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 2018 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.
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-
Other Eligibility Parameters-
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. The application process commenced on September 3, and the last date to fill the OPSC application form has been extended to October 6, 2018.
Documents to be submitted along with the online application form of OPSC exam-
OPSC, the state-centric exam conducting authority has formulated the exam pattern of OPSC Civil service preliminary exam 2018. This competitive exam was conducted on Sunday, November 25, 2018.
OPSC Preliminary exam pattern 2018
Mode of exam
Offline (Paper-Based exam)
Number of Papers
2 (Paper- I and Paper-II)
Name of Papers
Type of Questions
Multiple Choice Questions
Total marks allotted
400 (200 marks in each paper)
4 hours (2 hours for each paper)
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, 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,
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.
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 2018 preliminary examination on the day of the test, i.e. November 25, 2018.
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 2018 scheduled for November 25, 2018. It is a must for all prospective test takers to carry the OPSC admit card 2018 main examination on the day of the test.
Odisha Public Service Commission will release the answer key of OPSC preliminary exam 2018 after the completion of the exam. Test takers will be able to check their answers as marked in the exam with the officially OPSC 2018 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.
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.
The result of OPSC 2018 Preliminary exam has been declared on February 11, 2019. The OPSC Preliminary Exam was held on November 25, 2018. Only those candidates who have qualified the prelim exam are eligible to appear for the main exam. The result of OPSC 2018 prelims is 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.
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.
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.
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