OPSC Odisha Civil Services Exam Pattern 2020 | opsc.gov.in OAS, OFS, OPS Syllabus

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Name of the Commission
OPSC (Odisha Public Service Commission)
Job Category
Odisha State Govt Jobs 2020
Name of the PostsCivil Services (OAS, OFS, OPS, and other) posts
Advertisement Number
11 of 2019-20
Similar JobsOPSC Jobs 2020
Name of the Exam
Odisha Civil Service Examination 2019-20
Total number of vacancies
153 posts
Name of the Category
Selection Procedure
Preliminary Examination, Main Examination, Personality Test or Viva or Interview
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OPSC Group A Group B Syllabus 2020

Odisha Public Service Commission is inviting online applications for 153 vacancies of OAS, OFS, OPS, and other posts. Willing job seekers who have fulfilled the eligibility conditions as per the Odisha Civil Services Notification can apply for the posts. Intenders can get the detailed OPSC Odisha Revenue Service Exam Syllabus, and the Odisha Civil Services Test Pattern details from this page. In addition to the OPSC OAS OPS Syllabus, you can check the selection procedure details in the following sections.

Aspirants can know the names of the subjects to be prepared for the exam by using opsconline.gov.in Civil Services Syllabus. Check subject wise latest Odisha Civil Services Exam Syllabus and prepare all the topics for making the preparation more effective.

Odisha Civil Services Selection Procedure

For shortlisting the eligible and talented intenders for OAS, OFS, OPS, and other posts, the Odisha Public Service Commission board is conducting the following selection rounds. Based on your performance in the selection process, contenders are finally selected.

  • Preliminary Examination(Objective Type-Multiple Choice Questions)
  • Main Examination
  • Personality Test/Viva Voice Test/Interview

OPSC OAS OFS OPS Exam Pattern 2020

The Odisha PSC Civil Services Test Pattern and the Odisha Civil Services Exam Syllabus details are given here. By taking the help of OPSC Group A Group B Exam Pattern, you can know the subject names, total marks, number of questions, exam duration, and type of questions details. Aspirants can also estimate the marking scheme, question’s weightage, subject importance, and the test structure from opsconline.gov.in OAS OPS Paper Pattern.

Odisha Civil Services Prelims Test Pattern

  • The preliminary exam consists of two papers of objective type multiple choice questions
  • Each paper will be of two hours time duration
  • Both papers contain General Studies questions from 200 marks

opsconline.gov.in Group B Group A Mains Pattern

  • Mains Examination consists of two papers
  • One is compulsory paper, and other is optional
  • The questions included in the exam are Odia Language, English, English Essay, General Studies-I, and General Studies-II
  • Each section has 300 marks
  • The total marks are 1400
  • The total time duration is 3 hours

Odisha Civil Services Exam Syllabus 2020

General Studies I

  • Economic and Social Development Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiative, etc
  • General Science
  • Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World
  • History of India and Indian National Movement
  • General Issues on Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change that do not require subject specialisation
  • Current event of National and International Importance
  • Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc

General Studies-II

  • Data interpretation (Charts, Graphs, Tables, Data Sufficiency, etc. — Class-X level)
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude) (Class-X level)
  • English Language Comprehension Skills (Class-X level)
  • Logical Reasoning and Analytic ability
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving
  • Interpersonal Skills including communication skills
  • Comprehension
  • General Mental Ability

Logical Reasoning and Analytic Ability

  • Number series
  • Inequalities
  • Classifications
  • Alphabet test
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Machine input
  • Logical Venn diagram
  • Assertion and reason
  • Logical sequence test
  • Analogy
  • Blood relations
  • Coding-decoding
  • Alpha-numerical sequence puzzle
  • Arithmetical operations
  • Numbers, ranking, and time sequence test
  • Sitting arrangement
  • Eligibility test
  • Syllogism
  • Situation reaction test
  • Direction sense test
  • Sequential output tracing
  • Inserting the missing characters
  • Puzzle test

English Language Comprehension Skills

  • Spotting Errors
  • Error Correction (Phrase in Bold)
  • Sentence Arrangement
  • Substitution
  • Synonyms
  • Transformation
  • Data Interpretation
  • Theme Detection
  • Topic rearrangement of passage
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Homonyms
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Spelling Test
  • Antonyms
  • Prepositions
  • Word Formation
  • Para Completion
  • Error Correction (Underlined Part)
  • Spelling Test
  • Joining Sentences
  • Passage Completion
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Direct and Indirect speech
  • Sentence Completion

OPSC Civil Services Prelims Syllabus 2020

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Operations On Numbers
  • Simplification
  • Boats And Streams
  • Logarithms
  • Profit And Loss
  • Percentage
  • Pipes And Cisterns
  • Races And Games Of Skill
  • Decimal Fractions
  • Problems On Trains
  • Chain Rule
  • Simple Interest
  • Problems On Ages
  • Permutations And Combinations
  • Time And Work
  • Average
  • Volume And Surface Area
  • Calendar
  • Area
  • Heights and Distances
  • Banker’s Discount
  • H.C.F. And L.C.M Of Numbers
  • Allegation Of Mixture
  • Ratio And Proportion
  • Clocks
  • Stock and Shares
  • Problems On Numbers
  • Time And Distance
  • True Discount
  • Partnership
  • Compound Interest

Odia Language

  • Grammar
  • Precis Writing
  • Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Translation from English to Odia
  • Essay Writing
  • Expansion of an idea


  • Translation from Odia to English
  • Expansion of an idea
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension
  • Precis Writing
  • Essay Writing

General Studies I

  • Role of National Institutions
  • Social Issues and Social Welfare Problems
  • Geography of India
  • Legal and Environmental Issues
  • Ecological Issues
  • Constitution of India
  • Indian Polity
  • History of Modern India and Indian Culture
  • Current National Issues
  • Human Resource Development

General Studies-II

  • Space technology
  • Foreign Affairs
  • Indian Economy
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Science and Technology
  • External Security
  • International Institutions
  • International Affairs
  • India and the Worlds
  • Communications

Optional Subjects

  • Commerce and Accountancy
  • Geography
  • Psychology
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Agriculture
  • Sociology
  • Education
  • Chemistry
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Home Science
  • Statistics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Physics
  • Fisheries Engineering
  • Indian Language and Literature (anyone) – Urdu, English, Persian, Oriya, Sanskrit, Hindi
  • Geology
  • Zoology
  • Mathematics
  • History
  • Forestry
  • Anthropology
  • Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Public Administration
  • Botany
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the selection process for OPSC Group A Group B Posts?

A: Preliminary Examination, Main Examination, Personality Test or Viva or Interview

Q: What are the subjects in Odisha Civil Services Mains Exam?

A: Odia Language, English, English Essay, General Studies-I, and General Studies-II

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