OTET Exam Analysis 2023: Cut Off, Difficulty Level & More

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OTET Exam Analysis

The Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET) is an entrance examination for students who are aspiring to be in the teaching profession for classes 1st to 8th in the state of Orissa. It is a state-level examination. To appear for the examination, students must at least pass the B.Ed examination. The exam is conducted every year by the Board of Secondary Education, Odisha (BSE). In this blog, we will provide you with detailed information on OTET exam analysis, last year’s cut-off ad difficulty levels.

Exam NameOdisha Teacher Eligibility Test
Conducting BodyBoard of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha
Level of ExamState
Date of Examination1st July 2023
Mode of ExaminationOffline
Language English and Odia

OTET Exam 2023

The OTET exam is conducted by the Board of Secondary Education, Odisha, to check the competence of the candidates who are appearing for the positions of the teacher examination for primary and upper primary levels (Class 1st to 8th). The type of questions in this examination is MCQ type with subjects like Child Development and Pedagogy, Language, Mathematics, Social Sciences, and Environmental Studies.  

OTET Exam Good Scores

OTET exam consists of 2 papers and the subjects in these papers are similar. Both the papers weigh 150 marks and the duration of the examination is 2.5 hours. To clear the examination, the least number of questions that should be attempted by the candidate is mentioned in the tables below. 

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OTET Exam Analysis of Paper 1

Paper 1 of the OTET exam consists of subjects like Child Pedagogy and Developmental, Social sciences, and Mathematics. A detailed breakdown of the good scores is given below:

SubjectsMarks Good Scores
Child Development & Pedagogy3020-25
Language-I (Odia/ Urdu/ Hindi/ Telugu/ Bengali)3020-25
Language II (English)3020-25
Environmental Science3020-25

OTET Exam Analysis of Paper 2

Contrary to Part 1 of the OTET exam, it consists of 210 questions on 5 subjects Child Pedagogy and Developmental, Social sciences, and Mathematics. 

SubjectsMarks Good Scores
Child Development & Pedagogy3020-25
Language-I (Odia/ Urdu/ Hindi/ Telugu/ Bengali)3020-25
Language II (English)3020-25
Mathematics and Science6040-50
Social Studies  6040-50

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OTET Cut-off 2023

As per the latest reports, the cut-off for the year 2023 has not been released yet. However, according to last year’s statistics, there is a tentative qualifying percentage listed. Refer to the table below for the marks:

CategoryQualifying Percentage
OBC, SC, ST50%

OTET Cut-off 2021

As mentioned above, this year’s tentative list is prepared according to last year’s statistics. The table mentioned below will help you to understand the minimum marks required for clearing the exam:

CategoryQualifying PercentageMinimum Marks
General60%90 out of 150
OBC, SC, ST50%75 out of 150

OTET Exam Difficulty Level

As per the OTET Exam analysis, this exam is categorized into two parts- Part 1 and Part 2. Candidates have to appear for these exams on the basis of the position they are applying for. In Part 1, there are 150 MCQ-type questions for 150 marks and in Part 2, there are 210 questions for 210 marks. To analyze the performance of the candidates and have a reference of the exam, refer to the table below for the difficulty level of the exam:

Exam SectionsDifficulty Level
Part 1Moderate
Part 2Easy on the level of difficulty but lengthy 


What are the minimum marks required for OTET 2023?

The minimum score required to pass the OTET 2023 is 60%.

What is the validity of the OTET certificate?

The validity of the OTET certificate is for seven years from the date of issue. This means candidates who qualify in OTET can apply for teaching positions within this validity period.

How is OTET conducted?

OTET is typically conducted through offline mode (pen and paper-based test). Candidates need to fill out an application form, pay the requisite fee, and then appear for the examination at designated exam centres.

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