How to manage time for BPSC Prelims? Know Time Management Strategies for better Preparation!

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

How to manage time for BPSC Prelims: BPSC (Bihar Public Service Commission) conducts every year BPSC PSC to recruit Bihar Administrative Services, Police Services, Financial Services, Education, Jail, Labour, Election, and so on. It is the best way to serve common people by joining various posts according to your interest.

67th BPSC Prelims Exam has been scheduled for 30 September 2022  across 38 centers of Bihar state. In this article, we will provide you with the tips on “how to manage your time during the BPSC Prelims exam”.                                              

While attempting the BPSC exam, ime is most important because if you know everything about the paper but didn’t know how to manage your time so you will run out of it. And you will get fewer marks even though you know every question on the paper. In this article, we will provide you with the tips on how to manage your time during the BPSC Prelims exam. 

BPSC PSC Recruitment Process consists of three stages which are: Prelims, Mains and followed by the final interview.

  • Prelims – objective type paper 
  • Mains – 4 descriptive papers (1 qualifying + 3 merit ranking)
  • Interview Round

BPSC PSC Prelims Exam Pattern


Total Marks

Number of Question


Negative Marking

General Studies 

150 marks


2 Hours



BPSC PSC Prelims Exam GS Paper is screening in nature. It is a pen/paper-based offline exam. This exam tests your General Studies, General Knowledge, and Current Affairs.

Here are some of the tips that will help you to ace the exam

  • Reading Habit:


Before solving any question first take a deep breath and read every question carefully. Don’t skim-read in exams. Don’t eliminate an option before thinking about it for at least a few seconds. Sometimes simple questions were written up in complicated language. Whenever you chose a question, MAKE SURE YOU READ IT PROPERLY. No matter how interesting an answer is, if it answers the wrong question, it’ll probably impact your score.

  • Divide your time:



Before an exam, when you have read every question carefully that make a plan of how long you’re going to spend on each thing and then stick to it. All good rank holder knows how they’re going to approach a paper, and how to portion out their time so that they don’t run out.

  • Start with what you can do and come back to the rest: 


Many aspirants think that firstly they will solve the hard questions and then in the remaining time solve easy questions. Don’t do this mistake, always go with a favorite topic, or a question that you know you can nail, doing something like that early will makes you feel confident. And then go for difficult questions.

  • Practice Mocks & Previous year Paper as many as you can: 


It will give you a general idea of the upcoming paper and you could easily guess the important topics of a particular subject.  Once you start solving the Mocks & previous year’s papers, you familiarise your mind with the kind of question paper you get to solve in the final examination. Solving mocks will also help you keep a record of time so that you do not end up wasting managing your time poorly.  

  • Make sure to review your paper:


After attempting the paper make sure to take some time to review it. Sometimes students mistakenly chose the wrong answer even though they knew the correct one. So when you take a final glance at your paper, you can get rid of these silly mistakes. 

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