2. Candidates who will qualify in the Preliminary examination, shall be called by the commission to appear in the main examination. The qualifying marks in the Preliminary Examination shall be such as may be fixed by the Commission. The marks obtained in the Preliminary examination shall not be counted for ranking. The main examination shall comprise Odia language, English, English Essay, General Studies-I and II papers, to optional subjects having two papers each.
3. Candidates who obtain such minimum qualifying marks in the Main examination as may be fixed by the Commission at their discretion shall be called for personality test. The personality test or interview shall carry 250 marks and no minimum qualifying marks for personality test or interview shall be fixed.
Total marks thus obtained by the candidates in the written examination and personality test or interview would determine their ranking. Candidates shall be alloted to the various services keeping in view their ranks in the examination and the preferences indicated by them for various services.