OTET 2018 Exam- Admit Card, Exam Date

10 Jan, 2019

OTET 2018 application form has been released from 12th November 2018 at 2 PM. Applicants can submit their application form by the midnight (11:45 PM) of 27th November 2018. OTET is the common term for Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test which is organized by Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha every year. The prime purpose of conducting this exam is to recruit the TGT and PGT level teachers for Classes I to VIII in government, private aided & unaided schools of Odisha. The apex body has now given the schedule for the release of the application form of OTET 2018. In the meanwhile, the candidates can check the eligibility criteria for OTET 2018 to know if they can fill the application form or not. The exam is expected to take place in January 2019. It is clearly visible that the exam dates has postponed due to the delay in the release of application form. Read this article to know about the application form procedure, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, previous years’ question papers, and admit card details of OTET 2018, etc. The OTET admit card has been released on the January 10’ 2019 which the students can now download easily from the official website of the OTET.

Event Date
OTET 2018 application process commencement date November 12, 2018
OTET 2018 application process closing date December 10, 2018
OTET 2018 admit card availability January 09, 2019
OTET 2018 exam date January 16, 2019
OTET 2018 answer key availability To be Updated
OTET 2018 results date To be Updated

OTET 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Odisha board has published the eligibility norms of this exam. The candidate should be eligible. The candidates should know the importance of their eligibility.

For Category A: 

Higher Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (CT or D.El.Ed.).


    Higher Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 45% marks and 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations, 2002.


    Higher Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and a 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.).


    Higher Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 2-year Diploma in Education (Special Education).


    Graduation and two-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).


    Candidate must possess at least 50% marks in graduation with a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) from any NCTE Recognised Institution shall be considered for appointment as a teacher in classes I to V. Also, the candidate shall mandatorily undergo a six month Bridge Course in Elementary Education recognized by the NCTE, within two years of such appointment as primary teacher.

    For Category B 

    10+2+3 and 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).


    10+2+3 with at least 50% marks and 1-year bachelor in Education (B.Ed.).


    10+2+3 with at least 45% marks and 1 year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed.) in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations issued from time to time in this regard.


    Higher Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 4-year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.).


    Higher Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 4-year B.A./ B.Sc, Ed or B.A. Ed./ B.Sc. Ed.


    10+2+3 with at least 50% marks and 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education).

    OTET 2018 Application Form

    The candidate can proceed towards the application form only after fulfilling the eligibility conditions. The application form of this exam has been released from 12th November 2018. Stay tuned to this page to remain updated about the application form release. Read the relevant details here.

    • Only the online mode is available.
    • The amount of fee is Rs 500 for Non-reserved Category and Rs 300 for SC/ ST, which will be paid only through the SBI Challan mode.
    • The candidate must have to upload his latest photograph in the jpeg format.
    • The registration number and password will be sent through email or SMS.

    Click Here to fill OTET Application Form Online

    OTET 2017 Application Form - image 1

    Check out the Step by Step Process of Application Form of OTET 2018

    The candidates from the differently-abled category (PWD) also need to check the OTET 2018 Instructions for Physically Handicapped candidates before going ahead with filling the application form. 

    OTET Admit Card 2019: Released

    The admit card for OTET will have all the essential information including candidate name, the enrolment number, time of the examination, exam center details, and all the instructions of the examination as well as the exam hall guidelines necessary for the acknowledgement of the students. The students can download the admit card for the current academic year and if there is any sort of discrepancy found by the students the same ought to be informed by them to the board officials.

    Steps to download the OTET admit card 2019

    There are some steps that the students can use to download the admit card 2019. The steps make it easier for the students to download the same.

    1. Visit the official website
    2. Click on the link after you have searched, “ OTET Admit Card 2019”
    3. Enter you registration number and email ID
    4. Lastly click on the login button and download the same
    5. It is mandatory on the part of the students to first download the admit card and then produce it on the big day

    Click Here to Download OTET 2018 Admit Card

    OTET 2018 Exam Pattern

    It is a wise move for the candidates to check the exam pattern to prepare accordingly for the exam. The exam pattern presents a snapshot of the main examination and provides a rough idea. It comprises time duration, mode of examination and the marking scheme. The candidate can read the OTET 2018 Exam pattern here.

    • There are two papers namely Paper 1 (For class I to V) and Paper 2 (For Class VI-VIII).
    • The exam is of objective type with four alternatives.
    • There will no negative marking.
    • Each question consists of 1 mark.
    • There are 150 questions in total.

    Previous Years’ OTET 2018 Question Papers   

    Solving the previous years’ question papers will help the OTET 2018 examinees to prepare their study plan accordingly to crack this exam. The below table consists of the links of officially published question papers of OTET 2018.



    Download Link


    SET A

    Click Here


    SET B

    Click Here


    SET C

    Click Here


    SET D

    Click Here

    OTET 2018 Admit Card

    The admit card for OTET 2018 will be released in the 2nd week of January 2019.

    Visit this link to download your OTET Admit Card 2018

    It is the must to bring some other identity proof like Voter card, PAN card, etc. along with the admit card. The admit card possess the details regarding the exam. You can see the illustration of the admit card page of the official website

    OTET 2018 Important Dates

    The important dates are published here for the candidates who are interested in this examination. As the exact dates are not yet announced, therefore, these tentative dates are mentioned here.

    IMPORTANT DATES (Expected)
    Registration for OTET 2018 starts 12th November 2018
    Application Fee End Date 27th November 2018
    OTET 2018 Admit Card 2nd Week of January 2019 (Expected)
    OTET 2018 Exam Yet to be updated
    OTET 2018 Result Yet to be updated

    OTET 2018 Syllabus

    The official conducting authority of this examination has revised and made some changes in the syllabus of the examination. For scoring good mark in OTET Exam, all the candidates who are participating in this examination must have knowledge of OTET Exam Pattern  2018 (Paper I & II) because by knowing the number of questions and total time duration, you can make your practice routine. We’re also trying to collect more information about OTET Syllabus 2018 so stay tuned with us on our web portal.

    You can check the Syllabus & Structure for OTET 2018 here

    OTET 2018 Result

    The result will be announced in the month of February 2019 (expected) by the exam organizing authority i.e. BSE, Odisha. The result shows the list of qualified candidates. To qualify, 60% marks in a must. The qualified candidates will then join the interview process.

    Official link:




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