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OSSTA Talent Search Examination (OTSE) 2019

Last date to apply

15 October 2019

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About OSSTA Talent Search Examination

OSSTA Talent Search Examination (OTSE) 2019 is for the students of Odisha state who are passed out class 8 examinations with minimum 60% marks and currently studying in class 9. Odisha Secondary School Teacher’s Association, also known as OSSTA, conduct OSSTA Talent Search Examination (OTSE) every year since 2010. The main objective to conduct the OSSTA Talent Search Examination (OTSE) 2019 is to identify the luminaries of the state and the meritorious students who qualify in the examination are given Rs.100 per month for 15 months as scholarship amount. The application process has been already started and the last date to apply is 15 October 

  • The application process has been already started and the last date to apply is 15 October. OSSTA Talent Search Examination (OTSE) Scholarship is only for the State-Funded Schools.
  • The students who are qualified in OSSTA Talent Search Examination (OTSE) 2019 will be given Rs.100 per month for 15 months as a scholarship amount.

OSSTA Talent Search Examination 2019 Dates



The application begins for OSSTA talent search exam

18 September 2019

Last Date to apply for OSSTA

15 October 2019

OSSTA Admit card

First Week of November

OSSTA Talent Search Examination Date

17 November 2019

OSSTA Result 2019

December 2019


OSSTA Talent Search Exam Notification (18 September)

 This is the OSSTA Talent Search Exam Notification, the students should go through this carefully.

OSSTA Talent Search Exam

OSSTA Scholarship Amount

The applicants who have applied successfully for OSSTA Talent Search Examination (OTSE) 2019 will be selected to get scholarship amount of Rs 100 per month on the basis of their performance in the OSSTA Talent Search Examination 2019.

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OSSTA Talent Search Examination Eligibility Criteria

Gender  Both male and female
Region  Odisha
Class/ Age  Class 8 passed out Students
  • The students who are studying in class 9 in the current academic year 2019-20 are eligible to apply for the OTSE Scholarship
  • The candidates who have secured minimum 60% marks in the annual exam of class 8 are only eligible to apply for OSSTA Talent Search Examination (OTSE) 2019
  • The students applying for the scholarship must be a resident of Odisha state.

OSSTA Talent Search Examination Application form and Process

The students wish to take OSSTA Talent Search Examination (OTSE) 2019, have to submit OSSTA  application form through their school. The application form of OTSE can be downloaded by following the link below. The students are suggested to ensure their eligibility criteria before filling up the form. To fill the OSSTA Talent Search Examination, the candidates are suggested to go through the steps given below.

OSSTA talent search exam Application Fee: The applicants do have not to pay any application fee to appear in the OSSTA Talent Search Examination (OTSE) 2019 which is scheduled to be conducted on 17 November 2019.

Click here to download the OTSE application form

Steps to Fill the OSSTA OTSE Scholarship Application Form

  • STEP 1: Download Application Form - First, the school has to download the application form by following the link given on this page.
  • STEP 2: Fill Application Form-  Now fill the OSSTA OTSE application form and write the names of all the students who have registered their names with the school for participation in OTSE. The school has to write the names of the student and also the marks secured by them in Class 8 annual examination.

Submission of the Application Form

The school headmaster/ headmistress has to submit the completed OTSE application form to the district secretary of their region. The district secretary will then submit the consolidated form for all schools in their district to OSSTA.

OSSTA Admit Card 2019

The Roll Number field has to be kept blank in the application form submitted by the school and that will be allotted by the officials of the Odisha talent search exam. The candidates will receive the roll number which a few days before the exam. Without the OTSE roll number, the candidates will not be allowed to appear in the talent search exam.

The format of OSTTA admit card is as follows

OSSTA Admit Card

OSSTA Talent Search Examination Selection Process

This year Talent Search Examination will be conducted on 17 November 2019. Name of the selected candidates will be published on the official website and the candidates will also be able to check their result on this page.

OSSTA OTSE Exam Pattern

The applicants taking the Talent Search Examination this year will have to follow the examination pattern as given below:

  • Duration of the exam: 2 hours
  • Date: Sunday, 17 November 2019
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Total number of questions: 100
  • Total Marks: 100
  • Marking Scheme: 1 mark for each correct answer and no negative marking

OTSE Marks distribution 












Social Science


General Knowledge (GK)


Mental Ability test




OSSTA OTSE Question Paper Previous Years

Year Download OTSE Question Paper
OSSTA Question Paper 2013-14  Download
 OSSTA Question Paper 2016-17  Download
OSSTA Question Paper 2017-18  Download


OSSTA Talent Search Exam Test Centres

The applicants have to choose one centre from the list given below while filling the application form so that the OSSTA can fix the exam centre in each education district.

Test Centres

OSSTA Talent Search Examination Contact Details


Odisha Secondary School Teachers’ Association (OSSTA)
Nayasarak, Cuttack – 753002 (ODISHA)

Contact Details:

Telephone: 0671 – 2516826 / 2520550,9437454262
Fax: 0671-2518868
Email: gensecyossta@gmail.com

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