August 6, 2022

BPSC Mineral Development Officer Notification 2020: Apply Now


BPSC Mineral Development Officer Notification 2020:

The Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) has released a notification to fill the vacant posts of Mineral Development Officer (MDO) in the Mines and Geology of the Government of Bihar. The total number of vacancies is 20. The registration for MDO begins from May 4th, 2020.
The BPSC issued advertisement notification for the mineral development officer on 22nd April. However, the process of online application for these posts has not been started yet. To apply, candidates must first register. Online registrations can be made from May 4 to May 18, 2020.

BPSC Mineral Development Office: Overview

Exam Name BPSC Mineral Development Officer Exam (MDO)
Conducting Body Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC)
Advt. No 05/2020
Exam Level State Govt Job
Online Application Mode Online Only
Language English and Hindi
Selection Process
  • Written Test
  • Interview
Age Limit 21 years to 40 years
Vacancy 20
Exam Cities Across the Bihar
Notification Link Online Application Link


BPSC Mineral Development Officer Recruitment: Important Dates

The Online registration for BPSC MDO will begin from May 4 to May 18, 2020, while application fees can be paid by May 25. After payment of application fee, candidates will be able to apply till 02 June 2020.

Event Dates
BPSC MDO Registration Start Date 4th May 2020
BPSC MDO Registration End Date 18th May 2020
Last Date To Apply Online 2nd June 2020
Last Date To Pay Fee Online 25th May 2020
Last Date To Send
Hardcopy via speed post
10th June 2020,
up to 5 pm

BPSC Mineral Development Officer Recruitment: Eligibility Criteria

The Educational Qualification and Age Limit For BPSC MDO is given below.

Educational Qualification

The candidates must hold at least a second-grade degree from a recognized university or institute in MSc or MTech degree in Geology or Applied Geology or degree in Mining Engineering.

Age Limit

The age limit of the male candidates must be between 21 to 37 years while that of  OBC, Extremely Backward Class, and women of all classes will be 40 years.
Age Relaxation For BPSC MDO are as follows:

  • SC and ST class will get 5 years

Note: Age will be calculated from August 1, 2019

How To Apply For BPSC Mineral Development Officer Recruitment 2020?

The online registration for BPSC MDO will begin from 4th May 2020.

  1. As you click the given online apply link.
  2. Enter the required credentials,
    Personal Details,
    Contact Details,
    Educational Eligibility.
  3. Make Payment and Submit the final form.

After successful submission online for BPSC MDO, the Hard Copy of Online application form must be sent to the given address on or before 10 Jun 2020 05:00 PM:
Address:  Joint secretary cum exam controller Bihar Public Service Commission 15, Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, Bailey Rd, Patna, Bihar 800001

Pay Scale For BPSC MDO :-

Pay Scale: Level-9 (Pre-revised pay scale ₹9300-34800 Grade Pay ₹4800/-)

Application Fee For BPSC MDO 

Category Fee
For General/BC/EWS ₹750/-
For SC/ST (Bihar Domicile) ₹200/-
Female Candidates (Bihar Domicile) ₹200/-
PwD (more than 40%) ₹200

BPSC Mineral Development Officer 2020 Selection Process

The selection for BPSC MDO will be done on the following basis:

  1. Written Test: 300 marks
  2. Interview: 50 marks

The candidates will have to clear each stage to be eligible to be appointed as BPSC MDO.

BPSC Mineral Development Officer Exam Pattern

The BPSC MDO written exam will be conducted for 300 marks. There will be a total of 3 papers for the BPSC MDO Exam of 100 marks each.

    1. Paper 1- General Knowledge based on BPSC Prelims Syllabus
    2. Paper 2- Mines/Geology
    3. Paper 3- Minerals Mines Act
      Subject Maximum Marks Duration Type of Question
      General Knowledge 100 1 hour 30 min Objective
      Mining engineering /Geology 100 1 hour 30 min Subjective
      Minerals Mines Act 100 1 hour 30 min Subjective

      Points to Note For BPSC MDO Exam: 

      1. There will be a choice for the candidates to answer questions between mining engineering and geology.
      2. The shortlisted candidates from the written test will be called to appear for the interview. The Interview will be of 50 marks.
      3. The final list of the candidates will be prepared on the basis of the marks secured in the written test and the interview.

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