OPSC Civil Services Exam Syllabus 2023 PDF | Exam Pattern

OPSC Civil Services Exam Syllabus 2023 PDF | Exam Pattern – Odisha Public Service Commission has given the official notification for Civil Service Examination 2020. The Notification reveals the vacancies for Group A and Group B Posts. Candidates who are waiting for the Civil Service Examination is Odisha can apply. Interested aspirants can find the application details and a direct link to apply online in our OPSC CSE Notification 2023.

OPSC Civil Services Exam Syllabus 2023 PDF | Check Exam Pattern


OPSC Civil Services Exam Syllabus 2023 PDF | Check Exam Pattern

Organization NameOdisha Public Service Commission (OPSC)
Post NameGroup A (Odisha Administrative Service, Odisha Police Service, Odisha Finance Service), Group B (Odisha Cooperative Service, Odisha Revenue Service, Odisha Taxation and Accounts Service)
Selection Process
  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Personality Test or Interview
Job LocationOdisha
Official Siteopsc.gov.in

Civil Services Mains Exam Pattern 

  • OPSC Selection Process for Civil Services includes Preliminary, Mains, and Interview
  • Prelims and Mains are Objective Type Tests
  • Civil Services Selection is done totally for 3,350 Marks
  • In the Prelims Exam, General Studies questions will be asked
  • Mains Exam consists of questions from different subjects like Odia, English, etc

Odisha PSC Civil Services Prelims Test Pattern

Paper NamesSubject NamesMarks
Paper-IGeneral Studies200 Marks
Paper-IIGeneral Studies

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Logical Reasoning/ Analytical ability
  • General Mental Ability
  • English Language
  • Basic Numeracy and Data
  • Interpretation
200 Marks
Type of Exam: Multiple Choice Questions
Time Duration: 2 Hours for Each Paper

OPSC Civil Services Mains Exam Pattern

Paper NamesSubject NamesMarks
Compulsory Papers: 1400 Marks
Paper-IOdia Language300 Marks
Paper-IIEnglish300 Marks
Paper-IIIEnglish Essay200 Marks
Paper-IVGeneral Studies-I300 Marks
Paper-VGeneral Studies-II300 Marks
Optional Papers (Papers VI, VII, VIII, IX): 1200 Marks (Each Subject will have 2 Papers and each paper carries 300 Marks)
Personality Test or Interview: 250 Marks

OPSC Civil Services Syllabus 2023 PDF

Odisha PSC Civil Service Prelims Exam Syllabus 2023

OPSC Civil Service 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.
  • General Issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity, and Climate Change that do not require subject specialization.
  • Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.


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

OPSC Mains Exam Syllabus – Civil Services Examination 2023

Odia Language

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


  • Translation from Odia to English.
  • Comprehension.
  • Grammar.
  • 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 (anyone) – Urdu, English, Persian, Oriya, Sanskrit, Hindi
  • Law
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Management.
  • Mathematics
  • Public Administration
  • Political Science & International Relations
  • Philosophy.
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Sociology
  • Zoology.

Important Links

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