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Marks Distribution and Selection Process for BCS Examination in Bangladesh Marks Distribution and Selection Process for BCS Examination in Bangladesh

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BCS Marks Distribution and Selection Process | BCS Examination in Bangladesh

When it comes to doing government jobs in Bangladesh, BCS is the most appreciated and rewarded exam. Almost anyone can apply for being a government administrator by applying in BCS Exam. The civil service pattern we follow has come from the British Ruling Period between 1858 and 1947. Before, it was known as Central Superior Services of Pakistan, which became known as Bangladesh Civil Service after the independence of Bangladesh in 1971.

Exams Preparation for BCS Examination in Bangladesh

Every candidate has to go through the following exams for becoming a BCS cadre; it is also called BCS Examination.

BCS Preliminary Examination Marks Distribution

This examination is a screening test conducted on the following pattern:

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SLName of the subjectsMarks distribution
1.Bengali Language and Literature35
2.English Language and Literature35
3.Bangladesh Affairs30
4.International Affairs20
5.Geography, Environment and Disaster Management10
6.General Science15
7.Computer and Information Technology15
8.Mathematical Reasoning15
9.Mental Ability15
10.Ethics, Values and Good governance10
Total = 200
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Marks: 200
  • Question type: Objective

BCS Written Examination Examination Marks Distribution

There are Nine Compulsory subjects, in which you will have to give a written exam.

  • General Bengali (Part I & II) = 200 Marks
  • General English (Part I & II) = 200 Marks
  • Bangladesh Affairs (Part I & II) = 200 Marks
  • International Affairs = 100 Marks
  • Mathematical Reasoning and Mental Ability = 100 Marks
  • General Science and Technology = 100 Marks

Viva-voce (interview) Marks Distribution

Candidates who pass the written phase successfully are qualified for the interview, commonly known as viva voce. The success rate in this rigorous phase is quite lower than in other phases. The current marks allocation for viva voce is 200.

Final Selection

BPSC selects the candidates based on the aggregated marks written (obtained marks out of 900) and viva voce (obtained out of 200). 45% of the selection is made based on merit, and the rest 55% according to several quotas. BPSC recommends the selected qualified candidates to the Ministry of Public Administration.

The ministry publishes the Gazette of the selected candidates after rigorous inspection of a medical test by DGHS, Police verification, and NSI verification. Generally, the entire process from the advertisement to the final date of joining takes 1 year.  

Contributor: Sabbir Ahmed | From Mawlana Bhashani Science & Technology University

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