BPSC Syllabus 2024: Subject-Wise Syllabus For Prelims & Mains

The conducting authority (Bihar Public service Commission) has released the BPSC 67th Combined Preliminary & Mains Examination Syllabus & Exam Pattern along with the Combined examination notification. You can download it from the official website.

Candidates must focus on the exam pattern and have prior knowledge about the cut-off trends. Such information helps to get a fair idea about the nature of the exam. Through this article, candidates will get complete information about the BPSC syllabus and all the information related to important topics for the examination, preparation plan, and what should be the preparation strategy for cracking the BPSC 67th Combined Preliminary Examination.

BPSC 2024: Highlights

Exam Name 67th Combined Examination Prelims
Conducting authority  Bihar Public service Commission BPSC
Total Vacancy 575 Posts
Exam Date May , 2024
Official Website http://www.bpsc.bih.nic.in
Result To be notified soon

BPSC Syllabus 2024

Candidates must be well versed with the BPSC Exam Pattern or BPSC Syllabus. Through the help of a syllabus, candidates can be familiar with the material to prepare for. Furthermore, the exam pattern helps the candidates to know how many questions will be asked in the examination, total marks of the question paper, the medium of the examination, the difficulty level of the examination, the marking scheme and other important details.

The syllabus for Preliminary Examination is comprised of the three sections which are listed below. The selection procedure is completely based on the performance in the written test. So, it is advised for the candidates to be well versed with BPSC 67th Syllabus and BPSC Exam Pattern.

  • General Studies
  • General Knowledge
  • Current Affairs

General Knowledge Syllabus for Preliminary Examination

  • Geography
  • Countries and Capitals
  • Literature
  • Biology
  • Famous Books & Authors
  • Civics
  • Artists
  • General Science
  • Environmental Issues
  • Indian History
  • Sports
  • Famous Days & Dates
  • Indian Parliament
  • Tourism
  • Inventions and Discoveries
  • Famous Places in India
  • Rivers, Lakes and, Seas
  • Indian Politics
  • Heritage
  • Indian Economy
  • Current Affairs

Logical Ability Syllabus for BPSC Preliminary Examination

  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Alphabet Series
  • Embedded Figures
  • Cubes and Dice
  • Clocks & Calendars
  • Data Interpretation
  • Directions
  • Statements & Arguments
  • Non-Verbal Series
  • Syllogism
  • Number Series
  • Decision Making
  • Number Ranking
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Analogy
  • Statements & Conclusions
  • Blood Relations
  • Mirror Images

Syllabus for Mains Exam

BPSC Mains Syllabus is covered from the General Studies Paper I and Paper II which are given section wise:

General Studies Paper I

  • Modern History of India & India Culture
  • Current Events of national and international importance
  • Statistical analysis, graph, and diagrams

General Studies Paper-II

  • Indian Polity
  • Indian Economy and Geography of India
  • The role and impact of science & technology in the development of India.

Detailed Syllabus for BPSC Mains Examination

General Hindi

This paper is the qualifying type of papers. Candidates need to qualify it into any condition. This paper also contains 100 marks. The difficulty level is similar as you find in the Bihar School Education Board (BSEB). General Hindi Paper Contain essay section which carrying 30 Marks, Grammar section, contains 30 Marks, Syntax section contains 25 marks, Summarization Section Contains 15 Marks.

General Studies Paper I

  • Modern History of India and Indian culture (History of the country with special reference to Bihar in the middle of the 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)
  • Current events of national and international importance
  • 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)

General Studies Paper-II

  • Indian Polity ( Questions based on the political system in India including Bihar)
  • Indian economy and Geography of India (Questions on planning in India and the physical, economic and social geography of India and Bihar)
  • 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 Paper for BPSC Mains Examination

In mains, examination candidates need to choose optional subjects from the 34 optional subjects which are listed below. The optional subjects contain 300 Marks. The time duration is given to solve this optional paper is 3 Hours. This syllabus is similar like you have studied in your three years degree program from the Patna University.

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
  • Anthropology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Commerce & Accountancy
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • History
  • Labor and Social Welfare
  • Law
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science & International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Zoology
  • 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


Candidates are advised to go through the syllabus diligently. It helps to make an efficient preparation plan and benefit subsequently. We recommend you take a printout of the BPSC syllabus and keep it on your study table. Strategize your plan well and you shall succeed!

Good luck!

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