The state Civil Services Exam named WBCS (EXE) Exam is conducted by The West Bengal Public Service Commission. It takes place annually or when the Commission announces the date. The WBPSC exam is a three-tier examination- Preliminary, Mains, and Interview.

Latest Updates and Notification

1.WBCS Exam Postponed –

  • WBPSC WBCS Mains 2020 has been postponed. In the latest notice dated 27th April 2021, the Commission has announced the postponement of all written examinations that were scheduled to take place between 7th May and 30th June 2021.
  • WBCS Prelims 2021, scheduled for 30th May 2021 is an objective paper that takes place at Kolkata centres. However, WBCS Prelims 2021 is postponed.
  • Candidates are advised to keep a check on the official website of the Commission for any related update.

2.The WBCS Interview 2019 will take place online. It will start on 30th April and will end on 20th May 2021.

3.WBPSC has announced WBCS WPSC Results.

4.The revised dates of West Bengal Civil Services Prelims Examination 2021 and Mains Examination 2020 are out. Check the earlier and revised WBCS exam dates below:

Revised Dates of WBCS Examination 2020-2021
WBPSC Prelims 2021 Date: 14th March 2021

Revised Date – 30th May 2021

WBPSC Mains 2020 Date: 24th April 2021 to 28th April 2021

Revised Date – 17th, 18th, 19th, 21st May 2021 [Postponed on 27th April]

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Age Eligibility

  • Minimum WBCS Age Limit for:
    • Group A and C – 21 years
    • Group B – 20 years (For West Bengal Police Service only)
    • Group D – 21 years
  • Maximum WBCS Age Limit for:
    • Group A and C – 36 years (As on January 1 of the year of the examination)
    • Group B – 36 years (As on January 1 of the year of the examination)
    • Group D – 39 years (As on January 1 of the year of the examination)
  • Those candidates whose date of birth lies between the 1st January 2000 & the 1st January 2001 [i.e. whose age is between 20 & 21 years as on 01.01.2020] may apply for Group B only.
  • Age, as‌ ‌recorded‌ ‌only‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌Madhyamik‌‌or‌ ‌equivalent‌ ‌certificate, will be accepted.
  • The age limits apply to all the candidates whether in Government service or not.

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Educational Qualification

As per the WBCS 2021 educational qualification criteria, the candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree i.e. an undergraduate degree in any discipline from any recognised state of central University. Additionally, the aspirant should have the ability to read, write and speak in Bengali (not required for those aspirants whose mother tongue are Nepali).
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Percentage/Marks

WBPCS releases the WBCS cut off each year after the examination. The WBCS cutoff is determined based on various parameters such as the difficulty level of the exam, the average performance by the candidates, the number of vacancies, etc. The WBCS cutoff 2021 is yet to be released. WBCS cut off category wise 2019 is stated below.

WBCS Cutoff 2019

Category WBCS Cutoff 2019
General 105.13
General P.H 94.21
OBC-A 101.05
BCA P.H 88.78
OBC-B 101.06
OBC-B P.H 86.11
SC 96.18
SC P.H 85.21
ST 73.13
ST P.H 51.13

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WBCS Exam Stages/Process

WBPSC has notified the WBCS selection process of 2021 for the civil services examination. It is a 3 stage exam, which is mentioned below:

  • WBCS Prelims Exam
  • WBCS Mains Exam
  • WBCS Personality Test

WBCS Prelims 2021 exam is a screening test to shortlist candidates for the WBCS Mains Exam. Candidates who qualify the WBCS Mains exam are eligible for the interview. The Mains and Interview scores are counted for the final selection list.

WBCS exam pattern 2021 includes exam pattern for WBCS Prelims and WBCS Mains Examination. Students must note the WBCS exam pattern prelims 2021 before the preparation. After the release of the prelims result, the focus must be on the WBCS exam pattern Mains 2021. The complete WBCS exam pattern 2021 is mentioned below

 

Prelims + Mains

WBPSC Prelims Exam Pattern 2021

  • The WBCS Prelims exam consists of only 1 MCQ paper.
  • The Prelims paper consists of General Studies and Aptitude questions of 200 marks to be solved in 2.5 hours duration
  • The marks obtained from this exam will not be added to the final result. It is only a screening test to admit students to the mains examination
Topics Marks
English Composition 25 marks
General Science 25 marks
Current events of National & International Importance 25 marks
History of India 25 marks
Geography of India (special reference to West Bengal) 25 marks
Indian Polity and Economy 25 marks
Indian National Movement 25 marks
General Mental Ability 25 marks

 

WBPSC Mains Exam Pattern 2021

The WBPSC Mains Exam pattern consists of 6 compulsory papers consisting of 200 marks each (objective and written) and 2 optional papers (Only for candidates applying for group A and/or B). The list of WBCS Mains Exam Compulsory Papers is mentioned below.

Note- Group ‘A’ & ‘B’: All 6 compulsory papers and one optional subject consisting of two papers.

Group ‘C’ & ‘D’:  All the 6 are compulsory papers.

 

Paper Subject Type Duration
Paper I Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali Essay Type 3 hours
Paper-II English Essay Type 3 hours
Paper III General Studies I Objective 3 hours
Paper IV General Studies II Objective 3 hours
Paper V Indian Constitution & Indian Economy Objective 3 hours
Paper VI Arithmetic & Test of Reasoning Objective 3 hours

 

Interview

The Commission has announced that the interview of the WBCS 2019 examination will be taken online. The following things to be noted:

  • Candidates will receive their time slots on their e-mail IDs registered with the Commission.
  • One can take this interview from any location.
  • A candidate has to make himself/herself available online 30 minutes ahead of their time slot.
  • Candidates should make sure that the place where they take their interview is a well-illuminated one without the presence of anyone else with them.
  • Candidates are advised to keep their mobile phones handy just in case the video call is struck due to unseen circumstances.
  • Important documents, that candidates must upload at least three working days at the official website are:
    • Recent passport-sized colored photograph
    • Certificate/Admit Card of Madhyamik/equivalent examination showing the date of birth of the candidate
    • Graduation Certificate/Mark Sheet
    • SC/ST/OBC certificate, if applicable
    • Current ‘NCL’ certificate (for OBC candidates only)
    • PWD certificate, if applicable

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WBCS Syllabus

WBCS syllabus 2021 must be thoroughly referred to before the exam preparation. The detailed syllabus for Prelims and Mains examination has been stated below:

WBCS Prelims Syllabus 2021

  • English Composition, Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms and Phrases, Vocabulary test, Phrasal Verbs, Same words bearing more than one meaning and use of appropriate and qualifying words.
  • General Science
  • History of India
  • Geography of India
  • Indian Polity and Economy
  • General Mental Ability

 

WBCS Main Exam Syllabus 2021

 

Paper Subject Syllabus
Paper I Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali Letter writing / Report writing, Precis Writing, Composition and Translation from English to Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali
Paper II English Letter writing / Report writing, Precis Writing, Composition and Translation from Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali to English
Paper III General Studies I ü  Indian History(special emphasis on National Movement)

ü  Geography of India(special reference to West Bengal)

Paper IV General Studies II ü  Science and Scientific & Technological advancement

ü  Environment (Biodiversity and Coastal Regulation Zone, Global Warming, Industrial and Environmental Pollution, Ozone Layer and related issues.)

ü  General Knowledge and Current Affairs

Paper V Indian Constitution & Indian Economy ü  The Constitution of India

ü  Central State relation, devolution of central funds to state

ü  Indian Economy (Planning and objectives of five years plan, Monetary policy and Functions of Reserve Bank of India, Central and State Finance Commission, Fiscal Policy of Government of India.)

Paper VI Arithmetic & Test of Reasoning (i) Logical Deduction

(ii) The forcefulness of the Arguments

(iii) Implication of sentences

(iv) Inferring from diagrams,

(v) Series, Letter series,

(vi) Number Series, Analogy tests, Symbol Interpretation, Mathematical puzzles, Odd man out, Perception test, Non-verbal reasoning & Selecting the correct sequence.

 

Optional Subjects

  • Paper I- 200 marks
  • Paper-II- 200 Marks

 

One subject has to be selected from a list of Optional subjects. Both the papers will be for 3 hours and essay type.

WBPSC Optional Subjects

Hindi Santali Statistics Management Law
Commerce and Accountancy Comparative Literature Computer Science Civil Engineering Electrical Engineering
Sanskrit Agriculture Economics Philosophy Physiology
English Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science Mechanical Engineering Political Science Psychology
Pali Botany Geography Zoology French
Persian Chemistry Geology History Mathematics
Sociology Anthropology Medical Science Physics

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How to Apply

Candidates have to log in to https://pscwbonline.in and fill the form once the official notification comes out for that particular year. WBCS Notification 2021 was released in December 2020 and the application process got over on 20th January 2021.

How to apply online for the WBCS 2021

  • Visit the official website and register yourself using a valid email id and phone number.
  • After validation with an OTP, fill the complete WBCS application form 2021 with correct information.
  • Upload the scanned photograph and signature. Please note that the size should not be more than 100Kb.
  • Proceed to make the payment of WBCS application fee 2021 to complete the application form.
  • Save a copy of the completed WBCS application form 2021 for future reference.

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WBCS Syllabus

The WBPSC has notified the WBCS pay scale 2021 in the notification. The WBCS salary structure is as per the mentioned pay scale along with other components like DA, HRA and other as admissible. The WBPSC salary 2021 is mentioned below post-wise and differentiated across Group services.

Post Pay Scale
Group A
West Bengal Civil Service (Executive) Pay Level:16 (56,100 – 1,44,300) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)
Assistant Commissioner of Revenue Pay Level: 16 (56,100 – 1,44,300) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)
West Bengal Co-operative Service Pay Level: 16 (56,100 – 1,44,300) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)
West Bengal Labour Service : Pay Level: 16 (56,100 – 1,44,300) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)
West Bengal Food and Supplies Service Pay Level: 16 (56,100 – 1,44,300) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)
West Bengal Employment Service Pay Level: 16 (56,100 – 1,44,300) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)
Group B
West Bengal Police Service Pay Level: 16 (56,100 – 1,44,300) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)
Group C
Superintendent, District Correctional Home / Deputy Superintendent, Central Correctional Home Pay Level: 15 (42,600 – 1,09,800) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)
Joint Block Development Officer Pay Level: 14 (39,900 – 1,02,800) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)
Deputy Assistant Director of Consumer Affairs and Fair Business Practices Pay Level: 14 (39,900 – 1,02,800) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)
West Bengal Junior Social Welfare Service Pay Level: 14 (39,900 – 1,02,800) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)
West Bengal Subordinate Land Revenue Service, Grade-I Pay Level: 14 (39,900 – 1,02,800) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)
Assistant Commercial Tax Officer Pay Level: 14 (39,900 – 1,02,800) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)
Joint Registrar (West Bengal State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission under the Consumer Affairs Department, Government of West Bengal) Pay Level: 14 (39,900 – 1,02,800) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)
Assistant Canal Revenue Officer (Irrigation) Pay Level: 12 (35,800 – 92,100) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)
Chief Controller of Correctional Services Pay Level: 12 (35,800 – 92,100) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)
Group D
Inspector of Co-operative Societies Pay Level: 10 (32,100 – 82,900) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)
Panchayat Development Officer under the Panchayat and Rural Development

Department

Pay Level: 10 (32,100 – 82,900) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)
Rehabilitation Officer under the Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation Department Pay Level: 10 (32,100 – 82,900) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)

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Previous Year Question Papers

One of the most reliable and useful resources for your exam preparation is previous year WBCS Exam question papers. The WBCS Exam question papers let you comprehend the exam pattern and the weightage of topics in a proper manner. Solve the WBCS Previous Years Question Papers multiple times for an effective result. Identify the topics that require more effort and revise the remaining ones for better memorisation.

Regular practice of the WBCS test series ensures that you consistently revise the syllabus and plan the best manner to attempt the question paper.

 

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