BPSC Exam 2022: Latest News, Date, Eligibility, Salary & Vacancies

February 1, 2023

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Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) Exam organizes recruiting examinations to fill openings in the state government. The test is held to hire qualified individuals for various positions in the Bihar government’s departments and ministries.

The Bihar Provincial Civil Service (PCS) Exam, often known as the Bihar Civil Services Exam, is an extremely competitive exam. The test is divided into 3 areas: preliminary, main, and interview.

This page contains all you need to know about: The application process for BPSC Exam has begun on 6th April 2021. The test is set to begin on June 5th, 2021, and will end on June 5th, 2021. On March 24, 2021, the BPSC released the preliminary test results for the 67th Combined Competitive Examination. The preliminary phase test took place on December 27, 2020. The re-examination took place on February 14, 2021.

Name of the ExamBihar Civil Services Exam/BPSC Combined Competitive Examination
Name of the Organizing BodyBihar Public Service Commission (BPSC)
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Stages of examPreliminary, Main, and Interview
Official WebsiteWebsite Link

Exam Notification & News

67th BPSC 2021 Notification

The Bihar Civil Service examination is held by the Bihar Public Service Commission to fill different positions in the General Administrative Department. The 67th BPSC exam details will be posted on the Bihar Public Service Commission’s official website. The 66th BPSC Prelims Notification for 562 positions has been released. The commission had already issued the 65th formal notification, which was intended to fill 434 vacancies.

On July 4, 2019, the official notification for BPSC 65th combined civil services was published on the official website bpsc.bih.nic.in. Its preliminary examination took place on October 15 and the results were announced on March 6.

Exam Dates of BPSC 2022

The Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) has announced an exam schedule for future state government job openings. The exam dates are released on the bpsc official website. On the official website, bpsc.bih.nic.in, candidates may view the calendar.

BPSC 66th Exam Date

The application process for the 66th BPSC Mains Exam 2021 is now ongoing. The BPSC Mains Application 2020-21 will be available from June 15th to June 22nd, 2021. BPSC exam application deadline has been extended to 10 May 2021.

Details of the BPSC 67th CCE
Exam NameBPSC (Preliminary) Competitive Examination
Name of Exam conducting bodyBihar Public Service Commission
Official Websitehttp://www.bpsc.bih.nic.in/
Selection ProcessPrelims, Mains & Interview
Vacancies500+ (expected)
Application DatesTo be announced
Exam DateDecember 2022 (Prelims)
Exam ModeOffline

The BPSC 67th CCE Exam will be held on August 12th, 2021.

The BPSC has published an exam calendar for the year’s forthcoming tests. The 67th CCE prelims exams will be held on December 12th, 2021, according to this calendar. The 67th BPSC prelims application form 2021 will be available.  Interested and qualified candidates must apply for the 67th BPSC Prelims Exam 2021.

BPSC Application Form 2021

The application form for the 67th BPSC will be available soon.

Few things to remember after filling the application form:-

1. As stated in the official notice, the application procedures for the application process will be open.

2. Keep the following papers on hand in order to complete your 67th BPSC Online Application:

Mark sheets, marks of High school, Graduation, and any PG diploma.

3. Payments of the application form are through online Net Banking, Debit Cards, and other methods.

4. Candidates are required to carefully look at the BPSC Eligibility 2021.

BPSC Application Fee

The application cost for candidates in the General and other unreserved categories is Rs 600. The registration cost for female candidates from Bihar and SC/ST communities is Rs 150.

Woman/SC/ST/Handicapped/Permanent residents of Bihar (All Category)Rs. 150
Other StatesRs. 600

BPSC Eligibility Criteria

The complete eligibility criteria to appear for the BPSC test will be included in the 67th BPSC announcement.

  1. Age Limit
  2. Education Qualification
  3. Physical Strength
  4. Education Qualification

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Any Stream and a PG Diploma to be considered for the position.

Age Limit and Eligibility

Minimum age limit – 20 years

Maximum Age limit – 37 Years

OBC (Male/Female)/ General Female/ OBC (Male/Female) – 40 Years

SC/ST (Male/Female) – 42 Years

BPSC Vacancy 2020-21

There are 731 vacancies in different departments and sectors of the Bihar government.

Sr. NoCategoryVacancyWomen Candidates (35% reserved)
1Un-Reserved/ General23375
2Economically Weaker Section (EWS)5415
3Scheduled Caste9431
4Scheduled Tribe60
5Extremely Backward Class (EBC)10633
6Backward Class (BC)5315
7Backward Class FemaleNA16

Vacancy for the BPSC 66th Recruitment 2020

Sr. No.Name of the PostPay ScaleVacancies
1Deputy InspectorLevel-942
2District commanderLevel-93
3Superintendent of TaxLevel-93
4State Tax Assistant SuperintendentLevel-913
5Inferior Election OfficerLevel-92
6Planning District MagistrateLevel-96
7Reed OfficerLevel-95
8Bihar Innovation ServiceLevel-925
9Upper District Transport OfficerLevel-740
10City Executive OfficerLevel-717
11Supply InspectorLevel-7210
12Labor Enforcement OfficerLevel-765
13Revenue OfficersLevel-784
14Block Panchayat Raj OfficersLevel-7216
 Total 731

BPSC Salary 2020-2021

A BPSC officer’s basic monthly salary includes TA, DA, and HRA, and a Secretary’s monthly salary can reach Rs.2,00,000.

Post NameLevelGrade Pay
Deputy Collector95400
Deputy Superintendent of Police95400
District Commandant95400
Bihar Education Service95400
Assistant Commissioner of State-Taxes95400
Electoral Officer95400
Planning Officer / District Planning Officer (Gazetted)95400
Junior Registrar95400
Food and Supply Inspector74600
Labour enforcement officer (Non-gazetted)74600
Revenue Officer74600
Block Panchayat Raj Officer (Bihar Panchayat Service)

BPSC 2021 Syllabus

The Bihar Public Service Commission decides the BPSC exam Syllabus.

BPSC Prelims Syllabus 2021

The conducting body which is the Bihar Public Commission (BPSC) has announced the prelims syllabus as:

  1. Geography
  2. Geography of Bihar
  3. Indian Polity and Economy
  4. General Studies
  5. Indian National Movement and the Role of Bihar
  6. General Mental Ability
  7. Events of national and international importance
  8. History of Bihar and Indian History
  9. Changes in the economy of Bihar post-independence.

General Studies Paper 1, General Hindi, General Studies Paper 2, and Optional Paper are the four papers of the BPSC Mains Exam. The BPSC mains exam will have subjective questions.

The BPSC Mains Syllabus

The main BPSC Exam would be conducted offline.

General Studies Paper:-

GS 1GS 2
Contemporary events of national and international importance Indian Culture Statistical Analysis, diagrams, and graphs Modern History of IndiaIndian (and Bihar) Geography Role and impact of Science and Technology in the development of India (and Bihar) Indian (and Bihar) Polity Indian (and Bihar) Economy

GS1 Exam Syllabus

1. Contemporary events of national and international importance, Bihar’s Contribution to the Indian National Movement

2. Indian Culture

The introduction of western education, Bihar’s role in the freedom struggle of the country.

3. Statistical Analysis, diagrams, and graphs

4. Modern History of India

GS 2 Exam Syllabus

1.Indian Geography and Bihar

2.Role and impact of Science and Technology in the development of India (and Bihar)

Optional Subjects in BPSC Syllabus are:

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

Interview Test BPSC

The ‘Interview’ Round will be held for candidates who have passed the BPSC Mains Exam. The Commission appoints a panel to interview candidates. The interviewer’s primary areas of focus are listed below.

1. A board will interview the candidate, on the basis of their application form.

2. The purpose of the interview is to assess the candidate’s personal fitness for a career in the state services.

3. The interview is more of a focused discussion about the candidate’s mental qualities and analytical abilities.

Exam Pattern for BPSC 2021

The Bihar Public Service Commission sets the BPSC Syllabus. The Combined Competitive BPSC Exam is held in three phases, same as the other State Service Commissions and UPSC. The phases are listed below for candidates to review.

Prelims: There will be one objective type paper worth 150 points.

Mains: There are four papers in the mains.

120 points for the interview

There are three phases to the BPSC Exam (Combined Competitive Exam):-

Name of the ExamsBihar Public Service Commission (BPSC)Exam
Prelims150-marks objective type paper
Main4 descriptive papers (1 qualifying paper + 3 merit-based papers)
InterviewOne interview of 120 marks

The BPSC Prelims Exam will be conducted by Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC). The Prelims include only 1 general studies exam of 150 marks. General Science, Politics, Economics, History, and the National Movement are all covered. The exam duration for the BPSC exam is 2 hours/120 minutes.

BPSC Prelims Exam Pattern

Name of the ExamBPSC Prelims Exam
Exam Duration2 hours
Number of exams1 exam
BPSC Prelims SyllabusGeography Geography of Bihar Indian Polity and Economy General Studies Indian National Movement and the Role of Bihar General Mental Ability Events of national and international importance History of Bihar and Indian History Changes in the economy of Bihar post-independence.

Important points regarding BPSC Prelims 2021 :

  1. The BPSC Prelims is a screening test.
  2. The Paper marks will be used to determine who qualifies for the mains test.
  3. In the BPSC Prelims test, there is no negative marking.
  4. Except for the questions that are designed to assess the candidate’s English skills, all of the questions are set in English and Hindi.

General Studies Paper 1 and General Studies Paper 2 carries 300 marks. There will be an Optional Paper, which the applicant chooses throughout the application process. The Optional Paper carries 300 marks.

BPSC Main Exam Pattern

Stage of ExamName of PaperTotal MarksDuration
Main Exam (Subjective)General Hindi (Qualifying)1003 Hours
General Studies Paper 13003 Hours
General Studies Paper 23003 Hours
Optional Paper3003 Hours

After clearing Mains Exam, candidates will be giving interviews for the final post.

Personal Interview Pattern (BPSC 2021)

The test will have a total of 120 points. The final merit list will be based on the combined mains (900 points) and interview test scores (120 marks).

2022 BPSC 66th CCE Admit Card
The admission card is an important part of the documentation that every applicant must have. Candidates can download their admit cards after an official announcement at the official website.

Important EventDate
Admit Card for 66th CCE (Prelims)April 2022
66th CCE (Prelims)03 April 2022
66th CCE (Prelims) re-exam Dateto be announced
66th Mains Admit Cardto be announced
66th CCE (Mains) Exam Dateto be announced

BPSC Admit Card

2021 BPSC 66th Mains Admit Card

After the new exam date is announced, the commission will distribute the BPSC 66th Mains Exam, Admit Card. The BPSC 66th Mains Exam Admit Card will be available to obtain from the BPSC official website.

BPSC Admit Card 2020-2021

The 67th BPSC Prelims exam date has been announced, the examination date is on 29 August 2021, the admit card was released on 21 August 2021.

Important EventDate
Admit Card for 67th (Prelims)April 2022
67th BPSC (Prelims)07 May 2022
The last date for additional detailsTo be announced
67th Mains Admit CardTo be Announced
67th Mains Examination DateTo be Announced

BPSC 66th CCE Mains Admit Card 2021: BPSC has released the 66th CCE Admit Card for the Mains exam, which can be found at best.bih.nic.in.

BPSC Results 2021

The result of the 65th Combined Competitive Examination (Main) Exam 2021 was announced by the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC). Candidates who took the BPSC 65th Mains Exam on November 25th, 26th, and 28th, 2020, may check their results at BPSC official website. On March 6, 2020, the BPSC Prelims 65th Result was announced, with 6,517 applicants declared successful.

66th BPSC Results
BPSC 66th prelims result was posted on March 24, 2021, by the Bihar Public Service Commission. The mains test will be taken by a total of 8997 applicants. The BPSC 66th prelims test had a total of 280882 applicants.

How to Apply for the 67th BPSC Exam in 2021?

To apply for the BPSC Exam 2021, follow the instructions below :

1. Go to the BPSC’s official website.

2. Click on “BPSC Online Application.”

3.  Click “Apply Now” for the 67th Combined Competitive Exam.

4. Fill up the needed information and verify using the OTP sent to your phone and e-mail address.

5.  You will receive your login ID and password. Go to the BPSC login page and log in with your login ID and password.

6. The cost is Rs. 150 for applicants from Bihar and Rs. 600 for those from other states. Pay online.

7. After paying the costs, the Online Application will appear in the candidate dashboard. To continue, click this link.

8. Fill in the blanks and click the next button.

9. Complete the academic information, scanned copy of a passport-size photo, and a signature in Hindi and English.

10. In the end, “Submit Application.”

11. Return to the BPSC Portal and download a copy of your completed Application for your records.

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Q.1 What is the eligibility to apply for BPSC?

Ans. Graduate students are eligible for BPSC Exam. The age limit should be from 18 to 37 years(Male) for the general category, 40 years old age limit for OBC (female) category, and 42 years old age limit for SC/ST (Female). Candidates should be Indian citizens with verified official documents prove for the same.

Q.2 How can I apply?

Ans. You can check the official website of BPSC.

Q.3 Where can I download the application form from?

Ans. You can download the application form from the official Bihar public service commission website.

Q.4 Is there any newspaper from which I can prepare for general knowledge?

Ans. You can read Hindustan Times, Times of India, and recommended books for general knowledge.

Q.5 How many times can you take the BPSC exam?

Ans. There are no restrictions to the number of tries.

Q.6 In BPCS, how many optional topics are there?

Ans. In the BPSC Exam, there are 34 optional subjects.

Q.7 Is it possible to take the BPSC test in Hindi?

Ans. Yes, the BPSC exam is in Hindi medium as well.

Q.8 Is there any sort of interview at the BPSC?

Ans. Yes, there are three phases to the BPSC Exam. Preliminary Exam, BPSC Mains Exam, and BPSC Interview.

Q.9 How much does a BPSC PCS officer make?

Ans. BPSC PCS officers are paid between Rs. 9,300 to Rs. 34,800 per month, plus Rs. 5400, 4800, and 4200 per month in grade pay. This wage structure is open to modification.

Q.10 Will the BPSC Combined Competitive position have an interview process?

Ans. For the above-mentioned position, there will be an interview process.

Q.11 How many vacancies are available in BPSC 2020?

Ans. According to the official BPSC 2020 announcement, there are a total of 423 openings.

Q.12 Is there any negative marking in the BPSC Prelims exam?

Ans. No.

Q.13 Is it possible to take the BPSC test in Hindi?

Ans. Yes, you may take the test in Hindi medium.

Q.14 In BPCS, how many optional topics are there?

Ans. There are 34 optional subjects. The official BPSC website contains a list of optional subjects.