OPSC OAS Syllabus 2022: OAS Prelims and Mains Syllabus PDF

OPSC OAS Syllabus 2022: OAS Prelims and Mains Syllabus PDF

ByArpit Kumar Jain  |  Updated on: Sep 4, 2022
OPSC OAS Syllabus 2022: The Odisha Civil Services Exam is conducted in three stages. For more detail, check the OPSC notification 2022 PDF, exam date, vacancies, apply online link, eligibility, syllabus, etc. below
Sign up for Free Mock Test

OPSC OAS Syllabus 2022 is specified by the Odisha Public Services Commission (OPSC) for the Odisha Civil Services exam that is held annually. To be able to crack the exam, the candidates should be able to know the OAS syllabus thoroughly that is divided into Prelims and Mains. Prelims syllabus for OPSC consists for 400 marks. It has two papers namely, General Studies Paper 1 and General Studies Paper 2.

OPSC Mains syllabus is the second stage that is descriptive in nature. It has 5 compulsory papers and 4 optional papers. Candidates can check out the OPSC syllabus below that has been given in great detail. In addition to this, you can download OAS syllabus pdf.

OAS Syllabus 2022

OAS Syllabus 2022 is released by the exam organising body which is the Odisha Public Services Commission (OPSC) for the OPSC OAS exam. The syllabus mainly consists of Prelims and Mains exam. Later on, a personality test or interview is held to find the suitable candidate for the Odisha Civil Services examination. OPSC Prelims syllabus has two papers, General Studies Paper 1 and General Studies Paper 2. Thereafter, Mains exam is held that is descriptive in nature. It has both optional and OPSC Mains papers. The candidate needs to choose two optional subjects with each having 2 paper in each. The third and final stage is the personality test or generally known as the Interview round. 

Candidates need to have a good knowldge of the OPSC syllabus to be able to crack the Odisha civil services servant exam.  To help you know about the important topics covered in OAS syllabus, we have provided to you the OPSC syllabus for OAS exam in detail. Accordingly, you can further download OPSC syllabus pdf as per the latest notification.

Also Read:

OPSC Syllabus PDF 2022 - Download OAS Syllabus

Candidates can download OPSC syllabus pdf from the direct link that is given below here. The syllabus has been given below as per the latest OPSC OAS notification. The following pdf the OAS syllabus for Prelims, Mains as well as optional papers.

>> Download OPSC OAS Syllabus 2022 PDF

OPSC OAS Syllabus for Prelims

OPSC OAS Prelims syllabus consists of two papers, General Studies Paper 1 & Paper 2. Both papers are equally important for every candidate willing to crack the exam. You can check out the OAS syllabus for Prelims below along with the list of important topics for the exam. 

OPSC General Studies Syllabus for Paper 1

The OPSC GS syllabus for paper 1 has topics that are to be known by any candidate who is preparing for the exam. He/She needs to know about all the important subjects such as History, Polity, General Science, Current Affair issues, etc. Here are the important topics covered in it.

  • Current affairs that hold international and national significance.
  • Indian Geography from both Social and Economic perspectives. Physical Geography of the country and the world.
  • General Science
  • Development from both Social and Economic perspectives, Poverty, Study of Human Population with the help of Statistical tools with special emphasis on size and distribution (Demography), Introductory assertive steps taken in the Social Sector, Maintainable (Sustainable) Development
  • Indian Politics, Indian Governance, Constitution of India, Indian Political Structure, Indian Rural Governance also called Panchayati Raj, Issues pertaining to Public Policy, Prevalent issues regarding Human Rights
  • Indian History, Details of Indian National Movement
  • Prevalent issues regarding Environmental Ecology, pressing issues concerning Climate Change, Significance and necessity of Bio-Diversity

OPSC General Studies Syllabus for Paper 2

OAS GS Paper 2 syllabus covers English Language and Comprehension, Reasoning, DI and Mental Ability. You can check out the list of topics below.

  • Comprehension of the English language is tested.
  • Interactional skills/Communication skills
  • Analytical and reasoning skills
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Numeracy (secondary examination level)
  • Data Interpretation
  • Mental Ability

OPSC OAS Mains Syllabus

Candidates who qualify the Prelims will be able to appear for the Mains exam which is the foremost crucial stage of the OPSC exam. The marks obtianed in this stage along with the interview marks shall be used for the final allotment of candidates. OPSC Mains syllabus has 5 compulsory paper and 4 optional ppaers. Below you can check out the OPSC OAS syllabus for Mains.

OPSC OAS Odia Language Syllabus 

  • Odia comprehension 
  • Precis Writing 
  • Translating of  English to Odia
  • Short essays
  • Odia Grammar, 
  • Odia language usage
  • Odia Vocabulary

OPSC OAS English Language Syllabus 

  • English comprehension 
  • Precis Writing 
  • Translating of Odia to English
  • Short essays
  • English Grammar, 
  • English language usage
  • English Vocabulary

OPSC OAS English Essay Syllabus 

The candidate will have to express their views on a particular topic that will be provided by the Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC).

OPSC OAS GS 1 Syllabus 

  • Indian Culture and History of Modern India.
  • Latest National Events and other topics that hold social relevance
  • Issues related to legal matters, 
  • Environmental Issues
  • Indian Geography.
  • Indian Polity

OPSC OAS GS 2 Syllabus 

  • India and the world.
  • Indian Economy.
  • International affairs and International Institutions.
  • Developments related to the field of science and technology, 
  • Developments taking place in the field of communications, 
  • Development taking place in the field of space.
  • Statistical Analysis, Graphs, and Diagrams.

OPSC OAS Interview

The aim of the OPSC OAS Personality Test or Interview round is to assess the candidates' attitude and to test how well the candidate handles mishaps, adversities, and challenges thrown their way. The interviewers test the mental capabilities of the candidate and judge the personality traits that they possess and how those traits might assist them in the field while working as a civil servant. The candidate’s knowledge and understanding of the latest events and issues are tested as well.

You may also go through the following: 

List of Optional Subjects for OPSC Syllabus for Mains

For the OPSC OAS Mains Exam, candidates can choose any 2 subjects from the list of subjects given below for the four optional papers. Here is a list of all the subjects that a candidate can select from for OAS syllabus for Mains.

  • Zoology 
  • Statistics
  • Sociology
  • Public Administration
  • Agriculture
  • Physics
  • Geography 
  • Law 
  • Psychology 
  • Chemistry 
  • Philosophy
  • Botany 
  • Management
  • History
  • Economics 
  • Home Science
  • Geology
  • Mathematics 
  • Forestry
  • Fisheries Science
  • Education
  • Indian Language & Literature (Any one of these- Oriya, Hindi, English, Sanskrit, Urdu & Persian)
  • Agriculture Engineering 
  • Anthropology 
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Anthropology 
  • Commerce & Accountancy
  • Civil Engineering
  • Agriculture Engineering 
  • Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
  • Political Science & International Relations

OPSC Syllabus FAQs

  • OPSC OAS syllabus comprises of the following papers:

    • Prelims 
    • Mains 
    • Interview/Personality Test
  • OPSC Prelims exam consists of only Multiple Choice questions.

  • There are 9 papers in the OPSC Main Examination, including the ‘Compulsory papers’ and ‘Optional Papers’.

  • There are two papers in the OPSC Prelims exam: Paper I and Paper II.

  • You need to choose two optional subjects for the four optional papers conducted in the OPSC OAS Mains Exam.

  • Odia syllabus for the OPSC OAS exam includes the following:

    • Odia comprehension 
    • Precis Writing 
    • Translating of  English to Odia
    • Short essays
    • Odia Grammar, 
    • Odia language usage
    • Odia Vocabulary
  • Yes, the OPSC OAS interview stage is one of the most important stages as the marks scored in this will be used for preparing the merit list for Odisha civil services result.

Other State PSC

State ExamsJKPSCPPSCHPSCOPSCPSSSBOthers
Related ExamsView All