OSSSC combined recruitment examination 2021

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OSSSC Combined Recruitment Examination: Your Gateway to Government Jobs in Odisha

The Odisha Sub-ordinate Staff Selection Commission (OSSSC) conducts the Combined Recruitment Examination (CRE) to fill various Group-C posts in various departments of the Government of Odisha. This examination is a gateway for thousands of aspirants who dream of securing a stable and secure government job.

Latest OSSSC CRE Notification

The latest OSSSC CRE notification was released on December 29, 2023, for 2895 vacancies across various posts like Revenue Inspector (RI), Assistant Revenue Inspector (ARI), Amin, Supervisor, and Statistical Field Surveyor (SFS). The application window is open from January 25, 2024, to February 23, 2024.

Eligibility Criteria for OSSSC CRE

The eligibility criteria for OSSSC CRE vary depending on the post you are applying for. However, some general eligibility criteria include:

  • Be an Indian citizen.
  • Have a relevant educational qualification as prescribed in the notification.
  • Have the required age limit as per the notification.
  • Fulfill the physical and medical standards set by the commission.

Examination Pattern for OSSSC CRE

The OSSSC CRE is a computer-based written examination conducted in two phases:

  • Phase I: This phase consists of a single objective-type paper with questions from General Intelligence and Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General English, and Odia Language. The duration of the exam is 2 hours 30 minutes.
  • Phase II: This phase (applicable for some posts only) consists of a single objective-type paper with questions specific to the post you are applying for. The duration of the exam is 2 hours.

Selection Process for OSSSC CRE

The selection process for OSSSC CRE is as follows:

  • Written Examination: Candidates who score the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination are shortlisted for the next stage.
  • Document Verification: Shortlisted candidates are required to submit their original documents for verification.
  • Skill Test (for some posts only): Some posts may also have a skill test to assess the candidate’s practical skills.
  • Final Merit List: A final merit list is prepared based on the marks obtained in the written examination, document verification, and skill test (if applicable).

Tips for Cracking OSSSC CRE

Here are some tips for cracking OSSSC CRE:

  • Start preparing early and make a proper study plan.
  • Thoroughly understand the exam pattern and syllabus.
  • Practice previous year’s question papers and mock tests.
  • Improve your general knowledge and current affairs.
  • Focus on accuracy and time management.
  • Stay positive and motivated throughout your preparation.


The OSSSC Combined Recruitment Examination is a great opportunity for aspirants to secure a government job in Odisha. By following the tips mentioned above and putting in the hard work, you can increase your chances of success.

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