About BCS Preliminary/Written/Viva...
For the purpose of nominating suitable candidates in the Bangladesh Civil Service, the Public Service Commission conducts the following 3 level recruitment test.
First level: 200 number MCQ Type Preliminary Test.
Second Level : Written test of 900 marks for the successful candidates in the preliminary test.
Third Level: Viva voce of 200 marks for the successful candidates in the written test.
First level: 200 number MCQ Type Preliminary Test
Due to the large number of candidates as compared to the vacant posts, the Bangladesh Public Service Commission conducts MCQ Type Preliminary Test.
Until the 34th BCS exam, the preliminary test was taken at 100 marks. As per the provisions of BCS Examination Rules-2014, system has been introduced to take MCQ Type Preliminary Test on 10 subjects in 2 hours from the 35th BCS Exam.
Second Level: Written test of 900 marks (average pass number 50%)
Candidates declared successful by the Commission in the Preliminary Test have to appear in the written test of 900 marks.
A. Written test of 900 marks for general cadre candidates.
B. Written test of 900 marks for technical / professional cadre candidates.
Written test for technical / professional cadre candidates
Candidates who will give preference for the posts of both General and Technical / Professional cadres have to appear for the written examination of 200 marks in the relevant subject for additional posts or services in addition to 900 marks in the subjects prescribed for the general cadre.
Third Level: Viva Voce (Pass marks. 50%)
Candidates who have passed the written test of BCS are required to participate in the viva voce of 200 marks. Pass mark in oral exam is 50%.