WBCS Exam Pattern details You Might Want to Know About

WBCS Exam Pattern:

Public Service Commission is one of the most prestigious jobs that most students vie for. The West Bengal Civil Services exam or WBCS is most sought after by students from the state. The WBCS is conducted by the West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC). The WBSC exam pattern is released by the WBPSC on its website for the ease of preparation by the candidates.

West Bengal Civil Services exam
West Bengal Civil Services exam

Here are the details of the WBCS exam pattern:

Date of start of registration: 5th November 2019

Last date to submit completed application: 25th November 2019

Date of preliminary exam: 9th February 2020

Eligibility criteria:

  • The candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree from a recognized college/ university.
  • The candidate must be able to speak, read and write Bengali. For those whose mother tongue is Nepali, fluency in Bengali is not required.
  • Age: The candidate must not be below 21 years of age and must not exceed 32 years as on 1st January of the year of the examination.
  • The age relaxation is as follows:
  • SC/ ST: 5 years
  • OBC: 3 years
  • PwD: Age relaxation is up to 45 years.
  • The candidate must be a citizen of India or a subject of Nepal/ Bhutan/ Tibetan refugee/ the candidate must be of Indian origin who has migrated to Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.    

WBCS exam pattern:

  • The WBCS exam is held in 4 stages. These include:
  • Preliminary examination
  • Main examination
  • Personality test
  • Medical fitness test

Preliminary exam:

  • The exam comprises of multiple choice objective questions.
  • The exam will consist of 200 questions.
  • Each question will carry a weightage of 1 mark.
  • The duration of the exam is 2 ½ hours.
  • The exam will have questions on the following topics:

Subject                                                                                  Marks

English Composition                                                             25

General Science                                                                      25

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

Main examination:

  • The main examination is a convention pen and paper test.
  • The exam consists of 6 compulsory papers and 1 optional subject as chosen by the candidate.
  • The optional subject will have 2 papers.
  • Each paper of the main exam will have a weightage of 200 marks each.
  • The duration of each paper will be 3 hours.

6 compulsory papers are as follows:

Paper Subjects Marks
I Bengali or Hindi or Urdu or Nepali or Santali 200
II English 200
III General Studies-I 200
IV General Studies –II 200
V Constitution of India and Indian Economy 200
VI Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning 200

For any further details or queries regarding the WBCS exam pattern check the website https://www.pscwbonline.gov.in/ .

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