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  • 100 Marks

Odisha Civil Services Exam (OCSE) is organized by the Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC). The aim of this exam is to recruit eligible and aspiring applicants for numerous posts in the Ministries and departments in Government of Odisha. This exam is a state level exam and is held in offline mode. Applicants eager to appear in the exam can apply for the exam in online mode through the official website. The exam is organized yearly.

Odisha Civil Services Exam (OCSE) Conducting Body:

The Odisha Public Service Commission is the state agency that is authorized to organize the Civil Services Examination for entry level appointments to the various Civil Services of Odisha

Odisha Civil Services Exam (OCSE) Important Dates:

Events

Dates

Mode

Link

Registration Date

12/01/2021

Offline

http://opsconline.gov.in/

Application End Date

02/03/2021

Admit Card

Will Be Updated Soon

Preliminary Exam Date

27/08/2021

Mains Exam Date

20 Jan 2022 to 06 Feb 2022

Result Date

Will Be Updated Soon.

Odisha Civil Services Exam (OCSE) Selection Procedure:

The exam is conducted in Three phases

  • Preliminary Exam

  • Mains Exam

  • Interview

Odisha Civil Services Exam (OCSE) Exam Pattern:

Preliminary Examination:- The preliminary examination is of Qualifying nature and is conducted Offline. The examination consists of two papers of Objective nature of a total duration of 2 hours each.The exam pattern is as follows:-

Paper

Subject

Type of Exam

Max. Marks

Questions

Time Duration

Paper-1

General Studies

Objective Type

200 marks

100

2 hours

Paper-2

Optional Subject (CSAT)

Objective Type

200 marks

80

2 hours

Total

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400 marks

180

Note:- The applicants need to score a minimum of 33% in Paper-2 to be eligible for evaluation of their Paper-1. Paper-2 is of qualifying nature. The merit list is prepared on the basis of their performances in the Paper-1 only.

Mains Examination:- The candidates who are shortlisted from the Preliminary examination are allowed to appear for the Mains examination. The OPSC Mains examination have papers of Descriptive nature. Following is the exam paper pattern of the mains examination:-

Paper

Subjects

Maximum Marks

Time Duration

Paper-I

Odia Language

300

3 hours

Paper-II

English

300

3 hours

Paper-III

Essay (English)

200

3 hours

Paper-IV

General Studies-I

300

3 hours

Paper-V

General Studies-II

300

3 hours

Paper-VI

Optional subjects-1 (Paper-I)

300

3 hours

Paper-VII

Optional subjects-1 (Paper-II)

300

3 hours

Paper-VIII

Optional subjects-2 (Paper-I)

300

3 hours

Paper-IX

Optional subjects-2 (Paper-II)

300

3 hours

Total

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2600 marks

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Interview:- The candidates who are shortlisted from the mains examinations are called for the Interview. The personal Interview carry 250 marks.The interview is conducted with the aim to access the awareness, intelligence, problem-solving ability and the suitability of the candidate towards the services.

Odisha Civil Services Exam (OCSE) Eligibility Criteria:

  • Age Limit:- 18 to 35 years. Age Relaxation is applicable as per rules.

  • Educational Qualification:- Graduation from any recognised University.

  • Physical Fitness is also required for some posts

Odisha Civil Services Exam (OCSE) Syllabus:

Prelims:

General Studies I:

  • Current event - National and International\

  • History of India

  • Indian National Movement

  • Indian and World Geography

  • Indian Polity and Governance

  • Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change

  • General Science

  • Economy

General Studies I:

  • Comprehension

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Decision Making and Problem Solving

  • Logical Reasoning and Analytical ability

  • General Mental Ability

  • Basic numeracy (Class-X level)

  • Data interpretation (Class-X level)

  • English Language Comprehension Skills

Mains:

Odia Language:

  • Comprehension

  • Precis writing

  • Translation from English to Odia

  • Grammar

  • Vocabulary

  • Short Essay

English Language:

  • Comprehension

  • Precis writing

  • Translation from Odia to English

  • Grammar

  • Vocabulary

  • Short Essay

General Studies I:

  • History of Modern India

  • Indian Culture

  • Geography of India

  • Indian Polity

  • Current National Issues

  • Legal and Environmental Issues

General Studies II:

  • India and the World

  • Indian Economy

  • International Affairs & Institutions

  • Science & Technology

  • Statistical Analysis

Optional subjects:

Agriculture

Mechanical Engineering

Psychology

Animal Husbandary and Veterinary Science

Commerce & Accountancy

Political Science and International Relation

Zoology

Economics

Law

Botany

Geology

Management

History

Forestry

Civil Engineering

Education

Mathematics

Sociology

Chemistry

Philosophy

Anthropology

Geography

Home Science

Electrical Engineering

Fisheries Science

Statistics

Agricultural Engineering

Physics

Public Administration

Indian Language and Literature (Odia, Hindi, Sanskrit, English,Persian, Urdu)


Odisha Civil Services Exam (OCSE) FAQs:

Ques 1.  From where can a candidate get the information regarding the Orissa Public Service Commission exam?

Ans. A candidate can get the information from the official website.

Ques 2. How can a candidate apply for OPSC?

Ans. A candidate can apply for a post Onine from the official website.

Ques 3. Can a candidate edit the information after submitting the application?

Ans. No, application once submitted can't be changed. But a candidate can submit the fresh application with the correct details.

Ques 4. Is there any provision of fee exemption for Reserve category?

Ans. Yes. Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category are exempted from submission from fee.

Ques 5. What are the modes for submission of fees?

Ans. Fee can be deposited in the form of cash challan in SBI branch only.

Ques 6. What are the documents required for the application submission?

Ans. The photograph, signature and the Left Thumb Impression.

Ques 7. What should be the size & format of the scanned signature and the photograph?

Ans. The signature and the photograph should be in the JPEG format. The size of the photograph should be 25-100 kb and the size of the signature and the LTI should be 10- 50kb.

Ques 8. How many times a candidate can attempt for OPSC?

Ans. For General candidates there are 4 attempts but there is no limit for Reserved category.

Ques 9. What is the duration of the OPSC exam?

Ans. The exam is conducted yearly.

Ques 10. Is there any negative marking in OPSC?

Ans. No.

Ques 11. How many papers are there in OPSC Mains?

Ans. There are total 9 papers out of which 1 is of Odia language, 1 is of English language, 1 is of English essay, 2 are General study papers and 4 are Optional papers.

Ques 12. What is the requirement regarding Optional subjects?

Ans. The requirement is to choose 2 optional subjects for 4 optional papers.

Ques 13. Is there any Interview for OPSC?

Ans. Yes, there is a provision of Interview and it carries 250 marks.

Ques 14. How can a candidate download the Admit card?

Ans. A candidate can download the admit card from the official website.

Ques 15. What precautions is to be taken by a candidate while filling up the Online Application Form?

Ans. Please read the instructions carefully before filling up the Online Application Form.

Conclusion: This exam presents a great chance for eligible aspirants who are keen to make their careers in the Ministries and departments in the Government of Odisha by joining the OPSC. Aspirants must take the advantage of this opportunity by preparing well for the exam. The team of estudentbook wishes you all the best for your upcoming future.

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