BPSC 2022: Notification, Application, Prelims Exam-dates, Mains Exam-dates, Prelims and Mains Syllabus, Preparation Strategy, Exam-Pattern, Vacancy, Salary, Result, Last year Cut Off, Previous year question papers, important books and Notes

Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) conducts the Bihar Public Service Exam for the various posts like Deputy commissioner, Assistant Director, Superintendent of Police, Commerce tax officer, election officer, Revenue officer, welfare officer and many others under the government of Bihar.

General Overview:

  • Abbreviated form – BPSC
  • Full Form – Bihar Public Service Commission
  • Came into Existance – April 1st, 1949
  • First Chairman – Shri Rajandhari Sinha
  • Recruitment Process – Two (1. Direct Recruitment & 2. Promotional Recruitment)
  • Direct Recruitment – By way of conducting Prelims, mains (Written Exams) and Interview
  • Qualification – Graduate

Latest Update:

  • Exam – 67th BPSC Exam 2022
  • Notification Date – 24th September 2021
  • Last Date of Application – 5th November 2021
  • Admit Card – 10 days before Exam
  • Prelims Exam Date – 23rd January 2021
  • Mains Exam Date – Notify later
  • Total Vacancies – 555

Post-Wise Vacancies 2022:


Post Name

Males Vacancy

Females Vacancy


1Bihar Administrative Service (बिहार प्रशासनिक सेवा)573188
2State Tax Assistant Commissioner (राज्य कर सहायक आयुक्त)140721
3Inferior Electoral Officer (अवर निर्वाचन प्रदधिकारी)030104
4Bihar Education Service (बिहार शिक्षा सेवा)090312
5Planning Authority/District Planning Authority (नियोजन प्रदधिकारी/ज़िला नियोजन प्रदाधिकारी)020002
6Labor Superintendent (श्रम अधीक्षक)020002
7District Audit Authority Cooperation Committees and Equivalents (ज़िला अंकेक्षण प्रदधिकारी सहयोग समितियाँ एवं समकक्ष)020305
8Assistant Director Social Security (सहायक निदेशक सामाजिक सुरक्षा)080412
9Assistant Director Child Protection Services (सहायक निदेशक बाल संरक्षण सेवा)040004
10Assistant Planning Officer/Assistant Director (सहायक योजना प्रदाधिकारी/सहायक निदेशक)361652
11Rural Development Authority (ग्रामीण विकास प्रदाधिकारी)9043133
12Municipal Executive Authority (नगर कार्यपालक प्रदाधिकारी)7337110
13Revenue Officer & Equivalent (राजस्व अधिकारी एवं समकक्ष)270936
14Supply Inspector (आपूर्ति निरीक्षक)030104
15Block Panchayat Raj Officer (प्रखंड पंचायत राज प्रदाधिकारी)130518
16Other (अन्य)381452
17Bihar Police20
Total Vacancies381174575

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Prelims Exam Pattern:

67th BPSC 2022 preliminary exam will conduct on 23rd January 2022. The main highlights of the exam pattern are –
ModeOffline (OMR Sheet)
Questions typeObjective/Multiple Choice
Number of Questions150
Marks per Question1 mark
Total Marks150
Duration of Exam120 minutes (2Hrs)

Prelims Exam Syllabus:

  • General Science
  • Events of National and International Importance
  • History of Bihar and Indian History
  • Geography, Geography of Bihar
  • Indian Polity and Economy
  • Changes in the Economy of Bihar Post-Independence
  • Indian National Movement and the Role of Bihar
  • General Mental Ability.

Mains Exam Pattern & Syllabus:

BPSC Mains have 4 separate papers – One General Hindi Paper, Two General Studies Papers, and One Optional Subject Paper. The detailed syllabus of each Paper are as follows:

General Hindi

This is a compulsory paper that tests the candidate’s knowledge in basic Hindi up to a secondary school level. The test is for a total of 100 marks, the aspirant must score a minimum of 30 marks to qualify. The detailed marks distribution includes:

Essay: 30 Marks
Grammar: 30 Marks
Syntax: 25 Marks

Summarisation: 15 Marks

Note: The marks of the General Hindi paper will not be considered while calculating the final rank as it is only a qualifying paper.

General Studies 1

The General studies 1 paper is one of the ranking papers of Mains. It contains 300 marks and the marks obtained in this paper are taken into consideration for Mains result as well as the final merit list.

Indian Culture: This section will include questions about the broad history of the country (with a special focus on Bihar) from approximately the mid-nineteenth century.

Modern History of India: Questions in this section will cover the introduction and expansion of western education (including technical education), Bihar’s role in the freedom struggle of India, the Santhal Uprising, 1857 in Bihar, the Birsa movement, Champaran Satyagrah, the Quit India Movement 1942, features of Mauryan and Pal art and Patna Qulam painting, as well as questions on Gandhi, Tagore, and Nehru.

Current Events of National and International Importance

Statistical Analysis, Diagrams, and Graphs: This section holds exercises to test the candidate’s ability to make common-sense conclusions from information that is statistical, graphical, or diagrammatic form and their ability to identify deficiencies, limitations, or inconsistencies in it.

General Studies 2

This is the second paper of General Studies and this too contains 300 marks. Like the other one, this paper is counted for the final result too.

Indian Polity: This section will mainly test the aspirant’s knowledge in the current political system in India (with emphasis on Bihar).

Indian Economy and Geography of India: questions pertaining to planning in India as well as the physical, economic, and social geography of India (with emphasis on Bihar).

Role and Impact of Science and Technology in the Development of India

Optional Paper

One Optional Subject is also compulsory for all candidates. There are 34 available Optional Subjects. The optional subjects of Mains syllabus are as follows.

  • English Language and Literature
  • Hindi Language and Literature
  • Urdu Language and Literature
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Persian Language and Literature
  • Maithili Language and Literature
  • Pali Language and Literature
  • Sanskrit Language and Literature
  • Sociology
  • Bangla Language and Literature
  • Chemistry
  • Agriculture
  • Physics
  • Botany
  • Statistics
  • Philosophy
  • Zoology
  • Psychology
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Labour and Social Welfare
  • Public Administration
  • Mathematics
  • Management
  • Geology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • History
  • Law
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Commerce and Accountancy
  • Anthropology
  • Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science

BPSC 67th Examination Detailed Syllabus:

  • Download Detailed Syllabus – Link

Previous year papers of Prelims:


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