OPSC OCS Notification 2024: Apply Now for 399 Group A and Group B Vacancies

The Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) has released the OPSC OCS Notification 2024, inviting online applications for 399 Group A and Group B vacancies. This presents a significant opportunity for graduate candidates looking for stable government jobs in the state of Odisha. The detailed advertisement (20 of 2023-24) was officially released on December 29, 2023, and the online registration window is open from January 17 to February 16, 2024.

OPSC OCS Overview

Exam Conducting AuthorityOdisha Public Service Commission (OPSC)
Exam NameOdisha Civil Service Examination 2023
PostsGroup A and Group B
Exam LevelState Level
CategoryGovt. Jobs
OPSC OCS Online Registration DatesJanuary 17 to February 16, 2024
Selection ProcessPrelims, Mains, Interview
Salary– Group A: Rs. 56,100/-
– Group B: Rs. 44,900/-
Official WebsiteOPSC Official Website

OPSC OCS Vacancy Details :

The OPSC OCS 2024 recruitment drive has opened 399 vacancies across various Group A and Group B categories. The detailed vacancy distribution is as follows:

Posts & ServicesVacancies
Odisha Administrative Service Group-A (Junior Branch)30 (10-w)
Odisha Finance Service Group-A (Junior Branch)56 (18-w)
Odisha Police Service Group-A (Junior Branch)06 (02-w)
Odisha Co-operative Service (Group-B)12 (04-w)
Odisha Revenue Service (Group-B)90 (30-w)
Odisha Labour Service (Group-B)113 (38-w)
Odisha Taxation & Accounts Service (Group-B)68 (22-w)
Odisha Employment Service (Group-B)01
Odisha Co-operative Audit Service (Group-B)04 (01-w)
Odisha Tourism Service (Group-B)19 (06-w)
TOTAL399 (131-w)

OPSC OCS 2024: Apply Online The online application process for OPSC OCS 2024 starts on January 17, 2024, and eligible candidates can submit their applications by the closing date on February 16, 2024. The application link will be available on the official website https://www.opsc.gov.in/.

OPSC OCS 2024 Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates must meet the eligibility criteria for Group A and Group B posts before applying for the Odisha Civil Service Examination 2023. The eligibility criteria include educational qualifications and age limits.

OPSC OCS Education Qualification:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from any State or Nationally Recognized University.
  • Proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking the Odia language.

Age Limit (as on 01/01/2023):

  • Minimum Age: 21 years
  • Maximum Age: 38 years (unreserved category)
  • Age relaxation for SC/ST/OBC/Ex-Servicemen/Women and PwDs as per rules.

OPSC OCS Exam 2024: Selection Process

The selection process for the Odisha Civil Service Examination 2023 involves three stages: Preliminary Examination (Prelims), Main Examination (Mains), and Personality Test/Interview. The Prelims is a screening test, and marks obtained in Prelims do not contribute to the final merit list.

Selection Stages:

  1. Preliminary Examination
  2. Main Examination
  3. Personality Test/Interview

OPSC OCS Exam Pattern 2024 Understanding the exam pattern is crucial for effective preparation. The OPSC OCS Exam Pattern 2024 is detailed for both Prelims and Mains:

Preliminary Examination:

  • Two papers of objective-type multiple-choice questions.
  • Each paper consists of 200 marks.
  • Papers divided into General Studies (Paper 1 & Paper 2).
  • Negative marking: 1/3rd for each wrong answer.
  • Paper 2 is qualifying, and candidates need to score above 33%.

Mains Examination:

  • Two parts: Part 1 (Odia and English Language) for qualifying, and Part 2 for merit.
  • Seven papers, each three hours in duration.

For detailed exam pattern information, candidates can refer to the official notification.

OPSC OCS Salary 2024 Candidates selected for Group A posts will be offered a monthly salary of Rs. 56,100/-, and for Group B posts, the salary will be Rs. 44,900/-. The salary is in Pay Level 12 Cell-1 in the Pay Matrix under Rules-3 of ORSP Rules, 2027.

How can I apply for the OPSC OCS Examination 2023?

Candidates can apply for the OPSC OCS Examination 2023 by visiting the official website of Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) during the online registration period. The registration dates for the current cycle are from January 17 to February 16, 2024.

What is the total number of vacancies available in the OPSC OCS 2023 recruitment?

The OPSC OCS 2023 recruitment has a total of 399 vacancies, including Group A and Group B posts. Candidates can refer to the detailed notification for the distribution of vacancies among different services.

Is there any age relaxation for reserved categories in the OPSC OCS Examination?

Yes, age relaxation is applicable for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/Ex-Servicemen/Women categories. The detailed notification provides information about the specific age relaxation criteria.