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WBCS Syllabus Online Application Form 2020

Post Name:- WBCS Syllabus Online Application Form 2020-2021

Date Of Post:- 11 Dec 2020

Time:- 15:49 PM

Description:- Full form of W.B.C.S.(Exe) is West Bengal Civil Service (Executive), it is the civil service commission of the Indian state of West Bengal. WBCS usually conducts the exam for recruitment deputy magistrate or deputy collector. Applicants can start their career as an officer after completion of two years of compulsory administrative training by the candidate under the administrative training institute of deputy magistrate, deputy collector, and block development (BDO). Cadre officers carry out major administrative functions at various levels in various departments of the state. The highest rank that an officer of WBCS (Exe) can achieve is the departmental secretary. Three posts of District Magistrate in the state of West Bengal are reserved for these officers. WBCS (Exe) officers can be nominated at a later stage of their career to become Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers. 
The Public Service Commission of West Bengal arranges competitive examinations for the WBCS (Exe) and other comparative posts, every year in three phases.
So, if you want to apply for the WBCS Exam, you should know about its syllabus and we are here for that. in this article, we will let you know all about the WBCS syllabus. 

MPPSC Syllabus  Online Application Form 2020-2021

Short Notification

The WBCS state services exam is conducted in three different stages:

  • The first one is the Prelims.
  • The second one is the Mains.
  • The third one is the Interview.

Candidates have to pass each stage in order to be eligible for the final stage, if a candidate passes the prelims, only then they can give the mains exam, after clearing the mains exam the candidate would be summoned for the final stage that is an interview.

Prelims exam

There is one objective type paper for 200 marks. The duration of the WBCS exam is 2.5 hours. The Prelim exam is only a screening test, and its marks (200) will not be considered for the final selection of the candidate. the Prelims Exam tests the level of knowledge as that of a graduate of any faculty from any recognized university, clearly stated by the commission's notification.

The pattern for prelims exam:-

BPSC Prelims Exam Pattern
Name of Exam Combined Competitive Exam
Conducting Body West Bengal Civil Service (Executive)
No of Papers 1 – General Studies (200 marks)
Duration 2 hours
W.B.C.S. Syllabus
  • English Composition
  • General Science
  • Current Events of National and International Importance
  • History of India
  • Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal
  • Indian Polity and Economy
  • Indian National Movement
  • General Mental Ability

Syllabus of prelims exam

English Composition:

  • Synonyms and Antonyms,
  • Idioms and Phrases,
  • Vocabulary Test,
  • Phrasal Verbs,
  • Homophones,
  • Fill in the qualifying words

General Science:

  • General appreciation,
  • Understanding of science,
  • Matters of everyday observation

Current Events of National and International Importance:

  • Significant events affecting India and its relations with the world

History of India:

  • Ancient
  • Medieval
  • Modern

Geography of India and West Bengal:

  • Physical Geography
  • Social Geography
  • Economic Geography

Indian Polity and Economy:

  • Indian Constitution
  • Panchayati Raj
  • Constitutional Bodies

Indian National Movement:

  • Nature and character of Nineteenth-Century Resurgence
  • Growth of Nationalism
  • Attainment of Independence

General Mental Ability:

  • Logical Reasoning
  • Common Aptitude

Mains exam

After scoring the passing for the WBCS Prelim exam candidates have to appear for the WBCS Mains exam. There will be an Optional Paper that consists two paper the candidate has chosen earlier while filling their Application form apart from this WBCS Main exam consists of six compulsory papers. Paper 1 and paper 2 will be descriptive type and also that option paper will be descriptive. Candidates need to attempt all the papers and score the passing marks to qualify for the Interview round. 

The pattern for mains exam
WBCS Exam  Subject Marks
Group A Group B Group C Group D
Paper-I Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali
200 200 200 200
Paper-II English
200 200 200 200
Paper-III General Studies-I
200 200 200 200
Paper-IV General Studies-II 200 200 200 200
Paper-V The Constitution of India 200 200 200 200
Paper-VI Arithmetic & Test of Reasoning 200 200 200 200
Syllabus of Mains exam:
  • Letter writing
  • Précis Writing
  • Composition and Translation from English to Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali


  • Letter writing
  • Précis Writing
  • Composition and Translation from Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali to English

General Studies-I:

  • Indian History with special emphasis on National Movement
  • Geography of India with the special reference to West Bengal

General Studies-II:

⦁    Science and Scientific & Technological advancement
⦁    Environment
⦁    General Knowledge
⦁    Current Affairs

About the Arithmetic & Test of Reasoning

WBCS Interview Test:-
Candidates who qualify for the WBCS Mains Exam are called for the ‘Interview’ Round. Candidates will be interviewed by a Board appointed by the WBCS. The interview is more of a purpose conversation intended to explore the mental qualities and analytical ability of the candidate.

Usefull Links to Fill Form
Official Form:- Click Here