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23 things you must see at a glance about 46 BCS Circular 2023:

1. 46th BCS Circular: Where to Apply?

In the 46th BCS circular 2023, BPSC mentions that you must apply for the 46 BCS exam on www.bpsc.gov.bd. This is the official website of Bangladesh Public Service Commission. You are required to pay your BCS exam fees through a number of Teletalk bd Ltd.

2. 46 BCS Circular 2023: submission deadline?

a. The server of BPSC’s official website (www.bpsc.gov.bd) server will open on 10 December 2023 for receiving applications. The last date for submitting the application form is 31 December 2023. So, apply for the 46th BCS very soon.

b. You must submit your application within the fixed date. Note: You’ll have to pay your application fees of 46 BCS Circular 2023 within the mentioned deadline of the submission of the Application and the payment of your application fees.

3. 46th BCS Circular: Certificates and documents to keep at your hand during the Form-fill-up.

You must write your name, your parent’s name, and date of birth as they are given and spelled in your SSC certificate. You must have the scanned copy of your recent photo (size-300×300 pixels, file size-100KB), and signature (Size-300×80 pixels, file size-60KB) in your computer or storage device.

4. Are you eligible to apply for the 46th BCS Circular?


a. If you have 4-year Honours Degree, you can apply for 46 BCS Circular 2023.

If you appeared at the final exam of 4-year Honours Course, and your written exam ended before the Application submission deadline of BCS Exam, you can apply. In this case, you must collect a Certificate of your appearance at the final year written exam from the Head of the department/Controller of the exam and submit that to BPSC after the publication of BCS Written exam.

b. If you passed the degree pass-course exam and 2 years Masters Exam, you are eligible to apply.
Even if you appeared at 2-year Masters final exam and your Masters Final Written exam ended before the deadline of the submission of BCS exam Application, you can apply for BCS exam. In this case, you must collect a Certificate of your appearance at Masters’ final year written exam from the Head of the Department/Controller of exams and submit that along with BPSC Form-1 to Bangladesh Public Service Commission after the publication of BCS Written exam.

c. If you want to apply for BCS Professional cadre, you must have a second class or equivalent CGPA both in Honours and Master’s Degree.


d. i. Age limit on 1 November 2023: 21-30 years for the general candidates as given at the Special Instructions-3.0 section of 46 BCS Circular of BPSC published on www.bpsc.gov.bd. The age limit for the freedom fighters ‘/martyred freedom fighters’ sons/daughters, the physically challenged candidates, the candidates for BCS (Health) Cadre is 21-32 years. The age limit for the ethnic minority class for BCS (General Education) cadre is 21-32 years.

ii. Required Height and weight for Police and Ansar Cadres:
# Male: Height-162.56 cm, weight- 54.54 kg
# Female: 152.40 cm, Weight- 45.45kg

iii. Required Height and weight for other BCS Cadre Posts:
# Male: Height-152.40 cm, weight- 45 kg
# Female: 147.32 cm, Weight- 40kg


iv. How you’ll have to measure your height.

As per the instructions of the 46th BCS circular, you must write the measurement of your height and chest in centimetres.

e. As per the instructions of 46 BCS Circular 2023, if you’re married to or committed to marrying a citizen of a foreign country without the permission of the government, you’re not eligible to apply for the 46th BCS exam.

f. You must be a citizen of Bangladesh.



5. How to pay the Application fee for 46 BCS Circular 2023?

The exam fee for the General Candidates is Tk. 700/, for Special Candidate, as mentioned in the 46 BCS circular, BPSC-Tk. 100/


6. What you should do if you accidentally submit the wrong information?

You can edit your application if you’re yet to submit your exam fees after your submission of the application. You cannot edit your application after paying the exam fees.


7. How long you should preserve the Applicant’s Copy or the Admit Card?

You must have to preserve the Applicant‘s Copy or admit card up to your joining the civil service. But you should preserve them forever (!) as these docs may come to your service at different phases of your job and even after your retirement.


8. When will you get the Admit Card of BCS 46 Circular?

After submitting your application for 46 BCS Circular 2023, preserve the Applicant’s Copy, User ID, and Password. BPSC will instruct you to download the signed Applicant’s Copy or Admit Card when it’s ready.


9. Which substantial errors you must not do?

You must not commit mistakes when you write your name, date of birth, parents’ name, Permanent Address, job status, exam results, and so on. These may be deemed as substantial errors. And your candidature may be declared null and void at any phase of the exam and you may be fired from the job when the error/s will be surfaced or discovered.


10. How should be your mailing and permanent addresses actually?

Your permanent address should be your parents’ permanent address where they own landed (!) property. Your present address should be the place where you’re supposed to live for at least the next 4-5 years. The married female candidates should use their parents’ address as their permanent address as marital relationship tends to get jittery at times!


11. What type of photograph you should not use?

The photograph you’re going to use for the 46th BCS Advertisement 2023 must be snapped not more than three months ago. You should look straight at the lens of the camera wearing formal clothes. Don’t snap your face from the left or right angle. Your ears, eyes, forehead, and chin is to be clearly visible. You should take your photograph without wearing lenses or your spectacles. To know more about the dress code for the BCS job candidates, you can collect my book ‘The Cadre’.

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12. When will the online server of BPSC likely be down?

When the deadline is approaching, especially the last seven days of the Application Submission period, the online server of BPSC usually gets busy and cannot be accessed smoothly. That’s why you should submit your application at least seven days before the deadline for Application Submission. The same instruction is given in the 45 BCS Circular 2022.


13. How should be your signature fixed and selected for the BCS Circular 46?

Your signature should be short as you will require signing on thousands of documents in the future. You should not use your full name as your signature in your application form. Your signature can be styled in any language and this signature can be given on any documents written in any language. Please, be referred to the 46 BCS Circular PDF download.


14. How should you write down your parents’ names if they are dead?

Don’t write the word ‘Late’ at the start of your parent’s name if they are expired. A name does not require such a word (Late) to indicate its bearer is dead.


15. How should, as per the 46 BCS advertisement the government and non-govt employees mention their job status?

You must mention your employment type in the application form of 46 BCS Circular if you’re employed in any Govt./Semi-Govt./Autonomous institution and collect a ‘clearance certificate’ or a ‘certificate of permission’ in the prescribed form of BPSC to submit. If you’re serving in a private company or an organization, local or foreign, it’s not mandatory to mention that you’re employed. Just select ‘Unemployed’.

16. What if you don’t have your NID or Smart Card?

Select ‘NID’ in the respective field if you’ve either NID or Smart Card. If you don’t have your NID/Smart Card, keep the field blank. But you must collect your and your parents’ NID/Smart Card before viva-voce and produce that before viva-board of the 46th BCS exam.


17. Which contact/phone number you should use?

You should use such a contact number which is supposed to be used by you in the next 4-5 years. If the SIM is lost, take the same one from your operator.


18. How you should select the language medium of the exam as stated in the 46th BCS Circular PDF file?

If you want to have the language medium of your preliminary exam in English, you must select that from the ‘Question Type Option’ box and if you select ‘English’ as your language medium of the exam, you’ll have to sit for BCS Preliminary exam in a designated hall. See the details in the circular of the 46 BCS exam.

For your BCS written exam, you must use the respective language medium to answer the questions of the subjects like Bangla, English, or other language-related subjects. The answers to the questions of the other subjects can be written either in English or in Bangla.

19. How should you select the exam centre of the 46 BCS Exam?

Your preliminary and written exams will be held in the same centre. It’s clearly mentioned in the 46 BCS circular that you cannot change the exam centre if you select it once. The commission can change your exam centre if needed. So, select your exam centre carefully considering the distance of the centre from your residence and other parameters at your convenience.

20. The steps of the submission of your Application as per 46 BCS Circular.

You’ll have to fill up BPSC Form-1 online on Bangladesh Public Service Commission’s website (www.bpsc.gov.bd) and upload your photograph and the scanned copy of your signature as per the prescribed measurements. You’ll have to agree to the declaration and abide by the terms and conditions given in the BPSC Form-1.
After successful submission of BPSC Form-1 for 46th BCS circular 2023, you’ll get a User ID. Using this User ID, you’ll have to pay your application fees through Teletalk Bd Ltd within the mentioned deadline.

21. Downloading your Admit Card.

In 46th BCS circular 2023, it’s mentioned that you’ll have to download your Admit Card using your User ID and Password when you’re instructed by BPSC. Your candidature will be canceled anytime if the supplied information in your application form is found false or your application possesses substantial mistakes.


22. What will happen if a candidate passes the viva-voce but is declared unfit in the medical test?

If a candidate doesn’t have the required height for any particular cadre described in the 46 BCS Advertisement pdf, he/she will not be declared eligible for the medical board. But if a candidate does not have the required weight, he/she will be temporarily declared ineligible. A candidate must have the required eye-sight for his chosen cadre.


23. Punishment for providing wrong information and adopting unfair means

If a candidate provides false information or hides or tempers necessary information in the application form or tempers the admit card or submit fake or tempered certificates or adopts unfair means in the exam hall, he/she will, as per the BCS circular 46, be declared unfit or ineligible for any exams in the course of the exam or later on and he/she will be declared ineligible for any exam conducted by Bangladesh Public Service Commission.


[Note: Always follow the instructions of the 46 BCS circular 2023 given on BPSC’s website.]


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46 BCS Circular 2023 at a Glance

a. Number of posts for General Cadres(BCS Admin Cadre, Police Cadre, etc.): 489
b. Number of posts for Professional/Technical Cadres: 2074
c. Number of posts for BCS (General Education) Cadre: 429

d. Posts for BCS (General Education) Cadre  posts of TTC: 91
d. And the number of posts for BCS Technical Education & other Cadres: 57

***The total number of posts for the 46 BCS exam: 3140


ii. Online Application Submission date under the 46th BCS Circular pdf 2023: Begins on 10.12.2023, ends on 31.12.2023.

iii. Age counting date: November 1, 2023.

iv. Is there any age-limit-quota facility for the sons/daughters of the freedom fighters/martyred freedom fighters & other special groups?
*The answer is ‘Yes’.

v. The tentative date for holding the 46th BCS Preliminary exam: March 2024. (The date can be changed.)

vi. The score of the BCS preliminary exam will neither be shown to the exam-appeared candidates nor to their representatives. The script cannot be re-examined or re-scrutinized by the appeared candidates.

vii. The 46 BCS syllabus will be published on the website of BPSC on www.bpsc.gov.bd.

viii. The candidates who will pass the BCS Written Exam and the BCS Viva-voce may be recommended for the BCS Non-cadre posts if they are not recommended for the cadre posts.

ix. To get the transcript of the BCS written exam, the candidates must apply dully to the Controller of Exams of BPSC within the deadline set by the Commission.

x. All recruitment processes, as described in the 46 BCS Circular 2023, will be conducted as per the information given by the candidate in the BPSC Form-1.


To download the 46 BCS Circular pdf, click on the highlighted text of the 46th BCS Circular pdf.


46 BCS Circular: Special Instructions

1.0  Special instructions:

1.1  The number of vacancies in the circular may change due to the creation of new posts, abolition, promotion, retirement, death, removal or resignation letter, etc.

1.2. Certificate of Equivalence: If an applicant for one of the offered cadre positions lacks the required educational requirements, he or she is ineligible to apply. If a candidate seeks to resolve the applicable educational qualifications for BCS cadre vacancies with a degree obtained from abroad, the candidate must submit an attested copy of the equivalent certificate to the Board of Viva Examination. Medical degree holders should contact the Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council for equivalence certificates, D.V.M. degree holders should contact the Veterinary Council, and other degree holders should contact the Ministry of Education/University Grants Commission for equivalent certificates. The viva examination would be rejected unless the original copy of the stated Equivalence Certificate is submitted to the Viva Examination Board.

1.3. Qualification of Passed Candidates: If a candidate has appeared in an examination which if passed, he will be eligible to participate in the 46th BCS examination-2023 and even if the result of that examination is not released by the deadline of submission of the application form, he can still apply online for the exam. However, it will be accepted on a temporary basis. Only those candidates are regarded eligible for the 44th B.C.S. who have passed all written exams for graduation/post-graduation before the deadline for online application.

2.0 Duration for online form fill-up of 46th B.C.S examination-2023 and submission of exam fee:

2.1 Starting date and time for form fill-up and submission fee: 10.12.2023, 10:00 a.m.

2.2 Last date and time for form fill-up and submission fee: 31.12.2023, 6:00 p.m.

2.3 Only candidates who obtained their user ID by the deadline (31.12.2023, 6:00 p.m.) will be permitted to submit the fee within 72 hours (that is, by 03.01.2024, 6:00 p.m.) instead of the deadline (Following article no. 12.0 of the circular). No application will be granted after the due date and time.

2.4 Candidates have to complete the fee submission as per the time (within 72 hours) specified in the application form. There is an opportunity to amend the application form before submitting the fee. Submit the fee after you’ve double-checked the print copy of the application form. There is no option for correction after the submission of the form. You are advised to fill up the application form keeping enough time in hand without waiting for the deadline of the application.

2.5 Age Limit: Age on 1 November 2023

3.1  For all candidates except freedom fighter/ son-daughter of martyred freedom fighter, disabled candidates, and B.C.S (health) cadre the age limit is 21 years to 30 years (date of birth: minimum 02.11.2002, maximum 02.11.19993).

3.2 For freedom fighter/ son-daughter of martyred freedom fighter, disabled candidates, and B.C.S (health) cadre the age limit is 21 years to 32 years (date of birth: minimum 02.11.2002, maximum 02.11.1991).

3.3 Only for the minority ethnic group of B.C.S (general education) and B.C.S (technical education) the age limit is 21 years to 32 years (date of birth: minimum 02.11.2002, maximum 02.11.1991).

3.4 Candidate will not be considered eligible without the required age limit.

4.0 Nationality:

4.1 Candidate must be a citizen of Bangladesh.

4.2 If a candidate marries or promises to marry a foreigner without the prior consent of the government, he will be considered ineligible to apply.

5.0 Gender:

According to the provisions of the plaintiff rules, any citizen of Bangladesh with the actual qualification will be eligible for participation in the B.C.S examination 2023.

6.0 Working Candidates:

With the consent of the recruiting authorities, candidates in the republican service or under the local authority of a certain age can undertake the examination.

7.0 Procedure for Online Application (BPSC Form-1):

7.1 Candidates have to fill up the online application (BPSC Form-1) form and submit the examination fee in due time as prescribed by the commission from the Web Address: http://bpsc.teletalk.com.bd by  Teletalk BD Ltd. Or from the website of Bangladesh Civil Service: www.bpsc.gov.bd . In these given links all detailed information about the circular of 46th B.C.S examination-2023, the online form fill-up procedure, and the BPSC FORM-1 will be visible. For online form fill-up (BPSC FORM-1), detailed information about the online application for ‘46th B.C.S. examination-2023′, fee submission through SMS, and Admit Card collecting procedure will be given in the Headlines of the mentioned sites. Before filling out the online form, the candidate must first download the instructions and thoroughly understand each of the instructions. There are 3 categories based on cadre choice, such as-

  1. Application Form for General Cadres;
  2. Application Form for Technical/ Professional Cadres:
  3. Application Form for General and Technical/Professional (both) Cadres

7.2 If the candidate is interested only in the General Cadre, then by clicking the ‘General Cadre’ option on the application form the ‘General Cadre’ form will appear. Similarly, if a candidate is interested in General Technical/Professional Cadre, then by clicking the ‘Both Cadre’ option the form of Both Cadre will be visible. After the BCS Application Form appears on the screen one must fill up the full form following each of the given instructions.

7.3 There are 3 parts in the BCS Application Form:

  1. Part-1: Personal Information;
  2. Part- 2: Educational Qualification:
  3. Part-3: Cadre Option.

N.B: BCS Application Form should be filled up following all the detailed instructions of each field.

7.4 After the online application there will be no option for the candidate to correct the information. No application for information correction will be considered.

8.0 Declaration:

In the declaration section of the online application form, the candidate must state that all of the information provided in the application form is correct. If any disqualification is discovered, or if fraud or corruption is found, the candidates will be disqualified at any stage before or after the examination, and the appointment recommendation will be disqualified. Such candidates if found, will be banned from applying for any recruitment examination and legal actions can also be taken by the Commission.

9.0 Photo Upload:

Application Preview will be visible on the screen after successful fill-up of part-1, part-2, and part-3 of the BPSC Form-1. A colorful photo of the candidate taken not more than 3 months ago, exactly 300 x 300 (Length X wide) pixel and file size of 100KB (file exceeding this size will not be accepted) is to be uploaded in the indicated place. Black and white photos will not be accepted. The application form will be rejected if the photo is not displayed in the applicant’s copy. Photo with sunglass will not be accepted. Details information about the Signature and Photo will be available by clicking the Help-Menu of the Home Page.

10.0 Signature Upload:

For uploading the signature of the candidate, exactly 300 x 80 (length x wide) pixel and a file of 60 KB size is required (file exceeding this size will not be accepted). The application form will be rejected if the signature is not displayed in the applicant’s copy.

11.0 Bangladesh Civil Service (Age, qualification, and examination for assistant recruitment) Fee submission rules 9(4)(a)(b) of 2014:

After completing the form of BPSC Form-1 properly, and uploading the photo and signature as per the instructions, the registration will be completed and the application preview will be seen with the photo. The candidate will receive an application copy of the signed application, as well as a user ID, once the application has been submitted appropriately. The candidate’s photo and signature must be properly visible in the Application Preview and in the Applicant’s Copy. Candidates can submit 46th BCS Examination-2023’s Fee of Tk. 700/- by sending SMS to any Teletalk Prepaid Mobile Number as per the rules 9(4)(a) of 2014 of Bangladesh Civil Service (Age, qualification, and examination for assistant recruitment) following the instructions received via SMS of Teletalk Bangladesh Ltd. using a User ID. According to rule 9(4), (b) the Physically Disabled, Ethnic Minority Group, and Third Gender Group of Candidates are to pay Tk. 100/- as application fee.

N.B.: Application will be rejected for submitting 100/- without being a Physically Disabled/Ethnic Minority Group/Third Gender Group of Candidate. Candidates are advised to be cautious in this regard.

12.0 Procedure of Fee Submission:

Step-1: Type BCS <space> User ID than send to 16222.

   SMS     Example:       CS QRNTCBTP

Reply:  Applicant’s Name Tk. 700 (tk.100 for Physically Disabled, Ethnic Minority Group, and                                        Third Gender Group of Candidates) will be charged as Application Fees. Your PIN is (8-digit number) 12345678. To pay Fee, Type BCS <SPACE> Yes <space> PIN and send to 16222.

                      Step-2: Type BCS <SPACE> Yes <space> PIN and send to 16222.

                      SMS     Example:  BCS Yes 12345678

Reply: Congratulations! Applicant’s Name, Payment completed successfully for 46th BCS Examination-2023. User ID is (xxxxxxxx) and Password (xxxxxxxx).

N.B: For Lost Password, please Type BCS <space> SSC Board <space> SSC Roll <space> SSC year and send to 16222.

13.0 Download of Admit Card:

According to the circular’s indication number 12.0, after submitting the application, the candidate can download his or her admit card with the registration number by using the User ID and Password as specified in the Teletalk SMS.

The center-based registration number is given below:

Center Range of Registration no. (Bangla Version) Range of Registration no. (English Version)


A) Dhaka 11000001-11999999 11800001-11899999
B) Rajshahi 12000001-12999999 12800001 -12899999
C) Chattogram 13000001-13999999 13800001 -13899999
D) Khulna 14000001-14999999 14800001 -14899999
E) Barisal 15000001-15999999 15800001 -15899999
F) Sylhet 16000001-16999999 16800001 -16899999
G) Rangpur 17000001-17999999 17800001 -17899999
H) Mymensingh 18000001-18999999 18800001 -18899999


14.0 Multiple FormFill up is Prohibited:

After submitting the final application and paying the fee, no candidate will be allowed to reapply online. If a candidate fills out the application form numerous times with false or inaccurate information and accepts multiple admit cards, his or her overall candidacy will be rejected if this is discovered at any point during the application process. He will be declared ineligible to apply for all the posts held by the Commission and legal action may be taken against that candidate.


15.0 Online FormFill up of BPSC Form-3:

Candidates who have passed the written test will have to fill up the online BPSC Form-3 with additional information in Bengali at the time fixed by the Commission before the viva test from the Web address of Teletalk BD Ltd.: http://bpsc.teletalk.com.bd  or from the web site of Bangladesh Civil Service Commission: www.bpsc.gov.bd . In this regard, instructions will be given to the candidates through a press release and SMS from Teletalk in the mobile number provided in BPSC Form-1. Candidates should download the short form (BPSC Form-3) filled out online as per the instructions of the Commission and keep it with them.

16.0 Submission of BPSC Form-1 and relevant Certificates/Documents in Viva Board:

After the publication of the results of the written test, the candidates who have passed the written test should download and collect the BPSC Form-1 (Applicant’s Copy) filled online for the BCS exam under 46 BCS Advertisement from the Teletalk website: http://bpsc.teletalk.com.bd or from the website of Bangladesh Civil Service Commission: www.bpsc.gov.bd within the time fixed by the Commission. Following the instructions of Bangladesh Public Service Commission, the original copy of the required certificate along with the form should be submitted to the Oral Examination Board. As per the instructions of Bangladesh Public Service Commission, 2 copies of the following certificates/documents along with the BPSC Form-1 are to be submitted to the BCS viva board:


16.1  Three (3) copies of passport-size attested color photograph signed by the candidate and attested by the first-class gazette officer should be attached with a stapler on the left side of the BPSC form-1.

16.2  Attested photocopies of all certificates of the Board and the University as proof of educational qualifications. Attested copy of the affidavit signed by the Controller of Examinations / Head of the educational institution with the date of commencement and end of the relevant examination. No certificate will be accepted if it is not clearly marked with the date of commencement and end of the examination. In such a case, the viva examination of the candidate will not be taken and the candidature will be canceled.


 16.3  If the candidate’s certificates/mark sheets/testimonial given to the candidates with a four-year term bachelor’s degree does not mention the four-year term, then the copy of the certificate attested by the head of the department/ examination controller/ register with a claim of graduation with a degree of four years must be submitted with the application. Otherwise, the degree obtained will be counted as a three-year term. See the 46 BCS Circular PDF 2023.

16.4  For evidence of age, an attestation copy of the original or provisional certificate from the SSC/equivalent examination is required. In the case of applicants passing O level and A level, documentary evidence containing the date of birth (for example: passport copy/birth certificate) is required. Affidavits requesting proof of age will be rejected.

16.5  In the case of candidates with a foreign degree, an attested copy of the Certificate of Equivalence as per section 1.2 of the circular is required.

16.6  For the post of Medical, Dental, and Veterinary Surgeon, an attestation copy of the most recent registration certificate issued by the appropriate authority is required.

16.7   Age of the candidate who applied as the son/daughter of a Freedom fighter can be up to 32 years old. Such candidates must present a verified copy of their father’s or mother’s certificate as a freedom fighter. For age-related issues, please, follow the original 46th BCS Circular 2023.

16.8  Attested copy of Parent’s freedom fighter certificate issued by the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs on February 26, 2002, in accordance with Circular No. mu:b:m:/sonod-1/pro-1/2002/02 issued by the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs.


An attested copy of the father/freedom mother’s fighter certificate, signed by the then Hon’ble Prime Minister from 1997 to 2001 and issued by the Muktijoddha Sangsad in accordance with Ministry of Liberation War Affairs circular no. Mujib/Sonod-1/prp-3/31/02/140.

16.9  The attested copy of the disabled, signed by the Deputy Director of the District Social Services Person under the Department of Social Services or the concerned officer in charge of the same rank, must be submitted in the case of candidates with disabilities.

16.10  In the event of third-gender applicants, an attested copy of the certificate issued by the Civil Surgeon is required.

16.11  If the candidate belongs to a minority community, an attested photocopy of the certificate acquired from the appropriate district office is required.

16.12  Candidates with a National Identity Card (NID) will mention the NID number at the designated place in the online application form and will have to show it at the time the Commission specifies.

16.13  Exemption/Clearance: Candidates who pass the written exam and work for the government, semi-government, autonomous bodies, or local governments will download the no-objection or clearance form from the commission’s website and will obtain the authority’s signature in time. A photocopy of this clearance form is to be submitted to the viva board. The candidate will not be considered for viva examination if the copy of clearance signed by the recruiting authority for the relevant post is not submitted. Please, find the details in the 46 BCS Circular.

16.14  Removal Order/ Resignation Letter: Candidates who have been fired or resigned from their jobs will be permitted to take part in the examination. In such cases, however, the candidate must submit an attested copy of the recruiting authority’s order with BPSC Form-1 stating that the removal order has been approved. Reference: 46th BCS Circular PDF 2023 0f BPSC.

16.15  If a candidate submits an online application form for 46 BCS Exam, then joins a job before the viva examination or resigns, or is removed from the job, the candidate must submit a copy of the no-objection/clearance/resignation letter issued by the hiring authority. Otherwise, the candidate will not be considered for the viva-voce.

16.16  If the candidate’s permanent address on the application form differs from any previous certificate or permanent address, or if the husband’s address is used in the case of women, the candidate must submit a copy of NID or a certificate signed by the chairman/ward mayor/ counselor/union council of the concerned city corporation in favor of the next permanent address.


16.17  Pre-employment Certificate Verification Form (Police Verification Form for 46 BCS Advertisement):

The pre-employment verification form will be uploaded on the Commission’s website www.bpsc.gov.bd  in due course. During the viva examination, you must download the pre-employment verification form from the website, fill it out completely, sign it, and submit three (3)copies to the viva board.

16.8  The completed BPSC Form-3 must be submitted to the Board of Viva Examination.

16.9  If a citizen marries or intends to marry, he must apply for a government permit.

16.20  Only the candidates eligible to participate in the oral examination against the error-free application will be allowed to do so after a comprehensive inspection of BPSC Form-1 and all associated documentation. Only passing the written test will not qualify you for the oral test. Candidates who pass the written test and fail to submit the printed copy of the BPSC Form-1 along with all the relevant documents will be disqualified.

17.0   Possible Date of Preliminary Examination:

The preliminary test of the 46th BCS examination 2023 can be held in March 2024. The fixed date of the exam, timetable, and other necessary instructions will be published in the newspaper and uploaded to the website of the commission.

18.0 Important Information related to Preliminary Examination:

 18.1 Candidates will have to seat for a 200 marks Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)Type Preliminary exam. The duration of this exam is 2 hrs.


18.2 There will be a total of 200 questions in this exam. Candidates will get 1 number for each correct answer; however, 0.5 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

18.3 The MCQ answer sheet of the Preliminary Test is a confidential document. It will not be displayed to any candidate or his / her opponent in any way and the test number will not be displayed or given to any candidate or his / her opponent.

18.4 There will be no opportunity for the re-examination of the preliminary test.

19.0 Subjects and Mark Distribution of Preliminary Test:

Serial No. Name of Subjects  Mark Distribution
1. Bangla Language & Literature 35
2. English Language & Literature 35
3. Bangladesh Affairs 30
4. International Affairs 20
5. Geography (Bangladesh & Global), Environment & Disaster Management 10
6. General Science 15
7. Computer & Information Tecqnology 15
8. Mathematics 15
9. Mental Ability 15
10. Ethics, Values and Good governance 10
Total= 200


20.0 Exam Centre:

Preliminary and Written Tests will be held in the centers of Dhaka, Chattogram, Rajshahi, Khulna, Barisal, Sylhet, Rangpur, and Mymensingh. However, if it is not possible to conduct the preliminary test/written test at any of the centers of the candidate’s choice, then the candidate has to participate in the preliminary test/ written test at any other center designated by the Commission. Note that the viva examination will be held at the head office of the Commission in Dhaka. No application for a change of center will be accepted.

21.0 Recruitment of Dictator for Disabled Candidates:

On the basis of the application of the disabled candidates who need the dictator, a qualified trained dictator will be appointed from the Bangladesh Civil Service Commission. All disabled candidates who require a dictator must submit an application to the commission’s examination controller, along with a copy of their doctor’s certificate, a photograph, and a copy of their disability identity card, within the timeframe provided by the commission.

22.0 Use of English Version in the Question paper of Preliminary Test:

Candidates who are interested in giving the exam in English Version question will tick the box with the Question Type option in the online form. The exam for English version candidates will be held in a separate room/hall. If the candidates of the English version participate in the examination of Bengali version, the candidature will be canceled along with the answer sheet of the examination.

23.0 Pass mark and success of Preliminary Test:

           23.1 The pass number of the test will be determined by the Bangladesh Public Service Commission. In this case, the decision of the commission will be final.

23.2 If the candidate does not input the correct registration number and does not fill in the circle correctly, or if there is any undesirable marking on the answer sheet, the candidate will be disqualified.

24.0 Subject-based Number for Written Exam and Mark Distribution of Viva Exam:

           24.1 For General Cadre:

Serial no.  Subject Mark Distribution
a. Bangla 200
b. English 200
c. Bangladesh Affairs 200
d. International Affairs 100
e. Mathematical Logic & Mental Ability

[there will be 50 questions of MCQ type for Mental Ability. Candidates will get 1 number for each correct answer; however, 0.5 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.]

f. General Science & Technology 100
g. Viva Examination 200
Total= 1100


24.2 For Professional/Technical Cadre:

Serial no.  Subject Mark Distribution
a. Bangla 100
b. English 200
c. Bangladesh Affairs 200
d. International Affairs 100
e. Mathematical Logic & Mental Ability

[there will be 50 questions of MCQ type for Mental Ability. Candidates will get 1 number for each correct answer; however, 0.5 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.]

f. Related Subject for Relevant Post 200
g. Viva Examination 200
Total= 1100


24.3 Along with the 900 marks exam of the General Cadre an additional exam of 200 marks for 2 hours as mentioned in section 24.2(f), “Related Subject for Relevant post” is compulsory for the candidates who are willing to appear for both General and professional/Technical cadre.


25.0 Language for answering in Written Examination:

Questions related to Bengali, English, and other languages should be answered in the respective language. Answers to questions on other subjects can be written either in Bengali or English. Multiple languages can only be used in citation/ inevitably text to answer a question. If there is any other instruction in the question paper of any subject, then in the case of that subject the answer should be written according to that instruction.

26.0 Confidentiality related to answer script of Written Examination and Viva board:

26.1 All the answer sheets of the written test are confidential documents as per the provisions of Bangladesh Civil Service Rules 2014 (Test for age qualification and direct recruitment). The answer sheet will not be shown to any candidate or their opponent under any circumstances. The application for a review of the answer sheet will not be considered.

26.2 The Viva test number will be kept confidential and the test number or related information will not be displayed or provided to the candidate or his / her competitor.

27.0 Syllabus of Preliminary and Written Examination:

Subject-wise syllabus of Preliminary and written exam will be available on the website of the commission: www.bpsc.gov.bd . Candidates can download the syllabus of the examination from this site.

28.0 Receiving Interview Letter Online:

No interview notice/paper will be sent by post from the Commission for the viva examination. For the 46th BCS examination 2023, the interview paper signed by the Controller of Examinations of the Commission will be uploaded on the website of the Commission. After the announcement of the schedule of the viva examination, the candidates who have successfully passed the written test of the 46th BCS Examination-2023 will download a copy of the interview paper from the website of the commission. According to the schedule of the oral examination of BCS examination announced by the Commission, the date of the oral examination prescribed for the candidate, registration number and name should be written manually in the place specified in paragraph 1 of the interview letter. The candidate will have to be present at the Headquarters of Bangladesh Civil Service Commission at Agargaon, sheer-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka at the scheduled time of the interview with all the required documents as instructed by the commission. The viva examination of the candidate will not be accepted if he/she fails to appear at the viva board in due time and date.



29.0 Physical Test: Information taken from 46 BCS Circular 2023:

29.1  Candidates temporarily recommended by the Commission must appear before the Medical Board for a Health Examination. During the medical examination by the medical board, the candidate has to have the following physical qualifications

Serial no. Cadre Gender Minimum Height Minimum Weight
a. B.C.S (Police) &

B.C.S (Ansar)

Male 162.56 c.m 58.58 kg
Female 152.40 c.m 45.45 kg
b. Other Cadre Male 152.40 c.m 45.00 kg
Female 147.32 c.m 40.00 kg


30.0 Dominance of the conditions of the circular and areas of communication:

30.1  If any of the BPSC Form-1 conditions do not meet the conditions of this circular, then the circular’s conditions are to be given preference. However, the commission will give a necessary explanation if any information is missing or an explanation is required.

30.2  If any information related to the examination is required, then a letter is to be sent to “The Controller of Examinations [cadre], Bangladesh Government Commission, Agargaon, Sher-e-Bangla, Dhaka 1207”.

30.3  If the address of the candidate changes, then a letter should be sent to the Controller of Examinations [cadre] mentioning the registration number in due time.

31.0 Punishment for providing false information and using unethical methods:

31.1  According to the Bangladesh Civil Service Rules 2014 and the Bangladesh Public Service Commission’s examination of disciplinary action for criminal conduct under Policy 2000, if a candidate knowingly provides incorrect or false information in the application form, conceals or tampers with the required information, submits a fake certificate, tempers or alters any part of the admit card, or enters the hall with a cell phone, wristwatch, or any other object, he or she will be dismissed for any subsequent examination conducted by the Commission including the said examination.

31.2  Candidates involved in the offenses described in 31.1 will be referred to the Criminal Law in certain cases. If such information is discovered and proven after the candidate has been hired, any relevant legal action, including dismissal, may be taken against the candidate.

32.0  Recommendations for the non-cadre post as stated in 46 BCS Circular:

All candidates who will not be recommended for a cadre post as per the circular of the B.C.S examination-2023 due to a lack of seats despite passing the written and viva tests will be appointed in non-cadre (special) posts as per the provisions of the Non-Cadre Recruitment Rules of 2010, Amended Rules of 2014, the Commission will take action to make recommendations for appointment in starting posts from 9th to 12th grade, but no final confirmation of such activation will be given. Candidates who desire to be considered for the position should provide their choice list in the appropriate section of the online application. You must go through the 45 BCS Circular PDF of bpsc.gov.bd meticulously.

33.0 Some Important Additional Information related to BCS Examination under 46th BCS Circular:

33.1 All the activities of the application process of the candidate will be carried out on the basis of the information provided in BPSC Form-1.


33.2 There will be no chance for correction if there is an error in Name, Registration Number, Date of Birth or any other substantive error in the BPSC Form-1 and due to such error, the candidature will be canceled.

33.3 The candidate’s name and father’s name should be typed exactly as they appear on the SSC or equivalent certificate in the online application. If the candidate’s name and father’s name are not written correctly, the candidate’s candidature will be cancelled.

33.4 If substantive incompleteness is identified at any point during the process, the candidate will be dismissed. Important information related to substantial incompleteness can be found on the Commission’s website: www.bpsc.gov.bd . Please, be referred to the 46 BCS Circular PDF given here.

34.0 This circular will be available on the website of Bangladesh Public Service Commission: www.bpsc.gov.bd and on the website of Teletalk Bangladesh Limited: http://bpsc.teletalk.com.bd .


[* Fill in the application form under 46 BCS Circular carefully. Complete the application process and submit the fee before the due date and time taking help from the 46th BCS Circular.]

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