WBCS Prelims 2018 Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Study Materials

Hello Aspirants, Hope you all have started preparing for the West Bengal Civil Service 2018 Examination. If you haven’t then don’t worry, it’s never too late to start something. If you have applied for the job and searching for WBCS prelims Syllabus and study materials to have a better preparation strategy, then you are in the right place. This post will let you know about the WBCS 2018 syllabus and other important preparations strategy.

West Bengal Civil Service Exam 2018

West Bengal Civil Service Exam 2018

In our previous article, we have discussed the Exam Pattern & Selection Procedure of WBCS 2018 and Best books recommended to crack WBCS Prelims in 45 days. In this article, we will discuss the complete WBCS Preliminary syllabus and Exam Pattern.

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WBCS Prelims 2018 Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Study Materials


Before we speak about preparation strategy for West Bengal Civil Service preliminary 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 West Bengal Civil Service Preliminary exam pattern.

WBCS 2018 Preliminary Exam Pattern


The very first stage of your dream job is to score great in the Preliminary examination. Here aspirants must keep in mind that the written examination will be objective in nature and will consist of the following parameters

SUBJECT MARKS
English Composition 25
General Science 25
Current events of National & International Importance 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
Total 200

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

WBCS Prelims syllabus 2018


If we look at the exam pattern then you will find there are total 8 subjects from which questions to be asked in the first stage of prelims exam. The toughness level of the questions may vary from year to year. But you can get the absolute idea of what is being asked in the preliminary examination by looking at the below-mentioned table.

S.No Topics to be Covered Syllabus Study Materials (Elementary Resource)
1. History of India General
understanding of the subject in its social, economic and political aspects (Special attention on History of Bengal)
NCERT History Books from Class 6 to 12.

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2. Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal Physical,
Social and Economic Geography of the country, including the main features of Indian Agricultural and Natural Resources with special
reference to West Bengal.
NCERT Geography Text Books from Class 6 to 12.

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3. Indian Polity and Economy Indian Polity and Economy will test the knowledge of the country‘s Political System,
Panchayati Raj, Community Development and Planning in India,
NCERT Political science Textbooks

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NCERT Economics Textbooks from class 9 to 12.

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4. Indian National Movement Indian National Movement will relate to the
nature and character of the Nineteenth Century Resurgence, Growth of Nationalism and Attainment of Independence.
NCERT History Books from Class 9 to 12.

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5. English Composition Questions on English Composition will cover Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms and Phrases, Vocabulary test, Phrasal Verbs, the
same words bearing more than one meaning, use of appropriate and qualifying words etc
Wren & Martin

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6. General science Questions in General Science will cover
general appreciation and understanding of science, including matters of everyday observation and experience as may be expected of
a well-educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific discipline
Follow national and international events of climate change and science magazines like Science Reporter, Pratiyogta Darpan

You can Download NCERT Science Textbooks

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7. Current events of National & International Importance ————————– Read Newspapers & Magazines like The Hindu, CSR, Yojana
8. General Mental Ability Questions on the General Mental
Ability will relate to Logical perception, understanding and natural conclusion.
Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S.Agarwal

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Quantitative Aptitude by R.S.Agarwal

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CSAT Decision Making Problem Solving & Interpersonal Skills by Prem Shankar Jha

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Online Test Series for WBCS Preliminary Examination


If you have been the top recommended books for WBCS Exams. it’sn 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. Aspirants preparing for Different state and central level Competitive examination are advised to solve these test series to gain Speed and Accuracy required for the prestigious Examination.

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 Previous Year Paper and 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 2018 Sample Question Papers | Model Paper for Prelims & Mains 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 Prelims 2018 Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Study Materials Click Here

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3 Responses

  1. Arjun Singh says:

    Hi, I don’t have bengali language as a subject in my madhyamik or HS exams or graduation…….but i can read, write and speak bengali, my question is that…..am i eligible for WBCS..

  2. Anjali Rai says:

    Hello mam…i have low vision problem as i wear spects.I am quite confuse about the personality test i.e:,medical test or i will not be out for the spects. so am i eligible for wbcs?can i start preparing?plz reply.

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