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BPSC APO Syllabus 2021: Download detailed subject-wise syllabus PDF here!

Safalta Expert Published by: Deepesh Mehra Updated Sun, 12 Sep 2021 09:50 PM IST


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Bihar Public Service Commission conducts recruitment exam to select eligible and interested candidates to the post of Assistant Prosecution Officer (APO). Candidates appearing in the exam should have a clear idea about BPSC APO Syllabus. Knowing the syllabus will help to organize and plan preparation as syllabus highlights the important list of topics from which questions are asked in BPSC APO Exam. Read this article to know all about BPSC APO syllabus and other details.  If you are preparing for competitive exams and are looking for expert guidance, you can check out our monthly FREE Current Affairs E-book- Download Now.

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BPSC APO Syllabus

We have covered the syllabus of mains and prelims separately for the benefit of candidates. The syllabus should be covered in depth as in interview too one can find a number of questions from topics which are included in the syllabus.

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BPSC APO Prelims
Topic  Sub Parts 
1.General studies
  1. History including ancient, medieval, modern.
  2. Indian Polity 
  3. Economics of India
  4. Geography of world and India
  5. Current affairs and events in news
Candidates should prepare these topics specific to the state of Bihar too.
2.Law  Three laws primarily-
  1. Indian Penal Code, 1860
  2. Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  3. Indian Evidence Act, 1872

BPSC APO Mains Syllabus 
1.General Studies
  1. Current events of international importance
  2. National and General Science
  3. Geography of India & Bihar
  4. General Knowledge including Current Affairs
  5. History of India and salient features of the history of Bihar
  6. Indian Culture
  7. Major geographical divisions of Bihar and important rivers
  8. India’s state system and economic system
  9. Indian Political System
  10. India’s national movement and Bihar’s contribution to it
  11. Major changes in Bihar’s economy after independence
2.Hindi Language
  1. Grammar
  2. Essay Writing
  3. Syntax
3.Law Indian Penal Code, 1860
Indian Evidence Act, 1872
Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
Other Laws
  1. The Arms Act, 1959
  2. Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961
  3. The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989
  4. Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988
  5. Explosive Substances Act, 1908
  6. The Poxo Act, 2012
4. English Language
  1. Summary Writing
  2. Essay Writing
  3. Letter Writing
  4. Report Writing 

BPSC APO Exam Pattern

APO is a three-stage exam. Prelims and mains are conducted before the interview. The exam pattern for prelims and mains is different. Exam pattern will have to be kept in mind while preparing for the exam.

Exam Pattern - Prelims 
Prelims is conducted in two phases. The time duration for each stage is 2 hours and the maximum marks are 100. This is an objective type stage, where questions are asked in form of MCQs.The exam pattern is illustrated below.
Paper 1  General Studies  100 marks / 100 questions
Paper 2  Law  100 marks/ 100 questions 

Exam Pattern - Mains 
This is a subjective type stage, where candidates will have to write detailed answers. This stage is conducted over a span of few days. The mains consists of 7 papers, each carrying 300 marks. The time duration for each paper is 3 hours.
1. General Studies 100
2. Hindi Language 100
3. English Language 100
4. Indian Penal Code, 1860 150
5. Indian Evidence Act, 1872 150
6. Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 150
7. Other Laws 150

The candidates who successfully clear their mains are eligible to appear for the interview round.

BPSC APO Syllabus- FAQ

Q1. What is the process for BPSC APO Exam?

A1. The BPSC APO Exam is a three-stage process i.e.- prelims, mains, and interview.

Q2 What is the difference between BPSC APO prelims and mains?

A2. The BPSC APO prelims is objective type while mains is subjective type.

Q3 What are the dates for the BPSC APO mains exam?

A3. The BPSC APO mains exam will be held on 24th, 25th, 26th, and 27th August 2021.

Q4 What are the papers in  BPSC APO prelims?

A4. The  BPSC APO prelims consist of General Studies and Law.

Q5 What is the syllabus general studies in BPSC APO prelims?

A5. The BPSC APO general studies consists of 
  1. History including ancient, medieval, modern.
  2. Indian Polity 
  3. Economics of India
  4. Geography of world and India
  5. Current affairs and events in news


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