OPSC OAS 2022 Prelims Exam Pattern & Syllabus: Download Official Syllabus PDF

OPSC OAS 2022 Prelims Exam Pattern & Syllabus: Check the official OAS syllabus PDF, marking scheme, paper format, and exam duration published by the Odisha Public Service Commission.

OPSC OAS 2022 Prelims Exam Pattern & Syllabus
OPSC OAS 2022 Prelims Exam Pattern & Syllabus

OPSC OAS 2022 Prelims Exam Pattern & Syllabus: The Odisha Public Service Commission has released the OPSC OAS Prelims Exam Dates on the official website. The online application window link for OPSC OAS recruitment was active from January 10 to February 18, 2022. 

Candidates are advised to get familiar with the OPSC OAS Prelims Exam Pattern to know the marking structure and exam format followed by the commission. As per the notification, the preliminary exam shall consist of two papers of objective type, and the duration of each paper shall be two hours.

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Apart from the OPSC OAS Prelims paper pattern, the official syllabus & scheme along with the topics have been attached with the detailed notification. Candidates must follow the latest exam pattern and syllabus for the OPSC OAS prelims exam to ace the competitive exam in one attempt.

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OPSC OAS Recruitment 2022 Important Dates

Mentioned below are the important dates for OPSC OAS recruitment for the reference of the candidates.



OPSC OAS Application Start Date

January 10, 2022

Last Date to Register

February 9, 2022

Last Date to Submit Online Application

February 18, 2022

OPSC OAS Admit Card Release Date

October 7, 2022

OPSC OAS Prelims Exam

October 16, 2022

OPSC OAS Mains Exam Date

January 2023

OPSC OAS Prelims Exam Pattern 2022

  • The OPSC OAS preliminary exam is a screening test and consists of objective-type questions with multiple-choice answers.
  • The prelim exam is divided into two papers i.e Paper I & Paper II.  The duration of each paper shall be 2 hours.
  • Paper II is a qualifying paper with a minimum qualifying mark of 33%.
  • As per the OPSC OAS marking scheme, candidates shall be awarded marks for each correct response. Also, there will be a penalty of 1/4th of the mark for the questions marked incorrectly by them. No negative marking shall be applicable for unattempted questions.
  • All persons with disability candidates will be assigned 40 minutes extra in each sitting of the exam.

OPSC OAS Prelims Paper Pattern


Number of Questions

Maximum Marks


General Studies Paper I


200 marks

2 hours

General Studies Paper II


200 marks

2 hours

OPSC OAS Prelims Syllabus 2022

Candidates who are going to write the OPSC OAS prelims exam this year should be well acquainted with the latest syllabus. The commission has notified the latest syllabus for the preliminary exam in the official notification. All eligible candidates should go through the OPSC OAS prelims syllabus before formulating an exam preparation strategy.  The detailed syllabus is shared below:

OPSC OAS Prelims Syllabus

Paper Name

OPSC OAS 2022 Preliminary Examination

Paper I

Current events of National and International importance.

Economic and Social Development-sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion

Indian and World Geography-Social, Physical, 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, Rights Issues, etc.

Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.

General Issues on Bio-diversity, Environmental Ecology, and Climate Change that don't need subject specialization, and

General Science

Paper II


General Mental Ability.

Logical Reasoning and Analytic ability.

Interpersonal Skills including communication skills

Decision-Making and Problem-Solving.

Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude) (Class-X level). Data Interpretation (Graphs, Charts, Tables, Data Sufficiency, etc.– Class-X level).

English Language Comprehension Skills (Class-X level)

The OPSC OAS preliminary examination is scheduled to be conducted on 16thOctober in two shifts. As the prelim exam is around the corner, you must go through the above-mentioned detailed exam pattern and syllabus and start with the revision. For example, start attempting mock tests based on the latest exam pattern and discover your strong & weak points. Solving as many questions as possible before the exam will boost your accuracy level and help you stay ahead in the competition.


Q1. What is OPSC OAS Prelims Exam Pattern?

Ans: As per the OPSC OAS Prelims Paper Pattern, the preliminary examination shall consist of two papers of objective type and each paper shall carry 200 marks. The duration of the exam is 2 hours for each paper.

Q2. What is the selection process for OPSC OAS Recruitment 2022?

Ans. The OPSC OAS selection process comprises three stages, Preliminary Exam, Main Exam, and Personality Test or Interview round.

Q3. Will there be any negative marking in OPSC OAS 2022 Prelims Exam?

Ans. Yes, A negative marking of 1/4th mark shall be applicable for answers that are marked incorrectly by the candidates.

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