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BPSC 68th Syllabus 2023 and Exam Pattern, Subject Wise

BPSC 68th Syllabus 2023

BPSC 68th Syllabus 2023: BPSC has released the official notification for Combined Competitive (Prelims) Examination 2022-23 on the official website. The BPSC board has released vacancies for various posts through the BPSC 68th Recruitment 2022-23 such as Assistant Director, Rural Development Officer, Block Panchayat Raj Officer, Supply Inspector, etc. Candidates must be looking for  the appropriate study material to prepare for the BPSC 68th Notification 2022-23.

BPSC 68th Syllabus

Here we are providing you the detailed BPSC 68th Syllabus 2023, BPSC 68th Exam Pattern, selection process details which could help candidates to prepare the BPSC 68th Exam. Understanding the exam pattern and syllabus is the initial step for the aspirant to begin and come closer to their dream job. Candidates are advised to go through the complete article for more details regarding the BPSC 68th Syllabus 2023

BPSC 68th Syllabus 2023-Overview

BPSC has published on the official website to fill 281 vacancies for various posts. Here we have tabulated the BPSC 68th Syllabus 2023 Overview for candidate’s convenience.

BPSC 68th  Syllabus 2023: Overview
Recruitment Body Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC)
Post Name Various Posts
Category Syllabus
Exam Level State Government
Mode of Exam Offline
Marking Scheme 1 mark for each question
Negative Marking No Negative Marking
Official Website bpsc.bih.nic.in

BPSC 68th 2022 Selection Process

The selection process of BPSC 68th Notification 2022-23 includes the following stages

  • Prelims Exam : One multiple choice-based paper for 150 marks.
  • Mains Exam: Four Papers
  • Interview: 120 marks
BPSC 68th Exam Stages Exam Type Mode Total Marks Duration
Prelims Objective Offline 150 2 Hours
Mains Subjective Offline One qualifying paper (Hindi)

900 ( 3 Papers of 300 marks each)

3 hours for each Paper
Personal Interview Physically Present Offline 120 Not Defined

BPSC 68th Exam Pattern- Prelims

The BPSC 68th Exam Pattern is given below. Candidates will get to understand the detailed BPSC 68th Exam Pattern from the below table.

  • The exam will be held in offline mode.
  • The Prelims exam is qualifying in nature.
  • The total number of questions asked will be 150 for 150 marks.
  • The questions will be in the multiple choice-based format.
  • Each question will carry 1 mark.
  • There is no negative marking.
BPSC 68th Exam Pattern- Prelims
Name of Exam 68th BPSC Competitive Exam
No of Papers 1 – General Studies (150 marks)
Duration 2 hours
Subjects
  1. Events of national and international importance
  2. General Science
  3. History of Bihar and Indian History
  4. Geography(mainly Geography of Bihar)
  5. Indian Polity and Economy
  6. Indian National Movement and the Role of Bihar
  7. Changes in the economy of Bihar post-independence
  8. General Mental Ability.

BPSC 68th Notification 2022-23

BPSC 68th Syllabus 2023- Prelims Exam

Here is the subject- wise syllabus for the BPSC 68th Notification 2022. Candidates can prepare accordingly from the syllabus mentioned below.

  • Current Affairs- Based on National/International importance
  • History of India and Bihar- General understanding of the subject with the broad aspects of the history of Bihar
  • Geography of India and Bihar- Questions will relate to the physical, social and economic geography of the country including the main features of Indian agricultural and natural resources
  • General geography and geographical division of Bihar and its major river systems
  • Indian polity- Questions will test knowledge on the country’s political system, Panchayati raj, community development and planning in India and Bihar
  • Indian economy and economy of Bihar post-independence.
  • Indian Movements and Contribution of Bihar in it- Question will relate to the nature and character of the 19th century resurgence, growth of nationalism and attainment of Independence with special reference to Bihar
  • General Science-  General understanding of science, including matters of everyday observation and experience. The questions asked on Science and Technology do not require subject specialization.
  • General Mental Ability- Questions based on General Mental Ability

BPSC 68th Exam Pattern- Mains

  • The exam will be held in offline mode.
  • Paper 1 i.e. General Hindi is qualifying in nature and candidate need to secure 30% marks to qualify for the same.
  • The questions will be descriptive based.
  • There is no negative marking in the BPSC Mains exam.
Exam Name of Paper Total Marks Duration
Main Exam (Subjective) 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 68th Syllabus 2023- Mains Exam

The subject-wise BPSC 68th Syllabus is provided here. Candidates can prepare accordingly from the syllabus mentioned below.

Qualifying Paper: General Hindi

Paper 1 i.e. General Hindi is qualifying in nature. This paper will be of 100 marks and questions will be subjective in nature. The marks distribution is as follows.

  • Grammar: 30 Marks
  • Essay: 30 Marks
  • Syntax: 25 Marks
  • Summarization: 15 Marks

General Studies Papers

The General Studies Paper includes two papers: General Studies Paper 1 & General Studies Paper 2. Each Paper is of 300 marks and the total marks for these papers is 900.

General Studies 1 General Studies 2
  1. Modern History of India
  2. Indian Culture
  3. Contemporary events of national and international importance
  4. Statistical Analysis, diagrams and graphs
  1. Indian and Bihar Geography
  2. Indian and Bihar Polity
  3. Indian and Bihar Economy
  4. Role and impact of Science and Technology in the development of India (and Bihar)

General Studies Paper 1 Syllabus

Modern History of India and Indian culture- History of the country with special reference to Bihar in the middle of 19th century, Bihar’s role in the Indian freedom struggle, the Santhal Uprising in Bihar, the introduction and expansion of western and technical education, Birsa movement, the Quit India Movement, Champaran Satyagrah, chief features of Mauryan and Pal art, Patna Qulam painting, Roles of Nehru, Tagore and Gandhi.

  1. Santhal uprising
  2. Role of Bihar in the Indian National Movement
  3. 1857 war of independence
  4. Champaran Satyagraha
  5. Quit India Movement 1942

Statistical analysis, graphs and diagrams- Questions will be asked to test the ability to draw conclusions from statistical, graphical or diagrammatical information and to point out deficiencies, limitations or inconsistencies.

General Studies Paper 2 Syllabus

Indian Polity- Questions will be asked based on the political system in India including Bihar

Indian economy and Geography of India- Questions will be asked on planning in India and the physical, economic and social geography of India and Bihar

The role and impact of science and technology in the development of India- Questions will be asked to test awareness of the role and impact of science and technology in India and Bihar with special reference to applied science.

BPSC Optional Subjects

For the BPSC Mains, candidates have to select one optional subject out of 34 total subjects. The one optional subject exam is for 300 marks and the questions asked will be of Honours Level (3-year course in Patna University). The optional subjects are given below. Candidates can get the detailed syllabus for the optional subjects from the BPSC Syllabus PDF.

BPSC Optional Subjects

  1. Hindi Language and Literature
  2. English Language and Literature
  3. Urdu Language and Literature
  4. Persian Language and Literature
  5. Arabic Language and Literature
  6. Pali Language and Literature
  7. Maithili Language and Literature
  8. Bangla Language and Literature
  9. Sanskrit Language and Literature
  10. Chemistry
  11. Sociology
  12. Physics
  13. Agriculture
  14. Statistics
  15. Botany
  16. Zoology
  17. Philosophy
  18. Political Science and International Relations
  19. Psychology
  20. Public Administration
  21. Labour and Social Welfare
  22. Management
  23. Mathematics
  24. Mechanical Engineering
  25. Geography
  26. Geology
  27. History
  28. Law
  29. Civil Engineering
  30. Economics
  31. Commerce and Accountancy
  32. Electrical Engineering
  33. Anthropology
  34. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science

BPSC Interview

  • Candidates who will qualify for the mains exam will be called for the interview round.
  • The BPSC Interview round will be held for 120 marks.
  • The final merit list will be prepared based on the performance of candidates in the 68th BPSC Mains exam and interview round.

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BPSC 68th Syllabus 2023- FAQs

Q. Will there be any negative marking in the BPSC 68th Exam 2023?

Ans. No, there is no negative marking scheme in the BPSC 68th Exam 2023.

Q. What is the total number of questions asked in the BPSC 68th Prelims Exam?

Ans: The total number of questions will be 150 in the BPSC 68th Prelims Exam.

Q. Is the BPSC 68th Prelims Exam qualifying in nature?

Ans. Yes, the BPSC 68th Prelims Exam is qualifying in nature

FAQs

Q. Will there be any negative marking in the BPSC 68th Exam 2023?

Ans. No, there is no negative marking scheme in the BPSC 68th Exam 2023.

Q. What is the total number of questions asked in the BPSC 68th Prelims Exam?

Ans: The total number of questions will be 150 in the BPSC 68th Prelims Exam.

Q. Is the BPSC 68th Prelims Exam qualifying in nature?

Ans. Yes, the BPSC 68th Prelims Exam is qualifying in nature

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