WBCS Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2022 – Download PDF (Prelims, Mains)

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Through this post, the aspirants can find the WBCS Syllabus PDF as well as the Exam Pattern. Candidates can secure maximum marks by knowing the Exam Pattern and Syllabus before the WBCS Exam.

In this post, we provide you latest WBCS (West Bengal Public Service Commission) Syllabus along with the Exam Pattern is available in this post.

WBCS recruitment process is in three stages: –

  1. Prelims Exam
  2. Mains Exam
  3. Personality Test

With the help of the syllabus and exam pattern candidates prepared well for the exam. Candidates can cover all the topics and there is no chance to miss any topic by the use of the syllabus.

This will ensure good marks for the candidates. So, Download the WBCS Syllabus and Exam Pattern.

WBCS Syllabus – Details

Organization NameWest Bengal Public Service Commission
Exam NameWest Bengal Civil Service (Executive) Examination,
Post NameGroup A – 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 – West Bengal Police Service 

Group C – Superintendent, District Correctional
Home / Deputy Superintendent, Central Correctional
Home, Joint Block Development Officer, Deputy
Assistant Director of Consumer Affairs and Fair
Business Practices, West Bengal Junior Social Welfare Service,
West Bengal Subordinate Land Revenue Service, Grade-I,
Assistant Commercial Tax Officer, Joint Registrar
(West Bengal State Consumer Disputes Redressal
Commission under the Consumer Affairs, Assistant
Canal Revenue Officer (Irrigation), Chief Controller
of Correctional Services 

Group D – Inspector of Co-operative Societies,
Panchayat Development Officer under the Panchayat
and Rural Development Department, Rehabilitation
Officer under the Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation
Selection ProcessPreliminary Exam
Mains Exam
Personality Test
Job LocationWest Bengal
Official Sitewbpsc.gov.in

WBCS – Selection Process

Candidates should be selected in three-round to attain the job in WBCS.

Firstly candidates should be given the preliminary test in which they have to be qualified with minimum cut-off marks, when candidates are qualified for the pre-exam then they call for the mains exam, after that candidates who clear the Online Written Examination with the qualifying marks are called for the Personality Test.

Everyone has to compulsorily participate in every round and should get a good score to be promoted to the next round.

  1. Prelims Exam
  2. Mains Exam
  3. Personality Test

WBCS Syllabus – Exam Pattern

For Prelims Examination

  • The WBCS Prelims Exam is of a total of 200 marks.
  • Type of Questions: Multiple Choice Questions
  • The Preliminary Examination is meant to serve as a Screening Test only for the purpose of selection of candidates for the Main Examination.
  • GK Questions ranging from Science, History, Geography, Current Affairs, Polity, are asked. In this paper, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) are asked.
  • The marks obtained in this examination by the candidates will not be considered for final selection.
  • The WBCS Prelims Exam consists of only one paper, i.e. “General Studies”.
Subject MarksNo.of Questions
English Composition2525
General Science2525
Current events of National & International Importance2525
History of India2525
Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal2525
Indian Polity and Economy2525
Indian National Movement2525
General Mental Ability2525

Note :- Duration: 2 Hours 30 Minutes

For Mains Examination

  • There are six compulsory subjects in WBCS Mains Exam and one paper is optional.
  • The optional paper comprises of two papers. The optional paper is to be chosen by the candidates who will be opting to join Group A and Group B services.
  • Each of these papers will consist of 200 marks of 3 hours each.
Paper NamesMarks
Paper I: Letter Writing/ Drafting of Report, Precis Writing,
Composition & Translation
200 Marks
Paper-II: Letter Writing/ Drafting of Report, Precis Writing,
Composition & Translation
200 Marks
Paper III: General Studies I200 Marks
Paper IV: General Studies II200 Marks
Paper V: The Constitution of India and Indian Economy including
role and functions of the Reserve Bank of India.
200 Marks
Paper VI: Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning200 Marks
  • The Main Examination shall consist of six compulsory papers and one optional paper. 
  • The optional paper will have two papers to be chosen by the candidates. 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 conventionally written exam.
  • For Group ‘A’ & ‘B’ Services & Posts: All 6 compulsory papers and one optional subject consisting of two papers.
  • For Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ Services & Posts: All 6 compulsory papers.

WBCS Syllabus – Download PDF

For Prelims Exam

English CompositionSynonyms and Antonyms
Idioms and Phrases
Vocabulary Test
Phrasal Verbs
Fill in the qualifying words
General ScienceGeneral appreciation
Understanding of science
Matters of everyday observation
Experience expected from an educated person not having made special studies of scientific disciplines.
Current events of National & International ImportanceAwards & Honours, Latest Appointments & Discoveries.
Significant events affecting India and its relations with the world
History of IndiaEmphasis will be on the broad general understanding of the subject in its social, economic, and political aspects.
Geography of India with special reference to West BengalPhysical, Social, and Economic Geography of the country.
Main features of Indian Agricultural and Natural Resources with special reference to West Bengal
Indian Polity and EconomyKnowledge of the country’s Political System, Panchayati Raj.
Community Development
Planning in India
Indian National MovementNature and character of the Nineteenth Century Resurgence
Growth of NationalismAttainment of Independence.
General Mental AbilityLogical perception & understanding.
Common AptitudeNatural conclusion.

For Mains Exam

Paper IBengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali – Letter writing (within 150 words)
/ Drafting of Report (within 200 words), Précis Writing,
Composition and Translation from English to Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali.
Paper-IIEnglish – Letter writing (within 150 words) / Drafting of Report
(within 200 words), Précis Writing, Composition and 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, Environment, General Knowledge and
Current Affairs.
Paper VThe Constitution of India and Indian Economy including the
role and functions of the Reserve Bank of India
Paper VIArithmetic and Test of Reasoning. The Compulsory Mathematics
paper will be of the standard of Madhyamik Examination of the
Board of Secondary Education, West Bengal.
Paper VII Optional Paper: This will comprise of two papers. The list of
optional papers that a candidate can choose is given below.
The candidates can choose any one of the subjects given below.

Personality Test

The candidates selected in order of merit on the results of the Main Exam 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 objective 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.

Note: No separate Personality Tests 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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(Prelims, Mains)

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