Bihar Public Service Commission 64th Combined Competitive Exam (CCE) Detailed Guide

 

 

Bihar Public Service Commission is accepting application up to the 27th of August for BPSC Combined Competitive Exam Round 64. Aspirants can find all details of vacancies, application instructions and how to prepare in the guide given below.

Click here to access BPSC Application Page BPSC 64th CCE Application
Click here to read the Detailed BPSC 64th CCE Advertisement (Hindi) BPSC 64th CCE Advertisement

To navigate within this page, readers may use quick-links as given below:

A] Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) Important Dates

B] Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) Vacancy Details

C] Bihar Public Service Commission Eligibility

D] Bihar Public Service Commission Application Process

E] BPSC Civil Services Prelim Exam Pattern and Syllabus

F] BPSC Civil Services Mains Exam Pattern and Syllabus

G] BPSC Civil Services Preparation Sources

 

Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) Important Dates:

Activity  Date
Starting Date to Apply Online 03-08-2018
Last Date for Online Registration 20-08-2018 | Extended to 27-08-2018
Last Date for Payment of Fee 24-08-2018 | Extended to 31-08-2018
Last Date for Submission of Application Form  31-08-2018 | Extended to 07-09-2018

Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) Vacancy Details:

Vacancy Details
Sl No Post Name Total
1 Police Sub Inspector 40
2 Jail Guard 02
3 Commercial Tax Officer 10
4 Registrar/ Joint Registrar 08
5 Interior Officer 08
6 Planning Officer/ District Planning Officer 13
7 District Audit Officer 04
8 Asst Registrar 24
9 Office Bearer 25
10 District Minority Welfare Officer 06
11 Probation Officer 34
12 Reed officer 02
13 Assistant Director 14
14 Rural Development Officer 21
15 Labor Enforcement Officer 53
16 Revenue Officer & Equivalent 571
17 Supply Inspector 223
18 Block SC & ST Welfare officer 122
19 Block Minority Welfare Officer 75
20 Block Panchayat Raj Officer 133
21 Executive Officer 07

Bihar Public Service Commission Eligibility

I] Educational Qualification

Candidates must have completed graduation or equivalent degree from a recognised university to be eligible for BPSC CCE 2018.

II] Age Limit

Lower Age Limit

Post

Minimum Age Required for Eligibility 

Police Sub Inspector

20 years

Probation Officer
Rural Development Officer
Labor Enforcement Officer
Block SC & ST Welfare Officer
Supply Inspector

21 years

All other Posts

22 years

Upper Age Limit

Category

Age 

Unreserved Male Candidates

37 years

Female candidates from Unreserved categories

OBC

Extremely Backward Class candidates

40 years of age

SC and ST

42 years

Note: Age of candidates will be considered as on August 1, 2018

Bihar Public Service Commission Application Process

The application for BPSC 64th CCE began on August 3, 2018 and the last date to register yourself for the exam  has been extended to 27th August. Subsequently, the last date to pay the application fees has been moved to 31st August and the last day for filling the application is extended to 7th September. Here are more details about this 3-Step process:

Stage 1 – Registration

Click here to access BPSC Application Page BPSC 64th CCE Application

Step 1: Click on the link (The link to apply has been provided above)

Step 2: Go to ‘Online Registration’

Step 3: Click on ‘Apply Online’

Step 4: Fill all required details

Step 5: Click ‘Submit’

Step 6: After successful registration, username and password will be sent to candidates’ registered email ID

Stage 2 – Fee Payment

Upon registering, the link to pay the fee will be activated on the next day of registration (after 11 am). Candidates will be able to pay the registration fee online.

Category  Fees
For Gen/ OBC Rs.600/-
For SC/ ST/ PH & Women Rs.150/

Stage 3 – Filling of the application form

Step 1: Fill all requisite information (the link to furnish details in application form will be activated on the next day of fee payment after 11 am)

Step 2: Upload photograph and signature

Step 3: After providing all details, cross-verify the same by clicking on ‘Preview’

Step 4: Click ‘Submit’

Step 5: Download the application form by clicking on ‘Download filled application’

Step 6: Check whether registration number, bar code and application number are mentioned in the printout of application form

Note: If registration number, bar code and application number have not been provided in the hard copy of application form, the application process will be considered as invalid.

BPSC Civil Services Prelim Exam Pattern and Syllabus

The Bihar Public Service Examination consists of 2 phases – Prelims and Mains.

BPSC 64th CCE Prelim Pattern

Mode of Exam: Pen and paper

Question Type: Objective with MCQ

Duration: 2 hours

Maximum Marks: 150 marks

BPSC Prelim Syllabus

General Science Current Affairs on International and National Events Bihar’s Economic Development after Independence
Geography (General Studies of Geography) History of India with emphasis on Bihar’s History Indian Polity and Economics
Geography of Bihar – Main Geographical Divisions and Chief Rivers Indian Independence Movement and Bihar’s Contribution  Mental Ability Test

BPSC Civil Services 2018 Qualifying Cut-off

Catergories

Qualifying cut off

General

40%

OBC

36.5%

Extremely Backward Class

34%

SC/ ST/ Women/ PwD

32%

BPSC Civil Services Mains Exam Pattern and Syllabus

The BPSC Mains Examination consists of 4 papers, these are as follows:

Paper and Paper Code

Details

Syllabus Outline

Hindi
(Code: 01)

Marks: 100 marks

Duration: 3 hours

Qualifying in Nature

Questions will be asked of Bihar State Board Secondary Examination Level Hindi

Essay

30 marks

Grammar

30 marks

Sentence Syntax

25 marks

Summary/

Precis-writing

15 marks

General Studies
(Code: 02)

Marks: 300 marks

Duration: 3 hours

Modern Indian History
(Focus on important aspects of Indian History and History of Bihar such as 1857 Birsa Andolan,  Champaran Satyagraha, 1942 Quit India Movement)

Indian Culture
(Focus on features of Mauryan/Pal Dynasty Art and Craft, Patna Kalam artistry etc.)

Brief Timeline of Events/Current Affairs of National and International Importance

Statistical and Data Interpretation

General Studies
(Code: 03)

Marks: 300 marks

Duration: 3 hours

Indian Polity (focus on Bihar Political Structure)

Indian Geography (Physical, Economic and Demographic aspects of Geography)

Indian Economy

Scientific Developments and Innovations in India

Optional Subject
(Code 04 – 34)

Marks: 300 marks

Duration: 3 hours

Candidates may choose any one of the following optionals to appear for in Mains:

Agriculture
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
Anthropology
Botany
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Commerce and Accountancy
Economics
Electrical Engineering
Geography
Geology
History
Labour and Social Welfare
Law
Management
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science and International Relations
Psychology
Public Administration
Sociology
Statistics
Zoology
English Language & Literature
Hindi Language and Literature
Urdu Language & Literature
Bengali Language & Literature
Sanskrit Language & Literature
Persian Language & Literature
Arabic Language & Literature
Pali Language & Literature
Maithili Language and Literature

 

BPSC Civil Services Preparation Sources

History

NCERT +  Spectrum Rajiv Ahir + Relevant Chapters from Lucent GK

Geography

NCERT +  Atlas is a must for Map-Based Questions Practice

Polity/Economics

NCERT for both Economics and Political Science

For Polity if aspirant is preparing from Laxmikanth – need not go into details, an overview is sufficient

GK

Lucent General knowledge

Current Affairs

 GK Today Website

 

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