The examination for the post of assistant section officer, which was postponed in view of the dislocation caused by heavy rainfall and flood, will be conducted on August 27, the Odisha Public Service Commission said on Saturday.
The commission announced the new date two days after postponing the written exam, which was originally scheduled to be held on Sunday.
The move came as a relief for thousands of job aspirants who were demanding to reschedule the examination.
Around 4 lakh people in 12 districts are reeling under the impact of the deluge caused by the Mahanadi following incessant rain.
Meanwhile, Odisha Police Recruitment Board chairperson Sudhanshu Sarangi said Paper 1 of the Combined Police Service Examination (CPSE) for recruitment to the posts of sub-inspectors, scheduled to be held on Saturday, has been postponed because of “software issues”.
Protests erupted after candidates failed to download the question paper on the computers at many examination centres.
Regretting the inconvenience, the officer said that no candidate would be denied the opportunity to appear for the examination.
In view of the flood situation, the Odisha government extended the date for admission in Plus 2 institutions, School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash said.
The first phase of admission, which was scheduled to take place from August 15-25, has been extended till August 30.
The second has been shifted to September 8-10 instead of September 5-7.
Spot admission, which was earlier scheduled on September 15 and 16, will now be on September 17-20.