WBCS Syllabus 2023: The West Bengal Public Service Commission will be organizing the WBCS Exam 2023. Before applying for this WBCS recruitment, candidates must have the knowledge regarding the WBCS Syllabus 2023 and Exam Pattern. Candidates who have applied for the WBCS Exam can get the detailed knowledge of the WBCS Syllabus 2023 and Exam Pattern from this Article. This will help you to better prepare for the WBCS Exam.
WBCS Syllabus 2023
WBCS Exam is conducted by the West Bengal Public Service Commission and WBCS exams are held in three levels:
WBCS Prelims exam considers only one paper of General Studies, WBCS Mains Exam consists of six mandatory papers and there is one optional subject with two papers. Only those candidates who apply for the optional subject who appear for the Group A and Group B posts. WBCS Mains exam consists of six subjects out of which four are Objective types and other two papers will be Descriptive type.
WBCS Syllabus 2024 for Preliminary Exam
WBCS Preliminary Exam is an Objective type exam, which includes 200 Multiple Choice Questions and it is based on eight topics/ subjects. Each topic/ subject contains 25 marks.
The main motive of the Prelims Exam is screening of candidates, these marks are not added on final selection. The time duration for this exam is 2 hours.
Here we discussed the detailed information on the eight topics which are considered in WBCS Preliminary Syllabus are:
|S. No.||Name of Topics||Name of Sub-topics|
|3.||Current Events Of National and International Importance||
|4.||History of India||
|5.||Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal||
|6.||Indian Polity and Economy||
|7.||Indian National Movement||
|8.||General Mental Ability||
WBCS Preliminary Exam Pattern
WBCS Preliminary Exam Pattern includes the number of total Questions, time duration, marks for each topic/ subject and the name of the topic. 10% marks will be deducted if the candidate discloses his/her identity by writing his/her roll number/name. All the information regarding the Preliminary Exam Pattern is given below:
|Name of the Subject||Total Marks||Total Number of Questions||Duration|
|English Composition||25||25||2 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 2023 for Mains Exam
Candidates who clear the WBCS Prelims Exam only they will be qualify for the next stage i.e. Mains Exam. There are six compulsory papers in WBCS Mains Exam and one optional subject which includes two papers. The time duration will be 3 hours to complete each paper.
The table which is given helps you to understand clearly the WBCS Mains Exam Syllabus:
|Number of Paper||Subject Name||Topics|
|Paper 1||Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali||
|Paper 3||General Studies – 1||
|Paper 4||General Studies – 2||
|Paper 5||The Constitution of India and Indian Economy||
|Analytical Reasoning|| Data Sufficiency Logical Reasoning:
Test of Reasoning: Series:
|Paper 7 & Paper 8||Optional Papers||
WBCS Syllabus, Optional Subject for Mains Exam
From the last two optional subjects candidates can choose one subject from the 37 subjects. The 37 subjects for the WBCS Syllabus for Mains Exam are as follows:
Bengali, Hindi, Sanskrit, English, Pali, Arabic, Persian, French, Urdu, Santali, Comparative Literature, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science, Anthropology, Botany, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Commerce and Accountancy, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Geography, Geology, History, Law, Mathematics, Management, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Science, Philosophy, Physiology, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Statistics, Zoology.
WBCS Mains Exam Pattern
|Group ‘A’||Group ‘B’||Group ‘C’||Group ‘D’|
|Language Paper (Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali)||200||200||200||200|
|General Studies – Paper 1||200||200||200||200|
|General Studies – Paper 2||200||200||200||200|
|Constitution of India and Indian Economy||200||200||200||200|
|Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning||200||200||200||200|
|Optional Subject – (One subject: Two papers of 200 marks each)||400||400||NA||NA|
Candidates who clear both the WBCS exam i.e. Prelims and Mains only they will be called for the Interview. The main aim of the WBCS Interview is:
- To check the academic knowledge of the candidate
- To know how familiar the candidates is with current events.
- To understand the thinking ability and analytical skills.