ODISHA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
ADVERTISEMENT No.12 OF 2020-21
Recruitment to the posts of Post Graduate Teachers under Science Stream in Group-“B” of State Service for the Higher Secondary Schools functioning under ST & SC Development Department.
WEBSITE – http://opsc.gov.in
Online applications are invited from the prospective candidates through the proforma application to be made available on the Website of the Commission (http://opsc.gov.in).The link for registration/re-registration and payment of examination fee shall be available from
24.03.2021 to 23.04.2021 (Note: 30.04.2021 is the last date for submission of Registered Online
Application.) for recruitment to 139(One hundred thirty-nine) posts of Post Graduate Teachers in Group-B State Service under different Streams as mentioned below under ST & SC Development Department in the pay band of Rs.44,9001- in Level-l O of Cell-I under ORSP Rules, 2017 with usual Dearness and other Allowances as may be sanctioned by the Government of Odisha from time to time. The posts are temporary and likely to be made permanent.
2. VACANCY POSITION: As per requisition filed by the ST & SC Development Department, Government of Odisha, the vacancy position along with reservation thereof is given below-
(e) In case of non-availability of eligible/ suitable women candidate(s), the unfilled vacancies shall be filled up by eligible/suitable male candidate(s) of the same category.
(f) The exchange of reservation between Scheduled Caste & Scheduled Tribe will not be considered.
(g) The number of vacancies to be filled up on the basis of this recruitment is subject to change by Govemment without notice, depending upon the exigencies of public service at the discretion of the State Government.
A candidate must have attained the age of 21 (twenty one) years and must not be above the age of 32 (thirty two) years as on the 1st day of January 2021 i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd January, 1989 and not later than 1st January, 2000.
Provided that the upper age limit shall be relaxable by five (5) years for candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC), Women and Ex-Servicemen and by ten (l0) years for Persons with Disabilities whose permanent disability is Forty percent (40%) and more.
Persons with Disabilities belonging to SC/ST /SEBC categories are eligible for age relaxation benefits of 15 years.
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 only be accepted by the Commission.
4. EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION:
(A) Essential Qualification:
(i) A candidate must have a Master’s Degree in the subject concerned from a recognized University with at least 50% marks in aggregate;
Must have possessed two years integrated Post Graduate M.Sc. Course from Regional College of Education NCERT in the concerned subject with minimum 50% marks in aggregate.
(ii) Have B.Ed. or equivalent degree recognized by the National Council for Teacher
Education,New Delhi as equivalent with B.Ed. from a recognized University.
(B) Desirable Qualification:
Diploma or Degree in Computer Application is desirable qualification subject to production of certificate in support of above qualification obtained from a recognized University or College or Institution.
5. EXAMINATION FEE:
A candidate is required to pay a non-refundable and non-adjustable fee of Rs.500/ (Rupees five hundred) only. Candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe of Odisha and Person with Disability (whose permanent disability is 40% and more) are exempted from payment of this fee.
The candidates are required to make Online payment of applicable Examination Fee(s) through OPSC portal using Debit Card/Credit Card /Net Banking facilities and other financial instruments enlisted in the Payment Page/Gateway of the Odisha Government Treasury Portal.The fee(s) paid shall neither be refunded under any circumstances nor can be adjusted or held in reserve for any other examination or recruitment.
6. PLACE OF EXAMINATION:
The written examination shall be held at Cuttack. It may also be held at Bhubaneswar/Balasore/Berhampur/Sambalpur depending on the number of candidates from the respective zones.
The candidates are to mention their choice of Examination Zone at appropriate place in the online application form.
7. METHOD OF SELECTION:
The selection of candidates for recruitment to the posts shall be made on the basis of
Written Examination and Viva Voce test.
(i) The Written Examinationwill consist of General English, Computer Aptitude, Pedagogy, General Knowledge and the subject concerned for which the vacancies have been advertised.
(ii) (a) The examination will be of Objective type, Multiple Choice Questions and will be covered in one paper consisting of 150 marks and 150 questions with 3 hours duration.
(b) The paper shall comprise of 2 parts, i.e. Part-A (Compulsory) and Part-B
(c) Part-A (Compulsory) shall consist of 50 marks with 50 questions as under :-
(i) General English 20 marks
(ii) Computer Aptitude 10 marks
(iii) Pedagogy 10 marks
(iv) General Knowledge 10 marks
(d) Part-B (Concerned Subject) shall consist of 100 marks with 100 questions
covering the syllabus prescribed for P.G. Degree in the concerned subject.
(iii) The candidates, who secure such minimum qualifying marks in the written examination, as may be fixed by the Commission, shall be called to appear at the Viva Voce test by the Commission in order of merit, normally equal to three times of the number of vacancies in the concerned subject or as the Commission may determine, on this behalf.
Provided that for the vacancies up to 2, ten candidates and for the vacancies numbering
3 to 5, fifteen candidates shall be called by the Commission for Viva Voce test. The
Commission shall conduct the Viva Voce test for 50 marks.
Provided further that the number of such candidates to be called to the Viva Voce test belonging to each category of the vacancies shall be as determined by the Commission.
(iv) The order of merit shall be determined on the basis of aggregate marks secured by a candidate in written examination and viva voce test taken together and the Commission shall forward to the Government in respect of each subject, a list of suitable candidates equal to the number of vacancies advertised in order of merit.
8. OTHER ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS:
(i) A candidate must be a citizen of India;
(ii) A candidate should be able to speak, read and write Odia, and must
(a) have passed Middle English School Examination in Odia as a subject; or
(b) have passed High School Certificate or equivalent examination in Odia as a subject; or
(c) have passed Odia as a subj ect in the final examination of Class-VII or above; or
(d) have passed test in Odia in Middle English School Standard conducted by the Department of the School & Mass Education of the Government, Office of the Board of Secondary Education, Odisha.
(iii) A candidate, who has more than one spouse living, will not be eligible for appointment unless the State Government has exempted his/her case from operation of this limitation for any good and sufficient reasons;
(iv) Government servants, whether temporary or permanent, are eligible to apply provided that they possess the requisite qualification and are within the prescribed age-limit as provided under Para-3 and 4 of this advertisement. They must submit “No Objection Certificate” issued by the competent authority during document verification;
(v) If a candidate has at any time, been debarred for a certain period/chance(s) by the Odisha Public Service Commission or other State Public Service Commission or u.P.S.c. from appearing at any examination/Viva Voce test, he/she will not be eligible for such recruitment for that specified period/chance(s);
(vi) A candidate who claims change in his/her name after having passed the High School Certificate Examination or equivalent examination, is required to furnish copy of publication of the changed name in local leading daily newspaper as well as copy of notification in the Gazette in support of his/her change of name;
(vii) Only those candidates, who fulfill the requisite qualification & are within the prescribed age limit etc. by the closing date of submission of online application, will be considered eligible;
9. IMPORTANT POINTS:
(i) Online applications submitted to OPSC if found to be incomplete in any respect are liable to rejection without entertaining any correspondence with the applicants on that score;
(ii) Admission to the Written Examination / Viva Voce Test will be provisional. If
on verification at any stage before or after the written examination / viva voce test, it
is found that a candidate does not fulfil all the eligibility conditions, his/her r candidature will be liable to rejection. Decision of the Commission in regard to eligibility or otherwise of candidate shall be final;
(iii) This advertisement should not be construed as binding on the Government to make appointment.
(iv) Concessions meant for S.T’!S.C. by birth and SEBCs are admissible to the Scheduled Tribe, Schedule Caste and Socially Educationally Backward Classes of Odisha only;
(v) Community / Caste status once mentioned by the candidates under the appropriate box of the online application form will be treated as final and the same shall not be changed subsequently under any circumstances;
(vi) Any misrepresentation or suppression of information by the candidate in the online application, will result in cancellation of his/her candidature or penalty, as decided by the Commission be imposed on the candidate.
10. CERTIFICATES/DOCUMENTS TO BE ATTACHED:
Candidates those who are called for the Viva Voce test will be required to bring with them the hard copy of online application form along with copies of certificate, mark sheets etc. and originals of the same for verification prior to the date of Viva Voce test which will be notified later on in due course, failing which he/she shall not be allowed to appear at the Viva Voce test.The candidates are required to mention on copy of each document “Submitted by me” and put their full signature & date on the same.
(i) H.S.c. or equivalent certificate in support of declaration of age issued by the concerned
(ii) Master’s Degree Certificate issued by recognised University in concerned subjects;
(iii) B.Ed. or equivalent Degree recognized by the National Council for Teacher Education, New Delhi as equivalent with B.Ed. from recognized University;
(iv) Diploma or Degree certificate in Computer Application, if any;
(v) Mark-sheets in support of Master’s Degree and B.Ed. issued by the concerned
(vi) Document indicating the recognition of the B.Ed. Institution/College by the NCTE;
(a) Candidates who have not been awarded percentage of marks, but only “GRADE MARKS”, should, along with their applications, produce the conversion certificate from the concerned University indicating the actual equivalent percentage of marks and the conversion formula failing which, their applications are liable to be rejected.
(b) While filling up the marks in the online application form, the candidate has to mention the actual marks secured by him/her in each Semester/Annual
examination in Master’s Degree/ B.Ed. etc.
(vii) Two recent passport size photographs (unsigned & unattested) which has been uploaded with Online Application Form.
(viii) Caste Certificate by birth in support of claim as S.T./S.C. and S.E.B.C. whichever applicable.
(ix) Required Odia Pass Certificate from the competent Authority;
(x) If a candidate claims to possess 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/hardcopy of the online Application;
(xi) Permanent Disability Certificate (indicating percentage of permanent disability i.e. 40%
(xii) Ex-Servicemen are required to attach copy of Discharge Certificate issued by the Commanding Officer of the Unit last served. They must submit an affidavit undertaking that he / she has not been appointed against any civil post after retirement from military service, wherever applicable;
(xiii) No Objection Certificate from the competent authority in case of Government Servant;
(xiv) Any proof of identity.
(i) Candidates claiming to be belonging to S.T. /S.C. I S.E.B.C Category of Odisha Qy birth are required to submit copy of the relevant Caste Certificate as mentioned in their online application form and 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 by the closing date for submission of Online Application form;
(ii) The SEBC certificate which is more than three years old by the closing date of submission of online application form is liable for rejection.
(iii) Women candidates belonging to S.c. IS.T. IS.E.B.C Categories are required to submit Caste Certificates by birth showing “daughter of “, Caste Certificates by virtue of marriage (i.e. showing “wife of “) will not be accepted.
(iv)O.B.C. CERTIFICATES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF S.E.B.C.
CERTIFICATES AND CANDIDATES SUBMITTING O.B.C CERTIFICATES ARE LIABLE FOR REJECTION;
(v) 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 3: Post Graduate Degree Certificate/ B. Ed Degree Certificate/ Caste Certificate, Odia Test Pass Certificate, Discharge Certificate of Ex-Serviceman and Permanent Disability Certificate of Person with Disability (indicating percentage of Permanent Disability) etc. must have been issued within the last date fixed for submission/ receipt of online application form.
11. GROUNDS OF REJECTION OF APPLICATION:-
Applications of candidates will be rejected by the Commission on any of the following grounds:-
(a) In-complete online application form.
(b) Non-submission of hard copy of online application form at the time of verification of original documents.
(c) Not signing declaration (full signature) in the hard copy of online application form.
(d) Not coming within age limit as mentioned in Para-3 of Advertisement (Overage relaxation shall not be allowed to PWD candidates having less than 40% disability).
(e) Not having requisite qualification as provided under Para – 4 of Advertisement.
(1) Not furnishing copies of certificates/documents as provided under Para – 10 of
(g) Not passing Odia Test (M.E. standard) / not furnishing Odia Test pass evidence as required under Para 8 (ii) of the Advertisement.
(h) Non-payment of examination fee, (wherever applicable), as provided under
Para-5 of Advertisement.
(i) Submission of wrong information / false information about qualification / Age I O.T. Pass evidence I Category Status (STI S.C. ISEBC/PWD lWomen/Ex servicemen etc.),
(j) Suppression of facts I information about eligibility, if any. (k) Any other ground as per the decision of the Commission.
N.B:- APPLICATION I CANDIDATURE OF A CANDIDATE SHALL BE REJECTED AT ANY STAGE OF RECRUITMENT PROCESS, WHEN DISCREPANCY IS NOTICED IDETECTED.
12. HOW TO APPLY:
(a) Candidates must go through the details of this Advertisement available in the Website of OPSC before filling up online application form.
(b) Candidates must apply online through the concerned Website of the
OPSC http://opsc.gov.in. Applications received through any other
mode would not be accepted and summarily rejected.
(c) Before filling up the online application go through detailed instructions available form, the candidates at opse portal. must
(d ) The online application form is automated and system driven a nd will
guide the candidate seamlessly in filling the application. The requisite
options shall be enabled and information shall be asked as per data furnished by the candidate. Before filling up the information, ensure that accurate information is fed, for edit option is limited & on confirmation there is no scope for further edit even if wrongful entry has been made while filling up application.
(e) 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 (L TI) in the online application form. Uploaded photograph, Specimen (full) signature and L TI must be clearly identifiable / visible, otherwise the application of the candidate is liable to be rejected by the Commission and no representation from the candidate will be entertained.
(f) Candidates should keep at least two copies of latest passport size
photograph which is uploaded to the online application form for future use
(g) On successful submission of the online Registration, a unique “Permanent
Public Service Account Number (PPSAN)” will be assigned to the applicant. Candidates are required to take a printout of the finally submitted online Registration/Re-registration and finally submitted Online Application forms and put his/ her signature under the declaration for submission to OPSC along with copies of requisite certificate & documents as and when asked.
(h) The candidates are advised to submit the Online Application Form well in advance without waiting for the closing date to avoid last hour rush.
(i) Certificate of Admission to the written examination to the eligible candidates will be uploaded in the Website of the OPSC prior to the date of written examination which will be published in the Website of the Commission and Newspapers. The candidates are required to download their Admission Certificate from the Website of the Commission and produce the same at the Examination centre for admission to the written examination. No separate correspondence will be made on this score.
(j) “Intimation letters” to candidates for document verification & interview and “Attestation form” & “Bio-data form” shall be uploaded in the website of OPSC prior to the date of Document Verification! Interview.
(k) Any complaint on the conduct of examination must be sent to the Grievance Wing of
the Commission by E-mail (email@example.com) within 05 (Five) days of completion of the examination.
13. FACILITATION COUNTER:
To resolve any Technical problem faced in filling up of online Registration/Re registration and Application forms, candidate may contact opse Technical Support over Telephone No. 0671-2304707 between 10.30 A.M. to 1.30 P.M. & 2.00 P.M. to 5.00 P.M. on any
Odisha Government working days.
In case of any guidance/information on this advertisement & recruitment, candidates may go through the FAQ available in the website of the Commission or contact the O.P.S.C. Facilitation Counter over Telephone No.0671-230414112305611 & Extn.- 207 on 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 Commission at http://opsc.gov.in for detailed information about important notices, rejection of application, the date & time of Document Verification! Interview and also keep track of publication of various notices to the effect in the leading local daily newspapers for information.
(A) ONLINE REGISTRATIONIRE-REGISTRATION AND ONLINE PAYMENT OF EXAMINATION FEES SHALL BE AVAILABLE IN THE WEBSITE FROM 24.03.2021 TO TILL 23.04.2021 (11:59 P.M).
(B) SUBMISSION OF ONLINE REGISTERED APPLCA TIONS CAN BE DONE IN THE WEBSITE FROM 24.03.2021 TO TILL 30.04.2021 (11.59 P.M).
NB : – THE ONLINE APPLICA TrONS, IF FOUND DEFECTIVE IN ANY RESPECT IS LIABLE TO BE SUMMARILY REJECTED.