OPSC Cut off 2018
Anangsha Patra, 11 Sep 2018

OPSC Cut off 2018 – Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) releases OPSC cut off for preliminary, mains and final selection. The cut off for all the stages are published after completion of recruitment exam. OPSC cut off 2018 will be available category-wise separately for male and female candidates. The cut off of OPSC refers to the minimum qualifying marks that the test takers need to score to qualify the exam and become eligible for next round of selection process.

 

Candidates qualifying the preliminary examination by securing the prescribed OPSC cut off will be called to appear for the mains exam. Similarly, those who obtain the cut off marks in mains exam will be selected for personality test. The final cut off of OPSC for final selection is determined based on mains exam and personality test. OPSC will prepare a merit list of candidates based on the final cut off. Allocation to Group A and B posts under Odisha Civil Services will be done as per candidate’s rank in the merit list. This article brings to you the previous years’ OPSC cut off.

 

OPSC Cut off 2018

Events 

Dates 

OPSC Prelims exam

November 25, 2018

Mains exam

To be notified later

Personality Test

To be notified later

Release of OPSC cut off

After completion of recruitment exam

 

How to check OPSC Cut off 2018?

The cut off of OPSC for preliminary, mains and final selection will be available online in PDF format. The steps to check the cut off are explained below.

Steps to check OPSC Cut off 

  • Click on the link ‘OPSC cut off 2018’ provided here (Link will be activated once it is released)

  • The cut off of OPSC will open in a new page in PDF format

  • Candidates can check the cut off marks as per their category

  • Download and save the file

 

Factors determining OPSC cut off

The cut off of OPSC will be calculated after taking into consideration the following factors.

  • Total number of test takers

  • Number of vacancies

  • Difficulty level of exam

 

OPSC cut off 2018 for Preliminary Exam

The cut off of OPSC preliminary exam is the marks secured by the last selected candidates for the mains exam. OPSC cut off of preliminary exam will be determined based on General Studies Paper I as Paper II is a qualifying paper. Candidates will have to secure qualifying cut off of 33 % i.e 66 marks in Paper II of preliminary exam. Paper I of only those candidates will be evaluated who secures qualifying cut off in Paper II. On the basis of OPSC cut off 2018 of preliminary exam, candidates 12 times the number of vacancies will be selected for the mains exam. As many as 218 vacancies have been announced by OPSC. Therefore, 2616 candidates will be selected for the next round of recruitment exam.

 

OPSC Cut off 2018 for Main Exam

The mains exam of OPSC consists of compulsory as well as optional papers. OPSC decides qualifying cut off for Odia and English of Odisha Civil Services mains exam. The qualifying cut off varies every year. Marks obtained in the Odia and English is not counted for merit. Moreover, the paper on Essay, General Studies and Optional papers of only those candidates will be evaluated who secures qualifying cut off in Odia and English.

 

OPSC Cut off 2018 for Final Selection

The final cut off of OPSC is the marks secured by last finally selected candidates. The cut off is derived based on the total marks (marks secured in mains exam and interview) by last recommended candidates.

 

Previous years’ OPSC Cut off

The previous years’ cut off of OPSC are given below.

OPSC Cut off 2016 of Preliminary Exam

Category 

Male 

Female 

UR

225.325

200.050

SEBC

216.090

188.850

SC

184.205

170.235

ST

156.775

141.550

Sub-Category

PWD (V)

141.935

PWD (III)

143.115

PWD (OH)

147.360

Sports Person

135.230

 

OPSC Cut off 2016 of Mains Exam

Category

Qualifying Cutoff (Odia & English)

UR

29 % (87 marks) in each subject

SEBC

28 % (84 marks) in each subject

SC

23 % (69 marks) in each subject

ST

20 % (60 marks) in each subject

 

OPSC Cut off 2016 for Final Selection

Category 

Male 

Female 

UR

1288

1302

SEBC

1244

1238

SC

1164

1169

ST

945

952

Sub-Category

PWD (VI)

1106

PWD (OH)

947 (W)

Sports Person

802

 

OPSC Cut off 2015 of Preliminary Exam

Category 

Male 

Female 

UR

165.500

145.500

SEBC

152.000

125.500

SC

120.500

102.375

ST

94.875

83.000

 

OPSC Cut off 2015 of Main Exam

Category 

Qualifying cut off 

UR & SEBC

35 % of marks in aggregate in both papers taken together

SC and ST

30 % of marks in each paper

 

OPSC Cut off 2015 of Final Selection

Category 

Male 

Female 

UR

1145

1135

SEBC

1138

1085

SC

975

963

ST

748

746

VH

930

HH

572

OH

988

Ex-Serviceman

928

SP

1280

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