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WBCS Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2021 – PDF Download

WBCS Syllabus 2021 PDF Download

WBCS Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2021

WBCS Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2021 is discussed in this post. West Bengal Public Service Commision conducts the West Bengal Civil Service (WBCS) Exam Every Year. Candidates who have applied for the West Bengal Civil Service Exam can check out the WBCS Syllabus on this page. Find WBCS Exam Related details here and for more dedtails or queries, let us know in comment. WBCS Syllabus 2021 PDF Download.

WBCS Preliminary Exam Syllabus and Scheme

The Preliminary Examination 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. The paper will carry 200 marks and will be of 2½ hours duration. 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 paper will include questions covering the following fields of knowledge:

1English Composition25 Marks
2General Science25 Marks
3Current events of National & International Importance25 Marks
4History of India25 Marks
5Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal25 Marks
6Indian Polity and Economy25 Marks
7Indian National Movement25 Marks
8General Mental Ability25 Marks
TOTAL200 Marks
WBCS Preliminary Syllabi Outline

The Preliminary Examination is meant to serve as a Screening Test only for the purpose of selection of candidates for the Main Examination. The marks obtained in this examination by the candidates 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 for admission to the W.B.C.S. (Exe.) etc.(Main) Examination of that year.

English Composition

  1. Synonyms and Antonyms
  2. Idioms and Phrases
  3. Vocabulary Test
  4. Phrasal Verbs
  5. Homophones
  6. Fill in the qualifying words

General Science

  1. General appreciation
  2. Understanding of science
  3. Matters of everyday observation
  4. Experience as expected from an educated person not having made special studies of scientific disciplines

Current Events of National and International Importance

Significant events affecting India and its relations with the world

History of India

  1. Ancient
  2. Medieval
  3. Modern

Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal

  1. Physical Geography
  2. Social Geography
  3. Economic Geography

Indian Polity and Economy

  1. Indian Constitution
  2. Panchayati Raj
  3. Constitutional Bodies, etc.

Indian National Movement

  1. Nature and character of Nineteenth-Century Resurgence
  2. Growth of Nationalism
  3. Attainment of Independence

General Mental Ability

  1. Logical Reasoning
  2. Common Aptitude

WBCS Main Exam Syllabus and Scheme

he 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, Compulsory or Optional, will carry 200 marks and will be of 3 hours duration.

Out of six compulsory papers four papers i.e. (i) General Studies- I, (ii) General Studies- II, (iii) The Constitution of India
and Indian Economy including role and functions of Reserve Bank of India and (iv) Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning will be of MCQ 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 are as follows:-

Paper IBengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali –
Letter writing (within 150 words)
Drafting of Report (within 200 words)
Precis Writing
Translation from English to Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali
Paper IIEnglish –
Letter writing (within 150 words)
Drafting of Report (within 200 words)
Precis Writing
Translation from Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali to English
Paper IIIGeneral Studies-I :
(i) Indian History with special emphasis on National Movement and
(ii) Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal.
Paper IVGeneral Studies-II :
Science and Scientific & Technological advancement
General Knowledge
Current Affairs
Paper VThe Constitution of India and Indian Economy including
Role and functions of the Reserve Bank of India.
Paper VIArithmetic
Similar to Mathematics paper at the Madhyamik Examination of the Board of Secondary Education, West Bengal.
Test of Reasoning
Logical Deduction
Forcefulness of the Arguments
Implication of sentences
Inferring from diagrams
Letter series
Number series
Inferring from Data
Analogy tests
Symbol Interpretation
Mathematical puzzles
Odd man out
Perception test
Non-verbal reasoning
Selecting correct sequence
Compulsory Papers of WBCS mains

List of Optional Subjects

Optional SubjectCodes
Comparative Literature11
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science13
Civil Engineering17
Commerce and Accountancy18
Computer Science19
Electrical Engineering21
Mechanical Engineering28
Medical Science29
Political Science33
List of Optional Subjects and Codes

WBCS Main Exam Pattern

PapersGroup AGroup BGroup BGroup C
Language Paper (Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali)200200200200
English Paper200200200200
General Studies – Paper I200200200200
General Studies-Paper II200200200200
Constitution of India and Indian Economy200200200200
Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning200200200200
Optional Subject – (One subject: Two papers of 200 marks each)400400
Personality Test200200150100
TOTAL MARKS1800180013501300

WBCS Personality Test

A number of candidates selected in order of merit on the results of the Main Examination for all the
services and posts included in Groups A, B, C and D shall have to appear at a Personality Test. Each candidate will be asked questions on matters of general interest. The object of the test will be to assess the candidate’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 for the service.

Marks for the Personality Test

1Group ‘A’ & ‘B’200 Marks
2Group ‘C’150 Marks
3Group ‘D’100 Marks

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

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