Odisha Civil Service Exam Pattern Details

Odisha Civil Service Exam pattern and scheme of examination :

Plan of Examination: The Civil Services Examination will consist of the following successive stages :-
1. Preliminary Examination, (Objective Type-Multiple Choice Questions)
2. Main Examination
3. Personality Test or Interview.

I. Preliminary Examination: The Preliminary Examination shall consist of two papers of objective type (Multiple choice questions) and each paper shall be of two hours duration Paper – I consists of  General Studies for 200 Marks and Paper – II will have One subject to be selected from the list of optional subject for 200 Marks  and Total is 400 Marks

List of Optional Subjects:
(i) Agriculture
(ii) Agricultural Engineering
(iii) Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
(iv) Anthropology
(v) Botany
(vi) Chemistry
(vii) Civil Engineering
(viii) Commerce & Accountancy
(ix) Economics
(x) Electrical Engineering
(xi) Education
(xii) Forestry
(xiii) Fisheries Science
(xiv) Geography
(xv) Geology
(xvi) Home Science
(xvii) History
(xviii) Law
(xix) Management
(xx) Mathematics
(xxi) Mechanical Engineering
(xxii) Philosophy
(xxiii) Physics
(xxiv) Political Science & International Relations
(xxv) Psychology
(xxvi) Public Administration
(xxvii) Sociology
(xxix) Zoology

The Preliminary Examination is meant to serve as screening test only. The marks obtained in Preliminary Examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to main examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit. The number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Examination would be 12 times of the total number of vacancies advertised. Only those candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified in Preliminary Examination against a particular advertisement will be eligible for admission to the Main Examination against the said advertisement.

II. Main Examination: The Main Examination shall consist of the following papers and each paper shall be of three hours duration.

Paper Subject Maximum Marks
Paper – I Oriya Language 300 Marks
Paper – II English 300 Marks
Paper – III English Essay 200 Marks
Paper – IV General Studies-I 300 Marks
Paper – V General Studies-II 300 Marks
Paper – VI, VII,VIII & IX Any two subjects to be
selected from the list of
optional subjects set out
below. Each subject will
have two papers.
 300 Marks for each paper

III. Personality Test & Interview: 250 Marks.

List of Optional Subjects for Main Examination:

1. Agriculture
2. Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
3. Anthropology
4. Agricultural Engineering
5. Botany
6. Chemistry
7. Civil Engineering
8. Commerce & Accountancy
9. Economics
10. Electrical Engineering
11. Education
12. Fisheries Science
13. Forestry
14. Geography
15. Geology
16. Home Science
17. History
18. Indian Language & Literature (any one)
(a) Oriya, (b) Hindi, (c) Sanskrit, (d) English, (e) Persian, (f) Urdu.
19. Law
20. Management
21. Mathematics
22. Mechanical Engineering
23. Philosophy
24. Physics
25. Political Science & International Relations
26. Public Administration
27. Psychology
28. Sociology
29. Statistics
30. Zoology.

1.Each of the Papers i.e. Paper-I (Oriya language) and Paper-II (English) will be of Matriculation standard and shall be qualifying in nature. The marks obtained in these two papers shall not be counted for ranking.
The papers on Essay, General Studies and Optional Subjects of only those candidates shall be evaluated who attain such minimum standard as may be fixed by the Commission at their discretion for the qualifying papers in Oriya Language and English.
2. The question papers for the Main Examination shall be of conventional (essay) type.
3.Candidates shall have to answer all the question papers except the Indian Languages paper in English.
4.The question papers other than Indian Language and Literature shall be set in English.

General Instructions:

(i). Candidates must answer the papers in their own handwriting and in no circumstances they will be allowed the help of a scribe to write the answer for them.
(ii) The Commission shall be competent to fix the qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the examination.
(iii) If a candidate’s handwriting is not easily legible, a deduction will be made on this account from the total marks otherwise accruing to him.
(iv) Marks will not be allotted for mere superficial knowledge.
(v) Credit will be given for orderly, effective and exact expression combined with due economy of words in all subjects of the examination.
(vi) In the Question Papers, wherever necessary, questions involving the metric system of weights and measures only will be set.
(vii) Candidates shall use only international form of Indian numericals (i.e. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 etc.) while answering Question papers.
(viii) Candidates will be allowed the use of scientific (Non-programmable type) alculators at the conventional (Essay) type examination of O.P.S.C. Programmable type calculators will, however, not be allowed and the use of such calculators shall tantamount to resorting to unfair means by the candidates.
(ix) Candidates are not allowed to bring Mobile phones, pagers or any other communication devices into the premises of the Examination Centre and premises of the Commission.

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