Complete wbcs prelims mains interview study plan for beginners

If you are at the penultimate stage of completing a graduation course and you are determined enough not to pursue higher studies you have the golden opportunity to appear in various examinations for jobs. If you are a Government job aspirant it is highly recommended to prepare for examinations conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) as well as West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC). The present article will guide the beginners about the different groups and posts that can be achieved through West Bengal Civil Service (WBCS) examination conducted by WBPSC, examination patterns, and finally the preparation strategy to be successful in the examination.
Different Groups and Posts— WBCS
• The services and post to which recruitment is made on the results of the WBCS (Executive) etc. Examinations are divided into groups: A, B, C, and D.
• Minimum qualification: Graduate (in any discipline).
• A candidate may compete for one or more groups but is required to submit only one application indicating the choice of group(s).
Group – A (Age: 21 – 36)
• West Bengal Civil Service (Executive)
• Assistant Commissioner of Revenue in the integrated West Bengal Revenue Service
• West Bengal Co-operative Service
• West Bengal Labour Service
• West Bengal Food and Supplies Service
• West Bengal Employment Service [Except the post of Employment Officer (Technical)]
Group – B (Age: 20 – 36)
• West Bengal Police Service
Group – C (Age: 21 – 36)
• Superintendent District correctional Home
• Joint Block Development Officer
• Deputy Assistant Director of Consumer Affairs and Fair Business Practices
• West Bengal Junior Social Welfare Service
• Assistant Canal Revenue Officer (Irrigation)
• West Bengal Subordinate Land Revenue Service, Grade – I
• Assistant Commercial Tax Officer
• Chief Controller of Correctional Services
• Joint Registrar (West Bengal State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission under the Consumer Affairs Department, Government of West Bengal)
Group – D (Age: 21 – 39)
• Inspector of Co-operative Societies
• Panchayat Development Officer under the Panchayat and Rural Development Department
• Rehabilitation Officer under the Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation Department

Examination Pattern
The WBCS examination is divided into three stages: Preliminary → Main → Personality test/ Interview
1. WBCS Preliminary examination: It is only a Screening test and the 1st stage of the examination for the selection of candidates for the Main examination. The marks obtained by the candidates will not be considered for the Main examination. The details of the Preliminary examination are given below.
• The Preliminary Examination will consist of only one paper consisting of 200 multiple-choice questions.
• The paper will carry 200 marks and will be for 2½ hours For each wrong answer, there will be a negative marking.
• The standard of the paper will be of the level of knowledge as expected of a graduate of any faculty of a recognized University.

The Preliminary paper will include questions covering the following fields each carrying 25 marks:
English Composition; General Science; Current events of National & International Importance; History of India; Geography of India with Special Importance to West Bengal; Indian Polity and Economy; Indian National Movement; General Intelligence.
2. WBCS Main examination: After passing the Preliminary examination, the candidates have to appear for the Main examination which is the 2nd stage of the examination. The following table will give an essence about the different papers conducted by the Public Service Commission for WBCS Main Examination.

Sl Compulsory Paper Gr-A Gr-B Gr-C Gr-D
1. Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali- Letter writing (within 150 words)/Drafting of Report (within 200 words) 200 200 200 200
2. English- Letter writing (Within 150 words)/Drafting of Report (within 200 words), Precise writing, Composition, and Translation from Bengali/Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/Santali to English. 200 200 200 200
3. General Studies I: (i) Indian History with special emphasis on National Movement and (ii) Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal. 200 200 200 200
4. General Studies II: Science and Scientific & Technological advancement, Environment, General Knowledge and Current Affairs. 200 200 200 200
5. The Constitution of India and Indian Economy including role and functions of Reserve Bank of India 200 200 200 200
6. Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning 200 200 200 200
7. Optional Subject- one Subject to be chosen and its two papers of 200 marks each. 400 400 – –
Total marks 1600 1600 1200 1200

3. Personality Test/ Interview: The successful candidates of the Main examination have to appear for the 3rd and final stage which is the Personality Test. An all-around knowledge of the candidate will be checked through this test. Marks division for the Personality Test for different groups is provided below.

Personality Test/ Interview Gr-A Gr-B Gr-C Gr-D
Marks division 200 200 150 100
Some essential tips for cracking the examination
• Start your preparation at least one year earlier to appear in the examination.
• Remember, planning before study is very important. Prepare a daily routine to provide time for each area.
• Instead of merely memorizing try to understand the subjects. However, you need to memorize some topics which are information-oriented.
• Solve previous years’ question papers.
• Discover your strong and weak areas.
• Give special attention to improve your weak areas.
• Make arrangements to recapitulate what you have already studied.
• For proper time management in the examination hall, mock tests are essential.
• Finally, a positive attitude along with hard work, dedication, and determination will lead you to success one step closer.

One year timeline for WBCS

Schedule One year
3 months 6 months 9 months 12 months
Get habituated with exam patterns and follow a daily routine to study)
Learn the subjects other than your expertise
Give ample time to improve your weak areas
Revise, practice, and give mock tests
In search of proper guidance for WBCS
Rice Education being the pioneering and largest education center for Government job aspirants in eastern India has the experienced and learned faculties to guide the WBCS candidates from the very beginning. The lucid ways of teaching in offline and online modes, regularly updated study materials, and scientific ways of capacity building assist the candidates to build a solid base leading to success. Besides, Rice Education provides proper guidance to face the interviews. Candidates can refer to our WBCS course details or contact us here on our toll-free number +91 62921 90230.