OSSSC Pharmacist Recruitment 2024

OSSSC Pharmacist Recruitment 2024
  • Full Time
  • Odisha

OSSSC Pharmacist Recruitment 2023-24: Pharmacist and Multipurpose Health Worker (Male) Positions

Odisha Sub-Ordinate Staff Selection Commission (OSSSC) invites online applications for the Combined Recruitment Examination-2023(III) for the posts of Pharmacist and Multipurpose Health Worker (Male). Here are the important details you need to know:

Advertisement No: PE-39/2023-906 (C)/OSSSC
Website: www.osssc.gov.in
Contact: Tel – 0674-2597149/2597152

Important Dates

EventStart DateEnd Date
Online Registration (Fresh candidates)22.12.202316.01.2024
Re-registration (Registered Users)22.12.202316.01.2024
Submission of Online Application22.12.202320.01.2024

About the OSSSC Pharmacist Recruitment

Applications are invited online for the district cadre posts of Pharmacist and Multipurpose Health Worker (Male) in various district establishments under the Health and Family Welfare Department of the Government of Odisha.

1. Details of Posts to be filled up:

  • The vacancies are of district cadre, meaning candidates will be posted and transferred within the district.
  • The number of posts may change without notice at the discretion of the Government.
  • Reservations for various categories will be made as per relevant Acts and Rules.

2. Scale of pay for OSSSC Pharmacist :

  • Pharmacist: Pay Scale 25500-81100, Pay Matrix level-7, Cell-01
  • Multipurpose Health Worker(Male): Pay Scale 21700-69100, Pay Matrix level-5, Cell-01

3. Eligibility Criteria for OSSSC Pharmacist Recruitment:

A) Age & Educational Qualification:

  • Pharmacist:
    • Minimum Educational Qualification: Passed +2 Science Examination under Council of Higher Secondary Education, Odisha/equivalent and Diploma in Pharmacy/B. Pharm (Bachelor of Pharmacy) from Government Medical College & Hospitals of the State/any other recognized private institutions duly approved by A.LC.T.E. and examination conducted by the Odisha Pharmacy Board.
    • Age: Must have attained the age of 21 years and must not be above 38 years as of the date of advertisement.
  • Multipurpose Health Worker(Male):
    • Minimum Educational Qualification: Passed +2 Science Examination under Council of Higher Secondary Education, Odisha/equivalent with Diploma in Pharmacy from any Government Medical College and Hospitals of the state/ any other private institutions duly recognized by the Pharmacy Council of India/A.I.C.T.E.
    • Age: Must have attained the age of 21 years and must not be above 38 years as of 1 January 2023.
  • Date of birth as recorded in the HSC certificate issued by the Board of Secondary Education, Odisha, or equivalent certificate issued by any recognized Board/Council/Indian University shall only be accepted.
  • The candidate must have the prescribed minimum educational qualification as on the closing date of the submission of the online application.


Last date of receipt of applications: The last date of receipt of online applications in response to this advertisement is 20.01.2024. The system will be automatically disabled, and no application for this post will be made available thereafter. Incomplete applications/paper applications/applications received after the last date shall be summarily rejected. However, candidates are advised to submit online applications well in advance without waiting for the last date to avoid the last-hour rush in the online application system.

OSSSC Pharmacist Recruitment 2024
OSSSC Pharmacist Recruitment 2024

How to apply for OSSSC Pharmacist Recruitment:

The step-by-step procedure for registration/re-registration/application can be viewed by clicking on “How do I register/re-register/apply” on the Home page of the Commission’s website- www.osssc.gov.in. The instructions for the same shall also appear on the computer screen by clicking on “Registered User” or “New User” as the case may be. These instructions must be read carefully before proceeding to fill up the Registration Form first, followed by filling up the Online Application Form, which are separate operations but corollary to each other.

a. Registration: Fresh candidates (New User) who have not registered earlier for any previous recruitment of the Commission shall have to register for the post by clicking on the button, “Apply Online” on the Home page.

b. Re-registration: Candidates who have already registered earlier (Registered User) for any other post of the Commission and got the User ID have to log in and re-register for this post by selecting the “Re-registration” option provided under the Applicant Menu.

c. It may be reiterated that mere Registration/Re-registration does not mean the complete filing of the online Application. Hence, candidates are advised to fill up and submit the online Application as per the guidance of the system after completing the Registration/Re-registration.

d. Submission of online Application: After completing the Registration/Re-registration, they have to log in, furnish the data and information in detail as per documents in the appropriate fields as per the guidance of the online system to fill up and submit the online Application. Incomplete applications shall be summarily rejected.

Pre-Requisites for Registration/Re-registration and Online Application:

a. Full specimen signature of the Applicant, scanned in “jpg/jpeg/png” format between the ranges of 20Kbs to 50Kbs, shall be kept handy for uploading prior to making Registration/re-registration for any Post.

b. Applicants shall keep their certificates and mark sheets ready for filling in the details of the educational qualifications during Online Application.

c. In addition, they shall keep ready a copy of the recent passport-size colored photograph, scanned in the “jpg/jpeg/png” format between the ranges of 20Kbs to 100Kbs for uploading in the Online Application.

Place and Date of Written Test:

The Written Test for the combined recruitment examination shall be held in all Districts. The date, time, and venue of the Written Test will be intimated to the eligible candidates through the admission letters to be issued online in due course from a specific date to be notified on the said website later. The written test is likely to be held in the month of March 2024. The candidates are advised to visit the website of the Commission at regular intervals and also keep track of different notices to be published by the Commission to know about the detailed program of the Written Test.

Admission Letter: Provisional Admission letters, containing intimation about the date, time, and venue for the Written Test shall be uploaded on the Commission’s website-www.osssc.gov.in well ahead of the date of the Written Test. The date of the Written Test shall be advertised in the local newspaper for the information of the candidates. Each eligible candidate shall have to download his/her Admission Letter by using their User ID & Password before the date of the Written Test by visiting the Commission’s website and clicking the “Download Admission Letter” option under the Applicant Menu. The Commission will not send any printed admission letter to any candidate through post or any other mode.

Plan of Written Test: There shall be a Written Test for 100 marks (MCQ type in OMR system or CBRT mode) in one paper only as detailed below:

PapersSubjects of Written TestNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime
OneQuestions on subjects as per syllabus of Diploma in Pharmacy60602 hours
Questions based on practical skill25
Arithmetic (HSC Standard)10
English (HSC Standard)5

(iii) There shall be a Written Test only. The pattern of Written Test will be MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) type in OMR system or CBRT (Computer Based Recruitment Test) mode. There shall be negative marking @ 0.25 mark per question for wrong/multiple answers. The exact mode of Written Test will be notified later.

Merit List: The Provisional Merit List of the candidates shall be prepared in order of merit based on the sum total of marks secured by the candidates in the Written Test and the marks awarded to Short-Term COVID-19 healthcare workers, if any, as per rules.

Screening List and Document Verification: The candidates who qualify in the Written Test will be shortlisted/screened @ 125% of the number of vacancies advertised category/special category wise as per merit on the basis of the performance in the Written Test (marks secured or awarded) and the marks awarded to Short-Term COVID-19 healthcare workers, if any, as per rules, shall be called for Document verification.

The Commission is not verifying any original document for admission of the candidates to the Written Test. The candidates shall be admitted to the Written Test provisionally based on the information submitted by them in the online application along with a declaration. The original documents of the shortlisted candidates shall be verified/validated with reference to the bio-data and application of the candidate by the Appointing Authorities concerned for validation of candidature before the issue of the appointment order. As such, the candidature of the applicant shall remain provisional until validation by the Appointing Authority.

OSSSC Pharmacist Recruitment Notification PDF

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