Bihar PCS (BPSC CCE) 2021-22: Application Form, Exam Dates, Syllabus, Admit Card

Last Modified on : 26 Jan 2022


Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) has released the official notification for the 67th Combined Competitive Examination (CCE) 2021. The examination is conducted for recruiting eligible candidates for various posts in departments/ministries under the Bihar government. Also known by other names viz. Bihar Provincial Civil Service (PCS) Exam or Bihar Civil Services Exam, is a highly competitive exam. The examination is conducted in three phases – Preliminary, Main, and Interview. This article covers complete information related to eligibility, important dates, exam pattern, and syllabus for BPSC CCE 2021-22. Read on to know more.

BPSC Civil Services 2021-22 Latest Updates: BPSC has released the advertisement for the 67th Combined Competitive Examination on 24th September 2021.

7th December 2021: The 67th Combined Competitive Examination (Preliminary) has been postponed. The exam was scheduled for 23rd January 2022. The new exam date will be announced later.

BPSC Civil Services Exam 2022-22: Overview

Name of the Exam

Bihar Civil Services Exam/BPSC Combined Competitive Examination

Name of the Organizing Body

Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC)

Official Website

Job Location


Mode of Application


Stages of exam

Preliminary, Main, and Interview


794 (as per recently added vacancies)

BPSC Exam 2021-22 Important Dates

The Bihar Public Service Commission has invited applications for the 67th combined competitive examination. Check out the important dates below:

BPSC CCE Exam Events

Important Dates

Notification released

30th September 2021

Registration started

30th September 2021

Registration closed

19th November 2021

Availability of Admit Card

To be announced

Date for Preliminary Exam

23rd January 2022 (postponed)

Preliminary Exam Result

To be announced

Online applications for the Main exam

To be announced

Last date of receiving application form hardcopy and other documents through speed post

To be announced

 BPSC Civil Services Main Exam

To be announced

Main exam result

To be announced


To be announced

BPSC Exam 2021-22 Pattern & Syllabus

BPSC CCE Exam Pattern

BPSC conducts the Combined Competitive Examination in three phases:

  • Preliminary
  • Main
  • Interview

Preliminary Exam Pattern

The preliminary exam will be conducted in offline (pen and paper) mode. The General Studies paper comprises Objective Type and Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) of a total of 150 marks. Here are the details of the exam:

Exam Name Type of Questions Paper Maximum Marks Duration
BPSC Preliminary Exam Objective Type and Multiple Choice Questions One Paper – General Studies 150 2 hours

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The preliminary exam is of qualifying nature. It is mandatory to qualify for the exam by securing the minimum marks set by the Commission. Eligible candidates for the Main exam are selected on the basis of their performance in the Preliminary examination. Marks of the preliminary exam are not considered while preparing the final selection list.

Main Exam Pattern

The Main exam consists of 4 papers as follows:

Subject Code Subjects Maximum Marks Duration
01 Hindi 100 3 hours
02 General Studies (Paper I) 300 3 hours
03 General Studies (Paper-II) 300 3 hours
04 Optional Subject* 300 3 hours

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Candidates are required to secure a minimum of 30% marks in Hindi, however, these marks will not be considered while preparing the final merit list.

* For the optional subject, candidates are required to select one subject from the list of available subjects for the Main examination. Here is the list of 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


The list of candidates who qualify for the Main examination is published on the official website. These candidates are called for the interview round. The final merit list is prepared after considering the marks of the main exam and interview round.

Bihar PCS 2021-22 Syllabus

Preliminary Exam Syllabus

BPSC CCE Preliminary exam syllabus includes topics from Current Events of National and International importance, General Science, History of India and salient features of the history of Bihar, General geography and geographical division of Bihar and its major river systems, Indian Polity and Economy, Major changes in the economy of Bihar post-independence, Indian National Movement and contribution of Bihar, and questions from General Mental Ability.

Main Exam Syllabus

Hindi – The paper will comprise of questions on essay writing (30 marks), grammar (30 marks), sentence syntax (25 marks), and 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 and Indian culture, and statistical analysis, graphs & diagrams.

General Studies (Paper-II) – Indian Polity, India Economy and Geography of India, and the role and impact of science and technology in the development of India.

Optional Subject – Candidates have to select one of the optional subjects for this paper. The detailed syllabus for each subject is available on the official website.

BPSC Exam 2022 Complete Syllabus - Download Here 

BPSC Exam 2021-22 Eligibility

Before applying for the BPSC Preliminary examination, candidates must check if they fulfil the following eligibility criteria:

Educational Qualification (as on the last date of online submission of the application form)

Candidates should have completed graduation in any discipline or equivalent level of education from a recognised college or university. Candidates are required to fill in the details of their degree while filling the application form.

Age Limit (as on 1st August 2021)

Lower/Minimum Age Limit


Minimum Age Limit

Police Sub Inspector

20 years

Probation Officer, Rural Development Officer, Labour Enforcement Officer, Supply Inspector, Block SC & ST Welfare Officer

21 years

All other posts

22 years

Upper/Maximum Age Limit


Maximum Age Limit

Unreserved Male

37 years

Unreserved Female/OBC

40 years

SC/ST (both male and female)

42 years

Physical Fitness for Bihar Police Services

The following physical fitness criteria are mandatory for candidates who want to serve in the Bihar Police Services

Physical measurements

For General Candidates (male)

SC/ST candidates

For Female Candidates

Chest (Without expansion)

32 inches

31 inches

Not applicable


5 feet 5 inches

5 feet 3 inches

5 feet 2 inches

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BPSC Exam 2021-22 Application Process

Bihar Public Service Commission releases separate application forms for the Preliminary and Main phases of the Civil Services examination. Candidates who pass the preliminary phase are required to fill the application form for the Main phase, however; the optional subject for the Main examination has to be selected while filling the Preliminary form. Candidates are also required to submit the application fee for the Main exam.

For now, here is the process for filling the BPSC CCE preliminary application form. The registration process for the Preliminary phase started on 30th September 2021 and continued till 19th November 2021. Only the registered candidates were allowed to complete the application process.

Online Application Process for BPSC CCE Preliminary Exam

Candidates need to make sure that they have a valid and working email ID and mobile number before applying for the exam. Online application submission can be completed in three steps:

  • Registration
  • Payment
  • Filling the Online Application Form


  • Go to the BPSC website for online application –
  • Click on the ‘ONLINE REGISTRATION’ tab.
  • Click on the ‘Apply online’ button in front of the post you want to apply
  • Enter the details asked for and check them carefully before hitting the ‘Submit’ button.
  • On successful registration, a registration ID and password will be generated.


  • The online payment link will become active on the next day of the registration after 11 AM. Click on the ‘Online Payment’ link to make a fee payment.
  • Application Fee -



For General/OBC (Bihar and all categories of other states)

₹ 600/-

For SC/ST/PH/Female (only Bihar domicile candidates)

₹ 150/-

Filling the BPSC Exam Online Application Form

  • After successful submission of the application fee, the application form link will become active on the next day after 11 AM.
  • Click on the ‘Application Form’ button.
  • You will see the information you have provided at the time of registration. Fill in the other details to complete the form.
  • Upload the scanned images of your photograph, signature (in Hindi and English). The scanned images should be in JPG/JPEG format and should not be more than 15 KB (signature) and 25 kb (photograph) in size.
  • Click on the ‘Preview’ button and check all the details carefully. Make changes if required. Please make sure that all the details provided are correct before final submission.
  • ‘Submit’ the application form.
  • After successful submission, again log in to the Dashboard and click on the ‘Download Filled Application’ tab. Please make sure that all the pages of the completed application form have the Registration Number, Bar Code, and Submitted Application Number. If not, the application would not be considered.

Other Details

BPSC Civil Services Admit Card 2021-22

The admit cards for the Preliminary phase examination will be made available on the official website. The dates for the release of the Preliminary and Main exam admit cards are not announced yet. Check out the steps to download the BPSC Civil Services Admit Card.

  • Visit the Official Website
  • Click on the link for BPSC CCE Preliminary/Main Admit Card 2021
  • You will be redirected to the candidate’s login page. Enter your username/registration ID, password and captcha code. Submit the details.
  • The admit card will appear on the screen.
  • Check all the details and download your Admit Card
  • Take a printout.

Note: Admit Card is a mandatory document for making entry to the examination hall. Candidates are advised to keep their admit cards with great care until the declaration of the result.

BPSC Civil Services Result 2021-22

BPSC will declare the result for the Preliminary phase and Main phase examinations separately. The preliminary qualified candidates are to appear for the Main examination. Candidates who will clear the Main exam will be called for the interview session. The final merit list will be prepared on the basis of the candidate’s performance in the Main Examination and the Interview round.

Finding a question in mind? Check out BPSC Exam FAQ's by Experts


ramnarayan kuntal
October 19, 2020
Sir mera educational qualification m passing glt ho gya h , form reject ho skta h
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November 1, 2020
chandan Kumar
September 29, 2020
Sir I am MA in English and M.phil in English in 2008 can i fill the form Advt. No. 56/2020
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October 12, 2020
You must check out the UGC guidelines for eligibility as mentioned in the advertisement.
September 15, 2020
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September 17, 2020
Your university/ institute must have provided the guidelines for converting CGPA into marks. Please check it. If not, check it with the BPSC Pre-exam conducting authority.
September 9, 2020
By mistake I have done two payments while filling up the form. Then will I get the refund of one.
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September 17, 2020
You must enquire this out with the help desk.
June 12, 2019
how many attempts for general category in bpsc ?
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June 12, 2019
There is no limit on the number of attempts. Candidates can appear as many times as they want till they reach the maximum age limit.
Sunny lal
April 23, 2019
I am from from West Bengal. Am I able to give this examination or I need some domicile certificate..
Aman Bharti
March 20, 2019
Sir Now i m just only 21 years old..Am I eligible for SDM post in 65th BPSC..??
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April 13, 2019
You must check the eligibility criteria when the 65th notification releases.
March 10, 2019
Is there age relaxation for ex servicemen
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March 14, 2019
Nothing is mentioned in the official notification.
March 3, 2019
I am a 40years old general female candidate .can I apply for 65th Bpsc
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March 5, 2019
Yes. You must check the dates for age-limit.
Sachin kumar
February 24, 2019
I am a 38 years old male candidate can i apply 65th bpsc exam?
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March 5, 2019
Yes, only if you belong to any of the reserved categories.
Sachin kumar
February 24, 2019
I am 38 years male candidate can i apply 65th bpsc
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March 7, 2019
Yes, only if you belong to the reserved categories.
Sandip Kumar prasad
February 12, 2019
OBC male candidate ke liye last age limit kya h
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February 13, 2019
40 years.
Ajit kumar
February 9, 2019
I am 38 years old obc male category, am I eligible for jpsc exams?
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February 12, 2019
Yes, you are eligible for the exam.
Ratna Priya
February 5, 2019
Kya divorcee woman ke liye koie age relaxations hai??
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February 13, 2019
Aditya Kumar
January 22, 2019
what subject can we choose for optional subject. is it necessary to choose from your bachelors degree.
December 30, 2018
Sir I am central govt employee a andmy dob 15. 01.78, can I apply bpsc exmantaion please confirm,
December 20, 2018
Plz reply through mail on my email id
December 20, 2018
Number of attempts kitne hai obc ke liye. How to prepare for this exam. Negative marking hai preliminary exam me ya nahi
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December 24, 2018
The number of attempts is limited to the upper age limit i.e. you can apply for the exam till you are in the age limit for the examination. The upper age limit for an OBC candidate is 40 years. Preparation books for the exam are easily available online and in the offline market. No, there is no negative marking in the exam and 1 mark will be allotted for every correct answer.
Amrendra Kumar
December 17, 2018
is there any relaxation for ex service men in BPSC exam
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December 24, 2018
Amrendra Kumar
December 17, 2018
what is upper age limit for ex servicemen in BPSC exam
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December 24, 2018
A relaxation of 5 years in the upper age-limit as per the category of the candidate will be provided to the ex-servicemen.