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OSSC CGL Syllabus 2024 and Exam Pattern for Prelims and Mains Exams

The Odisha Staff Selection Commission (OSSC) has released the latest exam pattern and syllabus for OSSC CGL 2024 exam along with its notification pdf to recruit 586 Group B & C posts through a Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGL). The candidates who are looking forward to applying for the released posts must be well aware of the syllabus for both prelims and mains exam. Knowing the topics to be prepared for any competitive exam is the first step to planning a strategy for your preparation. A better preparation strategy will be prepared by the candidates by understanding the topics included in the OSSC CGL Syllabus and the weightage of every section.

Odisha SSC CGL Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2024

The selection of the candidates will be done through a three-stage recruitment process i.e. Prelims, Mains Examination, and Certificate Verification. The candidates have to qualify in each stage to get qualified in the recruitment drive. The detailed exam pattern and syllabus for OSSC CGL Recruitment 2024 play an important role in preparing a strategy for the upcoming combined graduate-level exam. Have a look at the below table to get an overview of the syllabus for the recruitment examination.

OSSC CGL Syllabus 2024- Overview
No. of Questions Prelims- 150
Mains- 200
Selection Process Prelims
Certification verification
Negative Marking 0.25 marks
Official website www.ossc.gov.in

OSSC CGL Selection Process 2024

The selection process for Odisha CGL Group B & C posts will be held in 3 phases i.e. Preliminary examination and a Main examination and Certificate Verification. Candidates who clear the prelims examination will be called to appear for the Odisha Staff Selection Commission mains Examination followed by certificate verification. Candidates have to qualify for each stage of the selection process to get selected for various Group B & C posts.

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Mains examination
  • Certificate Verification

Before beginning the exam preparation, candidates must clearly know the number of questions, type of questions, marking scheme, syllabus etc which is discussed below.

OSSC CGL Prelims Syllabus 2024

The syllabus of prelims and mains examination for Odisha SSC CGL recruitment includes different subjects and topics, candidates must go thoroughly through the complete list of topics as per the exam for which they are appearing. The topic-wise preparation of the exam will help the candidates achieve a good score.

OSSC CGL Prelims Exam Pattern

The OSSC combined graduate-level prelims examination is a computer based online test which will be conducted for a total of 150 marks and includes multiple-choice questions. The detailed exam pattern is provided in the points and table below.

  1. There will be 150 Multiple Choice Questions in the exam.
  2. Each question carries 1 mark.
  3. The duration of the exam is 150 minutes.
  4. There will be a penalty of 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer.
  5. The level questions asked will be of the 10th standard.
OSSC CGL Prelims Exam Pattern 2024
Subjects/Sections  No. of Questions Marks
Arithmetic 150 150
Data Interpretation
Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability, General Mental Ability
Current Events of National and International Importance
Computer / Internet Awareness

OSSC CGL Prelims Syllabus and Topics

The candidates who are going to appear for the preliminary must be aware of the topic-wise syllabus to plan a strategy for the prelims examination. Odisha SSC CGL Prelims Exam consists of General Intelligence and Reasoning Ability, Arithmetic and Data Interpretation, Computer and Internet Awareness, and Current Affairs which have been discussed in the below table.

Arithmetic Data Interpretation Syllabus for OSSC CGL Prelims Exam

  1. Simplification
  2. Decimals
  3. Data Interpretations
  4. Fractions
  5. HCF
  6. LCM
  7. Percentage
  8. Ratio and Proportions
  9. Profit and Loss
  10. Average
  11. Discount
  12. Simple & Compound Interest
  13. Mensuration
  14. Time and Work
  15. Time and Distance
  16. Tables and Graphs

Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability, General Mental Ability Syllabus

  1. Verbal and Non–Verbal types of reasoning
  2. Similarities
  3. Differences
  4. Space visualizations
  5. Problem-Solving
  6. Analysis
  7. Judgment
  8. Decision Making
  9. Visual Memory
  10. Discrimination
  11. Observations
  12. Relationships
  13. Concepts
  14. Arithmetical Reasoning
  15. Verbal and Figure Classification
  16. Arithmetical Number Series

Current Events and General Awareness Syllabus

  1. Environment
  2. Current Affairs
  3. Indian History
  4. Polity
  5. Constitution
  6. Sports
  7. Art and Culture
  8. Indian Geography
  9. Economics
  10. Everyday Science
  11. Scientific Research
  12. National/International Organizations

Computer and Internet Awareness Syllabus

  1. Computer Fundamentals
  2. Object-Oriented Designing
  3. MS Windows
  4. Office Software
  5. MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, Power Point
  6. Uses of Internet and Services on Internet
  7. Basic Networking Concepts
  8. Communication Technology
  9. Proposing and creating architecture and re-usable libraries in NET
  10. JavaScript
  11. Networking with LAN/WAN
  12. Manageable switch/ router & wireless LAN with the network security
  13. Firewall & Antivirus
  14. Operating System – DOS
  15. MS SQL Server
  16. Web Server
  17. Window Series
  18. Internet Technologies
  19. Grid Computing, Distributed
  20. OS
  21. Image processing, Digital signal Processing
  22. VLSI
  23. Embedded System

OSSC CGL Mains Syllabus 2024

The OSSC CGL mains exam consists of 2 papers, paper 1 for language paper (Odia and English) and paper 2 for general studies. Here we have covered all the topics of the mains exam syllabus for paper 1 (Language) & paper 2 (General Studies) that will be asked in the combined graduate-level examination.

OSSC CGL Mains Exam Pattern 2024

Candidates who will clear the prelims examination will have to appear for mains examination, which will be for a total of 200 marks including two papers of 100 marks each.

  1. For the OSSC CGL Mains Exam, there will be 2 Papers.
  2. The questions in Paper 1 & Paper 2 will be both Multiple Choice and Short Answer types.
  3. Each paper will be of 100 marks and 2.5 hours duration.
OSSC CGL Mains Exam Pattern 2024
Paper Subjects Marks Duration
Paper-I: Language (Odia and English) 100 Marks 2.5 Hours
Paper-II: General Studies 100 Marks 2.5 Hours
Total 200 Marks

OSSC CGL Mains Syllabus for Paper 1 (Language)

The OSSC CGL Mains Paper 1 examination contains English subject topics and Odia language-related topics. Candidates can refer to the below table and check the topics to be asked in the mains language paper. 

Paper I (Language) Syllabus
Language Topics
English Language
  1. Sentence Arrangement
  2. Error Correction (Phrase in Bold)
  3. Fill in the Blanks
  4. Prepositions
  5. Homonyms
  6. Synonyms
  7. Direct and Indirect Speech
  8. Word Formation
  9. Sentence Completion
  10. Sentence Improvement
  11. Active and Passive Voice
  12. Transformation
  13. Spotting Errors
  14. Error Correction (Underlined Part)
  15. Spelling Test
  16. Passage Completion
  17. Antonyms
  18. Topic Rearrangement of Passage
  19. Joining Sentences
  20. Idioms and Phrases
  21. Substitution
  22. Theme Detection
  23. Data Interpretation
  24. Spelling Test
Odia Language
  1. Interrogation, Complex, Affirmative, Negative, Exclamatory, Simple, Compound Voice
  2. Transformation of Words (Nouns to Adjective and Adjective to Nouns)
  3. Antonyms and synonyms
  4. Correction of common errors in words
  5. Idioms and Phrases
  6. Punctuation Marks
  7. Grammar
  8. Sandhi
  9. Samasa
  10. Taddhita and Krudrata
  11. Essay writing based on familiar topics and personality (word limit within 250 words)
  12. Letter Writing
  13. Personal Letter
  14. Applications
  15. Business and Official
  16. Translation (One English passage around 100 words to be translated into Odia)
  17. Comprehension of an unseen passage

OSSC CGL Mains Syllabus for Paper 2 (General Studies)

OSSC CGL mains examination for paper 2 consists of topics from the Indian economy, the history of India, the history of Odisha, general issues of environment/climate change, and Indian & world geography.

OSSC CGL Mains General Studies Syllabus
  1. Indian Constitution
  2. Indian Economy
  3. Indian and World Geography
  4. History of India
  5. History of Odisha
  6. General issues of Environment/Climate Change

Computer Skill Test Required for Posts-

(i) Auditor
(ii) Inspector of Supplies under FS & CW Department.
(iii) Junior Assistant/Junior Clerk.

OSSC CGL Syllabus 2024-FAQs

Q1. What is OSSC CGL Syllabus 2024?

Odisha SSC CGL Syllabus for its Prelims exam covers 5 sections namely Arithmetic, Data Interpretation, Reasoning Ability, Computer Awareness and Current Affairs.

Q2. How many questions will be asked in OSSC CGL Prelims Exam?

Ans. There will be 150 multiple choice questions in OSSC CGL Prelims Exam.  

Q3. Is there any negative marking for OSSC CGL Prelims Exam?

Ans. Yes, For each wrong answer, there will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks assigned to that question.

Q4. What is the selection process for OSSC CGL Exam 2025?

Ans. The selection process for OSSC CGL Exam 2025 consists of Prelims Exam, Mains Exam and Certificate verification.

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