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BPSC Eligibility Criteria 2018 - Academic Qualification and Age Limit

BPSC 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Any candidate who desires to take up the exam should fulfill the eligibility criteria listed in the rules list. If not the candidate will not be qualified for that particular post. The Eligibility criteria include Age, Nationality, Number of attempts, Educational Qualification. The brief description of the eligibility criteria is given below.

NATIONALITY

The aspiring candidates should be a citizen of India. There is no restriction regarding the domicile. So the candidate residing in any state can apply for the exam. The main criteria are that the candidate must hold Indian citizenship.

AGE

The age limit is an important criterion for any posts. The upper age limit and the lower age limit varies among the posts and the reservations. The age limit is calculated as on August 1, 2018. The minimum age limit for most of the posts is 22 years. There are exceptions to this which is listed in the below table along with the maximum age limit.

S.No Category / Posts Minimum age limit (in years) Maximum age limit (in Years)
1 Police Sub Inspector

20

Varies depending on the reservation and gender
2 Probation Officer, rural development officer, Labour enforcement officer, Supply Inspector, Block SC, and ST welfare Officer

21

Varies depending on the reservation and gender
3 Other posts

22

Varies depending on the reservation and gender
4 Unreserved Male Varies depending on the post

37

5 Unreserved Female/OBC Varies depending on the post 40
6 SC/ST (for both gender) Varies depending on the post 42

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

The aspirant should have finished a bachelor degree in any discipline or any equivalent degree from a university or institution recognized by the government of India. There is no limit on the minimum qualifying marks. The candidate must enter the valid details in the application form which will be verified when he appears for the interview process. For varying post their respective educational qualification is given in the following table

S.No Name of the department Educational Qualification
1 Police department Bachelor degree from any stream
2 Social Security services Bachelor degree from any stream
3 Finance department Bachelor degree from any stream
4 IT Bachelor degree from computer science or other fields
5 Cooperative department Bachelor degree from any stream
6 Planning services Bachelor degree in Arts/Science or any other field
7 Administrative department Bachelor degree from any stream

PHYSICAL FITNESS

Physical fitness will be considered only if the aspirant is willing to enter the Bihar Police Services. The measurement varies among the reservation and also the gender. Physical fitness in terms of height and chest is listed in the below table.

Reservation Gender Height Chest (without expansion)
General Male 5 feet 5 inches 32 inches
Female 5 feet 2 inches Not applicable
SC/ST Male and Female 5 feet 3 inches 31 inches

NUMBER OF ATTEMPTS

The number of attempts varies among the caste. In case of SC/ST, there is no limit on the number of attempts. The applicants who don’t belong to the open category can write up to six attempts. For OBC Noncreamy layer category the candidates can try up to nine attempts. There is no discrimination between the genders in a number of attempts.