Odisha High Court Recruitment for ASO 199 Post

 Odisha High Court Recruitment for ASO 199 Post - Online applications are invited from the eligible candidates from 01.03.2023 till 11.59 P.M. of 20.03.2023 for recruitment of 199 (One Hundred Ninety-nine) posts of Assistant Section Officer in Group-B Category in the scale of pay of Rs.35,400 1,12,400/- with usual Dearness and other Allowances as may be sanctioned by the Government of Odisha from time to time. The recruitment shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of "The High Court of Orissa (Appointment of Staff and Conditions of Service) Rules, 2019”. 

N.B. The backlog vacancies in respect of PwDs & Ex-Servicemen i.e. 8 and 5 respectively shall be considered while filling-up of the present vacancies. 


(a) In case of non-availability of eligible/ suitable women candidate(s) belonging to the respective category, the unfilled vacancies of that category shall be filled up by qualified/ suitable male candidate(s) of the same category. 

(b) Exchange of reservation between Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe will not be considered. 

(c) The number of vacancies to be filled up on the basis of this recruitment is subject to change by the Court without notice, depending upon the exigencies of public service at the discretion of Hon'ble the Chief Justice. 

(d) Candidates belonging to categories of PwDs/Ex-Servicemen/Sports Persons, when selected as per the reservation provided for them, shall be adjusted against the categories to which they belong which means that the PWDs/Ex- Servicemen/Sports Persons, if belong to Scheduled Caste will claim the vacancy reserved for S.C., if belong to Scheduled Tribe will claim the vacancy reserved for S.T. and so on. 

(e) The Physical requirements and Functional Classification of Persons with 

Disabilities who are eligible/suitable for the job is mentioned below. 

Physical Requirements 

Code-S, H, SE, MF, R & W 

Full Forms 

S- work performed by sitting (on bench 

or chair) 


work performed by hearing / 


SE- work performed by seeing 

MF- work performed by manipulating 

(with fingers) 

Functional Classification 

Code OL, OA, LV, PD 

Full Forms 

OL- One leg affected (R and/or L), 

OA- One arm affected (R or L) :- 

(a) Impaired reach; 

(b) Weakness of grip, 

(c) Ataxia, 

LV- Low Vision 

PD-Partial Deaf (with suitable hearing 

R & W- work performed by reading and aid). writing 

Odisha High Court Assistant Section Officer (ASO) Recruitment 20223


Apply Start Date

1 March 2023

Apply End Date

20 March 2023

Exam Date


Official Website


Official Notification


Online Application



A candidate must be above 21 (Twenty-One) years of age and below 32 (Thirty-Two) years of age on the 1st day of August 2023 i.e. he/she must have been born before 1st August 2002 and on or after 2nd August 1991. 

Provided that, the upper age is relaxable by 5 years for candidates belonging to the categories of SC, ST, SEBC & Women and by 10 years for PwDs whose permanent disability is not less than 40% and not more than 50%. Persons with Disabilities belonging to SC/ST/SEBC categories are eligible to get 

cumulative age relaxation of 15 years i.e. 10 years under PwD category and 5 years under SC/ST/SEBC category. Provided further that, Group-“C” and Group-"D" employees of the court if they are otherwise qualified to apply for the post shall be allowed maximum age relaxation of 5 (Five) years. 

 Age relaxation for Ex-Servicemen candidates shall be made in accordance with the provision made under relevant Acts, Rules, Orders or instructions issued in that behalf by the State Government. Provided that, a candidate who comes under more than one category, he/she will be eligible for only one age relaxation benefit, which shall be considered most beneficial to him/her. SAVE AS PROVIDED ABOVE THE AGE LIMIT PRESCRIBED CAN IN NO CASE BE RELAXED. The date of birth entered in the High School Certificate or equivalent certificate issued by the concerned Board/ Council will only be accepted. 


A candidate must possess a Bachelor's Degree in any discipline from a recognised University or such other qualification equivalent thereto. He/She  must have adequate knowledge in Computer Applications. 


A candidate is required to pay a non-refundable and non-adjustable fee of Rs.500/- (Rupees Five Hundred) only online by using Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking system. Candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe and Persons with Disabilities are exempted from payment 

of examination fee. 


The Recruitment Examination shall consist of a Preliminary Examination/Test, Main Written Examination, Computer Application Test and Viva-Voce Test as detailed below. 

(A)  Preliminary Examination/Test- 150 marks (2 hours duration) 

The Preliminary Examination/Test shall carry 150 marks in accordance with the Graduation Course on the subjects of General English, General Knowledge, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. In such Preliminary Test there shall be 150 numbers of Objective Type of Questions with Multiple Choice Answers. 

There shall be a Negative Marking of 0.5 (half) mark for each wrong answer. The Court shall call for the candidates for the Main Written Examination, 

who have secured not less than 33% of marks in case of Scheduled Caste & Scheduled Tribe candidates and 40% of marks in the case of others in the Preliminary Examination. Provided that, the Court shall decide the number of candidates to be called to sit in the Main Written Examination on the basis of result of the candidates in the preliminary examination and the cut-off mark in the preliminary test shall be determined accordingly. 

(B) Main Written Examination: 300 marks (5 hours duration) 

1. English -100 Mark - 2 hours 

(Essay, Precis writing, Translation, Re- 

translation and Grammar) 

2. Mathematics -100 Marks - 2 hours 

(Arithmetic, Algebra, Mensuration, 

Statistics & Probability) 

3. General Awareness & Test of Reasoning  -100 Mark -1 hour 

(Current Affairs, National & International Events, Major Financial/ Economic news, Budget & Five-year plans, Books & Authors, Awards & Honours, Abbreviations, Important Days, Who's Who, Sports, General Science, International & National Organization, History, Geography, Politics, Civics and Culture.) 

So far as Main Written Examination is concerned, English Paper shall be of qualifying nature, and if a candidate belonging to General Caste does not obtain at least 45% of the Full Marks in the Paper and if a candidate belonging to SC or ST category does not obtain at least 33% of the Full Marks in the Paper, other Papers such as Mathematics and General Awareness & Test of Reasoning shall not be evaluated and he/she shall be deemed to have been disqualified. 

Provided that, the marks secured by a candidate in English, as mentioned above, shall not be considered while drawing up the Final Merit List. Notwithstanding the aforesaid provisions, the Chief Justice may reduce the qualifying marks at his/her discretion to meet the exigency of non-availability of a sufficient number of candidates. 

(C) Computer Application Test: 100 marks (1-hour duration) [Computer Fundamentals, Windows (MS- Windows), MS Office (Word, Excel & PowerPoint), Linux Fundamental and Open Office Application, Usage of Internet Operation, Communication Technology, Networking Concepts (LAN, Ethernet, Broad Band, Wireless) and Digital Signature] Computer Application 

(i) Theory -MARKS 50 -DURATION Half an hour 

(ii) Skill Test - MARKS 50 -Half an hour 

The Court shall call the candidates for the Computer Test, who have secured not less than 45% of marks in aggregate and a minimum of 33% of marks in each paper in the Main Written Examination. Such marks in the case of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates shall be 40% and 30% respectively. Further, Computer Test shall be qualifying in nature, and the qualifying mark shall be 50% of the total marks in the said paper. Such marks obtained in Computer Test shall not be taken into account while drawing up the Final Merit List. 

(D) Viva-voce Test: 40 Marks 

The marks secured by the candidate(s) in the Viva-Voce Test shall be added to the marks obtained by him/her in the Main Written Examination so as to arrive at the total marks secured by him / her, and the names of the candidates shall be arranged in order of merit on the basis of such total marks. Provided that, the names of the candidates shall not be included in the Merit List, unless such candidates secure a minimum of 40% of marks in the Viva-Voce Test. If two or more candidates secure equal marks in aggregate, the order of merit shall be determined in accordance with the marks secured at the Main 

Written Examination, and if the marks secured in the Main Written Examination 

of the candidates concerned is also equal, then the order of merit shall be decided as to who is older in age, and the person older in age shall be placed above the other candidate. 


The Preliminary examination may be held in all the 30 Districts of the State. The Candidates are required to select 3 Districts of their choice in order of his/her preference at the time of filling up of the online application form. Every effort will be made to allot candidates to the District of their choice. The Court may, at its discretion, allow any other District to the candidates when circumstances so warrant. 


Examination Centre for subsequent stages of the recruitment process will be intimated to Candidates in due course of time. 


The candidates are required to upload the scanned copies of the following original documents: 

HSC or equivalent certificate in support of proof of age. Certificate from the Board of Secondary Education, Odisha or from any other Board Council of Secondary Education approved by the 

Government in support of passing of Odia Language Test equivalent to M.E. School standard or a Certificate from a recognized School showing that he or she had taken Odia as a subject in Class-VII or Standard-VII and has passed the said Examination. 

Certificate of Bachelor's Degree from a recognised University or such other qualification equivalent thereto. 

Certificate showing adequate knowledge in Computer Application. 

Certificate of good character from the Institution last attended, or from two persons of repute, one of whom must be a Gazetted Officer. 

Recent passport-size photograph. 

Full signature of the candidate. 

Aadhaar card. 

Certificate from the competent authority indicating the category of the 

caste or the tribe or the class of the applicant, in case he or she belongs to 

Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe or SEBC and claims reservation under 

such category. 

Discharge Certificate and Affidavit (in case of Ex-Servicemen). 

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