OPSC Civil Service Exam 2022: Check Syllabus, Exam Pattern- Embibe
  • Written By Preeti_M
  • Last Modified 19-08-2022
  • Written By Preeti_M
  • Last Modified 19-08-2022

OPSC Civil Service Exam 2022: Check Syllabus, Exam Pattern

OPSC Civil Service Exam 2022: The Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) will conduct the Civil Service Prelims examination on October 16, 2022, tentatively. The application process started on January 10, 2022, and candidates are advised to refer to this article for any latest updates on the OPSC CS exam 2022. The exam is conducted yearly by OPSC to hire candidates for Group A and B posts.

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This article has provided all the necessary details regarding the Civil Service examination of Odisha. Candidates are advised to go through the whole article to understand the exam and the selection process. The OPSC has earlier announced that a total of 7039 candidatures have been rejected based on the incomplete details provided by the applicants. Read on to know more about the OPSC Civil Service exam 2022.

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OPSC Civil Service Exam 2022

Before getting into the details about OPSC Civil Service Exam 2022, let us quickly go through an overview of the same:

Conducting BodyOdisha Public Service Commission
PostsGroup A and Group B posts
CategoryGovt. Jobs
Selection ProcessPrelims, Mains and Interview
Official Siteopsc.gov.in

OPSC Civil Service Exam Dates 2022

In the below-provided table, the candidates can check the OPSC Civil Service Recruitment dates 2022. It is important for candidates to keep an eye on the events for the examination so that they do not miss any.

Application Form AvailabilityJanuary 10, 2022
Last Date for PaymentFebruary 09, 2022
Last Date to ApplyFebruary 18, 2022
Prelims Exam DateOctober 16, 2022
Mains Exam DateTo be announced

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OPSC Civil Service Exam Eligibility Criteria 2022

The candidates must check the complete eligibility criteria for OPSC Civil Service Exam 2022 before applying for the exam. Only eligible candidates can submit the application form in order to avoid rejection. Read the sections below to understand the eligibility criteria for OPSC Civil Service Exam 2022, which are based on age and educational qualification.


A candidate must be a citizen of India.

Age Limit:

  1. A candidate must have attained the age of 21 and must not be above the age of 32 on January 01, 2021, i.e. he/she must not have been born earlier than January 02, 1989 and not later than January 01, 2000.
  2. The upper age relaxation is 5 years for candidates belonging to SC/ST/SEBC/Women/Ex-servicemen categories and 10 years of relaxation for PWDs whose permanent disability is 40% or more.

Educational Qualification:

The 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 Institutions 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.

OPSC Civil Service Examination Fee 2022

The candidate is required to pay a non-refundable and non-adjustable fee of INR 500 only. It means, the fee paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances nor adjusted or held in reserve for any other examination or recruitment. The candidates belonging to SC, ST of Odisha by birth only and persons with disability, whose permanent disability is 40% or more are exempted from payment of this fee.

Candidates are required to make online payment of applicable examination fee(s) through the OPSC portal using Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking facilities and other financial instruments enlisted in the Payment Page/Gateway of the Odisha Government Treasury Portal.

OPSC Civil Service Exam Application Form 2022

The application process for OPSC 2022 has been started. 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 the score.

Here are some instructions for filling out the OPSC Civil Service online application form:

  • 1st Step: To register yourself for the desired posts and if you are eligible, then click on the “apply online” button.
  • 2nd Step: Check the “What’s New” section on the main page.
  • 3rd Step: Get the notification link for “Civil Service Exam 2022”.
  • 4th Step: Then, click on the “Apply Now” link.
  • 5th Step: Fill in the required personal details correctly.
  • 6th Step: Fill in the details & click on the submit button.
  • 7th Step: Finally, submit the filled OPSC Civil Service online registration form.
  • 8th Step: Take a printout of it for future reference.

Conditions for rejecting applications

In spite of candidates having complete eligibility for the exam, sometimes their application might get rejected. Here are some of the reasons this happens.

  1. Incomplete online registration form.
  2. Declaration not signed by the candidates in the hard copy of the online registration form.
  3. Not furnishing copies of the certificates/documents etc. as prescribed by the exam conducting authority.
  4. Suppression of facts about eligibility, if any.
  5. Ineligible applications which are violative of the provisions described by the exam conducting body.

OPSC Civil Service Exam Schemes 2022

OPSC Civil Service Examination shall comprise of the following test patterns:

  1. Preliminary
  2. Mains
  3. Personality Test or Interview

Candidates who qualify in the Preliminary test shall be called by the Commission to appear in the Mains Test. Qualifying marks in the prelims is decided by the Commission. The main exam will comprise of the Odia Language, English, and English Essay. General Studies will have two optional subjects and two papers as prescribed in the given schedule.

Those who obtain minimum qualifying marks in the Main Exams as decided by the Commission at their discretion shall be called for a personality test. The personality test or interview shall carry 250 marks. There is no minimum qualifying marks for personality test or interview.

The total marks obtained by the candidates in the written exam and personality test/interview would determine their ranking. The candidates will be allotted to multiple kinds of services keeping in view their ranks in the exam and their preferences for various services.

Prelims Test Pattern

Name of the subjectMarks
General Studies Paper-1200
General Studies Paper-2200

The prelims exam of OPSC consists of 2 papers, including Multiple Choice Questions. The duration of these papers is 2 hours.

OPSC Mains Paper Pattern

Name of the SubjectMarks
Odia Language(Paper 1)300
English (Paper2)300
English Essay (Paper3)300
General Studies 1 (Paper 4)300
General Studies 2 (Paper 5)300
Optional Papers (Paper 6,7,8,9)1200 (300 each)

The main exam consists of 5 compulsory subjects and 4 optional subjects, of which the applicants need to select 2.

OPSC Interview Details

Those who qualify for the cut-off will be called for the interview or personality test. A total of 250 marks will be allotted for this test. This round will judge candidates for their intellectual abilities, current affairs, social traits, etc.

OPSC Civil Service Exam Results 2022

The Odisha Public Service Commission will release the result on their official website. Candidates can check the official website and find their results. Also, the direct link to check the OPSC results 2022 will be provided here. The OPSC Civil Service Exam cut-off will be declared in the three stages such as Prelims, Mains and Interview.

General Instructions for OPSC Civil Exam 2022

Candidates appearing for the OPSC Civil Exam 2022 must make a note of the general instructions listed below in order to avoid any last minute confusion or error.

  1. The candidates must answer the papers in their own handwriting and in no circumstances will they be allowed the help of a scribe, except for PWD candidates who has opted to take assistance of the writer.
  2. If the handwriting of the candidate is not legible, some marks will be deducted from the total marks accrued.
  3. Marks will not be allotted for mere superficial knowledge.
  4. Candidates are not allowed to bring mobile phones or any other communication devices into the premises of the exam centre and premises of the commission.

FAQs for OPSC Civil Service Exam 2022

The candidates can check the frequently asked questions for the OPSC Civil Service Exams below:

Q.1: How can we clear the OPSC exam?
Ans: At first, candidates need to understand the exam pattern and their syllabus. It is important to refer to the right study materials and follow a balanced strategy. Then they need to learn their weak and strong areas for the preparation for the OPSC Exam.

Q.2: Is there any negative marking?
Ans: Yes, there will be a deduction of 1/4th mark for each wrong answer ticked.

Q.3: What are the best books for Quantitative Aptitude while preparing for OPSC Civil Service Exams?
Ans: The candidates can refer to the RS Agarwal for Quantitative Aptitude.

Q.4: How many optional papers are there in the OPSC Exam 2022?
Ans: There are a total of 4 subjects for the optional paper. The candidates can select the 2 optional papers from the complete list of the papers.

Q.5: Is it necessary for candidates to solve previous years’ papers?
Ans: Yes, solving previous years’ papers will help applicants to know the exam pattern, question levels and many more.

Also check;

OPSC RecruitmentOPSC Syllabus
OPSC Hall TicketOPSC Notification

We have now provided all the relevant details related to the OPSC Civil Service Exams 2022. Stay tuned to Embibe for related updates.

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