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BSSC Inter-Level Exam 2021 Notification, eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, study plan, vacancies, salary, and more


BSSC or the Bihar Staff Selection Commission will announce numerous vacancies for Inter-Level posts for the recruitment drive of 2021. The BSSC Inter-Level exam appoints individuals for a multiplicity of posts, including, but not limited to, that of a clerk, typist, stenographer, revenue worker, forest guard, driver, and so on.

BSSC Inter-Level Exam 2021 At A Glance

NameBSSC Inter-Level Exam 2021
Conducting BodyBihar Staff Selection Commission (BSSC)
Vacant PostsInter-Level (Forest Guard, Stenographer, Revenue Worker, Typist, and more)
Number of VacanciesTo be notified
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Selection ProcessPrelims, Mains, Interview
Official Website

BSSC Inter-Level Exam 2021 Notification

The Bihar State Selection Commission is yet to release the notification for the recruitment drive of 2021. Candidates are advised to keep checking the official website of BSSC to stay up to date whenever it is released.

BSSC Inter-Level Exam 2021 Important Dates

BSSC Inter-Level notification releaseto be announced
BSSC Inter-Level online application opensto be announced
BSSC Inter-Level online application closesto be announced
BSSC Inter-Level admit card releaseto be announced
BSSC Inter-Level exam dateto be announced
BSSC Inter-Level resultto be announced

Eligibility Criteria for BSSC Inter-Level Exam 2021

Educational Qualification:

Candidates must have their 12th standard pass certificates attained from a government-recognized board. For Stenographer or similar posts, a Typing Test shall be conducted as well, so candidates must prepare for that alongside the Prelims and Mains.


Candidates must be permanent residents of India.

Age Limit (as of 1 January 2020):

  • Lower Age Limit: 18 years
  • Upper Age Limit for Men: 37 years
  • Upper Age Limit for Women: 40 years

Note: OBC candidates will enjoy a relaxation of 3 years, while SC/ST candidates will be offered a relaxation of 5 years.

BSSC Inter-Level Exam 2021 Application Fee

CategoryApplication Fee
General/OBC (Bihar)INR 300
SC /ST (Bihar)INR 75
Women (Bihar)INR 75
Others (Outside Bihar)INR 300

How to Apply for BSSC Inter-Level Exam 2021

  • Visit the official website of BSSC.
  • Click on the "Register" option.
  • Fill in your basic details such as name, address, phone number etc.
  • Verify the OTP to confirm your communication details.
  • Read the instructions carefully before filling the BSSC Inter-Level application form.
  • Fill in your particulars carefully.
  • Upload a clear, scanned copy of your photograph and signature.
  • Make the application fee payment.
  • Take a printout of your application and fee receipt for reference.
  • Once the registration is successful, you will receive the confirmation by SMS or email.

BSSC Inter-Level Exam 2021 Admit card

After filling the application form, eligible candidates can access the admit card from the official BSSC website. As of yet, there has been no update on the release date of admit cards.

List of Vacancies

The vacancies for 2021 has not been released yet, but candidates can check out the trend of vacancies for previous years below:

CategoryNumber of Vacancies

BSSC Inter-Level Exam 2021 Reservation List

The BSSC Inter-Level Recruitment examination 2021 will follow Government-mandated reservation policies. BSSC is yet to release the list of vacancies for 2021. Candidates can find the general trend of category-specific vacancies under the section, 'List of Vacancies'.

BSSC Inter-Level Selection Process 2021

The selection process consists of 3 levels:

  1. Prelims
  2. Mains
  3. Interview

BSSC Inter-Level Exam 2021 Exam Pattern

Here's a breakdown of the weightage that each section in the written examination carries:


PaperSubjectsNumber of QuestionsTime Duration
Paper 1Hindi1002 hours 15 mins
Paper 2General Knowledge1503 hours 15 mins


SubjectNo. of Questions
General Studies50
General Science and Mathematics50
Mental Ability Test50

Note: The total time duration is 135 minutes.

BSSC Inter-Level Exam 2021 Syllabus

The overall syllabus includes the following:

MathematicsSimplification, Percentage, Number system, LCM and HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Number series, Average, Profit & Loss, Partnership, Simple and Compound Interest, Work and Time, Time and Distance, Mensuration and Data Interpretation
HindiBasic Grammar, Subject and Verb, Adjectives and Adverbs, Synonyms, Antonyms, One Word Substitution, Fill in the Blanks, Correction in Sentences, Idioms and their meanings, Spell Checks
General Knowledge/General Studies/General ScienceBrief knowledge of India's neighboring countries, History, Geography, Culture, Economic trend, General Polity, and Scientific Research in India, Science, Books and Authors, Current Affairs, Sports, Important Days, Important Schemes, Portfolios, and People in News, Administration, Festivals, Classical and Folk Music, Fun Fairs, Famous Tourist Sites
Mental Ability TestArrangements and pattern, Coding decoding, Order and Ranking, Syllogism, Linear Seating arrangement, Mathematical Inequalities, Blood relations, Circular Seating arrangement, Classification, Scheduling

BSSC Inter-Level Exam 2021 Results

The BSSC Inter-Level Exam 2021 results are yet to be released. Candidates are advised to keep checking the official website for their results.

BSSC Inter-Level Exam 2021 Cut-off

The cut offs for 2021 is yet to be released, but provided below is a category-specific list of cut offs as announced for previous years:

CategoryMinimum Qualifying Percentage (%)

BSSC Inter-Level Job Profile

Here are the duties that a BSSC Inter-Level post includes:


  • Writing minutes of speeches or meetings and transcribing speeches.
  • Assisting ministers in penning down speeches and other miscellaneous duties.
  • Keeping note of the various activities and office work of ministers.
  • Leading press conference briefings.

Forest Guard

  • Protecting the forest, including its flora and fauna.
  • Assisting the government in the execution of various forest operation tasks.
  • Detecting offenses in the forest.

Revenue Worker

  • Working under the direct supervision of the Commissioner and the Deputy Commissioner.
  • Collecting municipal taxes.


  • Performing miscellaneous clerical duties.
  • Assisting with correspondence duties such as filing and typing errands as commanded by the senior officer.
  • Perform official tasks as instructed by seniors.

BSSC Inter-Level Salary Details

Here is a look at the salary structure for BSSC Inter-Level posts:

Grade PayINR 1,900 to 2400
Salary RangeINR 5,200 to 20,200

BSSC inter-level employees will also be eligible for the following incentives:

  • Refreshment allowance
  • House rental allowance
  • Dearness allowance
  • Medical allowance

BSSC Inter-Level Examination Analysis

The sections that will feature in the BSSC Inter-Level 2021 paper are:

  • Mental Ability Test
  • General Knowledge
  • General Science
  • Mathematics
  • Hindi

Points to note:

  • The exam will consist of objective-type MCQs.
  • Each correct answer will fetch 4 marks and each wrong answer will cost 1 mark.
  • The paper will be available in both English and Hindi.

Here is a section-specific idea of good attempts:

SectionNumber of Good Attempts
General Studies/General Knowledge30 to 32
General Science and Mathematics25 to 26
Language/Mental Ability Test22 to 24
Overall85 to 90

Here is a section-specific idea of the difficulty level:

SubjectSection Level
General Studies/General KnowledgeEasy to Moderate
General Science and MathematicsEasy to Moderate
Language/Mental Ability TestModerate
OverallEasy to Moderate

Preparation Tips for BSSC Inter-Level Exam 2021

Candidates preparing for BSSC Inter-Level 2021 are well-advised to do the following:

  • Solving practice/mock papers to gauge their preparations well. Getting into a habit of solving 1 model paper a day is a good way of keeping oneself prepared before the exam.
  • Focusing on all-round development instead of studying solely from books is an important part of the BSSC Inter-Level exam preparation. Candidates should make use of online trial tests and study guides to gain that competitive edge.
  • Allotting a specific number of mathematics exercises daily from different subtopics and solving them diligently. Focusing on the errors and redoing the incorrect problems over and over again is advisable.
  • Reading local newspapers will provide a good base for Hindi Language preparation. Additionally, it will enhance fluency in Hind, as well as help stay up to date with local and national current affairs.
  • Speaking with those in the vicinity in Hindi and watching TV shows, movies, and news channels in Hindi will be beneficial.
  • Practicing dialogues in front of the mirror to improve confidence and speaking skills is highly advised for the interview.

BSSC Previous Years Question Papers

Candidates can find some previous question papers and model papers by following these links:

Previous Years' Papers:

Model Papers:

Here are some books as suggested by the SSC portal:

Bihar SSC Inter and Graduate level Exam Practice SetVidya
Bihar SSC Inter and Graduation Level Exam (Hindi)Vidya
Bihar SSC Second Graduate Level Main Exam Practice Work Book (Hindi)Kiran
Bihar SSC General Knowledge (Hindi)Vidya
Bihar SSC Mental Ability (Hindi)Vidya
Bihar SSC First Inter Level Prarambhik Exam Practice Work BookKiran
Bihar S.S.C. Inter Stariya Prarambhik Pariksha: Category A and BUpkar

Here are some more subject-specific books:

Hindi Language:

  • Samanya Hindi: Arihant


Magical Book on Quicker MathematicsM. Tyra
Data InterpretationArun Sharma
Quantitative AptitudeR. S. Aggarwal
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic Fourth edition (2018)Rajesh Verma

Mental Ability Test:

A Modern Approach to Logical ReasoningR. S. Aggarwal
How to Prepare for Logical ReasoningArun Sharma
Multidimensional ReasoningMishra and Kumar Dr. Lal
A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal ReasoningR. S. Aggarwal
Analytical ReasoningMK Panday
A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-VerbalB.S. Sijwali and Indu Sijwali

General Knowledge/General Studies:

Quick General AwarenessDisha Publications
Advanced Objective General KnowledgeS. Chand
General Awareness for Competitive ExamsDisha Experts
General KnowledgeLucent
General Knowledge ManualPearson Publications

Study Plan for BSSC Inter-Level Exam 2021

Any candidate interested in cracking the BSSC Inter-Level exam should plan to do the following:

  • Read books on Hindi phrases and idioms, and try to incorporate them in daily conversations.
  • Practice writing short stories or poems in Hindi to build fluency and retain vocabulary.
  • Dedicate 6-8 hours to studying in a day; more than that can be exhaustive.
  • Make comprehensive notes for every chapter and gather the common topics of all help books together so as to avoid feeling overwhelmed with the syllabus.
  • Get into a daily routine and always begin your preparations early.

Candidates are advised to carry all necessary documents to the exam center. Furthermore, candidates should positively bring the following:

  • Admit Card
  • Government-issued ID for identity verification

Candidates are advised to keep checking the official website for any new notifications regarding BSSC Inter-Level Exam 2021. The payment ID must b kept handy after paying for the application form, as it may be necessary in case of discrepancies.

Candidates must begin preparations as early as possible to avoid unnecessary last-minute stress. After all, the mind is at its strongest when it's relaxed. With that said, aspirants must have faith in their preparations and the hard work they've put in.

All the best!