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Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) issued notification for recruitment of 811 (11Governor’s Secretariat and 800 State Secretariat) Assistant Section Officer in Group-C of Odisha Governor ’s Secretariat Service and Odisha Secretariat Service under Home Department. The posts are permanent.

Interested candidates can apply online through the proforma application available on http://opsconline.gov.in.

Important Dates:

Last Date to apply online: 30 November 2012 (2359 hrs)

Last Date for payment of application fee at any SBI Branch: 3 December 2012

Details of Vacancy:

Name of the Post: Assistant Section Officer (Group C)

No. of Posts: 811 (800 posts for State Secretariat; 11 posts for Governors Secretariat)

Age Limit (as reckoned on 01 January 2012):

Minimum: 21 years (Candidate should not be born after 01/01/1991)
Maximum: 32 years (Candidate should not be born before 02/01/1980)

(Maximum age relaxed by 5 years for SC/ST/SEBC/Women/EX-SM and by 10 years for PH/PWD candidates)

Educational Qualification:

• Bachelors Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or equivalent

• Knowledge of Computers

• Candidates must be able to speak, read and write Odia fluently and must have passed at least an examination in Odia language equivalent to that of Middle English School Standard conducted by Board of Secondary Education, Odisha / Education Department of Government of Odisha /any other Board or Council of Secondary Education approved by the Government of Odisha in support of passing of Odia Language Test (Middle English School Standard).

Application fee:

OPSC Notified Recruitment of Assistant Section Officers

A non-refundable application fee of Rs.300 has to be deposited in any at any branch of State Bank of India (SBI) using a fee-payment challan (Pay-in-Slip) available on the website.
(SC/ST candidates from Odisha State are exempted from payment of fee)  

Pay Scale:

Rs.9300 – 34800 + GP of Rs.4200 + Dearness Allowance and other Allowances sanctioned by the Government of Odisha.

Selection Procedure:

Final selection would be done on the basis of candidates’ performance in written test and Skill Test in Computers.

The written examination would be in two parts. In part I, candidates will be asked to answer 200 Objective Type-Multiple Choice Questions and in part two candidates will have to write two essays, one in English and one in Odia of 350 words each. The test on each subject shall be of one hour duration without any negative marking.

Those clearing the written test will be allowed to appear for the computer skill test – both Theory and Practical -- which shall be of qualifying nature.

The Competitive Examination shall consist of the following subjects carrying marks as shown against each:


Sl. No. Subject Marks
1 English 100
2 Mathematics 100
3 Essay  
(i) English within 350 words 025
(ii) Odia within 350 words 025
4 General Awareness   
5 Test of Reasoning/Mental Ability 100
6 Computer Application  
(i) Theory   
(ii) Skill Test in Computer (Practical) 050
  Total 600

Note : The candidate shall answer all the questions in English unless otherwise directed.

Finally selected candidates / candidates appointed to the service would be on probation for a period of two years with effect from the date of appointment.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can apply online through the till 30/11/2012.

On successful submission of application form, system would generate an Unique Registration ID. Candidates should note down this Unique Registration ID for future correspondence.

After successfully submitting the online application form, candidates should take its printout and retain it for future.

Candidates qualifying the written test would be required to send this printout along with OPSC copy of fee payment Challan and copies of specified documents/ certificates to “The Special Secretary, Odisha Public Service Commission, 19, Dr. P.K. Parija Road, Cuttack-753001” by Registered Post/Speed Post/Courier Service so as to reach the office by the prescribed date, to be declared later after the written examination result.

The candidate can also submit the copy of the Printout of the Online Application Form in the OPSC office directly /personally on or before the prescribed date


Certificate of Admission to the written examination /skill test to the eligible candidates will be uploaded in the OPSC Website prior to the date of written examination /skill test which will be published in the Website and News paper.

No one will be admitted to the written examination/skill test unless he/she holds the certificate of admission. The eligible candidates are required to download their Admission Certificate from Commission’s Website and produce the same before the Centre Supervisor for admission to the Examination Centre. No separate correspondence will be made on this score.                       

Facilitation Counter:

For any difficulty in depositing fee, candidates can contact State Bank of India (SBI) over Telephone Nos.: 0671 - 2368172 / 8984317100.

For any technical guidance during filling up the online application form / redressal of other grievances, candidates can contact facilitation counter of OCAC over Telephone Nos. 18003456770 / 155335 between 1000 hours and 1700 hours on all working days.

In case of any guidance/information on advertisement & recruitment, candidates can contact the OPSC Facilitation Counter over Telephone No.0671-2304141 / 2305611 and Extn.-205 or 223 between 1030 hours and 1330 hours /between 1400 hours and 1700 hours on any working day.

Candidates should visit the Website of the Commission http://opsc.gov.in for detailed information about the programme of the examination(s) etc. and also keep track of publication of various notices to the effect in the leading local daily newspapers for information

By:DACKTAR | On:18-DEC-2013 20:35:22


By:pravash kumar sasmal | On:04-APR-2013 19:08:26

please confirm me for the post of assistant section officer(opsc)

By:Pratibha Mahapatra | On:02-MAR-2013 12:05:59

Please confirm me the date of examination for the post of Asst. Section Officer.

By:SMITA NIBEDITA | On:28-FEB-2013 20:27:30

please confirm date of written exam for asst. section oficer -

By:Prabin Kumar Behera | On:26-FEB-2013 12:12:24

please inform the written exam of Assistant Section Officer-2012

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