BPSC 68 Prelims is scheduled to be held on January 8, 2023 as per the calendar released by the Commission. Few days ago, while talking with the media the Chairman of BPSC has given some useful information and hinted at the changes that may be made from the new examination.
The proposed changes are the change in marking pattern in the upcoming examinations. The questions of the preliminary examination will consist of different mark allocation. It’s been said that there will be 100 question of easy type which will consist of 1 mark each.
However, 50 questions will have different difficulty level and will be allotted different marks as per their difficulty. These 50 questions may come up with some marking pattern like star mark etc. The total marks of 150 questions may sum up to 200. There may be introduction of negative marking from BPSC 68.
This will be done to weed out those candidates who are expert at guess work. This will enable the commission to select the right candidates as per merit.
There is another proposed change related to printing of the question paper. It’s been said that now the papers will be printed at the examination centre only. Earlier, papers were printed in a printing press. This will make sure that the paper should not be leaked from the printing press.
There is a change proposed in the Mains examination also. Barring the language paper there may be a choice of language in other papers of the mains examination. Candidates may change their medium in these papers.
The proposed changes will be implemented from the paper of BPSC Project manager which is going to be held in the month of October. The commission will test these changes in this paper, and if these changes will be successful they will be applied to the upcoming examinations.
BPSC Project Manager Examination is going to be held on October 22, 2023 and October 28, 2022. It has a total of 38 posts. 880 Candidates are going to appear for this examination at two centres made by BPSC.
The proposed changes if implemented successfully will bring more transparency and fairness in the examination system.