About BPSC Civil Services 2019

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. As many as 434 vacancies will be filled through this examination. 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 2019 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 are 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.

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Conducting Body: Bihar Public Service Commission
BPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam - Duration 2 Hours

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BPSC Civil Services 2019 Important Dates

10 Jul, 2019 - 13 Aug, 2019 Application - Application | Mode: Online
04 Jul, 2019 Advertisement | Mode: Online
24 Feb, 2019 BPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam - Result | Mode: Online
24 Feb, 2019 BPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam - Answer Key - Final | Mode: Online
26 Dec, 2018 BPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam - Answer Key - Provisional | Mode: Online
16 Dec, 2018 BPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam - Exam | Mode: Offline
28 Nov, 2018 - 14 Dec, 2018 BPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam - Admit Card | Mode: Online
03 Aug, 2018 - 12 Oct, 2018 BPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam - Application | Mode: Online
03 Aug, 2018 - 06 Oct, 2018 BPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam - Application - Fee date | Mode: Online

BPSC Civil Services 2019 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, 2019, is 37 for male while 40 for female, while 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 2019 Application Process

The application form of BPSC Civil Services for preliminary exam is available online from July 10 to July 24. The step by step procedure to fill BPSC Civil Services application form for the prelims exam is given below.

Registration

  • 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 11 am.  

  • 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.     

BPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam Application Details

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General, ST, OBC, SC Online Male, Female ₹ 150

BPSC Civil Services Main Exam Application Details

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General Online Male ₹ 750
OBC, ST, SC Online Male, Female ₹ 200
General, ST, OBC, SC PWD Online Male, Female ₹ 200

BPSC Civil Services 2019 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 2018, 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.

BPSC Civil Services 2019 Admit Card

BPSC Civil Services admit card 2019 for preliminary exam will be atleast after a month of filling the application form . Then only candidates can download their BPSC Civil Services admit card. The admit card will be issued to candidates who have successfully applied for the exam. BPSC Civil Services admit card 2019 displayed candidates name, roll number, category, exam time, date and details of exam centre. Candidates must bring the admit card along with photo-identity proof to the examination centre.

BPSC Civil Services Main Exam Admit Card

BPSC Civil Services admit card 2018 for mains exam is issued to candidates who have qualified 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

BPSC Civil Services 2019 Answer Key

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 are 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 2019 Result

BPSC 65th Civil Services result of preliminary examination will be declared after the completion of exam. Successful candidates will be further qualified for the mains exam. Only those candidates have been  selected for the mains examination who have secured the qualifying marks in the preliminary examination. 

BPSC Civil Services Main Exam Result

Based on the result of mains exam, candidates will be selected for personality test. The final BPSC result 2018 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.

BPSC Civil Services 2019 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. There are two types of BPSC cut off - qualifying and overall cut off. The qualifying cut off of BPSC preliminary and mains exam has been announced by the commission. 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. There are two types of BPSC cut off - qualifying and overall cut off. The qualifying cut off of BPSC preliminary and mains exam has been announced by the commission. 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 2018 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.

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