OTET Paper 2 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

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Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha conducts the OTET (Paper -II) Examination two times in a year. If a candidate wants to be a teacher in Upper Primary School (Class VI to VIII) then he has to qualify the OTET Paper -2 exam after the completion of B.Ed courses. Here you will get the OTET Paper 2 syllabus and exam patter. The detail OTET Paper 2 Syllabus and Exam Pattern for odisha Teacher Eligibility Test is mentioned below.

OTET Paper – 2 Exam Pattern : 

OTET Paper -II has 4 papers. Out of which 3 papers are compulsory. 

  • Total number of Questions 150 No.
  • Full Mark 150 Marks, Each question carries 1 Mark
  • Time Duration of Exam :  2 Hours and 30 Minutes
  • 3 compulsory subjects for both Arts and Science Students and Student can choose any one Optional Subject from TWO optional papers (One Science Related/ Arts Related)
  •  30 questions will be asked from each subjects and 60 questions from  optional subject.
  • 1 Mark for each CORRECT Answer and No Negative Marking for WRONG Answer
  • Paper-II questions will be based on the topics of the prescribed syllabus of the state for Class VI to VIII but their difficulty standard as well as linkages could be up to senior secondary/ higher secondary /+2 stage.

OTET Paper- II Question Pattern : 

For Paper 2 candidates , THREE subjects are compulsory and they can choose any ONE subject from the two optional papers.

1. Child Development & Pedagogy

2. Language-I, Odia/ Urdu/Hindi/ Telugu/ Bengali

3. Language-II (English)

4. Optional A : Science & Math

5. Optional B : Social Studies

Optional Papers A & B: 

  • A students have to select any one paper from Two optional papers A & B . Total 60 Questions will be asked from this subject.
  • Science students will select the Paper A and Arts students will select Paper -B

Qualifying Mark (Score) : 

If a candidates will score 60% mark that is 90 marks out of 150 Marks will be considered as the OTET qualified candidates. He will a get a OTET certificate whose validity is 7 years.

OTET (PAPER – 2) Course Content & Full Syllabus : 

In Paper -II examinations, the questions will be asked from the below given chapters. The details syllabus and course contents of each of these chapters is given below. First see the chapters which you have to give importance at the time of preparation for exam.

CONTENTS

Section A : Child Development and Pedagogy

  • Unit – I : Child Development (Focus on Upper Primary School Children)
  • Unit – II : Learning
  • Unit – III : Curriculum Teaching – Learning Approaches and Evaluation

Section B : Language 1 (Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali)

Group– A : Pedagogy

  • Unit – 1 : Learning Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali at Upper Primary Level
  • Unit – 2 : Teaching Language
  • Unit – 3 : Assessment of Language

Group -B: Content

  • Unit – 4 : Elements of Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali Language
  • Unit – 5 : Language Items
  • Unit – 6 : Contribution of famous literates for development of Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali language

Section C : Language II (English)

Group– A : Pedagogy

  • Unit – 1 : Learning English at Upper Primary Level
  • Unit – 2 : Development of English Language Skills
  • Unit – 3 : Assessment of learning English Language

Group -B: Content

  • Unit – 4 : Comprehension
  • Unit – 5 : Language Items

Section D : Mathematics (only for Mathematics and Science Teacher)

Group– A : Pedagogy

  • Unit – 1 : Mathematics at Upper Primary Stage
  • Unit – 2 : Methods and Approaches to Teaching-Learning Mathematics
  • Unit – 3 : Evaluation in Mathematics

Group -B: Content

  • Unit – 4 : Number System
  • Unit – 5 : Algebra
  • Unit – 6 : Commercial Arithmetic
  • Unit – 7 : Shapes and Spatial Relationship

Section E : Science (only for Mathematics and Science Teacher)

Section F : Social Study (only for Social Study Teacher)

 

OTET Paper-2 Chapter Wise Full Syllabus

Section A : Child Development and Pedagogy      30 marks 

Unit  –  I :  Child  Development (Focus on  Upper  Primary  School Children) 

  • Features of Physical, Cognitive, Social, Emotional & Moral development during pre-adolescence and adolescence
  • Effect of Heredity and Environment on development
  • Needs and problems of adolescents
  • Individual differences among learners

Unit – II : Learning 

  •  Learning as meaning making knowledge and construction
  • How children learn  – observation, initiation, trial, error, experience
  • Learning as social activity
  • Rote learning and meaningful learning
  • Factors affecting learning
  • Strategies for promoting lessons
  • Addressing learners from diverse background including disadvantaged and deprived
  • Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties and impairment
  • Addressing the talented, creative and specially abled learners

Unit  – III :  Curriculum Teaching  – Learning Approaches and Evaluation 

  • Teacher-centred, learner centred and learning-centred approaches
  • Principles of curriculum organization
  • Teaching learning aids
  • Continuous comprehensive assessment of learning, planning and designing achievement tests, rating scale, check list
  • Test reliability and validity
  • Date representation  – mean, mode and median and standard deviation

Section B : Language 1 (Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali)   30 marks 

GROUP A (PEDAGOGY) 

Unit – 1 : Learning Odia / Urdu  / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali at Upper 

  • Primary Level
  • Aims and objectives of learning Odia / Urdu  / Hindi / Telugu /
  • Bengali as first language
  • Principles of teaching mother tongue
  • Development of language skills (speaking, reading, writing and
  • listening)

Unit – 2 : Teaching Language   

  • Intensive and Extensive reading skills at upper primary level
  • Teaching of non-detailed and detailed texts (prose, poetry)
  • Teaching of composition and creative writing
  • Teaching of grammar
  • Challenges of teaching Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali in multi-lingual context

Unit – 3 : Assessment of Language 

  • Assessment of learning Odia / Urdu  / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali language – listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • Planning and designing achievement tests and other tools for assessment

GROUP B (CONTENT) 

Unit  – 4 :  Elements of Odia / Urdu  / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali Language 

  • Comprehension of two unseen passages (one from prose / drama and other from poem) with test items on comprehension, vocabulary and grammar.

Unit – 5 : Language Items 

  • Parts of speech (noun, pronoun, verb, adverb, adjectives, conjunction)
  • Formation of words (pre-fix and suffix)
  • Vocabulary (spelling and meaning of synonym and antonym)
  • Phrases and idioms

Unit – 6 : Contribution of famous literates for development of Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu /Bengali language  

  • Odia-Fakir Mohan Senapati, Gangadhar Meher, Radhanath Ray,
  • Surendra Mohanty, Gopinath Mohanty
  • Urdu  – Altaf Hussain Hali, Niaz Fatepuri, Ali Sardar Jafri, Amir
  • Khusroo, Majrooh Sultanpuri
  • Hindi  – Bharatendu Harischandra, Mahavir Prasad Dwivedy,
  • Prem Chand, Jayashankar Prasad, Suryakanta Tripathy Nirala
  • Bengali  – Rabindra Nath Tagore, Sarat Chandra Chhatopadhya,
  • Tarasankar Bandopadhyay, Kzi Nazrul Islam,  Bibhuti Bhusan
  • Bandopadhyay
  • Telugu  –  Srinanthadu, Gurajuda Appa Rao, Kandukuri
  • Veeresalingam, Arudra, C. Narayan Reddy

Section C : Language II (English)          30 marks 

GROUP A (PEDAGOGY) 

Unit – 1 : Learning English at Upper Primary Level  

  • Importance of learning English
  • Objective of learning English

Unit – 2 : Development of English Language Skills 

  1. Basic skills of language (listening, speaking, reading, writing), interdependence of skills
  2. Teaching of prose, poetry and composition
  3. Teaching of creative writing
  4. Principles of language teaching
  5. Challenges of teaching English as second language at upper primary level

Unit – 3 : Assessment of learning English Language 

  • Assessment of  comprehension and language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing)

GROUP B (CONTENT) 

Unit – 4 : Comprehension 

  • Two unseen passages (one from prose / drama and another from poem) with questions on comprehension, grammar)

Unit – 5 : Language Items 

  • Parts of speech, tense, voice change and change of narration, use of article, use of punctuation mark
  • Vocabulary – meaning and spelling

Section D : Mathematics (only for Mathematics and Science Teacher)  30 marks

GROUP A (PEDAGOGY) 

Unit – 1 : Mathematics at Upper Primary Stage 

  • Nature of Mathematics  – logical, systematic, abstractions,
  • pattern, mathematical language
  • Aims and objectives of teaching Mathematics
  • Specific objectives of teaching Mathematics

Unit  – 2 :  Methods and Approaches to Teaching-Learning Mathematics 

  • Methods : induction, deduction, analysis and synthesis
  • Approaches : Constructivist and activity-based

Unit – 3 : Evaluation in Mathematics   

  • Formal and informal evaluation
  • Error analysis
  • Remedial and enrichment programmes

GROUP B (CONTENT) 

  • Unit – 4 : Number System
  • Number System (focus on real and rational numbers)
  • Properties in different number systems

Unit – 5 : Algebra 

  • Basic concepts : terms, co-efficient, powers
  • Algebraic equations and their applications (with one variable)
  • Polynomials – operations in polynomials
  • Laws of indices
  • Identities

Unit – 6 : Commercial Arithmetic   

  • Percentage and  its application (profit and loss, simple and
  • compound, interest, banking, rebate)
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Variation and its application
  • Square, square root, cube, cube root of natural numbers

Unit – 7 : Shapes and Spatial Relationship 

  • Triangles and Quadrilaterals
  • Angles, complementary and supplementary angles, opposite angles, exterior angles of the triangle
  • Angle sum property
  • Parallel lines and properties relating to parallel lines
  • Congruency and similarities
  • Menstruations (area and  circumference of circle, higher order problems relating to area of square, triangle, rectangle, parallelogram, trapezium, Pythagorean theorem)

Section E : Science (only for Mathematics and Science Teacher)  30 marks 

GROUP A (PEDAGOGY) 

Unit – 1 : Nature of Science 

  • Aims and objectives of teaching learning science at upper primary stage

Unit – 2 : Methods and Approaches 

  • Methods : Observation, Experimentation, Discovery, Project and Problem-solving
  • Approaches : Integrated approach, constructivists approach

Unit – 3 : Evaluation in Science 

  • Tools and techniques for assessing learning in Science

GROUP B (CONTENT) 

Unit – 4 : Physical Science 

  • Metal, non-metal and metalloid
  • Elements and compounds
  • Symbol, valence and chemical equation
  • Acid, base and salt
  • Physical and chemical change in matters
  • Force, motion, friction, pressure in solid, liquid and gases
  •  Electricity and current chemical effects of electric current
  • Refraction and reflection of light
  • Solar system and planets

Unit – 5 : Life Science 

  • Biological adaptation among living beings
  • Respiration and transpiration
  • Soil and forest resource
  • Cell structure and function of cell organelle
  • Micro-organisms
  • Adolescence in human being

Section F : Social Study (only for Social Study Teacher)   30 marks 

GROUP A (PEDAGOGY) 

Unit – 1 : Aims and Objectives of Teaching Social Studies 

  • Importance of teaching-learning Social  Sciences at upper
  • primary stage
  • Aims and objectives of teaching-learning Social Sciences
  • Specific objectives of teaching-learning Social Science

Unit – 2 : Methods and Approaches 

  • Methods : Survey, field work / trips, project, group work
  • Approaches : Activity-based, theme-based

Unit – 3 : Evaluation in Social Science 

  • Tools and technique for assessment of learning in Social Science
  • Diagnostic assessment and remedial teaching

GROUP B (CONTENT) 

Unit – 4 : History and Political Science 

  • Methods of historical studies, social, economic and political
  • conditions of sultanate, moghul and British period
  • Slave, Khiligi, Tughlaq, Lodi Dynasty
  • East India Company, British  Crown, Impact of British rules,
  • Ancient period, Kharabela, Ashoka
  • Soma, Garganga, Surya, fall of Odisha, Odisha under Moghuls
  • Nationalist movement in India
  • Development of Nationalism and Europe

Unit – 5 : Political Science 

  • Indian Constitution
  • Human Rights
  • Governance at Central, State and Local level
  • Political Parties and pressure group

Unit – 6 : Geography 

  • Odisha Geography  – physical features, climate, agriculture and
  • industry
  • Natural resources (land, water, forest and wild animals,
  • minerals)
  • Atmosphere, biosphere and hydrosphere
  • Earth – crust, internal structure, landscape (hills and mountains,
  • platue, plains, rivers)
  • Temperature zones of earth

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