BPSC Exam Pattern Update 2020


If you want to be an administrator in Bihar, then Bihar Public Service Commission arranges a Civil Service exam every year for your dreams.
Before achieving your goals it is mandatory to know about the Bpsc exam patterns.
Exam patterns of the Bihar CS Exam are similar to the other states' PSC exam patterns or UPSC exam patterns. The Bpsc exam pattern for the Bihar administration can not be analyzed as simply, like other states.
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. The information is detailed below.
BPSC Exam Pattern
BPSC Exam Pattern

BPSC Exam Pattern for PT, Main, and Interviews

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 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. 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 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.

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


Mains Examination


After passing the preliminary exam, you have an opportunity to appear in the main exam. This second phase examination will be of 900 marks. This examination included four papers as a descriptive type of 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 33% 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 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 of time. 

PAPERS
  SYLLABUS
MARKS
TIME
PAPER - I
     हिन्दी
निबन्ध, 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
OPTIONAL  SUBJECT
Anyone Optional subject selected by Candidates 
300
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 three 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 Bpsc exam pattern is of three steps. Examinations of PT, Mains, and Interviews 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

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


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