WBPSC WBCS 2023: Notification, Exam Date, Syllabus, Online Preparation & Other Details

By Sumit Mazumder|Updated : May 25th, 2022

WBPSC WBCS 2023 Exam: WBPSC Notification 2023 will probably in December 2023. West Bengal PSC released the WBCS 2023 notification details as well as the WBCS application dates 2023 on the official website. The notification pdf notified West Bengal Civil Service (Executive) post and others details. The WBCS Vacancy 2023 is yet to be released as per the requirements spread across Group A, Group B, Group C, and Group D posts.

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WBPSC WBCS Exam Date 2023

WBPSC has announced the WBCS Prelims Exam Date. Applicants are advised to note the released WBCS exam dates to plan their exam preparation accordingly.

Exam Events


WBCS 2023 Application Form Start Date

Probably December 2022

Last Date to Apply Online for WBCS 2023 Exam

To be notified

Last Date of WBCS Form Fill Up 2023

To be notified

Last Date of WBCS Form Fill up Fee Offline

To be notified

WBCS Application Correction window

To be notified

WBCS 2023 Exam Date for Prelims

To be notified

WBCS Exam Date 2023 for Mains

To be notified

Check MoreWBPSC WBCS Mains Answer Key 2022

WBCS Prelims Syllabus 2023

  1. English Composition, 
  2. General Science
  3. History of India
  4. Geography of India
  5. Indian Polity and Economy
  6. General Mental Ability
  7. Indian National Movements
  8. Current events and National and International Importance

Read More : WBPSC WBCS Mains Cut Off 2022

WBCS Mains Syllabus 2023




Paper I

Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali

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



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

Paper III

General Studies I

  1. Indian History(special emphasis on National Movement)
  2. Geography of India(special reference to West Bengal)

Paper IV

General Studies II

  1. Science and Scientific & Technological advancement
  2. Environment (Biodiversity and Coastal Regulation Zone, Global Warming, Industrial and Environmental Pollution, Ozone Layer and related issues.)
  3. General Knowledge and Current Affairs

Paper V

Indian Constitution & Indian Economy

  1. The Constitution of India
  2. Central State relation, devolution of central funds to state
  3. 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 VI

Arithmetic & Test of Reasoning

(i) Logical Deduction

(ii) The forcefulness of the Arguments

(iii) Implication of sentences

(iv) Inferring from diagrams,

(v) Series, Letter series,

(vi) Number Series, Analogy tests, Symbol Interpretation, Mathematical puzzles, Odd man out, Perception test, Non-verbal reasoning & Selecting the correct sequence.

 Read More : WBPSC WBCS Mains Question Papers 2022

How to Start Preparation for WBCS 2023 Prelims & Mains Exam

West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) conducts the WBCS exam. The three stages – Preliminary, Mains and Interview, have defined WBPSC WBCS syllabus.

In this article, an aspirant will get to know detailed WBCS exam preparation strategy and a comprehensive booklist. There are few books that will work for both WBCS prelims and Mains, and then there are few that will exclusively work for each Exam.

The WBCS Exam is conducted annually or when announced by West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC.) The commission recruits for groups A, B, C and D and various posts under these groups.

Refer to the official website of the commission – for more updates. 

WBCS 2023 Preparation

The WB civil services examination is an eminent one and the standard of papers designed for it, are such that test analytical and conceptual clarity of the candidates.

Few tips that can help candidates track their preparation are:

  • Each topic that finds its place in WBCS syllabus is important, and an aspirant should never skip any of those.
  • For State Service Exams, a candidate should read the state board textbooks as these give pertinent information on various topics mentioned in the syllabus.
  • Each topic like History, Geography, Polity, etc. should also be read, keeping in mind the state’s aspects.
  • Source of practice is past years’ question papers. Find those in the official websites.

Let us decode each topic for you and provide you with the best possible manner in which you can prepare for the same.

WBCS Prelims has below-given topics:

  • English composition – Candidates should know that the standard of questions asked under this section lies between moderate and difficult. Segregating the section into topics would help applicants simplify their preparation. Topics included under English composition are given in the table below:


WBCS Preparation Books

Synonyms and Antonyms

Choose any one from the following:

  • S.P Bakshi (Arihant Publication)
  • P.K.De Sarkar
  • High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin

Idioms and Phrases

Vocabulary Test

Phrasal Verbs


Fill in the qualifying words

  • General Science (GS)


WBCS Preparation Books

General appreciation

Choose any one from the following:

  • Magazine- Chronicle (Science)
  • State Board Textbooks
  • Encyclopedia of Science(Arihant Publication)

Understanding of science

Matters of everyday observation

Experience as expected from an educated person not having made special studies of scientific disciplines

  • Current Events of National and International Importance


WBCS Preparation Books

Social, Political, Economic or Geographical issue that affects India and its policies in the national and international front

Choose any one from the following:

  • Pratiyogita Darpan (Magazine)
  • Yojana (Magazine)
  • Competition Success Review (Magazine)
  • The Hindu (Newspaper)
  • Telegraph (Newspaper)
  • History of India


WBCS Preparation Books


Punam Dalal Dahiya



  • Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal


WBCS Preparation Books

Physical Geography

Choose state board textbook or read Majid Hussain and Kartick Chandra Model

Indian Geography

West Bengal Geography

  • Indian Polity and Economy


WBCS Preparation Books

Indian Constitution

Read Laxmikant for Indian Polity and can go through Ramesh Singh for Economics. Aspirant can go through school textbooks to understand basic concepts.

Panchayati Raj

Constitutional Bodies, etc.

  • Indian National Movement


WBCS Preparation Books

Nature and character of Nineteenth-Century Resurgence

  • Jiban Bandyopadhyay
  • Rajib Ahir

Growth of Nationalism

Attainment of Independence

  • General Mental Ability


WBCS Preparation Books

Logical Reasoning

Practising from R.S. Aggarwal will suffice

Common Aptitude

 Read More : WBCS Prelims Question Papers 2020

WBCS 2023 Mains

The important topics given in WBCS Syllabus are History, Geography, Polity, Economics and Current Affairs.

WBCS Preparation books for Mains are:

  • History- Bipin Chandra
  • Polity- Laxmikant
  • Geography- Majid Hussain or Kartick Chandra Mondal
  • Economy- School Textbooks or Ramesh Singh
  • Current Affairs- The Hindu/ Byju’s Current Affairs

Apart from the books above, a few other recommended reading sources are:

  1. Budget and Economic Survey
  2. State Board books
  3. NCERT books
  4. To prepare for a compulsory paper number I and II where knowledge of Bengali language is significant, candidates should practice report-writing and translations from school textbooks and Bengali newspapers.
  5. Candidates can also check some important differences between articles that can help them differentiate between two and more important terms that are seen in the syllabus.

Some important points to keep in mind regarding WBCS Exam Preparation:

  1. Practice previous years’ question papers
  2. Do MCQ solving practice for Prelims
  3. Do answer writing practice for Mains

WBCS Eligibility Criteria - Qualification, Age Limit, Special Conditions

The West Bengal Civil Services Examination takes place annually or as and when announced by the West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC). The examination is conducted in three stages- Preliminary, Mains and Interview. Candidates taking the exam have to qualify WBCS eligibility criteria set by the commission. Aspirants should first check the WBCS Age Limit before they start applying for the exam.

The details of WBCS 2023 are given in the linked article below:

WBCS Eligibility 2023

Few major takeaway points from official WBCS notification with respect to eligibility are:

  • A candidate must be an Indian citizen (either natural or by registration.)
  • The candidate must have good health and character and suitability in all respects for appointment to Government service.
  • A candidate should be able to read, write and speak in Bengali (Candidates whose mother tongue is Nepali are excluded)

WBCS Exam Age limit

Minimum WBCS Age Limit

  • Group A and C – 21 years
  • Group B – 20 years (For West Bengal Police Service only)
  • Group D – 21 years

Maximum WBCS Age Limit 

  • Group A and C – 36 years (As on January 1 of the year of the examination)
  • Group B – 36 years (As on January 1 of the year of the examination)
  • Group D – 39 years (As on January 1 of the year of the examination)
  • Those candidates whose date of birth lies between the 1st January 2002 & the 1st January 2003 [i.e. whose age is between 20 & 21 years as on 01.01.2023] may apply for Group B only.
  • Age, as‌ ‌recorded‌ ‌only‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌Madhyamik‌ ‌or‌ ‌equivalent‌ ‌certificate, will be accepted.
  • The age limits apply to all the candidates whether in Government service or not.

WBCS Eligibility Details

The West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) has stated that a candidate taking the WBCS examination 2023 must meet the following requirements

WBCS 2023 Qualification

  • Degree from a recognized University.
  • Ability to read, write and speak in Bengali (not required for those candidates whose mother tongue is Nepali)

WBCS 2023 Age Limit

  • The Minimum and maximum age is 21 years and 36 years respectively on the 1st January of the year of examination for services and posts included in Group ‘A’ & ’C’ (i.e. born not earlier than the 2nd January 1987 and not later than the 1st January 2002).
  • The Minimum and maximum age is 20 years and 36 years respectively for Group ‘B’ Service (i.e. born not earlier than the 2nd January 1987 and not later than the 1st January 2003)
  • The Minimum and maximum age is 21 years and 39 years respectively for Group ‘D’ Service ((i.e. born not earlier than the 2nd January 1984 and not later than the 1st January 2002).

Note: Those candidates whose date of birth lies between the 1st January 2002 & the 1st January 2003 [i.e. whose age is between 20 & 21 years as of 01.01.2023] may apply for Group B only. 

WBCS 2023 Age limit Relaxation

As per the notification, the upper age limit is relaxable for S.C., S.T. and B.C. . In the case of Persons with Disabilities (PWD), the upper age limit is relaxable up to 45 years. The S.C./S.T./B.C. candidates of other States shall be considered for Unreserved posts only. The age relaxations for different categories are given below

Age limit Relaxation


Scheduled Castes

5 years 

Scheduled Tribes

5 years 


3 years 

Persons with Disabilities (PWD)

Up to 45 years

The WBCS Eligibility criteria 2023 are expected to be on similar lines as that of WBCS 2022 exam. No changes have been made for candidates to apply for the exam.

Choice of Groups of Services and Allotment

As we have mentioned before that WBCS recruits for four groups-A, B, C and D; there are few details that candidates should keep in mind about the WBCS Eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates may apply for one or more of the four groups of services.
  • All Candidates who get selected in order of merit on the result of the Mains exam will have to appear for the Personality Test.
  • There is no separate Personality Test for different groups of services.
  • Allotment of candidates takes place with respect to the order of merit and also the vacancies available.

Note by the Commission:

  • All appointments are made on a temporary basis in the first instance.
  • Candidates are particularly advised to note that unless they indicate a preference for a post or service they shall not be recommended for such post or service even if they may be otherwise eligible for the same on the results of the examination. Belated request for being considered for appointment to such post or service is liable to rejection.
  • Candidates suffering from blindness or low vision, locomotor disability/cerebral palsy will be allowed compensatory time of 20 minutes per hour.
  • No fee exemption is available to SC/ST/BC candidates of other states.

For further details, candidates may check below:

Special Conditions for WBCS Recruitment

The West Bengal Public Service Commission has mentioned a few conditions for various posts under different groups of services.

Some basic conditions are:

  • Minimum height requirement for male- 1.65 meters
  • Minimum height requirement for female – 1.50 meters
  • Races like Gorkhas, Garwalis, Assamese Tribes etc. are subject to height relaxation

An aspirant may find it important to know a few special conditions about WBCS Eligibility:


Special Condition

West Bengal Police Service (Group ‘B’ Service)

  • The minimum height requirement for male candidates –  1.65 meters
  • The minimum height requirement for female candidates – 1.50 meters
  • Height requirement is subject to relaxation in the case of candidates belonging to races such as:
    • Gorkhas
    • Garwalis
    • Assamese Tribals etc.
  • Candidates intending to be considered for this Group must indicate their height in appropriate column of the application form

Assistant Canal Revenue Officer

  • Will have to work in remote areas and their jurisdiction will cover a large number of villages
  • Will be required to attend Tehsil and Zilla Offices on bicycle for transport

West Bengal Junior Social Welfare Service

In homes of blind/deaf/dumb- degree or Diploma or Certificate in the training of Blind and / or Deaf and Dumb shall be an essential qualification

Male candidates will be unsuitable for the posts meant for institutions for females, and female candidates will be unsuitable for the posts meant for institutions for males.

West Bengal Subordinate Land Revenue Service, Grade – 1

  • Has good working knowledge of the Bengali Language, written and spoken
  • Candidates with Nepali as their mother tongue will need to pass a departmental examination in Bengali in two years
  • Shall be appointed provisionally and shall undergo a period of six months’ in-service training
  • The training includes subjects such as cadastral survey, preparation of records-of-rights, revenue laws, elementary instructions in all other laws relevant for the service
  • Candidates who fail to pass the end of Training Examination shall be liable to be discharged without notice

For further details you may check below:

WBCS Application Fees:

  • Online Payment through debit/credit card- Rs. 210/- only + Service Charge 1% of Examination Fee subject to a minimum of Rs.5/-
  • Net Banking- Rs.210/- only+ Service Charge 1% of Examination Fee subject to a minimum of Rs.5/- + Service Charge/ GST as applicable
  • Bank Counter (Offline Payment)- Rs.210/- only+ Service Charge 1% of Examination Fee subject to a minimum of Rs.5/- + Service Charge/ GST as applicable/ Service Charge of Rs.20/-

Fee Exemption for following candidates:

  • SC/ST candidates of West Bengal.
  • Persons with disabilities (PWD) having physical disability of 40% and above.

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  • The preliminary of  WBCS exam 2023 may happen in March,2023 and the WBCS Main exam will be held after 6-8 months of preliminary examination.

  • Any Graduate candidate who belongs in 21-37 age limit can appear in WBCS examination.

    For the WBCS group B post even a 20 years old candidate may appear.

  • The age limit is 21-37 years for WBCS Group A,C,D posts. For WBCS group B post even a 20 years old candidate may appear.


  • At first WBCS aspirants need to collect syllabus, previous year questions, and books. Then he/she need to clear concept from expert. Aspirant can take self study methods even he/she can approach to take help of coaching center. After clearing concepts of ins and outs syllabus of WBCS, aspirant can appear in mock test. There are 800 valuable marks on descriptive paper. So besides MCQ Practice, aspirant need boost up his/her writing skill. 

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