OSSTET 2020: Board of Secondary Education, Odisha (BSEO) conducts the Odisha Secondary School Teacher Eligibility Test (OSSTET) exam on a yearly basis. OSSTET 2020 notification is expected to release soon at the official website i.e. bseodisha.nic.in. OSSTET is a qualifying exam which consists of 02 papers for different category of teachers (Education & Physical Education). It is mandatory to qualify the OSSTET exam in order to apply for recruitment as a secondary teacher in Government/Government Aided schools of Odisha. Get the complete details of OSSTET 2020 in this article.
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OSSTET is conducted every year to determine eligibility for recruitment as a teacher in government schools of Odisha. One of the most important eligibility conditions to appear on the OSSTET exam is the reading and writing knowledge of the Odia language. The BSEO conducts the exam as per the schedule released on the official website. Check out al the important dates related to OSSTET 2020 below.
|Important event||Expected Date|
|Start of online application||First week of Dec 2020|
|Last to apply online||Third week of Dec 2020|
|Last date to pay fee||Third week of Dec 2020|
|Admit card release||Second week of Jan 2021|
|Examination Date||Last week of Jan 2021|
|Answer key release||To be announced|
|Results publication||To be announced|
Overview of OSSTET 2020
OSSTET 2020 exam is conducted for two main categories where category 1 corresponds to education teachers and category 2 corresponds to physical education teachers. The OSSTET qualification is necessary to apply for recruitment as a teacher of the relevant area in schools of Odisha. Check out the main aspects of the Odisha Secondary School Teacher Eligibility Test (OSSTET) below.
|Exam Name||Odisha Secondary School Teacher Eligibility Test|
|Conducting Body||Board of Secondary Education, Odisha|
|Last conducted in||2019|
|Post details||Education Teacher|
Physical Education Teacher
|Mode of application||Online|
|Application fees||Rs 500/- for each paper|
OSSTET 2020 Eligibility Criteria
It’s advised that all candidates must check the criteria of eligibility before filling out the application form to avoid rejections of application form in any way. The complete eligibility criteria are mentioned below in a comprehensive manner for the convenience of readers and applicants.
- Citizenship – Must have Indian citizenship.
- Qualification – The candidate must be able to read and write in Odia language. Anyone of the following qualifications will be required to fill the form.
- The Applicant must have passed 10+2 from the Odisha Board or equivalent examination from other boards like CBSE, ICSE with Odia as a language subject.
- The candidate must have cleared 10+2 examination from Odisha with Odia as a subject.
- He must have passed the Odia 10th Examination conducted by B.S.E. Odisha.
- In case the candidate desires to be a language teacher like Hindi/ Classical Teachers (Sanskrit/ Telugu/ Urdu), passing Odia Examination of 07th Standard conducted by B.S.E., Odisha shall be allowed.
- Academic and Professional Qualification –
OSSTET Examination 2020 is conducted in two different categories. Read about the eligibility for both categories below
Category – I
Education Teachers ( Graduate Trained Teachers in Science/ Arts, Hindi/Classical Teacher (Urdu, Sanskrit, Telugu)
Category – II
The second category is for Physical Education Teacher.
Qualifications required for both the categories are given below:
OSSTET Application Form 2020
Application forms for the Odisha Secondary School Teacher Eligibility Test (OSSTET) are released by the Board of Secondary Education, Odisha (BSEO) at the official website. OSSTET Application Form can be submitted in the online mode only. It is advised that the candidate must recheck the details before submitting it as no further changes can be made in the application form once submitted. Furthermore, the application form is considered submitted only after paying the OSSTET Application Fee. Know about the application process and fee below.
How to apply?
In order to apply, one has to follow the simple process given below by visiting the official website of the OSSTET conducting body. Check out the step involved below.
Step 1: At first, open the official BSEO website using a compatible web browser.
Step 2: At first register by clicking on the option of “New User”.
Step 3: Now login with the credentials generated to fill up the application form.
Step 4: Now the application fee can must be submitted online before the submission of the application.
Step 5: Click on “Submit” to finally submit the application form.
An application fee as specified by the BSEO must be submitted to the complete the application process. Please note that without the payment of the application fee, the application is not regarded as complete and liable for rejection. Check out the application fee for different categories below.
Mode of Payment
The BSEO provides both online and offline channels for the payment of the application fee. The applicant can pay the fee in the following modes.
- Net Banking
- Debit/Credit Card
- Through Bank Challan (offline)
OSSTET 2020 Preparation Tips
Before going about the exam, it is important that candidates prepare well to secure higher marks in the exam. It is important that any preparation strategy must start with awareness of the syllabus of the exam. Therefore, before anything else, check the syllabus and follow the tips and tricks given below.
- Get some good learning resources before starting your preparations. Collect question papers, mock tests, question banks, and previous year papers to prepare from.
- Devise a study schedule and allocate time to study each section/subject. Accordingly, organize your study plan so that you can cover the syllabus in time.
- Refer to previous year papers to increase the chances of getting common questions when you appear in the exam. Questions are often repeated from previous year question sets in competitive exams like this.
- Solve mock tests to enhance your time management skills. Make sure that you always focus on increasing the number of good attempts while solving mock tests.
- DO not forget to take short notes of whatever you study. These will come in handy for last-minute revisions.
OSSTET 2020 Strategy To Study & Crack The Exam
Adopting a smart study strategy that can cover the preparations effectively for all subjects is important. Without an effective study strategy, it becomes a confusing task to ace the exam in one attempt. Refer to the video below.
OSSTET Syllabus 2020
Candidates can download the syllabus by visiting the official website of bseodisha.nic.in. Under the tab of notification, the OSSTET syllabus link is available. Candidates have to click on that link to download the syllabus for all the subjects. The syllabus of each subject and language paper is provided.
Click here to get the complete syllabus of OSSTET 2020 for each subject and papers
OSSTET 2020 Exam Pattern
Examinees must check the exam pattern and on the basis of it, the examination strategies or preparation can be done. Get the OSSTET 2020 exam pattern and syllabus from here.
- Duration of OSSTET Examination – 2 hours 30 minutes are provided for each paper.
- Medium of Language – Question paper will be in the English language except for language papers.
- Type of Questions – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
- No. of Papers – 2 (For category i.e Education Teachers and category 2 for Physical Education Teachers )
- Sections – There will be 4 sections in the examination which are as follows:
Correct Answer: 01 Marks
Incorrect Answer: 00 Marks
Important points to remember about the exam pattern of OSSTET 2020
Section 1 – It is mandatory to select Language 1 (Odia) for all posts.
Section 2 – It is mandatory to select English as Language 2 for all posts.
Section 3 – Paper-II, which is for Physical Education Teachers is based on the C.P.Ed. course. In the case of TGT (Arts) and TGT (science for both PCM and CBZ), the language of the paper is English. Classical Teacher (Sanskrit/Telugu/Urdu) & Hindi or any other subject-specific question paper is set in the respective languages.
Section 4 – This section contains questions that are based on the subjects of Child Development, Pedagogy, and School Management.
Click here to check detailed exam scheme.
OSSTET Admit Card 2020
Board of Secondary Education, Odisha releases the OSSTET admit card. The admit card is released approximately a week before the examination. Candidates can download the admit card from the official website or from the direct links to download. Candidates must carry the admit card to the exam center on the exam day as without the admit card, a candidate is allowed to sit for the examination. Along with it, a candidate must carry any government-issued ID card that must be valid.
A simple step by step guide to download OSSTET Admit Card 2020 is given below.
#1: Visit OSSTET official website at osstet.nic.in
#2: Check for the admit card download link and click on it.
#3: Log in with the login credentials (registration number/password)
#4: Download the admit card and get a print out of the same.
OSSTET 2020 Exam Centers
Candidates can check all the examination centers where the exam is conducted from the map which is given below. Applicants must note that no request is considered for a change in the examination center allocated to the candidate and indicated in the admit card.
OSSTET Answer Key 2020
The Board of Secondary Education releases the official answer key of both the papers. The answer key is released online on the website osstet.co.in. The direct link to download the OSSTET Answer key 2020 are available as soon as they are released officially. The answer keys can aid in estimating the score they are likely to secure in the exam. Apart from this, candidates are also provided with the option of raising objections against the provisional answer keys that are released at first.
Here are the simple steps one should follow to download OSSTET Answer Key 2020.
#1: Visit the BSEO website at bseodisha.nic.in.
#2: Click on the link to download the answer key on the homepage.
#3: The answer key is displayed on the screen.
#4: Click on download to download the answer key and get print out of the same.
OSSTET Result 2020
After the release of the final answer keys, the BSEO releases the final result for the exam. OSSTET Result 2020 is declared online through the official website of the Board. Candidates can check the results from the official website by following a few simple steps as given here. The final result consistof the merit list of all the selected candidates who are awarded the certificate.
#1: Click on the official link to download the result given at the website of BSEO.
#2: Use the log in credentials to login to the website.
#3: Get the results in the pdf format and download the results.
OSSTET 2020 Cutoff Marks
Candidates have to qualify the exam to qualify as eligible for recruitment to the post of a teacher. The minimum marks required to clear the examination for both the papers is given below.
Disclaimer: Information provided in this page is as per the previous iteration of the OSSTET exam. Keep following to get the latest updates of the exam as per announcement of events by the BSEO.
The Board of Secondary Education, Odisha (BSE) is a board of education for private and public schools under the state government of Odisha. The board regulates and conducts all the secondary education. The Board offers various courses to students. The BSE is entrusted with the responsibility to affiliate state and private schools, and colleges in Odisha. It conducts the Odisha Secondary School Teacher Eligibility Test (OSSTET) on a yearly basis. The website can be accessed from the direct link provided below.
Official Website: bseodisha.nic.in
Q1. Is it mandatory to have knowedge of Odia language?
Ans. Yes. It is mandatory to know Odia to apply for OSSTET.
Q2. What is the validity of the OSSTET certificate?
Ans. The certificate remains valid until the candidate reaches the upper age limit of recruitment as a teacher.
Q3. What is the minimum qualifying marks?
Ans. The minimum mark is 60% for General candidates while for reserved categories, it is 50%