BPSC Exam Pattern 2022 for Prelims & Mains in Hindi/English, Download PDF

BPSC Exam Pattern 2022 for Prelims & Mains in Hindi/English, Download PDF

ByArpit Kumar Jain  |  Updated on: Feb 1, 2022Get updated Bihar PCS paper pattern 2022 here. It is important to have a clear understanding of the paper pattern for both BPSC prelims and BPSC Mains exam along with optional subjects
Get updated Bihar PCS paper pattern 2022 here. It is important to have a clear understanding of the paper pattern for both BPSC prelims and BPSC Mains exam along with optional subjects
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BPSC Exam is conducted in three phases i.e. Prelims, Mains and Personal Interview. Candidates applying and preparing for BPSC Exam 2022 must be very clear about the BPSC exam pattern, scoring pattern and more. A clear understanding of the BPSC prelims paper pattern and BPSC Mains exam pattern will help you prepare for the exam in a more systematic manner.  The BPSC Exam pattern is released in the official notification.

Below mentioned is the exam pattern of all stages along with the marking scheme and selection process.  Also, go through the BPSC Syllabus 2022

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To fill vacancies in the state administration, the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) holds BPSC Combined Competitive Exam. On the official website and in the notification/advertisement, the BPSC Exam Pattern for the respective exams may be found. The latest and complete exam pattern for the BPSC Combined Competitive Exam may be seen here.

According to the BPSC Exam Pattern, the 67th Combined Competitive Exam will be divided into three stages:

  • Prelims
  • Mains 
  • Interview

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BPSC Prelims Paper Pattern
  • One Paper
  • 150 marks
  • 2 hours
  • Objective Type / Offline (Pen-Paper)
  • Screening Test 
BPSC Mains Paper Pattern
  • 4 papers
  • One qualifying paper (Hindi) + 3 merit ranking papers
  • 900 marks (300*3) 
  • 3 hours for each paper
  • Descriptive Type/ Offline (Pen-Paper)
  • Optional Subject

Candidates who qualify the prelims exam appear for the mains exam. 

BPSC Interview
  • 120 marks
  • Candidate who clear the BPSC mains exam appear or the Interview
  • Merit list based on marks in Mains + Interview

How will this BPSC Exam Pattern 2022 help you in the exam:

  • Familiarize yourself with the latest pattern of the BPSC Exam.
  • You can choose your strong areas where you can score well.
  • It will help you in better standing of the exam based on you can make your strategy for the exam.

BPSC Prelims Exam Pattern 2022

BPSC Prelims exam will be objective in nature. There will be a single paper in the PT exam which consists of 150 questions that carry 150 marks. There is no provision in the examination for negative marking.

S No

Paper

Duration

No. of Questions

Total Marks

1.

General Studies

2 hrs

150

150

  • Candidates who pass the preliminary exam will be considered for the mains exam.
  • In the BPSC Prelims exam, there is no negative marking.
  • The BPSC Prelims is a screening test.
  • To qualify for the mains exam, candidates must get the minimum marks set by the commission.
  • Except for the questions that are aimed to evaluate the candidate's English skills, all of the questions are set in English and Hindi.

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Overview of the BPSC Prelims Exam 2022

BPSC Prelims Exam Pattern
Name of ExamBihar Combined Preliminary Competitive Exam
Conducting BodyBihar Public Service Commission ( BPSC )
No of Papers1 – General Studies (150 marks)
Duration2 hours
BPSC SyllabusGeneral Science
Events of national and international importance
History of Bihar and Indian History
Geography(mainly Geography of Bihar)
Indian Polity and Economy
Changes in the economy of Bihar post-independence
Indian National Movement and the Role of Bihar
General Mental Ability.

BPSC Mains Exam Pattern 2022

BPSC Main exam consists of four papers i.e. General Hindi, General Studies Paper-1, General Studies Paper-2 and Optional Paper.

S No

Paper

Total Marks

Duration

1.

General Hindi

100

3 hrs

2.

General Studies Paper-1

300

3 hrs

3.

General Studies Paper-2

300

3 hrs

4.

Optional Paper

300

3 hrs

Total Marks

900

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Note: General Hindi Paper is qualifying in nature (30 % Marks required), Its marks will not be considered in the calculation of merit list.

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BPSC Optional Subjects: How many subjects are there in the BPSC exam?

Check the BPSC Optional Paper Subject List below. There are total 34 subjects and the candidate can choose one. 

S.No.Subject
1Agriculture
2Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
3Anthropology
4Botany
5Chemistry
6Civil Engineering
7Commerce & Accountancy
8Economics
9Electrical Engineering
10Geography
11Geology
12History
13Labour and Social Welfare
14Law
15Management
16Mathematics
17Mechanical Engineering
18Philosophy
19Physics
20Political Science And International Relations
21Psychology
22Public Administration
23Sociology
24Statistics
25Zoology
26Hindi Language & Literature
27English Language & Literature
28Urdu Language & Literature
29Bangla Language & Literature
30Sanskrit Language & Literature
31Persian Language & Literature
32Arabic Language & Literature
33Pali Language & Literature
34Maithili Language & Literature

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BPSC Personal Interview & Final Merit List

The 'Interview' Round would be held for those who have qualified for the BPSC Mains Exam. The Commission appoints a Board to interview the candidates. The BPSC Interview consists of 120 marks. The purpose of the interview is for a panel of competent and neutral observers to assess the candidate's personal suitability for a career in the state services.

Final Merit List (Out of 1020 Marks)

It will be calculated based on Mains (900 marks) and Interview 120 Marks.

BPSC Pattern FAQs

  • BPSC Prelims exam is based on a single paper General Studies and BPSC Main exam consists of four papers i.e. General Hindi, General Studies Paper-1, General Studies Paper-2 and Optional Paper.

  • No. There will be no negative marking in the prelims exam of the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC)

  • In the GS paper of the BPSC civil services (Main) exam, one calculator is allowed for the statistics section. It is also permitted in some optional papers, such as anthropology and engineering. As a result, double-check this before heading to the exam center. The use of a calculator is not permitted during the exam once more.

  •  The BPSC exam has a similarity with UPSC exams! It consists of a qualifying paper(30 marks) of General Hindi – 100 marks, One hour. The language for writing exams can be opted by candidate-English, Hindi or in Urdu. 

  • The top optional subjects based on the trend.
    • History.
    • Hindi Language and Literature.
    • Labour and Social Welfare.
    • Public Administration.
    • Geography.
    • Maithili Language and Literature.
    • Sociology.

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