Wednesday, January 9, 2013

OTET : Odisha Teachers' Eligibility Test results out, better than CTET

OTET : Odisha Teachers' Eligibility Test results out, better than CTET

 OTET, Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET) , Odisha TET
CUTTACK: In comparison to Central Teachers' Eligibility Test (CTET), results of Odisha Teachers' Eligibility Test (OTET) were found encouraging. The OTET results were made public on Friday.

While only eight per cent Certificate Teacher (CT) students were found eligible to become teachers in primary schools, little over 10 per cent B.Ed students of the State have shown that they have it in them to become teachers in High schools.

This was much better than CTET results in which only less than one per cent students were found eligible to become school teachers, official sources said on Saturday.

Under the Sarva Sikhsya Abhijan and as per the norms of National Council for Teachers' Education, the OTET was conducted in the State for the first time and after some initial hiccups, the test was conducted by the State Board of Secondary Education ( BSE) here last month.

Sources said a total of 86,926 CT candidates had taken the Test of which only 6765 (7.7 per cent) were found eligible to become teachers in primary schools. Similarly, a total of 43,738 B. Ed students had appeared the OTET and only 4446 (10.16 per cent) of them were found eligible to become teachers in High Schools.

They said results of at least 39 CT and 17 B.Ed students were kept withheld for several reasons, which would be published after verification.

News Source : Times of India (5.1.12) /

11,211 candidates qualified in Odisha Teachers' Eligibility Test 

Cuttack: Nearly 11,211 candidates have qualified in the Odisha Teachers’ Eligibility Test (OTET), the results of which announced today.
Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha officials conducting the exam informed that 6,765 candidates out of 86,926 have cleared the paper I (certificate in teachers training) while 4,446 candidates out of 43,768 have passed in paper II (bachelor in education).

“A total of 1, 30,694 candidates have appeared in the OTET examinational and the total pass percentage in paper 1 is 7.78 per cent and 10.16 per cent have qualified in paper II,” said BSE president DP Nanda.

According to Nanda, it was for the first time that the BSE had conducted the OTET exam and state government is also contemplating to hold examination for the recruitment of teachers twice in a year. There is a proposal to conduct the examination in May and December every year, Nanda added.

The examination was held in 392 centers across the state while the results of 56 candidates have been withheld. The BSE officials have said that the results of the withheld candidates would be published after a proper inquiry.

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