Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) announced the 60th, 61st and 62nd Common Combined competitive examination in an official notification. There would be both prelims and mains paper.
In this academic session, there will be a total of 642 posts for different departments like Bihar Administrative Service, Bihar Police Service, Gramin Vikas Padadhikari, etc. These posts will be allocated on the basis of the performance in the exam.
The online registrations will commence from 27 September and will end on October 31. The candidates would be required to register, download bank challan, deposit the bank challan and fill-in challan details before October 31. The date to submit filled-in application form has been set as on November 3, 2016.
Candidates who have a degree from recognized university or institute can apply for the exam. The age limit is from 18 years to 37 years. Further relaxation of the age is as per the government rules. More information can be obtained from the official website of BPSC i.e. www.bpsc.bih.nic.in.
There will be two paper for the exam – prelims and mains. In prelims, candidates will be asked questions based on general studies. The maximum marks for the prelims will be 150 marks and the allotted time will be 2 hours. The type of questions will be of both subjective and objective.
This year, BPSC has brought a change in the Mains paper. Earlier, there used to be four papers based on two optional subjects of 200 marks each. After some research, the commission has decided to test on a single optional subject. The maximum marks of this section will be 300 with an allotted time of 3 hours. Other section of the Mains paper will include two compulsory subjects of General Studies and Hindi based on the previous pattern. Candidates can choose one optional subject out of a total of 34 subjects which cannot be changed again.
Candidates can apply online on the official site and can make payment through bank challan in the State Bank of India. Candidates would also have to pay separately for the Mains exam after successfully clearing the prelims paper.