Bihar Public Service Commission
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BPSC 2023 Admit Card: Eligibility Criteria for Prelims, Main and Interview Round

BPSC eligibility criteria is laid out by BPSC itself. The eligibility criteria is released in the official notification. Hence candidates should read the official notification with at-most attentiveness.
BPSC Eligibility

BPSC Eligibility

BPSC Eligibility Criteria: BPSC eligibility criteria are laid out by the BPSC itself and candidates can check the syllabus on the official website. Usually, the exam conducting body releases the syllabus along with the official notification. Hence, it is important for candidates to check the BPSC official notification carefully. The eligibility criteria determine whether the candidate is able to appear for the examination. Hence, it is advisable for all the candidates who are appearing for the examination to check the eligibility criteria before filling the application form.

There are several factors that determine the eligibility criteria including nationality, age limit, educational qualification, and physical fitness. Therefore, candidates are advised to check each area thoroughly. Once the candidate fulfills the eligibility criteria, then he or she can fill the BPSC application form. Candidates who successfully fill out the application form will then be eligible to get the admit card. 

Meanwhile, the BPSC exam is conducted to recruit candidates for various civil service posts that have been offered under the administration of the Bihar government. While the prelims of BPSC have already taken place on 12th February 2023, candidates who clear the prelims will be eligible to appear for the mains exam that will be held on May 12, 2023. 

BPSC Eligibility Criteria

Candidates while checking the eligibility criteria should know that it is necessary for them to fulfil the minimum eligibility for the examination as without fulfilling it, they will not be allowed to fill the BPSC application form. While the maximum age restrictions for certain categories are variable, the BPSC 68th lower age limit eligibility for applicants is established at 18. The upper age limit for general male candidates is 37 years, for general female candidates and OBC candidates it is 40 years, and for SC and ST candidates it is 42 years.

During the document verification procedure, the candidates must present the necessary papers. In order to be eligible for the BPSC 68th Recruitment, you must complete this step. Candidates who are unable to provide these papers will be eliminated from consideration for employment. The preliminary test, main exam, and interview results are the only factors used for selecting applicants.

BPSC Eligibility Criteria For Age Limit 

The applicant for the BPSC must meet the age requirements outlined in the official notification. The same age requirements are shown below.

The lower age limit for all the candidates appearing for the BPSC exam must be 18 years, whereas the upper age limits differ for candidates belonging to different categories. 

The BPSC Age Limit for General Category for Male Candidates 

  • Minimum age – 21 years
  • Maximum age – 37 years

The BPSC Age Limit for Females:

  • General Female - 40 Years 
  • OBC/ OBC (Male/Female) - 40 years
  • SC / SC (Male/Female) - 42 years

Further, candidates can take a look at the following minimum age limit for different posts: 

Name of post

Minimum Age

Bihar Administrative Service 


Supply Inspector 


Block Panchayat Raj Officer


State Tax Assistant Commissioner 


Welfare Officer 


Bihar Education Service


Planning Authority/District Planning Authority 


Assistant Director Child Protection Services 


Assistant Planning Officer/Assistant Director 


Labor superintendent 


District Audit Authority Cooperation Committees and Equivalents 


Assistant Director Social Security


Revenue Officer & Equivalent 


Inferior Electoral Officer 


Rural Development Authority


Municipal Executive Authority 


BPSC Exam Age Relaxation

Depending on the position, the minimum age requirement for BPSC Eligibility is either 20, 21, or 22 years. Depending on the position and category, there are different age restrictions. Candidates can take a look at the following age relaxation : 


BPSC Age Relaxation

BC/OBC (Male, Female)

40 years

SC/ST (Male, Female)

42 years

General Category – Male

37 years

General Category – Female

40 years

Ex-age Serviceman (Permanent Commission)

3 years 

Ex-Servicemen (Short Service Commission etc.)

5 years

BPSC Eligibility Criteria 2023 - Nationality

Another important factor that comes in eligibility criteria is nationality. Candidates can take a look at the following eligibility criteria for nationality for the BPSC exam.

  • For eligibility for the BPSC posts, candidates must be Indian nationals. Candidates should have the documents required to prove their citizenship.
  • Also, those candidates who are permanent residents of the country are eligible to appear for the examination. However, they must fill in the relevant government-issued documents given that they provide permanent residency. 

BPSC Eligibility Criteria 2023 - Educational Qualifications

For the BPSC educational qualification eligibility criteria, the candidate must have completed his or her Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the concerned subject from a renowned university. 

BPSC Eligibility Criteria - Physical Standards 

Candidates are required to achieve certain minimum physical standards when applying for the BPSC exam. Candidates won't be accepted for the examination if they don't fulfill the physical requirements set forth by the BPSC. 


Chest (without expansion)


General and OBC Category (Male)

32 inches

5 feet 5 inches

General and OBC Category (Female)


5 feet 2 inches

SC and ST Category Male 

31 inches (only male candidates)

5 feet 2 inches

SC and ST Category  Female 

31 inches (only male candidates)

5 feet 2 inches

BPSC Maximum Attempts 

Candidates should note that they can attempt the examination as many times as they want. Further, the number of tries is only allowed three times for government workers who have worked three years consistently.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the BPSC upper age limit for BC or OBC male and female category?

The BPSC upper age limit for BC or OBC male and female category is set as 40 years. 

What are the factors included in BPSC eligibility criteria?

 The factors included in BPSC eligibility criteria are age limit, educational qualification, nationality and others. 

Who releases the BPSC eligibility criteria?

The BPSC eligibility criteria is released by BPSC itself along with the official notification. 


What is the 68th BPSC age limit set by the BPSC?

The minimum age limit is set as 20, 21 and 22 years for different posts. 


What is the maximum number of attempts for candidates to appear for the exam ?

A candidate may take the 68th BPSC Exam an unlimited number of times. Nevertheless, those who work for a government agency will only be permitted to take the exam three times in their lifetime.


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