Suryakant Jena

The Odisha government on Friday effected major amendments to the Odisha Civil Services Examinations conducted by Odisha Public Services Commission.

One of the important revisions approved by the State Cabinet is the single optional paper choice for candidates. Earlier aspirants used to select optional papers but with the amendment to Odisha Civil Services (Combined Competitive Recruitment Examination) Rules, 1991, now candidates will have to appear examination of a single optional paper.

This apart, the total marks in the OCS examination has also been rationalised. Henceforth, candidates will have to appear for total 2000 marks instead of 2250 marks earlier.