How to prepare for passing the BCS exams with good scores?

BPCS stands for BANGLADESH PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, which is a constitutional organization of Bangladesh government. It arranges an examination every year to select persons who are perfect for governmental activities. BCS jobs are the most prestigious jobs in Bangladesh. Once you pass BCS exams you will be called BCS cadre. Being a BCS cadre, you can be a secretary or a high commissioner, or a teacher in a government college. However, passing the BCS exams with good scores is not a simple job. Primarily, you need to be:

1. A Bangladeshi citizen.

2. Under thirty years of age.

3. A graduate without more than one-third class in any certification exams.

BCS exams syllabus

For passing the BCS exams with good scores, the first thing you need to do is be aware of the BCS syllabus. There are about 29 sections; you can choose any as per your aim. For example, if you want to be a teacher, you need to choose education. If you are a doctor, you need to choose health. Or if you want to be an ambassador, you need to choose foreign affairs.

Rules of BCS examination

Once you have decided your path, you need to accustom yourself with the rules of examination. To attend this exam you must take part in a preliminary exam; it consists of 100 marks. If you pass this exam, you can attend written examination of 900 marks. To take preparation for preliminary exams you need to study hard. The 100 marks preliminary exams are distributed over subjects: Bangle, English, Bangladeshi affairs, and International affairs. Each subject has 20 marks. The rest of the 20 marks is distributed equally for Science, Math and analytical skills.

Increasing your chances for passing the BCS exams with good scores

Due to high competition, a BCS candidate has no choice but to study hard. For English, you can follow the normal rules of grammars. The most important item is antonym and synonym. For Bangladeshi and Foreign affairs, you need to read a whole lot of current affairs book. If you have the habit of reading a newspaper, your chances of success will automatically increase. You have to read both Bangla and English newspapers. It will enrich your vocabulary and knowledge of what is going around. For Bangla, try studying Bengali literature from ancient to the modern period. Same goes to English literature.

On the positive side, about 50% of the questions are repeated every year. So you can study answers of questions that appeared in earlier exams. For math preparation, you can follow class 8-10 general mathematics books.

Remember that the primary stage of examination is very important for you because, if you fail to pass here, you won’t be able to reach the next level. This preliminary exam will be taken through objectives. Exam time is one hour. For each wrong answer, 0.5 marks will be cut from your gained scores. So it is important to give the right answer than giving answers to all questions.

Now it is time for you to take preparation for written examination which is 900 marks only for both professional and general section. If you want to take part in both of the cadre services, then you have to give an exam of 1100 marks. There is a systematic way to prepare for the written exam.

BCS exams mark distribution

For General Cadres: Nine Compulsory subjects.

General Bangla = 200 Marks
General English = 200 Marks
Bangladesh Affairs = 200 Marks
International Affairs = 100 Marks
Mathematical Reasoning and Mental Ability = 100 Marks
General Science and Technology = 100 Marks
Viva Voce = 100 Marks

For technical cadres: Seven compulsory subjects and two post related subjects.

General Bangla = 100 Marks
General English = 200 Marks
Bangladesh Affairs = 200 Marks
International Affairs = 100 Marks
Mathematical Reasoning and Mental Ability = 100 Marks
Two Papers for post related subject = 200 Marks
Viva Voce = 200 Marks

Applying for both cadres: Nine compulsory subjects and two post related subjects.

For Bangla, a grammar book of class 9-10 should be followed. You could read books such as KOTO NADI SAROBER by Humayun Azad. Study grammar of both languages hard for scoring well. For math and mental ability, any book of the related subject can be followed. For Bangladesh related questions, try studying BANGLAPEDIA and BANGLADESH CONSTITUTIONAL LAW; because a great number of questions come from there.

Best of luck!

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