Thursday, December 1, 2011



1.  Applications in the prescribed Short Form are invited from candidates for admission to
the  Odisha  Civil Services Preliminary Examination, 2011  for recruitment to  the Posts and
Services coming under the  Odisha Civil  Services (Category-I & Category-II) as   mentioned below.

          Name of the Posts/Services                                Scales of Pay                        Post Code

i)    Odisha Administrative Service,  -- Rs.15,600-39,100/- + G.P. Rs.5400 (PB-3)     01
ii)   Odisha Police Service, Group-A(JB)  --     -do-                                                    03

iii)  Odisha Co-operative Service,             -- Rs.9,300-34,800/- + G.P. Rs.4600 (PB-2)     04

iv)  Odisha Revenue Service, Group-B     --                     -do-                                         07

v)   Odisha Taxation & Accounts Service --                 -do-                                              08

     The Examination Code is  01    which should be mentioned by the candidates at the
appropriate place of column No.03 of the Short Application Form. The candidates are not required
to mention the Post Code at this stage against the appropriate place of Column  No. 04.  The Post
Code as mentioned against the above Posts/Services are to be indicated by the candidates in the
Long Application Form which to be downloaded from the Website of the Commission or to be
collected from the office of the Commission with proper acknowledgement  at   appropriate time,
who qualify for the Main Examination. 


  A candidate shall be under thirty-two years and over twenty-one years of age  on the 1st January, 2011 i.e. he/she must not have been born  earlier than 2nd January, 1979 and not later than 1st January, 1990.

The upper age-limit is relaxable by  5 (five) years for candidates belonging to the categories of Scheduled Castes(S.C.), Scheduled Tribes(S.T.), Socially & Educationally Backward Classes(S.E.B.C.), Women and eligible Ex-Servicemen.  
 Provided that a person who comes under more than one category mentioned above, shall
be eligible for only one benefit of upper age relaxation, which shall be considered most beneficial
to him/her.

(I)  The Civil Services Examination will consist of the following successive stages :-

1.  Preliminary Examination,
       (Objective Type-Multiple Choice Questions)
2.  Main Examination,
3.  Personality Test or Interview.

The details of Scheme, Subjects for Preliminary and Main Examinations and
Syllabi for both the Examinations, set out in the Schedule-II & III annexed to the “SCHEME OF
EXAMINATION FOR ODISHA CIVIL SERVICES” are published  with this advertisement. They are
also available on the Website of the Commission. 


       A candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree  from any University incorporated
by an Act of the Central or a State Legislature in India or an Educational Institution established by
an Act of Parliament or deemed to be a University under Section-3 of the University Grants
Commission Act, 1956 or a Foreign University approved by the Central Government.

(i)  A  candidate must be a  citizen of India;
(ii)  He/she must be able to read, write and speak Odia and have-

(a)  passed Middle School Examination with Odia as Language subject ; or

(b) passed High School Certificate or equivalent  examination  with  Odia  as
medium of examination in non-language subject; or

(c)  passed in Odia as a language subject in the final examination of Class-VII
from a School or educational Institution recognized by the Government of
Odisha or the Central Government; or

(d)  passed a test in Odia  in Middle English School Standard conducted by the
School & Mass Education Department of the Government of Odisha.


    A candidate is required to pay a non-refundable and non-adjustable fee of Rs.100/-  (Rupees one hundred) only in shape of deposit of the amount in the Government Treasury under the Head “0051-PSC-105-State PSC-Examination Fee”  or account payee Bank Draft/Pay Order drawn in favour of Special Secretary, Odisha Public Service Commission payable at any scheduled Bank of Cuttack. Treasury Challan with wrong mention of Head of Account or wrong mention of designation of the Authority in the Bank
Draft/Pay Order shall not be accepted.  The Original Treasury Challan/Bank Draft/Pay Order as the case may be, must be sent to the Commission alongwith the short application. Candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes of Odisha only are exempted from payment of this fee. Neither claim for refund of fee will be entertained nor the fee will be held in reserve for any other recruitment/purpose. APPLICATIONS NOT ACCOMPANIED BY THE PRESCRIBED FEE   SHALL BE SUMMARILY REJECTED.


(i)    The Commission have developed a Short Application Form common for all their
examinations, which will be processed on computerized machines. The Short Application Form alongwith a Brochure containing General Instructions for filling up the  Form, an Acknowledgement Card and a Special Envelope for sending the application to the Commission’s Office  can be obtained from the Office of the Collectors of  all the 30 Districts of the State, Office of the A.D.M., Rourkela and Sub-Collector’s Office  at Berhampur/Bhubaneswar  between 11.00 A.M. & 1.30 P.M. and 2.00 P.M. &  4.00 P.M. on any working day on production of Original Treasury Challan showing payment of Rs.30/-( Rupees thirty) only into Government Treasury in the Head of account  –“0051-PSC-105  State PSC-Application Fee” in favour of
Special Secretary,  Odisha  Public Service Commission. The Form alongwith the aforesaid materials can also be obtained from the Commission’s Office on payment of cash of Rs.30/- (Rupees thirty) only at the counter between 11.00 A.M. & 1.30 P.M. and 2.00 P.M. & 4.00 P.M. on any working day.  However, candidates, who are desirous of obtaining the Form  through Registered Post,  on remittance of Rs.70/- (Rupees seventy) only by Bank Draft/Pay Order drawn in favour of Special Secretary , Odisha Public Service Commission payable at any scheduled Bank at Cuttack with a forwarding letter addressed to the Special Secretary , Odisha Public Service Commission mentioning   full name and address of the candidate, Advertisement Number and name of the post/service advertised in  BOLD CAPITAL LETTERS.

.       SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS: Candidates are required to send their applications in prescribed form by Registered Post/Speed Post/Courier Service to the  Special Secretary , O.P.S.C., 19, Dr. P.K. Parija Road, Cuttack-753001. Applications received after the closing date shall not be entertained.   The Commission will not take any responsibility if the application is not received in time.  The candidates may also submit   their applications  in closed covers in the office of Odisha Public Service   Commission   directly/personally   on   or   before   the   last   date  of receipt of  applications.  The closed envelope containing the application must be superscribed  “Application for Odisha Civil Service Examination, 2011”.  The candidates submitting their applications directly/personally at the Counter of  Odisha  Public Service Commission will be given proper acknowledgement receipt. 


In case of any guidance/information regarding application or candidature etc., candidates
may contact the O.P.S.C. Facilitation Counter over Telephone No.0671-2304141/2305611  and
Extn.-112 & 109 on working days between  10.30 A.M. & 1.30 P.M. and 2.00 P.M. &  5.00 P.M. 

The candidates may also visit the Website of the Commission at  for
detailed information about the programme of the examination(s) etc. and also keep track of
publication of various notices to the effect in the leading local daily newspapers for information. 

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