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OPSC (Odisha Public Service Commission) Exam Pattern 2021

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Oct 27, 2020

Just like enormous miscellaneous exams “Odisha Public Service Commission” is one of the authorized exams conducted by OPSC (State Agency); also it conducts “Civil Service Examination” for primary level appointments of multifarious civil services of “Odisha Government”. Moreover, they were added to the Constitution of India as "Articles 315 to 323” since that year 1st April 1949 (nearly 71 years) & is the primary site for the government of Odisha & it covers the following exams:

  1. Assistant Section Officer
  2. Odisha Judicial Service Examination
  3. Assistant Executive Engineer (Electrical)
  4. Junior Assistant in the Office of OPS
  5. Odisha Civil Service Examination
  6. Assistant Executive Engineer (Civil & Mechanical)
  7. Tourist Officer

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Odisha Public Service Commission has decided to conduct an exam to recruit candidates/ aspirants for “Group A & Group B” posts in 2021, also aspirants/ candidates can find beneath the details (of Odisha Civil Service 2021) such as:

  • Application Form (OPSC)
  • Exam Date
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Exam Pattern & Syllabus
  • Admit Card
  • Result (OPSC) etc

Besides interested/ concerned & eligible aspirants/ candidates can forthwith register via the primary webpage for the multitudinous position mentioned hereunder:

OPSC - Group A (2021):

  • Odisha Administrative Service (Junior Branch)
  • Odisha Police Service (Junior Branch)
  • Odisha Finance Service (Junior Branch)

OPSC - Group B (2021):

  • Odisha Co-operative Service
  • Odisha Revenue Service
  • Odisha Taxation & Accounts Service

Important Dates of OPSC 2021

Events Exam Date
Official notification announced (OPSC 2021) Update Later
Last date for submission (Fees) Update Later
Admit Card (Issue date) Update Later
Exam Date Update Later
Result Announcement Update Later

Application Form (OPSC 2021):

Few steps which are related “Application Form” of OPSC 2021

  • At the onset visit the primary internet webpage
  • Subsequently hit on the link & check “Latest/ Official Notification” & know details explained by Odisha Civil Services (OPSC)
  • Then start to register and enter the required details like Personal details, Educational Qualification, Contact details etc on “Application Form” (OPSC Civil Services Exam) & enclosed the necessary documents in the prescribed format/ size.
  • Next pay the fee of Rs 30/- as per the norms of the recruitment board of OPSC, too ultimately submit the form after complete

OPSC Exam Pattern 2021

At present Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) release the exam pattern & syllabus of OPSC along with the notification, aspirants/ candidates who are preparing for the exam can check the OPSC exam pattern & syllabus 2020/ 2021 for all the stages. It includes varies sections, subjects, topics, duration of the exam & marking scheme etc. Aspirants/ Candidates must go through the “Exam Pattern & Syllabus” of OPSC 2020/ 2021 before starting their preparation because they will get an idea about the overall question paper and topics that are asked in the “OPSC Exam”. Furthermore OPSC Exam Pattern, it covers three stages/ levels

  • Prelims Exam (OPSC)
  • Main Exam (OPSC)
  • Personality Test/ Interview

Prelims/ Preliminary Exam Pattern (OPSC)

As more the nature of the OPSC prelim exam is MCQ forms/ Objective type also “Prelims Exam” covers two papers i.e., General Studies I & II. In this “General Studies Paper-II” is qualifying in nature and the test takers/ candidates must score 33% in this paper to be declared as qualified. Suppose if the candidates/ test takers do not qualify “Paper-II”, means then their “Paper I” will not be evaluated/ measured.

Exam Type Subject Duration Marks
MCQ forms/ Objective Type General Studies – Paper I 2 Hours 200
General Studies – Paper-II 200

Mains Exam Pattern (OPSC)

In OPSC “Main Exam” consists of 5 compulsory papers & 4 optional papers for which candidates/ aspirants have to pick 2 optional subjects/ papers. It covers

  1. English
  2. English Essay
  3. Odia
  4. General Studies (2 Papers)
  5. Optional Papers (4 Papers)
S. No. Main Exam Pattern (OPSC) Duration Marks/ Scores
1. English 3 Hours 300
2 English Essay 3 Hours 200
3. Odia 3 Hours 300
4. General Studies – Paper I 3 Hours 300
5. General Studies – Paper-II 3 Hours 300
6 Optional I – Paper I 3 Hours 300
7. Optional I – Paper II 3 Hours 300
8. Optional II – Paper I 3 Hours 300
9 Optional II – Paper II 3 Hours 300

Optional Papers (OPSC)

Aspirants/ candidate need to select 2 optional subjects/ papers from the given list

Optional Papers I & II Duration Marks
Optional Subject I Paper – I 3 hours 300 Marks
Paper-II 3 hours 300 Marks
Optional Subject II Paper – I 3 hours 300 Marks
Paper-II 3 hours 300 Marks

Optional Subjects List

In order to download the complete syllabus of “Optional Subjects” hit the link Click Here to get the whole list

Mechanical Engineering Psychology Agriculture
Political Science & International Relation Law Electrical Engineering
Public Administration Education Civil Engineering
History Philosophy Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
Geography Fisheries Science Zoology
Geology Anthropology Botany
Agricultural Engineering Management Chemistry
Commerce & Accountancy India Language & Literature any one ( Hindi, Odia, English, Urdu, Persian, Sanskrit) Physics
Economics Home Science Mathematics
Sociology Forestry Statistics

Personality Test/ Interview

The personality test will be conducted on the basis of the merit list prepared based on the marks obtained in the mains exam by test takers/ candidates. It will be of roughly 250 marks & the final list of recommended test takers/ candidates will be based on the cumulative marks obtained in the Mains exam & personality test by OPSC government. In addition, all the finally selected candidates/ test-takers in “OPSC Exam” are recruited for Group A & Group B posts of OPSC (State Government). It will judge test takers/ candidates

  • Clear & Logical Exposition
  • Mental Alertness
  • Depth of interest
  • Leadership etc

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.