BPSC Exam Pattern Syllabus 2016 | Prelims & Mains

BPSC Exam Pattern Syllabus 2016 | Prelims & Mains

BPSC Exam Pattern Syllabus 2016: The Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) published the official recruitment notification for 60th, 61st and 62nd Combined Joint Preliminary and Mains Examination 2016 -2017. There will be 642 Posts in various departments of the Bihar Government under BPSC Recruitment 2016.

The Online Application for BPSC Recruitment will begin from 27th September 2016. In this article, we will cover all the information related to BPSC exam pattern and syllabus for the year 2016.


BPSC Exam Pattern 2016

The examination of Bihar PCS under BPSC is successively divided in to two parts –Preliminary Examination and Main Examination. Applicants clearing these two levels will be called for the “Interview”. Candidates will be selected on the basis of their performance in all the levels.  

Preliminary Examination 

The preliminary examination of BPSC – PCS will comprise of objective type questions. BPSC PCS Prelims will be qualifying in nature. The applicants will be given multiple choices for each questions.

  • There will be total 150 questions, each carrying 1 mark i.e. total marks assigned for the preliminary examination is 150.
  • The duration of the examination will be two hours i.e. 120 minutes. 

Main Examination

For the Written Examination, there are basically four papers in BPSC Main Examination:

  1. Hindi
  2. General Studies Paper 1
  3. General Studies Paper 2
  4. Optional Paper

Total marks assigned to Written Examination is 900. The applicants will have to obtain at least 30 marks in Hindi paper which will be qualifying in nature.

 Name of the Subject  Marks  Duration
 General Studies Paper 1  300  3 hours
 General Studies Paper 2  300  3 hours
 Optional Paper  300  3 hours
 Total  900  9 hours

Note: No marks is assigned to Hindi Paper. 

All the candidates who successfully clear the mains examination will move to the final round i.e. Interview.


Once the candidates clear the Preliminary examination and the Written Examination (Main), they will be called for the Interview Process. The interview of the applicants will be of 120 marks. Candidates who are able to get the minimum qualifying marks in both mains examination and interview are selected for their desired posts.


BPSC Syllabus 2016 (Prelims)

 For BPSC PCS exam, candidates need to clear the first hurdle viz. Preliminary Exam. Although the exam date is yet to be announced, you must start preparing for the prelims stage. Here, we have mentioned the entire syllabus of BPSC PCS prelims exam.

  1. General Science
  2. National & International Current Affairs
  3. History  of India & Bihar
  4. Indian National Movement and  Bihar Contribution in INM
  5. Geography of India & Bihar
  6. Polity and economy of India
  7. Economy of Bihar After Independence
  8. General Mental Ability


Also Read: BPSC Recruitment 2016: Eligibility, Vacancies, How to Apply

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