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WBPSC Syllabus

West Bengal Public Service Commission will soon start the recruitment process for WBCS (Executive) and Other Services. WBPSC Civil Service Prelims 2023 and the schedule of the main are to be released soon by the board. Candidates who want to sit for WBPSC Exam must check WBPSC Eligibility Criteria before applying online for different posts. Graduates from any discipline from the recognized university/college can apply for any of these posts under WBPSC.

WBPSC Syllabus and Exam Pattern

For starting the preparing for WBPSC exam 2023, it is important to know the WBPSC Syllabus and exam pattern. Written tests and personality assessments will be used to shortlist candidates. The test is divided into two phases: the preliminary and the main exams. Candidates who pass the preliminary round will be able to take the Mains exam. The WBCS preliminary syllabus and mains syllabus must be taken into consideration when candidates apply for the WBPSC recruitment in 2023.

WBPSC Prelims Syllabus 2023

The Prelims paper includes general science, English, current affairs, geography, history, Indian polity, Indian national movement, reasoning and quantitative aptitude. Check the detailed syllabus for prelims.

Subject Name Syllabus
General Science
  • General Science subject without any high degree experience
  • Basic understanding of science
  • Matter of everyday observation
  • Vocabs
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Phrasal Verbs
  • Homophones
  • Fill in the Blanks
Current Affairs National and International Importance
Geography Indian Geography with special emphasis to West Bengal.
  • Ancient & Medieval Indian History
  • National Movement & Indian Freedom Struggle
  • Growth of Indian Nationalism
  • Constitution of India
  • Local government and Institution
  • Constitutional and Non-Constitutional Bodies
Indian National Movements
  • Nature and character of Nineteenth-Century Resurgence
  • Growth of Nationalism
  • Attainment of Independence
Mental Ability
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Common Aptitude

WBPSC Mains Syllabus 2023

Candidates who clear the Prelims, need to get ready for the Mains exam. The candidates have to sit for a total of 8 papers for mains. The syllabus for mains included in the compulsory papers is mentioned below:

Paper Subject Details
Paper I Paper of Language (Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali) Letter/report writing, precise writing, composition and translation from English to other languages.
Paper II English Letter/report writing, composition and translation from different languages like Bengali, Urdu, etc. to English., precis writing.
Paper III General Studies I
  • Indian History especially Indian National Movement
  • Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal
Paper IV General Studies II
  • Science and scientific & Technological advancements
  • Environment – Biodiversity and Coastal Regulation Zone, Global Warming, Industrial and Environmental Pollution, Ozone Layer and other related issues.
  • Current Affairs (National and International level)
Paper V Polity and Economy
  • Polity – The Constitution of India
  • Economy – Role and functions of the Reserve Bank of India including Centre-State relations and devolution of central funds to the state, planning Process and Five Year Plans, Monetary Policy and its tools by RBI, Central and State Finance Commission, Fiscal Policy by the Government of India
Paper VI Arithmetic & Test of Reasoning
  • General Arithmetic (of Class X level)
  • Analytical Reasoning – Data Sufficiency
  • Logical Reasoning – Implication of sentences, Logical deduction, the forcefulness of arguments, etc.
  • Series – Letter series, Number series, inferring form data, analogy, symbol interpretation, mathematical puzzles, odd one out, perception test, non–verbal reasoning, correct sequence selection

WBPSC Exam Pattern Prelims

It has only one paper only, details of the prelims pattern and syllabus are discussed below.

Paper Marks Duration
General Studies 200 marks 2 hours 30 minutes

WBPCS Mains Exam Pattern

The WBPCS Mains exam has 8 papers in total and the details of all are mentioned below for the convenience of the aspirants.

Paper Name Marks Duration
Paper I: Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali 200 3 hours
Paper II: English 200 3 hours
Paper III General Studies-I – History of India with a special emphasis on Indian National Movement for freedom struggle, Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal 200 3 hours
Paper IV General Studies-II – General Science and Scientific & Technological advancement, Environment and ecology, General Knowledge and Current Affairs of national and international importance. 200 3 hours
Paper V: Constitution of India and Indian Economy 200 3 hours
Paper VI: Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning 200 3 hours
Paper VII: Optional Subject – Paper I 200 3 hours
Paper VIII: Optional Subject – Paper II 200 3 hours

WBPSC Optional Subjects 2023

Candidates who cleared prelims are supposed to give mains papers and have chosen one optional subject while applying for mains. Candidates will have to write the answer to two optional papers based on the chosen optional subject. Each paper consists of 200 marks. The subject list provided by WBPSC regarding the optional subjects with their subject code is mentioned below.

Optional Subject Subject Code
Bengali 01
Hindi 02
Sanskrit 03
English 04
Pali 05
Arabic 06
Persian 07
French 08
Urdu 09
Santali 10
Comparative Literature 11
Agriculture 12
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Service 13
Anthropology 14
Botany 15
Chemistry 16
Civil Engineering 17
Commerce and Accountancy 18
Computer Science 19
Economics 20
Electrical Engineering 21
Geography 22
Geology 23
History 24
Law 25
Mathematics 26
Management 27
Mechanical Engineering 28
Medical Science 29
Philosophy 30
Physiology 31
Physics 32
Political Science 33
Psychology 34
Sociology 35
Statistics 36
Zoology 37

WBPSC Interview

Candidates are invited to the “Interview” Round if they pass the WBCS Mains Exam. A Board that is chosen by the WBCS conducts interviews with candidates. The primary fields that the interviewer verified are listed below.

  • A board will interview the candidate after reviewing the application form information the candidate provided regarding their job and interests.
  • The aim of the interview is for a panel of knowledgeable and objective observers to evaluate the candidate’s personal suitability for a job in the state services.
  • In addition to their scholastic studies, candidates need to be current on both domestic and international news.
  • Interviews purpose is to get acquainted with candidates analytical ability of the candidates.

WBCS Prelims Result 2023 PDF

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WBPSC Syllabus FAQs

Is there negative marking in the exam of WBPSC?

Yes, there is negative marking for each wrong answer.

By which mode is WBPSC 2023 exam is conducted?

The WBPSC 2023 exam will be conducted in offline mode.

When will WBPSC 2023 Prelims exam be conducted?

WBPSC 2023 Prelims exam will be conducted soon after the board releases the notification for the exam

What is the educational qualification for WBPSC 2023 exam?

The candidate sitting for the exam must be a graduate from a recognised university/collage.

Can a student clear WBPSC in 3 months of preparation?

Yes, anyone can clear the prelims exam with 3 months of preperation.

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