69th BPSC Notification 2023 released: Apply from 15th July

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69th BPSC Notification 2023 released: Apply from 15th July

The Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) has issued the 69th BPSC CCE exam notification on 27 June 2023. According to the said notification, out of total 346 posts, 235 posts will be recruited through the 69th Combined (Preliminary) Competitive Examination and 111 posts will be recruited through Child Development Project Officer, Financial Administrative Officer and equivalent and Police Vice President (Tech.).

According to the examination calendar issued earlier by the Commission, the preliminary examination is to be conducted on 30 September 2023. This article provides all the information which is necessary to know before applying for the BPSC PCS/CCE.

BPSC Combined (Preliminary) Exam Notification

Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) conducts this exam every year to select eligible candidates for posts in the General Administrative Department in the state of Bihar. Through this examination, appointments are made to different services/cadres which come under the General Administrative Department such as Deputy Commissioner, Assistant Director, Revenue Officer, Commercial Tax Officer, Election Officer, Bihar Superintendent of Police, Welfare Officer, etc.

The BPSC 69th Exam will be conducted in three phases, i.e. Preliminary Exam, Main Exam and Interview. The Pre exam is a screening test and the candidates who clear the Prelims can give the Mains exam in the next stage.

69th BPSC Combined Competitive Examination - Important Information

Exam Conducting Body

Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC)

Name of Exam

69th Combined Competitive Examination (CCE)

Application Starts

15 July 2023

Total Vacancies

346

Official Website 

BPSC Official Website 

Important Dates for 69th BPSC Combined Exam

The BPSC has announced the tentative dates for the Combined Competitive Exam held for selecting eligible candidates for the various departmental posts, as summarised in the tables below.

Event

Date

Date of Issue of Notification

27 June 2023

Application Start Date

15 July 2023

Last date to apply

05 August 2023

69th BPSC Exam Dates

BPSC 69th Preliminary Exam Date

30 September 2023

69th CCE - Preliminary Exam Result

15 November 2023

69th CCE (Main Exam)

Between 09 December to 16 December 2023

69th CCE - Main Exam Result 

To be announced

69th CCE - Interview Date

To be announced

69th CCE - Final Result

To be announced

Note: The above exam dates are tentative as per the official calendar released by the Commission. 

Important Links for BPSC 69th CCE 2023

Official Website

https://bpsc.bih.nic.in/

Official Notification 

69th BPSC CCE Notification PDF

BPSC Exam Calendar 

Click Here 

Application Link for 69th BPSC CCE

https://onlinebpsc.bihar.gov.in/

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69th BPSC CCE Vacancy Details 2023

As per the BPSC notification, the department-wise details of total 346 posts for all the exams are as follows :

69th BPSC Combined Competitive Exam 2023

Department/Post Name

Total Posts

District Coordinator, Home Department (Special Branch)

01

Assistant Commissioner of State Tax (Bihar Finance Service), Department of Commerce - Taxation

03

Junior Election Officer, (Bihar Election Service) Election Department

04

Sugarcane Officer, Sugarcane Industries Department

02

Bihar Education Service (Administration Sub Cadre), Education Department

02

Superintendent Liquor Prohibition, Prohibition, Excise and Registration Department

02

District Planning / Officer, Labor Resources Department

06

Block Panchayat Raj Officer, Panchayati Raj Department

29

Revenue Officer and equivalent, (Bihar Revenue Service), Revenue and Land Reforms Department

168

Scheduled Caste & Scheduled Tribe Officer, (Bihar SC, ST and ST, Tribal Welfare Officer Cadre), Compliance. Caste and Schedule Tribal Welfare Department

18

Total

235

Other Exams

Department/Post Name

Total Posts

Child Development Project Officer

10

Financial Administrative Officer and equivalent

100

Deputy Superintendent of Police (Tech.)

01

Total

111

69th BPSC 2023 Eligibility Criteria

If you want to apply for 69th BPSC Combined Competitive Exam, you must first fulfill the eligibility criteria requirements. The following information will help you determine your eligibility for BPSC Vacancies under the 69th CCE :

A. Nationality

It is mandatory for a candidate to be an Indian citizen to be eligible to apply for these posts. 

B. Age Limit (as on 01.08.2023)

The BPSC has prescribed different age requirements for the various advertised posts. The minimum age of applicants as on 1st August 2023 should be 20 years/ 21 years/ 22 years (depending on the post). Refer to the official BPSC notification for details.

The Maximum age of candidates on 01.08.2023 shall be as under :

Category

Maximum Age

Unreserved (Male)

37 Years

Unreserved (female), Backward class and extremely backward class (male and female)

40 years

Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Male and Female)

42 years

Note :

  • Relaxation in upper age limit will be provided to certain categories of candidates as per Government rules.

  • Candidates belonging to other states will not be entitled to any reservation and will be treated as general category candidates.

The category-wise maximum age relaxation is as follows :

Category

Relaxation in upper age limit

Physically challenged candidates

10 years

Former servicemen

03 years

C. Educational Qualification

Candidates should possess the following educational qualification in the relevant field :

Name of Exam

Educational Qualification

69th Combined (Preliminary) Competitive Examination

Graduation from a recognized university or passed an equivalent examination.

Child Development Project Officer

Bachelor's Degree from a recognized University and Optional Subject:

(1) Home Science (2) Psychology (3) Sociology (4) Labor and Social Welfare

Any one of these subjects will have to be selected for the mains examination.

Financial Administrative Officer and equivalent

Bachelor's degree in any one of the subjects of Commerce, Economics, Mathematics or Statistics from a recognized University or its affiliated institution.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (Tech.)

Bachelor's degree in Engineering or its equivalent from a recognized University or Institute, in any one of the following subjects :

(1) Electronics &. communication Engineering

(2) Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

(3) Information Technology 

(4) Electrical and Electronics Engineering 

(5) Instrumentation and Communication Engineering

(6) Electrical Engineering with specialization in Electronics Communication

 

Minimum qualifying marks are fifty percent (50%) marks.

For the members of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes, this pass percentage shall be forty-five percent (45%).

How to apply for BPSC 69th Combined Exam

For BPSC 69th Combined Competitive Examination, candidates can apply from July 15 on the official website of the commission. Follow the instructions given below to apply for this exam (after the official link is activated):

  • Firstly, visit the official website of BPSC.

  • Click on the button “APPLY ONLINE FOR BPSC 69th COMBINED COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION” given on the home page.

  • If you are new to the portal, first register yourself by filling necessary information like your name, date of birth, father's/mother's name, mobile number, e-mail ID etc.

  • After registering, login with the registration number and password sent to your email ID and mobile number.

  • Now fill all the required details along with your qualification details in the application form.

  • Pay the prescribed online application fee as per your category and submit the application after verifying all the details carefully.

  • Finally download your application form and take a copy of it for future reference.

Apply Online for the 69th BPSC CCE 

69th BPSC Application Fee

Category

Application fee

For general category candidates

Rs. 600

Only for SC/ST candidates of Bihar State

Rs. 150

For female candidates of all (reserved and unreserved) categories of permanent residents of Bihar state

Rs. 150

For candidates having more than 40 percent disability

Rs. 150

For all other candidates

Rs. 600

Note:

  • Candidates will have to pay Rs. 200 as Biometric fee for each exam and category wise fee given in the above table.

  • Candidates who have mentioned Aadhaar number as identity proof while applying will not have to pay Rs. 200 as biometric fee.

Mode of Payment

You can pay your application fee online using any of the following modes: Net Banking, UPI, Debit Card or Credit Card.

BPSC 69th Combined Exam Selection Process

The examination will be held in the following three phases: 

  • Preliminary Examination: 

In this test, candidates will have to choose one option for every multiple choice question. This examination will be just a screening test, on the basis of which the candidates will be selected for the main examination. The question paper will be in both Hindi and English languages.

  • Main Exam: 

Successful candidates of Preliminary Competitive Examination will have to fill separate application form for the Main Examination. The optional subjects for different posts of the combined Main (written) examination will be different, out of which the candidate will have to choose any one. The question paper will be in both Hindi and English languages.

  • Personality Test: 

There will be a Personality Test (Interview) of 120 marks for the successful candidates of the Mains Examination . 

Note : Candidates have to clear both the written tests and only then they will be called to appear in the interview for final selection.

BPSC 69th CCE Exam Pattern

You can check the most important aspects of BPSC Exam Pattern here :

Preliminary Examination

  • The BPSC 69th Preliminary Exam will be of qualifying nature only.

  • All the questions will be objective type multiple choice.

  • BPSC 69th Prelims Exam will have only General Studies subject which will have 150 questions for 150 marks.

  • There will be a negative marking for wrong answers in the exam.

  • The duration of the BPSC Prelims exam is 2 hours.

Mains Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for the various mains examinations to be held for the different posts has been presented below in brief.

69th Combined Competitive Examination

Paper

Max. Marks

Exam Duration

General Hindi 

100

3 hours 

General Studies, Paper I

300

3 hours

General Studies, Paper II

300

3 hours

Essay

300

3 hours

*Optional subject

100

3 hours

Child Development Project Officer Exam

General Hindi 

100

3 hours

General Studies, Paper I

300

3 hours

General Studies, Paper II

300

3 hours

*Optional subject

300

3 hours

Financial Administrative Officer and equivalent exam

General Hindi 

100

3 hours

General Studies, Paper I

300

3 hours

General Studies, Paper II

300

3 hours

*Optional subject

300

3 hours

Deputy Superintendent of Police (Technical)

General Hindi 

100

3 hours

General Studies, Paper I

300

3 hours

General Studies, Paper II

300

3 hours

Essay

300

3 hours

*Optional subject

300

3 hours

*Optional Subject for BPSC CCE Mains

Candidates have to choose one of the following optional subjects in the BPSC Mains for the various exams :

69th Combined Competitive Examination

Agriculture Science

Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science

Human science

Botany

Chemistry

Civil Engineering

Commerce and Accountancy

Economics

Electrical engineering

Geography

Geology

History

Labor and Social Welfare

Law

Management

Mathematic

Mechanical Engineering

Philosophy

Physics

Political Science and International Relations

Psychology

Public Administration

Sociology

Statistics

Life Science

Hindi language and literature

English Language and Literature

Urdu Language and Literature

Bangla Language and Literature

Sanskrit language and literature

Persian language and literature

Arabic Language and Literature

Pali language and literature

Maithili Language and Literature

   

Child Development Project Officer Exam

Home Science

Psychology

Sociology

Labor and Social Welfare

Financial Administrative Officer and equivalent exam

Commerce

Economics

Mathematic

Statistics

Deputy Superintendent of Police (Technical)

Electronics & Communication Engineering

Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

Information Technology 

Electrical & Electronics Engineering 

Instrumentation Engineering and Communications

Electrical Engineering with specialization in Electronics & Communication

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69th BPSC CCE Prelims Syllabus

Compulsory Subject - General Studies

The General Studies paper will consist of the following topics from General Studies:- 

- General Science Current events of national and international importance.

- History of India and salient features of the History of Bihar. 

- Major changes in Indian politics and economy and the economy of Bihar in the post-independence period. 

- Questions on Indian National Movement and the role played by Bihar in it and also on general mental ability. 

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

69th BPSC Mains Exam Syllabus

Compulsory Paper – General Hindi

The questions in this question paper will be of secondary level of Bihar School Examination Board. Through this examination, the ability of the candidate to express his/her feelings clearly and in a pure form in simple Hindi and the intuitive power will be tested.

The details of marks will be as follows:-

- Essay - 30 Marks 

- Grammar - 30 Marks

- Syntax - 25 Marks 

- Summarization - 15 Marks  

Compulsory Paper - General Studies Paper I

- Modern History of India and Indian Culture. 

- Current events of national and international importance. 

- Statistical analysis, graphs and diagrams.

Compulsory Paper - General Studies Paper II

- Indian State System

- Indian Economy and Geography of India

- Role and impact of science and technology in the development of India

Optional Paper

For Optional Subject Details Refer Official BPSC CCE Syllabus Pdf

69th BPSC CCE Exam Admit Card

Candidates will be able to download their admit cards 9-10 days prior to the scheduled date of examination, from the official website of the Commission. 

Once the admit card is made available by the BPSC, follow these steps to download your admit card :

  • Visit the official website of BPSC.

  • Click on the “BPSC Admit Card” link given under Important Announcements.

  • Log in by entering your registered details, your registration ID and password.

  • Your BPSC Admit Card will appear on your screen. 

  • Now download it and take a printout for future use. 

69th BPSC CCE Salary

Successful employees will be given a salary of around Rs 4.3 to 4.5 lakh under the pay scale 7 and 9. Along with these some other benefits will also be provided like -

  • Travel facilities

  • Flexible working hours

  • Renewal of salary on due date

FAQs

Q. How many posts have been announced in 69th BPSC?

Ans. A total of 346 vacancies have been announced for 69th BPSC CCE.

Q. What is the age limit prescribed for BPSC exam?

Ans. All the candidates between the age group of 20 to 37 years are eligible for the BPSC exam, you can check the above article for more details regarding eligibility.

Q. Is the BPSC preliminary competitive exam difficult?

Ans. Any exam is considered difficult to crack, but with hard work and proper guidance, many candidates can clear this exam in their very first attempt. 

Q. Is the BPSC CCE exam conducted every year?

Ans. Yes, Bihar Public Service Commission conducts Combined Competitive Examination every year. This will be the 69th Competitive Examination. 

Q. What is the first thing to do to start preparing for BPSC 69th Prelims?

Ans. As mentioned in the exam pattern, BPSC Prelims consists of only General Studies (GS) subject. For this, first start preparing with current affairs for which daily newspapers, weekly and monthly magazines are good sources.

 

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