Odisha Secondary School Teacher Eligibility Test (OSSTET)

Exam Pattern & Syllabus:

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 Four Sections in each paper.
V. In section-I, Language I, Odia shall be compulsory for all categories of posts.
VI. In section-II, Language II, English shall be compulsory for all categories of posts.
VII. In section-III, under stream TGT (Arts) and TGT (Science for both PCM & CBZ), the questions shall be in English. The questions in other streams like Classical Teacher (Sanskrit/ Telgu/ Urdu) and Hindi Teacher shall be in respective languages/ scripts.
VIII. The questions in Section III for Paper-II (Category-II- Physical Education Teacher) shall be from the contents of C.P.Ed. Course and shall be in English.
IX. In Section-IV the questions in Child Development, Pedagogy, School Management and Evaluation shall be in English and Compulsory for both the categories.
X. There shall be no negative marking

TGT (Arts)

Duration: 150 Mins.
Paper # Subject No. of Questions Marks
I Odia 20 20
II English 20 20
III Odia (Optional) 15 15
English (Optional) 15 15
History & Pol Sc. 15 15
Geography & Economics 15 15
IV Child Development, Pedagogy, School Management & Evaluation 50 50
Total 150 150

TGT (Science) PCM

Duration: 150 Mins.
Paper # Subject No. of Questions Marks
I Odia 20 20
II English 20 20
III Mathematics 20 20
Physics 20 20
Chemistry 20 20
IV Child Development, Pedagogy, School Management & Evaluation 50 50
Total 150 150

TGT (Science) CBZ

Duration: 150 Mins.
Paper # Subject No. of Questions Marks
I Odia 20 20
II English 20 20
III Botany 20 20
Zoology 20 20
Chemistry 20 20
IV Child Development, Pedagogy, School Management & Evaluation 50 50
Total 150 150

Exam Syllabus

# Subject Curriculum No. of Questions Marks
1 English
  • Comprehension from unseen passage (5 marks)
  • Comprehension from Poem (5 marks)
  • Grammar and usage (7 marks)
  • Speaking commonly mispronounced words (3 marks)
20 20
2 Odia As Above in Odia 20 20
3 Physics
  • Motion (3 marks)
  • Gravitation (2 marks)
  • Properties of Matter (3 marks)
  • Sound (2 marks)
  • Optics (3 marks)
  • Electrostatics (2 marks)
  • Current Electricity (3 marks)
  • Electromagnetic Induction (2 marks)
20 20
4 Chemistry
  • Basic Concepts (2 marks)
  • States of Matter (2 marks)
  • Structure of Atom (2 marks)
  • Classification and Elements & Periodicity in properties (2 marks)
  • Chemical Bonding & Molecular Structure (2 marks)
  • Chemical reactions (2 marks)
  • Chemical Equilibria & Ionic Equilibria (2 marks)
  • General Principles of Extraction of Metals (2 marks)
  • Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry (2 marks)
  • Hydrocarbons (2 marks)
20 20
5 Mathematics
  • Set Theory & its application (1 mark)
  • Relations and functions (2 marks)
  • Number System (1 mark)
  • Quadratic Equations (1 mark)
  • Group (1 mark)
  • Calculus of one variable (2 marks)
  • Sequence and series (2 marks)
  • Coordinate Geometry (2 marks)
  • Analytical Solid Geometry (1 mark)
  • Probability (1 mark)
  • Statistics (1 mark)
  • Trigonometry (2 marks)
  • Mensuration (2 marks)
  • Determinant and matrix (1 mark)
20 20
6 Botany
  • Plant Diversity & Conservation (4 marks)
  • Tissue System (3 marks)
  • Photosynthesis (3 marks)
  • Growth Regulators in Plants (2 marks)
  • Reproduction in plants (4 marks)
  • Mendelism (2 marks)
  • Plant Diseases and Control Measures (2 marks)
20 20
7 Zoology
  • Taxonomy (1 mark)
  • Cytology (2 marks)
  • Genetics (2 marks)
  • Evolution (2 marks)
  • Ecology (2 marks)
  • Nutrition (1 mark)
  • Respiration (2 marks)
  • Circulation (2 marks)
  • Excretion (2 marks)
  • Control and Coordination (2 marks)
  • Reproduction & Development (2 marks)
20 20
8 Social Studies

History & Political Science

  • Great Rulers of Ancient India
  • Development of Art & Architecture during Mourya, Gupta and Kushana age
  • Development of literature & Science in Ancient India
  • Rise of British Power in India from 1757 to 1856
  • Growth of Indian nationalism
  • First, second world war
  • Salient features of Indian Constitution
  • Union Government
  • Local Governance
  • Electoral Process and Election
  • Commission
  • India’s Foreign Policy and its relation with neighbours, etc.

Geography & Economics

  • The physical geography of India
  • Resources of India
  • Globe and maps
  • Indian Economy and current challenges
  • Economic development
  • Money and banking
  • Emerging concerns of Indian
  • Economy( Indian Geography Quiz / Indian Economy Quiz )
30 30
9 English (Optional) for TGT Arts
  • Comprehension from the unseen passage (3 marks)
  • Comprehension from Poem (3 marks)
  • Grammar and usage (4 marks)
  • Speaking commonly mispronounced words (2 marks)
  • Pedagogy (3 marks)
15 15
10 Child Development, Pedagogy, School Management & Evaluation
  • Child Development (Process of growing up)
  • Learning Process/ Pedagogy
  • Educational Management
  • Assessing the learner / performance (evaluation)
50 50
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