BPSC APO Syllabus 2020 Assistant Prosecution Officer Prelims/ Main Exam Pattern

BPSC APO Syllabus 2020 with Assistant Prosecution Officer Prelims/ Main Exam Pattern & Selection Criteria – The Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) has released a notification for the recruitment of Assistant Prosecution Officer (APO) on 553 posts. Out of the total vacancies advertised, 188 are reserved for female candidates. Here is a look at important details for this BPSC APO recruitment before we discuss the new syllabus, exam pattern and marking scheme, etc.

BPSC APO Syllabus 2020

In order to prepare in the right direction for the Assistant Prosecution Officer exam, we are providing BPSC APO Syllabus 2020 along with exam pattern for Prelims and Main Exam.

Information At a glance: 

  • Registration dates- February 7th-21st, 2020
  • Last date for fees payment- February 26th, 2020
  • Last date to complete application- March 6th, 2020
  • Eligibility: Law graduation from any recognized institution
  • Salary: As per Level 9th of the 7th CPC
Exam Name BPSC Assistant Prosecution Officer Exam
Conducting Commission Bihar Public Service Commission
Last Date for online application March 06, 2020
Article About Exam Syllabus
Official Web www.bpsc.bih.nic.in

BPSC APO Selection Criteria 

The BPSC APO selection criteria consist of three stages.

  1. The first is the preliminary examination.
  2. Second is Mains examination
  3. The third is Interviews.

Prelims exam will only be qualifying in nature or in other words, is a screening test. That means, that the marks obtained in the prelims examination will not play any part in the final merit. But, the candidates will be selected for the mains exam on the basis of performance in the prelims exam.

BPSC APO Prelims Exam Pattern

The Bihar Assistant Prosecution Officer (APO) prelims exam will consist of two papers; paper 1 & paper 2. Below is the complete overview of the prelims exam pattern.

Paper Subject No. of Questions Marks Exam Duration
Paper 1 General Studies 100 100 2 Hours
Paper 2 Law 100 150 2 Hours

Prelims paper will be in both languages- Hindi and English.

Both papers 1 & 2 will have objective type questions, with 1 correct answer.

There will be negative marking in the prelims exam. 1/4th mark(s) dedicated to the attempted question will be deducted for each wrong answer.

BPSC APO Exam Syllabus

Here is the BPSC APO Syllabus 2020 for prelims exam syllabus as per the official advertisement.

General Studies (Paper 1): In this paper, questions will be asked from topics and sections covering- General knowledge & Current affairs, General Science, Indian History & Culture, along with general questions covering Indian polity and governance.

Law (Paper 2): This paper will have questions covering the Indian penal code-1860, Indian Evidence Act- 1872, Code of Criminal Procedure-1973, and fundamental knowledge of the Indian Constitution.

BPSC APO Syllabus in Hindi is given in the image below. 

BPSC APO Mains Exam Pattern & Syllabus

The BPSC Assistant Prosecution Officer’s main exam will be of descriptive nature and will consist of 7 papers. The detailed pattern is given below.

Papers Subject Total Marks Minimum qualifying marks Exam Duration
Paper 1 General Studies 100 3 hours
Paper 2 Hindi Language 100 30 3 hours
Paper 3 English Language 100 30 3 hours
Paper 4 Indian Penal Code 1860 150 3 hours
Paper 5 Indian Evidence Act- 1872 150 3 hours
Paper 6 Code of Criminal Procedure-1973 150 3 hours
Paper 7 Other Law sections 150 3 hours

BPSC APO Mains exam syllabus in Hindi is given in the image below:


It is compulsory for candidates to obtain minimum qualifying marks in Hindi and English papers to be considered for merit. But the marks of Hindi and English papers will not play any part in the preparation of final merit list.

The detailed syllabus for the mains exam will be updated here in due time. But for now, candidates can take an official advertisement for reference.

APO Interview:

The third stage in this recruitment process will be interviewed. The interview stage will carry 100 marks.

Stay tuned for the revised BPSC APO Syllabus 2020 Exam Pattern and further information regarding to Assistant Prosecution Officer Examination.

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