WBSC Exam Pattern

WBSC Exam Pattern

ByArpit Kumar Jain  |  Updated on: Mar 2, 2021WBPSC Civil Services 2021 exam dates are announced for Group A, B, C and D services. It is a prime opportunity to work for the WB Government. Check all the important details about the WBCS 2021 exam such as the exam pattern, vacancy details, syllabus, eligibility criteria, application form, cut off, and much more.
WBPSC Civil Services 2021 exam dates are announced for Group A, B, C and D services. It is a prime opportunity to work for the WB Government. Check all the important details about the WBCS 2021 exam such as the exam pattern, vacancy details, syllabus, eligibility criteria, application form, cut off, and much more.
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WBPCS Exam Pattern 2021

WBPSC Exam conducted in 3 stages. Candidates applying for the WBPSC 2021 Exam need to clear each stage of the WBCS exam to be eligible to be called for the next round. The WBCS Prelims Exam is used only for the purpose of screening out candidates. Candidates securing the cutoff marks to be decided by the commission will be called to take the WBCS Mains Exam.

  • WBCS Prelims Exam
  • WBCS Main Exam
  • WBCS Personality Test

WBCS Prelims Exam Pattern

  • It will consist of only one paper, viz., a paper on "General Studies".
  • The paper will be of an objective type consisting of 200 multiple-choice questions.
  • The paper will carry 200 marks and will be of 2 hours 30 minutes duration.
  • The standard of the paper will be of the level of knowledge as expected of a graduate of any faculty of a recognized university.
  • The marks obtained from this exam will not be added to the final result. It is only a screening test to admit students to the mains examination.
  • There shall be negative marking 1/3rd for each wrong answer.
  • The paper will include questions covering the following fields of knowledge:

S.No.

Topics

Marks

1.

English Composition

25 marks

2.

General Science

25 marks

3.

Current events of National & International Importance

25 marks

4.

History of India

25 marks

5.

Geography of India(special reference to West Bengal)

25 marks

6.

Indian Polity and Economy

25 marks

7.

Indian National Movement

25 marks

8.

General Mental Ability

25 marks

WBCS Mains Exam Pattern

  • The Main examination shall consist of six compulsory papers and one optional subject consisting of two paper(Only for a candidate applying for group A and/or B) to be chosen by the candidates from the list of optional subjects. 
  • There will be two papers of the optional subjects of 200 marks each.
  • Each paper, Compulsory or optional, will carry 200 marks and will be of 3 hours duration.
  • 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 conventional type written examination.

Compulsory Papers for WBPSC Recruitment 2021:

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

Optional Papers:

  • Paper I- 200 marks
  • Paper-II- 200 Marks

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

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

Group ‘C’ & ‘D’: All 6 compulsory papers.

WBCS Personality Test

All those candidates who qualify the mains examination will be invited for a personality test i.e. the interview.

The final list of recommended aspirants will be based on the total marks obtained in the Main exam and the personality test.

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