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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    OSSSC Group C Recruitment Exam/ OSSSC Nursing Officer Recruitment Exam/OSSSC Pharmacist Recruitment Exam/OSSSC Radiographer Recruitment Exam
  • Exam Duration
    Group C Posts: 3 hours Nursing Officer Post: 2 hours Pharmacist: 2 hours Radiographer: 2 hours
  • Official Website
    https://www.osssc.gov.in/
Eligibilty Criteria

The eligibility criteria for different posts are provided in the official notification of the OSSSC Recruitment Exam 2022. If a notification for a particular post is not yet released, candidates can always refer to the previous year’s eligibility criteria and plan accordingly.

The eligibility criteria for the different posts for which OSSSC Recruitment Exam 2022 is conducted are discussed below:

Age Criteria for OSSSC Group C Recruitment Exam 2022

The table below illustrates the age limits prescribed for the various OSSSC Group C posts:

Post Name Age Limit (As of 1/1/2022)
Statistical Field Surveyor Lower Age Limit - 21 years Upper Age Limit - 32 years
Assistant Revenue Inspector Lower Age Limit - 21 years Upper Age Limit - 32 years
Amin Lower Age Limit - 21 years Upper Age Limit - 32 years
Forest Guards Lower Age Limit - 18 years Upper Age Limit - 32 years
Excise Constable Lower Age Limit - 21 years Upper Age Limit - 32 years

Educational Qualification for OSSSC Group C Recruitment Exam 2022

For a candidate to be eligible for a certain OSSSC Group C post, he/she must have the below mentioned educational qualification.

Post Name Minimum Educational Qualification
Statistical Field Surveyor Must have completed Higher Secondary Education (10+2) from a recognized board or equivalent
Assistant Revenue Inspector Must have completed Higher Secondary Education (10+2) from a recognized board or a Diploma in Engineering from an institution under State Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training, Odisha which is affiliated to AICTE along with knowledge of computers
Amin Must have completed Higher Secondary Education (10+2) from a recognized board or a Diploma in Engineering from an institution under the State Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training, Odisha which is affiliated to AICTE with knowledge of computers
Forest Guards Must have completed HSCE (10+) from a recognized board or equivalent
Excise Constable Must have completed Matriculation or HSC or Equivalent
  • The candidate should be an Indian national.
  • The candidates are also required to fulfill the Physical Standard Measurement criteria prescribed by the commission to be eligible for the OSSSC Group C posts.

Eligibility Criteria for Nursing Officer, Pharmacist, and Radiographer Posts

The eligibility criteria for the posts of Nursing Officer, Pharmacist, and Radiographer are mentioned in the table below:

Post Name Eligibility Criteria Minimum Requirement
Nursing Officer Age Limit (As of 9/5/2022) Lower Age Limit - 21 years Upper Age Limit - 38 years
Educational Qualifications
  • Must have completed HSC (10+2) or its equivalent
  • Must have a Diploma in GNM/BSc. Nursing from a medical college in Odisha or from an institution recognized by Indian Nursing Council
  • Ability to read, speak and write Odia is a must. Must have passed middle school with Odia as a language or Matriculation with Odia as a medium of communication.
  • Must pass the ME School Standard Test conducted by the School and Mass Education Department.
Nationality Indian
Pharmacist Age Limit (As of 01/01/2022) Lower Age Limit - 21 years Upper Age Limit - 38 years
Educational Qualifications
  • Must have passed HSC (10+2) with Science
  • Must have a Diploma in Pharmacy from a recognized medical college or institution
Nationality Indian
Radiographer Age Limit Lower Age Limit - 21 years Upper Age Limit - 32 years
Educational Qualifications
  • Must have passed HSC(10+2) Science examination, Odisha
  • Must have a Diploma in Medical Radiation Technology (DMRT) from an institution that is recognized by the Government of Odisha or is affiliated with AICTE
  • Must read, speak and write Odia
  • Must have passed middle school with Odia as a subject or cleared matriculation with Odia as the medium of examination
  • Must pass the ME School Standard Test conducted by the School and Mass Education Department.
Nationality Indian
Experience
  • Must have registered in the Radiographer’s Council in Odisha
  • Must have a valid registration certificate at the time of applying for the exam.
Exam Pattern

The table below consolidates the exam pattern of the OSSSC Recruitment exam for different posts.

Post Name Group C posts Nursing Officer Pharmacist Radiographer
Mode of Exam Offline Offline Offline Offline
Number of sections 5 4 4 4
Name of Sections Arithmetic, General Knowledge, English, Odia, Computer GNM/ BSc. Nursing Course Questions, Questions related to practical skills, Arithmetic (HSC Standard), English (HSC Standard) Relevant Subject, Questions based on Practical Skills, Arithmetic, English Questions based on the syllabus of the Diploma in Medical Radiation Technology, Questions on Practical Expertise, Arithmetic (HSC Standard), English (HSC Standard)
Exam Duration 3 hours 2 hours 2 hours 2 hours
Maximum Number of Questions 180 100 100 100
Type of Questions Multiple-Choice Questions Multiple-Choice Questions Multiple-Choice Questions Multiple-Choice Questions
Maximum Marks 180 100 100 100
Marking Scheme 1 mark for every correct answer 0.5 mark deducted for every incorrect answer 1 mark for every correct answer 0.25 mark deducted for every incorrect answer 1 mark for every correct answer 0.25 mark deducted for every incorrect answer 1 mark for every correct answer 0.25 mark deducted for every incorrect answer
Language of the Paper English, Odia English English English

OSSSC Group C Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for the OSSSC Group C posts along with the distribution of marks is shown in the table below:

Subject Number of Questions Marks
Arithmetic 40 40
General Knowledge 40 40
English 40 40
Odia 20 20
Computer 40 40
Syllabus

It is very crucial to have a clear understanding of the exam syllabus for effective exam preparation. Candidates are advised to stay well aware of the exam syllabus before starting their exam preparation. Mentioned in the tables below is the post-wise exam syllabus for OSSSC recruitment exams.

OSSSC Group C Syllabus 2022

Syllabus for OSSSC Recruitment Exam 2022 for Group C Posts (Statistical Field Surveyor, Assistant Revenue Inspector, Forest Guard, Amin, and Excise Constable)

Subject Topics
Arithmetic
  • Boats and Streams
  • Probability
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Numbers and Ages
  • Simplification and Approximation
  • Problems on Trains
  • Simple Interest
  • Area
  • Mensuration
  • Simple Equations
  • Races and Games
  • Time and Distance
  • Compound Interest
  • Profit and Loss
  • Averages
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Indices and Surds
  • Partnership problems (Time and Work)
  • LCM and HCF
  • Volumes of different Shapes
  • Number Problems
  • Odd One Out
  • Mixtures and Alligations
  • Percentages
  • Permutations and Combinations
General Knowledge
  • Awards
  • Authors
  • Defense
  • Culture
  • Religion
  • Flowers
  • Capitals
  • Wars
  • Neighbors
  • Current Affairs
  • History
  • Anthems
  • Languages
  • National Facts
  • Heritage and Arts
  • Dance
  • Currencies
  • Birds
  • Animals
  • Songs
  • Abbreviations
  • Discoveries
  • Diseases and Nutrition
  • Flags
  • Monuments
  • Personalities
  • Freedom Movements
  • Championships
  • Winners
  • Terms
  • Common Names
  • Full Forms
  • Soil
  • Rivers
  • Mountains
  • Ports
  • Inland Harbours
  • Players
English
  • General English
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Joining Sentences
  • Error Correction
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Sentence Arrangement
  • Transformation
  • Spotting Errors
  • Passage Completion
  • Spelling Test
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Substitution
Odia
  • General Odia
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Joining Sentences
  • Paragraph Completion
  • Error Correction
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Sentence Arrangement
  • Transformation
  • Spotting Errors
  • Spelling Test
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Substitution
Computer
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft OneNote
  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Computer Networks
  • Boolean Algebra
  • Emerging Technologies and Web Publishing
  • PC Software and Office Automation
  • Database Management System
  • MS Powerpoint
  • MS Visio
  • MS Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Data Structures
  • Workplace Productivity Tools
  • MS Project
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • The Internet

OSSSC Syllabus 2022 for Nursing Officer Post

Subject Topic
Arithmetic (HSC Standard)
  • Probability
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Indices and Surds
  • Simplication
  • Profit and Loss
  • Mixtures and Alligations
  • Ratio and Proportions
  • Percentages
  • Number Systems
  • Sequence and Series
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Time and Work
  • Distance and Time
  • Mensuration
English (HSC Standard)
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Spellings
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Direct and Indirect Speech
  • Paragraph Jumble and Sentence Jumble
  • Phrase Replacement/ Sentence Correction
  • Error Spotting
  • Cloze Test
GNM/BSc. Nursing Anatomy and Physiology

  • Skeletal Systems
  • Muscular Systems
  • Body Cells, Organs, Tissues, etc.
  • Introduction of Anatomical Terms
  • Cardiovascular Systems

Microbiology

  • Introduction and Scope of Microbiology
  • Infection and its Transmission
  • Introduction to Laboratory Techniques
  • Immunity
  • Micro-organisms

Fundamentals of Nursing

  • Introduction to Nursing
  • Nursing of Patients
  • Basic Nursing Care and Needs of a Patient
  • Therapeutic Nursing Care
  • Assessment of Patient
  • Introduction to Pharmacology

Sociology

  • Concept, Scope and Nature of Sociology
  • Family
  • Community
  • Society
  • Economy
  • Individual

Psychology

  • Introduction
  • Observation
  • Intelligence
  • Personality
  • Learning
  • Psychology of Human Behaviour

Personal Hygiene

  • Concept of Health
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Health
  • Maintenance of Health

First Aid

  • Importance of First Aid
  • First Aid in Emergency Situations
  • Community Emergencies

Communicable Diseases

  • Isolation - Review of Epidemiology and Control Measures
  • Review of Infection, its spread, and control measures
  • Assessment and management of various infectious diseases
  • Reparation, care, and administration of antisera and vaccines

Ear, Nose, and Throat

  • Assessing the function of the ear, nose, and throat
  • Diseases or disorders of the ear, nose, and throat and their management

Surgical Nursing - I

  • Introduction
  • Patho-Physiological mechanism of disease
  • Nursing Assessment
  • Altered Immune Response
  • Clinical Pharmacology

Oncology/Skin

  • Nursing Management of Patients with abnormal cell growth
  • Detection and Prevention
  • Classification of Cancer

Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing

  • Introduction
  • History of Psychiatry
  • Community Mental Health
  • Mental Health Assessment
  • Psychiatric Nursing Management
  • Mental DIsorders

Midwifery and Gynaecological Nursing

  • Introduction
  • Reproductive System
  • Management of Nursing of women in labor
  • Management of Nursing pregnant women
  • Pregnancy Complications and their management

Community Health Nursing - II

  • Health System in India
  • Health planning in India
  • Healthcare Services in India
  • Vital Health Statistics
  • Specialized Community Health Services

Pediatric Nursing

  • Concept of Child Healthcare
  • The Healthy Child
  • The Newborn
  • Children with various diseases and disorders
  • Children welfare

Computer Education

  • Introduction to computers and desk operating systems
  • Use of graphics and statistical packages
  • Computer-aided teaching and testing
  • Introduction to word processing
  • Introduction to databases

OSSSC Syllabus 2022 for Pharmacist Post

Subject Topics
Diploma in Pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutics - I
  • Pharmaceutics - II
  • Pharmacology
  • Toxicology
  • Biochemistry and Clinical Pathology
  • Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Health Education and Community Pharmacy
  • Hospital Clinical Pharmacy
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry - I
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry - II
  • Drug Store Business Management
Arithmetic (HSC Standard)
  • Mathematical Logic
  • LPP
  • Indefinite Integration
  • Definite Integration and its applications
  • Differential Equation
  • Continuity
  • Trigonometric Functions
  • Straight Lines
  • Probability Distribution
  • Vectors
  • Line
  • Plane
  • Matrices
  • 3D Geometry
  • Differentiation
  • Integration
  • Applications of Derivatives
  • Binomial Distribution
English (HSC Standard)
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Jumble Words
  • Spelling Test
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Sentence Correction
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Jumbled up sentences
  • Multiple meaning/ error spotting
  • One word substitution
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Cloze Tests
  • Commonly misspelled words
  • Comprehension
  • Direct and Indirect Speech
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Paragraph Completion

OSSSC Syllabus 2022 for Radiographer Post

Subject Topic
Medical Radiation Technology
  • Advanced Radiographic Techniques (practical)
  • Special Radiographic Techniques and Procedures (practical)
  • Radiotherapy planning and Quality Control
  • Equipment for Radio Diagnosis
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Drugs used in Diagnostic Radiology
  • Radiotherapy and Brachytherapy techniques for malignant and non-malignant diseases
  • Orientation in Clinical Sciences
  • Human Anatomy
  • Basics of Radiation Physics
  • Basics of Computers
  • Human Anatomy (Practical)
  • Human Physiology (Practical)
  • Fundamentals of Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy (Practical)
  • Medical Biochemistry (Practical)
  • Basics of Computers (Practical)
  • Advanced Radiographic Techniques
  • Radiation Physics and Radiation Protection
  • Equipment of Radiotherapy
  • Human Physiology
  • Fundamentals of Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy
  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Community Healthcare
  • Foundation English
  • Special Radiographic Techniques and Procedures
  • Orientation in Para-Clinical Sciences
  • English Communication
  • Radiotherapy Planning and Quality Control (Practical)
  • Equipment of Radio Diagnosis (Practical)
Arithmetic
  • Percentages
  • Even and Odd Numbers
  • Decimals - Word Problems
  • Number Line
  • Whole Numbers
  • Natural Numbers
  • Ratio and Proportions
  • Like and Unlike Fractions
  • Surds
  • Sum of n terms
  • Integers
  • Comparing Fractions
  • Integers on a number line
  • Compound Interest
  • Geometric Sequence
  • Fundamental Theorem
  • Fraction to Decimal
  • Variables
  • Laws of Exponents
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Decimals
English
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Passage Completion
  • Paragraph Completion
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Error Correction
  • Prepositions
  • Sentence Arrangement
  • Sentence Completion
  • Spotting Errors
  • Joining Sentences
  • Substitution

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