Odisha Public Service Commission conducts Odisha civil service examination to recruit candidates for state services. The candidates are recruited for Group A and Group B services of state government. The various position of the general administration and police officers are filled by the examination.
As per the OPSC Exam Pattern, it has three stages:
The preliminary exam consists of two papers. The exam is objective type (multiple choice question) and each exam shall be of 2 hours duration.
Paper I: The paper I consist of General studies questions. The duration of the exam is 2 hours and the total marks are 200. The merit list for the mains exam will be based on the marks obtained in the Paper I.
Paper II: The Paper II consist of aptitude questions. The duration of the exam is 2 hours and the total marks will be 200. The paper II is qualifying in nature and the candidates have to score 33% in the Paper II otherwise there Paper I will not be evaluated.
The Mains exam consists of five compulsory paper and four optional paper for which candidates have to select two optional subjects.
The candidates for the personality test will be selected on the basis of the merit list prepared based on the marks obtained in the mains exam. The personality test will be of 250 marks. The final list of recommended candidates will be based on the cumulative marks obtained in Mains exam and the personality test.
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