Odisha Secondary School Teacher Eligibility Test 2019
Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha has advertised a notification for the Odisha Secondary School Teacher Eligibility Test (OSSTET) 2019 .OSSTET will be conducted once in a year or as decided by the Government as per need.
The application form for OSSTET shall also be prescribed by the Board of Secondary Education, Odisha and submission of application form shall be in online mode.
- Starting Date for Apply Online: 07-12-2019 at 12:00 noon
- Last Date to Apply Online: 16-12-2019 till midnight
- Last Date for payment of Application Fee: 16-12-2019 by 11:59 p.m
A. General Eligibility: He or she must be a citizen of India.
B. Ability to Read and Write Odia: The candidate must be able to read and write in Odia. Any one of the following qualification will be taken into consideration to ascertain this ability of the candidate
(a) He/ she must have passed HSC Examination conducted by Board of Secondary Education, Odisha or an equivalent examination conducted by any other State Board or Central Board (like CBSE, ICSE) with Odia as a language subject i.e. First/ Second or Third Language.
(b) He/ She must have passed +2/ Higher Secondary Examination conducted by Council of Higher Secondary Education, Odisha with Odia as an examination subject
(c) He must have passed Odia Examination of HSC/ 10th Standard Single Subject Examination conduct by the B.S.E., Odisha.
Note: In case the candidate desire to be language teacher like Hindi/ Classical Teachers (Sanskrit/ Telgu/ Urdu), passing Odia Examination of 07th Standard conducted by B.S.E., Odisha shall be allowed.
C. Requisite Academic and Professional Qualification: The examination will be conducted in two different parts for the prospective teachers in two different categories such as :
- Category I :- Education Teachers (Trained Graduate Teachers in Science/ Arts, Hindi/
- Classical Teacher (Sanskrit/ Urdu/ Telgu).
- Category II :- Physical Education Teacher.
I. There shall be two papers of the OSSTET viz Paper-I and Paper-II.
a) Persons having requisite academic and training qualifications as per Category-I have to appear in Paper –I of the Examination
b) Persons having requisite academic and training qualification as per Category–II have to appear in Paper-II of the examination.
II. The Duration of the Test in each paper shall be 2 hours and 30 minutes.
III. All questions will be Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) each carrying one mark with four alternatives out of which one is correct.
IV. There shall be no negative marking.
The minimum pass mark in each paper is 60%. A person securing 60% or more in each paper shall be considered to have qualified OSSTET. In case of SC/ ST/ PH/ SEBC candidates, the minimum pass mark shall be 50%.
Validity of OSSTET Certificate
The OSSTET Pass Certificate shall remain valid till the candidate reaches the upper age limit prescribed for recruitment of teachers as per rules or executive instructions prescribed by the Govt. from time to time.
Number of Chances
There shall be no restriction on the number of attempts a person can take for acquiring OSSTET Pass certificate.
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