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BPSC Prelims 2018: Analysis & Question Break-Up

BPSC Prelims was conducted on 16 December 2018 across various centres of the state. Many candidates appeared in the exam. The Prelims Exam is qualifying in nature. The level of the question Paper was moderate to difficult. With five options in each of the  questions, the paper was a bit tricky to solve.

Dec 20, 2018 13:08 IST
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bpsc question analysis
bpsc question analysis

The most awaited BPSC Prelims took place on 16 December 2018 across different centres in the state. Many aspirants appeared in BPSC Prelims. There were 150 questions in the exam with the time limit of two hours and the Prelims Exam is qualifying in nature and the scores will not be considered for the merit. On looking the question paper, it is evident that the level of the question paper was moderate to difficult. There were five options to each question that made the selection of the options difficult.

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BPSC Prelims 2018: Question Break-Up

In BPSC Prelims 2018, there were questions from almost all the topics. In the BPSC Prelims 2018, there were 150 questions and the time limit for the exam is 2 hours. There were five options to each question which made the selection of the choices a bit difficult. Below is the break-up of the questions that were asked in the BPSC Prelims 2018:

Name of the Topic

Number of Questions

Geography & Demography

9

Science & Technology

20

History of India

22

Current Affairs 

12

Static GK

4

Indian Polity

15

Economy of India

8

Environment and Ecology

4

Freedom Struggle of India

12

Sports and Awards

2

Books & Authors

3

International

6

State Specific

20

Quantitative Aptitude

10

Miscellaneous

3

Here is the break-up of the question in BPSC Prelims 2018:

BPSC Prelims Exam 2018 Question Paper

BPSC Prelims 2018: Topic-Wise Analysis

The questions in the BPSC Prelims Exam 2018 were from almost all the topics. Here is the detail of the topics from which questions were asked in the BPSC Prelims Exam:

In the Geography, there were 9 questions which were from the topics like:

  • Indian Geography (Highest Pass, Meghalaya Plateau)
  • World Geography (Island, Oil Producing Country, Landlock Country, Silk Producing Country)
  • Climate Changes and Greenhouse Gases

In Science & Technology, there were 20 questions which were from the topics like:

  • pH
  • Atomic Structure
  • Sound Waves
  • DNA
  • EEG
  • Glands & functions
  • Electric power and motor
  • Electric Current
  • Cell structure

BPSC (Bihar PCS) Prelims Exam Answer Key 2018

In History and Freedom Struggle, there were 34 (22 from history and 12 from freedom struggle) questions which were from the topics like:

  • Different monuments
  • Ancient History (Buddhism, Indus Valley Civilisation)
  • Medieval History (Delhi Sultanate, Mughal Empire, Akbar, Bahadurshah Jafar, Shershah)
  • Modern History (East India Company, 1857 Revolt, Movements)
  • Freedom Struggle ( Bhagat Singh, Tilak, Important Journals during the Freedom movement)

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In Current Affairs, there were 12 questions which were from the topics like:

  • Defence Minster’s Visit to various nations
  • CATTSA and NAFTA related issues
  • Panini Language Lab
  • International Affairs of dismissal of citizenship
  • Human Organ Transplantation Law
  • Myanmar issue
  • Emergency due to polio,
  • Appointments
  • Joint Defence Excercise

In Polity, there were 15 questions which were from the topics like:

  • State Public Service Commission
  • Governor and his appointment
  • Lok Sabha and minimum age for contesting elections
  • Parliament and its body
  • Supreme Court and attorney general
  • SC Reservation related issue
  • Panchayat administration

In Economy, there were 8 questions which were from the topics like:

  • Budget 2018-19
  • Ayushman Bharat Scheme
  • Atal Bhujal Yojana
  • Economic Survey
  • Agricultural growth of Bihar

In Environment & Ecology, there were 4 questions which were from the topics like:

  • Global Warming Gases
  • Environment Pollution
  • VAYU installation

In Sports, there were 2 questions which were from the topics like:

  • Asian Games medal tally
  • Asia Cup Winner

In Books & Authors, there were 3 questions which were from the topics like:

  • Neel ke Dhabbe unveiling
  • Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
  • Description of Bakhtiyar Khilji's invasion in Bihar

In Bihar Specific questions, there were 20 questions which were from the topics like:

  • Patna District Border
  • Bihar Growth Rate
  • FDI in Bihar
  • Economic Survey of Bihar
  • 1857 Revolt in Bihar
  • 4G ranking among top cities
  • Locomotive factory
  • Vikas Samiksha Yatra
  • Swachhagrahis National Convention
  • Drill based on CBRN emergency
  • Drinking water project Sulabh Jal
  • Bihar's Mukhyamantri Kanya Utthan Yojana
  • First Buddhist council
  • Formation of Bihar and Jharkhand, Bihar Socialist Party
  • Literacy rate and sex ratio of Bihar

In Quantitative Aptitude, there were 10 questions which were from the topics like:

  • Time and Distance
  • Prime numbers
  • Algebra
  • Percentage
  • Simplification
  • Average
  • Exponent and Radicals
  • Summation of numbers

The BPSC Prelims Exam is qualifying in nature and the candidates need to qualify it mandatorily so that they can appear in the BPSC Mains 2018. The overall difficulty level of the BPSC Prelims 2018 is moderate to difficult. The students, who secure the marks above the cut-off, may get an opportunity to appear in the BPSC Mains Exam.

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