BPSC Civil Services 2018 - Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) has released the admit card and schedule for the mains exam of BPSC Civil Services 2018. As per the latest notification, BPSC Civil Services mains exam 2018 is slated to be conducted on July 12, 13, 14 and 16, 2019. Candidates who have qualified in the prelims exam and have filled the BPSC Civil Services mains application form within the allotted time frame will have to appear for the mains exam of BPSC 2018. Candidates who filled the application form successfully can download BPSC mains admit card 2018 from July 5, 2019 onwards. To download BPSC Mains admit card, link is given below in description.
BPSC Civil Services 2018 result of the preliminary exam was declared on February 24, 2019. As many as 19,109 candidates have qualified for the mains exam. Along with BPSC Civil Services Preliminary result, the commission had released the final answer key. Candidates could check their answers with the help of the final answer key. Around 2,95,444 candidates had taken the preliminary exam which was held on December 16, 2018. The provisional answer key of BPSC Civil Services was released on December 26 where candidates were able to challenge it till January 7, 2019.
Candidates can check below for the exam dates of BPSC 2018.
BPSC Civil Services 2018 Exam Dates:
Issue of official notification
August 2, 2018
BPSC Civil Services application form 2018 released on
August 3, 2018
Registration closed on
August 30, 2018
Last date to submit application form
September 10, 2018
BPSC Civil Services prelims admit card
November 28 to December 14, 2018
BPSC CS prelims exam date
December 16, 2018
BPSC Civil Services Prelims result
February 24, 2019
Bihar PSC Civil Services Mains exam
July 12, 13, 14, and 16, 2019
The application form of mains exam was released by the Commission. Candidates could fill the application form March 12 to May 8, 2019. The payment could be done from March 12 to May 3, 2019. Candidates had to first pay the application fee and then fill the application form the next day. After filling the application form candidates had to submit the same to the commission before May 15, 2019 (5 pm).
Name of exam
BPSC Combined Competitive Examination
Bihar Public Service Commission
Location of conducting body
Number of vacancies
The final answer key of BPSC Civil Services was released by Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) on February 24, 2019. The answer key contained set-wise correct answers to all the questions asked in the exam. Candidates were able to challenge the answers provided in the provisional answer key till January 7, 2019. After reviewing the challenges submitted by candidates, the examination authority had published the final answer key. Using BPSC Civil Services answer key, candidates can cross check their answers with the ones provided in the answer key. With the help of the answer key, candidates can calculate their probable score.
The result of BPSC CS 2018 for the mains exam will be announced in September, 2019. The result will be announced in the form of PDF. The result PDF will contain the roll numbers of candidates who have qualified the exam stage. BPSC Civil Services result 2018 is declared online for each stage of the exam – prelims, mains and personality test. Bihar PSC will also release the final result after the conduct of personality test to recruit candidates for final selection.
Bihar PSC has declared the cut off for the preliminary exam. On the basis of prelims cut off, candidates have been shortlisted for mains exam. Candidates qualifying mains will be called for personality test. On the basis of performance in mains and personality test, final cut off will be declared to shortlist candidates for recruitment. BPSC has determined the cut off of BPSC Civil Services 2018 prelims along with the notification. The qualifying cut off of prelims exam is given in the table below.
Qualifying cut off of BPSC Civil Services 2018 prelims exam:
Qualifying cut off
Extremely Backward Class
SC/ ST/ Women/ PwD
Note: Candidates applying under reserved categories must have a domicile in Bihar. SC, ST and OBC candidates from other states will be considered under general category.
Before registering, candidates must make sure that they fulfil all eligibility criteria of Bihar PSC Civil Services mandated by the Commission. The eligibility criteria have been provided below.
Academic Qualification: Candidates must have passed graduation or equivalent degree from a recognized university to be eligible for BPSC CCE 2018.
Age Limit: The lower age limit has been mandated as 20, 21 and 22 years for the various posts available under BPSC 2018. The upper age limit to be eligible for BPSC Civil Services is 37 years for male candidates belonging to the general category. Female candidates from general categories and OBC and Extremely Backward Class candidates will need to be below 40 years of age. The upper age limit of SC and ST candidates is 42 years. Age of candidates will be considered as on August 1, 2018.
Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) had released the online application form of BPSC Civil Services on August 3, 2018. The last date to register for the exam was August 30 while candidates were able to fill the application form till September 10. The application fee of BPSC Civil Services was Rs. 600 for general candidates. However, SC, ST and women candidates of Bihar domicile and PwD candidates with disability exceeding 40% had to pay application fee of Rs. 150. Candidates were able to pay their examination fees till September 3, 2018. Candidates shortlisted for mains exam needed to fill the additional application form for mains along with the examination fee.
The application form can be filled in three stages. The procedure to apply for BPSC CS 2018 application form has been given below.
Stage 1 – Registration
Step 1: Click on the link 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.
Stage 3 – Filling of the application form
Step 1: Fill all requisite information (the link to furnish details in the 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 the 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, barcode and application number are mentioned in the printout of application form
Note: If registration number, barcode and application number have not been provided in the hard copy of application form, the application process will be considered as invalid.
Check below the updated vacancies of Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) for Combined Competitive exam 2018.
Block Panchayat Officer
Block Welfare Officer
Rural Development Officer
Assistant Registrars in Cooperative Societies
Bihar Police Service
City Executive Officer
The syllabus of BPSC Civil Services 2018 for prelims has been provided by Bihar PSC along with the notification. The prelims exam will contain questions from general studies pertaining to the following topics – General Science, Current Affairs on International and National Events, History of India with emphasis on Bihar’s History, Geography, Bihar – Main Geographical Divisions and Chief Rivers, Indian Polity and Economics, Bihar’s Economic Development after Independence, Indian Independence Movement and Bihar’s Contribution and Mental Ability Test. BPSC Civil Services mains will comprise two papers from general studies – Paper 1 and 2.
For the detailed syllabus of BPSC Civil Services, click here
The exam pattern of BPSC CS 2018 prelims has been released by Bihar PSC. The prelims paper contains questions from general studies. Prelims will comprise only objective type questions. BPSC Civil Services 2018 prelims will be held for 2 hours. The exam will be held for a total of 150 marks. BPSC CS 2018 mains will consist of three papers – General Hindi (compulsory paper), General Studies 1, General Studies 2 and an optional paper. There are total 34 subjects available for the optional paper from which candidates have to chooses any one of them.
The admit card of BPSC Civil Services mains exam will be issued by the exam authority on July 5, 2019. Candidates will be able to download the mains admit card till July 16, 2019. BPSC Civil Services admit card 2018 will be available online. The hard copy of the admit card will not be sent through post. Candidates will be able to download BPSC Civil Services 2018 mains admit card using user name and password. The Commission issues individual call letters for each exam stage – prelims, mains and personality test.
Bihar PSC will conduct BPSC Civil Services in three exam stages – Prelims, Mains and personality test. Prelims test of BPSC CS 2018 is qualifying in nature and is conducted to select candidates for mains. On the basis of marks secured in mains, candidates will be called for personality test. Following the personality test, merit list will be prepared to shortlist candidates for recruitment to the various posts.
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Patna, Bihar – 800 001.
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