68th Bpsc exam patterns and syllabus for 2023 is announced through the BPSC in December 2022.


If you want to be an administrator in Bihar, then Bihar Public Service Commission arranges a Civil Service exam every year for your dreams. Bpsc changed its exam pattern and syllabus for civil services examination  2023.


Before achieving your goals it is mandatory to know about the Bpsc exam patterns and syllabusExam patterns of Bihar civil services exam are similar to the other states' PSC exam patterns or UPSC exam patterns. The bpsc exam pattern for Bihar administration can not be analysed simply, like other states.


Bpsc exam patterns and syllabus

Bpsc exam patterns and syllabus
Bpsc exam patterns and syllabus


BPSC (Bihar Public Service Commission) also organizes the Civil Services Examination in many stages. But, the syllabus of Bpsc is unique 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. Which information is detailed below. 

Updated BPSC Exam Patterns and syllabus


PT Exam

Main Exam 

Interview 

One Paper


150 Questions


Objective Type


Each Q. 1 Mark


Time 2 hours 


One fourth ¼ Negative marking 


Pen-Paper Mode

Five Papers 


Paper 1 is Hindi 100 Marks (Qualifying) 


All are Descriptive types. 

Paper 2 GS

Paper 3 GS

Paper 4 Assays

Paper 5  Optional 


900 Marks. 


Paper 2,3 & 4 is  300 marks


Paper 5 Optional paper MCQ 100 Marks Qualifying paper


Time 3 hours for each paper. 

 

Pen-Paper Mode


Personality and skill test


120 Marks


Oral test 


Medical Tests


Documents Verification



BPSC Prelim Examination 

 

This is the first phase examination which is generally 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. For this examination two hours are determined, in which 150 Objective type questions (MCQ) related to general studies are asked. In 68th BPSC Civil services exam 2023 has included ¼ Negative marking to make fresh and fair results. To pass this examination, the minimum cut-off category wise is variable, but your result is on the 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 the 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 the box.


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S.N

          Sections

No. Of Q.

1.

History of Bihar and India                       

45 - 50Q

2.

Geography of Bihar, India and the World 

20-22Q

3.

Indian Polity and the Indian Constitution

15-20Q

4.

Indian Economy

12-15Q

5.

Current Affairs

25-30Q

6.

Maths & Reasoning

08-10Q

7.

Regional & Miscellaneous                       

20-25Q



Know more: How to pass the BPSC Preliminary Exam ?


BPSC Mains Examination 


After passing the preliminary exam, you have an opportunity to appear in the main exam. This second phase examination will be of 1000 marks. This examination included five papers as a descriptive type written examination. For each paper, the time of 3 hours has been determined. 


The first paper will be Hindi. It is compulsory to get pass marks in this paper. 100 points are fixed for Hindi, in which you have to need a minimum of 30% Marks to pass. Marks of this paper are not included 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 statistical questions are asked. 


The fourth paper is essay writing which has been included recently. It will be for 300 marks and scheduled time for 3 hours. In this paper you have to write an essay on anyone topic from the given five.


The fifth paper is an optional paper, which is to be selected according to its interest, from 34 subjects. Subjects list given below or you can visit below Bpsc syllabus link)  as determined by Bpsc. It will be  100 Multiple choice questions  for 100 marks and three hours. It will also a qualifying paper minimum cut-off category wise variable and marsk will not be included in mains exam merit.


PAPERS

  SYLLABUS

MARKS

TIME

PAPER - I

 हिन्दी

व्याकरण, संक्षेपण, वाक्य विन्यास।

(Qualifying paper with 33%)

   

      100

3

Hours


PAPER-II

GS - I

•Modern History of India and History of Bihar 

•Indian Culture,

•Current events of National and International Importance

•Statistical analysis, Graph and Diagrams.


300

3

Hours

PAPER - III

GS - II

•Indian Polity

•Indian Economy

•Geography of India

•Geography of Bihar

•Science and Technology

300

3

Hours

PAPER - IV

Essay 

300

PAPER - V

OPTIONAL  SUBJECT (MCQ)

Anyone Optional subject selected by Candidates 

(Qualifying paper with minimum cut-off marks as per category )

100

3

Hours


List of Subjects for Optional Paper


1.

Agriculture

18.

Psychology

2.

Animal husbandry and veterinary science

19.

Public Administration

3.

Anthropology

20.

Mechanical Engineering

4.

Botany

21.

Mathematics

5.

Chemistry

22.

Management

6.

Civil Engineering

23.

Sociology

7.

Commerce and Accountancy

24.

Statistics

8.

Economics

25.

Zoology

9.

Electric Engineering

26.

Arabic Language and Literature

10.

Geography

27.

Bangla Language and Literature

11.

Geology

28.

English Language and Literature

12.

History

29.

Hindi Language and Literature

13.

Law

30.

Maithili Language and Literature

14.

LSW (Labour and Social welfare)

31.

Pali Language and Literature

15.

Philosophy

32.

Persian Language and Literature

16.

Physics

33.

Urdu Language and Literature

17.

Political science and International relations

34.

Sanskrit Language and Literature


In this way, mainly on the basis of scores in 2nd, 3rd and 4th Papers (900 marks), students receiving more numbers are selected for an interview. 


Interview or Personality test 


According to the exam pattern, the interview is the last phase of the 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.


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


BPSC PT, MAINS Syllabus (Hindi & English) 

                           Download 


Thus, students have completed the BPSC civil service exam in three steps. The final selection of candidates is based on the score of the last two phases. On the basis of his marks, the candidates are selected on the anyone posts by determining the rank. Candidates have an opportunity to select their posts, but the last decision depends on the Commission according to your ranking.


Conclusion 

On the basis of overall reviewing of the new BPSC exam pattern, now we can say that it is necessary to pass in Hindi and optional subjects, but GS paper 1, GS paper 2 and Essay will play a vital role and decide for success in the mains exam.


Students who are dedicated to the BPSC CS exam should know about BPSC exam patterns and syllabus before the start preparation. When you start your preparation with a syllabus, it can be easier to achieve your dreams in less time.


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