BPSC Exam 2023, Vacancy, Syllabus, Eligibility, Exam Pattern and Application Process

Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) is one of the most reputed state-level civil services examinations conducted for recruitment to multiple posts, such as sub-divisional officers, rural development officer, district sanitation officer and other PCS-level officers, etc.

The BPSC was established in 1949 after separation from the Orissa and Madhya Pradesh commissions. The BPSC conducts recruitment exams to fill vacancies in the state administration of Bihar. The BPSC State Service Exam or the Combined Competitive Exam is the common entry point for about 20 services.

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The BPSC exam is broadly divided into three stages: Prelims, Mains and interview. Let's have a look at the BPSC 2023 for the upcoming BPSC 68th exam. This page contains vital information from the exam point of view.

BPSC 2023 Overview

Exam Name 68th Combined Competitive Exam (CCE)
Conducting Body Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC)
Application Dates 25 November 2022 to 20 December 2022
Vacancy Total: 281 posts.
Examination Level State Level Exam
Frequency of Exam Annual
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Examination Pen & Paper (Offline Mode)
Language of the Paper English and Hindi
Official Website BPSC Official Website

BPSC Notification  2023

Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) has released the 69th BPSC notification 2023 for the recruitment of 281 various posts. All the aspirants who are applying for the BPSC Combined (Preliminary) Competitive Examination 2023 vacancy must read the notification.

Candidates who fulfill the essential eligibility criteria can apply online between November 25, 2022, and December 20, 2022. Read the complete article for complete information related to the BPSC syllabus, age limit, exam pattern, selection procedure, salary, etc.

BPSC 2023 Important Dates

Candidates must be aware of the important dates and events regarding the BPSC exam in 2023. The BPSC exam date 2023 is provided on the exam notification. Listed below are the important events and the commencement date.

Notification Released November 18, 2022
Application Begin November 25, 2022
Last Date for Apply Online December 20, 2022
Exam fee payment deadline December 20, 2022
Last updated date December 30, 2022
BPSC 68th Prelims Exam Date February 12 2023
BPSC 68th Prelims Result Date March 27 2023
BPSC 68th Mains Exam Date May 12 2023
BPSC 68th Mains Result Date July 26 2023
BPSC 68th Interview Date August 11 2023
BPSC 68th Final Date October 9 2023

BPSC 2023 Vacancy

The BPSC vacancy has been announced on their official website. The total number of BPSC vacancies for the year 2023 is 281. Candidates are advised to go through the category-wise vacancies for BPSC.

Category Vacancy
General 129
OBC 39
Extremely Backward Class (E. OBC) 38
OBC Female 05
EWS (Economic Weaker Section) 25
SC 39
ST 04
Total 281

BPSC Eligibility 2023

The complete eligibility criteria for the Bihar PSC Civil Service Exam. Candidates can check the updated eligibility criteria in the BPSC notification for the 68th exam.

The BPSC Eligibility Criteria comprises:

  1. Nationality- indian
  2. Age Limit
  3. Education-Graduated from a recognized university
  4. Physical Fitness

Age limit - The BPSC Age Limit for General Category male aspirants is:

  • Minimum ages 20, 21 and 22.
  • Maximum Age: 37

The upper age limit for BPSC is as follows:

Category BPSC Upper Age Limit
General Category: Male 37 years
General Category: Female 40 years
BC/OBC (male, female) 40 years
SC/ST (male, female) 42 years

BPSC Application Form 2023 

The online application procedure for the BPSC had begun with the release of the official notification. The online submission deadline is December 20, 2023. Candidates must provide appropriate information in the application form.

Application process

  1. Check out the BPSC official website.
  2. Check announcements for the online application option and select it.
  3. Apply for registration by clicking on “ new registration”.
  4. You will receive your registration number and password through email or SMS.
  5. Log in with the provided details, select “ Apply Now,” complete the application form, and upload the necessary documents.
  6. Continue with the application fee payment process after uploading all necessary papers, such as AADHAR card information and certifications. Use the available options to complete the final payment (including the reservation).
  7. After successfully registering and paying the application fees online, save a copy of the application form and fee payment receipt for future reference.

Application fees

Category Exam Fee
General, OBC, or Other States Rs.600/-
SC, ST, PH Rs.150/-
Female Candidate (Bihar Domicile) Rs.150/-

BPSC Selection Process 2023

BPSC Prelims BPSC Mains BPSC Interview
  • One Paper
  • 150 marks
  • 2 hours
  • Objective Type
  • Offline
  • 4 papers
  • One qualifying paper (Hindi) + 3 merit ranking papers
  • 900 marks
  • 3 hours for each paper
  • Objective Type
  • Offline
  • 120 marks
  • Merit list based on marks in Mains + Interview

BPSC Exam Pattern 2023

Exam Analysis

68th BPSC Prelims Exam Pattern
Subject Name Total Marks Time Duration
General Studies 150 2 hours
BPSC Mains Exam Pattern
Type of the Exam Subjective; Offline
Paper Marks Allotted Duration of the Exam
General Hindi (qualifying) 100 3 Hours
General Studies Paper 1 300 3 Hours
General Studies Paper 2 300 3 Hours
Optional Paper 300 3 Hours

BPSC Syllabus 2023

The syllabus of BPSC includes history, polity, governance, geography, Hindi, and other general studies. It is crucial for candidates to go through the BPSC exam syllabus.

  1. General Science
  2. Events of national and international importance
  3. history of Bihar and Indian history
  4. Geography
  5. Bihar’s Geography
  6. Indian Politics and economy
  7. Changes in the economy of Bihar post-independence
  8. Indian National Movement and the Role of Bihar
  9. General Mental Ability

BPSC Admit card  2023

The admit card for BPSC 2023 will be released once the application process is over. The last date for application form submission is December 20, 2022. The admit card for mains exam will be issued to candidates who clear the prelims examination.

BPSC Results  2023

The results of BPSC 2023 will be released after the completion of the phase. The final merit list will be prepared according to the marks secured in the main exams and interviews. Prelims is a screening test for students to appear for the mains examination.

BPSC Cut Off 2023

Cut Off marks give the candidate an idea of the level of preparation required for the examination. It is important to score more than the BPSC cut Off marks to move ahead in the interview round.

The cut-off mark trend from the previous year:

Category 66th Prelims BPSC Cut Off Marks 65th Prelims BPSC Cut Off Marks
Unreserved 108 97
EWS 103 92
SC 95 89
Disabled 95 89

BPCS Previous Year Papers 2023

Candidates should review the BPSC previous year's papers to understand the level of difficulty of the question paper. Solving past year papers helps students practice in an exam-like environment and underlines the frequently asked topics in the examination.

BPSC Salary 2023

BPSC Posts Salary
Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) INR 61,500 - INR 72,000/-
Anchal Padadhikari INR 43,400 - INR 47,800/-
Range Officer (Forest Department) INR 43,400 - INR 47,800/-
Excise Inspector INR 43,400 - INR 47,800/-
Block Minority welfare officer INR 43,400 - INR 47,800/-
ASI INR 52,500/-
Sub Inspector INR 49,800/-
Inspector rank officers INR 61,400/-
Assistant Superintendent- Jail INR 35,500 - INR 39,900/-
Deputy Superintendent INR 61,500 - INR 72,000/-
Police Constable INR 26,500/-
Assistant Engineer INR 64,300/-
Assistant Operators INR 36,000/-

Perks and allow​ances

Along with the salary. The selected candidates have various allowances. Some of the allowances are:

  • Dearness Allowance (DA)
  • Transport Allowance (TA)
  • House Rent Allowance (HRA)

Other than the basic salary and allowances. There are other advantages that are provided to BPSC officers, which are mentioned below:

  • Security.
  • Transport
  • Subsidized Bills:
  • Trips:
  • Job security:
  • Post-retirement benefits:

BPSC Exam Related FAQs

Q1. What is the BPSC exam for?

Ans. BPSC recruits eligible candidates for various posts in the Bihar administration system. Students who clear the BPSC exam get a chance to join Bihar’s civil services.

Q2. When will the BPSC exam be held in 2023?

Ans. BPSC prelims 2023 will be held on February 12, 2023, and the BPSC mains 2023 will be held on May 12, 2023.

Q3. What is the BPSC exam eligibility?

Ans. Candidates must graduate from a recognized university and attain a minimum age requirement of 21 years.

Q4. What is the highest post in the BPSC?

Ans. The highest post is that of the Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM), which comes with a variety of perks and allowances.

Q5. How to apply for the BPSC exam?

Ans. Students can apply for the BPSC 68th exam from their official website. The documents required for the application must be correct.

Q6. How to prepare for the BPSC exam?

Ans. Candidates can self-prepare for the BPSC exam. You can also enroll in courses offered by various coaching institutes.

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