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Organisation : Odisha Public Service Commission
Announcement : Download Admission Certificate
Designation : Odisha Civil Service Examination-2016
Reference Number : Advt. No. 01 of 2016-17

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Date of Examination : 27-11-2016

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Total number of questions in the question papers of optional subjects will be eight. All questions will carry equal marks. Each paper will be divided into two parts, viz. Part A and Part B, each part containing four questions. Out of eight questions, five questions are to be attempted. One question in each part will be compulsory.

Candidates will be required to answer three more questions out of the remaining six questions, taking at least one question from each part. In this way, at least two questions will be attempted from each part i.e. one compulsory question plus one more.

The nature and standard of questions in this paper will be such that a well educated person will be able to answer them without any specialized study. The questions will be such as to test a candidate’s general awareness of a variety of subjects, which will have relevance for a career in Civil Services.

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(a) History of Modern India and Indian Culture-
1) The History of Modern India will cover the following :
** History of India since 1857
** Important personalities who shaped the Freedom Movements in Odisha and India
** Social Reform Movements

2) Indian culture will cover the following;
** Indian culture from ancient times to modern times
** Temple architecture of Odisha.
** Socio-cultural developments in Odisha

(b) Geography of India will cover the following-
** Physical, economic and social geography of India.
** Odisha’s Physiography and Drainage system
** Odisha’s Natural Resources – Water, forest and minerals.

(c) Indian Polity will include the following-
** Constitution of India
** Political system of India
** Government and politics in Odisha
** Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) in Odisha.

(d) Current National issues and topics of social relevance-
This part is intended to test the candidate’s awareness of current national issues and topics of social relevance in the present day India such as;
1. Demography & Human Resource Development
2. Behavioural & Social issues and Social Welfare problems : Child labour, gender inequality, adult literacy, rehabilitation of the handicapped and other deprived segments of society, drug abuse, public health, education and unemployment.

(e) Legal and environmental issues –
1. Human Rights
2. Corruption in public life
3. Communal harmony
4. Protection of minorities
5. Internal security and related issues
6. Environment and ecological issues; ecological preservation, conservation of natural resources and national heritage.
7. Role of national institutions, their relevance and need for change

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