BPSC-Bangladesh Public Service Commission: 33 Things You Must Know

BPSC indicates Bangladesh Public Service Commission. People call it PSC too.
33 Inportant Information about BPSC-Bangladesh Public Service Commssion

The full form of BPSC is Bangladesh Public Service Commission which is a quasi-judicial body. This commission was established on 8 April 1972 and it manages the recruitment of civil service for the Bangladesh government. BPSC was formed by Section 137 of IX, Chapter II of the Constitution of Bangladesh.

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In 1926, the commission started its journey as a public service commission under the British empire. When India got divided the commission was known as East Pakistan Public service commission. Immediately after getting independence from Pakistan, Bangladesh changed the commission’s name into Bangladesh Public Service Commission in 1972. Its very first Headquarters, Chummery House. It maintains Bangladesh Civil Service Examinations (BCS) and also publishes its results.

Sohrab Hossain is the present chairman of Bangladesh Public Service Commission (BPSC). He joined as the chairman on 2nd May, 2016. Before becoming the chairman of BPSC he worked as a member of this commission.

Mst. Asia Khatun is the Secretary who joined on 7 June, 2020. She previously worked as Additional Secretary, Joint Secretary, Deputy Secretary, and Senior Assistant Secretary and Assistant Commissioner in the Secretariat and Field Administration of the Government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh for the last 29 years. Md. Zoynal Abedin is the Additional Secretary of Bangladesh Public Service Commission.

Branches BPSC office
There are seven particular branches of Bangladesh Public Service Commission. Those branches are Administration, Finance and services, Branch of law, Public relations branch, Examination Control Branch (Cadre), Examination Control Branch (Non-Cadre), Information Technology Branch. Below, you will find the name of the officers in charge of those particular branches.

Administration

Officers in charge
Mr. Subrata Kumar Dey (Deputy Secretary)
Begum Jamila Shobnom (Senior Assistant Secretary, Administration-1)
Mr. Sheikh Shoriful Islam (Assistant Secretary, Administration-2)

Finance and services

Officers in charge
Mr. Md. Shah Alam (Deputy Secretary, Finance and Services)
Mr. Md. Abdullah Al Noman (Deputy Director, Administration-3)
Mr. Shovon Somoddar (Deputy Director, Administration-4)

Branch of law

Officers in charge
Legal adviser
Lulu Bilkis Banu (Law Officer)

Public Relations Branch

Officers in charge
Mrs. Ishrat Sharmin Ishita (Public Relations Officer)

Examination Control Branch (Cadre)

Officers in charge
Mr. Ayim Nesar Uddin (Controller of Examinations, Cadre)
Mr. Md Neyamot Ullah (Director)
Mr. Md Rasheduzzaman Sarker (Director)
Mr. Md Lutfur Rahman (Deputy Director)
Begum Umme Asma Aysha (Deputy Director)
Mr. Md Aminul Islam (Deputy Director)
Mr. Mesbah-Ul-Alam (Deputy Director)
Mr. Md. Mokhles Mohsin (Deputy Director)

Examination Control Branch (Non-Cadre)

Officers in charge
Mr. Md. Azizul Haque (Controller of Examinations – Non-Cadre)
Begum Dilawaz Durdana (Director)
Mr. Md. Fazlul Haque (Deputy Director)
Mr. Md. Azizul Haque (Deputy Director)
Mr. Rafiqul Islam (Deputy Director)
Mr, M A Mannan

Information Technology Branch

Units BPSC bd office

There are thirteen particular units of Bangladesh Public Service Commission. Every unit has its classification. Every unit is given below with its classification.

Unit-01
Ministry / Division
1) Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges
2) Local Government Department
3) Ministry of Housing and Public Works
4) Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications

Unit-02
Ministry / Division
1) Ministry of Religious Affairs
2) Ministry of Textiles and Jute
3) Science and information and communication
4) Ministry of Industries
5) Ministry of Rural Development and Cooperatives
6) Ministry of Information

Unit-03

Ministry / Division
1) Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs
2) Ministry of Commerce
3) Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism

Unit-04
Ministry / Division
1) PSC
2) Ministry of Land
3) Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs
4) Internal Resources and National Board of Revenue
5) Departmental examination

Unit-05
Ministry / Division
1) Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources
2) Ministry of Social Welfare
3) Ministry of Youth Development and Sports
4) Ministry of Labor and Employment

Unit-06
Ministry / Division
1) Department of Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
2) Ministry of Home Affairs
3) Ministry of Shipping 4) Ministry of Defense


Unit-07

Ministry / Division
1) Cabinet Division
2) Ministry of Freedom Fighters Affairs
3) Ministry of Culture
4) Ministry of Water Resources
5) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Unit-08
Ministry / Division
1) Ministry of Fisheries and Animal Resources
2) Department of Economic Relations
3) Ministry of Agriculture
4) Planning department
5) Department of Statistics

Unit-09
Ministry / Division
1) Finance Department
2) Education (General and Technical)
3) Prime Minister’s Office

Unit-10
Ministry / Division
1) Office of the President
2) Ministry of Foreign Affairs
3) Ministry of Public Administration
4) Ministry of Environment and Forests
5) Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism
6) Senior Scale Promotion Test

Unit-11
Ministry / Division
1) Jatiya Sangsad Secretariat
2) Ministry of Women and Children Affairs
3) Election Commission Secretariat
4) Ministry of Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment
5) Ministry of Primary and Mass Education

Unit-12
Ministry / Division
1) Law, Rules and Reforms Branch
2) Research and Statistics Branch
3) Rollway section
4) Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief

Unit-13
Ministry / Division
1) Transliteration
2) Post-results monitoring and RTI related activities
3) Ministry of Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment

Regional Headquarters of BPSC

Regional Office, Chottogram
Regional Office, Sylhet
Regional Office, Rajshahi
Regional Office, Barisal
Regional Office, rangpur
Regional Office, Khulna
Regional Office, Mymensingh

How the Chairman and Members of the Commission are Appointed

As an autonomous body, the Public Service Commission performs duties related to recruitment in government service. Also, this commission is a constitutional and independent body. In Bangladesh, the Public Service Commission was formed as a legacy of the Pakistan-era Public Service Commission.

Bangladesh Public Service Commission Day is celebrated on 8 April every year. The Public Service Commission consists of a chairman and a few members of the cooperative for a term of five years. Basically, the President of Bangladesh appoints the chairman and other members of the commission. Dr. Mohammed Sadique has been appointed as the chairman of BPSC.

Activities of BPSC

Bangladesh Public Service Commission works for recruiting suitable and qualified candidates to the service of the republic as a constitutional body. Also, in various countries, this Government Institution plays a vital national role in developing the human resource planning of the republic to ensure neutrality in all kinds of public administration.

This commission selects the competent individuals for employment in the Republic through a nationwide competitive examination. It also follows the principles regarding recruitment, promotion, and transform from one branch to another. Moreover, this commission assesses the suitability of a candidate in terms of similar appointment, promotion, or transfer.

Bangladesh Public Service Commission conducts exams like BCS, Non-Cade, Departmental Exam, Senior Scale Exam.

BCS (Cadre) Recruitment Examination Procedure

Depending on Age, Eligibility, and Direct Examination Bangladesh Public Service Commission follows the BCS rules-2014 to conduct recruitment examination in Bangladesh Civil Service. Here 3 level examination is conducted by the Commission in terms of appointing eligible candidates in 27 Cadres of BCS.

Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) has 27 different cadres in various sectors. Let’s see the categories in detail.

Bangladesh Civil Service (Administration), (General cadre)
Bangladesh Civil Service (Agriculture), (Technical/professional cadre)
Bangladesh Civil Service (Ansar), (General cadre)
Bangladesh Civil Service (Audit and Accounting), (General cadre)
Bangladesh Civil Service (Cooperative), (General cadre)
Bangladesh Civil Service (Customs and Excise), (General cadre)
Bangladesh Civil Service (Economic), (General cadre)
Bangladesh Civil Service (Family Planning), (General cadre)
Bangladesh Civil Service (Fisheries), (Technical/professional cadre)
Bangladesh Civil Service (Food), (General and technical/professional cadre)
Bangladesh Civil Service (Foreign), (General cadre)
Bangladesh Civil Service (Forest), (Technical/professional cadre)
Bangladesh Civil Service (General Education), (Technical/professional cadre)
Bangladesh Civil Service (Health), (Technical/professional cadre)
Bangladesh Civil Service (Information), (General and technical/professional cadre)
Bangladesh Civil Service (Animal Resources), (General and technical/professional cadre)
Bangladesh Civil Service (Police), (General cadre)
Bangladesh Civil Service (Post), (General cadre)

Bangladesh Civil Service (Public Health Engineering), (Technical/professional cadre)
Bangladesh Civil Service (Public Works), (Technical/professional cadre)
Bangladesh Civil Service (Railway Engineering), (Technical/professional cadre)
Bangladesh Civil Service (Railway Transport and Commercial), (General and technical/professional cadre)
Bangladesh Civil Service (Roads and Highways), (Technical/professional cadre)
Bangladesh Civil Service (Statistics), (Technical/professional cadre)
Bangladesh Civil Service (Tax),(General cadre)
Bangladesh Civil Service (Technical Education), (Technical/professional cadre)
Bangladesh Civil Service (Commerce), (General and technical/professional cadre)

BCS Exam System

BCS has a particular exam system which is called a three-tier examination system. As it was mentioned earlier that the Public Service Commission conducts those three-level recruitment examination system with a view to nominating the competent candidates in Bangladesh Civil Service depending on Age, Eligibility, and Direct Recruitment Examination according to the BCS Rules-2014.

Level-1

Here a candidate has to answer a 200 number MCQ type which is called a Preliminary Test.

Level-2

This level is called the Written Test where a candidate has to answer 900 marks. And, only the candidates who passed the preliminary test can appear for this test.

Level-3

This is the final stage of the BCS exam. It’s an oral test of 200 marks. A candidate can appear for this test when he/she passes the written test.

Marks Distribution for Preliminary Test

Bengali language and literature – 35 Marks

English language and literature – 35 Marks

Bangladesh affairs – 30 Marks

International affairs – 20 Marks

Geography (Bangladesh and the World), Environment and Disaster Management – 10 Marks
General science – 15 Marks

Computer and information technology – 15 Marks

Mathematical reasoning – 15 Marks

Mental skills – 15 Marks

Ethics, values ​​and good governance – 10 Marks

Total – 200 Marks

Marks Distribution for Written Test (Average pass number 50%)

The Candidates who successfully passed the preliminary test have to appear in the written test of 900 marks. In accordance with the educational qualifications.

27 cadres are divided into two categories namely general cadres candidates and technical/professional cadres candidates.

A. Written test of 900 marks for general cadre candidates.

Bengali – 200 Marks

English – 200 Marks

Bangladesh affairs – 200 Marks

International affairs – 100 Marks

Mathematical reasoning and mental skills – 100 Marks

General science and technology – 100 Marks

Total – 900 Marks

B. Written test of 900 marks for candidates of technical/professional cadre.

Bengali – 100 Marks

English – 200 Marks

Bangladesh affairs – 200 Marks

International affairs – 100 Marks

Mathematical reasoning and mental skills – 100 Marks

Post-related issues – 200 Marks

Total – 900 Marks

Marks Distribution for BCS Oral Test (Pass Number 50%)

Only the candidates who passed the written exam successfully can participate in this oral test of 200 marks.

The Commission constitutes the Board of Oral Examination in accordance with the rules of BCS Examination to determine the suitability of the participants who passed written examination with 50% of marks.

The commission appoints three persons to accomplish the task of interviewing all the selected candidates. They are as follows:

Chairman / Member of the Commission (Chairman of the Board)

Joint Secretary nominated by the Government or an officer of higher rank (Board member)

Thematic experts nominated by the Commission (Board member)

Which institutions does it give advice/suggestions to?

There are thirteen active members in BPSC including the chairman of this commission. The name of the members are as follows;

Learned Members:

Sohrab Hossain (Honorable Chairman)
Sheikh Altaf Ali (Member)
Md. Shahjahan Ali Mollah (Member)
Noorjahan Begum, NDC (Member)
Kazi Salahuddin Akbar (Member)
Prof. Md. Hamidul Haque (Member)
Md. Fazlul Haque (Member)
Abdul Mannan(Member)
Adhyapak D. Noojahan Begum (Member)
S M Golam Faruque (Member)
Foyez Ahmed (Member)
Binoy Krishna Bala (Member)
O N Siddika Khanom (Member)

List of all former chairmen:

A. Q. M. Bazlul Karim (December 1977 – May 1992)
Mohiuddin Ahmed (December 1977 – May 1992)
M. Moydul Islam (December 1977 – December 1982)
Faiz Uddin Ahmed (December 1982 – May 1986)
S. M. Al Hussaini (June 1986 – May 1991)
Iajuddin Ahmed (September 1991 – February 1993)
S. M. A. Foyaz (March 1993 – March 1998)
Md. Mustafa Chowdhury (March 1998 – January 2002)
Z. N. Tahomida Begum (May 2002 – May 2007)
Saadat Hossain (May 2007 – November 2011)
A. T. Ahmedul Huq Chowdhury (November 2011 – December 2013)
Ikram Ahmed (December 2013 – April 2016)
Dr. Muhammed Sadique (April 2016- September 2020)
(Source: Wikipedia)

Frequently Ask Questions

What is the full form of BPSC?

The full form of BPSC is Bangladesh Public Service Commission.

When was BPSC established?

Bangladesh Public Service Commission was established on 8 April 1972.

What is the responsibility of BPSC?

Bangladesh Public Service Commission is responsible for the recruitment of civil service servants in the Bangladesh government.

Who is the chairman of Bangladesh Public Service Commission ( Bpsc)?

Mr. Mohammad Sadik is the present chairman of BPSC.

What is the full form of BCS?

The full form of BCs is Bangladesh Civil Service.

What is the BCS exam in Bangladesh?

BCS is a competitive exam all over Bangladesh which is conducted by Bangladesh Public Service Commission. And there are 27 different posts for cadres.

Why do people want to be a BCS cadre?

There are enormous facilities for the BCS cadres. Even, it’s a powerful and enlightened profession to serve the society with dignity.

How many government employees are there in Bangladesh?

Against 1,678,342 approved posts, presently, there are 1,375,438 government employees. Among them 26.9 percent are female.

Where is the Bangladesh Secretariat situated?

It is located in Bangladesh’s capital city of Dhaka. The Secretariat complex was originally constructed as the Secretariat of East Pakistan.

What is the full meaning of PSC?

The full meaning of PSC is Public Service Commission.
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About me

Md. Zahid Hasan is a BCS Cadre officer and the founder-writer of BCSExam.com . He joined Bangladesh Civil Service in 2011 being the 27th in the merit-list under his cadre-post of 29th BCS exam. He started writing on the tricks and tips of BCS exam preparation being requested by his senior students. He is an ardent researcher and experimenter of BCS exam preparation. If you are serious about becoming a BCS cadre officer, then Read More…

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