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WBCS Eligibility Criteria 2023

Aspirants of the WBPSC exam 2023 must go through the detailed WBCS eligibility before applying online. There are certain eligibility criteria, decided by the commission, which aspirants must qualify to take the exam.

The eligibility criteria is provided in the official recruitment notification for WBCS 2023 exam. In case aspirants do not meet any of the eligibility criteria at any stage, their candidature would be canceled immediately. The eligibility criterion guidelines have been mentioned for the following categories:

      Age limit



      Number of vacancies

      Physical standards

WBCS Age Limit

The age criteria is mentioned by the West Bengal Public Service Commission for various posts falling under different groups such as Group A, B, C, and D. However, there are separate provisions for the WBCS age limit for General, OBC, and others.

      For the General category for Group A, B, and D, the lower age limit is 21

      The maximum age bracket for Group A, B, and C is 36 years

      For Group C, the minimum age bracket is 20 years, for West Bengal police services only

      For Group D, the maximum age bracket is 39 years

WBPSC Age Relaxation

The West Bengal Public Service Commission provides a few conditions on upper age relaxations for certain categories. The upper age limit is different for various categories.


Relaxation (Upper Age Limit)

SC/ST from West Bengal (Non-creamy layer)

5 years extension

OBC from West Bengal (Non-creamy layer)

3 years extension


Up to the age of 45 years

WBCS Qualification 2023

The WBPSC examinations are meant to fill in the vacant positions of various posts for which it requires certain qualifications. All candidates should:

      Possess a degree from a recognized university in India

      Be able to read, write and speak in Bengali

      Not have Nepali as their mother tongue, or else they would be exempted

      Must be well-versed with the current events both at the national and international levels

WBCS Eligibility 2023- Nationality

Along with all the important eligibility guidelines, the nationality of the aspirants is also an important criterion during recruitment. Those applying to the WBPSC exam must:

      Be a citizen of India, or

      Be a permanent citizen of the country and should possess government-approved documentation for verification of the same

WBCS Physical Standards

Applicants for the various posts should possess certain physical standards to be eligible therein. These guidelines are provided, and advertised, by the West Bengal Police Department.

      WBCS Syllabus

      WBCS Previous Year Paper

      WBPSC Salary

The WBCS physical standards include the respective eligible height for men and women. Those belonging to certain specific races or tribes, like Garhwalis, Gorkhas, Assamese tribals, have certain concessions. The required physical standards have been given in the table below:



Height (Cm)

West Bengal Police Services

Male Candidates


Female Candidates


WBCS Eligibility 2023- Important Points

The official WBCS notification has certain key points about the eligibility for the exam. Applicants have to pay an examination fee of Rs. 210, excluding the service charges and GST, However, this fee is exempted for SC, ST, and PwDs.

Depending on the post chosen, the age bracket was to be between 20 to 39 years. Though certain categories get an extension for the upper age limit.

      According to the requirement in the respective positions, the candidates should have physical and medical fitness as per the eligibility guidelines

      The candidates should have the printouts and scanned copies of the required documents handy for verification for document verification.

      All three rounds of examinations are critical to deciding upon selecting the opted course for the WBCS.

      Candidates should source their information from the official recruitment notification regarding the eligibility criteria for the WBPSC posts as other information elsewhere may be misleading and untrue.

      The candidates must be able to read, write and speak in Bengali

      The age for the recommended courses would stand valid as recorded only in their Madhyamik, or any other equivalent certificate.

FAQs on WBCS Eligibility Criteria

What is WBCS eligibility criteria for 2023?

The WBCS eligibility includes the age limit, educational qualifications, nationality, and physical standards. Candidates should be Indian citizens to apply. You can view the whole criteria in the official recruitment notification for the WBCS posts or you can also check it on our page here.

What is the WBCS Age limit for general category?

The WBCS age limit for the general category is different for different categories. The minimum age limit for the Group A, B, and D posts is 21 years, and for Group C is 20 years. The maximum age limit for the Group A, B, and C posts is 36 years and for Group D posts it is 39 years.

What is the WBCS Qualification?

The candidates must have completed their Graduation to be eligible for the WBCS exam. Candidates must be able to read, write, and speak the Bengali language except for the Nepali candidates.

Is there any relaxation in WBCS age limit for different categories?

Yes, WBCS age relaxation is applied for all the category candidates as per the central government and state government rules. Check the category-wise age relaxation below:

      SC/ ST - 5 years

      OBC - 3 years

      PwD - 45 years of age.

What is the maximum age limit for OBC in WBCS?

The maximum age limit for OBC in WBPSC recruitment is given a relaxation of 3 years. All other candidates belonging to the General category need to fall within the age bracket of 20-39 years to be eligible.

Is there any limit of attempts in WBCS?

No, there is no such limit on the number of attempts in the WBPSC exam. Candidates can appear for the exam until they reach the maximum permissible age.

What is the WBCS age limit for Group A?

The maximum age limit for Group A in the WBCS exam is 36 years. The minimum age limit is 21 years. This age will be calculated as per the cut-off date provided by the West Bengal Public Service Commission.

What is the age limit of WBCS Group B?

For WBCS Group B, the age limit for Group B has been defined as between 20 - 39 years. Candidates need to conform to this criterion failing which their candidature can be canceled in the future.

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