BPSC 2023: 69th BPSC Exam Date, Notification PDF, Online Form

BPSC 2023: 69th BPSC Exam Date, Notification PDF, Online Form

BySATISH KUMAR GUPTA  |  Updated on: Sep 28, 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 was held on the 12th, 17th & 18th of May 2023.

The Bihar Public Service Commission conducts the Bihar PCS test each year for qualified recent graduates. Candidates who meet the requirements are hired for Bihar PCS positions like revenue officer, assistant tax commissioner, labour superintendent, block panchayat raj officer, etc. Recently, on May 12, 17, and 18, 2023, the 68th BPSC Mains test was held.

The 69th BPSC recruiting cycle's exam date was just been revealed. 3590 candidates in total were designated as qualified for the 68th BPSC Mains. In Bihar state, it is a very prestigious test.

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

BPSC 2023

The Bihar Public Service Commission announced the 69th BPSC test in 2023 with the intention of filling 475 positions through the Combined Competitive Examination. The BPSC CCE preliminary test was successfully administered by the commission on September 30, 2023.

Candidates that pass the preliminary round show up for the main examination, which is followed by the interview. Candidates will need to complete the online application form in order to successfully appear for the exam. Candidates should remember that taking the BPSC practise exams frequently is essential if they hope to perform well on the 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.

  • 27th June 2023: 69th BPSC Notification Date
  • 15 July 2023: 69th BPSC Apply online start Date
  • 5 August 2023: 69th BPSC Apply online last Date
  • 30th Sept 2023: 69th BPSC Prelims exam date 
  • 12th/17th/18th May 2023: 68th BPSC exam date for Mains
  • 21st April 2023: 69th Bihar PCS Exam Calendar Released
  • 6th - 20th April 2023: Mains Online Application Dates
  • 5th April 2023: Bihar PCS Mains Notification released

BPSC Exam Date 2023

One of the most well-known exam in Bihar state is the BPSC exam. Candidates who are interested in becoming civil servants eagerly await this wonderful opportunity. However, it is crucial to make a note of the crucial information regarding the BPSC exam, such as the exam dates, before beginning the preparation.

On April 21, 2023, the Bihar Commission published the most recent version of the 69th BPSC exam calendar, which includes all of the dates associated with the hiring process. The BPSC exam information includes the notification date, the start and end dates of the online application procedure, the dates of the preliminary and main exams, the admit card release date, the outcome, and more.

69th BPSC Exam Date

The latest BPSC exam date for the 69th recruitment cycle has now been made public by the Bihar Public Service Commission. The new 68th Bihar PCS test schedule for the Combined Competitive test (CCE) was just announced. For better exam prep, candidates must familiarize themselves with the most recent dates. The BPSC Prelims were held on February 12th, and on February 18th, 2023, the Commission also released the official answer key. The dates for the Mains exam in 2023 were May 12, May 17, and May 18. In order to be prepared and aware for the publication of the admission card, candidates need be on their toes.

BPSC CCE EventsImportant Dates
69th BPSC Notification PDF Release27 June 2023
BPSC Exam Date 2023 for (69th) Prelims30th September 2023
69th Mains Exam Date9th-16th December 2023
68th Online Application -Mains6th-20th April 2023
68th BPSC Mains Exam Date12th, 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 69th BPSC notification is expected to be released anytime now. The 68th recruitment cycle is also ongoing. The Mains exam for the same was held on 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.

Download: 68th BPSC Notification PDF [Latest]

The new BPSC notification 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?

To fill various openings in the General Administrative Department, the Bihar Public Service Commission holds the Bihar Civil Service examination. The Combined Competitive Examination (CCE) is administered by BPSC in three phases: Preliminary, Main, and Interview. Candidates who successfully complete the Preliminaries, a qualifying stage, are invited to participate in the Mains. Candidates who pass the main examination must go through the interview phase.

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 2023

Bihar Public Service Commission will notify 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

Candidates must understand the exact BPSC age restriction as set forth for various categories in order to submit an application for the Bihar PCS test. Males in general must be between the ages of 20 and 37. In addition, a provision for lowering the upper BPSC age limit exists. The candidates' categories are the basis for this relaxation.

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

Candidates must hold a graduation or an equivalent degree from a university that is recognised by the government in order to apply for the BPSC Combined Competitive (Preliminary) Examination. A specialised subject or minimum graduation marks are not mentioned in the BPSC eligibility criteria for educational prerequisites. Only having a graduation degree from an accredited institution meets the educational requirements.

BPSC Application Form 2023

In the approaching months, the Bihar Public Service Commission is anticipated to publish the 69th official notification. After the publication of the advertisement, the application form deadlines for the exam will become available. The 68th Bihar PCS hiring process is now underway. The 68th BPSC Mains online application process just came to an end, and the Mains test was held in May. In order to avoid overlooking any important aspects, candidates must be well informed about the entire application procedure and related material.

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

There are three primary phases to the BPSC selection process. The candidates' ultimate score is determined by how well they did in the preliminary exam, main exam, and interview. Candidates for the Bihar Civil Services will only be shortlisted if they pass all of the examinations and the interview. The 68th BPSC Prelims exam took place on February 12 and the Mains test was set for May 12–17–18, 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 carefully review the Preliminary, Main, and Interview portions of the BPSC exam pattern. To keep ahead of the competition, it is crucial for candidates to perform well enough on the PCS exam. Preliminary and main exams for the BPSC follow distinct formats and have different weighted averages. Written tests make up both the Prelims and the Mains.

Candidates should carefully review the Prelims and Mains paper patterns, which will provide them an overview of the testing procedure.

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 only topic on which applicants are tested for the BPSC Prelims is General Studies. The purpose of the paper syllabus is to eliminate from the competition any applicants who are not competitive. All of the significant themes from the Bihar PCS Prelims Syllabus have been listed here for the convenience of the applicants.

  • 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

Candidates must study the BPSC Mains syllabus with even greater rigour after passing the Prelims exam. The General Hindi paper, General Studies-1, and General Studies-2 are only a few of the courses covered in the BPSC Mains syllabus. Both of these exams assess the students' knowledge of a variety of subjects including general knowledge, science, geography, and history of India.

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

The accepted pay commission establishes the BPSC compensation. The Bihar PCS test is used to fill openings for a variety of positions. Many applicants desire to join the Bihar public services because of the competitive pay scale and other benefits.

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.

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. BPSC Mock Tests

Based on the most recent exam format, experts create the BYJU'S Exam Prep BPSC sample test. You can plan your practise for the static and current events areas of the syllabus using the BPSC exam series. By taking a free practise test, candidates can assess the usability of the Bihar PCS sample test.

BPSC Admit Card 2023

Bihar Public Service Commission releases the BPSC admit card on its portal usually a week before the exam. The 68th Mains exam was recently held in May 2023. It is always 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 Result for Prelims was 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.

BPSC Cutoff 2023

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 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 69th exam date 2023 in its new BPSC calendar. As per the exam date notice, the Prelims exam will be held on 30th September 2023 and the Mains exam will be held from 9th-16th December. With the release of the exam dates, 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 442 vacancies for the 69th 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 69th BPSC answer key for the Prelims exam will released on one week after exam. 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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