Hello Friends, Odisha Police Recruitment Board have released detailed notification regarding odisha police recruitment 2021 – Apply Now Candidates who were interested for this post and fulfill all eligibility criteria can apply for the same.

  • Date of commencement of online application: 22/06/2021
  • Last date and time of online application submission: 15/07/2021 (23:59 hours)
  • Tentative Dates of Computer Based Recruitment Examination: 06/08/2021 to 16/08/21
  • Post – 477

The Odisha Police Recruitment Board (OPRB) will hold an open competitive examination for recruitment of Sub Inspector (SI) in Odisha Police. The detailed information regarding method of recruitment of SI of Police is available in Home Department Notification No.4888/D&A.,dtd.05.02.2021 which can be accessed at https://odipolsi21.onlineapplicationform.org/ODIPOL/ ODISHA POLICE RECRUITMENT 2021 – Apply Now

­Total Vacancies:

Sl. No.

Name of the Post

No. of Vacancies

Number of vacancies reserved for Special Categories


Sub Inspector of Police






477 (W-160)











Sports Person


Abbreviations: ST: Scheduled Tribe SC: Scheduled Caste SEBC: Socially & Educationally Backward Class UR: Un-Reserved Ex-SM: Ex-Serviceman W: Women

The numbers of vacant posts to be filled up on the basis of this recruitment process are subject to change at any time at the discretion of the OPRB which will be duly notified in the link https://odipolsi21.onlineapplicationform.org/ODIPOL/

Note: Persons with Disability are not eligible for recruitment to the post of Sub-Inspector. Transgender applicants are eligible to apply.

  1. Reservation:

Vacancies shall be reserved for candidates belonging to the SC and ST category in accordance with the provisions contained in the Odisha Reservation of Vacancies in Posts and Services (For Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) Act, 1975 and the rules made there under and for candidates belonging to SEBC category/ ex-servicemen/ women/ sports person in accordance with the provisions made under such rules orders or instructions issued in this regard by the Government from time to time for direct recruitment only and other relevant Government guideline regarding reservation as prevalent.

  1. Scale of Pay & Condition of Service:

The appointment will be initially on contractual basis carrying a consolidated pay of Rs.16880/- (first year) per month as per Odisha Group-B posts (Contractual appointment) amendment Rules, 2017 notified vide Govt. in G.A. & P.G. Dept. Notification No. GAD-SCRULES 0037-2017-19569/Gen dated 12th September 2017. The Service Condition shall be governed by Odisha Group-B Posts (Contractual Appointment) Rules, 2013 as per G.A. Department Notification No. 1147-GAD-SC-RULES-0061-2013/Gen. dated 17.01.2014 and the Combined Competitive Recruitment Examination for Group B posts of Orissa Police Service, Orissa Fire Service-2008 and respective service rules. ODISHA POLICE RECRUITMENT 2021 – Apply Now

  1. Age:
  2. a) The candidates shall not be less than twenty one years and not more than twenty five years of age as on 01-01-2021. Note: Date of Birth recorded in the High School Certificate such as Board of Secondary Education of Odisha, Cuttack/ Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi/ Indian Council of Secondary Education, New Delhi or equivalent certificate issued by the concerned Board/ Council will only be acceptable to the OPRB.
  3. b) The upper age limit is relaxable by 5 years in respect of SC/ST/SEBC/Women candidates. For ex-servicemen, the relaxation shall be for the entire period of service rendered in the Armed Forces. However, a candidate can avail only one type of age relaxation as per rules. ODISHA POLICE RECRUITMENT 2021 – Apply Now

 Note: The Ex-Servicemen personnel having more than six months for discharge/retirement from the forces as on the last date of submission of online application form are not eligible to apply for the post. However, such candidates, who are due for discharge/retirement within six months from the last date of submission of online application, are eligible to apply for the posts. All such candidates shall have to submit the discharge certificate (or NOC in lieu of discharge certificate) before the OPRB, as and when required, for considering their claims under ex-servicemen category.

Once an ex-serviceman has joined the Govt. Service in civil side after availing the benefit as an ex-serviceman for his re-employment, his ex-serviceman status for the purpose of reemployment in Govt. Jobs shall cease to exist. In such cases, he can avail age relaxation only. However, as per clause-4 of O.M.No.36034/2014-Esst.(Res) dtd.14.08.2014 of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance and Pensions, Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India, if an ex-serviceman applied for various posts before joining any Civil Employment, he/she can avail of the benefit of reservation as ex-serviceman for any subsequent employment, provided the applicant shall, as soon as joining any civil employment, furnish a self-declaration/undertaking to the concerned employer about the date wise details of application for various posts for which he/she has applied before joining in the said establishment. The applicant should furnish the copy of above declaration duly endorsed by the employer, as and when required by the OPRB, for consideration of the claim under ex-serviceman category. Border Security Force, Indian Coast Guard, CRPF and other Para Military Forces are not within the definition of ex-servicemen.

Similarly, the upper age limit is relaxable for in service contractual employees engaged by the Government or through manpower service provider agencies in the State Government Offices or the State Government of Odisha, who have completed at least one year of continuous service on the date of publication of Odisha Group-C & Group-D posts Contractual appointment Rules, 2013 and Group-B posts (Contractual appointment) Rules, 2013. As such they must be less than 45 years as on 01.01.2021. They should furnish the required certificate as per Clause-7(h), as and when required by the OPRB.

  1. Educational Qualification: The candidates must have passed Bachelors’ Degree in any discipline from a recognized University. ODISHA POLICE RECRUITMENT 2021 – Apply Now
  2. General Eligibility Criteria: A candidate, in order to be eligible for the recruitment, must :
  3. a) Be a citizen of India.
  4. b) Be of a good moral and character.
  5. c) Be of sound health and physique. He should be free from any organic defect or body infirmity.
  6. d) Be able to speak, read and write Odia.
  7. e) Have passed M.E. School or higher examinations with Odia language as a subject, or passed H.S.C. or equivalent examinations with Odia as a medium of examination in non-language subject, or passed the written test in Odia in M.E. School standard conducted by the Board of Secondary Education, Odisha.
  8. f) Not have more than one spouse living. g) Not have been convicted for any criminal offence.
  1. Certificates / Documents: The applicants shall be required to submit the certificates/documents as listed below from 7 (a) to 7 (j) in original, along with self-attested xerox copies of the same, as and when required by the OPRB. The original copies shall be returned to the applicants after due verification.
  2. a) Applicants of SC/ST/SEBC category shall submit a self-attested photocopy of the caste certificate, issued by the competent authority.
  3. b) HSC or equivalent pass certificate, issued by the concerned Board/Council, in support of declaration of age.
  4. c) Pass certificate of Degree examination in any discipline from a recognised University, in support of educational qualification.
  5. d) In case of Ex-Servicemen, an attested copy of Identity Card & Discharge Certificate or NOC (applicable for those who will be discharged within 6 months from the last date of submission of application) and the documents indicating date of joining, date of discharge and the period of service rendered in Defence Forces along with an undertaking that he has not availed of the benefit as ex-serviceman for his employment earlier (Format given in Annexure- B). ODISHA POLICE RECRUITMENT 2021 – Apply Now
  6. e) In case of Sports Person, an attested copy of Identity Card for Sports Person issued by the Director of Sports, Sports and Youth Services Department, Government of Odisha as per Resolution No. 24808/Gen., dated the 18th November 1985 of General Administration Department, as amended from time to time.
  7. f) Applicants shall submit a certificate, either of passing HSC examination with Odia as a compulsory subject, or, in lieu thereof, a certificate of passing a language test in Odia of M.E. standard/Class-VII issued by competent authority/any educational institution duly recognised by the Government of Odisha/Central Government.
  8. g) For claim of weightage mark of NCC, the applicant shall submit the NCC ‘B’ or ‘C’ certificate.
  9. h) In-Service contractual employees claiming age relaxation and contractual in-service benefits must submit a Certificate from employer (Format given in Annexure-C).
  10. i) In case of Transgender, a certificate of Identity issued by the District Magistrate under Rule 5 of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Rules 2020 read with section 6 of The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019.
  11. j) Self-attested copy of any of the Identity Card such as Aadhar Card/Voter ID/PAN Card/Passport/Diving License etc issued by any Govt. Authority, with candidates’ photograph there in.

Note: No copy of any certificate / document shall be uploaded in the application form or sent to the OPRB. Applicant shall submit the same for verification, as and when intimated by the OPRB.

  1. Examination Fees:

All applicants, other than SC and ST category, have to pay Examination Fee of Rs.285/- The detailed instructions for online payment of Examination Fee have been explained in Annexure “A” of this advertisement.

  1. Last date of submission of applications:

The last date of online submission of application in response to this advertisement is 23:59 hours on 15/07/2021.

  1. How to Apply:

Applications, complete in all respect, must be submitted in online mode only on the application portal as per procedure explained in Annexure “A”.

  1. Plan of Examination/ Scheme of Examination:




  1. a) There will not be any viva-voce and psychological test.
  2. b) The written test will be conducted in the mode of Computer Based Recruitment Examination (CBRE). c) Computer Based Recruitment Test (CBRE): In CBRE mode, the test will be conducted on a computer. The candidate will be able to see the question, along with its answer options, on the computer screen and will be required to mark the correctanswer on the computer screen itself with the help of mouse. Medium of the examination shall be English, except the questions on Odia Language. The questions will be Objective type in Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) format. Questions can be attempted in any order within the prescribed time limit for the test. Once the time limit is over, the candidate will not be able to attempt any question. Each question will carry one mark. There shall be negative marking @ 0.25 for each wrong answer. No mark will be awarded or deducted for unanswered questions. Practice / mock tests will be available on the link https://odipolsi21.onlineapplicationform.org/ODIPOL/ for familiarization with the pattern of examination, about one week prior to the examination.
  3. d) Tentative answer keys will be placed on the link https://odipolsi21.onlineapplicationform.org/ODIPOL/ after the examination. Applicants may go through the answer keys and submit representations, if any, within 3 days of uploading of the answer keys, on payment of Rs 500/- per question. Any representation regarding answer keys received within the time limits fixed by the OPRB, will be scrutinized before finalizing the answer keys, and the decision of the OPRB in this regard will be final. No representation regarding answer keys shall be entertained thereafter. If any representation is found valid, the paid amount shall be refunded to the applicant.
  4. e) Normalisation: Depending on the number of applicants, the CBRE may be held in multiple shifts and on a number of days. In all shifts/days, questions will be of same standard and normalisation will be done to adjust the difficulty level across different shifts of the exam.
  1. Syllabus:


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