About OPSC Civil Service Exam 2020

The Odisha Public Service Commission, better known as OPSC conducts the Civil Services Examination for entry-level appointments pertaining to recruitment to the various civil services of Odisha that fall under the Odisha Civil Services (Group-A & Group-B categories). There are three stages in the selection procedure of OPSC Civil Services - prelims, mains, and personality test. Candidates must clear one stage of the exam in order to appear for the subsequent stage. Candidates who qualify in OPSC Civil Services personality test are considered for recruitment. OPSC Civil Services 2020 prelims exam is scheduled to be conducted on March 15, 2020. 

OPSC Civil Service Exam 2020 Highlights

Full Exam Name Odisha Public Service Commission Civil Services Exam
Short Exam Name OPSC Civil Service Exam
Conducting Body Odisha Public Service Commission
Languages English
Mode of Application Offline / Online
Application Fee (General) 300 Rs [Online]
Mode of Exam Offline
Mode of Counselling Offline

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OPSC Civil Service Exam Preliminary Exam (Session 2020)

Past Dates and Events

15 Mar, 2020

Exam | Mode: Offline

05 Mar, 2020 - 15 Mar, 2020

Admit Card | Mode: Online

OPSC Civil Service Exam (Session 2020)

Past Dates and Events

13 Nov, 2019 - 10 Dec, 2019

Application | Mode: Online

OPSC Civil Service Exam 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The Odisha Public Service Commission, the exam conducting body of the Odisha Civil Services Examination has formulated the eligibility criteria of the exam. Following are the eligibility criteria that all aspirants need to meet to fill the application form of OPSC exam-

  • Candidates must be a citizen of India.
  • Candidates must be a recipient of Bachelor’s Degree from any University incorporated by an Act of the Central or a State Legislature in India or an Educational Institution established by an Act of Parliament or deemed to be a University under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 or a Foreign University approved by the Central Government.
  • Only those candidate, who possess the requisite qualification and fulfil other eligibility conditions by the closing date of online applications will be considered eligible.

Other Eligibility Parameters-

  • Exam aspirants must be able to read, write and speak Odia and have qualified the Middle School Examination with Odia as a Language subject; or have cleared the High School Certificate or equivalent examination with Odia as a medium of examination in a non-language subject; or qualified in Odia as a language subject in the final examination of Class-VII from a School or educational Institution recognized by the Government of Odisha or the Central Government; or passed a test in Odia language in Middle English School Standard conducted by the School & Mass Education Department of the Government of Odisha.
  • Candidates having more than one spouse living or in case of a woman candidate, if married to a person having one spouse living, shall not be eligible for appearing at the examination.
  • Applicants who have been debarred for a certain period/chance(s) by the Odisha Public Service Commission or other State Public Service Commission or U.P.S.C. from appearing at any Examination/Interview, he/she will not be eligible for such recruitment for that specified period/ chance(s).
  • Applicants must be in stable physical and mental condition; free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the discharge of his/her duties as an officer of the Service/Post. A candidate, if found unfit during the medical examination, will not be appointed.

OPSC Civil Service Exam 2020 Application Process

Mode of Application : Online and Offline

Mode of Payment : Bank Challan

To appear for the OPSC Preliminary exam, aspirants need to fill the online application form available in the official website. After the result declaration of the Preliminary examination, the qualified test takers will be required to submit the printout/hard copy of online application form, along with the photocopies of the other documents mentioned by the conducting authority on or before the stipulated date to be notified later, for consideration of their eligibility for the Main exam. 

Documents to be submitted along with the online application form of OPSC exam-

  • Scanned image of candidates' latest passport size photograph
  • Scanned image of candidates' full signature
  • Scanned image of candidates' full Left-Hand thumb impression (LTI)
  • Candidates should keep at least two copies of latest passport size photograph which is uploaded in the application form for future use
  • Applicants are required to take print copies of the submitted application form and sign under the declaration for submission to OPSC along with the copies of documents and certificates
  • Print-out of the Online Challan is a must for payment of the required fee at any branch of State Bank of India (SBI)
  • After submission of the online application, candidates will receive a unique REGISTRATION ID generated by the system. This ID would be used for future correspondence.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General Online Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 300

OPSC Civil Service Exam 2020 Syllabus

General studies-

General studies: Unit 01
General science
General studies: Unit 02
Current events and developments of national and international importance
General studies: Unit 03
History of India and Indian national movement
General studies: Unit 04
Indian and world geography
General studies: Unit 05
Indian polity and economy
General studies: Unit 06
General mental ability

Agriculture+

Agriculture: Unit 01
Agriculture, its importance in national economy
Agriculture: Unit 02
Principles of plant physiology
Agriculture: Unit 03
Important fruit and vegetable crops of India
Agriculture: Unit 04
Pests and diseases affecting major crops
Agriculture: Unit 05
Principles of economics as applied to agriculture

Agricultural engineering+

Agricultural engineering: Unit 01
Surveying
Agricultural engineering: Unit 02
Fluid mechanics
Agricultural engineering: Unit 03
Irrigation
Agricultural engineering: Unit 04
Drainage
Agricultural engineering: Unit 05
Surface hydrology
Agricultural engineering: Unit 06
Ground water hydrology
Agricultural engineering: Unit 07
Soil erosion and biological control measures
Agricultural engineering: Unit 08
Soil erosion by mechanical control measures
Agricultural engineering: Unit 09
Watershed management
Agricultural engineering: Unit 10
Farm structures
Agricultural engineering: Unit 11
Different sources of farm power
Agricultural engineering: Unit 12
Renewable sources of energy
Agricultural engineering: Unit 13
Non renewable sources of energy
Agricultural engineering: Unit 14
Land preparation equipments
Agricultural engineering: Unit 15
Puddling
Agricultural engineering: Unit 16
Seed drills and planters
Agricultural engineering: Unit 17
Manure and fertilizer application
Agricultural engineering: Unit 18
Plant protection equipments
Agricultural engineering: Unit 19
Harvesting
Agricultural engineering: Unit 20
Grading and transportation
Agricultural engineering: Unit 21
Psychometrics
Agricultural engineering: Unit 22
Moisture content
Agricultural engineering: Unit 23
Drying
Agricultural engineering: Unit 24
Grain processing
Agricultural engineering: Unit 25
Storage of grains
Agricultural engineering: Unit 26
Processing of fruits and vegetables
Agricultural engineering: Unit 27
Dairy engineering
Agricultural engineering: Unit 28
By-product utilization
Agricultural engineering: Unit 29
Process equipment design
Agricultural engineering: Unit 30
Food science

Animal husbandry and veterinary science+

Animal husbandry and veterinary science: Unit 01
Animal husbandry
Animal husbandry and veterinary science: Unit 02
General
Animal husbandry and veterinary science: Unit 03
Genetics and breeding
Animal husbandry and veterinary science: Unit 04
Nutrition
Animal husbandry and veterinary science: Unit 05
Management
Animal husbandry and veterinary science: Unit 06
Animal production
Animal husbandry and veterinary science: Unit 07
Veterinary science
Animal husbandry and veterinary science: Unit 08
Principles of immunization and vaccination
Animal husbandry and veterinary science: Unit 09
Dairy science

Anthropology+

Anthropology: Unit 01
Basic concepts
Anthropology: Unit 02
Key terminologies and definitions
Anthropology: Unit 03
Social institutions
Anthropology: Unit 04
Plesitocene period and prehistoric culture
Anthropology: Unit 05
Evolution
Anthropology: Unit 06
Man's phylogenetic position
Anthropology: Unit 07
Human variation
Anthropology: Unit 08
Anthropological genetics
Anthropology: Unit 09
Constitutional provisions and protective legislation for STs and SCs
Anthropology: Unit 10
Anthropological thought
Anthropology: Unit 11
Theories in anthropology
Anthropology: Unit 12
Methodology in anthropology

Botany+

Botany: Unit 01
Cell biology
Botany: Unit 02
Genetics, molecular biology and evolution
Botany: Unit 03
Biotechnology
Botany: Unit 04
Plant diversity
Botany: Unit 05
Plant physiology
Botany: Unit 06
Plant biochemistry
Botany: Unit 07
Growth, reproduction and seed biology
Botany: Unit 08
Plant pathology
Botany: Unit 09
Plant and environment
Botany: Unit 10
Biodiversity, plant genetic resources

Chemistry+

Chemistry: Unit 01
Inorganic chemistry
Chemistry: Unit 02
Atomic structure
Chemistry: Unit 03
Chemical periodicity
Chemistry: Unit 04
Chemical bonding
Chemistry: Unit 05
Oxidation states and oxidation number
Chemistry: Unit 06
Acids and bases
Chemistry: Unit 07
Chemistry of elements
Chemistry: Unit 08
Extraction of metals
Chemistry: Unit 09
Nuclear chemistry
Chemistry: Unit 10
Coordination compounds
Chemistry: Unit 11
Pollution and its control
Chemistry: Unit 12
Organic chemistry
Chemistry: Unit 13
Bonding and shapes of organic molecules
Chemistry: Unit 14
Chemistry of aliphatic compounds
Chemistry: Unit 15
Stereochemistry of carbon compounds
Chemistry: Unit 16
Organometallic compounds
Chemistry: Unit 17
Active methylene compounds
Chemistry: Unit 18
Chemistry of aromatic compounds
Chemistry: Unit 19
Chemistry of bimolecules
Chemistry: Unit 20
Basic principles and applications
Chemistry: Unit 21
Physical chemistry
Chemistry: Unit 22
Gaseous state
Chemistry: Unit 23
Thermodynamics
Chemistry: Unit 24
Phase rule and its applications
Chemistry: Unit 25
Solutions
Chemistry: Unit 26
Colligative properties
Chemistry: Unit 27
Electrochemistry
Chemistry: Unit 28
Chemical kinetics
Chemistry: Unit 29
Photochemistry
Chemistry: Unit 30
Catalysis
Chemistry: Unit 31
Colloids

Civil engineering+

Civil engineering: Unit 01
Engineering mechanics
Civil engineering: Unit 02
Strength of materials
Civil engineering: Unit 03
Structural analysis
Civil engineering: Unit 04
Geotechnical engineering
Civil engineering: Unit 05
Transportation engineering
Civil engineering: Unit 06
Fluid mechanics
Civil engineering: Unit 07
Kinematics
Civil engineering: Unit 08
Dynamics
Civil engineering: Unit 09
Open channel flow
Civil engineering: Unit 10
Environmental engineering
Civil engineering: Unit 11
Water supply
Civil engineering: Unit 12
Intake of water
Civil engineering: Unit 13
Sewerage systems
Civil engineering: Unit 14
Sewage characterization
Civil engineering: Unit 15
Sewage treatment
Civil engineering: Unit 16
Construction management

Commerce and accountancy+

Commerce and accountancy: Unit 01
Accounting and auditing
Commerce and accountancy: Unit 02
Conceptual analysis
Commerce and accountancy: Unit 03
Capital and revenue
Commerce and accountancy: Unit 04
Accounting standards
Commerce and accountancy: Unit 05
Accounting for finalization of accounts
Commerce and accountancy: Unit 06
Provisions and reserves
Commerce and accountancy: Unit 07
Accounting for non-profit making organizations
Commerce and accountancy: Unit 08
Accounting for partnership firms
Commerce and accountancy: Unit 09
Accounting for shares and debentures
Commerce and accountancy: Unit 10
Financial statement analysis
Commerce and accountancy: Unit 11
Funds analysis
Commerce and accountancy: Unit 12
Auditing
Commerce and accountancy: Unit 13
Cost accounting
Commerce and accountancy: Unit 14
Business organization and management
Commerce and accountancy: Unit 15
Forms of organization
Commerce and accountancy: Unit 16
Corporate and other forms of organization
Commerce and accountancy: Unit 17
Securities
Commerce and accountancy: Unit 18
Capital market
Commerce and accountancy: Unit 19
Business combinations
Commerce and accountancy: Unit 20
Foreign trade
Commerce and accountancy: Unit 21
Insurance
Commerce and accountancy: Unit 22
Management function
Commerce and accountancy: Unit 23
Office management and management of change
Commerce and accountancy: Unit 24
Company law
Commerce and accountancy: Unit 25
Accounts and audit
Commerce and accountancy: Unit 26
Company secretary

Economics+

Economics: Unit 01
General economics
Economics: Unit 02
Indian economics

Education+

Education: Unit 01
Education and its role
Education: Unit 02
Development of education after independence
Education: Unit 03
Trends in education
Education: Unit 04
Psychological foundations of education
Education: Unit 05
Learning theories and principles
Education: Unit 06
Issues in education
Education: Unit 07
Evaluation in education
Education: Unit 08
Administration, management and supervision in education
Education: Unit 09
Educational statistics

Electrical engineering+

Electrical engineering: Unit 01
Electrical circuits-theory and applications
Electrical engineering: Unit 02
Signals and systems
Electrical engineering: Unit 03
Control systems
Electrical engineering: Unit 04
E.M. theory
Electrical engineering: Unit 05
Electrical engineering materials
Electrical engineering: Unit 06
Analog electronics
Electrical engineering: Unit 07
Digital electronics
Electrical engineering: Unit 08
Communication systems
Electrical engineering: Unit 09
Computers and microprocessors
Electrical engineering: Unit 10
Measurement and instrumentation
Electrical engineering: Unit 11
Energy conversion
Electrical engineering: Unit 12
Power systems
Electrical engineering: Unit 13
Power electronics and electric drives
Electrical engineering: Unit 14
Elements of IC fabrication technology

Fishery science+

Fishery science: Unit 01
General fisheries
Fishery science: Unit 02
Fishery resource management
Fishery science: Unit 03
Fishery biology
Fishery science: Unit 04
Aquacultural principles and practices
Fishery science: Unit 05
Fish seed production and management
Fishery science: Unit 06
Aquatic environment
Fishery science: Unit 07
Genetics, biotechnology and biochemistry
Fishery science: Unit 08
Aquatic microbiology
Fishery science: Unit 09
Harvest and post harvest technology
Fishery science: Unit 10
Social sciences

Forestry+

Forestry: Unit 01
Forest
Forestry: Unit 02
Effect of locality factors on vegetation
Forestry: Unit 03
Forest classification and distribution
Forestry: Unit 04
Forest management
Forestry: Unit 05
Silvicultural system
Forestry: Unit 06
Forest regeneration
Forestry: Unit 07
Extension forestry
Forestry: Unit 08
Forest policy and legislation
Forestry: Unit 09
Forest utilization
Forestry: Unit 10
Forest ecology and environment
Forestry: Unit 11
Wildlife management
Forestry: Unit 12
Forest genetics and tree improvement

Geography+

Geography: Unit 01
Physical geography
Geography: Unit 02
Geomorphology
Geography: Unit 03
Climatology
Geography: Unit 04
Oceanography
Geography: Unit 05
Biogeography
Geography: Unit 06
Human geography
Geography: Unit 07
Man and environment relationship
Geography: Unit 08
Population
Geography: Unit 09
Economic activities
Geography: Unit 10
Settlements
Geography: Unit 11
Geography of the world
Geography: Unit 12
Major natural regions
Geography: Unit 13
Regional geography of developed countries
Geography: Unit 14
Regional geography of developing countries
Geography: Unit 15
Geography of India
Geography: Unit 16
Physical setting
Geography: Unit 17
Economic base
Geography: Unit 18
Environment and development
Geography: Unit 19
Geographical thought
Geography: Unit 20
Ancient period
Geography: Unit 21
Pre-modern period
Geography: Unit 22
Modern period
Geography: Unit 23
Recent period
Geography: Unit 24
Techniques of geographical analysis
Geography: Unit 25
Maps
Geography: Unit 26
Diagrams
Geography: Unit 27
Projections
Geography: Unit 28
Remote sensing and geographical information system (GIS)

Geology+

Geology: Unit 01
General geology
Geology: Unit 02
Geomorphology
Geology: Unit 03
Structural and field geology
Geology: Unit 04
Crystallography
Geology: Unit 05
Mineralogy
Geology: Unit 06
Economic geology
Geology: Unit 07
Igneous petrology
Geology: Unit 08
Sedimentary petrology
Geology: Unit 09
Metamorphic petrology
Geology: Unit 10
Paleontology
Geology: Unit 11
Stratigraphy and geology of India

History+

History: Unit 01
Prehistoric cultures
History: Unit 02
Indus civilization
History: Unit 03
Vedic society
History: Unit 04
State formation and urbanization
History: Unit 05
The Mauryan empire
History: Unit 06
Post-Mauryan India, BC 200- AD 300:
History: Unit 07
The Guptas and their successors (to c. 750 AD)
History: Unit 08
Orissa (C-3 rd century B.C. – 700 A.D.)
History: Unit 09
Early medieval India
History: Unit 10
Cultural trends, (750-1200)
History: Unit 11
Thirteenth and fourteenth centuries
History: Unit 12
The fifteenth and early 16th century
History: Unit 13
The Mughal empire , 1556-1707
History: Unit 14
Culture
History: Unit 15
Decline of Mughal empire, (1707-1761)
History: Unit 16
Medieval Orissa
History: Unit 17
British expansion
History: Unit 18
Economic impact of the British raj
History: Unit 19
Cultural encounter and social change
History: Unit 20
Indian freedom struggle-the first phase
History: Unit 21
Gandhi and his thought
History: Unit 22
Growth of communalism
History: Unit 23
India; independence to 1964
History: Unit 24
Orissa under colonial rule and after

Home science+

Home science: Unit 01
A food and nutrition
Home science: Unit 02
Study of foods
Home science: Unit 03
Nutrients
Home science: Unit 04
Balanced diet
Home science: Unit 05
Nutrition during pregnancy
Home science: Unit 06
Meal planning
Home science: Unit 07
Food preservation
Home science: Unit 08
Child development and family studies
Home science: Unit 09
Meaning and principles of growth and development prenatal growth and development
Home science: Unit 10
Developmental milestones from birth to two years
Home science: Unit 11
Emotional development
Home science: Unit 12
Cognitive development in children
Home science: Unit 13
Marriage
Home science: Unit 14
Family
Home science: Unit 15
Family resource management
Home science: Unit 16
Concept of home management
Home science: Unit 17
Types of family resources and their management
Home science: Unit 18
Management of energy
Home science: Unit 19
Housing
Home science: Unit 20
Interior decoration
Home science: Unit 21
Consumer education

Textile and clothing+

Textile and clothing: Unit 01
Textile fibers
Textile and clothing: Unit 02
Construction of fabric
Textile and clothing: Unit 03
Finishing
Textile and clothing: Unit 04
Dyeing and printing
Textile and clothing: Unit 05
Care of clothing
Textile and clothing: Unit 06
Apparel designing
Textile and clothing: Unit 07
Home science extension education
Textile and clothing: Unit 08
Extension education
Textile and clothing: Unit 09
Communication in extension
Textile and clothing: Unit 10
Audio-visual aids
Textile and clothing: Unit 11
Community development
Textile and clothing: Unit 12
Extension programmes
Textile and clothing: Unit 13
Community developmental programmes

Law+

Law: Unit 01
Jurisprudence
Law: Unit 02
Constitutional law of India
Law: Unit 03
International law
Law: Unit 04
Torts
Law: Unit 05
Criminal law
Law: Unit 06
Law of contract

Management+

Management: Unit 01
Managerial function
Management: Unit 02
Organizational behavior and design
Management: Unit 03
Quantitative techniques in decision making
Management: Unit 04
Management control system
Management: Unit 05
Strategic cost management
Management: Unit 06
Business environment
Management: Unit 07
Financial management
Management: Unit 08
Marketing management
Management: Unit 09
Corporate governance
Management: Unit 10
Operation and materials management
Management: Unit 11
Management information system
Management: Unit 12
Human resource development

Mathematics+

Mathematics: Unit 01
Logic
Mathematics: Unit 02
Set theory
Mathematics: Unit 03
Relation and function
Mathematics: Unit 04
Real and complex numbers
Mathematics: Unit 05
Matrices
Mathematics: Unit 06
Combinatrics and probability
Mathematics: Unit 07
Differential calculus
Mathematics: Unit 08
Integral calculus
Mathematics: Unit 09
Differential equation
Mathematics: Unit 10
2-dimensional geometry
Mathematics: Unit 11
3-dimensional geometry and vectors
Mathematics: Unit 12
Mechanics
Mathematics: Unit 13
Group
Mathematics: Unit 14
Rings and fields and vector spaces
Mathematics: Unit 15
Numerical methods

Mechanical engineering+

Mechanical engineering: Unit 01
Statics and dynamics
Mechanical engineering: Unit 02
Theory of machines
Mechanical engineering: Unit 03
Mechanics of solids
Mechanical engineering: Unit 04
Manufacturing science
Mechanical engineering: Unit 05
Manufacturing management
Mechanical engineering: Unit 06
Thermodynamics
Mechanical engineering: Unit 07
Energy conversion
Mechanical engineering: Unit 08
Refrigeration and air conditioning
Mechanical engineering: Unit 09
Fluid mechanics

Philosophy+

Philosophy: Unit 01
Problems of philosophy
Philosophy: Unit 02
Logic
Philosophy: Unit 03
Ethics

Physics+

Physics: Unit 01
Mechanics, properties of matter, special relativity and waves
Physics: Unit 02
Geometrical and physical optics
Physics: Unit 03
Heat and thermodynamics
Physics: Unit 04
Electricity and magnetism
Physics: Unit 05
Atomic and nuclear physics
Physics: Unit 06
Solid state physics and electronics

Political science and international relations+

Political science and international relations: Unit 01
Political science
Political science and international relations: Unit 02
Concepts
Political science and international relations: Unit 03
Political ideas
Political science and international relations: Unit 04
Democracy
Political science and international relations: Unit 05
Political ideologies
Political science and international relations: Unit 06
Party system and political process
Political science and international relations: Unit 07
Forms of government
Political science and international relations: Unit 08
Theories of development and underdevelopment
Political science and international relations: Unit 09
Social movements
Political science and international relations: Unit 10
Major theories of international relations
Political science and international relations: Unit 11
State and the global order
Political science and international relations: Unit 12
Government and politics with special reference to India
Political science and international relations: Unit 13
Approaches to the study of governments
Political science and international relations: Unit 14
Constitutions and basic features
Political science and international relations: Unit 15
Constitutional development
Political science and international relations: Unit 16
Nature of Indian federalism
Political science and international relations: Unit 17
Fundamental rights and directive principles of state policy
Political science and international relations: Unit 18
The union executive
Political science and international relations: Unit 19
Parliament
Political science and international relations: Unit 20
The judiciary
Political science and international relations: Unit 21
The state executive
Political science and international relations: Unit 22
Indian party system
Political science and international relations: Unit 23
Local government and politics
Political science and international relations: Unit 24
Challenges to Indian political system

Psychology+

Psychology: Unit 01
Introduction to psychology
Psychology: Unit 02
Methods in psychology
Psychology: Unit 03
Quantitive analysis
Psychology: Unit 04
Physiological psychology
Psychology: Unit 05
Development of human behavior
Psychology: Unit 06
Perception
Psychology: Unit 07
Learning
Psychology: Unit 08
Memory
Psychology: Unit 09
Cognition and language
Psychology: Unit 10
Intelligence and aptitude
Psychology: Unit 11
Motivation and emotion
Psychology: Unit 12
Personality
Psychology: Unit 13
Adjustment and stress
Psychology: Unit 14
Social behavior
Psychology: Unit 15
Application of psychology

Public administration+

Public administration: Unit 01
Basic concepts
Public administration: Unit 02
Principles of organisation
Public administration: Unit 03
Theories of organisation
Public administration: Unit 04
Administrative behaviour
Public administration: Unit 05
Accountability and control
Public administration: Unit 06
Comparative administrative systems
Public administration: Unit 07
Personnel administration in India
Public administration: Unit 08
Financial administration
Public administration: Unit 09
Central and state administration in India
Public administration: Unit 10
Local government

Sociology+

Sociology: Unit 01
Basic concepts
Sociology: Unit 02
Marriage, family and kinship
Sociology: Unit 03
Social stratification
Sociology: Unit 04
Types of society
Sociology: Unit 05
Economy and society
Sociology: Unit 06
Industrial and urban society
Sociology: Unit 07
Social demography
Sociology: Unit 08
Political processes
Sociology: Unit 09
Weaker sections-and minorities
Sociology: Unit 10
Social change

Statistics+

Statistics: Unit 01
Probability and probability distributions
Statistics: Unit 02
Statistical methods
Statistics: Unit 03
Statistical inference
Statistics: Unit 04
Sampling theory and design of experiments

Zoology+

Zoology: Unit 01
Taxonomy, non-chordata
Zoology: Unit 02
Chordata
Zoology: Unit 03
Comparative anatomy
Zoology: Unit 04
Ecology and wildlife, evolution and economic zoology
Zoology: Unit 05
Cell biology and microbiology, genetics, immunology
Zoology: Unit 06
Biochemistry, molecular biology
Zoology: Unit 07
Physiology and endocrinology, ethology, embryology
Zoology: Unit 08
Biotechnology, instrumentation, biostatistics

OPSC Civil Service Exam 2020 Exam Pattern

OPSC Civil Service Exam Preliminary Exam Pattern

OPSC, the state-centric exam conducting authority has formulated the exam pattern of OPSC Civil service preliminary exam 2020. 

OPSC Preliminary exam pattern 2020

Components

Details

Mode of exam

Offline (Paper-Based exam)

Number of Papers

2 (Paper- I and Paper-II)

Name of Papers

General Studies

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions

Total marks allotted

400 (200 marks in each paper)

Total Duration

4 hours (2 hours for each paper)

Scoring Scheme

33 percent need to be scored on Paper-II to get paper-I evaluated


In the preliminary exam, 1/ 4 marks would be deducted for each incorrect response to the multiple-choice questions. there is no penalty against unanswered questions.



OPSC Civil Service Exam Main Exam Pattern

OPSC, the exam conducting authority has formulated the exam pattern of OPSC Civil service main exam. The OPSC main exam is a subjective exam and will comprise five compulsory papers, namely,

  • Paper- I: Odia 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

The mode of the main OPSC examination is strictly offline (paper-based exam) and will consist of four optional papers as well ( Paper VI, VII, VIII and IX) - 1200 marks. Two subjects can be chosen by the test takers from the stipulated list of subjects provided by the authority. Each subject will be composed of two papers and each paper carrying 300 marks each.

OPSC Civil Service Exam 2020 Admit Card

OPSC Civil Service Exam Preliminary Admit Card

Odisha Civil Services Examination admit card has been issued by Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC). It is issued only to the candidates who have successfully registered for the examination. The admit card of OCSE exam is referred to as admission certificate as well. It is a mandate for all prospective test takers to carry the OPSC admit card of preliminary examination on the day of the test.

OPSC Civil Service Exam Main Admit Card

Odisha Civil Services Examination admit card will be issued by Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC). It will be issued only to candidates who will qualify the OCSE preliminary examination. It is a must for all prospective test takers to carry the OPSC admit card for main examination on the day of the test.

OPSC Civil Service Exam 2020 Exam Centers

State City
Odisha Balasore
Berhampur
Bhubaneswar
Cuttack
Sambalpur

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit Card
  • Photo ID Proof

OPSC Civil Service Exam 2020 Answer Key

OPSC Civil Service Exam Preliminary Answer Key

Odisha Public Service Commission will release the answer key of OPSC preliminary exam after the completion of the exam. Test takers will be able to check their answers as marked in the exam with the officially OPSC 2019 answer key released by the conducting authority. According to the marking scheme, the preliminary exam is composed of two papers; General studies 1 and General studies 2. Each paper of the preliminary exam comprises 200 marks each.

OPSC Civil Service Exam Main Answer Key

Odisha Public Service Commission will release the answer key of the main examination after the completion of the main exam. OPSC answer key 2019 will be available for all the test booklets. Test takers will be able to check their answers as marked in the exam with the officially OPSC 2019 answer key released by the conducting authority. According to the marking scheme, the main exam OPSC 2019 will have two papers; compulsory and optional papers carrying 1400 and 1200 marks respectively.

OPSC Civil Service Exam 2020 Result

OPSC Civil Service Exam Preliminary Result

The exam authority will declare the result of each stage separately. Only those candidates who qualify in the prelims exam are eligible to appear for the main exam. The result of OPSC will be available in the online mode on the official website of OPSC. Candidates whose name get displayed on the list have qualified for the next phase. Candidates should note that the scores for prelims will not be included to calculate the final scores. The final merit of the candidate will be determined by the candidates' performance in the mains exam and the personal interview round.

OPSC Civil Service Exam Main Result

The result of OPSC 2019 Main Exam will be declared after the exam gets conducted. The result of OPSC 2019 mains will be available in the online mode on the official website of OPSC. Candidates will receive a scorecard which in turn needs to be produced in the interview session. The final merit of the candidate will be determined by the candidates' performance in the main exam and the personal interview round.

OPSC Civil Service Exam 2020 Selection Process

OPSC Civil Service Exam Main Selection Process

After the result declaration of OPSC Main examination, the qualified candidates need to appear for yet another round, namely Personality Test or Interview. The objective of the test is to evaluate candidates' intellectual capabilities, mental alertness, social traits and his/her interest in current affairs. The questions asked will be from General interest. The weightage/score of this round is 250. For the selection of a candidate, the cumulative scores of all the tests would be considered.

Documents Required at Counselling

  • Marksheet and certificate of Class X
  • Marksheet and certificate of Class XII
  • Scores of Preliminary Exams
  • Hardcopy of Online Application Form

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i want to know about nimset and preparing for 2021

Hrisheekesh Singh 19th Feb, 2020

Hi Bibhas,

NIT MCA Common Entrance Test (NIMCET), is the national level entrance exam conducted every year by one of the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) for taking admissions on merit basis to Master of Computer Applications (MCA) programme.

This exam works across the NITs located in Agartala, Allahabad, Kurukshetra, Calicut, Raipur, Warangal, Surathkal, Durgapur, Trichy, Jamshedpur, Bhopal and Kurukshetra.

The application form of NIMCET 2020 will be released soon through which the candidates can fill the form and appear in the entrance exam. NIMCET admit card will also be released to be downloaded by candidates. The exam will be conducted in offline mode and the result of the same will be declared on the official website of NIMCET 2020.

Total 809 seats are available and duration of exam is 2 hours.

NOTE:- NIMCET scores are used by many other universities and institutes for admissions to the MCA programmes offered by them.

You may refer to the source article for more information about NIMCET 2020 Exam.

I hope this information helps you.

Good Luck!

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