A- Z About BPSC (Bihar Public Service Commission)

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What is BPSC.

The BPSC (Bihar Public Service Commission) is a body created by the Constitution of India to select applicants for civil services in  Bihar which is the Indian state according to the merits of the applicants. The test is held to hire qualified individuals for various positions in the Bihar government’s departments and ministries.

List of Post/Service Name in bihar public service

BPSC age limit and other BPSC bihar public service commission eligibility criteria vary for different services and categories:

Post/Service Name Minimum Age
Deputy Superintendent of Police 20 years
District Commander 20 years
Prison & Correctional Services Inspector 22 years
State Tax Assistant Commissioner, Commerce (Tax Department Under Election Officer) 22 years
Department Under Election Officer (Election Department Planning Officer) 22 years
Planning Officer/District Planning Officer (Gazetted), Labour Resources Department 22 years
Officer, Sugarcane Industries Department 22 years
Probation Officer 21 years
Rural Development Officer 21 years
Labour Enforcement Officer 21 years
Block SC/ST Welfare Officer 21 years
Supply Inspector 21 years
State Transport Officer 21 years
Officer, Urban Development & Housing Department 21 years

Examinations  by the BPSC.

  • Bihar combined competitive examination for state government, semi-government, judicial and other subordinate services in Bihar are mainly organized by BPSC.
  • The most popular exam conducted by the commission is Bihar PCS, which is usually not conducted every year but at an interval of 1 or 2 years.

Bihar combined competitive examination conducted by BPSC generally consists of three levels sequentially-

  1. Objective Nature- Preliminary Examination
  2. Descriptive Nature- Main Exam
  3. Oral- Interview

Objective Nature- Preliminary Examination

    • The Exam pattern- Preliminary Examination conducted by the commission is objective in nature, in which has five possible options.
    • One question papers is asked from General Studies (objective), in which the total number of questions is 150 and maximum marks are 150. Candidates have to answer this within the time limit of two hours prescribed by the commission.
    • Generally  BPSC eligibility criteria 60-70% marks are required to pass in this bihar public service exam, but sometimes this percentage can be less depending on the difficulty level of the questions.
    • The question papers are given in two languages (Hindi and English). 
    • The preliminary examination is qualifying in nature. The marks obtained in this are not added with the marks of the main exam or interview.
    • There is no provision of any negative marking for wrong answers in these bihar combined competitive examination conducted by BPSC.

Examination

Paper Name

Syllabus Topics

Preliminary Examination

General Studies 

  • General Science
  • General Knowledge
  • Bihar and India History
  • Bihar and India Geography
  • Polity of India
  • Economy of India
  • Economy of Bihar post-freedom
  • Indian Movements and Contribution of Bihar to these movements
  • National/International Current Affairs

Descriptive Nature- Main Exam

    • For the successful candidates in the preliminary examination, the main exam is organized in Patna, Bihar at various centers fixed by the commission.
    • The question paper of the main  bihar combined competitive examination is divided into two parts (compulsory and optional).
    • Compulsory Subjects (Mandatory)- General Hindi, General Studies First Paper and General Studies Second Paper are included. Optional Subject - During the release by the candidate, one optional subject selected from the subjects given in it (earlier two optional subjects had to be selected).

Examination

Paper Name

Syllabus Topics

Main Examination

General Studies I

  • Culture of India
  • Modern History of India
  • Contemporary Events that are of National and International Significance
  • Statistical Analysis (Diagrams and Graphs)

General Studies II

  • Polity of Bihar and India
  • Economy of Bihar and India
  • Geography of Bihar and India
  • Impact and Role of Science and Technology in the Development and Progress of India

General Hindi

  • Essay - 30 marks
  • Syntax - 25 marks
  • Grammar - 30 marks
  • Summarization - 15 marks

Optional Paper (out of 34 given options)

  • English Literature and Language
  • Hindi Literature and Language
  • Chemistry
  • Sociology
  • Physics
  • Agriculture
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Public Administration
  • Geography
  • Commerce and Accountancy

Mains Exam Pattern

  • The BPSC mains exam pattern will comprise 4 papers out of which the General Hindi paper will be qualifying in nature.
  • Candidates can choose any paper out of 34 subjects as an optional paper at the time of completing the application process. 
  • These candidates will receive scores out of 900 marks.
  • Each examination will be organised for 3 hours and will be a subjective type examination.
  • No provision of any negative marking is expected in the BPSC mains exam.

Subject

Total Marks

Duration

General Hindi (Qualifying)

100

3 hours

General Studies I

300

3 hours

General Studies II

300

3 hours

Optional Paper

300

3 hours

Total

900 marks (excluding qualifying paper marks)

3 hours for each paper

Oral- Interview.

  • The candidates selected in the main examination usually have to appear for an interview before the commission after one month.
  • The personality of the candidates is tested during the interview in which oral questions are asked by the members of the commission at the designated place in the commission. The answer is to be given by the candidate orally. This process lasts for more than one day depending on the number of candidates.
  • The final merit list is prepared on the basis of the sum of the marks obtained in the main examination and interview.

BPSC Exam Eligibility

The BPSC Age Limit for General Category male aspirants is:

  • Minimum Age – 20, 21 and 22 years
  • Maximum Age – 37

The upper age limit for BPSC is given in the table:

Category BPSC Upper Age Limit
 BPSC Age Limit General - Male 37 years
General Category – Female 40 years
BC/OBC (Male, Female) 40 years
SC/ST (Male, Female) 42 years

BPSC Eligibility Criteria: Physical Standards

The BPSC CCE physical standards are mentioned in detail below: 

Category

Height

Chest (without expansion)

General and OBC Category (Male)

5 feet 5 inches

32 inches

General and OBC Category (Female)

5 feet 2 inches

NA

SC and ST Category (Male and Female)

5 feet 2 inches

31 inches (only male candidates)

Recommended Books list for General Studies and Optional Subjects

Books are the best reliable source any candidate can rely on while preparing for any exam.  

Papers 

Booklist 

General Studies 

  1. India’s Ancient Past – R.S. Sharma.
  2. History Of Medieval India – Satish Chandra
  3. Indian Art and Culture – Nitin Singhania
  4. Indian Polity for Civil Services Examinations – M. Laxmikanth. 
  5. Introduction to the Constitution of India – D. D. Basu (only for Mains)
  6. Indian Economy – Ramesh Singh.
  7. Science and Technology in India – Ravi P Agrahari.
  8. Read NCERT textbooks for Science and Technology topics selectively, follow Current Affairs
  9. Questions on Indian Economy are linked with Current Affairs

Optional Subjects 

  1. Medieval By J.L.Mehta
  2. Wren & Martin [English Grammar]
  3. B.L.Growers [Gandhi & Sub hash]
  4. R.S.Agarwal [Arithmetic]
  5. Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation by Arun Sharma
  6. A Brief Introduction to Indian Constitution by Xaviers Pinto
  7. Essential of Grammar- Oxford Publications
  8. Basic Level Mathematics- Part 1 and Part 2 by Goyal Brothers
  9. D.D.Kausambi's historical outline book for ancient India
  10. Upkars Today General Knowledge by Khanna and Verma
  11. R.S. Agrawal book for Aptitude

Who Conduct BPSC Exam.

The Bihar Provincial Civil Service (PCS) Exam, often known as the Bihar Civil Services Exam, is an extremely competitive exam. The test is divided into 3 areas: preliminary, main, and interview.

What is bpsc cdpo ?

BPSC cdpo is one of the premier exams that is conducted by the Bihar Public Service Commission for Bihar Social Welfare Department. bpsc cdpo

Is Bpsc Is Tough ?

No, Bpsc Is Tough. Although this exam is considered tough to crack, with comprehensive planning it can be cracked in the very first attempt. The BPSC civil services exam is conducted in three phases, and every phase has its own set of demands.

How to clear bpsc ?

Points to do before starting preparations:

  • Dream about it with open eyes. Feel your dreams coming true and your life after that. Feel that you have all it takes to be a civil servant. This will give to the passion to follow this rigorous preparations. Remember sometimes these exams will test your patience to extreme, and then only passion will be your inspiration to continue.
  • Every year aspirants make same mistakes. Be smart and try to learn from other's mistake. Do listen to toppers and try to analyze what not to do in this exam. It is important to Crack the nature of this exam and your seniors mistakes will help you.
  • Before going for book list go for newspaper instead. Long reading habbits are not common with aspirants. So if you go straightaway to books you will get bored. So first try reading full newspapers, it will inhance your sitting hours and also grasping power.
  • Last is be true to yourself. We all know what our weakness and strength are. Just accept it, and keep working hard on it.

What is BPSC full form ?

BPSC stands for the Bihar Public Service Commission.

What are the subjects in BPSC ?

All the applicants who qualify for the BPSC Mains paper by clearing the BPSC Prelims Examination, have the liberty to choose from the following 34 optional subjects:

  • Agriculture
  • Statistics
  • Hindi Language and Literature
  • Persian Language and Literature
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Pali Language and Literature
  • Maithili Language and Literature
  • Chemistry
  • Sociology
  • Physics
  • English Language and Literature
  • Urdu Language and Literature
  • Botany
  • Bangla Language and Literature
  • Sanskrit Language and Literature
  • Zoology
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Labour and Social Welfare
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • History
  • Law
  • Civil Engineering
  • Economics
  • Commerce and Accountancy
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
  • Anthropology

What is bpsc mains ?

  • For the successful candidates in the preliminary examination, the main exam is organized in Patna, Bihar at various centers fixed by the commission.
  • The question paper of the main  bihar combined competitive examination is divided into two parts (compulsory and optional).
  • Candidates can choose any paper out of 34 subjects as an optional paper. 
  • Total marks in BPSC main examinations is 900.
  • Each examination will be organised for 3 hours and will be a subjective type examination.
  • No provision of any negative marking is expected in the BPSC mains exam.

Does bpsc have negative marking ?

No Negative marking are in pre exam and mains.

Is bpsc exam conducted every year.

The most popular exam conducted by the commission is Bihar PCS, which is usually not conducted every year but at an interval of 1 or 2 years.

Bpsc is for which post ?

Post/Service Name
Deputy Superintendent of Police
District Commander
Prison & Correctional Services Inspector
State Tax Assistant Commissioner, Commerce (Tax Department Under Election Officer)
Department Under Election Officer (Election Department Planning Officer)
Planning Officer/District Planning Officer (Gazetted), Labour Resources Department
Officer, Sugarcane Industries Department
Probation Officer
Rural Development Officer
Labour Enforcement Officer
Block SC/ST Welfare Officer
Supply Inspector
State Transport Officer
Officer, Urban Development & Housing Department

Does BPSC repeat questions.

Yes, bpsc repeat questions.

Who conduct bpsc exam ?

The most popular exam conducted by the commission is Bihar PCS, which is usually not conducted every year but at an interval of 1 or 2 years.

Is BPSC govt jobs is best jobs.

Yes, govt jobs best jobs.

What is Educational Qualification need in BPSC.

Educational Qualification

  • The candidate should have completed their Graduation, or any other equivalent degree, from a Government, recognized college or university.

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