State Selection Board, Odisha Recruitment Post Graduate Teachers (PGT)

State Selection Board, Odisha Application for Recruitment to the posts of Post Graduate Teachers (PGT) in Non-Govt. Aided Higher Secondary Schools (Advt. No.01/2023).

Online applications are invited from prospective candidates for recruitment of 555 (Five Hundred Fifty-Five) number of posts of POST GRADUATE TEACHER (Direct Payment Posts) in the Scale of Pay of 44,900/- ₹1,42,400/- as per Pay Matrix of Level 10 and Cell 1 under ORSP Rules 2017 plus usual DA as admissible from time to time for the Non–Government Aided Higher Secondary Schools of Odisha in different subjects.

Candidates are required to apply online through website at the link available on this site. No other means / mode of submission of applications will be accepted. The schedule of ONLINE APPLICATION is as follows:

IMPORTANT DATES: State Selection Board

  Opening Date & Time for On-Line Applications12.06.2023 (1.00 PM)
Closing date & Time for On-Line Applications17.07.2023
and Payment of Examination Fee(11.45 PM)


  • For more details, please refer to instructions under “HOW TO APPLY” in this advertisement while filling up on-line application form and also the detailed instructions given in the main instructions page of the on-line application.
  • Candidates in their own interest are advised not to wait till the last date & time and to submit their application well within the time.
  • State Selection Board (SSB) shall not be held responsible, if the candidates are not able to submit their application due to last minute rush.

VACANCY POSITION: The vacancy position in different subjects with reservation for different categories is as per the following table:

    Sl. No    Name of the Subjects      No. of vacanciesNo. of posts reserved for
S.T. (22.50%)S.C. (16.25%)SEBC (11.25%)  U.R.
  S.TST (W)  S.CS.C (W)  S.E.B.CS.E.B.C (W)  U.R.UR (W)
1Anthropology01 (00W)Total00000001
2Botany08 (03W)Total02010104
3Chemistry05 (02W)Total01010003
4Commerce07 (02W)Total02010103
5Economics64 (21W)Total14110732
6Education28 (09W)Total06050314
7English61 (20W)Total14100730
8Geography01 (00W)Total00000001
9Geology01 (00W)Total00000001
10Hindi02 (01W)Total00000002
11History79 (26W)Total18130939
12Home Science05 (03W)Total01010003
13IRPM01 (00W)Total00000001
14Logic & Philosophy22 (07W)Total05040211
15Mathematics10 (03W)Total02020105
16Odia132 (44W)Total30211566
17Physics05 (02 W)Total01010003
  18  Political Science  84 (28W)Total19140942
  M/W  13  06  09  05  06  03  2814
      Sl. No      Name of the Subjects      No. of vacanciesNo. of posts reserved for
S.T. (22.50%)S.C. (16.25%)SEBC (11.25%)U.R.
  19  Psychology02 (01W)Total00000002
  20  Sanskrit15 (05W)Total03020208
  21  Sociology09 (03W)Total02010105
  22  Statistics01 (00W)Total00000001
  23  Telugu01 (00W)Total00000001
  24  Urdu01 (00W)Total00000001
  25Zoology10 (03W)Total02020105
Total555 (183W) 82406030421918894

Candidates belonging to PwD / Ex-Servicemen / Sportsperson categories when selected as per reservation provided for them (i.e. 4%, 3% & 1% respectively) shall be adjusted against the categories to which they belong. Out of 4% (four percent) reservation for Persons with Disabilities, 1% reservation shall be earmarked for women with disabilities. Again, out of those 4 % reservation for Persons with Disabilities, 1% in each sub- category i.e. (i) Category-I: Blindness and Low vision,

(ii) Category- II: Deaf and hard of hearing, (iii) Category-III: Locomotor disabilities and (iv) Category-IV: Multiple disabilities will be made subject-wise.

The following categories and sub-categories of PwD candidates are eligible to apply for the subjects as given below.

Sl. No.SubjectsWho can Apply
1English, Odia, History, Hindi, Sanskrit, Sociology, Telugu & UrduB, LV, LD, HI, MDB, LV, OA, OL, BL & HI with suitable aid.
2Logic & Philosophy & Political ScienceLD, HIBL, OL, OA (MNR) & HI with suitable aid.

NB: B-Blindness, LV-Low Vision, LD-Locomotor Disability, OA-One Arm Affected, OL-One Leg Affected, BL-Both Legs Affected, MNR-Mobility Not Restricted, HI-Hearing Impaired & MD-Multiple Disabilities.

a) Exchange of reservation between Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe will not be considered.

b) In each category, 33% of posts will remain reserved for women candidates. In case of non-availability of eligible / suitable women candidate(s) belonging to the respective category, the unfilled vacancies of that category shall be filled up by eligible / suitable male candidate(s) of the same category.

AGE LIMITS: State Selection Board, Odisha

The minimum age limit for all category of candidates shall be 21 years and the maximum age shall be 38 years of age as on 1st January 2023 i.e., he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd January, 1985 and not later than 1st January, 2002.

The upper age limit prescribed above is relaxable by 5(five) years for candidates belonging to the categories of Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC), Women and Ex- Servicemen. Similarly, the upper age limit is relaxable by 10(ten) years for the candidates belonging to PwD categories whose disability (permanent) is 40% and more.

Persons with disabilities belonging to SC/ST/SEBC categories are eligible for age relaxation benefit of 15 years.


Date of Birth entered in the High School Certificate or equivalent certificate issued by the concerned Board / Council will only be accepted.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION: State Selection Board, Odisha

As on 17.07.2023 i.e. as on 17th July 2023

  • A candidate must have Master’s Degree in the concerned subject from a recognized University or integrated six years Post Graduate Master’s course from Regional College of Education recognized by NCERT with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade.
  • A candidate must have acquired B.Ed. or equivalent Degree recognized by National Council for Teacher Education, New Delhi as equivalent with B. Ed. from a recognized University / Institution.
  • B. Ed. qualification is not the mandatory eligibility criterion for the post of PGT in Anthropology, Commerce, Education, Geography, Home Science, Logic & Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Statistics, IRPM, Telugu & Urdu subjects.
    • B.Ed. qualification is the mandatory criterion for the post of PGT in Botany, Chemistry, Economics, English, Geology, Hindi, History, Mathematics, Odia, Physics, Political Science, Sanskrit and Zoology subjects.

Provided that candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, SEBC & PwD shall possess a Master’s Degree in the concerned subject from a recognized University / Institution with at least 50% marks or its equivalent grade.


The selection shall be on the basis of a written test and career assessment taken together. The distribution of Marks reads as follows;

Written Test      –       150 Marks (Multiple Choice Question Type)

Career assessment –  50 Marks

Total:        200 Marks

a. There shall be a written test of 150 marks in the concerned subject as per the syllabus given in the website of SSB. There will be 100 questions in total of Multiple-Choice type each carrying 1.5 marks with the provision of negative marking of 0.5 mark for each wrong answer. The questions are to be answered in carbonless OMR sheets. The examination will be of One and Half hours (90 minutes) duration. Qualifying marks in the written examination for candidates under Unreserved category shall be 40% and that for candidates under SC/ST/SEBC & PwD categories shall be 30%.

b. The career assessment will be of 50 marks which will be calculated as per the following weightage.

QualificationMarks1st Div/ Class2nd Div /Class3rd Div/ Class/PassDistinction
Higher Secondary (+2)  5  5  4  3 
Bachelor Degree (+3)  10  8  7  62
  Post Graduation  15This will be calculated on the basis of the aggregate % of marks secured in the Post Graduate examination.
  B. Ed.  15This will be calculated on the basis of the aggregate % of marks secured in the B.Ed. or equivalent examination.


I. In case of posts of PGT in a subject where B. Ed. Qualification is not mandatory, career assessment in respect of Post Graduation shall be done out of 30 marks.

II. In case of Post Graduation / B. Ed., if a candidate has secured 70% marks in aggregate in Post Graduation / B.Ed., his/her career mark in Post Graduation/ B.Ed. shall be calculated as follows:

70% of 15=10.5

III. In case of CGPA, the same shall be converted into equivalent % of Marks as per the conversion formula of the degree awarding University/Institution.

C. In case of tie for final selection of candidates, the marks secured in the written test shall be taken into consideration. If there is a second tie, then the aggregate percentage of marks secured in the Post Graduate Examination will be considered. In case of further tie, the aggregate percentage of marks secured in the Graduate Examination (Degree/+3) shall be considered. In case of a still further tie, the aggregate percentage of marks secured in +2 / Higher Secondary level and Matriculation level will be considered sequentially to resolve the tie.


The written examination shall be held at Balasore, Berhampur, Bhawanipatna, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Jeypore, Keonjhar, Rourkela and Sambalpur depending upon the number of candidates from the respective zone. In case, sufficient numbers of candidates are not available for any of the zone(s) excluding Bhubaneswar, the candidates opting for those zones will be accommodated at their nearest zone.

APPLICATION FEE: State Selection Board, Odisha Recruitment Post Graduate Teachers (PGT)

A non-refundable and non-adjustable fee of Rs. 500/- (Rupees five hundred) only for the candidates coming under the Un-reserved / SEBC category and Rs.200/- (Rupees two hundred) only for the Candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe and PwD categories (those with 40% permanent disability or more) are to be collected. The amount shall be deposited on-line at the time of submission of on-line application.

For online deposit of fees in the Bank; Current Account No-35396835756, State Bank of India, Govt. Treasury Branch, Bhubaneswar, IFS Code: SBIN0009025.


The applicants will have to apply on-line only. The successful candidates shall be asked to submit their certificates and other documents for verification by the SSB on a date to be notified later on.


a) The candidate must be a citizen of India.

b) The candidate should be able to speak, read and write Odia.

c) He/she must have:

i. Passed Middle School Examination with Odia as a language subject; or

ii. Passed Matriculation or equivalent examination with Odia as a medium of examination in non-language subjects; or

iii. Passed Odia as a language subject in the final examination of Class-VII or above; or

iv. Passed a test in Odia in Middle English School Standard conducted by the School & Mass Education Department, Govt. of Odisha.

d) A candidate must be of good character.

e) A candidate who has more than one spouse living will not be eligible for appointment unless the State Government has exempted his / her case from operation of this limitation for any good and sufficient reasons.

f) Government servants, whether temporary or permanent, are eligible to apply, provided that they must inform their respective head of office in writing regarding submission of their applications for this recruitment and produce “No Objection Certificate” by the date of physical verification of original certificates / documents to be fixed by the State Selection Board.

g) Only those candidates who possess the requisite qualification and fulfil other eligibility conditions by the closing date of on-line application shall be considered eligible.


a) Admission to the Written Test will be provisional. If, on verification at any stage before or after the Written Test, it is found that a candidate does not fulfil all the eligibility conditions, his/her candidature will be liable for rejection. Decision of the State Selection Board in regard to eligibility or otherwise of candidate shall be final.

b) This advertisement should not be construed as binding on the Government to make appointment.

c) The date of conduct of written examination will be notified later on in the Website of SSB i.e.

d) The eligible candidates will be required to download their Admit Cards from the Website of SSB i.e. for Written Test. Admit Card will not be sent to the candidates separately. Therefore, candidates are advised to remain in constant touch with the official website of State Selection Board, Odisha for any information.

e) All persons appointed shall not be eligible for pension as defined under Odisha Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 1992; but shall be covered by the defined Contribution Pension Scheme in accordance with the Odisha Civil Service (Pension) Amendment Rules, 2005.

f) Mere empanelment in the select list shall not confer any right for appointment.


Successful candidates will be asked to submit the Printout / Hard Copy of the on-line Application Form, self-attested photocopies of academic qualifications and other documents as detailed below. They must have to produce the original Certificates before the Verifying Officer as and when intimated for the same.

a) Hard copy of online application.

b) H.S.C. or equivalent certificate and mark sheet in support of date of birth and percentage of marks issued by the concerned Board / Council.

c) Higher Secondary (+2) and Graduation (+3) certificate and mark sheet in support of percentage of marks / division / class.

d) Master’s Degree certificate and mark sheet issued by any recognized University/ Institution.

e) B Ed. certificate and mark sheet issued by any recognized University / Institution.

f) Two recent passport size photographs similar to the one uploaded in the on- line application form mentioning his / her name and Roll number of the candidate at the back.

g) Conduct Certificate issued by the College / University / Institution last attended.

h) Caste Certificate issued by appropriate authority.

i) Required Odia pass certificate issued by the Principal / Headmaster of the School indicating that the candidate has passed Odia in M.E. Standard.

j) Discharge Certificate issued by the Commanding Officer of the Unit last served wherever applicable.

k) Disability Certificate (indicating percentage of disability) of Physically Disabled candidates issued by the concerned Medical Board, wherever applicable. The cases of PwD candidates shall be referred to Appellate Medical Boards constituted by SS & EPD Department vide Notification No.9789, Dt. 21.12.2021 for re-examination. Their names shall be recommended to the Government only after receipt of authentication report from the Appellate Medical Boards regarding their disability.

l) Identity Card of Sports Persons issued by the Director of Sports, Odisha, wherever applicable.

m) No Objection Certificate issued by the competent authority, wherever applicable.

n) If a candidate claims to possess qualification, equivalent to the prescribed qualification, the rule / authority (with number and date) under which it is so treated, must be furnished.

o) The qualification claimed by the candidate must have been attained by the last date of submission of on-line application form.

p) Candidates claiming to be belonging to ST / SC category of Odisha by birth are required to submit a copy of relevant Caste Certificate as mentioned in their application forms issued by the competent authority in the prescribed form. Candidates of SEBC category (other than creamy layer) must submit copy of Caste Certificate issued by the competent authority within the last three years by the closing date for submission of on-line application form.

The competent authorities are: Collector & District Magistrate, Addl. District Magistrate, Sub-Divisional District Magistrate, Sub-Collector, Executive Magistrate, Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tahasildar/ Addl. Tahasildar of Govt. of Odisha.

HOW TO APPLY: State Selection Board, Odisha Recruitment

a) Candidate must apply online through the website of State Selection Board, Odisha.

b) Candidate must go through the detailed INSTRUCTIONS before filling up Online Application Form.

c) Candidates are required to upload their latest passport size photograph along with scanned image of their full signature and left-hand thumb impression, which must be clearly identifiable / visible. Otherwise, the application of the candidate is liable to be rejected.

d) The requisite fee must be deposited on-line at the time of submission of on- line application.

e) Candidates are advised to submit the on-line application form well in advance without waiting for the closing date to avoid last hour rush.