OPSC Assistant Section Officer 2018: Exam Date, Book, Papers

Odisha Public Service Commission - OPSC
Odisha Public Service Commission - OPSC

On-line applications are invited from the prospective candidates through the Proforma application to be made available on the Website (http://opsconline.gov.in) from 10.10.2018 to 09.11.2018 for recruitment to 500 (Five hundred) posts of Assistant Section Officer in Group – B of Odisha Secretariat Service under Home Department.

The scale of pay of Rs. 35,400/- in Level 9, Cell 1 as per the Pay Matrix provided under Rule – 3 of ORSP, 2017 corresponding to pre-revised scale of pay of 9,300/-34,800/- carrying Grade Pay of Rs. 4,200/- with usual Dearness and other Allowances as may be sanctioned by the Government of Odisha from time to time. The posts are permanent.

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Basic Details

Important details and information about OPSC Assistant Section Officer (ASO) 2018 in Odisha Government.

Name of PostAssistant Section Officer (ASO)
DepartmentOdisha Government
Number of Vacancies500
Recruiting BodyOPSC
Application FeeGen / OBC: 300/- & SC/ST: 0/-
Place of PostingOdisha
Recruiting BodyOPSC

Important Dates:

Important Dates for Assistant Section Officer (ASO) are listed below. It includes Application form dates, exam date, result date etc.

Release of Notification2018-10-10No Remark Available
Start of Online Application Form2018-10-10No Remark Available
End of Online Application Form2018-11-09No Remark Available
Last Date to pay Online Application Fee2018-11-09No Remark Available
Last Date to pay Offline Application Fee2018-11-13No Remark Available
Exam Date2018-12-23No Remark Available

OPSC Assistant Section Officer (ASO) Eligibility Criteria

Imortant requirements for OPSC Assistant Section Officer (ASO) are shared below. It includes Educational Qualification as well as age criteria.

Educational Qualification

Important and essential educational qualifications required for the OPSC ASO Post 2018 are given below.

A candidate must possess a Bachelor”s Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or posses such other qualification equivalent thereto and must have adequate knowledge in Computer application.

Age Limit

Age limit: Minimum and maximum age criteria for the Assistant Section officer post in Odisha Secretariat service in Home Department is given below.

Candidate must have attained the age of 21 (twenty-one) years and must not be above the age of 32 (thirty-two) years on the 1st day of January 2018. However, those who are within prescribed age limit as on 1st day of January 2013, 1st day of January 2014, 1st day of January 2015, 1 st day of January 2016 & 1 st day of January 2017 shall also be eligible to apply i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd January 1981 and not later than 1 st January 1997.

Age relaxation for candidates in different categories for availing relaxation and reservation benefits will be as per Government Rules prescribed for the purpose. Provided that, a candidate who comes under more than one category, he/she will be eligible for only one age relaxation benefit, which shall be considered most beneficial to him/her

Seats (Category wise / State & District Wise)

Number seats for the post of OPSC ASO 2018 are given below. These seats are categorized according to the various categories including sub-categories such as sports person, an ex-serviceman, person with disabilities etc.

Category wise seat distribution

S. No.CategoryNumber of Seats
1.General266 (88-w)
2.SEBC87 (29-w)
3.SC75 (25-w)
4.ST72 (24-w)
Sports Person05 (02-w)
Person with Disabilities20 (05-w)

Application Fee

Important information regarding the online application fee to be paid for the Odisha Public Service Commission – Assistant Section officer post-2018.

  1. A candidate is required to pay a non-refundable and non-adjustable fee of Rs. 300/- (Rupees three hundred) only.
  2. Candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe of Odisha and Person with Disability (whose permanent disability is more than 40%) are exempted from payment of this fee.

Selection Process

The examination will be conducted in the following successive stages:

  1. Written Examination, (Objective Type- Multiple Choice Questions)
  2. Skill Test in Computer (Practical)

The details of the Scheme and syllabus of the Examination are mentioned in the exam pattern section.

Only those candidates who have been shortlisted after the written test shall be called for the Skill Test in Computer (Practical) by the Commission as provided in Exam pattern section which shall be of qualifying nature. One has to secure at least forty percent of the total marks inthe Skill Test to qualify it.

The Commission shall be competent to fix up the qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the examination

OPSC Assistant Section Officer (ASO) Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern details for the Written test and skill test of computer is given below. There will be a total of 4 tests.

S. No.SubjectMarksNumber of QuestionsDuration
1.General Awareness1001001 Hour 30 minutes
2.Test of Reasoning and Mental Ability50501 hour 30 min
Mathematics (till 10th Standard)5050
3.Language: English1001002 Hours
4.Skill Test in Computer50051 Hour
  1. Except for the Skill Test in Computer Application (Practical), the questions in all other subjects shall be of multiple choice type and all questions will cany equal marks i.e. 01
  2. For each wrong answer, 0.25 marks shall be deducted from the marks awarded for correct answers.
  3. The candidates shall answer the questions in English except for Odia language paper or otherwise specified in the question paper itself.
  4. Only those candidates who have been shortlisted after the written test shall be called for Skill Test in Computer by the Commission which shall be of qualifying nature.

Best and Recommended Books

ASO : Assistant Section Officer
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A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning (R.S. Agarwal)
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning (R.S. Agarwal)AmazonNANA
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationsAmazonNANA

Other Important Links

Important Links to apply online for the OPSC ASO Post 2018. Along with the link to official notification, admit card download, result, and other important notice regarding the same are given below.

Apply OnlineClick Here
Official NotificationClick Here
Official WebsiteClick Here
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