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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    OSCB Recruitment
  • Exam Duration
    Prelims: 1 hour Mains: 140 minutes
  • Official Website
    www.odishascb.com
  • Total Marks
    Prelims: 100 Mains: 160
  • Total No. of Questions
    Prelims: 100 Mains: 160
  • Marking Scheme
    0.25 marks for each incorrect answer.
Exam Dates
  • Official Notification
    December 29, 2021
  • Start of Registration Process
    December 29, 2021
  • End of Registration Process
    January 17, 2022
  • Admit Card Release Date
    February 24, 2022
  • Exam Date
    Prelims: March 13, 2022 Mains: April/May 2022
  • Result
    To be announced
Eligibilty Criteria

OSCB Recruitment Educational Qualification

Candidates must be graduates in any specialization from a recognized university to apply for different posts under OSCB recruitment 2022.

OSCB Recruitment Age Limit

Candidates who would like to apply for OSCB Recruitment 2022 must be between the ages of 21 and 32 years old. Candidates who belong to one of the following reserved groups are eligible for age relaxation.

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST/Women Candidates 5 years
PWD Candidates 10 years
Ex-servicemen Depending on their extent of defense service
Exam Pattern
  • The total duration of the OSCB Examination for the Preliminary and Main Examination is 200 minutes.
  • There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer.
  • Each question carries 1 mark.
  • The question paper will be of the objective type.

Preliminary Exam

It will be an online examination with 100 questions subdivided into three sections that must be completed in 60 minutes. Each question carries a 1 mark. There will be a 20-minute sectional time limit for each section.

Subject Number of Questions Marks Time Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

Mains Exam

It will be an online examination with 160 questions subdivided into four sections that must be completed in 140 minutes. Each question carries a 1 mark. 30 minutes will be provided for the General Awareness Section, 35 minutes for Reasoning Ability and Quantitative Aptitude, and 40 minutes for the General English Section.

Subject Number of Question Marks Time Duration
General and Financial Awareness 40 40 30 Minutes
General English 40 40 40 Minutes
Reasoning Ability 40 40 35 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 40 40 35 Minutes
Total 160 160 140 minutes

Viva Voce Test

Candidates who qualify for both papers will be required to participate in a Viva Voce. The results of the preliminary and main tests, as well as the performance in the Viva Voce, will be used to make the final decision on selection in the OSCB Recruitment 2022.

Syllabus
Subject Important Topics
Quantitative Aptitude
  • Averages
  • Numbers and Ages
  • Profit and Loss
  • Mensuration
  • Problems on Numbers
  • Simple & Compound Interest
  • Boats and Streams
  • Areas
  • Volumes
  • Percentages
  • Time and Distance
  • Probability
  • Simple Equations
  • Problems on Trains
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Mixtures and Allegations
  • Problems on LCM and HCF
  • Time and Work
  • Simplification and Approximation
Reasoning Ability
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Input-Output
  • Blood Relations
  • Syllogism
  • Tabulation
  • Puzzle
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Order & Ranking
  • Distance-Direction
  • Alphabet Test
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Logical Reasoning
General English
  • Prepositions
  • Fill in the blank
  • Active & Passive Voice
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Passage Completion
  • Sentence Arrangement
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Substitution& Error Correction
  • Spotting Errors
  • Para Completion
General and Financial Awareness
  • Static GK – (Dams, Sanctuaries, National Parks, Stadiums, Airports, Country, Capital & Currency)
  • Current Affairs
  • Indian Financial System
  • Indian Banking System
  • Banking Awareness
  • Banking History
  • Monetary Plans
  • Economic News
  • National and International Institutions
  • Bank Terms & Abbreviations Government Schemes
  • Banking Agreements Sports News
  • Awards Books and Authors
  • Power Plants in India

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