WBCS Eligibility 2022 - Check WBCS Age Limit, Qualifications

WBCS Eligibility 2022 - Check WBCS Age Limit, Qualifications

BySATISH KUMAR GUPTA  |  Updated on: Mar 3, 2022
WBCS Eligibility criteria 2022 - Check whether you are eligible for the WBCS exam or not. Get details of WBCS age limit, education qualification and age relaxation here
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WBCS Eligibility Criteria 2022 was recently updated by the WBPSC. Commission has notified the WBCS qualification through the notification on the website. Eligibility Criteria are vital for online applications. If you are eligible then only your application will be accepted otherwise it is rejected. Check the WBCS eligibility which includes WBCS age limit for general & other categories, WBCS qualification, nationality, and more.

WBCS Eligibility Criteria 2022

Candidates who wish to apply for WBPSC Exam 2022 must go through the detailed WBCS eligibility before applying online. There is a set eligibility criterion for WBCS, set by the commission, which the candidates need to qualify to take the exam. For the WBPSC mains exam, the eligibility is to pass the prelims exam. 

The official recruitment notification lists down the following eligibility criteria for WBCS 2022 exam. If it is found that a candidate cannot meet any of the eligibility criteria at any stage, their application would be canceled immediately. The eligibility criterion guidelines have been mentioned for the following categories:

  • Age limit
  • Qualification
  • Nationality
  • Number of vacancies
  • Physical standards

If you are eligible, fill in the WBCS Form Fill-up 2022

WBCS Eligibility 2022 Nationality

The candidates must:

  • Be a citizen of India, or
  • Be a permanent citizen of the country and should possess government-approved documentation for verification of the same

Also check, WBCS Salary 2022

WBCS Age Limit for General, Age Relaxation

Check the WBPSC age limit as per the detailed WBCS exam eligibility 2022

  • WBCS Age Limit for the general category for Group A, B, and D, the lower age limit is 21 
  • For Group C, the minimum age bracket is 20 years, for West Bengal police services only 
  • The maximum age bracket for Group A, B, and C is 36 years
  • For Group D, the maximum age bracket is 39 years

WBCS 2022 Age Relaxation

In the case of special categories, the relaxations have been given below:


Relaxation (Upper Age Limit)

SC/ST from West Bengal (Non-creamy layer)

5 years extension

OBC from West Bengal (Non-creamy layer)

3 years extension


Up to the age of 45 years

Also check, WBCS Exam Pattern 2022

WBCS Qualifications 2022

The WBCS examinations are held to fill various posts. These posts require certain qualifications. This has been categorized in the following list:

All candidates should:

  • possess a degree from a recognized university of India
  • be able to read, write and speak in Bengali
  • not have Nepali as their mother tongue, or else they would be exempted
  • must be well-versed with the current events both at the national and international levels.

Also check, WBCS Exam Syllabus 2022

WBCS Physical Standards

Under the WBCS recruitment process for 2022, candidates applying for the various posts should possess certain physical standards to be eligible therein. These guidelines are provided, and advertised, by the West Bengal Police Department.

These include the respective eligible height for men and women. Certain concessions, in this respect, are provided to candidates belonging to certain specific races or tribes, like Garhwalis, Gorkhas, Assamese tribals, and some others. The required physical standards have been given in the table below:



Height (Cm)

West Bengal Police Services

Male Candidates


Female Candidates


Also check, WBCS Preparation Tips 2022

Important Points about WBCS Exam Eligibility 

The official WBCS notification has highlighted the following key points regarding the eligibility for the WBCS exam 2022

  • The candidate has to pay an examination fee of Rs. 210, excluding the service charges and GST, However, this fee is exempted for SC, ST, and PwDs. The present recruitment drive is acceptable only for online applications. 
  • Depending on the post chosen, the candidate has to be between the age bracket of 20 to 39 years. Certain categories get an extension for the upper age limit. 
  • The candidate should have government-approved proof of their nationality of being an Indian, or as a permanent resident of India.
  • As per the requirement in the respective positions, the candidates should have physical and medical fitness as per the eligibility guidelines
  • The candidates should have the printouts and scanned copies of the required documents handy for verification for document verification.
  • All three rounds of examinations are critical to deciding upon selecting the opted course for the WBCS.
  • Candidates should source their information from the official recruitment notification regarding the eligibility criteria for the WBPSC WBCS posts as other information elsewhere may be misleading and untrue.
  • The candidates must be able to read, write and speak in Bengali
  • The age for the recommended courses would stand valid as recorded only in their Madhyamik, or any other equivalent certificate.

WBCS Eligibility Criteria FAQs

  • You can view it in the official recruitment notification for the WBCS posts or you can also check it on the page here.

  • The WBCS age limit for the general category is different for different categories. The minimum age limit for the Group A, B, and D posts is 21 years, and for Group C is 20 years. The maximum age limit for the Group A, B, and C posts is 36 years and for Group D posts it is 39 years.

  • The candidates must have completed the graduation to be eligible for the WBCS exam. Candidates must be able to read, write, and speak Bengali language except for the Nepali candidates.

  • Yes, the age relaxation is applied for all the category candidates as per the central government and state government rules. CHeck the category-wise age relaxation below:

    • SC/ ST - 5 years
    • OBC - 3 years
    • PwD - 45 years of age.