OTET Syllabus 2021: Download OTET Syllabus And Exam Pattern For Paper 1 And 2

OTET Syllabus: Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha has released the notification of the Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET). Now, the OTET application form is available on the official website of the exam. Eligible candidates may apply for OTET From 20th February 2021 to 8th March 2021 (11:45 PM).

OTET Highlights 2021

Exam Name OTET (Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test) 2021
Conducting Body Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha
Exam Level State
Exam Mode Offline
Exam Duration 150 minutes
Exam Purpose To shortlist candidates for appointment as teachers in schools of Odisha
Official Website http://www.bseodisha.ac.in/

OTET Exam Pattern

(I) There shall be two papers of the OTET viz- Paper-I and Paper-II.
(II) Total duration of the test in each paper shall be 2½ hours.
(III) All questions will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), each carrying one mark with four alternatives out of which one answer is correct.
(IV) The question papers in non-language subjects shall be bilingual i.e. in Odia and English.
(V) Following languages shall be offered in Language – I:- Odia, Hindi, Telugu,
Urdu, Bengali. The candidate has to choose any one of the above languages for Language-I subject.
(VI) Language-II subject shall be English for all candidates.
(VII) There shall be no negative marking

OTET Syllabus:

OTET  SYLLABUS FOR  PAPER – I

 

SECTION – A : CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND PEDAGOGY

Unit – 1 : – Understanding Child Development during Childhood (focus on children at primary level)

  • Concept, principles and stages of child development
  • Characteristics of physical, cognitive, social, emotional and moral development in childhood
  • Influence of heredity and environment in understanding the child

 

Unit – 2 : – Understanding Learning Process and Learners

  • Learning – concept, nature and individual differences in learning
  • Understanding how child learns – learning through observation, limitation
  • Understanding low child learns – various methods of learning
  • Basic conditions of learning and promotion of learning through motivation, classroom learning environment and teacher behaviour
  • Development of creative thinking

 

Unit – 3 : – Concept of Inclusive Education and Understanding Children with special

needs

  • Concept of inclusive education
  • Addressing the needs of diverse group of learning in inclusive classroom (CWSN, girls, SC / ST)
  • Addressing the talented, creative learning

 

Unit – 4 : – Approaches to teaching and learning

  • Teacher – centred, learner – centred and learning – centred approach
  • Competency – based and activity – based approach
  • TLM – its importance, use and preparation for classroom transaction
  • Teaching competency to handle mono – grade and multi – grade situation

 

Unit – 5 : – Assessment

  • Continuous and comprehensive assessment
  • Purpose of assessment
  • Assessing scholastic and other scholastic areas
  • Sharing of assessment outcomes and follow up

 

 

 

SECTION B : LANGUAGE (ODIA/URDU/HINDI/TELUGU/BENGALI)

GROUP – A : (PEDAGOGY)

Unit – 1 : – Learning Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali at elementary level

  • Aims and objectives of teaching Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali as mother tongue
  • Principles of language teaching
  • Acquisition of four – fold language skills in Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali viz., listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • Interdependence of four language skills
  • Objectives and strategies of transacting integrated text for the beginners

 

Unit – 2 : – Teaching, Reading and Writing Skills

  • Technique of developing intensive and extensive reading skills
  • Teaching – learning composition and creative writing
  • Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning language for communicating ideas in written form
  • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom, language difficulties and errors

 

GROUP – B : (CONTENT)

 

Unit – 3 : – Assessment of learning Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali

  • Assessment language comprehensive and proficiency : speaking, listening, reading, writing – construction of different types of test items
  • Remedial teaching

 

Unit – 4 : – Language items

  • Part of speech – Noun, Pronoun, Verb, Adverb, Adjectives, Conjunction
  • Formation of words – using prefix and suffix
  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Phrases and idioms

 

Unit – 5 : – Language Comprehension

  • Reading two unseen passages – one passage from prose and one poem with questions on comprehension, drama, inference, grammar and verbal ability (prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive)

 

SECTION C : LANGUAGE (ENGLISH)

 

GROUP – A : (PEDAGOGY)

 

Unit – 1 : – Learning English at the Elementary Level

  • Importance of learning English
  • Objectives of learning English (in terms of content and competence specifications)

 

Unit – 2 : – Language Learning

  • Principles of language teaching
  • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom

 

Unit – 3 : – Skills in learning English

  • Four – fold basic skills of learning viz., listening, speaking, reading and writing : interdependence of skills
  • Techniques and activities for developing listening and speaking skills (recitation, story telling, dialogue)
  • Development of reading skills : reading for comprehension, techniques and strategies for teaching, reading (phonic, alphabet, word, sentence and story)
  • Development of writing skill – teaching composition

 

Unit – 4 : – Assessment of English

  • Assessing language comprehension and proficiency : listening, speaking, reading, writing

 

GROUP – B : (CONTENT)

 

Unit – 5 : – Comprehension

  • Two unseen prose passage (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with questions on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability

 

Unit – 6 : – Language items

  • Nouns, Adverbs, Verbs, Tense and Time, Preposition, Articles, Adjectives, Prepositions, Punctuation

 

Section D : Mathematics

 

GROUP – A : (PEDAGOGY)

Unit – 1 : – Mathematics Education in Schools

  • Nature of Mathematics (exactness, systematic, patterns, preciseness)
  • Aims and objectives of teaching Mathematics
  • Specific objectives of teaching Mathematics

 

Unit – 2 : – Methods and Approaches to Teaching – Learning Mathematics

  • Methods : Inductive, deductive, analysis, synthesis, play – way
  • Approaches : Constructivist and Activity – based

 

Unit – 3 : – Assessment in Mathematics

  • Assessment in Mathematics
  • Formal and informal assessment
  • Different types of test items
  • Planning for remedial and enrichment programme in Mathematics

 

GROUP – B : (CONTENT)

 

Unit – 4 : – Number System and Operation in Numbers

  • Number system (natural, whole, rational, real)
  • Fundamental operation on numbers
  • Fractional numbers and decimals – operations in fractional numbers and decimals
  • Factors and multiples – HCF and LCM
  • Percentage and its application

 

Unit – 5 : – Measurement

  • Measurement of length, weight, capacity
  • Measurement of area and perimeter of rectangle and square
  • Measurement of time (concept of am, pm and time interval)

 

Unit – 6 : – Shapes and spatial Relationship

  • Basic geometrical concepts (point, line segment, ray, straight line, angles)
  • Geometry of triangles, quadrilaterals and circles
  • Symmetry
  • Geometrical slides (cube, cuboid, sphere, cylinder cone)

 

Unit – 7 : – Data Handling and Patterns

  • Pictography, bar graph, histogram, pie chart
  • Interpretation of these graphs
  • Patterns in numbers and figures

 

SECTION E : ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (EVS)

 

GROUP – A : (PEDAGOGY)

Unit – 1 : – Concept

  • Concept and Significance
  • Integration of Science and Social Science
  • Aims and objectives of teaching and learning EVS

 

Unit – 2 : – Methods and Approaches

  • Basic principles of teaching EVS
  • Methods : Survey, Practical Work, discussion, observation, project
  • Approaches : Activity – based, theme – based

 

Unit – 3 : – Evaluation in EVS

  • Tools and techniques for evaluation learning in EVS
  • Diagnostic assessment in EVS

 

GROUP – B : (CONTENT)

Unit – 4 : – Governance

  • Local – self, Government – State and Central
  • Judiciary

 

Unit – 5 : – Physical Features of Odisha and India

  • Landscape
  • Climate
  • Natural resources
  • Agriculture and industry

 

Unit – 6 : – History of Freedom Struggle in India and Odisha

Unit – 7 : – Health and Diseases

  • Nutritional, elements, balanced diet
  • Nutritional, deficiency and diseases
  • Waste materials and disposal
  • First – aid
  • Air and water pollution

 

Unit – 8 : – Internal Systems of Human Body

  • Respiratory, circulatory, digestive and excretory system – structure and parts of plant – structure and function

 

Unit – 9 : – Matter, Force and Energy

  • Matter and its properties
  • Earth and sky, effect of rotation and revolution of earth
  • Work and energy

 

 

OTET  SYLLABUS FOR  PAPER – II

SECTION A : CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND PEDAGOGY – 30 MARKS

 

Unit – I : – Child Development (Focus on Upper Primary School Children)

  • Features of Physical, Cognitive, Social, Emotional & Moral development during pre – adolescence and adolescence
  • Effect of Heredity and Environment on development
  • Needs and problems of adolescents
  • Individual differences among learners

 

Unit – II : – Learning

  • Learning as meaning making knowledge and construction
  • How children learn – observation, initiation, trial, error, experience
  • Learning as social activity
  • Rote learning and meaningful learning
  • Factors affecting learning
  • Strategies for promoting lessons
  • Addressing learners from diverse background including disadvantaged and deprived
  • Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties and impairment
  • Addressing the talented, creative and specially abled learners

 

Unit – III : – Curriculum Teaching – Learning Approaches and Evaluation

  • Teacher – centred, learner centred and learning – centred approaches
  • Principles of curriculum organization
  • Teaching learning aids
  • Continuous comprehensive assessment of learning, planning and designing achievement tests, rating scale, check list
  • Test reliability and validity
  • Date representation – mean, mode and median and standard deviation

 

 

SECTION B : LANGUAGE 1 (ODIA / URDU / HINDI / TELUGU / BENGALI)

30 marks

 

GROUP A (PEDAGOGY)

 

Unit – 1: – Learning Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali at Upper Primary Level

  • Aims and objectives of learning Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali as first language
  • Principles of teaching mother tongue
  • Development of language skills (speaking, reading, writing and listening)

 

Unit – 2 : – Teaching Language

  • Intensive and Extensive reading skills at upper primary level
  • Teaching of non – detailed and detailed texts (prose, poetry)
  • Teaching of composition and creative writing
  • Teaching of grammar
  • Challenges of teaching Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali in multi – lingual context

 

Unit – 3 : – Assessment of Language

  • Assessment of learning Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali language – listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • Planning and designing achievement tests and other tools for assessment

 

GROUP B (CONTENT)

 

Unit – 4 : – Elements of Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali Language

  • Comprehension of two unseen passages (one from prose / drama and other from poem) with test items on comprehension, vocabulary and grammar.

 

Unit – 5 : – Language Items

  • Parts of speech (noun, pronoun, verb, adverb, adjectives, conjunction)
  • Formation of words (pre – fix and suffix)
  • Vocabulary (spelling and meaning of synonym and antonym)
  • Phrases and idioms

 

Unit – 6 : – Contribution of famous literates for development of Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali language

  • Odia – Fakir Mohan Senapati, Gangadhar Meher, Radhanath Ray, Surendra Mohanty, Gopinath Mohanty

 

  • Urdu – Altaf Hussain Hali, Niaz Fatepuri, Ali Sardar Jafri, Amir Khusroo, Majrooh Sultanpuri
  • Hindi – Bharatendu Harischandra, Mahavir Prasad Dwivedy, Prem Chand, Jayashankar Prasad, Suryakanta Tripathy Nirala
  • Bengali – Rabindra Nath Tagore, Sarat Chandra Chhatopadhya, Tarasankar Bandopadhyay, Kzi Nazrul Islam, Bibhuti Bhusan Bandopadhyay
  • Telugu – Srinanthadu, Gurajuda Appa Rao, Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Arudra, C. Narayan Reddy

 

SECTION C : LANGUAGE II (ENGLISH) 30 MARKS

GROUP A (PEDAGOGY)

 

Unit – 1 : – Learning English at Upper Primary Level

  • Importance of learning English
  • Objective of learning English

 

Unit – 2 : – Development of English Language Skills

  • Basic skills of language (listening, speaking, reading, writing), interdependence of skills
  • Teaching of prose, poetry and composition
  • Teaching of creative writing
  • Principles of language teaching
  • Challenges of teaching English as second language at upper primary level

 

Unit – 3 : – Assessment of learning English Language

  • Assessment of comprehension and language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing)

 

GROUP B (CONTENT)

 

Unit – 4 : – Comprehension

  • Two unseen passages (one from prose / drama and another from poem) with questions on comprehension, grammar)

 

Unit – 5 : – Language Items

  • Parts of speech, tense, voice change and change of narration, use of article, use of punctuation mark
  • Vocabulary – meaning and spelling

 

 

SECTION D : MATHEMATICS (ONLY FOR MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE TEACHER)

 

 

GROUP A (PEDAGOGY)

Unit – 1 : – Mathematics at Upper Primary Stage

  • Nature of Mathematics – logical, systematic, abstractions, pattern, mathematical language
  • Aims and objectives of teaching Mathematics
  • Specific objectives of teaching Mathematics

 

Unit – 2 : – Methods and Approaches to Teaching – Learning Mathematics

  • Methods : induction, deduction, analysis and synthesis
  • Approaches : Constructivist and activity – based

 

Unit – 3 : – Evaluation in Mathematics

  • Formal and informal evaluation
  • Error analysis
  • Remedial and enrichment programmes

 

GROUP B (CONTENT)

Unit – 4 : – Number System

  • Number System (focus on real and rational numbers)
  • Properties in different number systems

 

Unit – 5 : – Algebra

  • Basic concepts : terms, co – efficient, powers
  • Algebraic equations and their applications (with one variable)
  • Polynomials – operations in polynomials
  • Laws of indices
  • Identities

 

Unit – 6 : – Commercial Arithmetic

  • Percentage and its application (profit and loss, simple and compound, interest, banking, rebate)
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Variation and its application
  • Square, square root, cube, cube root of natural numbers

 

Unit – 7 : – Shapes and Spatial Relationship

  • Triangles and Quadrilaterals
  • Angles, complementary and supplementary angles, opposite angles, exterior angles of the triangle
  • Angle sum property
  • Parallel lines and properties relating to parallel lines
  • Congruency and similarities
  • Menstruations (area and circumference of circle, higher order problems relating to area of square, triangle, rectangle, parallelogram, trapezium, Pythagorean theorem)

 

SECTION E : SCIENCE 

 

GROUP A (PEDAGOGY)

Unit – 1 : – Nature of Science

  • Aims and objectives of teaching learning science at upper primary stage

 

Unit – 2 : – Methods and Approaches

  • Methods : Observation, Experimentation, Discovery, Project and Problem – solving
  • Approaches : Integrated approach, constructivists approach

 

Unit – 3 : – Evaluation in Science

  • Tools and techniques for assessing learning in Science

 

GROUP B (CONTENT)

Unit – 4 : – Physical Science

  • Metal, non – metal and metalloid
  • Elements and compounds
  • Symbol, valence and chemical equation
  • Acid, base and salt
  • Physical and chemical change in matters
  • Force, motion, friction, pressure in solid, liquid and gases
  • Electricity and current chemical effects of electric current
  • Refraction and reflection of light
  • Solar system and planets

 

Unit – 5 : – Life Science

  • Biological adaptation among living beings
  • Respiration and transpiration
  • Soil and forest resource
  • Cell structure and function of cell organelle
  • Micro – organisms
  • Adolescence in human being

 

 

SECTION F : SOCIAL STUDY (ONLY FOR SOCIAL STUDY TEACHER)

 

 

GROUP A (PEDAGOGY)

Unit – 1 : – Aims and Objectives of Teaching Social Studies

  • Importance of teaching – learning Social Sciences at upper primary stage
  • Aims and objectives of teaching – learning Social Sciences
  • Specific objectives of teaching – learning Social Science

 

Unit – 2 : – Methods and Approaches

  • Methods : Survey, field work / trips, project, group work
  • Approaches : Activity – based, theme – based

 

Unit – 3 : – Evaluation in Social Science

  • Tools and technique for assessment of learning in Social Science
  • Diagnostic assessment and remedial teaching

 

GROUP B (CONTENT)

Unit – 4 : – History and Political Science

  • Methods of historical studies, social, economic and political conditions of sultanate, moghul and British period
  • Slave, Khiligi, Tughlaq, Lodi Dynasty
  • East India Company, British Crown, Impact of British rules, Ancient period, Kharabela, Ashoka
  • Soma, Garganga, Surya, fall of Odisha, Odisha under Moghuls
  • Nationalist movement in India
  • Development of Nationalism and Europe

 

Unit – 5 : – Political Science

  • Indian Constitution
  • Human Rights
  • Governance at Central, State and Local level
  • Political Parties and pressure group

 

Unit – 6 : – Geography

  • Odisha Geography – physical features, climate, agriculture and industry
  • Natural resources (land, water, forest and wild animals, minerals)
  • Atmosphere, biosphere and hydrosphere
  • Earth – crust, internal structure, landscape (hills and mountains, platue, plains, rivers)
  • Temperature zones of earth

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