Best Preparation Tips and Strategies for Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC 2020)

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Sep 4, 2020

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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.

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BPSC Exam Pattern

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.

Stage Details
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

BPSC Syllabus 2020

Prelims Mains
General Science
Current Affairs (International and National)
Indian History
History of Bihar
Indian Geography
Geography of Bihar
General Geography
Indian Polity
Indian Economy
Bihar Economy
Indian Freedom Movements
General Mental Ability
General Hindi (Qualifying Paper)
GS Paper 1
  • Indian Modern History
  • Indian Culture
  • Bihar's Role in Indian Freedom Struggle
  • Santhal Uprising in Bihar
  • Birsa Movement
  • Champaran Satyagrah
  • Quit India Movement
  • Mauryan and Pal Art
  • Patna Kalam Painting
  • Roles of Gandhi, Tagore and Nehru
  • Statistics analysis
  • Current Affairs
GS Paper 2
  • Indian Polity
  • Indian Economy
  • Indian Geography
  • Role and Impact of Science and Technology

Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) 2020: Preparation and tips

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;

  • Divide your day into sections of study. Give quality time to each and every subject that you are preparing. A good schedule for your studies is a prime necessity. You must stick to your time table.
  • Select standard books for your preparation and do not change the books in the middle of your preparation. Stick to them and make quality notes. Make it a point of sparing at least 2 to 3 hours from your studying time for the revision of anything that you prepare on a regular basis.
  • You must hold a good grasp over the current affairs section. For developing a good grasp over what's going around the world, you must initiate the habit of reading newspapers. You can also go for monthly publications of current affairs magazines. Select magazines like Pratiyogita Darpan for better and clear perspectives.
  • Make quality and comprehensive notes on history, geography, culture, language and festivals of Bihar. Revise your notes on a regular basis.
  • Get a good grasp over the maps of Bihar, India and the World.
  • Enroll yourselves with the regular test series so that you can analyze your preparation and writing speed. This will help your brain in constantly reaching out to all the sections of the syllabus and will help in getting a good command over all the school subjects.
  • Your basic knowledge for all the subjects must be strong. For this, make sure that you study the NCERT books (Class 6-12) well. The aspirants should have a sound knowledge of these subjects.
  • Maintaining your health and mental stability is the most important thing you should keep in mind. Never compromise your fun and entertainment. Take out quality time from your busy schedule to refresh your mind.
  • Given below is the standard books that the aspirants can go for;
Subject Details
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.