Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) is the state agency that can give permission for organizing Civil Services Examination. The exams are conducted for entry-level appointments to the various civil services of Odisha. A few of the examinations taken by the Odisha Public Service Commission include:
The roles and functions of the OPCS Commission are segmented into different categories including:
|OPSC 2021 Official notification announced||January 12, 2021|
|Issue date of Admit Card||The second week of February|
|Odisha Civil Services 2021 Exam Date||February 24, 2021|
|Result date announced||Will be updated later|
New candidates can apply for the OPSC recruitment 2021 next year. Below steps can be followed while filling the application form:
The candidates appearing for these exams need to pay a non-refundable and non-adjustable amount of INR 500.
Note- SC/ ST candidates of Odisha and persons having 40% disability don’t need to pay the application fee.
|Sr. No.||Post||Pay Scale|
|1||Odisha Administrative Service, Group A post||INR 56,100 at level 12 in the pay matrix|
|2||Odisha Police Service, Group A post||INR 56,100 at level 12 in the pay matrix|
|3||Odisha Finance Service, Group A (Junior Branch)||INR 56,100 at level 12|
|4||Odisha Co-operative Service Group B||INR 44,900 (level 10 in the pay scale)|
|5||Odisha Revenue Service, Group B||INR 44,900 (level 10 in the pay matrix)|
|6||Accounts Service and Odisha Taxation, Group B||INR 44,900 (level 10 in the pay matrix|
|7||Odisha Employment Service||INR 44,900 at level 10 in the pay matrix|
Candidates have to qualify all the three stages in the OPSC exam to get shortlisted for a government job.
This stage includes 2 papers, objective type (MCQs) will be asked.
Paper I- General Studies (maximum marks 200)
The merit list of the test takers will be finalized based on their marks in the Paper I.
Paper-II: Paper 2 includes aptitude questions and weightage is 200 marks. Paper 2 will be qualifying in nature and it is mandatory for the candidates to get a minimum of 33% in the Paper-II else their Paper I will not be evaluated.
Both paper 1 and paper 2 will have a duration of 2 hours (each).
Mains exam includes 5 compulsory papers along with 4 optional papers (2 Optional Subjects)
|Paper I||Odia Language||300||3|
|Paper III||English Essay||300||3|
|Paper IV||GS I||300||3|
|Paper V||GS II||300||3|
The aspirants need to select two optional subjects from the below mentioned optional subjects-
|Optional Subject I||Paper I||300||3|
|Optional Subject II||Paper I||300||3|
Only those who qualify the mains examination will be called for a personality test round interview. The personality test has a weightage of 250 marks. This round is included to test candidates' mental alertness, logical skills, critical skills, variety, and depth of interest, and most importantly their ability to become leaders and give a balanced judgment.
Candidates qualifying the Main exam will get a call for an interview from the Board constituted by the OPSC. The Interview round holds 250 marks. The aim of including this section is to check candidates’ suitability for the job. Interview will be arranged to judge the below-mentioned traits of the candidates:
The final list of selected candidates will be prepared based on the overall marks achieved in the Mains examination and the personality test.
Prelims Paper I
Prelims Paper II
|Odia Language||English Language||General Studies I||General Studies II|
|Marks Expansion of an idea
Comprehension of a given passage
Grammar, usage, and vocabulary
Translation from English to Odia
|Comprehension of a given passage
Translation from Odia to English
Grammar, usage, and vocabulary
Marks Expansion of an idea
|Legal and environmental issues
History of Modern India and Indian Culture
Geography of India
Current National events and topics of social relevance
|Developments in the field of communications, science & technology and space
India and the World
International Affairs & Institutions
Statistical Analysis, Graphs & Diagrams
|Zoology||Mechanical Engineering||Geography||Political Science and International Relation||Indian Language and Literature, (any from Odia, Hindi, Sanskrit, English, Persian, Urdu)|
|Law||Veterinary Science||Physics||Statistics||Engineering (Electrical)|
|Botany||Commerce||Geology||Public Administration||Engineering (Agricultural)|
The following combination of optional subjects will not be permitted:
The admit card for the OPSC 2021 exam are released a few days before the exam date. Admit card is the mandatory document and is required to write the exams. Steps to download the OPSC admit card include:
The Odisha Civil Services Prelims and Mains exams are conducted at five Zonal Centers of Odisha including Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Balasore, and Sambalpur. The name of the zone will be presented in the admit card of the candidate.
OPSC normally announces the answer key of prelims exam and mains exam on its official website. The final answer key will be made official after the commission judge the objections raised against the provisional answer keys announced for the Odisha Civil Services Examination.
Ques. What are the jobs under OPSC?
Ans. OPSC conducts the examination for various Group A and Group B jobs such as
Ques. What is the age limit for the OPSC exam?
Ans. The age limit for OPSC examination for the general category is between 21 years to 32 years.
Ques. How do I clear my OAS exam?
Ans. Candidates must begin with understanding the OAS syllabus and exam pattern. Prepare a study plan and follow it diligently to cover the entire syllabus within the time frame. After completion of the topics, students must practice and revise using the OPSC OAS mock test.
Ques. How many vacancies were announced in OPSC CSE 2020?
Ans. This year, OPSC announces 153 vacancies through OPSC CSE 2020.
Ques. How many optional subjects are there in OPSC?
Ans. Students need to select two subjects (optional) from the complete list of subjects that are not mandatory to choose. There are 4 papers, two for each optional subject in OPSC Mains exam.
Ques. Can you tell the dates on which OPSC CSE Main Exam 2020 will be conducted?
Ans. OPSC CSE main exams got delayed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The commission will announce the revised dates in near future.
Ques. What is the date for OPCS 2020 Mains exam?
Ans. Odisha Civil Services 2019-2020: key Dates
|Starting date of application process||November 13, 2019|
|Last Date to submit application process||December 10, 2019|
|Last date to pay OPSC fee||December 16, 2019|
|Admit Card for prelims||March 2020|
|Prelims Exam Date of Odisha Civil Services||March 15, 2020|
|Odisha Civil Services Mains Exam Date||Expected soon|
Ques. Which posts are categorized under the appointment of Grade A and Grade B of OPSC Civil Services Exam 2019?
Ques. Will my marking be deducted for the wrong answers in the Civil Services Exam?
Ans. Yes, candidates need to tick the correct option smartly as one -fourth marks will be deducted for each wrong attempt.
Ques. What is the way by which the candidates are shortlisted for the next level?
Ans. Total candidates in each category are selected at times more than 12 times the number of vacancies in the respective category.
Ques. Do I need to have a bachelor’s degree?
Ans. Yes, candidates must have completed their bachelor from the recognized board or university.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.