OPSC Odisha Civil Services Exam 2018

Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) has announced the OPSC Odisha Civil Services Exam 2018  on September 03, 2018, with the announcement of 218 vacancies. The candidate has to submit the online application form till October 03, 2018 at opsc.gov.in. Candidates have to pay Rs. 300/– for completing the application form. The candidates will be scaled on Preliminary, Main and Interview, in which preliminary is set to hold on October 28, 2018. Those who will fill the form in time will able to download the admit card for OPSC Odisha Civil Services Exam 2018  Prelims from the official website. Through this exam, OPSC will recruit candidates for Administrative, Police, Finance, Co-Operative, Employment, Revenu, and Taxation & Accounts Services. Get here entire details of OPSC Odisha Civil Services Exam 2018 like eligibility, application process, selection procedure, the scale of pay etc.

OPSC Odisha Civil Services Exam 2018

As of now, GPSC has released the dates of prelims examination and application procedure. Rest of the dates are not announced yet. As soon as Commission releases the dates we will update the page here.

Odisha OPSC Civil Services 2018 Important Dates
Commencement of Online Application 03 Sep 2018
Last date to submit online application 03 Oct 2018
Last date to submit application fee 05 Oct 2018
Availability of prelims admit card To be announced
Conduction of prelims exam 28 Oct 2018
Releasing of Answer key To be announced
Declaration of the result (Preliminary) To be announced
Issuance of main admit card To be announced
The main examination will be held on To be announced
The announcement of the main result To be announced
Availability of admit card for interview To be announced
Conduction of Personality Test (Interview) To be announced
Declaration of final result To be announced

Vacancy Distribution of OPSC Odisha Civil Services 2018

This time the Commission has introduced 218 vacancies. The total 218 vacancies are distributed under different services. The services are

  • Administrative Services
  • Police Services
  • Finance Services
  • Co-Operative Services
  • Employment Services
  • Revenue
  • Taxation and Accounts

OPSC Odisha Civil Services Exam 2018   Application, Exam Date, Pattern, Syllabus

Eligibility Criteria of OPSC Odisha Civil Services 2018

The candidates who will meet the eligibility criteria are able to apply for the Services. The eligibility norms set by the Commission are as follows

Nationality: An Indian citizen is eligible to apply.

Age Limit: A candidate whose age is between 21 to 32 years on January 01, 2018 can apply. However, age relaxation is also applicable here as per government rules.

Educational Details: The candidate should have complete the Bachelor’s Degree.

Knowledge of Odia:

  • The candidate must be able to read, write and speak Odia.
  • The candidates should pass middle school examination with one subject Odia.

Number of Attempts:

  • Every eligible candidate can attempt the exam four times.
  • In case of SC/ST, there is no restriction on attempts if eligible.
  • In case of OBC, the limit increases to seven times. 

Application Form of OPSC Odisha Civil Services 2018

The application process is on the go, hence the eligible candidates can apply on opsc.gov.in. All the candidates should submit the application form before the specified time. The form is to be filled online by the candidates. Apart from that, no other mode is available to apply. The candidates have to submit the application fee for completing the application form.

Application Fee

Category of Candidate Application Fee
Unreserved category candidates Rs. 300/-
SC/ST/PWD candidates of Odisha No application fee

Mode of Application Fee & Form

The mode of submitting application fee is online. The candidates have to generate the e-challan while filling the application form. Later the challan has to be submitted in SBI (Any Branch).

The mode of submitting an application form is combined online as well as offline. the candidates have to fill the online form correctly. At last the duly filled application form along with all attachments should be submitted to OPSC.

Admit Card of OPSC Odisha Civil Services 2018

After completion of the application process, OPSC will issue the admit card on opsc.gov.in. The candidates who will have submitted the application form correctly in time will get admit card.

At first, the commission will release the admit card for Preliminary examination, then for the Main examination at last for Personality Test. Because these three stages will complete the recruitment.

Hence one by one, when prelims will over the qualifiers get the admit card for mains, similarly when mains will over the qualifiers of mian examination be issued the admit card for personality test.

Center for Preliminary & Main Examination

  • Balasore
  • Baharampur
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Cuttack
  • Sambhalpur

Exam Pattern for OPSC Odisha Civil Services 2018

The entire selection has been divided into three stages of examination. The entire exam carries 3250 marks.

  • Preliminary Examination – 400 marks
  • Main Examination – 2600 marks
  • Interview (Personality Test) – 250 marks

Scheme of Preliminary Examination

Mode of Exam: Offline
Nature of EXam: Objective type

Name of Subject Marks
General Studies I 200
General Studies II 200

Scheme of Main Examination

The mian exam has 09 papers. In which 05 are compulsory. Candiadstea has to choose two subjects which each of paper have two papers.

Nature of examination is descriptive conventional essay type.

Paper Name of Subject Marks
Compulsory subjects
I Odia Language 300
II English 300
III English Essay 200
IV General Studies I 300
V General Studies II 300
Optional Subjects (two subjects are to be chosen) 1200 marks
Total Marks 2600 marks

List of Optional subject in the main examination.

OPSC Odisha Civil Services Exam 2018   Application, Exam Date, Pattern, Syllabus


(Personality Test)

It carries 250 marks, The mian aim to conduct an interview is to assess the candidate’s intelligence and suitability for the exam.

Syllabus of OPSC Odisha Civil Services 2018

After getting the idea about the examination pattern, the next most important thing is the syllabus. The syllabus is like the fuel for the preparation. Hence we are providing the file of detailed syllabus of prelims and main examination here.

Click here if above link for the syllabus is not working.

Answer Key for OPSC Odisha Civil Services 2018 (Prelims)

As soon as the prelims examination will over, Odisha Public Service Commission will release the answer key for the examination. The candidates should note that The commission will release the admit card for prelims only. As the prelims examination is the only one which will be objective in nature. the main examination is conventional essay type. After releasing of answer key the candidates who will appear in the exam will able to cross-check their marked answer with the answer key.

With help of answer key, the candidates can estimate their chances of selection and can calculate estimated marks.

Result of OPSC Odisha Civil Services 2018

Like, admit card Commission will declare the result for each phase separately. At first, the result for prelims will be declared after conduction of exam. Similarly, the candidates who will appear in main the interview will able to check the result one by one.

The mode of getting the result will be online. Except for this OPSC will not introduce any other method for the same. OPSC will declare the result on its official website at opsc.gov.in. The candidates have to provide the login credentials for checking the result.

At last, when all the stages of the exam will complete, the Commission will prepare the final merit list of the selected candidates.

Selection Procedure of OPSC Odisha Civil Services 2018

As of now, candidates must have the exact idea about the selection procedure but they may be familiar with the minimum qualifying marks of each stage.

Minimum Qualifying marks in prelims

Prelims carry two subjects. GS I and II, in which General Studies II is qualifying in nature. Hence the marks obtained in GS II will not be added to the final merit list. However, the candidates have to obtain minimum 33% marks in GS II, for the evaluation of GS – I paper.

If any candidates fail to obtain 33% marks then he/her GS – I paper will not be evaluated.

Document Verification At the Time of OPSC Odisha Civil Services Interview

The candidates who will complete the journey till the interview have to produce all original documents. It is mandatory to carry all those documents which are used in the application form, at the time of personality test for document verification. Check the list of the documents for the documents verification.

  • HSC /10th or equivalent certificate.
  • 12th pass certificate.
  • Bachelor’s Degree certificate issued by the concerned university.
  • Certificate of any other higher education
  • Caste certificate (if applicable)
  • Certificate of disability
  • Odisha pass test certificate issued by the competent authority
  • Certificate of Ex-serviceman
  • 02 recent passport size photographs
  • OPSC copy of challan (pay ib slip of SBI)

Pay Scale Under OPSC Odisha Civil Services 2018

At last, when the recruitment will over the selected candidates be paid as per the pay scale approved by Government of India. Check the pay scale as per the post.

Post Under Group A

Name of Service Under OPSC Scale of Pay
Administrative Services (Junior Branch) Rs. 56100/- in Level 12 in Cell 1 in Pay Matrix
Police Services (Junior Branch)
Finance Services (Junior Branch)

Post Under Group B

Name of Service Under OPSC Scale of Pay
Co-Operative Services Rs. 44,900/- in Level 10 in Cell 1 in Pay Matrix
Revenue Services
Taxation & Accounts Services
Employment Services

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Official Website: www.opsc.gov.in

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