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The Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) is set to conduct the BPSC Prelims examination on 30 th April.  There are a total of  286 vacancies in 67 th BPSC. The candidates looking for the topmost posts in the Bihar Bureaucacy should make the most of this opportunity.  The Official notification for BPSC Exam contains all the details related to the eligibility, vacancy, exam pattern, and syllabus. As per the official notification BPSC Exam is held in three stages - Prelims, Mains and Interview.  All the candidates must be aware of BPSC Syllabus, the syllabus for such exams play an important role in ensuring success and helping candidates stay focused. Candidates can also cover a significant portion of the GK syllabus for the Bihar PSC Examination through our General Knowledge Ebook Free PDF: Download Here.  Other essential details related to the BPSC Syllabus are as follows. 
  1. The prelims exam for the year of 2022 is scheduled for April 30, 2022.
  2. In the last year's examination, approximately 2 lakh candidates had applied for the examination.
  3. The BPSC Prelims examination is held in form of One Paper.
  4. The syllabus for BPSC Consists of sections like General Studies and Maths, Reasoning, Hindi, and English.
  5. The Mains exam for BPSC is held in form of 4 papers.
The syllabus has an important list of topics from which questions are asked. Candidates must keep in mind the syllabus and exam pattern as it is one of the most crucial things for preparation. The space below will cover in detail BPSC Syllabus and exam pattern for mains and prelims examination. 
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BPSC Syllabus

As mentioned above the syllabus of the examination is based on the stage of the examination. The syllabus for prelims and mains though different often overlaps in examinations like these.

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Candidates must ensure they are well aware of the syllabus for each stage and know the important topics from the syllabus. The detailed coverage of the BPSC Syllabus is as follows:

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BPSC Prelims Syllabus

The syllabus for BPSC Prelims is not well defined, the commission only mentions the list of sections from which questions can be asked. But based on the BPSC Syllabus for the mians examination and previous year prelims papers, we have covered the prelims syllabus below:

BPSC Syllabus- Sections 


General Science and Environment

  1. Basic Principles of Science.

  2. Important Indian Scientific Research Institutions and Their achievements, Satellite and Space technology.

  3. Environment and Biodiversity.

  4. Ecological System.

  5. Nutrition, Food, and Nutrient.

  6. Human Body.

  7. Agricultural Product Technology.

  8. Food Processing.

  9. Health Policy and Programmes.

  10. Pollution, Natural Disasters and Management.

Constitution Government 

  1. Government India Act 1919 and 1935.

  2. Constituent Assembly.

  3. Union Executive, President and Parliament.

  4. Fundamental Rights and Duties of the Citizens and Directive Principles of State policy.

  5. Constitutional Amendments.

  6. Supreme Court and Judicial System.

  7. Indian Economy, Industrial Development and Foreign Trade, Import and Export.

  8. Financial Institutions- Reserve Bank of India, Nationalised Banks, Security and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), National Stock Exchange (NSE), Non-Banking Financial Institutions.

History of  Bihar

  1. Major events and Major dynasties.

  2. Contribution of Bihar in the freedom movement.

  3. Major arts and Sculpture.

  4. Major Tribes and Dialects.

  5. Major festivals, Folk music, Folk arts and Folk literature.

  6. Important Literators and their literature.

  7. Religious and tourist places.

  8. Important Tribal Personalities.

History Of India 

  1. Major features, Events and their administrative, Social and Economical Systems of Ancient and Medieval India.

  2. Social and Religious Reform movements in 19th and 20th century.

  3. Independence struggle and the Indian National Movement for Freedom.

  4. Integration and Reorganization of India after Independence.

Geography of Bihar

  1. Forest, Forest Produce, Wildlife, Rivers, Mountains and Mountain ranges.

  2. The climate of Bihar

  3. Natural and Mineral resources of Bihar.

  4. Transport in Bihar

  5. Major Irrigation and Electrical Projects in Bihar

  6. Agriculture, Animal husbandry and Agriculture based industries in Bihar.

Geography of World 

  1. Physical Geography: Physical features and Natural regions.

  2. Natural Resources: Forest, Mineral resources, Water, Agriculture, Wildlife, National Parks/ Sanctuaries/Safari.

  3. Social Geography: Population related Demography (Population growth, Age, Sex ratio, Literacy).

  4. Economic Geography: Natural and Human resources (Industry, Modes of Transport).

  5. Continents/Countries/Oceans/Rivers/Mountains of the world.

  6. Natural Resources of World.

  7. Conventional and Non-conventional Energy Resources.

Current International & National Affairs

  • Important Summits & Events

  • International Awards

  • First in the world

  • International leadership

  • International Reports

  • International committees and recommendations

  • Important Sports Institutes, Sports Competitions and Awards of India and Madhya Pradesh.

  • News related to the state of Bihar.

Information & Communication Technology

  1. Electronics, Information and Communication Technology.

  2. Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Cyber Security.

  3. E-Governance.

  4. Internet and Social Networking Sites.

  5. E-commerce.

National and Regional Constitutional / Statutory Bodies

  1. Election Commission of India.

  2. State Election Commission.

  3. Union Public Service Commission.

  4. Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission.

  5. Comptroller and Auditor General.

  6. NITI Aayog.

  7. Human Rights Commission.

  8. Women Commission.

  9. Child Protection Commission.

  10. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Commission.

  11. Backward class Commission.

  12. Information Commission.

  13. Vigilance Commission.

  14. National Green Tribunal.

  15. Food preservation Commission etc.

General Mental Ability
  1. Reading Comprehension

  2. Logical reasoning and analytical ability.

  3. Decision-making

  4. Problem-solving.

  5. Interpersonal skills including communication skills.

  6. General mental ability.

  7. Basic numeracy.

  8. Hindi Language Comprehension Skill similar to class 10 h level.

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BPSC Mains Syllabus

The candidates who are able to clear Prelims are called for Mains Examination. The mains is held in form of 4 papers. The syllabus for them is as follows:

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General Hindi 
The paper of General Hindi is qualifying in nature. The syllabus for the qualifying paper is of the level as that of the Bihar School Education Board (BSEB). 

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General Studies Syllabus 

There are two papers related to General Studies in the BPSC Syllabus. The details related to them are as follows:
General Studies 1 General Studies 2
  1. Indian Culture
  2. Modern History of India
  3. Contemporary events of national and international importance
  4. Statistical Analysis, diagrams and graphs
  1. Indian (and Bihar) Polity
  2. Indian (and Bihar) Economy
  3. Indian (and Bihar) Geography
  4. Role and impact of Science and Technology in the development of India (and Bihar)

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Optional Subjects in BPSC Syllabus are:

  1. English Language and Literature
  2. Urdu Language and Literature
  3. Hindi 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. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
  34. Anthropology

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BPSC Exam Pattern 

The exam pattern for BPSC must be known to all the ecandidates. It is as important as the syllabus for the examination. As mentioned above the exam is held in three stages - prelims. Mians and interview. The finer points related to the BPSC Exam Pattern are as follows:

Prelims Exam Pattern 
  1. The exam is held in a duration of 2 hours.
  2. There is no negative marking in BPSC Prelims exam.
  3. The prelims exam is qualifying in nature.
  4. The nature of exam is objective type.
  5. Each question is for 1 mark.
The exam pattern is illustrated below:
Papers  Duration  Number Of Questions 
General Studies 2 hours 150 

Mains Exam Pattern 
The main exam pattern is as follows:
  1. The exam is held in form of 4 papers.
  2. The maximum possible marks are 900 marks (300*3).
  3. Each paper is for 3 hours.
  4. There is an optional subject in this exam.
  5. All the papers are subjective in nature.
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

Q. What is syllabus for BPSC?

A. The syllabus for BPSC broadly covers General Science, Polity, Economy, History and the National Movement.

Q. What is the pattern of BPSC?

A. The BPSC Exam comprises of - Prelims, Mains and Interview.

Q. Is there a optional paper in the BPSC Mians Examination?

A. Yes, BPSC has an optional paper.

Q. What is the nature of prelims exam?

A. There are 150 objective type of questions is BPSC Examination.

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