OTET results out, better than CTET

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 Saturday.

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 today.

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.