OPSC OAS 2022 – Prelims Exam Pattern & Syllabus Released, Check Here

October 11, 2022, Bhubaneswar, OPSC 2022: The Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) has released the Odisha Public Service Commission, Odisha Administrative Services (OPSC OAS) prelims exam dates and syllabus on its official website: opsc.gov.in.

The online application submission for the OPSC OAS recruitment started on January 10, 2022, and ended on February 18, 2022. According to the notification, the preliminary exam will consist of two objective-type papers. The duration of each paper will be two hours.Β 

In addition to the OPSC OAS prelims exam pattern, the official syllabus has also been released. The OPSC OAS 2022 prelims exam will be held on October 16, 2022. Interested candidates are advised to go through the whole article so as to not miss out on anything important about OPSC 2022.

OPSC OAS 2022 – General Overview

Exam Name Odisha Public Service Commission Odisha Administrative Services (OPSC OAS) prelims exam
Academic Year 2022-23
Exam Conducting Body Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC)
Government Incharge Odisha State Government
Level State Level Examination
State Odisha
Releasing Information
  • Exam Pattern
  • Official Syllabus
OPSC 2022 Application Starting Date January 10, 2022
OPSC 2022 Application Closing Date February 18, 2022
Paper Type Objective
Time Duration Two Hours
Examination Date October 16, 2022
Official Website opsc.gov.in

OPSC OAS 2022 – Prelims Exam Pattern

  • The OPSC OAS prelims examination is a screening exam to shortlist candidates for the OPSC main examination.
  • The preliminary examination consists of objective-type questions with multiple-choice answers.
  • The prelims examination consists of two papers, i.e., General Studies Paper I and General Studies Paper II.
  • The time period to complete each paper is two hours.
  • Paper II is a qualifying paper that requires a minimum score of 33% to pass.
  • General Studies Paper I will consist of 100 questions worth 200 marks.
  • General Studies Paper II will consist of 80 questions worth 200 marks.
  • Candidates will earn marks for each accurate answer under the OPSC OAS grading policy. However, there will be a negative marking for each incorrect answer.
  • 1/4th of the mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • Unattempted questions will not receive any negative marking.
  • Each paper will include an additional 40 minutes for all applicants with disabilities.

OPSC OAS 2022 – Prelims Syllabus

General Studies Paper I

  • Current Events of National and International Importance
  • Economic and Social Development, Sustainable Development, Poverty, and Inclusion
  • Indian and World Geography, Social, Physical, and Economic Geography of India and the World
  • History of India and Indian National Movement
  • Indian Polity and Governance, Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, and Rights Issues
  • Demographics and Social Sector Initiatives
  • General Issues on Bio-Diversity, Environmental Ecology, and Climate Change
  • General Science

General Studies Paper II

  • Comprehension
  • General Mental Ability
  • Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability
  • Interpersonal Skills and Communication Skills
  • Decision-Making and Problem-Solving
  • Basic Numeracy – Numbers and their Relations, Orders of Magnitude (Class 10 level).
  • Data Interpretation – Graphs, Charts, Tables, Data Sufficiency (Class 10 level).
  • English Language Comprehension Skills (Class 10 level).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the OPSC OAS 2022 prelims exam pattern?

The OPSC OAS prelims examination consists of objective-type questions with multiple-choice answers and two papers, i.e., General Studies Paper I and General Studies Paper II. The time period to complete each paper is two hours. Paper II is a qualifying paper that requires a minimum score of 33% to pass. General Studies Paper I will consist of 100 questions worth 200 marks, and General Studies Paper II will consist of 80 questions worth 200 marks. Candidates will earn marks for each accurate answer under the OPSC OAS grading policy. However, there will be a negative marking for each incorrect answer. 1/4th of the mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. Unattempted questions will not receive any negative marking. Each paper will include an additional 40 minutes for all applicants with disabilities.

What is the full form of OPSC OAS?

OPSC OAS stands for the Odisha Public Service Commission, Odisha Administrative Services (OPSC OAS).

When will the OPSC release its admit cards?

Admit cards for the OPSC OAS preliminary exams have already been released on October 7, 2022. The exam will be held on October 16, 2022.

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