BSPHCL AO 2021: Exam Dates, Notification, Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus & Admit Card


BSPHCL (Bihar State Power Holding Company Limited) is one of the famous organizations in the state of Bihar. It invites online applications from eligible candidates for the post of AO (Accounts Officer). Candidates, who meet eligibility criteria, can apply for this post. The last recruitment for the AO post was done in 2018 for 30 vacancies. There is no information on this year’s recruitment on the official website yet. The exam is highly competitive and candidates need to have excellent preparation in order to crack it. Here is the information for the BSPHCL AO exam 2021 as per the 2018 notification to help candidates understand the exam pattern and prepare for the upcoming recruitment.

BSPHCL AO 2021 Latest Update - There is no information on BSPHCL AO 2021 recruitment yet. Candidates must keep a check on the official website. The last recruitment was conducted in 2018. BSPHCL has released the list of shortlisted candidates for the 2018 recruitment process on 19th July 2018.

BSPHCL AO Quick Highlights

The details here as per the 2018 recruitment:

Exam Name


Exam conducting authority

Bihar State Power Holding Company Limited

Official website

Post name

Accounts Officer

Application mode


Exam mode

Computer Based Test



Job Location


Available Application Forms

BSPHCL AO Exam 2021 Important Dates

It is important for eligible candidates to know exact dates for online application, last date of application, exam dates etc. All these pieces of information are explained in a tabular form below:

BSPHCL AO 2021 Events

Important Dates

Commencement for online Registration

May 2021

Last date for online registration

June 2021

Availability of Admit Card

June 2021

Last date for fee payment

June 2021

Written Exam

June 2021


July 2021

Document Verification

August 2021

BSPHCL AO Exam 2021 Pattern & Syllabus

Prior to having excellent preparation for the exam, it is important for candidates to know the syllabus and the exam pattern of BSPHCL AO. For their kind reference, they are mentioned below:

BSPHCL AO Exam Syllabus

There are five subjects, which are covered under the BSPHCL AO Exam. Their syllabi are explained below one by one:

Accounts: This subject covers General Aptitude/Awareness, Accounts, Financial Management, Cost Accounting, Taxation- Direct/ Indirect, Commercial Laws, Company Laws, Auditing and Ind AS.

Knowledge of Computer

  • Fundamentals of Computer: CPU, Memory, Hard Disk, Input/Out devices and Knowledge of Number System.
  • Basic Knowledge of Computer (Hardware and Software): Computer Software, Operating System and Computer Language.
  • Basic Knowledge of MS Office: MS Word, MS Excel and MS Powerpoint.
  • Basic Knowledge of Internet: Web Browser, E-mail, Search Engines and Web servers.
  • Basic Knowledge of Computer Network: LAN, WAN and MODEM

Logical Reasoning: This subject covers Analogies, Similarities, Problem-solving, Differences, Analysis, Relationship Concepts, Observations, Verbal and Figure Classification, Space Visualization, Decision Making, Arithmetical Number Series, Arithmetical Reasoning, Judgement,  Visual Memory and Discrimination.

General English and Comprehension: It covers Antonyms, Synonyms, One Word Substitution, Error Detection, Idioms and Phrases and Passage Comprehension.

General Knowledge: It covers Current Affairs—National and International, Indian History, Indian Geography, Indian Constitution, Indian Culture and Heritage, Indian Polity and Science and Technology.

BSPHCL AO Exam 2018 Exam pattern

There will be Computer Based Test (CBT). If the applicants are more than 15000, then under this condition, the examination may be divided into two parts- Preliminary and Mains. Both exams will have objective type questions. The minimum qualifying marks for general, BC, EBC and SC/ST/Female candidates will be 40%, 36.5%, 34% and 32% respectively.

BSPHCL AO Exam 2021 Eligibility


With regard to age, the age limits for various categories of candidates are mentioned in a tabular form below:

Category of candidates

      Age limits (calculated on 01/01/2021)





21 years

37 years


21 years

42 years


21 years

42 years

EBC (Extremely Backward Class)

21 years

40 years

BC (Backward Class)

21 years

40 years

Female (General)

21 years

40 years

Educational Qualification

Candidates must have passed the Chartered Accountancy final examination from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India or CMA/ICWA examination from the Institute of Cost Accountants of India. Candidates, who are appearing in the final year of examination, need not apply.

BSPHCL AO Exam 2021 Application Process

BSPHCL AO Application Process 2021: How to Apply?

There are a few steps that candidates need to follow for filling the online application:

  • Go to the official website—
  • Search for the BSPHCL Junior Accounts Online Application Form.
  • Enter all the relevant information—name, date of birth, educational qualification etc.
  • Upload your self-attested photocopies of documents—10th mark sheet, degree, etc.
  • Pay your application fee as per your category through the online payment mode.
  • Before you click the button ‘Submit’, check all details.
  • Do not forget to get a hard copy of your application form for further reference.

BSPHCL AO Application Fees 2021



General category candidates

₹ 1500

Extremely Backward Class (EBC)/ Backward Class   (BC) applicants and Scheduled Caste (SC) / Scheduled Tribes   (ST)   applicants   (non-domicile of Bihar)

₹ 1500

For Scheduled Caste (SC) / Scheduled Tribes (ST) applicants (domicile of Bihar only)

₹ 375

  For Divyang applicants (belonging to any category)

₹ 375

Other Details

BSPHCL AO Exam Admit Card 2021

Candidates should note that the admit card is very important for them. They have to carry it to the examination hall along with any identity proof, such as voter ID, driving license, etc. The steps that they need to follow to download it include the following:

  • Open the official website—
  • Click on the ‘Recruitment Option’
  • Latest updates will be there
  • Look for the link ‘Admit Card for Accounts Officer Posts’
  • Click on it
  • Enter your application ID and password
  • The admit card will appear on the screen
  • Save it and take a print out of it

BSPHCL AO Selection Process 2021

The selection of candidates depends on the following factors:

  • Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Document Verification
  • Interview

A merit list will be prepared on the basis of performance shown by candidates during these three steps, and accordingly, they will be selected.

BSPHCL AO Probation Period 2021

The selected candidates will be under probation period of 3 years from the date of appointment. In case their performance is unsatisfactory, then probation period may be extended.

BSPHCL AO Pay Scale 2021

Under the probation period, the pay scale for employees will be ₹  36,800/-   and after completion of the period, they will be getting ₹ 56, 300 plus other allowances.

BSPHCL AO 2021 - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

BSPHCL conducts the exam for Accounts Officer recruitment. Here are the answers for some frequently asked questions related to the exam.

Q. What is the commencing date for the online registration of BSPHCL AO Exam 2021?

It will tentatively start in May 2021.

Q. What is the last date for online registration for this exam?

It will be in June 2021. No application form will be accepted after the last date.

Q. When will the BSPHCL AO Written Exam 2021 be held?

The exam was conducted in June 2021.

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

Candidates must have obtained degrees of Chartered Accountancy/ CMA/ICWA.

Q. I am a 40-year general category chartered accountant. Am I eligible for this post?

No, you are not eligible. The maximum age limit for general category students is 37 years.

Q. Is there relaxation in age for general female candidates in this exam?

Yes, the upper age limit is relaxable by 3 years for female candidates.

Q. How much relaxation in age is provided to SC/ST candidates in BSPHCL AO Exam 2021?

For them, the upper age limit is relaxable by 5 years. That means they can appear at this exam up to 42 years of age.

Q. From which subjects are questions asked in this exam?

The subjects, which are covered in this exam, include Accounts, Computer Knowledge, Logical Reasoning, General English and Comprehension and General Knowledge.

Q. What is the mode of the exam - Offline/Online?

It is an online exam—Computer Based Test (CBT).

Q. How is the selection of candidates done in the BSPHCL AO Exam 2021?

The selection of candidates depends on three factors— Computer Based Test (CBT), Document Verification and Interview.