BPSC Exam Pattern 2019

Last Date for submission of application via speed post – 21st October 2019.

BPSC 65th Combined Competitive Exam Prelims Admit Card 2019 – 5th October, 2019

BPSC 65th CCE Prelims Exam Date – 15th October, 2019

BPSC 63rd Combined Prelims 2017 Result – 14th October 2019.

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BPSC 2019 Exam Pattern

The exam is carried out in the following steps

  • Prelims exam
  • Main exam and
  • Interview

Exam pattern for preliminary exam

The exam is conducted in paper and pen mode. The duration is 2 hours. The exam is based on multiple choice questions (MCQ). Prelims exam is the gateway to enter the main exam.

Exam Type of exam Duration Total marks Number of papers
BPSC 64th Combined civil service Prelims Objective type 2 h 150 1

 Exam pattern for the main exam

The main exam has 4 papers. All the papers will be conducted for 3 hours.

Exam Subject code Subject Maximum marks
BPSC 64th Combined civil service Mains 1 Hindi 100
2 General studies (paper I) 300
3 General studies (paper II) 300
4 Optional subject 300

Exam pattern for Hindi



Hindi Grammer 30
Essay writing 30
Precis writing 15
Framing sentences 25

In case of an optional subject, the candidate will have to select one subject when applying for the prelims exam itself.

The optional subject is listed below.

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Anthropology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engg
  • Commerce and Accountancy
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engg
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • History
  • Social welfare
  • Law
  • Management
  • Maths
  • Mechanical Engg
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public administration
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Zoology
  • Hindi
  • English
  • Urdu
  • Bangla
  • Sanskrit
  • Persian
  • Arabic
  • Pali
  • Maithili


Based on the performance in prelims and mains exam a merit list will be prepared and published in the official website. Those selected candidates should appear for the interview process.

Tips to prepare for the exam

  • A healthy body will serve as a gateway for a sound mind.
  • Selecting an appropriate book for the preparation process will help in fruitful preparation of the exam.
  • The candidate must make the documents ready before applying for the exam.
  • The last-minute hurry berry may cause errors in uploading the documents online. So to do a smart work the candidate must prepare the documents in the required format.
  • One can expertise in the mathematical part only by constant practice.
  • Hindi is one of the paper in the main exam so the candidate must ensure he/ she is strong enough in his language skill.
  • The candidate must choose his optional paper properly since it carries 300 marks. He/She should be strong enough in the opted paper.
  • Most of the questions will be based on general So a candidate mustn’t waste time. He/She should keep updating his general knowledge and current affairs to master that paper.
  • The candidate must ensure that he or she is keeping a constant track on his or her strength and weakness by taking up the mock tests online.
  • Since most of the questions will be from the state board syllabus the candidate can prepare the subjects well for their board exam.
  • The most crucial part is time management.
  • The candidate must train in such a way that he completes all the questions within the given time limit.
  • It is paper and pen-based test so the candidate should allocate some time to check the answered questions so as to ensure the reliability of the answers.
  • The candidate should avoid careless mistakes so concentrating on what he does matters a lot.
  • The candidate should make use of his time properly in the exam hall to avoid last minute tension. So proper planning will help to manage time.
  • In case the candidate wishes to enter the Police service, He/She must look after his health so as he or she meets the physical standard.