BPSC Prelim Exam

68th BPSC CCE 2023 Syllabus and New Exam Pattern for Prelims and Mains PDF. Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) is one of the most reputed State Level Civil Services Exam conducted for recruitment to multiple posts such as Sub Divisional Officer, Rural Development Officer, District Sanapark Officer and other PCS level Officers etc. Recently BPSC has changed the exam Pattern for 68th BPSC Prelim and Mains Exam. Let's have a look at the BPSC New Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2023 for the upcoming BPSC 68th exam.

68th BPSC New Exam Pattern and Syllabus for Prelims and Mains

68th BPSC Exam Pattern 2023

BPSC PrelimsBPSC MainsBPSC Interview
  • One Paper
  • 150 marks
  • 2 hours
  • Objective Type
  • 1/4th Negative Marking
  • Offline (Pen-Paper)
  • 5 papers
  • Two qualifying paper (Hindi and Optional Paper) + 3 merit ranking papers
  • 900 marks (300*3)
  • 3 hours for each paper
  • Subjective Type
  • Offline (Pen-Paper)
  • Essay Paper (300 Marks) has been introduced at the place of Optional Paper in Mains Exam.
  • In 68th Mains Optional Paper will be Qualifying in Nature as Mentioned below in Official Notification.
  • 120 marks
  • Merit list based on marks in Mains + Interview

68th BPSC: What are New Changes

As Mentioned in Official Notification

  • There will be 1/4th (0.25) negative marking in 68th BPSC Prelims exam (Latest Change).
  • The Mains Exam will consist three Paper (General Studies Paper - 1, General Studies Paper 2 and Essay Writing (New addition at the place of Optional) along with that General Hindi (Qualifying).

68th BPSC Prelim Exam Pattern 2023

  • There will be only one paper on General Studies for two hours with 150 questions. 
  • There will be 1/4th (0.25) negative marking in 68th BPSC Prelims exam (Latest Change).
  • Marks of paper be considered for qualifying candidates for the mains exam.
  • BPSC Prelims is screening in nature.
  • Candidates need to score minimum marks as decided by the commission to qualify for the mains exam.
  • All the questions are set in English and Hindi except for those questions which are meant to test the candidate’s knowledge of English.

68th BPSC Exam Syllabus 2023 for Prelims Exam/ 68वीं बीपीएससी परीक्षा बिहार लोक सेवा आयोग (बीपीएससी) 

बीपीएससी प्रारंभिक परीक्षा प्रकृति में वस्तुनिष्ठ है। प्रारंभिक परीक्षा में एक एकल पेपर होता है जिसमें 150 प्रश्न होते हैं जिसमें 150 अंक होते हैं। 67वें बीपीएससी प्रीलिम्स प्रश्न पत्र में राजनीति, सामान्य विज्ञान, इतिहास, करंट अफेयर्स, भूगोल, अर्थव्यवस्था, पर्यावरण और पारिस्थितिकी, बिहार का इतिहास, बिहार का भूगोल, बिहार की अर्थव्यवस्था, बिहार की राजनीति, योग्यता और तर्क और बिहार करंट अफेयर्स से संबंधित प्रश्न पूछा जाता है। परीक्षा में नेगेटिव मार्किंग का प्रावधान है

BPSC Prelims Exam Pattern
Name of ExamCombined Competitive Exam
Conducting BodyBihar Public Service Commission ( BPSC )
No of Papers1 – General Studies (150 marks)
Duration2 hours
BPSC Syllabus
  1. General Science
  2. Events of national and international importance
  3. History of Bihar and Indian History
  4. Geography(mainly Geography of Bihar)
  5. Indian Polity and Economy
  6. Changes in the economy of Bihar post-independence
  7. Indian National Movement and the Role of Bihar
  8. General Mental Ability.
BPSC Syllabus 2023: Prelims Exam

The syllabus for the BPSC Prelims Exam is the same as that of the previous exams of the BPSC. It covers the aspects of General Science, Polity, Economy, History and the National Movement. The candidates have to go through the syllabus and prepare themselves well because the exam will have the questions of good standard. Here is a detailed syllabus of the BPSC Prelims Exam:

1. General Science (General understanding of science, including matters of everyday observation and experience). The questions on Science and Tech will be such that they do not require subject specialization.

2. Current Affairs of National/International importance

3. History of India and Bihar (General understanding of the subject with the broad aspects of the history of Bihar)

4. Geography of India and Bihar (Questions will relate to physical, social and economic geography of the country including the main features of Indian agricultural and natural resources)

5. General geography and geographical division of Bihar and its major river systems

6. Indian polity (Questions will test knowledge on the country’s political system, panchayati raj, community development and planning in India and Bihar)

7. Indian economy and economy of Bihar post independence

8. Indian Movements and Contribution of Bihar in it (Question will relate to the nature and character of the nineteenth century resurgence, growth of nationalism and attainment of Independence with special reference to Bihar)

9. Under Indian Economy and Polity, the questions will cover the following topics:
  • Indian Political System
  • Panchayati Raj
  • Community Development
  • Planning in India and Bihar
10. Under Indian National Movement, candidates have to focus on the resurgence in the 19th century, nature and growth of nationalism in India, and India’s independence. Also, the role of Bihar in the Indian National Movement is important from the BPSC exam point of view

11. Questions based on General Mental Ability

Recommended Books and Study Materials

Bihar Section : Bihar Crown GK (bilingual Available) /Imtiyaz Ahmad Book (Only in hindi Available)
Polity : M.laxmikanth
History : Lucent GK
Science :- Lucent General Science
Maths : RS Agarwal or Any Standard Book (Solve Previous Paper)
Geography:- NCERT (class 6-12) Summary by Mahesh Barnwal
Economy :- Lucent GK and Bihar Economic Survey (Latest)
Current bihar: Any local institute compilation 
Current National  : Affairs Cloud Or Pratiyogita Darpand or GK Today or Any Magazine
Previous Year Paper : ( atleast 56-59 to 66 bpsc)
Practice :- Ghatnachakra Purva lokan (History, Polity, Science , Geography)

68th BPSC Exam 2023 Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How many Papers are there in 68th BPSC CCE Exam 2023?
Ans. BPSC Prelims exam is based on a single paper General Studies and BPSC Main exam consists of four papers i.e. General Hindi, General Studies Paper-1, General Studies Paper-2 and Essay Writing.

Q. Is there Negative Marking 68th BPSC Prelim Exam 2023?
Ans. Yes, there will be negative marking in prelim and It will be equal to 1/4th for every wrong answer, i.e; 0.25 marks will be deducted from your score for every wrong asnwer.

Q. Do we have optional subjects in 68th BPSC Mains Exam 2023?
Ans. No, BPSC has removed optional from 68th BPSC Mains 2023 and added Essay Writing instead.

Q. Which is the language / medium of question papers in BPSC Prelim and Mains Exam?
Ans. The question papers are set in bilingual i.e. English and Hindi only.

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