WBPSC PCS Mains Syllabus

Paper 1 - GENERAL STUDIES

Everyday Science

  • States of matter, structure of atom, versatile nature of carbon
  • Acids, bases, salts, corrosion in metals, action of soaps.
  • Life on Earth – evolution, marine & terrestrial life. Human body and life processes, nutrition, disease – its causes & prevention, infectious diseases, lifestyle diseases.
  • Public health initiatives, mother and child health, immunisation & vaccination, HIV-AIDS, TB, polio etc.
  • Force-laws of motion & gravitation, Archimedes principle.
  • Energy – kinetic & potential. Light – reflection & refraction – concepts and applications.
  • Sound – propagation & reflection- concepts and applications.
  • Electric current – concepts and applications.
  • Computers and telecommunication – concepts and applications.

Environmental Studies

  • WBPSC Mains Syllabus 2022

    The syllabus for various papers in the WBPSC exam is tabulated below:

    Paper Subject Syllabus
    Paper I Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali Letter writing / Report writing, Precis Writing, Composition and Translation from English to Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali
    Paper-II English Letter writing / Report writing, Precis Writing, Composition and Translation from Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali to English
    Paper III General Studies I
    • Indian History (special emphasis on National Movement)
    • Geography of India (special reference to West Bengal)
    Paper IV General Studies II
    • Science and Scientific & Technological advancement
    • Environment (Biodiversity and Coastal Regulation Zone, Global Warming, Industrial and Environmental Pollution, Ozone Layer and related issues.)
    • General Knowledge and Current Affairs
    Paper V Indian Constitution & Indian Economy
    • The Constitution of India
    • Central State relation, devolution of central funds to state
    • Indian Economy (Planning and objectives of five years plan, Monetary policy and Functions of Reserve Bank of India, Central and State Finance Commission, Fiscal Policy of Government of India.)

Paper 2 - CSAT

  • Arithmetic & Test of Reasoning

    • Logical Deduction
    • The forcefulness of the Arguments
    • Implication of sentences
    • Inferring from diagrams,
    • Series, Letter series,
    • Number Series, Analogy tests, Symbol Interpretation, Mathematical puzzles, Odd man out, Perception test, Non-verbal reasoning & Selecting the correct sequence.