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Syllabi for the
 
Orissa Civil Services
 
(
Preliminary
)
Examination
(Subject
-
wise)
 
 
 
SYLLABUS FOR ORISSA CIVIL SERVICES (PRELIMINARY)
EXAMINATION 
GENERAL STUDIES
The nature and standard of questions in this paper will be such that a well
-
educated person will be able to answer them without any specialized study. The questionswill be such as to test a candidate’s general awareness of a variety of subjects, which willhave relevance for a career in Civil Services.
 
General Science
 
Current
events and developments of national and international importance.
 
History of India and Indian National Movement.
 
Indian and World Geography
 
Indian Polity and Economy.
 
General Mental Ability
 
General Science
 
1.
 Questions on General Science will cover general appreciation and understanding
of science including matters of everyday observation and experience, as may be
expected of a well educated person who has not made a special study of any
particular scientific discipline.
 
2
.
 
Questions also may be set covering facts relating t
o modern important scientific
discoveries and prominent Indian Scientists and their contributions.
 
Current events and Developments of national and international importance.
 
In current events knowledge of significant state, national and international
eventswill be tested.
 
History of India and
Indian
National Movement
 
1.
 
In
History of India emphasis will be on;
 
a)
 
General understanding on social, economic and political history of India.
 
b)
 
General understanding of socio
-
cultural and political history of Orissa.
 
 
 
2.
 
Indian National Movement.
 
a)
 
Nature and character of the 19
th
century resurgence, growth of nationalismand attainment of independence.
 
b)
 
Freedom movement in Orissa, Oriya nationalism and Formation o
f Orissa
 
Province.
 
Indian and
World
Geography
 
 
Emphasis will be on Geography of India and Orissa. Questions are to be set on the
following
;
 
1.
 
Physical, Social and Economic Geography of India.
 
2.
 
Main features of Indian agriculture and natural resources.
 
3.
 
Natural resources of Orissa – Water, Forest and Minerals.
 
4.
 
Natural disasters in Orissa,
-
Flood and Cyclone.
 
Indian Polity and Economy
 
 
Questions on Indian polity and economy will test the candidate’s knowledge on the
following
;
 
1.
 
Indi
an Political system and Constitution of India.
 
2.
 
Social system and economic development in India.
 
3.
 
Local self Government – Urban and Rural Bodies in Orissa.
 
4.
 
Orissa’s economic development during the Plan periods;
 
Agriculture, Industry, Social Se
ctor.
General Mental Ability
 
The candidates will be tested on reasoning and analytical abilities.
 

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