BPSC Syllabus 2021, Exam Pattern and Syllabus PDF

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BPSC Syllabus 2021

If you want to ensure your selection in this then it is very important for you to know about BPSC Syllabus 2021 and BPSC Exam Pattern 2021, so today we will give detailed information about BPSC Syllabus 2021 and Exam Pattern through this article today. Which will be important from exam point of view.

BPSC Syllabus in Hindi 2021- Brief Description


Name of Institution


Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC)


Name of exam


Sub Divisional Officer, Rural Development Officer, District


Level of exam


state level


Application Mode




Exam Mode




Mode of exam




Total No. of Posts


555 पद


official website



Selection Process

To get selected in the BPSC exam, one has to go through the following stages.

  • preliminary examination
  • main exam
  • Interview

After qualifying these three stages, you will be selected on the basis of the final merit list in the post selected by you.

BPSC Exam Pattern

  • Prelims – There is a multiple choice type paper of 150 marks.
  • Mains – There are 4 descriptive papers out of which 1 is qualifying + 3 merit ranking paper.
  • Interview – It will be of 120 marks.

The exam conducted by BPSC is offline, if you want to give this exam, then you should know that there are total 5 papers in which the first paper is pre, BPSC Pre exam is given by all the applied candidates. But the next four exams will be given by the same candidate, who will pass in the BPSC Pre Exam.

The candidates will have to clear all the stages of examination to be placed in the merit list, in which pre and main examination will be taken in written form and the qualified candidates will be interviewed as per merit.

Pre exam will be of qualifying type, candidates qualifying prelims exam will be called for main exam, marks of pre exam will not be counted in final merit.

Mains exam will be of 900 marks, the candidate who will pass in mains exam will be called for next stage interview, interview test is of 120 marks.

So let us tell you that the final merit is prepared on the basis of 1020 marks.

After clearing the BPSC Pre exam candidates will be considered eligible for Mains exam.

The questions in the exam will come in both Hindi and English languages.

This stage will be of qualifying type.

There is no provision of negative marking in this exam.

For each question 5 options will be given, out of which one will have to choose the correct option.

BPSC Pre Syllabus

  • general Science
  • India's development
  • National and International Importance and Events
  • History of Bihar and Indian History
  • Changes in Bihar's economy after independence
  • Republic of India
  • Indian National Movement and Role of Bihar
  • reasoning
  • Nature of Nationalism in India
  • Geography
  • Geography and History of Bihar
  • Role of Bihar in Indian National Movement
  • Questions are asked from topics like Indian politics and economy etc.

Some important points related to BPSC Pre Syllabus 2021 in Hindi

  • Some questions are also asked from Science and Tech.
  • Under History, candidates need to pay special attention to economic, political and social aspects.
  • In both History and Geography subjects candidates need to pay special attention to History of Bihar and Geography of Bihar.
  • Under Geography, questions will be asked based on social and economic geography of Bihar and India including Indian agriculture and use of natural resources.
  • Under Indian Economy and Politics, questions will be asked from Indian Political System, Panchayati Raj, Community Development, Planning in India and Bihar etc.
  • These were some important points which will prove useful for the aspirants in BPSC Pre Exam.

BPSC Mains Syllabus 2021 In Hindi

The candidates who clear the Pre stage will be considered eligible for the BPSC Mains exam, the commission calls the candidates for the mains exam, about 10 times the vacant recruitment.

  • The questions of General Studies will be in both Hindi and English languages.
  • Hindi subject is a qualifying paper, you just have to clear it.
  • It is mandatory to get at least 30 marks out of 100 marks in Hindi subject.
  • Hindi subject number will not be added in the final merit.
  • Final merit will be made on the basis of only 3 subjects of Mains.


  • The candidates who qualify the main exam are called for the final stage of the exam i.e. interview.
  • The interview is of 120 marks.
  • The final merit is prepared on the basis of a total of 1020 marks (120 marks for interview and 900 for main exam).


Paper name


Mains Exam - Subjective


Number of Mains Paper


General Hindi - Qualifying Paper


Mains Subject


General Hindi - Qualifying Paper

General Studies 1 (300 Marks)

General Studies 2 (300 Marks)

4. Optional Subject (300 Marks)


Mains Exam Timings


3 hours for each subject

The interview is conducted to examine the personality aspects of the candidates.

Optional Subject Syllabus

  • Hindi language and literature
  • English Language and Literature
  • Urdu Language and Literature
  • Bengali language and literature
  • Sanskrit Language and Literature
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Persian language and literature
  • Pali Language and Literature
  • Maithili Language and Literature


  • Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
  • Human science
  • botany
  • chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Commercial Science and Accounting Law
  • Law
  • Sociology
  • History
  • mathematics
  • mechanical Engineering
  • philosophy
  • physics
  • management
  • Economics
  • electrical engineering
  • Geography
  • geology
  • labor and social welfare
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • public administration
  • statistics
  • biology

BPSC Mains Hindi Syllabus 2021

Hindi subject is compulsory in mains, if you have passed pre and want to remain in merit then you have to pass in Hindi subject, to pass in Hindi you have to get 30 marks out of 100.

The questions coming in Hindi subject are as follows-


  • Essay: 30 Marks
  • Grammar: 30 Marks
  • Syntax: 25 marks
  • Abbreviation: 15 points

BPSC Mains GS Paper I Syllabus 2021

  • Modern History of India
  • Santhal rebellion in Bihar
  • Birsa Movement
  • Champaran Satyagraha
  • Quit India Movement
  • Indian culture
  • Salient Features of Mauryan and Pala Art
  • Role of Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore and Nehru in the country's independence
  • Current events of national and international importance
  • Statistical analysis
  • History of the country with reference to Bihar
  • Introduction and Expansion of Western and Technical Education
  • Role of Bihar in Indian Freedom Struggle
  • Graphs and diagrams etc.
  • BPSC Mains GS Paper II Syllabus 2021
  • Indian Economy
  • Geography of India
  • Role of science and technology in the development of India.
  • Indian Polity (Questions on the basis of political system in India including Bihar)
  • Questions on the physical, economic and social base of India and Bihar, etc.

BPSC Syllabus 2021 Download PDF

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How many questions are asked in BPSC Pre Exam?

A total of 150 questions of multiple choice type are asked in BPSC Pre Exam.

How many stages are there to clear the BPSC exam?

  • Prelims – There is 1 multiple choice type paper for 150 marks.
  • Mains – 4 descriptive paper (1 qualifying + 3 merit ranking)
  • Interview – It will be of 120 marks.

Can I give BPSC exam in English language or not?

In BPSC exam questions come in both Hindi and English language, in BPSC you can give exam in English language.

How much time is available for BPSC Pre Exam?

The time limit for BPSC Pre Exam is 2 hours / 120 minutes.

How much time is available for BPSC Mains exam?

There are a total of 4 subjects in the BPSC Mains exam, out of which 3 hours are available for each subject.


Is there an interview in BPSC exam or not?

The BPSC Mains exam consists of an interview and the interview is of 120 marks.

What is the minimum marks required to pass in BPSC Mains in Hindi subject?

To pass in Hindi subject, you have to get at least 30 marks.

For how many posts this notification has been released?

This notification has been released for a total of 555 posts.


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