OPSC Cut off 2018 – Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) is to release the cut off of OPSC mains exam anytime soon on its official website - opsc.gov.in. However, the result for the mains exam has been announced on January 6, 2020 in PDF. OPSC cut off 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. OPSC cut off 2018 will be available category-wise separately for male and female candidates. The commission had released the cut off for preliminary exam in February 2019. Candidates qualifying the OPSC preliminary examination by securing the prescribed cut off were called to appear for the mains exam.Latest: OPSC Result 2018 has been announced for the mains exam in PDF form on January 6, 2020.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. OPSC cut off is released separately for preliminary, mains and final selection. This article brings to you the previous years’ OPSC cut off.
OPSC Prelims exam
November 25, 2018
July 5 to 29, 2019
December 17 to 28, 2019
Release of OPSC cut off
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
Go to the official website - http://www.opsc.gov.in/
Click on the link ‘OPSC cut off 2018’ (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
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
The preliminary exam cut off of OPSC is determined based on General Studies Paper I as Paper II is a qualifying paper. Candidates have to secure qualifying cut off of 33 % i.e 66 marks in paper II of preliminary exam. Paper I of only those candidates is evaluated who secure qualifying cut off in paper II. On the basis of OPSC cut off 2018 of preliminary exam, candidates 12 times the number of vacancies are selected for the mains exam. As many as 218 vacancies have been announced by OPSC. Therefore, 2616 candidates were selected for the next round of recruitment 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.
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.
The previous years’ cut off of OPSC are given below.
Qualifying Cutoff (Odia & English)
29 % (87 marks) in each subject
28 % (84 marks) in each subject
23 % (69 marks) in each subject
20 % (60 marks) in each subject
Qualifying cut off
UR & SEBC
35 % of marks in aggregate in both papers taken together
SC and ST
30 % of marks in each paper
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