BPSC CDPO Recruitment 2023 – Mains Admit Card, Exam Dates, Exam Pattern & More

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BPSC CDPO Recruitment 2023: The Bihar Public Service Commission has released 50+ vacancies for the Child Development Post Officer. In order to qualify for this post, candidates will be required to clear a Written examination in two stages – Prelims and Mains, followed by an Interview stage. For 2022, the Mains examination was conducted on the 8th and 9th of November 2022, in two sessions. Read on for more details and the latest updates on the BPSC CDPO Recruitment 2023:​

  • The selection process comprises three stages: Written Examination -Prelims and Mains, followed by the Interview Process.

  • The salary of the finally appointed candidates will be in the pay scale of INR 53,100 – 1,67,800 per annum.

BPSC CDPO Recruitment Overview 2023

Recruiting Body

Bihar Public Service Commission 


Child Development Officer

Minimum Qualification


Number of Vacancies

To be announced

Application Start Date

To be announced

Last Date to Apply

To be announced

Admit Card Release Date

To be announced

Exam Date

To be announced

Result Date

To be announced


Bihar Government Jobs

Official Website


Download BPSC CDPO Recruitment 2022 Notification PDF

BPSC CDPO Latest Updates 2023

2nd November 2022: BPSC CDPO Mains Admit Card Released

The BPSC has released the admit card for the Mains Examination of the CDPO Recruitment. The exam will take place on 8th and 9th November 2022. The link to download the admit card has been given below.

Direct Link to Download BPSC CDPO Mains Admit Card

30th October 2022:  BPSC CDPO Mains Exam Announced!

The Mains Exam for the BPSC CDPO will be taking place on the 8th and 9th November 2022 from 9:30 am onwards. The exam will take place in two sessions. Candidates should refer to the PDF shared below for details.

BPSC CDPO Mains Exam Schedule Notification PDF

14th October 2022: BPSC CDPO Mains Application Window Reopened

The BPSC has reopened the application process for the Mains Examination of CDPO Recruitment. Candidates can apply online for the Mains exam between 15th October to 21st October 2022. For details, refer to the notice attached below.

Download BPSC CDPO Mains Application Reopen Notice

15th September 2022: BPSC CDPO Mains Notice Out

The BPSC has released the notice for the Mains Exam of CDPO Recruitment. Candidates must apply for the Mains Exam between 21st September 2022 to 7th October 2022. For details check the notice attached below.

Download BPSC CDPO Mains Notice

BPSC CDPO Vacancy 2023 (Expected)

The Commission had released a total of 55 vacancies in the 2022 recruitment cycle. The same approximate number of vacancies are expected for the 2023 recruitment cycle. The vacancies are released category-wise and gender-wise. Also, there is a reservation for female candidates in this recruitment. 


BPSC CDPO Vacancies 2022






Economically Weaker Section


Scheduled Caste


Scheduled Tribe




Backward Classes


Female Candidates of Backward Classes




BPSC CDPO Apply Online 2023

Interested candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to apply online for the CDPO posts in BPSC recruitment 2023

Step 1: Visit the official website of BPSC to apply for the CDPO posts.

Step 2: Click on the ‘Register Here” tab to create an account.

Step 3: Next, on the homepage, search for the link which states ‘BPSC CDPO Recruitment 2023’ link.

Step 4:  After this, fill in all the mandatory fields like your name, address, contact details, educational details, date of birth, category, etc. Attach the required documents and upload a recent passport-size photograph.

Step 4: Pay the required fees and click on the submit button.

Step 5: Download and take a printout of the application form for future reference.

BPSC CDPO Application Fees 2023

Candidates can submit BPSC CDPO Application Fees in the online mode. Check category-wise application fees for the BPSC CDPO Recruitment.


Application Fees (Expected)


INR 600

SC/ST/Reserved Female candidates who are residents of Bihar/Handicapped candidates

INR 150

BPSC CDPO Selection Process 2023

The BPSC Child Development Officer is a competitive post that evaluates a candidate The selection process of BPSC CDPO recruitment 2023 is conducted in three stages that are mentioned below:

  • Prelims – Prelims is the first round of the selection process in which a written test will be conducted for a total of 150 marks.

  • Mains – Candidates will be called for the next stage of the selection process, that is the Mains Exam 2023, if they qualify the Prelims exam. Candidates need to clear two sets of papers from the Compulsory and Optional Paper sections.

  • Interview – Candidates who clear all stages of the interview will be selected for the post of the BPSC CDPO. The Interview will constitute 120 marks.

BPSC CDPO Eligibility Criteria 2023 (Expected)

Bihar Public Service Commission will release the age limit and minimum educational qualifications as part of the eligibility criteria for the post of Child Development Officer in the official notification of the BPSC CDPO recruitment 2023. The following is the eligibility criteria for the 2022 cycle of the BPSC CDPO recruitment:

BPSC CDPO Education Qualification

Candidates must have completed a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized board or university in India. 

BPSC CDPO Age Limit 

Candidates must fall in the following age brackets to be eligible for the CDPO posts under BPSC recruitment 2023:

  • Minimum – 21 years

  • Maximum – 37 years

Note: This is the age limit for General candidates. Candidates belonging to other categories will have some relaxation in age. 

BPSC CDPO Age Relaxation 

The Commission has provided age relaxation on maximum age limit for various categories, which is mentioned below:


Maximum Age Limit

B.C/E.B.C/Female Candidates

40 years

SC/ST candidates

42 years

BPSC CDPO Exam Pattern 2023 (Expected)

Bihar Public Service Commission will conduct the Written Exam in two stages, that is the Prelims and the Mains examination. The following is the BPSC CDPO exam pattern as per the 2022 recruitment:

BPSC CDPO Prelims Exam Pattern 2022



Total Questions

Total Marks


General Knowledge and General Awareness, including Current National and International Affairs


2 hours

BPSC CDPO Mains Exam Pattern 2022



Total Marks

Total Time

Compulsory Subjects

General Hindi


3 hours

General Studies 1


3 hours

General Studies 2


3 hours

Optional Subjects

Home Science


3 hours



Labour and Social Welfare

BPSC CDPO Syllabus 2023 (Expected)

The BPSC CDPO recruitment exam will test a candidate's general aptitude and his general awareness. The following is a detailed subject-wise breakdown of the BPSC CDPO syllabus according to the 2022 notification:



General Awareness and General Knowledge

  • National and International Affairs

  • Sports Events

  • Books and Authors

  • History

  • General Science

  • New inventions.

  • Political Science.

  • About India and its neighbouring countries.

  • The National Current Affairs, as well as, International Current Affairs.

  • Important Dates.

  • Music & Literature.

General Hindi

  • रस

  • अलंकार

  • समास

  • पर्यायवाची

  • विलोम

  • तत्सम एवं तदभव

  • वाक्यांशों के लिए शब्द निर्माण

  • लोकोक्तियाँ एवं मुहावरे

General Studies Paper 1

  • Economics

  • Geography

  • Current Affairs

  • Reasoning and Mental Ability.


  • Social Stratification/ Demography/ Change

  • Types of Society

  • Economy and Society

  • Industrial and Urban Society

  • institution, culture

  • Social Groups

  • Social structure, social system, social action

Home Science

  • Environmental Studies

  • Physics

  • Chemistry

  • Biology

General Studies Paper 2

  • Women Development & Empowerment

  • Child and Law

  • Child – Welfare, Labour & Abuse

  • Major Institutes and Schemes in the Field of ECCE

BPSC CDPO Admit Card 2023 (Expected)

The admit card for the BPSC CDPO recruitment 2023 will be released a few weeks before the exam, and after the exam dates have been announced. In 2022, the BPSC CDPO Admit Card (Mains) was released on 2nd November. To download the admit card, candidates can use the direct link given in this article or follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: First, you must visit the official BPSC website and go to the Apply Online section.

Step 2: Login to your registered account using your credentials.

Step 3: After this, click on the Admit Card link for BPSC CDPO Post.

Step 4: The admit card will appear on the screen in the PDF format. All the candidates must check the details given on the admit card thoroughly and take a printout to be taken on the exam day, and for further processes. 

BPSC CDPO Salary Details 2023

After qualifying the three stages of the examination successfully, candidates will be offered an attractive pay package as per the 7th pay commission. The following is the expected pay level and in-hand salary details:


Salary (in Rs.)

Pay Band


Rs. 53,000-1,67,800

9,300 – 34,800

BPSC CDPO Cut-off 2023

The candidates who have attended the respective stages of the exam, that is the Prelims and Mains will now need to score the prescribed cut-offs to become eligible for the further stages of the selection process. The cutoff is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates must secure to be eligible for the post of the BPSC CDPO. The cut-off marks will be released category-wise, as set by the Commission. In case any candidate is unable to score the same, they will automatically stand disqualified. Once the written test is conducted, the exam authority will soon disclose the official cut-off for the online exam. 

BPSC CDPO Answer Key 2023

Once the Prelims and Mains exams are conducted, the official answer key is published on the portal by the official authority after two to three weeks. The answer key can be used to challenge the questions whose answers the candidates feel, are wrong. Using the BPSC answer keys, candidates can also predict their performance in the exam. The final answer keys will be released after the provisional answer keys. 

Download BPSC CDPO Answer Key 2022 PDF

Best BPSC CDPO Preparation Strategy

  1. To ace in the upcoming BPSC CDPO exam, preparing for it in advance will be a good approach. Candidates are advised to plan early and compile all the required reading materials and draft an effective plan which they can implement throughout their preparation.

  2. Candidates must have prior knowledge of the fundamentals of a subject thoroughly. It is essential to get hold of the fundamentals of the topics of the entire syllabus. 

  3. As we know, the exam is highly competitive, so it is better to have advanced knowledge of the examination. This can be achieved by taking mock tests. It will help give you a clear understanding of the exam pattern and the type of questions. You will also be able to comprehend how to divide your time per question. Candidates must practice the Mock Test to know about the expected questions that can be asked in the examination.

Best Books to Prepare for BPSC CDPO Exam

Check the table below for the best books to prepare for the BPSC CDPO Exam 2023.

Name of Book




Lucent General Hindi



  • The books mentioned here have a similar syllabus and course structure as the BPSC CDPO exam.

  • These books will strengthen your preparation and help you to understand the exam trend and expected questions.

Objective Home Science at a Glance

Deepak Kumar

Lucent’s General Knowledge (Science section)



If you are preparing for the exam then you can download BPSC CDPO Exam Previous Year Papers here!

BPSC CDPO Result 2023 

The BPSC CDPO result will be declared shortly after the final answer keys of the exam are out. The board has released the exam result for the Prelims exam 2022. Candidates can check their results by following the steps mentioned below.

Step 1: Visit the official BPSC website.

Step 2: Find the link to download the BPSC CDPO Result.

Step 3: After clicking on the BPSC CDPO result PDF, candidates can download the document, which states the result against each candidate's roll number. 

Step 4: Find your Roll No. in the Result PDF and check whether you have qualified for the exam or not. 

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