Odisha OTET Syllabus and Exam Pattern for July 2019

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OTET Syllabus and Exam Pattern

Candidates aspiring to serve as teachers for Classes I to V (Primary Stage) need to appear for OTET Paper-I and candidates aspiring to serve as teachers for Classes VI to VIII need to appear for OTET Paper-II. Also, there is no restriction to choose any one Paper, you can even appear for both the papers. Candidate scoring 60% marks will be issued Eligibility Certificate by the board.

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Exam Pattern STRUCTURE

For Paper I:

AreaNo. of Questions Mark RemarkTime
Child Development &
Pedagogy
303030 question on Child
Development & Pedagogy
Total Time: 2 Hr and 30 Minutes
Language-I, Odia/ Urdu/
Hindi/ Telugu/ Bengali
3030In each subject area 20
questions will be set form
contents & 10 questions
from Pedagogy. All 150
questions shall be of
multiple choice type with
four choices.
Language-II (English)3030
Mathematics3030
Environment Studies3030

For Paper II (Compulsory)

Area No. of QuestionsMarkRemark
Child Development &
Pedagogy
303030 question on Child
Development & Pedagogy
Language-I, Odia/ Urdu/
Hindi/ Telugu/ Bengali
3030In each subject area 20
questions will be set form
contents & 10 questions
from Pedagogy. All 150
questions shall be of
multiple choice type with
four choices.
Language-II (English)3030

Optional (Either A or B)

AreaNo. of QuestionsMark Remark
A- Mathematics &
Science
60 (30 questions
from Mathematics
and 30 questions
from Science)
60In each subject area 20
questions will be set from
contents & 10 questions
from Pedagogy.
B – Social Studies60 (30 questions
from History &
Political Science &
30 questions from
Geography).
60In each subject area 20
questions will be set form contents &10 questions from Pedagogy.

Note:

  1. All the questions will be Multiple Choice Questions, each carrying one mark, with four alternatives out of which one answer will be correct. Questions will be set to assess the candidate’s ability to analyze, interpret and apply the subject matter.
  2. There shall be two papers of the OTET viz- Paper-I and Paper-II.
  3. The total duration of the test in each paper shall be 2½ hours.
  4. All questions will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), each carrying one mark with four alternatives out of which one answer is correct.
  5. The question papers in non-language subjects shall be bilingual i.e. in Odia and English.
  6. 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.
  7. Language-II subject shall be English for all candidates.
  8. There shall be no negative marking.

DETAILED SYLLABUS FOR OTET

PAPER – I SECTION – A: CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND PEDAGOGY

Unit – 1:-

  • Understanding Child Development during Childhood (focus on children at the primary level)
  • Concept, principles, and stages of child development
  • Characteristics of physical, cognitive, social, emotional and moral
  • development in childhood Influence of heredity and environment in understanding the child

Unit – 2:- Understanding Learning Process and Learners  Learning – concept, nature and individual differences in learning

  • Understanding how a child learns – learning through observation, limitation
  • An understanding of low child learns – various methods of learning
  • Basic conditions of learning and promotion of learning through motivation,
  • classroom learning environment and teacher behaviour Development of creative thinking

Unit – 3:- Concept of Inclusive Education and Understanding Children with special needs  Concept of inclusive education

  • Addressing the needs of a diverse group of learning in an inclusive classroom
  • (CWSN, girls, SC / ST) Addressing the talented, creative learning

Unit – 4:- Approaches to teaching and learning  Teacher-centred, learner-centered and learning-centered approach

  • A competency-based and activity-based approach
  • TLM – its importance, use, and preparation for classroom transaction
  • Teaching competency to handle mono-grade and multi-grade situation
  • Unit – 5 :- Assessment Continuous and comprehensive assessment§ Purpose of assessment
  • Assessing scholastic and other scholastic areas
  • Sharing of assessment outcomes and follow up

SECTION B : LANGUAGE (ODIA/URDU/HINDI/TELUGU/BENGALI)

GROUP – A : (PEDAGOGY)

Unit – 1 :-

  • Learning Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali at elementary level Aims and objectives of teaching Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali as
  • mother tongue Principles of language teaching
  • Acquisition of four-fold language skills in Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu /
  • Bengali viz., listening, speaking, reading and writing Interdependence of four language skills
  • Objectives and strategies of transacting integrated text for the beginners

Unit – 2 :-

  • Teaching, Reading and Writing Skills Technique of developing intensive and extensive reading skills
  • Teaching-learning composition and creative writing
  • Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning language for
  • communicating ideas in written form Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom, language difficulties and errors

GROUP – B : (CONTENT)

Unit – 3 :-

  • Assessment of learning Odia / Urdu / Hindi / Telugu / Bengali Assessment language comprehensive and proficiency : speaking, listening,
  • reading, writing – construction of different types of test items Remedial teaching

Unit – 4 :-

  • Language items Part of speech – Noun, Pronoun, Verb, Adverb, Adjectives, Conjunction
  • Formation of words – using prefix and suffix
  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Phrases and idioms

Unit – 5 :-

  • Language Comprehension Reading two unseen passages – one passage from prose and one poem
  • with questions on comprehension, drama, inference, grammar and verbal ability (prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive)

SECTION C : LANGUAGE (ENGLISH)

GROUP – A : (PEDAGOGY)

Unit – 1 :-

  • Learning English at the Elementary Level Importance of learning English
  • Objectives of learning English (in terms of content and competence specifications)

Unit – 2 :-

  • Language Learning Principles of language teaching
  • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom

Unit – 3 :-

  • Skills in learning English
  • Four-fold basic skills of learning viz., listening, speaking, reading and writing interdependence of skills
  • Techniques and activities for developing listening and speaking skills (recitation, story telling, dialogue)
  • Development of reading skills : reading for comprehension, techniques and strategies for teaching, reading (phonic, alphabet, word, sentence and story)
  • Development of writing skill – teaching composition

Unit – 4 :-

  • Assessment of English
  • Assessing language comprehension and proficiency : listening, speaking, reading, writing

GROUP – B : (CONTENT)

Unit – 5 :-

  • Comprehension
  • Two unseen prose passage (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with questions on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability

Unit – 6 :- Language items

  • Nouns, Adverbs, Verbs, Tense and Time, Preposition, Articles, Adjectives, Prepositions, Punctuation

Section D : Mathematics

GROUP – A : (PEDAGOGY)

Unit – 1 :- Mathematics Education in Schools

  • Nature of Mathematics (exactness, systematic, patterns, preciseness)
  • Aims and objectives of teaching Mathematics
  • Specific objectives of teaching Mathematics

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

  • Methods : Inductive, deductive, analysis, synthesis, play-way
  • Approaches : Constructivist and Activity-based
  • Unit – 3 :- Assessment in Mathematics
  • Assessment in Mathematics
  • Formal and informal assessment
  • Different types of test items
  • Planning for remedial and enrichment programme in Mathematics

GROUP – B : (CONTENT)

Unit – 4 :- Number System and Operation in Numbers

  • Number system (natural, whole, rational, real)
  • Fundamental operation on numbers
  • Fractional numbers and decimals – operations in fractional numbers and decimals
  • Factors and multiples – NCF and LCM
  • Percentage and its application

Unit – 5 :- Measurement

  • Measurement of length, weight, capacity
  • Measurement of area and perimeter of rectangle and square
  • Measurement of time (concept of am, pm and time interval)

Unit – 6 :- Shapes and spatial Relationship

  • Basic geometrical concepts (point, line segment, ray, straight line, angles)
  • Geometry of triangles, quadrilaterals and circles
  • Symmetry
  • Geometrical slides (cube, cuboid, sphere, cylinger cone)

Unit – 7 :- Data Handling and Patterns

  • Pictography, bar graph, histogram, pie chart
  • Interpretation of these graphs
  • Patterns in numbers and figures

SECTION E : ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (EVS)

GROUP – A : (PEDAGOGY)

Unit – 1 :- Concept

  • Concept and Significance
  • Integration of Science and Social Science
  • Aims and objectives of teaching and learning EVS

Unit – 2 : – Methods and Approaches

  • Basic principles of teaching EVS
  • Methods : Survey, Practical Work, discussion, observation, project
  • Approaches : Activity-based, theme-based

Unit – 3 :- Evaluation in EVS

  • Tools and techniques for evaluation learning in EVS
  • Diagnostic assessment in EVS

GROUP – B : (CONTENT)

Unit – 4 :- Governance

  • Local-self, Government – State and Central
  • Judiciary

Unit – 5 :- Physical Features of Odisha and India

  • Landscape
  • Climate
  • Natural resources
  • Agriculture and industry

Unit – 6 :- History of Freedom Struggle in India and Odisha

Unit – 7 :- Health and Diseases

  • Nutritional, elements, balanced diet
  • Nutritional, deficiency and diseases
  • Waste materials and disposal
  • First-aid
  • Air and water pollution

Unit – 8 :- Internal Systems of Human Body

  • Respiratory, circulatory, digestive and excretory system – structure and parts of plant – structure and function

Unit – 9 :- Matter, Force and Energy

  • Matter and its properties Earth and sky, effect of rotation and revolution of earth
  • Work and energy
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