WBCS Notification 2022: Download WBPSC Official PDF, Apply Online from 3rd March

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 13th, 2023

WBPSC WBCS 2022 Notification Out! The West Bengal Public Service Commission has released the recruitment notification PDF for the West Bengal Civil Services (WBCS) exam 2022 at the official site. The application online link for the WBPSC 2022 notification exam will be activated from 3rd March 2022 till 24th March 2022 up to 12:00 midnight.

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 2022. 

WBPSC WBCS 2022 Notification PDF

Download the official WBPSC West Bengal Civil Services 2022 notification PDF below that contains important details such as advertisement details, eligibility, fee, syllabus, instructions, salary, apply online link, event dates, etc.

WBCS 2022 Notification PDF Download Here

WBCS 2022: Important Dates

Important Events


Beginning of Application

3rd March, 2022

Last Date to Apply Online

24th March,2022

Last Date for Online Fees Payment

24th March,2022 (offline mode- 25th March, 2022)

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1st April 2022 to 7th April 2022

WBPSC WBCS Prelims Exam Date

to be notified soon

WBPSC WBCS Mains Exam Date

to be notified soon

Personality Test

to be notified soon

WBCS 2022 Application Form

How to apply online West Bengal Civil Services Examination 2022:

  1. Login on the official website-
  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 out 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 2022

To be notified soon

WBPSC WBCS 2022 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 Eligibility

  • A degree from 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 01.01.2022

  • The candidates should not be 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 2001 & the 1st January 2002 [i.e. whose age is between 20 & 21 years as of 01.01.2022] 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 2022 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 2022 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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