BPSC 2019: Admit Card, Dates, Pattern, Syllabus

Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC)

BPSC 2019 Admit Card will be available on 5th October 2019. BPSC is conducted by the Bihar state of government to recruit for the civil service posts. BPSC came into existence in 1949.

Its examination encompasses three sections Preliminary study part followed by the Main Examination part and Interview. A preliminary study is an objective type (Multiple choice questions) for qualifying which has a weight of 150 marks, and each question is of 1 marks and the time limit is up to 2 hrs.

BPSC 2019 Notification –  Admit Card Available on 5th Oct.

New BPSC 2019 Admit Card will be available on 5th October 2019. The Link will be provided here.

BPSC 2019 Exam Dates

Event Important Dates
Application Form 10th July 2019
Last Date to Submit Application Form 29th July 2019
Last Date to Pay fees 9th August 2019
Availability of Admit Card 5th October 2019
Examination Date 15th October 2019
Declaration of Result To be Announced

The main examination is a subjective type and further classified into two parts:

  • Written Examination – 1200 marks
  • Interview (Personality test) – 150 marks

The interview is conducted to analyze aspirant internal quality and capabilities.

There are four papers in the BPSC examination.

  • Hindi
  • General studies
  • First Optional Paper
  • Second Optional Paper

So if you want to achieve some heights in your career, then you want to go through this phase.

BPSC 2019 Eligibility Criteria


The aspirant must be the citizen of India to apply for the Indian Administrative Service.

Age Limit:

Candidates must not be less than 21 years of age and not more than 38 years.

No. of attempts &Age relaxation according to categories:
1) General Category No Relaxation
2) SC/ST/OBC 5 Years
3) physically Handicapped 5 Years
4) A.P.Govt. Servant According to Govt. rules

Educational qualification:

Candidates must have passed Degree in Arts/Science or Commerce of a University recognized by the State Government. The candidates with a degree or appear at the final semester of any degree course from any of the recognized universities can apply for the BPSC Exams or any University deemed by the University Grant Commission under section 3, Act 1956

The candidate must be a graduate in either of the following Subjects:
1) Mathematics
2) Mechanical Engineering
3) Civil Engineering
4)) Chemical Engineering
5) Economics
6) Statistics
7) Natural Science
8) Agriculture
9) Geology

Physical fitness criteria:
Candidate appearing for the State Civil Service Examination should be physically fit according to the standard of the BPSC.

BPSC 2019 Exam Pattern

As mention earlier, it consists of four papers. Hindi, General Studies, First Optional paper, and Second Optional Paper.  You have to score minimum of 30 marks in Hindi paper.

General Subject paper is divided into two papers:

  • General subject paper one maximum  (200 marks) time limit 3hrs
  • General subject paper two maximum (200 marks) time limit 3hrs

Paper-4 (Paper-I of First optional subject), full marks – 200

Paper-5 (Paper-I of First optional subject), full marks – 200

Paper-6 (Paper-I of First optional subject), full marks – 200

Paper-7 (Paper-I of First optional subject), full marks – 200

Optional subjects:

  • Agriculture Study notes available only in English medium
  • Management
  • Animal Husbandry and Vet nary Science studies
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Botany Studies
  • Medical Science Study
  • Chemistry-Study
  • Philosophy Study
  • Civil Engineering
  • Physics Study
  • Commerce and Accountancy
  • Political science
  • Law Studies
  • Zoology Study
  • Statistics

Here is the sample paper, of BPSC, how to fill, what type of questions are there. Click here for the sample paper.

Bihar PSC 2019 Syllabus

BPSC Anthropology Syllabus

  • History and Development of Social and Cultural Anthropology.
  • Methodological Approaches in Anthropology.
  • The scope of Biological / Physical Anthropology.
  • The biological concept of Race.
  • Definition & Scope of Prehistoric Archaeology, Geological Framework.

Bihar Biotechnology Syllabus

  • Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering.
  • Microbiology and Immunology.
  • Bio Techniques and Bio-Process.
  • Animal, Plant and Environmental Biotechnology.

BPSC Botany Syllabus

  • Algae, Fungi.
  • Plant Diseases.
  • Morphology of Angiosperm.
  • Embryology of angiosperms.
  • Plant Physiology.
  • Plant growth and growth hormones.
  • Plant Succession.
  • Environmental Pollution.
  • Cell Biology.

BPSC Sanskrit Syllabus

  • History of Vedic Literature.
  • History of Sanskrit Literature.
  • Kavyas and Darsana.
  • Alankara Sastra.

Bihar Public Service Commission Sociology Syllabus

  • Fundamentals of Sociology.
  • Indian Society.
  • Rural Sociology.
  • Research Methodology
  • Sociological Tradition

BPSC Lecturer Statistics Syllabus

  • Probability Theory.
  • Probability Distributions.

Statistical Methods.

  • Estimation and Testing of Hypothesis.
  • Sampling Techniques and Designs of Experiments.

BPSC Zoology Syllabus

  • Biology of Non-Chordates and Chordates.
  • Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Microbiology.
  • Physiology, Biochemistry, Endocrinology, Immunology.
  • Economic Zoology.
  • Developmental Biology.
  • Animal Taxonomy.
  • Biotechnology, Instrumentation, And Techniques, Biostatistics, Ethology.

Bihar PSC Chemistry Syllabus

  • Physical Chemistry.
  • Inorganic Chemistry.
  • Organic Chemistry.
  • Analytical Chemistry.
  • General Chemistry.

Bihar PSC English Syllabus

  • Significant developments in English literature from Renaissance to Modern Age.
  • Indian English Literature.
  • American Literature.
  • Forms of literature.
  • Literary Theory and Criticism.

BPSC Public Administration Syllabus

  • Public Administration.
  • Evolution of Indian Administration.
  • Evolution of Local Governance in India.
  • Comparative Public Administration

This is a short overview of the topic. You can directly download the whole syllabus from the given link.

Click here for BPSC Complete Syllabus.

How to prepare

Preparation play and vital role in  for preparation part:
BPSC (Prelims) Booklist for General Studies, Must Read Books
1. Lucent
2. NCERT Books
3. Bihar special Book
4. Pratiyogita Darpan
5. Previous years’ question

6.Comprehensive Geography by D.R Khullar

7.Indian Polity by M. Laxmikant
8.Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh

Make your schedule of study give appropriate time to each and every topic. Read newspaper, magazine, etc. To increase your awareness on current affairs just keep an eye on reading the various newspaper, watch television for breaking the news. Keep yourself up to date. Just go solving on previous papers, make a habit of marking the key point. Make your notes so that it will be easy while revising at last moments. Take the help of online assessment it will be better to boost your confidence level.

Self-assessment is an important preparation. Plan your studies at least two months before the exam. Questions can be asked from every nook and corner of the subject and therefore it is not all advisable to omit any chapter or area. Practice as many mock tests as possible in close to examination environment as possible. During preparation avoid the oily food just and avoid anxiety before the exam.

  • Get your mobile and record your notes in your voice to listen whenever you are free.
  • Practice different types of questions in each sitting.
  • Make different notes for topics which you feel, are difficult.
  • Discuss with your friends/brothers/ sisters about you learn and try to explain them the whole chapter to went through.
  • Concentrate on news/events related to Bihar and see how the news is important to the state. This will help you differentiate between important and unimportant topics for the exam.

If you have any queries regarding BPSC 2019 you can ask your query leave comments below.

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  1. Sahyog says:

    Hi, citizen of Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet are eligible to apply for UPSC(except,Ias,Ifs and Ips)is it same for BPSC ?

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