BPSC PT Exam 2023 will be conducted by the Bihar Public Service Commission for the state-level recruitment to multiple posts such as rural development officer, sub-divisional officer, district sanapark officer and PCS level officers.

The exam is held annually for eligible candidates and is the second most popular examination in Bihar after the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exam. BPSC Exam is conducted in three stages:

BPSC 68th Exam Syllabus 2022

Prelims 1 objective-type paper for 150 marks
Mains 4 descriptive papers (1 qualifying + 3 merit ranking) for 900 marks
Interview 120 marks

BPSC Preliminary Exam 2023

The BPSC preliminary Exam (generally called a Prelims) is a qualifying exam that qualifies the student to appear for Main Exam.

Paper Subject
General Studies (150 Marks) Current Affairs: National and international importance
Current Affairs: Bihar
History of Bihar and Indian History
World Geography & Indian Geography
Geography of Bihar
Indian Polity and Economy
Changes in the economy of Bihar post-independence
Indian National Movement and the Role of Bihar
General Awareness and General Science
Duration 2 Hours
Type of Exam Objective Type
Negative Marking No negative Marking

68th BPSC Mains Exam 2022

The mains is the second stage of BPSC. Students who pass prelims are eligible for the Mains exam. The BPSC Mains Exam Syllabus and Pattern are:



Number of Papers

General Hindi – Qualifying Paper

General Studies 1 (300 marks

General Studies 2 (300 marks)

Optional Subject (300 marks)


3 hours in each paper

BPSC Mains Syllabus

  General Hindi (Secondary Level)

  • Essay – 30 marks
  • Grammar – 30 marks
  • Syntax – 25 marks
  • Precis/Summary – 15 marks

The Hindi paper is only a qualifying paper with minimum passing criteria of 30 marks (out of 100). The marks in Hindi will not be counted for the overall merit.

General Studies - I

General Studies - II

Indian Culture

Indian (and Bihar) Polity

Modern History of India

Indian (and Bihar) Economy

Contemporary events of national and international importance

Indian (and Bihar) Geography

Statistical Analysis, diagrams and graphs

Role and impact of Science and Technology in the development of India (and Bihar)

68th BPSC Optional Subject

In BPSC Mains candidates have to select one optional subject out of 34 subjects. In this subject, questions will be asked of the Honors level. Following are the subjects candidates can choose from: