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OPSC Civil Services Exam Pattern and Exam Syllabus

OPSC Civil Services Exam Pattern and Exam Syllabus 2018

shape Introduction

Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) conducts Odisha civil service examination to recruit candidates for state services. OPSC is conducted in three stages – Preliminary, Mains and Personal Interview. Detailed knowledge of syllabus for any exam helps the candidate to prepare accordingly by focusing on their strong and weak topics. This article gives the details about OPSC Civil Services Exam Pattern and Exam Syllabus.


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OPSC Civil Services Exam Pattern and Exam Syllabus 2018
Name of the Organization Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC)
Type of the Organization Government
Position/Designation Various Civil Services
Job Location Bhubaneshwar
Vacancies 218 Posts
Application Start Date 3rd September 2018
Application End Date 03rd October 2018
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shape Eligibility

S.No. Criteria Eligibility
1. Age Limit as on 01-01-2018 Min Age: 21 years
Max Age: 32 years
2. Educational Qualification Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized University with 10th, 12th in odia language
3. Selection Process Based on Prelims, Mains and Interview.


shape Vacancy

S.No. Name of Posts No. of Posts
1. Administrative Service 60
2. Public Service 87
3. Finance Service 21
4. Co-operative Services 06
5. Revenue Service 61
6. Taxation & Accounts Service 39
7. Employment Service 16
Total 218 Posts


shape Exam Pattern



shape Prelims

Papers Subject No. of Questions Max Marks Duration
Paper I General Studies 200 200 2 Hrs
Paper II (A) General studies 200 200 2 Hrs


shape Mains

Papers Subject Max Marks
Paper I Odia Language 300
Paper II English 300
Paper III English Essay 200
Paper IV General Studies-I 300
Paper V General Studies-II 300
Paper VI, VII, VIII & IX Optional Paper 1200
Interview 250


shape Syllabus

  • History of India and Indian National Movement.
  • Economic and Social Development Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiative, etc.
  • Current event of National and International importance
  • General Issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change that do not require subject specialization, and
  • Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
  • General Science.

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal Skills including communication skills
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving
  • Logical Reasoning and Analytic ability
  • General Mental Ability
  • General Science.
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude) (Class-X level). Data interpretation (Charts, Graphs, Tables, Data Sufficiency etc. — Class-X level); and
  • English Language Comprehension Skills (Class-X level).

  • Grammar
  • Essay Writing
  • Precis writing
  • Comprehension
  • Translation from Odia to English
  • Vocabulary
  • Expansion of an idea etc.

  • Translation from English to Odia
  • Essay Writing
  • Precis writing
  • Comprehension
  • Expansion of an idea etc.
  • Vocabulary

  • History of Modern India and Indian Culture
  • Geography of India
  • Indian Polity
  • Current National issues and topics of social relevance
  • Legal and environmental issues

  • India and the World
  • Indian Economy
  • International Affairs & Institutions
  • Developments in the field of science & technology, communications and space
  • Statistical Analysis, Graphs & Diagrams

  • Fisheries Science
  • Agriculture
  • Civil Engineering
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Commerce & Accountancy
  • Economics
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Forestry
  • Statistics
  • Geology
  • Home Science
  • Public Administration
  • History
  • Indian Language & Literature (any one)
    (a) Odia, (b) Hindi, (c)Sanskrit (d) English (e) Persian (f) Urdu
  • Law
  • Management
  • Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Geography
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science & International Relations
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Physics
  • Zoology


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