The Odisha Public Service Commission has recently released the advertisement for OPSC Medical Officer Recruitment 2019 to fill 1950 vacancies of Medical Officer (Assistant Surgeon) posts in Group A (Junior Branch) of the Odisha Medical & Health Services Cadre under Health & Family Welfare Department. The application form submission window will be open from 10 Jan to 31 Jan 2019, during which aspiring candidates should register their applications at the official website of the OPSC, ie. opsc.gov.in. Candidates seeking to work in the public sector of the Odisha State Government, especially as a Medical Officer should keep reading this page as the sections below will detail out the entire process of recruitment the OPSC undertakes for the OPSC Medical Officer (Assistant Surgeon) Recruitment 2019.
OPSC Medical Officer Recruitment 2019
Interested and Eligible candidates can now apply for the vacancies in Medical Officer Posts in the Health & Family Welfare Department through Odisha Public Service Commission Recruitment 2019 through the filling of the Proforma Application that will be available on the Official Website of the OPSC ie. www.opsc.gov.in through 10 January to 31 January 2019. The official advertisement released by the OPSC emphasizes the following events and dates for the oncoming OPSC Medical Officer (Assistant Surgeon) Recruitment 2019 and candidates should remember this schedule and order of events in order to prepare themselves accordingly.
|Events for OPSC MO Recruitment 2019||Dates|
|Starting of Application Form submission||10 Jan 2019|
|Last date of Application Form submission||31 Jan 2019|
|Last date for Payment of Examination Fee||04 Feb 2019|
|Admit Card||To be announced|
|Date of Written Test||17 Feb 2019 (Tentative date)|
|Result||To be announced|
|Category||No. of Posts|
|Unreserved / General||838 (251 – w)|
|Scheduled Caste||435 (131 – w)|
|Scheduled Tribe||677 (203 – w)|
|Total||1950 (585 – w)|
Table 1 : General Reservations for Unreserved, SC and ST
Out of the total 1950 vacancies mentioned above, there will also be reservations for Sports Persons and Persons with Disabilities. Candidates belonging to these categories shall be adjusted with the categories listed in Table 1.
|Sub-Category||No. of Posts|
|Sports Person||20 (06 – w)|
|Person with Disabilities (PwD)||78 (26 – w)|
|(a) O.A. (One arm)||26 (09 – w)|
|(b)O.L. (One Leg)||26 (09 – w)|
|(c)B.L. (MNR)||26 (09 – w)|
Table 2 : Reservations for Sports Person and Person with Disabilities
OPSC Medical Officer Recruitment 2019 Eligibility Criteria
The OPSC is very strict when it comes to accepting applications from prospective candidates about their qualifications and age limit. Hence it has prescribed a fixed eligibility criteria that the applicants must check before applying for the vacancies that have opened for Medical Officer (Assistant Surgeon) posts. The eligibility criteria has been elaborated in the following sections.
Academic Qualification Eligibility
- The candidate must have acquired an MBBS or any equivalent Degree from a Medical College or Medical Institution recognized by the Medical Council of India.
- The candidate must have a valid registration certificate under the Odisha Medical “Registration Rules 1965”; and
- Conversion certificates recognized by Medical Council of India (MCI) (only for candidates having Degrees from a Foreign National University.
Age Limit Eligibility
A candidate must have attained the age of 21 (Twenty one) years and must not be above the age of 32 (Thirty two) years as on 1st January 2019 i.e he/she must have born not earlier than 2nd January 1985 and not later than 1st January 1996. Age relaxation shall be as per Govt. Rules prescribed for the purpose.
- The upper age limit prescribed in the Age Limit eligibility can be relaxed by 5 years for candidates belonging to the categories of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Women, Ex-servicemen
- The upper age limit prescribed in the Age Limit eligibility can be relaxed by cumulative 10 years for candidates belonging to Physically Handicapped category, whose permanent disability is 40% or more.
Note: For Age Relaxation, appropriate certificates proving that the candidate falls under the category, as claimed by the candidate, must be presented upon being asked.
OPSC Medical Officer Recruitment 2019 Application Form
The Application Form to apply for OPSC Medical Officer (Assistant Surgeon) Recruitment is now open. To apply for the 1950 Vacancies that have opened for the year 2019, candidates are advised to check their Eligibility status first and upon seeing that they fulfill every requirement in the prescribed eligibility criteria, they should start filling their application form ASAP! The online application form is available on the official website of the Odisha Public Service Commission i.e. www.opsc.gov.in. or use the link provided below.
Application Fee: A candidate is required to pay a non-refundable and non-adjustable fees of Rs. 500/- (Rupees Five Hundred) only, as an examination fee to have their application forms registered with the OPSC official website to consider them as an applicant. Candidate belonging to SC / ST of Odisha State and Persons with Disabilities are exempted from paying this fee.
OPSC Medical Officer Recruitment 2019 Admit Card
The Selection of candidates for recruitment to the posts of Medical Officers (Assistant Surgeon) will be made on the basis of the written test. The Admit Card that will be required to appear in the Written Test will be issued online to those candidates whose applications will be found to be fulfilling the eligibility criteria, without any shortcomings that had been filled well before the last date of submission of application forms set by the OPSC. Candidates who have been issued with the Written Test Admit card will be able to download their admit cards from their individual logins from the official website of the Odisha Public Service Commission. This is the sole document that is the most important for a candidate to carry to their written test for OPSC Medical Officer (Assistant Surgeon) Recruitment 2019, without which they will fail to appear in the exam and subsequently lose their candidature.
OPSC Medical Officer Recruitment 2019 Exam Pattern
The written examination is the sole basis upon which the eligible candidates will be recruited into the Medical Officer (Assistant Surgeon) Posts that are vacant in Odisha state. Hence the difficulty level will be set accordingly. The syllabus set for OPSC MO (AS) Recruitment Written Test is the same as per MCI Syllabus for the MBBS degree. The written examination shall have one paper carrying 200 marks for which the time duration allotted will be 3 hours. There will be a total of 200 questions which will be objective type multiple choice questions (MCQ). There will be no negative marking for wrong answers, so candidates can attempt all questions.
The distribution of marks across various disciplines happens in the following pattern:
|Skin & VD||05|
Note: The qualifying marks – 50% for Unreserved, 45% for PwD and 40% for SC and ST in aggregate taking together both career and written test mark.
The written examination will be held at Cuttack / Bhubaneswar.
OPSC Medical Officer Recruitment 2019 Selection Process
The selection of candidates for OPSC Medical Officer Recruitment 2019 to the posts of Medical Officer (Assistant Surgeon) will be made on the basis of the written test. The qualifying marks will be decided by the Commission. Those candidates who qualify in the written test will have to submit the hard copy / printout of their application form, which is referred to as the ‘Challan’, along with other documents that attest to the validity of their candidature like their educational certificates from the 10th Standard (for date of birth), mark sheets and degrees and their registration certificate from the Medical Council of Odisha proving them as a registered medical practitioner qualified to practise medical service in the Odisha state.
For more information about the OPSC Medical Officer (Assistant Surgeon) Recruitment 2019, download and read the Official Advertisement released by the OPSC as on 5 Jan 2019.
Official Website: opsc.gov.in