exam, it is important for the candidates to meet the eligibility criteria of OSSTET. The authorities have determined the OSSTET 2021 eligibility criteria on the basis of nationality and education qualification. As per the eligibility criteria, a candidates must hold the following:

  • Nationality - Indian

  • Age - No upper age limit has been determined

  • Education Qualification - Able to read and write Odia (Mandatory). The detailed education qualification is mentioned in the table below.

OSSTET 2021 eligibility criteria - Category I

Stream/Subject

Qualification

Trained Graduate Science(PCM/ CBZ)

  • 50% marks in Bachelor’s Degree in science and (45% for SC/ ST /PH / SEBC candidates),

And,

  • Bachelor in Education (B.Ed) from an NCTE Recognised Institution

0r,

  • 50% marks in Four years integrated B.A.B.Ed from NCTE recognised Institution and (45% for SC/ ST /PH / SEBC candidates)

Trained Graduate Arts

  • Minimum 50% marks in Bachelor’s Degree in Arts/Commerce (BA, B.Com) for unreserved categories and 45% for SC/ ST/ PH/ SEBC candidates,

And,

  • Bachelor in Education (B.Ed) from an NCTE Recognised,

Or,

  • 50% marks in Four years integrated B.A.B.Ed from NCTE recognised Institution and (45% for SC/ ST /PH / SEBC candidates)

Classical Teacher (Sanskrit)

  • Minimum 50% marks in Bachelor’s Degree with Sanskrit and (45% for SC/ ST/ PH/ SEBC candidates)

And

  • Sikshya Shastri (Sanskrit), a course prescribed by NCTE, from a Recognised University/Institution

  • Shastri (Sanskrit) with minimum 50% marks in aggregate (45% for SC/ST/PH/SEBC candidates) from a recognized university,

And,

  • Sikshya Shastri (Sanskrit), a course prescribed by NCTE, from recognised University/Institution

Hindi Teacher

  • At Least 50% marks in Bachelor’s degree from a recognised University with Hindi and 45% for SC/ ST/ PH/ SEBC candidates, and,

  • Any one of the following training qualifications. i) Hindi Sikshyan Parangat from Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, Agra.

  • ii) B.H.Ed. a course prescribed by NCTE, from a recognized University/ Institution.

  • iii) B.Ed in Hindi, a course prescribed by NCTE, from Dakhin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha, Madras.

Or

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised University with minimum 50% marks in aggregate (45% for SC/ ST/ PH/ SEBC candidates)

  • With one of the following qualifications :

  • i) Rastrabhasa Ratna from Rastrabhasa Prachar Samiti, Wardha,

  • ii) Shastri (Hindi) from Orissa Rastrabhasa Parishad, Puri.

  • iii) Snataka (Acquired by June -2005, the date up to which the temporary recognition has been granted) from Hindi Sikshya Samiti, Odisha, Cuttack.

And

  • One of the following Training qualifications

  • Hindi Sikshyan Parangat from Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, Agra.

  • B.H.Ed. a course prescribed by NCTE, from a recognized University/ Institution.

  • B.Ed in Hindi, a course prescribed by NCTE, from Dakhin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha, Madras

Classical Teacher (Telugu)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Arts having Telugu as the subject with minimum 50% marks in aggregate (45% for SC/ ST/ PH/ SEBC candidates)

And

  • Telugu B. Ed. from a University/Institution recognized by NCTE.

Classical Teacher (Urdu)

  • Alim with 50% marks in aggregate (45% for PH candidates).

And

  • B.Ed./ Urdu B.Ed. from a NCTE Recognised University/ Institution.

OR

  • B.A. (Persian) WITH 50% marks in aggregate (45% PH Candidates)

And

  • B.Ed./ Urdu B.Ed. from an NCTE Recognised University/ Institution.


OSSTET Eligibility Criteria - Category II

Physical Education Teacher

  • Minimum 50% marks in +2 or its equivalent examination from a recognized institution and 45% for SC/ ST/ PH/ SEBC candidates

  • C.P.Ed./B.P.Ed./M.P.Ed. From a recognized Board/ University

OSSTET Application Form 2021

The application form for OSSTET 2021 was released in online mode on November 12, 2021 on the OSSTET official website. Eligible candidates can able to fill the application form within the allotted time frame along with the payment of the application fees. Candidates registering for the first time will have to generate new user ID and password while the already registered candidates can fill the application form by entering user id and password. The filling of application form includes five sections - filling up personal details, eligibility details, educational details and signing the declaration check-box. Along with filling the application form, candidates must also pay the application fee as per their category according to which General/SEBC candidates need to pay Rs. 500 whereas SC/ST candidates must pay Rs. 300 in online mode.

How to fill OSSTET application form?

In order to fill the application form of OSSTET 2021, candidates must:

  • Register

  • Payment of online application fee

  • Fill details and upload the photo, signature, and other required documents

  • Preview

  • Submission

  • Print out of the application form

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OSSTET Application Fee

Category

Application fee

General/SEBC category

Rs. 500

SC/ST category

Rs. 300

The payment must be done in online mode by using Net Banking/ATM Card. Candidates can also make the offline payment through the Bank Challan

OSSTET Exam Centres 2021

The exam authority provides the list of exam centre for OSSTET exam. Candidates can select the OSSTET 2021 exam centres while filling the application form. The allotment of the exam centres is mentioned in the admit card. Candidates must carry the admit card to the exam centres along with one of the prescribed photo ID proofs without which no candidate are not allowed appear for the exam.

OSSTET Exam Pattern 2021

The authorities have determined the exam pattern of OSSTET for all the aspiring candidates. The OSSTET exam pattern contains the details related to various sections, marking scheme, number of questions, duration etc. The table below contains the exam pattern of OSSTET for both category I and II.

OSSTET 2021 Exam Pattern for Paper 1 (Category 1)

Section

Subject

No. of questions

Marks

I

Odia

20

20

II

English

20

20

III

TGT (Science) PCM/TGT (Arts)/TGT (Science) CBZ/Hindi Teacher/Classical Teacher (Sanskrit)/Classical Teacher (Urdu)/Classical Teacher (Telugu)

60

60

IV

Child Development, Pedagogy, school Management & Evaluation

50

50

Total

150

150

OSSTET Exam Pattern 2021 for Paper 2 (Category 2)

Section

Subject

No. of questions

Marks

I

Odia

20

20

II

English

20

20

III

Contents of C.P Ed. Course (Physical Education Teacher)

60

60

Iv

Child Development, Pedagogy, school Management & Evaluation

50

50

OSSTET Syllabus 2021

The Board prescribes the syllabus of OSSTET for candidates to start off with their preparations. The OSSTET 2021 syllabus contains the subject wise topics and chapters for OSSTET exam for both the categories. Candidates must go through the syllabus before they start their preparation. Candidates must go through the OSSTET 2021 syllabus mentioned below:

OSSTET Syllabus For English

  • Comprehension from unseen passage

  • Comprehension from Poem

  • Speaking commonly mispronounced words

  • Grammar and usage

OSSTET 2021 Syllabus for Science (PCM/CBZ)

  • Physics - Motion, Gravitation, Properties of Matter, Sound etc

  • Chemistry - Basic Concepts, States of Matter, Structure of Atom, Classification and Elements & Periodicity in properties, Chemical Bonding & Molecular Structure

  • Mathematics - Set Theory & its application, Relations and functions, Number System, Quadratic Equations, etc

  • Botany - Plant Diversity & Conservation, Tissue System, Photosynthesis, Growth Regulators in Plants, etc.

  • Zoology- Taxonomy, Cytology, Genetics, Evolution, Ecology, etc.

OSSTET Syllabus for TGT (Arts)

  • History & Political Science - Great Rulers of Ancient India, Development of Art & Architecture during Maurya, Gupta and Kushan age

  • Development of literature & Science in Ancient India, Salient features of Indian Constitution, Union Government, Local Governance

  • Electoral Process and Election, etc

  • Geography & Economics - The physical geography of India, Resources of India, Globe and maps, Indian Economy and current challenges, Economic development, etc

OSSTET Admit Card 2021

Board of Secondary Education, Odisha will release the admit card of OSSTET 2021 in online mode at the official website at least 15 days before the OSSTET 2021 (2) exam. To download the OSSTET 2021 admit card, candidates can have to use their email ID and password. The admit card for OSSTET 2021 contains details like name of the candidates, registration and roll number, name of the exam, papers, date and time of examination, exam centre details etc. Candidates must check all details and get the admit card printed and bring the same to the exam centres on the day of the test. Along with the admit card candidates must also carry one of the valid photo ID proofs - Aadhaar Card, Voter ID Card, Passport, PAN Card, Employee ID, Driving License.

How to Download OSSTET Admit Card 2021?

Follow the steps mentioned below to download the admit card of OSSTET 2021:

  • Visit the official website

  • Click on the admit card link

  • The screen then displays a login window

  • Enter email ID and password to download the OSSTET 2021 admit card

  • The screen will then display the admit card

  • Download the admit card and get it printed

OSSTET Answer Key 2021

BSE, Odisha has released the answer key of OSSTET 2021 for both paper I and II in online mode on September 16 for phase 1. The answer key is provisional and candidates can find all the correct answers options for the questions asked in the exam. In case of any discrepancy in the answer key, candidates can raise objections by submitting the Rs 500 per question within the allotted time frame. The commission will scrutinise the provisional key and then release the final answer key on the basis of which the result will be announced

How to Download OSSTET Answer Key?

  • Visit the official website

  • Click on the answer key link

  • Download OSSTET 2021 answer key as per your paper.

OSSTET Result 2021

The board will announce the OSSTET 2021 (2) result in online mode for both paper I and II. The result will be announced in online mode which can be accessed by using email ID and password. The result will contain details like the name of the candidate, registration number, marks secured by the candidates and the qualifying status. Candidates securing 60% marks (general) and 50% marks (SC/ST/PH/SEBC) will be considered qualified. Earlier, OSSTET 1 2021 was released on October 16, 2021.

How to download OSSTET Result 2021?

Here are some easy steps through which you can download the OSSTET 2021 result:

  • Visit the official website

  • Click on the result link

  • The link will take to OSSTET 2021 result login window

  • Enter email ID and registration number to download the result

  • The screen will then display your OSSTET result 2021

  • Download for future references.

OSSTET Cutoff 2021

The exam conducting authority will release the cut off of OSSTET 2021 in the form of qualifying marks. The OSSTET cut off will be released category wise for both paper I and II. As per the qualifying marks of OSSTET 2021, candidates securing 60% marks (general) and 50% marks (SC/ST/PH/SEBC) will be considered qualified. The table below contains the OSSTET cut off 2021:

OSSTET Qualifying Cut off 2021

Category

Qualifying Cut off in OSSTET

General

60%

SC/ST/PH/SEBC

50%

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. Do I compulsorily need to know the Odia language?

Yes. you must know to read and write as well as speak Oriya to apply for the OSSTET 2021  exam.

2. Till when will the OSSTET certificate be valid?

There is no such validity period fixed for OSSTET eligibility certificates.

3. What are the minimum qualifying marks if I belong to the unreserved category?

The general category candidates must secure at least 60% marks to qualify the test.

4. What to do if there are errors in the OSSTET admit card 2021?

You must immediately contact the exam authorities and get the errors corrected  in the OSSTET admit card 2021. To contact the authorities, you can send a mail at helpdesk.osstet18@gmail.com.

5. How to change the exam centres of OSSTET 2021?

You will not be able to change the exam centre once allotted.

6. When will the admit card of OSSTET be released

The admit card for OSSTET exam was released on August 25, 2021

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