Who can apply for the BPSC AE exam?

The aspirants/ candidates eligible for appearing in the BPSC AE exam must have obtained at least the qualifying score in Technical or similar degree from any government-affiliated university. The age limit for the same is 20-37 years. When concerned with the eligibility of appearing for the BPSC AE exam, the stress is basically on four pointers:

  • Citizenship
  • Age limitation
  • Education and degrees
  • Physical fitness and health

The BPSC AE syllabus comprises of Prelims and Mains exam.  The basic concept of eligibility criteria for BPSC AE  can be checked officially from the official online BPSC AE notification column. The basic eligibility criteria as are discussed below.

BPSC AE exam age limitations

With no restriction of the number of attempts, the age limits become a crucial factor of appearing for the same. The age criteria are separately defined for different posts in civil services. Also, there are different criteria of age limits for different categories of people, as in for the differently-abled people the upper limit is extended to additional ten years for a vacancy in Public works department.

The age limitation for males in the general category is 20-37 years while for female candidates (general) as well as for OBC (both male and female), the upper limit has an additional 3 years and SC/ST has an addition of 4 years to the upper limit.

Similarly, the criteria differ for different civil service posts and categories like DSP, Probation officer, Labour and Rural development officers, Backward society Welfare officers, supply inspectors and many others.

It is noted that the government officials and employees can attempt such exams only thrice, concerning the rest of the upper age limit extended to additional 5 years.

The retired government officials (53-55 years of age) also may utilise an extension of three years with respect to the tenure of service.

BPSC AE Education, degrees and training

A bachelor’s degree from any recognised institution/university or any equivalent degree is an essential requirement for the BPSC eligibility criteria. The body index mass ratio also forms an important part of the same. For males in the general category, the eligibility defines the minimum height to be e 5’5” which for women is 5’2”. The chest biometrics in the general category is 32”. The other backward sections of the society are provided with some privileges.

The reservations under the Bihar domicile can experience benefits for the candidates fulfilling the mentioned terms. In such cases, to avail, the advantages the caste certificate and domicile certificates are considered as the basic requirement.

For other backward classes, the reservation seeking aspirants are required to submit their caste certificate domicile certificate means and economically weaker sections category certification. The appropriate documentation and certifications are mandatory to avail the benefits in case of the privilege section of the Indian society.

Satisfying all the eligibility criteria is a must to become eligible for appearing for the BPSC AE exam. The obligation to fulfil all the four pointers is mandatory. The candidate should move ahead only after the completion of the final year as the claws mention that the graduation degree from any government institution should be on aspirant while filing the form as per the deadline of filling the form. In case, any candidate fails the physical fitness criteria he should act calm and work on the weak point and opt to attempt again as passing all the mentioned points is completely mandatory.

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