Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) Prelims and Mains Syllabus

Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) conducts examination almost every year for the post of Sub Divisional Magistrate, Bihar Police Service, Revenue Officer, Municipal Executive Officer, Supply Inspector, Block Welfare Officer, Labour Enforcement Officer, Block Minority Welfare Officer, Block Panchayat Officer etc. BPSC takes examination in three phases i.e. Prelims, Mains and Interview. Prelims is for screening purpose and final rank include only marks of Mains and Interview exams. Examination center will be in Bihar Only.

About Preliminary Exams

  • It consists of a total of 150 questions of objective type and each question carries 1 mark.
  • There is no negative marking.
  • Examination Time : 2 hours
  • Examination Mode : Offline (Pen-Paper)

BPSC Preliminary Syllabus

  • General Science
  • Events of national and international importance
  • History of Bihar and Indian History
  • Geography
  • Geography of Bihar
  • Indian Polity and Economy
  • Changes in the economy of Bihar post-independence
  • Indian National Movement and Role of Bihar
  • General Mental Ability

About Mains Exams

  • After qualifying Prelims examination you can appear for mains examination.
  • It consists of four papers i.e. General Hindi – Qualifying Paper, General Studies 1 (300 marks), General Studies 2 (300 marks) and Optional Subject (300 marks).
  • Duration for each paper is 3 hours.

BPSC Mains Syllabus

General Hindi – Qualifying Paper
  • Essay – 30 marks
  • Grammar – 30 marks
  • Syntax – 25 marks
  • Precis/Summary – 15 marks
General Studies 1
  • Indian Culture
  • Modern History of India
  • Contemporary events of national and international importance
  • Statistical Analysis, diagrams and graphs
General Studies 2
  • Indian (and Bihar) Polity
  • Indian (and Bihar) Economy
  • Indian (and Bihar) Geography
  • Role and impact of Science and Technology in the development of India (and Bihar)
Optional Paper Candidates have to select one optional subject out of following choices. There will be only one optional subject exam for 300 marks and the questions will be of Honours Level (3-year course in Patna University).
English Language and Literature Urdu Language and Literature Hindi Language and Literature
Persian Language and Literature Arabic Language and Literature Pali Language and Literature
Maithili Language and Literature Bangla Language and Literature Sanskrit Language and Literature
Chemistry Sociology Physics
Agriculture Statistics Botany
Zoology Philosophy Political Science and International Relations
Psychology Public Administration Labour and Social Welfare
Management Mathematics Mechanical Engineering
Geography Geology History
Law Civil Engineering Economics
Commerce and Accountancy Electrical Engineering Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science

BPSC Interview

After qualifying in mains examination BPSC will call you for Interview and it will carry 120 marks.