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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 for State Services and all the other administrative services of the Government of Bihar. Those aspirants who have applied for BPSC recruitment exam and want to know the BPSC Exam Pattern can continue reading the page to get complete details about the pattern and syllabus for BPSC exam.

    For BPSC Exam Syllabus, one needs to know about the new BPSC Exam Pattern. Before appearing in the examination candidates should have a clear idea about BPSC’s new Pattern for Prelims/Main Exam, it’s marking scheme and duration of the exam. To get recruited through Bihar Public Service Commission, candidates need to clear the three stages of the exam which are as follows:

    • BPSC Prelims Exam
    • BPSC Main Exam
    • Interview

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    BPSC Exam Pattern for Prelims

    The preliminary examination consists of one objective type paper (multiple choice questions). This Examination is meant to serve as a screening test only. On the basis of marks obtained in this examination, candidates will be declared qualified for Main Examination. The final merit 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 only one will be the correct answer. The candidate is required to record correct answers in the answer booklet provided.
    • 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

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    BPSC Exam Pattern for Mains

    Main Examination will be 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.


    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 2018

    CLICK HERE FOR BPSC Syllabus 2018


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