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OPSC Assistant Director Syllabus 2017 – Download Scheme Of Examination and Subjects – OPSC Assistant Director Exam Pattern

The Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) has notified for recruitment of Assistant Directors in the Planning Service. Eligible candidates have been invited to submit online applications before closing date and pay the fee before last date. The aspirants who have submitted their online application forms have to appear for written exam at the chosen venue. The competitive exam for selection comprises of a qualifying written exam followed by personal interview. OPSC advises the aspirants to approach the online resources for downloading and printing the OPSC Assistant Director syllabus. The syllabi along with scheme of examination is provided as annexure with the official advertisement.

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OPSC Competitive Examinations For Government Employment:

Organization Name: Odisha Public Service Commission

Qualification Into: Assistant Director in Odisha Planning Service Cadre

Category: Exam Pattern And Syllabus

Exam Venues: Cuttack/Bhubaneswar/Balasore/Berhampur/Sambalpur

Official Website: http://www.opsc.gov.in/

Examination Pattern Of OPSC Written Exams:

  • The written examination will have multiple choice objective type questions for a total of 500 marks.
  • The written test is divided into two mandatory parts – compulsory and optional.
  • There are 3 compulsory papers and 1 optional paper.
  • The paper name, total number of papers, the total allotted marks and duration of test are tabulated below –
Sl. No. Paper Name Subjects Total Marks Duration
1 Compulsory General English 100 2 hours
General Knowledge / General Studies 150 3 hours
Economics 100 2 hours
2 Optional (Only 1) Economics/Applied or Agricultural Economics /Commerce / Math/ Sociology/ Anthropology/Statistics/

Regional Planning/Geography/ Econometrics/Demography

150 3 hours

How To Download Syllabus For Compulsory And Optional Subjects:

The official syllabus for the written part of competitive examination can be downloaded with the help of following steps –

  • The browser can be used to open the official website at the following link – http://www.opsc.gov.in/
  • The new advertisement link for the post of Assistant Director has to be clicked first.
  • The ‘Attachment’ link next to “Advt. No. 06.” has to be clicked on the notification page.
  • The official notification provides the syllabus for both compulsory and optional subjects as annexure at the end.
  • The comprehensive syllabus with each subject topic can be downloaded and printed for future reference.

OPSC Assistant Director Syllabus For Written Examinations:

The OPSC written test is one half of the competitive exam with interview being the other half. Selection of suitable candidates is done on the basis of merit in both written test and interview. The aspirants are advised to come prepared for the written test using the following syllabus for guidance –

Syllabus For OPSC Written Exam – Compulsory & Optional Subjects:

Compulsory Subjects (3)-

General English:

  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Application of Vocabulary and Grammar

General Knowledge / General Studies:

Section a:

  • Aptitude Test
  • Basic Numeracy
  • Data Interpretation
  • Mental Abilities
  • Decision-Making

Section b:

  • Current Events
  • Indian National Movement & History
  • Geography
  • Civics – Constitution, Polity, Governance, Rights, Panchayati Raj, etc.,
  • General Anthropology
  • Regional Planning & Demography
  • Developmental Economics
  • Social Development


  • Nature and Scope of Economics
  • Market Equilibrium
  • National Income Accounting
  • Commercial Banking
  • Fiscal Policy, Revenue, Taxation, etc.,

Optional Subjects (Any 1) –


  • Preparation and Analysis of Financial Statements
  • Accounting Issues and Cost Accounting
  • Planning, Organizational Design, and Decision-Making
  • Financial Management and Business Statistics
  • Security Analysis, Marketing Prices and Strategy


  • Origin and Growth
  • Basic Elements
  • Religion, Polity, and Economy
  • Indian Social Structure and Change
  • Social Disorganization and Problems
  • Social Planning Research
  • Development and Planning – Sociology and Rural Studies


  • Real and Complex Analysis
  • Algebra and Linear Algebra
  • Functional Analysis
  • Partial and Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Mathematical Programming


  • Meaning and Scope
  • Organic Evolution
  • Geological Timescale
  • Culture and Society
  • Human Genetics
  • Research Methods
  • Salient Features
  • Weaker Sections and Tribal Movements
  • Theoretical Issues


  • Physical
  • Human and Economic
  • Cartography and Statistics
  • Environmental Geography
  • Geographic Thought – History, Revolution, Paradigm, Models,etc.,

Regional Planning:

  • Fundamental concepts
  • Theories
  • Planning Procedures and techniques
  • Planning Activity- Operational and Spatial
  • India – Specific


  • Definition and Importance
  • Probability
  • Inferences and Sampling
  • Experimental designs and analysis
  • Variance models
  • Optimization techniques, linear programming, discriminant analysis, etc.,

Agricultural Economics:

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics and policy
  • Agricultural Production, Finance, Marketing and Price Analysis
  • Natural Resources, Environment
  • Commodities Trading
  • Farm and Project Management
  • Agricultural Development and Policies

Applied Economics:

  • Production Function
  • Game Theory
  • Models – Cournot, Baumol’s, Lucas, Robinsons, Kalecki, etc.,
  • Marxist Theory


  • GDP
  • National Income
  • Classical and Keynesian
  • Money, Capital Markets
  • Business Cycles, Trade, Foreign Exchange, etc.,
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