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OPSC Recruitment 2022: Application Form, Admit card(Soon), Exam date(Out), Exam Pattern, Syllabus

Updated On - August 23 2022 by Sajjan Brahma

OPSC 2022 stands for the Odisha Public Service Commission, which is the conducting body of the state level civil service exam. Through OPSC Recruitment 2022, various Group A and B posts will be filled. Odisha civil service examination is carried out in different phases such as Prelims, Mains and Interview. One can apply for the posts in revenue, tax and accounting, co-operative, administrative, police, finance service etc. The process of OPSC application form 2022 will take place in an online mode @ www.opsc.gov.in. The minimum eligibility required to apply for OPSC 2022 is graduation in any discipline. Go through the post for more details on application, dates, exam pattern etc. 


Latest Updates

  • OPSC 2022 exam is scheduled to be held on 16 October 2022.
  • OPSC 2022 application form fill process has ended. The last date to apply for the application form was 12 August 2022.

OPSC Recruitment  2022 Status

Candidates who are going to appear for the Odisha state civil exam must check the status of the exam. 
OPSC 2022  Recruitment Notification

OPSC Recruitment Exam Date 2022 

Candidates appearing for the exam must be aware of the exam process and dates. 
  1. Prelims Exam: The first phase of the exam consists of objective-type questions. 
  2. Mains Exam: Prelims qualified candidates have to sit for the mains. Exam. Paper is of descriptive type. 
  3. Interview: Carried after the completion of the written exam. 
Look into the OPSC Dates Here:
Dates (tentative)
Notification out

June 2022

Applications commence from

July 2022

Last date to Apply

12 August 2022

Release of Prelims admit card

October 2022

Preliminary OPSC Exam date

16 October 2022

Declaration of Prelims result

To be notified soon

Release of OPSC mains admit card

To be notified soon

OPSC Mains Exam date

To be notified soon

Declaration of Final result

To be notified soon

OPSC Recruitment Application Form 2022

The process of Odisha PSC exam application form takes place in online mode. No other mode of application is there for OPSC. Candidates must carefully read the notification before applying for the OPSC 2022. 

Important Things Required To Fill The KPSC Application form Are:

  • Valid Email Id and mobile number. 
  • Scanned copy of the signature, photograph  and other documents required. 
  • Aadhar Card Number
  • Banking Details for the payment of the application fee. 

 The Process To Apply For The OPSC 2022 Are: 

  • Visit the official site of OPSC. 
  • Check the notification as per the post.
  • Then click on “OPSC 2022 Application Form”
  • Do the registration by entering the details required such as Name of the candidate, D.O.B, valid email id and phone no.  
  •  After the registration, the login id will be generated. 
  • Sign in to the account. By using the login credentials . 
  • Now click on “Apply Now”.
  • The registered candidates are required to enter the details required such as communication, education, personal etc.
  •  Upload the scanned copies of the photograph and signature.
  • Before doing the final submission, go through the details entered. 
  • Make the payment of the application fee in an online mode through the net banking/debit card or credit card.
  • Download the filled OPSC 2022 form and take the print of it for future process. 

 OPSC Application Fee 2022

The payment of the OPSC 2022 application fee is compulsory to complete the application process. OPSC application fee differs as per the category and it is non-refundable. Under no circumstances the fees will be refunded. 
Rs 500
SC/ST/Other Backward Class
No fees

OPSC Recruitment Eligibility Requirement 2022

The commission set the eligibility criteria for filling the application form. The eligibility differs as per the post. So check the eligibility details before applying for the OPSC 2022. 


  • Must be a citizen of India.
  • Must have the domicile of Odisha. (Other state students can apply but they cannot enjoy the reservation policy in Odisha.)

Educational Qualification

  • The minimum educational requirement is to graduate in any discipline from the recognised university. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree with 50% aggregate. (45% for the reserved category)

Age Criteria 

  • Candidates must not be less than 21 years of age and not more than 32 years of age. (Age relaxation is there as per the Indian Government Norms)
Age Relaxation 
3 years
5 years
5 years
Below poverty line
3 years
EX-servicemen and Physically disabled
10 years
5 years

OPSC Recruitment Syllabus 2022

The latest syllabus for the OPSC 2022 is given as per the level of the exam. Check the syllabus as per prelims and mains exam. 


Paper I:  General Studies (200 marks)
  • Current affairs/events of national and international importance
  • Indian History and National Movement
  • Science- Inventions and Discoveries
  • Indian and world geography
  • General Politics
  • Economic Scene
  • Financial and Economic News
  • Books & Authors
  • Culture
  • Important Days
  • Awards Honors Etc
Paper II General Studies  (200 marks)
  • Comprehension
  • Logical Reasoning and Analytical ability
  • General Mental Ability
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving
  • Maths
  • English Language Comprehension Skills ( Class-X Level).


  1. Paper I: Odia Language (300 Marks)
  2. Paper-II: English (300 Marks)
  3. Paper III: English Essay (200 Marks)
  4. Paper IV: General Studies-I (300 Marks)
  5. Paper V: General Studies-II (300 Marks)
  6. Paper VI, VII, VIII & IX: Optional Paper  (1200 Marks)
Let's check the syllabus of OPSC Mains Exam here:
  1. Paper I: Odia Language (300 Marks)
  • Comprehension
  • Precise Writing 
  • Short Essay
  • Translation from English to Odia
  • Usage and Vocabulary 
  • Marks Expansion of an idea
  1. Paper-II: English (300 Marks)
  • Comprehension
  • Precise Writing 
  • Short Essay
  • Usage and Vocabulary 
  1. Paper III: English Essay (200 Marks)
Topics will be provided out of which candidates have to select and write. 
  1. Paper IV: General Studies-I (300 Marks)
  • Indian culture and Heritage
  • History and geography of India and the World
  • Cultural Heritage of India (select areas and topics)
  • Modern History of India (beginning of the 19th century onwards)
  • Kadambas – Hoysalas
  • Decentralization of Power
  • Socio-economic system
  • Rural social system and Rural dev
  • Indian Economy
  • India and International Economic Relations
  • Development Patterns
  • Planning and Planning Goals
  • Decentralisation
  • The Vijaynagar Empire (1336-1799)
  • Rural Dev
  • Rural Development Initiatives
  • Data Collection Analysis & Interpretation
  • Modern Mysore (1799-1947)
  • Karnataka Freedom movement and Unification (1885-1956)
  • Post-Independence Karnataka
  • Social Change & Movements
  • Social Change & Modernisation
  • Political System and Government. 
  1. Paper V: General Studies II (300 marks)
  • Polity
  • Governance
  • Constitution
  • Social Justice
  • International Relations etc
  • Biodiversity
  • Technology
  • Environment 
  • Development
  • Disaster management
  • Security  


  • Nature of the Indian Constitution
  • Fundamental Rights
  • Distribution of Powers (Legislative)
  • Unicameral and Bicameral legislatures
  • Important Amendments
  • Welfare machinery in India
  • Union and State services
  • Public and Private Administration
  • Organisation structure
  • Organisational behaviour and concepts of management
  • Informal and formal organisation
  • Management techniques and tools
  • Administrative Reforms
  • UN and Specialised agencies
  • Lithosphere, Atmosphere, Hydrosphere
  • Continental physiography and demographic distribution
  • Indian Physiography
  • Industrial Planning & Development
  • Physiographic divisions (Karnataka)
  • Urban land use policy and Urbanisation (Karnataka)
  • Basics of Science and Tech
  • Space Tech & Science
  • Development policies (Agriculture),
  • Space Tech & Science
  • Development policies (Agriculture), programmes and trade
  • Hygiene & health
  • Environment Conservation
  • Natural Resources
  • Biodiversity & Ecosystem
  • Solid Waste Management & Environmental Pollution
  • Role of Information Tech in Environment and Human Health
  • State-community-civil society interface
  • Energy Resources
  • Disasters, Pollution and Pests
  • Related Perception
  • Knowledge society
  • Rural upliftment and Science & Tech
  • Natural Science
  • Agriculture Science
  • Sericulture and Horticulture
  • Biotechnology initiatives
  • Animal Husbandry (dairy, fishery and veterinary sciences)
Paper VI, VII, VIII & IX: Optional Paper  (1200 Marks)
Candidates have to select two subjects given from the list and each subject will have two papers and each carrying 300 marks. 
  1.  Agriculture
  2. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
  3.  Anthropology
  4. Agriculture Engineering
  5. Botany
  6. Chemistry
  7. Electrical Engineering
  8. Commerce & Accountancy
  9. Economics
  10. Education
  11. Fisheries Science
  12. Forestry
  13. Home Science
  14. Civil Engineering
  15. Geography
  16. Management
  17. History
  18. Law
  19. Geology
  20. Mathematics
  21. Mechanical Engineering
  22.  Medical Science
  23.  Philosophy
  24. Physics
  25. Political Science & International Relations
  26.  Psychology
  27.  Public Administration
  28.  Sociology
  29. Statistics
  30. Zoology

OPSC Exam Pattern 2022

Check out the OPSC recruitment  test pattern here

1). OPSC Prelims Exam

  • Questions type: Objective
  • Language of questions: English/Hindi
  • No. of Papers: 2
  • Duration of paper 1 & 2 : 2 hours each 
  • Marking Scheme: 2 marks for each question. 
  • Negative Marking for wrong response: No
No. Of Questions
General Studies-I
2 hrs
General Studies-II
2 hrs

2). OPSC Main Exam

  • Questions Type: Descriptive
  • Number of Papers: 9
  • Duration of each paper: 3 hours
Paper I
Odia Language
3 hrs
Paper II
3 hrs
Paper III
English Essay
3 hrs
Paper IV
General Studies-I
3 hrs
Paper V
General Studies -II
3 hrs
Paper VI
Optional Paper I
3 hrs
Paper VII
Optional Paper II
3 hrs
Paper VIII
Optional Paper III
3 hrs
Paper IX
Optional Paper IV
3 hrs

OPSC Recruitment Admit Card 2022

The commission will release the OPSC 2022 admit card in an online mode at the official site. Candidates need to enter their login credentials in order to download the OPSC 2021 admit card. One has to follow the given steps in order to have the admit card:
  • Visit the official site of OPSC
  • Click on the link of the “OPSC admit card”
  • Enter the required details such as application no./username and password
  • OPSC hall ticket will reflect on the screen 
  • Download the hall ticket and take the print of it. 

OPSC Previous Years Paper

OPSC aspirants are suggested to solve the previous year’s question paper. 
The importance of solving the previous paper are:
  • Boosts up the preparation of the exam.
  • Knowledge of the weightage of the chapters.
  • Understand the pattern and types of questions asked in the exam. 
  • Time management skills. 

OPSC Recruitment Result 2022

OPSC 2022 results will be declared in an online mode after the completion of the exam. The final OPSC 2022 result will be out after the conclusion of the interview section. The result reflects the final statement of the marks. This indicates the final selection of the students as per the post applied and cleared.  

OPSC Overview

Conducting Body
Odisha  Public Service Commission
Exam Name
Odisha Combined Civil Service Examination
Application Mode
Language of the Paper
English / Hindi/Oriya
Exam Mode
Job Location 
Official site 



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