WBCS Syllabus 2023 for the Prelims and Mains Exam is available here. Aspirants who are planning or have applied to the WBCS Examination need this valuable information. Hence, through this page we share the complete West Bengal Civil Service Exam Syllabus for the aspirants. Thus, go through the section shared below to get the useful information and prepare for the upcoming test.
WB Civil Service Exam Syllabus Overview
|Recruitment Authority||West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC).|
|Exam Name||WBCS 2022|
|Start Date of Application||3rd March 2022|
|Last Date of Application||05th April, 2022 (up to 12-00 midnight)|
|Job Type||State Govt Jobs|
|Place of Posting||West Bengal|
The toughest of the exam in West Bengal is the WBCS Exam. Thus, the applicants shall leave no stone un-turned to crack this highly competitive exam. To crack this highly competitive exam, a candidate needs a continuous practice and precise study plan. Thus, in this direction this page will provide the required information.
Selection Stages in WBCS 2023 Examination
WBCS Examination consists of three stages as per Official Notification. West Bengal PSC shortlists the candidates in this prestigious examination through the following stages –
- Prelims Examination
- Mains Examination &
- Interview or a Personality Test.
The Prelims Examination is a screening test for the Mains Exam. The WBCS Mains Exam is conventional in nature and the shortlisted candidates in this stage shall qualify for the Interview Stage. Finally, West Bengal PSC allots the candidates to different Services or Groups based on the combined score of Mains and Interview.
WB Civil Service Examination Pattern Overview
Check the WBCS Exam Pattern shared here to prepare for both the Prelims and Mains Exam. The Exam Pattern here shares the Exam Topics, Marks Distribution, test duration and also the negative marking scheme. Thus, refer to these to prepare and score high mark in the exam
WBCS Preliminary Exam Pattern
The WBCS Preliminary Examination is a single paper MCQ based examination of 200 marks on the following topics.
|Current Events of National & International Importance||25|
|History of India||25|
|Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal||25|
|Indian Polity and Economy||25|
|Indian National Movement||25|
|General Mental Ability||25|
- Questions will be MCQ in nature.
- The time allotment for this examination is 2 hrs and 30 minutes.
WBCS Mains Examination Pattern
The Mains Examination will have six (6) compulsory papers while there will be two optional paper which will be conventional in nature.
|Paper I||Bengali or Hindi or Urdu or Nepali or Santali|
|Paper III||General Studies-I|
|Paper IV||General Studies –II|
|Paper V||Constitution of India and Indian Economy|
|Paper VI||Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning|
|Paper VII||Optional Subject 1|
|Paper VIII||Optional Subject 2|
- Candidates qualifying the Preliminary Examination shall have to appear for the Mains Examination.
- The Paper I, Paper-II will be conventional type while the rest of the Compulsory Paper will have MCQ based examination.
- The two papers of the Optional Subjects i.e., Paper VII and VIII shall be a conventional type examination and the syllabus will be of an Honors Degree Examination as prescribed by an Indian Universities.
WBCS Prelims Exam Syllabus
The Preliminary or Prelims Examination is a test having MCQ on various topics. Students can cover the following topics listed below and also the latest newspaper, magazines etc to prepare for the prelims exam.
- Indian Polity
- History of India
- Indian National Movement
- Indian Geography
- Five-year planning
- General Science
- Persons in News
- Current Events
- Books & Authors
- Prizes & Recipients
- Sports & Events
- Men & Work
- Speed & distance
- Ratio & proportion
- Profit & Loss
- Simple interest
- Verb Agreements
- Active & Passive Voice
- Pick the Correct One
- Alphabet Order
WBCS Mains Exam Syllabus
With regard to the WBCS Mains Examination, the Public Service Commission has already defined the Syllabus and according to that the aspirants should prepare. Since, this is the only authentic source of WBCS Mains Exam Syllabus, we have shared the pdf version for the aspirants. Thus, the intenders can follow the link below and download the WB Civil Service Exam Syllabus PDF.
We hope the information here on WBCS Syllabus and Exam Pattern is useful. Thus, we suggest the aspirants to prepare according to the WBPSC prescribed Syllabus and score higher mark.
200 is the total mark of WBCS Prelims Exam.
2 hrs and 30 minutes is the duration of WBCS Prelims exam.