WBCS Exam Pattern Details You Might Want to Know

WBCS Exam Pattern:

The West Bengal Civil Services (WBCS) examination is conducted by the West Bengal Public Service Commission for recruiting eligible candidates to the state administrative machinery. The WBCS exam pattern will help candidates prepare for the exam in a systematic manner.

WBCS Exam Pattern
WBCS Exam Pattern

Date of start of registration of application: 5th November 2019

Last date to submit completed application: 25th November 2019

Date of preliminary exam: 9th February 2020

Application fee:

  • General/ OBC: 210/-
  • SC/ ST/ PwD/ Ex-servicemen: No fee is levied

Selection procedure:

The WBCS is modelled on the basis of the UPSC Civil Services examination. The WBCS is conducted in 3 stages which includes the following:

  • Preliminary exam
  • Main exam
  • Personality test/ interview

WBCS Preliminary exam pattern:

  • The preliminary exam is a pen and paper based offline examination.
  • The candidates are provided with an OMR sheet to mark the answers of the questions asked.
  • The preliminary exam consists of 1 paper: General Studies.
  • The exam consists of MCQ or multiple choice objective questions.
  • The total number of questions that will be asked are 200.
  • The duration of the exam is 2 hours or 120 minutes.
  • The medium of the exam is English/ Bengali. 
  • The total weightage of the exam is 200 marks.
Subject Name Marks Questions Duration 
English Composition 25 25 2 Hours
General Science 25 25
Current events of National & International Importance 25 25
History of India 25 25
Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal 25 25
Indian Polity and Economy 25 25
Indian National Movement 25 25
General Mental Ability 25 25
Total 200 200 2 Hours

WBCS Main exam pattern:

  • The main exam is a pen and paper based offline exam.
  • The exam consists of multiple choice objective questions and descriptive questions.
  • The exam consists of 8 papers out of which paper 1 and 2 are descriptive papers while the others are objective.
  • The medium of the exam is English /Bengali.
Papers Marks
Group ‘A’ Group ‘B’ Group ‘C’ Group ‘D’
Language Paper (Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali) 200 200 200 200
English Paper 200 200 200 200
General Studies – Paper I 200 200 200 200
General Studies-Paper II 200 200 200 200
Constitution of India and Indian Economy 200 200 200 200
Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning 200 200 200 200
Optional Subject – (One subject: Two papers of 200 marks each) 400 400 NA NA
Personality Test 200 200 150 100
Total Marks 1800 1800 1350 1300

For further queries regarding the WBCS exam pattern check the website at http://pscwbapplication.in/ .

Also Read: https://www.theindianexpert.com/wbcs-exam-pattern-2/

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