WBPSC WBCS 2021 Notification Out @wbpsc.gov.in: Apply Online from 24th Dec

By Nitin Singhal|Updated : December 21st, 2020

WBPSC WBCS 2021 Notification Out! The West Bengal Public Service Commission has released the recruitment notification PDF for the West Bengal Civil Services (WBCS) exam 2021 at the official site. The apply online link for the WBPSC 2021 notification exam will be activated from 24th December 2020 till 15th January 2021.

The West Bengal Civil Services Examination consists of two parts – (1) Written Examination and (2) Personality Test. Written Examination will be held in two successive stages, viz., (i) Preliminary Examination (Objective MCQ Type) and (ii) Main Examination (Both Objective MCQ Type and Conventional Type).

The WBPSC WBCS Prelims examination will be held at various centers in Kolkata and in certain other districts in West Bengal tentatively in the month of March/ April 2021. 

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WBPSC WBCS 2021 Notification PDF

Download the official WBPSC West Bengal Civil Services 2021 notification PDF below that contains important details such as advertisement details, eligibility, fee, syllabus, instructions, salary, apply online link, event dates, etc.

WBCS 2021 Notification PDFDownload Here

WBCS 2021: Important Dates

Important Events


Beginning of Application

24th Dec 2020

Last Date to Apply Online

15th Jan 2021

Last Date for Online Fees Payment

15th Jan 2021 (offline mode- 16th Jan, 2020)

WBPSC WBCS Prelims Exam Date

Will be held in the month of March/ April 2021

WBPSC WBCS Mains Exam Date

to be notified soon

Personality Test

to be notified soon

WBCS 2021 Application Form

How to apply online West Bengal Civil Services Examination 2021:

  1. Login on the official website- https://wbpsc.gov.in/
  2. The Registration Page will open and fill in all the details like Name, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, Mobile Number, Email Id, etc.
  3. In the Application form, fill all the relevant details like educational qualifications, personal details like address, gender, etc.
  4. Upload the latest scanned photo and signature.
  5. Pay requisite fees and fill in exam center details.
  6. After filling the application form, check all the details, and take a printout of the form for future reference.

WBCS Application Fees



General/ OBC/ EWS

Rs. 210 + Services Charges/ GST

SC/ST/ PwD (only West Bengal)

No Fees

SC/ST/ PwD of other states 

Rs. 210 + Services Charges/ GST

WBCS Vacancy 2021

to be notified soon

WBPSC WBCS 2021 Pay Scale

  • In Group A and B- Pay Scale 16 (56,100 - 1,44,300)
  • In Group C- Pay Scale 15 (42,600 - 1,09,800) and Pay Scale 14 (39,900 - 1,02,800).
  • In Group D- Pay Scale 10 (32,100 - 82,900) 

WBCS 2021 Eligibility

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

Age limit as on 01.01.2021

  • The candidates should not below 21 years but not more than 36 years
  • For the West Bengal Police Service only (i.e. Group ‘B’ Service) age not below 20 years but not more than 36 years.
  • For services and posts included in Group ‘D’ the age should not be below 21 years and not more than 39 years.
  • Those candidates whose date of birth lies between the 1st January 2000 & the 1st January 2001 [i.e. whose age is between 20 & 21 years as of 01.01.2021] may apply for Group B only.
  • Age Relaxation- The upper age limit is relaxable for S.C., S.T. & B.C. (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates of West Bengal, by 5 years for S.C. & S.T. candidates, and by 3 years for B.C. (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates. 
  • In the case of Persons with Disabilities (PWD), the upper age limit is relaxable up to 45 years.

WBCS 2021 Prelims Exam Pattern

  • The Preliminary Examination 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 2½ hours 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 paper will include questions covering the following fields of knowledge: 

(i) English Composition 

(ii) General Science

(iii) Current events of National & International Importance

(iv) History of India

(v) Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal

(vi) Indian Polity and Economy

(vii) Indian National Movement

(viii) General Mental Ability

Note- All topics carry equal marks- 25 marks. There will be negative marking.

WBCS 2021 Mains Exam Pattern

  • The Main Examination shall consist of six compulsory papers and one optional subject consisting of two papers (Only for candidates applying for group A and/or B) to be chosen by the candidates from the list of optional subjects given below. 
  • There will be two papers of the optional subject 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: Six compulsory papers are as follows:- 
    • Paper 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 
    • Paper-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 
    • Paper III: General Studies-I : (i) Indian History with special emphasis on National Movement and (ii) Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal. 
    • Paper IV: General Studies-II: Science and Scientific & Technological advancement, Environment, General Knowledge and Current Affairs.
    • Paper V: The Constitution of India and Indian Economy including role and functions of the Reserve Bank of India. 
    • Paper VI: Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning.

Download Syllabus of WBCS Prelims and Mains

List of Optional Subjects

  1. Bengali
  2. Hindi
  3. Sanskrit
  4. English
  5. Pali
  6. Arabic
  7. Persian
  8. French
  9. Urdu
  10. Santali
  11. Comparative Literature
  12. Agriculture
  13. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
  14. Anthropology
  15. Botany
  16. Chemistry
  17. Civil Engineering
  18. Commerce and Accountancy
  19. Computer Science
  20. Economics
  21. Electrical Engineering
  22. Geography
  23. Geology
  24. History
  25. Law
  26. Mathematics
  27. Management
  28. Mechanical Engineering
  29. Medical Science
  30. Philosophy
  31. Physiology
  32. Physics
  33. Political Science
  34. Psychology
  35. Sociology
  36. Statistics
  37. Zoology



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  • Ans. The WBCS Exam 2021 will be held in three stages: Prelims, Mains, and Interview.

  • Ans. Yes, they can apply for this exam but will be considered under the General category.

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