Ramakanta Biswas

The Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) has released an important notification regarding exercising of the option of medium of language in the Odisha Civil Services Examination (OCSE) 2022.

This year, the State government has allowed candidates appearing for the OCS examination to write their answers and face interviews in Odia.

The OPSC, which is responsible for conducting the prestigious examination, has informed the candidates that they are required to exercise the option of the medium of language at the time of filling up of online application form. 

“Candidates will have the option to appear the OCSE-2022, which includes Preliminary, Main and Personality Test, either in Odia or in English medium except the language subjects. The above provision is also applicable for writing the Essay paper,” the OPSC said in its notice.  

“The candidates shall be required to exercise the option of medium of language at the time of filling up of Online application form. Once the option has been exercised by the candidates, it cannot be changed,” it added. 

The submission of online application for the OCS 2022 for recruitment to posts and services coming under the Odisha Civil Services (Group A and Group B) will begin on January 17, 2023. The last date for submission of application is February 16, 2023. 

Recently, the state government has announced to offer one compensatory attempt to candidates who have already attained the upper age limit and exhausted their attempts, for appearing in the OCS examination this year.