BPSC Exam Pattern Details You Might Want to Know About

BPSC Exam Pattern

The Bihar Public Service Commission is responsible for the recruitment of candidates to various posts in the state administration. The BPSC is modeled after the UPSC Civil Services Examination. The BPSC exam pattern helps the candidates to prepare in a methodical manner for the very grueling exam.

Bihar Public Service Commission
Bihar Public Service Commission

Here are the details of the BPSC exam pattern:

The BPSC examination is held in three stages like the UPSC Civil Services Exam. These are as follows:

  • Preliminary exam
  • Main exam
  • Interview

Date of start of registration of application: 3rd January 2020

Last date to submit completed application: 21st January 2020

Total number of vacancies: 434

Exam pattern:

Preliminary exam

  • The preliminary exams is a pen and paper based exam.
  • The exam comprises of multiple choice objective questions.
  • The candidate is provided with 5 options to choose from as a suitable answer for the question. 
  • The candidates will be provided with OMR sheet to mark the answers on the sheet.
  • The duration of the exam is 2 hours/ 120 minutes.
  • The exam consists of 1 paper which includes topics like general studies, general awareness, current affairs.
  • The total weightage of the exam is 150 marks.
  • The preliminary exam is qualifying in nature and the marks obtained are not counted in the final calculation of marks.
  • The medium of the exam is Hindi/ English.
  • The marking scheme does not include negative marking.  

Main exam

  • The main exam is attempted by all those candidates who secure the qualifying marks in the prelims.
  • The main exam comprises of 4 papers. These include general Hindi, general studies paper 1, general studies paper 2 and option subject.
  • The main exam is a pen and paper based subjective and descriptive exam.
  • The duration of the exam is 3 hours/ 180 minutes for each paper.
  • The total weightage of the exam is 900 marks. The general Hindi paper is for 100 marks while the other 3 are of 300 marks each. The Hindi exam is f qualifying nature and its marks are not counted in the main exam.


  • The interview is for all those candidates who qualify in theprelims and the main exam.
  • The interview is conducted by a panel that assesses the personality traits of the candidate along with other skills.
  • The weightage of the interview is 120 marks.

For any further details or queries regarding the BPSC exam pattern check the website at www.bpsc.bih.nic.in .     

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