Odishatv Bureau

The Odisha Public Service Commission has announced the date for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination-2021. Candidates can check details by visiting the official site of OPSC.

"The Commission has decided to conduct the Odisha Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination-2021 on 16.10.2022 (Sunday) in five zones i.e. Balasore, Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack & Sambalpur...," read the official notice.

The OCS prelim exam will be held in two shifts on October 16. Check timing and other details below:

Paper 1: General Studies
Timing: 10 am to 12 noon
Total 100 objective-type questions will multiple choice answers
Subject Code: 01

Paper 2: General Studies
Timing: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Total 80 objective-type questions will multiple choice answers
Subject Code: 02

The Commission further informed, "All persons with disability (candidates) will be given 40 minutes extra in each sitting i.e. from 10.00 A.M. to 12.40 P.M. & 1.30 P.M. to 4.10 P.M. Admission Certificate and Instructions to candidates of the concerned eligible candidate will be available in the website of OPSC later." 

The candidates are required to visit the website of the Commission to download their 'Admission Certificate' and 'Instructions to Candidates'.

It is worth mentioning that applications of as many as 7039 aspirants who had applied for the Odisha Civil Services (OCS), 2021 examination were earlier rejected by the Odisha Public Service Commission on several grounds.

The Commission had published the notification for the Odisha Civil Services Examination-2021 on December 31, 2021 to fill up 405 posts and services coming under Odisha Civil Services (Group A and Group B). The vacancy was later increased to 433.

On the other hand, reports were there that the Commission was struggling to find examiners and it had led to the delay in declaration of the OCS exam results. A letter from the OPSC to the State Higher Education Department has revealed the same. 

"OPSC is experiencing difficulties for timely evaluation of descriptive papers in Odisha Civil Services and OJS examination etc. due to non-availability of examiners in the rank of Professors and Associate Professors," the letter read.