Detailed OPSC Civil Services Exam Pattern Syllabus

OPSC Civil Services Exam Pattern for Prelims

S. No.Type of Exam PaperName of the SubjectsTotal No. of MarksTotal Duration
1.Objective TypeIGeneral Studies2002
2.IIGeneral Ability2002
Total4004 Hours

OPSC Civil Services Exam Pattern for Mains

S. No.Type of ExamPaperName of the SubjectsMarks Total MarksTotal Duration
1.Written Test/ Descriptive Type TestIOdia Language30014003 Hrs
2.IIEnglish3003 Hrs
3.IIIEnglish Essay2003 Hrs
4.IVGeneral Studies I3003 Hrs
5.VGeneral Studies 23003 Hrs
6.VIOptional Subject I30012003 Hrs
7.VII3003 Hrs
8.VIIIOptional Subject II3003 Hrs
9.IX3003 Hrs
10.Personality Test/ Interview.250

Odisha PSC Civil Services Examination Prelims Syllabus

Paper I:

  • Current event of National and International Importance.
  • History of India and Indian National Movement.
  • Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
  • General Science.
  • Economic and Social Development Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiative, etc.
  • Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
  • General Issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change that do not require subject specialization.

Paper II:

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

OPSC Civil Services Examination Mains Syllabus

Odia Language:

  • Precis Writing.
  • Comprehension.
  • Vocabulary.
  • Essay Writing.
  • Translation from English to Odia.
  • Grammer.
  • Expansion of an idea.


  • Translation from Odia to English.
  • Comprehension.
  • Grammer.
  • Essay Writing.
  • Precis Writing.
  • Vocabulary.
  • Expansion of an idea.

General Studies I:

  • Geography of India.
  • Constitution of India.
  • Ecological Issues.
  • Human Resource Development.
  • Role of National Institutions.
  • Social Issues and Social Welfare Problems.
  • Indian Polity.
  • History of Modern India and Indian Culture.
  • Current National Issues.
  • Legal and Environmental Issues.

General Studies II:

  • Foreign Affairs.
  • India and the Worlds.
  • Indian Economy.
  • Science & Technology.
  • Statistical Analysis.
  • International Institutions.
  • External Security.
  • Space technology.
  • International Affairs.
  • Communications.

Optional Subjects:

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

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