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OPEPA Recruitment 2017 Apply for 14087 Sikshya Sahayak (Teaching) Vacancies

OPEPA Recruitment 2017: Odisha Primary Education Programme Authority (OPEPA) has scattered out an employment notice by listing vast number of teaching opportunities in Elementary/ Primary Schools of state. To be a competitor of these posts, citizens must hold valid Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET) pass certificate. About 5044 backlog posts and 9043 fresh openings are planned to be filled, through this OPEPA recruitment 2017. These indicated numbers of seats are now available under Angul, Gajapati, Kalahandi, Boudh, Sonepur, Sundargarh, etc. districts. This job fair seems to be a golden opportunity for locals of state. For getting more information, read the below given paragraphs.

Authority Odisha Primary Education Programme Authority (OPEPA)
Designation Sikshya Sahayak
Vacancy Nos 14087 Last Date 09-02-2017
Education Diploma/ B.A.B.Ed/ B.Sc.B.Ed/ Degree and OTET
Job Type Contract
Location Odisha

OPEPA Recruitment 2017

Odisha Primary Education Programme Authority (OPEPA) is working as an agency of School & Mass Education department (that support the Universal Elementary Education goals). The main role of this authority is to implement flagship program of SSA on entire state. In Schools under 30 Revenue Districts of Odisha state, for taking classes, assessing learning ability of children, reducing dropout of children, holding regular meetings with parents/ guardians, etc. about 14087 staffs are needed for Sikshya Sahayak posts. If interested, citizens are advised to submit their interest of proposal through internet site.

On seeing the academic records and as per district wise preference mentioned by appliers, post/ category/ district wise merit list will be prepared by recruitment authorities of OPEPA, for placement. Appointment to the posts is subject to a condition that, he/ she should sign a contract for one year initially. Then on seeing the satisfactory performance of aspirants, renewal of contract period will be decided.

Post Wise Vacancy Details

SI. No. Subjects No. of Vacancies Age Limit Salary
A. B.Ed Teachers (+3) 32 years As per rules
1. Science 5244
2. Arts 2299
3. Telugu B.Ed 12
4. Bengali B.Ed 17
B. CT Teachers (+2)
1. Science 4365
2. Arts 2069
3. Telugu CT 37
4. Urdu CT 19
5. Bengali CT 25


Educational Profile: Basic qualification expected from appliers is, he/ she should have studied Odia upto matric standard or equivalent. The Urdu, Bengali, Telugu Sikshya Sahayaks are for bilingual Schools, so those citizens might have passed in respective languages upto H.Sc standard.

For engagement as Sikshya Sahayaks under OPEPA candidates must have finished Diploma/ Graduation on concerned subjects from recognized university. Also, the most important thing is pass certificate of OTET (Category-I/ II) exam.

  • For Sikshya Sahayak (Category-I) posts: B.Sc pass and Diploma in Elementary Education (CT)/ Special Education or Degree and Diploma in Elementary/ Special Education.
  • For Sikshya Sahayak (Category-II) posts: Graduation and 1 year B.Ed (Education/ Special Education) or H.Sc pass with B.A.B.Ed/ B.Sc.B.Ed

In the above said qualification, on H.Sc/ Graduation aspirants must have scored atleast 50% marks. Concessions in marks are applicable for SC/ ST/ SEBC/ PWDs, of 5%.

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Age Limits: Experience is not mandatory for this work, so the minimum eligible age has been set as 18 years. However maximum age of appliers should not be beyond 32 years, except for the following categories. Advertisement published date would be used for computing these ages.

  • For SC/ ST/ Woman/ Ex-Serviceman/ SEBCs: 5 years
  • For Physically Handicapped persons: 10 years


Selection Procedure: Depending upon percentage of marks secured by each applier in their qualifying examination, a provisional select list will be prepared. Incase of tie, aspirants who had passed the high school examination earlier will be placed above the other.

Then on considering the total number of vacancies, leading candidates shall get appointed to the respective teacher posts. Also before doing placements, certificate verification shall be done.

  • Academic Assessment
  • Document Verification

If recruited candidates doesn’t join within the stipulated time, then management will organize a second round of online selection procedure. In this, already applied candidates but not get selected in any district at 1st round shall only be considered.

Emoluments Offered: As per latest orders received from government, on monthly basis consolidated salaries will be given to the deputed individuals of Sikshya Sahayak posts. Apart from this, Leave and other admissible allowances would be provided from time to time. For those candidates, training programmes may also be fixed by Government.

How to Apply for OPEPA Recruitment 2017

Submit application for any of the 30 districts, in the order which he/ she feels comfortable to work. Postal applications will not be accepted for this OPEPA recruitment 2017. So candidates are advised to fill the online mode of application given in organisation’s official website. The steps are,

  • Open the opepa.in website page.
  • Click the “SS Recruitment 2016” link.
  • After reading detailed advertisement, hit “Submit New Application” link.
  • Fill the mandatory fields in application and upload the scanned copies of images/ documents (as applicable).
  • After prior checking, press the “Submit” button.
  • Then take printout copy of it for future reference.
Official Notification opepa.in

Important Date

  • Last date for filling online application – 9th Feb 2017

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Note: Various teaching posts that are awaiting in Odisha state and its details are mentioned on above paragraphs. To know further details about this OPEPA recruitment 2017, refer the officially released notice.

Updated: 24th January 2017 — 1:09 pm
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