WBCS Syllabus 2020
WBCS Syllabus 2020: West Bengal Civil Service (WBCS) exam is conducted every year to recruit the Group A, B and C officers organized by the West Bengal Public Service Commission. The WBCS exam is held in 3 stages namely Preliminary, Mains and Personality Test. You must go through the detailed WBCS Syllabus 2020 for the West Bengal Civil Services exam to be held in 2020. The topic-wise WBCS syllabus for Preliminary and mains examination is given in this post.
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WBCS Syllabus 2020 For Preliminary Exam
WBCS Prelims Syllabus 2020 consists of eight subjects/topics. There are 200 Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ). Each topic is assigned 25 marks. The duration of the exam is 2.5 hours. Wbcs Prelims exam is only a screening test, and its total marks (200) will not be considered for the final selection.
|English Composition||25||25||2.5 Hours|
|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|
WBCS Syllabus For Preliminary Exam
The syllabus for WBCS Preliminary exam comprises of 8 subjects. The topic-wise syllabus is given below:
- English Composition
- Synonyms and Antonyms
- Vocabulary Test
- Phrasal Verbs
- Fill in the qualifying words
- Idioms and Phrases
- General Science
- General appreciation
- Matters of everyday observation
- Understanding of science
- Experience as expected from an educated person not having made special studies of scientific disciplines
- Current Events of National and International Importance
- Significant events affecting India with its relations to the world
- History of India
- Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal
- Economic Geography
- Physical Geography
- Social Geography
- Indian Polity and Economy
- Indian Constitution
- Constitutional Bodies, etc.
- Panchayati Raj
- Indian National Movement
- Nature and character of Nineteenth-Century Resurgence
- Growth of Nationalism
- Attainment of Independence
- General Mental Ability
- Logical Reasoning
- Common Aptitude
WPSC Syllabus 2020: WBCS Mains Syllabus 2020
Wbcs Mains Syllabus: After the prelims exam, all the shortlisted candidates will have to appear in WBCS Mains Exam. The WBCS Mains Syllabus comprises of 6 compulsory subjects for all groups to be answered in OMR answer sheets and one optional subject with 2 papers for Group A and B will be of conventional type written examination.
WBSC Mains Exam Pattern
The WBCS Mains exam comprises of six compulsory papers and one optional subject that consists of two papers. The optional papers in the Main Examination are only applicable for Group A and B posts. Candidates who have enrolled for the Group C and Group D posts have to only take the six compulsory papers.
|WBCS Main Exam||Subject||Marks|
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D|
|Paper-V||Constitution of India and Indian Economy||200||200||200||200|
|Paper-VI||Arithmetic & Test of Reasoning||200||200||200||200|
|Optional Subject||One subject: 2 papers of 200 marks each||400||400||NA||NA|
WBCS Mains Syllabus 2020
The WBCS mains syllabus for the 8 papers of the mains examination has been provided in the table below:
|Paper||Subject||Topic Wise Mains Syllabus|
|Paper-V||Constitution of India and Indian Economy||
|Paper-VI||Arithmetic & Test of Reasoning||
|Optional Subject||One subject: 2 papers of 200 marks each||From the list of optional subjects and would be conventional type|
WBCS Mains Syllabus 2020: List of Optional Subjects
Candidates can choose from the list of the optional subjects given below. There will be 2 papers for the optional subject comprising of 200 marks each. The paper will be written in a conventional type.
|Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science||13|
|Commerce and Accountancy||18|
WBCS Syllabus 2020: FAQS
Q. Is an optional subject mandatory for all posts of WBCS?
The optional papers in the Mains Examination are only applicable for Group A and B posts. Candidates who have applied for the Group C and D posts need not appear for the optional papers.
Q. What is the syllabus of Wbcs?
The WBCS Syllabus for Preliminary and mains examination has been provided in the post with the detailed topic wise syllabus for all subjects.
Q. How many subjects are there in Wbcs?
The Preliminary exam consists of 8 subjects and the mains exam consists of 6 compulsory papers & 2 optional papers.
Q. How do I start preparing for Wbcs?
You must start from the basics by going through the exam pattern and syllabus in detail.
Q. Is maths compulsory for Wbcs?
Yes, Arithmetic & Test of Reasoning is a compulsory subject in WBCS Mains examination for 200 marks.
Q. Which subject is best for Wbcs optional?
You must choose the optional subject for WBCS as per your convenience. You can opt for the subject you studied in graduation to make it easier.
Q. What are the marks allotted to Personality test in WBCS?
The marks alloted to personality test depends on the group you have chosen:
For Group ‘A’ & ‘B’ – 200 Marks
For Group ‘C’ – 150 Marks
For Group ‘D’ – 100 Marks
Q. What are the total marks in WBCS exam?
The merit list depends only on the mains and personality test as given below:
For Group ‘A’ & ‘B’ – 1800 Marks
For Group ‘C’ – 1350 Marks
For Group ‘D’ – 1300 Marks