BPSC 2021: Exam Date, Full Form, Notification, Exam Pattern, Calendar, Official Website, Latest News

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Dec 27, 2021

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BPSC stands for Bihar Public Service Commission. On November 1, 1956, it was established to recruit aspiring candidates into various civil service posts available in Bihar. BPSC currently has more than 1600 employees.

Latest Updates:

  • Jun 6, 2021: Bihar Public Service Commission has released the final result for 64th Combined Competitive Examination (CCE) on its official website. 
  • Jun 3, 2021: Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) has released the revised interview schedule for Assistant Engineer Civil Service Examination. Candidates can refer to the rescheduled interview program at the official website. 
  • May 17, 2021: BPSC 66th Mains Exam 2021 has been postponed due to COVID-19. The exam was earlier scheduled to be held on June 4,5 and 8, 2021.
  • May 4, 2021: The registrations for BPSC APO 2021 will begin from May 12, 2021, onwards.

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What is BPSC Exam?

Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) Exam is conducted to recruit aspiring candidates into the Bihar state administration posts. Candidates who dream of getting into a respected government job in the state of Bihar can attend the exam and have the opportunity to apply for numerous gazetted posts such as Block Development Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police, and more.

Exam Name BPSC Exam
Full Form Bihar Public Service Commission Exam
Exam Level State-Level
Qualification Undergraduate Degree
Exam Mode Offline Mode
Frequency Depends on No. of Vacancies
Duration 120 mins (2 hours)
Total Marks 150
Total Questions 150
Negative Marking No negative marks
Type of Questions MCQ
Official Website www.bpsc.bih.nic.in
Similar Exams MPPSC/TNPSC/APPSC/UPPSC

BPSC 2021 Notification 67th CCE

BPSC 67th Combined Pre Exam Notification 2021 has been released on the Bihar Public Service Commission’s website. Candidates who are interested in applying for the BPSC 67th Combined Pre Exam 2021 should go through the official notification in order to get the details about the recruitment process, vacancy distribution, reservation conditions and other important things. A total of 373 vacancies have been released for the General category whereas 126 for the reserved.

Read the full notification here before applying to get a complete sense about the recruitment process. To view the BPSC 67th Combined Pre Exam Notification click on the link below.

BPSC 67th CCE Notification

BPSC 2021 Exam Date

Candidates can make a note of all the important dates related to the BPSC 2021 exam mentioned below.

Events Dates
BPSC 2021 Notification Release Date APO: May 4, 2021
BPSC 2021 Application Start Date APO: May 12, 2021
66th Mains Exam: April 6, 2021
BPSC 2021 Application Last Date APO: Jun 4, 2021
66th Mains Exam: May 17, 2021
BPSC 2021 Admit Card To be announced
BPSC 2021 Exam APO: To be announced
Mains: Postponed
BPSC 2021 Result To be announced

BPSC 2021 Vacancy

The BPSC 2021 recruitment process consists of 3 rounds. The Prelims Exam, Main Exam, and an Interview Process. Candidates will be allowed to attempt the next round if they qualify in the previous round. The number of vacancies of various posts available in the BPSC 2021 Recruitment is mentioned below.

Post Department Vacancies
District president Home department 3
Prisoner, Prison and Correctional Services Inspector Home Department 3
Deputy Superintendent of Police Home Department 42
Probation officer Home Department 25
Assistant Commissioner of State Taxes Commercial Tax Department 13
District Planning Officer (Gazetted) Labour Resources Department 6
Electoral Officer Election Department 2
Officer Sugarcane Industries Department 5
Additional District Transport Officer Transport Department 40
Food and Supply Inspector Consumer Protection Department 210
Block Panchayat Raj Officer Panchayat Raj Department 216
Labour Enforcement Officer Labour Resources Department 65
Municipal Executive Officer City and Housing Development Department 17
Revenue Officer Revenue and Land Reforms Department 84
Total Vacancies 731  

BPSC 2021 Eligibility

The BPSC 2021 eligibility criteria of various posts is mentioned below.

Nationality

The aspiring candidate must be a citizen of India.

Educational Qualification

The candidate must have completed graduation or equivalent from a recognized university in India.

Age Limit

The age limit for candidates belonging to different categories are mentioned in the table below.

Category Minimum Age Maximum Age
General (Male) 20 37
General (Female) 21 40
OBC (Male / Female) 21 40
SC / ST (Male / Female) 22 42

Age Relaxation

The age relaxation provided for candidates belonging to different categories is mentioned below.

Category Relaxation in upper age limit
Government Employees (continuous service for at least three years) Five years
A person with Disability (PwD) Ten years
Ex-servicemen Three years

Physical Eligibility

The physical measurements required are specified below.

Category Height Chest (Without Expansion)
General (Male) 5 feet 5 inches 32 inches
SC / ST (Male) 5 feet 3 inches 32 inches
Female Candidates 5 feet 2 inches --

BPSC 2021 Application Form

The conducting body will release the BPSC 2021 application form on the official website. The application form in Online or Offline mode. Candidates should first register on the official website. Candidates must ensure that they satisfy all the necessary eligibility criteria before applying for the exam.

Step 1: Registration

Candidates can follow the steps given below to complete the registration process.

  • Visit the official website.
  • In the notification section, click on the “Online Registration” link.
  • Click on the ‘Apply Online’ button.
  • Fill in all the necessary personal, educational, and contact details carefully.
  • Submit all the relevant documents in the specified formats.
  • Verify all the details and click on the ‘Submit’ button.
  • The username and password will be sent to the registered Email address.

Step 2: Application Fee Payment

After the completion of the registration process, the application fee payment link will be enabled the next day. Once the link gets activated, candidates need to pay the necessary fees within the specified last date.

The Application Fee for BPSC 2021 Prelims is given below.

Category Application Fee
Permanent Residents of Bihar / SC / ST / Women / Handicapped INR 150
Candidates of Other States INR 600

The Application Fee for BPSC 2021 Mains is given below.

Category Application Fee
SC / ST / Female / PwD (of Bihar State) INR 200
General INR 750

Note: Only those candidates who have successfully paid the application fee will be able to download the BPSC 2021 admit card.

BPSC 2021 Exam Pattern

The Exam pattern of BPSC 2021 Prelims is given below.

Number of Questions Total Marks Total Duration
150 150 120 mins ( 2 hours)
  • Prelims will have Multiple choice based objective type questions. There is no negative marking in the BPSC 2021 exam.
  • The BPSC 2021 Mains exam will have subjective type questions. Candidates can write the exam in either one of the languages: English / Hindi / Urdu.

The Exam Pattern of BPSC 2021 Mains is given below.

Paper Name Type of Questions Total Marks Total Duration
General Hindi (Qualifying Paper) Subjective 100 3 hours
General Studies Paper-1 Subjective 100 3 hours
General Studies Paper-2 Subjective 100 3 hours
Optional Paper Subjective 100 3 hours
Total 900 --
  • The BPSC 2021 Interview will be conducted for the selected students for 120 marks.

BPSC 2021 Syllabus

The syllabus of the BPSC 2021 Prelims Exam is mentioned below.

  • History of India ( Importance to Bihar)
  • Current Affairs (International and National)
  • India’s Polity
  • General Knowledge
  • Indian Economy
  • Indian Movements and Bihar Contribution
  • The economy of Bihar post Independence.
  • River’s of Bihar
  • Geography of India (Importanceto Bihar)

The syllabus of the BPSC 2021 Mains Exam is mentioned below.

  • Modern History of India
  • Culture of India
  • Current Affairs (National and International)
  • Statistical graphs, analysis, and diagrams.
  • The subject of the respective optional subject chosen by the candidate.

Optional subjects available in the BPSC 2021 Mains Exam

Anthropology Psychology Geology History
Law Philosophy Geography Management
Economics Mathematics Physics Zoology
Chemistry Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science Public Administration Sanskrit Language and Literature
Urdu Language and Literature English Language and Literature Marathi Language and Literature Arabic Language and Literature
Pali Language and Literature Persian Language and Literature Hindi Language and Literature Maithili Language and Literature
Bangla Language and Literature Botany Management Sociology
Civil Engineering Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Statistics
Agriculture Chemistry -- --

BPSC 2021 Admit Card

The conducting authority will release the admit card 15 days before the commencement of the BPSC 2021 Exam. Candidates will be able to download the admit card only if they have submitted the application form and paid the application fee. Applicants must take a valid photo id proof along with the admit card. Candidates can follow the steps given below to download the admit card.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website.
  • Step 2: In the notification section, click on the ‘admit card’ link.
  • Step 3: Login using the credentials provided at the time of registration.
  • Step 4: View and download the admit card.
  • Step 5: Take a print out of the same.

Note:

  • The admit card will have details regarding the exam centre, information about the candidate, and general instructions.
  • Separate admit cards will be released for the BPSC 2021 mains exam and the interview process.
  • Candidates can take any one of the following documents along with the admit card to the BPSC 2021 exam centre: Aadhar card /Driving License / Voters Id.

BPSC 2021 Result

The BPSC 2021 result will be announced on the official website. Candidates can follow the steps given below to view their results.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website.
  • Step 2: In the notification section, click on the ‘Results’ link.
  • Step 3: Login using the credentials provided at the time of registration.
  • Step 4: View and download the result.
  • Step 5: Take a printout of the result for future reference.

Direct Link to 64th CCE Final Results

BPSC 2021 Answer Key

The conducting body will release an answer key a few weeks after the successful conduction of the BPSC 2021 Exam. Candidates can follow the steps given below to download the answer key.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website.
  • Step 2: In the notification section, click on the ‘Answer key’ link.
  • Step 3: Enter the credentials provided at the time of registration to log in.
  • Step 4: View and download the answer key.
  • Step 5: Take a printout of the same for future reference.

 

BPSC 2021 Cutoff

BPSC 2021 cutoff is the minimum qualifying mark to be scored by the aspiring candidates to be eligible to attend the next round. The expected cutoff marks for different categories are mentioned below.

Category Cutoff
General 40%
BC 36.5%
OBC 34%
SC /ST / Women / PwD 32%

BPSC 2021 Salary

The BPSC 2021 salary is subject to change according to the post. The average salary ranges from INR 9,3000 - INR 34,800 plus grade pay of INR 5400. The salary will vary depending on the pay commission.

BPSC 2021 Preparation Tips

  • Candidates need to know the detailed exam pattern and the syllabus before starting the preparation process.
  • A list of important formulae, equations, and shortcuts will help in the revision process.
  • Listing down the topics which are difficult will be helpful to revisit and learn them in detail.
  • Taking up mock tests and attempting previous year question papers will be very helpful in gaining insights about the exam pattern, difficulty level and will also help in time management.

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