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More Scope For OCS

Bhubaneswar: With the change in the pattern of Odisha Civil Service (OCS) Examination, the State Government has given one more compensatory attempt to students to appear in the Odisha Civil Services (OCS) exam and Combined Competitive Recruitment Examinations, 2022.

The General Administration & Public Grievances Department has issued a resolution to this effect on Monday.

As per the resolution, the intending candidates who have appeared in OCSE-2019 or OCSE-2020 or OCSE-2021 but are otherwise ineligible to appear/compete in the OCSE-2022, on account of attainment of upper age limit or exhaustion of the attempts prescribed under the Rules, shall be allowed one more additional compensatory attempt for appear for OCS,2022.

On account of delay in conducting Odisha Civil Services, Combine Competitive Recruitment Examinations (CCRE) in each year during, the period 2011-2014 and consequent upon introduction of UPSC pattern in the OCS Examination, the State Government in the past had allowed additional compensatory, attempt to appear the OCSE -2016, OCSE-2017, OCSE-2018, OCSE-2019, OCSE-2020 and OCSE-2021 irrespective of maximum age limit of the candidates.

In spite of that, there are a number of representations received from some OCS Examination aspirants to allow them additional chances to appear in the OCSE-2022 irrespective of their maximum age limit, the Government said in the resolution.

Further, the Government has been pleased to allow candidates to write the answer in Odia except language papers in the OCS examinations from this year.

Therefore, the State Government has taken this decision to give another chance to the aspirants.

However, no further additional compensatory attempt to appear for the OCS Examination shall be allowed in future, it said.

This decision has come into force with immediate effect. The provisions of the OCS (CCRE), Rules, 1991 are being separately amended to the above extent.