BPSC Syllabus 2020

BPSC Syllabus 2020 has been released for the 65th Mains and Prelims Exam by the Bihar Public Service Commission on its official website bpsc.bih.nic.in 

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BPSC Syllabus 2020
BPSC Syllabus 2020
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BPSC Prelims Exam:

  1. General Science (General understanding of science, including matters of everyday observation and experience). The questions on Science and Tech will be such that they do not require subject specialization.
  2. Current Affairs of National/International importance
  3. History of India and Bihar (General understanding of the subject with the broad aspects of the history of Bihar)
  4. Geography of India and Bihar (Questions will relate to the physical, social and economic geography of the country including the main features of Indian agricultural and natural resources)
  5. General geography and geographical division of Bihar and its major river systems
  6. Indian polity (Questions will test knowledge on the country’s political system, Panchayati Raj, community development and planning in India and Bihar)
  7. Indian economy and economy of Bihar post-independence
  8. Indian Movements and Contribution of Bihar in it (Question will relate to the nature and character of the nineteenth-century resurgence, growth of nationalism and attainment of Independence with special reference to Bihar)
  9. Under the Indian Economy and Polity, the questions will cover the following topics:
    1. Indian Political System
    2. Panchayati Raj
    3. Community Development
    4. Planning in India and Bihar
  10. Under the Indian National Movement, candidates have to focus on the resurgence in the 19th century, nature and growth of nationalism in India, and India’s independence. Also, the role of Bihar in the Indian National Movement is important from the BPSC exam point of view
  11. Questions based on General Mental Ability

BPSC Syllabus: BPSC Mains Exam Pattern

Stage of ExamName of PaperTotal MarksDuration
 Main Exam (Subjective)General Hindi (Qualifying)1003 Hours
General Studies Paper 13003 Hours
General Studies Paper 23003 Hours
Optional Paper3003 Hours

General Studies 1

  1. Indian Culture
  2. Modern History of India
  3. Contemporary events of national and international importance
  4. Statistical Analysis, diagrams, and graphs

General Studies 2

  1. Indian (and Bihar) Polity
  2. Indian (and Bihar) Economy
  3. Indian (and Bihar) Geography
  4. Role and impact of Science and Technology in the development of India (and Bihar)

Syllabus of GS Paper 1

  1. Modern History of India and Indian culture (History of the country with special reference to Bihar in the middle of nineteenth century, the introduction and expansion of western and technical education, Bihar’s role in the Indian freedom struggle, the Santhal Uprising in Bihar, Birsa movement, Champaran Satyagrah, the Quit India Movement, chief features of Mauryan and Pal art, Patna Qulam painting, Roles of Gandhi, Tagore and Nehru)
  2. Current events of national and international importance
  3. Role of Bihar in the Indian National Movement
  1. Santhal uprising
  2. 1857 war of independence
  3. Champaran Satyagraha
  4. Quit India Movement 1942
  1. Mauryan and Pal Art
  2. Patna Kalam Paintings
  3. Statistical analysis, graphs, and diagrams ( Questions to test the ability to draw conclusions from statistical, graphical or diagrammatical information and to point out deficiencies, limitations or inconsistencies)

Syllabus for GS Paper 2

  1. Indian Polity ( Questions based on the political system in India including Bihar)
  2. Indian economy and Geography of India (Questions on planning in India and the physical, economic and social geography of India and Bihar)
  3. The role and impact of science and technology in the development of India (Questions to test awareness of the role and impact of science and technology in India and Bihar with special reference to applied science.

Optional Subjects

  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 Exam Pattern 2020

Name of the SubjectNumber of QuestionsNumber of Marks
General Studies5050
General Knowledge & Mathematics5050
Mental Ability5050
Total150 Questions150 Marks
Time Duration2 Hours
Examination TypeObjective Type

BPSC Assistant Mains Exam Pattern 2020

Subject NameNumber of QuestionsNumber of Marks
General Hindi100150
General Knowledge100150
Total250250
Time Duration4 Hours 30 Minutes (2 Hours 15 Minutes for each subject)
Type of ExaminationDescriptive Type

BPSC Syllabus 2020 Subject-wise

General Studies

  • Current Affairs
  • Economy
  • History of State And Country
  • Sports-Related News
  • Latest Events
  • Persons in Headlines
  • Sports
  • Name of Ministers
  • General Knowledge of Science
  • Polity
  • Budget

General Knowledge

  • Important Days
  • Indian History
  • Indian National Movement
  • Sports
  • Current Affairs – National and International
  • Abbreviations
  • General Policy
  • Science and Technology
  • Science – Inventions & Discoveries
  • Books and Authors
  • Awards and Honors
  • Capitals of India
  • Indian Economy
  • Budget and Five Year Plans
  • Countries and Capitals
  • International and National Organizations

Mathematics

  • Cartesian System of Rectangular Coordinates
  • Statistics
  • Differentiation
  • Introduction to Three Dimensional Geometry
  • Straight Lines
  • Circles
  • Relations and Functions
  • Logarithms
  • Complex Numbers
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Sequences and Series
  • Trigonometry
  • Sets and Set Theory
  • Probability Function
  • Limits and Continuity
  • Applications of Derivatives
  • Indefinite Integrals Binomial Theorem
  • Matrices
  • Determinants
  • Definite Integrals
  • Conic Sections
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Vectors
  • Exponential and Logarithmic Series

Mental Ability

  • Venn diagrams
  • Number Series
  • Figural Pattern
  • Cubes and Dice
  • Analogies
  • Number Ranking
  • Figurative Classification
  • Classification
  • Blood Relations
  • Arrangements
  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Mathematical Operations
  • Non-Verbal Series
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Logical Venn Diagrams
  • Directions
  • Number, Ranking & Time Sequence

General Hindi

  • Vocabulary
  • Passage reading
  • Comprehension
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • Essay Writing
  • Grammar
  • One word substitutes

BPSC Exam Pattern 2020

Subject NamesNo. of QuestionsQuestions – MarksDuration
Paper I: General Knowledge10010090 Minutes
Paper-II: Geology/ Mining Engineering10010090 Minutes
Paper III: Mineral Mines10010090 Minutes
Total300300 Marks270 Minutes (4.5 Hours)

BPSC Syllabus 2020 Subject-wise

Paper -1 – General Knowledge

  • Indian National Movement
  • Sports
  • Current Affairs – National and International
  • Abbreviations
  • Important Days
  • Science – Inventions & Discoveries
  • Books and Authors
  • Indian History
  • General Policy
  • Science and Technology
  • Awards and Honors
  • Budget and Five Year Plans
  • Countries and Capitals
  • International and National Organizations
  • Capitals of India
  • Indian Economy

Paper-II (Geology/ Mining Engineering)

  • Geomorphology and Remote Sensing
  • Structural Geology
  • Geotectonics
  • Stratigraphy
  • Mineralogy
  • Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
  • Sedimentology
  • Geochemistry
  • Environmental Geology
  • Indian mineral deposits and mineral economics
  • Ore genesis
  • Mineral exploration
  • Geology of fuels
  • Engineering geology

Paper III (Minerals Mines)

  • Surface Mining
  • Mine Environmental Engineering
  • Minerals Mining
  • Industrial Training in Underground Mines
  • Mineral Recovery
  • Underground Metal Mining Technology
  • Mine Designing
  • Metalliferous Mining
  • Rock Mechanics & Ground Control
  • Mine Surveying Practice
  • Mine Machinery

BPSC AE Exam Pattern 2020

Compulsory Papers
Name of TestType Of PaperDurationMarks
General EnglishObjective1 Hour100 Marks
General HindiObjective1 Hour100 Marks
General StudiesObjective1 Hour100 Marks
General Engineering ScienceObjective1 Hour100 Marks
Optional Papers
Civil/Mechanical/Electrical Engineering – 1Objective1 Hour100 Marks
Civil Engineering/Mechanical/Electrical – 2Objective1 Hour100 Marks


BPSC Assistant Engineer General English Syllabus

  • Comprehension
  • Grammar
  • Indirect and Direct Speech
  • Usage of Words
  • Translation of Sentences
  • Precise Writing
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Vocabulary
  • Parts of Speech
  • Cloze test
  • Idioms and Phrases

BPSC AE Hindi Syllabus

  • Lokokti
  • English-Hindi Anuvad
  • Paryayvachi
  • Shuddha and Ashuddha
  • Vichchhed
  • Pratyay
  • Vilom Shabd
  • Samanarthak Shabd
  • Yugam Shabd
  • Muhavre
  • Sandhi

BPSC Assistant Engineer Civil Engineering Syllabus

  • The flow of Fluids, Hydraulic Machines, and Hydro Power
  • Fluid Mechanics, Open Channel Flow, Pipe Flow
  • Hydraulic Machines and Hydropower
  • Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Structural Analysis
  • Design of Steel Structures
  • Design of Concrete and Masonry structures
  • Construction Practice
  • Planning and Management
  • Waste Water Engineering
  • Water Supply Engineering
  • Building Materials
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Air, Noise pollution, and Ecology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Foundation Engineering
  • Surveying and Geology
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Highways
  • Tunneling
  • Railways Systems
  • Harbors
  • Airports

BPSC AE Electrical Engineering Syllabus

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Electric Circuits and Fields
  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Analog and Digital Electronics
  • Systems and Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Measurements
  • Control Systems
  • Electrical Machines
  • Basic Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical Materials
  • Power Systems
  • Power Electronics and Drives

BPSC Assistant Engineer General Studies Syllabus

  • Current Affairs
  • Economy
  • General Knowledge of Science
  • Polity
  • History of State And Country
  • Sports-Related News
  • Latest Events
  • Persons in Headlines
  • Sports
  • Name of Ministers
  • Budget

BPSC AE General Engineering Science Syllabus

  • Electric circuits
  • Applied Heat
  • Heat energy
  • Gas laws
  • Combustion
  • Refrigeration
  • Electricity nature of electricity
  • Resistance
  • Secondary cells
  • Electric currents
  • Magnetic fields
  • Electromagnetic induction
  • Measuring instruments and measurements

BPSC AE Exam Pattern 2020

Compulsory Papers
Name of TestType Of PaperDurationMarks
General EnglishObjective1 Hour100 Marks
General HindiObjective1 Hour100 Marks
General StudiesObjective1 Hour100 Marks
General Engineering ScienceObjective1 Hour100 Marks
Optional Papers
Civil/Mechanical/Electrical Engineering – 1Objective1 Hour100 Marks
Civil Engineering/Mechanical/Electrical – 2Objective1 Hour100 Marks

BPSC Syllabus 2020

BPSC Syllabus 2020 – General English (Qualifying)

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Cloze Test
  • Sentence Improvement
  • One Word Substitution
  • Error Detection
  • Direct and Indirect Speech
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Jumbled Sentence
  • Sentence Rearrangement

BPSC Syllabus 2020 – General Hindi (Qualifying)

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Hindi Grammar

BPSC Syllabus 2020 – General Studies

  • Current Affairs
  • Static GK
  • Awards & Honours
  • Currencies & Capitals
  • History
  • Geography
  • Polity
  • Economy
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Botany
  • Zoology

BPSC Syllabus 2020 – General Engineering Science

  • Engineering Economy & Management
  • Engineering Materials
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Environment Engineering
  • Electrical Measuring Instrument
  • Energy Conversion
  • Mechanics of Solids
  • Methodology of Constructions
  • Transport Phenomenon

BPSC Syllabus 2020 – Civil Engineering I

  • Engineering Economy & Management
  • Engineering Materials & Constructions
  • Surveying & Measurement
  • Elementary Engineering
  • Energy Conversion
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Solids
  • Transport Phenomenon

BPSC Syllabus 2020 – Civil Engineering II

  • Transportation Engineering
  • Hydrology & Water Resources
  • Public Health Engineering
  • Hydraulic Engineering
  • Soil Mechanics & Foundations
  • Structural Analysis
  • Structural Design

What is the Selection Process for the AE post-2020 recruitment by the BPSC? 

Candidates must attend for the following rounds, they are the Preliminary Written Test, Personal Interview. All the exam appearing candidates can attend for the Preliminary Written Test first, later all the candidates who have qualified in the written test will be called for the next round of the BPSC AE Selection Process 2020 that is the Personal Interview.

  1. Preliminary Written Exam
  2. Mains Written Exam
  3. Personal Interview

BPSC AE Cut Off Marks 2020

Have a look at the minimum qualifying marks of the BPSC AE Main Exam 2020 for all category candidates:

CategoryMinimum Qualifying Marks
General40%
Backward Classes36.5%
Extremely Backward Class (EBC)34%
SC/ST/PwD/Women32%

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