WBCS Mains 2018 Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Study Materials

    Updated WBCS Mains Exam Pattern, Syllabus and Study Materials 2018
    Updated WBCS Mains Exam Pattern, Syllabus and Study Materials 2018

    From past few days, we have received a number of questions asking for the preparation strategy of West Bengal Civil Service Mains Examination 2018. In our Previous article for WBCS Prelims 2018 Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Study Materials, we have discussed 45 days preparation strategy to score great in WBCS 2018 Preliminary examination. In this article, we will let you know about WBCS Mains Exam Pattern, WBCS Mains Syllabus and relevant Study Materials 2018.

    WBCS Mains Syllabus 2018
    West Bengal Civil Service Exam 2018

    In this article, you will get to know about the detailed Syllabus, Exam Pattern and study materials required to score great in the West Bengal Civil Service 2018 examination. Aspirants are advised to read the article carefully before making any preparation strategy for the very prestigious examination.

    WBCS Mains Exam Pattern, Syllabus & Study Materials


    Before we speak about preparation strategy for West Bengal Civil Service Mains exam, let us first have a look at the basic details about this very prestigious exam.

    Brief Description of the Job

    Conducting Body West Bengal Public Service Commision (WB-PSC)
    Name of the Exam West Bengal Civil Service Exam 2018
    Online Application Starts From 10th November 2017
    Last Date to Apply 30th November 2017
    Written Exam Date Not Declared yet. (Last Year Exam Conducted On – 29th January 2017)
    Application Fee General/OBC – Rs. 210/-
    SC/ST/PWD/ExSM – 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)

    Now let us have a look at the exam pattern of West Bengal Civil Service 2018 Mains exam.

    WBCS Mains Exam Pattern & Papers (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.

    WBCS 2018 Mains Compulsory Papers.


    Out of all 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. Remaining two compulsory papers i.e. Paper– I and Paper – II will be of conventional typewritten examinations.

    List of Compulsory Papers

    Now let us check the List of Compulsory papers for WBCS 2018 Mains.

    • The 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
    • In Paper III: General Studies-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.
    • In Paper V: The Constitution of India and Indian Economy including role and functions of Reserve Bank of India.
    • Paper VI: Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning.

    Optional Subjects

    Here is the list of all the optional subjects for West Bengal Civil Service Mains Examination 2018. The paper code for the prescribed subjects is mentioned below. Aspirants are advised to choose the optional paper very carefully to score great on the mains examination.

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

    Now let us move to the syllabus and preparation strategy for WBCS 2018 Prelims exam.

    WBCS 2018 Mains Exam Pattern


    The toughness level of the questions asked in Mains exam may vary from year to year. But you can get the absolute idea of what is being asked in the Mains examination by looking at the below-mentioned table. It is the Abstract Table of Papers / Subjects and Marks for WBCS Main Examination and Personality Test.

    Optional Subject – One subject to be chosen, Two papers of 200 marks each.

    S.NO Compulsory Papers Marks
    Group ‘A’ Group ‘B’ Group ‘C’ Group ‘D’
    1. 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 200 200 200 200
    2. 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 200 200 200 200
    3. General Studies-I: (i) Indian History with special emphasis on National Movement and (ii) Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal. 200 200 200 200
    4. General Studies-II: Science and Scientific & Technological advancement, Environment, General Knowledge and Current Affairs 200 200 200 200
    5. The Constitution of India and Indian Economy including role and functions of Reserve Bank of India 200 200 200 200
    6. Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning. 200 200 200 200
    7. 400 400
    8. Personality Test 200 200 150 100
    Total Marks 1800 1800 1350 1300

    WBCS Mains Syllabus 2018


    Hope the above-furnished information will guide you in the right direction. You may also read and download the detailed syllabus of all the optional papers asked in WBCS Mains examination from here. Let us have a look at the WBCS Mains syllabus 2018.

     

    WBCS Solved Questions Paper and Model Series


    Hope you like the question papers that we have served above. To practice more and more for this prestigious exam you can check these highly recommendable Books for West Bengal Civil service Examination.

    Descriptive type Solved Papers and Practice Work Book for WBCS 2018 Mains WBCS Executive Paper II Main Exam English Solved Papers & Practice Work Book
     WBCS Executive Main Exam Papers 3, 4, & 5, General Studies Objective Type Practice Work Book WBCS Executive Main Exam Papers III, IV & V General Studies Practice Work Book

    Online Test Series for WBCS 2018 Preliminary Examination


    If you have been with the expected cut off for WBCS prelims Exams then its time to check the level of your knowledge with these specially designed test series on General Awareness, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and other High Valued Subjects.

    Free Online Test for Aptitude, Reasoning, Computer Awareness, General Knowledge etc. Click Here

    Download Free Study Material and Notes for WBCS Exam:

    Download Free WBCS  Model Paper

    Download WBCS 2018 Syllabus (Preliminary & Mains) in PDF Format

    Important Links

    Aspirants May Also Check these Important links related to WBCS 2018 Examination.

    Subject Description
    Download WBCS 2018 Official Bulletin (PDF) Click Here
    Get detailed info on WBCS 2018 Notification Click Here
    Expected (WBCS 2018) & Previous Year WBCS Prelims Cut-off
    Click Here
    WBCS 2018 Exam Pattern & Selection Procedure Click Here
    WBCS Prelims 2018 Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Study Materials Click Here
    Best Recommended Books for WBCS 2018 Preliminary Exam Click Here
    WBCS 2018 Eligibility Criteria | Age | Nationality | Qualification Click Here
    Salary | Job Profile | Promotion | Allowances of WBCS 2018 Executives Click Here
    WBCS 2018 Admit Card | Important Dates | How to Download Click Here
    Download WBCS Prelims Previous Year Papers (2006 to 2016) in PDF Click Here
    WBCS 2018 Sample Question Papers | Model Paper for Prelims & Mains Click Here

    For any Query related to WBCS notification 2018, comment on the comment box mentioned below. Our expert will help you to make the Best preparation Strategy for the civil service examination.

    Best of Luck Aspirants!

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