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Odisha Police Recruitment


Odisha Police with a sanctioned strength of about 72,145 personnel is committed to serve 5.2 crore citizens of Odisha, the eleventh largest state in India in terms of population. Odisha Police department recruits one-third women for the posts of sub-inspectors, civil constables, and deputy superintendent of police.

Odisha police department has been allocated with Rs.782.15 crores under MPF (Modernization of State Police Forces) Scheme during 2000-2015. Odisha police department falls under Home Department which is Under the Government of Orissa. Odisha staff selection commission conducts Combined Police Service Examination to fill the vacant posts in the police department. Other important state police service exams in the country are Jharkhand Police, WB Police, TN Police,  Bihar PoliceTS Police, Karnataka Police, Bihar Police, Rajasthan Police, etc.


This exam is intended to select the suitable candidates through a stringent selection process for the below-mentioned posts

  • Sub-inspector
  • Sergeant of Police
  • Station Office (Fire Service)

Eligibility Criteria and Pay Scale

Age, Educational Qualification and Pay scale

Post Name Age limit (in years) Educational Qualification Pay Scale + Grade pay
Sub-inspector 18 – 25 Any Graduation from recognised University 9,300/-34,800/-, Grade Pay – 4,200/-
Sergeant of police 18 – 25 Any Graduation from recognised University 9,300/-34,800/-, Grade Pay – 4,200/-
Station Office (Fire Service) 18 – 25 Graduate in Science or engineering from a recognised university 9,300/-34,800/-, Grade Pay – 4,200/-

General Criteria

  • Candidate must be citizen of India
  • The candidate must be able to speak, read and write Odia
  • He/She must have passed at least an examination in Odia language in or above 7th class
  • Candidates with more than one living spouse living are not eligible for recruitment.
  • He/She should be physically fit and mentally sound.
  • Candidates with physical or mental disability are not eligible.
  • For other government job notifications of Odisha like Orissa CSEOrissa Forest, Orissa JLOrissa TET, etc., similar eligibility criteria is required.

Physical Standards

Category Height Weight Chest  
Un-expanded Expanded
General and SEBC (Male) 168 55 79 84
General and SEBC (Women) 155 47.5
SC/ST (Male) 163 50 76 81
SC/ST (Women) 150 45


  •  The upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years for SC, ST and Ex-servicemen.
  •  A candidate cannot avail two relaxations.
  •  SC and ST candidates are exempted from the payment of examination fee

Application Procedure

How To Apply

Before applying online the candidates must go through the advertisement or notification and must ensure that they have all the eligibility requirements furnished in the notification. They should be ready with the scanned copy of signature and passport photograph. Candidates must carefully select the post of Sergeant of Police, S.I. of Police, & Station Officer (Fire Service) in order of preference.

  1. Then the candidates need to visit the official website and should carefully fill the application form. After successful submission of the details, bank application form will be generated.
  2. The applicants are required to deposit Rupee 100/- as examination fees through online or offline mode using the Treasury Portal.
  3. Then the scanned copies should be uploaded and the quality of these must have acceptable legibility
  4. After filling all the fields and rechecking the information candidates should navigate to submit button and click on it.
  5. On successful submission, a user ID and a password will be generated for future use of candidates to access and to check the status of the application.
  6. Candidates should note that only online mode of submission is available

Selection Procedure

The selection process consists of four phases.

  1.      A preliminary examination which is just qualifying in nature
  2.      Physical test
  3.      Mains examination
  4.      Viva Voce and Psychological test

Examination Pattern

Preliminary exam

  •         This test consists of one paper which is of qualifying  nature
  •         The paper consists of fundamental English, arithmetic, and aptitude
  •         The question paper carries 100 marks and one hour time will be given
  •         The cutoff marks will be decided by the examination board
  •         Candidates qualified in preliminary test are eligible for physical test.

The Physical standards

  •         Candidates qualified in preliminary examination have to appear physical test board
  •         This test is also qualifying nature

The physical measurements required by the candidates are given below

Physical Efficiency Tests

  1. Men

Men of all categories should participate in the following events.

S.no Event Distance Time Remarks
1 Running 1.6 Kms 8 minutes
2 Cycling 1.6 Kms 5 minutes
3 Long jump 3.66 Meters three attempts
4 Cross – country 5 Kms 40 minutes
5 Running over low hurdles of 77 Cm heights 100 meters with 10 flights 25 seconds
6 High jump 1.22 meter 3 chances for the post of Station Officer, Fire Service only
7 Swimming 100 meters for the post of Station Officer, Fire Service only
8 Rope climbing 6 Meters from the ground level 3 chances only for the post of Station Officer, Fire Service only
9 ladder climbing 8 meters from the ground level For detecting acrophobia for the post of Station Officer, Fire Service only
  1. For Women of all Categories:
S.no Event Distance Time Remarks
1 Running 1.6 Kms 10 minutes
2 Cycling 1.6 Kms 7 minutes
3 Long jump 2.77 Meters Three attempts
4 Cross – country 4 Kms 40 minutes
5 Running over low hurdles of 62 Cm heights 80 meters with 10 flights 30 seconds


  1. Failure in any of the Physical Measurement / Test shall disqualify the candidature for further steps in recruitment.
  2. Candidates need to appear for Physical Tests at their own risk.
  3. The qualified candidates in these tests need to submit the DAF within 15 days.

Mains Exam

This exam consists of three papers for 300 marks paper 1&2 are given with 90 minutes while paper 3 is allocated with 3 hours. Candidates appearing for station officer should write an additional paper which carries 200 hundred marks and time given will be 3 hours.

PAPER I General English 50 90 Min
PAPER II Odia Language 50 90 Min
PAPER III General Studies 200 3 hours

(for Station officer)

Technical paper 200 3 hours

Viva Voce and Psychological test

The viva voce board will be constituted by the commission members. It conducts Viva Voce and Psychological test to test the attitude and mental fitness of the candidates. This test carries a maximum of 30 marks and there will no minimum qualifying marks.


For details of syllabus and weightage of marks click the below link

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