Wednesday, July 24, 2019

BPSC Exam Pattern

Bpsc exam patterns are not different from other states PSC exam patterns or UPSC exam patterns. The bpsc exam pattern for Bihar administration can not be considered as simple, Because like other states, BPSC (Bihar Public Service Commission) also organizes the Civil Services Examination in many phases. But, the syllabus of Bpsc is different in comparison to other states. BPSC conducts Civil Services Examination in three stages, in the form of Preliminary Examination (PT), Main Examination and Interview respectively. Whose information is detailed below. 
BPSC Exam Pattern
BPSC Exam Pattern

PT Exam
Main Exam 
One Paper

150 Questions

Objective Type

Each Q. 1 Mark

Time 2 hours 

Pen-Paper Mode
Four Papers 

Paper 1 is Hindi (Qualifying) 

All are Descriptive types. 
Paper 2 GS
Paper 3 GS
Paper 4  Optional 

900 Marks. Each Paper  300 mark

Time 3 hours for each paper. 

Pen-Paper Mode
Personality and skill test

120 Marks

Oral test 

Medical Tests

Documents Verification

Prelim Examination 

This is the first phase examination which is commonly known as a PT exam. This is just a screening test. The score obtained in the PT exam does not contribute to the final selection. But it is compulsory to pass this examination. This examination is for two hours in which 150 Objective type questions related to general studies are asked. To pass this examination, the minimum cut-off category wise is different, but your result is on cut-off determined by the Commission.

Minimum Cut-off category wise 

General             - 40%
BC                     - 36.5%
EBC                   - 34%
SC/ST/Female   - 32%

Which section asks questions in the PT exam? 

In the PT exam conducted by Bpsc, questions are asked from various sections of General Studies. There is no fixed number of questions asked in each section if there are more questions than a section, few questions are asked less than a section. All the sections asked here and the number of almost scheduled questions are given below in box.
No. Of Q.
History of Bihar and India                       
45 - 50Q
Geography of Bihar, India and the World 
Political Science / Indian Constitution
Indian Economy
Current Affairs
Maths & Reasoning
Regional & Miscellaneous                       

 Mains Examination 

 After passing the preliminary exam, there is a chance to get involved in the main exam. This second phase examination is of 900 marks. This examination consists of 4 papers Descriptive type written an exam. For each paper, the time of 3 hours has been determined. The first paper is of Hindi. It is compulsory to bring pass marks. 100 points are set for Hindi. Marks of this paper are not added to make your merit.

               The second paper is GS-I. It is of 300 marks, for which there is a time of three hours fixed. This paper contains questions for general studies. 
                   The third paper is GS-II. It is for 300 marks, it is also scheduled for 3 hours. In this paper, general questions are asked and statistic questions are asked. 

                      The fourth paper is the optional paper, which is to be selected according to its interest, from 37 subjects (for subjects list you can visit below Bpsc syllabus link)  as determined by Bpsc. This paper also has 300 marks and three hours time. 
             In this way, mainly on the basis of scores in three Papers (900 marks), students receiving more number are selected for an interview. 


     According to Bpsc exam pattern interview is the last phase of Bpsc civil service exam. Candidates selected in the main examination are called for an interview. The objective of this examination is to examine the personality test and skill of the candidates. There are 120 Marks for this. Your documents verification and medical tests are done on the same day before the interview begins.

BPSC PT, MAINS Syllabus (Hindi & English) 

Thus Bpsc exam pattern is of three steps. Examinations of PT, Mains and Interview are held. In this, the final selection of candidates is based on the score of the last two phases. On the basis of marks, the candidates are selected on various posts by determining the rank

Note - The medium of examination is both Hindi and English. You can choose according to your choice.

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