OPSC ASCO Recruitment 2024, Notification Released, Apply Online, Check Eligibility

The Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) has announced a major recruitment drive for the position of Assistant Soil Conservation Officer (ASCO) under the Department of Agriculture & Farmers Empowerment. OPSC ASCO Recruitment aims to fill 81 vacancies, with 27 of these positions reserved for women.

This initiative is part of the government’s effort to strengthen agricultural support and soil conservation across the state. The application process for these positions will commence on July 16, 2024, and the last date for submission is August 16, 2024. Aspirants are advised to read the official notification before starting the online application process.

OPSC ASCO Recruitment 2024

OPSC ASCO Recruitment

Name of the State Odisha
Name of the Department Agriculture & Farmer’s Welfare
Name of Recruitment Assistant Soil Conservation Officer
Number of Vacancies 81
Apply Mode Online
Last Date to Apply 16 August 2024
Official Website to Apply opsc.gov.in

Educational Qualification

Candidates must have one of the following qualifications from a recognized institution or university:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Horticulture
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry

Age Limit

As of January 1, 2024, the age limit for candidates is 21 to 38. Age relaxation will be applicable for candidates belonging to reserved categories as per government norms.

Selection Process

The selection process for the OPSC ASCO recruitment will be conducted in two stages:

  1. Written Examination: Candidates will first appear for a written test that assesses their knowledge in relevant subjects.
  2. Interview: Qualified candidates from the written exam will be called for an interview to evaluate their suitability for the role.

Application Date

Online Application Start Date 16 July 2024
Online Application Last Date 16 August 2024

Registration Fee

The aspirants do not need to pay any application fee for the Odisha Assistant Soil Conservation Officer Recruitment.


The salary for the post of Assistant Soil Conservation Officer is Rs. 9300/- to Rs. 34,800/- per month, with a Grade Pay of Rs. 4600/-. Additionally, selected candidates will receive Dearness and other allowances as per government norms.

How to Apply Online for the OPSC ASCO Recruitment 2024

Candidates can apply for the Odisha ASCO Recruitment 2024 by following the steps outlined below:

  1. Go to the OPSC official website at www.opsc.gov.in.
  2. Look for the ‘Recruitment’ or ‘Career’ section on the homepage.
  3. Click on the link for Assistant Soil Conservation Officer recruitment.
  4. Carefully read the detailed notification for eligibility criteria, instructions, and other important information.
  5. Click on the ‘Apply Online’ link and complete the registration process by providing the necessary details.
  6. Log in with the registration credentials and fill in the application form with accurate information.
  7. Upload the required documents, such as educational certificates, photographs, and signatures, as per the specifications mentioned in the notification.
  8. Pay the application fee through the available online payment modes.
  9.  Review the application form carefully and submit it.
  10. Take a printout of the submitted application form for future reference.
Important Links
Official Website www.opsc.gov.in
Notification for ASCO Vacancies Read here
Online Application Link Apply here

By following these steps, candidates can successfully apply for the OPSC ASCO Recruitment 2024 and prepare themselves for the selection process. Stay updated with the OPSC website for further announcements regarding exam dates, admit cards, and results.

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