OSSTET Application online apply criteria
1. The Teacher Eligibility Test shall be called “ODISHA SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHER ELIGIBILITY TEST” (OSSTET).
2. OSSTET shall be conducted once in a year or as decided by the Government as per need.
3. The Board of Secondary Education, Odisha has been designated as the professional body for conducting OSSTET. Detailed procedure for conducting OSSTET and instruction for carrying out the examination shall be issued by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha.
The application form for OSSTET shall also be prescribed by the Board of Secondary Education, Odisha and submission of application form shall be in online mode.
A. General Eligibility
He or she must be a citizen of India.
B. Ability to Read and Write Odia.
The candidate must be able to read and write in Odia. Any one of the following
qualification will be taken into consideration to ascertain this ability of the candidate.
(a) He/ she must have passed HSC Examination conducted by Board of Secondary Education, Odisha or an equivalent examination conducted by any other State Board or Central Board (like CBSE, ICSE) with Odia as a language subject i.e. First/ Second or Third Language.
(b) He/ She must have passed +2/ Higher Secondary Examination conducted by Council of Higher Secondary Education, Odisha with Odia as an examination subject.
(c) He must have passed Odia Examination of HSC/ 10th Standard Single Subject Examination conduct by the B.S.E., Odisha. In case the candidate desire to be language teacher like Hindi/ Classical Teachers (Sanskrit/ Telgu/ Urdu), passing Odia Examination of 07th Standard conducted by B.S.E., Odisha shall be allowed.
The Examination Process
I. There shall be two papers of the OSSTET viz Paper-I and Paper-II.
a) Persons having requisite academic and training qualifications as per Category-I have to appear in Paper –I of the Examination.
b) Persons having requisite academic and training qualification as per Category–II have to appear in Paper-II of the examination.
II. The Duration of the Test in each paper shall be 2 hours and 30 minutes.
III. All questions will be Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) each carrying one mark with four alternatives out of which one is correct.
IV. There shall be Four Sections in each paper.
V. In section-I, Language I, Odia shall be compulsory for all categories of posts.
VI. In section-II, Language II, English shall be compulsory for all categories of posts.
VII. In section-III, under stream TGT (Arts) and TGT (Science for both PCM & CBZ), the questions shallm be in English. The questions in other streams like Classical Teacher (Sanskrit/ Telgu/ Urdu) and
Hindi Teacher shall be in respective languages/ scripts.
VIII. The questions in Section III for Paper-II (Category-II- Physical Education Teacher) shall be from the contents of C.P.Ed. Course and shall be in English.
IX. In Section-IV the questions in Child Development, Pedagogy, School Management and Evaluation shall be in English and Compulsory for both the categories.
X. There shall be no negative marking.
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