BPSC General Studies Paper - II

BPSC Mains Exam Pattern

The BPSC Main Exam have a qualifying paper General Hindi. Apart from this, there will be General Studies Paper 1 (GS-I), General Studies Paper 2 (GS-II) and Essay Writing carrying 300 marks each. There will be an Optional Paper that the candidate has chosen earlier while filling the Application Form. The Optional Paper carries 100 marksFrom 68th BPSC Mains, optional paper will be qualifying in nature.

Important Points:

  • General Hindi Paper is qualifying in nature (30 % Marks required), Its marks will not be considered in the calculation of merit list.
  • Questions of General Studies are available in Hindi and English both.
  • The score will be arrived at by considering the total of 900 marks in GS Paper 1, GS Paper 2 and Essay Paper.
  • The candidates who are placed suitably in the merit are called for the interview.
  • There is no negative marking in the descriptive question papers.
  • Candidates need to attempt all the papers to qualify for the Interview round.
  • This round is both scoring and qualifying in nature.
General Studies Paper - II

(1) Indian Polity (3 Out of 4 Questions = 38x3=114 Marks)
(2) Indian economy and Geography of India (3 Out of 4 Questions = 38x3=114 Marks)
(3) The role and impact of science and technology in the development of India (2 Out of 4 Questions = 36x2= 72 Marks)

Section - I. Indian Polity
  • The part relating to Indian Polity, will include questions on the political system in India including Bihar.
Section - II. Indian economy and Geography of India
  • In the part pertaining to the Indian Economy and Geography of India, questions will be put on planning in India and the physical, economic and social geography of India and Bihar.
Section - II. The role and impact of science and technology in the development of India
  • In the third part relating to the role and impact of science and technology in the development of India, questions will be asked to test the candidate’s awareness of the role and impact of science and technology in India and Bihar Emphasis will be on applied aspects
Recommended Books and Study Materials 
  • Modern Indian History: Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra and Spectrum Modern History by Rajiv Ahir
  • Gandhi, Nehru and Tagore from Spectrum
  • Art and Culture: Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania
  • KBC Nano Bihar Samagra or बिहार एक परिचय- Imtiyaz Ahmed
  • KBC Nano GS - I & II Previous Question paper 
  • Data Interpretation by Arihant Publicaiton or K Kundan
  • Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh
  • Indian Polity by M. Laxmikanth
  • Vision IAS Science and Technology Current Affairs  or Vision Mains365
  • Economic survey 2018-19 & Budget 2019-20 summary of Bihar
  • Geography : Mahesh Barnaval
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