OPSC Recruitment 2019: 63 Vacancies

Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) has issued notifications for recruiting eligible candidates to the posts of Assistant Horticulture Officer in Class-II of Group-B service under the Department of Agriculture & Farmer’s Empowerment. Please find detailed information regarding the vacancies below.

Important Dates

Commencement of online Registration: 28.05.2019

Last date for applying: 27.06.2019

Last date to pay fee at any SBI branch: 02.07.2019

About Vacancies

1Unreserved24 (08-w)
2SEBC04 (01-w)
3SC11 (04-w)
4ST24 (08-w)
Total63 (21-w)

How to Apply

Eligible candidates must ensure that they possess the necessary qualifications and fulfil all the required criteria before applying for the posts.

Interested candidates need to apply online by visiting the Official Website. No other mode of application submission would be accepted.

Candidates should have valid a personal E-mail ID and a mobile number. It should be kept active till the recruitment process is fully complete.

Candidates should keep the following ready before registering applications:

  • Valid E-mail id
  • Scanned copy of latest passport size coloured photograph.
  • Scanned signature in digital format
  • Scanned image of Left Thumb Impression

Read the Advertisement (OPSC-Official Notification) carefully to be sure about your eligibility.

Essential Qualification

Bachelor of Science Degree in Horticulture/Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture from any of the recognized Universities.

Selection Procedure

Selection of candidates for all the posts would be made on the basis of the performance of the eligible candidates in the following:

  • Written Test (200 Marks)
  • Interview (25 Marks)

Place of examination: Cuttack and Bhubaneshwar for the written test.

Distribution of marks for written test (200 Marks)

  1. Plant propagation and nursery management: 20
  2. Fruit crops: 20
  3. Plantation crops: 20
  4. Vegetable crops: 20
  5. Spices, Condiments, Medicinal plants: 20
  6. Ornamental horticulture: 20
  7. Related subjects: 30
  8. Agrometeorology: 05
  9. Soil and nutrition: 05
  10. Water management: 05
  11. Weed management: 05
  12. Dry land farming: 05
  13. Integrated Farming System: 05
  14. Seed technology: 05
  15. Economics: 05
  16. Statistics: 05
  17. Plant Protection: 05

Total of 200 marks


Minimum: 21 years

Maximum: 32 years

Cut Off Date: 01.01.2019

Upper Age limit is relaxable by:

3 years for OBC (Non-Creamy Layer).

5 years for SC/ST, SEBC, Women, Ex-servicemen candidates.

Persons with Disabilities Candidates: 10 years


General/OBC candidates: Rs 500

SC&ST (Odisha)/PwD candidates: Nil

The fee has to be paid online through SBI Challan.

Other Information

Pay Scale

The pay scale of Pre-revised PB-2 Rs.9,300-34,800/- carrying Grade pay of Rs.4600/-

Official Link

Official Website

OPSC-Official Notification



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