Monday, February 8, 2021

BPSC Syllabus 2021 – BPSC Prelims & Mains Syllabus

BPSC Prelims & Mains Syllabus 2021 is set by the Bihar Public Service Commission. The commission is constitutionally incorporated to assist the Bihar State Government in matters of recruitment, transfer, and disciplinary matters, of public service in the state. Read this post till end to know more about this Sarkari Exam. Get notifications for different vacancies, employment news alerts, and various Free Job Alert updates.

BPSC Syllabus 2021 Overview

BPSC Exam (Combined Competitive Exam) is held in three stages:

Ø  Prelims – 1 objective type paper for 150 marks

Ø  Mains – 4 descriptive papers (1 for qualifying + 3 for merit ranking)

Ø  Personal Interview – 120 marks

In this post, aspirants can gain the knowledge about the updated syllabus for 65th Combined Competitive BPSC Exam. Also, candidates can download the BPSC Syllabus PDF for Prelims and Mains 2021 by clicking on the BPSC Prelims & Mains 2021 Syllabus Download Link given at the end of this article. At present, the 64th CCE is underway, and Bihar Public Service Commission will soon release the syllabus, recruitment notification, vacancies, eligibility conditions, etc. for the 65th Combined Competitive Exam.

For exam dates, notification, application procedure, etc., candidates can check BPSC Recruitment 2021.

BPSC CCE Prelims & Mains Highlights

Aspirants preparing for BPSC 65th Combined Competitive Exam can gain more knowledge about BPSC Recruitment by referring the table given below:

BPSC CCE 2021 Key Notes

Organization Name

Bihar Public Service Commission

Post Name

65th CCE General Administration Department of Bihar Civil Services (Subdivision Officer) / Preferential Sub-Committee and equivalent officers of General Administration, Police Vice-Chancellor, District Sustained Home Department (Special Branch), Election commissioner election office, and Other Posts)

Total Vacancy 



Exam Syllabus

Job Location


Official Website

 BPSC Prelims Syllabus

The BPSC Prelims is the shortlisting stage before the BPSC CCE Mains Exam. The marks obtained in Prelims by the candidates will not be taken into consideration for the preparation of final merit list.

The BPSC CCE Prelims Exam Syllabus and Pattern is as provided below:


BPSC CCE Prelims Exam Syllabus & Pattern

Exam Name

CCE (Prelims)

Conducting Body

Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC)

No. of Papers

1 of General Studies for 150 marks

Exam Duration

2 hrs

BPSC Syllabus

Ø  General Science

Ø  Events of national and international importance

Ø  History of Bihar and Indian History

Ø  Geography

Ø  Geography of Bihar

Ø  Indian Polity and Economy

Ø  Changes in the economy of Bihar post-independence

Ø  Indian National Movement and the Role of Bihar

Ø  General Mental Ability


BPSC Mains Syllabus

Candidates who pass the Prelims stage will be eligible for BPSC Mains CCE. Approximately, the number of candidates selected for Mains CCE will be equal to 10 times the total number of vacancies.

The BPSC Mains Exam Pattern and Syllabus is as provided below:

BPSC CCE Mains Exam Syllabus & Pattern

Name of Exam

CCE (Mains)

Conducting Body

Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC)

No. of Papers

Ø  General Hindi – Qualifying Paper

Ø  General Studies 1 (300 marks)

Ø  General Studies 2 (300 marks)

Ø  Optional Subject (300 marks)

Exam Duration

3 hrs for each paper


The BPSC Mains Exam syllabus paper wise is provided in the table below:



General Hindi 

Ø  Essay for 30 marks

Ø  Grammar for 30 marks

Ø  Syntax for 25 marks

Ø  Precis/Summary –for 15 marks

General Studies 1

Ø  Indian Culture

Ø  Modern History of India

Ø  Contemporary events of national and international importance

Ø  Statistical Analysis, diagrams and graphs

General Studies 2

Ø  Indian and Bihar Polity

Ø  Indian and Bihar Economy

Ø  Indian and Bihar Geography

Ø  Role and impact of Science and Technology in the development of India and Bihar


In BPSC Mains CCE, selected candidates have to select one optional subject out of 34 choices. There will be one optional subject exam for 300 marks and the questions will be of Bachelor’s Level (3-year course in Patna University) The choices for selection are given below and the syllabus for optional subjects can be viewed in the PDF provided through BPSC Prelims & Mains 2021 Syllabus Download Link.

Optional Subjects in BPSC Syllabus are as follows:

1.    English Language and Literature

2.    Urdu Language and Literature

3.    Hindi Language and Literature

4.    Persian Language and Literature

5.    Arabic Language and Literature

6.    Pali Language and Literature

7.    Maithili Language and Literature

8.    Bangla Language and Literature

9.    Sanskrit Language and Literature

10.   Chemistry

11.   Sociology

12.   Physics

13.   Agriculture

14.   Statistics

15.   Botany

16.   Zoology

17.   Philosophy

18.   Political Science and International Relations

19.   Psychology

20.   Public Administration

21.   Labour and Social Welfare

22.   Management

23.   Mathematics

24.   Mechanical Engineering

25.   Geography

26.   Geology

27.   History

28.   Law

29.   Civil Engineering

30.   Economics

31.   Commerce and Accountancy

32.   Electrical Engineering

33.   Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science

34.   Anthropology

BPSC Prelims & Mains 2021 Syllabus Download Link

BPSC cutoff mains 2020 (expected)


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BPSC cutoff mains 2018


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BPSC cut off mains 2020, 2019 and 2018 is given here for your reference. Please find the BPSC cutoff marks here. Visit the official website formore infomation or drop your query in the comment section.