BPSC PROGRAM CURRICULUM, FEE, ELIGIBILITY, SYLLABUS, EXAM ETC.



An overview of Bihar Public Service Public Commission (BPSC) Exam

Bihar Public Service Commision was founded on 1 April 1949 by the constitution of India. Headquarters of Bihar Public Service Commision (BOSC) are in Patna, Bihar. It is created to recruit candidates for civil services in the state of Bihar. BPSC conducts exams for different administrative  posts and students who qualify the exam are selected for these administrative posts. The  recruitment is done on the merit basis.

Eligibility Criteria for BPSC Exam

As per BPSC Eligibility Criteria:

1. Nationality:

Candidates should be citizens of India.

2. Age Limit:

Upper Age limit for BPSC exam varies for general category and minorities:

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UPPER AGE LIMIT

General Category (Male)

37 years

General Category (Female)

40 years

BC/OBC (Male/Female)

40 years

SC/ST (Male / Female)

42 years

Important Points:

Candidates can give any number of attempts as long as they are within the prescribed age limit.

Government employees who have been in continuous service for three years can give three attempts for BPSC. They are also given a 5 years relaxation in the upper age limit. For Persons with Disability, there is relaxation of 10 years in the upper age limit.

3. Educational Criteria: As per BPSC Eligibility Criteria Candidates should graduate from a recognized University or an equivalent qualification.

4. Physical Eligibility Criteria: For Bihar Police Service, candidates shall also fulfill physical eligibility criteria which is as follows:

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HEIGHT

CHEST

General Category

Male- 5 feet 5 inches

Female- 5 feet 2 inches

Male-32 inches

SC/ST

5 feet 3 inches

Male-31 inches

Exam Pattern of BPSC

BPSC exam is divided into three stages:

1. Preliminary examination

2. Main Examination

3. interview

Preliminary examination is a qualifying nature exam. Students must pass the preliminary examination to appear for the main examination.

And after clearing the main examination, candidates are called for an interview.

Curriculum of BPSC Exam

BPSC Preliminary Examination (commonly called as Prelims) includes 1 paper of General Studies.

STAGE

NUMBER OF PAPERS

PAPER NAME

PAPER TYPE

MARKS

DURATION

Prelims

01

General Studies

Objective

120

2 hours

Syllabus of General Hindi

  1. General science
  2. Events of National and International importance
  3. History of Bihar and India
  4. Geography
  5. Indian polity and economy
  6. Indian National Movement and Role of Bihar
  7. General Mental Ability

BPSC Mains Examination includes 04 papers as follows:

STAGE

NUMBER OF PAPERS

PAPER NAME

PAPER TYPE

MARKS

DURATION

Mains

04

General Hindi

(qualifying nature)

Subjective

150

3 hours

   

General Studies 1

Subjective

300

3 hours

   

General Studies 2

Subjective

300

3 hours

   

Optional

Subjective

300

3 hours

Syllabus of Subjects of Mains Examination

1.General Hindi:

Essay : 30 Marks

Grammar : 30 Marks

Syntax : 25 Marks

Summarisation  : 15 Marks

2. General Studies 1:

Indian Culture

Modern History of India

Contemporary Events of National and International Importance

Statistical Analysis , diagrams and graphs

3. General Studies 2:

Indian and Bihar Polity

Indian and Bihar Economy

Indian and Bihar Geography

Role and Impact of Science and Technology in the development of India and Bihar

4. Optional Subject:

Following are the subjects candidates can choose from:

  1. English Language and Literature
  2. Urdu Language and Literature
  3. Hindi Language and Literature
  4. Persian Language and Literature
  5. Arabic Language and Literature
  6. Pali Language and Literature
  7. Maithili Language and Literature
  8. Bengali Language and Literature
  9. Sanskrit Language and Literature
  10. Chemistry
  11. Sociology
  12. Physics
  13. Agriculture
  14. Statistics
  15. Botany
  16. Zoology
  17. Philosophy
  18. Political Science and International Relations
  19. Psychology
  20. Public Administration
  21. Labour and Social Welfare
  22. Management
  23. Mathematics
  24. Mechanical Engineering
  25. Geography
  26. Geology
  27. History
  28. Law
  29. Civil Engineering
  30. Economics
  31. Commerce and Accountancy
  32. Electrical Engineering
  33. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
  34. Anthropology

BPSC Interview 

Candidates who have passed BPSC Mains Exam will be called for Interview. Candidates are interviewed by a Board appointed by Commission.

The objective of the Interview is to check the personal stability , analytical ability and mental qualities of a candidate.

Candidates appearing for an interview should have knowledge of current affairs happening in Bihar and India.

Passing Criteria in BPSC

1. The minimum qualifying marks in BPSC Prelims are:

General Category: 40%

BC: 36.5%

OBC: 34%

Women/SC/ST/PwD: 32% 

Students who qualify Prelims Exam have to appear for Mains Examination

2. The Minimum Qualifying Marks in BPSC Mains are as follows:

General Category: 40%

BC: 36.5%

OBC: 34%

Women/SC/ST/PwD: 32%

3. Interview

Usually, performance in the BPSC interview is decided as follows:

60-70 Marks: Average

70-80: Above Average

80-90: Good

90+: Very good

BPSC Examination Fees

BPSC Online Application Fee to apply for BOSC Exam is:

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FEES

Residents of Bihar(All category candidates)

Rs. 150

Residents of states other than Bihar

Rs. 600

Career Progression in BPSC

BPSC recruits candidates for administrative jobs in various departments of the Bihar Government.

Following are the administrative departments, candidates are recruited for:

  • Home Department (Reserve Branch)
  • Home Department (Special branch)
  • Home Department
  • Commerce – Tax Department
  • Election Department
  • Labor Resources Department
  • Sugarcane Industries Department
  • Transport Department
  • City Development and Housing Department
  • Consumer Protection Department
  • Labor Resources Department
  • Revenue and Land Reforms Department
  • Panchayati Raj Department
  • Minority Welfare Department

BPSC Officers are given salary in Level 9 pay scale along with various facilities:

1. Allowances: Along with salary, BPSC Officers are given allowances like dearness allowance, transport allowance and house rent allowance.

2. Security Guards: BPSC Officers are provided security guards for safety.

3. Transport: BPSC Officers are alloted vehicles for official purposes.

4. Job security: BPSC Officers are provided high job security.

5. Post Retirement Benefits: BPSC Officers get post retirement benefits such as lifetime pension.

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