BSPHCL Recruitment Exam

BSPHCL Recruitment Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification

BSPHCL Recruitment Exam
BSPHCL Recruitment Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification
September 13, 2021
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The BSPHCL is a state-owned energy regulatory agency. Also, BSPHCL stands for Bihar State Power Holding Corporation Limited. However, the BSPHCL only operates in Bihar. Formerly, it was also known as BSEB. Also, known as Bihar State Electricity Board.

Furthermore, the Power Finance Corporation was the consultant for the reformation of the BSEB. Also, BSEB was established in 1958 as a legal entity under the Electricity Supply Act, 1948. 

Formerly, on 1 November 2012, the BSPHCL began operating as five companies. So, the names of the five companies are.

  • Firstly, the Bihar State Power Generation Company Limited 
  • Secondly, the Bihar State Power Transmission Company Limited 
  • Thirdly, the North Bihar Power Distribution Company Limited 
  • Fourthly, the South Bihar Power Distribution Company Limited 
  • Finally, the Bihar State Power Holding Company Limited 

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Responsibilities of BSPHCL

First, the BSPHCL is responsible for the development and coordination of power in Bihar.

Second, it is also responsible for managing the supply and distribution of electricity throughout Bihar.

Third, it is also responsible for promoting cost-efficient electricity for the consumers.

Fourth, the BSPHCL is also responsible for power generation schemes. Above all, it helps BSPHCL to satisfy the demand for electricity.

Furthermore, the BSPHCL is also entrusted with the most responsibilities to carry.

Also, so as to execute these tasks, the BSPHCL has recruited employees. Additionally, it has employed at least 1,700 officers and 14,850 staff in several positions.

Therefore, these employees are responsible for providing efficient power to the consumers.

However, the BSPHCL is responsible for only one product. And, that one product is electricity. 

However, its importance and value to Bihar are tremendous.

But, in some cases, the BSPHCL has to acquire externally to meet the local demand.

Exam Recruitment Body

However, apart from the distribution of power, the BSPHCL also provides recruitment. Above all, its primary purpose is to recruit competent candidates for roles like Assistant Operators and Junior Engineers. 

Additionally, BSPHCL also conducts a state-level exam for these posts to shortlist competent candidates. Thus, the BSPHCL conducts two exams for recruitment.

Firstly, the BSPHCL holds a prelims test. So, the prelim is a computer-based test (CBT). However, the marks obtained by candidates in the prelims are not for final selection. So, the prelims are merely a screening exam for the evaluation of candidates.

Secondly, the BSPHCL also conducts the mains exam. Similarly, the mains exam is a computer-based test (CBT). However, only candidates who clear the prelims can take the mains exam. 

Also, the pattern for the BSPHCL mains exam pattern is objective type.

Therefore, interested candidates for the BSPHCL must clear the two exams to be selected.

 

BSPHCL Recruitment Exam Notification & News

Accordingly, BSPHCL also issues a notification PDF for every post on its website. Above all, its primary purpose is to recruit candidates for Assistant Operators, Junior Electrical Engineers, and Junior Civil Engineers.

Hence, the BSPHCL  Notification includes information like the total number of posts, application fee, and the requirements for the test.

Moreover, it contains information on the reservation procedure, important dates, exam patterns, and provisional allotment.

Exam Name BSPHCL Assistant, BSPHCL Junior Electrical Engineer, BSPHCL Junior Civil Engineer
Job Placement Bihar
Organization Body Bihar State Power Holding Corporation Limited (BSPHCL)
Level of Exam  State-level
Exam Mode Computer Based Test(CBT) – Online
Language English and Hindi.
Application Fee
  • Rs.1500/- only for Unreserved(UR) and BC/EBC/SC/ST of other states.
  • Rs. 375/- for SC/ST of Bihar and Persons with Disabilities(PWD)
Exam Purpose To recruit candidates for the post of BSPHCL Assistant, BSPHCL Junior Electrical Engineer, and BSPHCL Junior Civil Engineer.
No. of Test Cities Across Bihar.
Exam Helpdesk No. (0612)-2504036
Official Website http://www.bsphcl.bih.nic.in/

 

BSPHCL Recruitment Exam Date

In addition, it also publishes exam dates on its website. Also, it announces different dates for the prelims exam and mains exam.

Therefore, interested candidates must check the date for the prelims exam. Also, they must check the date for the mains exam.

Also, the BSPHCL conducts the exam for 120 minutes. Further, the test is online written. Thus,  BSPHCL will notify the exam date.

Furthermore, BSPHCL will only release the BSPHCL Assistant exam result after six weeks of the conduct of the test. So, candidates can, then, access their results from the official website of BSPHCL.

Events Dates Salient Features
Issue of Notification May 2021(tentative) Firstly, the BSPHCL will issue the BSPHCL Assistant exam notification on its web portal.
Release of application forms  May 2021(tentative) Secondly, the BSPHCL Assistant exam 2021 application form will be open after the issue of notification.
Last Date of Application June 2021(tentative) Thirdly, the BSPHCL gives candidates at least 30 days to apply.
Prelims Exam 2021 July 2021(tentative) Fourthly, the BSPHCL prelims exam 2021 is a computer-based test.
Declaration of Prelims Exam Result 2021 August 2021 Then, BSPHCL will declare the result for the Assistant prelims. And, the qualified candidates are eligible for the mains exam.
Mains exam 2021 September 2021 The BSPHCL Assistant mains exam 2021 is online. The pattern will be objective type.
Declaration of Main Exam Result 2021 August 2021 Finally, the BSPHCL will announce the Assistant result for the mains exam.

 

Exam Application Fee

The cost for the BSPHCL online application is as per the category. Likewise, payment is only available in an online method. Basically, candidates can use Net Banking, Credit Card, or Debit Card to pay. Once it has taken place, they will get a confirmation of the deduction in the bank account. However, if no confirmation is received, candidates must wait up to 72 hours for the settlement of the money. Also, the application will only get processed further after the fee payment.

But once paid, there will be no refunds of fees.

The fee of the BSPHCL application form is expensive. Therefore, many candidates do not apply for the exams. 

In addition, BSPHCL recruits many candidates for several posts like BSPHCL Assistant and BSPHCL Junior Engineer. However, the application cost is the same for all roles, that is, Rs 1500. 

The fee applicable for the application is Rs 1500/- only. This fee applies only to UR/OBC/EWS candidates. However, ST/SC/PWD candidates of Bihar must pay Rs 375/-. Similarly, the application cost for a Person with Disability (PWD) is Rs 375/- only. However, BC/EBC/SC/ST candidates of other states must pay Rs 1500/- only.

Following is the detailed table for the application fee. Also, check the table for details.

 

Category Application Cost (in Rs.)
Unreserved(UR)/General 1500
SC/ST candidates of Bihar 375
Physically handicapped 375
BC/EBC/SC/ST candidates of other states 1500

Application Process

The BSPHCL has issued the Notification PDF to recruit candidates for various posts. Also, it has notified vacancies for each post. But, the BSPHCL has various vacancy posts under it. Altogether, there are 3 posts under it. They include the posts of Assistant Operators, Assistant Junior Engineer, and Accounts Officer. Therefore, interested candidates may apply for these posts on the BSPHCL website.

However, the interested candidates must follow the application process to register for the BSPHCL 2021. 

Also, the BSPHCL has an application procedure. However, the online application consists of various stages. Thus, the step-by-step process that candidates must follow are

  1. Firstly, Registration
  2. Secondly, Payment of Fees (Online payment only)
  3. Finally, Apply Online

A step-by-step process for BSPHCL application

The step-by-step process for the BSPHCL application is 

Step 1: Firstly, candidates must visit the official website of BSPHCL or click BSPHCL Website.

Step 2: Secondly, go to the Registration link and click the signup option.

Step 3: Thirdly, candidates must provide and specify the necessary data, such as name, phone number, sex, date of birth, class, etc. 

Step 4: Fourthly, applicants will receive an OTP or One-time password in your registered phone number. Hence, this is to verify the number in which you have registered. There will also be a single registration number.

Step 5: Next, candidates must pay the application fee. Also, they must pay it online.

They can use Net banking, credit card, or debit cards for online payments. 

Step 6: Furthermore, candidates must fill the BSPHCL form online with the registration number and further data. Also, they must submit the educational certificate, photograph, signature, etc., in the required format. Then, click on the submit button.

Step 7: Finally, candidates must print the application form for future reference. 

Documents required for the BSPHCL application process

The BSPHCL candidates must submit the documents for successful registration.

Therefore, the documents required for the application form are

Required Documents

  • Scanned Copy of Photograph

Firstly, candidates are required to scan their photographs. The photographs must also be very clear and recently taken.

  • Scanned Copy of Signature

Secondly, candidates are required to scan the signatures from a white and blank sheet. The signature must also be clear.

  • Scanned Copy of any identity proof, such as Voter Card/ PAN Card/ Aadhar Card/ Passport, etc

Thirdly, candidates must provide a scanned copy of any identity proof. They can also submit any identity proof such as Voter Card, Pan Card, Aadhar Card, or Passport.

  • Matriculation Marks Certificate(Class 10 Mark sheet)

Fourthly, applicants must submit the matriculation Certificate or class 10 mark sheet.

  • Higher Secondary/ 10+2 Certificate

Next, candidates must provide a copy of the higher secondary Certificate.

  • Permanent Domicile of Bihar Certificate, if the claim for reservation

Furthermore, the BSPHCL majorly recruits candidates belonging to Bihar. However, they also recruit candidates from other states. 

Therefore, candidates residing in Bihar must submit a permanent domicile certificate.

  • Caste Certificate and Creamy Layer Certificate issued by the competent authority

Finally, candidates must submit the caste certificates to claim reservations. Also, they must provide a creamy layer certificate issued by the competent authority. 

Required Documents II

  • Mark Sheet of Engineering Degree

Firstly, candidates applying for posts like BSPHCL Junior Engineer must submit the mark sheet of engineering degree.

  • Passing Certificate of Engineering Degree

Secondly, candidates applying for BSPHCL Junior Engineer must submit a passing certificate of engineering degree. 

  • GATE Score 

Thirdly, BSPHCL Junior Engineer candidates must submit the GATE scores in their application form. Also, this applies to Electrical and Civil Engineers.

  • Chartered Accountant (CA) Final Certificate

Fourthly, candidates applying for BSPHCL Account Officer must submit their CA Final Certificate. 

  • If Physically Handicapped Persons (PHP) Candidates, a certificate from the competent authority

Furthermore, candidates must also submit PHP certificates. However, this only applies to disabled persons.

Since the BSPHCL also gives reservations to PHP candidates. Therefore, PHP candidates must provide a PHP certificate issued by the authority. 

  • Land loser/ land displaced person certificate issued by District Magistrate

Firstly, a land loser denotes someone whose land was acquired by BSEB for projects. Also, these persons are issued a certificate.

Therefore, such candidates must produce a certificate issued by the District Magistrate.

  • Certificate for relatives of Freedom Fighter 

Finally, candidates must also submit the Freedom fighter certificate. Also, it must be issued by an authority as prescribed by the government of Bihar.

Dimensions of all the required documents

Candidates must submit documents for the BSPHCL Assistant and BSPHCL Junior Engineer in the following dimensions for approval.

Following are the dimensions for documents to be submitted.

 

Name of the document File Format File size
Photograph jpg/ jpeg 50 KB
Signature jpg/ jpeg 20 KB
Matriculation Mark sheets/ Class 10 marks Certificate jpg/ jpeg 200 KB
Caste/ Community Certificate and Creamy layer Certificate  jpg/ jpeg 200 KB
Identity Proof jpg/ jpeg 200 KB
Permanent Domicile of Bihar Certificate jpg/ jpeg 200 KB
Mark Sheet of Engineering Degree jpg/ jpeg 200 KB
Passing certificate of Engineering Degree jpg/ jpeg 200 KB
Chartered Accountant (CA) Final Certificate  jpg/ jpeg 200 KB
PHP Certificate jpg/ jpeg 200 KB
Land Loser/ Land Displaced Certificate  jpg/ jpeg 200 KB
Freedom Fighter Certificate  jpg/ jpeg 200 KB

 

BSPHCL Recruitment Exam Eligibility Criteria

Further, candidates applying for the BSPHCL posts must fulfill the criteria.

Eligibility Criteria I

Age Limit

Firstly, the age limit is one of the criteria that candidates must fulfill to be selected. Candidates, thus, must be at least 21 years of age and not more than 47 years (As of 01.01.2021).

In addition, the BSPHCL has also relaxed the upper age limit for various categories. These include the Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, and Economically Backward Class. Also, the BSPHCL has relaxed the upper age limit of female URs, Backward Class, and the PHP.

In addition, it has also given age relaxation to the land displaced persons by 5 years. These land displaced persons denote persons whose lands were acquired by the erstwhile BSEB.

Further, the BSPHCL has also given an age relaxation of  5 years to SC and ST. Also, it has relaxed the maximum age limit for BC, EBC, and females (URs) by 3 years.

Additionally, it has also given age relaxation to Physically Handicapped Persons / Divyang up to 10 years. Thus, the upper age limit for Physically Handicapped Persons (PHP) is 47 years.

However, there is no age relaxation for the general category or the Unreserved category.

Following is the table for the age limit.

Age Limit UR (General)  SC ST EBC BC Female (UR) 
Minimum Age  18 years 18 18 18 18 18
Maximum age  37 years 42 42 40 40 40

 

Category Age relaxation (in years) Upper age limit (in years)
Unreserved(General) No age relaxation 37
SC 5 42
ST 5 42
Land Displaced Persons 5 42
EBC(Economically Backward Classes) 3 40
BC(Backward Classes) 3 40
Female(unreserved) 3 40
Divyang/ Physically Handicapped 10 47

Eligibility Criteria II

Qualification

Secondly, a candidate must possess the essential academic qualification for the posts. Also, they should have a minimum graduation degree from a recognized university. 

Likewise, candidates applying for BSPHCL Junior Engineer or BSPHCL Assistant Operator should have their engineering degree. Also, this degree must be from a recognized university by the Government of India. 

Similarly, BSPHCL Assistant, Junior Account Clerk, and Stenographer must possess a minimum graduation degree from any recognized university. Additionally, candidates applying for the BSPHCL Stenographer must have fast typing skills. 

Also, a BSPHCL Technician candidate must possess a certificate from any recognized institute.

Additionally, a candidate applying for the post of BSPHCL Account Officer must have also cleared the Chartered Account Final exam. Also, he must possess the Final Certificate to qualify.

Above all, it is essential to clear all subjects as per the university.

However, applicants who are still in the final graduation year are not qualified for the BSPHCL.

Also, check the table for education qualifications for the various posts of BSPHCL. 

 

Name of the post Qualification
Assistant Electrical Engineer BE/ B.tech / B.Sc ( Engg)
Assistant Engineer BE/ B.tech / B.Sc ( Engg)
IT Manager BE/ B.tech / B.Sc ( Engg)
Assistant IT Manager BE/ B.tech / B.Sc ( Engg) / Masters of Computer Applications (MCA)
Assistant IT Manager BE/ B.tech / MCA
Assistant Personnel Officer PG Degree / Diploma
Assistant Graduation
Junior Account Clerk Graduation ( Commerce)
Stenographer Graduation with typing knowledge
Junior Lineman Matriculation or equivalent and ITI Qualification
Technician Wireman from any other institute
Assistant operator Recognized by NCVT/ SCVT

Eligibility Criteria III

Computer Literacy

Thirdly, candidates must have thorough practical knowledge and understanding of computer systems. It is required because the prelims and mains exam is a computer-based test. So, the prelims exam is a Computer Based Test (CBT).

However, the marks obtained by candidates in the prelims are not for final selection. So, they are merely a screening exam to evaluate the candidates.

So, candidates must have sufficient working knowledge of computers.

Additionally, candidates applying for the role of  BSPHCL stenographer must have fast typing skills.

Meanwhile, candidates applying for BSPHCL Assistant IT manager must have knowledge of computer applications. Also, they must possess good knowledge of the operating system, computer software, and language.

Eligibility Criteria IV

Language Proficiency

Finally, proficiency in English and Hindi is desirable. However, reading, writing, and speaking in English and Hindi language are required. Also, the languages must have been mandatory courses up to the 12th grade. 

BSPHCL Selection Procedure

The BSPHCL also issues vacancies for the posts on its official site. These posts include Assistant Operators, Junior Engineer, Junior Accounts Clerk, and Accounts Officer. Also, it consists of the posts of Junior Lineman, Technician Grade-IV, and Switchboard Operator. Therefore, all interested applicants must apply on the official website.

However, the BSPHCL must only select qualified candidates for these posts. Therefore, it conducts exams to assess the candidates. 

Therefore, the BSPHCL selection criteria are based on exams. Furthermore, the selection procedure is conducted in 2 phases.

Prelims Exam

Firstly, BSPHCL conducts the prelims exam. So, the prelims exam is a Computer-Based Test (CBT). However, the marks earned in the prelims are not for final selection. Thus, the Prelims test is merely a screening test to shortlist candidates for the mains exam. Therefore, the prelims are to qualify the applicants for the main exams.

So, the prelim is a Computer-Based Test (CBT). It is also held for 120 minutes. However, the marks earned during the prelims are not for final selection.

Accordingly, the BSPHCL has also published a syllabus for the various posts on its website. Therefore, each syllabus would vary according to the role. Similarly, the syllabus for the Prelims exam is different from the syllabus of the Mains exam.

Thus, the Prelims test is merely a screening test to shortlist candidates for the mains exam. So, the prelims test is to choose the applicants for the mains exam.

Mains Exam

Secondly, the BSPHCL conducts the mains exam. Also, the Mains exam is a computer-based test. So, the Mains exam is held for 2 hours.

Also, the format for the mains exam is objective and has multiple-choice questions.

Accordingly, the BSPHCL has also published a syllabus for the various posts on its website. Therefore, each syllabus would vary according to the role. Similarly, the syllabus for the mains exam is different from the syllabus of the prelims exam.

However, if the number of candidates is higher, the prelims are conducted in the ratio of 1:20. Thus, candidates who clear the prelims are qualified for the mains exam.

Furthermore, the BSPHCL publishes the merit list on its website. Although, the Merit list is based on the marks obtained in the prelims and mains exam.

However, the final merit list is based on the marks obtained in the mains exams. So, candidates whose names are on the final merit list are qualified for the post. 

Document Verification

Finally, the last stage for the BSPHCL selection is document verification.

Accordingly, the BSPHCL also publishes the Result PDF for the various posts on its web portal. However, the BSPHCL Result PDF only contains the names of selected candidates. Furthermore, the results contain the name of the selected candidates and the marks obtained in the prelims and mains exam.

So, applicants of the various posts can download the BSPHCL Result from the official website.

So, after selected candidates clear the test and are eligible for the posts, they have to submit their documents for verification. 

Thus, document verification is the last stage in the selection of BSPHCL recruitment. It is the essential phase to assess the eligibility of candidates for the BSPHCL. 

Furthermore, BSPHCL appoints a panel to examine the documents provided by the candidates. In case documents are found to be fake, the candidate is not qualified.  

It is, therefore, necessary for the applicants to bring all the documents for verification. 

Thus, the final stage for the selection procedure for the BSPHCL posts is document verification. And, after successful document verification, the candidates are appointed for the posts.

Following are the details for the pattern for prelims and mains exam.

Name of the exam Names of the topics
Prelims and Mains exam
  • General Knowledge
  • Reasoning
  • General English and Comprehension
  • General Hindi
 
  • Basic Knowledge of Computer
 
  • Technical paper for Junior Engineers (Civil and Electrical)

 

BSPHCL Recruitment Exam Vacancies

Accordingly, BSPHCL has released the BSPHCL 2021 Notification for Assistant operator and Junior Electrical Engineer. And, it has also released notices for Accounts Officer and Junior Account Clerk.

In addition, it has also announced vacancies for each BSPHCL post in Bihar. As a result, the total number of vacancies is 1,075.

To begin with, in 2021, BSPHCL has announced a total of 400 vacancies for BSPHCL Junior Electrical Engineer. On the other hand, it has released at least 175 openings for BSPHCL Junior Civil Engineers. 

Similarly, BSPHCL also announced at least 500 vacancies for BSPHCL Assistant Operator.

Furthermore, the BSPHCL has reserved openings for various categories.

Also, candidates can check the table for the listed vacancies.

Post  Vacancy Category
UR SC ST EBC BC Female (BC)
G W G W G W G W G W
BSPHCL Junior Electrical Engineer 400 132 68 40 40 3 1 45 27 32 16 12
BSPHCL Junior Civil Engineer 175 58 30 18 10 02 00 20 11 14 07 05
BSPHCL Assistant Operator 500 165 85 50 30 4 1 56 34 40 20 15

 

BSPHCL Recruitment Exam Salary

In addition, to working closely with the Bihar government, the wage structure for the BSPHCL positions also attracts many candidates.

The wages benefit for the posts before and after the probation period are.

 

Name of the Post Consolidated Pay during one-year probation  After completion of one year of probation
Junior Electrical Engineer (JEE)

 Junior Civil Engineer (JEC)

Firstly, pay band of Rs. 25,900-48,900 Consolidated monthly pay Rs. 25,900/-(Rs. Twenty Five Thousand Nine Hundred) Subsequently, Level 7 (Regular Pay Scale per the 7th PRC) Rs. 47600/- plus allowances
Assistant Operators Firstly, a pay band of Rs. 9,200-15,500 for one year Subsequently, Level 4 (Regular Pay Scale per the 7th PRC) plus allowances.
Junior Line Man Firstly, a pay band – Rs. 9,200-15,500 for one year After that, Level 3 (Regular Pay Scale per the 7th PRC) plus allowances.
Technician Grade-IV Firstly, a pay band – Rs. 9,200-15,500 for one year After that, Level 3 (Regular Pay Scale per the 7th PRC) plus allowances.

 

BSPHCL Incentives and Allowances

Also, candidates receive extra benefits like incentives and allowances under the BSPHCL.

Following are the incentives and allowances.

  • First, Dearness Allowance @ 12% of the Basic pay.
  • Second, House Rent Allowance@ 24% of the Basic pay.
  • Third, special raise for best performance during the pandemic. 
  • Fourth, medical allowances for candidates and families.
  • Fifth, newspaper allowance.
  • Sixth, yearly Increments.
  • Seventh, travel allowances.
BSPHCL 2021 Incentives and Perks
  • Firstly, Dearness Allowance
  • Secondly, House Rent Allowance
  • Also, Special raise for best performance during the pandemic
  • Fourthly, Medical Allowances for the candidate and family.
  • Furthermore, Yearly Increments
  • Also, Newspaper Allowances
  • Finally, Travel Allowances

 

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