OPSC ASO Recruitment Notification 2022: Skill Test Admit Card Out!

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OPSC ASO Computer Skill Test Admit Card & List of Candidates Shortlisted Out. The skill test will take place on 4th December 2022. The DV of the candidates shortlisted through the written exam was concluded on18th November 2022. This is with reference to advt no 26 of 2021-22. The Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC ASO Recruitment ) had released OPSC ASO recruitment notification 2022. The OPSC ASO notification 2022 aims at recruiting candidates in Group-B of Odisha Secretariat Services under the Home Department of Odisha Government.

  • The OPSC ASO Skill Test Admit Cards are out on 1st December 2022. 
  • A total number of 796 vacancies had been released for OPSC ASO Recruitment 2022.
  • The candidates applied from 20th January 2022 to 19th February 2022.
  • Candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized university and proficient computer application knowledge can apply for the position of Assistant Section Officer (ASO).

The profile of an Assistant Section Officer allows you to have flexible work hours along with job security and a handsome salary. Assistant Section Officer is a key post in any government department. An ASO is responsible to keep the record of all files and documents under his jurisdiction.

Download OPSC ASO Notification 2022 PDF

OPSC ASO Recruitment 2022 Overview

Exam Conducting Authority

Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC)

Official Website


Name of the Post 

Assistant Section Officer (ASO)

Total Vacancies


Selection Process

Written Exam & Skill Test in Computer

Mode of application 


Application form Commencement date

20th January 2022

Last Date of Online Registration Form 

19th February 2022

Hall Ticket Release Date

25th August 2022 (Written Exam)

1st December 2022 (Skill Test)

Exam Date and Time

Written Test: 27th August 2022 

DV: 14th to 18th November 2022

Skill Test: 4th December 2022

Job Location 



Government Jobs In Odisha


Graduates Government Jobs

OPSC ASO Updates

1st December 2022: OPSC ASO Skill Test Admit Card & List of Candidates Shortlisted Out!

The OPSC will conduct the Computer Skill Test for ASO Recruitment on 4th December 2022. The test timing will be from 10.30 AM to 11.30 AM and till 11:50 AM for PwD Candidates. Candidates can check out the list of candidates who will be appearing in the skill test in the PDF attached below. Also, download the admit card using the direct link given below.

Download OPSC ASO List of Candidates Shortlisted Skill Test 

Direct Link to Download OPSC ASO Skill Test Admit Card

11th November 2022: OPSC ASO DV Dates Out!

The Odisha Public Service Commission has released OPSC ASO DV Schedule. Candidates who are qualified in the written test are eligible to attend the DV and Skill Test. The DV for the OPSC ASO will be conducted from 14th November 2022 to 18th November 2022. Below is the direct link to download the result.

Direct Link to Download OPSC ASO Result

7th November 2022: OPSC ASO Result Out!

The Odisha Public Service Commission has released OPSC ASO Result for the written test which was held on 27th August 2022. Candidates who are qualified in the written test are eligible to attend the DV and Skill Test. Below is the direct link to download the result.

Direct Link to Download OPSC ASO Result

OPSC ASO 2022 Vacancy

A total number of 796 vacancies have been released for OPSC ASO Recruitment 2022. Below are the category-wise vacancy details.


No. of Vacancies (as per last recruitment)


Reserved for women from the total.







Scheduled Caste



Scheduled Tribe






Out of the total 796 vacancies mentioned above, reservation of vacancies in respect of sports Person, EX-SM and Person with Disability as per the last recruitment pattern are mentioned below. All these candidates shall be adjusted against the community category to which they belong.

Sub – Category

No. of Vacancies (as per last recruitment)

Total no of vacancies

Vacancies allotted for Women from the total posts. 

Sports Person





Person with Disability



a) Blindness or Low vision



b) Hearing Impairment



c) Locomotors Disability or Cerebral Palsy



d) Autism, Intellectual Disability, Specific Disability/ Multiple Disability




  • Exchange of reservations between Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe is strictly prohibited as per the last recruitment notification.
  • In the case of non-availability of the eligible women candidates, the relevant vacancy will be filled by the male candidates of the same category as per the last recruitment notification.
  • The number of vacancies is subject to change and the final resolution lies in the hands of the OPSC authorities as per the last recruitment notification. 

OPSC ASO 2022 Apply Online

OPSC ASO recruitment is unquestionably one of the best opportunities to work in the government sector. With that being said, it's extremely important to fill your application form with immense attention before surrendering your application. You need to submit the application form online to get a roll number and an admit card for the OPSC ASO exam. 

Step 1: In this process, you have to apply online for the OPSC ASO Recruitment by filling in your details and uploading the required documents. After payment of fees, you can take a printout of the application form. 

Step 2: Be prepared with all the necessary documents and passport size photographs. 

Step 3: The candidate has to choose the examination center. It's advisable to be very particular with this step as the changes in the examination center will not be entertained once the online application form has been submitted.

Step 4: Candidates have to choose the mode of fee payment. 

Step 5: When you are done with the application form, make sure to download the receipt and a printout of the online application form for further references.

How to Apply Online for the OPSC ASO Exam?

The process to apply for the OPSC Assistant Section Officer examination is quite simple. Follow the process as shown below for a hassle-free experience.

Step 1 : Visit the official website of OPSC 

Step 2 : Navigate to the homepage and select ‘Advertisement for recruitment to the post of Asst. Section Officer’.

Step 3 : Select ‘Advertisement for recruitment to the post of Asst. Section Officer’ and select the ‘Attachment' tab.

Step 4 : Go through the eligibility criteria for OPSC ASO Exam carefully and check your eligibility.

Step 5 : Fill the application form with the utmost care. Details like the name of the candidate, parent’s/ guardian’s name, gender, contact details, address, category, etc. should be filled in without any errors.

Step 6 : Attach all the required and mandatory documents along with the duly filled application form.

Step 7 : Lastly, hit the ‘submit’ button and take a printout of the application form for future reference.

Grounds of Rejection of Application of OPSC ASO Recruitment 

Candidates have to ensure that they follow all the rules and instructions to ensure that their application is not rejected by the officials. Here are certain grounds of rejection of application for OPSC ASO recruitment which needs to be kept in mind by the candidates.

  1. Before the candidates apply for the exam, they should check the Eligibility Criteria properly. In case a candidate does not satisfy the Eligibility Criteria for the exam, their application will straight away be rejected.
  2. Candidates should attach all the mandatory documents and satisfy all the conditions for the required application, otherwise their application can be rejected.

OPSC ASO 2022 Application Fee

  • An application fee of Rs.500/- (Rupees three hundred only) is applicable, which is non-refundable as per the last recruitment notification.
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD (whose permanent disability is more than 40%) of Odisha are exempted from paying the application fee as per the last recruitment notification.

OPSC ASO Selection Process 2022

There are mainly two stages that the candidates had to clear in order to be selected for the post of Assistant Section Officer by OPSC as per the recruitment pattern.

Stage 1: OPSC ASO Written Examination (MCQs)

The Stage I of the OPSC ASO selection process was the written examination. This stage was divided into 3 exams i.e. Paper I, Paper-II, Paper III, which tested the knowledge of candidates across topics of general awareness, reasoning, and mental ability, mathematics, English, and Odia languages.

Stage 2: OPSC ASO Skill Test in Computer Applications (Practical)

This was the final stage in the selection process of the OPSC ASO recruitment. All the candidates shortlisted in the written examination would be called for the skill test. In this stage, candidates would be tested on their knowledge of computer applications. This stage is qualifying in nature and one has to secure 40% of the total marks in the skill test to qualify it.

Note: The commission shall be competent to fix up the qualifying marks for any or all the subjects of the examination.

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OPSC ASO Eligibility Criteria 2022

The candidate must ensure that he/she fulfills the OPSC ASO Eligibility Criteria set by the commission. If the candidate does not meet any of the eligibility criteria, his/her application will be summarily rejected by the OPSC, and application fees will neither be refunded nor adjusted. There are two heads under eligibility criteria for the OPSC ASO recruitment 2022 as per the last recruitment notification.

OPSC ASO Age Limit

The candidate must be at least 21 years and not more than 38 years of age to qualify for the OPSC ASO examination.

The age relaxation for candidates in different categories would be as per Government Rules prescribed for the purpose.

OPSC ASO Educational Qualifications

  • The candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university or any such equivalent qualification.
  • Adequate computer knowledge is a must.

Other OPSC ASO Eligibility Conditions

  • The candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • The candidate must be fluent in speaking, reading, and writing the Odia language.
  • The candidate must have passed: 
  • Middle School examination with Odia as a language subject or
  • 10th class passed or equivalent examination with Odia as medium or
  • Having language as Odia in Class 7th or above or
  • A test in Odia in the Middle English School and Mass Education Department.

OPSC ASO Syllabus 2022

The OPSC ASO syllabus is released with the official OPSC ASO recruitment notification. Understanding the pattern of the OPSC ASO exam syllabus is of paramount importance as it will help you in formulating a winning strategy to tackle the exam. The OPSC ASO Syllabus can be broadly divided into four categories (as per last recruitment notification)  i.e.

Paper, I was an exam that tested the General Awareness knowledge of a candidate.

Paper-II was further divided into two subsections i.e.

  • Test of Reasoning and Mental Ability
  • Mathematics (10th Standard Level)

Paper III tested the language knowledge of the candidates in English and Odia

Paper IV was a skill-based test. This exam tested the skill knowledge of a candidate in Computer Application.

Here is the detailed syllabus for all the papers of the OPSC ASO Examination as per the last recruitment pattern:

A. General Awareness (as per last recruitment notification)

  • Current national events
  • Current international events
  • History of British Rule in India and Freedom Struggle
  • Indian Constitution
  • World Physical Geography 
  • Physical Geography of India & Odisha
  • Important aspects of Governance, Transparency & Accountability, e-governance, Role of Civil Services in democracy. 
  • Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, growth, development, and employment, poverty alleviation, resource mobilization, and inflation.
  • Defense & Indian Armed Forces
  • Scientific Inventions and use of Science.
  • Issues of Environmental, Ecology, Biodiversity & Climate changes
  • Important National & International Institutions, Organizations, and fora-their Structures, Mandate, etc.

B. Test of Reasoning & Mental Ability (as per last recruitment notification)


  • Number Series
  • Alphabet Series
  • Coding-decoding
  • Test of Direction Sense
  • Number Ranking
  • Arithmetic Reasoning
  • The problem of Age Calculation


  • Non-verbal series
  • Mirror Images
  • Analogy
  • Grouping Identical Figures
  • Cubes & Dice
  • Embedded figures, etc.

C. Mathematics (as per last recruitment notification)

  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra
  • Statistics & Probability
  • Mensuration 2D & Mensuration 3D

D. English (as per last recruitment notification)

  • Verb
  • Comprehension
  • Preposition
  • Adverb
  • Error Correction/Recognition
  • Tenses
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Answering Questions based on Unseen Passages
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Vocabulary
  • Fill in the Blanks with Articles etc.

E. Odia

F. Computer Application (as per last recruitment notification)

  • Windows (MS-Windows)
  • Computer Fundamentals
  • MS-office
  • Word Processing (MS Word)
  • SpreadSheet (MS Excel)
  • MS Access
  • Presentation knowledge (MS PowerPoint)
  • Communication Technology, Networking Concepts
  • Usage of internet services available on the Internet

OPSC ASO Exam Pattern 2022

The OPSC ASO Exam Pattern 2022 will consist of three stages i.e. Written Examination, Verification Round, and Skill Test in Computer Application (practical) as per the last recruitment pattern.

  • Paper I, Paper-II & Paper III were objective type (multiple choice questions) and will be set in the English language only except for the language paper which will be set in Odia language. 
  • Paper IV would be a subjective type of Exam
  • There will be 1/4 th (0.25) negative marks in the written examination and skill test for every wrong answer.
  • Before the skill test round and after the written examination, all the candidates who cleared the written examination would have to submit the self-attested copy of all the documents mentioned on the website for certificate verification.

In the table below we'll discuss the complete exam pattern, which includes the subject, the number of questions in each exam, duration of the exam, and maximum marks awarded for each exam as per the last recruitment notification released by the officials. 



Total Marks 

Number of questions 


 (in minutes)


General Awareness





Reasoning and Mental Ability 





(Std. 10th level)














Skill Test in Computer Application (Practical)




For details on the OPSC ASO Exam Pattern, refer to the linked article.

OPSC ASO Admit Card 2022

The OPSC ASO Admit Card is released by the Odisha Public Service Commission. Aspirants will be able to download their OPSC ASO Admit Card through the official website of OPSC.

Note that you must enter all the details precisely and carefully so that you don’t experience any difficulties while downloading the admit card. Follow the steps mentioned below to successfully download the OPSC ASO admit card 2022:

Step 1 : Open the official OPSC website.

Step 2 : In the “What’s New” section of the website search for the “OPSC ASO Admission Certificate and Instruction for the Candidates”.

Step 3 : As you click it you will be redirected to a new page.

Step 4 : Start entering the relevant details starting from the OPSC ASO unique ID, date of birth, and application form number (if required).

Step 5 : Go through all the details before submitting them.

Step 6 : Next, tap on the submit option.

Step 7 : Save the OPSC ASO Admit Card and take a print of it. Carry the same with you to the exam center.

Hall tickets will not be sent by post to any applicant. Candidates have to take out a clear printout of their hall ticket to gain access to the examination hall. Read the instructions carefully given on the call letter . In case of any queries, you can contact the commission's facilitation counter and website.

Salary and Job Profile for OPSC ASO

The official notification for OPSC ASO Exam 2022 has not been released as of yet. We will update here in case any information is released by the officials. However as per last recruitment notification, the pay scale ranges from Rs.9,400–34,800/- p.m. for along with the grade pay of Rs 4,200/-. One will also be getting DA, HRA and other allowances in addition.

OPSC ASO Cut Off 2022

The OPSC ASO cut-offs vary every year as there are a lot of factors determining it. The cut-off marks are released by the OPSC after the completion of the written exam. One can expect a margin of around 60% to 65% of the total marks to be OPSC ASO cut-off.

Since the cutoffs for OPSC ASO recruitment 2022 are not yet released, the cut-offs of the previous year can be considered as a reference for candidates, who plan to appear in the exam this year.


OPSC ASO Previous Year’s Cutoffs















Sub – Category





Autism, ID, SD, MD



















Given below are the expected cut-off marks (Written Exam + Skill test) of the candidates finally selected for the OPSC ASO recruitment.


OPSC ASO Expected Cutoffs 2020















Sub – Category





Autism, ID, SD, MD



















OPSC ASO Answer Key 2022

The OPSC ASO answer key is released soon after the commencement of the written examination. It helps the aspirants who want to refer to the answer and gauge their chances of selection. Releasing the answer key restores transparency in the selection process. You can download the OPSC ASO Answer Key from the official website, once it is released. With the help of the answer key OPSC ASO 2022, the candidate can analyze their answers and calculate their marks.

Follow these steps to download the OPSC ASO Answer Key:

Step 1 : Open the OPSC website at www.opsc.gov.in

Step 2 : Click on the Results tab under the Candidate’s Corner.

Step 3 : You will be directed to a new page where you will see Answer keys for various examinations.

Step 4 : Scroll down and click on the OPSC ASO (Assistant Section Officer) Examination Answer key.

Step 5 : The OPSC ASO Answer key will open in PDF format.

Step 6 : In the PDF you will see the distribution of questions in different series with answers.

Step 7 : Download it and use it for your reference.

How to prepare for OPSC ASO 2022?

  • Candidates need a solid Preparation Strategy for OPSC ASO Exam 2022. The Preparation should begin 6-8 months preceding the test and ought to be methodical. To make your work simpler here is the Preparation Strategy for OPSC ASO Exam 2022: 
  • Competitors planning for the test ought to in any event read for 6 hours of study to be determinedly prepared for the upcoming Test. You can take an off from considering one day in the week and have some rest. 
  • Understand newspapers, magazines, online articles standard and stay invigorated about the current issues each and every day to not miss on anything. 
  • Practice an ever increasing number of Mock tests to assess on the off chance that you can finish the test on schedule or not. 
  • Make notes while learning as it will help at the time of final revision 

Best books for OPSC ASO Exam 2022

This is a list of books which are recommended by the experts and can be used by the candidates for the preparation of the OPSC ASO Exam 2022. 

Name of the Book




General Studies by Disha

Disha Experts

Disha Publications

  • It is published by Disha Publications. This book has a total of 944 pages with 10000 plus objective MCQs with explanatory notes. 

Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning

Dr. R.S. Aggarwal

S. Chand Publications

This book comes in an updated version and has a total of 1580 pages and  guides the candidates through faster, shorter, and time-saving methods of solving various questions.

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations

R.S. Aggarwal

S. Chand Publications

This is one of the best books for Quantitative Aptitude with previous year questions as well as well explained answers.

Objective General English

R.S Aggarwal and Vikas Aggarwal 

S. Chand Publications

The book is chosen by the candidates for more than 20 years since it provides the best material for the examination. 

Computer Awareness

Soumya Ranjan Behera

Arihant Publications

It is made on the basis of  latest pattern of various examinations of Computer Application.

OPSC ASO Result 2022

OPSC ASO results is released by the commission shortly after the completion of the written exam i.e. Paper I, Paper-II, and Paper III. Qualified candidates who have achieved the cut-off marks are eligible to appear for the certificate verification round followed by the Skill Test in Computer Application.

Here we assist you with the detailed steps to check your results on the official website of OPSC:

Step 1 : Visit the official website – www.opsc.gov.in

Step 2 : Click on the Result tab on the home page.

Step 3 : Search the link for the Result of the Written Exam for OPSC ASO 2022.

Step 4 : Click on the OPSC Result link

Step 5 : The Result Pdf will be opened showing the roll no. of all the qualified candidates.

Step 6 : Match your roll number and know your shortlisting status.

Step 7 : If the page takes longer to load there might be some server error. In such a case wait for some time or try reloading the page again later.

The final result is released by the commission after the Skill Test round (Paper IV) that contains the list of candidates who are finally shortlisted for the OPSC ASO recruitment.

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