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

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OTET Exam Pattern
OTET Exam Pattern

OTET Exam Pattern: The OTET exam is conducted to recruit eligible teachers at the elementary to mid-school level (Ist to VIIIth standard) in various public, private & private unaided schools of Odisha.

The exam pattern will be set up by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) Odisha. The OTET 2023 exam will be conducted in two parts – Paper I and Paper II. The OTET exam pattern for both papers will be different. Candidates who are interested in OTET 2023 must keep themselves updated about all the details related to the OTET exam pattern, important dates and other activities. 

Exam Name OTET 2023
Exam Full Form Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test
Conducting Body BSE Odisha
Medium of Exam English and Odia
Marking Scheme +1 for each correct answer
No negative marking
Official Website www.bseodisha.ac.in/otet-examinations.html

OTET Exam Pattern 2023

The OTET exam pattern 2023 will be set up by the officials of BSE Odisha. Candidates who are interested in the OTET exam 2023 must know all about the exam pattern. The Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test 2023 will soon be conducted in two parts – paper I and paper II. The exam pattern of both OTET papers will be different. We have discussed both the OTET paper’s exam pattern below.

Paper I

The OTET 2023 paper 1 will have a time duration of 2 hours 30 minutes, in which all the candidates have to attend 150 MCQ-based questions. The pattern for Paper I is as follows: 

Sections Number of Questions Marks
Language I – Hindi, Telegu, Bengali, Urdu, Odia 30 30
Language II – English 30 30
Mathematics 30 30
Environmental Studies 30 30
Child Development & Pedagogy 30 30
Total 150 150

Paper II

The OTET paper II will consist of a total of 150 questions which you have to attend in 2 hours and 30 minutes. Paper II will include three sections for 30 marks each, and the fourth section will have two options – Mathematics and Science OR Social Science. Check the table given below to understand the OTET exam pattern for paper II:

Sections Number of Questions Marks
Child Development & Pedagogy 30 30
Language I 30 30
Language II 30 30
Mathematics & Science 60 (30 MCQs from Mathematics and 30 MCQs from Science) 60
Social Science 60 (30 MCQs from History & Political Science and 30 MCQs from Geography) 60
Total 150 150

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OTET Exam Pattern 2023: Marking Scheme

One of the major factors to understand the exam pattern is the marking scheme details. The marking scheme covers details like the weightage of each question in the exam, negative marking, exam level, exam mode, and other details. Check the table given below to understand the OTEO marking scheme 2023:

Particulars  Details
Exam Mode Offline (pen and paper-based)
Weightage of Each Question +1 for each correct response
Negative Marking No negative markings
Medium of Exam Odia and English
Total Questions 150 MCQs in each paper
Exam Duration 2 hours 30 minutes for each paper


What is OTET’s full form?

OTET is the abbreviation for the Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test. The OTET is a state-level eligibility test administered by the Board of Secondary Education, Odisha.

What is the exam pattern for the OTET exam 2023?

The OTET exam 2023 will consist of two papers, where each paper will carry 150 MCQ-based questions. The time duration of the exam will be 2 hours and 30 minutes for each paper. For each correct answer, a +1 will be awarded to the candidate. There will be no negative marking in the exam.

What is the application fee for OTET 2023?

The OTET 2023 application fee is INR 500 for candidates belonging to the General category. For candidates belonging to the reserved categories, the OTET application fee is INR 300.

The OTET is a state-level eligibility exam, which offers jobs to eligible candidates in public and private schools in Odisha. Candidates who will crack both the OTET papers will be offered the position of elementary teacher in schools in Odisha. The candidates who are preparing for the OTET exam 2023 must know all about the exam pattern and syllabus of the exam. We hope candidates find the information provided in this blog useful and can use it to prepare for the exam.

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