The Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) announced the changes in the marking scheme of BPSC 68th CCE preliminary and main examination. The application submission date has been extended till 30 December 2022 because of the new modifications, according to BPSC. Candidates will have until 10 January 2023, to update their applications.
Negative marking will be consistently applied to each of the 150 questions under the new grading policy. There will be 1 mark for the right answer and ¼ deduction for the incorrect one. Therefore, a total of 0.25 marks will be deducted if two options are marked for one question or if the answer to a question is incorrect. Unanswered questions will not result in a loss of marks.
The BPSC will conduct four subjective-type exams and one MCQ-based test as part of the main exam schedule. 3 hours will be allotted for each exam.
According to the updated pattern, the General Hindi exam will be qualifying in nature, and applicants must receive 30% to pass. The optional subject will also qualify and include MCQs. The GS 1, GS II, and essay marks of the candidates will be used to determine the mains cut-off.