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.
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.
- 1 WBCS Mains Exam Pattern, Syllabus & Study Materials
- 2 WBCS Mains Exam Pattern & Papers (Conventional Type-Written)
- 3 WBCS Mains Syllabus 2018
- 4 WBCS Solved Questions Paper and Model Series
- 5 Online Test Series for WBCS 2018 Preliminary 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.
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|
|Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science||13||Physics||32|
|Commerce and Accountancy||18||Zoology||37|
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.
|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|
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.
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.
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Download Free Study Material and Notes for WBCS Exam:
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Aspirants May Also Check these Important links related to WBCS 2018 Examination.
|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|
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