BPSC Assistant Engineer

Bihar Public service Commission conducts BPSC AE Examination to recruit for Civil, Electrical and Mechanical posts. The Commission will conduct the selection procedure consisting of a written examination & interview. 

Candidates who have applied for the examination for 2019 notification(i.e., advt. no. 01/2019, advt. no. 02/2019, advt. no.03/2019 and advt. no.04/2019) and 2020 notification(advt no- 03/2020, advt no- 07/2020, advt no-08/2020, and advt no-09/2020) can go through the page for important updates.

Latest Updates:

  • BPSC AE Exam for Advt. No. 01/2019, 02/2019, 03/2019 and 04/2019 will be conducted on 12th, 13th, 26th & 27th March 2022. Previously the examination was scheduled to be held in September 2021. 
  • The BPSC AE Civil and Electrical Exam Dates for advt no- 03/2020, advt no- 07/2020, advt no-08/2020, and advt no-09/2020 have been postponed till further notice. It was earlier scheduled in April 2021.

The recruitment details regarding Eligibility Criteria, vacancy, exam pattern, syllabus etc are discussed in the article. 

Candidates can complement their preparation of Govt. Exams from the links given below

BPSC Assistant Engineer Notification

BPSC has released a notification with 286 vacancies to recruit for the post of Assistant Engineer (AE) in Electrical/Mechanical/Civil Engineering in the Urban Development & Housing Department Bihar. The start and end date for the application were 4th May 2020 and 24th June 2020. Candidates can download the notification from below

BPSC Assistant Engineer Notification for Advt-03-2020:-Download PDF Here

BPSC Assistant Engineer Notification for Advt-07-to-09-2020:-Download PDF Here

BPSC Assistant Engineer Exam Dates

The Exam dates for BPSC AE notification 2019 will be conducted on 12th, 13th, 26th & 27th March 2022 and the exam dates for 2020 notification are postponed till further notice. Candidates who have applied for the examination can go through the important activities and dates given below 

BPSC Assistant Engineer 2020- Important events and dates

Activity Tentative Dates
On-line registration  4th May 2020 to 24th June 2020
Payment of Application Fees 4th May 2020 to 24th June 2020
Admit Card  A week before the exam date
Date of Examination To be announced
Result of AE Examination To be announced

BPSC Assistant Engineer 2019- Important events and dates

Activity Tentative Dates
On-line registration  19th March 2019 to 02nd April 2019
Payment of Application Fees 19th March 2019 to 02nd April 2019
Admit Card  To be announced
Date of Examination
  • Advt No. 1/2019 Civil: 12 and13 March 2022
  • Advt. No. 2/03/04/2019Civil, Mechanical and Electrical: 26 and 27 March 2022
Result of AE Examination To be announced

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BPSC Assistant Engineer Vacancy

The vacancy for BPSC Assistant Engineer in 2019 and 2020 notifications are given below

BPSC Assistant Engineer 2020- Vacancy

There are a total of 286 vacancies altogether for the BPSC Assistant Engineer in 2020 notification. The post wise vacancies are given below in the table. 

Posts Vacancies
Assistant Engineer (03/2020) 31
Assistant Engineer (07/2020) 192
Assistant Engineer (08/2020) 61
Assistant Engineer (09/2020) 02
Total  286

BPSC Assistant Engineer Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for the BPSC Assistant engineer examination is based in educational qualifications and age limit. The Eligibility criteria for the same is given below

Eligibility Criteria
Education Qualifications Full time degree in the respective engineering discipline (civil, mechanical, and mechanical engineering) from a recognized university or institution approved by AICTE.
Age Limit Minimum age: 21 years

Maximum age(male): 37 years

Maximum age(female): 40 Years

Age Relaxation: As Per Rules of Govt. of Bihar

BPSC Assistant Engineer Exam Pattern

BPSC AE examination  for civil, electrical, and mechanical consists of 6 papers(4 compulsory papers and 2 optional papers). Compulsory paper is an objective type paper. Its has 4 subjects and the time duration for each subject is 1 hour. There will be penalty of ¼ mark for each wrong answer. The exam pattern details are given in the below table

Compulsory Papers 
Subject Paper Type Alloted Time Marks
General English Objective 60 minutes 100 Marks (Qualifying)
General Hindi Objective 60 minutes 100 Marks (Qualifying)
General Studies Objective 60 minutes 100 Marks
General Engineering Science Objective 60 minutes 100 Marks

The exam pattern for optional paper for civil, mechanical and electrical streams are given below:

Optional Papers
Subject Paper Type Alloted Time Marks
Civil/ Mechanical/ Electrical Engineering Paper 1 Objective 60 minutes 100 Marks
Civil/ Mechanical/ Electrical Engineering Paper 2 Objective 60 minutes 100 Marks

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BPSC AE compulsory papers syllabus  for civil, electrical, and mechanical are given in the table belowBPSC Assistant Engineer Syllabus

Subject Syllabus
General English Error Detection, Direct and Indirect Speech, Active and Passive Voice, Jumbled Sentence, Sentence Rearrangement, Reading Comprehension, Fill in the Blanks, Cloze Test, Sentence Improvement, One Word Substitution
General Hindi व्याकरण (Grammar), शब्दावली (Vocabulary), शब्दों का उपयोग (Usage of Words), रस, अलंकार, समास, सन्धि, पर्यायवाची शब्द /समानार्थी शब्द (Synonyms), विलोम (Antonyms), तत्सम एवं तदभव, वाक्यांशों के लिए शब्द निर्माण, लोकोक्तियाँ एवं मुहावरे (Idioms & Phrases), त्रुटि से सम्बंधित अनेकार्थी शब्द, वर्तनी (Spelling), वाक्य संशोधन, कारक, लिंग (Gender), वचन (Singular/Plural)
General Studies  Polity, Bihar GK , Economy, Physics, Physics, Botany, Zoology, Current Affairs, Static GK, Awards & Honours, Currencies & Capitals, Geography
General Engineering Electrical Measuring Instrument, Energy Conversion, Mechanics of Solids, Methodology of Constructions, Transport Phenomenon, Engineering Economy & Management, Engineering Materials, Engineering Mechanics, Environment Engineering

BPSC AE optional papers syllabus  for civil, electrical, and mechanical are given in the table below

Subject Syllabus
Civil Syllabus Paper 5
  • Structure
  • Structural Design 
  • Soil Mechanics and Foundations Engineering
Paper 6
  • Hydrology and Water Resources: Water system flow descriptionDesign of Fluid Structure 
  • Transportation Engineering 
  • Components of bridge engineering
  • Public health engineering
  • Water supply
  • Drainage and Sanitation
Electrical Syllabus Paper 5
  • Electrical circuits
  • E.M. Theory Electromagnetic Theory 
  • Matter Science (Electric Matter Materials)
  • Principles of Electrical Measurement
  • Components of estimation 
Paper 6
  • Power Tools and Methods
  • Control method
  • Electronic and Communication Electronic
Mechanical Syllabus Paper 5
  • Thermodynamics 
  • Internal combustion engines CI and SI
  • Steam Boiler
Paper 6
  • Principles of Mechanics 
  • Machine Design 
  • Material strength
  • Engineering Materials 
  • Production Engineering 

For detailed BPSC AE syllabus, candidates can follow the linked article.

BPSC Assistant Engineer Cut-off 

The cut off marks for BPSC Assistant engineer examination will be declared after release of result of the examination. The minimum cut off required to qualify for each category in the examination is given below.

Category Minimum Qualifying Marks
General 40%
Backward Classes 36.5%
Extremely Backward Class (EBC) 34%
SC/ST/PwD/Women 32%

BPSC Assistant Engineer Admit Card

BPSC Assistant Engineer Admit Card for the 2019 notification will release soon as the examinations are scheduled on 12, 13, 26 and 27 March 2022. Candidates who have applied for the examination can download the Admit Card by logging in to the BPSC AE Admit Card page. BPSC AE admit card link will be updated here once it is officially released.

BPSC AE Result 

The BPSC AE result will be released on the official website of the BPSC. Candidates who will appear for the BPSC Assistant engineer examination can check and download the result from the official website. For more updates on BPSC AE results, candidates can follow the linked article: BPSC AE Result

Aspiring candidates can check the detailed government exams on the linked page.

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