BPSC Civil Services 2018 - Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) has announced the date of preliminary exam. As per the official notification, BPSC Civil Services 2018 prelims exam is scheduled to be conducted on December 16. The admit card of BPSC civil services exam for preliminary exam has been issued on November 28, 2018. The admit card can be downloaded till December 14. Candidates have to enter user id and password to download the admit card. Registration window of BPSC Civil Services was closed on August 30, 2018. Applicants were able to pay their examination fees till September 3, 2018. The last date to fill BPSC Civil Services 2018 application form was September 10. The admit card of preliminary examination will be issued to candidates from November.
As many as 1465 will be filled through this state-level competitive exam. The selection process of BPSC Civil Services includes – preliminary, mains and personality test. The preliminary examination is qualifying in nature. Candidates will be selected for the various posts on the basis of their performance in mains exam and personality test. Read below for more details on BPSC Civil Services 2018 application form, important dates, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, and cutoff.
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BPSC Civil Services 2018 - Overview
Name of exam
BPSC Combined Competitive Examination
Bihar Public Service Commission
Location of conducting body
Number of vacancies
BPSC Civil Services Exam 2018 - Dates
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 pay application fee
September 3, 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
Bihar PSC Civil Services Mains exam
To be announced
BPSC Civil Services Eligibility Criteria 2018
Before registering, candidates must make sure that they fulfill 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.
BPSC Civil Services Application Form 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 will be able to fill the application form till September 10. The application fee of BPSC Civil Services is Rs. 600 for general candidates. However, SC, ST and women candidates of Bihar domicile and PwD candidates with disability exceeding 40% will have to pay application fee of Rs. 150. Candidates were able to pay their examination fees till September 3, 2018. Candidates shortlisted for mains exam will need to fill the additional application form for mains along with the examination fee.
Steps to fill the application form of BPSC Civil Services 2018
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 (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.
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.
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Posts and vacancies available under BPSC Civil Services 2018
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
BPSC Civil Services Syllabus 2018
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.
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BPSC Civil Services Exam Pattern 2018
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.
BPSC Civil Services Admit Card 2018
The admit card of BPSC Civil Services prelims exam has been issued by BPSC on November 28. Candidates can download the admit card of preliminary exam till December 14, 2018. BPSC Civil Services admit card 2018 is available online. The hard copy of the admit card will not be sent through post. Candidates appearing for BPSC Civil Services 2018 prelims can download the admit card using user name and password. The Commission will issue individual call letters for each exam stage – prelims, mains and personality test.
BPSC Civil Services Answer Key 2018
Bihar Public Service Commission will release the provisional answer key of BPSC Civil Services of prelims after the conduct of the exam. The answer key will contain set-wise answers to all questions asked in the exam. Candidates will be able to challenge the answers provided in the provisional answer key after which final answer key will be published. 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 evaluate their probable score in the exam. The answer key will also be released by various coaching institutes.
BPSC Civil Services Result 2018
The result of BPSC CS 2018 will be declared online for each stage of the exam – prelims, mains and personality test. The result will be made available in the form of pdf file. The result will contain the roll numbers of candidates who have qualified the exam stage. Bihar PSC will also release the final result after the conduct of personality test to recruit candidates for final selection. As per result analysis of 63 rd BPSC Civil Services examination, out of 90697 appeared candidates, total 4257 candidates had qualified the preliminary exam.
BPSC Civil Services Cutoff 2018
Bihar PSC will declare the cut off after each stage of the exam. The overall cut off of prelims will be released along with the result. On the basis of prelims cut off, candidates will be 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.
BPSC Civil Services Selection Process 2018
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 personality test, merit list will be prepared to shortlist candidates for recruitment to the various posts.
Bihar Public Service Commission,
15, Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg (Bailey Road),
Patna, Bihar – 800 001.