Odisha OPSC Civil Service Exam 2021: Prelims Exam Date (Out), Admit Card, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Cut Off, Result

Odisha OPSC Civil Service Exam 2021: Prelims Exam Date (Out), Admit Card, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Cut Off, Result

ByArpit Kumar Jain  |  Updated on: Aug 27, 2021The OPSC exam will be conducted for the posts of Group A & Group B. The Odisha Civil Services Exam is conducted in three stages. For more detail, check the OPSC notification 2021 PDF, exam date, vacancies, apply online link, eligibility, syllabus, etc. below.
The OPSC exam will be conducted for the posts of Group A & Group B. The Odisha Civil Services Exam is conducted in three stages. For more detail, check the OPSC notification 2021 PDF, exam date, vacancies, apply online link, eligibility, syllabus, etc. below.
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Important Dates
OPSC Prelims Exam Date 2021  -Aug 27, 2021

OPSC Exam 2021 Latest Updates

As per the latest OPSC exam date, Odisha civil service exam 2021 will be conducted on 27 August 2021. It shall be conducted in Balasore, Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack & Sambalpur. The OPSC prelims exam will be held in two shifts for GS Paper I and GS Paper II to fill up 392 vacancies through the Odisha civil services examination. The Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) will administer the OAS Prelims Exam 2021 in two sessions: the first session from 10.00 am to 12 noon and the second session from 1.30 PM to 3.30 PM.

BYJU'S Exam Prep Experts analysed the OPSC Paper 1 & Paper 2 and gave out detailed OAS 2021 Pre analysis, including the OAS subject wise weightage, topic wise questions, the difficulty level of the exam, answer key, expected OPSC Prelims cut off and more. Check OAS Prelims analysis for both Paper 1 and Paper 2 below. 

OPSC OAS Exam Analysis 2021

Exam experts will also provide an unofficial OPSC answer key for the prelims exam after the test. Get details about the expected OAS cutoff 2021 and download the OAS Prelims question paper.

It is important to keep up with the exam preparation, therefore, the candidates must take OPSC Mock Test regularly to ace the exam for the upcoming Prelims Exam. The test series are based on the latest OPSC syllabus and exam pattern. You can also solve OPSC Previous year papers for a better understanding of the question paper and topic weightage. 

Latest Updates:

  • OPSC OCS Call letter 2021 to be released on 19 August 2021.
  • 20 July 2021: OPSC prelims exam date 2021 announced. exam to be held on 27 August 2021. 
  • 03 May 2021: OPSC Prelims Exam 2021 postponed. The new Exam date to be announced soon.
  • 22 March 2021: OPSC Prelims Exam Date 2021 has been announced by the Odisha Public Service Commission. The exam is scheduled on 23rd May 2021 in two shifts. Check Official Notice 
  • 12 March 2021: OPSC Prelims Dates 2021 announced. OPSC Prelims will be held in 1st week of May
  • 11 February 2021: OPSC has extended the OPSC OAS Application Form Dates. 
  • 04 January 2020: OPSC OCS 2020-21 notification released. The exam date will be notified soon. Check Official Notice.

OPSC OAS Notification 2021

Odisha Public Service Commission has published the OCS Prelims examination date at http://www.opsc.gov.in/.  For more detail, refer to the below OPSC official notification. Odisha PSC advertisement No. 07 2020-21 of 392 vacancies released for Odisha Civil Services examination at the official site.

OPSC Recruitment 2020 Notification, Download PDF

OPSC OAS Exam Analysis 2021

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 OAS Question Paper 2021

Candidates can download the OAS Prelims question paper 2021 pdf from the link mentioned here. You can also check OPSC previous year question prelims to get a fair idea about the exam and syllabus. 

Download OPSC Prelims Question Paper 2021

OPSC Odisha Civil Services Exam Dates 2021

The prelims exam date for the Odisha Civil Service Prelims Exam against Advertisement No-07/2020-2021 has been released by the Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC). The Odisha PSC 2020 Notification had released the important exam dates concerning the exam. You can find all the Important OPSC exam date  2021 for the Prelims Exam below. 

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


To be announced soon

Odisha PCS Mains 2021 Exam Date


To be announced soon

OPSC Mains 2021 Result

To be announced soon

OPSC Interview call letters

To be announced soon

OPSC Interview dates

To be announced soon

OPSC OAS Prelims Exam 2021- Exam Date and Time 

DateTimeSubjectNo of objective type question with multiple choice answers
27.08.2021 (Friday)10.00 A.M. to 12.00 NoonGeneral Studies (Paper-I)100
 1.30 P.M. to 3.30 P.M.General Studies (Paper-II)


OPSC Vacancies and Posts 2021

Below mentioned are all the name of the posts and corresponding vacancies released by Odisha Public Service Commission. Total of 392 Vacancies were rewelased. 


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


Odisha OPSC Civil Service Salary 2021

Check the OPSC salary details 2021 for all teh 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 Eligibility Criteria 2021

OPSC releases the OPSC Eligibility Criteria 2021 in its official notification. Candidates must check and confirm if they satisfy all the OPSC Eligibility Criteria details 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 2021.

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 Application Form 2021

The online application date for the OPSC 2021 Exam has been closed now. The registration for the OPSC OCS recruitment 2021 started on 12 January 2021. The last date for OPSC OAS 2021 Registration was extended to 22 February 2021 from 11 February 2021.

How to apply for Odisha OPSC Civil Service Exam 2021

Visit the OPSC official website https://www.opsc.gov.in/ or clock on the direct link mentioned here. 

Application for Odisha Civil Services 2021 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 2021
  • Upload your Signature and Thumb Impression
  • Verify all the details& click on “Submit” to Register

Filling up of Odisha Civil Services Form 2021

  • Click “Go to Login”. It will open the “Login Page” to proceed further
  • Enter your username, password and captcha to login 
  • 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 requirement. 
  • Pay the application fee online by clicking “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.

Odisha OPSC OAS Exam Pattern 2021

OPSC conducts the Odisha Civil Service Exam 2021 in three stages. The exam pattern is similar to the UPSC Exam. 

Stage I: OPSC Prelims Exam 2021

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 2021

Mains exam: consists of 5 compulsory papers and 4 optional papers(2 Optional Subjects)

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 OAS Syllabus 2021

OPSC release the Odisha Civil Service Exam Syllabus 2021. Candidates must be well versed with the OPSC Syllabus 2021 in a comprehensive manner so as to plan the preparation. The OPSC OAS Syllabus includes a syllabus for both Prelims and mains Exam. Check the detailed syllabus below. 

OPSC Prelims Syllabus 2021

Check the detailed OPSC OAS Prelims Syllabus 2021 below for booth Paper 1 and Paper 2. 

OPSC Prelims Paper I

  • 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 II

  • 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

Download OPSC OAS Syllabus 2021 PDF

OPSC OAS Mains Syllabus 2021

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 I

  • 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 II

  • 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





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

How to prepare for OPSC OAS Prelims Exam 2021?

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 2021 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 Cut Off for Civil Services Exam

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 teh difficulty level of teh 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

OPSC OAS Admit Card 2021

OPSC Prelims Admit Card 2021: OPSC has published a notice announcing the OPSC OAS admit card release date. Candidates who have successfully applied for the OAS prelims exam will be able to download the hall ticket from 19 August 2021 onwards. The direct link to download the OPSC OAS admit card 2021 is mentioned below. 

OPSC OCS Prelims Admit Card 2020-21

The OPSC releases the Odisha Civil Service Exam Admit Card in three stages. First, OPSC releases the OAS Prelims Admit Card 2021 for all the candidates who successfully register for the Odisha Civil Service Exam 2021.

Candidates who qualify the prelims exam are issued the OPSC OAS Mains Admit card 2021. Applicants who clear the Mains cutoff are issued the interview call letter. 

OPSC OAS Result 2021

The OPSC result 2021 will be released within 20-25 days after the successful conduction of the exam. Stay tuned, for more updates regarding OPSC recruitment 2021.

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  • The salary of an OAS officer in Odisha Administrative Service, Group A (Junior Branch) is approximately ₹56,100 at level 12 in the pay matrix.

  • OPSC conducts the examination for various Group A and Group B jobs such as 

    • 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
  • Yes, Odia is compulsory for OPSC exam. Candidate must have passed the Odia language exam in middle school. In the OPSC Mains exam, a compulsory paper of Odia language is conducted for 300 marks.

  • The age limit for OPSC examination for general category is between 21 years to 32 years.

  • Aspirants belonging to a general category can attempt the OAS exam four times whereas there is no limit for SC & ST candidates.

  • Candidates must begin with understanding the OAS syllabus and exam pattern. Prepare a study plan and follow it diligently to cover the entire syllabus within the time frame. After completion of the topics, students must practice and revise using the OPSC OAS mock test.

  • Students must choose two optional subjects from the complete list of optional subjects. There are 4 papers, two for each optional subject in OPSC Mains exam.

  • OPSC Prelims Exam is to be conducted on 27 August 2021 in two shifts.

  • The OPSC Prelims exam timing are as follows:

    • General Studies Paper I: 10 AM to 12 Noon
    • General Studies Paper II: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

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