Odisha Civil Service Exam Syllabus

Syllabus Details:
The scope of the syllabi for optional subject papers for the Preliminary/ Main Examination is broadly of the Honours Degree level, i.e., a level higher than the Bachelors Degree and lower than the Masters Degree. In the case of Engineering and Law, the level corresponds to the Bachelors’ Degree.

Selection Process

The selection process for OPSC Civil Services Group b post consists of two stages. These are written test and document verification of career marking in education. The Recruiter will see the performance in written test and applicant career marking in their education. The aspirants should have the 30% career scoring in their Education, 10% career marking in 10th class, 10% of marks in 12th standard and 10% career marking in BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery).

  • Written Examination
  • Preliminary Exam
  • Main Exam
  • Interview (Personality Test)
  • Document verification
OPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam 2018 Group A & B Syllabus & Exam PatternSummary 
Name of ExamCivil Services Exam
Board of OrganizationOdisha Public Service Commission OPSC
No of Vacancy218 Posts
Date of ExamUpdate Soon
Official Websitewww.opsc.gov.in
CategorySyllabus & Exam Pattern

OPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam 2018 Group A & B Eligibility Details

Candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University.

Note: The candidates who have appeared in the OCSE-2015 or OCSE-2016 or OCSE-2017 but are otherwise ineligible to appear/ compete in the OCSE-2018.

Written Exam Preparation Tips

Every Recruitment departments wish to select the candidate who have best knowledge, working skills, and abilities to learn more for their organization better results. And in view of that department invites an applications form from eligible contenders and arranged a written examination to check aspirant’s knowledge, skills and written ability.

Here on this page candidates can get the very easy tips/tricks about Preparation of Written Examination which will be very handy for all eligible candidates to crack any sort of written examination.

OPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam 2018 Group A & B Written Examination

Syllabus for OPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam 2018 Group A & B

Preliminary Exam



Main Exam

Paper I – Odia Language (300 Marks)

Paper-II – English (300 Marks)

Paper-III – English Essay (200 Marks)

Paper-IV – General Studies-I (300 Marks)

Paper-V – General Studies-II (300 Marks)

OPSC Civil Services Syllabus – General Studies I

  • Indian Polity & Governance
  • General Issues on Environmental Ecology
  • History Of India & Indian National Movement
  • National & International Current Events
  • General Science
  • World & Indian Geography
  • Economic & Social Development

OPSC Group A, Group B Syllabus – General Studies II

  • Comprehension
  • Logical Reasoning & Analytical Ability
  • English Language Comprehension Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Basic Numeracy
  • Decision Making & Problem-Solving
  • General Mental Ability etc

Odisha Public Service Commission Syllabus – English

  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Unseen Passages
  • Comprehension
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • One word substitutions
  • Sentence structure
  • Error Correction
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Shuffling of sentence parts, etc

OPSC Civil Services Syllabus – Odia Language

  • Origin and development of Oriya Language
  • Phonetics and Phonemics
  • Syntax
  • Semantics
  • Common errors in spellings
  • Morphology
  • Regional variations in Odia Language
  • Oriya Literature, etc

Civil Services Syllabus – Optional Subjects

  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Botany
  • Commerce & Accountancy
  • Agriculture
  • Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
  • Chemistry
  • Anthropology
  • Civil Engineering
  • History
  • Geology
  • Home Science
  • Management
  • Indian Language & Literature
  • Law
  • Philosophy
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Education
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geography
  • Fisheries Science
  • Forestry
  • Statistics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Political Science & International Relations
  • Zoology
  • Physics
  • Public Administration

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