Want to Become OAS Officer in Odisha? Follow These 10 Steps

Educational Qualification

Obtain a bachelor's degree from a recognized university.

Age Limit

nsure you meet the age criteria, generally between 21 and 32 years, with certain relaxations for reserved categories.

Notification of OPSC

Keep an eye on the official website of the Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) for notifications regarding the OAS examination.

Application Process

Apply online through the official OPSC website once the notification for the OAS exam is released.

Preliminary Examination

Prepare for and appear in the preliminary examination, which usually consists of two papers: General Studies I and General Studies II.

Main Examination

If you qualify in the preliminary exam, you will be eligible to appear for the main examination, which consists of a series of papers including essay writing, general studies, and optional subjects.

Personality Test/Interview

Qualifying candidates from the main examination will be called for a personality test or interview where their general awareness, personality, and suitability for the service will be assessed.

Physical Fitness

Ensure you meet the physical fitness criteria as specified in the notification.


Upon selection, undergo training at the Odisha Administrative Service Training Institute or a similar institute as directed by the government.

Probation and Posting

After successful completion of training, you will be placed on probation and subsequently posted as an OAS officer in various departments of the Odisha government.