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WBPSC WBCS Prelims 2020 result has been declared on the website – https://wbpsc.gov.in/. Candidates can visit the website and check the result.

The West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) conducts the West Bengal Civil Services (WBCS) examination every year to select and appoint candidates for various posts in the administrative offices and departments in the state of West Bengal.

Important Dates

WBCS 2022: Important Dates

Notification released date 26 February 2022
The online application form starts from 03 March 2022
The online application form ends on 24 March 2022
Submission of fees online ends on 24 March 2022
Fee Submission Last Date (Offline) 25 March 2022
Editing window of WBCS Application Form 01 to 07 April 2022
Date of Pre Examination April/May 2022
Result To be updated.

Exam Pattern

WBCS 2022 Exam Pattern

Preliminary Examination

  • The paper will be of an objective type consisting of 200 multiple-choice questions.
  • The paper will carry 200 marks.
  • The exam will be of 2½ hours duration.
English Composition 25 Marks
Indian Polity and Economy 25 Marks
Indian National Movement 25 Marks
General Science 25 Marks
History of India 25 Marks
Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal 25 Marks
Current events of National & International Importance 25 Marks
General Mental Ability 25 Marks

Main Examination

  • The Main Examination shall consist of six compulsory papers and one optional subject consisting of two papers.
  • There will be two papers on the optional subject of 200 marks each.
  • Each paper will carry 200 marks and will be of 3 hours duration.
  • A number of candidates to be selected on the results of the Preliminary Examination will be allowed admission to the Main Examination.
  • A number of candidates to be selected on the results of the Main Examination will be called to appear at the Personality Test
Papers Group ‘A’ Group ‘B’ Group ‘C’ Group ‘D’
I 200 200 200 200
II 200 200 200 200
III 200 200 200 200
IV 200 200 200 200
V 200 200 200 200
VI 200 200 200 200
Optional 400 400
Personality Test 200 200 150 100
Total 1800 1800 1350 1300

Compulsory Papers

Paper Topic
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
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
III General Studies-I : (i) Indian History with special emphasis on National Movement and (ii) Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal.
IV General Studies-II: Science and Scientific & Technological advancement, Environment, General Knowledge, and Current Affairs.
V The Constitution of India and the Indian Economy including the role and functions of the Reserve Bank of India.
VI Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning

Optional Subjects

Law Geography Agriculture
Bengali Geology Anthropology
Hindi History Botany/ Zoology
Sanskrit Mathematics Medical Science
English Management Computer Science
Pali Philosophy Political Science
Arabic Physiology Civil Engineering
Persian Physics Electrical Engineering
French Psychology Mechanical Engineering
Urdu Sociology Comparative Literature
Santali Statistics Commerce and Accountancy
Economics Chemistry Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science

Syllabus

WBCS Prelims Syllabus 2022

Subject Name Marks Questions
English Composition 25 25
General Science 25 25
Current events of National & International Importance 25 25
History of India 25 25
Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal 25 25
Indian Polity and Economy 25 25
Indian National Movement 25 25
General Mental Ability 25 25
Total 200 Marks 200 Questions

WBCS Exam Pattern:

  • Questions of the Preliminary Exam in WBPSC WBCS will be of Multiple Choice (Objective MCQ) Type.
  • Exam will be conducted offline.
  • OMR Sheet will be given to answer.
  • Duration of the Exam will be 2 Hours.

WBCS Main Exam Syllabus 2022

Subject Marks Duration Type of Paper
Language Paper 200 3 Hours Descriptive
English Paper 200 3 Hours Descriptive
General Studies – Paper I 200 3 Hours Objective
General Studies – Paper II 200 3 Hours Objective
Constitution of India and Indian Economy 200 3 Hours Objective
Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning 200 3 Hours Objective
Optional Subject (2 Papers) 200 + 200 (For Group A & B) 3+3 Hours Descriptive

Detailed Syllabus of Mains Exam:

Paper I Syllabus:

  • 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 Syllabus:

  • 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

Paper III Syllabus:

General Studies-I : (i) Indian History with special emphasis on National Movement and (ii) Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal.

Paper IV Syllabus:

General Studies-II : Science and Scientific & Technological advancement, Environment, General Knowledge and Current Affairs.

Environment Syllabus will consist of the following topics:

  • Bio diversity and Coastal Regulation Zone,
  • Global Warming,
  • Industrial and Environmental Pollution,
  • Ozone Layer and related issues

Paper V Syllabus:

The Constitution of India and Indian Economy including role and functions of the Reserve Bank of India.

Indian Economy including role and functions of the Reserve Bank of India Syllabus will be of following topics:

  • Central State relation and devolution of central funds to state,
  • Planning process and objectives of five years plan,
  • Functions of RBI and Monetary policy,
  • Central Finance Commission & State Finance Commission
  • Fiscal Policy of Government of India.

Paper VI Syllabus:

Reasoning questions will be asked from following topics:

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

Arithmetic Questions will be similar to that of the Compulsory Mathematics paper at the Madhyamik Examination.

Optional Subject List for Mains Exam:

Candidates need to choose one subject from the list given below for optional”

  • Bengali
  • Hindi
  • Pali
  • English
  • Sanskrit
  • Arabic
  • Santali
  • French
  • Urdu
  • Persian
  • Comparative Literature
  • Agriculture
  • Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
  • Anthropology
  • Botany
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Commerce and Accountancy
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Law
  • Geology
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Geography
  • Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Philosophy
  • Physiology
  • Medical Science
  • Political Science
  • Zoology
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Psychology.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate must have completed the graduation or any other equivalent three years degree from a recognized University.
  • Ability to read, write and speak in Bengali
  • The lower age limit should be 21 years,
  • The Upper age limit should be 36 years for Group A, B & C, 39 years for Group D
  • Relaxation in the upper age limit will be given to the SC, ST, OBC, Physically Handicapped (PH), Ex-serviceman Govt Employees (Central and States) candidates.
  • Age will be calculated on 1st January of the year of the Exam.

For PHARMACIST GRADE-III / PHARMACIST-CUM-SALESMAN-GRADE-III

  • Passed Higher Secondary Examination of the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics / Biology and a two-year Diploma Course in Pharmacy recognized by the Government of West Bengal and registered as ‘A’ category Pharmacist under West Bengal Pharmacy Council.
  • The age of the candidates should not be more than 39 years on 01.01.2021 with relaxation as per Govt.

Post Details

Group – A

  • West Bengal Co-operative Service: (PB-4A) Rs.15,600/- to 42,000/- + G.P. Rs. 5,400/-
  • West Bengal Food and Supplies Service: (PB-4A) Rs.15,600/- to 42,000/- + G.P. Rs. 5,400/-
  • West Bengal Labour Service: (PB-4A) Rs.15,600/- to 42,000/- + G.P. Rs. 5,400/-
  • West Bengal Civil Service (Executive): (PB-4A) Rs.15,600/- to 42,000/- + G.P. Rs. 5,400/-
  • Assistant Commissioner of Revenue in the integrated West Bengal Revenue Service: (PB-4A) Rs.15,600/- to 42,000/- + G.P. Rs. 5,400/-
  • West Bengal Employment Service [Except the post of Employment Officer (Technical)]: (PB-4A) Rs.15,600/- to 42,000/- + G.P. Rs. 5,400/-

Group – B

  • West Bengal Police Service: (PB-4A) Rs.15,600/- to 42,000/- + G.P. Rs. 5,400/-

Group – C

  • West Bengal Subordinate Land Revenue Service, Grade-I: (PB-4) Rs.9,000/- to 40,500/- + G.P. Rs. 4,700/-
  • Superintendent, District Correctional Home / Deputy Superintendent, Central Correctional Home: (PB-4) Rs.9,000/- to 40,500/- + G.P. Rs. 4,800/-
  • West Bengal Junior Social Welfare Service: (PB-4) Rs.9,000/- to 40,500/- + G.P. Rs. 4,700/-
  • Joint Registrar (West Bengal State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission under the Consumer Affairs Department, Government of West Bengal): (PB-4) Rs.9,000/- to 40,500/- + G.P. Rs. 4,700/-
  • Joint Block Development Officer: (PB-4) Rs.9,000/- to 40,500/- + G.P. Rs. 4,700/-
  • Deputy Assistant Director of Consumer Affairs and Fair Business Practices: (PB-4) Rs.9,000/- to 40,500/- + G.P. Rs. 4,700/-
  • Assistant Canal Revenue Officer (Irrigation): (PB-4) Rs.9,000/- to 40,500/- + G.P. Rs. 4,400/-
  • Assistant Commercial Tax Officer: (PB-4) Rs.9,000/- to 40,500/- + G.P. Rs. 4,700/-
  • Chief Controller of Correctional Services: (PB-4) Rs.9,000/- to 40,500/- + G.P. Rs. 4,400/-

Group – D

  • Panchayat Development Officer under the Panchayat and Rural Development Department: (PB-3) Rs.7,100/- to 37,600/- + G.P. Rs. 3,900/-
  • Inspector of Co-operative Societies: (PB-3) Rs.7,100/- to 37,600/- + G.P. Rs. 3,900/-
  • Rehabilitation Officer under the Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation Department: (PB-3) Rs.7,100/- to 37,600/- + G.P. Rs. 3,900/-

For other Recruitment

  • For PHARMACIST GRADE-III / PHARMACIST-CUM-SALESMAN-GRADE-III: Rs. 7,100 – 37,600 (P.B. 3) plus Grade Pay of Rs. 3,600/- and other allowances

Application Process

WBPSC Recruitment 2022 Application Form

The aspirants can apply for the WBPSC recruitment 2022 online on the official website of WBPSC. The candidates must check the eligibility criteria before applying for the APPSC exam 2022. The WBPSC Application Process is discussed below in detail.

How to Fill the WBPSC 2022 Application Form?

Below given are the steps to be followed in order to apply for the WBPSC 2022 exam:

  • Visit the official website of WBPSC.
  • Click on the “Apply for WBPSC” section available and start filling the application form.
  • The candidates will require a valid email id, contact details while filling the examination form.
  • After filling in all the essential details, you will have to “submit” the application form.
  • Once the application form is submitted you will get your login credentials on your registered email id.
  • Now the candidate has to log in with the credentials given to them in order to fill the rest of the application form.
  • The candidate can check the required eligibility criteria and fill in all the personal and educational details as per the requirements.
  • Confirm your details and click on “save and next”.
  • The candidates can now attach their passport size photograph and their signature in the prescribed format.
  • The candidates can attach their mark sheet and the documents required
  • Now the candidates can choose preferences for their desired services.
  • The candidates can save, preview and click the proceed button to submit the application form.
  • The candidate can pay the application fees online.

WBPSC 2022 Application Fees

The candidates need to pay the application fees for the WBPSC Recruitment application process. The SC/ST candidates of West Bengal State and Persons with disabilities (40% and above) having a physical disability are not required to pay any application fee.

The WBPSC Application Fees for various categories is as follows:

Categories Application Fees
General/ OBC/ EWS INR 210 + Services Charges/ GST
SC/ST/ PwD (only West Bengal) Exempted
SC/ST/ PwD of other states INR 210 + Services Charges/ GST
Admit Card

WBPSC Recruitment 2022 Admit Card

The WBPSC Admit Card 2022 will be released on the official website of WBPSC ten to twelve days prior to the exam. The candidates must carry the WBPSC Admit Card to the examination centre. The important details that will be mentioned on the WBPSC Admit Card 2022 are:

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Photograph
  • Registration number
  • Name of Exam Centre
  • Date of Exam
  • Reporting Time