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WBCS (West Bengal Public Service Commission) Exam

This content is to highlight the candidates and aspirants regarding the state civil service exam named WBCS conducted by the governing body of West Bengal Public Service Commission. The exam is a three-tier examination that takes place at three levels prior the final recruitment- Preliminary, Mains, and Interview. To avail the best guidance and coaching for an advanced preparation refer to Best WBCS Exam Coaching in India that can help you invest your precious time in learning and growing. Join the team of Avision Institute to get updated with different government job exams and get an expert guidance under expert teachers. 

Latest updates on WBCS 2023:

Due to the global pandemic and governmental restrictions, the exam has been postponed form the usual date as notified earlier. The following are latest highlights of the exam.

Events

Dates

WBCS 2023 Application Starts

28th February 2023

WBCS 2023 Application & Fee Ends (online)

21st March 2023

WBCS Offline Fee Submission

22nd March 2023

WBCS Prelims Exam 2023

16th December 2023

WBCS Prelims Result

To be Notified Soon

WBCS Mains Exam 2023

To be Notified Soon

WBCS 2023 Personality Test

To be Notified Soon

WBCS 2023 Result

To be Notified Soon

 

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Eligibility criteria

As per the WBPSC, the age and educational criteria for the candidates are set which determines the application criteria for the candidate.

Age eligibility

·        Group A and C- 21 years to 36 years

·        Group B – 20 years to 36 years (West Bengal Police Service only)

·        Group D – 21 years to 39 years

Age Relaxation

·        SC/ST of WB- 5 years

·        SC/ST of other states – 5 years

·        OBC (non-creamy layer) – 3 years

·        PwD – 45 years

Educational qualification

·        Bachelor’s degree from recognized University.

·        Regional language skill (Bengali)


Exam pattern

As per the decision of the governing body, the shortlisted candidates need to get shortlisted in the preliminary exams. Post selection the candidates have to go through the mains and crack the final interview which judges the personality of the candidates. Suitable candidates with necessary score are recruited by the governing body as per the norms. Thus, to get exam ready join the course at Avision Institute that is providing Best Online Coaching for WBCS. This section highlights the exam pattern and the syllabus that student needs to be thorough with.

Topics

Marks

English composition

25 marks

General science

25 marks

Current events of National & International importance

25 marks

History

25 marks

Geography

25 marks

Indian polity and economy

25 marks

Indian national movement

25 marks

General mental ability

25 marks

 

The candidates need to attend 6 compulsory papers that consist of 200 marks each. For group A and B, the candidates need to attend all 6 compulsory papers and one optional subject that contains 2 papers.

Papers

Subject

Question type

Time

Paper 1

Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali

Essay type

3 hours

Paper 2

English

Essay type

3 hours

Paper 3

General studies I

Objective

3 hours

Paper 4

General studies II

Objective

3 hours

Paper 5

Indian constitution and economy

Objective

3 hours

Paper 6

Arithmetic and reasoning

Objective

3 hours

WBCS syllabus in details

As per the decision of the governing body, for WBCS 2023 the students need to refer to the given syllabus for scoring in the exam.

WBCS Prelims 2023

English: Composition, Synonym, antonym, idioms and phrases, vocabulary, phrasal verbs, fill in the blanks with appropriate words

General science

History

Geography

Indian Polity and economy

General Mental Ability

 

WBCS 2023 Main Exam Syllabus

Paper

Subject

Syllabus

Paper I

Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali

·        Letter/ report/ Précis Writing, Composition and Translations

Paper II

English

·        Letter / Report/ Précis Writing, Composition and Translation

Paper III

General Studies I

·        Indian History and geography

Paper IV

General Studies II

·        Science and  Technological advancement

·        Environmental studies

·        General Knowledge and Current Affairs

Paper V

Indian Constitution & Indian Economy

·        The Constitution of India

·        Central State relation, devolution of central funds to state

·        Indian Economy

Paper VI

Arithmetic & Test of Reasoning

·        Logical Deduction

·        The forcefulness of the Arguments

·        Implication of sentences

·        Inferring from diagrams,

·        Series, Letter series,

·        Number Series, Analogy tests, Symbol Interpretation, Mathematical puzzles, Odd man out, Perception test, Non-verbal reasoning &correct sequence.

 

Apart from these compulsory papers, the mains candidates are given optional papers which ranges from language subjects to all other preferred subject of the candidates. Paper 1 contains 200 marks, paper 2 contains 200.

WBCS cut-off 2023

The cut-off for the exam is the minimum marks that are required for qualifying in the exam. The marks are decided as per the observations made from the previous year scoring. The candidates need to follow the structure of cut-off and prepare to score accordingly in order to best qualify.

Avision Institute provides all round guidance to students who are aspirants of WBCS. The institute offers WBCS Mock Tests which ensures the practice session to the students even at online medium. The expert teachers sincerely complete the WBCS Syllabus with interactive doubt clearing sessions. This enables to the students a complete classroom environment. 

WBCS salary 2023

The salary structure is decided as per the government pay commission and the governing body in the state. The salary provided to the posts in different groups varies, but the structure carries D.A, M.A and H.R.A for all.

Posts

Salary

Group A

Rs. 56,000 -1,44,300 approx.

Group B

Rs. 56,000 -1,44,300 approx.

Group C

Rs. 35,800 – 92,100 approx.

Group D

Rs. 32,100 – 82,900

 

To make a desirable career in the state that holds such prestigious ranks, start your preparation early with Avision Institute that provides efficient guidance to the aspirants. With facilities like live classes, mock tests and interactive sessions, strengthen your vision of career. 

WBCS Exam FAQs

1.What is the WBCS Exam?

WBCS or West Bengal Civil Services Exam is conducted by the West Bengal Public Service Commission to recruit eligible candidates for various Grade posts in state departments. This exam is an annual exam and one of the highly competitive West Bengal State Exams.

2.What is the Last Date to Apply for WBCS 2023?

As per the notification, candidates can submit their application between 28th February - 21st March 2023. The Last date to apply for WBPSC WBCS 2023 Exam is 21st march. After that, the application window will be closed and no other candidate can submit their form.

3.What are the important dates of WBCS 2023 Exam?

WBPSC releases notification for West Bengal Civil Services Exam 2023. As per the notification, all important dates are mentioned below.

       Prelims Application Dates - 28th Fed to 21st March 2023.

       WBCS 2023 Exam Date Prelims - To be Notified Soon.

       Prelims Exam Result Release Date - To be Notified Soon

Apart from these dates, the rest dates are yet to be announced.

4.What is the WBCS Salary Slab for Officers?

According to WBCS Salary, officers will get their salary according to the slab mentioned below.

       Grade A - 15,600 to 42,000 INR Per Month.

       Grade B - 15,600 to 42,000 INR Per Month

       Grade C - 9,000 to 40,500 INR Per Month

       Grade D - 7,100 to 37,600 INR Per Month.

5.What is the selection process for WBCS exam?

There are three stages in the selection process for the WBCS 2023 which are Prelims, Mains & Personality Test (Interview). Mains and Prelims are two mandatory to attend written tests while shortlisted candidates of mains exam will be called for personality test. This is also known as an interview.

6.What is WBCS 2023 Eligibility Criteria?

According to WBCS Eligibility 2023, there are three mandatory criteria to appear in the exam.

       Age Limit - 21 to 39 Years

       Educational Qualification - Bachelor's Degree From A Recognized University.

       Nationality - Candidates should be Indian Citizens.

8.How to download the WBCS 2023 Question paper?

WBCS Question Papers for 2023 will be available on the official website wbpsc. gov. in after the exam. However, candidates can download previous year's papers to practice with them.

9.What is the WBCS Age Limit for 2023 exam?

The WBPSC has provided details about the category-wise WBCS age limit to appear in the exam. The minimum required age is 21 years and the upper age limit for West Bengal Civil Services Exam is 36 years for general candidates. For Group D, the maximum age limit is 39 years. Also, the reserve category applicants will get relaxation.

10.How to prepare for WBPSC WBCS 2023 Exam?

Here are 5 tips for doing WBCS Preparation very effectively.

       Collect info about syllabus and exam pattern.

       Create short notes

       Attend mock tests

       Do revision

       Achieve your goals regularly.

11.What are the important topics of WBCS 2023 Syllabus?

As per the WBSC Syllabus, there is one paper in prelims and 6 papers in the Main exam. It is impossible to define the most important topics in the syllabus as all of them are important. So, Candidates can check the detailed syllabus after downloading the WBCS Syllabus PDFs.

12.What is WBCS Cut off for Prelims 2022?

According to WBCS Prelims Cut off 2021, the category-wise cutoff is mentioned below. After Scoring equal to or more than WBCS Cut off, candidates can qualify for the next round of the selection process. Check the last year's cut off for the prelims exam.

       General Candidates- 121.67

       OBC- A Candidates - 121.67

       OBC- B Candidates - 121.67

       SC Applicants- 114

       ST Applicants - 94

       PWD Candidates - 114.00

13.How to check WBCS 2023 Result?

To check the WBCS Result 2023 candidates have to follow the below-mentioned steps.

       Visit the WBCS official website that is wbpsc. gov. in.

       you will find the recommendation or result tab on the page.

       You will find a PDF named WBCS 2023 Prelims Exam Result

       Download it and find your name in the PDF list.

14.What are the languages allowed for the WBCS Exam?

Candidates can attempt the papers of the West Bengal Civil Service Exam 2023 in two languages that are English and Bengali. Applicants can choose their preferred language for the prelims and mains exam.

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