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Exam Pattern

 To get recruited through Bihar Public Service Commission, candidates need to clear the three stages of the exam which are as follows:
  • BPSC Prelims Exam 
  • BPSC Main Exam
  • Interview

BPSC Exam Pattern for Prelims

The preliminary examination consists of one objective type paper (multiple choice questions). This Examination is meant to serve as a screening test only. On the basis of marks obtained in this examination, candidates will be declared qualified for Main Examination. The final merit list will be prepared only on the basis of marks obtained in Main Examination and Interview.

  • Question papers will be of objective type (multiple choice questions). Each question will have four probable answers grouped under A, B, C and D of which only one will be the correct answer. The candidate is required to record correct answers in the answer booklet provided. 
  • The question paper consists of 150 questions of 1 marks each. The total marks for the paper will be 150 and time duration for the paper will be 2 hours.
  • There will be no negative marking.
  • Each question paper will be in Hindi and English.

BPSC Exam Pattern for Mains

Main Examination will be a written examination. The Written examination will consist of four papers of conventional essay type questions.

  • Each paper will be of three hours duration. 
  • The question papers for the examination will be of conventional essay type. 
  • Total marks assigned to Written Examination is 900.
  • The applicants will have to obtain at least 30% marks in Hindi paper which will be qualifying in nature.
Question PaperSubjectsDuration of ExamMarks
Paper IGeneral Studies Paper 13hrs300 
Paper IIGeneral Studies Paper 13hrs300
Paper IIIOptional paper3hrs300
Total9 hrs900

BPSC Exam Interview

The candidates who qualify the BPSC Main Exam are called for the final stage of the exam i.e. Interview. The interview carries 120 marks. The final merit list will be prepared out of 1020 marks (900 for Mains + 120 for Interview). Interview judges the personality aspect of the candidates. The members of the Interview Board want to know the administrative aptitude and decision making ability of the candidates through interview. After the interviews, comes the final BPSC result. 

The applicants must choose their optional subjects wisely. The optional papers may comprise of following subjects

Agricultural Management
Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science Mathematics
Anthropology Mechanical Engineering
Botany Medical Science
Chemistry Philosophy
Civil Engineering Physics
Commerce & Accountancy Political Science & International Relations
Economics Psychology
Electrical Engineering Public Administration
Geography Sociology
Geology Statistics, Law
Indian History Zoology


BPSC Exam Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

  • To apply for BPSC 65th Combined Competitive (Preliminary) Examination you need to have Graduation or equivalent degree from a government recognized university.

Age Limit

  • Minimum age (as on 1 August 2019) - 20, 21,22 Years
  • General Male - 37 Years
  • Gen Female/ OBC/ OBC (Male/Female) - 40 years
  • SC / SC(Male/Female) - 42 years

Selection Process

The selection process for BPSC PT is based on Preliminary Exam, Main Exam, and Interview. Candidates who will successfully complete the exams and the interview will get shortlisted for the BPSC PT.

BPSC Syllabus for Prelims Exam

The preliminary examination of BPSC comprises of objective type questions. The applicants will be given multiple choices for each question. There will be a total of 150 questions, each carrying 1 mark i.e. total marks assigned for the preliminary examination is 150. The duration of the examination will be two hours i.e. 120 minutes. This Examination is meant to serve as a screening test only and the marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the Candidates, who are declared qualified for admission to the Main Examination, will not be counted for determining their final order of merit

S.NO Topics
1. General Science
2. Current events of national and international importance
3. History of India & Bihar
4. Polity and economy of India
5. Economy of Bihar After Independence
6. Indian National Movement and Bihar Contribution in INM
7. Geography of India & Bihar
8. General Mental Ability

BPSC Syllabus for Mains Exam

For the Written Examination, there are four papers in BPSC Main Examination. The Papers include Hindi, General Studies Paper 1, General Studies Paper 2 & one Optional Paper. Total marks assigned to Written Examination is 900. The applicants will have to obtain at least 30 % marks in Hindi paper which will be qualifying in nature. The marks obtained in the Mains Examination by the Candidates will determine the merit list for the Interview stage

General Studies Paper I
1. Modern History of India & India Culture
2. Current Events of national and international importance
3. Statistical analysis, graph and diagrams
General Studies Paper II
1. Indian Polity
2. Indian Economy and Geography of India
3. The role and impact of science & technology in the development of India.