The Odisha Public Service Commission, abbreviated as OPSC, is the governing body responsible for the conduction of the Civil Services Examinations. The candidates who clear these exams are offered various positions in the offices of the Odisha State Government. Conducted throughout the state, OPSC is held in 31 different centres across 10 major cities of Odisha. The exam centres have been designated a code, which is displayed on the admit card and the official government notification.
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|Sr. No||Examination Center|
|1.||Public Nodal High School, Balasore|
|2.||K.K.S. Women's College, Balasore|
|3.||Maa Saraswati Sishu Vidya Mandir, Basudev Nagar-6th Lane, Berhampur|
|4.||V.V. Giri Govt. Sec. Trg. School for women, Giri Road, Berhampur|
|5.||K.C. High School, Gosaninuagaon, Near Bijipur State Bank of India, Bala Ashram Road, Berhampur.|
|6.||Govt. High School, Unit-6, BBSR|
|7.||Govt. Girls High School, Unit-6, BBSR.|
|8.||Govt. Girls High School, Unit-9, BBSR.|
|9.||Govt. Nodal High School, CRP, Baramunda, BBSR.|
|10.||Govt. High School, Power House Colony, BBSR.|
|11.||Harihar Vidyapitha, Near BMC Office, BBSR.|
|12.||Maa Bhubasinee Govt. High School, Samantarapur|
|13.||Future Bhubaneswar School, Near SikharChandi, Bhubaneswar|
|14.||Govt. High School, Unit-1, BBSR|
|15.||Govt. Boys High School, Unit-8, BBSR|
|16.||Municipal Corporation High School, Baramunda, BBSR|
|17.||Saraswati Sishu Vidya Mandir, Dharma Vihar, BBSR|
|18.||Sayed Mumtaz Ali High School, Jadupur, BBSR|
|19.||Soa-Institute of Higher Secondary Education, Near Sum Hospital, BBSR|
|20.||Srimad Bhagawad Gita Vidya Mandir, IRC Village, BBSR|
|21.||St. Xavier High School, Samantarapur, BBSR|
|22..||Sthiti Prajna Higher Secondary School, Near TCS, BBSR|
|23.||University High School, Vanivihar, BBSR|
|24.||Saraswati Shishu Vidya Mandir, Tulasipur, Cuttack|
|25.||Institute of Professional Studies & Research, Campus-III Satichoura, Sector-II, CDA, Cuttack|
|26.||Madhusudan Govt. ITI, Cuttack|
|27.||Lady Lewis Girl's High School, Sambalpur|
|28.||Gangadhar Meher University, Sambalpur|
|29.||Govt. Women's College, Sambalpur|
|30.||St. John's School, Sambalpur|
|31.||Vedic International School, Sambalpur|
The guidelines are varied for each post, but here is a general overview of the guidelines.
Ques. When are the examination notifications of the OPSC exam issued?
Ans. The Examination Notifications of all the exams under the OPSC are issued at least 3 months before the date of the examination. The notifications are uploaded on the official website of OPSC. Any changes or postponements about the exam date or centre is also notified to the candidate well in advance.
Ques. How to apply for the OPSC exams?
Ans. Candidates can apply for OPSC through online mode. You have to visit the official website of OPSC and look for the relevant notification, after which you have to apply for the post and upload all the required documents. The official website is: https://www.opsc.gov.in/
Ques. What is the OPSC Annual Calendar?
Ans. The OPSC publishes and regularly updates a calendar or Annual Programme of all the structured exams 6 months in advance. The annual calendar can be found on the official website under, “Candidate Corner”.
Ques. When are the Admit Cards issued?
Ans. The OPSC issues Admit Cards for the exams at least 3 weeks before the exam is held. The Admit Card will have the information about the Odisha PSC Exam Centre. The admit card is only available online through the official website of OPSC.
Ques. How is the allotment of Centers, Roll Numbers, and Venues done?
Ans. The allotment of centres, roll numbers, and venues for OPSC is done randomly by a computer without any manual intervention. OPSC makes all efforts to allot the centre of choice to the candidate but allotment is done on a “first-apply-first allot” basis. It is thus advisable to apply as soon as possible.
Ques. Is it possible to change the Exam Centre/Venue?
Ans. It is not possible to change the exam centre once it is allotted. The OPSC will not accept any applications for change of centre, and cannot attend the exam any venue other than the one allotted to them.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.