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  • BPSC Exam Pattern for State Services Exam

    BPSC Exam Pattern for State Services Exam:

    Bihar Public Service Commission conducts various examination for the recruitment of the most deserving, eligible and qualified candidates in State Services and all the other administrative services of the Government of Bihar. Those aspirants who have applied for recruitment exam and want to know the BPSC Exam Pattern so here on this page you may get the complete details regarding the pattern, subject, eligibility etc and prepare accordingly.

    For BPSC Exam Syllabus, one needs to know about the new BPSC Exam Pattern. Before appear in examination candidates should have clear about BPSC New Paper Structure for Prelims/Main Exam, it’s marking scheme in details, duration etc. To get recruited through Bihar Public Service Commission, candidates need to clear the three most essential sections which are as follows:

    • BPSC Prelims Exam
    • BPSC Main Exam
    • Interview

    BPSC Exam Pattern for Prelims:

    The preliminary examination will consist of one paper of objective type (multiple choice questions). This Examination is meant to serve as a screening test only. On the basis of marks obtained in this examination, candidates are declared qualified for Main Examination. Final selection list will be prepared only on the basis of marks obtained in Main Examination and Interview.

    • Question papers will be of objective type (multiple choice questions). Each question will have four probable answers grouped under A, B, C and D of which the only one will be the correct answer. The candidate is required to record in the answer book, only A, B, C or D as may be adjudged by him to be the correct answer.
    • The question paper consists of 150 questions of 1 marks each. The total marks for the paper will be 150 and time duration for the paper will be 2 hours.
    • There will be no negative marking.
    • Each question paper will be in Hindi and English.


    PaperTotal QuestionsDuration of ExamMax Marks
    Paper 1150 (1 marks ques)2 hrs150

    BPSC Exam Pattern for Mains:

    Main Examination will consist of a written examination. The Written examination will consist of four papers of conventional essay type questions.

    • Each paper will be of three hours duration.
    • The question papers for the examination will be of conventional essay type.
    • Total marks assigned to Written Examination is 900. The applicants will have to obtain at least 30 marks in Hindi paper which will be qualifying in nature.
    • No marks are assigned to Hindi Paper.


    Question PaperSubjectsDuration of ExamMarks
    Paper IGeneral Studies Paper 13 hrs.300 Marks
    Paper IIGeneral Studies Paper 23 hrs.300 Marks
    Paper IIIOptional Paper3 hrs.300 Marks
    Total9 hrs.900 Marks

    The applicants must choose their optional subjects wisely. The optional papers may comprise of following subjects –

    Optional Papers:

    Animal Husbandry & Veterinary ScienceMathematics
    AnthropologyMechanical Engineering
    BotanyMedical Science
    Civil EngineeringPhysics
    Commerce & AccountancyPolitical Science & International Relations
    Electrical EngineeringPublic Administration
    GeologyStatistics, Law
    Indian History Zoology

    Download the BPSC Syllabus for 2017:

    CLICK HERE FOR BPSC Syllabus 2017


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