BSSC CGL Mains Exam 2023: Important Dates and Vacancies Announced

    Bihar Staff Selection Commission unveils key details and timelines for the Combined Graduate Level Mains examination.

    The Bihar Staff Selection Commission (BSSC) has recently published the notification for the third Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Mains examination 2023. The development follows the announcement of the preliminary exam results. Candidates who have passed the preliminary stage are now required to apply for the mains examination, providing a preference list to the Commission.

    Key Dates and Fees for the Application

    Timeline of Application

    The BSSC commenced the online application process for the CGL Mains exam on June 6, 2023. Aspiring candidates must pay the application fee by June 26, 2023, and submit their online applications by June 27, 2023.

    Application Fee

    The application fee is Rs. 675/- for General/BC/EBC categories and Rs. 180/- for SC/ST/Divyang/All Female categories. Payment can be made online via debit card, credit card, UPI, or net banking.

    Vacancies and Eligibility Criteria

    The total number of posts available for the BSSC 3rd Graduate Level exam stands at 2248. The age limitation for candidates is set at a minimum of 21 years and a maximum of 37 years as of 1st August 2021, with age relaxation applicable as per the notification.

    BSSC CGL Mains Exam Pattern

    The BSSC CGL Mains Exam Pattern for 2023 consists of two papers: Paper-1 (a Hindi language paper) and Paper-2.

    • Paper-1 includes 100 questions carrying a total of 400 marks.
    • Paper-2 consists of three sections and is timed at 2 hours and 15 minutes.

    To be eligible for Paper-2, candidates must score a minimum of 30% marks in Paper-1.

    Vacancy Details

    The vacancies for the BSSC 3rd Graduate Level exam are distributed across various categories and posts. For instance, the Secretariat Assistant post under the General Administration Department has a total of 1360 vacancies. Other posts include Planning Assistant, Vector Disease Control Officer, Data Entry Operator Grade-C, Auditor, and Industry Extension Officer, among others.

    How to Apply Online

    Candidates looking to apply for the BSSC CGL Mains Exam 2023 can follow these steps:

    1. Visit the official BSSC website at
    2. Find the CGL Mains application link on the homepage or “Latest Notifications” section.
    3. Read the instructions provided in the official notification.
    4. Register and create an account if you are a new user.
    5. Fill in the application form with the necessary details.
    6. Pay the application fee and submit the application form.

    Prospective candidates are advised to meticulously review the eligibility criteria, exam pattern, and vacancy details stated in the official notification. This is a golden opportunity for individuals aiming to join various government departments in Bihar.

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