Ramakanta Biswas

The result of the Odisha Civil Services (OCS) Preliminary Examination, 2020 has been published by the Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC). 

As many as 4754 candidates including 1551 women have been qualified to appear for the Odisha Civil Services Main Written Examination-2020.

The list of roll numbers of the qualified candidates has been made available on the website of the Commission at www.opsc.gov.in.

The preliminary examination of OCS-2020 was conducted on August 27, 2021 in five zonal centres of the State- Balasore, Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Sambalpur.  

As per the notification of the Commission, the OCS Main written examination has been tentatively scheduled to be held from January 20, 2022, and a detailed notification regarding the main examination will be published in due course. 

“The concerned candidates are advised to visit the website of the Commission regularly for further details in this regard,” the Commission said.

OCS-2020 Main Examination: 

The Main Examination shall consist of the following papers (mentioned below) and each paper shall be of three hours duration. 

Compulsory papers - 1400 marks 

Paper - I Odia Language 300 Marks 

Paper - II English 300 Marks 

Paper - III English Essay 200 Marks 

Paper - IV General Studies-I 300 Marks 

Paper - V General Studies-II  300 Marks 
Papers - (Paper VI,VII,VIII & IX) - 1200 marks 

Two subjects to be selected from the list of Optional subjects set out below. Each subject will have two papers and each paper carrying 300 marks. 

Those who clear the Main examination will be called for personality test or interview. The personality test carries 250 marks.

The OPSC had published notification for the Odisha Civil Service Examination in February 2021 for filling up 392 Group A and Group B posts coming under the Odisha Civil Services. 

Candidates appearing for the Civil Services Examination are permitted to avail only four attempts, however, there is no limit for SC and ST candidates.