BPSC CDPO 2022: Application Form, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Eligibility Criteria

Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) has the responsibility of conducting the BPSC CDPO Exam 2022. The aim of this exam is to select eligible candidates for the post of Child Development Project Officer. Only those candidates who are residents of Bihar can apply for this post. The selection of candidates will be based on their performances in the written exams followed by an interview. Interested candidates need to fill and submit the application form in online mode before the last date. In this post, we are providing all necessary and accurate details related to the BPSC CDPO 2022.

BPSC CDPO Exam Dates 2022

The tentative schedule for Bihar CDPO Examination 2022 is given in the following table.

Main Events Tentative Dates
Releasing of official CDPO Notification 2022 1st week of March 2022
Starting of online BPSC CDPO registration 1st week of March 2022
Last date to register and submit the application form 1st week of April 2022
Date of examination May 2022
Releasing of Answer key July 2022
Declaration of result July 2022

BPSC CDPO Recruitment 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should note that application forms of those candidates who don’t meet the CDPO Eligibility Criteria 2022 will be summarily rejected. The eligibility criteria for BPSC CDPO 2022 are explained below.

Bihar CDPO Age Limit 2022

  • Minimum Age Limit – 21 years
  • Maximum Age Limit – 45 years

Educational Qualification

  • Aspirants must have completed graduation from a recognized university.

BPSC CDPO Application Form 2022

The application form for the child development project post will release in online mode only. Aspirants need to submit the application form before the last date. The complete process of application form submission is explained below.

  • To initiate the application form, aspirants must visit the official website of the commission.
  • On the official website, you will have to click on the “New Registration” link.
  • In order to register, candidates will have to provide their basic details like name, email address, phone number, etc.
  • Once registered, candidates may sign in using the credentials that they will generate during registration.
  • Now, the main application form will display on the screen of the candidates.
  • Next, applicants need to enter their complete academic, personal, and contact details. The detail entered in the form should be accurate. Otherwise, the application form can get rejected.
  • Along with the details, candidates will have to upload scanned images of their passport size photograph and signature.
  • After submitting the form, aspirants have to pay the necessary application fee online.
  • Also, take a printout of the application form submitted and fee receipt for future requirements.

Application Fee

The application fees are different for candidates from various categories as shown below.

  • General, BC, EWS candidates – Rs. 600/-
  • SC/ ST candidates – Rs. 150/-
  • Female candidates of Bihar – Rs. 150/-

Mode of payment – Candidates can pay the application fee online using a credit card, debit card, or internet banking.

Bihar CDPO Selection Process 2022

  • The selection process of Bihar CDPO includes a preliminary exam, Main exam, and interview.
  • Those who will clear the preliminary exam can apply for the main exam.
  • The preliminary exam will be of 150 marks. Similarly, the main exam will be of 300 marks.
  • The interview will carry 120 marks.
  • Authorities will prepare the final merit based on marks secured by candidates in the main exam and interview.

Bihar CDPO 2022 Exam Pattern

The Bihar CDPO Exam Pattern 2022 is different for the preliminary and main exams. The pattern of both types is given below.

Bihar CDPO Preliminary Exam Pattern 2022

  • Mode of examination – Offline (OMR Sheet based test)
  • Type of questions – Objective type multiple choice questions
  • Number of questions – 150
  • Duration of exam – 120 minutes
  • Marking Pattern – Each question will carry 1 marks
  • Maximum Marks – 150

Main Exam Pattern

  • Mode of examination – Offline (OMR Sheet based test)
  • Type of questions – Subjective type multiple choice questions
  • Language of Questions – Both Hindi and English
  • Number of papers – 4 compulsory
  • Duration of exam – 180 minutes for each paper
  • Maximum Marks – 1000

Subject wise distribution of marks

Exam Type of questions Subjects Total Marks Duration
Prelims Objective General Knowledge 150 2 hours
Main Subjective Compulsory Subjects

– Hindi

– General Studies Paper 1

– General Studies Paper 2


Optional Subject

– Home Science

– Psychology

– Sociology

– Labour & Social Welfare




– 100 marks

– 300 marks

– 300 marks


Optional Subject

– 300 marks



– 3 hours (180 minutes)

– 3 hours (180 minutes)

– 3 hours (180 minutes)


Optional Subject

– 3 hours (180 minutes)

Interview 120 marks      

BPSC CDPO Syllabus 2022

The syllabus of Bihar BPSC CDPO 2022 is quite vast. However, you may check the important topics from each subject as given below.

  • General Knowledge (For Paper 1) – National News (current)Countries and Capitals, Science and innovations, World organizations, Famous Places in India, Books And Author, New inventions, Political Science, About India and its neighbouring behaviour countries, The National Current Affairs, the International current affairs, Important Dates, International issues, Scientific observations, Indian Culture, History of India, National Dance, Handicrafts, Tribes, Artists, Tourism spots of Historical Importance, Geography of India, Economic issues in India
  • General Studies Paper – 1: Economics, Geography, Current Affairs, Reasoning and Mental Ability
  • General Studies Paper – 2: Women Development & Empowerment, Child and Law, Importance of Early Childhood Years, Prenatal Development, Development, Development Programmes, Political Participation, Child – Welfare, Labour & Abuse, Major Institutes and Schemes in the Field of ECCE
  • Hindi – Fill in the Blanks, Correction of Sentences, Idioms and Phrases, Grammar, Antonyms & Synonyms, Vocabulary, Error Detection etc.
  • Psychology – Adjustment and Stress, Social Behaviour, Application of Psychology, Perception, Learning, Memory, Cognition and Language, Intelligence and Aptitude, Introduction to Psychology, Methods in Psychology, Quantitative Analysis, Physiological Psychology, Development of human behaviour, Motivation and Emotion, Personality.

BPSC CDPO 2022 Admit Card

  • Once the application form submission process gets over, the commission will publish the admit cards online.
  • To download the admit cards, candidates will have to provide their registration details on the official website.
  • The information about the date, time, and venue of the examination will be mentioned on the admit card.
  • No candidate will be allowed to enter the examination without an admit card.
  • Along with the admit card, candidates need to carry their original ID proof such as Aadhar card, Voter ID card, etc.

Answer Key

  • BPSC will publish the answer key online after conducting the exam.
  • To check answer key candidates need to visit the official website of BPSC.
  • Candidates will also get the facility to submit an objection against the preliminary answer key.
  • After considering all the objections submitted, authorities will publish the final answer key.
  • The result and merit list will be prepared on the basis of the final merit list.

Result and Merit List

  • After the final merit list, BPSC will declare the result on its official website.
  • To check the result, candidates have to provide their roll numbers and other registration details.
  • The information about the subject wise and total marks secured by candidates in the test will be mentioned on the result card.
  • Along with the result, the merit list of candidates selected for admission will also be released.
  • The merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks secured by candidates in the main exam and interview. The marks of the preliminary exam will not be counted in the final merit list.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question – 1: When will the application process of BPSC CDPO 2022 will begin?

Answer: The application process of BPSC CDPO 2022 is expected to begin in the month of March 2022.

Question – 2: What is the educational qualification requirement for BPSC CDPO?

Answer: In order to apply, you must have completed graduation from a recognized university.

Question – 3: Will there be any negative marking in the exam?

Answer: Please note that no information regarding the same is shared by the department.

Question – 4: When will the documents be verified?

Answer: The documents will be verified at the time of the interview. Candidates must have the following documents with them during the interview.

  • Certificate of class 10th
  • Graduation Degree
  • Graduation Mark sheet
  • Category Certificate (SC/ ST/ OBC)
  • EWS Certificate (if applicable)
  • 4 photographs
  • 1 photo ID proof
  • All other relevant documents.

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