Wednesday, 24 July 2019

BPSC Exam Pattern Update 2019

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 individually. All detailed information is given below. 

BPSC Exam Pattern
BPSC Exam Pattern


PT Exam
Main Exam 
Interview 
1 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 the box.
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.
Political Science / Indian Constitution
15-20Q
4.
Indian Economy
12-15Q
5.
Current Affairs
25-30Q
6.
Maths & Reasoning
08-10Q
7.
Regional & Miscellaneous                       
20-25Q

 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 34 subjects. Subjects list given below or you can visit below Bpsc syllabus link)  as determined by Bpsc. This paper also has 300 marks and three hours time. 
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 three Papers (900 marks), students receiving more number are selected for an interview. 


 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 Exam Pattern
BPSC Exam Pattern

BPSC PT, MAINS Syllabus (Hindi & English)   Download 


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.
Any queries you can ask by comments.

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