Ramakanta Biswas

The Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) on Saturday said that it has fixed the ‘system-induced error’ which prevented several aspirants from downloading the admit cards for the upcoming Odisha Civil Services (OCS) Preliminary Examination 2020. 

Several aspirants reportedly complained that they faced difficulties while downloading admit cards for the examination slated to be held on August 27. Besides, some candidates got erroneous admit cards. 

The Commission regretted the inconvenience caused to the candidates and said the system induced-error has now been fixed.  

“It has come to our notice that candidates appearing for OCS-2020 preliminary examination are facing difficulties in downloading the Hall/Admit Card due to malfunctioning of the system. We regret the inconvenience caused to the candidates. It is a system induced error and has now been fixed,” the Commission said in a notification.

“Odisha Public Service Commission assures each candidate that it is committed to attending problems experienced by candidates, technical or otherwise, on any matter concerning the conduct of examination. The candidates are requested to look for further information/update on this website,” the notification added. 

The OCS-2020 preliminary examination will be conducted in five cities -Balasore, Berhampur, Bhubancswar, Cuttack and Sambalpur.

The examination will be held in two shifts. The first session will be conducted from 10 am to 12 pm for General Studies (Paper-I) while the second session will be for Studies (Paper-II) from 1.30 pm. to 3.30 pm.

Paper-I consists of 100 objective type questions with multiple choice answers and Paper-II will carry 80 marks. 

All persons with disability (candidates) will be given 40 minutes extra in each sitting i.e. from10 am to 12.40 pm and 1.30 pm. to 4.10 pm.

The Odisha Public Service Commission had released the notification regarding Odisha Civil Services Examination on December 11, 2020 to fill up 392 vacant Group A and B posts.  

Here Are The Steps to download OCS-2020 admit card: 

Visit official website opsc.gov.in
Click on ‘login to download’ link on the homepage 
Enter registered username/ mobile number/ email 
Enter password/OTP to login
The admit card will appear on screen
Download and take a printout