BPSC Examination Details

HTCampus Expert updated on : 03 Feb 2016

Bihar Public Service Examination (BPSC) conducts various competitive exams for different civil service jobs in the state of Bihar

BPSC Recuritment

Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) is a body created under the Constitution of India to appoint candidates for different civil service jobs in the state of Bihar in accordance to the merit of the applicants as well as the reservation rules. Recruitment for different services under BPSC is done by conducting various competitive examinations and interviews.

Recruitment for BPSC

The recruitment of candidates for different services under the State Public Service Commission, Bihar is done in two ways, namely Direct Recruitment and Promotion.

  • Direct Recruitment: Direct recruitment of candidates in different services under BPSC is done by conducting competitive exams. The selection of suitable candidates is done in three stages –
  1. Preliminary exam: This is a qualifying exam and consists of objective type questions based on Mathematics, General Knowledge and English. All these three papers are compulsory for every applicant.
  2. Main Exam: The candidates who have cleared the preliminary examination are eligible to appear in the main examination. It has subjective type questions and the candidates are allowed to select two subjects.


Optional Papers

  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Geology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Statistics
  • Economics
  • Agriculture
  • Interview: After the candidates have qualified the above exams, interviews are conducted for the selection of candidates. Recruitment of BPSC is done on the basis of the performance of the candidates in all the three exams.

Eligibility Criteria         

The applicants who have passed graduation in any discipline from a recognized university or college are eligible to appear in the BPSC examination. The age bracket for submitting an application is 21 years to 35 years. Reservation rules apply as stated by the government. 


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