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Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) Eligibility 2021

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Oct 6, 2020

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

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.

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BPSC Overview

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


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.


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 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.

The 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.

FAQ’s related to Eligibility

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.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


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.

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.