BPSC Exam 2023: 69th BPSC Exam Date (Out) | Download PDF

BPSC Exam 2023: 69th BPSC Exam Date (Out) | Download PDF

BySATISH KUMAR GUPTA  |  Updated on: Apr 25, 2023
The 69th BPSC Exam Date has been released by the Bihar State Commission. The Prelims exam will be held in September 2023 followed by Mains in December. The 68th BPSC Mains exam will be held on the 12th, 17th & 18th of May 2023.

The 69th BPSC exam date 2023 has been released by the Bihar Public Service Commission. The 68th BPSC Mains exam date & application form were also recently released by the Bihar Public Service Commission. A total number of 3590 candidates were declared qualified for Mains. The 68th BPSC exam for Mains will be held on the 12th, 17th, and 18th of May 2023.

BPSC is the Bihar PCS exam held annually by the Bihar Public Service Commission for eligible graduate candidates. The aspirants who qualify are appointed to the Bihar PCS posts such as Revenue Officer, Tax Assistant Commissioner, Labor Superintendent, Block Panchayat Raj Officer, etc. It is a highly prestigious exam in Bihar state.

Important Dates
68th BPSC Prelims  -Feb 12, 202368th BPSC Mains  -May 12, 2023

BPSC Exam 2023

The BPSC Mains exam is scheduled to be held next after the notification for Mains was released on 5th April. Candidates who have applied for this excellent opportunity must start their preparation for the next phase. The Mains exam date has been set on 12th, 17th, and 18th May 2023. The recruitment consists of three stages: Prelims, Mains, and Interviews.

The candidates who will be able to clear the Prelims stage will appear for Mains which is scheduled to be held in May 2023. To successfully appear for the exam, candidates will have to fill in the online application for Mains. Aspirants should keep in mind that it is imperative to attempt the BPSC mock tests on a regular basis if they want to secure good marks in this Bihar PCS Combined Competitive (CCE) exam.

BPSC 2023: Latest Updates

The 69th BPSC notification is expected to be released soon. The exam calendar for 2023-24 has been released recently. Candidates should ensure that they check their eligibility before filling out the online application for the BPSC exam. Presently the 68th BPSC recruitment process is going on. The Mains exam is set to be held in May 2023 and therefore the aspirants need to buckle up and prepare even harder.

  • 30th Sept 2023: 69th BPSC Prelims exam date 
  • 12th/17th/18th May 2023: 68th Bihar PCS Mains exam to be held
  • 21st April 2023: 69th BPSC Exam Calendar Released
  • 6th - 20th April 2023: Mains Online Application Dates
  • 5th April 2023: Bihar PCS Mains Notification released

BPSC Exam Date 2023

The BPSC exam is one of the most highly reputed exams in Bihar state. Candidates who wish to serve as civil servants wait for this golden opportunity anxiously. But before starting the preparation it is extremely important to note down the important details related to the BPSC exam such as the exam dates.

The Bihar Commission released the updated 69th BPSC exam calendar on 21st April 2023, which is composed of all the dates related to the recruitment process. The BPSC exam details include the date of the notification, the date of commencement and end of the online application process, the dates of the Prelims/Mains exam, admit card, result, and so on. 

69th BPSC Exam Date

The Bihar Public Service Commission recently released the updated BPSC exam date for the 69th recruitment cycle. It recently released the updated 68th Bihar PCS exam date for the Combined Competitive Exam (CCE). Candidates must acquaint themselves with the latest dates for better preparation for the exam. The BPSC Prelims was held on 12th February for which the official answer key has also been released by the Commission on 18th February 2023. The Mains exam will be held on the 12th,17th, and 18th of May 2023. Therefore, the candidates should be on their toes, prepare well and remain alert for the admit card release date.

BPSC CCE EventsImportant Dates
69th BPSC Notification PDF ReleaseMay 2023
BPSC Exam Date 2023 for (69th) Prelims30th September 2023
Mains Exam Date9th-16th December 2023
68th Online Application -Mains6th-20th April 2023
Mains Admit Card 2023To be announced
BPSC Mains Exam Date 202312th, 17th, 18th May 2023
68th Bihar PCS Mains Result26th July 2023
Interview Date11th August 2023
68th Bihar PCS Final Result9th October 2023

BPSC Notification 2023

The 68th BPSC notification for Mains was released on 5th April 2023. The Mains exam is scheduled for 12th, 17th, and 18th May 2023, respectively. More than 6 lakh candidates register yearly to compete in the Bihar Combined Competitive Examination (CCE). The selection of candidates for the BPSC exam is done through Prelims, Mains, and Interviews.

68th BPSC Notification PDF [Latest]

The 69th BPSC notification is expected to come out soon. It shall have the complete details on the exam date, vacancy, apply online start date, apply online last date, selection process, and further information. We shall update aspirants with details once it is available on the official website.

BPSC Vacancy 2023

The Bihar State Commission is expected to release a good number of vacancies in the 69th BPSC notification. It released a total of 281 vacancies in the last notification, as depicted below. As per the recent update, 43 vacancies have been added for the post of Assistant Disaster Management Officer. Therefore, the total number of vacancies has now been increased to 324.

68th BPSC Vacancy 2023
Post Name / Department No of vacancy
District Fire Officer, Home Department (Reserve Branch)19
Deputy Superintendent of Police, Home Department (Reserve Branch)08
District Commander, Home Department (Special Branch)01
State – Tax Assistant Commissioner (Bihar Finance Service)07
Prison Superintendent, Home Department (Prison)02
Junior Election Office (Bihar Election Service)08
Under Registrar / Joint Under Registrar, Prohibition,20
Labor Superintendent, Labor Resources Department,01
Planning / District Planning Officer,03
Probation Officer, Home Department (Prison)01
Assistant Registrar Cooperation Committees,04
Assistant Director, Directorate of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities05
Reed Officer,02
Bihar Education Service (Administration Sub Cadre),04
Labor Enforcement Officer,35
Additional District Transport Officer,01
Rural Development Officer07
Block Panchayat Raj Officer,40
Revenue, Officer, and equivalent (Bihar Revenue Service)39
Block Sec. Caste and Schedule Tribal Welfare Officer (Bihar SC and ST Welfare Officer Cadre),60
Supply Inspector (Bihar Supply Service)14
Assistant Disaster Management Officer43
Total Vacancies324

What is BPSC Exam?

The Bihar Public Service Commission conducts the Bihar Civil Service examination to fill various vacancies in General Administrative Department.  BPSC holds the Combined Competitive Examination (CCE) in three stages: Prelims, Mains, and Interview. Candidates who are able to clear the Prelims which is a qualifying stage are called to appear in Mains. Candidates who crack Mains have to appear in the Interview stage.

BPSC Exam Overview

BPSC Exam ParticularsDetails
Name of ExaminationBihar Public Service Commission Examination
Conducting BodyBihar Public Service Commission
Examination LevelState Level
Official websitewww.onlinebpsc.bihar.gov.in  or www.bpsc.bih.nic.in 
Mode of applicationOnline
Mode of examinationOffline
Language of PaperEnglish and Hindi
Application of Fees

General- Rs. 600

SC/ST- Rs. 150

Number of Vacancies324

BPSC Eligibility Criteria 2023

Bihar Public Service Commission has notified the eligibility criteria for Bihar civil service exam 2023. The BPSC eligibility details include information on the educational qualification, BPSC age limit, and age relaxation for all the categories. It is important to go through the eligibility criteria to avoid disqualification from the exam.

BPSC Age Limit

To apply for the Bihar PCS exam, candidates should be aware of the correct BPSC age limit as defined for different categories. The age limit for general males is 20 - 37 years. Besides this, there is also a provision for relaxation in the upper BPSC age limit. This relaxation is based on the category of the candidates.

CategoryUpper Age Limit
General Category – Male37 years
General Category – Female40 years
BC/OBC (Male, Female)40 years
SC/ST (Male, Female)42 years

For the Deputy Superintendent of Police post, the minimum age eligibility is 20 years.

BPSC Age Relaxation

The Bihar Commission has provided a special facility regarding age relaxation for several categories. This relaxation is applicable to the upper BPSC age limit. The age relaxation for ex-servicemen is 3 years plus the years of service. Conditionally, the applicant is not above 53 years of age. For the applicants applying under the Persons with Disability (PwD) category, the age relaxation of 10 years is given.

  • BPSC has also defined age eligibility for government servants who have been in continuous service for at least three years.
  • The upper age limit for such candidates according to the Commission is relaxed by 05 years.

BPSC Educational Qualification

To apply for BPSC Combined Competitive (Preliminary) Examination, aspirants need to have a Graduation or equivalent degree from a government-recognized university. The BPSC eligibility criteria for educational requirements do not mention a specialized field or minimum marks in graduation. The only condition in the educational criteria is to have a Graduation degree from a recognized institute.

BPSC Application Form 2023

Bihar Public Service Commission is expected to release the 69th official notification in the upcoming months. The application form dates for the exam will be available after the release of the advertisement. Currently, the 68th Bihar PCS recruitment process is going on. The 68th BPSC online application process for Mains has recently commenced. Qualified candidates can apply for the Mains examination from 6th-20th April 2023. Candidates need to be fully aware of the entire application process and related details so that they do not miss out on any crucial information. 

It should be duly noted by all the candidates preparing for the BPSC exam that all the information and personal details submitted through the online application form should be true. The documents are duly verified at the final stage and thus the information provided by candidates should be genuine failing which they will be disqualified from the process.

How to apply for the BPSC Exam 2023?

Before filling out the online application form for the Bihar PCS exam, candidates should know the complete process. Follow the steps to fill out the online BPSC application form mentioned below.

  • Visit the website onlinebpsc.bihar.gov.in or www.bpsc.bih.nic.in.
  • Candidates can also opt for an easier option of clicking the direct application link provided on our page.
  • Now go to the "Online Registration" button and fill out the personal details as asked in the application form.
  • After completing the BPSC registration process, log in using the registered email address and pay the application fee.
  • After making a payment, log in again and complete the required fields.
  • Finally, upload the required documents and submit the form.
  • Print the online Application Form and save the soft copy for future use.

BPSC Application Fees 2023

Irrespective of a perfect application form being filled by a candidate, it will remain incomplete unless the exam application fee has been paid. The BPSC exam application fee for different categories is as follows.



SC/ST/Woman/Handicapped/Permanent residents of Bihar (All Category)

INR 150

Other States/ UR

INR 600

BPSC Selection Process

The BPSC selection process is comprised of three main stages. The final result of the candidates is based on the scores obtained by them in these three stages: Preliminary Exam, Main Exam, and Interview. Candidates who will clear all the exams and the Interview will get shortlisted for the Bihar Civil Services. The 68th BPSC Prelims was conducted on 12th February and the Mains exam is scheduled on 12th/17th/18th May 2023.

  • The first stage as per the BPSC notification, i.e. the Prelims is composed of a single paper on General Studies.
  • The exam carried 150 marks and applicants get 2 hours for the same.
  • The Prelims exam is qualifying in nature, and the candidate who successfully clears the cutoff is eligible for the Mains exam.
  • The candidates who are able to clear the Mains level are called for the final interview.
  • For the final BPSC selection, Mains and Interview marks are noted.

BPSC 2023 Exam Pattern

Candidates must go through the detailed BPSC exam pattern that consists of Prelims, Mains, and Interviews. It is extremely significant for the candidates to score good enough marks in the PCS exam to stay ahead in the competition. The BPSC exam pattern for Prelims and Mains is different and holds different marks. Both Prelims and Mains are written examinations.

Aspirants can check out the Prelims and Mains paper pattern thoroughly, which will provide a brief about the examination process.

BPSC Prelims Exam Pattern

The first level as per the BPSC exam pattern is the Preliminary exam or the Prelims. The Combined Competitive Prelims exam consists of only one paper, General Studies (GS), which will be an objective type exam. The exam duration is 2 hours, carrying a total of 150 marks. Before candidates appear for the exam, ensure they are well aware of the latest BPSC Exam Pattern.

BPSC Prelims Exam Pattern
Subject NameTotal MarksTime Duration
General Studies1502 hours

BPSC Mains Exam Pattern

The candidates who will be able to secure qualifying marks in the Prelims will be eligible to appear for the Mains exam as per the latest Bihar PCS notification. The BPSC exam pattern for Mains consists of four papers i.e. General Hindi, General Studies Paper-1, General Studies Paper-2, and one Optional Paper. Each paper will be allotted an equal amount of time.



Total Marks



General Hindi


3 hrs


General Studies Paper-1


3 hrs


General Studies Paper-2


3 hrs


Optional Paper


3 hrs

Total Marks



BPSC 2023 Syllabus

All applicants must have a fair understanding of the Bihar PCS syllabus for all stages of the recruitment process. It should be the next immediate step after filling out the application form. The BPSC Syllabus consists of the Prelims and Mains syllabi. It is advised that the aspirants should simultaneously prepare the BPSC Mains syllabus along with the Prelims.

BPSC Prelims Syllabus

The BPSC Prelims syllabus has just one subject on which the candidates are tested which is General Studies. The paper syllabus is designed to weed out the non-serious candidates from the competition. The Bihar PCS Prelims Syllabus along with all the important topics has been mentioned here for the ease of the candidates.

  • General Knowledge
  • National/International Current Affairs
  • History of India and Bihar
  • Geography (India & Bihar)
  • Rivers (Bihar)
  • India's polity
  • Indian economy
  • The Economy of Bihar After Freedom
  • Indian Movements and Contribution to Bihar

BPSC Mains Syllabus

After clearing the Prelims exam, candidates must prepare the BPSC Mains syllabus with even more seriousness. The BPSC syllabus for Mains consists of various subjects such as the General Hindi paper, General Studies-1, and General Studies-2. Both these papers test the candidates on various topics related to Indian history, geography, science and general knowledge.

General Hindi Paper (only qualifying in nature, 30 marks are required)

  • निबंध- 30 अंक
  • व्याकरण- 30 अंक
  • वाक्य विन्यास- 25 अंक
  • संक्षेपण- 15 अंक

General Studies Paper 1

  • Modern History of India and Indian culture.
  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • Statistical analysis, graphs, and diagrams.

General Studies Paper 2

  • Indian Polity
  • Indian economy and Geography of India and
  • The role and impact of science and technology in the development of India
  • Modern History of India and Indian culture.
  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • Statistical analysis, graphs, and diagrams.

BPSC 2023 Salary

BPSC salary is determined by the accepted pay commission. There are various posts for which the vacancies are filled through the Bihar PCS exam. Owing to the attractive pay scale and additional perks, many candidates aspire to join the Bihar civil services.

The Bihar PCS salary for various posts under Bihar PCS Recruitment is INR 9,300 – 34,800/- + Grade Pay Rs. 5400/-, 4800/-, 4200/-. The BPSC salary also includes various perks and allowances. The basic salary also includes multiple components like DA, HRA, CCA, etc.

How to Prepare for BPSC Exam 2023?

Effective and efficient preparation for the upcoming BPSC exam includes comprehensive coverage of the syllabus, a complete understanding of the concepts, and regular revision to enhance memorization. Utilize the below-mentioned study resources to level up your exam preparation.

BPSC Previous Years Question Papers

One of the most reliable and useful resources for the Bihar PCS exam preparation is the previous year's question papers. Every aspirant must solve the BPSC previous year question paper to analyze the question trend and weightage of various topics. Aspirants must also utilize the BPSC question paper for practice and determine where they stand in their preparation. Make improvements accordingly and achieve the desired result with ease.

BPSC Practice Set

The Bihar PCS Question Paper Set is a collection of all the question papers for the candidates' practice and revision. The BPSC question papers let aspirants practice all the important questions and revise the topics regularly. The continuous practice of previous years' question papers lets candidates strategize how to attempt the exam and improve accuracy. It also helps aspirants minimize errors, therefore, increasing their scores tremendously.

BPSC Quizzes

After completing each subject and the syllabus, aspirants must test their knowledge and preparation using the quiz. The BPSC quiz questions cover both static and current affairs questions. The static questions cover all the subjects and help candidates comprehensively revise and prepare for the subject. Test your preparation consistently to analyze where you stand and continuously improve to reach your desired score.

BPSC Mock Tests

Experts create BYJU'S Exam Prep BPSC mock test based on the latest exam pattern. The BPSC test series lets you practice the static and current affairs sections of the syllabus in a structured manner. Candidates may determine the usability of the Bihar PCS mock test by attempting a free practice test.

68th BPSC Admit Card 2023

Bihar Public Service Commission shall release the 68th BPSC 2023 admit card on its portal a week before the Mains exam. The Mains exam is going to be held in May 2023. It is advisable to download the BPSC hall ticket in advance to avoid last minute rush.

BPSC Answer Key 2023

Bihar Public Service Commission released the 68th BPSC Answer Key for the Prelims exam on 18th February 2023. Candidates can download the Prelims question paper and the answer key pdf to match their answers with the marked options.

Download 68th Prelims Answer Key

Aspirants can calculate their tentative score with the help of the answer key. Once you are sure of your performance and marks, restart your BPSC exam preparation for Mains and improve on your least-scored topics.

BPSC Exam Result 2023

The 68th BPSC Prelims Result has been declared on 27th March 2023. BPSC releases the result on its website soon after the exam is conducted. The result is released a few days after the release of the answer key. We shall update aspirants with the direct link to download the result pdf, once it is released. The Mains exam is scheduled in May, therefore candidates need to prepare hard to crack the attempt.

BPSC Cutoff Marks

The Bihar Commission releases the BPSC cutoff after the declaration of the result on its website for the Prelims and Mains exam. The cutoff is the minimum mark a candidate must obtain to be appointed as a PCS officer in the state. Aspirants can check out the previous year's BPSC cutoff and get better clarity with respect to the previous exam trend. This will aid in planning better for the next exam and eventually performing well.

68th Prelims Cutoff 2023 (Out of 150)

Disabled (VI)69.50-
Disabled (DD)62.75-
Disabled (OH)79.25-
Disabled (MD)54.75-
Grandchild of Ex-Freedom Fighter80.75-

67th Prelims Cutoff 2022


66th BPSC Prelims Cutoff

CategoryCut-off Marks
Unreserved (Female)100
EWS (Female)95
SC (Female)84
EBC (Female)93
BC (Female)97
Disabled (VI)89
Disabled (DD)81
Disabled (OH)95
Disabled (MD)61
Grandchild of Ex-Freedom Fighter97

FAQs on BPSC Exam 2023

  • BPSC exam is the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) exam held to appoint State PCS officers for Bihar Administrative Service, Electoral Officer, and other gazetted posts. The candidates are selected through Prelims, Mains, and Interviews. BPSC has released the 68th BPSC notification on its website.

  • BPSC has released BPSC 68th exam date 2023 in its new BPSC calendar. As per the exam date notice, the Mains exam will be held on the 12th, 17th, and 18th of May 2023. With the release of the Mains exam date, candidates must keep up with their preparation and solve the BPSC mock tests as much as possible.

  • BPSC 69th notification will release on the Bihar Commission's portal soon. Candidates can download the official notification from the BPSC website or the available link. The exam notification details include the application date, application online link, syllabus, exam date, vacancy, and more!

    BPSC Notification PDF 2023

  • As per the BPSC eligibility, aspirants must have a graduation or equivalent degree from a recognized university. The BPSC eligibility regarding age limit is 37 years for the general male category and 40 years for the female general category.

  • BPSC has released a total of 281 vacancies for the 68th BPSC exam. However, aspirants may expect the vacancies to be increased further. Candidates can apply for the posts of Block Sec. Caste and Schedule Tribal Welfare Officer, Supply Inspector, Deputy Superintendent of Police, etc.

  • By examining the syllabus, compiling a reading list, and selecting the best BPSC coaching, candidates can start their preparation for the BPSC exam. The BPSC Mock Test and test series should be added to the preparation plan. The test series is the most effective approach to updating the complete curriculum in accordance with exam trends, and candidates may anticipate a sizable quantity of questions from it.

  • The syllabus for the BPSC exam is divided mainly into the Prelims and Mains exams. Thereafter, an interview is conducted. The BPSC syllabus for Prelims has only one paper which is the General Studies paper. On the other hand, the BPSC Mains syllabus has General Hindi, General Studies Paper 1, General Studies Paper 2, and an optional paper.

  • Candidates who applied for the 68th BPSC exam can download the BPSC admit card 10 days before the exam date. The admit card download link shall be available to aspirants once the call letter is released.

  • There is no limitation on the number of attempts for the BPSC exam. However, a candidate must ensure that aspirants have not crossed the upper age limit as per their category.

  • The 68th BPSC answer key for the Prelims exam was released on 18th February 2023. Aspirants can match their responses with the answer key and challenge the responses with proof if they find any wrong marking.

  • There are 34 optional subjects in BPSC Examination. Candidates need to appear for one optional subject in the Mains exam. The list of optional subjects can be found in the BPSC Notification.

  • The exam pattern of BPSC CCE is simple to understand. There are three stages- Prelims, Mains & Interview according to the BPSC exam pattern. The Prelims paper has only one subject i.e., General Studies. The Mains exam has 4 papers Hindi, GS-1, GS-2, and an optional subject. The final stage is the interview.

  • Because of its attractive income and job description, the BPSC exam is very popular and difficult to crack. That is why, if an improper preparation strategy is made, it becomes challenging to cut through the competition. On the other hand, the subject-specific material presented in the BPSC exam syllabus is rather generic and is simple to understand if you approach it correctly.

  • The commission will announce the result of the BPSC exam on the official website a few days after the answer key is released. Aspirants can check their status of results after the release of documents. The pre qualified candidates going to appear for the mains exam.


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