OPSC Assistant Section Officer Recruitment 2012

OPSC Assistant Section Officer Recruitment 2012

OPSC Recruitment Online Application Form will be available till : 15.12.2012 by 11:59 P.M.

Last Date for receipt of OPSC Vacancy 2012 application fee at any SBI branch is 18.12.2012.

Orissa PSC Applications are invited Online through the Proforma Application to be made available on website ( http://opsconline.gov.in ) from 10.10.2012 to 15.12.2012 ( Note : 18.12.2012 is the last date for payment of OPSC Recruitment 2012 application fees ) for recruitment to 811 ( 11 Governor’s Secretariat + 800 – State Secretariat ) posts of Assistant Section Officer in ( Group – C ) of Odisha Governor ’s secretariat Service and Odisha Secretariat Service under Home Department in the scale of pay of Rupee 9300 – 34800/- carrying Grade Pay of Rupee 4200/- with usual Dearness and other Allowances as may be sanctioned by the Government of Odisha from time to time. The posts are permanent.

Orissa Public Service Commission Vacancy Position :

As per requisition filed by the Home Department, the vacancy position along with reservation thereof are given below :

Odisha Governor Secretariat Service :

Category No. of Vacancies in OPSC 2012
UR 01
SEBC 03 ( 1 – W )
ST 05 ( 2 – W )
SC 02 ( 1 – W )
Total 11 ( 4 – W )

Odisha Secretariat Service :

Category No. of Vacancies in Odisha PSC
UR 190 ( 63 – W )
SEBC 216 ( 72 – W )
ST 317 ( 106 – W )
SC 077 ( 026 – W )
Total 800 ( 267 – W )

Note :

  • UR : Un Reserved,
  • SEBC : Socially & Educationally Backward Class,
  • ST : Scheduled Tribe,
  • SC : Scheduled Caste.

Out of the 800 vacancies of State Secretariat mentioned above, 24 ( Twenty Four ) vacancies are reserved for Ex – Servicemen, 8 ( Eight ) vacancies are reserved for Sports Person and 24 ( Twenty Four ) vacancies are reserved for Physically Handicapped Person.

(a) The candidates belonging to PH / Ex – Servicemen / Sports Person, when selected as per reservation provided for them, shall be adjusted against the categories to which they belong.

(b) The functional classification and physical requirement for PH person are given below.

Physical Requirements Categories of disabled suitable for the job
S, H, SE, F, R & W OL, OA, LV, BL, PD
Note : S – work performed by sitting ( on bench or chair ), H – work performed by hearing / speaking ), SE – work performed by seeing, F – work performed by manipulating ( with fingers ), R & W – work performed by reading and writing ). Note : OL : One Leg affected ( R and / or L ), OA – One arm affected ( R or L ) : (a) impaired reach ; (b) weakness of grip ; (c) ataxia, LV – Low vision, BL – Both Legs affected but not arms ( mobility not be restricted ), PD : Partially deaf ( with suitable aid ).

(c) In case of non availability of eligible / suitable women candidate(s) belonging to the respective category, the unfilled vacancies of that category shall be filled up by eligible / suitable male candidate(s) of the same category.

(d) The exchange of reservation between SC & ST will not be considered.

(e) The number of OPSC Assistant Section Officer vacancies to be filled up on the basis of Orissa PSC recruitment is subject to change by the Government without notice, depending upon administrative exigencies of public service at the discretion of the State Government.

Preference for Services / Exercise of options :

Candidates will be required to indicate their choice of services in order of preference in the relevant boxes of the OPSC Assistant Section Officer Recruitment 2012 online application form for the examination. The Orissa Public Service Commission shall be competent to select the candidate to any of the above post taking into consideration of preference.

Age Limit for Assistant Section Officer Vacancy in OPSC 2012 :

A candidate shall be under 32 ( thirty – two ) years and above 21 ( twenty one ) years of age on the 1st January, 2012 i.e. he / she must not have been born earlier than 2nd January, 1980 and not later than 1st January, 1991.

The upper age limit is relaxable by 5 ( five ) years for candidates belonging to the categories of Scheduled Castes ( S.C. ), Scheduled Tribes ( S.T. ), Socially & Educationally Backward Classes ( S.E.B.C. ), Women, Ex – Servicemen and by 10 ( ten ) years for Physically Handicapped candidates.

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.

Save as provided above the age limits prescribed can in no case be relaxed.

Date of birth entered in the High School Certificate or equivalent Certificate issued by the concerned Board / Council will be accepted by the Odisha Public Service Commission.

Educational Qualification for Assistant Section Officer Jobs in OPSC 2012 :

A candidate must posses a Bachelors Degree in any discipline from a recognized University ; or posses such other qualification equivalent there to and must have adequate knowledge in computer application.

Plan of OPSC Assistant Section Officer Examination 2012 :

(a) The OPSC Assistant Section Officer Examination will be conducted in the following successive stages :

(i) (a) Odisha PSC Written Examination, ( Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions ) (b) Essay ( Odia & English ).

(ii) (a) Skill test in Computer ( Practical ).

(b) The details of Scheme, Subjects for the OPSC Examination and the syllabus are mentioned.

(c) The Odisha Public Service Commission shall be competent to fix up the qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the examination and skill test in Computer ( Practical ).

OPSC Assistant Section Officer Recruitment 2012 Application Fee :

A candidate is required to pay a non refundable and non adjustable fee of Rupee 300/-( Rupees three hundred ) only. Candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe of Odisha only are exempted from payment of this fee.

The candidates are required to take a printout of the finally submitted OPSC Assistant Section Officer Vacancy 2012 Online Application Form for future use and take a printout of Online Challan ( Pay in Slip ) for payment of requisite fee at any branch of State Bank of India ( SBI ). The Fee(s) paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances nor can the fee(s) be adjusted or held in reserve for any other OPSC examination or recruitment.

Regarding difficulty in payment of fee, if any, the candidates may contact to SBI over Telephone No : 0671 – 2368172 & 8984317100.

Zone(s) of OPSC Assistant Section Officer Examination 2012 :

The OPSC Assistant Section Officer Examination will be held at different centers at 33 Zones of the state as mentioned below :

Sl. Nos. Name of Zone Sl. Nos. Name of Zone
01 Balasore 18 Kalahandi
02 Berhampur 19 Kandhamal
03 Bhubaneswar 20 Kendrapara
04 Cuttack 21 Keonjhar
05 Sambalpur 22 Khurda
06 Angul 23 Koraput
07 Baragarh 24 Malkangiri
08 Bhadrak 25 Mayurbhanj
09 Bolangir 26 Nuapada
10 Boudh 27 Nawarangpur
11 Deogarh 28 Nayagarh
12 Dhenkanal 29 Puri
13 Gajapati 30 Rayagada
14 Ganjam 31 Rourkela
15 Jagatsinghpur 32 Subarnapur
16 Jaipur 33 Sundargarh
17 Jharsuguda

Candidates are required to select the zone of their choice where they would like to appear at the OPSC Assistant Section Officer Examination, at the time of filling Orissa PSC Assistant Section Officer Exam online application form. While every effort will be made to allot candidates to the zone of their choice, the Odisha Public Service Commission may, at their discretion, allot any other zone to the candidates when circumstances so warrant.

Request for change of zone will not be entertainment.

Certificates / Documents to be attached :

Candidates who will qualify in the OPSC written examination are required to submit printout / hardcopy of the online application form along with the true copies of the following documents duly attested by Gazetted Officer or Notary Public or self attested. The candidates are also required to mention on each document “ submitted by me ” and put their full signature on the same. They must not attach original certificates to their Orissa PSC Assistant Section Officer Vacancy applications.

Only those, who are called for the skill test in computer, will be required to bring with them the original certificates of the attested copies sent earlier, for verification, failing which he / she will not be allowed to appear at the computer skill test.

If a candidate fails to furnish any of the original documents in respect of the attested copies submitted with the OPSC Assistant Section Officer Recruitment 2012 application for verification on the date of the skill test he / she shall not be allowed to appear in the computer skill test.

(i) H.S.C. or equivalent certificate in support of declaration of age issued by the concern Board / Council ;

(ii) Intermediate / + 2 Examination Certificate issued by the concern Board / Council ;

(iii) Bachelor’s Degree Certificate issued by the concern University ;

(iv) (a) Two recent passport size photographs ( unsigned & unattested ) which has been uploaded with OPSC Assistant Section Officer Job online application form 2012.

(b) Certificates of conduct from the Principal / Proctor / Dean or Professor in charge of a Department of Teaching of the college or University in which he / she last studied ;

(v) Caste Certificate by birth in support of claim as S.Cs. / S.Ts. / S.E.B.Cs., wherever applicable ( Please see Note – 1 ) ;

(vi) Required Odia pass certificate from the Board of Secondary Education, Odisha indicating Odia as a language subject equivalent to M.E. School Standard or a certificate from the Principal / Headmaster of the School indicating that the candidate has passed Odia in M.E. standard.

(vii) Discharge Certificates issued by the Commanding Officer of the Unit last served wherever applicable.

(viii) Identity Card issued by the Director of Sports, Odisha, wherever applicable ;

(ix) Disability Certificate ( indicating percentage of disability ) issued by the concern Medical Board, wherever applicable ;

(x) No Objection Certificate issued by the competent authority.

(xi) if a candidate claims to posses qualification ,equivalent to the prescribed qualification, the rule / authority ( with number and date ) under which it is so treated ,must be furnished with the printout / hard copy of the Orissa PSC online Application Form 2012.

Note 1 :

Candidates claiming to be belonging to S.C. / S.T. / S.E.B.C. category by birth are required to submit copy of the relevant Caste Certificate issued by the competent authority in the prescribed form. Candidates of SEBC category ( other than Creamy Layer ) must submit copy of Caste Certificate issued by the competent authority within the last three years from the date of advertisement by the competent authority in the prescribed form.

(i) Women candidates belonging to S.C. / S.T. / S.E.B.C. are required to submit Caste Certificates by birth showing “ daughter of ………………………..….. ” Caste Certificates by virtue of marriage ( i.e. showing “ wife of ………….……… ” ) are not acceptable and candidates submitting such certificate will be treated as belonging to U.R. category.

(ii) OBC Certificates will not be accepted in lieu of S.E.B.C. certificates and candidates submitting such certificate will be treated as U.R. Candidates.

(iii) Candidate if submits S.E.B.C. certificate which is more than three years old as on the date of advt., will be treated as belonging to UR category.

(iv) Community ( Caste status ) once mentioned by the candidates shall not be changed under any circumstances.

The competent authorities are : District Magistrate / Collector or Additional District Magistrate or Sub – divisional Magistrate / Sub – Collectors or Executive Magistrates or Revenue Officers, not below the rank of Tahasildar / Additional Tahasildar of Government of Odisha ;

Note 2 :

Degree Certificate, Caste Certificate, Odia Test Pass Certificate, Discharge Certificate of Ex – servicemen, Identity Card of Sportspersons and Identity Card of Physically Handicapped Persons must have been issued by the competent authority within the last date fixed for submission of OPSC Assistant Section Officer Exam online application form 2012.

Orissa Public Service Commission Recruitment 2012 Online Application Form :

a. Candidate must go through OPSC Assistant Section Officer Recruitment 2012 Advertisement available in the Website of OPSC before filling up online application.

b. Candidates must apply online through the OPSC website http://opsconline.gov.in. Applications received through any other mode would not be accepted and summarily be rejected.

c. Before filling up the OPSC Assistant Section Officer Job online application form, the candidates must go through the following documents available at OPSC portal.

  • Instruction to fill up online application.
  • Guideline for scanning and uploading of Photograph, Full Signature & Left Hand Thumb Impression.

d. Candidates are requested to upload the scanned image of latest passport size photograph along with scanned image of his / her full signature and scanned image of Left hand Thumb Impression ( LTI ) in the Odisha PSC Assistant Section Officer Recruitment online application form 2012.

Uploaded photograph, specimen ( full ) signature and LTI must be clearly identifiable / visible, otherwise the application of the candidate is liable to be rejected by the Orissa Public Service Commission and no representation from the candidate will be entertained.

e. Candidates should keep at least 2 copies of latest passport size photograph which is uploaded to the OPSC Assistant Section Officer Job online application form for future use.

f. The candidates are required to take a printout of the finally submitted Orissa PSC Assistant Section Officer Exam Online Application Form for future use and take a printout of Online Challan ( Pay in Slip ) for payment of requisite fee at any branch of State Bank of India ( SBI ).

The Fee(s) paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances nor can the fee(s) be adjusted or held in reserve for any other OPSC examination or recruitment.

g. On successful submission of application form, an Unique Registration ID will be displayed on the screen as well as top of the Orissa PSC Assistant Section Officer application form 2012. Candidates are requested to note down the Unique Registration ID and use it in future correspondence.

h. At present, only the online applications are invited from Candidates for admission to the OPSC written examination, candidates who will qualify in the written test are required to send the Printout / Hard copy of the Orissa PSC Recruitment 2012 Online Application Form along with specified documents / certificates etc. as provided under of OPSC Assistant Section Officer advertisement along with OPSC copy of Challan showing payment of examination fee, by Registered Post / Speed Post / Courier Service to the following address and so as to reach the same in OPSC on or before the prescribed date , which will be declared later on ( i.e. after publication of the result of OPSC written examination ). The SC / ST candidates are not required to enclose the copy of challan showing payment of fee.

Special Secretary,
Odisha Public Service Commission,
19, Dr. P.K. Parija Road,
Cuttack – 753 001.

The envelope containing the application must be superscribed “ Application for the post of Assistant Section Officer ( Governors Secretariat / State Secretariat ) ”.

Application received after the prescribed date shall not be entertained. The Odisha Public Service Commission will not take any responsibility if the application is not received in time. The candidate may also submit the copy of the Printout / Hard copy of OPSC Assistant Section Officer Vacancy Online Application Form along with the specified documents etc. as provided under of OPSC Recruitment advertisement along with OPSC copy of challan showing payment of examination fee in the office of the OPSC directly / personally on or before the prescribed date.

i. The candidates are advised to submit the OPSC Assistant Section Officer Online Application Form well in advance without waiting for the closing date to avoid last hour rush.

j. Certificate of Admission to the OPSC written examination or skill test to the eligible candidates will be uploaded in the Website of OPSC prior to the date of written examination or skill test which will be published in the Website and News paper. The candidates are required to download their Admission Certificate from Website. No separate correspondence will be made on this score.

Facilitation Counter :

During filling up the OPSC Recruitment 2012 online application form the candidate may contact facilitation counter of OCAC over Telephone No18003456770 or 155335 from 10.00 A.M. to 5.00 P.M ( Except Govt. of Odisha holidays ) for any technical guidance.

Regarding difficulty in payment of fee, if any, the candidates may contact to SBI over Telephone No : 0671 – 2368172 & 8984317100.

In case of any guidance / information on advertisement & recruitment, candidates may contact the O.P.S.C. Facilitation Counter over Telephone No.0671 – 2304141 / 2305611 & Extn. 205 or 223 in any working day between 10.30 A.M. to 1.30 P.M. & 2.00 P.M. to 5.00 P.M.

The candidates are required to visit the Website of the Orissa Public Service Commission at http://opsconline.gov.in ( or ) http://opsc.gov.in for detailed information about the programme of the examination(s) etc. and also keep track of publication of various notices to the effect in the leading local daily newspapers for information.

i am apply in opsc assistant section officerprakash kumar sahoo October 22, 2012  Reply

I want to apply for this post,plz tell me in which site form will availiable.Manas Kumar Tripathy October 23, 2012  Reply

Dear Sir/Madam, Can you please clear my doubt about holding the recruitment procedure due to supreme court intervention regarding the reservation issue which is exceeding up to 67% beyond the supreme court guideline of 50% should be the total reservation for all the categories. Please tell me whether the recruitment process of the current opening of 811 asst section officer for the year 2012-2012 is stopped or going on. Thank YouRashmi Ranjan Muduli October 26, 2012  Reply

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I have apply for Post of Assistant Section Officer conducted by OPSC. Now i need question paper to prepare for the same. so please help me in this regard to avail thisBhagaban Mahanand November 20, 2012  Reply

Please can somebody tell when will be the exam of ASO conducted by OPSC will be held.manoj pradhan December 7, 2012  Reply

I' m apply in Assistant Section Officer -2012Lokanath Naik December 9, 2012  Reply

I have apply in ASO-2012Lokanath Naik December 9, 2012  Reply

HOW TO WE KNOW THE WRITTEN EXAM DATE AND TIME ?P BISWOGOPAL JENA December 15, 2012  Reply

WHEN WILL BE WRITTEN EXAM OF ASO??SASMITA SETHI December 31, 2012  Reply

where did i get previous year question paper for the exam like 1-assistant section officer. 2-assistant engineer(electrical) please assist me.Bibek January 22, 2013  Reply

Dear sir/ Mam I have applied the ASO and I got sms from OPSC that I have submitted my data sucessfully but till now I have not got any mail from OPSC.Akshya Kumar Sahoo February 8, 2013  Reply

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When will be aso exam held?Ananta Charan Sahoo February 27, 2013  Reply

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