BPSC AE Exam Pattern 2021: Know Paper Pattern & Marking Scheme

BPSC AE Exam Pattern 2021: Know Paper Pattern & Marking Scheme

ByShiwani Kumari  |  Updated on: Dec 13, 2021BPSC Assistant Engineer exam date 2021 released by the commission on its official website. Get to know the important details such as notification PDF, admit card link, vacancy, syllabus, cut off, pattern, eligibility, etc. here.
BPSC Assistant Engineer exam date 2021 released by the commission on its official website. Get to know the important details such as notification PDF, admit card link, vacancy, syllabus, cut off, pattern, eligibility, etc. here.
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BPSC AE Exam Pattern 2021

The BPSC AE Exam Pattern 2021 is released by the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) along with the BPSC AE notification. The BPSC AE exam pattern includes the subject wise marking schemes and the type of questions that are asked in the exam. The exam pattern helps a student to strategise his/her preparation for the exam. 

In this post, we have provided you with the complete BPSC AE paper pattern to help you in your effective preparation for the exam. The BPSC AE exam consists of four (4) compulsory and two (2) optional papers. The compulsory papers are common to all the candidates while the compulsory papers will have questions on the core engineering subject. Read this post to know the BPSC AE exam pattern to crack the BPSC AE exam 2021

Also check: BPSC AE Admit Card 2021

BPSC AE Exam Pattern: Paper Pattern and Marking Scheme

BPSC AE Exam is a rigorous exam and the candidates would have to clear 6 papers in total to qualify for the post of Assistant Engineer. Given below is the BPSC Asst. Engg. exam pattern for your knowledge. 

  • Medium of the exam-  The BPSC AE Exam would be conducted in both Hindi and English.
  • Subjects- There would be a total of 6 papers. General Hindi and General English papers will be qualifying in nature, with a minimum score of 30 in each paper required to qualify. The other two compulsory subjects would be General studies and General Engineering science. There would also be two discipline-specific subjects related to engineering. 
  • Type of Questions- Only objective-type questions will be asked on the BPSC Assistant Engineer exam. 
  • Duration of the Exam -The exam will last one hour for each subject paper.
  • Marking Scheme- According to the BPSC AE paper pattern, each correct answer would fetch 1 mark while each incorrect answer would lead to the deduction of 0.25 marks

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BPSC Assistant Engineer Exam Pattern: Optional & Compulsory Papers

Here is a table listing down the details of all the subjects that would be included in the BPSC AE Exam Pattern.

BPSC AE Compulsory Papers

Compulsory Papers for BPSC AE

Subject

Type Of Paper

Duration

Marks

General English

Objective

1 Hour

100 Marks (Qualifying)

General Hindi

Objective

1 Hour

100 Marks (Qualifying)

General Studies

Objective

1 Hour

100 Marks

General Engineering Science

Objective

1 Hour

100 Marks

BPSC AE Optional Papers: Subject Specific

Optional Papers for BPSC AE

Subject

Type Of Paper

Duration

Marks

Civil/ Mechanical/ Electrical Engineering Paper 1

Objective

1 Hour

100 Marks

Civil/ Mechanical/ Electrical Engineering Paper 2

Objective

1 Hour

100 Marks

 

BPSC AE Minimum Qualifying Marks

Now that you have understood the BPSC AE Exam Pattern, it is also important to have a better idea of the qualifying marks of the exam. Knowing the BPSC AE cut off would help you better assess your performance while giving mock tests. 

  • Candidates should note that the BPSC AE General Hindi and General English papers are qualifying in nature and would not count in calculating the total marks.
  • Candidates just need to score a minimum of 30% marks in both papers to clear the BPSC AE exam 2021. 
  • Here is a table of the category wise qualifying marks of the BPSC Assistant Engineer exam.

Category

Qualifying Percentage

General

40%

OBC

36.5%

EBC

34%

SC/ST/PwD/Women

32%

Important Links:

BPSC AE Syllabus

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BPSC AE Study Material

BPSC AE Salary

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BPSC AE Exam Exam Pattern FAQs

  • There would be a total of 6 papers in the BPSC AE Exam 2021. Out of these, 4 papers would be compulsory and 2 would be optional and discipline-specific.

  • No, the General English and Hindi papers are qualifying in nature for the BPSC AE recruitment.

  • The BPSC AE exam will be held in English and Hindi languages.

  • Yes, all the questions in the BPSC Assistant Engineer paper will be objective in nature.

  • The BPSC AE exam will be for a duration of 1 hour each for every paper.

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