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BPSC Assistant Engineer Recruitment 2024: Important Details & Application Guide

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Updated on July 4, 2024 1:14 pm

The Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) has officially released the notification for the recruitment of Assistant Engineers (AE) in Civil and Mechanical disciplines for 2024. If you are an engineering graduate looking for a prestigious government job, this is an opportunity you shouldn’t miss.

Here, we provide you with all the essential details you need to know about the BPSC Assistant Engineer Recruitment 2024.

Vacancies and Reservation

Total Vacancies : BPSC Assistant Engineer Recruitment 2024

  • Total Vacancies: 118
    • Civil Engineering: 113
    • Mechanical Engineering: 5

Reservation Details : BPSC Assistant Engineer Recruitment 2024

For Civil Engineering:

  • UR (Unreserved): 35
  • EWS (Economically Weaker Section): 15
  • EBC (Extremely Backward Class): 41
  • OBC (Other Backward Class): 28
  • SC (Scheduled Caste): 28
  • ST (Scheduled Tribe): 5

For Mechanical Engineering:

  • UR (Unreserved): 1
  • EWS (Economically Weaker Section): 1
  • EBC (Extremely Backward Class): 2
  • OBC (Other Backward Class): 1
  • SC (Scheduled Caste): 0
  • ST (Scheduled Tribe): 0

Note: 35% of the positions are reserved for women across all categories.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the BPSC AE Recruitment 2024, candidates must meet the following criteria:

Educational Qualification

  • Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Technology (B.Tech) or Engineering (B.E.) in Civil or Mechanical Engineering from an institution recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

These qualifications ensure that candidates have the necessary technical background and knowledge to perform the duties of an Assistant Engineer effectively.

Age Limit

  • General Category: 21 to 37 years as of August 1, 2024
  • EBC/OBC (Male): Upper age limit is 40 years
  • SC/ST (Male): Upper age limit is 42 years
  • Female Candidates (All Categories): Upper age limit is 40 years

Application Details

Candidates can pay the application fee through various online payment methods such as debit card, credit card, net banking, and UPI.

Exam Pattern

The BPSC AE Recruitment 2024 exam consists of both compulsory and optional papers, designed to assess candidates’ general and technical knowledge.

Compulsory Papers

  1. General English
    • Type: Objective
    • Duration: 1 hour
    • Marks: 100
    • Note: Qualifying in nature; a minimum score of 30 is required.
  2. General Hindi
    • Type: Objective
    • Duration: 1 hour
    • Marks: 100
    • Note: Qualifying in nature; a minimum score of 30 is required.
  3. General Studies
    • Type: Objective
    • Duration: 1 hour
    • Marks: 100
  4. General Engineering Science
    • Type: Objective
    • Duration: 1 hour
    • Marks: 100

Optional Papers

Candidates must choose papers based on their engineering specialization.

For Civil Engineering:

  1. Civil Engineering Paper 1
    • Type: Objective
    • Duration: 1 hour
    • Marks: 100
  2. Civil Engineering Paper 2
    • Type: Objective
    • Duration: 1 hour
    • Marks: 100

For Mechanical Engineering:

  1. Mechanical Engineering Paper 1
    • Type: Objective
    • Duration: 1 hour
    • Marks: 100
  2. Mechanical Engineering Paper 2
    • Type: Objective
    • Duration: 1 hour
    • Marks: 100

Key Points

Qualifying Marks

Candidates need to prepare thoroughly for both compulsory and optional papers to meet the qualifying marks and excel in the overall examination.

Selection Process

The selection process for the BPSC AE Recruitment 2024 includes two main stages:

  1. Written Examination: This is an objective-type test designed to assess the general and technical aptitude of the candidates. The written exam carries a weightage of 75% in the overall selection process.
  2. Evaluation of Work Experience: Candidates’ previous work experience is evaluated and carries a weightage of 25% in the overall selection process. This evaluation is based on specific criteria set by the Bihar Public Service Commission.

Candidates must qualify in both stages to be considered for the final selection.

Steps to Apply

To apply for the BPSC Assistant Engineer (AE) Exam 2024, follow these detailed steps:

  1. Visit the Official Website: Go to the official BPSC website or the specific recruitment page for the AE exam.
  2. Registration:
    • Click on the “Apply Online” link for the BPSC AE Recruitment 2024.
    • Complete the registration process by providing basic details such as name, email ID, and mobile number.
    • After successful registration, you will receive a registration ID and password on your registered email and mobile number.
  3. Fill the Application Form:
    • Log in using the registration ID and password.
    • Fill in the detailed application form with personal, educational, and professional details.
    • Ensure all information is accurate and matches your official documents.
  4. Upload Documents:
    • Upload scanned copies of required documents such as:
      • Passport-sized photograph
      • Signature
      • Educational certificates
      • Category certificate (if applicable)
    • Ensure the documents are in the prescribed format and size as mentioned in the notification.
  5. Application Fee Payment:
    • Pay the application fee through the available online payment modes (credit card, debit card, net banking, etc.).
    • The detailed fee structure is usually mentioned in the notification and brief details are provided in this article as well. Ensure you pay the correct amount based on your category.
  6. Submit the Application:
    • Review the filled application form to ensure all details are correct.
    • Submit the application form.
    • After submission, take a printout of the application form for future reference.
  7. Admit Card:
    • Keep checking the official website for updates on the release of the admit card.
    • Download and print the admit card once available.

Important Points to Remember

  • Eligibility: Ensure you meet the eligibility criteria before applying.
  • Deadlines: Adhere to the application deadlines.
  • Corrections: Some notifications allow a correction window; use it if needed to rectify any errors in the application form.

For more detailed information, refer to the official notification and guidelines provided on the BPSC website.

The BPSC Assistant Engineer (AE) Recruitment 2024 is a golden opportunity for engineering graduates in Civil and Mechanical disciplines. Ensure you meet all the eligibility criteria, prepare thoroughly for the examination, and follow the application process diligently to secure a position. Good luck with your application and exam preparation!

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