Government Odisha School & Mass Education Department Issues Guidelines for Junior Teachers Recruitment 2023

The Odisha government has unveiled plans to initiate a massive recruitment drive for the position of Junior Teachers. With an impressive target of recruiting 20,000 Junior Teachers, this announcement reflects the government’s dedication to enhancing the quality of education and ensuring a bright future for the youth of the state.

OSEPA Announces Recruitment for Junior Teacher (Schematic) Positions: Detailed Eligibility and Selection Process

22rd August 2023; The Odisha State Education Project Authority (OSEPA), representing the School & Mass Education Department, has unveiled plans to release an official advertisement in prominent Odia and English daily newspapers. This advertisement aims to invite online applications from aspiring candidates who seek engagement as Junior Teachers (Schematic) within the state’s education system.

Eligibility Criteria for Junior Teacher Recruitment

The Odisha State Education Project Authority (OSEPA) has established clear eligibility criteria for candidates aspiring to be part of the Junior Teacher (Schematic) recruitment process. These criteria are essential to ensure the selection of qualified and capable individuals who can contribute effectively to the education system. Below is an in-depth look at the eligibility requirements for both Category-I (Classes I to V) and Category-2 (Classes VI to VIII) candidates:

Category-I (For Classes I to V):

  1. Educational Qualification: Candidates must have achieved a minimum of 50% marks in their Higher Secondary (+2) examination or its equivalent.
  2. Diploma in Elementary Education: Candidates should possess a 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (or its equivalent) from a recognized institution.
  3. Alternative Qualifications: Other acceptable qualifications include:
    • Higher Secondary (+2) with at least 45% marks and a 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education in accordance with NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations, 2002.
    • Higher Secondary (+2) with a minimum of 50% marks and a 4-year Diploma in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.).
    • Higher Secondary (+2) with a minimum of 50% marks and a 2-year Diploma in Special Education.
    • Graduation along with a 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education.
  4. Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test-l (OTET-I): Candidates must have passed the OTET-I examination.
  5. Odia Language Proficiency: Proficiency in the Odia language is mandatory. Candidates must have Odia as their MIL (Mother Tongue) up to the class-X level or pass an Odia language test equivalent to the Matric standard conducted or declared equivalent by the Board of Secondary Education, Odisha.

Category-2 (For Classes VI to VIII):

  1. Educational Qualification: Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.
  2. Diploma in Elementary Education: Candidates need to have a 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education from a recognized institution.
  3. Alternative Qualifications: Other acceptable qualifications include:
    • Graduation or Post-Graduation with a minimum percentage of marks along with B.Ed. (Bachelor of Education).
    • Higher Secondary (+2) with at least 50% marks and a 4-year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.).
    • Higher Secondary (+2) with a minimum of 50% marks and a 4-year B.A. B.Ed./B.Sc. B.Ed.
    • Graduation with a minimum of 50% marks and a 1-year B.Ed (Special Education).
  4. Odisha Eligibility Test-ll (OTET-Il): Passing the OTET-Il examination is mandatory.
  5. Odia Language Proficiency: Similar to Category-I, proficiency in the Odia language is a requirement.

Age Eligibility for Junior Teacher Recruitment

The age criteria for the Junior Teacher (Schematic) recruitment, as stipulated by the Odisha State Education Project Authority (OSEPA), are outlined below in comprehensive points:

  1. Minimum Age: Candidates must be a minimum of 18 years old as of the date of publication of the official advertisement.
  2. Maximum Age: The upper age limit is set at 38 years as of the advertisement’s publication date.
  3. Relaxations for Specific Categories:
    • ST, SC, Women, and SEBC Candidates: An age relaxation of 5 years is granted to candidates falling under these categories.
    • PwD Candidates: Candidates with disabilities enjoy a relaxation of up to 10 years in the upper age limit.
    • Ex-servicemen: Candidates falling under the ex-servicemen category will be granted age relaxation in accordance with Government Resolution No. 22586/Gen., dated 16.10.1985.

Selection Process for Junior Teacher Recruitment

The selection process will consist of the following steps:

  1. Online application
  2. Online computer-based test
  3. District-wise and category-wise draft merit list
  4. Final selection based on the merit list

The recruitment of 20,000 Junior Teachers is a significant step by the Odisha government to improve the quality of education in the state. It will help to fill the shortage of teachers in government schools and ensure that all children have access to quality education.

The OSEPA will release more information about the recruitment in the coming days. The interested candidates are advised to keep an eye on the OSEPA website for updates.

For more details check the official notification.

Government Odisha School & Mass Education Department Issues Guidelines for Junior Teachers Recruitment 2023
Government Odisha School & Mass Education Department Issues Guidelines for Junior Teachers Recruitment 2023

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