Bihar Combined Competitive Examination is administered by the Bihar Public Service Commission for appointment to numerous gazetted posts such as Deputy Police Superintendent, Jailer, Block Development Officer (BDO), etc., in different departments of the state government. For both online and offline mode, applicants must fill out the BPSC application form. Applicants should be a graduate from any discipline according to the BPSC Civil Services eligibility criteria. The age limit for specific posts varies according to category. BPSC Civil Services 2020 consists of three phases – preliminary, mains, and personality testing.
Refer to the article below to get an overview of the 65th Bihar Combined Competitive Examination to be conducted by the BPSC (Bihar Public Service Commission).
|Date to Download 65th BPSC Main Admit Card||15 days before the exam date|
|Start Date for Online Registration||May 04, 2020|
|Last Date for Online Registration||June 24, 2020 (revised)|
|Last Date to Registration Fee Payment||June 10, 2020 (revised)|
|Last Date for Document Submission via Post||June 30, 2020 (revised)|
|Last Date for Receipt Printing||June 10, 2020 by 5:00 PM|
|BPSC 65th PT Mains Exam Date 2020||October 13, 14, 16, 2020|
|BPSC 66th Registration Process||September 28- October 20, 2020|
|BPSC 66th Prelims exam date||December 27, 2020|
To register for the BPSC 65th Combined Competitive (Preliminary) Test, you require government-recognized university graduation or equivalent degree.
The BPSC Civil Services application form will be made available in the online mode. Eligible applicants can complete the application form offline as well as online. Applicants must first register on the official web portal. Candidates will then continue to fill out the application form after a successful registration. Applicants should review the steps below for filling out the BPSC application form.
|Name of Category||Fees|
|Woman/SC/ST/Handicapped/Permanent residents of Bihar (All Categories)||INR 150|
|Other States||INR 600|
Note: Only candidates who have successfully applied to the Bihar Public Service Commission using BPSC's official website will be eligible to access the BPSC Pre 2020 mains admit card.
Any photo ID card that has been issued by the government must be carried on the day of the examination.
These can include:
The preliminary phase will be objective type for BPSC 65th Combined Competitive Test. The test time is 2 hours, holding 150 marks in total. Make sure you know the latest BPSC Exam Pattern 2020 well before you appear for the exam.
|Paper Name||Number of Questions||Type of Questions||Total Marks||Total Duration|
|General Studies||150||Objective Type||150||120 minutes (2 hours)|
|Paper Name||Type of Questions||Total Marks||Total Duration|
|General Hindi (Qualifying Paper)||Subjective Type||100||3 hours|
|General Studies Paper I||Subjective Type||300||3 hours|
|General Studies Paper 2||Subjective Type||300||3 hours|
|Optional Paper||Subjective Type||300||3 hours|
BPSC Civil Services 2020 Merit List
Find below the overview of the syllabus of BPSC Prelims and Mains.
The results of the preliminary test will be announced for BPSC Civil Services after the test is completed. The result is declared in a PDF having the roll numbers of all qualified candidates. Applicants who qualify for the prelims test would be selected for the mains test. BPSC's preliminary examination is of a qualifying nature. The final result of the assessment by BPSC Civil Services will be announced on the basis of results in the mains test and interview.
Candidates will be chosen for the personality test depending on the results of the mains exam. The final BPSC result 2020 will be declared on the basis of candidate's marks in the mains exam and personality examination. Allotments to the different posts would be made depending on the candidate's position in the merit list.
BPSC PT 2020 selection process is based on Preliminary Test, Mains Test, and Interview. Candidates who successfully complete the exams and the interview would get shortlisted for the BPSC PT 2020.
BPSC cut-off is the minimum qualifying marks that students must achieve in order to qualify for the exam and become eligible for the next round of the selection process. BPSC will separately announce cut-offs for preliminary, mains, and the personality test. Two types of BPSC cut off are available: qualifying and overall cut off. In the official notice, the commission will declare the qualifying cut off of BPSC preliminary and mains tests.
The qualifying preliminary exam cut off for the general category is 40 percent while for OBC, it is 36.5 percent. The qualifying cut off for backward classes, and SC/ST/women/PwD, respectively, is 34 percent and 32 percent. Candidates would need to secure the qualifying cut off to pass the test. In addition, qualifying candidates will need to achieve the overall cut off to qualify for the next round of the selection process. The exam board will choose candidates for the mains exam based on the cut off of the preliminary examination but this cut-off will not be considered for the final merit list.
BPSC Civil Services main exam's qualifying cut off for Hindi paper is 30 percent, that is, 30 marks. BPSC Civil Services mains exam cutoff 2020 will decide applicants who are eligible for the personality test. Candidate allocations are made on the basis of the final cut off calculated on the basis of the marks obtained in the mains exam and personality test.
|Serial Number||Name of Post||Number of Vacancies|
|1.||Sub Divisional Officer (अनु मंडल पदाधिकारी)||30|
|2.||Deputy Superintendent of Police (पुलिस उपाधीक्षक)||62|
|3.||Rural Development Officer (ग्रामीण विकास अधिकारी)||110|
|4.||Block Panchayat Officer (ब्लॉक पंचायत अधिकारी)||14|
|5.||District Sanapark Officer (जिला संपर्क अधिकारी)||11|
|6.||Bihar Education Service (बिहार शिक्षा सेवा)||72|
|7.||Labour Enforcement Officer (श्रम प्रवर्तन अधिकारी)||20|
|8.||Food and Consumer Inspector (खाद्य और उपभोक्ता निरीक्षक)||19|
|9.||Election Department (निर्वाचन विभाग अधिकारी)||46|
|10||SC/ ST Welfare Department (अनुसूचित जाति /अनुसूचित जनजाति कल्याण विभाग)||18|
Under BPSC Recruitment 2020, the salary for various posts is INR 9,300 – INR. 34,800 + Grade Pay of INR 5400, INR 4800, and INR 4200. Do remember that depending on the commission, the salary for BPSC PT is subject to change.
Ques. How much does a BPSC PCS officer earn?
Ans. A BPSC PCS officer's salary for different posts is INR 9,300 to INR 34,800 + Grade Pay of INR 5400, 4800, 4200. As per the pay commission, this salary structure is subject to change.
Ques. How to prepare for BPSC 2020?
Ans. You can start preparation for the BPSC 2020 Exam by going through the syllabus, curating a list of books, and selecting the right BPSC online coaching classes. Compliment your training for the BPSC Exam with BPSC mock tests and online test series.
Ques. Does the BPSC Prelims Exam have any negative marking?
Ans. No, the BPSC Prelims Exam does not have any negative marking.
Ques. What is the paper attempting limit for the BPSC Exam?
Ans. There is no paper attempting limit for the BPSC Exam. Candidates can answer the exam as many times as they wish if they comply with the age limit criteria.
Ques. BPSC 2020 has how many vacancies?
Ans. There are a total of 423 vacancies according to the official notification provided by BPSC 2020.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.