BPSC Exam Pattern Details You Might Want to Know

BPSC Exam Pattern:

The Bihar Public Service Commission has released a notification regarding the recruitment of eligible candidates for various posts in the state government machinery. The BPSC exam pattern will come to the aid of desirous candidates who must prepare for the exam systematically.

BPSC Exam Pattern
BPSC Exam Pattern

The BPSC exam comprises of 3 stages which include the following:

  • Preliminary exam
  • Main exam
  • Interview

Preliminary exam:

  • The exam is a pen and paper based offline examination.
  • The candidates will be provided with an OMR sheet to mark the answers to the given questions.
  • The medium of the exam is English/ Hindi.
  • The duration of the exam is 2 hours/ 120 minutes.
  • The exam consists of multiple choice objective questions.
  • The exam consists of 3 sections which include the following:
  • General knowledge
  • General studies
  • Current affairs
  • The total number of questions asked is 150. 
  • The total weightage of the exam is 150 marks.
  • There is no negative marking in the BPSC preliminary exam.
  • The candidate has to secure the minimum qualifying cut off to be eligible for the main exam. The cut off is as follows: 
  • General: 40%
  • BC: 36.5%
  • OBC: 34%
  • SC/ ST/ PwD/ Women: 32%
Paper Total no. of Questions Marks
General Knowledge 50 50 Marks
General Studies 50 50 Marks
Current Affairs 50 50 Marks

Main exam:

  •  The exam is a pen and paper based offline examination.
  • The exam consists of 4 papers which includes the following:
  • General Hindi
  • General studies paper 1
  • General studies paper 2
  • 1 optional paper
  • The exam consists of descriptive/ subjective questions.
  • The medium of the exam is Hindi/ English/ Urdu.
  • The duration of the exam is 3 hours/ 180 minutes each.
S.No. Paper Total Marks Duration
1 General Hindi 100 3 hours
2 General Studies Paper- I 300 3 hours
3 General Studies Paper- II 300 3 hours
4 Optional Paper 300 3 hours
Total 900

For further details regarding BPSC Exam pattern check the website at http://www.bpsc.bih.nic.in .

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