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OTET Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2021 - Paper 1 & 2 No. of Question, Marks, Duration

OTET Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2021 - Paper 1 & 2 No. of Question, Marks, Duration

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OTET Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2021: Board of Secondary Education, Odisha released the OTET 2021 exam pattern and syllabus along with the OTET notification 2021 at the official website. The OTET eligibility test, as per the OTET exam pattern and syllabus 2021 consists of a single stage online test with two papers – Paper I and Paper II.
The OTET exam pattern and syllabus 2021 gives candidate get an overall idea about the scheme and mode of OTET exam, structure of question paper and weightage of topics and other details. The preparation of aspirants without knowing the OTET 2021 exam pattern and syllabus is not that effective. To ace OTET, aspirants are encouraged to follow the exam pattern and syllabus of OTET 2021. It is to be noted that the Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test is conducted to determine the OTET eligibility criteria 2021 of candidates for the appointment as Teachers in lower and upper primary classes in Odisha.

OTET Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2021 - Paper 1 & 2  No. of Question, Marks, Duration
OTET Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2021 - Paper 1 & 2 No. of Question, Marks, Duration

OTET Exam Pattern 2021

As per the exam pattern of OTET 2021, all questions are set in multiple choice questions (MCQs) with four alternatives for each answer. One mark is rewarded for each correct answer in OTET 2021 and there is no negative marking for the wrong answers. There are two papers in OTET exam.

Paper I: Aspirants intending to be a teacher in class 1st to 5tg
Paper II: Aspirants intending to be a teacher in class 6th to 8th
OTET application 2021 can also be filled by candidates who intend to apply for both the levels. These candidates have to appear both paper I and paper II.

Structure of OTET Exam Pattern 2021

Paper I: Primary Stage: For Class 1st to 5th

Sections

No. of Questions

Max. Marks

Duration of Exam

Child Development and Pedagogy

30

30

2 hours 30 minutes

Language I

30

30

Language II

30

30

Mathematics

30

30

Environmental Studies

30

30

Paper II: Elementary Stage: For Class 6th to 8th

Sections

No. of Questions

Max. Marks

Duration of Exam

Child Development and Pedagogy

30

30

2 hours 30 minutes

Language I

30

30

Language II

30

30

Mathematics and Science

(for Mathematics and Science teacher) or Social Studies/Social Science (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher)

60

60

All sections are compulsory for both the papers

OTET Exam Pattern 2021 - Paper I

Paper I, as per the OTET 2021 exam pattern, is conducted to test the general ability of the candidates to assess their teaching/research skill. The paper has 150 multiple choice questions of 1 mark each. In paper I of OTET, candidates are asked question from the following sections:

Sr. No.

Sections

Number of Questions

Total Marks Allotted

1

Child Development & Pedagogy

30

30

2

Language-I(Odia/Urdu/Hindi/Telugu/Bengali)

30

30

3

Language-II (English)

30

30

4

Mathematics

30

30

5

Environment Studies

30

30

OTET Exam Pattern 2021 - Paper II

Paper II of OTET exam contains 150 multiple choice questions of 1 mark each. Paper II is conducted for candidates willing to be a teacher for Class 6-8. Each question carries one mark each with no negative marks.

OTET Exam Pattern -Paper II

Sr. No.

Sections

Number of Questions

Total Marks Allotted

1

Child Development & Pedagogy

30

30

2

Language-I(Odia/Urdu/Hindi/Telugu/Bengali)

30

30

3

Language-II (English)

30

30

4

A) Mathematics & Science Or

B) Social Studies

60

60

Quick Links
OTET Admit Card 2021

OTET Result 2021

OTET Cutoff 2021

OTET Syllabus 2021

In order to excel OTET 2021, aspirants need to accustom themselves with the OTET 2021 syllabus. The syllabus of OTET 2021 for both paper I and paper II are to be used as guidelines so that nothing important is missed and the preparation is on the right track. With the help of the OTET syllabus 2021, candidates are able to know what to study and what not.

OTET Syllabus 2021 – Paper I (section-wise)

Sections

OTET Syllabus (Units) - Paper I

Child Development and Pedagogy

Understanding Child Development during Childhood (focus on children at primary level)
Understanding Learning Process and Learners
Concept of Inclusive Education and Understanding Children with special needs
Approaches to teaching and learning
Assessment

Language (Odia/Urdu/Hindi/Telugu/Bengali)

Group A

Learning Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali at elementary level

Teaching, Reading and Writing Skills

Group B

Language items

Assessment of learning Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali

Language Comprehension

Language (English)

Group A

Language Learning

Learning English at the Elementary Level

Skills in learning English

Assessment of English

Group B

Language items

Comprehension

Mathematics

Group A

Mathematics Education in Schools

Assessment in Mathematics

Methods and Approaches to Teaching-Learning

Group B

Data Handling and Patterns

Shapes and spatial Relationship

Measurement

Number System and Operation in Numbers

Environmental Studies

Group A

Concept

Methods and Approaches

Evaluation in Evs

Group B

Physical Features of Odisha and India

Governance

History of Freedom Struggle in India and Odisha

Health and Diseases

Internal Systems of Human Body

Matter, Force and Energy


OTET Syllabus 2021 – Paper II syllabus (section-wise)

Sections

OTET Syllabus (Units) - Paper II

Child Development &

Pedagogy

Child Development (Focus on Upper Primary School Children)

Learning

Curriculum Teaching-Learning Approaches and Evaluation

Language I (Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali)

Group A

Learning Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali at Upper Primary Level

Teaching Language

Assessment of Language

Group B

Elements of Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali language

Language Items

Contribution of famous literates for development of Odia / Urdu / Hindi /

Telugu / Bengali language

Language II (English)

Group A

Learning English at Upper Primary Level

Development of English Language Skills

Assessment of learning English Language

Group B

Language Items

Comprehension

Mathematics (only for Mathematics and Science Teacher)

Group A

Mathematics at Upper Primary Stage

Methods and Approaches to Teaching-Learning Mathematics

Evaluation in Mathematics

Group B

Number System

Algebra

Commercial Arithmetic

Shapes and Spatial Relationship

Science (only for Mathematics and Science Teacher)

Group A

Nature of Science

Methods and Approaches

Evaluation in Science

Group B

Physical Science

Life Science

Social Study (only for Social Study Teacher)

Group A

Aims and Objectives of Teaching Social Studies

Methods and Approaches

Evaluation in Social Science

Group B

History and Political Science

Political Science

Geography

OTET 2021 Best Books

To crack OTET 2021 in one go, it is pertinent that candidates prepare with the best books available. The OTET 2021 best books will help candidates acquire knowledge as per the requirement of the exam pattern and syllabus of OTET 2021 and clear the exam with flying colors. Following are a few of the best books for OTET 2021 –

  • Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations by R.S. Agrawal

  • Teacher Eligibility Test Environmental Studies by Upkar Prakashan

  • NTA UGC – NET/SET/JRF paper I – Teaching And Research Aptitude by Pearson

OTET 2021 Preparation Tips

To crack OTET 2021 candidates can use the following OTET preparation tips:

  • Be thorough with the exam pattern

  • Take mock tests available for OTET 2021

  • Solve previous year question papers for paper I and paper II

  • Revise and evaluate

Read More:

OTET Application Form 2021

OTET Eligibility Criteria 2021

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. Are any negative marks cut for wrong answers marked?

Negative marks are not cut for any wrong answers marked in OTET paper I and paper II.

2. Are both the Paper I and Paper II compulsory?

Only Paper I is compulsory. Paper II is optional.

3. Are the questions descriptive in nature?

As per the exam pattern of OTET 2021, all questions will be set in multiple choice questions (MCQs) with four alternatives for each answer.

4. Is any subject optional in the eligibility test of OTET?

No, all subjects in OTET are compulsory in nature.

5. Is the application for OTET offline?

The OTET application form 2021 is released in online mode.

6. What is the OTET 2021 exam date?

OTET 2021 exam was conducted on April 9, 2021.

7. When will the OTET admit card be released?

OTET 2021 admit card was released on April 1, 2021.

8. When will the OTET provisional answer key 2021 be released?

The OTET provisional answer key 2021 was released on May 20.

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