OPSC Recruitment 2022|Notification (Out for Group B), Eligibility, Syllabus

OPSC Recruitment 2022: OPSC Assistant Professor Teacher Education (English) interview schedule 2022 has been released. The interview will be held from July 12-16, 2022 onwards. OPSC AHO exam will be held on July 24, 2022 (Sunday). The admit card will be released soon on the OPSC website. The candidates would be able to download the admit card from the OPSC login page. OPSC is inviting online applications for the post of Assistant Agriculture Engineer in Class-II (Group-B). The last date to apply is August 12, 2022

OPSC Highlights 2022:

The important highlights of OPSC 2022 are given below:

Name of the examOPSC Combined Competitive Exam
Conducting bodyOdisha Public Service Commission
Exam modeonline
Levels in exam3
LanguageEnglish, and Odia
Article CategoryRecruitment
Official websitehttps://www.opsc.gov.in/Public/OPSC/Default.aspx

OPSC Upper Age Limit Relaxation Increased for 2021-2023 Exams

The upper age limit for the OPSC recruitment exams has been increased from 32 years to 38 years. Odisha Cabinet has made an amendment to the State Civil Services Rules, 1989 Act. This provision is applicable for the OPSC recruitment exams from 2021 to 2023. Check the category-wise upper age relaxation below in the table: Download Syllabus CHECK ELIGIBILITYDOWNLOAD EXAM GUIDE

CategoryUpper Age Limit (38 + Relaxation)
SC/ST/SEBC43 years (38 + 5)
Women of all categories43 years (38 + 5)
General PwD category48 (38+10)
SC/ST/SEBC PwD categories (including women) 53 years (38+10+5)

The Odisha Public Service Commission, or OPSC, is a state institution that conducts the Civil Service exam for entry-level positions in Odisha’s numerous government services. There is no official announcement declared for OPSC 2022 yet but one can refer to the official website for the latest news. A few of the examinations taken by the Odisha Public Service Commission includes:

  • Odisha Civil Service Exam
  • Odisha Judicial Service Exam
  • Odisha Education Services
  • Tourist Officer etc

The OPSC OCS Mains 2022 exam schedule will be released soon by the Odisha Public Service Commission on the official website.

What is OPSC?

The Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) is the state agency in charge of administering the Civil Services Examination for entry-level positions in Odisha’s various civil services. The roles and functions of the OPCS Commission are segmented into different categories including:Download SyllabusCHECK ELIGIBILITYDOWNLOAD EXAM GUIDE

  • The commission is responsible for laying new recruitment rules and amendments regarding recruitment and conditions of service of Group ‘B’ posts/services.
  • They are responsible for offering advice relating to the promotion of officers and fixation of inter-seniority, etc.
  • The commission appoints candidates for different posts available in Group ‘B’ jobs.

OPSC Exam Dates 2022:

The exam dates of OPSC 2022 along with other important dates are given below:

EventsOPSC Exam Dates (Tentative)
Official notice publicationTo Be Announced
Application form submission dateTo Be Announced
Assistant Section Officer (Group B) Application process start dateTo Be Announced
Assistant Section Officer (Group B) Application process last dateTo Be Announced
Admit cardTo Be Announced
Exam dateTo Be Announced
Results announcementTo Be Announced

OPSC OCS Mains Exam Dates 2020

Go through the OPSC OCS Mains exam dates 2020 in the following table:

Morning SessionAfternoon SessionDate
Odia Language English January 20, 2022
General Studies, Paper IGeneral Studies Paper-IIJanuary 21, 2022
English Essay —–January 22, 2022
History & Psychology-Paper IChemistry, Law, Mathematics, Statistics, Fisheries Science-Paper IJanuary 23, 2022
Pol Sci & IR, PA, Paper IAnthropology & Sociology, Paper IJanuary 24, 2022
Botany, Economics, Physics, Paper IAgriculture, Education, Animal Husbandary & Veterinary Science Paper IJanuary 25, 2022
Geography, Paper ICommerce & Accountancy, Management, Zoology Paper I January 27, 2022
Indian Language & Literature Paper IHome Science Paper I January 28, 2022
Forestry, Paper IGeology, Philosophy, Paper IJanuary 29, 2022
Pol Sci & IR, PA, Paper IIChemistry, Law, Mathematics, Statistics, Fisheries Science-Paper IIJanuary 31, 2022
Forestry Paper IIHome Science Paper-IIFebruary 1, 2022
Indian Language & Literature Paper-IICommerce & Accountancy, Management, Zoology Paper-IIFebruary 2, 2022
Geography Paper-IIAgriculture, Education, Animal Husbandary & Veterinary Science Paper-IIFebruary 3, 2022
Botany, Economics, Physics Paper-IIAnthropology & Sociology, Paper IIFebruary 4, 2022
Civil, Electrical, Mechanical. Agricultural Engineering Paper IIGeology & Philosophy Paper IIFebruary 6, 2022
Civil, Electrical, Mechanical. Agricultural Engineering Paper IHistory, Psychology, Paper-IIFebruary 8, 2022

OPSC Eligibility Criteria 2022

Indian candidates can apply for the exam. Here are the required detailed Eligibility Criteria are provided below:

OPSC Age Limit

  • The minimum age to appear for the exam is 21 years.
  • The maximum age for general category candidates is 32 years and for SC, ST candidates are 37 years.

OPSC Educational Requirements

  • Candidates must have holds a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Candidates who have passed SSC/HSC with Odia as the medium of instruction are also eligible to apply for the recruitment exam.
  • The applicant must be able to read, write, and communicate in Odia.

OPSC Eligibility: Number of Attempts:

  • Candidates belonging to General Category are eligible for only four attempts.
  • There is no limit on the number of attempts for SC/ST and PWD candidates.
  • Candidates belonging to Socially and Educationally Backward Classes are eligible for seven attempts.

OPSC Application Form 2022

The following steps can be kept in mind while filling the application form: Refer to the official website and click on the link related to the latest notifications.

  • Start the registration process.
  • Fill up the application form by providing all the required information.
  • Upload all the required documents in the prescribed format while applying.
  • Pay the application fees and submit the form.

OPSC 2022 Application Fees:

  • The candidates appearing for these exams need to pay a non-refundable amount of INR 500.
  • SC/ ST candidates of Odisha and persons having 40% disability don’t need to pay the application fee.

OPSC Admit Card 2022

The admit card for the OPSC 2022 exam will be released a few days before the exam date. One must have their admit card with them while appearing for the exam. Following are the steps one should follow to download the admit card:

  • Visit the official website of OPSC. (www.opsc.gov.in).
  • After that tap on the ‘Hall Ticket’ Link and write your credentials over there.
  • Tap on ‘Admit Card’
  • Take a printout of the Hall Ticket.

OPSC Recruitment Exam Centres 2022:

OPSC is held in 31 different centres across 10 major cities of Odisha in 5 zonal centres namely Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Balasore, and Sambalpur. The name of the zone will be presented on the admit card of the candidate. Some of the centres are mentioned below:

Serial NumbersExam Centres
1Public Nodal high school, balasore
2KC high school, berhampur
3Govt high school,unit-6,BBSR
4Madhusudan govt, ITI, Cuttack
5St. John’s School, Sambalpur, etc

OPSC Pattern

OPSC Recruitment Exam Pattern 2022

The OPSC exam consists of 3 stages and the students need to qualify for all three stages such as Prelims, Mains and Interview. Here is the exam pattern for the OPSC Prelims and Mains:

Stage1: OPSC Prelims Exam

The preliminary exam of OPSC consists of 2 papers, including MCQ types of questions. The duration of both the papers is 2 hours each. the candidates must get a minimum of 33% in Paper-II else their Paper I will not be evaluated.

Name of the subjectMarks
General Studies Paper-1200
General Studies Paper-2200

Stage 2: OPSC Mains Exam

The mains exam consists of 5 compulsory subjects and 4 optional papers/out of which the candidate has to select 2 optional papers. The subjects are mentioned below:

  • Odia language
  • English
  • English essay
  • General studies (2 pacers)
  • Two optional subjects

The exam patterns for the above subject is:

Name of the SubjectMarks
Odia Language(Paper 1)300
English (Paper2)300
English Essay (Paper3)300
General Studies 1(Paper 4)300
General Studies 2(Paper 5)300
Optional Papers(Paper 6,7,8,9)1200 (300 each)

Stage 3: OPSC Interview

Those who qualify for the mains examination as per the cutoff decided will be called for a personality test or interview. A total of 250 marks are allotted for the personality test.

This round is included to judge the below-mentioned traits of the candidates:

  • Intellectual qualities
  • Social traits
  • Current affairs
  • Intellectual and moral integrity etc.

The final list of selected candidates will be prepared based on the overall marks achieved in the Mains examination and personality test.

OPSC 2022 Exam Syllabus: Prelims

The Syllabus of OPSC Prelims 1 are given below:

General Studies Paper-1General science
Current events of national and international importance
General issues on environmental ecology, climate change and biodiversity
Economic and social development
Indian policy and governance
Indian and world geography
History of India and Indian national movement
General Studies Paper 2English language and comprehension skills
Basic numeracy and data interpretation
Mental ability
Logical reasoning and analytical ability
Decision making
Logical reasoning
Interpersonal skills

OPSC Mains Syllabus:

The Syllabus of OPSC Mains are given below:

Odia languageComprehension of a given passage
Precis writing
Translation from English to Odia
Grammar, usage, and vocabulary
Short Essay
Marks Expansion of an idea
EnglishComprehension of a given passage
Precis writing
Translation from Odia to English
Grammar, usage, and vocabulary
Short Essay
Marks Expansion of an idea
General Studies-1History of Modern India and Indian Culture
Geography of India
Latest National issues and topics of social relevance
Legal and environmental issues
General Studies-2India and the World
Indian Economy
International Affairs & Institutions
Developments in the field of science & technology, space, and communications
Statistical Analysis, Graphs & Diagram

OPSC Mains Optional Subjects:

The List of Optional Subjects for OPSC 2022 are given below:

Civil engineeringEducationMathematicsChemistry
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary ScienceFisheries ScienceForestryHome Science
AnthropologyMechanical EngineeringPhilosophyPublic Administration
Agriculture EngineeringGeographyPhysicsAgriculture
BotanyGeologyHistoryPolitical Science & International Relations
PsychologySociology Commerce and AccountancyIndian Language & LiteratureCommerce and Accountancy
StatisticsLawEconomicsElectrical Engineering

The candidate needs to choose the 2 optional subjects from the above-given subjects.

The following optional subject combination will not be permitted.

  1. Civil Engineering, Agriculture Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering
  2. Maths and Stats
  3. Anthropology and Sociology
  4. Political Science, Public Administration, and International Relations
  5. Commerce and Accounts, and Management
  6. Agriculture and Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
  7. Psychology and Education
  8. Odia, Hindi, Persian, Urdu, English, Sanskrit,
  9. Public Administration and Management

OPSC Recruitment Results 2022

The result of the OPSC Examination will be released by OPSC (Odisha Public Service Commission) on its official website, i.e., www.opsc.gov.in. Candidates can visit the official website and check their results easily. The cut-off for the OPSC examination will be released in three stages; Prelims, Mains, and interviews. Candidates will be shortlisted for the jobs only after clearing the minimum cut-off criteria for all three stages.

How to Check OPSC Result 2022?

  • The candidates will need to visit the official website of OPSC.
  • Then click on the result tab available on the right side of the page.
  • Submit the details asked and the OPSC Recruitment result will appear on the screen.

OPSC Cutoff Marks:

We have provided the cut off marks for the year 2019 to have a better understanding:

OPSC Cutoff Marks 2019:

The Cutoff Marks for OPSC 2019 are given below:

CategoryPrelimsMains + Interview

OPSC 2019 Final Cutoff (Sub-Categories)

The Cutoff Marks for OPSC 2019 (Sub-Categories) are given below:


OPSC Recruitment Selection Process 2022

The OPSC selection process is decided based on 3 stages: Prelims, Mains, and personality tests. The candidate needs to clear all three stages to be eligible for Group A and B services.

Stage 1:

  • The candidates will have to clear the Prelims exam to be eligible for further rounds of the selection process.
  • The candidates will have to score a minimum of 33 marks on paper 2 to get paper 1 evaluated.

Stage 2:

  • Then, the shortlisted candidates after the prelims exam will have to appear for the Mains examination of OPSC.
  • The candidates will have to score a minimum cutoff mark specified by the commission to be eligible for further rounds.

Stage 3:

  • The final and the last stage in the OPSC selection process is the Interview which is called the Personality Test.
  • The personality test is conducted for 250 marks and there is no minimum cutoff fixed by commission for the personality test. The candidates will be selected based on the interview performance.

OPSC 2022 Salary:

The salary details of OPSC 2022 are given below:

PostPay scale
Odisha Police ServiceINR 56,100
Odisha Finance ServiceINR 56,100
Odisha Administrative ServiceINR 56,100
Accounts Service and Odisha TaxationINR 44,900
Odisha Cooperative ServiceINR 44,900
Odisha Employment ServiceINR 44,900
Odisha Revenue ServiceINR 44,900

OPSC preparation is one of the most important exams to get recruited in Group A and B services. To crack the exam, one has to start preparing for the exam as early as possible to avoid tensions and panic attacks. Here are some of the preparation tips one can follow:

Before starting the preparation, one should check the exam syllabus and exam pattern. make short notes. Practice the sample papers and give as many mock tests as possible.

OPSC Recruitment FAQs:

How do I clear my OPSC exam?

 Firstly the candidates must understand the exam pattern and syllabus and the expected cutoff for the exam. Then accordingly, the candidates need to learn in their weak and strong areas.

Will my marks be deducted for my wrong answer?

Yes, ¼ marks will be deducted for each wrong answer ticked. so the candidate must tick only those answers which they are very sure of.

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