Odisha Secondary School Teacher Eligibility Test (OSSTET)

The Odisha Govt. have decided that, to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in any of the secondary schools of the state, one should pass teacher eligibility test. The Teacher Eligibility Test is called “ODISHA SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHER ELIGIBILITY TEST” (OSSTET). OSSTET is 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. Candidates are required to apply online through website www.osstet.co.in at the link available on this site.

ESSENTIAL ACCADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

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.

The requisite academic and professional qualification for admission to the OSSTET for these two categories are mentioned in the schedule/ table below :-
Sl No. Category Subject/ Stream Academic and Professional qualification
1 I Trained Graduate Arts 1. Bachelor’s Degree in Arts/ Commerce or Shastri(Sanskrit) Degree with two school subjects as Honours/ Elective / Pass/ Optional (list of school subjects at (annexure-I) from a recognised university having 50% marks in aggregate (45% for SC/ ST/ PH/ SEBC candidates) AND Bachelor in Education (B.Ed) from a NCTE Recognised Institution. OR
2. Four year integrated B.A.B.Ed from NCTE recognised Institution with two school subjects as Honours/ Elective / Pass/ Optional (list of school subjects at annexure-I) having 50% marks in aggregate (45% for SC/ ST /PH / SEBC candidates).
2 I Trained Graduate Science (PCM/ CBZ) 1. Bachelor’s Degree in science / B.Tech/ B.E. Degree with two schools subject as Honours/ Elective / Pass/ Optional (list of school subjects at annexure-I) from a recognised university having 50% marks in aggregate (45% for SC/ ST /PH / SEBC candidates). AND Bachelor in Education (B.Ed) from a NCTE Recognised Institution. OR
2. Four year integrated B.Sc.B.Ed from a NCTE Recognised Institution with two school subjects as Honours/ Elective / Pass/ Optional (list of school subjects at annexure-I) having 50% marks in aggregate (45% for SC/ ST/ PH/ SEBC candidates).
3 I Hindi Teacher 1. Bachelor’s degree from a recognised University with Hindi as one of the Honours/ Elective/ Optional/ Pass subject with minimum 50% marks in aggregate (45% for SC/ ST/ PH/ SEBC candidates.) AND Any one of the following training qualifications. a) Hindi Sikshyan Parangat from Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, Agra. b) B.H.Ed. a course prescribed by NCTE, from a recognized University/ Institution. c) B.Ed in Hindi, a course prescribed by NCTE , from Dakhin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha, Madras. OR
2. Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised University with minimum 50% marks in aggregate (45% for SC/ ST/ PH/ SEBC candidates) WITH One of the following qualifications : a) Rastrabhasa Ratna from Rastrabhasa Prachar Samiti, Wardha, b) Shastri (Hindi) from Orissa Rastrabhasa Parisad, Puri. c) Snataka (Acquired by June -2005, the date up to which the temporary recognition has been granted) from Hindi Sikshya Samiti, Odisha, Cuttack. AND One of the following Training qualifications; a) Hindi Sikshyan Parangat from Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, Agra. b) B.H.Ed. a course prescribed by NCTE, from a recognized University/ Institution. c) B.Ed in Hindi, a course prescribed by NCTE, from Dakhin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha, Madras
4 I Classical Teacher (Sanskrit) 1. Bachelor’s Degree with Sanskrit as one of the Honours/ Elective / Optional/ Pass subject from a recognised university with minimum 50% marks in aggregate (45% for SC/ ST/ PH/ SEBC Candidates) AND Sikshya Shastri (Sanskrit), a course prescribed by NCTE, from a Recognised University/ Institution. OR
2. Shastri (Sanskrit) Degree with minimum 50% marks in aggregate (45% for SC/ ST/ PH/ SEBC candidates) from a recognized university AND Sikshya Shastri (Sanskrit), a course prescribed by NCTE, from a Recognised University/ Institution.
5 I Classical Teacher (Urdu) 1. Alim with 50% marks in aggregate (45% for PH candidates). AND B.Ed./ Urdu B.Ed. from a NCTE Recognised University/ Institution. OR
2. B.A. (Persian) WITH 50% marks in aggregate (45% PH Candidates) AND B.Ed./ Urdu B.Ed. from a NCTE Recognised University/ Institution.
6 I Classical Teacher (Telgu) 1. Bachelor’s Degree in Arts having Telgu as subject with minimum 50% marks in aggregate (45% for SC/ ST/ PH/ SEBC) candidates) AND Telgu B. Ed. from a University / Institution recognized by NCTE.
7 II Physical Education Teacher 1. +2 or its equivalent examination from a recognized institution with minimum 50% marks in aggregate (45% for SC/ ST/ PH/ SEBC) candidates). AND
2. C.P.Ed./ B.P.Ed./ M.P.Ed. From a recognized Board/ University.
“Provided that candidates who are in the process of acquiring the requisite training qualification i.e. are in the final year of Training Course or are appearing/ have appeared in the Training Examination but results not published, as mentioned in the above Table as on the date of publication of the Advertisement for the OSSTET are also eligible to appear the Test provided they satisfy all other eligibility conditions laid down in this resolution.”

OSSTET 2019 Activity Schedule

Activity Date More Info
Notification 6th Dec 2019 Notification Link
Registration Dates 7th Dec 2019 to 16th Dec 2019 Online Application
Admit Card TBA Notification Link
Exam Date 22 Jan 2010 (Wednesday) Notification Link
Answer Key Release Date TBA Notification Link
Result Date TBA Notification Link