BPSC 66th CCE 2020: Bihar Public Service Commission has released the notification for the addition of 2 more vacancies and extension of the last date to apply for 66th Combined Competitive Examination. The BPSC 66th CCE 2020 notification is released at the official website of the Commission i.e. bpsc.bih.nic.in. The last to apply online for BPSC 66th CCE 2020 has been extended up to October 28, 2020. The preliminary stage examination of BPSC 66th CCE 2020 is scheduled for December 27, 2020. There is a total of 564 vacancies released for the BPSC 66th Combined Competitive (Pre) Exam 2020. The selection consists of preliminary, main, and interview. Read this article to know more about the BPSC 66th CCE 2020 exam and other important details.
Latest: BPSC 66th CCE 2020 last date to submit application form has been extended. Apply through the link given below.
BPSC 66th CCE 2020
The BPSC has released the official notification of the 66th Combined Competitive Examination. Check out the schedule of events below.
|Notification releases on||16 Sep 2020|
|Start of online application||28 Sep 2020|
|Last date to apply online|
|Release of Admit card for Prelim||To be announced|
|Prelims Exam date||27 Dec 2020|
|Declaration of Results (Prelims)||To be announced|
|Release of admit card (Mains)||To be announced|
|Exam Date (Mains)||To be announced|
|Declaration of Results (Mains)||To be announced|
|Final Interview||To be announced|
|Final result||To be announced|
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Overview of BPSC 66th CCE 2020
Every year, the Bihar Public Service Commission conducts the Combined Competitive Exam for the recruitment of graduate candidates into different vacant posts of the Bihar state government. We have provided the complete details of BPSC 66th CCE 2020 in this page. Check out a brief overview of the exam below.
|Name of Exam||66th Combined Competitive Exam|
|Conducting Body||Bihar Public Service Commission|
|Frequency||Once a year|
|Last Conducted in||2019|
|Exam Fees||Prelims: Rs 600/-|
Mains: Rs 750/-
|Mode of application||Online|
|Mode of exam||Offline|
BPSC 66th CCE 2020 Important Notice
BPSC has released a notice regarding the Addition of 2 more Seats & Date of Online Application for 66th Combined (Preliminary) Competitive Examination extended.
BPSC 66th CCE 2020 Exam Date Announced!
BPSC ha released the exam date of BPSC 66th CCE 2020 preliminary exam. The preliminary stage examination is scheduled on December 12, 2020. Refer to the image provided below:
Eligibility Criteria For BPSC 66th CCE 2020
The BPSC specifies the eligibility conditions for the Combined Competitive Examination in the official notification. The minimum eligibility criteria in terms of the limitations on age and the minimum educational qualifications can be checked below.
The age limit is specified differently for different posts. The minimum age is 20 years while the maximum permissible age is 37 years for all general candidates with respect to the post applied for. Specific relaxations applicable to the maximum age limit as per government norms are indicated through the official notification.
Candidates must have a valid Bachelors’s degree in any discipline. The degree must have been awarded by any recognized university.
Application Process Of BPSC 66th CCE 2020
The application process of BPSC 66th CCE 2020 is conducted online through the official website of the BPSC only. Once online, candidates must register at the portal and apply through the payment of the specified application fee. One must submit separate application forms for the prelims and mains. In this context, only those who qualify through the prelims are eligible to apply for the mains. Check out more details of the application process below.
The application fee is specified in the official notification. Candidates can check out the application fee for the prelims and the mains here below.
Application Fee for Prelims
|SC/ST (Bihar State)||₹150|
|Female Candidates (Reserved/UR) of Bihar State||₹ 150|
|PwD (40% or more)||₹150|
Application Fee for Mains
|SC/ST (Bihar State)||₹200|
|Female Candidates (Reserved/UR) of Bihar State||₹ 200|
|PwD (40% or more)||₹200|
Selection Procedure of BPSC 66th CCE 2020
The Combined Competitive Examination includes a three-stage selection process. The key stages of the 66th Combined Competitive Examination comprise of the Preliminary stage exam, the Main stage exam and the final investigation stage. The final results are released based on the performance of the candidates in the Main stage exam. Check out the key stages of the 66th Combined Competitive Examination below.
The preliminary stage examination is only qualifying in nature. It is the preliminary screening test of the examination. Candidates must secure the minimum qualifying marks in the preliminary exam. The preliminary exam is based on general studies and science. Qualifying candidates are eligible for the subsequent stage of the Main examination. The minimum qualifying marks in the preliminary exam is 40% for general candidates.
Candidates who qualify in the Preliminary examination are eligible to appear in the Main examination. The Main examination is based on specific subject of choice of the candidate.
The final stage of the Combined Competitive Examination is the final investigation stage. The candidates can be called for interview and document verification stage. The final results of the exam are released after the investigation stage. Candidates selected in the final merit list are appointed into various vacant posts of the state government of Bihar.
Exam Pattern Of BPSC 66th CCE 2020
The exam is held in two stages i.e. at first the prelims are held after which, the mains are held for those candidates who successfully qualify through the prelims. The detailed exam pattern of these two stages of the exam can be checked below.
Exam Pattern of Prelims
- Language: English & Hindi
- Type of questions: MCQ
- Duration: 02 hours
- Marks: 150
Exam Pattern of Mains
- Language: English & Hindi
- Type of questions: Descriptive
- Duration: 03 hours/paper
- Marks: 1000
Syllabus Of BPSC 66th CCE 2020
The syllabus of both stages of the exam is released through the official website only. We have included the indicative syllabus of the prelims and the main exams can be checked from the official notice.
Prelims are held for a single paper of 150 marks. Check out the indicative topics on which the question paper is based below.
- General Science
- Current events of national and international incidents
- History of India with special emphasis on Bihar
- Geography of India with special emphasis on Bihar
- Indian polity and economics
- Post-independence economic developments in Bihar
- Indian national movement and contribution of Bihar
- General Mental Ability
The exam for the mains is conducted for three compulsory papers and a selective paper. These papers are identified as follows.
- General Hindi
- General Studies (Paper-I)
- General Studies (Paper-II)
Candidates can select one from the given list of selective papers.
Preparation Tips For BPSC 66th CCE 2020
Candidates are advised to start early preparations in order to ensure that they can complete the entire syllabus well before time. We have included some important preparation tips here.
1: Refer to previous year papers of the BPSC 66th CCE exam. Previous year papers are good learning resources to know about the changing exam pattern and other details. A significant advantage is a repetition of questions every year that can be capitalized on to secure higher marks.
2: Make a study plan and include time for last-minute revisions. Allocate study hours to each subject/topic to prepare as per your priority and adhere to the plan. Set milestones to achieve in the study plan.
3: Solving mock tests can lead to the advantage of efficient time management. It serves the purpose to acquaint the candidate with the exam even before the exam has actually taken place.
4: Take short notes from the topics/subjects studied. This helps to memorize important topics efficiently. In addition, these short notes can be used later as last-minute revision notes too.
5: Include regular revision of subjects/topics studied in your everyday study plan.
Admit Card For BPSC 66th CCE 2020
The admit cards for the exam are released by the Commission at the official website only. It is a mandatory document that must be produced at the exam center to appear in the exam. Without the admit card, candidates are not allowed to enter the exam hall. It contains the information about the candidate, the exam and other important instructions.
One must note that candidates are not sent the admit card individually through post or other means. It is released separately before each stage of the exam and is issued in the name of the candidates. Therefore, only eligible candidates, who apply for the respective stage of the exam successfully are issued the admit card. Once released, it must be downloaded at the earliest based by logging in at the website.
Answer Key Of BPSC 66th CCE 2020
BPSC releases the official answer keys of the Prelims at the official website shortly after the exam. Since the mains exam is descriptive in nature, therefore, the answer keys for the mains exam are not prepared or released. Once released, candidates can raise objections against the same for a specified period of time.
At first, the provisional answer keys are released against which, challenges can be raised as per procedure indicated by the Commission. Thereafter, the Commission closes the window to raise objections and evaluates all valid objections. As per their validity, revisions in the answer key are made and the final answer keys are released at the website shortly before the results.
Result Of BPSC 66th CCE 2020
The BPSC releases the results of the BPSC 66th CCE 2020 exam at the official website only. Once the results are released, candidates can check them from bpsc.bih.nic.in. It comes out in the form of a merit list of selected candidates through each stage of exam. Evidently, at first, the results of the prelims are released. Those who are shortlisted have to apply for the mains exam. Once the mains exam are over, the results are released shortlisting those candidates who become eligible to appear in the final interview and document verification stage. The final results released at the website shortlist those who become eligible for appointment into the advertised posts.
The Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) is the state-level organization for fulfilling recruitment activities of various state government agencies in the state of Bihar. The BPSC conducts recruitment examinations to fill vacancies in different civil service posts in the State of Bihar. BPSC is the apex body conducting such recruitment examinations in the state. The organization was formed in the year 1956 with the headquarters located in the city of Patna.