82 Government dental posts in ODISHA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

Recruitment to the post of Dental Surgeon in Group-A (Junior Branch) of Odisha Medical & Health Services (Dental) Cadre under Health & Family Welfare Department.

Online applications

Online applications are invited from the prospective candidates through the proforma Application to be made available on the Website of the Commission (http://opsc.gov.in).

The link for registration and payment of examination fee shall be available from 10.03.2021 to 09.04.2021 (Note: 16.04.2021 is the last date for submission of Registered Online Application) for recruitment to 82 (Eighty-Two) posts of Dental Surgeon in Group-A (Junior Branch) of Odisha Medical & Health Services Cadre under Health & Family Welfare Department in the pay scale of Level-12 Cell 1 of ORSP Rules, 2017 with usual Dearness and other allowances as may be sanctioned by the Government of Odisha from time to time.

The posts are temporary and likely to be made permanent.

Vacancy Position:

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  • In the event of non-availability or availability of an insufficient number of eligible women candidate(s) belonging to any particular category, the remaining vacancies will be filled up by male candidate(s) of that category.
  • Exchange of reservations between Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe will not be considered in the event of non-availability of eligible and suitable S.C./S.T. candidates.
  • The number of vacancies to be filled up on the basis of this recruitment is subject to change by the Government without notice, depending upon the exigencies of public service at the discretion of the State Government.


A candidate must have attained the age of 21(twenty-one) years and must not be above the age of 32 (thirty-two) years on the 1st day of January 2021 i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd January 1989 and not later than 1st January 2000.

The upper age limit prescribed above shall be relax-able by 5 (five) years for candidates -belonging to the categories of Scheduled Castes (S.C.), Scheduled Tribes (S.T.), Women & Ex-servicemen and by 10 (ten) years for candidates belonging to PWD category, whose permanent disability is 40% and more.

Persons with Disabilities belonging to SC/ST categories are eligible for an age relaxation benefit of l5(Fifteen) years.
Provided further that, the upper age limit shall be relaxed up to S(Five) years in case of in-service Doctors serving under State Government or State Government undertaking on ad hoc or contractual basis.


Date of birth entered in the High School Certificate or equivalent certificate issued by the concerned Board/Council will only be accepted by the Commission.


A candidate must:-

  • have possessed a BDS or equivalent Degree from a Medical College or Medical Institution recognized by the Dental Council of India (DCI)
  • have possessed a Registration Certificate under the Dentist Act, 1948;
  • have possessed required Conversion Certificates recognized by the Dental Council of India (DCI) in case of candidate having Degrees from universities of foreign countries.


A candidate is required to pay a non-refundable and non-adjustable fee of Rs. 500/- (Rs. Five hundred) only. Candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe of Odisha and Persons with Disability (whose permanent disability is 40% and more) are exempted from payment of this fees.

The candidates are required to make Online payment of applicable Examination Fee(s) through OPSC portal using Debit Card/Credit Card /Net Banking facilities and other financial instruments enlisted in the Payment Page/Gateway of the Odisha Government Treasury Portal.

The fee(s) paid shall neither be refunded under any circumstances nor can be adjusted or held in reserve for any other examination or recruitment.

Selection process

The selection of candidates for recruitment to the post of Dental Surgeon will be made as per the guidelines as enumerated in Odisha Medical Services (Method of Recruitment and Conditions of Services of Dental Surgeons) Rules, 2013 i.e. on the
basis of Career Marking & Written Test.

Weightage of 30% shall be given to career marking and 70% to written test

Place of examination

The written examination for the post of Dental Surgeon will be held at Cuttack only. The program of the examination shall be notified well in advance.

Documents required

(i) H.S.C. or equivalent certificate in support of declaration of age issued by the concerned Board/Council.

(ii) Inte1mediate/+2 examination certificate issued by the concerned Board/Council;

(iii) B.D.S or equivalent Degree issued from the recognized University;

(iv) Mark-list in support of all the aforesaid examinations (i.e. from H.S.C. to Bachelor degree in Dental Surgery) passed including fail marks, if any, issued by the concerned Board/Council/University;

(v) Houseman-ship Completion Certificate;

(vi) Medical Registration Certificate under the Dentist Act, 1948.

(vii) Certificate relating to passing of the screening test conducted by the National Board of Education as prescribed by the Medical Council of India vide Notification No. MCI-203(9) Regn. 2001, dated 13.02.2002 for Medical Graduate passing out of a
foreign University;

(viii) No Objection Certificate issued by the competent authority Required;

(ix) Odia test pass certificate;

(vii) Two recent passport size photographs (unsigned and unattested) with the printout / hard copy of the online application form which has been uploaded.:.

(x) Caste Certificate by birth in support of claim as SC / ST, wherever applicable (Please see Note – 2);

(xi) Disability Certificate (indicating percentage of permanent disability) issued by the concerned Medical Board wherever applicable;

(xii) Discharge Certificates issued by the Commanding Officer of the Unit last served. Ex-Servicemen must submit an affidavit undertaking that he has not been appointed against any civil post after retirement from military service; wherever applicable:

(xiii) Sports Certificate issued by the Director of Sports Odisha; wherever applicable;

(xiv) Certificate from Competent authority in support of past service as Medical Officer under Government of Odisha in respect of candidates, who claim age relaxation as serving Doctors. The period of past service as Medical Officer will be taken into account by the closing date of receipt of application;

(xv) If a candidate claims to possess the qualification, equivalent to the prescribed qualification, the rule/authority (with number and date) under which it is so treated, must be furnished with the Application Form.

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