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OPSC 2021 Jobs Recruitment Notification of Assistant Horticulture Officer 37 posts

OPSC 2021 Jobs Recruitment Notification of Assistant Horticulture Officer 37 posts
Odisha Public Service Commission 2021 Jobs Recruitment Notification. OPSC inviting applications for the positions of Assistant Horticulture Officer posts . Interested and Eligible candidates can apply for the positions.

Last Date for Submission of Application is on 30th September, 2021.

No.of Posts and Vacancies :-
Assistant Horticulture Officer - 37 Posts

Qualification Details:
For recruitment to 37 (Thirty Seven) posts of Assistant Horticulture Officer in Class-II of Group-B Service under Department of Agriculture & Farmer's Empowerment, in the pre-revised scale of pay of Rs.9,300-34,800/- with Grade pay of Rs.4600/- (PB-2) or Level 10 of the Pay Matrix Revised, as per ORSP Rules, 2017, with usual Dearness and other Allowances as may be sanctioned by the Government of Odisha firom time to time. The posts are temporary and likely to continue.

1. Name of the Post: 

2. No of Post: 37

3. Salary: Pre-revised scale of pay of Rs.9,300-34,800/- with Grade pay of Rs.4600/- (PB-2) or Level 10 of the Pay Matrix Revised

4. Education Qualification: A candidate must possess a Bachelor of Science Degree in Horticulture/Agriculture from any of the recognized Universities or Institutions.

5. Other Eligibility Conditions: 

a) The candidate must be a citizen of India;

b) The candidate must be able to read, write and speak Odia; and have

i) passed Middle School examination with Odia as a language subject; or

ii) passed Matriculation or equivalent examination with Odia as medium of examination in non-language subject; or

iii) passed in Odia as 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

iv) passed a test in Odia in Middle School standard conducted by the School & Mass Education Department of Government of Odisha/ Board of Secondary Education, Odisha.

c) A candidate, who has more than one spouse living, will not be eligible for appointment unless the State Government has exempted his/her case from operation of this limitation for any good and sufficient reasons;

d) Government servants, whether temporary or permanent, are eligible to apply provided that they possess the requisite qualification and are within the prescribed age-limit as provided under of the Advertisement. They must inform their respective Heads of the Office in writing regarding submission of their application for this recruitment and furnish "No Objection Certificate" during document verification.

e) If a candidate has at any time, 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 / viva voce test, he/she will not be eligible for such recruitment for that specified period / chance(s);

f) Only those candidates, who possess the requisite qualifications, are within the prescribed age limit and fulfil other eligibility conditions etc. by the closing date for submission of registered online application form, will be considered eligible;

g) A candidate who claims change in his/her name after having passed the H.S.C. examination, is required to furnish copy of publication of the changed name in the local leading daily newspaper as well as copy of notification in the Gazette in support of his/her change of name;

h) Every candidate selected for appointment shall be examined by the Medical Board. A candidate, who does not satisfy the requirement after medical examination, shall not be appointed;

A candidate must have attained the age of 21(twenty one) years and must not be above the age of 32 (thirty two) years as on the 1st day of January 2021 i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd January 1989 and not later than 1st January 2000.

Application Fee:
A candidate is required to pay a non-refundable and non-adjustable fee of Rs. 500/- (Rupees five hundred) only. Candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe of Odisha only and Persons with Disabilities (whose permanent disability is 40% and more) are exempted from payment of this fee.

Document Required:
Candidates who will qualify in the written examination will be required to bring with them the hard copy of online application form along with copies of following relevant certificates/documents and originals of the same for verification of their eligibility as per terms and conditions of the advertisement, the date of which shall be notified later on in due course, failing which his/her application will be rejected for the said post. The candidates are required to mention on each copy of documents "Submitted by me" and put their full signature and date on the same. They must not attach the original certificates to their applications.

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

2. Intermediate/+2 examination certificate issued by the concerned Board/Council;

3. Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture/Agriculture Certificate issued by the recognized Universities or Institutions;

4. Mark-sheets in support of all the aforesaid examinations (i.e. H.S.C. to B.Sc. Horticulture/B. Sc. Agriculture) passed including fail marks if any, issued by the concerned Board/Council/ Universities or Institutions;

5. Two recent passport size photographs (unsigned and unattested) with the printout / hard copy of online application form which has been uploaded in the online application forms,

6. Any proof of identity;

7. Caste Certificate by birth in support of claim as SEBC/ SC / ST, wherever applicable

8. Required Odia test pass certificate;

9. Disability Certificate (indicating percentage of permanent disability) issued by the concerned Medical Board wherever applicable;

10. Discharge Certificates of Ex-Serviceman issued by the Commanding Officer of the Unit last served. Ex-Servicemen should submit an affidavit undertaking that he has not been appointed against any civil post after retirement from military service, wherever applicable.

11. No Objection Certificate issued by the competent authority.

Important Points:
1. Online applications submitted to OPSC, if found to be incomplete in any respect, are liable for rejection without entertaining any correspondence with the applicants on that score.

2. Admission to Examination/ Viva Voce test will be provisional. If on verification at any stage before or after the Examination it is found that a candidate does not fulfil all the eligibility conditions, his/her candidature will be liable to rejection. Decision of the Commission in regard to eligibility or otherwise of candidate shall be final;

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

4. Concessions meant for S.E.B.C., S.C. & S.T. by Birth are admissible to the Socially and Economically Backward Classes, Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes of Odisha only;

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

Selection Process :
(a) The selection of candidates for recruitment to the posts of Assistant Horticulture Officer shall be made on the basis of Written Test and Interview.

i. Written Test: - It shall consist of one paper with Objective type MCQ pattern questions. The paper shall be of 200 (two hundred) marks with 200 questions each carrying one mark. The duration of the test shall be of 03 hours.

ii. There shall be negative marking for wrong answers.

iii. There shall be a deduction of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.

iv. Interview shall consist of 25 (twenty five) marks.

(b) The Commission shall short-list the candidates to be called for interview to a reasonable number taking into consideration the marks secured in the written test.

(c) The Commission shall prepare a list of successful candidates in order of merit on the basis of written test and interview, which shall be equal to the number category wise vacancies advertised

(d) The broad outlines of the syllabus for the said examination (one paper).

How to Apply :
Online applications are invited from the prospective candidates through the proforma application to be made available on the Website of the Commission ( The link for registration /re- registration and payment of examination fee shall be available from 10.09.2021 to 30.09.2021 (Note: 08.10.2021 is the lust date for submission of Registered Online Application)

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

(b) Candidates must apply online through the concerned http:/ Applications received through any other mode would not be accepted and summarily rejected.

(c) Before filling up the online application form, the candidates must go through detailed instructions available at OPSC portal.

(d) The online application form is automated and system driven & will guide the candidate seamlessly in filling the application. The requisite options shall be enabled and information shall be asked as per data furnished by the candidate. Before filling up the information, ensure that accurate information is fed, for edit option is limited & on confirmation there is no scope for further edit, even if wrongful entry has been made while filling up online application.

(e) 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.

(f) Candidates should keep at least two copies of latest passport size photograph which is uploaded to the online application form for future use.

(g) On successful submission of the online Registration, a unique "Permanent Public Service Account Number (PPSAN) " will be assigned to the applicant. Candidates are required to take a printout of tihe finally_Submited online Registration/Re-registration_and finally Submitted Online Application _forms and put his/her signature under the declaration for submission to OPSC along with copies of requisite certificate & documents as and when asked.

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

(i) Certificate of Admission to the written examination to the eligible candidates will be uploaded in the Website of the OPSC prior to the date of written examination, which will be published in the Website of the Commission and widely circulated Newspapers. The candidates are required to download their Admission Certificate from the Website of the Commission and produce the same at the Examination centre for admission to the written examination. No separate correspondence will be made on this score.

(j) "Intimation letters" to candidates for document verification & interview and "Attestation form" & "Bio-data form" shall be uploaded in the website of OPSC prior to the date of Document Verification/Interview.

(k) Any complaint on the conduct of examination must be sent to the Grievance Wing of the Commission by e-Mail ( within 03 (Three) days of completion of the examination.

Official Notification

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