OSSTET Syllabus 2023: Subject-Wise Syllabus For Paper I & Paper II

OSSTET syllabus was released by the BSE, Odisha with the official notification on the website. Here in this post, we have explained the OSSTET Syllabus 2023-24 in detail.

The OSSTET syllabus includes all the details of the important topics that will be asked in the exam. The OSSTET exam has two papers: Paper I and Paper-II. Paper I is for education teachers and paper II is for physical education teachers. Both the papers are divided into four sections.

OSSTET Syllabus Highlights

  • The OSSTET exam is conducted for candidates who want to work as secondary teachers at government schools in Odisha.
  • The difficulty level of the question paper is of graduation level.
  • Apart from the questions in the language paper, all the questions are asked in English.
  • Candidates will be given one mark for every correct answer. However, there is no negative marking for wrong answers.
  • For TGT Arts, Science and CBZ, questions will be asked from respective subjects apart from common subjects i.e. Languages and Child pedagogy.
  • For candidates applying for a classical Indian language teacher, questions will be asked from respective subjects apart from Languages and Child pedagogy

OSSTET Syllabus 2023

Here is the complete subject-wise OSSTET syllabus 2023-24 for PCM and CBZ for candidates who are appearing for the OSSTET exam.

Physics Syllabus

Motion Optics
Properties of Matter Electromagnetic Induction
Current Electricity Gravitation
Sound Electrostatics

Chemistry Syllabus

Basic Concepts Basic principles of organic chemistry
States of Matter Chemical Equilibria and ionic equilibria
Chemical Reactions Chemical Bonding and Molecular 
Structure of Atom General principles of extraction of metals
Classification and Elements and Periodicity in Properties Hydrocarbons

Maths Syllabus

Group (1 mark) Sequence and series (2 marks)
Statistics (1 mark) Analytical Solid Geometry (1 mark)
Trigonometry (2 marks) Quadratic Equations (1 mark)
Probability (1 mark) Determinant and matrix (1 mark)
Calculus of one variable (2 marks) Relations and functions (2 marks)
Mensuration (2 marks) Coordinate Geometry (2 marks)
Number System (1 mark) Set Theory & its application (1 mark)

Botany Syllabus

Mendelism (2 marks)
Plant Diseases and Control Measures (2 marks)
Photosynthesis (3 marks)
Growth Regulators in Plants (2 marks)
Plant Diversity & Conservation (4 marks)
Reproduction in plants (4 marks)
Tissues System (3 marks)

Zoology Syllabus

Reproduction & Development (2 marks) Cytology (2 marks)
Circulation (2 marks) Ecology (2 marks)
Control and Coordination (2 marks) Nutrition (1 mark)
Excretion (2 marks) Taxonomy (1 mark)
Genetics (2 marks) Respiration (2 marks)
Evolution (2 marks)

History & Political Science Syllabus

Commission Great Rulers of Ancient India
First, second world war Union Government
Development of Art & Architecture during Mourya, Gupta, and Kushana age Development of literature & Science in Ancient India
Local Governance Salient features of the Indian Constitution
Rise of British Power in India from 1757 to 1856 Electoral Process and Election
India’s Foreign Policy and its relation with neighbors, etc. Growth of Indian nationalism

Geography & Economics Syllabus

Economic development Economy( Indian Geography Quiz / Indian Economy Quiz )
Money and banking Emerging concerns of Indian
Indian Economy and current challenges Resources of India
Globe and maps The physical geography of India

English Syllabus

Speaking commonly mispronounced words (2 marks) Comprehension from Poem (7 marks)
Pedagogy (5 marks) Unseen Passage Comprehension (8 marks)
Grammar and usage (8 marks)

Sanskrit Syllabus

Comprehension (10 marks) Grammar and sutra method (10 marks)
Method of assessment learning Sanskrit language & literature,  Planning of assessment of teaching prose & poetry (10 marks) The contribution of famous Poets & Authors (10 marks)
Learning Sanskrit (10 marks) Language Items (10 marks)

Urdu Syllabus

Novel/ short story (10 marks) Pedagogy (10 marks)
Drama (10 marks) Poetry (20 marks)
Prose (10 marks) Grammar (10 marks)

Telugu Syllabus

Unseen poetry passage Contributions of famous literates for development of Telugu language
Grammatical items Teaching methods and aids
Education Language
Assessment of learning

OSSTET Exam Pattern 2023

Before the candidates start preparing for the exam, they need to know the OSSTET exam pattern in detail. Knowing the paper pattern will help the candidates to familiarize themselves with the type of questions that will be asked in the exam.

OSSTET Exam Pattern For Paper I

TGT CBZ/PCM TGT Science TGT Arts Hindi/Telgu/Urdu/Sanskrit teacher No. of questions Marks Allotted
Language I (Odia) 20 20
Language II (English) 20 20
  • Chemistry
  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • chemistry
  • Geography & Economics
  • History & political science
  • English
Hindi/Telugu/Urdu/Sanskrit 60 60
Child Development, Pedagogy, School Management & Evaluation 50 50
Total 150 150

OSSTET Exam Pattern For Paper II

Sections Subjects No. of questions Marks allotted
I Language I (Odia) 20 20
II Language II (English) 20 20
III Contents of C.P.Ed. and B.P.Ed. Course 60 60
IV Child Development, Pedagogy, School Management, and Evaluation 50 50
Total 150 150

Download the complete OSSTET Syllabus 2023-24 from here.


To clear the OSSTET exam with good marks. The candidates need to know the syllabus in detail. The syllabus for paper I and paper II is different. Here in this post, we have explained the subject-wise OSSTET syllabus 2023-24.

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