The Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) has released a recruitment notification for the 64th Combined Competitive (preliminary) Examination to various posts in the departments of the state government. The commission has recently released a notice stating that the 64th BPSC preliminary exam will be conducted on December 16, 2018.
The BPSC preliminary is one amongst the most awaited exam before wrapping up this rolling year. There is not much time left for the aspirants to prepare for this competitive exam. During the last month of preparation, whatever the aspirants master should be from the exam point of view so that the results can be positive. In order to do so, aspirants should draft a perfect exam-oriented study plan. Here are the preparation tips that help aspirants in cracking the BPSC preliminary exam in December.
BPSC CCE Selection Procedure
The selection procedure of Combined Competitive Exam consists of preliminary, main and an interview. Candidates who qualify in the preliminary will be eligible to take the main examination. The shortlisted candidates based on merit and reservation can appear for the personality test round, i.e., interview.
BPSC CCE Preliminary Exam Pattern
The 64th CCE preliminary exam will be objective type. The exam duration is two hours and carries 150 marks. The compulsory paper will be on general studies that cover a range of sections such as general science, general geography, Indian polity, Indian history, Indian economy, Indian national movement and general mental ability. However, candidates need to give special importance to Bihar while preparing for the exam.
Get The Basics Right With NCERT Textbooks
The textbooks of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) from class 7 to class 12 will help a lot in understanding the basics of each concept. We advise aspirants to refer these books during the last month of preparation which can help in understanding the concepts well in less time. Though the books cover Indian point of view, focus more on the points related to Bihar.
Current Events/ Affairs
The national, as well as international events, are very important to crack the exam. Though the weightage is less in preliminary exam compared to the main exam, we advise aspirants to dedicate some time for preparation. Mastering the current affairs will also provide inputs for understanding the contemporary issues.
This section is not only important in BPSC but also in UPSC and other PSC exams. Apart from NCERT, candidates should pick a good book of their choice and start preparing in the exam point of view. Some of the popular books for general science are General Science by Lucent and Arihant Publications.
History & Indian National Movement
History is one of the scoring sections where a question can be answered in less than a minute. In the preliminary, one should give more importance to the freedom struggle and national movement with emphasis on Bihar. Try to solve as many sample papers as possible to score well in this section because most of the questions are either repeated or related.
There will be more questions on this subject in the BPSC preliminary exam. The emphasis will be on the geography of India and Bihar. Many questions on the geography of India and Bihar will relate to the physical, social and economic geography of the country including the main features of Indian agricultural and natural resources.
Indian Polity & Economy
The questions in Indian polity and economy will test the aspirants' knowledge on the political system, Panchayati Raj, community development and planning in India and Bihar. We advise aspirants to be familiar with the most important articles and schedules in the Indian Constitution.
Some of the most prominent books that help to ace the BPSC preliminary exam.
Geography of India by Majid Hussian
Ancient Indian History by R.S. Sharma
Medieval Indian History by Satish Chandra
Modern Indian History by Bipan Chandra
Indian Polity by M. Laxmikanth