WBCS Exam Pattern 2020: Type of Question, Marking Scheme & Selection Procedure

    WBCS Exam Pattern
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    The West Bengal Civil Services 2020 Exam is a national level examination conducted by the WBCS. Every year lakhs of aspirants appear for the exam to get elected in various administrative jobs in the government of West Bengal. If you desire to go for the exam then the very first thing you have to is to check the WBCS Exam Pattern and Selection Procedure to plan your preparation.

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    In accordance with the WBCS Recruitment Rules, the Commission will conduct a two Tier (Prelims and Mains) exam for the selection of candidates. On the results of the recruitment test merit list of finally selected candidate will be published on the official website and newspaper. Let us check out the WBCS 2020 Exam Pattern and Selection Procedure.

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    Before we speak about the Date, Selection Procedure and other related information, let us check the basic details for the prestigious Exam. 

    Brief Description of the Job

    Conducting Body West Bengal Public Service Commission (WB-PSC)
    Name of the Exam West Bengal Civil Service Exam 2020
    Online Application Starts From 5th November 2019
    Last Date to Apply 25th November 2019
    Written Exam Date (Prelims) 9th February 2020
    Application Fee General/OBC – Rs. 210/-
    SC/ST/PWD/Ex-SM – NIL
    How to apply Online
    Mode of Exam Offline
    Number of Vacancies Not declared
    Job Posting Anywhere in West Bengal
    Job Profile Executive (Grade A, B, C, D)

    WBCS Exam Pattern and Selection Procedure


    The WBCS examination is a two-tier written exam to check an individual knowledge and Intelligence level. The written exam is the ladder to your success and scoring great is the only way through which you can make it to the job. Let us find out the selection procedure for this very prestigious examination.

    • Preliminary Exam
    • Mains Exam
    • Personal Interview
    • Medical Examination

    Now, let us discuss the WBCS Exam Pattern and Selection Procedure in brief.

    Preliminary examination (Objective Type)

    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, each carrying one mark. The total time duration will be 2½ hours. The standard of the paper will be of the level of knowledge as expected of a graduate of any faculty of a recognized University.

    WBCS Preliminary Exam Pattern

    The paper will include questions covering the following fields of knowledge.

    Subject  Marks
    English Composition  25
    General Science  25
    Current events of National & International Importance 2  25
    History of India  25
    Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal  25
    Indian Polity and Economy  25
    Indian National Movement  25
    General Mental Ability  25

    Main Examination (Conventional Type-Written)

    The Main Examination will consist of six compulsory papers and one optional subject 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.

    Compulsory Paper in WBCS Mains Exam

    Out of six compulsory papers four papers i.e.

    • General Studies- I
    • General Studies- II
    • The Constitution of India and Indian Economy including role and functions of Reserve Bank of India and
    • Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning

    will be of MCQ Type to be answered in OMR answer sheets. Remaining two compulsory papers i.e. Paper– I and Paper – II will be of conventional

    Six compulsory papers
    Paper Subjects Marks
    I Bengali or Hindi or Urdu or Nepali or Santali 200
    II English 200
    III General Studies-I 200
    IV General Studies –II 200
    V Constitution of India and Indian Economy 200
    VI Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning 200

    Personality Test

    Candidates on the basis of their results in the Preliminary Examination will be allowed admission to the Main Examination and based on the marks you scored in Main Exam, you will be allowed to the personality test. Every year a number of candidates selected in order of merit on the results of the Main Examination for all the services and posts included in Groups A, B, C and D will have to appear for a Personality Test.

    Each candidate will be asked questions on matters of general interest. The object of the test will be to assess the candidate‘s personal qualities e.g., alertness of mind, the power of clear and logical exposition, intellectual and moral integrity, leadership and also the candidate‘s range of interests.

    Medical Examination

    Candidates who will be selected for appointment will be required to appear before a Medical Board for certificates of their fitness for Government service in the form prescribed for the purpose.

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