Bihar PSC Combined Competitive Exam Syllabus

Bihar Public Service Commission is created by constitution of India for the selection of civil services job for the state. It is created in November 1956 and headquarters of Bihar Public Service Commission is Patna. The Bihar Public Service Commission recruitment process is quite different from other state public service commission here recruitment is made by two methods first is direct recruitment means by way of conducting competitive exam. Second recruitment process is promotion. Bihar Public Service Commission conducted exam in following manner.

BPSC always conduct exam as 61th, 62th…… Combined Competitive. In the year of 2018 it was time of 64th CC Exam. But this was done. So this article useful for 65th and further may be useful if BPSC will not change the syllabus are anything.

So, now we will start the article as previous fashions.  So first question is what is exam all about –

1. What is it?

As be mentioned earlier that BPSC may have annually accounted various for the post of Bihar Administrative Services, Bihar Police Service and Revenue Officer time to time. For cracking the exam need to know about the syllabus and how to prepare thinks is most important aspect.  Because by a good understanding of the syllabus of the exam you can improve yourself and by this you can got right direction and after all you can got success.

2. How to start preparation of Bihar public service commission exams?

Friends, BPSC is like other exam it also contains three phases. But pattern and other things are quite different like

Bihar Public Service Commission

Bihar Public Service Commission

So get recruited through Bihar Public Service Commission, candidates need to clear the three stages of the exam which are as follows

The Syllabus can be broadly divided into two parts; BPSC Prelims Syllabus for BPSC Prelims Exam and BPSC Mains Syllabus for BPSC Mains Exam.

First stage BPSC Pre exam, it has only one paper with 150 question every question has 1 mark means 150 marks and time is 2 hr for this paper. Second phase is Main Exam having 4 papers. And last is interview. The preliminary examination of BPSC comprises of objective type questions. Preliminary exam is a screening test only and the marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the Candidates, who are declared qualified for admission to the Main Examination, will not be counted for determining their final order of merit.

Preliminary exams contains various topics –

And next stage is BPSC Main Examination or Written Examination here it contains four papers. The Papers include Hindi, General Studies Paper 1, General Studies Paper 2 & one Optional Paper. Total marks assigned to Written Examination are 900. The candidate will have to obtain at least 30 % marks in Hindi paper which will be qualifying in nature. The marks obtained in the Mains Examination by the Candidates will determine the merit list for the Interview stage. General Studies Paper I and Paper II will cover the following areas of knowledge:

Question PaperSubjectsDuration of ExamMarks
Paper IGeneral Studies Paper 13 hrs.300 Marks
Paper IIGeneral Studies Paper 23 hrs.300 Marks
Paper IIIOptional Paper3 hrs.300 Marks
Total9 hrs.900 Marks
Qualifying Hindi100 marks

General Studies paper comprises of Two papers each carries 200 Marks. And next term is the list of optional subject with codes




3.How to prepare preliminary exam?

So now I have discussed the pattern and syllabus of BPSC.

  • Then second step will start from your side, you may reading and understand the detailed Syllabus for BPSC and make a flowchart of the syllabus and try to connect one topic to another topics.


If we see the topics agriculture it is part of geography, economics some time it come under the

Environment but subject content is some. So after completing first step make notes of such topics that will reduce too much time and it also boost your confidence.

  • Go through the previous year question papers to understand the nature, quality and difficulty level of questions of your own understanding level.
  • Next step is to make a list of resources and books for completing the syllabus.
  • For the current affairs best source is newspapers. If you can’t then you can follow the website of current affairs
  • Prepare the history, geographical, culture, regional languages, fairs and festival of the state of Bihar.
  • Practice previous year question papers and other practice set; you can join the ‘s BPSC test series. It is very authentic test series. Keep doing mains answer writing practice after you have a decent grasp over subjects.
  • For useful information and guidance throughout the preparation journey you can join the BPSC group of Facebook of and you tube also.
  • Join a caching because they will help you to make a right strategy for yourself.
  • Focus on your strong topic first then go for other topics and practice previous year papers at regular interval.

4.What is the minimum qualification of exam and age?

5.Educational Qualification
to be eligible to appear for BPSC examination, you must have completed Graduation degree or equivalent in any discipline from a recognized university. Download the notification of BPSC

6.Age Limit
Candidates who wish to appear for BPSC exam should be in between 19 to 40 years of age. Upper age relaxation is applicable to reserved category candidates as per government rules.
For more information – Download the notification of BPSC


7. Best book for BPSC exam?

8.NCERT books from class 6th to 12th of the social studies

  1. History of medieval India by Satish Chandra
  2. History of Modern India by Bipin Chandra
  3. For previous year question paper Kiran BPSC preliminary exam solve paper
  4. BPSC prelims notes for purchase click here
  5. Indian polity by Laxmikanth
  6. India year book
  7. Current affairs magazine
  • Drishti ias magazine
  • Vision ias magazine
  • Chronicle ias magazine
  • And any other one magazine you can follow
  • For geography of India Mahesh Kumar Barnwal Geography
  • For economy you can read Ramesh Singh

Is it possible to prepare BPSC by self-study?

  • Yes you can, many aspirant had done it. But it is a big task. Coaching will only guide you, if you have ability to understand things easily you can do it.
  • But for such type of result need a better homework, in the category Homework Good Strategy, concise booklist, notes making and selective use of online resources, dedicated time rational time table, exercise and food habits is most important factor. And one thing that is very important is dependency of previous year question paper.
  • If you done last 10 year question paper you win the half battle. After the preparation of one or two subject you can join mock test by self. Mock test are available in online and offline.
  • For practice I would like to recommend you to practice subject vise for that you can bring test series from market and then prepare very religiously.