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BPSC prelims exam pattern and syllabus

To excel in BPSC Prelims examination, you should have a sound idea of the BPSC prelims exam pattern and syllabus. If you thoroughly know the exam-pattern and the syllabus then you can direct your preparation strategy in the best direction and achieve your goal easily.

Here, in this article, we have compiled all the necessary information regarding BPSC prelims exam pattern and syllabus that will help you to have best preparation strategy for the exam. For updates always check BPSC website.

So, Lets start….

BPSC PCS Selection Procedure

  • As per BPSC PCS 2020 notification: prelims and mains exam will be conducted offline across the state.
  • The BPSC will hold a Three-tier exam for the final selection of the candidates for the various posts of that specific year. The candidates need to clear all the stages of the BPSC exam to appear successfully in the merit list.
  • There will be a written exam consisting of Prelims and Main Exam followed by an Interview.
  • BPSC Prelims Pattern is of factual in nature.
  • The BPSC Prelims Exam is Qualifying in nature. Candidates who clear the BPSC Prelims (PT) Exam will be called for the Main exam.
  • The Main Exam comprises 900 marks. If a candidate qualifies the BPSC Main Exam then he is called for the Interview.
  • Interview is of 120 marks. So, the merit is prepared out of 1020 marks.
  • The BPSC PCS selection procedure has 3 stages:
    1.  Prelims (objective & MCQ)
    2.  Mains (Written)
    3. Personality Test (Interview)

BPSC Prelims Exam Pattern and Syllabus

  • The BPSC Prelims (PT) Exam consists of 150 marks.
  • The BPSC Prelims (PT) Exam paper consists of 150 Questions.
  • The questions will be in Hindi and English language both.
  • This stage is qualifying in nature i.e. the scores will not be considered in the preparation of the final merit.
  • There is no negative marking.
  • There will be 5 options to each question. Candidates need to be careful in choosing the suitable option.

 

NOTE: The candidates are advised to score enough to stay in the competition by following BPSC PCS Prelims Exam Pattern, as the cut-off keeps on varying every year.

Paper Name Total Questions Marks Time Duration
Paper-1 (General Studies I)
150
150
2 Hours

BPSC PCS Prelims Exam Syllabus

To excel in the BPSC PCS Prelims 2020 examination you should follow the BPSC PCS Prelims Exam Syllabus exhaustively. The BPSC syllabus overlaps significantly with the UPSC Syllabus for the IAS Exam. The prelims exam is the screening exam that weed out the candidates for the main exam. With the new BPSC PCS exam pattern and BPSC Prelims Exam syllabus, candidates preparing simultaneously for the Civil Services Exam (UPSC) and the state civil services exam (BPSC) will have a slightly easier task.

General Studies (Bihar Specific)

Bihar History

  • The candidates are expected to be familiar with the broad aspects of the history of Bihar.
  • In History, emphasis will be on broad general understanding of the subject in its Social, Economic and Political aspects.
  • Salient features of the history of Bihar during Ancient and Medieval Period.
  • Question on the Indian National Movement will relate to the nature and character of the nineteenth (19th) century and candidates will be expected to answer questions on the role of Bihar in the freedom movement of India in context of: Resurgence, Growth of nationalism, Attainment of Independence.

 

Bihar Geography

  • In Geography, emphasis will be on geography of Bihar. Questions on the Geography of Bihar will relate to Physical, Social and Economic Geography of the country.
  • Including the main features of Bihar Agricultural and Natural resources.
  • Geographical division of Bihar and its major River systems.

 

Polity

  • Candidates will be expected to answer questions based on the knowledge on the country’s political system, Panchayati raj, community development and planning in Bihar.

 

Economics

  • Candidates will be expected to answer questions based on the Major changes in the economy of Bihar in the Post-independence period.

 

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

  • Current events of Bihar state importance.

 

NOTE: Candidates are expected to have general awareness about the above subjects with special reference to Bihar.

General Studies (India Specific)

History

  • The candidates are expected to be familiar with the broad aspects of the history of India.
  • In History, emphasis will be on broad general understanding of the subject in its Social, Economic and Political aspects.
  • Salient features of the history of India during Ancient and Medieval Period.
  • Question on the Indian National Movement will relate to the nature and character of the nineteenth (19th) century and candidates will be expected to answer questions on the role of Bihar in the freedom movement of India in context of: Resurgence, Growth of nationalism, Attainment of Independence.

 

Geography

  • In Geography, emphasis will be on geography of Bihar. Questions on the Geography of Bihar will relate to Physical, Social and Economic Geography of the country with emphasis on General Geography.
  • Including the main features of Bihar Agricultural and Natural resources.

 

Polity

  • Questions of Indian Polity and Economy will test knowledge on the country’s political system, Panchayati raj, community development and planning in India.

 

Economics

  • Candidates will be expected to answer questions based on the Major changes in the economy of India in the Post-independence period.

 

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

  • Current events of national and international importance.

 

Science and Technology/General Science

  • Questions on General Science will cover general appreciation and understanding of science, including matters of everyday observation and experience, as may be expected of a well-educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific discipline.

 

Mathematics

  • Candidates will be expected to answer questions based on the General Mental Ability.

 

BPSC PCS Mains Exam Pattern

  • Candidates have to qualify in सामान्य हिंदी.
  • Questions of General Studies and Optional are available in Hindi and English both.
  • The score will be arrived at by considering the total of 900 marks in GS Paper-1, GS Paper-2 and Optional Paper.
  • The time allotted for each paper is 3 hours.
  • The candidates who are placed suitably in the merit are called for the interview.
  • For the Pattern & syllabus for mains examination Click Here…
Sr. No: Paper Name Marks Time Duration
1.
General Hindi
100
3 Hours
2.
General Studies – I
300
3 Hours
3.
General Studies – II
300
3 Hours
4.
Optional Paper
300
3 Hours

Personality Test (Interview)

  • Candidates who qualify the BPSC Main Exam are called for the final stage of the exam i.e. Interview.
  • The interview carries 120 marks.
  • The final merit list will be prepared out of 1020 marks (900 for Mains + 120 for Interview).
  • Interview judges the personality aspect of the candidates.
  • The members of the Interview Board want to know the administrative aptitude and decision-making ability of the candidates through interview.
  • After the interviews, comes the final BPSC result.