BPSC 66th CCE 2021: The Bihar Public Service Commission has published the official advertisement & schedule of events for BPSC 66th CCE Main Exam 2021 at the official website bpsc.bih.nic.in. Earlier the Commission conducted the Prelims and the result is available now. Those who qualified in the Prelims can now appear in the Main exam scheduled to be held on June 05, 2021. The Commission is inviting online applications from eligible candidates to appear in the Main exam. The window to submit online applications for the BPSC 66th CCE Main 2021 will remain open from April 06 to 30, 2021 only. Besides, candidates have to send the hard copy of the application form to the Commission with specified documents by May 07, 2021. The selection process consists of the prelims, main, and interview. Read this article to know more about the BPSC 66th CCE 2021 exam and associated details.
Latest: BPSC 66th CCE 2021 Main Exam Date is announced! Check out the complete schedule here!
BPSC 66th CCE 2021
BPSC released the official notification of the 66th Combined Competitive Examination early in September last year. In due course of time, the Commission announced addition of 127 more vacancies leading to a total of 564 vacancies available for the BPSC 66th Combined Competitive 2021 recruitment exam. Check out the table below for all the important dates related to the exam below.
|BPSC 66th CCE 2021||Date|
|Notification release||16 Sep 2020|
|Start of online application (Prelims)||28 Sep 2020|
|Last date to apply online (Prelims)|
|Release of Admit card (Prelims)||16 Dec 2020|
|Prelims Exam date||27 Dec 2020|
|Release of Answer Key||21 Jan 2021|
|Last date to raise objections||05 Feb 2021|
|Prelims Re-Exam date||14 Feb 2021|
|Release of Answer Key||25 Feb 2021|
|Declaration of Results (Prelims)||24 Mar 2021|
|Start of online application (Mains)||06 Apr 2021|
|Last date to apply online (Mains)||30 Apr 2021|
|Last date to submit hard copy of application form (Mains)||07 May 2021|
|Release of admit card (Mains)||To be announced|
|Exam Date (Mains)||05 Jun 2021|
|Declaration of Results (Mains)||To be announced|
|Final Interview||To be announced|
|Declaration of Final result||To be announced|
Overview of BPSC 66th CCE 2021
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 2021 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||2020|
|Exam Fees||Prelims: Rs 600/-|
Mains: Rs 750/-
|Mode of application||Online|
|Mode of exam||Offline|
BPSC 66th CCE 2021 Latest Updates
Advertisement & Schedule for BPSC 66th CCE 2021 Main Exam Released
The Commission has released the official advertisement and complete schedule of events of the Main stage exam of BPSC 66th CCE 2021. Those who qualified through the Prelims are invited to apply online for the Main exam by paying the requisite application fee.
Admit Cards for 66th Combined (Preliminary) Competitive Re-Examination dated 14.02.2021 has been uploaded.
Date of Commencement of 66th Combined (Preliminary) Competitive Re-Examination
Bihar Public Service Commission is conducting the re-examination of the 66th Combined (Preliminary) Competitive Exam. The 66th Combined (Preliminary) Competitive Re-Examination is scheduled for February 14, 2021. Check the official notice below.
List of 01 Provisionally Eligible Candidate – 66th Combined (Preliminary) Competitive Examination
Minor Corrections in Names of Centre No. 087 (East Champaran) and 863 (Patna) – 66th Combined (Preliminary) Competitive Examination
Click here to check List of new 11 Provisionally Eligible Candidates (after invitation of objection) – 66th Combined (Preliminary) Competitive Examination.
BPSC 66th CCE 2021 Admit Card
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.
- Click here to download admit card.
- Click here for instructions for downloading admit card
- Click here to check Important Notice: Minor corrections in names of Centre.
- Click here to check Important Notice: For Candidates of 66th Combined (Preliminary) Competitive Examination.
- Click here to check 66th Combined (Preliminary) Competitive Examination – for candidates whose image of photograph/signature on the Admit Cards is not proper and Ghoshna Patra (Declaration Form) to be filled and submitted by the Candidates.
Exam Pattern Of BPSC 66th CCE 2021
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 2021
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 2021
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.
BPSC 66th CCE 2021 -Latest Updates
Important Notice: Regarding 66th Combined (Preliminary) Competitive Examination.
Click here to check List of Ineligible (Under Age & Over Age) Candidates
Important Notice: Addition of 127 more vacancies under 66th Combined Competitive Examination
BPSC has released a notice regarding the Addition of 127 more Seats 66th Combined (Preliminary) Competitive Examination 2020.
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 2021 Prelims 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 2021
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 2021
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 2021
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.
BPSC 66th CCE 2021 Result
BPSC releases the results of the BPSC 66th CCE 2021 exams at the official website only. The result releases separately after exam stage of exam i.e. after Prelims, after Mains and the final result. Once the result is released, candidates can check them from online at the official website bpsc.bih.nic.in. It is published in the form of a merit list of selected candidates through each stage of exam.
Those who are shortlisted through the Prelims result have to apply online for the Mains exam and appear in it as per schedule. Once the Main exam is over, the results are released shortlisting those candidates who become eligible to appear in the final interview and document verification stage. The final results releases at the website indicating the candidates who are shortlisted for appointment to the advertised vacant posts.
BPSC 66th CCE 2021 Answer Key
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.
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.