BPSC Preparation Tips 2022: Strategy, Study Material, Study Tips

BPSC Preparation Tips 2022: Strategy, Study Material, Study Tips

BySATISH KUMAR GUPTA  |  Updated on: Nov 21, 2022
68th BPSC Exam Preparation Tips 2022 - Candidates who will be appearing for the 68th BPSC exam should heck out the best preparation tips and strategy that will help to crack the exam Know about the best books and study materials for BPSC exam.

BPSC Preparation Tips 2022 is the most important strategy that one should have for the 68th BPSC exam. Without having clear planning and strategy to excel in the exam, it is difficult for the candidates to crack the BPSC exam. BPSC notification 2022 has been released for the 68th BPSC exam. More than 6 lakh candidates apply for it which makes the competition tough. Thus, candidates who are preparing for the upcoming exam should have a great strategy that will help them qualify the exam.

As the BPSC syllabus for Prelims and Mains is vast, strategically preparing for the BPSC exam is the key to passing it with merit. We have worked on preparing the 68th BPSC preparation tips for the upcoming exam. Read below to find out how to make the BPSC preparation easier.

How to Prepare for BPSC Exam?

Candidates preparing for the 68th BPSC Exam 2022-2023 must utilise the preparation strategy and tips to ensure that they have a comprehensive study plan. Bihar Public Service Exam (BPSC) is among the most sought exam among Civil services aspirants. It allows one to have a career in bureaucracy and to take part in administrative machinery at the state level and thus providing an opportunity to serve the nation.

Below you can find all the details about the 68th BPSC Exam such as Exam Pattern; Syllabus and finally Some tips and strategies for the 68th BPSC Exam and you should follow to speed up your preparation level.

बीपीएससी की तैयारी कैसे करें?

BPSC has come out of its past reputation of long as well as untimely nature of conducting their exams. In the past few years, BPSC has overhauled their entire procedure of exam-taking and has become among the most pro-active state in conducting their exams with timely tests and result declaration. This has brought out certainty among the aspirants about the dates and the timeline of the entire procedure making BPSC exams, the most sought out among Civil services aspirants.

BPSC Preparation Strategy 2022

There is no fixed strategy that will make a clear-cut guarantee of your selection. Every aspirant is different in terms of their strength and weaknesses, mindset, background, knowledge base etc so each one of you has to come up up with your own strategy which fits you. Although we will try to give you some outline which help you strategize your preparation and which has helped the past successful candidates in BPSC.

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Finding the Reason why You want to become a Civil Servant.

This is very crucial in your journey as this whole process is very long, hectic and can be overwhelming at times and the feeling of Giving up can come up more often than not. At these times, it becomes important to find the motivation from within and this can be done by knowing exactly why you want to be in the Services which will provide you with the willpower and motivation to work hard.

A famous quote "When You Feel Like Quitting Remember Why You Started" sum up the point I want to make here.

Cover your Basics

For a strong and long-lasting building, it requires a solid base otherwise the whole building will whither away. Similar is the case with your preparation, especially of the kinds of like Civil Services Exams which has a vast syllabus. 

Reading Basic books like NCERT or Notes which you have studied for each subject (BYJU'S Exam Prep provides you with an overall coverage of notes of all the subjects from the basic level) is very important.

Read: BPSC books

Importance of Newspapers

Current affairs constitute a big chunk in every exam whether conducted by UPSC or BPSC. The newspaper becomes very useful and the daily habit of reading the newspaper whether The Hindu or The Indian Express is important. ( For Hindi Medium students, Jansatta and Prabhat Khabar are quite good). Apart from the daily reading, one can make notes of important news which will help you in revising during exam times. For those who don't want to do that upheaval task daily, BYJU'S Exam Prep also provides you with Current affairs compilation every month.

Previous Year Question Papers:

The importance of the Past year paper can't be matched by anything. Every aspirant should go through at least the last 5 years Question papers to understand the demand of the exam and the important portion of the syllabus which examiner is focussing upon. Doing Smart study is very important in these competitive times and will help you in clearing this exam. Download the BPSC Question Papers for practice and analysis.

Sticking to One Source for Studying

The market is flooded with loads of books and notes for reading and aspirants get swayed away by these and can keep on moving from one new source to others. This has to be prevented by you. Sticking to one source that you have read and covers all the topics in the syllabus should be enough. The important thing is the Revision. You should keep revising what you read instead of reading new things again and again. You can check BPSC Study Material for all the important topics. 

Follow BPSC Study Plan for a systematic preparation

BPSC Prelims Mock Tests:

It is better to be prepared for all the scenarios before appearing in the exams. BPSC Mock test aim to prepare you for these situations. Further, it helps you in knowing your strong areas and the areas of your weaknesses that need to be worked upon. Giving mocks tests on a regular basis is thus very important in the course of your preparation especially for those who have not cleared the preliminary stage even once.

Importance of Quantitative Aptitude:

This part is very easy to cover and can give you easy marks in the exam if you have practised enough for it. This is generally neglected by aspirants and it costs them dearly in exams. It is better to be prepared beforehand than be sorry later. Practising past 10-year questions on these can be a good start to understand the difficulty level of the questions and will also give you an idea of what topics you need more practice. You can allocate a few hours in a week in this section to get easy 10 marks in the exam.

The exam is to be held in the last week of June, so there is not much time left. Start your Preparation at full speed and with dedication. We at BYJU'S Exam Prep will provide you with all the help and guidelines that will increase your chances to achieve your dreams. 

BPSC Exam Pattern 2022

To begin with the BPSC Preparation both in English & Hindi, it is important to understand the exam pattern in a clear manner. Once you understand the question paper pattern, it will be easier to navigate through the syllabus. Understand the BPSC Exam Pattern in detail

BPSC Prelims Exam Pattern

The preliminary exam is of qualifying nature but it is important to crack to appear for the next phase i.e. Main exam.

S No



No. of Questions

Total Marks


General Studies

2 hrs



Note: There is no criterion of negative marking in the examination.

BPSC Mains Exam Pattern

BPSC Mains exam is descriptive in nature.

S No


Total Marks



General Hindi


3 hrs


General Studies Paper-1


3 hrs


General Studies Paper-2


3 hrs


Optional Paper


3 hrs

Total Marks



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

Practice BPSC Quiz for regular practice of questions and reduce mistakes. 

67th BPSC Interview

  • It consists of 120 marks.

BPSC Final Merit List (Out of 1020 Marks)

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

BPSC Syllabus 2022

Go through the BPSC Syllabus for both Prelims and Mains to cover all the topics in a systematic manner. 

BPSC Syllabus for Preliminary Exam

  • Current events of national and international importance
  • India's history and important characteristics of Bihar's history
  • Indian National Movement and Bihar's role in it
  • General Mental Ability Questions
  • General Science
  • General Geography of India and geographical division of Bihar and its major river systems.
  • Indian Economy and Indian Polity and major changes in the economy of Bihar in the post-independence period

BPSC Preparation Tips FAQs

  • Candidates can prepare for 68th BPSC exam 2022 by having a certain strategy that are needed for exam preparation. BPSC aspirants first need to understand BPSC syllabus and exam pattern. Thereafter, a good study plan must be prepared that helps them cover the syllabus before the exam and give additional time to take mock tests.

  • In order to prepare for the BPSC Prelims exam, candidates should prepare a proper time table that has the day-wise list of chapters or topics that are to be completed by you. Begin your preparations from day 1 itself and simultaneously take mock tests. Make sure that you prepare notes so that you can go through them at any time.

  • The quantitative Aptitude section in the BPSC exam 2022 is an important section. It is quite an easy one to cover so candidates are advised to prepare for it early and cover their ground well in this section. Basic arithmetic questions are asked from this section that are of matriculation level.

  • The best books for BPSC exam preparation are the ones that cover important points of a chapter in the best possible manner. You can follow BPSC books such as Comprehensive Geography by Khullar, Indian Economy by Shankar Ganesh, Indian Polity by M. Laxmikanth, etc. Apart from this, you should also follow NCERT books as well to build your base.


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