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Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) Judicial Service 2023 – Notification Details

The Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) has announced the recruitment of Civil Judges under the Odisha Judicial Service 2023. This is an excellent opportunity for law graduates who aspire to serve in the judiciary. The online application process for these posts is already started and the last date to apply online is 17.03.2023. To be eligible for this post, candidates must have a degree in law from a recognized university. In addition to this, they must fulfill other criteria such as age limit, pay scale, and selection process.

The Odisha Judicial Service 2023 exam is extremely competitive, and candidates must prepare thoroughly in order to pass it. They should begin by extensively researching the material and exam format. Topics covered in the curriculum include the Indian Contract Act, the Indian Penal Code, the Code of Criminal Process, and the Code of Civil Procedure. To improve their time management and accuracy, candidates could practice the previous year’s question papers and take mock examinations. Those who are dedicated and hardworking can pass this exam and land a position as a Civil Judge.

Official Notification:

Notification Details
Organization Name
Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC)
Recruitment Exam Name
Odisha Judicial Service 2023
Post Notified
Civil Judge
Recruitment Type
Recruitment Category
Odisha Government Jobs
  •  ₹ 77,840/- to 1,36,520/-
  • In addition to this, selected candidates will also receive other benefits such as Dearness Allowance (DA), House Rent Allowance (HRA), and other allowances as per the rules of the Odisha government. The salary and benefits offered are attractive and provide job security and financial stability to the candidates.


Vacancy Details:



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Educational Qualification:

  •  Bachelor’s degree in Law

A Superintendent or a Ministerial Officer in the High Court or any Civil or Criminal Court sub-ordinate to the High Court or an Assistant Law Officer or Translator of the Law Department of Government, shall also be eligible for appearing at the competitive examination under rule 15 for recruitment to the posts of Civil Judges in Odisha Judicial Service, if he/she is a graduate in Law of a University recognized by the State Government, has approved service in the High Court or in any Civil or Criminal Court sub-ordinate to the High Court or in the Law department of not less than seven years by the last date fixed for submission of online applications for the said competitive examination, has been recommended by the respective appointing authority; and is not more than 39 (thirty-nine years) of age on the 1st day of the month of August 2022. ‘Approved Service’ for this purpose means qualifying as defined in the New Restructured Defined Contribution Pension Scheme provided in the Odisha Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 2005.


Age Limit:

  • Minimum: 23
  • Maximum: 35 years.

However, the Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) provides age relaxation for candidates belonging to reserved categories. The upper age limit is relaxed up to 5 years for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), and Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) of Odisha state. The upper age limit is also relaxed up to 10 years for physically handicapped candidates. It is important for candidates to check the official notification provided below to know about the age relaxation and eligibility criteria before applying for the Odisha Judicial Service 2023.


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Selection Process:

  • Preliminary exam
  • Main exam
  • Interview/viva voce.

The preliminary exam consists of objective-type questions and tests the candidate’s knowledge of general law and aptitude. The main exam consists of subjective-type questions and tests the candidate’s knowledge of law and language. Candidates who clear the main exam will be called for a viva/interview.


Application Fees:

  •  Rs. 500 for candidates belonging to the General category
  • Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), and Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) of Odisha state are exempted from paying the application fee.

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Important Dates:

Date of Notification
Starting Date of Online Application
Last Date of Online Application



Detailed official notification and online application link for Odisha Judicial Service 2023 are provided below –  Apply Link

Official Notification

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