About OSSTET 2019

The Board of Secondary Education, Odisha has released the notification of OSSTET 2019 in online mode on December 6. Candidates can fill the application form till from December 7 to 16, 2019. Though as per the latest notification candidates can fill the application form till December 20, 2019. Candidates must check the OSSTET 2019 eligibility criteria before filling the application form. The eligibility criteria for OSSTET 2019 is based on factors like nationality, must know reading and writing in Odia, and basic educational qualification qualification. Candidates can appear for the test as many times as they wish, there is no restrictions on the number of attempts. The exam will be conducted for two papers and will consist of multiple choice questions. All the appearing candidates have to finish the OSSTET 2019 within 2 hours and 30 minutes. The minimum qualifying marks for both the papers and for General category is 60% whereas ST/SC/SEBC/PH candidates are required to score 50% marks. Selected candidates will be eligible to apply for recruitment of teachers in Secondary School within the schools of Odisha.

Link to apply for OSTET 2019- Click Here

Frequency: Vacancy Based
Languages English
Conducting Body: Board of Secondary Education Odisha
OSSTET Paper 1 - Duration 2 Hours 30 Minutes +1 More

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OSSTET 2019 Important Dates

Past Dates and Events

07 Dec, 2019 - 20 Dec, 2019

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06 Dec, 2019

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OSSTET 2019 Eligibility Criteria

OSSTET Paper 1 Eligibility Criteria

OSSTET Eligibility Criteria – Department – I                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Subject                    Qualification        

TGT (Science – PCM/ CBZ)

  • Candidates  must have a bachelor’s degree in science with any two of the                 subjetcs (PCM) or (CBZ) as honours/optional/Elective/Pass with at            least 50% marks from a recognized university and also they should                 have Bachelor’s in Education (B.Ed) from an institute recognized by NCTE

  • Or, they need to have four years of integrated degree in B.Sc.B.Ed from a recognised institute by NCTE with any two subjects from   (PCM/CBZ) as honours/optional/Elective/Pass with a minimum of 50%                 marks from a recognized university                

TGT Arts                                         
  • Candidates are required to have a four year integrated B.A.B.Ed from an institute recognised by NCTE in any two ( English, Odia, Hindi & Sanskrit and History, Geography, Economics, Political Science,       Indian Economy, Landmarks in Indian History, Indian Geography & Indian Polity) as optional/honours/elective/pass with aggregate 50% marks.                

  • Or, they  must have a bachelor’s degree in arts/commerce in any two of the subjects ( English, Odia, Hindi & Sanskrit and                 History, Geography, Economics, Political Science, Indian Economy,                 Landmarks in Indian History, Indian Geography & Indian Polity)                



As  honours//optional/Elective/Pass with at least 50% marks from a recognized university and also a B.Ed degree is required from an NCTE recognised university.        
Hindi Teacher                    
  • Candidates  must have a bachelor’s degree with an aggregate of 50% marks in       one of the following:                       

a) Rastrabhasa Ratna from Rastrabhasa Prachar Samiti, Wardha


b)  Shastri Hindi from Odisha Rastrabhasa Parisad, Puri


c) Snataka, from Hindi Shiksya Samiti, Odisha, Cuttack


And  also they need one of the mentioned below training qualifications


a)  Hindi Shishyan Parangat from Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, Agra


b)  B.H.Ed course from NCTE recognised university/institute


c)B.Ed in Hindi from Dakhin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha, Madras

  • Or, a bachelor’s degree with an aggregate of 50% marks in Hindi as one of the  honours/optional/Elective/Pass subject and any one of the following training qualifications


a) Hindi Shishyan Parangat from Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, Agra


b)  B.H.Ed course from NCTE recognised university/institute


c)B.Ed in Hindi from Dakhin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha, Madras

Classical Teacher – Urdu                               
  • They must have a B.A in the Persian language with an aggregate of 50% marks   and Urdu B.Ed or B.Ed from an institute/university recognised by                 NCTE

  • Or,  Alim with aggregate of 50% marks            

Classical Teacher – Telugu                             
  • Candidates must have a Telugu B.Ed from an institute/university recognised by                 NCTE and a bachelor’s degree in arts with Telugu and must have an aggregate of 50% marks.                

Classical Teacher – Sanskrit                               
  • All  the candidates must have a bachelor’s degree with Sanskrit as  an optional/honours/elective/pass subject with at least 50% marks  in aggregate and also, they must Siksha Shastri (Sanskrit) from        any recognised University/ Institution by NCTE

  • Shastri  (Sanskrit) with minimum 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized university AND Sikshya Shastri (Sanskrit), a course from a  recognised University/ Institution.           

OSSTET Paper 2 Eligibility Criteria

OSSTET Eligibility Criteria – Category – II                                                       

Subject                    Qualification        
Physical             Education                    
  •   Candidates must have passed class 10+2 or its equivalent from a recognized institute with an aggregate of 50% marks and               
  • B.P.Ed/M.P.Ed/C.P.Ed from a recognized board or university          

OSSTET 2019 Application Process

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other

The application form of OSSTET 2019 was released by Board of Secondary Education in online mode for all the eligible candidates. Candidates can fill application between December 7 to 20, 2019. The application process involves registration, payment of application fee (online or offline), filling up of details (personal details, eligibility details, educational details and declaration), uploading of all the required documents and taking printout of the application form. After successful submission of the OSSTET application form 2019, candidates can appear for the exam (paper I and II) as per their preference and qualification. Candidates can check the detailed procedure below:

  •    Registration

Candidates are required to register first by using their name, email ID, mobile number and create a new password. After registration, a unique six digit registration number will be displayed on your screen. Note down the registration number for future reference.

  •    Payment of application fee    

Before filling up the details, candidates have to pay the application fee in online or offline mode by using methods like Net Banking, Credit/Debit Card and cash payment through bank challan. After online payment, a DU reference number will be generated. After payment of OSSTET 2019 application fee, candidates will have to logout and wait for at least 12 hours (for authentication of DU reference number by the server).

  •    Filling up of important details

After an interval of 12 hours, candidates will have to go back and select application form to fill in the details. The application form has been divided into the following sections:

  •    Personal details

  •    Eligibility details

  •    Educational details and       

  •    Declaration

Enter all the information and upload all the required documents. After completing all the process, click on the declaration and submit your application form.

  •    After final submission, take a  printout and also save one copy for future reference.    

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General, OBC Offline, Online Male, Transgender, Female ₹ 500
SC, ST Offline, Online Male, Transgender, Female ₹ 300

OSSTET 2019 Syllabus

Language-I MIL (Odia)
Language-II English
Properties of matter
Current electricity
Electromagnetic induction
Basic concepts
States of matter
Structure of atom
Classification and elements and periodicity in properties
Chemical bonding and molecular structure
Chemical reactions
Chemical equilibria and ionic equilibria
General principles of extraction of metals
Some basic principles in organic chemistry
Set theory and its application
Relations and Functions
Number system
Quadratic equations
Calculus of one variable
Sequence and series
Analytical solid geometry
Determinant and matrix
Plant diversity and conservation
Tissue system
Growth regulators in plants
Reproduction in plants
Plant diseases and control measures
Control and coordination
Reproduction and development
Great rulers of Ancient India
Development of art and architecture during moury age, gupta age and kushana age
Development of literature and science in Ancient India
Administration during Delhi sultanate with special reference to balban, aluddin khilji and feroze shah tughlaq
Mughal architecture and painting during the reign of akbar, jahangir and shahjahan
Rise of British power in India from 1757 to 1856
Growth on India nationalism, 1857-1905
Indian national movement, 1905-1947
First world war and Russian revolution
Second world war - causes and consequences
Political science
Salient features of Indian constitution
Preamble, fundamental rights, directive principles of state policy, fundamental duties
Union government-president, prime minister, council of ministers, parliament and supreme court
State government – governor, chief minister, council of ministers, legislative assembly and high court
Chief secretary and district collector
Local governance-urban and rural
Political parties and pressure group
Electoral process and election commission
India’s foreign policy and its relation with neighbors
United nations-general assembly, security council human rights
Socialism, liberalisms, democracy, authoritarianism, welfare state and globalization
Kautilya, raja ram mohan roy, bal gangadhar tilak, swamy Vivekananda, mahatma gandhi, Nehru, b.r. ambedkar
Physical geography of India
Resources with special reference to India
Physical geography
Globe and maps
Indian economy
Current challenges of Indian economy
Economic development
Money and banking
Emerging concerns of Indian economy
Section III - English
Grammar and usage
Speaking(commonly mispronounces words)
Child development (process of growing up)
Growth and development
Factors affection different developmental aspects
Approaches to understanding the nature of intelligence
Addressing problems of adolescence
Learning process/pedagogy
Understanding the learning process
Organizing learning
Critical pedagogy
Addressing classroom diversity
Educational management
Management structure at different levels
School development plan
School-based management
Assessing the learner/performance (Evaluation)
Assessment and evaluation
Assessment and learning
Test construction
Recent developments in assessment
Physical education
Principle and history of physical education
Sports psychology
Organization, administration and recreation
Anatomy physiology and health education
Methods of physical education
Officiating and coaching
Paper-II Child development
School management and evaluation

OSSTET 2019 Exam Pattern

OSSTET Paper 1 Exam Pattern

Paper – I (TGT Arts, Science (PCM), Science (CBZ), Classical Teacher (Urdu, Telgu, Sanskrit), Hindi Teacher)

SECTION – I and II                                                                                                                                       

Section        Subjects        Number of     questions        Marks                    
I        English        20        20        
II        Odia        20        20        



Subjects        Number of  questions        Marks                    
Geography           & Economics                    




History &             Political Science        15        15        
Odia        15        15        
English        15        15        

TGT Science (PCM)                                                                                                                                         

Subjects        Number of          questions        Marks                    
Physics        20        20        
Chemistry        20        20        
Mathematics        20        20        

TGT Science (CBZ)                                                                                                                                    




Number of             questions






















Classical (Sanskrit, Telgu, Urdu) and Hindi

Subjects        Number of       questions        Marks                    
Telugu        60        60        
Sanskrit        60        60        
Urdu        60        60        
Hindi        60        60        

Section – IV (TGT Arts, Science (PCM), Science (CBZ), Classical Teacher (Urdu, Telugu, Sanskrit), Hindi Teacher)                                                                           




Number of             Questions




Child             Development, pedagogy, school management and evaluation






OSSTET Paper 2 Exam Pattern

Paper – II                                     

Section        Subjects        Number of   questions        Marks                    
I        English        20        20        
II        Odia        20        20        
III        Contents             of C.P.Ed. Course        60        60        
IV        Child             Development, pedagogy, school management and evaluation        50        50        

The admit card of OSSTET 2019 will be published by the exam conduction body in online mode on the official website on tentatively in February, 2020. Candidates who have successfully completed the application procedure will only be able to download their admit card. OSSTET 2019 admit card will likely to have details like name, time and date of examination, address of the examination centre and roll number. All the candidates are advised to take any one photo identity card along with the OSSTET admit card 2019. Candidates can download their admit card from the official website by logging in and entering required credentials in the login window. In case of discrepancies/mistakes in the admit card, candidates must get in touch with the exam conducting authorities and get it corrected.

OSSTET 2019 Exam Centers

State City
Odisha Angul

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit Card
  • Voter ID Card
  • Passport
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Pan Card

After conclusion of exam, Board of Secondary Education, Odisha will release the answer key of OSSTET 2019. It is to be noted that the answer key of OSSTET will contain all the correct answers to the questions asked in the exam. By using the OSSTET answer key, candidates will be able to calculate their probable score based on the number of correct and incorrect answers. The exam conducting authority will also release the opportunity to challenge the answer key of OSSTET. Candidates will be able to challenge the answer key by visiting the official website and entering their login credentials. They also need to pay fees Rs. 500 in order to challenge the OSSTET answer key 2019.

The result of OSSTET 2019 will be declared by Board of Secondary Education, Odisha after the conclusion of exam. The result will be expected to be available in online mode and candidates can check their result by entering their required credentials. OSSTET 2019 result contain details like name, category, roll number and total marks scored. Candidates who have qualified the exam will be awarded OSSTET pass certificate and they can apply in various government and private schools.

OSSTET 2019 Cutoff

Candidates who are appearing for OSSTET 2019 will have to secure the minimum cutoff marks in each paper in order to qualify the exam. As prescribed by the exam conducting body, candidates belonging to the general category will have to secure 60% and more whereas SC/ST/PH/SEBC candidates need to score the minimum of 50% marks in order to get the OSSTET pass certificate.

General Information

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: When was notification for OSSTET 2019 released ?


The exam conducting authorities have released the notification for OSSTET 2019 on December 6.

Question: What is the last date to apply for OSSTET exam ?


Applicants can fill the application form of OSSTET 2019 between December 7 to 20, 2019

Question: When will OSSTET admit card 2019 be issued ?


Commission will release the admit card of OSSTET 2019 for all those candidates who successfully fill the application form.

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