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Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) conducts the exam for the recruitment of Child Development Project Officer (CDPO).

Here is the latest pattern for the Prelims exam:

Examination Pattern for Prelims Exam

  • The written exam for prelim will be of objective type.
  • The main exam will be subjective type.
  • Question papers will be provided in both English & Hindi language.
  • The prelim exam will be of total 150 marks and total duration will be 2 hours.
  • The prelim exam will be having questions only related to general knowledge.
  • The mains exam will be divided into papers.
  • Paper-I will have questions related to general Hindi.
  • Paper-II will be questions related to any one of 4 subjects namely home science, psychology, Social Science or Labor or Social welfare.
  • Minimum 40% marks are required to qualify in the preliminary test for General, 34% for OBC and 32% for SC/ST.
  • A details examination pattern is given below


BPSC CDPO Exam Pattern 2017

S. NoExamType of ExamSubjectsTotal MarksDuration
1PrelimsObjectiveGeneral Knowledge150 Marks120 Minutes
2MainsDescriptiveCompulsory Subjects

  • Hindi
  • General Studies Paper 1
  • General Studies Paper 2

Optional Subject

  • Home Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Labour & Social Welfare
Compulsory Subjects

  • 100 Marks
  • 300 Marks
  • 300 Marks

Optional Subject

  • 300 Marks
Compulsory Subjects

  • 3 Hours (180 Minutes)
  • 3 Hours (180 Minutes)
  • 3 Hours (180 Minutes)

Optional Subject

  • 3 Hours (180 Minutes)
3Interview120 Marks


Important Books to Study for Bihar CDPO Exam

Here are some most recommended books which can help you in making appropriate timetable and step by step preparation for the Bihar CDPO prelims and main exam. These books also share with you important tips and tricks to crack the exam.

  • Mahila Balvikas Adhikari
  • Know Your State – BIHAR
  • Prashnottar Mallika – Vastunishth Samanya Addhyan 14000+ Questions
  • Objective Hindi
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