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WBCS Syllabus

The Examination consist three part:
  1. Preliminary Exam
  2. Mains Exam
  3. Interview
Preliminary Exam:
First step to become WBCS officer start with Preliminary Exam. More then 1~2 Lac student participate in this stage. But don't worry most of them are not serious and just fill the form because their friend are also doing so. About 6~8 thousand of them pass this step.
The paper will be of an objective type consisting of 200 multiple-choice questions. The paper will carry 200 marks and will be of 2½ hours duration.  The exam bast on the syllabus of class 10th but at a little depth knowledge. 
 The paper will include questions covering the following fields of knowledge: 
S.NoName of the SubjectsMarksExam Duration
1English Composition252 hours 30 minutes
2General Science25
3Current Events of National & International Importance25
4History of India25
5Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal25
6Indian Polity and Economy25
7Indian National Movement25
8General Mental Ability25
    Total200 Marks


Mains Exam Pattern


  • About 6~8 thousand participants appear for this exam after Qualifying Preliminary Exam. In this level competition is tough because most of the participant are serious.  About 1000~1200 student selected from this level for Interview/Personality Test.
  • The West Bengal Civil Services Main Exam consists of 6 Compulsory papers and 1 optional Subject of 2  paper (Only for Group A & B applied candidates).
  • PSC West Bengal Civil Services Mains Exam consists of 8 Papers.
  • Each paper contains 200 questions and carries 200 marks each.
  • The time duration for each Paper is 3 hours.

  • Paper I : Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali - Letter writing (within 150 words) / Drafting of Report (within 200 words), Précis Writing, Composition and Translation from English to Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali Paper II : English - Letter writing (within 150 words) / Drafting of Report (within 200 words), Précis Writing, Composition and Translation from Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali to English Paper III : General Studies-I : (i) Indian History with special emphasis on National Movement and (ii) Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal. Paper IV : General Studies-II : Science and Scientific & Technological advancement, Environment, General Knowledge and Current Affairs. Paper V : The Constitution of India and Indian Economy including role and functions of Reserve Bank of India. Paper VI : Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning
S.NoType of ExamPaper NoName of the SubjectTotal MarksDuration of the test
1Written TestIBengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali(Descriptive only writing skill) 200 3 hours
IIEnglish(Descriptive only writing skill) 200 3 hours
III(i) Indian History with special emphasis on National Movement and (ii) Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal.(total 200 MCQs) 200 3 hours
IVScience and Scientific & Technological advancement, Environment, General Knowledge and Current Affairs.(total 200 MCQs) 200 3 hours
V Indian Constitution & Indian Economy(total 200 MCQs) 200 3 hours
VI Arithmetic & Test of Reasoning(total 200 MCQs) 200 3 hours
VII Optional Subject (Paper – I)(Descriptive) 200 3 hours
VIII Optional Subject (Paper – II)(Descriptive) 200 3 hours
    Total 1600 Marks
2Personality Test200 Marks(for Group A & B)
or
150 Marks(for Group C)
or
100 Marks(for Group D)
   Total1800 Marks
Here also cutoff is around 50~60%.

Cutoff Marks Mains and Final
List of optionalSubjects(you have to choose any one): 
SubjectCode
Bengali01
Hindi02
Sanskrit03
English04
Pali05
Arabic06
Persian07
French08
Urdu09
Comparative Literature10
Agriculture11
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science12
Anthropology13
Botany14
Chemistry15
Civil Engineering16
Commerce and Accountancy17
Economics19
Electrical Engineering20
Geography21
Geology22
History23
Law24
Mathematics25
Management26
Mechanical Engineering27
Medical Science28
Philosophy29
Physiology30
Physics31
Political Science32
Psychology33
Sociology34
Statistics35
Zoology36

Personality Test : A number of candidates selected in order of merit on the results of the Main Examination for all the services and posts included in Groups A, B, C and D shall have to appear at a Personality Test.
Note : No separate Personality Test will be held for different groups viz. Group-‘A’, Group-‘B’, Group-‘C’ and Group-‘D’ in respect of a candidate. Marks will be awarded according to different services against allotted full marks for Personality Test. In all the answer papers under examination due credit will be given for proper economy of words combined with clarity,


😊😊😊And Finally 600~800 aspirants complete their DREAM to become WBCS Oficer.

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