WBCS Prelims Syllabus 2020: Subject wise Syllabus & Study Materials

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    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.

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    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/-
    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

    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 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.

    >> West Bengal General Knowledge 2020 <<

    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.
    (Download PDF)
    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.
    (Download PDF)
    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
    (Download PDF)
    NCERT Economics Textbooks from class 9 to 12.
    (Download PDF)
    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.
    (Download PDF)
    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
    (Click here to buy)

    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.

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    1. 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. 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.

      • This is not an issue for the recruitment of Civil Service, The physical ability is only a matter for the police recruitment group of WBCS exam. Low vision and spects are not a problem for your Personality test or Medical test.

    3. This is not an issue for the recruitment of Civil Service, The physical ability is only a matter for the police recruitment group of WBCS exam. Low vision and spects are not a problem for your Personality test or Medical test.


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