Bihar PCS (BPSC) Pre Exam 2019: Important Dates, Application Process, Syllabus, Eligibility, Admit Card, Result

BPSC Pre Exam

The BPSC (Bihar Public Service Commission) is a large body which conducts exams Bihar Administrative Services, Bihar Financial Services, Bihar Probation Services, etc.  The BPSC Pre Exam 2019 is the first stage of the exam and is of objective type. Those, who qualify for this exam, go for the mains exam. The Pre exam is tough and requires candidates to study seriously for it. Interested candidates can go through this article to know whether or not they are eligible for this exam.

BPSC Pre Exam 2019: An Overview

Name of the Organizing Body

Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC)

Name of the exam

Civil Services

Job Location


Mode of Application


Official Website

Available Application Forms

BPSC Pre Exam 2019 Important Dates

The process of online application will be starting shortly. So, it is very important for candidates to remember important dates. Since these dates have not been officially declared, they will have to depend on the tentative dates.


Dates (Tentative)

Commencement of Online Application Form

December 2018

Last Date For Submission of Online Application

January 2019

Last Date for Depositing Fee

January 2019

Last Date for Submission of Hard Copy

February 2019

Date of Examination

July 2019

Declaration of the Result

October/November 2019

BPSC Pre Exam 2019 Pattern & Syllabus

BPSC Pre Exam Pattern 2019

Prior information of the exam pattern is a must for candidates to excel in the exam. The BPSC Pre Exam Pattern 2019 is explained in a tabular form below:

Exam Name

Type of Questions

No of Papers

Total Questions

Maximum Marks


BPSC Preliminary

Objective type of Questions

One Paper



2 hours

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BPSC Pre Exam Syllabus 2019

In order to have excellent preparation for the BPSC Pre Exam, it is important for candidates to familiarise themselves with the syllabus prescribed for this exam. It is mentioned below:

  • General Knowledge
  • History of India and Indian National Movement
  • Current events of national and international importance
  • Indian Polity and Economy
  • Indian and World Geography
  • General Mental Ability Questions

Apart from these subjects, there are also English and Mathematics, whose syllabi are mentioned below:

Mathematics: Ordinary Differential Equations, Dynamics, Statics, Analytic Geometry, Linear Algebra, Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus, Partial differential equations, Real Analysis, Complex Analysis, Vector Analysis and Hydrostatics.

English: Test of spellings, Antonyms and Synonyms, Use of prepositions, Filling in the blanks, Spotting the Errors, Re-arranging jumbled up sentences, Word analogies, idioms/phrases and Comprehension of passage and answering questions based on the passage.

BPSC Pre Exam 2019 Eligibility

Before candidates apply for the BPSC Pre exam, they need to check whether or not they fulfil the following eligibility criteria:


Candidates should be the citizens of India. In order to take the reservation benefits, they should be domicile residents of Bihar.

Educational Qualification

Candidates should have completed graduation in any discipline from any recognized college or university.

Age limits

The minimum age limit is 22 years for all posts of BPSC except Bihar Police Service and District Commandant. For these posts, the minimum age limit is 20 years. The maximum age limit for male candidates is 37 years. The upper age limit is relaxable by 3 years for OBC candidates and by 5 years for SC/ST candidates. For the general female candidates, the upper age limit is relaxable by 3 years.

Physical Fitness for Bihar Police and District Commandant

The following physical fitness criteria are mandatory for candidates, who want to become a police officer and a district commandant:

Physical measurements

For General Candidates

For Female Candidates

SC/ST candidates

Chest (Without expansion)

32 inches

Not applicable

31 inches


5 ft, 5 inches

5 ft, 2 inches

5 ft, 3 inches

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BPSC Pre Exam 2019 Application Process

The mode of application process is online. Candidates need to consider the following tips for filling out their applications:

  • Go to the official website -
  • Click on the link ‘Fill Out BPSC Pre Application 2019’
  • On the application form, enter your name, father’s name, Email ID, Contact no, etc.
  • Click on the option ‘Submit’
  • Pay the application fee through Debit card/Credit card/net banking
  • Finally, take the print out of the application form

Other Details

BPSC Pre Admit Card 2019

The BPSC Pre Admit Card will not be sent to candidates through post. They simply need to download it from the official website by following the tips mentioned below:

  • Visit the official website - Official Website
  • Click on the link ‘BPSC Pre Admit Card 2019’
  • A page will appear on the screen
  • Fill out the required details – username, password and enter the captcha code
  • The new page will appear
  • Click on ‘Download Admit Card’
  • Download your Admit Card
  • Take a print out of it for further use

Note: Candidates are advised to keep their admit cards with great care till the declaration of the result. They have to carry it to the examination centre. Without it, they will not be allowed to enter the examination hall.

BPSC Pre Result 2019

As of now, no such date for the declaration of the BPSC Pre Result 2019 has been announced. Those, who qualify for this exam, will go for the next level of BPSC exam – Mains. After passing this exam, candidates will have to go for the interview round.

BPSC Pre Preparation Tips 2019

Undoubtedly, the BPSC Pre exam is tough and candidates need to work very hard to pass it. The syllabus for this exam has been explained above. They should go through it and make an appropriate schedule for their studies. It hardly matters whether they join any coaching centre or do self-study. They should refer to the right kinds of books. In order to get an idea about the type of questions asked in the exam, they should solve papers of the last five years. Doing this will make them competent enough to take their exams without any nervousness or anxiety.

Frequent Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: When will the filling of online application form for BPSC Pre Exam 2019 start?

A: It will start in December 2018 and close in January 2019.

Q: What is the last date for depositing fee for this exam?

A: It is January 2019.

Q: When will the BPSC Pre Exam 2019 be held?

A: It will be held in July 2019.

Q: What is the educational qualification required for this exam?

A: A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from any recognized university or college.

Q: What are the minimum and maximum age limits for the BPSC Pre Exam 2019?

A: The minimum age limit is 22 years except for Bihar Police Service and District Commandant and maximum age limit is 37 years. The upper age limit is relaxable for reserved categories of candidates.

Q: I am a 40 years old SC candidate. Am I eligible for this exam?

A: Yes, you are eligible for this exam as the upper age limit is relaxable by 5 years for SC/ST candidates.

Q: I am a 38 years old general category female candidate. Can I apply for the BPSC Pre Exam 2019?

A: Yes, you can apply for this exam as the upper age limit is relaxable by 3 years for female candidates.

Q: How many papers are there in this exam? and how is this exam conducted?

A: There will be only one paper containing 150 questions and the duration of the exam will be two hours.