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West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) sets the WBCS exam syllabus. The candidates who are preparing for West Bengal Civil Service (WBCS) Exam can check out the syllabus before kickstarting their preparation.
There are three tiers in the examination– Preliminary, Mains, and Interview. In this article, candidates will understand the WBCS Syllabus and the exam pattern of both prelims and mains.
WBCS Syllabus 2023- Prelims Exam Pattern
Candidates can check the WBCS Prelims Exam Pattern from the table provided below. The WBCS Prelims Exam Pattern consists of English Composition, General Science, Current Events of National & International Importance, the History of India, etc. The exam duration for the WBCS prelims exam is 2 hours.
|English Composition||25||25||2 Hours|
|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|
WBCS Syllabus 2023 for Prelims Exam
The WBPCS Prelims Exam takes place at various centers in the districts of West Bengal. Darjeeling as a center is allowed to be chosen only by the Scheduled Tribes of the Darjeeling district and by candidates from three hill divisions: Darjeeling Sadar, Mirik, and Kurseong.
The WBCS Prelims Syllabus comprises eight subjects/ topics. There are 200 (MCQ). Each topic is assigned 25 marks. The duration of the exam is 2.5 hours. The Prelims is only a screening test, and its marks are not considered for final selection. The commission has clearly stated in its notification that the Prelims Exam tests the level of knowledge as that of a graduate of any faculty from any recognized university.
The eight topics given in WBCS Prelims Syllabus are:
1. English Composition
- Synonyms and Antonyms
- Idioms and Phrases
- Vocabulary Test
- Phrasal Verbs
- Fill in the qualifying words
2. General Science
- General Appreciation
- Understanding of science
- Matters of everyday observation
- Experience as expected from an educated person not having made special studies of scientific disciplines
3. Current Events of National and International Importance
Significant events affecting India and its relations with the world
4. History of India
5. Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal
- Physical Geography
- Social Geography
- Economic Geography
6. Indian Polity and Economy
- Indian Constitution
- Panchayati Raj
- Constitutional Bodies, etc.
7. Indian National Movement
- Nature and Character of Nineteenth-Century Resurgence
- Growth of Nationalism
- Attainment of Independence
8. General Mental Ability
- Logical Reasoning
- Common Aptitude
WBCS Syllabus 2023- Mains Exam Pattern
|Group ‘A’||Group ‘B’||Group ‘C’||Group ‘D’|
|Language Paper (Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali)||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|
WBCS Syllabus 2023 for Mains Exam
Candidates will be selected for the WBCS Mains exam on the basis of their performance in Prelims. The Mains exam will contain six compulsory papers and one optional subject comprising two papers. Each of these papers will consist of 200 marks. Candidates will be allotted 3 hours time to complete each paper.
|Paper 1||Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali||Letter writing (within 150 words)Drafting of Report (within 200 words)Precis WritingCompositionTranslation from English to Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali|
|Paper 2||English||Letter writing (within 150 words)Drafting of Report (within 200 words)Precis WritingCompositionTranslation from Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali to English|
|Paper 3||General Studies – I||Indian History with an emphasis on National MovementGeography of India with special reference to West Bengal|
|Paper 4||General Studies-II||The Constitution of India and the Indian Economy|
|Paper 5||The Constitution of India and Indian Economy||Role of Reserve Bank of India (RBI)Functions of RBI|
|Paper 6||Arithmetic||Analytical Reasoning: Data Sufficiency Logical Reasoning: Logical DeductionForcefulness of the ArgumentsImplication of sentencesInferring from diagramsSeries: Letter series number seriesInferring from DataAnalogy testsSymbol InterpretationMathematical puzzled man out perception testNon-verbal reasoningSelecting correct sequence|
|Test of Reasoning||Analytical Reasoning: Data Sufficiency Logical Reasoning: Logical DeductionForcefulness of the ArgumentsImplication of sentencesInferring from diagramsSeries: Letter series number seriesInferring from DataAnalogy testsSymbol InterpretationMathematical puzzled man outPerception testNon-verbal reasoningSelecting correct sequence|
|Paper 7||Optional Papers||In accordance with the subject selected|
|Paper 8||Similar to the Mathematics paper at the Madhyamik Examination of the Board of Secondary Education, West Bengal.|
WBCS Syllabus- Optional Subject for Mains Exam
The Mains exam will consist of eight papers of which candidates will have to choose from a list of 37 subjects for the last two papers. Candidates will be able to select one optional subject as both the optional papers will constitute questions from the subject opted by candidates. The list of all the optional subjects has been provided below.
WBCS Syllabus- List of Optional Subject For Manis
The Mains exam will consist of eight papers of which candidates will have to choose from a list of 37 subjects for the last two papers.
Candidates will be able to select one optional subject as both the optional papers will constitute questions from the subject opted by candidates. The list of all the optional subjects has been provided below.
|Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science||13|
|Commerce and Accountancy||18|
|No. of Pages||55|
|PDF Size||1 MB|
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