Bihar PCS 67th Combined Prelims Exam dates have been shared by BPSC on their official website bpsc.bih.nic.in. Those who wish to appear can apply online. The candidates are now busy preparing for their BPSC Prelims 2021 as the dates are out. Check BPSC Syllabus, Bihar PCS number of vacancies, BPSC exam pattern and more below.
BPSC Bihar PCS Exam Dates 2021:
The exam dates and the last date to register can be checked in the table below:
BPSC 67th Combined Prelims Exam 2021
January 23, 2022
Starting Date of the Registration process
September 30, 2021
Last date to register for the exam
November 5, 2021
Candidates can apply on the official website of the Commission. It must be noted that this exam is the exam that was to be conducted in 2021. Due to the pandemic, the exam is shifted to the following year.
BPSC 67th Prelims 2021: Number of Vacancies
This year BPSC is being conducted late and for almost 723 vacancies all over the state. There would be a lot of competition for the Government jobs awarded once BPSC is qualified by any candidate. These services are quite popular in Bihar, with lakhs of candidates appearing in them.
BPSC Bihar PCS 2021: Exam Pattern
BPSC consists of three papers like UPSC CSE- first being Prelims, second being BPSC Mains followed by Interview. Take a look at the table below to understand more
Paper 1 is of 150 marks
conducted offline in 2 hours time. The questions are Objective Type
There are 4 papers out of which one is a qualifying exam (Hindi) and 3 are merit ranking papers
of 900 marks conducted within 3 hours each. The exams are Subjective Type
and conducted Offline
120 marks Personality Test
BPSC Prelims: It is of 150 marks objective type exam
BPSC Mains: It is mainly subjective in nature and is of 900 marks. The BPSC Mains and Interview form the total for BPSC State Services
BPSC Interview: It is 120 marks personality test.
The exam pattern is the same as that of UPSC Civil Services.
BPSC Prelims 2021: Syllabus
The Prelims Syllabus contains the following topics:
The Bihar PCS exam consists of the following topics to be tested in the exam:
- General Science
- Events of national and international importance
- History of Bihar and Indian History
- Geography of Bihar
- Indian Polity and Economy
- Changes in the economy of Bihar post-independence
- Indian National Movement and Role of Bihar
- General Mental Ability
BPSC Mains Optional Subjects:
The candidates apart from the Prelims Syllabus discussed above can choose one of the following subjects in their Mains exam as optional
- Hindi Language and Literature
- Persian Language and Literature
- Arabic Language and Literature
- Pali Language and Literature
- Maithili Language and Literature
- English Language and Literature
- Urdu Language and Literature
- Bangla Language and Literature
- Sanskrit Language and Literature
- Political Science and International Relations
- Public Administration
- Labour and Social Welfare
- Mechanical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Commerce and Accountancy
- Electrical Engineering
- Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
The candidates can answer in one of the following languages - Hindi, Urdu or English. The minimum qualifying marks in BPSC Mains are for General Category-40%, for Backward Classes- 36.5%, for OBC - 34%, for Women/SC/ST/PwD- 32%.
In BPSC Prelims there is no negative marking, so the candidates merit goes a bit higher than other exams like UPSC, UP PCS etc. Take a look at all other details related to UPSC, UP PCS below.