BPSC Exam Pattern

BPSC Exam Pattern

BPSC Exam Pattern: Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) is one of the most reputed State Level Civil Services Exam conducted for recruitment to multiple posts such as Sub Divisional Officer, Rural Development Officer, District Sanapark Officer and other PCS level Officers etc.

The BPSC Syllabus is set by the Bihar Public Service Commission. BPSC Prelims and Mains Syllabus are set by the Bihar Public Service Commission. The commission is constitutionally incorporated to assist the Bihar State Government in matters of recruitment, transfer, and disciplinary matters, of public service in the state. Let have a look at the BPSC Syllabus for upcoming exams.

BPSC Exam Pattern

Like the other State Service Commission and UPSC, BPSC also conducts the Combined Competitive BPSC Exam in three stages. Candidates can check the stages below.

No.-1. Prelims: One objective type paper for 150 marks.

No.-2. Mains: Four Papers

No.-3. Interview: 120 marks

Stage of BPSC Exam Type of Exam Mode Total Marks Duration
Prelims Objective Offline 150 2 Hours
Mains Subjective Offline One qualifying paper (Hindi)

900 ( 3 Papers of 300 marks each)

3 Hours for each Paper
Personal Interview Physically Present Offline 120 Not Defined

BPSC Prelims Exam Pattern

The Prelims is the qualifying in nature, it is basically used to screen out the non-serious candidates. Those who qualify for the Prelims exam are called for BPSC Mains. The marks in Prelims will not be taken into consideration for the final merit list.

Before going to the syllabus of the BPSC Prelims Exam candidates must check BPSC Prelims Exam Pattern in the table below.

BPSC Prelims Exam Pattern
Name of Exam Combined Competitive Exam
Conducting Body Bihar Public Service Commission ( BPSC )
No of Papers 1 – General Studies (150 marks)
Duration 2 hours
BPSC Syllabus
  1. General Science
  2. Events of national and international importance
  3. History of Bihar and Indian History
  4. Geography(mainly Geography of Bihar)
  5. Indian Polity and Economy
  6. Changes in the economy of Bihar post-independence
  7. Indian National Movement and the Role of Bihar
  8. General Mental Ability

BPSC Mains Exam Pattern

The candidates are called for the BPSC main exam only if they qualify in the BPSC Prelims Exam and secure the required cut-off marks as decided by the Commission. Since, the BPSC Prelims Exam is qualifying in nature so it does not matter what one scores.

The BPSC Main Exam have a qualifying paper General Hindi. Apart from this, there will be General Studies Paper 1 and General Studies Paper 2 carrying 300 marks each. There will be an Optional Paper that the candidate has chosen earlier while filling the Application Form. The Optional Paper carries 300 marks. The list of the 34 Optional Subjects has been given below.

Stage of Exam Name of Paper Total Marks Duration
Main Exam (Subjective) General Hindi (Qualifying) 100 3 Hours
General Studies Paper 1 300 3 Hours
General Studies Paper 2 300 3 Hours
Optional Paper 300 3 Hours

 

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