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WBCS: Previous Year Question Download | Syllabus and Exam Pattern | FAQs


West Bengal Civil Service (Executive) popularly known as W.B.C.S has been the most desired Govt. Job for decades for the govt. job aspirants especially from West Bengal.  WBPSC conducts competitive examinations to employ various officers for the vacant posts in the Administrative service. Here in this article, we have discussed everything you should know if you are preparing for the next WBCS Exam.

WBCS Prelims Question Paper – (2000 to 2020)

Solved WBCS previous year Question Paper from 2000 till now is available here. Going through WBCS previous year question paper is a must for each aspirant preparing for the WBCS exam. Download WBCS Previous Year Question Papers pdf directly by clicking on the links below.

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WBCS Previous Year Question Paper 2000

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What is the question pattern of the WBCS Exam?

WBCS Preliminary Exam: Question Pattern

WBCS Exam Pattern: There are 200 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) in the WBCS Preliminary Exam, each one of which carries 1 mark for correct answer and .25 negative mark for each incorrect answer. A brief description of the WBCS preliminary syllabus and exam pattern is given below.

WBCS Exam Pattern and syllabus: Preliminary 

Subject Name

No. of Question

Marks

Duration

English Composition

25

25

2 hours 30 mins

General Science

25

25

History of India

25

25

Indian Polity and Economy

25

25

Indian National Movement

25

25

Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal

25

25

Current events of National and International Importance

25

25

General Mental Ability

25

25

Total

200

200

2 hours 30 mins

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WBCS Main Exam: Question Pattern

WBCS Exam Pattern:  There are six compulsory papers for the WBCS Main Examination consisting of two extra optional papers for only WBCS Group A and Group B. A brief description of the WBCS Main syllabus and exam pattern is given below.

Papers

Subjects

Group "A"

Group "B"

Group "C"

Group "D"

P- I

Bengali/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

200

200

200

200

P- II

English - Letter writing (within 150 words) / Drafting of Report (within 200 words), Précis Writing, Composition and Translation from Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali to English

200

200

200

200

P- III

General Studies-I : (i) Indian History with special emphasis on National Movement and (ii) Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal.

200

200

200

200

P- IV

General Studies-II : Science and Scientific & Technological advancement, Environment, General Knowledge and Current Affairs

200

200

200

200

P- V

The Constitution of India and Indian Economy including role and functions of Reserve Bank of India.

200

200

200

200

P- VI

Optional Subject - One subject to be chosen, Two papers of 200 marks each.

400

400

X

X

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WBCS syllabus: Prelims in Details

Syllabus for WBCS

Syllabus for WBC Prelims: The WBCS Preliminary Syllabus comprises eight subjects/topics as mentioned in the list WBCS Exam Pattern and syllabus: Preliminary. Here you can understand the WBCS syllabus for prelims examination in detail and you can also download the Syllabus of the WBCS pdf.

WBCS Exam Pattern and syllabus: Preliminary

Subject Name

Topics

English Composition

  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Vocabulary Test
  • Phrasal Verbs
  • Homophones
  • Fill in the qualifying words etc

General Science

  • General appreciation
  • Understanding of science
  • Matters of everyday observation
  • Experience as expected from an educated person not having made special studies of scientific disciplines

History of India

  • Ancient
  • Medieval
  • Modern

Indian Polity and Economy

  • Indian Constitution
  • Panchayati Raj
  • Constitutional Bodies, etc.

Indian National Movement

  • Nature and character of Nineteenth-Century Resurgence
  • Growth of Nationalism
  • Attainment of Independence

Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal

  • Physical Geography
  • Social and Economic Geography of India (with special reference to Indian agriculture and natural resources of West Bengal)

Current events of National and International Importance

  • Current Affairs

General Mental Ability

  • Logical Reasoning
  • Common Aptitude

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What are the Eligibility Criteria for WBCS?

WBCS Eligibility Criteria

WBCS Eligibility Criteria: To be seated in the WBCS Exam conducted by West Bengal Public Service Commission, one must have the following qualification.

WBCS Eligibility Criteria

Nationality

The candidate must be a citizen of India (either natural or by registration)

Age limit

Group “A” and “C”

Min 21 to Max 36

Group “B”

Min 20 to Max 36

Group “D”

Min 21 to Max 39

Academic Qualification

Graduation in any discipline from a recognized university

Extra Qualification

Should be to read, write and speak in Bengali

 

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What is the salary of a WBCS Officer?

Salary of WBCS officers: There are four groups in WBCS Examination. These are Group-A, Group-B, Group-C, and Group-C.

The salary structures of WBCS officers of different groups are given below.

What is the salary of WBCS Group A Officers?

WBCS Salary: Group A Jobs

WBCS Group A salary structure: In the chart below, the salary structure of various Group A WBCS Officers are given in detail:

WBCS Salary of Group A Jobs

Post

Pay Band

West Bengal Civil Service (Executive)

(PB-4) Rs.9, 000/- to 40,500/- + G.P. Rs. 5,400/-

West Bengal Commercial Tax Service

West Bengal Agricultural Income-tax Service

West Bengal Excise 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)

West Bengal Registration and Stamp Revenue Service:

What is the salary of WBCS Group B Officers?

WBCS Salary: Group B Jobs

WBCS Group B salary structure: WBCS Group B services can also be classified as West Bengal Police Service. The detailed salary structure of WBCS Group B is given below.

WBCS Salary of Group B Jobs

Post

Pay Scale

West Bengal Police Service:

( PB-4) Rs.9, 000/- to 40,500/- + G.P. Rs. 5,400/-

 

What is the salary of WBCS Group C Officers?

WBCS Salary: Group C Jobs

WBCS Group B salary structure: There are mainly seven different posts that come under WBCS Group C services.

WBCS Salary of Group C Jobs

Post

Pay Scale

Joint Block Development Officer (Jt. BDO)

(PB-4) Rs.9,000/- to 40,500/- + G.P. Rs. 4,700/-

Deputy Assistant Director of Consumer Affairs and Fair Business Practices

West Bengal Junior Social Welfare Service: (WBJSWS)

West Bengal Subordinate Land Revenue Service, Grade-I (SLRO)

Assistant Commercial Tax Officer (ACTO)

Assistant Canal Revenue Officer (Irrigation) (ACRO-Irrigation)

(PB-4) Rs.9,000/- to 40,500/- + G.P. Rs. 4,400/-

Chief Controller of Correctional Services (CCCS)

 

What is the salary of WBCS Group D Officers?

WBCS Salary: Group D Jobs

WBCS Group D salary structure: The detailed salary structure of WBCS Group D is given below.

WBCS Salary of Group C Job

Post

Pay Scale

Inspector of Co-operative Societies

( PB-3) Rs.7, 100/- to 37,600/- + G.P. Rs. 3,900/-

Panchayat Development Officer under the Panchayat and Rural Development Department

( PB-3) Rs.7, 100/- to 37,600/- + G.P. Rs. 3,900/-

Rehabilitation Officer under the Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation Department

(PB-3) Rs.7,100/- to 37,600/- + G.P. Rs. 3,900/-

 

WBCS Exam Details

WBCS FAQs: Frequently Asked Question

 

 1.    What is the full form of WBCS?

Ans:- The full form of WBCS is West Bengal Civil Service.

 2.    What is WBCS Exam?

Ans:-  West Bengal Civil Service (Executive) popularly known as W.B.C.S has been the most desired Govt. Job for decades for the govt. job aspirants especially from West Bengal.  WBPSC conducts competitive examinations to employ various officers for the vacant posts in the Administrative service.

 3.    How to prepare for the WBCS exam?

Ans:-  Well, there is no perfect answer to this question because it depends on how you understand the WBCS syllabus and how much determination you have. But there are some points that you must follow if you are preparing for the next WBCS examination:

  1. Make a daily routine: If you are preparing for the WBCS exam you must have a timetable which you need to follow strictly. It depends on your lifestyle how you manage it but you must have one.
  2. Understanding the syllabus:  Like any other competitive exam, one must clearly understand the WBCS exam syllabus. The WBCS syllabus is very vast so you should have a clear knowledge of it and make your preparation according to it.
  3. Follow Previous Year Question Paper:  Following the previous year’s question papers of WBCS exam is one of the key factors to score good marks in WBCS exams. It not only helps you to understand the WBCS syllabus in a better way but it helps you get at least 30% to 45% common in the examination. And for that you should precisely go through WBCS previous year question papers of at least 10 years and if possible more.
  4. How to study for WBCS exam:  Only going through WBCS previous question papers or memorizing MCQ notes won’t help you to crack WBCS exam. If you really want to crack WBCS exam you have to have a piece of detailed knowledge about whichever subject you read. NCERT books can help you with this. The NCERT books are an unavoidable part of WBCS preparation because they cover all important topics in detail in a very simple language.

 4.    Booklist for WBCS preparation. 

Ans:-  There are large number of good books for WBCS preparation available in the market and online stores. Yet we have enlisted some of them in the our list of WBCS books which are comparatively better than the others.

  • English
    • Objective General English by S.P. Bakshi
    • English Grammar books by P.K. De Sarkar
  • General Science
    • Magbook General Science by Poonam Sing
    • Encyclopedia of General Science for General Competitions by Siddharth Mukherji
  • Current Affairs
    • Magazine 
      • Achivers in Focus
      • Pratiyogita Darpan
    • News Papers
      • Kharmokhetra
      • Jibika Dishari
      • KarmoSagasthan
      • The Hindu
  • History
    • Ancient and Medieval India by Poonam Dalal Dahiya
    • Modern Indian History by Sonali Bansal & Snehil Tripathi
  • Indian Geography
    • Geography of India by Majid Husain
  • Indian Economy and Polity
    • Indian Polity by M. Laxikanth
    • Indian Economy For Civil Services and Other Competitive Examinations by Nitin Singhania
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