2017 Bihar Police exam was conducted on 15 October under tight security, The written examination for Police Constable posts was administered by the Central Selection Board of Constable (CSBC) in two shifts today at over 700 test centers spread across the State.
Every year thousands of students register themselves for the said exam and this year around 8 lakh candidates were issued the admit cards. And over 11 lakh candidates have actually applied for Bihar Police Constable exam, rest of the applicants will now take the written exam on next Sunday, 22 October.
As per the Bihar Police exam analysis & review collected from some candidates, many argued that the question paper was lengthy and they were able to solve only 75% portion of the test in given time. And many said that the question paper was easy, but the questions under Mathematics section were quite tough. The questions on Hindi Language, English, Maths, General Science and Social Studies formed the Constable exam paper and while the Maths questions took too much time, English & General Awareness questions were comparatively easier.
More than 11 lakh 50 thousand applications reached CSBC, but the Board rejected 68,155 applications. The list of rejected applications was also published by the Board. The Central Selection Board of Constable (CSBC) had released the advertisement (no. 01/ 2017) in July to fill 9,900 posts of Constables in Bihar Police Department.
The Board also announced that 716 centers have been identified for 15th October exam, while Bihar Police exam will be conducted simultaneously at 592 centers on 22nd October. On September 13, CSBC notified that Bihar Police Constable exam will be conducted in three shifts;
- Two shifts on October 15
- And one shift on October 22
Unlike the other online exam, this exam was conducted as a pen-and-paper based exam. The paper comprised of 100 multiple choice questions which were divided into following groups:
- Social Studies (History, Geography and Political Science)
- And General Science (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology)
All the questions were on par with the Intermediate syllabi followed by the State Board. Each question carried 1 mark, taking the maximum marks for Bihar Police exam to 100.
The candidates are required to score minimum 30 percent marks (30 marks) as per Bihar Police cut off marks for the written test (the cut-off for merit list will remain higher than 30 marks & will be decided by CSBC). The CSBC has already announced that the marks obtained by the candidates in the written test will not be considered while preparing the final merit list. Depending on the written test merit list, only 49,500 candidates will be declared qualified for Physical Tests. The Physical Test will carry 100 marks, distributed among:
- Race (50 marks)
- Shot Put (25 marks)
- And High Jump (25 marks)
The final selection to the Constable posts will be made only on the basis of marks obtained in the Physical Test.
Multiple news reports surfaced stating that Special Task Force (STF) and Jehanabad district Police arrested 14 persons in connection with Bihar Police paper leak, on Saturday. One such report said that the police found some question papers, laptops, Bluetooth devices and some related material from Jehanabad district. While some officials completely refuted the claims, some confirmed the relation between arrests & paper leak and said the investigation is going on. So till now, no confirmation has been made on question paper leak allegations. The candidates appeared for the Bihar Police exam today amid the rumors of paper cancellation. At the same time all the alleged images of Bihar Police question paper (15 October exam) kept circulating on Social Media since morning.
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