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Bihar PSC Exam Pattern 2022: Structure and Pattern

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BPSC Exam Pattern 2022: Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) decides the BPSC 2022 entrance exam pattern along with the notification. With the help of the BPSC exam pattern, candidates will get to know the different sections from where the questions can be asked in the exam. Above all, candidates will also get to know the number of questions asked from each section, the mode of exam and the marking scheme.

As per the Bihar PSC exam pattern, there will be stages – Preliminary, Mains and Personal Interviews. The BPSC 2022 Prelims exam pattern will include one paper on general Studies, whereas the main exam will be held for four papers. Therefore, to know more about BPSC 2022 exam pattern, candidates can go through the article.

BPSC Exam Pattern 2022 Overview 

The overview of BPSC exam pattern 2022 is given below

Overview Specifications 
Name of exam Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC)
Exam Conducting BodyBihar Public Service Commission (BPSC)
Stages of examPreliminary Exam
Mains Exam
Personal Interview 
Mode of ExamOffline
Question typePreliminary Exam – Objective type
Mains – Descriptive 
Total marks allotted Preliminary Exam – 150 Marks
Mains Exam – 900 Marks
Time duration Preliminary Exam – Two Hours
Mains Exam – Three Hours for each paper
Qualifying marksGeneral – 40%
BC – 36.5%
OBC – 34%
Women/SC/ST/PwD – 32%

BPSC Exam Pattern 2022

According to the exam pattern of the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC), there will be three stages – Prelims, Mains and Personal Interview. So, candidates can check below the detailed BPSC paper pattern of all the stages –

Paper Pattern of Bihar Public Service Commission – Mains 

As per the BPSC Civil Services exam pattern, the main exam includes General Studies – I and II, General Hindi and optional papers. In addition, there are a total of 34 optional papers, out of which candidates will have to select one paper. So, check below the names of the optional papers – 

BPSC Mains Optional Paper 

Name of the paper Name of the paper 
AgricultureArabic Language and Literature
SociologyBotany
PhilosophyLabour and Social Welfare
GeographyCivil Engineering
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary ScienceAnthropology
Economics Geology
ManagementPolitical Science and International Relations
Bangla Language and LiteraturePhysics
Pali Language and Literature Statistics
Hindi Language and LiteratureMaithili Language and Literature
English Language and LiteratureSanskrit Language and Literature
PsychologyMathematics
HistoryCommerce and Accountancy
Electrical EngineeringLaw
Mechanical EngineeringPublic Administration
ZoologyUrdu Language and Literature
ChemistryPersian Language and Literature

BPSC Mains Exam Pattern

PaperTotal MarksTime Duration
General Hindi100Three Hours
General Studies – I300Three Hours
General Studies – II300Three Hours
Optional Paper300Three Hours

Bihar Public Service Commission Exam Pattern – Personal Interview 

Candidates qualifying for the main exam will have to appear for a personal interview. As per the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) exam pattern, the interview will be conducted for 120 marks. 

Paper Pattern of Bihar Public Service Commission – Prelims 

In the preliminary examination of BPSC, there will be only one paper on General Studies. As per the exam pattern, there will be objective type of questions and candidates will have to finish the paper within two hours. Also, for each correct answer, one mark will be allotted whereas there will be no negative marking for wrong answers.

BPSC Prelims Exam Pattern

PaperSubjectTotal MarksTime Duration
Paper 1General studies150Two Hours

BPSC Marking Scheme

As per the marking scheme of the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC), for each correct answer, candidates will get one mark.  Moreover, no marks will be allotted to candidates who have left any unanswered questions and there will be no negative marking.

 BPSC Exam Pattern – Important Points 

  1. The exam will be conducted in offline mode. 
  2. As per the exam pattern of Bihar PSC prelims, there will be multiple types of questions and candidates will have to select one right answer from the given four options. 
  3. In the main exam of Bihar PSC, they can write the answers in one of the following languages depending on the preference given in the application – Hindi, English and Urdu. 
  4. Also, no extra time will be allotted to any candidate to complete the exam. 

BPSC Syllabus 2022 

Before the candidates start off their preparation, they must go through the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) exam pattern and syllabus. By going through the syllabus, candidates will be able to know which all topics and sub-topics they need to study. The table below contains some of the topics from the syllabus of Bihar PSC.

BPSC Prelims Syllabus – General Studies 

  1. General science
  2. Indian National Movement and the role of Bihar
  3. Geography of the world, India and Bihar
  4. Current events of national and international importance
  5. History of India and Bihar
  6. Indian Polity
  7. Indian Economy and its impact on Bihar
  8. General Mental Ability

BPSC Selection Procedure 

As per the notification, candidates will be shortlisted for various posts based on their performance in Prelims, Mains and Personality Test. However, the BPS Civil Services 2022 prelims exam will be qualifying in nature. Most importantly, on the basis of the marks secured in the main exam, candidates will be called for a personal interview/personality test. 

FAQs on BPSC Exam Pattern 2022

Here are some most frequently asked questions on BPSC exam pattern 2022:

Q.1: In what mode will Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) prelims and mains be conducted?
Answer
– The Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) will be conducted in offline mode.

Q.2: How many marks will be allotted for the correct answer in the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC)?
Ans:
As per the BPSC exam pattern and marking scheme, one mark will be allotted for each correct answer. 

Q.3: Will there be any negative in the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC)?
Ans:
No. There will be no negative marking in the prelims exam of the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC). 

Q.4: What will be the total duration of the prelims exam of the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC)?
Ans:
Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) prelims exam will be held for two hours. 

Q.5: How many optional subjects will be there in the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) mains exam?
Ans:
There will be a total of 34 optional papers in the main exam of the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC). Candidates will have to select anyone. Also, the name of the subjects is provided above. 

Q.6: How will marks be allotted in the personality test of the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC)?
Ans:
Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) Personality test will be held for 120 marks.

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