BPSC Notification 2021: Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) has released a notification against Advt No. 03/2020, 07/2020, 08/2020 and 09/2020 regarding re-scheduling of the exam dates on December 16, 2021. The exam of Assistant Engineer (Electrical/Mechanical/Civil) will be conducted on March 12, 13, 26 & 27, 2022. Previously, it was announced to be conducted on 24, 25, 27 and 28th September 2021. Candidates can download the BPSC Notification regarding the exam date on the official website of BPSC i.e. bpsc.bih.nic.in.
We have also provided the direct link to download the BPSC exam notification pdf on this page. The BPSC Admit Card for the said exams will be issued a few days before the actual exam date. Read the entire article to get the latest updates on the BPSC Notification 2021.
Latest Update: BPSC has released the BPSC Notification for AE 2021 dates for Civil, Electrical and Mechanical.
BPSC AE Overview
Before proceeding to check the complete information on BPSC notification 2021, candidates must go through the table below for key highlights of the exam and the recruitment process:
BPSC 2021 Overview
|Name of the Exam/ Recruitment process||Bihar Public Service Commission Exams|
|Commonly known as||BPSC Exams|
|Conducting body||Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC)|
|Mode of the exam||Offline/Online|
|Purpose of exam||Recruitment to various posts under civil services in Bihar|
|Selection process||Preliminary exam, Mains exam and Interview round|
|Mode of application form fillup||Online|
BPSC AE Exam Dates
BPSC (Bihar Public Service Commission) has released the official notification for the BPSC Exam Dates 2020. Candidates can check the important dates & schedule from the table mentioned below-
|Events||BPSC Exam Dates 2020|
|Post Name||Assistant Engineer(Civil/Mechanical/Electrical)|
|Start Date of Online Application||May 4, 2020|
|Last Date to Apply Online||June 24, 2020 (Revised)|
|Admit Card Release Date||Will be released later|
|Exam Date||March 12, 13, 26 & 27, 2022|
|Result Date||Will be released later|
BPSC Exam Dates 2021
Candidates must go through the important dates & schedule related to BPSC 2021 exam from the table mentioned below-
|Commencement of online application process||May 12, 2021|
|Last Date to submit the application form||June 4, 2021|
|Release of BPSC admit card for prelims||To be notified|
|BPSC APO Prelims exam date||January 23, 2022|
|Release of BPSC admit card for mains||To be notified|
|BPSC APO Main exam date||To be notified|
|BPSC APO Main Admit Card||To be notified|
|BPSC APO Main Result||To be notified|
|BPSC APO Interview||To be notified|
BPSC Latest Notification
Candidates can download the latest notification of BPSC APO or AE recruitment from the link given below. The conducting body has already conducted the prelims exam and started the application process for BPSC APO Main exam.
|December 16, 2021||Assistant Engineer (Civil/Mechanical/Electrical) 2020 exam dates||Click Here|
|July 3, 2021||66th combined mains written exam dates||Click Here|
|July 1, 2021||BPSC 31st Judicial Services Main exam dates||Click Here|
|June 9, 2021||Assistant Director-cum-District Public Relation Officer||Click Here|
|May 4, 2021||BPSC APO (Main)||Click Here|
|April 8, 2021||BPSC Assistant Audit officer||Click Here|
|March 26, 2021||BPSC 66th CCE (main)||Click Here|
|March 15, 2021||BPSC Lower Division Clerk (LDC)||Click Here|
|March 3, 2021||BPSC Child Development Project Officer||Click Here|
|February 17, 2021||BPSC 31st Bihar Judicial Services (Main)||Click Here|
|February 12, 2021||BPSC Assistant Director-cum-District Public Relation Officer||Click Here|
|February 2, 2021||BPSC District Art and Culture Officer||Click Here|
Under the Urban Development & Housing Department, the Bihar Public Service Commission has released 270 Assistant Engineer positions in the Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical disciplines. Take a look at the table below to know the branch-wise vacancies for BPSC AE:
|Branch||Total no. of vacancies|
|BPSC AE Civil Engineering||204|
|BPSC AE Electrical Engineering||02|
|BPSC AE Mechanical Engineering||64|
BPSC Vacancy 2021
Bihar Public Service Commission has released the BPSC APO Main exam notification ‘Advertisement 01/2021’. There are 553 vacancies in total for the recruitment of Assistant Prosecution Officer in Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC). Candidates can check the table below to know the latest vacancies as per the category of candidates.
|Category||Total Vacancies||35% Reserved Vacancies For Women From Total Vacancies|
NOTE – The conducting body has the right to increase or decrease the number of vacancies at any time during the BPSC APO Recruitment process.
BPSC Eligibility Criteria
Candidates need to fulfil the eligibility conditions before filling the application form. Ineligible applicants will get their candidature rejected. Space below mentions the eligibility conditions to be fulfilled by the aspirants.
|MDO||Educational Qualification: Master Degree M.Sc / M.Tech in Geology / Applied Geology / Mining Engineering in Any Recognized University in India. |
Age Limit: i) Male: 21 – 37 years ii) Female: 21 – 40 years
|Civil Judge||Educational Qualification: Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) |
Age Limit: 22-35 as on 01/08/2019
|Assistant Engineer||Educational Qualification: BE / B.Tech Degree in Civil Engineering in Any Recognized University in India |
Age Limit: i) Male: 21 – 37 years ii) Female: 21 – 40 years
|APO||Educational Qualification: A Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Any Recognized University in India |
Age Limit: i) Male: 21 – 37 years ii) Female: 21 – 40 years
Physical Eligibility Criteria
- Height – Candidates applying for Bihar Police Service/ District Commandant should have the following height as per their category: General Male – 5 feet 5 inches, Reserved Male – 5 feet 3 inches, All Female – 5 feet 2 inches
- Chest – Candidates applying for Bihar Police Service/ District Commandant should have the following chest size as per their category: General Male – 32 inches, Reserved Male – 31 inches
BPSC Application Process
Candidates can fill the BPSC application form in an online mode as per the schedule. BPSC Has released the APO Main application form on its official website. The BPSC notification has also mentioned the schedule and the detailed process to submit the online application form. Space below mentions the stepwise procedure to apply for the BPSC APO Main exam 2021.
1st Step – Visit the official website of Bihar Public Service Commission bpsc.bih.nic.in
2nd Step – Click on the tab stating ‘Apply Online’ from the sidebar
3rd Step – Candidates will face a redirection to the online BPSC portal
NOTE – Alternatively, candidates can skip the above-mentioned steps and visit online BPSC portal @ onlinebpsc.bihar.gov.in
4th Step – Candidates will find the list of active recruitments. Click on the ‘Apply Online’ tab against the BPSC CCE 67th notification
5th Step – Enter the personal details such as name, date of birth, gender, email ID, mobile number and more.
6th Step – Candidates will receive an email comprising the User Name and Password required to enter the login dashboard. Login using the credentials at the online BPSC portal
7th Step – Click on the application fee payment button and pay the prescribed fee as per the category
8th Step – Enter details in the application form including academic details, and communication details
9th Step – Upload photograph and signature in the prescribed format
10th Step – Pay application fee before the last date
Candidates need to upload the photograph and signature using the following specifications:
- Image size (signature) – 15 KB to 25 KB
- Image Format – JPEG/ JPG
NOTE – Only those candidates who have cleared the preliminary exam can apply for the BPSC APO Main exam. Candidates are required to pay the application fee for the main examination separately.
BPSC Application Fee
Candidates can find the application fees details for the post of Assistant Engineer from the table mentioned below:
|SC/ST of Bihar, Female Residents of Bihar, Differently Abled||Rs. 200/-|
BPSC APO Main Exam Fee
Candidates need to pay the application fee to register for the BPSC APO 2021. Failing to pay the application fee will mark the application incomplete, which further leads to debarring the candidate from the recruitment process. The table below mentions the application fee as per the BPSC notification.
|SC/ ST||₹ 200|
|Female – Bihar Domicile||₹ 200|
NOTE – The application fee as mentioned in the table above is as per the latest notification.
BPSC Admit Card
The candidates will receive their BPSC Assistant Engineer/APO Admit Card 2021 prior to the written test. The admit card is a necessary document to get access to the examination hall. The admit card for BPSC preliminary, and mains examination is released separately. Candidates can visit the online BPSC portal to download the hall ticket for BPSC AE or APO.
|Date||Exam Name||Admit Card Link|
|March 2022||Assistant Engineer (Electrical/Mechanical/Civil)||Click Here|
|October 23, 2021||67th BPSC Recruitment Process (Prelims Date) Notification||Click Here|
Details on BPSC Admit Card
Below are the list of details candidates must verify after downloading the BPSC Hall Ticket pdf:
- Candidate’s Name
- Candidate’s Signature
- Candidate’s Photograph
- Contact Details
- Exam Date
- Exam Time
- Exam Centre
- Important Instructions
- Space for Invigilator’s Signature
BPSC Answer Key
Bihar Public Service Commission will release the official answer key on its official website. In the BPSC answer key, the solutions to those questions which came in the examination will be mentioned in the PDF. Via the BPSC answer key, candidates can evaluate their expected result before the result declaration and calculate their chances to get shortlisted for the next round. The conducting body releases the answer key only on its website. The solution key will be available a few days after the exam date.
|Date||Exam Name||Answer Key Link|
|June 09, 2021||BPSC MDO Written Exam||Click Here|
|To be announced||BPSC APO Main||Click Here|
|March 24, 2021||BPSC 66th Combined (Preliminary) Competitive Examination – General Studies||Click Here|
|March 24, 2021||BPSC 66th Combined (Preliminary) Competitive Re-Examination – General Studies||Click Here|
|February 25, 2021||BPSC 66th Combined (Preliminary) Competitive Re-Examination – General Studies||Click Here|
|February 20, 2021||BPSC Assistant Prosecution Officer (Preliminary) – General Studies||Click Here|
|February 10, 2021||BPSC Assistant Conservator of Forests (Written) – Forestry and Environment||Click Here|
|February 10, 2021||BPSC Assistant Conservator of Forests (Written) – General Knowledge||Click Here|
|February 2, 2021||BPSC 31st Bihar Judicial Services (Preliminary) – General Studies||Click Here|
|January 21, 2021||BPSC 66th CCE (Prelims) – General Studies||Click Here|
BPSC Final Merit List
Candidates qualifying the preliminary and mains examination are eligible to appear for the interview round. The score of candidates in the interview and the main examination will be considered for the final merit preparation. The interview round will fetch a total of 120 marks. BPSC will release the cutoff to select the candidates based on the final merit list.
|Date||Particulars||Exam Name||Interview Link|
|April 19, 2021||List of 1 candidate whose interview has been shifted||BPSC CCE Assistant Engineer (Civil)||Click Here|
|April 17, 2021||List of 5 candidates whose interview has been shifted||BPSC CCE Assistant Engineer (Civil)||Click Here|
|April 15, 2021||List of 3 candidates whose interview has been shifted||BPSC CCE Assistant Engineer (Civil)||Click Here|
|April 13, 2021||For 2 candidates||BPSC 64th CCE||Click Here|
|April 13, 2021||For 5 candidates||BPSC 64th CCE||Click Here|
|April 13, 2021||List of 01 candidate whose interview has been shifted||BPSC CCE Assistant Engineer (Civil)||Click Here|
|April 8, 2021||For 21 candidates who have appeared in the interview||BPSC 64th CCE||Click Here|
|April 8, 2021||List of 9 candidates whose interview has been shifted||BPSC CCE Assistant Engineer (Civil)||Click Here|
|April 5, 2021||For 10 candidates who have appeared in an interview||BPSC 64th CCE||Click Here|
|April 5, 2021||Interview Letters (April 12 to April 19, 2021)||BPSC CCE Assistant Engineer (Civil)||Click Here|
|March 31, 2021||Interview Letters (April 5 to April 10, 2021)||BPSC CCE Assistant Engineer (Civil)||Click Here|
|March 25, 2021||List of 2 candidates whose interview has been shifted||BPSC CCE Assistant Engineer (Civil)||Click Here|
|March 16, 2021||List of 6 candidates whose interview has been shifted||BPSC CCE Assistant Engineer||Click Here|
|March 09, 2021||For 06 Deaf-Dumb (DD)||BPSC 64th CCE||Click Here|
|March 03, 2021||For 18 Deaf-Dumb (DD)||BPSC 64th CCE||Click Here|
|March 01, 2021||Interview Program (2nd & Last) under Assistant Engineer||BPSC CCE||Click Here|
|February 3, 2021||List of 01 candidate whose interview has been shifted||BPSC 64th CCE||Click Here|
|January 29, 2021||List of 03 candidates whose interview has been shifted||BPSC 64th CCE||Click Here|
|January 23, 2021||List of 03 candidates whose interview has been shifted||BPSC 64th CCE||Click Here|
|January 20, 2021||List of 05 candidates whose interview has been shifted||BPSC 64th CCE||Click Here|
|January 9, 2021||List of 03 candidates whose interview has been shifted||BPSC 64th CCE||Click Here|
|January 8, 2021||List of 02 candidates whose interview has been shifted||BPSC 64th CCE||Click Here|
|January 5, 2021||List of 11 candidates whose interview has been shifted||BPSC 64th CCE||Click Here|
|December 30, 2020||List of 45 candidates whose interview has been shifted||BPSC 64th CCE||Click Here|
|Advertisement No.||Exam Name||Result Link|
|04/2020||65th Combined mains written exam||Click Here|
|–||64th Combined competitive exam||Click Here|
|01/2021||BPSC APO Main||Click Here|
|01/2020||BPSC APO (Prelims)||Click Here|
|–||BPSC 66th CCE (Prelims)||Click Here|
|90/2014||BPSC Assistant Director (Horticulture)||Click Here|
|04/2020||BPSC 31st Bihar Judicial Services (Prelims)||Click Here|
|02/2017||BPSC Assistant Engineer Civil (Main)||Click Here|
After the written test, the BPSC will release the cut-off marks along with the results. The minimum qualifying marks required by a candidate to be shortlisted for the next phase are known as cut off marks. The BPSC has set the minimum qualifying marks that candidates must achieve in order to be selected. The minimum qualifying marks for BPSC Assistant Engineer are as follows.
|Category||Minimum Qualifying Marks|
|Extremely Backward Class (EBC)||34%|
FAQs on BPSC Notification
Candidates may have several queries after the release of the BPSC recruitment notification 2021. Space below mentions the frequently asked questions related to the BPSC CCE, which might help in resolving the common queries.
Q: When will the BPSC AE 2020 exam be conducted?
A: The BPSC Assistant Engineer 2020 exam will be conducted on March 12, 13, 26 & 27 2022.
Q: What is the selection criteria as per the BPSC 2021 notification?
A: As per the BPSC notification, the selection of the candidates for the civil services in Bihar will be based on three rounds including a preliminary exam, a mains exam, and an interview round.
Q: Will the marks of the preliminary exam compile to make the final merit list for BPSC APO recruitment?
A: No. The preliminary exam as per the BPSC notification is qualifying in nature. Candidates obtaining the minimum required score will be eligible to appear for the mains exam. The score of prelims is not considered for the final merit list preparation.
Q: What is the mode of application form for BPSC Recruitment?
A: Candidates can apply for BPSC recruitment for various posts in Bihar in an online mode only. No other mode will be acceptable for the same.
Q: What is the application fee for the BPSC APO Main exam 2021?
A: The application fee for BPSC APO Main was Rs. 750 for general category candidates and Rs. 200 for reserved categories.
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