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65 BPSC Civil Services Exam 2019: Notification released

The Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) has released the notification for the 65th Combined Preliminary Service examination 2019. The registration process for the prelims will begin July 10 and to continue till July 24, 2019. Interested and eligible candidates can apply online through the official website, bpsc.bih.nic.in.

Mock Test Series

                          65th BPSC Prelims Exam 2019
All (10) Full length (5) Previous Year Test (5)


Full Length: Test paper consisting of all sections of the exam; ideally also known as model practice mock tests.

Previous Year: Tests based on previous year paper of exams.

About Exam

The Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) conducts and chooses applicants for civil service jobs in the state according to the merits of the candidates and reservation rules. The commission comprises of seven members including its Chairman. Currently, the Chairman of BPSC is Shri Shishir Sinha.

Exam Dates/Notifications


Event Date
Registration starts 10 July 2019
Registration ends 24 July 2019
Online Payment begins August 3, 2018
Online Payment ends 30 July 2019
Online application process ends 06 August 2019
Online admit card 2019 released 10 Days before the exam
Date of preliminary examination September 2019 (tentative)

Application Process


1) Log on to the official website, bpsc.bih.nic.in
2) Click on "BPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam 2019"
3) Read the advertisement details very carefully to ensure your eligibility before "Online Application"
4) Click on "Online Application" to fill up the application form online
5) The candidate would be directed to a page where he/she has to click on "Apply Online" (for the first time registration or new registration)/ already registered candidate just need to "Sign In" by using their application
6) number and password sent to their valid e-mail ID/Mobile No. (This is required always for logging in to their account for Form Submission and Admit Card/Call Letter Download)
7) Fill up the application form as per the guidelines and information sought
8)Candidates need to fill up to all required information in "First Screen" tab and click on "SUBMIT" to move next screen.
9) Fill the all details in the application & upload Photo, Signature.
10) Application fee should be paid through Online & then Submit the Form.
11)Take a print out of online application for future use.

The deadline for paying the application fee is 30 July, whereas the last date to submit the online application is 24 July.


Category Fees
General / OBC Rs.600/-
SC / ST / PH Rs.150/-
Female Candidate (Bihar Dom.) Rs. 150/-

The candidates can pay the Exam Fee through Credit/Debit card, net banking or SBI Challan



Post Name Total Post Post Name Total Post
Circle Officer 30 Assistant Director 11
Police Superintendent 62 Rural Development Officer 110
District Master 6 City Executive Officer 11
Junior Registrar 5 Supply Inspector 19
Junior Election Officer 46 Block Panchayati Raj Officer 14
Planning Officer 9 Labor Enforcement 20
District Minority Welfare Officer 1 Block SC, ST Welfare Officer  18
Bihar Education Service 72 Total Post 434

Selection Process

To get recruited through Bihar Public Service Commission, candidates need to clear the three stages of the exam which are as follows:

  • BPSC Prelims Exam
  • BPSC Main Exam
  • Interview

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates applying for any post under the BPSC examination would need to fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

Educational Qualification Age Limit (in years)
Graduate or equivalent degree 20-37

Read below to know more

Age Limit

Age Limit (as on 1st August 2019)

Minimum – 20 years/21 years/22 years (Post Wise)

Maximum – 37 years for Male /40 years for Female


Educational Qualification


Candidate should be graduate or equivalent from any recognised institution or University.


Syllabus for the BPSC Preliminary Exam

The syllabus for the BPSC Preliminary exam is the same as that of the previous exams of the BPSC. It covers the aspects of General Science, Polity, Economy, History and the National Movement. The candidates have to go through the syllabus and prepare themselves well because the exam will have the questions of good standard. Here is a detailed syllabus of the BPSC Preliminary exam:

  • General Science (General understanding of science, including matters of everyday observation and experience)
  • Current Affairs of National/International importance
  • History of India and Bihar (General understanding of the subject with the broad aspects of the history of Bihar)
  • Geography of India and Bihar (Questions will relate to physical, social and economic geography of the country including the main features of Indian agricultural and natural resources)
  • General geography and geographical division of Bihar and its major river systems
  • Indian polity (Questions will test knowledge on the country’s political system, panchayati raj, community development and planning in India and Bihar)
  • Indian economy and economy of Bihar post independence
  • Indian Movements and Contribution of Bihar in it (Question will relate to the nature and character of the nineteenth century resurgence, growth of nationalism and attainment of Independence with special reference to Bihar)
  • Questions based on General Mental Ability

Syllabus for the BPSC Mains Exam

1. Syllabus of Hindi
Essay Writing – 30 Marks.
Grammar – 30 Marks.
Sentence Formation – 25Marks.
Others – 15 marks

2. Syllabus of GS Paper 1

  • Modern History of India and Indian culture (History of the country with special reference to Bihar in the middle of nineteenth century, the introduction and expansion of western and technical education, Bihar’s role in the Indian freedom struggle, the Santhal Uprising in Bihar, Birsa movement, Champaran Satyagrah, the Quit India Movement, chief features of Mauryan and Pal art, Patna Qulam painting, Roles of Gandhi, Tagore and Nehru)
  • Current events of national and international importance
  • Statistical analysis, graphs and diagrams ( Questions to test the ability to draw conclusions from statistical, graphical or diagrammatical information and to point out deficiencies, limitations or inconsistencies)

3. Syllabus for GS Paper 2

  • Indian Polity ( Questions based on the political system in India including Bihar)
  • Indian economy and Geography of India (Questions on planning in India and the physical, economic and social geography of India and Bihar)
  • The role and impact of science and technology in the development of India (Questions to test awareness of the role and impact of science and technology in India and Bihar with special reference to applied science)

4. Optional Paper

In Optional Paper, a candidate is required to choose any one subject. This paper will be of 300 marks and it will have a time limit of 3 hours. There are 34 Optional subjects in the Main exam. The syllabus of the Optional Paper will be same as that of the Three- Year Honours Paper of the respective subject of Patna University. Here is the list of the Optional Subjects:

1. Agriculture

2. Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science

3. Anthropology

4. Botany

5. Chemistry

6. Civil Engineering

7. Commerce & Accountancy

8. Economics

9. Electrical Engineering

10. Geography

11. Geology

12. History

13. Labour and Social Welfare

14. Law

15. Management

16. Mathematics

17. Mechanical Engineering

18. Philosophy

19. Physics

20. Political Science & International Relations

21. Psychology

22. Public Administration

23. Sociology

24. Statistics

25. Zoology

26. Hindi Language and Literature

27. English Language and Literature

28. Urdu Language and Literature

29. Bangla Language and Literature

30. Sanskrit Language and Literature

31. Persian Language and Literature

32. Arabic Language and Literature

33. Pali Language and Literature

34. Maithili Language and Literature

Note: The applicants will have to obtain at least 30% marks in Hindi paper which will be qualifying in nature.


Exam Pattern

BPSC Preliminary Exam Pattern

Stage of Exam

Area of Testing

Total Marks


Preliminary (Objective) General Studies General Knowledge Current Affairs  



2 Hours

  • The questions will be in Hindi and English language both.
  • This stage is qualifying in nature.
  • There is no negative marking.
  • There will be 5 options to each question.

 BPSC Main Examination Pattern

Stage of Exam

Name of Paper

Total Marks


  Main Exam (Subjective) General Hindi (Qualifying) 100 3 Hours
General Studies Paper 1 300 3 Hours
General Studies Paper 2 300 3 Hours
Optional Paper 300 3 Hours
  • Candidates have to qualify in General Hindi. 
  • Questions of General Studies 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 candidates who are placed suitably in the merit are called for the interview.

BPSC Interview

The candidates who qualify the BPSC Main exam are called for the final stage of the exam i.e. Interview. The interview carries 120 marks.

Job Profile

BPSC examination offers a number of posts or job profiles to all of its applications. These include the following: 

  • General Administration Department of Bihar Civil Services (Subdivision Officer) / Preferential Sub Committee and equivalent officers of General Administration 
  • Police Vice-Chancellor, Home Department (Rakuchi Branch) 
  • District Sustainer Home Department (Special Branch)
  • Aber Register / Joint Aber Register, Bihar Registrar Service, Prohibition Product, and Registrar Department
  • Election commissioner election office
  • Notification Officer / District Newcastle Officer (Gazetted) Labor Department
  • District Minority Welfare Officer Minority Welfare Department
  • Bihar Education Service (Administration Sub-Cadre) Education Division
  • Assistant Director Co-District Public Relations Officer and Public Relations Department
  • Rural development officer rural development
  • Municipal Executive Officer Municipal Development & Housing Department
  • Fulfilling Inspector Department of Food and Consumer Protection
  • Block Panchayati Raj Officer Panchayati Raj Department
  • Labor Enforcement Officer (Unregistered), Department of Labor Resources
  • Block Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribe Collectorate Officer Anisu and Anu Tribal District Department

The detailed job profile of all of these posts differ from each other. The approximate salary ranges between INR 34,000 to INR 93,000 per month. 



For 63rd BPSC, the cut-off for different category is given below. The Cut-Off is out of 150 marks.



UR 96
UR (Female) 86
SC 84
SC (Female) 73
ST 89
ST (Female) 78
EBC 88
EBC (Female) 77
BC 93
BC (Female) 84
VH 74
HH 72
OH 83
Grandchildren of the Freedom Fighters of Bihar 81

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