OTET 2023 Exam Centres: Things to Carry

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OTET Exam Centres
OTET Exam Centres

OTET Exam Centres: OTET Exam Centres are decided by the Board of Secondary Education, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha and the list of exam centres is released along with the notification for the exam. The Exam centres fall under the jurisdiction of Odisha in its various district headquarters. The OTET Exam 2023 is organised to screen eligible candidates for the recruitment of teachers for classes 1 to 8 in the various Government, Government aided and Private Schools in the state of Odisha. 

A candidate must be a permanent domicile of Odisha to apply for this exam. Schools within the jurisdictions of Odisha release their vacancies and use the OTET Exam scores as the first criteria of evaluation in determining the best candidates for Teaching jobs. Candidates have to report to the OTET exam centres for the exam and the details of the same are given below. 

Exam name Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test 
Conducting Body Board of Secondary Education, Odisha
Medium of Exam English, Odiya 
Mode of application Online
Mode of Exam  Offline
Official Website www.bseodisha.ac.in/otet-examinations 

OTET Exam Centres

Candidates have to select their OTET exam centres at the time of filling out the application forms for the exam. The selected exam centres cannot be changed once the exam form is finally submitted. BSE, Bhubaneshwar confirms the candidate’s exam centres in the OTET Admit Card. 

In case the exam centre is not as chosen, the candidate can contact the conducting body for the discrepancy. The candidate is required to submit a copy of the application form to prove the same. It is not allowed to change the choice of exam centre once selected. 

Also Read: OTET Admit Card 2023: How to Download

List of OTET Exam Centres

Here is a list of Exam Centres that are shortlisted for the conduction of exams by the Board of Secondary Education, Odisha. However, these are subject to change as per the conducting body’s notification.

Angul Balasore Baragarh
Bhadrak Bolangir Boudh
Cuttack Dehenkanal Deogarh
Nuapara Nabarangpur Nayagarh
Malkangiri Mayurbhanj Ganjam
Gajapati Rayagada Sambalpur
Jagatsinghpur Jajpur Jharsuguda
Kandhamal Kendrapara Keonjhar
Khurda Koraput Kalahandi
Puri Sundargarh Sonpur

OTET Exam Day Instructions

There are several instructions that a candidate has to necessarily follow on the day of the examination. These instructions may also be mentioned on the OTET Admit Card. The instructions are as follows:

  1. Reach the exam centre an hour before the time of the examination. 
  2. Do not forget to carry important documents and stationery. 
  3. No electronic items are allowed inside the examination centre. This includes smart watches, mobile phones, calculators, etc.
  4. No study material is allowed inside the examination centre. 
  5. The candidates will not be allowed to leave before the duration of the exam is over. 
  6. Wear a mask and follow Covid Protocols.

Also Read: OTET Exam Pattern 2023: Paper-I & Paper-II

Things to Carry to Exam Centres

Candidates have to take the following things to the OTET Exam Centres. It is essential that they keep these things ready well in advance. 

  1. OTET Admit Card
  2. A government-recognised photo ID.
  3. Photocopy of the Photo ID Card.
  4. Passport Size Photograph.
  5. Stationery required for the exam.   


Where are the OTET Exam Centres?

OTET exam centres are allocated all over the state of Odisha. There are different OTET exam centres available in the different districts of Odisha.

Where can I check my allotted OTET exam centre?

The allocated OTET Exam centre is mentioned on the OTET Admit Card. The candidates can fill in their preferences in the Application Form but the allotment solely resides in the hands of the conducting body. 

Can I change my exam centre after submitting the OTET Application Form?

No, once the application form is submitted the choice of OTET Exam Centre cannot be changed. 

In this blog, we have discussed the different OTET Exam Centres. Candidates appearing for the exam must go through the blog as well as the exam day instructions two days before the date of the exam and prepare all the necessary documents and stationery accordingly. 

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