Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) Eligibility 2021

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Jun 10, 2021

Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) administers the recruitment of BPSC Exams, where numerous posts under governmental departments are appointed. The BPSC Exam notification is published on the official website at

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Candidates seeming for a promising career in Bihar can apply online for job notifications through BPSC. It consists of professions such as Assistant Engineer, Motor Vehicle Inspector, Assistant Forest Guard Officer, Assistant Public Prosecuting Officer, etc. Before appearing for the Examination, one should go through all the directions and Qualification guidelines given by the authority. Also, check the BPSC Exam Dates to get the updated exam schedule. 

BPSC 2021: Highlight

Organization Name Bihar Public Service Commission
  • BPSC Assistant Engineer exam
  • BPSC Motor Vehicle Inspector
  • Assistant Forest Guard Officer Competitive Exam
  • Assistant Public Prosecuting Officer Competitive Exam
  • Bihar Judicial Service Competitive Exam
  • Combined Competitive Exam
Official Website
Job Location Bihar
Mode of Examination Offline (OMR Based)
Age Limit 21 years to 42 years
Selection Process
  • Written Test (Either one or Prelims and Mains)
  • Interview
BPSC Eligibility

BPSC 2021: Eligibility

The BPSC Eligibility Criteria holds:

  1. Nationality
  2. Age Limit
  3. Educational Qualification
  4. Physical Fitness

Candidates can check the eligibility criteria for the specific Exam accordingly in the BPSC notification column.

As the BPSC Exam is modeled on the IAS Exam, administered by the Union Public Service Commission, candidates may find relations in both.

The BPSC State Service Exam or the Combined Competitive Exam is the fixed entry point for nearby 20 services.

BPSC 2021: Age

The BPSC Age Limit for General Category male competitors is:

  • Minimum age – 20 years
  • Maximum age – 37 years

General Female/ OBC/ OBC (Male/Female) - 40 years

SC / SC (Male/Female) - 42 years

The age limit and additional BPSC eligibility criteria differ for different services, and categories primary of them are listed in the table below:

Post/Service Name Minimum Age
Deputy Superintendent of Police 20 years
Probation Officer 21 years
Rural Development Officer 21 years
Labor Enforcement Officer 21 years
Block SC/ST Welfare Officer 21 years
Supply Inspector 21 years
All other posts 22 years

The upper age limit for BPSC Exam is highlighted in the below table:

Category BPSC Upper Age Limit
General Category – Male 37 years
General Category – Female 40 years
BC/OBC (Male, Female) 40 years
SC/ST (Male, Female) 42 years

Important points regarding BPSC 2021 Age Limit

  1. As per official rules, there is no constraint on the number of attempts as long as candidates’ age criteria are crossed.
  2. For government representatives who have been in continuous service for at least three years:
    1. The number of Attempts is three
    2. Rest in Upper Age Limit is of 5 years
  3. For Persons with Disability (PwD), the higher age limit is relaxed by ten years.
  4. Ex-servicemen, under the age of 53 to 55, can avail BPSC age relaxation of three years plus the number of years in service.

BPSC 2021: Educational Qualification

As per the BPSC Eligibility Criteria, education qualification is broadly classified into two classes:

  • A Graduate Degree from a recognized University or
  • An equivalent qualification

The Physical Eligibility Criteria:

Bihar Police Service
Minimum Height criteria Chest
  • SC/ST – 5 feet 3 inches.
  • For General Category Male – 5 feet 5 inches
  • Women candidates – 5 feet 2 inches
  • SC/ST (Male) is 31 inches
  • General category (Male) is 32 inches

For demanding benefits under reservation, candidates need to:

  1. Have a Bihar Domicile
  2. Highlight the reservation category in the online application of BPSC Exam

The SC/ST category aspirants inquiring reservation need to display the following documents:

  1. Caste Certificate
  2. Domicile

The BC/OBC aspirants seeking reservation need to display the following documents:

  1. Caste Certificate
  2. Domicile
  3. Non-Creamy Layer Certificate

It is advised that all the BPSC aspirants stay updated with all the official notifications through the official website of BPSC.


BPSC 2021: FAQ

Ques. Is qualifying all the eligibility criteria necessary?

Ans. Yes, it is mandatory to qualify all the criteria. The BPSC authority has mainly categorized the selection process on four stages of Eligibility namely

  1. Nationality
  2. Age Limit
  3. Educational Qualification
  4. Physical Fitness

And it is obligatory to restrain all 4 to succeed.

Ques. Can final year students eligible for this Exam?

Ans. By the end of the last date to apply online, the candidate must have a graduation degree from a government recognized university. There are two specific guidelines given by the authority

  • A Graduate Degree from an acknowledged University or
  • An equivalent qualification.

Considering these two candidates should go further.

Ques. What if all the criteria are fulfilled, but only one fails for Physical Eligibility Criteria?

Ans. Yes, such cases are often seen. Experts advise that one should stay calm and work on the essential aspect. However, the Physical Eligibility Criteria mentioned i.e.

Minimum Height

  • General Category: Male is 5 feet 5 inches
  • Women candidates are 5 feet 2 inches
  • SC/ST – 5 feet 3 inches


  • General category: Male candidates is 32 inches
  • SC/ST Male is 31 inches is usually crossed by the 80% of the candidate.
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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


kirti kumari
My date of birth is 03-08-2000...may i eligible for bpsc 2021
abdul nazir

Ye syou are eligible to apply as the minimu age required to appear in the test is 20 years. Based on details provided age calculated as on August 1, 2021 will be more than 20 years. There will relaxation n upper age limit for reserved category students.

I m head constable in Delhi police, can I get age relaxation in bpsc
abdul nazir

Hi Niraj, If you are a government official then relaxation in upper age limit is 5 years. This is applicable for candidates who are in service for continuous 3 years. Also number of attempts is restricted to 3 for such candidates. To get more details of eligibility visit BPSC 2021 exam.

akhlaque ahmad
My date of birth is 07/02/1984 Can you please tell me I am male general candidate..I am eligible for 67 th Bpsc or not

HI Akhlaque

The minimum age required to apply for the exam is 21 years and the upper age limit is 42 years. Visit on our official website of BPSC Eligibility to check the whole requirement of the exam and the age criteria.

Hi i am Azhar Ali i done in civil engineer and also I have job but now I want to become an IAS... Please help me how to prepare from zero level.. How please tell
abdul nazir

Hi Azhar, To be an IAS officer, you primarily need to qualify Civil Services Preliminary exam conducted by UPSC or at state level. To register for BPSC the primary qualification required is a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognised board. As you have completed B.Tech, you are eligible for the prelims exam. Find more details at BPSC exam 2021.

avinash sahu
what is the maximum age limit for bpsc exam?
kavita rani

Hi Avinash. Candidates must be aged between 20 years to 37 years, the ones belonging to general category. General Female/ OBC/ OBC (Male/Female) can apply till the age of 40 years as well. More details related to the eligibility criteria are mentioned here.

shivam gupta
I full fill all criteria but my height doesn't match.. I'm 4.10, am I eligible??

Hello Shivam,

There is no constraint on the height of the candidate as given by BPSC except for the Posts in the Police department. You can apply for all the other posts. To know more details, visit- BPSC Eligibility Criteria.

shagufta hussain
I am 33 years old for which post can I apply for which physical fitness not required

Hi Shagufta

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You can visit on our official website Bihar Public Sercive commision Exam eligibility to know the whole eleigibility criteria of the exam The maximum age to apply for NPSC is 42 

I was born in Bihar but I have done my graduation from Karnataka and my Aadhar card is registered in Karnataka am I eligible to write the BPSC exam?
abdul nazir

Hi Amit, Yes you can definitely apply for BPSC exam. For more details on BPSC registration and eligibility click here.

sunil singh
My dob is 27/09/2001 can I eligible for bihar public services commission in 2021
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Hii Sunil. Yes, you are eligible for applying Bihar public service commission as the Minimum age is 20 years.

utkarsha khatri
My educational qualification does not match the eligibility criteria for the BPSC 2020, but I filled the form and made the payment already. Is the 600 fee refundable?
kavita rani

Hi Utkarsha. No, you will not get a refund.