OPSC Junior Lecturer Eligibility Details
Odisha Public Service Commission’s (OPSC) Junior Lecturer eligibility details are as follows.
Age Limit: Candidate age limit should between 32 to 21 years of age i.e. he/she must not have been born earlier than 2nd January, 1981 and not later than 1st January, 1992.
Age Relaxation: The upper age-limit prescribed above is relaxable by 5 years for candidates belonging to the categories of S.C, S.T, Socially & Educationally Backward Classes (S.E.B.C.), Women and Ex-Servicemen, and by 10 (ten) years for Physically Handicapped candidates, whose disability should not be less than 40%.
Provided that in case a candidate who comes under more than one category mentioned above, he/she will be eligible for only one age relaxation benefit, which shall be considered most beneficial to him/her.
A candidate should posses a Master’s Degree in the concerned subject from a recognized University with at least 55% marks or its equivalent grade with a Second Class in the Bachelor’s Degree or Ph.D., D.Sc., D.Litt., M.Phill and M.litt. with at least 50 % marks in Master’s Degree with a 2nd class in the Bachelor’s Degree .
Provided that candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes shall posses a Master’s Degree in the concerned subject from a recognized University with at least 50% of marks or its equivalent grade with a 2nd class in the Bachelor’s Degree .
Other Eligibility Conditions:
1. The candidate must be a citizen of India;
2. The candidate should be able to speak, read and write Odia fluently and must have passed at least an examination in Odia language equivalent to that of Middle English School Standard conducted by the Board of Secondary Education, Odisha or the Education Department of the Government of Odisha or any other Board or Council of Secondary Education approved by the Government of Odisha in support of passing of Odia language (M.E. School Standard) or have passed High School Certificate or equivalent examination with Odia as medium of examination in non language subject.
3. A candidate, who has more than one spouse living, will not be eligible for appointment unless the State Government has exempted his/her case from operation of this limitation for any good and sufficient reasons;
4. Government servants, whether temporary or permanent, are eligible to apply, provided that they possess the requisite qualification and are within the prescribed age-limit. They must inform their respective Heads of Offices in writing regarding submission of their applications for this recruitment and obtain “No Objection Certificate”;
5. If a candidate has at any time, been debarred for a certain period/chance(s) by the Odisha Public Service Commission or other State Public Service Commission or U.P.S.C. from appearing at any examination/ interview, he/she will not be eligible for such recruitment for that specified period/chance(s);
Exam Pattern: Junior Lecturer Examination will be conducted in the following sucessive stages:
1. Written Examination
2. Viva Voce (Personality Test)
Written Examination: The written Examination will be in General English, General Knowledge and concerned subject. General English and General Knowledge will be covered in one paper consisting of 100 marks. The Examination in the concerned subject will cover 400 marks consisting of two papers i.e. Paper-I and Paper-II having 200 marks each. Each paper will be of 3 hours duration. Candidates are required to answer the papers in English except the language papers.
Selection Procedure: The selection will be done based on their performance in Written Examination and Viva Voce (Personality Test).
Written Examination: The written Examination will be in General English, General Knowledge and concerned subject. General English and General Knowledge will be covered in one paper consisting of 100 marks. The Examination in the concerned subject will cover 400 marks consisting of two papers i.e. Paper-I and Paper-II having 200 marks each. Each paper will be of 3 hours duration.
Viva Voce (Personality Test): The Commission shall conduct the Viva Voce for 50 marks. Candidates who qualify in the written examination will be called for interview by the Commission in order of merit equal to 03 times the number of vacancies in any subject if the vacancies are up to 50 and such numbers not less than twice and not more than thrice the number of vacancies as the Commission may determine, when the vacancies exceed 50. Provided that for the vacancies up to 02 , ten candidates and for the vacancies between 03 to 05, fifteen candidates shall be called by the Commission for Viva Voce test.
The Commission shall be competent to fix-up the qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the Examination and Viva Voce.
General English: The question paper in General English will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding of English and workmanlike use of words.The standard of questions of General English may be equal to Higher Secondary Level (+2 Level).
General Knowledge: The paper in General Knowledge will include knowledge of current events and matters as of everyday observation and experience in the scientific aspects of life as may be expected of an educated person. The paper will also include questions on History of India and Geography of such standard which the candidates should be able to answer without special study.