Bihar Police SI Preparation Tips 2021 - Check BPSSC SI Subject-wise Strategy and Important Topics

Bihar Police SI Preparation Tips 2021 - Check BPSSC SI Subject-wise Strategy and Important Topics

ByArpit Kumar Jain  |  Updated on: Jun 24, 2021Interested candidates may check out the complete details of Bihar Police SI recruitment 2021 such as notification PDF, important dates, eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, selection process, and more below
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How to prepare for Bihar SI Exam 2021?

BPSSC has recently notified the recruitment of 2213 Posts of Sub Inspector (SI). The Bihar Police SI has different stages of examination, i.e., two written exams- BPSSC Prelims and BPSSC Mains exam. The written exam, which objective is followed by the Physical Exam and the Medical Exam. Candidates who successfully applied for the Bihar SI exam 2021 must ensure they have a sound preparation plan and strategy for the exam. 

BYJU'S Exam Prep experts have curated a comprehensive Bihar SI preparation strategy to ensure that all the sections of the syllabus are completely covered. You must go through the subject-wise preparation tips mentioned below. 

Bihar Police SI Preparation Tips (बिहार पुलिस उप निरीक्षक भर्ती की तैयारी कैसे करें)

As highlighted earlier, the commission has determined the sections asked in different stages of the BPSSC examination, which are as follows:

  1. BPSSC Prelim Exam
  2. BPSSC Mains Exam
  3. BPSSC Physical Eligibility Test
  4. BPSSC Medical Examination

The duration of the BPSSC Prelims Exam is 2 hours, which includes a negative marking of 0.2 marks, i.e., 1 mark will be deduced on attempting wrong Qs. For details, check the Bihar Police SI exam pattern & SI syllabus

Let us try and understand what all it needs to make a strategy that will help ace the preparation. Before giving any additional tips for a one-day exam like BPSSC SI Police, there are one-stop solutions available in the form of books, including:

  1. Previous Year Papers or the Question Banks preferably by Kiran Publication
  2. General Studies for BPSSC Police Exam SI. For this, General Studies by Lucent can be referred.
  3. General Hindi can also be covered by Lucent.

Check the complete list of Bihar SI books for preparation

As the exam is not very complicated like UPSC or State Services Exam. A decent day-wise plan can be executed well, covering the key areas of the syllabus (as mentioned in the notification).

Bihar SI Preparation: History

Let's begin with What do we have to study from the History section?

Ancient India, Medieval India and Modern India. One needs to focus more on Modern India, but Bihar specific GK questions emphasize ancient India as well. 

Ancient India important topics 

  • Indus Valley Civilization
    • Important sites at the river banks
    • Artifacts of historical importance and their cultural significance
  • Buddhism and Jainism
    • Both originated from Bihar and hence are very much important, thorough knowledge about the differences and the similarities
    • Various councils of Buddhism, their kings, and places (II, III and IV councils are frequently asked)
    • Empires and kingdoms, their political and economic affairs, infrastructural developments, wars they fought
    • Vedic era must also be done thoroughly, at least the topics reflected in previous year papers.
    • Travellers, their chronology, and account

Medieval India important topics

  • Sultanates: Tughlaq, Khilji, etc 
  • Important architects and the rulers who made them, e.g., Iltutmish, Firoz Shah Tughlaq and Mohd. Bin Tughlaq- important canals, various departments, market control policy 
  • Various terminologies of the administration in medieval times
  • Mughal Empire 
    • Their administration
    • Important architectures
    • Art and culture
    • Music, Books, and authors
    • Important wars- Battle of Panipat, Battle of Chausa, Battle of Khanwa etc., the places and between the rulers
  • Maratha regime
    • Governance- ashthapradhan and likewise various terminologies
    • Terminologies- Chauth, Surdeshmukhi etc.
  • Modern India
    • 7-8 Qs are asked from here
    • East India Company, Dutch firms, various firms and the year of their establishment and places.
    • Administrative set, Viceroys and Governor General’s work. 
    • Important battles- under the regime of Cornwallis, Lord William Bentick, Canning (1857 sepoy mutiny), Curzon (Bengal partition), Ripon (Press freedom as Vernacular Press Act was abolished) etc
    • Mysore war, treaty of Srirangapatnam, Treaty of Mangalore, under which governor’s presence and so on
    • Anglo-Maratha war, Battle of Buxor, Battle of Plassey, the rulers, and representatives and so on
    • 1857 mutiny must be thoroughly covered.
    • Social reforms- by Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, Keshavchandra Sen, Ravindranath Tagore, Brahmo Samaj, widow remarriage etc
    • Congress sessions – important one (1907, 1916, 1929, 1931 etc)
    • Movements- Champaran, Non-cooperation etc.
    • Important Personalities: Mahatma Gandhi, Important movements, Books on him and written by him, newspapers etc.
    • Important tribal movements: Birsa Munda, Sanyasi, Paglapanthi etc.

Bihar SI Preparation: Geography

  • Solar System, planet, in ascending and descending order, peculiarities
  • Earth’s interior
  • Lithosphere: rock system, volcanic eruptions and countries, Mountain ranges and peculiarise and presence in various states, Forests and their types, types of vegetation, soil types-crops grown, metals and non-metal deposits
  • The atmosphere and its various layers, types of gases, local winds- chinook, fohn, norwester, loo etc
  • Hydrosphere: ocean currents, continent-wide warm and cold currents, sometimes country-wise asked etc
  • Rivers, their origin, tributaries, Hydroelectric projects on rivers, lakes, ports on east and west coasts
  • Important National Parks, Biospheres, flora, and fauna endemic to the region

Bihar SI Preparation: Polity

  • Generally, 7-8Qs are asked every year.
  • Important Acts- 1773, 1784, 1813, 1858, 1909, 1919, 1935
  • Fundamental Rights
  • Panchayati Raj, Uniform Civil Code, Wildlife Acts
  • Various parts were taken from various constitutions (Russia, America, S. Africa and so on)
  • Various schedules, Amendment procedure and important amendments, Various Committees
  • Constitutional institutions- CAG, Attorney General, Election Commission, UPSC Chairman, tenure etc
  • President, Vice-President, their election and appointment procedure, tenure, and workflow
  • Parliament, Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, Various member strength, nominations, Financial Bill, Emergency provisions and their implementation. 

Bihar SI Preparation: Economy

  • Generally, current based Qs are asked as per the recent trends as compared to the static portion, yet one must be thorough with various five-year plans and various models and their objectives.
  • Bank rate, reverse repo rate, SLR, various institutes World Bank, IMF etc
  • Important committees- Raja Chailaiah, Suresh Tendulkar etc.

Bihar SI Preparation: Current Affairs

  • Major Banks and their reforms
  • Important schemes both in the news as well as operational ones
  • It is advisable that you cover the last one-year’s current affairs.
  • It can be covered from the monthly or yearly magazine of any of the reputed institute. For current affairs, click here.

Bihar SI Preparation: General Hindi 

  • This paper can be prepared well by assessing the key areas frequently asked and covering them effectively from any of the General Hindi book covering basic grammar etc. The frequently recommended book is ‘सामान्य हिंदी’ by Lucent.
  • Note: Do not underestimate the Hindi paper; if not qualified, then General Studies Paper will not be checked, and chances of disqualification are high.

General Tips to follow while preparing for BPSSC Police SI Exam

  • After every topic coverage, do appear for sectional tests for comprehensive coverage and understanding.
  • Keep your resources minimum and revise thoroughly. You can follow scientific revision techniques.
  • Keep your schedule flexible yet realistic. Break the syllabus into small chunks and cover them step by step. Follow macro-study planner without losing sight of micro-tasks.
  • The exam is not tough; what makes it tough that the number of aspirants apply and appear for it.
  • As one of the exam stages is meant to assess physical fitness, so do forget to take time out in a day to develop the required stamina. For details, check the notification. Also, join a nearby gym for fitness. Gradually, develop enough stamina to perform 100m sprints, 50 push-ups, 10 chin-ups and 40 sit-ups.
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  • To begin with your Bihar SI preparation, you must go through the detailed syllabus and exam pattern to understand the expectation of the exam. Complete each topic and go through the detailed subject0wise strategy to prepare. You can also practice Bihar SI mock test for regular practice and revision.

  • General Knowledge and Current Events are the two subjects covered in the Bihar Police SI Prelims exam.
    Lucent Publication House's General Knowledge 2021 is for general knowledge.
    Kiran's BPSSC Practice Workbook & Current Affairs for Current Events
    The main exam for Bihar Police SI consists of two papers: General Hindi and General Studies.
    Samanya Hindi by Arihant Publication is a good general Hindi book.
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  • The prelims exam consist of 100 Questions from General Knowledge & current events. The SI Mains exam consists of 200 questions. 


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