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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    OPSC Geologist Recruitment Exam
  • Mode of Conduction
    offline
  • Exam Duration
    270 minutes total
  • Exam Frequency
    Once a year
  • Official Website
    Odisha Public Service Commission|OPSC
  • Medium of the exam
    Offline
Exam Dates
  • Official Notification
    September 2022
  • Start of Registration Process
    2nd week of September 2022
  • End of Registration Process
    5th week of October 2022
  • Admit Card Release Date
    To be announced
Eligibilty Criteria
Eligibility Criteria Details
Educational qualification
  1. A second class Master's Degree in Geology or Applied Geology or Earth Science from any recognized University in India.
  2. Must be able to speak, read and write Odia.

Mandatory requirements, any one of the following:

  • Middle School examination with Odia as a language subject, or
  • Matriculation or equivalent examination with Odia as a language medium, or
  • Class VII final examination with Odia as a language subject, or
  • Tested and passed an Odia Middle English School Standard test administered by the School and Mass Education Department.
Age
  • Minimum age: 21 years
  • Maximum age: 32 years

This should be the age of the candidate on 01st January 2022.

Relaxation in age
  • 5 years for SC/ ST candidates
  • 10 years for PWD candidates
  • 15 years for SC/ST PWD candidates
Nationality Indian
Exam Pattern

The OPSC Geologist Recruitment exam is conducted in two parts: Paper 1 & Paper 2.

Paper part Paper 1 Paper 2
Mode of exam Offline Offline
Number of Sections 1 1
Name of Sections General Study and awareness Geology subject
Questions in each question 75 questions. 150 questions
Duration of the Examination 90 minutes 180 minutes
Maximum number of marks 150 300
Marking Scheme
  • 2 marks each for the correct answer
  • 0 mark for unattempted answer marked
  • -0.5 for the wrong answer
  • 2 marks each for a correct answer
  • 0 mark for unattempted answer marked
  • -0.5 for the wrong answer
Syllabus

The syllabus for the exam has been mentioned in the table below.

General Study and awareness Geology subject based
  • Current Affairs
  • Sports
  • History
  • Geography
  • General Science
  • Political Science
  • Economics,
  • Sociology
  • Astrophysics
  • Space Science, etc
  • Geomorphology
  • Remote Sensing
  • Structural Geology
  • Geodynamics
  • Stratigraphy
  • Paleontology
  • Igneous Petrology
  • Sedimentology
  • Metamorphic Petrology
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Geographical Information System
  • Ground Water Hydrology

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