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
- Taxation and Accounts
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.
|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
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|
|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.
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.
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|
|Taxation & Accounts Services|
Official Website: www.opsc.gov.in