Bihar Civil Services Examination – BPSC PCS Preliminary and Main Exam Syllabus

Published on : 28th September 2018
BPSC Exam

Bihar Public Service Commission has completed the registration process for the Preliminary phase of the 64th Combined Competitive Examination (CCE) on 10th September. The exact exam date has not been announced yet, however; it will be announced soon. Alongside, the Commission has also announced the result for the 63rd Combined Competitive Preliminary Examination on 9th September 2018 (additional result on 18th September). There is no information regarding the Main phase examination date.

Till the commission announces the exam dates for the 64th CCE Preliminary phase, here is the syllabus for the examination. Candidates who have applied for the examination can download the complete syllabus and start with their exam preparation.

Bihar PCS/ BPSC Civil Services/CCE Exam Pattern

Before moving ahead with the BPSC PCS syllabus, let’s have a look at the exam pattern. The Bihar PCS/Civil Services exam is conducted in three phases:

  • Preliminary
  • Main
  • Interview

This article will cover the syllabus for Preliminary and Main phase examination.

BPSC PCS Syllabus 2018

BPSC PCS Preliminary Exam Syllabus

BPSC PCS preliminary exam comprises of 150 objective type questions from General Studies. Here are the topics covered in the paper:

  • General Science
  • Current National and International Events
  • History of India and History of Bihar
  • Indian Geography
  • The geographical division of Bihar and major river systems of the state
  • Indian Polity and Economy
  • Major changes in Bihar Economy after independence
  • Indian National Movement and Bihar’s role in it

The marks of the preliminary exam will not be considered for making the final list, however; qualifying the preliminary exam is a pre-requisite for appearing in the Main exam. So, candidates are advised to prepare for the preliminary exam with equal dedication.

BPSC PCS Main Exam Syllabus

The BPSC PCS Main examination consists of 4 papers – General Hindi, General Studies (Paper I), General Studies (Paper II), and Optional Subject.

General Hindi – The paper will comprise of questions on:

  • Essay writing (30 marks)
  • Hindi Grammar (30 marks)
  • Sentence Syntax (25 marks)
  • Précis-writing/summary (15 marks)

Questions will be of the Secondary Level of Bihar School Examination Board.

General Studies (Paper I)

  • Current events of national and international importance
  • The modern history of India (middle of 19th century) and Indian culture – introduction and expansion of western education, Bihar’s role in the Indian freedom struggle, Birsa Movement, Santhal Uprising1857 in Bihar, Champaran Satyagrah, Quit India Movement 1942, Chief features of Mauryan and Pal Art and Patna Qulam painting.
  • Statistical Analysis, Graphs & Diagrams – testing the candidate’s statistical analysis and ability to draw conclusions from graphs and diagrams.

General Studies (Paper II)

  • Indian Polity – Political system of India and Bihar
  • India Economy and Geography of India – Planning in India, Physical, Economic and Social Geography of India and Bihar.
  • The role and impact of science and technology in the development of India

BPSC PCS Optional Subject

For optional subject paper, candidates are required to select a subject from the list of available subjects for the Main exam. Here is the list of optional subjects:

List of Optional Subjects -

Subject Code

Subject Name

04

Agriculture

05

Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science

06

Anthropology

07

Botany

08

Chemistry

09

Civil Engineering

10

Commerce & Accountancy

11

Economics

12

Electrical Engineering

13

Geography

14

Geology

15

History

16

Labour and Social Welfare

17

Law

18

Management

19

Mathematics

20

Mechanical Engineering

21

Philosophy

22

Physics

23

Political Science and International Relations

24

Psychology

25

Public Administration

26

Sociology

27

Statistics

28

Zoology

29

Hindi Language & Literature

30

English Language & Literature

31

Urdu Language & Literature

32

Bangla Language & Literature

33

Sanskrit Language & Literature

34

Persian Language & Literature

35

Arabic Language & Literature

36

Pali Language & Literature

37

Maithili Language & Literature

           Check out the detailed syllabus for BPSC PCS Main Exam Optional Subject in detail.


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