Odisha B. Ed. Entrance Exam

Exam Pattern & Syllabus:

The test conducted in two papers. Both the papers are compulsory. The subjects and distribution of marks in each paper are given in the following table.

Paper I is compulsory for all the candidates (both Arts and Science group). It would consist of Language (English), General Awareness, Reasoning and Teaching Aptitude. This Section shall be of 30 marks. There will be 30 questions. Each question carries one (01) mark. All Questions shall be of multiple choice types.

Paper II shall be of 60 marks. There are two sections. The candidates have to select any one section and shall have to answer all the questions of that particular section. Section A is meant for Arts Group. The candidates who select the Arts Group shall have to answer all the questions from General English, Odia, Geography, History and Political Science. The candidates selecting the Science Group in Section B shall have to answer all the questions from Physical Science, Bio-Science and Mathematics. Each question carries one mark.

All the questions are of multiple choice types. For every wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.

Arts Stream

Paper # Subject No. of Questions Marks
1 Language (English) 10 10
Education & General Awareness 05 05
Reasoning 05 05
Teaching Aptitude 10 10
2 General English 15 15
Odia 10 10
History and Political Science 20 20
Geography 15 15
Total 90 90

Science Stream

Paper # Subject No. of Questions Marks
1 Language (English) 10 10
Education & General Awareness 05 05
Reasoning 05 05
Teaching Aptitude 10 10
2 Physical Science 20 20
Bio-Science 20 20
Mathematics 20 20
Total 90 90

Exam Syllabus

# Subject Curriculum No. of Questions Marks
1 Language (English)
  • Comprehension
  • Vocabulary & Usage
10 10
2 Education & General Awareness
  • Everyday science
  • Political system and happenings
  • General information
  • Educational committees and commissions
  • Educational policies and initiatives
  • Agencies working for education
05 05
3 Reasoning
  • Logical and Analytical Reasoning
05 05
4 Teaching Aptitude
  • Solving problem of educational context
  • Managing classroom and learning
  • Learner and learning related issues
  • Goals of education
  • Role of various agencies and organization in management of education
  • Issuing related to teaching-learning strategies
10 10
5 General English
  • Comprehension – Unseen text
  • Word formation, derivation, antonyms and Synonyms
  • Spelling and punctuation
  • Grammar (Parts of speech, time and tense, change of voice, Direct and indirect speech and transformation of sentences)
15 15
6 Odia
  • Comprehension – Unseen text
  • Odia Dhwani, Odia Vocabulary – Word formation and syntax Spelling and Punctuation
  • Grammar (Karaka, Bibhakti, Samasa)
10 10
7 History and Political Science
  • Rise of the British power in India
  • Socio-religious Movements in 19th Century
  • India’s struggle for freedom
  • French Revolution, 1st World War and 2nd World War
  • Salient features of Indian constitution and Fundamental Rights
  • Functions of Legislative Assembly, Parliament, High Court and Supreme Court
20 20
8 Geography
  • Latitude and Longitude
  • Physical division of India
  • Natural Resources
  • Social and economic resources
  • Conservation of forest and wild life
15 15
9 Physical Science
  • Atomic structure – Atoms and molecules, classification of elements
  • Chemical reactions and equations
  • Motion – Laws of motion, concept of work, energy pressure and their measurement
  • Electricity and magnetism: - Electric Circuit, Potential difference, magnetic Field, lines of force, electro-magnetic induction
  • Heat, Light and Sound
20 20
10 Mathematics
  • Number System, Ratio and Proportion
  • Set theory, relations and functions
  • Linear, Simultaneous and quadratic equations, polynomials
  • Theory of Indices, Logarithm and Antilogarithm
  • Trigonometric Ratios and Indices, Problems on height and distance
  • Basic Geometrical Concepts and Geometry of plane figures
20 20
11 Biological Science
  • Cell : Structure, Components and Functions
  • Diversities in plants and animals
  • Natural resources
  • Environment – Eco-system, flow of energy, Bio-Geo Chemical cycle in nature, environmental degradation and pollution
  • Basic Physiological function in plants and animals : Nutrition, Respiration, Excretion and Reproduction
20 20