OSSC CGL Syllabus 2023 and Exam Pattern, Syllabus Topics


OSSC CGL Syllabus 2023: Odisha CGL Recruitment 2023 Notification has been released, therefore, the candidates who are looking forward to applying for 625 Group B & C Posts must be well aware of the selection process, OSSC CGL Syllabus & Exam Pattern. Knowing the topics to be prepared for any competitive exam is the first step to planning a strategy for your preparation. To help the candidates ace the OSSC CGL Recruitment Exam 2023, we have discussed the detailed & updated OSSC CGL Syllabus, OSSC CGL Exam Pattern, Selection Process, and Marking Scheme.

OSSC CGL Syllabus 2023

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 OSSC CGL detailed exam pattern and syllabus play an important role in preparing a  strategy for the upcoming CGL examination. Have a look at the below table to get an overview of the OSSC CGL Syllabus.

OSSC CGL Syllabus 2023- Overview
Exam Conducting Body Odisha Staff Selection Commission
Exam Name OSSC CGL 2023
Posts Group B & C posts
Category Syllabus
No. of Questions Prelims- 150
Mains- 200
Selection Process Prelims
Certification verification
Negative Marking 0.25 marks
Official website

OSSC CGL Selection Process 2023

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 OSSC CGL Prelims examination will be called to appear for the OSSC CGL Mains Examination followed by certificate verification. Candidates have to qualify for each stage of the selection process to get selection for various Group B & C posts.

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Mains examination
  • Certificate Verification

OSSC CGL Exam Pattern 2023

OSSC CGL Recruitment 2023 Notification has been released along with a detailed exam pattern for the Prelims & Mains Exam. For the OSSC CGL Prelims Exam, the questions will be multiple choice (objective) types while for Mains, the questions will be Multiple Choice and Short Answer types. Candidates can go through the article and check the OSSC CGL Syllabus and Exam Pattern for Prelims, Mains exam and get a clear understanding of OSSC CGL Syllabus 2023 &Exam Pattern.

OSSC CGL Prelims Exam Pattern

  1. There will be 150 Multiple Choice Questions in the exam.
  2. The preliminary test will be the Computer Based Recruitment Exam.
  3. Each question carries 1 mark.
  4. The duration of the exam is 150 minutes.
  5. There will be a penalty of 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer.
  6. The level questions asked will be of the 10th standard.
OSSC CGL Prelims Exam Pattern
Subjects No. of Questions Marks Duration
Quantitative Aptitude 150 150 150 minutes
Reasoning Ability
Current Affairs
Computer Awareness

OSSC CGL Mains Exam Pattern

  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
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

Computer Skill Test Required for Posts-

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

OSSC CGL Syllabus for Prelims

The candidates who are going to appear for the OSSC CGL Examination must be aware of the OSSC CGL Recruitment syllabus to plan a strategy for the examination. OSSC CGL Prelims Exam consists of General Intelligence and Reasoning Ability, Arithmetic and Numerical Ability, Computer Awareness, and Current Events which have been discussed in the below table.

Subjects Topics
Arithmetic and Numerical Ability
  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
Reasoning Ability
  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
Computer Awareness
  1. Object-Oriented Designing
  2. Proposing and creating architecture and re-usable libraries in NET
  3. JavaScript
  4. Networking with LAN/WAN
  5. ASP.NET
  6. ADO.NET
  7. Java & JavaScript
  8. Manageable switch/ router & wireless LAN with the network security
  9. Firewall & Antivirus
  10. UML
  11. Knowledge of C++
  12. Operating System – DOS
  13. PHP
  14. MS SQL Server
  15. Oracle PL_SQL Architecture
  16. Novel
  17. Window OS client & server
  18. Linux OS-client & server
  19. Web Server
  20. Window Series
  21. JSON
  22. The query will be added plus
  23. Grid Computing, Distributed
  24. OS
  25. Image processing, Digital signal Processing
  26. VLSI
  27. Embedded System
Current Events
  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

OSSC CGL Syllabus for Mains Exam

The OSSC CGL Mains Exam consists of 2 papers, Paper 1 for language paper (Odia and English) and Paper 2 carry general studies. Here we have covered all the topics of the OSSC CGL Exam syllabus for Paper 1 (Language) & Paper 2 (General Studies) that are going to be asked in the OSSC CGL Examination.

OSSC CGL Syllabus- Paper 1 (Language)

In OSSC CGL Paper 1 examination contains English subject topics and Odia language-related topics. Candidates can refer to the below table and check the OSSC Mains Topics to be asked for the Mains Paper 1 examination.

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 Syllabus- 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 and World Geography. Before preparing for the exam it is important for candidates to review the OSSC CGL syllabus 2023 and prepare according to the syllabus.

OSSC CGL Syllabus- Paper 2 (General Studies)
  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

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