BPSC Exam Pattern 2023 - Stages, Duration, Total Marks, Mode, Sections

BPSC Exam Pattern 2023 - The Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) has mentioned the BPSC exam pattern in the official notification of BPSC. According to the exam pattern of BPSC 2023, there are three stages of the BPSC 69th exam - prelims, main and interview round. The BPSC 69th 2023 exam will be conducted across the state of Bihar. It is one of the most toughest yet popular competitive state PSC exams in India.
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  1. BPSC 2023 Exam - Stages
  2. BPSC Exam Pattern 2023 - Preliminary
  3. BPSC Exam Pattern 2023 - Mains
  4. BPSC 2023: Mains Exam Pattern
  5. BPSC 2023 Optional Subjects
  6. BPSC 2023 Syllabus
  7. BPSC Preparation Tips 2023
  8. BPSC Question Papers 2023

BPSC Exam Pattern 2023 - Stages, Duration, Total Marks, Mode, Sections

Candidates planning to appear in the BPSC 2023, can check the exam pattern to know about the stages, subjects, time duration and marking scheme of the exam. The exam pattern of BPSC 2023 acts as a very important document for aspirants. In this article on the BPSC exam pattern 2023, candidates can check the detailed exam pattern along with the syllabus, question papers and preparation tips.

BPSC 2023 Exam - Stages

The BPSC exam consists of three stages -

  • Preliminary

  • Mains

  • Personality Test

BPSC Prelims

BPSC Mains

BPSC Interview

One Paper

150 marks

2 hours

Objective Type

Offline (Pen-Paper)

4 papers

One qualifying paper (Hindi) + 3 merit ranking papers

900 marks (300*3)

3 hours for each paper

Subjective Type

Offline (Pen-Paper)

120 marks

Merit list based on marks in Mains + Interview

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BPSC Eligibility Criteria 2023

BPSC Application Form 2023

BPSC Exam Pattern 2023 - Preliminary

The preliminary exam is the first stage of the BPSC recruitment process. Candidates who successfully submit their application form will be issued the admit card of BPSC, with the help of which they will be able to appear in the prelims exam. In the prelims exam, a lot of candidates are scrutinized and the shortlisted ones are then eligible for the mains stage. As per the BPSC 2023 exam pattern, the preliminary exam will be conducted in offline mode and the question papers will be in MCQ mode.

BPSC 2023: Preliminary Exam Pattern


General Studies (One paper)

Duration of time

2 hours

Total number of questions


Total marks


Question types


Mode of Exam

Offline (Pen and Paper-based)

BPSC Exam Pattern 2023 - Mains

The second stage of the BPSC exam is the main stage. As per the exam pattern of BPSC 2023, the mains stage will have descriptive-based questions and there will be 4 papers in the mains exam written in essay-type nature.

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BPSC Civil Services Admit Card 2023

BPSC Cut off 2023

BPSC 2023: Mains Exam Pattern


Total Marks


General Hindi


3 hours

General Studies Paper 1


3 hours

General Studies Paper 2


3 hours

Optional Paper


3 hours

BPSC 2023 Optional Subjects



Hindi Language and Literature

Persian Language and Literature

Arabic Language and Literature

Pali Language and Literature

Maithili Language and Literature




English Language and Literature

Urdu Language and Literature


Bangla Language and Literature

Sanskrit Language and Literature



Political Science and International Relations


Public Administration

Labour and Social Welfare



Mechanical Engineering





Civil Engineering


Commerce and Accountancy

Electrical Engineering

Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science




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BPSC Civil Services answer key 2023

BPSC Civil Services result 2023

BPSC 2023 Syllabus

The exam conducting authority has mentioned the syllabus in the official notification and will release it on its website. The BPSC syllabus 2023 consists of all the important information like the subjects, topics, and sub-topics which candidates need to study while preparing for the exam. There is a separate syllabus for both the prelims as well as the main stages.

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BPSC Preparation Tips 2023

The BPSC exam is one of the competitive exams in India as a lot of aspirants appear for it. Candidates who prepare for the exam strategically will qualify for the exam with flying colours. From the following points, candidates can find some quick tips.

  • Read current affairs on a daily basis.

  • The current affairs will be the latest from 4-6 months ago.

  • Refer to the books recommended by toppers, coaching institutes and various education portals. Don't change books on the basis of feedback given by random people. It may hamper the preparation flow.

  • Make short notes and keep them handy to read in between time and odd jobs.

  • Make sure to give some time to yourself for meditation, yoga activities and stay hydrated. Eat energy-rich food.

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BPSC Question Papers 2023

The Bihar Public Service Commission will release the official question papers in online mode on the official website. The question paper of BPSC 2023 will be released a few days after the respective stage of the exam is over. Candidates who are planning to prepare for the exam can download the question papers from the official website for practice.