The Odisha Teachers Test (OTET) 2021 for both the categories (Paper -I & II ) of Candidates shall be conducted on 9th April 2021 (Friday) as per the timings given below.

Paper I                    8.00 AM   to  10.30 AM

Paper II                   12.00 PM   to  2.30 PM

The Candidates who have filled up their forms online can download their Admit Cards from the Website "" by entering their Registration Number or/and Email ID from 31.03.2021.

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Exam Pattern for OTET 2021

Paper I:
Test Name Marks Number of questions
Language- I (Odia/ Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali) 30 30
Language- II (English) 30 30
Child development and pedagogy 30 30
Mathematics 30 30
Environment studies 30 30

Paper-II (Compulsory):

Name of test Number of questions Marks
Language- II (English) 30 30
Language- I (Odia/ Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali) 30 30
Child development and pedagogy 30 30


Name of test Marks Number of questions
Mathematics and Science 60 60 (30 questions from Mathematics and 30 questions from Science)
Social studies 60 60 (30 questions from History, Political science, and 30 questions from Geography

Eligibity: -

Graduation with at least 50% marks and Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.), on the condition that who has acquired the qualification of Bachelor of Education from any NCTE Recognised Institution shall be considered for appointment as a teacher in classes I to V provided the person so appointed as a teacher shall mandatorily undergo a six month Bridge Course in Elementary Education recognized by the NCTE, within two years of such appointment as primary teacher.

Examination Paper :- 

(I) There shall be two papers of the OTET viz- Paper-I and Paper-II. 

(II) Total duration of the test in each paper shall be 2½ hours. 

(III) All questions will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), each carrying one mark with four alternatives out of which one answer is correct. 

(IV) The question papers in non-language subjects shall be bilingual i.e. in Odia and English. 

(V) Following languages shall be offered in Language – I:- Odia, Hindi, Telugu, Urdu, Bengali. The candidate has to choose any one of the above languages for Language-I subject. 

(VI) Language-II subject shall be English for all candidates. 

(VII) There shall be no negative marking.