About BPSC Civil Services 2020
Bihar Combined Competitive Examination is conducted by Bihar Public Service Commission for recruitment to various gazetted posts like Deputy Superintendent of Police, Jailer, Block Development Officer (BDO) etc in various state government departments. Applicants can fill the BPSC application form both in online and offline mode. According to BPSC Civil Services eligibility criteria, candidates must be a graduate in any discipline. The age limit varies as per categories for different posts. BPSC Civil Services 2020 comprises three stages – preliminary, mains and personality test. The prelims exam is qualifying in nature and marks obtained by candidates in this stage is not counted for the final merit list. Candidates qualifying the preliminary exam will be called for the mains exam. Based on the total marks obtained in mains exam, candidates will be selected for personality test. Final merit list to select candidates for various posts will be prepared based on the marks of mains exam and personality test.
BPSC Civil Services 2020 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||Bihar Public Service Commission Combined Competitive Exam|
|Short Exam Name||BPSC Civil Services|
|Conducting Body||Bihar Public Service Commission|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee (General)||600 Rs [Online]|
|Mode of Exam||Offline|
|Mode of Counselling||Offline|
|BPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam - Duration||2 Hours|
|Number of Seats||731 Seats|
BPSC Civil Services 2020 Important Dates
BPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam (Session 2020)
Upcoming Dates and Events
25 Feb, 2021 - 08 Mar, 2021
Answer Key - Provisional Answer Key General Studies | Mode: Online Ongoing
BPSC Civil Services (Session 2020)
Past Dates and Events
28 Sep, 2020 - 28 Oct, 2020
Application | Mode: Online
16 Sep, 2020
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BPSC Civil Services 2020 Eligibility Criteria
According to BPSC Civil Services eligibility criteria, applicants should be graduate in any discipline from a recognised university. The maximum age limit as on August 1, 2020, is 37 for male while 40 for female. The minimum age limit is 20, 21 and 22 which differs as per posts and categories. Relaxation in the age limit will be provided to candidates belonging to reserved categories.
BPSC Civil Services 2020 Application Process
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card
The application form of BPSC Civil Services has been released in online mode. Eligible candidates can fill the application form in online mode. Candidates first need to register themselves from the official website. After successful registration, candidates can proceed to fill the application form. Applicants can check steps to fill the BPSC application form from below.
- To apply for BPSC Civil Services, candidates had to first register for the exam by clicking ‘Online Registration’ tab.
- Click on ‘Apply online’ in the next step
- Candidates had to enter all the required details.
- After entering details, click on ‘Submit’ button
- User name and password will be sent to candidate’s registered email ID.
Payment of examination fees
The fee payment link will be activated next day of registration.
After the link was activated, candidates had to pay the requisite fees online.
Filling the online application form
Candidates had to fill details like educational qualification, exam centres, optional subjects etc.
Upload scanned images of photograph and signature
Click on ‘submit’ button to finally submit the application form
Download the application form by clicking ‘download filled application’
Candidates should check whether the printed application form has registration number, bar code and application number.
|SC, ST||Online||Male, Female||₹ 150|
|General, OBC, EWS||Online||Male, Female||₹ 600|
|EWS, General, OBC, ST, SC||PWD||Online||Male, Female||₹ 150|
BPSC Civil Services 2020 Syllabus
BPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam Syllabus
Current events of national and international importance.
History of India and salient features of the History of Bihar
General Geography and geographical division of Bihar and its major river systems.
Indian Polity and Economy and major changes in the economy of Bihar in the post Independence period.
Indian National Movement and the part played by Bihar in it
Questions on General Mental Ability.
BPSC Civil Services Main Exam Syllabus
General Studies-paper 1
Modern History of India and Indian culture
Current events of national and international importance
Statistical analysis, graphs and diagrams
General Studies-Paper 2
Indian Economy and Geography of India
The role and impact of science and technology in the development of India
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science-Section-1
Livestock production and management
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science-Section-2
Genetics and animal breeding
Population, genetics applied to animal breeding
Health and hygiene
Milk product technology
Meaning and scope of anthropology and its main branches
Kinship, descent, residence, alliance, kins terms and kinship behavior, lineage and clan kinship categories
Origins of religion animism and animatism, difference between religions and magic Totemism and taboo
Fieldwork and fieldwork traditions in anthropology
Study of social organçation, youth organçation, economic organçation, political organçation and religion among Indian tribes-oraon, munda, ho, santhal and birhors of bihar
Foundation of the theory of organic evolution Lamarckism,Darwinism and the synthetic theory, human evolution, biological and cultural dimensions, microevolution
The order primate
Fossil evidence of human evolution
Varieties of the modern races of man
Races in India
Technique, method and methodology distinguished
Diffusion and diffusionism
Patterns basic personality construct and model personality.The relevance of anthropological approach to national character studies Recent trends in psychological anthropology
Function and cause.Malinowski's contribution to functionalism in social anthropology Function and structure redcliffe-brown Firth fortes and nadel
Contributions of anthropology to planning and development
Indian Anthropology-Section 3
Paleolithic, mesolithic, neolithic proto historic (Indus civilçation) dimensions of Indian culture
Distribution of racial and linguistic elements in Indian population
The bases of the indian social system
Genetics and evolution
Physiology and biochemistry
Atomic structure and chemical bonding
Concentration cells, liquid junction potential, application of e.M.F. Measurements of fuel cells
General chemistry of 'd' block elements
General chemistry of 'f ' block elements
Reactions in non-aqueous solevent (liquid ammonia and sulphur dioxide)
Chemistry of the following name reactions
Molecular structural determination
Civil Engineering-Section 1-Part A
Theory of structures
Civil Engineering-Section 1-Part B
Kinematics and dynamics of fluid flow
Civil Engineering-Section 1-Part C
Soil mechanics and foundation engineering
Civil Engineering-Section 1-Part D
Civil Engineering-Section 2-Part A
Civil Engineering-Section 2-Part B
Civil Engineering-Section 2-Part C
Ground water flow
Water resources planning
Water requirement for crops
Diversion head works
Civil Engineering-Section 2-Part D
Intake of water
Water storage and distribution
Commerce and Accountancy-Section 1-Part-I
Accounting, auditing and taxation
Commerce and Accountancy-Section 1-Part – II
Business finance and financial institutions
Commerce and Accountancy-Section 2-Part I
Commerce and Accountancy-Section 2-Part II
The Indian economy
Pricing policies of agricultural and industrial outputs
Budgetary trends and fiscal policy
Foreign trade and the balance of payments
Electrical Engineering-Section 1
Static and magnetics
Electrical Engineering-Section 2-Part A
Electrical Engineering-Section 2-Part B(Heavy Currents)
Power system and protection
Economic and other aspects of different systems of rail traction
Electrical Engineering-Section 2-Part C(Light Currents)
Geography-Section 1-Part A
Soils and vegetation
Geography-Section 1-Part B
Devleopment of geographical thought
Geography of India-Section 2
Transport and trade
Geography of Bihar
History-Section 1-Part A
The Indus civilization
The vedic age
The Pre-Maurya period
The Maurya empire
The Post-Maurya period (200 b.C-300 a.D)
The Gupta age
Post-Gupta period (b.C 500-750 a.D)
General review of science and technology, education and learning
History-Section 1-Part B(Medieval India)
India: 750 A.D. To 1200 A.D
India: 1200 – 1765
History-Section 2-Part A
History-Section 2-Part B
World History (1500 - 1950)
Labour and Social Welfare-Section 1
Labour legislation and labour administration
Labour and Social Welfare-Section 2
Industrial relations and social welfare
Law-Section 1-Part -1
Constional law of India
Law-Section 1-Part -2
Law-Section 2-Part -1
Law of crimes and torts
Law-Section 2-Part -2
Law of torts
Law-Section 2-Part -3
Law of contracts and mercantile law
Management-Section 2-Part 1
Management-Section 2-Part 2
Production and materials management
Management-Section 2-Part 3
General tools of financial analysis
Working capital management
Income determination and distribution
Management-Section 2-Part 4
Human resource management
Analytic geometry of two and three dimensions
Vector, tensor, statics, dynamics and hydrostatics
Partial differential equations
Probability and Statistics
Mechanical Engineering-Section 1
Theory of machines
Mechanics of solids
Mechanical Engineering-Section 2
Philosophy-Section 1(Metaphysics and Epistemology)
Epistemology and metaphysics
India and western
Philosophy-Section 2(Socio political philosophy and philosophy of Religion )
Waves and oscillations
Electricity and magnetism
Political Science and Internation Relations-Section 1-Part A
Main feature of ancient Indian political thought
Nature and scope of political science
The emergence and nature of the modern state
Theory of democracy
Liberalism, evolutionary socialism (democratic and febian)
Political Science and Internation Relations-Section 1-Part B
Approaches to the study of comparative politics
Indian Political System
Political Science and Internation Relations-Section 2-Part 1
Political Science and Internation Relations-Section 2-Part 2
The scope of psychology
Methods of psychology
The nature, origin and development of human behaviour
Language and communication
Attitudes and values
Models of man, the mechanical man, the organic man
Application of psychology to organçational and industrial problems
Psychology and the learning process
Psychology and economic development
Management of information and communication
Problems of contemporary society
Public Administration-Section 1
Theories of organisation
Principles of organçation
Structure of organçations
Accountability and control
Comparative and development administration
Public Administration-Section 2
Evolution of Indian administration
Political executive at the union level
Structure of central administration
Centre state relation
Machinery for planning
Control of public expenditure
Administration of law and order in bihar
State administration with special reference to bihar
District administration with special reference to bihar
Local administration with special reference to bihar
Welfare administration in bihar
Issue areas in Indian administration
Scientific study of social phenomena
Pioneering contributions to sociology
Social structure and social organçation
Social stratification and mobility
Family marriage and kinship
Social change and development
Family, marriage and kinship
Rural social system and community development
Urban social organçation
Social change and modernçation
Linear interence and multivariate analysis
Sampling theory and design of experiments
Demography and pshychometry
Zoology-Section 1-Part A
A general survey, classification and relationship of the various phyla
Zoology-Section 1-Part B
Zoology-Section 2-Part 1
Evolution and Systematics
Zoology-Section 2-Part 2
Hindi Language and Literature-Section 1
History of Hindi Language
History of Hindi literature
Hindi Language and Literature-Section 2
Rama chandra shukla
Surya kant tripathi nirala
Gajanan madhav muktibodh
English Language & Literature-Section 1
Detailed study of a literary age (19 th century)
Evidence of first
English Language & Literature-Section 2
Urdu Language & Literature-Section 1
The coming of the Aryans in India
Significant features of Urdu phonology
The significant features of the dakhani Urdu literature (1450-1700)
Urdu Language & Literature-Section 2
Prose and poetry
Bengali Language & Literature-Section 1
History of the Bengali language
History of Bengali literature
Bengali Language & Literature-Section 2
Michael Madhusudan datta
Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
Bibhuti Bhushan Bandyopadhyay
Sanskrit Language & Literature-Section 1-Part 1
Sanskrit Language & Literature-Section 1-Part 2
Sanskrit Language & Literature-Section 1-Part 3
Sanskrit Language & Literature-Section 1-Part 4
Sanskrit Language & Literature-Section 2
General Study of works
Evidence of first hand reading
Language and Persian Literature-Section 1
Language and Persian Literature-Section 2
Nizaemi Aruzi Samarquadi Chahar Magalas
Maulana Rum Masunawi
Jawal Zadesh.Yake Bud Yake Na Bud
Arabic Language and Literature-Section 1
Arabic Language and Literature-Section 2
Pali Language & Literature-Section 1-Part 1
BPSC Civil Services 2020 Exam Pattern
The preliminary examination as per BPSC Civil Services exam pattern consists of only one paper on General Studies. All the questions asked in this paper will be objective type. Total duration of the exam is 2 hours and carries 150 marks. For each correct answer, candidates will score 1 mark while there is no negative marks for wrong answers.
BPSC Civil Services Main Exam Exam Pattern
According to BPSC Civil Services exam pattern 2020, the mains exam comprises General Hindi, General Studies – I and II and optional papers. Total marks allotted for the mains exam is 900. There are total 34 optional papers, out of which candidates will have to select one paper. The personality test of BPSC Civil Services carries 120 marks.
The exam conducting authorities will release the admit card for prelims exam 15 days before the commencement of the examination. Candidates who fill the application form successfully can download the admit card. BPSC Civil Services admit card mentions candidate name, personal details, exam details, exam day instructions, etc. Applicants also need to bring one valid photo ID proof along with the admit card on exam day. In case of any discrepancy in admit card of BPSC, candidates must contact the exam conducting authorities atleast once week before the commencement of the exam.
BPSC Civil Services Main Exam Admit Card
BPSC Civil Services admit card 2020 for mains exam is issued to candidates who qualify the preliminary exam by securing the qualifying as well as overall cut off prescribed by the commission and also had filled the mains application form within the allotted time frame.
Documents Required at Exam
- Voter identity card
- Pan card
- Aadhaar card
- Driving licence
- Identity card issued by government
The commission will released the final answer key of the exam after evaluation of challenges submitted by candidates against the provisional answer key. BPSC Civil Services answer key will be released online for all sets of question booklets. The answer key helps the candidates to check the correct answers of questions asked in the exam. Candidates can calculate their probable score based on the number of correct answers. In case of discrepancy in the answer key, candidates could submit challenge later. To submit the challenge candidates had to send the details like name, roll number and address through the post to Combined Secretary-cum-Exam Controller.
BPSC Civil Services result of preliminary examination will be declared after the completion of exam. The result will be declared in PDF having roll numbers of all the qualified candidates. Applicants who qualify the prelims exam will be called for mains exam. The preliminary exam of BPSC will be qualifying in nature. BPSC Civil Services exam final result will be declared on the basis of performance in mains exam and interview.
BPSC Civil Services Main Exam Result
Based on the result of mains exam, candidates will be selected for personality test. The final BPSC result 2020 will be announced based on the marks secured by candidates in the mains exam and personality test. On the basis of candidate’s rank in the merit list, allotments will be done to the various posts.
The cut off of BPSC is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates have to score to qualify the exam and become eligible for next round of selection process. BPSC will releases cut off separately for preliminary, mains and personality test. There are two types of BPSC cut off - qualifying and overall cut off. The qualifying cut off of BPSC preliminary and mains exam will be announced by the commission in the official notification. The qualifying cut-off of preliminary exam is 40 % for general category while it is 36.5 % for OBC. BPSC Civil Services qualifying cut off for extremely backward class and SC/ST/women/PwD is 34 % and 32 %, respectively. Candidates will have to secure the qualifying cut off to clear the exam. Besides, qualifying cut off candidates will have to secure overall cut off to qualify for next round of selection process. Based on the cut off of preliminary exam, the examination authority will select candidates for the mains exam, however, this cut off will not be considered for the final merit list.
BPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam Cutoff
The cut off of BPSC is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates have to score to qualify the exam and become eligible for next round of selection process. BPSC releases cut off for preliminary, mains and personality test separately at the official website. There are two types of BPSC cut off - qualifying and overall cut off. The qualifying cut off of preliminary exam is 40 % for general category while it is 36.5 % for OBC. BPSC Civil Services qualifying cut off for extremely backward class and SC/ST/women/PwD is 34 % and 32 %, respectively. Candidates will have to secure the qualifying cut off to clear the exam. Besides, qualifying cut off candidates will have to secure overall cutoff to qualify for next round of selection process. Based on the cut off of preliminary exam, the examination authority will select candidates for the mains exam, however, this cut off will not be considered for the final merit list.
BPSC Civil Services Main Exam Cutoff
The qualifying cut off for Hindi paper of BPSC Civil Services main exam is 30 % i.e 30 marks. BPSC Civil Services cutoff 2020 of mains exam will determine candidates eligibility for personality test. Allotments of candidates will be done based on the final cutoff calculated based on candidate’s performance in mains exam and personality test.
Questions related to BPSC Civil Services
Senior deputy collector aur Sdm me kya difference hai?? aur State me sirf Deputy collector hota hai lekin bihar me senior deputy collector kyu?? senior deputy collector kaise sdm banta hai?? kya senior deputy collector ak sub-division kaa head hota hai?? plz Ans in detail
SDM is Sub-divisional magistrate while Senior deputy collector that id ADM i.e. Additional District Magistrate who is just after the DM i.e. District Magistrate or collector.
Now, here SDM is responsible only for a Revenue division or Sub-division or Sub-district. And, he is below ADM as he is responsible for whole district. In bigger cities like Patna we also have a post between collector and ADM that is Senior deputy collector of which you are talking. The work of three of these personalities is almost the same but in larger city one or two people are not sufficient for all the handling and management. Obviously, by promotion SDM becomes ADM and above.
Feel free to ask doubts in the Comment Section.
I hope this information helps you.
Mainly I want to prepare for BPSC only..Is any Coaching best in Patna?? I am fresh student I want to join coaching
Hello Nitish !
Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) exam is conducted to select applicants for civil service jobs in Bihar. In Patna you can find several coaching centers which prepare for BPSC exam such as :
1) Achievers IAS Academy
Its situated in New Patliputra colony, Patna, Bihar. They have goal oriented program, conduct proper test series and give required study materials in order to make sure the aspirants are well equipped with relevant information.
2) Chanakya IAS Academy
Situated in Navyug Kamala Business park, East boring Canal Road, Patna, Bihar. They have structured program including the syllabus of mains and prelims along with other optional subjects.
3) Pragya Civil Services
It is situated besides central bank of India before patna college Ashok Raj Path, Patna, Bihar. It is very popular for civil service coaching in Patna. It provides quality education and prepares for interviews well.
4) Sarvodaya Civil Services
It is situated to opposite of Patna college, BM Das Road, Patna, Bihar. It is very efficient and result oriented coaching center.
It is situated in Exhibition Rd, Patna , Bihar. They cover classroom programme, Distance learner programme, IAS olympiad etc.
If you are focused, got relevant resources and manage time efficiently then no one can stop you to reach your goal.
All the Best !
is bpsc officer get guards and govt house??
Every year Bihar Public Service Commission (Bpsc) recruits thousand towards government. And they gets the services like Dearness Allowances, House Rent Allowances, City Transport Allowance, and Medical Aid, from the side of government (excluding salary). There is nothing such mention of guards.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT BETWEEN DEPUTY COLLECTOR AND SDM IN BIHAR?? IS SAME OR NOT?? IF NOT THEN CAN DEPUTY COLLECTOR BECAME SDM?
HI Nitesh !
The two posts which you mentioned Deputy Collector (DC) and Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) are not different. SDM is a post given to administrative officer below level of district. A district is divided into several Sub-Divisions (tehsils) and the head of those sub-divisions is called as SDM. The Deputy Collector can get several ranks in district level. SDM is one such post a Deputy Collector can acquire.
Hope this helps !
Does BPSC allows people from Nepal to apply for civil service exam.As per the official notification of UPSC , people from Nepal,bhutan and tibet are elligible to apply central government job provided they receive elligibility certificate ?
The candidate must be an Indian for Indian Administration service (IAS) and Indian Police service (IPS) .For remaining posts the candidate must either be a citizen of India or subject of Nepal or Bhutan or Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1962, 1st January or a person migrated from Pakistan, Srilanka, Burma,East countries of Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi,Zaire, Vietnam, Ethiopia ,the United public of Tanzania with the intention of permanently staying in India.I hope this is helpful to you.