The Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) conducts recruitment exams to fill up Group A, B and C vacancies in the state administration.

The BPSC Combined Competitive Exam (BPSC Exam) is the common entry point for about 20 prestigious posts in the Bihar administration.
The BPSC exam comprises three Phases:

Stage 1:


Stage 2:


Stage 3:


Phase 1 –Prelims

The Prelims exam comprises one paper (General Studies)

The BPSC Prelims is for a total of 150 marks and the exam duration is 2 hours. All questions in Prelims will be of objective type(MCQs)

There is no negative marking in BPSC Prelims

Prelims Syllabus

  • General Science
  • Events of national and international importance
  • History of Bihar and Indian History
  • Geography
  • Geography of Bihar
  • Indian Polity and Economy
  • Changes in the economy of Bihar post-independence
  • Indian National Movement and Role of Bihar
  • General MentalAbility

Phase 2 – Mains

BPSC Mains Comprises of four Papers( 1 Qualifying paper of Hindi & 2 papers of General studies Plus one Optional paper)

Prelims Syllabus

1. General Hindi – 100 marks (Minimum qualifying marks – 30marks)
2. General Studies Paper 1 – 300 marks
3. General Studies Paper 2 – 300 marks
4. One Optional Subject – 300marks

General Hindi Syllabus ( 100 Marks & Duration 3hours)

• Essay – 30marks
• Grammar – 30 marks
• Syntax – 25marks
• Precise /Summary – 15marks

General Studies Paper 1( 300 Marks & Duration 3hours)

• Indian Culture
• Modern History ofIndia
• Contemporary events of national and international importance
• Statistical Analysis, diagrams and graphs

General Studies Paper 2( 300 Marks & Duration 3hours)
  • Indian (and Bihar) Polity
  • Indian (and Bihar) Economy
  •  Indian (and Bihar) Geography
  • Role and impact of Science and Technology in the development of India (and Bihar)
Optional Subject ( 300 Marks & Duration 3 hours)
Candidates have to select one optional subject out of 34choices.

Phase 3 – Interview

BPSC Syllabus for Interview

This Stage is Known as Personality Test, BPSC Interview is the last stage of the examination. There is no defined BPSC syllabus for the interview. Questions are asked from wide ranging issues.
  • The objective of the interview is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for a career in civil services by a board of competent and unbiased observers.
  • The Interview test will be of 120 marks.

The BPSC Eligibility Criteria comprises

  • Nationality
  •  Age Limit
  • Educational Qualification
  • Physical Fitness

BPSC Exam Eligibility

The BPSC Age Limit for General Category male aspirants is:
  • Minimum Age – 20, 21 and 22years
  • Maximum Age –37


Age limit

General- Male

37 years

General – Female

40 years

OBC/OBC(Male, Female)

40 years

SC/ST ( Male/Female)

42 years

Important points regarding BPSC Age Limit:

There is no restriction on the number of attempts as long as candidates full the age criteria.
For government employees who have been in continuous service for at least three years:

  1. Number of Attempts:3
  2. Relaxation in Upper Age Limit: 5years
For Persons with Disability (PwD), the upper age limit is relaxed by10 years. Ex-servicemen who are not above 53 years of age, can avail BPSC age relaxation of three years plus the number of years in service.