Odisha Junior Teacher Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2023

The Odisha School Education Programme Authority (OSEPA) released the notification for the recruitment of Junior Teachers in Odisha. The selection of candidates will be based on the performance in a written examination.

The exam will be conducted for two categories of Junior Teachers:

  • Junior Teacher (Class 1 to 5)
  • Junior Teacher (Class 6 – 8)

Odisha Junior Teacher Exam Pattern

Odisha Junior Teacher Exam Pattern consists of two papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2 of 240 marks. The exam pattern for both papers is as follows:

  • All the questions will be of MCQ type carrying two marks each.
  • The questions will be 10th standard level.
  • The medium of the paper shall be Odia and English language
  • 2 marks will be awarded for each correct answer and 0.5 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer.
  • Part-I & II are compulsory for both the teachers of Science & Arts for Class-I to V.

Odisha JT Exam Pattern for Category-1 (Class-I to V)

PaperSubjectsQuestionsMarksDuration
IGeneral English1020150 Minutes
(2hr.30min.)
General Odia1020
GK & Current Affairs1020
Reasoning Ability1020
Computer Literacy0510
Child Development, Learning, Curriculum & Assessment1530
IISubject Contents4080
Pedagogy2040
Grand Total120240

Odisha JT Exam Pattern for Category-2 (Class-VI to VIII)

PaperSubjectsQuestionsMarksDuration
IGeneral English1020150 Minutes
(2hr.30min.)
General Odia1020
GK & Current Affairs1020
Reasoning Ability1020
Computer Literacy0510
Child Development, Learning, Curriculum & Assessment1530
IISubject Contents3672
Pedagogy2448
Grand Total120240

Odisha Junior Teacher Syllabus 2023

Odisha School Education Programme Authority (OSEPA) has officially released the syllabus for the Odisha Junior Teacher recruitment examination in 2023. Candidates aspiring to become Junior Teachers in Odisha can access and prepare for the examination using the provided syllabus.

Download Odisha Junior Teacher Syllabus PDF

Odisha Junior Teacher Syllabus covers a wide range of subjects and topics to assess the knowledge and competence of candidates applying for the Junior Teacher positions.

Part-I [General English, Odia, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Reasoning Ability, Computer Literacy and Child Development. Curriculum, Learning & Assessment]
General English Comprehension, Inference, and Grammar from Unseen Passage
General OdiaComprehension, Inference, Grammar from unseen passages, and appreciation from a poems
General Knowledge and Current Affairs Current Affairs of the State (National and International), History of Odisha/India, Indian and World Geography, Indian Polity, Economic and Social Development, Everyday Science
Reasoning AbilityGeneral mental ability, logical reasoning and analytic ability, Basic numeracy, decision-making and problem-solving 
Computer Literacy Basic computer literacy skills for use of ICT in classrooms, concepts, terminology, and operations relating to general computer usage, basic hardware of computer, common applications, networking and internet, social networking, digital citizenship
Understanding Child DevelopmentConcept, principles and stages of child developmentCharacteristics of physical, cognitive, social, emotional and moral development in childhood and early adolescenceSignificance of heredity and environment in understanding the childFactors influencing child development – home, school, peer-group and societyUnderstanding the developmental needs of children (age-specific) Learning and developmental task
Understanding Learning ProcessLearning concept and nature, individual differences in learning -Understanding how child learns – learning through observation, imitation, trial and error, experimentation and experienceLearning as meaning – makingBasic conditions of learning – maturation, fatigue, reinforcement, materials, tasks, organization of materialsPromoting learning – motivating learners, facilitating classroom learning environment, teacher behaviour
Learner in Inclusive ContextMeaning of inclusive education; distinction from integrated education and special educationImplementation of inclusive educationEducation of CWSN – types, identification, learning needs, teaching strategies and curriculum adaptationEducation of girl child -issues and strategies to address, initiatives taken so farEducation of socio-culturally disadvantaged children
Unit 4Right to Education (RTE)Child Right & Child Abuse
CurriculumConcept and Types – subject centered, child centered, experience centered, local -specificCore Curriculum – meaning and featuresPrinciples of curriculum constructionProcess of curriculum development at the elementary school level
Process of Curriculum TransactionGuiding principles for curricular transaction : NCF – 2005 Specifying objectives of curriculum in the learners contextSelection and organization of learning activities and experiencesSkills for classroom transaction – questioning skills, communication skills, blackboard writing skills
Approaches to Learning and TeachingTeacher centred, learner centred and learning centred approachesCompetency based approachActivity based approachActivity and its elementsCharacteristics of activityVarieties of activity (curricular and other-curricular)Constructivist approach to learningMajor issues associated with each approach
Learning AssessmentConcept of measurement, evaluation and assessmentContinuous and comprehensive assessmentTools and techniques of assessment -achievement test, observation, interview, rating scale, check list, case study, questionnaire, projectPreparation of different types of test itemsPortfolio assessmentPreparation of unit testRecording, reporting and sharing of assessment resultsUse of assessment outcomes for improving learning
Part – II Learning Odia/Urdu/Hindi/Telugu/Bengali
Learning Odia/Urdu/Hindi/Telugu/Bengali at elementary levelAims and objectives of teaching Odia/Urdu/Hindi/Telugu/Bengali as mother tonguePrinciples of language teachingAcquisition of four-fold language skills in Odia/Urdu/Hindi/Telugu/Bengali viz., listening, speaking, reading and writingInterdependence of four language skillsObjectives and strategies of transacting integrated text for the beginners
Teaching, Reading and Writing SkillsTechniques of developing intensive and extensive reading skillsTeaching learning composition and creative writing -Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning language for communicating ideas in written formChallenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom, language difficulties and errors
Language itemsPart of speech – Noun, Pronoun, Verb, Adverb, Adjective, Conjunction Formation of word – using prefix and suffix Synonym and antonym Phrase and idiom
English 
Learning English at Elementary LevelImportance of learning EnglishObjectives of learning English (in terms of content and competence specifications)
Language LearningPrinciples of language teachingChallenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom
Skills in learning EnglishFour-fold basic skills of learning viz., listening, speaking, reading and writing interdependence of skillsTechniques and activities for developing listening and speaking skills- recitation, storytelling, dialogueDevelopment of reading skills: reading for comprehension, techniques and strategies for teaching reading phonic, alphabet, word, sentence and story Development of writing skills-teaching composition
Language itemsNoun, Adverb, Verb, Tense and Time, Preposition, Article, Adjective, Preposition, Punctuation
MATHEMATICS
Mathematics Education in SchoolsNature of Mathematics (exactness, systematic, patterns, preciseness)Aims and objectives of teaching Mathematics Specific objectives of teaching Mathematics
Methods and Approaches to Teaching -Learning MathematicsMethods: Inductive, deductive, analysis, synthesis, play-way Approaches: Constructivist and Activity -based
Number systems and Operation in NumbersNumber system- natural, whole, rational, realFundamental operation on numbers Fractional operation on numbersFractional numbers and decimals – operations in fractional numbers anddecimalsFactors and multiples – HCF and LCMPercentage and its application
MeasurementMeasurement of length, weight, capacityMeasurement of area and perimeter of rectangle and square Measurement of time concept of a.m., p.m. and time interval
Shapes and Spatial RelationshipBasic geometrical concepts – point, line segment, ray, straight line, anglesGeometry of triangles, quadrilaterals and circlesSymmetryGeometrical slides -cube, cuboid, sphere, cylinder, cone
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (EVS)
ConceptConcept and significanceIntegration of science and social science Aims and objectives of teaching and learning EVS
Methods and ApproachesBasic principles of teaching EVSMethods: survey, practical work, discussion, observation, project Approaches: activity -based, theme-based
GovernanceLocal-self, Government-State and CentralJudiciary
Physical Features of Odisha and IndiaLandscapeClimateNatural resourcesAgriculture and industry Disaster management
History of Freedom Struggle in India and Odisha
Health and DiseasesNutritional elements and balanced diet Nutritional deficiency and diseasesWaste materials and disposalFirst-aidAir and water pollution
Internal Systems of Human BodyRespiratory, circulatory, digestive and excretory system -structure and parts of plant-structure and function
Matter, Force and EnergyMatter and its propertiesEarth and Sky, effect of rotation and revolution of EarthWork and Energy

Junior Teacher (Upper Primary) Class VI-VIII Syllabus 

Part-I [General English, Odia, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Reasoning Ability, Computer Literacy and Child Development. Curriculum, Learning & Assessment]
General English Comprehension, Inference, and Grammar from Unseen Passage
General OdiaComprehension, Inference, Grammar from unseen passages, and appreciation from a poems
General Knowledge and Current Affairs Current Affairs of the State (National and International), History of Odisha/India, Indian and World Geography, Indian Polity, Economic and Social Development, Everyday Science
Reasoning AbilityGeneral mental ability, logical reasoning and analytic ability, Basic numeracy, decision-making and problem-solving 
Computer Literacy Basic computer literacy skills for use of ICT in classrooms, concepts, terminology, and operations relating to general computer usage, basic hardware of computer, common applications, networking and internet, social networking, digital citizenship
Child development, Learning & Curriculum
Understanding Child DevelopmentConcept, principles and stages of child developmentCharacteristics of physical, cognitive, social, emotional and moral development in childhood and early adolescenceSignificance of heredity and environment in understanding the childFactors influencing child development – home, school, peer-group and societyUnderstanding the developmental needs of children (age-specific) Learning and developmental tasks, developmental delays, helping children to grow
Understanding Learning ProcessLearning – concept and nature, individual differences in learning Understanding how child learns – learning through observation, Imitation, trial and error, experimentation and experienceLearning as meaning – making Basic conditions of learning – maturation, fatigue, reinforcement,materials, tasks, organization of materials Promoting learning motivating learners, facilitating classroom learning environment, teacher behaviour
Learner in Inclusive ContextMeaning of inclusive education; distinction from integrated education and special educationImplementation of inclusive educationEducation of CWSN-types, identification, learning needs, teachingstrategies and curriculum adaptation Education of girl child issues and strategies to address, initiatives taken so far Education of socio-culturally disadvantaged children
Unit 4Right to Education (RTE)Child Right & Child Abuse
CurriculumConcept and Types – subject centered, child centered, experience centered, local-specificCore Curriculum – meaning and features Principles of curriculum constructionProcess of curriculum development at the elementary school level
Process of Curriculum TransactionGuiding principles for curricular transaction :NCF-2005Specifying objectives of curriculum in the learners context • Selection and organization of learning activities and experiencesSkills for classroom transaction – questioning skills, communication skills, blackboard writing skills, providing reinforcement, classroom movement
Approaches to Learning and TeachingTeacher centred, learner centred and learning centred approachesCompetency based approachActivity based approachActivity and its elementsCharacteristics of activityVarieties of activity (curricular and other-curricular) Constructivist approach to learningMajor issues associated with each approach
Part 2 – Arts Stream
Learning Odia/Urdu/Hindi/Telugu/Bengali at Upper Primary levelAims and objectives of learning Odia/Urdu/Hindi/Telugu/Bengall as firstlanguagePrinciples of teaching mother tongue • Development of language skills-listening, speaking, reading and writing
Teaching LanguageIntensive and extensive reading skills at upper primary levelTeaching of non-detailed and detailed texts (prose, poetry) Teaching of composition and creative writingTeaching of grammarChallenges of teaching Odia/Urdu/Hindi/Telugu/Bengali in multi-lingual context
Assessment of LanguageAssessment of learning Odia/Urdu/Hindi/Telugu/Bengali language-listening, speaking, reading and writing Planning and designing achievement tests and other tools for assessment
Elements of Odia/Urdu/Hindi/Telugu/Bengali LanguageComprehension of two unseen passages (one from prose/drama and other from poem) with test items on comprehension, vocabulary and grammar.
Language ItemsParts of speech – noun, pronoun, verb, adverb, adjective, conjuctionFormation of word-pre-fix and suffixVocabulary-spelling and meaning of synonym and antonymPhrase and idiom
Contribution of famous literates for development of Odia/Urdu/Hindi/Telugu/Bengali LanguageOdia-Fakir Mohan Senapati, Gangadhar Meher, Radhanath Ray, Surendra Mohanty, Gopinath MohantyUrdu Altaf Hussain Hall, Niaz Fatepuri, All Sardar Jafri, Amir Khusroo, Majrooh SultanpuriHindi – Bharatendu Harischandra, Mahavir Prasad Dwivedy, Prem Chand, Jayashankar Prasad, Surykanta Tripathy NiralaBengali Rabindra Nath Tagore, Sarat Chandra Chhatopadhya, Tarasankar Bandopadhyay, Kzi Nazrul Islam, Bibhuti Bhusan. BandopadhyayTelugu Srinanthadu, Gurajuda Appa Rao, Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Arudra, C.Narayan Reddy
LANGUAGE – II (ENGLISH)
Learning English at Upper Primary LevelImportance of learning EnglishObjectives of learning English
Development of English Language SkillsBasic skills of language listening, speaking, reading, writing &interdependence of skills Teaching of prose, poetry and compositionTeaching of creative writingPrinciples of language teachingChallenges of teaching English as second language at upper primary level
Assessment of learning English LanguageAssessment of comprehension and language skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing
ComprehensionTwo unseen passages – one from prose/drama and another from poem with questions on comprehension, grammar
Language ItemsParts of speech, tense, voice change, change of narration, use of article &use of punctuation mark • Vocabulary – meaning and spelling
SOCIAL STUDIES
Aims and objectives of Teaching Social StudiesImportance of teaching-learning Social Science at Upper Primary StageAims and objectives of teaching-learning Social Science Specific objectives of teaching-learning Social Science
Methods and ApproachesMethods: Survey, field work / trips, project & group workApproaches: Activity-based, theme-based
Evaluation in Social ScienceTools and techniques for assessment of learning in Social Science • Diagnostic assessment and remedial teaching
History and Political ScienceMethods of historical studies, social, economic and political conditioned ofSultanate, Moghul and British period Slave, Khiligi, Tughlaq, Lodi DynastyEast India Company, British Crown, Impact of British rules, AncientPeriod, Kharabela, Ashoka Soma, Ganga, Surya, fall of Odisha, Odisha under MoghulsNationalist movement in IndiaDevelopment of Nationalism in India and Europe
Political ScienceIndian Constitution Human RightsGovernance at Central, State and Local level Political Parties and Pressure group
GeographyOdisha Geography – physical features, climate, agriculture and industryNatural resources – land, water, forest & wild animals, mineralsAtmosphere, biosphere and hydrosphere Earth-crust, internal structure, landscape – hills & mountains, platue,plains, riversTemperature zones of earth
SCIENCE STREAM (MATHEMATICS)
Mathematics at Upper Primary StageNature of Mathematics-logical, systematic, abstractions, pattern,mathematical languageAims and objectives of teaching Mathematics Specific objectives of teaching Mathematics
Methods and Approaches to Teaching -Learning MathematicsMethods: Induction, deduction, analysis and synthesisApproaches: Constructivist and Activity-based
Evaluation in MathematicsFormal and informal evaluationError analysisRemedial and enrichment programmes
Number systemsNumber System (focus on real and rational numbers) • Properties in different number systems
AlgebraBasic concepts – terms, co-efficient, powersAlgebraic equations and their applications with one variablePolynomials – operations in polynomialsLaws of indices Identities
Commercial ArithmeticPercentage and its application-profit and loss, simple and compound,interest, banking, rebateRatio and proportionVariation and its applicationSquare, square root, cube, cube root of natural numbers
Shapes and Spatial RelationshipTriangles and QuadrilateralsAngles, complementary and supplementary angles, opposite angles,exterior angles of the triangle Angle sum propertyParallel lines and properties relating to parallel lines Congruency and similaritiesMensurations area and circumstance of circle, higher order problems relating to area of square, triangle, rectangle, parallelogram, trapezium, Pythagorean theorem
SCIENCE (Physical Science)
Nature of ScienceAims and objectives of teaching learning science at upper primary stage
Methods and ApproachesMethods: Observation, Experimentation, Discovery, Project, and Problem-solvingApproaches: Integrated approach, constructivists approach
Evaluation in ScienceTools and techniques for assessing learning in Science
Physical ScienceMetal, non-metal and metalloid Elements and compoundsSymbol, valence and chemical equation Acid, base and saltPhysical and chemical changes in mattersForce, motion, friction, pressure in solid, liquid & gasesElectricity and current, chemical effects of electric currentRefraction and reflection of light Solar system and planets
SCIENCE (Life Science)
Nature of ScienceAims and objectives of teaching learning science at upper primary level
Methods and ApproachesMethods: Observation, Experimentation, Discovery, Project and Problemsolving Approaches: Integrated approach, constructivists approach
Evaluation in ScienceTools and techniques for assessing learning in Science
Life ScienceBiological adaptation among living beingsRespiration and transpirationSoil and forest resourceCell structure and function of cell organelleMicro-organismsAdolescence in human being

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