OPSC is conducting this examination for recruitment to the posts and services coming under the Odisha Civil Services (Group A and Group B). The link for registration/re-registration and payment of examination fee will be available between January 12 and February 11. The last date for submission of registered online application is February 18.
After qualifying the OCS examination with good ranks, the candidates will be appointed in 392 vacant Group-A and Group-B posts. A total of 137 posts of Odisha Administrative Service (OAS) group-A (junior branch) services will be filled up through this examination.
According to the eligibility conditions, the candidates should hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized institute or university. The applicant should also be able to read, write and speak Odia.
A candidate is required to pay a non-refundable and non-adjustable fee of Rs 500. The candidates belonging to SC and ST of Odisha by birth only and persons with disability, whose permanent disability is 40 per cent or more are exempted from payment of this fee.
An applicant must have attained the age of 21 years and must not be above the age of 32 years as on January 1, 2020, that means he/she must not have been born earlier than January 2, 1988, and not later than January 1, 1999. The upper age limit is relaxed by five years for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/SEBC/women/ex-serviceman and by 10 years for PwDs whose permanent disability is 40 per cent or more.
The OCS examination will consist of three steps- preliminary examination, main examination and personality test or interview. The preliminary examination will consist of two papers of objective types (multiple choice questions) and each paper shall be of two hours duration carrying 200 marks each.