BPSC Syllabus 2022: Download Prelims, Mains Syllabus PDF

The Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) has issued the BPSC Syllabus 2022 for the recruitment of applicants for the coveted Bihar PSC positions. The candidates will be assigned to positions such as Sub Divisional Officer (SDO), Rural Development Officer, District Sanapark Officer, and other PCS level Officers, among others. If you want to pass the BPSC exam, you must have a thorough comprehension of the subject. Prelims and Mains exams are part of the BPSC syllabus.

Only the General Studies (GS) paper is included in the BPSC Pre-Syllabus. The BPSC Mains syllabus, on the other hand, includes Hindi, GS 1, GS 2, and an optional subject. For the social, economic, political, and cultural elements, both levels will heavily rely on Bihar GK. We’ve included the 67th BPSC curriculum in this post so you may use it to study for the exam and do well on it.

BPSC Syllabus 2022

The Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) has released the BPSC Syllabus 2022 along with the official announcement for the Prelims and Mains exams. The Prelims test will consist of objective questions, whilst the Mains exam will be descriptive. The BPSC test syllabus for this year has remained unchanged. The new BPSC syllabus for the 67th BPSC test is available here for candidates taking the BPSC 2022 exam. You can download the PDF in Hindi and English to better grasp the curriculum by clicking on the link provided in this post.

BPSC 2022 Overview

Brief information about the key points of the BPSC exam is given in the table below:

BPSC Syllabus 2022


Exam Name

Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC)

Exam Frequency


Selection Process 

Prelims, Mains, Interview 

Number of Papers for Prelims Syllabus 

One (1): General Studies 

Number of Papers for Mains Syllabus 

Four (4): General Hindi: Qualifying Paper, General Studies 1, General Studies 2, Optional Subject 

Type of Questions 

Prelims: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Mains: Descriptive 

Total Marks for Prelims


Total Marks for Mains Exam 


Mode of Exam 


BPSC 2022 Prelims Syllabus

The General Studies paper is the only topic in the BPSC Prelims syllabus. The GS paper is designed to correspond to the UPSC Prelims test. The BPSC syllabus 2022 for the Prelims test is provided here.

  1. General Mental Ability questions
  2. Indian Polity and Economy
  3. General Science that will test the understanding of Science, matters of everyday observation and experience
  4. Indian Polity and Economy will test the candidate’s knowledge about the country’s political system, Panchayati Raj, community development, planning in India and Bihar
  5. Current Affairs of national and international importance.
  6. History of Bihar
  7. History of India and its salient feature
  8. Indian National Movement and role played by Bihar in it
  9. Questions on the Indian National Movement shall have questions on the nature and character of the 19th-century resurgence, growth of nationalism and attainment of Independence
  10. Understanding of the subject in its social, economic and political aspects
  11. Geography of India
  12. The geographical division of Bihar, major river systems
  13. Major changes in the economy of Bihar post-independence
  14. Physical, social and economic Geography of the country including the main features of Indian agricultural and natural resources
  15. features of Indian agricultural and natural resources.

BPSC Prelims Syllabus: Important Points

The BPSC Prelims exam is designed to assess a candidate’s knowledge of general knowledge. The BPSC Pre-exam syllabus lays the groundwork for candidates to qualify for the Mains exam. Here are some important aspects to remember about the BPSC Prelims Syllabus.

  • All the questions in the prelims exam are objective (multiple choice questions) type.
  • There is no negative marking.
  • The prelims exam is a screening test, therefore, its result will not be considered for the final merit list.

BPSC 2022 Mains Syllabus

The BPSC Mains syllabus focuses mostly on the applicants’ understanding of General Studies. The Mains exam will have four papers: General Hindi, General Studies 1, General Studies 2, and Optional topic.

For the BPSC Mains test, applicants can choose any one of 34 papers from a list. The syllabus for the BPSC Mains test is listed below for all topics.


BPSC Syllabus Topics for Mains 



General Hindi (Qualifying)



General Studies Paper 1



General Studies Paper 2



Optional Paper




BPSC 2022 Syllabus: Hindi

The BPSC Hindi Mains Exam Syllabus would be descriptive and qualifying in nature. The Hindi syllabus would be based on the Bihar School Education Board (BSEB) standard. To prepare for this subject, you might study from any decent Hindi book. The topics covered in the Mains syllabus are listed below.

  • Syntax: 25 Marks
  • Essay: 30 Marks
  • Grammar: 30 Marks
  • Summarisation: 15 Marks

Because the General Hindi paper is simply a qualifying paper, its marks will not be taken into account while determining the final rank.

BPSC 2022 Syllabus: GS Paper 1

The relevance of the BPSC Syllabus for GS and optional papers will influence your merit list. The BPSC Syllabus for GS Paper 1 is an expansion of the Prelims syllabus. However, you must answer the questions in a descriptive manner for the Mains syllabus. The following is the syllabus for the BPSC GS Paper 1 exam.

  • Modern History of Bihar will have questions on the introduction and expansion of western education, technical education as well.
  • Knowledge of Mauryan and Pal art features
  • Santhal Uprising, Revolt of 1857 in Bihar, Birsa movement, Champaran Satyagrah, Quit India Movement, 1942
  • Modern History of India and Indian Culture: This will have questions based on India’s history with special reference to Bihar from the 19th century onwards.
  • Bihar’s role in the freedom struggle of India
  • Patna Kalam painting
  • Statistical analysis, graphs and diagrams will consist of exercises to test the candidate’s ability to draw common-sense conclusions from information presented in statistical, graphical or diagrammatic form and to point out deficiencies, limitations or inconsistencies therein.
  • Questions based on Gandhi, Tagore and Nehru.

BPSC 2022 Syllabus: GS Paper 2

The BPSC GS Paper 2 syllabus will include questions that will test your knowledge of Indian politics, with a focus on Bihar.

  • Questions will be asked to test your knowledge your awareness of Science in India and Bihar
  • Geography of India such as the physical, economic and social geography of India and Bihar
  • The role and impact of science and technology in the development of India and Bihar
  • Indian Political system including political system in Bihar
  • Indian economy, Planning in India

BPSC 2022 Syllabus: Optional Exam Subjects

All candidates must also take one optional topic. There are 34 optional subjects to choose from. The following are the optional subjects for the Mains syllabus.

  1. Philosophy
  2. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
  3. Bangla Language and Literature
  4. Sociology
  5. Physics
  6. Commerce and Accountancy
  7. Geology
  8. Botany
  9. Mathematics
  10. Political Science and International Relations
  11. Civil Engineering
  12. Economics
  13. Sanskrit Language and Literature
  14. Maithili Language and Literature
  15. History
  16. Pali Language and Literature
  17. Urdu Language and Literature
  18. Mechanical Engineering
  19. Law
  20. Electrical Engineering
  21. Chemistry
  22. Persian Language and Literature
  23. Statistics
  24. Arabic Language and Literature
  25. Psychology
  26. Agriculture
  27. Management
  28. Labor and Social Welfare
  29. Public Administration
  30. Zoology
  31. English Language and Literature
  32. Anthropology
  33. Geography
  34. Hindi Language and Literature

BPSC 2022 Syllabus: Interview

The BPSC interview is a requirement of the exam. Only those who pass the BPSC Pre and Mains exams will be able to participate in the interview. A panel of distinguished individuals will interview the candidates. The purpose of the interview is to assess the candidates’ analytical and mental abilities.

BPSC 2022 Books for Preparation

Because the level of competence required is not extremely high, any high school textbook will sufficient to prepare for this paper. NCERT Textbooks are suggested for students in grades 6 through 12.

General Studies Textbooks

The following is a list of books that candidates can use to prepare for the two General Studies papers of the BPSC Mains.

  • Indian Economy – Ramesh Singh.
  • Questions on Indian Economy are linked with Current Affairs
  • India’s Ancient Past – R.S. Sharma.
  • History Of Medieval India – Satish Chandra
  • Indian Polity for Civil Services Examinations – M. Laxmikanth. (ESSENTIAL FOR UPSC)
  • Science and Technology in India – Ravi P Agrahari.
  • Introduction to the Constitution of India – D. D. Basu (only for Mains)
  • Indian Art and Culture – Nitin Singhania
  • Read NCERT textbooks for Science and Technology topics selectively, follow Current Affairs

Books for Optional Subjects

  • Basic Level Mathematics- Part 1 and Part 2 by Goyal Brothers
  • B.L.Growers [Gandhi & Sub hash]
  • Upkars Today General Knowledge by Khanna and Verma
  • A Brief Introduction to Indian Constitution by Xaviers Pinto
  • Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation by Arun Sharma
  • D.D.Kausambis historical outline book for ancient India
  • R.S.Agarwal [Arithmetic]
  • R.S. Agrawal book for Aptitude
  • Wren & Martin [English Grammar]
  • Essential of Grammar- Oxford Publications
  • Medieval By J.L.Mehta

BPSC Syllabus FAQs

Is there any negative marking in the BPSC Prelims exam?

In the BPSC Prelims, there is no negative marking.

Is the BPSC exam available in both English and Spanish?

The BPSC tests are bilingual, with the exception of the English language section, which is exclusively offered in English.

Is there a pattern to the questions in the BPSC?

Yes, applicants may discover repetitive or similar problems from the Freedom Struggle and National Movement with a concentration on Bihar section if they tackle prior year question papers.

Is BPSC a difficult exam?

Yes, the BPSC exam is a difficult and competitive one, and it is thus highly regarded.

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