Educational Qualification and Experience

In Order To Appear For The Exam Candidates have Degree in Mining Engineering.

There is no experience required for this post

Age Limit

The age limit for this recruitment is mentioned below

Minimum Age - 21 Years

Maximum Age - 37 Years (Male)

Maximum Age - 40 Years (Female)

Candidates can start applying  from  4th May 2020 till 18th  May 2020

The written examination dates are yet to be announced by the board

ActivityImportant Dates
Start Date of Online Application4th May 2020
End Date of Online Application18th May 2020

The selection for this recruitment will be done in 2 phases. The phases are mentioned below

  • Written Examination
  • Interview

Written Examination

The first stage Of BPSC MDO Exam is the written examination

The exam will only consist of  general awareness & technical related sections

The candidates need to clear the cut off to appear for the interview


The second and the final stage is the  Interview

A final merit list will be prepared based on the performance in both stages.

BPSC MDO Written exam consists of 3 sections - GK, Mining or Geology & Mineral Policy and Related Acts Rules Exchange

Each section carries 100 marks and each section have a time duration of 1 hrs & 30 minutes

1/4th of the total marks will be deducted in the examination


Mining Engineering:-

Drilling and Blasting , Mine Surveying-I, Introduction to Mining, Mineralogy, Petrology and Stratigraphy, Mine Surveying-II, Geology for Mining Engineers, Surface Mining, Surface Mine Planning & Design, Mine Environmental Engineering, Mine Legislation, Mine Safety, Environmental Aspects of Mining, Open Pit Slope Analysis and Design, Dimensional Stone Mining, Mine Economics, Mine Legislation and Safety-II, Fuel Technology, Mineral Processing, Mineral Economics.

Mineral Policy and Related Acts Rules Exchange:-

  • Mines and Minerals ( Development & Regulation ) Act, 1957.
  • Bihar Minerals ( Prevention of Illegal Mining, Transportation and Storage ) Rules, 2003 with up to date amendments.
  • Mineral Conservation and Development Rules, 2017.
  • MINES ACT 1952
  • Bihar and Orissa Public Demand Recovery Act, 1914.

General Knowledge:-

The general knowledge section consists of topics related to current affairs, static GK & general awareness related to Bihar.

The detailed BPSC MDO Exam Pattern is shown in the table below-

SubjectTotal MarksTotal Time
1.       General Knowledge1001hr 30 minutes

2.       Mining

1001hr 30 minutes
3.     Mineral Policy and Related Acts Rules Exchange1001hr 30 minutes

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