BPSC Eligibility - Combined Competitive Exam 2020

BPSC stands for the Bihar Public Service Commission. The BPSC conducts recruitment exams to fill vacancies in the state administration of Bihar.

In this article, we will list out the complete eligibility criteria for Bihar PSC Civil Service Exam.

The BPSC Eligibility Criteria comprises:

  1. Nationality
  2. Age Limit
  3. Educational Qualification
  4. Physical Fitness

Candidates can check the updated eligibility criteria in the BPSC notification for the particular exam.

As the BPSC Exam is modelled on the IAS Exam, conducted by the Union Public Service Commission, aspirants may check the UPSC Eligibility Criteria here.

The BPSC State Service Exam or the Combined Competitive Exam is the common entry point for about 20 services.

The following eligibility conditions are as per the BPSC Notification 2020 for the 66th Combined Competitive Exam.

66th BPSC Notification/BPSC 2020 Notification:-Download PDF Here

BPSC Exam Eligibility

The BPSC Age Limit for General Category male aspirants is:

  • Minimum Age – 20, 21 and 22 years
  • Maximum Age – 37

The upper age limit for BPSC is given in the table:

Category BPSC Upper Age Limit
General Category – Male 37 years
General Category – Female 40 years
BC/OBC (Male, Female) 40 years
SC/ST (Male, Female) 42 years

The age limit and other BPSC eligibility criteria vary for different services and categories:

Post/Service Name Minimum Age
Deputy Superintendent of Police 20 years
District Commander 20 years
Prison & Correctional Services Inspector 22 years
State Tax Assistant Commissioner, Commerce (Tax Department Under Election Officer) 22 years
Department Under Election Officer (Election Department Planning Officer) 22 years
Planning Officer/District Planning Officer (Gazetted), Labour Resources Department 22 years
Officer, Sugarcane Industries Department 22 years
Probation Officer 21 years
Rural Development Officer 21 years
Labour Enforcement Officer 21 years
Block SC/ST Welfare Officer 21 years
Supply Inspector 21 years
State Transport Officer 21 years
Officer, Urban Development & Housing Department 21 years

Important points regarding BPSC Age Limit:

  1. There is no restriction on the number of attempts as long as candidates full the age criteria.
  2. For government employees who have been in continuous service for at least three years:
    1. Number of Attempts: 3
    2. Relaxation in Upper Age Limit: 5 years
  3. For Persons with Disability (PwD), the upper age limit is relaxed by 10 years.
  4. Ex-servicemen who are not above 53 years of age, can avail BPSC age relaxation of three years plus the number of years in service.

NCC cadets, ex-officers can see the details in Hindi here:

BPSC Age Limit - Eligibility Criteria
BPSC Eligibility Criteria - Age Limit

The Educational Qualification as per the BPSC Eligibility Criteria is:

  • A Graduate Degree from a recognised University or
  • An equivalent qualification

The Physical Eligibility Criteria is:

Bihar Police Service Minimum Height

  • General Category (Male) – 5 feet 5 inches
  • Women candidates – 5 feet 2 inches
  • SC/ST – 5 feet 3 inches

Chest

  • General category (Male) – 32 inches
  • SC/ST (Male) – 31 inches

For claiming benefits under reservation, candidates need to:

  1. Have a Bihar Domicile
  2. Mention the reservation category in the BPSC online application

The SC/ST category aspirants seeking reservation need to present the following documents:

  1. Caste Certificate
  2. Domicile

The BC/OBC aspirants seeking reservation need to present the following documents:

  1. Caste Certificate
  2. Domicile
  3. Non-Creamy Layer Certificate

Eligible candidates can go through the links below for more information on BPSC 2019 | BPSC 2020:

  • BPSC Exam – Know the exam dates, notification details, application process etc.
  • BPSC Exam Pattern – Check the updated exam pattern for Combined Competitive Exam (Prelims and Mains)
  • BPSC Syllabus – Read/download the BPSC Syllabus PDF for Prelims and Mains 2019.
  • BPSC Preparation – For books, notes, and other study material including daily Current Affairs.
  • BPSC Result – For BPSC 64th CCE, 65th CCE, and 66th CCE results’ updates.
  • BPSC Exam Dates – Download the latest BPSC Exam Calendar 2020-21.
  • BPSC Admit Card – For BPSC 65th CCE admit card and steps to download the admit card with dates of admit card release; check the linked article.

Candidates should also go through the details of IAS Exam, as there is a significant overlap in exam pattern and eligibility conditions.

18 Comments

  1. Nice

  2. Can a resident of Jharkhand can apply for BPSC Exam?

    1. Hi
      Yes, you can sit for BPSC Exam

  3. I want notifications for all the PCS exams. Please help

    1. Hi Sujeet
      You may check PSC Exams page to get the desired information.

  4. Can a computer science graduated student apply for BPSC?

    1. Yes, Rohan. He can apply for BPSC Exam.

  5. Can a pharmacy student(graduated) apply for BPSC?

    1. Yes, any gradute can apply for BPSC given he/she meets the eligibility criteria of BPSC Exam.

  6. Sir , what is the age relaxation for central government employees in bpsc. In general category and SC/ST.

    1. For government employees who have been in continuous service for at least three years, the number of Attempts is 3 while the relaxation in Upper Age Limit is of 5 years.

  7. How many attempts are available for generay category

    1. There is no restriction on the number of attempts in as long as candidates full the age criteria. You can check BPSC Preparation post to get reference on booklist and preparation tips.

  8. Can an final year student who will pass in 2021 eligible

    1. The graduation should be completed before the last date of the BPSC application submission.

  9. I am in last year of btech. Can I apply?

    1. A candidate has to pass graduation before they can apply for BPSC Exam.

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