GENERAL INFO. ABOUT BIHAR PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION COMBINED COMPETETIVE EXAM – 2021

Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) has organised a recruiting exam process in 2021 for different Government Departments which are available in the State. Candidates get selected according to the vast selection procedure taken into the consideration by authorities of the BPSC.

Exam Name BPSC 67th Combined Competitive Examination (CCE) 2021
EXAM Conducting Body Bihar Public Service Commission, BPSC
BPSC EXAM NOTIFICATION 2021 LINK www.bpsc.bih.nic.in
Language English and Hindi
Vacancies 555 (Females- 174)
Selection Process Prelims
Mains
Interview
Age Limit 22-42 Years
Official Website www.bpsc.bih.nic.in

IMPORTANT DATES Related to BPSC EXAM

Notification Release 24th September 2021
Registration Starting date 30th September 2021
Last date to Register 05th November 2021
Application fee payment (last date) 05th November 2021
Admit card November 2021
Prelims Examination Date 12th December 2021
Mains Examination Date To be notified

VACANCY DETAILS

BPSC 67th Notification 2021- Vacancy Details

Post Name Males Vacancy Females Vacancy Total
Bihar Administrative Service 57 31 88
State Tax Assistant Commissioner 14 07 21
Inferior Electoral Officer 03 01 04
Bihar Education Service 09 03 12
Planning Authority/District Planning Authority 02 00 02
Labor superintendent 02 00 02
District Audit Authority Cooperation Committees and Equivalents 02 03 05
Assistant Director Social Security 08 04 12
Assistant Director Child Protection Services 04 00 04
Assistant Planning Officer/Assistant Director 36 16 52
Rural Development Authority 90 43 133
Municipal Executive Authority 73 37 110
Revenue Officer & Equivalent 27 09 36
Supply Inspector 03 01 04
Block Panchayat Raj Officer 13 05 18
Other 38 14 52
Total Vacancies 381 174 555

How to Apply for BPSC Notification 2021?

  • Click on the given online application link in this article.
  • Click on the ‘Apply Online’ tab
  • Candidates are required to enter the following credentials, Personal Details, Contact Details, Educational Eligibility.
  • Upload the required documents such as photographs, signature, or any other documents if required.
  • Make Payment and Submit the final form.
  • After, a successful submission of the online application form the candidates are suggested to take a printout of the application.

Official website & notification link

https://onlinebpsc.bihar.gov.in/

BPSC: Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualifications

Candidates should have knowledge regarding the vacancies which are available in Bihar Public Service Commission as it is helpful for the appearing in the examination of BPSC 67th 2021. Graduation or equivalent degree form a government recognized University is important for the purpose of appearing for the exam.

Age Limit

  • Candidates should also have a good knowledge of the age limit for appearing in this BPSC 67th Exam 2021.
  • The age limit declared by the officials of BPSC is provided in the below table for further reference.

Age Relaxations

Post Minimum Age Limit Maximum Age Limit
Unreserved E-BC and Unreserved female SC/ST
Administrative Officer / District Master / Assistant Register / Lower Election Officer / Planning Officer / District Minority Welfare Officer / District Public Relation Officer / Block Panchayat Officer 22 years 37 years 40 years 42 years
Deputy Superintendent of Police 20 years 37 years 40 years 42 years
Bihar Education Service / Rural Development Officer / District Executive Officer / District Executive Officer / Supply Inspector / Labour Enforcement Officer / Block SC / ST Welfare Officer 21 years 37 years 40 years 42 years

Candidates from different category will be provided with different age relaxation. Table provided below are

Category Relaxation
People with Disability 10 years
Government Employees (more than 3-year service) 5 years
Ex-Servicemen whose age is not more than 5. years 3 years + period of service

the age relaxation as per category which can be followed before appearing in BPSC 67th 2021. After knowing the age relaxation category, candidate’s can easily apply for the job in BPSC 67th 2021.

Physical Criteria

Any candidate will be selected by organization of Bihar Public Service Commission which will be after there will be proper success which will be filled with the educational and the physical criteria which is prescribed by the organization.

S. No Category Height Chest (without expansion)
1 Unreserved (Male), OBC (Male) 5 Feet 5 Inches 32 Inches
2 Unreserved (Female), OBC (Female) 5 Feet Inches
3 SC/ST 5 Feet 2 Inches 31 Inches

Application Fees

Candidates belonging to general category will have to pay ₹600 as application fees, ₹150/- for SC/ST category candidates of the state, ₹150/- for disabled. The application fees should be paid online through net banking, debit/credit card.

NO. OF ATTEMPTS

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

  • Number of Attempts: 3
  • Relaxation in Upper Age Limit: 5 years

3. For Persons with Disability (PwD), the upper age limit is relaxed by 10 years.
4. 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.

BPSC EXAM FORMAT

The selection includes the examination process which will be held for the purpose of selecting candidates for BPSC 67th Recruiotment test 2021. There will be three stages in the exam after which the candidate will get the chance to serve Bihar Public Service Commission.

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Personal Interview

BPSC Prelims Exam Pattern 2021

There will be total 150 objective types of questions and the total marks is 150 for every candidate. There will be no negative marking for any wrong answer.

Paper General Studies
Duration 2 Hours
Total Questions 150
Max Marks 150
BPSC prelims Syllabus 1. General Science
2. Events of national and international importance
3. History of Bihar and Indian History
4. Geography(mainly Geography of Bihar)
5. Indian Polity and Economy
6. Changes in the economy of Bihar post-independence
7. Indian National Movement and the Role of Bihar
8. General Mental Ability.

BPSC Mains Exam Pattern

The candidates are called for the BPSC main exam only if they qualify in the BPSC Prelims Exam and secure the required cut-off marks as decided by the Commission. Since, the BPSC Prelims Exam is qualifying in nature so it does not matter what one scores.
The BPSC Main Exam have a qualifying paper General Hindi.
Apart from this, there will be General Studies Paper 1 and General Studies Paper 2 carrying 300 marks each.
There will be an Optional Paper that the candidate has chosen earlier while filling the Application Form. The Optional Paper carries 300 marks. The list of the 34 Optional Subjects has been given below.

Stage of Exam Name of Paper Total Marks Duration
Main Exam (Subjective) General Hindi (Qualifying) 100 3 Hours
Main Exam (Subjective) General Studies Paper 1 100 3 Hours
Main Exam (Subjective) General Studies Paper 2 100 3 Hours
Main Exam (Subjective) Optional Paper 100 3 Hours

Important Points:

1. General Hindi Paper is qualifying in nature (30 % Marks required), Its marks will not be considered in the calculation of merit list.
2. Questions of General Studies are available in Hindi and English both.
3. The score will be arrived at by considering the total of 900 marks in GS Paper 1, GS Paper 2 and Optional Paper.
4. The candidates who are placed suitably in the merit are called for the interview.
5. There is no negative marking in the descriptive question papers.
6. Candidates need to attempt all the papers to qualify for the Interview round.
7. This round is both scoring and qualifying in nature.

BPSC Syllabus 2021 for Mains Exam

BPSC mains syllabus for all 4 papers is discussed below.

Qualifying Paper: General Hindi

The paper of General Hindi will be qualifying in nature. The syllabus for the qualifying paper is of the level as that of Bihar School Education Board (BSEB). The paper will be of 100 marks and subjective in nature; and the distribution of the marks is as follows:

Essay: 30 Marks

Grammar: 30 Marks

Syntax: 25 Marks

Summarisation: 15 Marks

Out of the 100 marks, candidates are required to secure the qualifying marks in the paper. For this qualifying paper, a good book of school standard is enough.

General Studies Papers

Until now, every paper that the candidates have appeared is of qualifying nature. The BPSC Prelims Exam and the General Hindi paper are just qualifying in nature. These papers marks does not included in the merit lists. The actual BPSC exam starts now with the General Studies Papers and the Optional Paper. There are two Papers for the General Studies and one for the Optional. Each Paper carries 300 marks making the total marks from all these papers to be 900.

General Studies 1 General Studies 2
1. Indian Culture
2. Modern History of India
3. Contemporary events of national and international importance
4. Statistical Analysis, diagrams and graphs
1. Indian (and Bihar) Polity
2. Indian (and Bihar) Economy
3. Indian (and Bihar) Geography
4. Role and impact of Science and Technology in the development of India (and Bihar)

Below is the detailed syllabus for the GS Papers and the Optional Paper:

Syllabus of GS Paper 1

Modern History of India and Indian culture (History of the country with special reference to Bihar in the middle of 19th century, the introduction and expansion of western and technical education, Bihar’s role in the Indian freedom struggle, the Santhal Uprising in Bihar, Birsa movement, Champaran Satyagrah, the Quit India Movement, chief features of Mauryan and Pal art, Patna Qulam painting, Roles of Gandhi, Tagore and Nehru)
1. Role of Bihar in the Indian National Movement
2. Santhal uprising
3. 1857 war of independence
4. Champaran Satyagraha
5. Quit India Movement 1942
Statistical analysis, graphs and diagrams ( Questions to test the ability to draw conclusions from statistical, graphical or diagrammatical information and to point out deficiencies, limitations or inconsistencies)

Syllabus for GS Paper 2

Indian Polity ( Questions based on the political system in India including Bihar)
Indian economy and Geography of India (Questions on planning in India and the physical, economic and social geography of India and Bihar)
The role and impact of science and technology in the development of India (Questions to test awareness of the role and impact of science and technology in India and Bihar with special reference to applied science.

Optional Subjects

In BPSC Mains, candidates have to select one optional subject out of 34 subjects. There will be only one optional subject exam for 300 marks and the questions will be of Honours Level (3-year course in Patna University).
Optional Subjects in BPSC Syllabus are:
1. English Language and Literature
2. Urdu Language and Literature
3. Hindi Language and Literature
4. Persian Language and Literature
5. Arabic Language and Literature
6. Pali Language and Literature
7. Maithili Language and Literature
8. Bangla Language and Literature
9. Sanskrit Language and Literature
10. Chemistry
11. Sociology
12. Physics
13. Agriculture
14. Statistics
15. Botany
16. Zoology
17. Philosophy
18. Political Science and International Relations
19. Psychology
20. Public Administration
21. Labour and Social Welfare
22. Management
23. Mathematics
24. Mechanical Engineering
25. Geography
26. Geology
27. History
28. Law
29. Civil Engineering
30. Economics
31. Commerce and Accountancy
32. Electrical Engineering
33. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
34. Anthropology

BPSC Interview Test

• Candidates who had qualified for the BPSC Mains Exam would be called for the ‘Interview’ Round. Candidates are interviewed by a Board appointed by the Commission. The main fields checked by the interviewer are given below.
• The candidate will be interviewed by a board who will have before them a record of the candidate’s career and interests filled by the candidate in the Application Form.
• The objective of the interview is to check the personal suitability of the candidate for the career in the state services by a board of competent and unbiased observers.
• In the personality test, apart from their academic study, candidates must be aware of the affairs happening both within and outside their state.
• The interview is more of a purpose conversation intended to explore the mental qualities and analytical ability of the candidate.

66th BPSC Prelims Cut Off 2020

The 66th BPSC Prelims Exam was conducted on 27 December 2020 and 14 Feb 2021. The 66th BPSC Prelims Result 2021 has been released and is available on the official website.

Check the 66th BPSC Cutoff 2020

Categories Cutt Off Marks
Unreserved 108
Unreserved (Female) 100
EWS 103
EWS Female 95
SC 95
SC Female 84
ST 98
EBC 102
EBC Female 93
BC 104
BC Female 97
BCL 95
Disabled (VI) 89
Disabled (DD) 81
Disabled (OH) 95
Disabled (MD) 61
Grandchild of Ex-Freedom Fighter 97

Previous Years Cut Off Marks for BPSC Prelims

Have a look at the previous years’ cut off marks for the BPSC 65th Prelims & BPSC 64th Prelims exams below:

Category BPSC 65th Prelims Cut-Off BPSC 64th Prelims Cut-Off
UR 97 97
UR Female 91 86
SC 89 85
SC Female 79 69
EBC 98 90
EBC Female 86 76
BC 94 93
BC Female 88 82
BCL 86 79
Disabled VI 82 74
Disabled DD 81 63
Disabled OH 89 84
Disabled MD 53 50
Grandchildren of the Freedom Fighters of Bihar 88 82
EWS 92
EWS 87

Final 64th BPSC Cutoff 2021

Check the final 64th BPSC Cutoff marks below

DIVINE IAS –STRATEGY TO THE PODIUM

K1—–DIVINE IAS’S DURATION BASED COURSES FOR BPSC EXAM
A. 1 YEAR COURSE
B. 2 YEAR FOUNDATION COURSE
C. 3 YEAR COMPREHENSIVE COURSE

K2—- (ONE YEAR COURSE –SESSION PLAN)

BASIC GS COURSE —–5-6 MONTHS(COVERED IN 1ST 6 MONTHS)
BASIC CSAT COURSE —5-6 MONTHS(COVERED IN 1ST6 MONTHS)
ADVANCED COURSE—-4 MONTHS(MAINS SPECIFIC)
TEST SERIES PRELIMS–(1-MONTH GENERALLY BEFORE PRELIMS)
TEST SERIERS MAINS-(1 MONTH GENERALLY BEFORE MAINS EXAM)

K3—-BASIC GS COURSE INCLUDES

• HISTORY
• GEOGRAPHY
• POLITY
• SCIENCE & TECH.
• ECONOMICS
• ART AND CULTURE
• ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY
• INTERANTIONAL RELATIONS
• SECURITY
• CURRENT AFFAIRS (COVERAGE OF NEWSPAPERS & MAGAZINES)

K5—-TEST SERIES
• WEEKLY
• MONTHLY
• PRELIMS ORIENTED TEST SERIES (SUBJECT WISE & FULL LENGTH )
• MAINS ORIENTED TEST SERIES(SUBJECT WISE & FULL LENGTH)

K6—-YOUR MENTOR’S AT DIVINE IAS
• EXPERIENCED FACULTY WITH SPECIALISATION IN SPECIFIC SUBJECTS.
• FACULTY WITH UPSC CSE EXPERTISE.
• SPECIAL SESSIONS BY VICE CHANCELLORS OF UNIVERSITIES, RETIRED JUDGES,EX- IAS OFFICERS,WORKING PROFESSIONALS,EDITORS & EX-EDITORS OF REPUTED NEWSPAPERS,MEDIA PERSONNELS AND MANY MORE….

K7—-NOTES AND STUDY MATERIAL

• UPDATED STUDY MATERIAL DEVELOPED BY DIVINE IAS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT TEAM
• EXTENSIVE COVERAGE OF PIB,YOJANA,KURUKSHETRA
• THE HINDU, INDIAN EXPRESS
• DIVINE IAS -MONTHLY MAGAZINE
• HANDOUTS,LECTURE PDF’S

K8—–FEES STRUCTURE

Complete Booklist for BPSC EXAM

Polity
1. Indian Polity by Laxmikanth
2. Divine study material
Economy
1. Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh
2. Mrunal.org articles
3. Macroeconomics – NCERT Class XII
4. Indian Economic Development – NCERT Class XI
5. Economic Survey (Selective reading from Prelims perspective)
6. The Hindu
7. Internet for understanding concepts
8. Divine study material.
Ancient History of India
1. Old NCERT by RS Sharma
2. Divine Study material.
Medieval History of India
1. Old NCERT by Satish Chandra (Selective Reading)
2. Divine study material.
Modern History
1. A Brief history of Modern India- Spectrum Publications
2. India’s Struggle for Independence – Bipan Chandra (Selective Reading)
3. NCERT by Bipan Chandra (For the period 1700s to 1857)
4. Divine study material.

Indian Art and Culture
1. An Introduction to Indian Art – Class XI NCERT
2. Chapters related to culture in Ancient and Medieval India NCERTs
3. Centre for Cultural Resource and Training (CCRT) material
4. Heritage Crafts: Living Craft Traditions of India –NCERT
5. Divine study material

Environment and Biodiversity
1. PD SHARMA,MAJID HUSSAIN BOOK & DIVINE IAS STUDY MATERIAL
General Science
1. General Science books – IX and X standard
2. The Hindu (Note down and read about the latest scientific terms, discoveries and inventions frequently mentioned in news)

Geography
1. Fundamentals of Physical Geography XI NCERT
2. India: Physical Environment XI NCERT
3. Fundamentals of Human Geography XII NCERT
4. India: People and Economy XII NCERT
5. Certificate Physical and Human Geography: GC Leong
6. PMFIAS (Excellent resource for understanding complex topics)
7. DIVINE IAS NOTES

Govt Schemes
1. Govt schemes From Divine Ias Magazine
General Trivia (Eg: Global groupings, Reports, Institutions, Rankings etc)
1. Divine Ias coaching material
Current Affairs
1. The Hindu
2. Indian Express
3. DIVINE IAS MONTHLY MAGAZINE

MENTAL ABILITY
1. Arihant publication csat book with practice sets
2. Divine Ias csat Book with practice set.