What is BPSC


BPSC stands for Bihar Public Service Commission. It is also called as Bihar State Civil Services. Article 320 and 321 of the Constitution of India prescribes for the formation of the State Public Service Commissions. Although BPSC conducts many exams of different skill sets but the civil service exam conducted by the commission is the most famous one. Therefore, in regular language people refer to the civil service examination conducted by the state as BPSC.

In reality BPSC is the commission that conducts this examination. It select applicants for civil services in the Indian State of Bihar according to the merits of the applicants. The commission has approximately 1600 staffs. It was founded, 72 years ago on 1 April 1949. You can visit its official website at: https://www.bpsc.bih.nic.in or https://onlinebpsc.bihar.gov.in/

What are the Posts by BPSC examination | What is BPSC Job

BPSC civil service examination recruits for various Posts. All posts are respectable and gives the candidate an opportunity to serve the state with a decent salary after selection. Some of the key Posts are as under:

  1. Bihar Administrative Service or BAS
  2. Bihar Police Service
  3. Bihar Finance Service
  4. Bihar Education Service
  5. Assistant Director Social Service
  6. Rural Development Officer
  7. Assistant Tax Commissioner
  8. Block Panchayat Officer
  9. Labour Enforcement Officer
  10. Municipal Executive Officer
  11. Revenue Officer
  12. Election Officer
  13. Supply Inspector
  14. Jail Superintendent
  15. Child Development Project Officer or CDPO (a separate exam for this post)
  16. Prashakha Padadhikari in Bihar Legislative Assembly

Salary Structure of BPSC

Salary structure of BPSC civil service posts are divided into two categories: Level 7, and Level 9. Level 9 posts pay more salary than that of level 7 posts. Generally, in-hand salary of a fresh recruit under Level 9 is Rs 60000 to Rs 70000 and that of level 7 is from Rs 48000 to Rs 56000.

This salary is an approx estimate and can vary according to the place of posting and various other salary components. The salary increases as the officer jumps higher up in the hierarchy by promotions as per seniority.

Exam Pattern of BPSC

BPSC civil Service Exam is conducted in three stages:

  1. Prelims
  2. Mains
  3. Interview

Prelims is a single day examination of 2 hrs duration. For the past years it has been seen that the timing is generally between 12 noon to 2 PM. In this, a single objective type paper is given which consists of 150 questions. History, Current Affairs, Science and Bihar Special Questions have more weightage as per the trend analysis of the previous years questions.

Other areas from where questions come are Geography, Polity, Economic Planning, Agriculture, and Mathematics. Generally, 10 questions are given from Maths and Reasoning combined.

Each question has five options, four fact based statements and fifth one is More than one/ None of the above. There is no negative marking in the Prelims Examination. A Score of above 100 was considered safe for qualifying the Prelims for a General Category candidate before the 66th BPSC examination, but in 66th BPSC, (the lastest examination that was conducted by the commission) the cutoff was 108.

Mains Examination is conducted for those candidates who have qualified in the Prelims. Unlike the Prelims exam, the Mains examination is of subjective essay type .There are four papers in the Mains Examinations:

  1. Paper-1 General Studies
  2. Paper-2 General Studies
  3. Paper-3 Optional
  4. Paper-4 Qualifying language Paper.

General Studies-1 consists of History, Current Affairs and Statistics.

General Studies-2 consists of Polity, Geography, Economics and Science and Technology

Paper-3 is optional paper in which the candidate has a choice of selecting any one subject out of 34 given optional subjects. The Subjects are:

  1. Philosophy
  2. History
  3. Political Science and International Relations (PSIR)
  4. Geography
  5. Labour and Social Welfare
  6. Agriculture
  7. Statistics
  8. Economics
  9. Sociology
  10. Physics
  11. Chemistry
  12. Hindi Language and Literature
  13. Maithili Language and Literature
  14. Botany
  15. Psychology
  16. Zoology
  17. Public Administration
  18. Persian Language and Literature
  19. Arabic Language and Literature
  20. Pali Language and Literature
  21. English Language and Literature
  22. Urdu Language and Literature
  23. Bangla Language and Literature
  24. Sanskrit Language and Literature
  25. Management
  26. Mathematics
  27. Mechanical Engineering
  28. Geology
  29. Law
  30. Civil Engineering
  31. Commerce and Accountancy
  32. Electrical Engineering
  33. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
  34. Anthropology

There are two papers (Paper-I and Paper-II) of any one Optional Subject.

The qualifying paper is that of Hindi. This paper is of 100 marks in which 30 is the qualifying marks.

The mains is of 900 marks in total. GS paper 1 is 300 marks, GS-2 is 300 marks and Optional is 300 marks that adds up to 900 in total. The duration of each paper is of 3 hrs.

Interview is the final stage of the examination. It consists of 120 marks. Candidates who clears the cutoff and qualifies the Mains examination are called for an Interview at the BPSC office situated in Bailey Road, Patna.

Finally, the marks of Mains and Interview is added and a merit list is released and candidates who secures the marks above the cutoff are declared selected.

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