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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    Odisha Public Service Commission
  • Exam Frequency
    Once a year
  • Official Website
  • Medium of the exam
    English, and Odia
  • Exam Dates
    To be announced
Exam Dates
  • Start of Registration Process
    To be announced
  • End of Registration Process
    To be announced
  • Admit Card Release Date
    To be announced
  • Declaration of Result
    To be announced
Exam Pattern

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 subject Marks
General Studies Paper-1 200
General Studies Paper-2 200

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 Subject Marks
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.


The Syllabus of OPSC Prelims 1 are given below:

Papers Topics
General Studies Paper-1
  • General 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 2
  • English 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:

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

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