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Odisha Civil Services exams to be conducted in Odia also

22/09/2022 at 10:27 AM

Bhubaneswar, Sept 22: In a major reform in the Odisha Civil Services (OCS) examination, the state government has made provisions for candidates to write the examination paper in Odia.

The General Administration Department of the state government has written a letter to the Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) in this regard. Sources said the decision was taken by the state government following a proposal by the Institute of Odia Studies and Research (OSRC).

As per the new decision, the preliminary, main, and interview of the State Civil Services Examination will now be conducted in both English and Odia.

The question papers of the examinations will be set both in Odia and English and the aspirants can opt for one of either language while writing their papers. 

The upcoming OCS preliminary examination, scheduled to be held on October 16, will be conducted with the new reforms.

Notably, the aspirants of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) can write the examinations in 22 official languages at present. 

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