OSSC Exam Pattern

OSSC stands for Odisha Staff Selection Commission. OSSC is a statutory body set up by the State Govt. of Odisha in the year 1994 for carrying out recruitment for various Group-C & Group-B posts in the State administration. There are more than 140 different cadres of posts/ services under various departments of the Odisha State Government for which the OSSC conducts recruitment exams. OSSC has different Exam Patterns for various OSSC recruitment exams according to the other posts and has released them on its official website. Therefore, candidates should thoroughly understand the OSSC exam pattern to plan their studies accordingly for the exam.

For further details on the OSSC exams, their pattern and syllabus, you can go to the official website https://www.ossc.gov.in/

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Hence, this article will help the candidates understand the OSSC syllabus and the latest OSSC exam-pattern properly.

The candidates can refer to OSSC Syllabus from the linked article.

Exams conducted by OSSC

The Odisha Staff Selection Commission conducts various exams for appointment to different government posts. Some of these posts include Assistant Librarian, Junior Librarian, Combined Auditor, Junior Assistant (G & Rent Dept), Industrial Promotion Officer, Assistant Scientific Officer, Combined Police Service, Junior Assistant Under ULB, Junior Engineer Civil, Junior Engineer Mechanical, Food Safety Officer, Staff Nurse, ANM, Pharmacist, X-Ray Technician, ECG Technician, and more. The main website of the Odisha Staff Selection Commission releases notifications and advertisements concerning these posts. As per the workforce requirement, the government releases the number of vacancies for each position in its advertisements.

The Odisha Staff Selection Commission conducts various exams to recruit personnel for various posts. In this article, we’ll discuss details regarding the following exams:

  1. OSSC Combined Graduate Level Examination,
  2. Market Intelligence Inspector,
  3. Field Assistant.

OSSC Combined Graduate Level Examination Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of OSSC Combined Graduate Level Examination are as follows:

Stage I – Written Examination

Paper & Subject No of Questions Marks and Time Duration
Paper-I (Mathematics & Reasoning) 100 Questions 100 Marks; 1.5 Hours
Paper-II Composite Paper (Odia, English, GK & Computer) 100 Questions 100 Marks; 1 Hour

Note – There will be objective type questions with negative marks @ 0.25 for each wrong answer. The total marks for Stage I are 200 Marks.

Stage II – Certificate Verification

Candidates 1.5 times of the vacancies in order of merit category wise based on Marks secured in the written examination shall be shortlisted for certificate verification.

Note – There shall be no Viva-Voce Test.

The candidates can also understand the Exam Pattern of SSC CGL from the linked article.

For the preparation of quantitative aptitude, check the following links:

Check Quantitative Aptitude for competitive exams for more relevant topics.

Market Intelligence Inspector Exam Pattern

The plan for the Market Intelligence Inspector examination has three stages.

  • Stage I: Main Written Examination
  • Stage II: Computer Skill Test (Qualifying)
  • Stage III: Certificate Verification

Stage I – Main written examination has two papers – Paper I and Paper II. The time duration for the paper and the marks allotted for each paper is briefed in the table below:

Market Intelligence Inspector Exam Pattern 2023
Stage I – Main written examination Paper I – Composite Paper 1.5 hours; 100 marks
Paper II – General Studies 1.5 hours; 100 marks
Stage II Computer Skill Test 45 minutes; 30 marks

To know the detailed syllabus of OSSC Market Intelligence Inspector Exam, check the linked article.

Aspirants preparing for any exam conducted by the Selection Commission can check the SSC General Awareness for relevant topics for preparing the General Awareness Section of the exams.

OSSC Field Assistant Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of OSSC Field Assistant is detailed below:

OSSC Field Assistant Exam Pattern
Stages of Examination Name of Subjects Total Marks and Time Allotted
Stage-I (Main Written Examination) Paper-I

(Composite Paper)

100 marks; 1-hour

(Technical Paper)

100 marks; 1.5 hours
Stage-II (Certificate


Note: There will be negative marking (0.25 marks) for each wrong answer in Paper-II (Technical Paper) only.

Stage I: Main Written Exam

Paper-I (Composite Paper)

Subjects Marks Time Duration
Odia Language 20 1 Hour
General English 20
Computer Fundamentals 20
General Studies 40
Total 100 Marks

Check the following links for preparation of the English section:

For more important topics related to English For Competitive exams, such as letter writing format, rules and list of prepositions, articles, conjunctions, etc. candidates can check the link provided.

Paper-II (Technical Paper)

Economic Botany Genetics
Biomolecules and cell Biology Soil And Soil Profile
Water Biotic Integrations
Ecological Pyramids Phytogeography
Plant Systematics Plant Water relationships
Concept of metabolism Plant Tissue culture
Economic Zoology Introduction to ecology and ecosystem
Population Community
Biostatistics Conversation of Biodiversity
Phylum Arthropoda Physiology Digestive System
Biomolecules Cells and Plasma Membrane
Endocrine system, Mitochondria Cell Cycle and Cell signalling
Mutations Sex determination
Post embryonic Development Nucleic acids and DNA replication
Immune System and Immunity History of life and theories
Species concept and evolution of species Microbiology

Also, all government exam aspirants can check the best Preparation Strategy for Competitive Exams in the linked article.


The basic syllabus and pattern for various OSSC posts are pretty similar. However, each paper has some questions related to the specialization or the demand of the job. The knowledge of the syllabus and pattern is a vital part while preparing for any exam. With timely preparation and serious efforts, one can perform well in any of the OSSC examinations.

Candidates preparing for various government exams can check the detailed syllabus and exam pattern of respective exams on the given links:

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BPSC CCE Syllabus GPSC Syllabus
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