Cuttack: The Orissa High Court on Friday rejected several petitions seeking a stay order on the assistant section officer (ASO) examination scheduled to be conducted on January 20.
Some aspirants had moved the HC seeking a change of date of the scheduled ASO examination. The petitioners had urged the court that the ASO examination date is clashing with a railway recruitment examination conducted by the RRB and a bank clerical examination conducted by the IBPS.
The ASO examination conducted by the Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) was earlier scheduled on December 23, but it was postponed and the new date clashes with other recruitment tests.
Earlier, hundreds of job aspirants on January 3 had gheraoed the OPSC office demanding change in the examination date.
On January 04, OPSC released the ASO Admit Card 2018. The admit card has been made available at the official website i.e. opsc.gov.in.
OPSC ASO 2018 paper 1, 2 and 3 is scheduled to be conducted on January 20 in three sittings. Paper 1 will be of general awareness which is scheduled to be conducted in first sitting from 9:30 a.m to 11:00 a.m.
In paper 2 questions related to reasoning, mental ability and mathematics will be asked and it will be conducted in the second sitting from 11:30 a.m to 1:00 p.m. In paper 3 Odia and English language subject questions will be asked. Paper 3 exam will be conducted in the third sitting from 2:30 p.m to 4:40 p.m.