OTET Syllabus 2024 and Exam Pattern, Syllabus Topics

 Published On: 25-06-2024

OTET Syllabus 2024 and Exam Pattern, Syllabus Topics

The Board of Secondary Education (BSE) of Odisha has published the OTET Syllabus 2024 on its official website. The Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET) is scheduled to be held on 9th August 2024. This comprehensive guide covers the entire syllabus, exam pattern, and section-wise content for effective preparation.

Introduction

The Board of Secondary Education (BSE) of Odisha organizes the OTET to determine the eligibility of candidates to teach classes 1-8 in various schools across Odisha. Understanding the OTET Syllabus 2024 and exam pattern is crucial for candidates aiming to perform well and secure teaching positions.

OTET Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2024 Overview

  • Conducting Body: Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha
  • Exam Name: Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test 2024 (OTET 2024)
  • Exam Date: 9th August 2024
  • Level of Exam: State Level
  • Exam Mode: Offline (Pen and Paper)
  • Exam Language: Odia and English
  • Number of Papers: 2 (Paper 1 and Paper 2)
  • Number of Questions: 150 questions in each paper
  • Negative Marking: None
  • Official Website: www.bseodisha.ac.in

OTET Paper 1 Exam Pattern 2024

The OTET Paper 1 Exam is designed for candidates aiming to teach classes 1-5. It includes subjects like Child Development & Pedagogy, Language-I, Language-II, Mathematics, and Environmental Studies.

Exam Pattern

SubjectNumber of QuestionsMarksDuration
Child Development & Pedagogy30302.5 Hours
Language-I (Odia/Urdu/Hindi/Telugu/Bengali)3030 
Language-II (English)3030 
Mathematics3030 
Environmental Studies3030 
Total1501502.5 Hours

OTET Paper 1 Syllabus 2024

Candidates should understand the syllabus topic-wise to prepare effectively. The questions are based on the state-prescribed syllabus for classes I to V.

Section A: Child Development & Pedagogy

Understanding Child Development during Childhood

  • Concept, principles, and stages of child development
  • Characteristics of development in childhood
  • Influence of heredity and environment

Understanding Learning Process and Learners

  • Learning concepts, nature, and individual differences
  • Methods of learning
  • Promotion of learning

Inclusive Education and Children with Special Needs

  • Concept of inclusive education
  • Addressing diverse learning needs

Approaches to Teaching and Learning

  • Teacher-centred, learner-centred approaches
  • Competency-based and activity-based approaches

Assessment

  • Continuous and comprehensive assessment
  • Purpose and methods of assessment

Section B: Language-I (Odia/Urdu/Hindi/Telugu/Bengali)

Learning Language at Elementary Level

  • Aims and objectives
  • Acquisition of language skills

Teaching Reading and Writing Skills

  • Techniques for developing reading and writing skills
  • Role of grammar

Assessment of Language Learning

  • Methods and tools for assessment

Language Items

  • Parts of speech, formation of words, synonyms, antonyms, phrases, and idioms

Language Comprehension

  • Reading unseen passages

Section C: Language-II (English)

Learning English at the Elementary Level

  • Importance and objectives

Language Learning

  • Principles and challenges

Skills in Learning English

  • Development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills

Assessment of English Learning

  • Methods of assessing comprehension and proficiency

Comprehension

  • Reading unseen prose and poem passages

Language Items

  • Grammar, punctuation, vocabulary

Section D: Mathematics

Mathematics Education in Schools

  • Nature, aims, and objectives

Methods and Approaches

  • Inductive, deductive, analysis, and synthesis methods

Assessment in Mathematics

  • Formal and informal assessment methods

Number System and Operations

  • Natural, whole, rational, and real numbers

Measurement

  • Length, weight, capacity, area, and perimeter

Shapes and Spatial Relationship

  • Basic geometrical concepts

Data Handling and Patterns

  • Pictography, bar graph, histogram, pie chart

Section E: Environment Studies

Concept

  • Integration of Science and Social Science

Methods and Approaches

  • Survey, practical work, observation, project methods

Evaluation

  • Tools and techniques for evaluation

Governance

  • Local-self, state, and central government

Physical Features of Odisha and India

  • Landscape, climate, natural resources

History of Freedom Struggle in India and Odisha

  • Key events and figures

Health and Diseases

  • Nutritional deficiencies, first aid

Internal Systems of Human Body

  • Respiratory, circulatory, digestive systems

Matter, Force, and Energy

  • Properties of matter, earths rotation and revolution

OTET Paper 2 Exam Pattern 2024

The OTET Paper 2 Exam is for candidates aiming to teach classes VI-VIII. It consists of two sections: A) Mathematics & Science or B) Social Studies.

Exam Pattern

SubjectNumber of QuestionsMarksDuration
Child Development & Pedagogy30302.5 Hours
Language-I (Odia/Urdu/Hindi/Telugu/Bengali)3030 
Language-II (English)3030 
Optional (Either A or B)   
A. Mathematics & Science6060 
B. Social Studies6060 
Total1501502.5 Hours

OTET Paper 2 Syllabus 2024

Questions in Paper 2 are based on the state-prescribed syllabus for Class VI to VIII, extending up to the senior secondary level.

Section A: Child Development & Pedagogy

Child Development

  • Development during pre-adolescence and adolescence
  • Effect of heredity and environment

Learning

  • Knowledge construction, observation, trial, and error

Curriculum Teaching and Learning Approaches

  • Teacher-centred, learner-centred approaches

Section B: Language-I (Odia/Urdu/Hindi/Telugu/Bengali)

Learning Language at Upper Primary Level

  • Aims and objectives

Teaching Language

  • Reading and writing skills

Assessment of Language

  • Methods and tools

Elements of Language

  • Comprehension, vocabulary, grammar

Section C: Language-II (English)

Learning English at Upper Primary Level

  • Objectives and importance

Development of English Language Skills

  • Listening, speaking, reading, and writing

Assessment

  • Comprehension and proficiency

Comprehension

  • Reading unseen passages

Language Items

  • Grammar, vocabulary

Section D: Mathematics & Science

Mathematics at Upper Primary Stage

  • Nature, aims, and objectives

Methods and Approaches

  • Inductive, deductive methods

Evaluation in Mathematics

  • Formal and informal methods

Number System

  • Real and rational numbers

Algebra

  • Terms, coefficients, equations

Commercial Arithmetic

  • Percentage, ratio, proportion

Shapes and Spatial Relationship

  • Triangles, quadrilaterals

Section E: Social Studies

Aims and Objectives

  • Importance at upper primary stage

Methods and Approaches

  • Survey, field work, project methods

Evaluation

  • Tools and techniques

History and Political Science

  • Historical studies, economic and political conditions

Political Science

  • Constitution, human rights

Geography

  • Physical features of Odisha and India

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1: When is the OTET 2024 Exam scheduled? A: The OTET 2024 exam is scheduled for 9th August 2024.

Q2: How many papers are there in OTET 2024? A: There are two papers, Paper 1 for classes 1-5 and Paper 2 for classes 6-8.

Q3: Is there any negative marking in OTET 2024? A: No, there is no negative marking in OTET 2024.

Q4: Where can I find the official OTET Syllabus 2024? A: The official OTET Syllabus 2024 is available on the BSE Odisha official website www.bseodisha.ac.in.