BPSC CDPO exam dates for 2023 recruitment process are not yet announced.

The Bihar Public Service Commission conducted the CDPO Mains exam for the year 2022 on November 8th and 9th, 2022. The admit cards for the exam were available to download on November 2nd, 2022 on the official website of the commission. The Children Development Project Officer (CDPO) exam is among the most renowned exams the Bihar Public Service Commission conducts for the social welfare department in Bihar. The BPSC CDPO exam is conducted in three stages: Prelims, Mains and Interviews. 

The official notification for BPSC CDPO 2023 exam is not yet released.

The official notification for BPSC CDPO 2022 exam was released on March 3, 2021. The BPSC CDPO Recruitment Notification 2022 was published to fill 55 positions of Child Development Officer. The minimum educational criteria, age restriction and nationality requirements must be met by applicants in order for them to be considered for the BPSC CDPO selection process in 2023. 

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The salary of the appointed candidates will be in the pay scale of INR 6.2-12 Lakhs per annum. Other details related to the job profile, exam dates, eligibility, vacancy, exam pattern etc of the BPSC CDPO are discussed in this article.

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Overview Of BPSC CDPO Exam

The vacancies for the 2023 recruitment process is not yet released.

The vacancies for Child Development Project Officer (CDPO) positions were announced by BPSC in an official notice released on its website on March 3, 2021. For the CDPO, a total of 55 vacancies across various Departments have been announced. It is advised for interested candidates to regularly check the website for official notifications and updates regarding the exam and other important information. The following provides interested applicants with an overview of the exam:

Overview of BPSC CDPO Exam 2023
Event Details
Conducting Body Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC)
Post Child Development Officer (CDPO)
Location of the Job Bihar
Recent Notification BPSC CDPO 2023-24
Selection Process
  • Prelims Exam 
  • Mains Exam 
  • Interview
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Online
Vacancies To be released
Application Fees
  • Unreserved/General- Rs.600 
  • SC/ST/PWD/Ex-Servicemen- Rs.150
Age Limit 21-37 years
Education Graduation in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks
Official website bpsc.bih.nic.in
BPSC CDPO Notification  To be released
BPSC CDPO Online Registration To be released
BPSC CDPO Application Submission To be released
BPSC CDPO Prelims Exam Date  To be released
BPSC CDP Prelims Result Release To be released
BPSC CDPO Mains Application Form Start Date To be released
BPSC CDPO Mains Exam Date To be released

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BPSC CDPO Selection Process

The three steps of the BPSC CDPO Selection Process are listed below.

  • Prelims: The preliminary step of the selection process entails an exam with 150 total questions which are objective in nature. Each question carries 1 mark and there is no negative marking. The candidates who are able to score above the cut off marks are eligible to write the next stage of the exam.
  • Mains: Candidates will be selected to appear in the Mains Exam, which is the next phase of the selection process. The Mains stage includes two rounds of exams: compulsory and optional paper sections. Candidates must pass both sections to appear for the final stage of the exam.
  • Interview: Candidates who obtain marks more than the cut off marks in both Prelims and Mains are then called for the final stage of the exam, the Interview. The Interview will be conducted for 120 marks.

Candidates who are interested in taking the BPSC exam can check the detailed BPSC Notification in the linked article. Other related links are:

BPSC Preparation BPSC Exam Pattern
BPSC Eligibility BPSC Syllabus

BPSC CDPO Eligibility

The requirements that applicants must meet in order to be considered for the BPSC CDPO position are known as the CDPO eligibility criteria. This includes criteria based on age, education, the number of tries, and other factors. The following provides an overview of the exam eligibility:

BPSC CDPO Eligibility
S.No. Factor Condition
1 Nationality Indian
2 Education Graduation in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks
3 Age Limit 21-37years (Age Relaxation for a certain category of people)
4 No. of Attempts Until the Age Eligibility is crossed. There is no limit specified for the number of attempts
5 Experience No prior experience is required

The Commission has given age relaxation to candidates in several categories. More details on age relaxation are provided in the table below.

S.No. Categories Age Relaxation
1 General None
2 Female 3 years
3 BC/EBC 3 years
4 SC/ST 5 years

For details of BPSC Eligibility criteria candidates must visit the linked page.

BPSC CDPO Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Understanding the Bihar CDPO test format is essential. Information about the types of questions asked, the total marks awarded, the time allotted, negative marking and other details are provided in the exam pattern. The exam schedule for each stage of the exam is detailed in the table below:

Prelims:

The BPSC CDPO is an online or computer-based test. There will be 150 questions in total. Multiple-choice questions of the objective kind will be included in the test. One mark will be given for each correct answer to the question and there will be no negative marking.

BPSC CDPO Prelims Exam Pattern
Subjects No. of Questions Marks Allotted Duration
General Knowledge 150 150 2 Hours
Total 150 150

Mains

The Mains exam has four subjects and is subjective in nature. Besides Hindi, which carries 100 marks, the three papers carry 300 marks each. The total duration of the exam is 3 hours.

BPSC CDPO Prelims Exam Pattern
S. No. Subjects Marks Allotted Duration
1 Hindi 100 3 Hours
2 General Studies-I 300 3 Hours
3 General Studies-II 300 3 Hours
4 Home Science/Psychology/Sociology/Labour and Social Welfare 300 3 Hours
Total 1000 12 Hours

Candidates should study the detailed BPSC CDPO Exam Pattern, provided in the linked article. The main subjects from which questions are asked in the exam are General Knowledge and General Awareness, General Hindi, General Studies Paper-I & II and Optional subjects. The BPSC CDPO Syllabus is also given in detail in the same article.

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BPSC CDPO Vacancy

The Commission declared a total of 55 positions for this 2022 recruitment. The following table lists the total number of vacancies by category and gender:

BPSC CDPO Vacancy
Category Vacancies
Unreserved/General 22
Other Backward Classes 06
Female Candidates of Other Backward Classes 02
Economically Backward Classes 11
SC 09
ST 00
PWD 05
Total 55

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BPSC CDPO Notification

As stated above the CDPO Exam is conducted in three stages: Prelims, Mains and Interviews. Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) releases an official notification announcing the vacancies for Child Development Project Officer (CDPO) on its official website.

CDPO 2023 Notification is not yet released. The notification dates are given in the following table:

BPSC CDPO Notification 2023-24
Event Date
BPSC CDPO Notification Release 2023-24 To be announced
BPSC CDPO Start of Online Registration To be announced
BPSC CDPO Last Day to Apply Online To be announced
BPSC CDPO Mains Application Form Start Date To be announced
BPSC CDPO Last Day to Apply Online for Mains exam To be announced

CDPO 2022 Notification was released on 3rd March 2022. More details regarding the notification dates are given in the following table:

BPSC CDPO Notification 2021-22
Event Date
BPSC CDPO Notification Release 2021-22 03rd March 2021
BPSC CDPO Start of Online Registration 05th March 2021
BPSC CDPO Last Day to Apply Online 01st April 2021
BPSC CDPO Mains Application Form Start Date 21st September 2022
BPSC CDPO Last Day to Apply Online for Mains exam 7th October 2022

For more information, candidates can read the BPSC CDPO Notification in its entirety on the attached page.

BPSC CDPO Online Application

The BPSC CDPO online application process will be notified with the release of official notification for 2023 recruitment.

The application for the CDPO exam is accepted online. If candidates want to appear for the BPSC CDPO exam, they must apply online. The 2022 Child Development Project Officer exam received submissions for the Prelims exam from March 5th to April 1st, 2021.  The online application for the Mains exam was started on October 7th, 2022. The detailed procedure to apply online is given on the BPSC CDPO Apply Online page.

Payments can be made with credit/debit cards, UPI, or net banking. The fees will vary depending on which category the candidates fall into. The following list includes the application fee by category:

BPSC CDPO Application Fee
S.No. Category Application Fee
1 General INR 600
2 SC/ST INR 150
3 PwD/ Handicapped Candidates INR 150
4 Reserved Female candidates who are residents of Bihar INR 150

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BPSC CDPO Exam Dates

According to the official notification, important dates of the Bihar CDPO exam are given below:

BPSC CDPO Exam Dates 2023
Event Date
BPSC CDPO Notification Release To be announced
BPSC CDPO Begining of Online Registration To be announced
BPSC CDPO Application Submission Day To be announced
BPSC CDPO Prelims Admit Card Release Date  To be announced
BPSC CDPO Prelims Exam Date  To be announced
BPSC CDP Prelims Result Release To be announced
BPSC CDPO Answer Key Release Date (Provisional) To be announced
BPSC CDPO Final Answer Key Release To be announced
BPSC CDP Prelims Result Release To be announced
BPSC CDPO Mains Application Form Start Date To be announced
BPSC CDPO Mains Admit Card Release Date  To be announced
BPSC CDPO Mains Exam Date To be announced
BPSC CDPO Interview Admit Card Release Date To be announced

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BPSC CDPO Admit Card

Admit Card is an important document for any competitive exam. No candidate will be permitted to take the exam without an admit card, hence applicants must download their BPSC CDPO Admit Card beforehand. The BPSC CDPO admit card will be uploaded three to four days before the exam on the official website of the commission. It would include the candidate’s personal information, the exam date, timings, exam location, and other important instructions that they need to abide by. The important dates of the BPSC CDPO Admit Cards are:

Events 2023 Dates
BPSC CDPO Prelims Admit Card  To be announced
BPSC CDPO Mains Admit Card  To be announced
BPSC CDPO Interview Admit Card  To be announced

Procedure to download the Bihar CDPO exam and other important documents to be carried in the examination hall are given in detail in the BPSC CDPO Admit Card page. Candidates should visit the same for any recent updates and download the CDPO admit card. 

To stay updated with the BPSC Admit Card details, candidates can check the linked article.

BPSC CDPO Cut Off

The cut off is the minimum score needed to advance to the next step of the recruitment process. The total number of vacancies, the number of applicants who took the CDPO Exam, the degree of exam difficulty, etc. are some of the factors that affect the cut off marks. If a candidate does not meet the cutoff marks, he will be regarded as ineligible for further consideration. 

The Bihar CDPO Cut Off is released separately for all three stages of the exam. The dates of the CDPO cut off marks for different stages of the exam are:

Events 2023 Dates
BPSC CDPO Prelims Cut Off  To be announced
BPSC CDPO Mains Cut Off  To be announced
BPSC CDPO Final Cut Off   To be announced

The BPSC CDPO Prelims cut off was announced recently. For general applicants, the BPSC CDPO cut off 2022 was 105 marks. For general (female) candidates, the cut off score is 100. 

The detail of the minimum qualified marks, expected cut off and final cut off and merit list are given in the BPSC CDPO Cut Off. Candidates can visit the link attached to know more.

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BPSC CDPO Results

The results of the CDPO exam are declared after each step of the examination is over. The BPSC publishes results for each stage, separately on the official website.

The results of the BPSC CDPO Prelims test were released on September 12, 2022. Out of the 96840 applicants who sat for the CDPO exam, 883 were chosen to take the Mains exam, which was held on the 8th and 9th of November 2022.

The important date for the BPSC CDPO results are given below:

Particular BPSC CDPO 2023 Date
BPSC CDP Prelims Result  To be announced
BPSC CDPO Mains Result To be announced
BPSC CDPO Final Result To be announced

To download the result get the direct link of Bihar CDPO Results, on the linked page. The page also contains instructions to download the CDPO result.

BPSC CDPO Answer Key

The official BPSC CDPO answer key 2022 PDF for the General Studies papers for sets A, B, C and D are released separately on the official website of the commission. Based on how well candidates perform in the exam, candidates can compute their score and confirm the correct answers for sets A, B, C and D, using the answer key. 

The 2023 answer key will be released once exam is conducted and results are announced.

The answer key is provided for the CDPO Prelims exam only. There is no answer key for the CDPO Mains exam as it is subjective in nature. Important dates related to the answer key are: 

Events Important Dates
Bihar CDPO 2022 Unofficial Answer Key  15 May 2022
Bihar CDPO 2022 Provisional Answer Key  8 June 2022
Bihar CDPO Answer Key Challenge Window 17 June 2022, up to 5 PM
Final BPSC CDPO Answer Key 12 September 2022

Candidates can find direct links to download the BPSC CDPO Answer Key, on the linked page. The page also details steps to download the answer key and raise objections, if any against the answer key.

BPSC CDPO Job Profile

The job description for the BPSC CDPO as well as the salary information must be known by all interested candidates. Once chosen as a CDPO under the commission, one will be required to carry out the following duties:

  • Decrease the risk of death, hunger, illness and rate of school dropout.
  • To better health and nutrition.
  • Development in the areas of physical, psychological and social wellness to offer children a stronger foundation to flourish and grow. 
  • Improved departmental coordination which is necessary to support child development.
  • Implement a Supplementary Nutrition Program.
  • Implement the ICDS scheme.
  • Submission of ideas to the Directorate regarding plans, the budget estimate, the five-year plan, the annual plan, etc.
  • To support nursing moms in caring for their newborns and to provide for all the child’s nutritional and health needs by providing adequate nutrition and health education.

The probation period for the CDPO posts is two years. Candidates may be posted in any area of Bihar after being chosen. After the probationary period is over, qualified candidates can advance to higher positions within the organisation. 

Additionally, they will have access to incentives, raises, extra bonuses, commissions, and other advantages. It will improve the candidate’s merit and be a great BPSC CDPO career development opportunity.

Read/download the detailed BPSC Syllabus for Prelims and Mains to prepare for the exam better.

BPSC CDPO Salary

The BPSC CDPO Salary and Benefits in 2023 would be closely related to the level 11 pay matrix of the Bihar Government. The salary range for BPSC CDPOs as of pay level 9 and following the 7th Pay Commission is between Rs 53100 and 167800, according to the BPSC CDPO Notification 2021–2022.

The details of the salary structure of the BPSC CDPO are given below:

BPSC CDPO Salary Structure
Particulars Amount
Grade Pay INR 5400
Pay Scale INR 53100-Rs 167800
Pay Band 9300 to 34800
Basic Salary INR 53100
Maximum Salary INR 167800
HRA (House Rent Allowances) As Per Rule
MA (Medical Allowance) As Per Rule
DA (Dearness Allowances) 17% of Basic Salary (As per rule)
PF (10% of Basic) 5310
Telephone Charges Paid by Government
Electricity Bills Paid by Government

Candidates can learn about the following to know salary structure of the other government exams:

Indian Foreign Service (IFS) Officers Pay Scale and Perks IAS Officer Salary Structure
IPS Salary Structure UPSC CDS Salary

The BPSC CDPO Recruitment has a positive workplace culture and offers employees several government-funded benefits as well as opportunities to advance their careers. They will be given the option of flexible work schedules and travel within the state. Candidates are encouraged to often check the official website for any new updates.

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Frequently Asked Questions about BPSC CDPO Exam

Q1

Q1. Do BPSC CDPO posts offer annual increments?

Ans: According to the level 11 pay matrix of the Bihar government, the increment will take place twice a year.
Q2

Q2. For the BPSC CDPO exam, are there any vacancies based on reservations?

Ans. Yes, there are vacancies for the BPSC CDPO Exam according to the reservations policy in India.
Q3

Q3. Is it possible for a candidate to move to a different state after passing the BPSC CDPO exam?

Ans. No, postings will be only within Bihar. Relocation to a different state won’t be an option.
Q4

Q4. How many vacancies were released for the BPSC CDPO exam in 2021?

Ans.  There were 55 vacancies released in the CDPO notification 2021-22. The total number of vacancies for 2017 was 33 vacancies.