WBCS 2022: Prelims Exam Date (Out), Notification, Updates

WBCS 2022: Prelims Exam Date (Out), Notification, Updates

ByArpit Kumar Jain  |  Updated on: Apr 28, 2022WBCS Exam 2022 exam date is out for Prelims and Mains. Check details such as exam date, admit card, vacancy, fees, eligibility, selection process, exam pattern, syllabus, result and news.
WBCS Exam 2022 exam date is out for Prelims and Mains. Check details such as exam date, admit card, vacancy, fees, eligibility, selection process, exam pattern, syllabus, result and news.
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WBCS 2022 exam date out: The West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) has announced the WBCS Prelims exam date for advt. no. 02/2022 on its official website. As per the latest updates, the WBCS Prelims exam shall be held on 19 June. OIn the other hand, the WBCS Main 2021-2022 is slated to be held on 20th, 21st, 22nd and 24th May 2022. 

Earlier, the West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) has invited the application of the West Bengal Civil Services (WBCS) Exam on the official website wbpsc.gov.in. The WBCS online form fill-up started from 03 March 2022 and continued till 24 March 2022. Here, we have provided all the details regarding WBCS 2022 notification, exam date, syllabus, eligibility, age limit, qualification, vacancy etc. Scroll on!

Important Dates
Prelims Exam Date  -Jun 19, 2022

WBCS 2022 Exam Latest Updates

WBCS Prelims exam date 2022 is officially released by the WBPSC on its website. As per the latest notice released by the WBPSC, the Prelims exam is going to be held on 19 June 2022. Candidates who have successfully registered for the WBCS exam must ensure that there preparation is at its peak to qualify the exam.

wbcs exam date

On the other hand, WBCS exam date  for Mains has been disclosed by the West Bengal Public Service Commission. All the candidates who appeared for the WBCS prelims exam, held on 22 August 2021 and qualified it, are eligible to appear for the WBCS Mains exam. It will be held on 20th, 21st, 22nd and 24th May 2022.

PSC West Bengal conducts the WBCS exam to select the candidates for the Group A, Group B, Group C, and Group D posts by three stages exams. The three stages are prelims, mains, and interviews. Candidates need to qualify each state with good marks to move forward in the selection process.

Check WBCS 2022 notification contain all the important information like WBCS qualification, vacancies, WBCS form fill up, WBCS Salary, notification PDF, and more here. The commission will notify the WBCS exam date 2022 on the website soon. Check all the necessary details like WBCS qualification, important dates, patterns, syllabus, and more.

WBCS 2022 পরীক্ষা! পশ্চিমবঙ্গ পাবলিক সার্ভিস কমিশন খুব শীঘ্রই পশ্চিমবঙ্গ সিভিল সার্ভিস (WBCS) এক্সিকিউটিভের জন্য বিজ্ঞপ্তি প্রকাশ করবে। অনলাইন আবেদনের তারিখগুলি @wbpsc.gov.in অফিসিয়াল ওয়েবসাইটে বিজ্ঞপ্তিতে জানতে পারবে। কমিশন ওয়েবসাইটে WBCS পরীক্ষার তারিখ জানতে পারবে। WBCS পরীক্ষা 2022 এর সমস্ত বিবরণ এখানে দেখুন।

WBCS 2022 পরীক্ষা, WBPSC দ্বারা গ্রুপ A, গ্রুপ B, গ্রুপ C এবং গ্রুপ D পদের জন্য তিনটি ধাপে প্রার্থীদের নির্বাচন করার জন্য পরিচালিত হবে। তিনটি পর্যায় হল প্রিলিমস, মেইনস এবং ইন্টার্ভিউ। নির্বাচন প্রক্রিয়ায় এগিয়ে যাওয়ার জন্য প্রার্থীদের প্রতিটি ধাপে ভাল নম্বর দিয়ে যোগ্যতা অর্জন করতে হবে।

WBCS যোগ্যতার মানদণ্ড, শূন্যপদ, অনলাইন আবেদন, বিজ্ঞপ্তি, পিডিএফ, প্যাটার্ন, সিলেবাস এবং আরও অনেক কিছু এখানে দেখুন।

Latest Update:

  • 12 March 2022: WBCS Mains exam date out.
  • 24 February 2022: WBCS 2022 notification released by commission.

WBPSC WBCS Notification 2022 PDF

WBPSC Notification 2022 was released on February 24, 2022. PSC West Bengal released the WBCS 2022 notification details as well as the WBCS application dates 2022 on the official website. The notification pdf notified West Bengal Civil Service (Executive) post and others details. The WBCS Vacancy 2022 is yet to be released as per the requirements spread across Group A, Group B, Group C, and Group D posts.

WBPSC 2022 Notification PDF

WBCS Exam Date 2022

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

Events

Dates

WBCS 2022 Application Form Start Date

March 03, 2022

Last Date to Apply Online for WBCS 2022 Exam

March 24, 2022

Last Date of WBCS Form Fill Up 2022

March 24, 2022

Last Date of WBCS Form Fill up Fee Offline

March 25, 2022

WBCS Application Correction window

April 1 to 7, 2022

WBCS 2022 Exam Date for Prelims

June 19, 2022

WBCS Exam Date 2022 for Mains

To be notified

What is WBCS Exam?

The West Bengal State Public Service Commission conducts WBCS examinations for recruitment to the prestigious Grade A, Group B, Group C, and Grade D services. All applications for the exam are to be submitted online at the official portal. West Bengal Public Service Commission released the WBCS 2022 Notification on the official site. The WBPSC recruits the officers for Group A, B, C, and D services such as WBCS (Executive), West Bengal Police Service, West Bengal Co-operative Service, etc.

The West Bengal Civil Services Exam highlights are mentioned below:

WBPSC Exam 2022Details
Exam NameWest Bengal Civil Services
Conducting BodyWest Bengal Public Service Commission
Mode of the examinationOnline
Exam StagesThree stages :
WBCS Prelims Exam
WBCS Mains Exam
WBCS Personality Test
Exam Frequencyonce a year
Eligibility Criteriagraduate degree required
Language of the examEnglish & Bengali
Official Websitewbpsc.gov.in

WBCS Qualification 2022, Age Limit

WBPSC eligibility 2022 was released in the official notification. The eligibility criteria define the minimum requirement in age and educational qualification. The eligibility differs for different Group Services. The details of the WBCS eligibility 2022 are mentioned below:

Nationality

As per the WBCS 2022 eligibility criteria, the candidate must be

(a) A citizen of India (either natural or by registration), or

(b) Such other nationals as declared eligible by the Govt. of India.

WBCS Age Limit

WBPSC has notified the WBCS age limit 2022 for the WB civil services examination for all the Group Services. The WBCS age limit for general and others will be calculated as on January 01, 2022. The details of the WBCS age limit are given below.

WBCS 2022 Services

WBCS age limit 2022

for services and posts included in Group ‘A’ & ’C’

21- 36 years

West Bengal Police Service only (i.e. Group ‘B’ Service)

20- 36 years

for services and posts included in Group ‘D’

21- 39 years

Note- Candidates from other states shall be treated as general candidates.

Age Relaxation

The WBCS age limit for SC and WBCS age limit for ST enjoy age relaxation as per WBPSC Notification 2022. The WBCS Age Relaxation for various categories is mentioned below:

Category

WBCS age relaxation

WBCS age relaxation for SC/ST/BC of West Bengal

5 years

WBCS age relaxation for SC/ST of Other States

5 years

WBCS age relaxation for OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years

Persons with Disabilities (PWD)

up to 45 years

WBCS Educational Qualification

WBCS Educational Qualification is specified in the detailed official notification. As per the WBCS 2022 educational qualification criteria, the candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree i.e an undergraduate degree in any discipline from any recognised state of central University. additionally, the aspirant should have the ability to read, write and speak in Bengali (not required for those aspirants whose mother tongue is Nepali).

WBCS 2022 Vacancy

WBPSC will announce the WBCS vacancy 2022 in due time. WBPSC shall conduct the WBCS 2022 exam for West Bengal Civil Service (Exe.) and certain other services. Candidates can check the vacancies after the official release of notification.

Post

Total Vacancies

Group A

West Bengal Civil Service (Executive)

To be announced

Assistant Commissioner of Revenue

To be announced

West Bengal Co-operative Service

To be announced

West Bengal Labour Service :

To be announced

West Bengal Food and Supplies Service

To be announced

West Bengal Employment Service

To be announced

Group B

West Bengal Police Service(Group B)

To be announced

Group C

To be announced

Group D

To be announced

WBCS 2022 Salary

The WBPSC has notified the WBCS pay scale 2022 in the notification. the WBCS salary structure is as per the mentioned pay scale along with other components like DA, HRA, and others as admissible. The WBPSC salary 2022 is mentioned below post-wise and differentiated across Group services.

Post

Pay Scale

Group A

West Bengal Civil Service (Executive)

Pay Level:16 (56,100 - 1,44,300) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)

Assistant Commissioner of Revenue

Pay Level: 16 (56,100 - 1,44,300) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)

West Bengal Co-operative Service

Pay Level: 16 (56,100 - 1,44,300) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)

West Bengal Labour Service :

Pay Level: 16 (56,100 - 1,44,300) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)

West Bengal Food and Supplies Service

Pay Level: 16 (56,100 - 1,44,300) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)

West Bengal Employment Service

Pay Level: 16 (56,100 - 1,44,300) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)

Group B

West Bengal Police Service

Pay Level: 16 (56,100 - 1,44,300) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)

Group C

Superintendent, District Correctional Home / Deputy Superintendent, Central Correctional Home

Pay Level: 15 (42,600 - 1,09,800) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)

Joint Block Development OfficerPay Level: 14 (39,900 - 1,02,800) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)
Deputy Assistant Director of Consumer Affairs and Fair Business PracticesPay Level: 14 (39,900 - 1,02,800) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)
West Bengal Junior Social Welfare ServicePay Level: 14 (39,900 - 1,02,800) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)
West Bengal Subordinate Land Revenue Service, Grade-IPay Level: 14 (39,900 - 1,02,800) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)
Assistant Commercial Tax OfficerPay Level: 14 (39,900 - 1,02,800) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)
Joint Registrar (West Bengal State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission under the Consumer Affairs Department, Government of West Bengal)Pay Level: 14 (39,900 - 1,02,800) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)
Assistant Canal Revenue Officer (Irrigation)Pay Level: 12 (35,800 – 92,100) (besides D.A., M.A., and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)
Chief Controller of Correctional ServicesPay Level: 12 (35,800 – 92,100) (besides D.A., M.A., and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)
Group D
Inspector of Co-operative SocietiesPay Level: 10 (32,100 - 82,900) (besides D.A., M.A., and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)
Panchayat Development Officer under the Panchayat and Rural Development
Department
Pay Level: 10 (32,100 - 82,900) (besides D.A., M.A., and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)
Rehabilitation Officer under the Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation DepartmentPay Level: 10 (32,100 - 82,900) (besides D.A., M.A., and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)

WBCS 2022 Exam Pattern

WBPSC has notified the WBCS selection process of 2022 for the civil services examination. It is a 3 stage exam, which is mentioned below:

  • WBCS Prelims Exam
  • WBCS Mains Exam
  • WBCS Personality Test

WBCS Prelims 2022 exam is a screening test to shortlist candidates for the WBCS Mains Exam. Candidates who passed the WBCS Mains exam are eligible for the interview. the Mains and Interview scores are counted for the final selection list.

WBCS 2022 Exam Pattern includes exam patterns for WBCS Prelims and WBCS Mains Examination. Students must note the WBCS exam pattern prelims 2022 before the preparation. After the release of the prelims result, the focus must be on the WBCS exam pattern Mains 2022. The complete WBCS exam pattern 2022 is mentioned below

WBCS Prelims Exam Pattern 2022

  • The WBCS Prelims exam consists of only 1 MCQ paper.
  • The Prelims paper consists of General Studies and Aptitude questions of 200 marks to be solved in 2.5 hours duration
  • 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

Topics

Marks

English Composition

25 marks

General Science

25 marks

Current events of National & International Importance

25 marks

History of India

25 marks

Geography of India (special reference to West Bengal)

25 marks

Indian Polity and Economy

25 marks

Indian National Movement

25 marks

General Mental Ability

25 marks

Total 

200

WBPSC WBCS Mains Exam Pattern 2022

The WBPSC Mains Exam pattern consists of 6 compulsory papers consisting of 200 marks each (objective and written) and 2 optional papers (Only for candidates applying for group A and/or B). The list of WBCS Mains Exam Compulsory Papers is mentioned below. 

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

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

WBPSC 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.

WBPSC Optional Subjects

Hindi

Santali

Statistics

Management

Law

Commerce and Accountancy

Comparative Literature

Computer Science

Civil Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Sanskrit

Agriculture

Economics

Philosophy

Physiology

English

Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science

Mechanical Engineering

Political Science

Psychology

Pali

Botany

Geography

Zoology

French

Persian

Chemistry

Geology

History

Mathematics

Sociology

Anthropology

Medical Science

Physics

WBCS Personality Test 2022

All those candidates who clear the WBCS Mains exam are 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.

Group of Service

Marks of Interview

Group 'A' and 'B'

200 Marks

Group 'C'

150 Marks

Group 'D'

100 Marks

WBCS 2022 Syllabus

WBCS syllabus must be thoroughly referred to before the exam preparation. The WBCS syllabus pdf must be downloaded for reference. The detailed WBCS syllabus for Prelims and Mains examination has been stated below:

WBCS Prelims Syllabus 2022

  1. English Composition, Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms and Phrases, Vocabulary test, Phrasal Verbs, Same words bearing more than one meaning and use of appropriate and qualifying words.
  2. General Science
  3. History of India
  4. Geography of India
  5. Indian Polity and Economy
  6. General Mental Ability

WBCS Main Exam Syllabus 2022

Paper

Subject

Syllabus

Paper I

Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali

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

Paper-II

English

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.

WBCS Form Fill Up 2022

PSC west bengal application form 2022 for West Bengal Civil Service (Exe.) and certain other services and posts will be released soon. Candidates interested in applying for the post must visit the website regularly. The direct link to apply online for WBCS 2022 exam is given below

WBCS Exam 2022 Apply Online

Applicants must check all the relevant information given in the detailed notification before proceeding to WBCS apply online 2022.

How to apply online for the WBCS 2022

  • Visit the official website and register yourself using a valid email id and phone number.
  • After validation with an OTP, fill out the complete WBCS application form 2022 with correct information.
  • Upload the scanned photograph and signature. Please note that the size should not be more than 100Kb.
  • Proceed to make the payment of the WBCS application fee 2022 to complete the application form.
  • Save a copy of the completed WBCS application form 2022 for future reference.

WBCS 2022 Application Fees

The WBCS application fees are a non-refundable amount for all the categories. However, SC/ST candidates of WB State and Persons with disabilities (40% and above) having a physical disability are not required to pay any WBCS application fee.

Categories

Fees

General/ OBC/ EWS

₹ 210 + Services Charges/ GST

SC/ST/ PwD (only West Bengal)

No Fees

SC/ST/ PwD of other states 

₹ 210 + Services Charges/ GST

How to prepare for WBCS Exam 2022?

The preparation strategy for WBCS Exam requires a well-planned study plan along with quality supporting preparation resources. The WBCS examination preparation requires the practice of the WBCS Previous Years Question Papers and a thorough understanding and completion of the WBCS syllabus. To level up your WBCS preparation and ensure a thorough revision of the syllabus, you must also solve multiple WBCS Mock Tests 2022. All the essential preparation help is listed below:

WBCS Previous Years Question Papers

One of the most reliable and useful resources for your exam preparation is the previous year's WBCS Exam question papers. The WBCS Exam question papers let you comprehend the exam pattern and the weightage of topics in a proper manner. solve the WBCS Previous Years Question Papers multiple times for an effective result. Identify the topics that require more effort and revise the remaining ones for better memorization.

WBCS's previous year prelims question paper also acts as a suitable self-assessment tool providing opportunity to improve after each test. Also, check the important WBCS Books 2022.

WBCS 2022 Admit Card

The commission will release the WBCS admit card 2022 on the official website soon. Check the direct link to download the WBCS admit card. Candidates must follow all the guidelines given on the admit card.

Download WBCS Admit Card 2022 (To be notified)

WBCS Exam Analysis, Detailed Analysis

Candidates appearing for the WBPSC Prelims 2022 exam must go through the WBCS Exam analysis. The WBCS exam is conducted in one shift for 2.5 hours. Candidates can check the difficulty level of the WBCS exam, kinds of questions asked, expected WBPSC prelims cut off, and more. The WBCS exam analysis will also help you calculate your score after the exam using the prelims answer key and WBCS question paper pdf. 

BYJU'S Exam Prep experts give in-depth exam analysis for the Prelims Exam. Candidates should review the WBCS Exam Analysis to learn more about the exam, including:

  • WBPSC Prelims Question Paper Analysis in Depth
  • Subject-wise WBCS Question Paper Analysis
  • Topics asked under various subjects 
  • Number of questions from each subject
  • WBCS Prelims Expected Cutoff 
  • The difficulty level of the exam 
  • WBCS Prelims Answer Key

Check WBCS Exam Analysis 2022

WBPSC 2022 Answer Key

WBPSC will release the WBCS Prelims Answer Key 2022 on the official website. Candidates can download the official provisional WBCS answer key 2022 from the official website soon. Download the WBCS question paper 2022 totally the answer and calculate your score.

WBCS Answer Key 2022( To be notified)

WBCS 2022 Result

PSC west bengal will release the result of the WBCS exam 2022 for several posts. Check the list of recommended candidates for the West Bengal Civil Service (Executive), West Bengal Revenue Service, West Bengal Co-operative Service, West Bengal Employment Service, and others under the West Bengal Civil Service (Executive) Examination after the official release. 

Check WBCS Result 2022

WBCS 2022 Cutoff

WBPCS releases the WBCS cut-off each year after the examination. The WBCS cutoff is determined based on various parameters such as the difficulty level of the exam, the average performance of the candidates, the number of vacancies, etc. The WBCS Cutoff 2022 is yet to be released. WBCS cut off category wise 2019 is stated below

Check the final WBPSC Cutoff Marks 2019 for all the categories below. 

CategoriesMarks :
UR1037.8332
BC(A)1005.6667
BCIB)983.6666
SC930.3334
ST888.6667
PH(VH)841.0000

WBCS Cutoff 2019: Prelims

Category

WBCS Cutoff 2019

General

105.13

General P.H

94.21

OBC-A

101.05

BCA P.H

88.78

OBC-B

101.06

OBC-B P.H

86.11

SC

96.18

SC P.H

85.21

ST

73.13

ST P.H

51.13

WBCS Exam FAQs

  • The West Bengal public service commission has released the WBCS notification 2022 on the official website on February 24. 2022

  • Aspirants should visit the WBPSC official site at wbpsc.gov.in for WBCS form fill up 2022 from March 06, 2022, to March 24, 2022.

  • WBPSC will release the WBCS Exam Date 2022 on the official website soon after the last date of the form fill up. Candidates are advised to stay updated with the page of latest news.

  • The selection process for the WBCS includes Prelims, Mains & Personality Test.

  • The WBPSC has kept the different age limits for a different groups. Check the group-wise age limit below:

    • WBCS Group ‘A’ & ’C’: 21- 36 years
    • Group B: 20- 36 years
    • Group D: 21- 39 years
  • The WBCS stands for West Bengal Civil Services exam. The WBCS exam is conducted to select candidates for the Group A, B, C, and D posts.