Odisha Police Recruitment – Apply Now for 4700+ Constable Posts

New Delhi, 3 February 2023 – Odisha Police Recruitment – The Odisha Police has extended the application deadline for 4,790 civil constable vacancies in 34 police districts and the Commissionerate Police in the state.

Candidates can now submit applications for the vacancies until 10 February 2023. Earlier, the last date to apply for the posts was 21 January 2023.

The State Selection Board (SSB) of the Odisha Police has granted the extension in compliance with the Orissa High Court’s ruling from 24 January 2023, which raised the upper age limit for the ongoing recruitment for the posts by four years.

Odisha Police Recruitment – General Overview

Types of Positions Constable
Number of Vacanciesย  4,790
Where to Apply? Odishapolice.gov.in and opssb.nic.in
Educational Qualification Candidates must have passed the Class 12 exam or an examination of equal standing administered by the Council of Higher Secondary Education of Odisha or by any other recognised board or council.
Age Limit
  • The maximum age for unreserved candidates as of January 1, 2022 should be 27.
  • For Socially and Economically Backward Classes (SEBC), Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), and women candidates as well as Home Guards, it should be 32
  • For Group-D candidates, it should be 47.
Stages of Examination
  • OMR-based written exam
  • Measurement of Physical Standards and Physical Efficiency Test (Qualifying)
  • Driving test (Optional)
  • Medical Examination

Odisha Police Recruitment – Eligibility and Selection Process for Constable Post

Age Limit

  • The maximum age for unreserved candidates as of January 1, 2022 should be 27.
  • For Socially and Economically Backward Classes (SEBC), Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), and women candidates as well as Home Guards, it should be 32
  • For Group-D candidates it should be 47.
Candidates for Constable posts Maximum age as of January 1, 2022
  • Unreserved candidates
27ย 
  • Socially and Economically Backward Classes (SEBC)
  • Scheduled Caste (SC)
  • Scheduled Tribe (ST)
  • Women candidates
  • Home Guards
32
  • Group-D candidates
47

Education Qualification

Candidates must have passed the Class 12 exam or an examination of equal standing administered by the Council of Higher Secondary Education of Odisha or by any other recognised Board/Council.

Physical Criteria

Only candidates who meet the physical standard requirements will be permitted to take the Physical Efficiency Test.

Candidates Events Time / Attempt
Men (all categories) Running 1.6 kms 6 minutes 30 seconds
Women (all categories) Running 1.6 kms 8 minutes 30 seconds
Men (all categories) Broad jump 3.66 mtrs 3 attempts
Women (all categories) Broad jump 2.75 mtrs 3 attempts

Odisha Police Recruitment – How to Apply?

  • The State Selection Board advertises the position.ย 
  • Applicants may submit their application in the format specified by the advertisement.ย 
  • The application form is available for download on the Odisha Police website.ย 
  • Candidates may only submit an application for one district.ย 
  • Candidatesโ€™ completed application can be sent by post or dropped off at the district office where they are applying.

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Odisha Police Recruitment – FAQs

Q1): How important is the post of Constable in the Odisha Police?

A Constable plays a vital role in the Odisha Police. Itโ€™s a base-level position available in all districts, police districts, Railways Police district, and, the Commissionerate of Police in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.

Q2) Who conducts recruitment for the post of Constable in the Odisha Police?

The State Selection Board, located at Cuttack, supervises the recruitment for the post of Constable. Additionally, the recruitment exams are administered, and candidates are selected by the district-level selection committee, which is led by the Superintendent of Police of the relevant districts.

Q3) What is the total number of vacancies for the post of Constable in the Odisha Police in 2023?

The Odisha Police is recruiting candidates for 4790 positions of Constable in 2023.

 

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