BSPHCL Assistant Exam 2018: Exam Dates, Application Process, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Card, Selection Process

BSPHCL Assistant Exam

It is heartening news for both domicile and non-domicile candidates of Bihar that BSPHCL (Bihar State Power Holding Company Ltd) is going to conduct Assistant Exam in the last week of June 2018. There are total 90 vacancies for all categories of candidates including General, SC/ST, etc. Candidates, who are interested in applying for this post, need to check the eligibility criteria. The position of ‘Assistant’ is highly prestigious in BSPHCL and provides handsome remuneration. This informative article will prove useful for candidates, who need the best information about this job.

BSPHCL Assistant Exam 2018 at a Glance

Exam Organizer

Bihar State Power (Holding) Company Limited (BSPHCL)

Exam Level

Bihar State Level

Exam Type


Name of the post


No. of vacancies

90 posts

Official website

Available Application Forms

BSPHCL Assistant Exam 2018 Important Dates

Before candidates make up their mind to apply for the BSPHCL Assistant Exam 2018, it is crucial for them to get the right information about the online application process, exam date, etc. so that they are comfortable in taking the exam. All the important dates are given below in a table:



Commencing date for online application

8th May 2018

Last date for online registration

29th May 2018

Last date for fee payment

29th May 2018

Availability of Admit Card

10-15 days prior to the commencement of exam

Online exam

Last Week of June 2018

BSPHCL Assistant Exam 2018 Pattern & Syllabus

BSPHCL Assistant Syllabus 2018

There are six subjects, which are covered by BSPHCL Assistant Exam. The syllabus for each of these subjects is mentioned below:

General Knowledge: Current Affairs- National & International, Indian History, Indian Geography, Indian Constitution, and Science & Technology.

Logical Reasoning: Analogies, Similarities, Problem-Solving, Relationship Concepts, Space Visualization, Arithmetical Number Series, and Arithmetical Reasoning.

Quantitative Aptitude: Percentages, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Profit and Loss, Simplification, Averages and Problems on Ages.

General English & Comprehension: Synonyms, Antonyms, One-word substitution, Error detection, Idioms & Phrases and Passage Comprehension.

General Hindi: Grammar, Vocabulary, Comprehension, Fill in the Blanks, Error Detection, Antonyms, Synonyms and Phrases/Muhavare.

Basic Knowledge of Computer

Fundamental of Computers: CPU, Memory, Hard Disk, Input/ Output Devices and knowledge of Number System.

Basic Concept of Computer (Hardware & 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

Basic Knowledge of Cyber Security: Virus, Malware etc., Warm, Internet security, Network security and Firewall.

BSPHCL Assistant Exam Pattern 2018

The BSPHCL exam pattern 2018 is explained below:

  • The exam will be computer-based.
  • If the number of candidates exceeds 15,000, the exam may be divided into two parts - Preliminary and Mains.
  • There will be objective type questions in the exam.
  • A strict discipline will be maintained to conduct the exam.
  • The minimum qualifying marks for General, BC, EBC and SC/ST/Female candidates will be 40%, 36.5%, 34% and 32% respectively.

BSPHCL Assistant Exam 2018 Eligibility


The age criteria for different categories of candidates are tabulated below:


Age Limits (Calculated on 1st January 2018)


Minimum age limit

Maximum age limit

General Category

21 years

37 years


21 years

42 years


21 years

42 years


21 years

40 years


21 years

40 years

Female (General)

21 years

40 years

Educational Qualification

Candidates should have completed graduation in any discipline from any recognised college or university. Those, who are appearing in the final year of graduation exam, can't apply.

BSPHCL Assistant Exam 2018 Application Process

Filling the BSPHCL exam online application form needs lots of care and attention. If a minor mistake is committed, then the candidature will be cancelled by the concerned authorities. There are a few steps that candidates need to follow attentively:

  • Go to the official website—
  • Click on the link ‘Apply online for the post of Assistant’. This link lies on the homepage
  • Click on ‘Register’
  • Login to your profile, using your registration number and password
  • Enter all the details - name, date of birth, education, Aadhar Card number, etc.
  • Upload scanned copies of educational qualification, photograph and signature
  • Pay the exam fee through Debit card /Credit card or net banking
  • Save the confirmation page
  • Finally, take a print out of your application form for further reference

BSPHCL Assistant Application Fee Structure 2018

The fee structure for different categories of candidates differs from one another. Candidates can take a glance over the table mentioned below:

Category of candidates

Fee structure

General candidates

₹ 1500

BC/EBC/SC/ST of other states

₹ 1500

SC/ST of Bihar

₹ 375

Other Details

How to Get BSPHCL Assistant Admit Card 2018?

To download the BSPHCL Assistant Admit Card 2018, candidates need to consider the following steps:

  • Visit the official website of BSPHCL -
  • Look for the link related to ‘Assistant Post’
  • Click on ‘BSPHCL Assistant Admit Card 2018’
  • Enter your date of birth and registration number
  • Click on the button ‘Submit
  • Admit Card Window will appear on the screen
  • Save it and take a print out of the admit card for further use

BSPHCL Assistant Selection Process 2018

Candidates, who qualify the computer-based test, will be called for document verification. There will be no interview. A merit list will be prepared according to the marks scored by candidates.

Documents Required for Verification

The selected candidates need to bring the following documents for verification:

  • Matric (X) certificate for age proof
  • Degree certification as a requisite qualification for this job
  • Cast certificate (if applicable)
  • Permanent domicile certificate (if claiming for reservation)
  • Any identity proof, such as Voter Card/ PAN Card/ Aadhar Card/ Passport, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: When will the online application start for the BSPHCL Assistant Exam 2018?

A: It will start on 8th May 2018.

Q: Which is the last date for online application of this exam?

A: The last date is 29th May 2018.

Q: I have already applied for the BSPHCL Assistant Exam 2018. When can I get an admit card?

 A: It will be made available to candidates 10-15 days before the commencement of the exam.

Q: What is the application fee for General category students?

A: General candidates need to pay ₹ 1500/-.

Q: I am SC candidate from Bihar state. Am I exempted from the exam fee?

A: No, SC/ST candidates are not exempted from the fee. They need to pay only ₹ 375/-

Q: I am an ST candidate from Uttar Pradesh state. How much fee do I need to pay?

A: SC/ST candidates belonging to states other than Bihar need to pay the same amount which general category candidates are entitled to pay. It is ₹ 15000/-.

Q: What will be the mode of the exam?

A: It will be a computer-based exam, and there will be objective type questions.

Q: How will the candidates be selected for the BSPHCL Assistant Exam 2018?

A: They will be selected on the basis of their written exam and document verification. There will be no face to face interview.