Odisha High Court ASO Syllabus 2020-21

Direct Recruitment – Group – ‘B’ Posts :-

Qualification(s) for Direct Recruitment – Group – ‘B’ Posts :-
(1) A candidate, in order to be eligible for being called in the Direct Recruitment Test for any post in any Group, must be a citizen of India and he must –
(i) Have the requisite qualification(s) and experience against the post he/she has applied for, as shown in Appendix – 1.
(ii) Be able to read, write and speak Odia fluently.
(iii) Be above 21 (twenty-one) years of age and below 32 (thirty-two) years of age on the first date of August of the year in which the advertisement for the recruitment is published.
(iv) Be of good character;
(v) Be of sound health and mind, good physique and free from any contagious or communicable disease and should not be with bodily infirmity of more than 50%.
(vi) Not have more than one spouse living, if married.
(vii) Not have any past criminal antecedent and / or record.
(viii) Not have been convicted by any Criminal Court for offence involving moral turpitude.
(ix) Not have been debarred by any Government, Court or Public Service Commission or any other Commission from appearing in any Recruitment Test.
Stages of Direct Recruitment – Group – ‘B’ 
(1) All the Direct Recruitment Test except for Driver and Group-„D‟ posts, shall have
three stages, i.e. –
(i) Preliminary Test.
(ii) Main Examination / Test
(iii) Viva-Voce Test
(2) The Preliminary Test shall carry 150 marks and shall be of two hours‟ duration in accordance with the Graduation Course on the subjects of General English, General Knowledge, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. In such Preliminary Test there shall be 150 numbers of Objective Type of Questions with Multiple Choice Answers. Provided that, such Preliminary Test in respect of the posts for whichlesser qualification is prescribed, questions shall be set as per the syllabus for such lesser qualification.
(3) There shall be Negative Marking of 0.5 (half) mark for each wrong answer. Provided that, the Commission or the Committee, as the case may be, shall decide the number of candidates to be called to sit in the main examination on the basis of result of the candidates in the preliminary examination, and the cut off mark in the preliminary test shall be determined accordingly.
(4) So far as Main Examination / Test is concerned, for all the posts, English Paper shall be of qualifying nature, and if a candidate belonging to General Caste does not obtain at least 45% of the Full Marks in the Paper and if a candidate belonging to SC or ST category does not obtain at least 33% of the Full Marks in the Paper, other Papers of such candidate in the Main Examination / Test shall not be evaluated and he/she shall be deemed to have been disqualified.
(i) Provided that, the marks secured by a candidate in English, as provided above in this Rule, shall not be taken into account while drawing up the final merit list.
(ii) Provided further that, Computer Test, wherever prescribed for a post, shall be qualifying in nature, and the qualifying mark shall be 50% of the total marks in the said paper. Such mark obtained in Computer Test shall not be taken into account while drawing up the final merit list except the post of
„System Analyst‟ and „Programmer‟.
(5) Notwithstanding the aforesaid provisions, the Chief Justice, on the request of the Commission or the Committee, as the case may be, may dispense with requirement of the Preliminary Test, if the number of applicants applying for a particular post is manageable.
(6) Notwithstanding the aforesaid provisions, the Chief Justice, on the request of the Commission or Committee, as the case may be, may reduce the qualifying marks at his / her discretion to meet the exigency of non-availability of sufficient number of candidates.
The Recruitment Examination for the post of Assistant Section Officer/ Translator shall consist of Preliminary Examination/Test, Written Examination, Computer Application Test and Viva-voce Test as detailed below.
(A) Preliminary Examination/Test 150 marks 2 hours
(B)Written Examination 300 marks 5 hours
(Essay, Précis writing, Translation, Re-
translation and Grammar)
100 2 hours
(Arithmetic, Algebra, Mensuration,
Statistics & Probability.)
100 2 hours
General Awareness& Test of Reasoning
(Current Affairs, National & International
events, Major financial/economic news,
Budget & Five year plans, Books & Authors,
Awards &Honours, Abbreviations, Important
Days, Who’s Who, Sports, General Science,
International & National Organization,
History, Geography, Politics, Civics and
100 1 hour
(C)Computer Application Test 100 Marks 1 hour
[Computer Fundamentals, Windows (MS- Windows), MS Office (Word, Excel &Power Point), Linux Fundamental and open office application, Usage of InternetOperation, Communication Technology, Networking Concepts (LAN, Ethernet,Broad Band, Wireless) and Digital Signature]
Computer Application MARKS DURATION
(i) Theory 50 30 minutes
(ii) Skill Test 50 30 minutes

(D) Viva-voce Test 40 Marks

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