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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 Police, TS 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 NameAge limit (in years)Educational QualificationPay Scale + Grade pay
Sub-inspector18 – 25Any Graduation from recognised University9,300/-34,800/-, Grade Pay – 4,200/-
Sergeant of police18 – 25Any Graduation from recognised University9,300/-34,800/-, Grade Pay – 4,200/-
Station Office (Fire Service)18 – 25Graduate in Science or engineering from a recognised university9,300/-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 CSE, Orissa Forest, Orissa JL, Orissa TET, etc., similar eligibility criteria is required.

Physical Standards

CategoryHeight Weight Chest  
General and SEBC (Male)168557984
General and SEBC (Women)15547.5
SC/ST (Male)163507681
SC/ST (Women)15045


  •  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.

1Running1.6 Kms8 minutes
2Cycling1.6 Kms5 minutes
3Long jump3.66 Metersthree attempts
4Cross – country5 Kms40 minutes
5Running over low hurdles of 77 Cm heights100 meters with 10 flights25 seconds
6High jump1.22 meter3 chancesfor the post of Station Officer, Fire Service only
7Swimming100 metersfor the post of Station Officer, Fire Service only
8Rope climbing6 Meters from the ground level3 chances onlyfor the post of Station Officer, Fire Service only
9ladder climbing8 meters from the ground levelFor detecting acrophobiafor the post of Station Officer, Fire Service only
  1. For Women of all Categories:
1Running1.6 Kms10 minutes
2Cycling1.6 Kms7 minutes
3Long jump2.77 MetersThree attempts
4Cross – country4 Kms40 minutes
5Running over low hurdles of 62 Cm heights80 meters with 10 flights30 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 IGeneral English5090 Min
PAPER IIOdia Language5090 Min
PAPER IIIGeneral Studies2003 hours

(for Station officer)

Technical paper2003 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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