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

Sep 27, 2023, 16:45 IST

Bihar Public Service Commission will soon release the BPSC Exam 2023 details. Check out this page for all updates regarding the upcoming 69th BPSC Exam notification.


BPSC Exam 2023: The Bihar Public Service Commission regulates the BPSC exam on an annual basis. It is a great chance for eligible graduate aspirants who wish to secure a job in various Bihar PCS posts. On May 12th, 17th, and 18th, the 68th BPSC mains examination was held, and approximately 3590 aspirants were announced as qualified for the 68th mains BPSC exam.

As per the recent updates, there will be one common BPSC exam for mostly identical posts, and the forthcoming BPSC exam date (PET) is set to be around September 30th this year.

Let's take a look at the eligibility, exam pattern, admit card, and syllabus, among other important details related to the BPSC exam 2023.

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BPSC Exam 2023

While the BPSC’s full form is Bihar Public Service Commission, it is also known as Bihar Public Civil Services. The BPSC exam is divided into three stages: Preliminary, Mains, and Interview, and in order to move forward, aspirants must qualify each stage individually. 

Moreover, the various posts and departments in Bihar that participate in the BPSC exam are:

  • General Administration, Department of Bihar Civil Services (Subdivision Officer)
  • Preferential Sub-Committee and equivalent officers of General Administration
  • Inferior Electoral Officer
  • Revenue Officer
  • Assistant Planning Officer
  • Tax Assistant Commissioner
  • Assistant Director
  • Supply Inspector
  • Labor superintendent
  • Block Panchayat Raj Officer
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police, Home Department, among other posts

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69th BPSC Notification 2023 Updates

While the 69th BPSC notification 2023 will be released soon on its official website at https://www.bpsc.bih.nic.in, the Bihar PCS Combined Competitive Exam (CCE) date is already out and scheduled to be in September. 

Therefore, aspirants preparing for the upcoming BPSC exam need to buckle up and start studying more diligently as the BPSC exam date 2023 approaches. 

BPSC Exam 2023
Particulars Details
69th BPSC Calendar 2023 April 21st, 2023
69th BPSC Notification 2023 release date Yet to be announced
69th BPSC Exam Date 2023 September 30th, 2023 (Tentative)
69th BPSC Admit Card 2023 Release Date Yet to be announced
69th BPSC Result 2023 Yet to be announced
69th BPSC Answer Key 2023 Release Date Yet to be announced
68th Mains BPSC Exam Result July 26th, 2023
68th BPSC Exam Interview Date August 11th, 2023
68th BPSC Exam Result Date October 9th, 2023

As soon as the Commission releases the BPSC exam date 2023 and application form, along with the BPSC notification, aspirants will be able to find all of the key details regarding the examination on this page.

BPSC Eligibility 2023

With the aim of selecting only eligible candidates to fill vacancies in various departments of the Bihar government, the commission has set a few BPSC eligibility criteria for aspirants, as listed below.

  • BPSC Exam Educational Requirement

To apply for the 69th BPSC exam 2023, aspirants must hold a graduation degree or equivalent in any discipline from a recognized university, institute, or college.

  • BPSC Age Limit 

The minimum BPSC age limit for general males and Deputy Superintendent of Police posts is 20 years. Moreover, the BPSC age limit requirements differ from category to category and gender to gender, as mentioned below.

BPSC Age Limit 2023
Categories Maximum Age Limit
BPSC Age Limit for General Male 37 years
BPSC Age Limit for General (Female) 40 years
BPSC Age Limit for OBC  (for both Male and Female) 40 years
BPSC Age Limit for SC (for both Male and Female)  42 years
BPSC Age Limit for ST (for both Male and Female)  42 years

Furthermore, persons with disabilities (PwD category) are granted an age relaxation of 10 years, while government employees with more than three years of service are granted an age relaxation of 5 years.

BPSC Syllabus 2023

The 69th BPSC exam is approaching, and aspirants must be looking for details regarding the BPSC syllabus 2023 because it not only helps with exam preparation and building a robust study plan but also saves time, which is crucial at this stage.

Prelims BPSC Exam Syllabus 
Sections Topics

General Awareness 
  • Important National and International Events
  • Indian History along with History of Bihar
  • Indian Geography along with Geography of Bihar
  • Indian Economy, and Politics
  • Major Changes in the Economy of Bihar after Independence of India
  • Bihar's Role in Indian National Movements
  • Questions on General Mental Ability

While the prelim is only a single general awareness paper, the mains of the BPSC exam consist of four papers: General Hindi, General Studies I, General studies II, and an optional subject. 

Mains BPSC Exam Syllabus 
Paper Sections Topics

Paper 1

General Hindi
  • Essay (निबंध)
  • Grammar (व्याकरण)
  • Syntax (वाक्य विन्यास) 
  • Summarization (संक्षेपण)

Paper 2

General Studies Paper I
  • Indian Traditions and Cultures
  • India's Modern History
  • Bihar's Contribution to India's Freedom Struggle
  • The Bihar Santhal Uprising of 1857
  • Birsa (Birsa Movement)
  • Satyagraha Champaran
  • The 1942 Quit India Movement
  • Patna Qulam Painting 
  • Features of Mauryan and Paleoart 
  • Current Events of National and International Importance 
  • Statistical Analysis, Diagrams, and Graphs

Paper 3

General Studies Paper II
  • The Political System of India
  • The Indian Economy and Geography
  • Science and Technology's Impact on India's Development
Paper 4 Optional

Aspirants shall understand that Paper 1, which is the General Hindi of the BPSC syllabus for the mains examination, is qualifying in nature, and a minimum of 30 marks are required to pass it.  

BPSC Exam Pattern 2023

The BPSC exam pattern includes information such as the total number of marks allotted to each section as well as the time allotted to answer questions from those sections. 

Furthermore, it promotes exam preparation by familiarizing aspirants with the format, marks, and total time duration of the upcoming 69th BPSC exam 2023.

BPSC Exam Pattern 2023
BPSC Exams Sections Total Marks Exam Duration
BPSC Prelims General Studies 150 2 hours
BPSC Mains 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 Admit Card 2023

The Bihar Public Service Commission will issue BPSC admit card 2023 for prelims and mains examinations separately on its official website. Aspirants can expect the BPSC admit card 2023 to be released 10 to 15 days before the exam. For instance, if the 69th BPSC exam date is expected to be September 30th, the BPSC admit card 2023 is also likely to be released in the same month this year.

Moreover, aspirants who qualify the prelims will be issued the BPSC admit card for the mains examination, respectively. 

Get the Direct Link to Download the 69th BPSC Admit Card 2023 Here (Link Inactive)

BPSC Answer Key 2023

The Commission releases the BPSC answer key 2023 after the exam's completion. Aspirants who appeared for the examination can roughly calculate their score with the help of the right answers provided in the BPSC answer key.

Moreover, the 68th BPSC answer key for prelims was made public on February 18th, and the answer key for the mains examination will be available soon.

Link to Download the BPSC Answer Key 2023 (Link Inactive)

BPSC Result 2023

Within a few days of releasing the answer key, the Bihar Public Service Commission will release the BPSC result 2023 on its official website at https://www.bpsc.bih.nic.in. 

The preliminary result for the 68th BPSC exam was released on March 27; however, it was only to shortlist the aspirants for the Mains examination. The final BPSC result 2023 will be prepared on the basis of the total marks achieved by the aspirant in the mains exam and interview.

Link to Download the BPSC Result 2023 PDF (Link Inactive)

BPSC Cut Off 2023

The official released the BPSC cut off 2023 after the last examination of the recruitment process. Meanwhile, aspirants can review the prior year's BPSC exam cutoff data to get a sense of the level of competition they are likely to encounter.

BPSC Exam Cut Off Marks (Out of 150)
Category Males Females
UR 113 109
EWS 109 105
SC 104 93
ST 100 96
EBC 109 102
BC 105 105

Click to Download the BPSC Cut off 2023

BPSC Salary 2023

The BPSC salary 2023 will be determined by the authorized pay commission. The BPSC exam is to fill the vacancies for different posts within the Bihar civil services. Due to the attractive pay scale and additional benefits, a large number of aspirants participate in the BPSC exam every year.

Furthermore, the BPSC salary offered for different posts falls within the range of INR 9,300 to 34,800 per month, with a grade pay of Rs. 5400, 4800, or 4200.

BPSC Exam Analysis

The BPSC exam analysis 2023 is generally curated with the goal of providing in-depth information regarding the exam difficulty level, total number of questions asked, and expected cutoff. 

Additionally, with the help of BPSC exam analysis, aspirants can have a glance at the exam they took and also get an estimate of their scores by matching the answers with the correct ones.

Click to Check the 68th BPSC Prelims Exam Analysis

The BPSC exam is the most prestigious examination in Bihar, and hundreds of aspirants participate in it every year. However, due to the limited vacancies, only a handful get selected. 

Therefore, aspirants must prepare a robust study plan by incorporating the exam syllabus along with the mock test and BPSC previous year question paper in order to stand out from the rest and pass the BPSC exam with flying colors.

BPSC Selection Process 2023

The BPSC selection process 2023 primarily has three stages: prelims, mains, and personal interviews. Each stage must be passed in order to move forward to the next stage of the BPSC selection process.

  • As per the BPSC notification, the first stage, which is the preliminary examination, includes a single "General Studies" paper
  • After passing the prelims, qualified aspirants will be invited for the second stage of the BPSC selection process, i.e., the mains
  • The final stage will be a personal interview

It is important to remember that the preliminary BPSC exam is meant for qualifying purposes, and its results are used to determine eligibility for the Mains examination. Moreover, the final selection of aspirants will be made after evaluating the marks of the mains and interview.


Q1. When will the 69th BPSC notification 2023 be announced?

Ans. The 69th BPSC notification 2023 is expected to release soon on its official website at www.bpsc.bih.nic.in.

Q2. How many 68th BPSC exam vacancies were announced?

Ans. For the 68th BPSC exam, a total of 281 vacancies were announced. These have been further divided into categories.

Q3. Is there any limit to attempting the BPSC exam 2023?

Ans. No. The Commission has not set a cap on the number of attempts. However, aspirants should not exceed the upper age limit as per the BPSC eligibility criteria 2023.

Q4. How many optional subjects will there be in the BPSC exam 2023?

Ans. A total of 34 optional subjects will be on the BPSC exam 2023. However, aspirants need to appear for only one in the Mains examination. 

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