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Odisha government has released its official notification to recruit candidates for Odisha Assistant Fisheries Officer (AFO) post. As per the official notification, a total number of 177 vacancies has been released for OPSC Assistant Fisheries Officer Recruitment. Interested candidates can get all the important information regarding the OPSC AFO exam in this article.

  • Candidates can apply for the Odisha Assistant Fisheries Officer application from 4th April 2022 to 4th May 2022.
  • The age limit for the candidates should be between 21 years to 38 years as of the 1st January 2022.
  • The application fee will be Rs. 500/- for UR category candidates. Candidates belonging to the reserved category will be exempted from the application fee.
Recruiting Organization NameOdisha Public Service Commission
Post NameAssistant Fisheries Officer (AFO)
LocationOdisha
Total Vacancy177
Application Start Date4th April 2022
Last Date to Apply4th May 2022
Exam DateTo be announced
Result DateTo be announced

Download OPSC Assistant Fisheries Officer Recruitment Official Notification PDF

Total Vacancy for OPSC Assistant Fisheries Officer Recruitment

As per the official notification announced, a total number of 177 vacancies have been released. There are some vacancies reserved for some categories. Candidates belonging to PWD, Sports Person, and Ex-Servicemen will be benefited from these vacancies. Go through the below table to examine the vacancies for reserved category candidates:

Category Sub-CategoryReserved Vacancies
Sports Person05
Ex-Servicemen02
PWDCategory-I: Visually Impaired
Category-II: Hearing Impaired
Category-III: Orthopedically Impaired
Category-IV: Multiple Disabilities
02020201

How to Apply for OPSC AFO?

It is important for the candidates to know all the steps during applying for any exam. Candidates who are interested to appear for OPSC Assistant Fisheries Officer Recruitment have to know all the steps that will help them to apply for the application. These steps are as follows:

Step 1: Candidates have to first go to the official website of OPSC.

Step 2: Then, have to click on the “Apply Online” option.

Step 3: A screen will appear with On-going Recruitment Details.

Step 4: Find out the post in which you are interested and then apply for it.

Step 5: If you are a new user, register yourself first. If you are already registered then click on the option of “Registered User” and proceed to fill out the application form.

Step 6: Log in with your all correct credentials and fill out the application form carefully.

Step 7: Pay the fee of the application form and submit it. If you are exempted from the fee then directly submit your application.

Step 8: Keep a print copy of the application form for your future reference.

Odisha Assistant Fisheries Officer Application Fee

The application fee for all the categories are mentioned in the below table:

Category Application Fee
URRs. 500/-
SC/ST/PWDNIL

OPSC AFO Selection Process

The selection process of the candidates for the Odisha Assistant Fisheries Officer is divided into two stages:

  • Written Exam
  • Viva Voce Test (Interview)

Eligibility for OPSC Assistant Fisheries Officer Recruitment 

It is important for the candidates to fulfill the eligibility criteria before applying for the application. In any case, if a candidate is found ineligible, his/her application will be rejected.

Age Limit (as of 1st January 2022)

The candidate should not be born before 2nd January 1984 and after 1st January 2001. However, some age limit is described as follows:

  • Minimum Age Limit: 21 years
  • Maximum Age Limit: 38 years

Age Relaxation

There will be some age relaxation provided to the candidates belonging to the reserved category. Check out the relaxation details from the below table:

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST/SEBC/Women/Ex-Servicemen5 years
PWD (whose permanent disability will be 40% or more)10 years

Educational Qualification

Candidates applying for OPSC AFO should have completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Fisheries Science (B.F.Sc) from a recognized institute or university.

Some Other Eligibility Conditions:

  • The candidate applying for the OPSC AFO post must be a citizen of India.
  • Candidates should be able to write, speak, and read Odia.
  • The candidates should have:
  1. completed Middle School Exam with Odia as a language subject or
  2. Passed/completed Class-VII with Odia as a language subject from a school or educational institute recognized by the Central Government or Government of Odisha or
  3. passed a test in Odia in their Middle School Exam conducted by the Mass Education & School department or organization. or
  4. Passed/completed matriculation or equivalent exam with Odia as a medium of exam in non-language subject
  • Candidates should have a good moral character with sound physical and mental health.

OPSC Assistant Fisheries Officer Recruitment – Exam Pattern

Candidates have to know about the pattern of the exam for which they are preparing. Go through the below-provided table to get an overview of the OPSC AFO exam:

Subject Number of QuestionsTotal MarksTime Duration
Paper-I2004002 hours 30 min
Paper-II2004002 hours 30 min

Odisha Assistant Fisheries Officer Exam Dates

All the important dates and events of the OPSC Assistant Fisheries Officer Recruitment are provided below:

Event Date
Application Filling Start Date4th April 2022
Last Date to Apply4th May 2022
Exam DateTo be announced
Admit Card Release DateTo be announced
Result DateTo be announced

OPSC AFO Admit Card

The admit card of the Odisha Assistant Fisheries Officer is yet to be announced by the authority. However, you can follow the below provided instructions to download the admit card.

Step 1: You have to first go to the official website of OPSC

Step 2: Log in with correct credentials like your name, date of birth, registration number, etc.

Step 3: Search for the notification of the OPSC AFO Admit Card and then click on it.

Step 4: Check out all the details mentioned in your admit card carefully.

Step 5: Download the admit card before appearing at the examination center to avoid any inconvenience.

OPSC Assistant Fisheries Officer Salary

The candidates who get selected for the Odisha Assistant Fisheries Officer post will get a lucrative salary. The amount of salary that a selected candidate will get is Rs. 44,900/- per month in the Level 10 of ORSP Rules, 2017.

How to Prepare for the Odisha Assistant Fisheries Officer?

The most predominant step for preparing for any exam is that candidates have to follow a proper preparation strategy. Below are some preparation tips that you can adopt to get effective results in their examination:

  • Candidates have to first know the selection procedure of OPSC Assistant Fisheries Officer Recruitment. 
  • They have to understand the eligibility criteria of the OPSC Assistant Fisheries Officer Recruitment. It is necessary to satisfy the eligibility criteria.
  • The next and important step is that they have to go through the syllabus and exam pattern. It will help them to get a better understanding and they can plan their preparation accordingly.
  • Daily practice through Live Mock Test and Previous Years’ Papers help them to analyze their strengths and weaknesses. They can work on their weak topics and can ace the examination.

OPSC Assistant Fisheries Officer Recruitment Result

Once all the stages of the OPSC AFO will be conducted, the OPSC will announce the final result. However, you can check your result once it is announced officially through the following steps:

Step 1: You have to first go to the official website of OPSC.

Step 2: Then, log in with all your correct credentials like your name, roll number, registration number, date of birth, etc.

Step 3: Search and click on the notification of OPSC AFO Result.

Step 4: A new page will appear on your screen that shows the result.

Step 5: Check out your result carefully and download it for future reference.

We hope that this article would have provided you with all the important information related to OPSC Assistant Fisheries Officer Recruitment. If you have any queries, feel free to connect with us. Now, you can practice in a proper way and achieve your dreams to get a government job.

OPSC Assistant Fisheries Officer Recruitment – FAQs

What is the Odisha Assistant Fisheries Officer exam date?

The exam date of the Odisha Assistant Fisheries Officer is yet to be announced.

What is the last date to apply for the OPSC Assistant Fisheries Officer Recruitment?

The last date to apply for OPSC AFO is 4th May 2022.

How many questions are asked in the OPSC AFO exam?

In both the papers of the OPSC AFO exam, there will be 200 questions each.

What is the educational qualification for OPSC Assistant Fisheries Officer Recruitment?

Candidates should have completed Bachelor’s Degree in Fisheries Science (B.F.Sc) from a recognized institute.

What will be the age limit for the OPSC Assistant Fisheries Officer Recruitment?

The minimum age will be 21 years and the maximum age will be 38 years. There will be some relaxation provided to the reserved categories as well.

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