OPSC Syllabus For Group A, B (Mains) Exam

Odisha PSC Prelims Exam Pattern

  • Preliminary examination will consist of 2 papers
  • Each one is of 200 marks
  • Both the papers will include questions from General Studies
  • Candidates will be given 2 hours to complete each paper separately
Name of the SubjectsTotal No of Marks
Objective Type Test (2 hours each)
General Studies200
General Studies200

OPSC Mains Exam Pattern

  • Mains OPSC exam involves IX papers with Descriptive questions
  • Each paper carries 300 marks excluding paper 3 which carry 200 marks
  • Total duration of exam for each paper is 3 Hours.
  • Optional papers are conducted for total of 1200 marks.
  • Compulsory papers are conducted for a total of 1400 marks.
Written Test/ Descriptive Type Test (3 Hours Each)
Paper I
Odia Language300
Paper II
Paper III
English Essay200
Paper IV
General Studies I300
Paper V
General Studies 2300
Paper VI & Paper VII
Optional Subject I300 (each paper)
Paper VIII & Paper IX
Optional Subject II300 (each paper)
Personality Test/ Interview250 Mark

OPSC Preliminary Exam Syllabus

Paper I

  • General Science
  • Current Affairs (National & International)
  • Indian National Movement/Indian History
  • Indian and World Geography
  • Indian Polity/Indian Economy/Constitution
  • General Mental Ability


  • English Language
  • General Mental Ability
  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Basic Numeracy and Data Interpretation
  • Analytical Ability
  • Logical Reasoning

Odisha Public Service Commission Main Exam Syllabus

Odisha Public Service Commission Main examination consists of IX papers which are explained below followed by the topics covered in the included subject.

  • Paper-I: Oriya Language
  • Paper-II: English
  • Paper-III: English Essay
  • Paper-IV: General Studies
  • Paper-V: General Studies
  • Paper-VI, VII, VIII and IX will be based on optional Subject

English/Oriya (Paper I, II & III)

  • Grammar
  • Fill in the Blank
  • Vocabulary
  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Homonyms
  • One Word Substitutions
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Verbs
  • Adjective
  • Clauses
  • Translation from English to Oriya

Paper-IV General Studies

  • History of Modern India
  • Indian Culture and Art
  • Geography and Physical Nature of India
  • Indian Polity and Constitution
  • Social Issues and Social Welfare Problems
  • Ecological Issues
  • Current Events
  • Human Resource Development

Paper-V General Studies

  • India and World Quiz
  • External Security
  • Indian Economy
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Space Technology
  • Communication
  • Science and Technology
  • International Affairs

List of Optional Subject in OPSC Syllabus

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
  • Botany
  • Anthology
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Commerce and Accountancy
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Forestry
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • History
  • Home Science
  • Law
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Zoology

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