OSSTET 2019 - Board of Secondary Education, Odisha conducts Odisha Secondary School Teachers Eligibility Test (OSSTET) for category I and II. OSSTET 2019 category 1 include Education teachers (Science/ Arts, Hindi/Classical/Sanskrit/ Urdu/ Telugu) whereas category 2 includes Physical Education teacher. The eligibility criteria of OSSTET varies as per the posts. Candidates who secure the minimum eligibility criteria will be eligibile to apply for the exam. OSSTET 2019 notification will be tentatively released in September 2019.
The selection of the candidates will be done on the basis for Paper I and II. Those candidates who will apply for category 1 will have to appear in Paper I whereas for candidates who will apply for category 2 will have to appear for paper 2. Candidates who will qualify their respective paper will be provided OSSTET pass certificate. Read this article below to know details about OSSTET 2019 exam pattern, syllabus, dates etc.
Name of Exam
Odisha Secondary School Teachers Eligibility Test
Board of Secondary Education, Odisha
Mode of Examination
2 hours 30 minutes
Candidates can check the tentative dates of OSSTET below.
Release of Notification of OSSTET
OSSTET 2019 Application Form
Admit Card of OSSTET 2019
OSSTET 2019 Paper I and II
Last week of October 2019
OSSTET Result 2019
Candidates who wish to appear for OSSTET 2019 must check the eligibility criteria which includes nationality, educational qualification, ability to read and write Odia. The educational qualification of the candidates varies as per the subject/stream they want to apply. The table given below provides the details about OSSTET 2019 eligibility criteria.
Able to read and write Odia
Trained Graduate Science(PCM/ CBZ)
50% marks in Bachelor’s Degree in science and (45% for SC/ ST /PH / SEBC candidates),
Bachelor in Education (B.Ed) from an NCTE Recognised Institution
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 for unreserved categories and 45% for SC/ ST/ PH/ SEBC candidates,
Bachelor in Education (B.Ed) from an NCTE Recognised,
Classical Teacher (Sanskrit)
Minimum 50% marks in Bachelor’s Degree with Sanskrit and (45% for SC/ ST/ PH/ SEBC candidates)
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,
Sikshya Shastri (Sanskrit), a course prescribed by NCTE, from recognised University/Institution
Minimum 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.
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 Parisad, Puri.
iii) Snataka (Acquired by June -2005, the date up to which the temporary recognition has been granted) from Hindi Sikshya Samiti, Odisha, Cuttack.
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)
Telgu B. Ed. from a University/Institution recognized by NCTE.
Classical Teacher (Urdu)
Alim with 50% marks in aggregate (45% for PH candidates).
B.Ed./ Urdu B.Ed. from a NCTE Recognised University/ Institution.
B.A. (Persian) WITH 50% marks in aggregate (45% PH Candidates)
B.Ed./ Urdu B.Ed. from an NCTE Recognised University/ Institution.
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
The commission will release the application form of OSSTET in online mode. The new candidates will have to generate new user id and password whereas the registered can fill the application form by entering user id and password. The application form can be filled in five sections - filling up personal details, eligibility details, educational details and signing the declaration check-box. General/SEBC category candidates will have to pay Rs. 500 whereas SC/ST category candidates will have to pay Rs. 300. The application fee of OSSTET 2019 can be paid online or offline through Net banking/ATM card and cash payment through bank challan. Candidates who wish to fill the application form can check the procedure to fill OSSTET application form 2019 below.
Step 1: OSSTET Application Form 2019 - Registration (New Users)
Click on ‘New Registration’ and ‘Create New User”.
Enter the name, email ID, mobile number, password and click on Submit button.
The OTP for the verification will be sent on the registered email id and click on ‘submit button’.
The page redirects to “Login to Account” page.
Step 2 : OSSTET Application Form 2019
Login with email id and password.
Click on ‘Online Payment’ link and enter details like Type of Institution, Educational Institutions and Click on submit button.
Select the payment category and enter details and click on submit button.
The details about the payment will be displayed.
OSSTET 2019 Application Form - Payment Modes
Net Banking/ATM Card
OSSTET 2019 Application Fee
Step 3 - OSSTET Application Form 2019
After 12 hours, candidates will have to fill other details.
Enter personal details and upload photograph, document and certificates if required.
Enter other required fields ‘Eligibility Details’ and ‘Submit’and proceed to ‘Educational Details’.
Fill details related to academic/career details and move to “Declaration”.
Check the declaration and submit the application form.
Take a printout of application form for further references.
OSSTET will be held across different districts of Odisha. Candidates will be able to check the examination centre after downloading the admit card. Some of OSSTET exam centres 2019 are given.
The admit card of OSSTET 2019 will be available online for Paper 1 and 2. Candidates will be able to download OSSTET admit card 2019 enter registered email id and password. Candidates will be able to download the admit card till the day of examination. Only those candidates whose application will be accepted by the commission will be issued admit card the exam. OSSTET admit card 2019 will have information related to the exam such as the name of candidates, roll number, gender, date of birth, date and time of test, exam centre details, instructions etc.
The exam provides details about different sections, marking scheme, number of questions, duration etc. OSSTET 2019 exam pattern differs for candidates appearing for category I and I. Those candidates who will apply for category I, have to appear for paper 1 which is divided into different sub-sections. Candidates applying for category II will have to appear for paper 2. Candidates can check the details about OSSTET 2019 exam pattern for category I and II below.
As per the exam pattern of OSSTET 2019, paper 1 comprises four sections. The section I is Odia whereas section II is English where 20 questions each section will be asked in the exam. Section III of paper 1 is stream specific carrying 60 marks and paper IV will be common for all the posts under category I. Check the table given below to know the details of OSSTET Exam Pattern 2019 for Category I.
OSSTET 2019 Exam Pattern for Paper 1
No. of questions
TGT (Science) PCM
60 (20 marks from each section)
60 (15 marks from each section)
History & Pol Sc.
Geography & Economics
TGT (Science) CBZ
TGT (Arts),(Science) PCM, (Science) CBZ Classical Teacher(Sanskrit) Hindi, (Telugu) and (Urdu)
Child Development, Pedagogy, school Management & Evaluation
The category II of OSSTET 2019 will be conducted for Physical Education Teacher. As per the exam pattern, there will be four sections. Section I, II and four will be same as category I ( paper 1) whereas section III will be Contents of C.P Ed. Course. Candidates can check the table below for getting the idea about OSSTET exam pattern 2019 for category II.
OSSTET Exam Pattern 2019 for Paper 2
III (Physical Education Teacher)
Contents of C.P Ed. Course
Board of Secondary Education, Odisha will prescribe the syllabus of OSSTET 2019. Candidates will be able to check the topics and sub-topics of category I and II of OSSTET. With the help of OSSTET 2019 syllabus, candidates can prepare well for the exam as per respective papers.
OSSTET 2019 Syllabus for category I
TGT Science (PCM/ CBZ)
Comprehension from unseen passage
Physics -Motion, Gravitation, Properties of Matter, Sound etc.
History & Political Science - Great Rulers of Ancient India, Development of Art & Architecture during Maurya, Gupta and Kushana age
Development of literature & Science in Ancient India, Salient features of Indian Constitution, Union Government, Local Governance
Electoral Process and Election, etc
Comprehension from Poem
Chemistry - Basic Concepts, States of Matter, Structure of Atom, Classification and Elements & Periodicity in properties, Chemical Bonding & Molecular Structure
Geography & Economics - The physical geography of India, Resources of India, Globe and maps, Indian Economy and current challenges, Economic development, etc.
Speaking commonly mispronounced words
Mathematics- Set Theory & its application, Relations and functions, Number System, Quadratic Equations, etc.
Grammar and usage
Botany-Plant Diversity & Conservation, Tissue System, Photosynthesis, Growth Regulators in Plants, etc.
Zoology- Taxonomy, Cytology, Genetics, Evolution, Ecology, etc.
The answer key od OSSTET will be available for paper 1 and 2 online. First, the commission will release the provisional answer key of OSSTET 2019. In case of any discrepancy in the answer key, candidates will be able to raise objections by submitting the Rs 500 per questions. The commission will then release the final answer key by getting it confirmed from the experts.
The result of OSSTET 2019 will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in paper 1 and 2. The result will be available online. Candidates can check the results by logging into the official website with their email ID and password. Candidates who will qualify the OSSTET 2019 will be issued the passing certificate.
The exam conducting authority will release the cut off of OSSTET 2019 separately for paper 1 and 2. Candidates will have to secure above or equal to minimum qualifying marks released by the commission. The cut off may be available post-wise and category.
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