OSSC Exams

The OSSC Exams stand for Odisha Staff Selection Commission exams are conducted to recruit staff to various posts in ministries, departments and organizations of the Government of India. This article will give a general overview of some of the Odisha Staff Selection Commission exams, such as the OSSC Combined Graduate Level Examination, Market Intelligence Inspector, Field Assistant. The selection process is different for different posts.

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

OSSC Exams 2023

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

OSSC CGL Exam Pattern

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


On selection, the candidate will be appointed as Initial Appointees carrying remuneration of Rs. 25300/- per month (for 15` year) and be enhanced as per slabs prescribed. The Condition of Service will be guided by the respective recruitment Rules in force & Odisha Group-B (Contractual Appointment) Rules, 2013 & amendments up to date.

OSSC CGL Examination Fee

The candidates other than SC, ST & PwD (Permanent Disability) shall have to pay a non-refundable examination fee of Rs.200/- (Rupees two hundred) only through online mode.

Field Assistant Exam

The important details related to Field Assistant Recruitment 2021-22 are as follows:

Field Assistant Recruitment 2023 Details
Events/Details Important Dates
Exam Conducting Body Odisha Staff Selection Commission
Online Application Starting Date To be announced
Online Application Closing Date To be announced
Last Date to Submit Application form To be announced
Number of Vacancies To be announced
Official Website http://www.ossc.gov.in/

OSSC Field Assistant Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of Field Assistant Exam is discussed 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.

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

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

OSSC Field Assistant Vacancy 2022

The below table lists the vacancies available for OSSC Field Assistant Recruitment 2022:

OSSC Field Assistant Vacancy 2022
Category Number of Vacancies
UR 06
ST 01
SC 04
Total 11

OSSC Field Assistant Registration Fee

The fee details for applying for OSSC Field assistant are below:

Category Fee
SC/ST/PwD No fee
OBC/GEN/EWS Rs.200/-


  • The fees can be deposited only through online mode using Internet Banking/Debit Card/Credit card/UPI/other available payment methods linked with the online application form.
  • Applications without payment of examination fees (except SC/ST/PwD candidates will be treated incomplete and shall be liable for rejection).

Frequently Asked Questions about OSSC Exam


Is the OSSC exam syllabus different for a different post?

Yes, the OSSC syllabus is different for different posts. Each exam has a different syllabus, and it is based upon the post.


Is the OSSC syllabus tough?

The OSSC exam is one of the most difficult exams in the country. The syllabus depends upon the exam.


How to prepare for the exam?

First, know the syllabus for the exam you are applying for, and then buy relevant study materials. Divide the syllabus in bits and dedicate equal time to every subject. This will help you to prepare the OSSC syllabus properly and efficiently.


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