About OPSC Civil Service Exam 2019

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 falls under the Odisha Civil Services (Group-A & Group-B categories). After the completion of OPSC 2019 prelims exam, the Commission had released the result for prelims. On the basis of the result, 2662 candidates have been shortlisted to appear for the mains examination. After mains, OPSC will prepare the result to select candidates for the Personality Test. Having conducted Personality Test, the Commission will prepare the final result of the exam on the basis of marks secured in mains and the Personality Test.

Languages English
Conducting Body: Odisha Public Service Commission

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OPSC Civil Service Exam 2019 Important Dates

OPSC Civil Service Exam (Session 2019)

Past Dates and Events

13 Nov, 2019 - 16 Dec, 2019

Application Fee (Offline Challan) | Mode: Online

13 Nov, 2019 - 10 Dec, 2019

Application | Mode: Online

05 Nov, 2019

Advertisement | Mode: Offline and Online

OPSC Civil Service Exam Main Exam (Session 2019)

Past Dates and Events

25 Jun, 2019 - 29 Jul, 2019

Admit Card - Mains admit card | Mode: Online

05 Jul, 2019 - 29 Jul, 2019

Exam - Mains exam | Mode: Offline

OPSC Civil Service Exam Preliminary Exam (Session 2019)

Past Dates and Events

11 Feb, 2019

Result | Mode: Online

25 Nov, 2018

Exam | Mode: Offline

18 Nov, 2018 - 25 Nov, 2018

Admit Card | Mode: Online

OPSC Civil Service Exam 2019 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 2019 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 2019 Syllabus

General studies
General science
Current events and developments of national and international importance
History of India and Indian national movement
Indian and world geography
Indian polity and economy
General mental ability
Agriculture, its importance in national economy
Principles of plant physiology
Important fruit and vegetable crops of India
Pests and diseases affecting major crops
Principles of economics as applied to agriculture
Agricultural engineering
Fluid mechanics
Surface hydrology
Ground water hydrology
Soil erosion and biological control measures
Soil erosion by mechanical control measures
Watershed management
Farm structures
Different sources of farm power
Renewable sources of energy
Non renewable sources of energy
Land preparation equipments
Seed drills and planters
Manure and fertilizer application
Plant protection equipments
Grading and transportation
Moisture content
Grain processing
Storage of grains
Processing of fruits and vegetables
Dairy engineering
By-product utilization
Process equipment design
Food science
Animal husbandry and veterinary science
Animal husbandry
Genetics and breeding
Animal production
Veterinary science
Principles of immunization and vaccination
Dairy science
Basic concepts
Key terminologies and definitions
Social institutions
Plesitocene period and prehistoric culture
Man's phylogenetic position
Human variation
Anthropological genetics
Constitutional provisions and protective legislation for STs and SCs
Anthropological thought
Theories in anthropology
Methodology in anthropology
Cell biology
Genetics, molecular biology and evolution
Plant diversity
Plant physiology
Plant biochemistry
Growth, reproduction and seed biology
Plant pathology
Plant and environment
Biodiversity, plant genetic resources
Inorganic chemistry
Atomic structure
Chemical periodicity
Chemical bonding
Oxidation states and oxidation number
Acids and bases
Chemistry of elements
Extraction of metals
Nuclear chemistry
Coordination compounds
Pollution and its control
Organic chemistry
Bonding and shapes of organic molecules
Chemistry of aliphatic compounds
Stereochemistry of carbon compounds
Organometallic compounds
Active methylene compounds
Chemistry of aromatic compounds
Chemistry of bimolecules
Basic principles and applications
Physical chemistry
Gaseous state
Phase rule and its applications
Colligative properties
Chemical kinetics
Civil engineering
Engineering mechanics
Strength of materials
Structural analysis
Geotechnical engineering
Transportation engineering
Fluid mechanics
Open channel flow
Environmental engineering
Water supply
Intake of water
Sewerage systems
Sewage characterization
Sewage treatment
Construction management
Commerce and accountancy
Accounting and auditing
Conceptual analysis
Capital and revenue
Accounting standards
Accounting for finalization of accounts
Provisions and reserves
Accounting for non-profit making organizations
Accounting for partnership firms
Accounting for shares and debentures
Financial statement analysis
Funds analysis
Cost accounting
Business organization and management
Forms of organization
Corporate and other forms of organization
Capital market
Business combinations
Foreign trade
Management function
Office management and management of change
Company law
Accounts and audit
Company secretary
General economics
Indian economics
Education and its role
Development of education after independence
Trends in education
Psychological foundations of education
Learning theories and principles
Issues in education
Evaluation in education
Administration, management and supervision in education
Educational statistics
Electrical engineering
Electrical circuits-theory and applications
Signals and systems
Control systems
E.M. theory
Electrical engineering materials
Analog electronics
Digital electronics
Communication systems
Computers and microprocessors
Measurement and instrumentation
Energy conversion
Power systems
Power electronics and electric drives
Elements of IC fabrication technology
Fishery science
General fisheries
Fishery resource management
Fishery biology
Aquacultural principles and practices
Fish seed production and management
Aquatic environment
Genetics, biotechnology and biochemistry
Aquatic microbiology
Harvest and post harvest technology
Social sciences
Effect of locality factors on vegetation
Forest classification and distribution
Forest management
Silvicultural system
Forest regeneration
Extension forestry
Forest policy and legislation
Forest utilization
Forest ecology and environment
Wildlife management
Forest genetics and tree improvement
Physical geography
Human geography
Man and environment relationship
Economic activities
Geography of the world
Major natural regions
Regional geography of developed countries
Regional geography of developing countries
Geography of India
Physical setting
Economic base
Environment and development
Geographical thought
Ancient period
Pre-modern period
Modern period
Recent period
Techniques of geographical analysis
Remote sensing and geographical information system (GIS)
General geology
Structural and field geology
Economic geology
Igneous petrology
Sedimentary petrology
Metamorphic petrology
Stratigraphy and geology of India
Prehistoric cultures
Indus civilization
Vedic society
State formation and urbanization
The Mauryan empire
Post-Mauryan India, BC 200- AD 300:
The Guptas and their successors (to c. 750 AD)
Orissa (C-3 rd century B.C. – 700 A.D.)
Early medieval India
Cultural trends, (750-1200)
Thirteenth and fourteenth centuries
The fifteenth and early 16th century
The Mughal empire , 1556-1707
Decline of Mughal empire, (1707-1761)
Medieval Orissa
British expansion
Economic impact of the British raj
Cultural encounter and social change
Indian freedom struggle-the first phase
Gandhi and his thought
Growth of communalism
India; independence to 1964
Orissa under colonial rule and after
Home science
A food and nutrition
Study of foods
Balanced diet
Nutrition during pregnancy
Meal planning
Food preservation
Child development and family studies
Meaning and principles of growth and development prenatal growth and development
Developmental milestones from birth to two years
Emotional development
Cognitive development in children
Family resource management
Concept of home management
Types of family resources and their management
Management of energy
Interior decoration
Consumer education
Textile and clothing
Textile fibers
Construction of fabric
Dyeing and printing
Care of clothing
Apparel designing
Home science extension education
Extension education
Communication in extension
Audio-visual aids
Community development
Extension programmes
Community developmental programmes
Constitutional law of India
International law
Criminal law
Law of contract
Managerial function
Organizational behavior and design
Quantitative techniques in decision making
Management control system
Strategic cost management
Business environment
Financial management
Marketing management
Corporate governance
Operation and materials management
Management information system
Human resource development
Set theory
Relation and function
Real and complex numbers
Combinatrics and probability
Differential calculus
Integral calculus
Differential equation
2-dimensional geometry
3-dimensional geometry and vectors
Rings and fields and vector spaces
Numerical methods
Mechanical engineering
Statics and dynamics
Theory of machines
Mechanics of solids
Manufacturing science
Manufacturing management
Energy conversion
Refrigeration and air conditioning
Fluid mechanics
Problems of philosophy
Mechanics, properties of matter, special relativity and waves
Geometrical and physical optics
Heat and thermodynamics
Electricity and magnetism
Atomic and nuclear physics
Solid state physics and electronics
Political science and international relations
Political science
Political ideas
Political ideologies
Party system and political process
Forms of government
Theories of development and underdevelopment
Social movements
Major theories of international relations
State and the global order
Government and politics with special reference to India
Approaches to the study of governments
Constitutions and basic features
Constitutional development
Nature of Indian federalism
Fundamental rights and directive principles of state policy
The union executive
The judiciary
The state executive
Indian party system
Local government and politics
Challenges to Indian political system
Introduction to psychology
Methods in psychology
Quantitive analysis
Physiological psychology
Development of human behavior
Cognition and language
Intelligence and aptitude
Motivation and emotion
Adjustment and stress
Social behavior
Application of psychology
Public administration
Basic concepts
Principles of organisation
Theories of organisation
Administrative behaviour
Accountability and control
Comparative administrative systems
Personnel administration in India
Financial administration
Central and state administration in India
Local government
Basic concepts
Marriage, family and kinship
Social stratification
Types of society
Economy and society
Industrial and urban society
Social demography
Political processes
Weaker sections-and minorities
Social change
Probability and probability distributions
Statistical methods
Statistical inference
Sampling theory and design of experiments
Taxonomy, non-chordata
Comparative anatomy
Ecology and wildlife, evolution and economic zoology
Cell biology and microbiology, genetics, immunology
Biochemistry, molecular biology
Physiology and endocrinology, ethology, embryology
Biotechnology, instrumentation, biostatistics

OPSC Civil Service Exam 2019 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 2019. 

OPSC Preliminary exam pattern 2019



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 exam main 2019. The OPSC main exam 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 Exam Centers

State City
Odisha Balasore

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit Card
  • Photo ID Proof

OPSC Civil Service Exam 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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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