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WBCS 2023

Aspirants waiting for the WBCS 2023 notification have started their exam preparation. The Prelims exam was held in the month of June, which will be followed by Mains and finally an Interview.

Aspirants of the WBCS 2023 exam must go through the syllabus and pattern to understand the exam scheme. 

WBCS 2023 Notification

The WBCS 2023 notification was released by the West Bengal Public Service Commission containing all the important dates on 22nd February 2023. The notification contained vacancy for the West Bengal Civil Service (Executive) post and other details for the exam of Group A, Group B, Group C, and Group D posts. The WBCS Notification 2023 PDF has been made available for the candidates below.

Download: WBPS

C WBCS Notification PDF

WBCS Exam Date 2023

The WBCS exam date 2023 was released by WBPSC, according to the official notification the Preliminary exam was held in June 2023. The online application dates for the exam were open from 28th February - 21st March 2023.

Candidates can check complete details on the WBCS exam date 2023 here.

Events

Dates

WBCS 2023 Application Form Start Date

 28th February 2023

Last Date To Apply Online for WBCS Exam

21st March 2023

Last Date to pay the application fee - online mode

Extended Dates

21st March 2023

18th April - 20th April 2023

Last Date to pay the application fee - offline mode

Extended  Dates

22nd March 2023

19th April - 24th April 2023

WBCS Application Correction window

31st March - 6th April 2023

WBCS Exam Date 2023 for Prelims

June 2023 (Tentative)

WBCS Result 2023 Release Date

To Be Notified

WBPSC WBCS Exam Date 2023 for Mains

To Be Notified

Answer Key For Mains Exam 2023

To Be Notified

Mains Exam Result Announcement

To Be Notified

What is the WBCS Exam?

The WBCS examinations are held by the West Bengal State Public Service Commission to recruit eligible candidates for Grade A, B, C, and D posts. Aspirants should submit all applications for the exam online at the official portal only. The WBCS 2023 Exam is conducted in three stages .

First two stages are: the Prelims and Mains exams, which are written tests. The third stage of the selection process is the Interview. Aspirants should qualify each stage with good marks to move forward in the selection process. The West Bengal Civil Services Exam 2023 highlights are mentioned below:

WBPSC WBCS 2023 Overview

Exam Name

West Bengal Civil Services

Conducting Body

West Bengal Public Service Commission

Mode of the examination

Online

Exam Stages

Three stages :

Prelims Exam

Mains Exam

Personality Test/Interview

Exam Frequency

Once a year

Eligibility Criteria

Graduate degree required

Language of the exam

English & Bengali

WBCS Eligibility Criteria 2023

The WBCS eligibility are the minimum criterias to be fulfilled by the applicant for the West Bengal Civil Service Exam, failing which will lead to their application cancellation.

Aspirants must check their eligibility before submitting the online application form. According to the WBCS eligibility criteria, candidates should fulfill the age limit, education, and nationality criteria mentioned below.

Nationality

According to the WBCS eligibility criteria 2023, the candidate must be an Indian Citizen.

WBCS Age Limit

General candidates should not be younger than 21 years and older than 36 years for Groups A, C, and D posts. Those who belong to another state will be treated as General applicants.

Groups

WBCS Age Limit

for services and posts included in Group ‘A’ & ’C’

21- 36 years

West Bengal Police Service only (i.e. Group ‘B’ Service)

20- 36 years

for services and posts included in Group ‘D’

21- 39 years

Age Relaxation

There are some relaxations in the WBCS age limit for reserved category candidates. Check the details below.

Category

WBCS age relaxation

WBCS age relaxation for SC/ST/BC of West Bengal

5 years

WBCS age relaxation for SC/ST of Other States

5 years

WBCS age relaxation for OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years

Persons with Disabilities (PWD)

up to 45 years

WBCS Educational Qualification

Those having a Bachelor's degree from a UGC-recognized university to be eligible for the WBCS exam, along with proficiency in the Bengali Language will be an advantage. This is not mandatory for candidates who have a Nepali mother tongue.

WBCS 2023 Apply Online

Aspirants must check the steps to apply for the exam, and all the relevant information is given below.

How to Apply Online for the WBCS 2023?

      Visit the official website and register using a valid email id and phone number.

      After validation with an OTP, fill out the complete WBCS Application Form 2023 with the correct information.

      Upload the scanned photograph and signature. Please note that the size should not be more than 100Kb.

      Proceed to pay the application fee to complete the application form.

      Save a copy of the completed WBCS Apply Online form for future reference.

WBCS 2023 Application Fee

The WBCS application fee is a non-refundable fee to be paid by all the categories to submit the application. However, SC/ST candidates of WB State and Persons with disabilities (40% and above) having a physical disability are exempted to pay any WBCS application fee. The fee shall be paid only in online mode.

Categories

Fees

General/ OBC/ EWS

₹ 210 + Services Charges/ GST

SC/ST/ PwD (only West Bengal)

No Fees

SC/ST/ PwD of other states

₹ 210 + Services Charges/ GST

WBCS 2023 Vacancy

The WBCS vacancy 2023 is announced by the West Bengal Public Service Commission after the entire recruitment process is completed.

Post

Total Vacancies

Group A

West Bengal Civil Service (Executive)

To be announced

Assistant Commissioner of Revenue

To be announced

West Bengal Co-operative Service

To be announced

West Bengal Labour Service :

To be announced

West Bengal Food and Supplies Service

To be announced

West Bengal Employment Service

To be announced

Group B

West Bengal Police Service(Group B)

To be announced

Group C

To be announced

Group D

To be announced

WBCS 2023 Salary

The WBCS Officer Salary is specified by WBPSC according to the pay scale mentioned in the notification 2023. The below-mentioned table includes the admissible salary components like DA, HRA, and others.

Post

Pay Scale

Group A

West Bengal Civil Service (Executive)

Pay Level:16 (56,100 - 1,44,300) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)

Assistant Commissioner of Revenue

Pay Level:16 (56,100 - 1,44,300) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)

West Bengal Co-operative Service

Pay Level:16 (56,100 - 1,44,300) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)

West Bengal Labour Service :

Pay Level:16 (56,100 - 1,44,300) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)

West Bengal Food and Supplies Service

Pay Level:16 (56,100 - 1,44,300) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)

West Bengal Employment Service

Pay Level:16 (56,100 - 1,44,300) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)

Group B

West Bengal Police Service

Pay Level:16 (56,100 - 1,44,300) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)

Group C

Superintendent, District Correctional Home / Deputy Superintendent, Central Correctional Home

Pay Level:15 (42,600 - 1,09,800) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)

Joint Block Development Officer

Pay Level:14(39,900 - 1,02,800) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)

Deputy Assistant Director of Consumer Affairs and Fair Business Practices

Pay Level:14 (39,900 - 1,02,800) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)

West Bengal Junior Social Welfare Service

Pay Level:14 (39,900 - 1,02,800) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)

West Bengal Subordinate Land Revenue Service, Grade-I

Pay Level:14 (39,900 - 1,02,800) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)

Assistant Commercial Tax Officer

Pay Level:14 (39,900 - 1,02,800) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)

Joint Registrar (West Bengal State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission under the Consumer AffairsDepartment, Government of West Bengal)

Pay Level:14 (39,900 - 1,02,800) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)

Assistant Canal Revenue Officer (Irrigation)

Pay Level: 12 (35,800 – 92,100) (besides D.A., M.A., and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)

Chief Controller of Correctional Services

Pay Level: 12 (35,800 – 92,100) (besides D.A., M.A., and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)

Group D

Inspector of Co-operative Societies

Pay Level: 10 (32,100 - 82,900) (besides D.A., M.A., and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)

Panchayat Development Officer under the Panchayat and Rural Development

Department

Pay Level: 10 (32,100 - 82,900) (besides D.A., M.A., and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)

Rehabilitation Officer under the Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation Department

Pay Level: 10 (32,100 - 82,900) (besides D.A., M.A., and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)

WBCS 2023 Exam Pattern

According to the notification, there will be 3 stages for the exam as are mentioned below:

      Prelims Exam

      Mains Exam

      Personality Test (Interview)

WBCS Prelims 2023 exam is like a screening test to shortlist candidates for the WBCS Mains Exam. It is important to note that the Mains and Interview scores are counted for the final selection list.

WBCS Prelims Exam Pattern

The WBCS Prelims stage has just 1 paper with only Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The Prelims paper consists of General Studies and Aptitude questions of 200 marks to be solved within a duration of 2.5 hours. The marks scored in this exam will not be added to the final result. It is only a screening test to admit students to the mains exam.

Topics

Marks

English Composition

25 marks

General Science

25 marks

Current events of National & International Importance

25 marks

History of India

25 marks

Geography of India (special reference to West Bengal)

25 marks

Indian Polity and Economy

25 marks

Indian National Movement

25 marks

General Mental Ability

25 marks

Total

200

WBPSC WBCS Mains Exam Pattern

There are 6 compulsory papers of 200 marks in the WBPSC Mains exam pattern consisting of each (objective and written) and 2 optional papers (Only for candidates applying for groups A and B). The list of WBCS Mains Exam Compulsory Papers is mentioned below.

Note- Group ‘A’ & ‘B’: All 6 compulsory papers and one optional subject consisting of two papers. Group ‘C’ & ‘D’: All 6 compulsory papers.

Paper

Subject

Type

Duration

Paper I

Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali

Essay Type

3 hours

Paper-II

English

Essay Type

3 hours

Paper III

General Studies I

Objective

3 hours

Paper IV

General Studies II

Objective

3 hours

Paper V

Indian Constitution & Indian Economy

Objective

3 hours

Paper VI

Arithmetic & Test of Reasoning

Objective

3 hours

WBPSC Optional Papers

      Paper I- 200 marks

      Paper-II- 200 Marks

One subject has to be selected from a list of Optional subjects. Both the papers will be for 3 hours and essay type.

WBPSC Optional Subjects

Hindi

Santali

Statistics

Management

Law

Commerce and Accountancy

Comparative Literature

Computer Science

Civil Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Sanskrit

Agriculture

Economics

Philosophy

Physiology

English

Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science

Mechanical Engineering

Political Science

Psychology

Pali

Botany

Geography

Zoology

French

Persian

Chemistry

Geology

History

Mathematics

Sociology

Anthropology

Medical Science

Physics

 

WBCS Personality Test 2023 (Interview)

Those who clear the WBCS Mains exam will be eligible for a personality test i.e. the interview. This is the final stage of the selection process. The final list of recommended aspirants will be based on the total marks obtained in the Main exam and the personality test.

Group of Service

Marks of Interview

Group 'A' and 'B'

200 Marks

Group 'C'

150 Marks

Group 'D'

100 Marks

WBCS 2023 Syllabus

The WBCS Syllabus 2023 must be analyzed by the aspirants, they must have information about the important topics in the Prelims and Mains Exam. The WBCS Syllabus pdf can be downloaded from the official website or by visiting the syllabus tab page. Here they can take a look at the Prelims and Mains syllabus exam below:

WBCS Prelims Syllabus 2023

Aspirants should have a thorough look at the syllabus across both the stages of Prelims and Mains. The important subjects for the Prelims exam have been given below.

      English Composition, Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms and Phrases, Vocabulary test, Phrasal Verbs, Same words bearing more than one meaning and using appropriate and qualifying words.

      General Science

      History of India

      Geography of India

      Indian Polity and Economy

      General Mental Ability

WBCS Mains Syllabus 2023

We have provided the detailed WBCS Syllabus for Mains exam which will have 6 compulsory papers.

Paper

Subject

Syllabus

Paper 1

Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali

Letter writing / Report writing, Precis Writing, Composition, and Translation from English to Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali

Paper-2

English

Letter writing / Report writing, Precis Writing, Composition, and Translation from Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali to English

Paper 3

General Studies I

Indian History(special emphasis on National Movement)

Geography of India(special reference to West Bengal)

Paper 4

General Studies II

Science and Scientific & Technological advancement

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

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

Paper 5

Indian Constitution & Indian Economy

The Constitution of India

Central State relation, devolution of central funds to state

Indian Economy (Planning and objectives of five years plan, Monetary policy and Functions of Reserve Bank of India, Central and State Finance Commission, Fiscal Policy of Government of India.)

Paper 6

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 & Selecting the correct sequence.

WBCS 2023 Preparation Tips

Here we have provided some tips suggested by the expert faculties for WBCS 2023 so aspirants appearing in this year's exam can increase their chances of selection.

      The first tip is not to waste time and start their preparation ASAP.

      After knowing the topics of the syllabus.

      Apart from this, collect all the information related to the exam, including the pattern, etc.

      Choose authentic books for preparation to succeed in WBCS 2023 Exam.

      Create notes for daily and last-minute revision.

      Bullet points are considered to be the best for quick revision.

      Notes should be in their own language and not bookies' language. It will help aspirants to understand the topics easily.

      Create goals on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.

      Do regular self-evaluation.

      Practice with WBCS Question Papers or mock tests.

      At last, do revisions.

WBCS 2023 Books

We have suggested a few WBCS Books for preparation so candidates can get these books from any place, or else they can download the pdf of these WBCS books to cover the topics of the West Bengal Civil Services Exam syllabus.

WBPSC WBCS Book List

General Studies

NCERT or Lucent General Science

Geography

G.C. Leong

Current Affairs

Daily News Paper and Reputed Magazines

West Bengal GK

WBCS GS Manual by Nitin Singhania

Polity

M laxmikant's Polity Book

Economics

Textbooks of NCERT

WBPSC WBCS 2023 Admit Card

The WBCS admit is given by the West Bengal Public Service Commission a few days before the exam. It is the most important document to be carried at the exam center along with any government ID proof. 

WBCS 2023 Cutoff

The WBCS cut-off is released by the West Bengal Public Service Commission each year after the examination which is based on various parameters such as the exam's difficulty level, the candidates' average performance, the number of vacancies, etc. Meanwhile we have provided the WBCS cut-off category-wise 2019 is stated below

Final WBPSC Cutoff Marks 2019

Categories

Marks

UR

1037.8332

BC(A)

1005.6667

BCIB)

983.6666

SC

930.3334

ST

888.6667

PH(VH)

841.0000

WBCS Cutoff 2019: Prelims

Category

WBCS Cutoff 2019

General

105.13

General P.H

94.21

OBC-A

101.05

BCA P.H

88.78

OBC-B

101.06

OBC-B P.H

86.11

SC

96.18

SC P.H

85.21

ST

73.13

ST P.H

51.13

WBPSC WBCS 2023 Exam Analysis

Aspirants of the WBPSC Prelims exam must check the WBCS Exam analysis. The WBCS exam is conducted in one shift over a duration of 2.5 hours. Aspirants must check the difficulty level of the WBCS exam, the kinds of questions asked, the expected WBPSC Prelims cut-off, and more,

AVISION'S Exam Prep experts give in-depth exam analysis for the Prelims Exam. aspirants should review the WBCS Exam Analysis to learn more about the exam, including:

      WBPSC Prelims Question Paper Analysis in Depth

      Subject-wise WBCS Question Paper Analysis

      Topics asked under various subjects

      Number of questions from each subject

      WBCS Prelims Expected Cutoff

      The difficulty level of the exam

      WBCS Prelims Answer Key

WBPSC 2023 Answer Key

The WBCS Answer Key is released by WBPSC on the official website after the exam completion. Aspirants can download the official provisional answer key for WBCS 2023 from the official website soon in order to evaluate their performance and predict their scores.

WBCS 2023 Result

The WBCS 2023 Prelims Result is released a few days after the answer key on the WBPSC website. To check the WBCS Result 2023, aspirants must have credentials to check the result easily.

WBCS Exam FAQs

What is 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 annual exam is one of the highly competitive West Bengal State Exams. There are Groups A, B, C, and D under which the posts are announced.


What is the last date to apply for WBCS 2023?

Candidates can submit their application form till the last date prescribed in the notification. The last date to apply for the WBCS exam was 21st March 2023. After that, the application window was closed, and no other candidate can submit their form now.


What is WBCS Exam Date 2023?

WBPSC released notification for West Bengal Civil Services Exam on 22nd February 2023. As per the notification, all important dates are mentioned below.

      Prelims Application Dates - June 2023

      WBCS 2023 Exam Date Prelims - To be notified

      Prelims Exam Result Release Date - To be notified

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


What is the WBCS Salary Slab for Officers?

According to WBCS Officer Salary, all the employees will get their salary according to the slabs 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.


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 for the Mains exam will be called for a personality test. This is also known as an interview.


What is WBCS Eligibility?

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

      WBCS Age Limit - 21 to 39 Years

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

      Nationality - Candidates should be Indian Citizens.


What is the WBCS 2023 Exam Date For Mains?

The commission has not yet announced the WBCS Exam Date 2023 For Mains. However, it is expected to be conducted in the 4th week of September or the 1st week of October 2023 (Tentative).


How to download WBCS 2023 Question paper?

WBCS Question Papers 2023 will be available on the official website after the exam. However, candidates can download the WBCS previous years' papers to practice with them.


What is the WBCS Age Limit?

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.


How to prepare for WBPSC WBCS Exam?

Here are 5 tips for doing WBCS Preparation very effectively.

      Collect info about the syllabus and exam pattern.

      Create short notes

      Attend mock tests

      Do revision

      Achieve their goals regularly.


What is WBCS 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.


What is WBCS Cut off for Prelims?

According to WBCS Prelims Cut off, the category-wise cutoff is mentioned below. After scoring equal to or more than the 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


How to check WBCS 2023 Result?

To check the WBCS Result 2023, candidates must follow the steps below.

      Visit the WBCS official website.

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

      Check for PDF named WBCS 2023 Prelims Exam Result

      Download it and find your name in the PDF list.


What are the languages allowed for 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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