BPSC (Bihar Public Service Commission) 2020 - Mains date (out), Application Process (2020-out), Eligibility, Vacancy, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

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Sep 28, 2020

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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.

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  • The prelims exam is qualifying in essence and the marks earned at this point by the applicants are not counted for the final merit list.
  • Candidates who qualify for the preliminary test would be called on for the mains test.
  • Candidates would be chosen for the personality test based on the cumulative marks obtained in the mains exam.
  • The final list of qualifications for selecting candidates for various positions will be prepared on the basis of the mains exam marks and the personality examination.

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).

Prepp Test Series

BPSC Civil Services 2020 Important Highlights

  • BPSC Mains test date (updated) was shared on BPSC's official website. The 65th BPSC Main 2020 exam will be held on 04, 05, and 07 August, 2020 according to the new notice.
  • The 65th link for BPSC Mains Online Registration was extended until 24 June, 2020.
  • BPSC will post a direct online application link on its official website for the BPSC Mains 2020 exam.
  • BPSC is yet to declare the 65th BPSC test date for mains exam.
  • The BPSC 65 PT test is focused on the process below:
  • Preliminary Examination
  • Mains Examination
  • Interview
  • 65th BPSC Notification 2019 was posted on the Bihar Public Service Commission's official website: bpsc.bih.nic.in
  • The Bihar Public Service Commission released the 2019 BPSC 65th PT Notification for numerous posts in the Department of State Government of Bihar.
  • The commission has issued the official notification according to the reports in order to fill the 434 posts from:
  • Revenue Officer
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police
  • Rural Development Officer
  • As of 10th July, 2019, the online application for 65 BPSC combined Prelims exams began.
  • The last date to apply for the BPSC 65 exam online has been extended. 11 August, 2019 was the final deadline for submitting the online application form and the last date was 9 August, 2019 for fee payment.
  • There was some revision on the vacancies according to the most recent notice. Under the Reserve section, a total of 11 vacancies were eliminated in Reservation Quota. There are currently 423 vacancies.
BPSC Important Dates

BPSC Civil Services 2020 Important Dates

Event Name Dates
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
BPSC Eligibility

BPSC Civil Services 2020 Eligibility Criteria

  • Educational Qualifications

To register for the BPSC 65th Combined Competitive (Preliminary) Test, you require government-recognized university graduation or equivalent degree.

  • Age Limit
    • Minimum age (as on 1 August, 2020) - 20, 21, 22 years
    • General Category Male - 37 years
    • General Category Female/OBC - 40 years
    • SC/ST (Male/Female) - 42 years

BPSC Civil Services 2020 Application Process

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.

How to register for BPSC 2020?

  • Step 1: Applicants have to first register for the exam to apply for BPSC Step 2: Civil Services by clicking on the 'Online Registration' tab.
  • Step 3: In the next step, click on 'Apply online'.
  • Step 4: Candidates would have to fill in all the information needed.
  • Step 5: Click on the 'Submit' button after entry of information.
  • Step 6: Username and password would be sent to the registered email address of the candidate.

Payment of Application fee

  • Step 1: After registration, the fee payment link would be enabled the next day.
  • Step 2: Candidates would have to pay the necessary fees digitally once the link gets activated.
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.

BPSC Admit Card

BPSC Admit Card

  • The examination conducting authorities will release the prelims exam admit card 15 days before the examination starts.
  • Candidates after successfully submitting the application form can access the admit card.
  • The BPSC Civil Services admit card mentions applicant name, personal information, exam information, instructions on the day of the test, etc.
  • Applicants must also bear one valid proof of photo Identification along with the admit card on the day of the test.
  • In the event of any inconsistency in BPSC's admit card, candidates must contact the exam conducting authorities at least one week before the examination begins.
  • The BPSC Civil Services mains examination admit card 2020 is given to candidates who qualify for the preliminary examination by securing the qualification as well as the overall cut-off prescribed by the commission and also filled out the mains application form within the specified time frame.

Documents to be carried for BPSC Civil Services 2020 Exam:

Any photo ID card that has been issued by the government must be carried on the day of the examination.

These can include:

  • Voter identity card
  • Aadhaar card
  • Pan card
  • Driving license
BPSC Exam Pattern

BPSC Exam Pattern

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.

BPSC Prelims Exam Pattern

Paper Name Number of Questions Type of Questions Total Marks Total Duration
General Studies 150 Objective Type 150 120 minutes (2 hours)

BPSC Mains Exam Pattern

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
Total Marks 900 -

BPSC Interview/Personality Test

Total Marks 120

BPSC Civil Services 2020 Merit List

  • The BPSC Merit List will be released based on BPSC Mains score (out of 900) + BPSC Interview/Personality Test score (out of 120).
BPSC Syllabus

BPSC Syllabus

Find below the overview of the syllabus of BPSC Prelims and Mains.

BPSC 2020 Prelims Syllabus

  • General Knowledge
  • National/International Current Affairs
  • History of India and Bihar
  • Geography of India and Bihar
  • Rivers of Bihar
  • India's polity
  • Indian economy
  • Economy of Bihar post-Independence
  • Indian Movements and Bihar’s Contribution

BPSC 2020 Mains Syllabus

  • Modern History and Culture of India
  • Current events of national and international importance
  • Statistical graphs, analysis, and diagrams
  • Respective optional paper’s syllabus

BPSC Answer Key

  • After reviewing the challenges raised by candidates against the provisional answer key, the commission would release the final answer key to the exam.
  • TheBPSC Civil Services answer key for all sets of question booklets will be published online.
  • The answer key assists candidates in checking the correct answers to questions asked during the exam.
  • Candidates are required to determine their likely score based on the number of correct responses.
  • Candidates may apply to challenge later in the event of a difference in the answer key.
  • To raise a challenge, candidates have to send to the Combined Secretary-cum-Exam Controller information such as name, roll number, and address through post.
BPSC Result

BPSC Result

Find below the details of BPSC Prelims and Mains Result.

BPSC 2020 Prelims

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.

BPSC 2020 Mains

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 Civil Services 2020 Selection Process

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 Civil Services 2020 Cut Off

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.

BPSC 2020 Prelims Cut-off

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 2020 Mains Cut-off

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.

BPSC Vacancies

BPSC Civil Services Vacancies 2020

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
11. Other (अन्य) 21
Total 423

BPSC Civil Services Salary 2020

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.