What is the OPSC Civil Services Exam Pattern and the Syllabus?

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The Odisha Public Service Commission Civil Service examination is a three-tier examination consisting of following phases

  • Preliminary Examination (Objective Type Questions)
  • Main Examination (Descriptive Papers)
  • Personality Test

Preliminary Test

OPSC Prelims exam will have two papers on General Studies of 200 marks each and candidate has to secure minimum 33% marks in the General Studies Paper-II to get eligible for paper-I evaluation.

Paper Name Subject Name Max Marks
Paper-I General Studies 200
Paper-II General Studies 200

Paper NameSubjectMaximum Marks

The prelim exam is just qualifying nature, means the marks in this exam won’t be counted in the final merit list for the selection in the civil services post.

The date of Odisha Public Service Commission preliminary exam is 28 October 2018.

Main Examination

The applicants, who qualify the prelims exam, get the chance to appear in the OPSC main examination. The applicants have to face the following examination in the OPSC mains test

Paper Name Subject Name Max Marks
Paper-I Odia Language 300
Paper-II English 300
Paper-III English Essay 200
Paper-IV General Studies-I 300
Paper-V General Studies-II 300
Paper-VI Optional Subject-I 300
Paper-VII Optional Subject-I 300
Paper-VIII Optional Subject-II 300
Paper-IX Optional Subject-II 300
Total 2600

Candidate needs to select two optional paper for the main exam. Each optional subject will have two papers of 300 marks each that to be attended with general papers.

OPSC Personal Interview

The mains qualified outstanding candidates to get the chance to appear in the personality test which will be conducted by a board formed by the Odisha Public Service Commission. It will be of total 250 marks to judge the candidate on the following parameters.

  • Mental Ability
  • Intellectual Ability
  • Knowledge of Current Affairs
  • Critical Power of Assimilation
  • Balance of Judgment
  • Social Cohesion
  • Leadership

The final selection will be on the basis of performance in the Odisha PSC Mains examination and the personal interview stage. So candidates not only to clear cut off for the exam but also they have to score good marks to get a decent position in the final merit list.

You can download the OPSC official exam pattern amd syllabus from the attched PDF file.

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