OPSC OCS Eligibility Criteria 2024, Odisha PSC Qualifications

OPSC OCS Eligibility Criteria 2024

The candidates who are willing to apply for the Odisha Civil Service Exam, must meet the eligibility criteria set by the recruitment commission. The recruitment authority has invited the candidates who are minimum 21 years age and maximum 38 years of age having Bachelor’s degree from any recognized university. The candidate having Indian citizenship are allowed for the OPSC exam. Age relaxation and attempt limit of examination are also permitted to the applicants.

Before applying fir the OCSE 2024, applicants must check all the criteria and fulfill that in order to be eligible for the exam. Failure in meeting any of the criteria can lead to the rejection. Read the full article to get the details of all the eligibility criteria.

OPSC OCS Eligibility Criteria 2024 Highlights

Exam NameOdisha Civil Services Exam 2024
Exam Conducting BodyOdisha Public Service Commission (OPSC)
Age Limit21 to 38 years
Educational QualificationBachelor’s Degree
Number of AttemptsGeneral: 6
SC/ST: No Limit
Selection ProcessPreliminary Exam
Mains Exam

OPSC OCS Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for the Odisha Civil Service Examination 2024, make sure you meet the eligibility criteria for both Group A and Group B posts. If you don’t meet these criteria, your application will be rejected, and you will be disqualified from the selection process. So check the parameters for the eligibility.

  1. Age Limit
  2. Age Relaxation
  3. Nationality
  4. Educational Qualification
  5. Number of Attempts

OPSC OCS Age Limit (as on 01/01/2023)

The candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not be above the age of 38 years as on 1st January 2023. That means the candidate must not have been born earlier than 2nd January 1985 and not later than 1st January 2002.

Age Relaxation

Age relaxation is provided to the candidate who are eligible for the same. There shall be relaxation on the upper age limit of the reserved category aspirants, as shared below.

OPSC Age Limit Relaxation 2024

CategoryOPSC OCS Age Relaxation
SC/ST/SEBC/Women/Ex-Servicemen5 years
PWDs (Permanent Disability is 40% or more)10 years

NOTE: For date of birth, HSC or equivalent certificate issued by the concerned Board/Council will be accepted by the commission.

Odisha PSC 2024: Educational Qualification

A candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree from any University incorporated by an Act of the Central or a State legislature in India or an Educational Institution established by an Act of Parliament or deemed to be a University.

Candidate must be able to Read, Write and Speak Odia and have:

  1. Passed Middle School Examination with Odia as a language or a subject,
  2. Passed HSC or Equivalent with Odia as a medium of examination in a non-language subject,
  3. Passed Odia as a language subject in the final examination of class 8th in school or educational institute.

OCSE 2024 – Nationality/Citizenship

In order to be eligible for the Odisha PSC Civil Service Recruitment Exam, a candidate must be the Indian citizen.

OPSC CSE 2024: Number of Attempts

  1. An attempt of the preliminary examination shall be counted as an attempt of the exam.
  2. If the candidate actually appears in one paper of prelims exam, he/she shall be deemed to have made an attempt at the exam.
CategoryNumber of Attempt
General 6
SC/STNo Limit

The candidates who have appeared in OCSE-2020 and/or OCSE-2021 and/or OCSE-2022 shall be allowed one more additional compensatory attempt for appearing in OCSE-2023 irrespective of their upper age and number of attempts.

Other Eligibility Conditions

  1. A candidate who has more than one spouse living, shall not be eligible for the examination, unless the state government has exempted the case.
  2. Government employee, whether temporary or permanent, are required to obtain an NOC, from their competent authority.
  3. If any candidate has been debarred from the Odisha PSC or any state PSC or UPSC, they will not be eligible for the OPSC examination.
  4. A candidate must be of good mental condition and healthy.
  5. A candidate who claim to change his/her name after HSC, they must present the certificate for name change.

OCSE Eligibility Criteria 2024 FAQs

1. What is the basic eligibility for the Odisha PSC exam?

Candidates who have Bachelor’s Degree and are at least 21 years old are eligible to apply for the Odisha civil services exam.

2. Is any experience required for Odisha CSE 2024?

As per the notification, there is no any requirement of prior experience.

3. What is the educational qualification required for the OCSE 2024?

The candidate must have Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent degree from a recognized university.

4. What is the number of attempt allowed for the OPSC CSE?

General: 6
SC/ST: No Limit

5. Will an attempt at Preliminary Exam be counted as an attempt of the exam?

An attempt of the preliminary examination shall be counted as an attempt of the exam.


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