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OTET Syllabus 2023 & New Exam Pattern For Paper 1 And 2

OTET Syllabus 2023: Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha has released the notification of the Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET). The candidates who want to appear for the OTET Exam 2023 must go through the OTET Syllabus 2023 with precision. This will help them comprehend the vastness of the OTET Syllabus and the intricacies of the Exam Pattern.

The OTET Exam Date 2023 has been scheduled for 1st July 2023. Candidates must check out the OTET Syllabus and start their preparations for the OTET Exam 2023 for better results.

Odisha TET Syllabus

The Odisha TET Syllabus is available in the following article in detail. The Odisha TET Syllabus for Paper I and Paper II with a detailed explanation of the Odisha TET Exam Pattern and Marks distribution is also given below. The candidates must read the Odisha TET Syllabus, Exam Pattern and Marks distribution for a better understanding of the nuances and new changes introduced by BSEO recently.

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OTET Syllabus 2023 Highlights

Candidates may read all the important highlights of the OTET Syllabus 2023. The OTET syllabus is divided into two sections Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 is for Class I to V teachers and Paper 2 is for Class VI to VIII teachers.

OTET Syllabus 2023 Overview
Exam Name OTET (Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test) 2023
Conducting Body Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha
Exam Level State
Exam Mode Offline
Exam Duration 150 minutes
Exam Purpose To shortlist candidates for appointment as teachers in schools of Odisha
Category Sarkari Result
OTET Official Website

OTET Exam Pattern 2023

OTET exam pattern 2023 is prescribed by the BSE Odisha Odisha TET exam pattern differs for Primary & upper primary classes. OTET Exam duration is 2½ hours for each paper. Here we are sharing some important pointers regarding OTET Syllabus & Exam Pattern.

(I) There shall be two papers of the OTET viz- Paper-I and Paper-II.
(II) Total duration of the test in each paper shall be 2½ hours.
(III) All questions will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), each carrying one mark with four alternatives out of which one answer is correct.
(IV) The question papers in non-language subjects shall be bilingual i.e. in Odia and English.
(V) Following languages shall be offered in Language – I:- Odia, Hindi, Telugu,
Urdu, Bengali. The candidate has to choose any one of the above languages for the Language-I subject.
(VI) Language-II subject shall be English for all candidates.
(VII) There shall be no negative marking

OTET Exam Syllabus 2023 for Paper 1

In Odisha TET exam pattern 2023 Paper 1 consists of a total of 150 multiple-choice questions which need to complete in 2.5 hours duration. For further clarification, candidates can refer to the table below:

Subjects No. Of Questions Marks
Child Development & Pedagogy 30 30
Language-I (Odia/ Urdu/ Hindi/ Telugu/ Bengali) 30 30
Language-II (English) 30 30
Mathematics 30 30
Environment Studies 30 30
Total 150 150

OTET Exam Pattern 2023 for Paper 2

In OTET 2023 exam pattern for Paper 2 is such that the question paper will contain a total of 150 objective-type multiple-choice questions. The duration of the exam will be 2.5 hours.

Subjects No. Of Questions Marks
Child Development & Pedagogy 30 30
Language-I (Odia/ Urdu/ Hindi/ Telugu/ Bengali) 30 30
Language II (English) 30 30
Mathematics & Science 60 (30 questions from Mathematics and 30 questions from Science) 60
Social Studies 60 (30 questions from History as well as Political Science and 30 questions from Geography) 60

OTET Syllabus 2023

OTET syllabus 2023 is issued by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) Odisha along with the OTET official notification. The Odisha TET syllabus contains the topics that candidates need to prepare for the Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET) Exam 2023. The Odisha TET syllabus is divided into two parts i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 is for Class I to V teachers and Paper 2 is for Class VI to VIII teachers.

OTET Syllabus 2023 For  PAPER – I


Unit – 1: – Understanding Child Development during Childhood (focus on children at the primary level)

  • Concepts, principles and Stages of child development
  • Characteristics of Physical, cognitive, social, emotional and moral development in Childhood
  • Influence of Heredity and Environment in Understanding the Child

Unit – 2: – Understanding Learning Process and Learners

  • Learning – concept, nature and individual differences in learning
  • Understanding how a child learns – learning through observation, imitation
  • The understanding low child learns – various methods of learning
  • Basic conditions of learning and promotion of learning through motivation, classroom learning environment and teacher behaviour
  • Development of creative thinking

Unit – 3: – Concept of Inclusive Education and Understanding Children with Special needs

  • Concept of inclusive education
  • Addressing the needs of a diverse group of learning in the inclusive classrooms (CWSN, girls, SC / ST)
  • Addressing the talented, creative learning

Unit – 4: – Approaches to Teaching and Learning

  • Teacher-centred, learner-centred and learning-centred approach
  • A competency-based and activity-based approach
  • TLM – its importance, use and preparation for classroom transaction
  • Teaching competency to handle mono-grade and multi-grade situations

Unit – 5: – Assessment

  • Continuous and comprehensive assessment
  • Purpose of assessment
  • Assessing scholastic and other scholastic areas
  • Sharing of assessment outcomes and follow up



Unit – 1: – Learning Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali at the elementary level

  • Aims and objectives of teaching Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali as mother tongue
  • Principles of language teaching
  • Acquisition of four-fold language skills in Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali viz., listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • Interdependence of four language skills
  • Objectives and strategies for transacting integrated text for the beginners

Unit – 2: – Teaching, Reading and Writing Skills

  • The technique of developing intensive and extensive reading skills
  • Teaching – learning composition and creative writing
  • A critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning the language for communicating ideas in written form
  • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom, language difficulties and errors


Unit – 3: – Assessment of learning Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali

  • Assessment of language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading, writing – construction of different types of test items
  • Remedial teaching

Unit – 4: – Language items

  • Part of speech – Noun, Pronoun, Verb, Adverb, Adjectives, Conjunction
  • Formation of words – using prefix and suffix
  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Phrases and idioms

Unit – 5: – Language Comprehension

  • Reading two unseen passages – one passage from prose and one poem with questions on comprehension, drama, inference, grammar and verbal ability (prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive)



 Unit – 1: – Learning English at the Elementary Level

  • Importance of learning English
  • Objectives of learning English (in terms of content and competence specifications)

Unit – 2: – Language Learning

  • Principles of language teaching
  • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom

Unit – 3: – Skills in Learning English

  • Four-fold basic skills of learning viz., listening, speaking, reading and writing: interdependence of skills
  • Techniques and activities for developing listening and speaking skills (recitation, storytelling, dialogue)
  • Development of reading skills: reading for comprehension, techniques and strategies for teaching, reading (phonic, alphabet, word, sentence and story)
  • Development of writing skills – teaching composition

Unit – 4: – Assessment of English

  • Assessing language comprehension and proficiency: listening, speaking, reading, writing


Unit – 5: – Comprehension

  • Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with questions on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability


Unit – 6: – Language items

  • Nouns, Adverbs, Verbs, Tense and Time, Preposition, Articles, Adjectives, Prepositions, Punctuation

Section D: Mathematics


Unit – 1: – Mathematics Education in Schools

  • Nature of Mathematics (exactness, systematic, patterns, preciseness)
  • Aims and Objectives of Teaching Mathematics
  • Specific Objectives of Teaching Mathematics

Unit – 2: – Methods and Approaches to Teaching – Learning Mathematics

  • Methods: Inductive, deductive, analysis, synthesis, play-way
  • Approaches: Constructivist and Activity-based

Unit – 3: – Assessment in Mathematics

  • Assessment in Mathematics
  • Formal and informal assessment
  • Different types of test items
  • Planning for remedial and enrichment programme in Mathematics


 Unit – 4: – Number System and Operation in Numbers

  • Number system (natural, whole, rational, real)
  • Fundamental operation on numbers
  • Fractional numbers and decimals – operations in fractional numbers and decimals
  • Factors and multiples – HCF and LCM
  • Percentage and its application

Unit – 5: – Measurement

  • Measurement of length, weight, capacity
  • Measurement of area and perimeter of rectangle and square
  • Measurement of time (concept of am, pm and time interval)

Unit – 6: – Shapes and Spatial Relationship

  • Basic geometrical concepts (point, line segment, ray, straight line, angles)
  • The geometry of triangles, quadrilaterals and circles
  • Symmetry
  • Geometrical slides (cube, cuboid, sphere, cylinder cone)

Unit – 7: – Data Handling and Patterns

  • Pictography, bar graph, histogram, pie chart
  • Interpretation of these graphs
  • Patterns in numbers and figures



Unit – 1: – Concept

  • Concept and Significance
  • Integration of Science and Social Science
  • Aims and objectives of teaching and learning EVS

Unit – 2: – Methods and Approaches

  • Basic principles of teaching EVS
  • Methods: Survey, Practical Work, discussion, observation, project
  • Approaches: Activity-based, theme-based

Unit – 3: – Evaluation in EVS

  • Tools and techniques for evaluation learning in EVS
  • Diagnostic assessment in EVS


Unit – 4: – Governance

  • Local – self, Government – State and Central
  • Judiciary

Unit – 5: – Physical Features of Odisha and India

  • Landscape
  • Climate
  • Natural resources
  • Agriculture and industry

Unit – 6: – History of Freedom Struggle in India and Odisha

Unit – 7: – Health and Diseases

  • Nutritional, elements, balanced diet
  • Nutritional, deficiency and diseases
  • Waste materials and disposal
  • First – aid
  • Air and water pollution

Unit – 8: – Internal Systems of the Human Body

  • Respiratory, circulatory, digestive and excretory system – structure and parts of plant – structure and function

Unit – 9: – Matter, Force and Energy

  • Matter and its properties
  • Earth and sky, the effect of rotation and revolution of the earth
  • Work and energy



Unit – I: – Child Development (Focus on Upper Primary School Children)

  • Features of Physical, Cognitive, Social, Emotional & Moral Development during Pre-adolescence and Adolescence
  • Effect of Heredity and Environment on Development
  • Needs and Problems of Adolescents
  • Individual differences among learners

Unit – II: – Learning

  • Learning as meaning-making knowledge and construction
  • How children learn – observation, initiation, trial, error, experience
  • Learning as a social activity
  • Rote learning and meaningful learning
  • Factors affecting learning
  • Strategies for promoting lessons
  • Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived
  • Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties and impairment
  • Addressing the talented, creative and specially-abled learners

Unit – III: – Curriculum Teaching-Learning Approaches and Evaluation

  • Teacher-centred, learner-centred and learning-centred approaches
  • Principles of curriculum organization
  • Teaching learning aids
  • Continuous comprehensive assessment of learning, planning and designing achievement tests, rating scale, checklist
  • Test reliability and validity
  • Date representation – mean, mode and median and standard deviation


30 marks


Unit – 1: – Learning Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali at Upper Primary Level

  • Aims and objectives of learning Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali as a first language
  • Principles of teaching mother tongue
  • Development of language skills (speaking, reading, writing and listening)

Unit – 2: – Teaching Language

  • Intensive and Extensive reading skills at the upper primary level
  • The teaching of non-detailed and detailed texts (prose, poetry)
  • The teaching of composition and creative writing
  • Teaching of grammar
  • Challenges of teaching Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali in multilingual context

Unit – 3: – Assessment of Language

  • Assessment of learning Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali language – listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • Planning and designing achievement tests and other tools for assessment


Unit – 4: – Elements of Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali Language

  • Comprehension of two unseen passages (one from prose/drama and the other from the poem) with test items on comprehension, vocabulary and grammar.

Unit – 5: – Language Items

  • Parts of speech (noun, pronoun, verb, adverb, adjectives, conjunction)
  • Formation of words (pre-fix and suffix)
  • Vocabulary (spelling and meaning of synonyms and antonyms)
  • Phrases and idioms

Unit – 6: – Contribution of famous literates for the development of Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali language

  • Odia – Fakir Mohan Senapati, Gangadhar Meher, Radhanath Ray, Surendra Mohanty, Gopinath Mohanty
  • Urdu – Altaf Hussain Hali, Niaz Fatepuri, Ali Sardar Jafri, Amir Khusroo, Majrooh Sultanpuri
  • Hindi – Bharatendu Harischandra, Mahavir Prasad Dwivedy, Prem Chand, Jayashankar Prasad, Suryakanta Tripathy Nirala
  • Bengali – Rabindra Nath Tagore, Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Tarasankar Bandopadhyay, Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bibhuti Bhusan Bandopadhyay
  • Telugu – Srinanthadu, Gurajuda Appa Rao, Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Arudra, C. Narayan Reddy



Unit – 1: – Learning English at Upper Primary Level

  • Importance of learning English
  • The objective of learning English

Unit – 2: – Development of English Language Skills

  • Basic skills of language (listening, speaking, reading, writing), the interdependence of skills
  • The teaching of prose, poetry and composition
  • The teaching of creative writing
  • Principles of language teaching
  • Challenges of teaching English as a second language at the upper primary level

Unit – 3: – Assessment of Learning the English Language

  • Assessment of comprehension and language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing)


Unit – 4: – Comprehension

  • Two unseen passages (one from prose/drama and another from poem) with questions on comprehension, grammar)

Unit – 5: – Language Items

  • Parts of speech, tense, voice change and change of narration, use of an article, use of punctuation mark
  • Vocabulary – meaning and spelling



Unit – 1: – Mathematics at Upper Primary Stage

  • Nature of Mathematics – logical, systematic, abstractions, pattern, mathematical language
  • Aims and Objectives of teaching Mathematics
  • Specific objectives of Teaching Mathematics

Unit – 2: – Methods and Approaches to Teaching – Learning Mathematics

  • Methods: induction, deduction, analysis and synthesis
  • Approaches: Constructivist and activity-based

Unit – 3: – Evaluation in Mathematics

  • Formal and informal evaluation
  • Error analysis
  • Remedial and enrichment programmes


Unit – 4: – Number System

  • Number System (focus on real and rational numbers)
  • Properties in different number systems

Unit – 5: – Algebra

  • Basic concepts: terms, coefficient, powers
  • Algebraic equations and their applications (with one variable)
  • Polynomials – operations in polynomials
  • Laws of indices
  • Identities

Unit – 6: – Commercial Arithmetic

  • Percentage and its application (profit and loss, simple and compound, interest, banking, rebate)
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Variation and its application
  • Square, square root, cube, cube root of natural numbers

Unit – 7: – Shapes and Spatial Relationship

  • Triangles and Quadrilaterals
  • Angles, complementary and supplementary angles, opposite angles, exterior angles of the triangle
  • Angle sum property
  • Parallel lines and properties relating to parallel lines
  • Congruency and similarities
  • Menstruations (area and circumference of circle, higher-order problems relating to area of square, triangle, rectangle, parallelogram, trapezium, Pythagorean theorem)



Unit – 1: – Nature of Science

  • Aims and objectives of teaching-learning science at the upper primary stage

Unit – 2: – Methods and Approaches

  • Methods: Observation, Experimentation, Discovery, Project and Problem – solving
  • Approaches: Integrated approach, constructivists approach

Unit – 3: – Evaluation in Science

  • Tools and Techniques for assessing learning in Science


Unit – 4: – Physical Science

  • Metal, non – metal and metalloid
  • Elements and compounds
  • Symbol, valence and chemical equation
  • Acid, base and salt
  • The physical and chemical changes in matters
  • Force, motion, friction, and pressure in solid, liquid and gases
  • Electricity and current chemical effects of electric current
  • Refraction and reflection of light
  • Solar system and planets

Unit – 5: – Life Science

  • Biological adaptation among living beings
  • Respiration and transpiration
  • Soil and forest resource
  • Cell structure and function of cell organelle
  • Micro-organisms
  • Adolescence in human beings



Unit – 1: – Aims and Objectives of Teaching Social Studies

  • Importance of teaching-learning Social Sciences at the upper primary stage
  • Aims and Objectives of teaching-learning Social Sciences
  • Specific Objectives of teaching-learning Social Science

Unit – 2: – Methods and Approaches

  • Methods: Survey, fieldwork/trips, project, group work
  • Approaches: Activity-based, theme-based

Unit – 3: – Evaluation in Social Science

  • Tools and technique for Assessment of learning in Social Science
  • Diagnostic assessment and remedial teaching


Unit – 4: – History and Political Science

  • Methods of historical studies, social, economic and political conditions of the sultanate, Moghul and British period
  • Slave, Khiligi, Tughlaq, Lodi Dynasty
  • East India Company, British Crown, Impact of British rules, Ancient period, Kharabela, Ashoka
  • Soma, Garganga, Surya, fall of Odisha, Odisha under Moghuls
  • The nationalist movement in India
  • Development of Nationalism and Europe

Unit – 5: – Political Science

  • Indian Constitution
  • Human Rights
  • Governance at the Central, State and Local level
  • Political Parties and pressure groups

Unit – 6: – Geography

  • Odisha Geography – physical features, climate, agriculture and industry
  • Natural resources (land, water, forest and wild animals, minerals)
  • Atmosphere, biosphere and hydrosphere
  • Earth – crust, internal structure, landscape (hills and mountains, plateau, plains, rivers)
  • Temperature zones of the earth

OTET Syllabus PDF Download Link

The OTET Syllabus PDF is available for download via the download link given below. The candidates click on the OTET Syllabus Downlink given below to access the complete Odisha TET Syllabus 2023 PDF.

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What is the OTET 2023 syllabus?

The syllabus for OTET 2023 comprises important topics from which questions can be asked in Paper 1 and 2.

Who prescribes the OTET syllabus?

The BSE Odisha prescribes the syllabus for the OTET exam.

From where can I download the OTET syllabus for Paper 1 and 2?

You can download the OTET syllabus from the official website-

Is the OTET syllabus the same for Paper 1 and II?

No, the OTET syllabus is different for OTET Paper 1 and Paper 2 as the subjects and levels of papers are different.

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