Bihar Public Service Commission is set to announce the 66th BPSC recruitment 2020. The commission allows all the eligible candidates to apply for different administrative services in Group B and Group C, through a common written examination held at the state level. In order to get selected for the government positions, the candidates need to clear all the 3 stages of the BPSC exam and the capabilities of the candidate are judged through the exam. So if you have started preparing for the BPSC exam, you need to have an exact knowledge of the syllabus to be able to crack the examination like a pro. Here is an article helping you to understand the BPSC Syllabus along with other necessary information that you need.
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BPSC Eligibility Criteria
Let us take a look at the eligibility requirements set by the Bihar Public Service Commission for the students planning to take the BPSC exam.
- The applicant should be a citizen of India
- Minimum age of the candidate should be 22 years while the maximum age is 37 years ( relaxable up to 42 years in case of reserved candidates)
- The applicant should have completed a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized institution.
BPSC Exam Structure
Before we go further with the BPSC syllabus, let’s first understand what the BPSC examination looks like. The examination is conducted in the following 3 stages:
- Preliminary: Also called the ‘Prelims’, it is an offline written test comprising of objective-types questions for a maximum of 150 marks. The exam duration is of 2 hours.
- Mains: This is the second step towards acing the BPSC exam consisting of subjective-type questions conducting offline, in written form. The mains exam consists of 4 exams including Hindi Qualifying (100 marks), General Studies 1 (300 marks), General Studies 2 (300 marks) and one optional paper (300 marks). The time duration for each paper is 3 hours.
- Interview: This is the final phase for the shortlisting candidates and the results are based on administrative and decision making abilities of the candidate.
The examination syllabus is the primary aspect of any exam. Until and unless you are not aware of the BPSC syllabus, it will be difficult for you to understand how to go about the exam preparation. Given below are the key factors associated with the syllabus for each round of examination:
- General Science (a general understanding of Science and the matters of everyday experience and observation)
- Current affairs of national and international importance
- History of India and salient features of the history of Bihar in social, political and economic aspects.
- General Geography, Bihar’s geographical division and major river systems of Bihar.
- Indian Polity and Economy and the significant changes in the economy of Bihar in the post-independence period (the political system of the country, Panchayati Raj, community development, planning in India and Bihar).
- Indian National Movements and Bihar’s participation (nature and character of a 19th-century resurgence, growth of nationalism and attainment of the independence.)
BPSC Syllabus: Mains Stage
|Hindi||Essay: 30 marks|
Grammar: 30 marks
Syntax: 25 marks
Summarization: 15 marks
|General Studies 1||Modern History of India and Indian Culture (with special reference to Bihar in the mid of 19th century; introduction and expansion of western and technical education; Champaran Staygrah; the role of Bihar in Indian freedom struggle; Santhal Uprising in Bihar, Birsa movement, quit India movement, features of Mauryan and Pal art, Roles of Gandhi, Tagore and Nehru and Patna Qulam painting)Current Events of National and International ImportanceStatistical Analysis, Graphs and Diagrams|
|General Studies 2||Indian Polity (the political system of India and Bihar)|
Indian Economy and Geography of India (social, physical and economic geography of India and Bihar)
The role and impact of science and technology in the development of India.
|Optional Paper||The students are allowed to choose any of the following subjects.|
Having a maximum time limit of 3 hours and maximum marks of 300, the students have a list of 34 optional subjects to choose from:
2. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
5. Civil Engineering
7. Commerce and Accountancy
9. Electrical Engineering
13. Labour and Social Welfare
17. Mechanical Engineering
20. Political Science and International Relations
22. Public Administration
26. Hindi/English/Urdu/Bangla/Sanskrit/Persian/Arabic/Pali/Maithili languages and Literature
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