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 2018-2019 for the 64th Combined Competitive Exam.

BPSC Notification:- Download PDF Here

BPSC Exam Eligibility

The BPSC Age Limit for General Category male aspirants is:

  • Minimum Age – 22 years
  • Maximum Age – 37 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
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
All other posts 22 years

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

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


  • 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 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.

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


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