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OPSC Jobs Recruitment Notification 2021 of Odisha Civil Services Examination Posts

Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) Jobs Recruitment Notification 2021. OPSC inviting applications for the positions of Odisha Civil Services Examination 2020.Interested and Eligible candidates can apply for the positions.

Last Date for Submission of Application is on February 18th, 2021.

Post and Vacancies:

Odisha Civil Services Examination 2020 – 392 Posts

Job Location – Cuttack

Education Qualification :

Online applications are invited from the prospective candidates through the Proforma Application to bc made available on the WEBSITE ( The link for registration/ re-registration and payment of examination fee shall be available from 12.01.2021 to 11.02.2021 (Note-18.02.2021 is the last date for submission of Registered Online Application) for admission to the Odisha Civil Services Preliminary Examination, 2019 for recruitment to the Posts and Services coming under the Odisha Civil Services (Group-A & Group-B) along with Scale of Pay as mentioned below. The Examination will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Odisha Civil Services (Combined Competitive Recruitment Examination) Rules, 1991 as amended from time to time. The relevant portions of the said Rules are available on the Website of the Commission.

Advertisement No. 07 of 2020-21.

1. Name of the Post: Odisha Civil Services Examination 2020

2. No of Post: 392

3. Educational Qualification: A candidate must hold a 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 from time to time.

4. Name of the Posts/ Services - Scale of Pay : 

a) Odisha Administrative Service, Group-A (Junior Branch) - Rs. 56, 100/- in Level- 12-Cell-I in the Pay Matrix under Rule-3 of ORSP Rules, 2017.

b) Odisha Police Service, Group-A(Junior Branch) - Rs. 56, 100/- in Level-12-Cell-1 in the Pay Matrix under Rule-3 of ORSP Rules, 2017.

c) Odisha Finance Service, Group-A(Junior Branch) - Rs. 56, 100/- in Level-12-Ce11-I in the Pay Matrix under Rule-3 of ORSP Rules, 2017.

d) Odisha Co-operative Service, (ARCS/AGCS) Group-B - Rs. 44,900/- in Level- 10-Ce1ll-1 in the Pay Matrix provided under Rule-3 of ORSP Rules, 2017.

e) Odisha Revenue Service, Group-B - Rs. 44,900/- in Level- 10-Cell-I in the Pay Matrix provided under Rule-3 of ORSP Rules, 2017.

f) Odisha Taxation & Accounts Service, Group-B - Rs. 44,900/- in Level- 10-Cell-1 in the Pay Matrix provided under Rule-3 of ORSP Rules, 2017.

Age: A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not be above the age of 32 years on the 1st day of January, 2020.

Application Fee: A candidate is required to pay a non-refundable and non-adjustable fee of Rs.500/-(Rupees five hundred) only.

Important Points

1. The provisions of the Odisha Conduct of Examinations Act, 1988 (Odisha Act-2 of 1988) are applicable to this Examination (Preliminary & Main) conducted by the Odisha Public Service Commission. Any violation of the above Act and violation of "Instructions to candidates" (as provided in the advertisement, application form, Brochure, Admission Certificate & Answer Script etc.) will be seriously viewed and disciplinary action will be taken against the concerned candidates as deemed proper.

2. (a) Reservation and Concessions meant for S.C./S.T./S.E.B.C. are admissible to Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes/ Socially & Educationally Backward Classes of Odisha only.

(b). Community (caste status) once mentioned by the candidates under the appropriate box of the online application form, will be treated as final and the same shall not be changed subsequently under any circumstances.

3. A candidate found guilty of seeking support for his/her candidature by offering illegal gratification or applying pressure on any person connected with the conduct of the recruitment process or found indulging in any type of malpractice in course of the selection or otherwise, shall, in addition to rendering himself/herself liable to criminal prosecution, be disqualified not only for the recruitment for which she/he is a candidate, but also may be debarred, either permanently or for a specified period, from any recruitment or selection to be conducted by the Commission.

4. This advertisement should not be construed as binding on the Government to make appointment.

5. Any misrepresentation or suppression of information by the candidate in the online application. will result in cancellation of his/ her candidature or penalty, as decided by the Commission be imposed on the candidate.

6. Mere empanelment in the select list shall not confer any right for appointment unless the Government is satisfied after making such enquiry as may be deemed necessary that the candidate is suitable in all respects for appointment to the Service.

7. No request for withdrawal of candidature and change of category will be entertained under any circumstances.

8. Candidates must answer the Papers in their own hand-writing. Only PW D candidates who are unable to write will be allowed to take help of scribe to write the answers for them by giving option while filling up the online application subject to the provisions made under Para-12(4) of the SS & EPD Department Resolution No.7140/SSEPD, dt.05.09.2017,

9. All persons appointed under the Government of Odisha on or after 1st January,2005 shall not be eligible for pension as defined under sub-rule(l) of Rule-3 of the Odisha Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1992; but shall be covered by the defined Contributory Pension Scheme in accordance with the Odisha Civil Services (Pension) Amendment Rules, 2005.

10. The Commission reserves the right to adopt the methods and principle of evaluation of answer scripts of both the Preliminary and Main Examinations.

11. All candidates who have opted for the Odisha Police Service are required to undergo a Physical Standard Test (Caste wise and Sex wise) as per Home Department Notification No.29452/SPS dt.4.7.2011 (Annexure-IV).

12. Online applications submitted to OPSC, if found to be incomplete in any respect, are liable to rejection without entertaining any correspondence with the applicants on that score; 

13. Candidates are required to bring the copies of certificates and other requisite documents as stated under Para-10 of this Advertisement.


(A) Candidates who will qualify in the Main written examination should submit the true copies of the following documents duly self-certified. The candidates are required to mention on each document "submitted by me" and put their full signature & date on the same. They must not attach the original certificates to their hard copy of online Applications. Only those who are called for the Personality Test or Interview will be required to bring with them the original certificates on the day of verification as decided by the Commission, failing which he/she shall not be allowed to appear at the Personality Test or Interview. A notice to this effect will be issued later on.

(B) If a candidate fails to furnish any of the original certificates and documents in respect of the attested copies submitted with the application for verification by him/ her, for verification on the date fixed by the Commission, his/her candidature will be rejected.

1. H.S.C. or equivalent certificate in support of declaration of age issued by the concerned Board/ Council;

2. Bachelor's Degree Certificate issued by the concerned University;

3. Certificate of any other higher qualification(s) issued by the University/ Institution;

4. Caste Certificate in support of claim as S.C./S.T./S.E.B.C. issued by competent authority, wherever applicable(Please see Note- I-Para- 10).

5. Required Odia Test Pass Certificate from the competent authority, wherever applicable (Please see Note-2-Para-10).

6. Discharge Certificate issued by the Commanding Officer of the Unit last served; Ex-servicemen candidates must submit an Affidavit that he has not been appointed against any civil post after Military Service, wherever applicable.

7. Permanent Disability Certificate (indicating percentage of disability, i.e.40% or more) issued by the concerned Medical Board, wherever applicable.

8. Sports Certificate, issued from Director of Sports, Odisha.

9. If a candidate claims to possess qualification, equivalent to the prescribed qualification, the rule/ authority (with number & date) under which it is so treated, must be furnished with the hard copy of the online Application.

10. Certificate of good character from the Principal/ Proctor/ Dean or Professor in charge of Department of Teaching of the College or University/ Institution in which last studied.

11. Two recent passport size photographs with signature on its front, which has been uploaded with online application form.

Selection Procedure :

1. Personality Test/ Interview:

a) The candidate shall be interviewed by a Board to be constituted by the O,P.S.C. for the purpose. The said Board will have before them a record of his career. He will be asked questions on matters of general interest. The object of the interview will be to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for a career in public service.

b) The object of test shall be to judge the mental caliber of a candidate, his intellectual qualities as well as social traits and his interest in current affairs. Further some of the qualities (to be judged will be) like mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical exposition, balance of judgment, variety and depth of interest, ability for social cohesion and leadership, intellectual and moral integrity, are to be judged by the said Board.

2. The Competitive Examination shall comprise as follows, namely:-

(i) Preliminary Examination,

(ii) Main Examination,

(iii)Personality Test or Interview.

3. Candidates who will qualify in the Preliminary Examination, shall be called by the Commission, to appear in the Main Examination. The qualifying marks in the Preliminary Examination shall be such as may be fixed by the Commission. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination shall not be counted for ranking. The Main Examination shall comprise Odia Language, English, English Essay, General Studies-I & II papers, two optional subjects having two papers each as prescribed in Scheduled-III.

4. Candidates who obtain such minimum qualifying marks in the Main Examination as may be fixed by the Commission at their discretion in the advertisement shall be called for personality test. The personality test or interview 250 Marks and no minimum qualifying marks for personality test or shall carry interview shall be fixed.

5. Total marks thus obtained by the candidates in the written examination and personality test or interview would determine their ranking. Candidates shall be allotted to the various services keeping in view their ranks in the examination and the preferences indicated by them for various services.

How to Apply :

Closing Date: 

a. On Line Registration Ire-registration And Online Payment Of Examination Fees Shall Be Available In The Website From 12.01.2021 To Till 11.02.2021 (11.59 P.m).

b. Submission Of Online Registered Applications Can Be Done In The Website From 12.01.2021 To Till 18.02.2021 (11.59 P.m).

1. Candidates must go through the details of this Advertisement available in the Website of OPSC before filling up online application form.

2. Candidates must apply online through the concerned Website of the OPSC Applications received through any other mode would not be accepted and summarily be rejected.

3. Before filling up the online application form, the candidates must go through the following documents available at OPSC portal. i) Instructions to fill up the Online Application Form.

4. The PWD (Person with Disability) candidates who desire to take help of Scribe / Reader are required to furnish the information in the appropriate box on the online Application Form.

5. Candidates are requested to upload the scanned image of latest passport size photograph along with scanned image of his/her full signature and scanned image of Left Hand Thumb Impression (LTI) in the online Application Form. Uploaded photograph. Specimen (full) signature and LTI must be clearly identifiable/ visible. otherwise the application of the candidate is liable to be rejected by the Commission and no representation from the candidate will be entertained.

6. Candidates should keep at least two copies of latest passport size photograph which is uploaded in the online application form for future use.

7. On successful submission of the online Registration, an unique "Permanent Public Service Account Number (PPSAN)" will be assigned to the applicant. Applicants are required to take printout of the finally submitted online Registration/ Re-registration and Application forms for submission to OPSC with ink signed signature and along with copies of requisite certificate & documents.

8. The candidates are advised to submit the Online Application Form well in advance without waiting for the closing date to avoid last hour rush.

9. At present, only online applications are invited from candidates for admission to the Odisha Civil Services Preliminary/ Main Written Examination. After declaration of result of Main Written Examination, the candidate who qualify to appear at the V.V. Test, will be required to submit the photocopies of the other documents as stated under Para-10 of this advertisement, on or before the date to be notified later, for consideration of their eligibility.

10. Admission Certificate for the eligible candidates of OCS Preliminary Written Examination/ Main Written Examination and intimation letter for interview to the eligible candidates will be uploaded in the Website of OPSC prior to the date of Preliminary Written Examination or Main Written Examination or interview. The date & programme of Preliminary Written Examination or Main Written Examination or interview will be published in the OPSC Website & in the Newspapers. The candidates are required to download their Admission Certificate/ Intimation letter/ instruction to candidates from Website of the Commission and produce the same at the Examination centre for admission to the examination. No separate correspondence will be made on this score.

11. Any complaint on the conduct of examination must be send to the Grievance Wing of the Commission by e-mail within 05 (Five) days of completion of the examination.

Official Notification

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