OSSC CGL Recruitment Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2023

The OSSC Combined Graduate Level Recruitment Examination (CGLRE)-2023 exam will be conducted in three stages:

Stage I: Preliminary Examination

  • 150 Mark

Candidates numbering a minimum of five times of the vacancies category-wise shall be shortlisted for the Main written Examination based on their marks secured in the Preliminary Examination.

Stage II: Main Written Examination

  • Two Papers -200 Marks
    • Paper-I: Language (Odia and English)
    • Paper-II: (General Studies)

Mathematics Test: Candidates applying for the posts of Auditors will also have to appear for a Mathematics test.

Computer Skill Test: Candidates applying for the posts of Auditors, Inspectors of Supplies, Junior Assistant (HOD), and Junior Assistant (Field Offices) will also have to appear for a Computer Skill Test.

Candidates must score at least 50% in the Computer Skill Test and Mathematics Test (if applicable) to qualify for Certificate Verification.

NOTE: Based on the performance in two papers of the main written examinations and having qualified in Mathematics or Computer Skill Tests whatever applicable, candidates will be shortlisted for document verification.

Stage III: Certificate Verification

Candidates who qualify in the Main Written Examination will be shortlisted for Certificate Verification.

Candidates numbering 1.5 times of the vacancies advertised (Post Wise and category-wise) shall be shortlisted for Certificate Verification based on the marks secured in the Main Written Examination. However, if the number of candidates in any category is less than twenty(20), then candidates numbering two (2) times of the vacancies advertised (Post Wise and category-wise) shall be shortlisted for Certificate Verification.

Important Notes

  • There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in the Preliminary and Main Written Examinations.

Check Out: OSSC CGL Recruitment Exam 2023 Notification [495 Vacancies]

OSSC CGL Recruitment Syllabus 2023

Syllabus for the Preliminary Written Examination

1. Arithmetic (10th Standard):

  • This section will cover fundamental mathematical concepts typically taught at the 10th standard level, including topics such as:
    • Arithmetic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)
    • Fractions, decimals, and percentages
    • Ratio and proportion
    • Simple and compound interest
    • Profit and loss
    • Time and distance
    • Time and work
    • Number systems
    • Algebra
    • Geometry
    • Mensuration

2. Data Interpretation (Chart, Graph, Table, Data Sufficiency, etc.) – 10th Standard:

  • This section assesses your ability to interpret and analyze data presented in various formats, including:
    • Bar graphs
    • Line graphs
    • Pie charts
    • Tables
    • Data sufficiency questions

3. Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability, General Mental Ability:

  • This section evaluates your logical thinking and problem-solving skills. Topics may include:
    • Number series
    • Coding and decoding
    • Blood relations
    • Syllogisms
    • Puzzles
    • Analogies
    • Statement and conclusion
    • Seating arrangements
    • Mathematical operations
    • Critical reasoning

4. Current Events of National and International Importance:

  • This part tests your awareness of current affairs and events happening at both national and international levels. Topics may include:
    • Political developments
    • Economic news
    • Scientific discoveries
    • Sports events
    • Awards and honors
    • Cultural events
    • International treaties and agreements

5. Computer / Internet Awareness:

  • This section assesses your knowledge of computer and internet-related concepts. Topics may include:
    • Basics of computer hardware and software
    • Internet and email usage
    • Computer security
    • Social media
    • Emerging technology trends

Candidates preparing for this examination should focus on these topics to ensure they are well-prepared for the Preliminary Written Examination. It’s essential to study and practice comprehensively in each of these areas to maximize your chances of success.

Main Written Examination Syllabus

Paper 1: Language (Odia & English)

  • Odia Language Comprehension – 10th Standard
  • English Language Comprehension – Plus Two Standard
  • Precis Writing (Odia as well as English)
  • Usage and Vocabulary (Odia as well as English)
  • Translation from English to Odia and vice-versa

Paper 2: General Studies

  • Indian Constitution
  • Indian Economy
  • Odisha Economy & Budget
  • Indian and World Geography
  • History of India
  • History of Odisha
  • Art & Culture with special reference to Odisha
  • General issues of Environment & Climate Change – Plus Two Standard

Computer Skill Test

  • Computer Fundamentals
  • MS Windows
  • Office Software
  • Word Processing(MS Word)
  • Spread Sheet (MS Excel)
  • Presentation/Slide ware (MS PowerPoint)
  • Database(MS Access)
  • Usage of the Internet, Services available on the Internet
  • Basic Networking Concepts, Communication Technology


  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra
  • Statistics & Probability
  • Mensuration
  • All Secondary

Important Note: The syllabus for the Mathematics test is only applicable to candidates applying for the posts of Auditors.

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