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Bihar Public Service Commission Recruitment 2017 (BPSC Recruitment)


  1. Introduction

The Bihar Public Service Commission Recruitment 2017 (BPSC Recruitment) drive has invited applications for Recruitment of Child Development Officer from the interested candidates. There are 30 posts in total. This is a very good opportunity for those who want to get a job in Public Service Sector. Read on to get all the information regarding eligibility, exam date, syllabus, pattern, etc.

For your ease, you can also download the notification by clicking on the link below:

BPSC Recruitment 2017 Notification

  1. Bihar Public Service Commission Recruitment 2017 Vacancy details

A total of 30 vacancies are there for Child Development Officer which are as follows:

  • General- 15
  • OBC- 10
  • SC- 5
  1. Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

  • A graduation degree in any discipline from a University recognized by Government of India or an equivalent qualification

Age (As on 1 August 2017)

Category Minimum age Maximum Age
General 21 37
SC/ST 21 42
OBC 21 40


The difference in maximum age is due to relaxation given to certain categories.

  1. Important Dates

Activity Date (Tentative) Offlicial link
Release of BPSC Recruitment Notification 2017 12 September, 2017 See notification here
Start of  Online Registration 12 September, 2017  

Direct link to Register

Last date for Online Registration 10 October, 2017
Last date of form completion 20/10/2017
Last Date to submit documents 2 November, 2017  
BPSC Exam Date Will come soon


  1. Selection Procedure

Bihar Public Service Commission Recruitment 2017 exam will be conducted in 3 stages – Prelims, Mains and an interview. The prelims exam is an objective test. Those who clear the prelims are called for the Mains exam which is a subjective test. The applicants who clear the Mains are called for the interview.

S.No. Exam Mode Type Marks
1 Preliminary Exam Online Objective 150
2 Mains Exam Online Objective 1000
3 Interview   Interview 120


You have to choose an optional subject from General Science, Sociology and Psychology for the Mains exam.

6. Bihar Public Service Commission Recruitment 2017 Exam Pattern

Exam Maximum Marks Time
Prelims 150 120 minutes
Mains 1000 720 minutes
Interview 120 Not defined

 The marks and time allotted to prelims, Mains and interview are mentioned below:


Mains exam consists of 4 papers – Hindi, General Studies – I, General Studies – II and optional paper

Paper Marks Time
General Hindi 100 3 hours
General Studies – I 300 3 hours
General Studies – II 300 3 hours
Optional 300 3 hours


  1. Application procedure

  • Click on the following link to fill the online application

Direct Link to Apply

  • Fill the application form
  • Upload the requirement documents
  • Pay the fee through state bank e-challan or you may also pay the fee online.
  • Pay fees online
  • Take print out of the application


You should have a valid email id before applying for this exam. Those who do not have a valid email id are advised to first create an email id and then do the registration.

  1. Application Fee

  • 150/- for SC/ST from Bihar/PWD candidates.
  • 600/- for all others
  1. Admit Card

The admit card will be made available a few days before the exam. We will update you accordingly.

  1. Pay Scale:

Pay scale is 9300 – 34800 + 4800 grade pay.

  1. BPSC Exam Syllabus:

 BPSC Anthropology Syllabus

  • History, Methodological, Biological, Prehistoric Archaeology.

Bihar Biotechnology Syllabus

  • Genetic Engineering, Immunology, Bio-Technology, Environmental Biotechnology.

BPSC Botany Syllabus

  • Algae, Fungi, Morphology, Plant Physiology, Plant growth and growth hormones.

BPSC Sanskrit Syllabus

  • History of Vedic Literature, History of Sanskrit Literature.

Bihar Public Service Commission Sociology Syllabus

  • Indian Society, Rural Sociology, Sociological Tradition

BPSC Lecturer Statistics Syllabus

  • Probability Theory, Probability Distributions.

Statistical Methods.

  • Estimation and Testing of Hypothesis, Sampling Techniques and Designs of Experiments.

BPSC Zoology Syllabus

  • Biology of Non-Chordates and Chordates, Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Endocrinology, Immunology.


Bihar PSC Chemistry Syllabus

  • Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.

Bihar PSC English Syllabus

  • Significant developments in English literature from Renaissance to Modern Age, Indian English Literature, American Literature.

BPSC Public Administration Syllabus

  • Public Administration, Evolution of Indian Administration, Evolution of Local Governance in India, Comparative Public Administration


  1. Preparation

Prepare for this exam from the below-mentioned sources.

  1. NCERT
  2. Bihar Special Book
  3. Previous years questions
  4. Pratiyogita Darpan

Official Links

Link for BPSC 2017 Notification

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