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Sharmili Mallick

The Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) has released a notification for the recruitment to the posts of of Scientific Officer in Group B in the State Forensic Science Service Organisation under the Home Department.

Interested and eligible candidates can apply to the posts through the online mode at the official website of OPSC- opsc.gov.in from 4 March, 2021 to 5 April, 2021.

OPSC Group B Recruitment 2021 Vacancy Details

Total Posts & Vacancies: Scientific Officer & 22 Posts

(13 posts for generally category, 2 for SEBC, 1 for SC and 6 for ST)

Educational Eligibility: Those who want to apply for the civil services examination must have a Master’s Degree from a recognized University in the concerned subject with an aggregate of 60% marks.

Age Limit: Applicants’ age should be between 21 years and 32 years as on January 1, 2021. However, the age limit is relaxable by 5 years for candidates belonging to SC/ST/SEBC/Women/Ex-servicemen and by 10 years for PWDs whose permanent disability is 40% or more.

Examination Fees: Candidates are required to pay Rs 400 as examination fees. The fees paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances nor can the fee be adjusted or held in reserve for any other examination or recruitment. However, SC, ST and PWD candidates are exempted from payment of fees.

OPSC Group B Recruitment 2021 Selection Criteria

The selection of the candidates for the recruitment to the posts shall be will be done on the basis of Career Marking and Interview (100+50 marks). The number of candidates to be shortlisted/called for document verification based on data provided by the candidates in the online application form. After due process of verification & scrutiny, the number of candidates that shall be called for the Viva Voce Test (Interview).

Important Dates To Remember

Commencement of submission of online application: 4 March, 2021

Last date for submission of online application: 5 April, 2021

Last date for submission of registered online application: April 12, 2021

The candidates are advised to go through the details of the OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION available in the official website of the OPSC before filling up the application form.


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