Hello Aspirants, Hope you all have started preparing for the West Bengal Civil Service 2020 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 2020 syllabus and other important preparations strategy.
In our previous article, we have discussed the Exam Pattern & Selection Procedure of WBCS 2020 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 Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Study Materials
Before we speak about the 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 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 2020 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
|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|
Now let us move to the syllabus and preparation strategy for WBCS 2020 Prelims exam.
WBCS Prelims syllabus
If we look at the exam pattern then you will find there are a total of 8 subjects from which questions to be asked in the first stage of the 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.
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|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. |
|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. |
|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 |
NCERT Economics Textbooks from class 9 to 12.
|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. |
|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 |
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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
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