OAS Exam 2022 - OAS Exam Date, Notification, Updates

OAS Exam 2022 - OAS Exam Date, Notification, Updates

ByArpit Kumar Jain  |  Updated on: Sep 21, 2022
OPSC Exam Date 2022 has been officially released for OAS Prelims exam for Odisha Civil Services exam. The candidates will be able to appear for Prelims in September. Below we have provided you the latest updates on Odisha Administrative Service exam.
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OPSC 2022 exam date has been officially released by the Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) on its official website. The candidates who have applied for the OPSC Civil Services exam against advertisement no. 25 of 2021-2022 will be able to appear for the Prelims exam on 16 October. The Mains is expected to be held in January 2023. Thereafter, an interview will be held for the candidates who will qualify the Mains exam.

Odisha Public Service Commission conducts the OPSC Civil Servies examination annually to recruit civil servants into various departments of OPSC. The selection of the candidates is done through a three-stage process that are Prelims, Mains and Interview. With the release of the OPSC Prelims exam date, it is important for all the candidates to stay ahead in their preparation for the exam. Further, OPSC has already concluded the Mains exam 2020-2021. Below you can check out the OPSC OAS exam date, syllabus, question papers, exam pattern, and latest updates. 

Important Dates
OPSC OAS Exam Date  -Oct 16, 2022

OPSC 2022 Latest Updates

Odisha Public Service Commission has released the OPSC OAS exam date 2022 along with the detailed schedule on its website. The exam shall be conducted on 16 October 2022 in five zones in Odisha.  The exam date was already announced by OPSC, however, the detailed exam timing, shift have also been released by it. Candidates will be able to download the admit card for it a week or two prior to the exam date.

Download OPSC Admit Card 2022

OPSC OAS Prelims exam date notice

opsc exam date

In addition to this, OPSC had also released the rejection list of the candidates whose application forms have been rejected by the Commission. Click below to check out the list of rejected candidates for OPSC exam 2022.

OPSC OSC Rejected List of Candidates

Latest Updates:

  • 21 September 2022: OPSC has released the OPSC OAS Prelims exam schedule.
  • 12 September 2022: OPSC OAS Mains result 2020-2021 has been declared by OPSC.
  • 28 July 2022: OPSC OAS Prelims exam date is scheduled for 16 October 2022.
  • 12 July 2022: OPSC has released the rejection list of the candidates for OPSC OCS exam along with the exam date.

OPSC OAS Exam Date 2022

OPSC OAS exam date has been declared by the Commission on its website for Prelims exam that is scheduled for October 2022. You can check out the exam date along with other important dates in the table that is given below.

OPSC 2022 Exam Events

Important Dates

OPSC application form start date 2022

10 January 2022

Last date to pay application fee

9 February 2022

OPSC OCS last date to register 

18 February 2022

OPSC Admit Card 2022 release date

To be announced

OPSC Prelims exam date 2022

16 October 2022

OPSC Prelims Result 2022

To be announced soon

Odisha PCS Mains 2022 Exam Date

January 2023

OPSC Mains 2022 Result

To be announced soon

OPSC Interview call letter release date

To be announced soon

OPSC Interview date

To be announced soon

OPSC OAS Final Result

September/October, 2023

OPSC Exam Date 2020-2021

The mains result for the OPSC OAS against Advertisement No-07/2020-2021 has been released by the Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC). You can find all the Important OPSC exam date 2021 below in the table.

OPSC 2021 Exam Events

OPSC 2021 Important Dates

OPSC application form start date 2020

12 January 2021

OPSC application fee start date 

12 January 2021

OPSC Odisha Civil Services last date to register 

22 February 2021 (Extended)

OPSC Last date to submit the application 

02 March 2021 (Extended )

OPSC Admit Card 2021

19 August 2021

OPSC Prelims exam date 2021

27 August 2021

OPSC Prelims Result 2021


Odisha PCS Mains 2021 Exam Date

20 January 2022 to 6 February 2022

OPSC Mains 2021 Result

11 September 2022

OPSC Interview call letters

A week before the interview date

OPSC Interview dates

19 September 2022 onwards


To be announced

OPSC 2022 Notification

Odisha Public Service Commission released the OPSC Civil Service notification 2022 on its official website for the Odisha Administrative Services exam. The candidates had to apply for the OPSC OAS exam from 10 January to 18 February 2022. On the other hand, the last day to pay the application fee was 9 February. At present, OPSC OAS exam 2021-2022 is underway against advertisement number 25 of 2021-22. On the other hand, the OPSC OAS interview is scheduled in September against advt. no. 7 of 2020-21. 

OPSC OAS is one of the most premier services that is conducted in the state. Thus, candidates in large numbers apply for the exam every year. The selection for OPSC OAS is modeled on UPSC, i.e. Prelims, Mains and Interview stages are held to select suitable candidates. Below we have provided you the direct link to download OPSC OAS notification that covers the syllabus, exam pattern, selection process and much more.

>> Download OPSC OAS Notification 2022

OPSC Vacancy 2022

OPSC has announced a total of 433 vacancies for OPSC exam 2022 against advertisement number 25 of 2021-22. You can check out the post wise Odisha Civil Services vacancy in the table that is given below for Group A and B posts.

OPSC Vacancy 2022
Post NameTotal
Odisha Administrative Service, Group A50
Odisha Police Service, Group A97
Odisha Finance Service, Group A06
Odisha Cooperative Service, Group B02
Odisha Labour Service, Group B150
Odisha Revenue Service, Group B40
Odisha Employment Service, Group B10
Odisha Welfare Service, Group B42
Odisha Taxation & Accounts Service, Group B08
Odisha Excise Service, Group B28

OPSC OCS Vacancy 2021

Below mentioned are all the names of the posts and corresponding vacancies released by the Odisha Public Service Commission. A total of 392 Vacancies were released under advt. 07 of 2020-21.


Total Vacancies

Odisha Administrative Service, Group A (Junior Branch)


Odisha Police Service, Group A (Junior Branch)


Odisha Finance Service, Group A (Junior Branch)


Odisha Co-operative Service (ARCS/AGCS) Group B


Odisha Revenue Service, Group B


Odisha Taxation and Accounts Service, Group B


OPSC Eligibility Criteria 2022

OPSC releases the OPSC eligibility criteria in its official notification. Candidates must check and confirm if they satisfy all the OPSC eligibility as mentioned below. It is important to check them before applying for the application to avoid last-minute disqualification.

Citizenship: He/She must be a citizen of India.

OPSC OAS Age Limit 

Age limits: The candidate must be below 32 years and above 21 years of age. ( as on 1st day of January 2020).

Note- He/she must not have been born earlier than 2nd January 1987 and not later than 1st January 1998.

Check the OPSC age relaxation for the Odisha OPSC Civil Service Exam 2022.

Community Category

Age Relaxation

S.C. / S.T. / S.E.B.C / Women / Ex-Serviceman

05 years


10 years

OPSC OAS Educational Qualification

Bachelor’s Degree i.e an undergraduate degree from any recognized University. Also, the student must be able to read, write and speak Odia and must have (anyone):-

  1. He/She should have passed in Odia as a Language subject in middle school; or
  2. Student In the final examination of Class-VII from a School or Educational Institution recognized by the Government of Odisha or the Central Government must have passed in Odia as a language subject; or
  3. Must have passed a test in Odia in Middle English School Standard conducted by the School & Mass Education Department of the Government of Odisha, or
  4. Passed with Odia as the medium of examination in the non-language subject in HSC or equivalent examination

OPSC OAS Number of Attempts

The candidates are given a total of 4 attempts for OPSC OAS exam. Candidates from Socially and Educational backwards classes are given a total of 7 attempts. However, there is no limit for the SC and ST category of candidates.

OPSC Application Form 2022

The online application date for the OPSC 2022 Exam has been closed now. However, you can follow the steps that are given below and also check application fee for the same.

How to apply for Odisha OPSC Civil Service Exam 2022?

Visit the OPSC official website or clock on the direct link mentioned here. 

Application for Odisha Civil Services 2022 is a two-step process

  • OPSC OAS Registration 
  • OPSC Application Form filling 


  • Click “New User” link, if you are registering for OPSC Civil Services for the first time. 
  • Fill in your Email ID & Mobile Number and click “Proceed” to continue
  • An OTP is sent to your Email ID & Mobile Number for validation, enter that and click “Next” button.
  • Enter a User Name of your preference and choose a password 
  • Select the Post & Arrange as per your preference
  • Fill up the remaining OPSC Application form 2022
  • Upload your Signature and Thumb Impression
  • Verify all the details& click on “Submit” to Register

Filling up of Odisha Civil Services Form 2022

  • Click “Go to Login”. It will open the “Login Page” to proceed further
  • Enter your username, password and captcha to log in 
  • After “Login” it will show the details entered. To proceed further click on the “Preview Registration” button.
  • Check all the details and confirm the information along with any document requirements. 
  • Pay the application fee online by clicking the “Pay Online” Link
  • Download the application form Pdf and keep a printout of the same for future reference

OPSC OAS Application Fee

All candidates have to pay a non-refundable and non-adjustable amount of ₹ 500 only.

Note- SC and STs of Odisha and persons with 40% disability are exempted from payment of this fee.

OPSC Civil Service Salary 2022

Check the OPSC OAS salary details for all the Group A and Group B posts below.

Sr. No.


Pay Scale

Group A


Odisha Administrative Service, Group A (Junior Branch)

₹56,100 at level 12 in the pay matrix


Odisha Police Service, Group A (Junior Branch)

₹56,100 at level 12 in the pay matrix


Odisha Finance Service, Group A (Junior Branch)

₹56,100 at level 12 in the pay matrix

Group B


Odisha Co-operative Service (ARCS/AGCS) Group B

₹44,900 at level 10 in the pay matrix


Odisha Revenue Service, Group B

₹44,900 at level 10 in the pay matrix


Odisha Taxation and Accounts Service, Group B

₹44,900 at level 10 in the pay matrix


Odisha Employment Service, Group B

₹44,900 at level 10 in the pay matrix

OPSC OAS Exam Pattern

OPSC conducts the Odisha Civil Service Exam 2022 in three stages. The exam pattern is similar to the UPSC Exam. There are three stages for OPSC OAS exam consisting fo Prelims, Mains and Interview. You can find out the OPSC OAS exam pattern in the table that is given below.

Stage I: OPSC Prelims Exam Pattern

Preliminary exam: it consists of 2 papers of objective type(MCQ).

  • Paper I- General Studies (200 marks)

Note- The merit list of students in the mains exam will be based on the marks obtained in the Paper I.

  • Paper-II: consist of aptitude questions and is for 200. It is a qualifying paper and candidates have to score 33% in the Paper-II otherwise their Paper I will not be evaluated.

Note- The duration of each paper is of 2 hours.

Stage II: OPSC Mains Exam Pattern

Mains exam: consists of 5 compulsory papers and 4 optional papers (2 Optional Subjects). Each paper is for 300 marks thereby making the OPSC Mains exam for 1400 marks for optional paper and 1200 marks for optional papers.

Compulsory papers:





Paper I

Odia Language

300 Marks

3 hours


English Language

300 Marks

3 hours

Paper III

English Essay

200 Marks

3 hours

Paper IV


300 Marks

3 hours

Paper V


300 Marks

3 hours

Optional Papers:

Candidate have to select two optional subjects from the given list of optional subjects-





Optional Subject I

Paper I

300 Marks

3 hours


300 Marks

3 hours

Optional Subject II

Paper I

300 Marks

3 hours


300 Marks

3 hours

Stage III: OPSC OAS Personality Test

All those candidates who qualify the mains examination will be invited for a personality test i.e. the interview. The personality test will be of 250 marks. The test will judge candidates' mental alertness, clear and logical exposition, critical powers of assimilation, variety, and depth of interest, the ability for social cohesion and leadership and intellectual and moral integrity, the balance of judgment.

The final list of recommended candidates (Odisha Civil Services Examination) will be based on total marks obtained in the Mains examination and the personality test.

OPSC Syllabus

OPSC release the Odisha Civil Service Exam Syllabus 2022. Candidates must be well versed with the OPSC Syllabus 2022 in a comprehensive manner so as to plan the preparation. The OPSC Syllabus includes a syllabus for both Prelims and mains Exam. Check the detailed syllabus below. 

OPSC Prelims Syllabus 2022

Check the detailed OPSC OAS Prelims Syllabus 2022 below for booth Paper 1 and Paper 2. 

OPSC Prelims Paper 1

  • Current event of National and International importance
  • General Science
  • Economic and Social Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Sustainable Development, Social Sector Initiative, etc.
  • Social, Economic Geography of India and the World, Indian and World Geography-Physical.
  • History of India and Indian National Movement.
  • General issues on Bio-diversity, Environmental Ecology and Climate Change, and
  • Indian Polity, Political System, Governance, Constitution, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.

OPSC Prelims Paper 2

  • Comprehension
  • English Language Comprehension Skills (Class-X level)
  • Interpersonal Skills including communication skills
  • Logical Reasoning and Analytic ability
  • General Mental Ability
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude) of class-X level.
  • Data interpretation (Charts, Graphs, Tables, Data Sufficiency etc.) of class-X level;
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving

OPSC OAS Mains Syllabus 2022

Odia Language

  • Marks Expansion of an idea
  • Comprehension of a given passage
  • Grammar, usage, and vocabulary
  • Translation from English to Odia
  • Precis writing
  • Short Essay

English Language

  • Comprehension of a given passage
  • Precis writing
  • Translation from Odia to English
  • Grammar, usage, and vocabulary
  • Short Essay
  • Marks Expansion of an idea

General Studies 1

  • Legal and environmental issues
  • Indian Polity
  • History of Modern India and Indian Culture
  • Geography of India
  • Current National events and topics of social relevance

General Studies 2

  • Developments in the field of communications, science & technology and space
  • India and the World
  • International Affairs & Institutions
  • Indian Economy
  • Statistical Analysis, Graphs & Diagrams

Optional Subjects for OPSC Mains Exam





Civil Engineering


Mechanical Engineering


Political Science and International Relation

Indian Language and Literature, Anyone (Odia, Hindi, Sanskrit, English, Persian, Urdu)



Fisheries Science

Home Science



Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science



Electrical Engineering


Commerce & Accountancy


Public Administration

Agricultural Engineering






Note: The following optional combinations are not allowed

  1. Odia, Hindi, Persian, Sanskrit, Urdu, English
  2. Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Agriculture Engineering
  3. Mathematics & Statistics
  4. Anthropology and Sociology
  5. Political Science and International Relations and Public Administration
  6. Commerce and Accountancy and Management
  7. Agriculture and Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
  8. Management and Public Administration
  9. Education and Psychology


OPSC releases the Odisha Civil Services cutoff on it official website. Check the previous year OPSC OAS Cutoff below to have a better understanding of the difficulty level of the exam and qualifying marks. 

OPSC Cut-off 2019

CategoryPrevious Year’s OPSC Civil Services Cut-offs - PrelimsPrevious Year’s OPSC Civil Services Cut-offs - Mains + Interview

How to prepare for OPSC OAS Exam 2022?

To begin, all applicants should create a proper plan or strategy after looking over the OAS syllabus and exam pattern. They can only prepare well if you have carefully thought out how, where, when, and what to prepare and where to begin the preparation. To pass the OPSC OAS 2022 exam, you'll need to plan ahead of time and divide your time wisely across all of the topics covered in the OPSC syllabus. You must complete each topic and attempt OPSC OAS mock test to determine the level of understanding. 

OPSC OAS Question Paper 2022

OPSC OAS Question Paper 2022 is not yet released. Candidates can download the OPSC OAS question paper pdf from the link mentioned here for reference. You can also check OPSC previous year question prelims to get a fair idea about the exam and syllabus. 

OPSC OAS Admit Card 2022

The OPSC releases the Odisha Civil Service Exam Admit Card in three stages. First, OPSC releases the OAS Prelims hall ticket for all the candidates who successfully register for the Odisha Civil Service Exam 2022. Candidates who qualify the prelims exam are issued the OPSC OAS Mains call letter. Applicants who clear the Mains cutoff are issued the interview call letter. 

OPSC shall be releasing the OPSC admit card 2022 soon on its website. The direct link to download the call letter shall be updated below here for downloading it.

OPSC OAS Result 2022

The OPSC result 2022 will be released within 20-25 days after the successful conduction of the exam. The result of OAS exam shall determine your qualifying status for an appointment. The OPSC shall release the OAS result in three stages, Prelims, Mains and final reuslt. We shall share the direct link to download OPSC OAS result here once it is made available here.

OPSC OAS Prelims Exam Analysis 2022

The OPSC OAS exam analysis 2022 will be available after the exam is conducted.  To gain insight into the exam, candidates can read the OPSC 2021 pre-paper analysis. You can also get the OAS Prelims question paper and answer key by downloading them. The following information is included in the prelims exam analysis:

Check Detailed OPSC Prelims Exam Analysis Paper 1 & Paper 2

OPSC Prelims was successfully conducted on 27 August 2021. BYJU'S Exam Prep experts analysed Paper 1 & 2 and provided a full OPSC 2021 Pre analysis, which included OAS subject weightage, topic weightage, test difficulty level, answer key, and expected OPSC OAS Prelims cut off, among other things. Below is the OPSC analysis for both Paper 1 and Paper 2.

Check detailed OPSC Exam Analysis 2021


  • OPSC exam is the Odisha Administrative Services or OPSC OAS exam that is conducted annually by the Odisha Government. The candidates are appointed to the Odisha Civil Services to carry out duties for the welfare of the people. The selection for OPSC OAS is done through a competitive exam held in three stages. Prelims, Mains and Interview.

  • OPSC OAS exam date 2022 is on 16 October 2022 as per a notice released by Odisha Public Service Commission. Candidates will be able to appear for the OAS Prelims exam as per the exam scheduled on their admit card.. Thus, the candidates who will be appearing for the OPSC civil services exam should level up their preparations for the exam by going through the previous year papers and syllabus.

  • OPSC 2022 notification was released on 31 December 2021 for the OPSC OAS 2021-2022 exam under advertisement number 25 of 2021-22. You can download OPSC OAS notification pdf by clicking on the link that is mentioned below.

    > OPSC Notification PDF 2022

  • There are a total of 4 attempts for OPSC OAS 2022 exam. The candidates who belong to the socially and educational backward are given a 7 attempts. On the other hand, there is no limit in the number of attempts for SC and ST categories of candidates.

  • OPSC 2022 syllabus is released by the Odisha Public Service Commission along with the notification. OPSC syllabus is divided into two stages, Prelims and Mains. The Prelims syllabus for OPSC OAS consists of General Studies Papers categorized as Paper 1 and Paper 2 for 200 marks each. The Mains syllabus has 5 compulsory paper and 4 optional papers. Lastly, an interview will be held which is a part of OPSC Syllabus.

  • OPSC OAS 2022 selection process is a three-stage process. The first stage is the Prelims exam. The candidates who qualify the Prelims shall be eligible to appear for the Mains exam and thereafter an interview shall be held for those who are successful in the Mains. The final selection for OPSC Civil Services shall be however done on the basis of the marks obtained in the Mains and Interview.

  • OPSC 2022 Vacancy is notified by the Commission along with the notification for Group A an B posts. The total number of OPSC OAS vacancy is 433. 

  • OPSC conducts the OPSC OAS exam for various Group A and B posts. Here are the posts that come under the OPSC OAS 2022 exam.

    • Odisha Administrative Service
    • Odisha Police Service
    • Odisha Finance Service
    • Odisha Co-operative Service (ARCS/AGCS) 
    • Odisha Revenue Service
    • Odisha Taxation and Accounts Service
    • Odisha Employment Service

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