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Odisha PSC Civil Service Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2016

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Odisha PSC Civil Service Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2016

Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) is fully responsible to conduct the Odisha Civil Services Examination-2016. A preliminary written exam then a Mains Written exam will be held for this examination. Ignorance about upto mark exam pattern & syllabus leads to lapse in preparation.

Exam Pattern

1. The preliminary written test will be multiple choice objective type.
2. There will be two papers in pre exam.
3. Each paper shall be of 02:00 hours (120 minutes) duration.

Paper Subject Marks
Paper-I General Studies 200
Paper-II General Studies 200

Mains Exam Pattern

Paper Subject Marks
Paper-I Oriya Language 300 Marks
Paper-II English 300 Marks
Paper-III English Essay 200 Marks
Paper-IV General Studies-I 300 Marks
Paper-V General Studies-II 300 Marks
Paper-VI, VII, VIII & IX Any two subjects from the optional subjects 300 Marks for each paper

Paper-I

1. Current event of National and International importance
2. History of India and Indian National Movement
3. Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World
4. Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
5. Economic and Social Development sustainable Development, Poverty, inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiative, etc.
6. General Issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change that do not require subject specialization, and General Science

Paper-II

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

Exam Syllabus


Paper-I & II

1. Comprehension of a given passage ………………………30 Marks
2. Precis writing with a passage of around 1000 words ………………………40 Marks
3. Translation from English/Odia to Odia/English ………………………30 Marks
4. Grammar, usage and vocabulary ………………………80 Marks
5. Short Essay of around 1000 words ………………………100 Marks
6. Expansion of an idea …………………….20 Marks

Paper-III

Candidates will be required to write an Essay on a specific topic. The choice of subjects will be given. They will be expected to keep closely to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in orderly fashion and to write concisely. Credit will be given for effective and exact expression.

Paper-IV

1. History of Modern India and Indian Culture
2. Geography of India
3. Indian Polity
4. Current National issues and topics of social relevance
5. Legal and environmental issues

Paper-V

1. India and the World
2. Indian Economy
3. International Affairs & Institutions
4. Developments in the field of science & technology, communications and space
5. Statistical Analysis, Graphs & Diagrams

Optional Subjects

Candidates have to choose two optional subjects.


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