Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) was formed on November 1, 1956. It is a government body that was created by the constitution of India. It aims at recruiting applicants for the civil service jobs under the state administration of Bihar. Multiple posts for which the exam is conducted are Sub Divisional Officer, Rural Development Officer, and District Sanapark Officer. This constitutional body under Article 315 initially began its functioning with its headquarters at Ranchi. On 1 March 1951, the state government decided to shift the headquarter of BPSC from Ranchi to Patna. The recruitment process is for administrative posts specifically Group B and Group C. Before appearing for the examination, aspirants must have a good understanding of the exam pattern and the syllabus to direct their preparation in an appropriate way.
BPSC examination is modelled on the IAS examination. It is conducted in three different tiers, that is, Prelims, Mains and Interview. Prelims and Mains are written examinations followed by a round of personal interviews. Candidates clearing Prelims get qualified for appearing in Mains. Those qualifying Mains are called for the interview.
Prelims has an objective paper with 150 marks. Mains consists of 4 descriptive papers which are subjective in nature and carries a total of 900 marks. The third stage, which is a personal interview, has a weightage of 120 marks.
|Prelims||Number of papers - 1
Total marks - 150
Total duration - 2 hours
Exam type - Objective
Exam mode - Offline
|Mains||Number of papers - 4 ( 3 merit-based papers, 1 qualifying paper)
Total marks - 900
Total duration - 3 hours ( for each paper)
Exam type - Subjective
Exam mode - Offline
|Interview||Total marks - 120
Duration - Not Defined
Type - Physical Presence
Current Affairs (International and National)
History of Bihar
Geography of Bihar
Indian Freedom Movements
General Mental Ability
|General Hindi (Qualifying Paper)
GS Paper 1
It becomes very essential for a student to prepare in a suitable manner to achieve the desired result. For this, students must have a well-structured and an organized study plan. Every individual has a different way of understanding things and preparing, although everybody has to follow the same syllabus. Thus, here we have discussed some general tips and suggestions that will help the students in moving ahead in an organized manner;
|History||India’s Ancient Past: R.S. Sharma
A History of Medieval India: Satish Chandra
History of Modern India: Bipan Chandra
Indian Art and Culture: Nitin Singhania
|Geography||World and Physical Geography: D.R.Khullar
Physical and Human Geography: G. C. Leong
Geography of India: Majid Hussian
|Indian Polity||Indian Polity : M. Laximkanth
The Constitution of India (Pocket Edition): P.M. Bakshi
Introduction to the Constitution of India: D. D. Basu (for conceptual Clarity)
|Economics||Indian Economy: Ramesh Singh
Indian Economy: Performance and Policies - Uma Kapila
Indian Economy: Mishra and Puri.
Clearing an administrative exam is really a tough task that requires all your attention and hard work. So, prepare for your exam in a structured and organized manner. Give your best and be the next administrator.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.