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Changes in BPSC Exam Pattern 2018 (Prelims/Main) Bihar PSC Paper Structure, Time

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This time, there have some changes done by Bihar Public Service Commission in BPSC Exam Pattern. Earlier, candidates have to participate in Prelims and Mains exam. But, now, the state cabinet has decided on Tuesday that there will be only one optional Main exam held of 300 marks. Now, the total marks for mains exam will be 1020 marks instead of existing 1150. Appearing candidates may download Bihar PSC Paper Structure through online mode.

After completing cabinet meeting, the principal secretary cabinet secretariat department Brajesh Mehrotra informed that there will be no change in preliminary test of 150 marks. It will be organized as earlier. But, mains exam would be only one instead of two exams and the marks has to be decide for the mains exam are total 300 marks. Now, the general study exam which had to be done of 200 marks, it would be of 600 marks.

Here, on this page of, we have mentioned all brief details about BPSC Exam Pattern 2018. So, candidates are advised to stay tuned with us on this page for fetching more information.

BPSC Exam Pattern

BPSC Prelims Exam Pattern:

  • The question paper will include total 150 questions.
  • Each question will carry 1 mark.
  • There will be multiple choice questions in exam.
  • One mark will be gifted as attempt right answer.
  • Each question will have 4 options.
  • Applicants have to choose one option as right answer.
  • There will Negative Marking
  • Candidates have to complete question paper in 2 hours.
PapersQuestionsNo of MarksTime Duration
Single Paper1501502 Hours

BPSC Mains Exam Pattern:

  • There will be 3 sections in question paper.
  • The questions will be asking from 2 subjects.
  • There will be total 200 questions comprises in question paper.
  • Applicants who qualify mains exam, they will be shortlisted for Interview.
HindiSingle Paper1001 Hour
General StudiesPaper I200 for each Paper3 Hours for each paper
Paper II
Optional Subject- IPaper I200 for each PaperNot mentioned Clearly
Paper II
Optional Subject-IIPaper I200 for each Paper
Paper II
Total Marks1300

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Changes in BPSC Exam Pattern:

Earlier, General studies paper held of 200 marks but now, the exam will be held of total 600 marks. The one optional exam will be held based on your syllabus in graduation syllabus of the Patna University. After that, qualifying students will be called for interview. Earlier, the interview marks was 150, but now, the interview marks has to be decided as only 120 marks.

The important thing is that the marks of mandatory subject that is Hindi. Every candidate has to be score 30% marks in Hindi subject. It would be held as usual of 100 marks. The candidates would be selected 20 times more for the main examination against the total sanctioned posts.

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