Bihar Public Service Commission conducts the BPSC AE Examination to recruit for Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Posts. The Bihar Public Service Commission released an official notification on June 13 for Bihar BPSC AE 2024 Recruitment to fill out 118 AE positions in Civil and Mechanical disciplines under the Public Health Engineering Department of Bihar.

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Bihar BPSC AE 2024 exam comprises two stages such as written examination and interview. Candidates have to clear both the stages in order to be shortlisted as Assistant Engineer. More details concerned with the BPSC AE 2024 notification, eligibility, exam date, etc. have been illustrated below.

Bihar BPSC AE 2024 Recruitment

The Bihar BPSC AE Recruitment 2024 has been announced by the Bihar Public Service Commission on its official website at A total of 113 vacancies are available for Assistant Engineer (Civil) and 5 vacancies are available for Assistant Engineer (Mechanical). The successful applicants will be posted in the PHE Department.

Interested and eligible aspirants may submit their online application for BPSC AE Recruitment up to June 30. The Bihar BPSC AE Recruitment 2024 selection process comprises a written exam and interview. Furthermore, the selected candidates will receive a handsome salary of Level 9 with a grade pay of Rs. 5400/-. 

Bihar BPSC AE 2024 Notification out

There is good news for all the candidates that Bihar Public Service Commission has released vacancies for the posts of Assistant Engineer and Mechanic, whose official notification has been issued. Candidates who are willing to apply can apply by clicking on the application link given below by us.

The application process will be online and the application link will be active from 15th June 2024 to 30 June 2024, after that you cannot apply. For more information, candidates are advised to read the official notification.

Interested Candidate Completed All Eligibility Criteria And Apply Online Application Form. Before You Apply Online Application Form Please Read Full Notification. For more information check official website , which is given below :

Bihar BPSC AE 2024 Overview

The BPSC AE Recruitment 2024 offers 118 Assistant Engineers in Civil & Mechanical branches in the Public Health Engineering Department. To give the candidates an overview of the exam, the following table covers the main highlights of the BPSC AE 2024. 

BoardBihar Public Service Commission(BPSC)
PostAE Civil And Mechanical
Post NameAssistant Engineer
Post Number118 Vacancy
Form Start15 June 2024
Last date30 June 2024
Job locationBihar
Application ModeOnline
Notification PDFDownload here

Bihar BPSC AE 2024 Important Dates

Candidates must regularly check the exam dates to avoid missing any important updates. Therefore, it is important for candidates to stay updated and check all the notifications to apply for exams accordingly. The table below contains all important dates regarding the BPSC AE 2024  examination, such as the online application start date, admit card date, exam date, and more.

BPSC AE Notification release dateJune 13, 2024
Start Date of Online ApplicationJune 15, 2024
Last Date to Apply OnlineJune 30, 2024
Admit Card Release DateA week before the exam date
BPSC AE Exam DateTo be announced
Answer Key Release DateTo be announced
Result DeclarationTo be announced

Bihar BPSC AE 2024 History Of BPSC AE Exam

The history of Constitution of India reveals that the concept of conducting competitive examination for appointment to certain posts came into consideration way back in the year 1853 and a committee for giving shape to that was constituted under the chairmanship of Lord Macaulay in the year 1854. Later on the Federal Public Service Commission and the State Public Service Commissions were constituted under the Government of India Act, 1935.

The Bihar Public Service Commission came into existence from 1st April 1949 after its separation from the Commission for the States of Orissa and Madhya Pradesh, in accordance with sub-section (1) of section 261 of the Government of India Act, 1935, as adapted. Its constitutional status was pronounced with the promulgation of Constitution of India on 26th January, 1950. It is a Constitutional Body under Article 315 of the Constitution of India.

The Bihar Public Service Commission initially began its functioning for the State of Bihar with its headquarters at Ranchi. The State Government decided to shift the headquarters of the Commission from Ranchi to Patna and it was finally shifted to Patna on 1st March 1951.

The first Chairman of the Bihar Public Service Commission was Shri Rajandhari Sinha. Shri Radha Krishna Choudhary was the first Secretary to the Commission. 

The Mandate of Bihar Public Service Commission:
 Article 320 and 321 of the Constitution of India prescribes the mandate of the State Public Service Commissions, which is –

  1. Recruitment by conduct of Competitive Examinations/ through interviews to the services of the State Government.
  2. Advising the State Government on the suitability of officers on appointment on promotion as well as transfer from one service to the other.
  3. Advising the State Government on the matters related with recruitment to various services and posts, framing and amendment of recruitment Rules.
  4. Advising the State Government in all disciplinary cases relating to different civil services.
  5. Advising the State Government in the matter of grant of extraordinary pension, reimbursement of legal expenses, etc.
  6. Advising the State Government on any matter referred to the Commission by the Governor of Bihar.


Recruitment is made by two methods –

  1. Direct Recruitment – Direct recruitment is made mainly by way of conducting competitive examination in which the selection is done on the basis of either of the following procedures:
    1. Main (Written) Examination and Interview of the successful candidates of the Preliminary Test prescribed under rules.
    2. Written Examination and Interview.
    3. Interview.
  2. Promotion – Promotion is granted to civil servants through the Departmental Promotion Committee (under the chairmanship of the Commission) constituted for the same and in accordance with the rules framed by the State Government.

Annual Report

Article 323 of the Constitution of India prescribes for the submission of annual report of the work done by the State Public Service Commission to the Governor of the State. The Bihar Public Service Commission accordingly submits annual report of the work done by the Commission to the Governor of Bihar.

Bihar BPSC AE 2024 Application Fees

It is important to note that the BPSC AE Application Fee 2024 is non-refundable and necessary to pay in order to successfully register for the recruitment drive. The category-wise details of application fees for BPSC Assistant Engineer posts are tabulated below:

BPSC AE Recruitment 2024 Application Fee
CategoriesApplication FeeBiometric ChargesTotal Fee
General/EBC/BC CategoryINR 750INR 200INR 950
ST/SC of BiharNILINR 200INR 200
Reserved/Unreserved Female Applicants of BiharNILINR 200INR 200
PwBD of BiharNILINR 200INR 200

Bihar BPSC AE 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must ensure that they fulfill the BPSC AE eligibility criteria before applying for the exam. It is important to ensure that the conditions mentioned in the eligibility of BPSC AE 2024 exam are followed, else the candidates may face disqualification.

The conditions that are included in the BPSC AE eligibility are educational qualification, percentage, age limit, etc. To help the candidates understand and conform to these norms, we have discussed both in detail below.

BPSC AE Educational Qualifications

To be eligible for the BPSC AE Recruitment 2024, applicants must have the following educational qualifications:

Post NameEducational Qualification
Assistant Engineer (Civil)Full-time B.E./B.Tech in Civil Engineering discipline from an AICTE-approved university or institution.
Assistant Engineer (Mechanical)Full-time B.E./B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering discipline from an AICTE-approved university or

BPSC AE Age Limit (as on 01.08.2024)

According to the BPSC AE age limit, the minimum age should be 21 years, while the upper age limit should exceed 37 years. The age relaxation is provided as per the government norms. Check out the complete BPSC AE Age Limit details tabulated below.

BPSC AE 2024 Age Limit
ParticularsAge Limit
Minimum Age Limit21 Years
Maximum Age Limit (UR Male)37 Years
Unreserved (Female)40 Years
Backward Class/Extremely Backward Class (Male/Female)40 Years
SC/ST (Male/Female)42 Years

Bihar BPSC AE 2024 Vacancy

The BPSC Assistant Engineering Vacancy 2024 details have been released along with official notification. According to the official advertisement, a total of 118 vacancies are notified for Assistant Engineer positions. Find out the branch-wise BPSC AE vacancy details tabulated below:

BPSC AE Vacancy 2024
Post NameVacancies
Assistant Engineer (Civil)113
Assistant Engineer (Mechanical)05

Bihar BPSC AE 2024 Selection Process

The selection process for BPSC Assistant Engineer will be conducted through a written examination and interview. The written test will consist of 4 compulsory papers and 2 optional papers. The optional paper has to be selected by the candidates according to their educational qualification. After qualifying the written examination, shortlisted candidates will be called for appearing in the interview.

  • The compulsory papers for BPSC AE are General Engineering Science, General English, General Hindi, General Studies. 
  • The optional papers for BPSC AE are Civil/ Mechanical/ Electrical Engineering.
  • Interview is the last stage of the recruitment process in which candidates who qualify will be called for document verification.

Bihar BPSC AE 2024 Exam Pattern

The BPSC AE exam pattern for civil, electrical, and mechanical is released for two papers. Paper 1 is compulsory while paper 2 is optional in which candidates can choose the subject as per the engineering discipline studied during graduation. To help the candidates in their preparation, we have discussed the BPSC AE Exam Pattern in brief below.

  • All the questions in the BPSC AE exam will be set in English and Hindi. 
  • General Hindi and General English papers will be qualifying in nature where you will have to score at least 30 marks in each paper to qualify.
  • The BPSC AE exam will have only objective-type questions i.e. multiple choice questions.
  • The exam will be conducted for 1 hr for each subject paper.
  • There will be a penalty for each wrong answer of 0.25 per wrong answer in the BPSC AE Exam.

Check out the expected BPSC AE Recruitment 2024 Exam Pattern details outlined below.

BPSC AE Exam Pattern 2024
Mandatory Papers
Name of TestTypes Of PaperDurationMarks
General EnglishObjective1 Hour100 Marks
General HindiObjective1 Hour100 Marks
General StudiesObjective1 Hour100 Marks
General Engineering ScienceObjective1 Hour100 Marks
Optional Papers for AE Civil
Civil Engineering 1Objective1 Hour100 Marks
Civil Engineering 2Objective1 Hour100 Marks
Optional Papers for AE Mechanical
Mechanical Engineering 1Objective1 Hour100 Marks
Mechanical Engineering 2Objective1 Hour100 Marks

Bihar BPSC AE 2024 Syllabus

The syllabus for the BPSC Asst. Engineer will be based on the B. E./B. Tech exam of graduation level. 

BPSC AE Syllabus for Compulsory Papers

The BPSC AE compulsory paper will have the following subjects. The candidates will be required to attempt all the papers. 

  • General English 
  • General Hindi
  • General Studies 
  • General Engineering

The General English and Hindi syllabus shall be qualifying in nature. You can check out the syllabus for the BPSC AE compulsory papers below in great detail. 

BPSC AE General English Syllabus 

The general English section will consist of objective-type questions from the following topics. If the candidates have a good habit of reading, then they can ace most of these topics with ease.

  • Error Detection
  • Direct and Indirect Speech
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Jumbled Sentence
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Cloze Test
  • Sentence Improvement
  • One Word Substitution

BPSC AE General Hindi Syllabus 

The general Hindi section will be simple and will judge the basics of the Hindi language. Candidates must be aware of the day to day to use of the language too. Following are some of the important topics. 

  • व्याकरण (Grammar)
  • शब्दावली (Vocabulary)
  • शब्दों का उपयोग (Usage of Words)
  • रस
  • अलंकार
  • समास
  • सन्धि
  • पर्यायवाची शब्द /समानार्थी शब्द (Synonyms)
  • विलोम (Antonyms)
  • तत्सम एवं तदभव
  • वाक्यांशों के लिए शब्द निर्माण
  • लोकोक्तियाँ एवं मुहावरे (Idioms & Phrases)
  • त्रुटि से सम्बंधित अनेकार्थी शब्द
  • वर्तनी (Spelling)
  • वाक्य संशोधन
  • कारक
  • लिंग (Gender)
  • वचन (Singular/Plural)

BPSC AE General Engineering Syllabus 

The BPSC AE General Engineering syllabus will have those topics that can be answered by any engineering graduate. 

  • Electrical Measuring Instrument
  • Energy Conversion
  • Mechanics of Solids
  • Methodology of Constructions
  • Transport Phenomenon
  • Engineering Economy & Management
  • Engineering Materials
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Environment Engineering

BPSC AE General Studies Syllabus 

  • Polity
  • Bihar GK 
  • Economy
  • Physics
  • Physics
  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Current Affairs
  • Static GK
  • Awards & Honors
  • Currencies & Capitals
  • Geography

BPSC AE Civil Syllabus

The BPSC AE Syllabus for the Civil exam shall be based on the graduation level. The important topics for BPSC AE civil syllabus for paper 5 and paper 6 are given below. 

BPSC AE Civil Syllabus (Paper 5)

  • Structure
  • Structural Design including RCC beams, sills, pillars, shear and diagonal tension, Concrete techniques: Climbing and marginal load design, Study of vertical and seismic forces in building structure design. (b) Steel structure tension, compression and flexural components, roof scissor plate girder, bracket connection. 
  • Soil Mechanics and Foundations Engineering

BPSC AE Civil Syllabus (Paper 6)

  • Hydrology and Water Resources: Description of irrigation works, flooding, damage and control, the behavior of river drainage, surface and underground drainage, channel design, general principles of hydropower engineering.
  • Water system flow description- the principle of energy and momentum homogeneous, sequential traversal changed flow, components of river flow, sediment transport.
  • Design of Fluid Structure 
  • Transportation Engineering 
  • Components of bridge engineering
  • Public health engineering
  • Water supply
  • Drainage and Sanitation

BPSC AE Electrical Syllabus

The BPSC AE Electrical syllabus shall have two Paper, Paper 5 and Paper 6. Candidates who have a degree in Electrical Engineering will be able to attempt the questions. 

BPSC AE Electrical Syllabus for Electrical Exam Paper 5

  • Electrical circuits
  • E.M. Theory Electromagnetic Theory 
  • Matter Science (Electric Matter Materials)
  • Principles of Electrical Measurement
  • Components of estimation 

BPSC AE Syllabus for Electrical Exam Paper 5

  • Power Tools and Methods
  • Control method
  • Electronic and Communication Electronic

BPSC AE Mechanical Syllabus

The BPSC AE Mechanical exam will have two compulsory papers, Paper 5 and Paper 6. Check out the syllabus below. 

BPSC AE Syllabus for Mechanical Exam Paper 5

  • Thermodynamics 
  • Internal combustion engines CI and SI
  • Steam Boiler

BPSC AE Syllabus for Mechanical Exam Paper 6

  • Principles of Mechanics 
  • Machine Design 
  • Material strength
  • Engineering Materials 
  • Production Engineering 

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Bihar BPSC AE 2024 Cut Off

BPSC released the BPSC AE cut off after completion of the exam along with the result. The minimum qualifying marks are given below for the BPSC AE exam 2024 which candidates can take as a reference point to make a target.

CategoryMinimum Qualifying Marks
Backward Classes36.5%
Extremely Backward Class (EBC)34%
SC / ST / PWD / Women32%

Bihar BPSC AE 2024 Answer key

The answer key for BPSC AE 2024 recruitment will be released after the completion of the exam. Candidates can check the official site for further updates.

Bihar BPSC AE 2024 Result

The results for BPSC AE 2024 will be released after the completion of the exam. Candidates can check the official site for further updates.

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Bihar BPSC AE 2024 FAQs

Q. Is the BPSC AE Recruitment 2024 released?

Ans. Yes, the BPSC AE Recruitment 2024 was released by the Bihar Public Service Commission on June 13 for 118 Assistant Engineer posts.

Q. What is BPSC Assistant Engineer Exam ?

Ans. The Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) Assistant Engineer exam is conducted to recruit engineering graduates for the post of Assistant Engineer in the various departments of the Government of Bihar.

Q. What are the application dates for BPSC AE Recruitment 2024?

Ans. The starting date of online application for BPSC AE Recruitment 2024 is June 15 and the closing date of application is set to June 30, 2024.

Q. What is the selection procedure for BPSC Assistant Engineer Recruitment 2024?

Ans. The Commission will select the desirable applicants for BPSC Assistant Engineer Recruitment 2024 based on the written exam followed by an interview.

Q. Who is eligible for BPSC AE Recruitment 2024?

Ans. To be eligible for the BPSC AE Recruitment 2024, applicants must be citizens of India or domiciled in Bihar. They must hold a B.E. or B.Tech. degree in the relevant discipline and fall within the age range of 21 years to 37 years.