OTET Syllabus 2024 (Paper 1 & 2)- Check Odisha TET Exam Syllabus

OTET syllabus 2022

OTET Syllabus 2024: BSE Odisha releases the OTET 2024 syllabus online. Candidates should cover the entire syllabus of OTET 2024 to qualify the Odisha Teachers eligibility test. Here, we have provided the OTET exam syllabus containing the important subjects and chapters. Candidates can also check out the Odisha TET syllabus at bseodisha.ac.in. OTET syllabus 2024 for Paper- 1 & 2 is made available in pdf format. 

Board of Secondary Education conducts Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test every year to select eligible candidates for recruitment to the post of teachers in Class 1 to 8 in government schools of Odisha. OTET is conducted for two papers- Paper- 1 (for class 1 to 5) and Paper- 2 (for class 6 to 8). Aspirants can appear for both the papers, the questions likely to be asked multiple-choice questions. Read the article to get complete information about the Odisha TET syllabus 2024.
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OTET Syllabus 2024

Below we have provided the paper 1 and paper 2 syllabus of OTET 2024. Candidates should cover each and every topic of the OTET exam syllabus to score good marks in the exam.

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OTET 2024 Syllabus Paper 1

Sections  OTET Syllabus 2024
Child Development and Pedagogy
  • Understanding Child Development during Childhood 
  • Cognitive, physical, social, emotional and moral development of child
  • Understanding Learners and Learning Process
  • Inclusive Education and Understanding Children with special needs
  • Development of creative thinking
  • Approaches to teaching and learning
  • Assessment


Group: A

  • Learning Odia/Urdu/Hindi/Telugu/Bengali at the 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 (Nouns, Adverbs, Verbs, Tense and Time, Preposition, Articles, Adjectives, Prepositions, Punctuation)
  • Comprehension (Two unseen prose passage (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with questions on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability) 
Mathematics  Group: A

  • Mathematics Education in Schools Nature of Mathematics (exactness, systematic, patterns, preciseness) Aims and objectives of teaching Mathematics
  • Specific objectives of teaching Mathematics
  • 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
  • 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
Environmental Studies  Group: A

  • Concept
  • Concept and Significance
  • Integration of Science and Social Science
  • Aims and objectives of teaching and learning EVS
  • Methods and Approaches
  • Basic principles of teaching EVS
  • Methods: Survey, Practical Work, discussion, observation, project
  • Approaches: Activity-based, theme-based
  • Evaluation in EVS

Group: B

  • Physical Features of Odisha and India (India Landscape Climate Natural resources Agriculture and industry)
  • Governance (Local-self, Government – State and Central Judiciary) 
  • Freedom Struggle in India and Odisha
  • Health and Diseases (Nutritional, elements, balanced diet, Nutritional, deficiency and diseases, Waste materials and disposal, First-aid, Air and water pollution)
  • Internal Systems of Human Body
  • Matter, Force and Energy

OTET Syllabus 2024 Paper- 2

Categories OTET Paper 2 Syllabus 2024
Child Development and Pedagogy 
  • Child Development (Focus on Upper Primary School Children)
  • Learning (Learning as meaning making knowledge and construction, How children learn – observation, initiation, trial, error, experience, Learning as social activity, Rote learning and meaningful learning, Factors affecting learning, Strategies for promoting lessons, Addressing learners from diverse background including disadvantaged and deprived, Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties and impairment, Addressing the talented, creative and specially abled learners)
  • Curriculum Teaching-Learning Approaches and Evaluation, Learning Approaches and Evaluation,Teacher-centred, learner centred and learning-centred approaches, Principles of curriculum organization etc. 


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 
English Language – ll  Group: A

  • Learning English at Upper Primary Level
  • Development of English Language Skills
  • Basic skills of language (listening, speaking, reading, writing), interdependence of skills
  • Teaching of prose, poetry and composition
  • Assessment of learning English Language

Group: B

  • Language Items (Parts of speech, tense, voice change and change of narration, use of article, use of punctuation mark, Vocabulary – meaning and spelling)
  • Comprehension (Two unseen passages (one from prose/drama and another from poem) with questions on comprehension, grammar)

(Only for Mathematics & Science Teacher)

Group: A

  • 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)
  • Methods and Approaches to Teaching-Learning Mathematics
  • Evaluation in Mathematics (Formal and informal evaluation, Error analysis, Remedial and enrichment programmes)

Group: B

  • Number System (Number System (focus on real and rational numbers), Properties in different number systems
  • Algebra (Basic concepts : terms, co-efficient, powers, Algebraic equations and their applications (with one), Polynomials – operations in polynomials, Laws of inducing, Identities)
  • Commercial Arithmetic (Percentage & its application, ratio & proportion etc)
  • Shapes and Spatial Relationship
  • Triangles and Quadrilaterals
  • Angles, complementary and supplementary angles, opposite angles, exterior angles of the triangle
  • Angle sum property etc.

(Only for Science & Mathematics Teacher) 

Group: A

  • Nature of Science
  • Aims and objectives of teaching-learning science at upper primary stage
  • Methods and Approaches
  • Methods: Observation, Experimentation, Discovery, Project and Problem- solving
  • Approaches: Integrated approach, constructivists approach)
  • Evaluation in Science (Tools and techniques for assessing learning in Science)

Group: B

  • Physical Science (Metal, Non-metal, Compound, Acid, Salt & Base, Force, Motion etc) 
  • 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 being
Social Studies

(Only for Social Studies 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 Exam Pattern 2024

Candidates should have the details of OTET syllabus along with paper patter. The exam pattern contains the number of questions, marks and others. Below is the complete exam pattern.

OTET 2024 Paper 1 Pattern

Categories  Maximum Marks  No. Of Questions  Time of Exam 
Child Development & Pedagogy  30 marks  30 questions  2 hours 30 minutes 
Language- l 30 marks 30 questions 
Language- ll  30 marks 30 questions 
Mathematics  30 marks 30 questions 
Environmental Science  30 marks 30 questions 
Total  150 Marks  150 Questions 

OTET 2024 Paper 2 Pattern

Categories  Maximum Marks  No. Of Questions  Time of Exam 
Child Development & Pedagogy  30 marks  30 questions  2 hours 30 minutes 
Language- l 30 marks  30 questions 
Language- ll  30 marks  30 questions 
Mathematics  30 marks  30 questions 
Social Studies  30 marks  30 questions 
Total  150 Marks  150 Questions 

OTET 2024 Best Books

To score better marks in the Odisha TET, candidates need to cover the OTET syllabus from the best books. Below is the list of some important books for OTET 2024.

  • NTA/UGC- NET/SET/JRF (Teaching and Research Aptitude by person) 
  • By R.S Agarwal- Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination
  • By Upkar Prakashan- Teacher Eligibility Test Environmental Studies

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