Board of Secondary Education, Odisha, Cuttack has announced the dates for Odisha Teachers Eligibility Test. The 1st OTET 2017 will be held on Monday, 25th September 2017. In the first seating which will be from 10 AM to 12.30 PM, paper 1 will be held, and in second seating from 2 pm to 4.30 PM, paper 2 will be held. Almost a year ago, the 2nd OTET 2016 was held which witnessed a huge participation from teaching aspirants. Candidates can fill their application forms from 8:00 am 23 Aug 2017 to 06 Sep 2017 11:45 pm.

Candidates can fill their application forms from 8:00 am on 23rd August 2017 to 6th September 2017, 11:45 pm. To make it easy for anyone to apply, the process is completely online at In order to apply, one has to visit the website between the given dates and fill details in the form, pay fee, and submit it. Candidates can submit their application form only through online mode.The payment of fee can be done either online or offline mode through SBI Collect.

The application fee for SC and ST candidates is Rs 300, whereas it is Rs 500 for others. Netbanking, ATM card, cash payment through challan are the options available to pay fee of the exam. One can appear in only out of the two papers. If a candidate applies for both the papers then the board will cancel his candidature.

Apart from dates to apply, BSE Odisha has also mentioned about availability of admit card for the OTET 2017 exam. According to the notification, applicants will be able to download admit card from 12th September 2017, which is almost two weeks before the exam. It is made clear that the document will be made available online only. Candidates should be careful while choosing their examination centre as the change of examination centre is not permissible. The B.S.E., Odisha will not issue any hard copies of the admit cards.

Last time when the exam was held on 23rd November 2016, result was announced on 10th January 2017. Going by that, it is anticipated that since OTET 2017 1st exam is on 25th September 2017, the result could be announced around the first week of November. Dates for release of answer key and declaration of result are to be decided by the board.

Syllabus for both the papers as well as exam pattern has been published officially. It is important to keep in mind the actual syllabus while preparing. Usually those who have prepared for CTET find a lot of topics common with what they have already prepared, still it is wise to check topics in syllabus. Going a step ahead, preparation can be done from previous year solved papers of OTET exam. One qualifies the OTET exam by securing 60% marks in it. However, SC / ST / OBC candidates need to get 50% marks. The teacher eligibility test scores may also be given weightage in teacher recruitment.

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