BCS Cadre Recruitment Process

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BCS Cadre Recruitment Process

Are you a BCS candidate? Did you know the total BCS Cadre recruitment process? Do you know how many stages you have to face in order to be a BCS Cadre? We would think that BCS candidates, at very first, should know the BCS Cadre Recruitment process clearly in order to achieve their dreams into true success.

Therefore, In this post, Campus Career Club will provide a general outline of the BCS Cadre Recruitment process.

Bangladesh Public Service Commission

Bangladesh Public Service Commission (BPSC) is the constitutional body under article 137 of the constitution of the people’s republic of Bangladesh. BPSC legally conducts the Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) Cadre recruitment examination. BCS is a countrywide most competitive public examination for government first class gazette officers recruitment. Because the country’s top talent & qualified candidates compete for becoming a BCS Cadre with passion, dedication, and enthusiasm to touch their dream.

A BCS examinee has to follow a few stages of the recruitment process which starts with the application after BPSC circular. Then they face a preliminary test, written examination, viva voce. Finally, selected & recommended candidates join as a first-class officer after government gazette.

In general, the entire process consumes nearly two years of time from the advertisement to the final date of joining. Noteworthy, a BCS cadre enjoys the high social status, standard lifestyle, economic solvency, & respect in Bangladesh society. 

BCS Cadre Recruitment Process

BCS examination in Bangladesh is the most competitive job examination. Because more than 300000 candidates apply and the percentage of candidates appearing in the examination is roughly over 90 per cent. Almost every year, BPSC publish a circular for BCS Cadre Recruitment.

Certainly, applicants must do complete a three-stage of the examination process. On average, 0.02 per cent candidate get success for all cadres. While only 0.005 per cent candidate recommended for general cadres. However, this may vary from year to year. The three stages are as follows:

Stage-1: Preliminary Examination

First of all, candidates appear in a preliminary test. This is a qualifying round for BCS examination. Usually, BPSC declares the exam date about one month prior to the exam. They publish preliminary results nearly one month later the examination.

Stage-2: Written Examination

Certainly, the written examination is the major test of the BCS examination. The written examination is for preliminary qualified candidates. This examination is a comprehensive test. Most importantly, the written examination is the deciding factor of a BCS cadre.

Who scores the more numbers in the written examination has a higher possibility of becoming a BCS cadre. That’s why the written examination is the most important part of the BCS cadre recruitment process.  

Stage-3: BCS Viva Voce

Eventually, the BCS Viva Voce is the final crucial part of the examination for selection of a candidate as a gazetted officer. It is held for written qualified candidates.

Eligibility & Qualifications for BCS Cadre

Only Bangladeshi nationals are eligible for being a BCS Cadre. Therefore, the candidate must be Bangladeshi national. Similarly, all candidates must be Bangladeshi citizens. If candidates committed to marrying or thereby engaged to foreign nationals should apply for a Permit/NOC to the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Applications cannot be made without a Permit/NOC. Aged from 21 to 30 years of a candidate would apply with a four-year bachelor degree or master’s degree. That is to say after a higher secondary certificate (HSC) examination.

Subjects & Marks Distribution

BCS candidates appear in 200 marks of the preliminary examination and 900 marks of written examination for general Cadre as well as 1100 marks of written examination for Both Cadre. Finally, they also face the BCS Viva for 200 marks. The subjects and marks distribution is as follows:

Preliminary Examination

At first, a candidate appears in the preliminary test contains 200 marks with 200 multiple choice questions. This test is compulsory for all candidates. Subjects and marks distribution is as follows in short:

  1. Bengali Language & Literature 35 marks with 35 questions
  2. English Language & Literature 35 marks with 35 questions
  3. General Knowledge on Bangladesh & International Affairs 50 marks with 50 questions
  4. General Science & Computer 30 marks with 30 questions 
  5. Mathematical Reasoning and Mental Ability 30 marks  with 30 questions
  6. Ethics & Good Governance 10 marks  with 10 questions
  7. Environment & Geography 10 marks with 10 questions.

Written Examination

General Cadre

After the preliminary test, the most important and major part of the BCS examination is the written examination. It consists of nine compulsory subjects of 900 marks in which 50 per cent is the pass mark.

  1. General Bengali (Part I & II) = 200 Marks
  2. General English (Part I & II) = 200 Marks
  3. Bangladesh Affairs (Part I & II) = 200 Marks
  4. International Affairs = 100 Marks
  5. Mathematical Reasoning and Mental Ability = 100 Marks
  6. General Science and Technology = 100 Marks

Technical Cadre

BPSC also takes 900 marks written examination for a technical cadre. There are seven compulsory subjects and two post related subjects. The pass mark is 50 per cent. Subjects and marks distribution is likewise:

  1. General Bengali = 100 Marks
  2. General English (Part I & II) = 200 Marks
  3. Bangladesh Affairs (Part I & II) = 200 Marks
  4. International Affairs = 100 Marks
  5. Mathematical Reasoning and Mental Ability = 100 Marks
  6. Two posts Related subject = 200 Marks

Both cadre

Applicants also can apply for both general & technical cadre with nine compulsory subjects and two post related subjects of 1100 marks in which 50 per cent is the pass mark. Two post related subjects here are mandatory. As a result, BPSC considers a candidate in both cadres, for example, general cadre and a technical cadre. Subjects and marks distribution is likewise as follows:

  1. General Bengali (Part I & II) = 200 Marks
  2. General English (Part I & II) = 200 Marks
  3. Bangladesh Affairs (Part I & II) = 200 Marks
  4. International Affairs = 100 Marks
  5. Mathematical Reasoning and Mental Ability = 100 Marks
  6. General Science and Technology = 100 Marks
  7. Two posts Related subject = 200 Marks

Interview for BCS Cadre

Finally, candidates who successfully qualify the written examination are called for the interview that is commonly known as BCS Viva. 200 marks are allocated for viva voce in which 50 per cent is pass mark.

Then, BPSC selects the candidates on the basis of the aggregated marks of written & viva voce. Only 44 per cent of the selection is made on the basis of merit & while the rest 56 per cent as per the several quotas.

Recommendation for BCS Cadre

BPSC recommends the finally selected qualified candidates to the Ministry of Public Administration. The ministry publishes the Gazette of the selected candidates after rigorous inspection of a medical test by DGHS, police verification and NSI verification.

 BCS Cadre Examination Preparation

How do you take preparation for the BCS examination?

You must prepare yourself step by step. First of all, note down a comprehensive preparation plan. Then seriously follow your preparation plan accurately.

Firstly, get prepared for the Preliminary examination. Collect all the necessary books. And then do study regularly.

Secondly, think and plan about the written examination. Do consult with the experienced and senior one.

Thirdly, step forward to BCS Viva Voce: Six Surefire Techniques for Success.

Keep in mind, at last, that your plan, preparation, and the performance in the examination will decide your success. 

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