Recruitment of various post in ODISHA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

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Recruitment    to the posts of Assistant Section Officers in Group   - B of

Odisha Secretariat    Service under   Home Department.

On-line  applications   are  invited  from  the  prospective  candidates  through  the  Proforma application to be made available on the WEBSITE (     The  link for  registration/      re­ registration       &  payment   of  examination    fee  shall   be  available   from  20.01.2022    to   19.02.2022 (Note:    25.02.2022     is   the    last   date   for   submission     of   Registered      Online    Application)     for recruitment to 796  (Seven   Hundred   Ninety   Six)  posts of Assistant Section Officer in Group -  B of Odisha Secretariat Service under Home Department in the scale of pay of Rs. 35,400/- in Level 9, Celli   as per the Pay Matrix provided under Rule -  3 of ORSP Rules, 2017 with usual Dearness  and other Allowances as may be sanctioned by the Government  of Odisha from time to time. The posts are permanent.

2.          VACANCY   POSITION:

As per requisition  filed by the Home Department, Government of Odisha, the category-wise break-up of vacancy position along with reservation thereof is given below: -

N:B:          As per Clause 4 (2) of Resolution No. 7140 dated 05.09.2017 ofSSEPD,   Seven (07) no. of backlog vacancies  in respect  of PwD category  candidates viz. Hearing  Impairment-  02 (O-w) and Autism,  Intellectual  disability,  Specific disability /  Multiple disability- 05  (Ol-w) pertaining to the previous advertisement  i.e. Advt. No. 10 of 2018- 19 have been carried forward and included in total vacancies 796.

(a) In case  of  non-availability  of eligible/  suitable women  candidate(s)  belonging  to  the respective category, the unfilled vacancies of that category shall be filled lip by eligible/ suitable male candidate(s) of the same category.
(b) Exchange of reservation between Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe will not be considered.

(c) The number of vacancies  to be filled up on the basis of this recruitment  is subject to change by Government without notice, depending upon the exigencies of public service at the discretion of the State Government.
(d) The candidates belonging to P.HlEx-Servicemen / Sports Person, when selected as per reservation

provided for them, shall be adjusted against the categories to which they belong which means that the PwD / Ex- Servicemen / Sports Persons, if belonging to Scheduled Caste will claim the vacancy reserved  for S.c.,  if belonging  to Scheduled Tribe will claim the vacancy  reserved  for S.T. and so on.

The  Physical  requirements  and  Functional  Classification  of  Persons  with  Disabilities  who  are eligible/ suitable for the job is mentioned below.


A candidate must have attained the age of 21  (Twenty-one)  years and must not be above the age of 32 (Thirty-two)   years as on l"  day of January   2021  i.e., he/ she must have been born not earlier  than  2"d January,   1989 and not later  than  1st January,   2000.

The  upper  age  limit  prescribed   above  shall  be 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, Ex-Servicemen  and by  10 (Ten) years for Persons with Disabilities whose permanent   disability  is forty percent  (40%) and more.
Persons  with Disabilities  belonging  to SCI STI SEBC categories  are eligible for age

relaxation  benefit  upto  15 years.

Date of birth entered in the High School Certificate or equivalent Certificate issued by the concerned Board/Council will only be accepted by the Commission.

A candidate must possess a Bachelor's  Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or  possess  such  other  qualification  equivalent  there  to  and  must  have  adequate  knowledge  in Computer Application as specified in the Appendix-I.

A  candidate  is  required  to  pay  a  non-refundable  and  non-adjustable  fee  of  Rs.500/­ (Rupees  Five Hundred)   only. Candidates   belonging  to Scheduled  Caste  and  Scheduled  Tribe of Odisha  and  Persons  with  Disabilities  (whose permanent   disability  is 40%  and  more)  are exempted  from payment  of this fee.
The  candidates  are  required  to make  Online payment   of  applicable Examination   Fee(s)
through  OPSC portal  using Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking  facilities  and other financial instruments  enlisted  in the Payment  Pagel  Gateway of the Odisha  Government  Treasury Portal. The fee(s) paid  shall neither  be refunded  under  any circumstances   nor  can be adjusted  or held
in reserve  for any other  examination  or recruitment
(a) The Competitive Examination for recruitment to the posts of Assistant Section Officers will be conducted in the following successive stages:

(i) Written Examination (Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions) (ii)  Skill Test in Computer (Practical- Qualifying)
The details of the Scheme and Syllabus of the Examination are mentioned in the Appendix  - I.

(b) Only those candidates who have been short listed after the Written  Test shall be called for the Skill Test  in Computer  (Practical) by the Commission as provided   at   Appendix  -  I, which shall be of qualifying nature. One has to secure at least forty percent (40%)  of the total marks in the Skill Test to qualify it.
(c) The Commission shall be competent to fix up the qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of
the examination.
(d) Final  ranking  of  the  candidates   shall  be  on  the  basis  of  marks  obtained  in  the  written I
(e) In case of candidates securing same marks in the aggregate the candidate securing higher marks in General K.nowledge shall rank above others.
(f) In case  the  marks  secured  in General  Knowledge  is also  the  same,  final  ranking  shall  be determined on the basis of age i.e., the person older in age shall be placed above the younger.

The  written  examination  will be held at different  centres  at 33  zones  of the  State as mentioned below: -

The  candidates  are  required  to select  the zone of  their choice  where  they would  like to appear at the examination,  at the time of filling online application  form. While every effort will be made to allot candidates to the zone of their choice, the Commission  may, at their discretion, allot any other zone to the candidates when circumstances so warrant.



(i)     The candidate must be a citizen of India;
(ii)    The candidate must be able to read, write and speak Odia fluently and have­ (a) passed Middle School examination with Odia as a language subject; or
(b)  passed Matriculation or equivalent examination with Odia as medium of examination in non-language subject; or
(c)  passed in Odia as language subject in the final examination of Class VII or above; or
(d)  passed a test in Odia in Middle English School Standard conducted  by the School and Mass Education Department.
(iii)   The candidate must be of good mental condition, bodily health and free from any physical defect that  is likely to interfere with the discharge  of his duties in the service and the candidate, who after such medical examination is not found to satisfy these requirements, shall not be appointed to the service.
(iv)   A candidate,  who has more than one spouse living, will not be eligible for appointment unless the State Government  has exempted his/her case from operation of this limitation
for any good and sufficient reasons;

(v)    If a candidate has at any time, been debarred for a certain period/chance(s) by the Odisha Public Service Commission or other State Public Service Commission  or U.P.S.c.  from appearing  at any examinationlinterview,  he/she will not be eligible for such recruitment for that specified period/chancels);

(vi) Government  servants,  whether  temporary or permanent,  are eligible  to apply provided that  they possess  the  requisite qualification  and are within  the prescribed  age-limit as provided  under  Para-S &  4 of  the Advertisement.  They  must  inform their  respective Heads of Offices in writing regarding submission of their applications for this recruitment
and obtain "No  Objection    Certificate"   during document verification.

(vii) A candidate  who  claims change  in his!her name after having ~assed  the  High School
Certificate   Examination or  equivalent  examination,   is  required  to  furnish  copy  of
publication  of the changed  name  in local leading daily newspaper  as well  as copy of
notification in the Odisha Gazette in support of his!her change of name.

(viii) Only  those   candidates,     who  fulfil  the  requisite    qualification    & within  the  prescribed age  limit  etc.   by  the  closing   date   of  filling  up online  application,      will  be  considered eligible;

(i) At present, only the online applications are invited from Candidates for admission to the written examination for A.S.O.s of State Secretariat. After declaration of result of written examination, the candidates who qualify in the written examination will be required to

submit the printout! hard copy of online application form, along with the photocopies of the other documents as stated under the Para-Ill  of this advertisement and original of the same on the date of verification of original certificates/ documents, which will be declared later on in due course, for  consideration    of their   eligibility   for   admission   to the  Skill  Test  in
Computer   (Practical).

(ii)     A candidate  found  guilty  of  seeking  support  for his! her candidature by offering illegal gratification  or  applying   pressure  on  any  person  connected  with  the  conduct  of  the recruitment process or found indulging in any type of  malpractice  in course of the selection or otherwise, shall, in addition to rendering himself! herself liable to criminal prosecution, be disqualified not only for  the recruitment for which he! she is a candidate, but also may be debarred, either permanently or for a specified period, from  any recruitment or selection to be conducted by the Commission;

(iii)   The provisions of the Odisha Conduct of Examination Act 1988 (Odisha Act-2 of 1988) are applicable to the examination conducted by the Odisha Public Service Commission;

(iv)    Online   applications    submitted   to  OPSC  if  found  to  be  incomplete     in  any  respect   are liable  to rejection    without    entertaining      any correspondence       with   the  applicants   on that

(v) Admission    to  Written    Examination/     Skill  Test  will  be  provisional.      If on  verification    at any  stage   before   or  after   the  examination     / Skill  Test,   it is found   that   a candidate    does not  fulfil  all  the  eligibility   conditions    or  has  furnished    incorrect    information/     data,   his/ her   candidature      will  be  liable   to  rejection.     Decision   of  the  Commission     in  regard    to eligibility   or  otherwise    of candidate    shall  be final;

(vi)     This   advertisement     should    not   be  construed    as   binding    on   the   Government    to  make appointment;

(vii)   Concessions    meant   for  S.E.B.C.,   S.c.   and  S.T.  categories    by  Birth   are  admissible   to  the Socially   Educationally    Backward   Class,   Scheduled   Caste  and  Scheduled   Tribe   of  Odisha only;

(viii)  Candidates    are  required   to  take  due  care  to  annex   with  the  printout/hard    copy   of  online applications,    the copies  of certificates   and  other  requisite   documents   as stated  under  Para-I 0 of this advertisement;

(ix) Any   misrepresentation      or   suppression     of   information     by   the   candidate    in   the   online application,    will  result  in cancellation    of  his/her  candidature    or  penalty,   as  decided   by  the Commission   be imposed  on the candidate;

(x)     These   posts   are   permanent.    The   appointment    can   be   terminated    as  per   the  provisrons
contained   in O.C.S.  CC.C  & A) Rules,  1962.

(xii)   All  persons   appointed   under  the  Government   of  Odisha  on  or  after   I SI   January,   2005  shall not  be  eligible   for  pension   as  defined   under   sub-rule   (1)  of  Rule-S   of  the  Odisha   Civil Service   (Pension)    Rules,   1992;  but  shall  be  covered   by  the  defined   Contribution    Pension Scheme  in accordance   with  the Odisha  Civil  Services   (Pension)  Amendment   Rules,  2005;

(xiii)  Mere  empanelment    in  the  select   list  shall  not  confer  any  right  for  appointment    unless  the Government    is  satisfied   after  making   such  enquiry   as  may  be  deemed   necessary   that  the candidate   is suitable   in all respects  for appointment   to the service.

(xiv)  Candidates     must   answer    the  papers   in  their   own  handwriting.      In  no  circumstances,      a candidate     will   be  allowed    to  take   the   help   of  a  SCRIBE     to  write    the   answers    for him/her.


Candidates    who  qualify   in the  written   examination    will  be  required   to  bring  with  them the  hard   copy   of  online   application    form  along   with  copies   of  following    relevant   certificates/ documents   and  original  of the same  for verification   of their  eligibility   as per terms  and  conditions   of the advertisement   prior  to the  date of Skill  Test  which  will be notified   later on in due  course,  failing which   he/  she   shall   not   be  allowed    to  appear   at  the   Skill   Test   in  Computer    (Practical).    The candidates   are  required   to  mention   on each  copy  of documents   "Submitted     bv  me"  and  put  their full  signature     and   date   on  the  same.   They   must   not  attach    the   original    certificates     to  their applications.

(i)      H.S.C.  or  equivalent   certificate   in support  of declaration   of  age  issued  by the  concerned
(ii)     Intermediate/   +2 Examination   Certificate   issued  by the concemed   Board/  Council; (iii)     Degree  Certificate   issued  by the recognized   University;
(iv) Two  recent  passport   size  photographs   (unsigned   &  unattested)   which  has  becn  uploaded with  Online  Application   Form.

(v)    Caste Certificate by birth  in support of claim as S.c. /S.T./S.E.B.C.; wherever applicable
(Please see Note-I); (vi)   Any proof of identity

(vii)  Required   Odia  Pass  Certificate   from  the  Board  of  Secondary   Education,   Odisha indicating Odia as a language subject equivalent to M.E. School Standard or a certificate from the  Principal/  Headmaster  of  the  School recognition  granted  by  the  Director of Secondary  Education,  Government  of Odisha  indicating  that the candidate  has passed Odia in M.E. Standard, wherever applicable.

(viii) Discharge  Certificates   issued  by  the  Commanding  Officer  of  the  Unit  last  served.
Ex-Servicemen  must  submit  an affidavit  undertaking  that  he has  not  been  appointed against any civil post after retirement from military service; wherever applicable:

(ix)   No Objection  Certificate   from the Head of Office in respect of Government Servants.

(x)    Sports Persons Certificate issued by the Director of Sports, Odisha, wherever applicable;
(xi)   Disability  Certificate   (indicating  percentage  of  permanent  disability)   issued  by  the concerned Medical Board, wherever applicable;

(xii)  If a candidate  claims to possess qualification, equivalent to the prescribed qualification, the rule/authority (With number and date) under which   it is so treated, must be furnished with the Application Form.

(i)Candidates   claiming   to   be   belonging   to   S.C.    IS.T.I      S.E.B.C Category   by   birth   are    required    to    submit   copy   of   the    relevant    Caste Certificate    issued   by   the    competent    authority    in   the    prescribed    form. Candidates   of  SEBC category  (other  than    Creamy  Layer) must  submit  copy of  Caste  Certificate   issued  by  the   competent   authority   within  the   last   three years  by  the   closing  date    for  submission   of  online  application   form  in  the prescribed  form.
(ii) The  SEBC certificate   which is  more  than   three  years  old  by  the   closing  date of submission  of online  application   form is  liable for  rejection.
(iii)       Women   candidates    belonging   to    S.E.B.C.  /    S.C.    I    S.T.    Categories    are

required    to    submit    Caste   Certificates    by    birth    showing   "daughter    of 

Caste   Certificates    by   virtue   of  marriage   (i.e.,    showing   "wife  of   "1 are  not   acceptable   and  liable to  rejection.


(iii)     Community   (Caste  status)   once  mentioned   by   the    candidates   shall  not   be changed  under  any  Circumstances.

Tahasildar   / Additional    Tahasildar    of  Government    of  Odisha;

-atliw*J:       Degree   Certificate,    Caste   Certificate,    Odia  Test   Pass   Certificate, Discharge   Certificate    of   Ex-Servicemen,   Sports   Persons   Certificate   and Disability  Certificate  of  Person with Disabilities  (indicating  % of permanent disability)  must  have  been  issued  by  the   competent   authority   within  the

last   date   fixed for  submission!   receipt  of  online application  form .
• UtliW*): The  candidates   are  to  upload their  copy of  certificates,   mark-sheets   and documents as   required   by   the    system  while  filling  up   online  application
form, failing which their  candidature   shall be  liable for  rejection.

grounds:   -
Applications    of  candidates   will  be rejected   by  the  Commission    on  any  of the  following 

(a)    In-complete  online  application  form.
(b)    Non-submission   of hard  copy of online  application   form  at the time of verification  of original  documents.
(c)    Not signing Declaration   (full signature)  in the hard  copy of online  application  form.
(d) Not coming  within  the age limit as mentioned  in Para  - 3 of Advertisement   (Overage relaxation   shall  not be allowed  to P.W.O. candidates   with  less than  40%  permanent disability).
(e)    Not having  requisite  qualification  as provided  under  Para  - 4 of the Advertisement.
(f) Non-payment   of examination   fee, (wherever  applicable),  as provided  under  Para  - 5 of Advertisement.
(g)    Not passing  Odia  Test  (M.E.  standard)/   Not furnishing   Odia  Test  pass  evidence  as required  under  Para  8 (ii) of the Advertisement.
(h)    Not  furnishing    copies  of  Certificates/   documents   as  provided   under   Para   -  10 of


(i)       Suppression  of facts/ information   about  eligibility, if any.
(j)      Any other  ground  as per the decision of the Commission.


(a)  Candidates   must  go through   the  details  of this  Advertisement    available   in the  WEBSITE   of OPSC
before  filling  up online  appl ication  form.
(b) Candidates   must  apply  online  through  the  concerned   Website   of the  OPSC
Applications   received  through  any  other  mode  would  not be accepted   and  summarily   rejected.

(c) Before    filling    up  the   online    application       form,    the   candidates       must    go  through detailed    instructions       available     at  OPSC   portal.

(d)The    online    application      form   is  automated     and   system    driven    and   will   guide   the candidate     seamlessly      in   filling    the   application.      The   requisite     options     shall    be enabled and   information       shall    be  asked    as  per   data   furnished      by  the  candidate. Before filling   up  the  information,     ensure   that   accurate    information     is  fed,   for  edit option is   limited     &  on  confirmation       there    is  no  scope    for   further     edit   even   if wrongful   entry   has  been   made   while   filling    up  application.

(e) Candidates are requested to upload the scanned image of latest passport size photograph along with scanned image of his! her full signature and scanned image of Left-hand Thumb Impression (L TI) in the online application  form. Uploaded photograph, Specimen (full) signature and LTI must be clearly identifiable! visible, otherwise the application of the candidate is liable to be rejected by the Commission and no representation from the candidate will be entertained.
(f)  Candidates should keep at least two copies of latest passport size photograph which is uploaded to the online application form for future use.
(g) On successful   submission    of the  online  Registration,    a unique   "Permanent   Public  Service
Account  Number   (PPSAN)"   will  be assigned   to  the  applicant.   Candidates   are  required   to take 

printout    of   the.   finally    submitted    online    Registration!      Re-registration       and    finally submitted    Online   Application    forms  and  put  his!  her  signature   under  the  declaration   for submission   to  OPSC  along  with  copies  of  requisite  certificate   &  documents   as  and  when asked.
(h) The    candidates      are    advised     to   submit     the    Online     Application       Form    well    In advance    without    waiting    for  the  closing    date  to  avoid   last  hour   rush.
(i)  Certificate  of Admission  to the written examination! Skill Test to the eligible candidates will be uploaded in the Website of the OPSC prior to the date of written examination! Skill Test which will be published  in  the  Website  and  Newspapers.  The  candidates  are  required  to  download  their Admission  Certificate   from  the  Website  of  the  Commission  and  produce   the  same  at  the Examination centre   for   admission   to   the   written   examination!   Skill   Test.   No   separate correspondence will be made on this score.
U) "Intimation   letters"  to  candidates   for  document  verification  and  " shall  be uploaded in the website of OPSC prior to the date of Document Verification.
(k) Any  complaint  on  the  conduct  of  examination  must  be  sent  to  the  Grievance  Wing  of  the


To resolve  any  Technical  problem faced  in filling   up of online  Registration/   Re-registration and Application  forms,   candidate   may  contact  opse ./01'   Technical  Support  over

Government  working days.

[n case  of any guidancelinformation   on this advertisement   & recruitment,  candidates  may go through  the FAQ available  in the website  of the Commission  or contact  the O.P.S.c.   Facilitation 
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The candidates  are required  to visit the Website of the Commission  at  for detailed  information  about  important  Notice,  rejection  of applications,   the date  &  time  of Written Examination,   Document  verification   and  Skill  Test  and  also  keep  track  of  publication  of various Notices to this effect in the leading local dailies for information.


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