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WBCS Syllabus and Exam Pattern :


WBCS Syllabus (West Bengal Civil Service (Exe.) Examination : Syllabus) & Exam Pattern

Public Service Commission, West Bengal Syllabus and Exam Pattern


The Syllabus and Exam Pattern for WBPSC Exam is :

WBCS Syllabus and WBCS Exam Pattern for Preliminary Examination :

The Preliminary Examination of WBCS will consist of only one paper viz. a paper on ‘General Studies’.

The paper will be of an objective type consisting of 200 multiple-choice questions (MCQs).

The paper will carry 200 marks and will be of 2 & 1/2 hours duration. The standard of the paper will be of the level of knowledge as expected of a graduate of any faculty of a recognised university.

The paper will include question covering the following fields of knowledge :

Sr. No Topics Marks
(i) English Composition | WBCS Syllabus for Prelims Exams 25 Marks
(ii) General Science | WBCS Syllabus for Prelims Exams 25 Marks
(iii) Current Events of National and International Importance | WBCS Syllabus for Prelims Exams 25 Marks
(iv) History of India | WBCS Syllabus for Prelims Exams 25 Marks
(v) Geography of India with Special Reference to West Bengal | WBCS Syllabus for Prelims Exams 25 Marks
(vi) Indian Polity and Economy | WBCS Syllabus for Prelims Exams 25 Marks
(vii) Indian National Movement | WBCS Syllabus for Prelims Exams 25 Marks
(viii) General Mental Ability | WBCS Syllabus for Prelims Exams 25 Marks
Total 200 Marks

The Preliminary Examination of WBCS is meant to serve as a Screening Test only for the purpose of selection of candidates of the Main Examination. The Marks obtained in this examination by the candidate will not be considered for final selection. Only those candidates who will be declared qualified at the Preliminary Examination in a year shall be eligible of admission to the WBCS (Exe.) etc. (Main) Examination of that year.

WBCS Syllabus of Main Examination :

The WBCS Main Examination shall consist of six compulsory papers and one optional subject consisting of two papers (only for candidates applying for Group A and/or B) to be chosen by the candidates from the list of optional subjects given below. There will be two papers of the optional subject of 200 marks each

Each paper of WBCS Mains Exam, Compulsory and Optional, will carry 200 marks and will be of 3 hours duration.

Out of six compulsory papers, four papers i.e.

  1. General Studies I,
  2. General Studies II,
  3. The Constitution of India and Indian Economy including role and functions of Reserve Bank of India and
  4. Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning, will be of MCS Type to be answered in OMR answer sheets and remaining two compulsory papers, i.e. Paper I and Paper II, will be of conventional-type written examination.

Compulsory Papers : Six compulsory papers of WBCS Exam are as follows:

Paper No Papers
Paper I Bengali / Hindi / Urdu / Nepali / Santali – Letter Writing (within 150 words)/ Drafting of Report (within 200 words), Precis Writing, Composition and Translation from English to Bengali / Hindi / Urdu / Nepali / Santali
Paper II English – Letter writing (within 150 words) / Drafting of Report (within 200 words), Precis Writing, Composition and Translation from Bengali / Hindi / Urdu / Nepali / Santali.
Paper III General Studies I :

(i) Indian History with special emphasis on National Movement and

(ii) Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal

Paper IV General Studies II :

Science and Scientific and Technological advancement, Environment, General Knowledge and Current Affairs.

Paper V The Constitution of India and Indian Economy including role and function of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
Paper VI Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning

List of Optional Subjects : WBCS (Exe) etc. Exam (WBCS Syllabus for Languages)

Subject Code
Bengal 01
Hindi 02
Sanskrit 03
English 04
Pali 05
Arabic 06
Persian 07
French 08
Urdu 09
Santali 10
Comparative Literature 11
Agriculture 12
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science 13
Anthropology 14
Botany 15
Chemistry 16
Civil Engineering 17
Commerce and Accountancy 18
Computer Science 19
Economics 20
Electrical Engineering 21
Geography 22
Geology 23
History 24
Law 25
Mathematics 26
Management 27
Mechanical Engineering 28
Medical Science 29
Philosophy 30
Physiology 31
Physics 32
Political Science 33
Psychology 34
Sociology 35
Statistics 36
Zoology 37

The Standard of Arithmetic Part (WBCS Prelims Compulsory Paper VI | WBCS Syllabus):

The standard of Arithmetic part of WBCS Compulsory Paper VI (Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning) will be similar to that of the Compulsory Mathematics Paper at the Madhyamik Examination of the Board of Secondary Education, West Bengal.

Test of Reasoning will cover Analytical Reasoning : Data Sufficiency,

Logical Reasoning (WBCS Syllabus):

  • Logical Deduction,
  • Forcefulness of the Arguments,
  • Implication of sentences,
  • Inferring from diagrams;

Series :

  • Number Series
  • Letter Series,

Inferring from Data, Analogy tests, Symbol Interpretation, Mathematical Puzzles, Odd man out, Perception test, Non-Verbal reasoning and Selecting the correct sequence.

Verbal Reasoning Syllabus (Chapters-wise) Details

Analogy

Classification

Logical ALphabet and Number Sequence Test

Coding- Decoding

Series

Logical Arrangement of Words

Inserting the Missing Character

Ranking and Time Sequence Test

Mathematical Operation

Venn Diagram

Blood Relations

Clocks

Calender

Direction and Distance

Sitting Arrangement

Situation Reaction Test

Decision Making

Input-Output

Puzzles

Data Sufficiency


Analytical Reasoning Chapter-wise Details

Statement and Argument

Statement and Assumptions

Statement and Conclusions

Course of Action

Passage and Conclusion

Assertion and Reason

Couse and Effects

Syllogism


Non-Verbal Reasoning Syllabus (Chapter-wise) Details

Completion of Series

Analogy

Classification

Counting of Figures

completion of Figures

Embedded Figures

Cubes

Dice

Paper Folding

Paper Cutting

Formation of Figures

Mirror Image

Water Image

Dot Situation

Grouping Figures

FIgure Matrix

Square Completion

Standard of other papers in WBCS Exam:

Standard of other compulsory papers will be of the level of learning expected from a graduate of any faculty of a recognised University.

The two papers of the optional subjects will be of conventional type and the standard of the examination will be approximately that of an Honours Degree Examination as prescribed by the recognised Indian Universities except Law, Medical Science and Engineering subjects, which will be that specified for the LLB, MBBS and BE or equivalent courses, respectively, recognised by Indian universities / institutions.

The topic ‘Environment’ in paper General Studies II (WBCS) will include the following :

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

The Topic ‘Indian Economy including Role and Function of the Reserve Bank of India’ of the compulsory paper V will consist of the following :

Central State relation and devolution of central funds to state. Planning process and objectives of five years’ plan, Functions of RBI and Monetary Policy, Central Finance Commission & State Finance Commission and Fiscal Policy of Government of India.

Languages to be used in WBCS Examination for answering:

Answers in all the papers, Compulsory and Optional, except the language papers, may be written either in English or in Bengal (unless otherwise directed in these rules or in the question papers). Answers in the following optional papers may also be written in Nepali –

  • Political Science
  • Botany

Notes :  Candidates have to write their answers to all the questions in only one and the same language in any particular paper.

Candidates may use the Devanagari or Bengali Script in the answer papers on Sanskrit; the Devanagari Script in the answer papers on Hindi or Nepali; and the Bengali, Arabic, Persian, Urdu in the answer papers on Bengali, Arabic, Persian and Urdu respectively. Questions for Santali paper will be set in Ol Chiki Script and answers should also be written in Ol Chiki.

Summary of the group-wise papers in the WBCS Main Examination:

WBCS Group ‘A’ & ‘B’ Services and Posts : All 6 compulsory papers and one optional subject consisting of two papers.

WBCS Group ‘C” & ‘D’ Services and Posts : All 6 compulsory papers.

WBCS Personality Test (WBCS Syllabus) : 

A number of candidates selected in order of merit based on the results of the WBCS Main Examination for all the services and posts included in Groups A, B, C & D shall have to appear for a Personality Test. Each candidate will be asked question on matters of general interest.

The objective of the test will be to assess the candidates’s personal qualities, e.g. alertness of mind, power of clear and logical exposition, intellectual and moral integrity, leadership and also the candidate’s range of interests.

Candidates for Group ‘B’ Service (West Bengal Police Service) will be specially tested at the interviews with regard to their suitability of the services.

Marks for WBCS Personality Test :

Group ‘A’ & ‘B’ 200 Marks
Group ‘C’ 150 Marks
Group ‘D’ 100 Marks

 

Note : No separate Personality Test will be held for different group, viz. Group ‘A’, Group ‘B’, Group ‘C’, & Group ‘D’, in respect of a candidate. Marks will be awarded according to different services against allotted full marks for Personality Test.

In all the answer papers under examination due credit will be given for proper economy of words combined with clarity, precision and effectiveness of expression and originality of approach.

Deduction of Marks : 

If a candidate discloses his / her identity by writing his / her name, roll number or by putting any identifying marks in the answer script, A deduction of 10% of full marks may be made from the total marks secured by the candidate in a particular paper.

Discretion of the Commission :

The Commission has discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the papers / subjects and in the aggregate.

If a candidates fails to secure qualifying marks in any paper / subject, the marks in that paper / subject will not be considered in calculating his / her aggregate.

 

Marks distribution Table of Papers / Subjects in WBCS Main Exam :

Compuslary Papers Marks
Group ‘A’ Group ‘B’ Group ‘C’ Group ‘D’
Bengali / Hindi / Urdu / Nepali / Santali – Letter Writing (within 150 words)/ Drafting of Report (within 200 words), Precis Writing, Composition and Translation from English to Bengali / Hindi / Urdu / Nepali / Santali 200 200 200 200
English – Letter writing (within 150 words) / Drafting of Report (within 200 words), Precis Writing, Composition and Translation from Bengali / Hindi / Urdu / Nepali / Santali. 200 200 200 200
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
General Studies II :

Science and Scientific and Technological advancement, Environment, General Knowledge and Current Affairs.

200 200 200 200
The Constitution of India and Indian Economy including role and function of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) 200 200 200 200
Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning 200 200 200 200
Optional Subject :

One Subject to be chosen, Two Papers of 200 Marks Each

200 200
Personality Test 200 200 150 100
Total Marks 1800 1800 1350 1300

Trend Analysis of  WBCS Prelims Exam Since 2016:

Subject⇓   Years 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Total %
English 25 25 25 25 25 25 150 12.5
History 22 21 21 12 16 19 111 9.25
Indian National Movement (INM) 27 30 31 39 33 29 189 15.75
Geography 29 28 23 25 30 23 158 13.17
General Science 23 25 23 20 20 23 134 11.17
General Mental Ability 25 25 27 30 29 27 16.3 13.58
Indian Polity 15 8 7 21 12 16 79 6.58
Indian Economy 7 14 10 4 14 7 56 4.67
CA & GK 27 24 33 24 21 31 160 13.33
Total 200 200 200 200 200 200 1200 100

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