WBPSC 2023 Notification: Form, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam, Pattern

WBPSC 2023 Notification will be released in March 2023 through the official website. Candidates can apply for various posts in several administrative departments in West Bengal. West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) conducts the WBCS exams for group A, B, C and D posts every year. Today in this article, we will share WBPSC 2023 notification, Application Form, Eligibility, Exam, Pattern, Admit Card, Syllabus, Result etc.

Candidates can apply for various posts per WBPSC 2022 notification on the official website of WBPSC. However, before applying, candidates must check the eligibility criteria; otherwise, it may get cancelled.

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university. The application form will be available online through the official website after the release of the notification.

WBPSC 2023 – Highlights

Conducting Body
West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC)
Exam Name
WBCS (West Bengal Civil Service)
Exam Level
State-level
Application Mode
Online
Exam Mode
Offline
Exam Type
Three-stage exam: Prelims, Mains and Interview
Job location
West Bengal
Job Profile
Group A, B, C and D
Languages
English, Bengali
Selection Process
Based on Preliminary Exam, Main Exam and Interview
Exam Date
To be Updated
Official Website
www.wbpsc.gov.in

WBCS 2023 Application Form

West Bengal Public Service Commission does not yet release the official notification for the WBSC examination 2023. However, the officials of WPPSC will release the details regarding the WBCS Examination for Group A, B, C and D posts on the official website of the commission soon.

The application form will be available on the official website when the notification is released. Here is the step-by-step guide to submitting the online application form, which is as follows.

How To Submit Application Form?

First, visit the official website of WBPSC and click on the link to appear “Apply for WBCS”.

Step 1: Complete the registration process by entering your basic details, like name, contact number, email-id, etc. and then submit it.

Step 2: After submitting the registration form, the system will send you a mail regarding your automatically generated credentials. Again, go to the dashboard and click next for the application process.

Step3: You have to log in with your credentials provided to you via mail.

Step 4: Check the required eligibility criteria from the drop/down list. Fill the application form with the required details correctly. Now click on the confirm option, preview details, and click on the ‘Save & Next‘ option.

Step 5: Upload your recent passport-size photograph and signature in the described format. Choose your preference for the desired services. Click on Save and Proceed.

Step 6: Preview the form before final submission, as no correction will be allowed. Finally, pay the category-wise application fee through a Debit card, Credit card or Net Banking to complete the application process.

Application fee

The application will be Rs 210/-. An offline payment option will be available to pay the application fee. You need to generate an SBI challan for offline payment mode and submit it to the nearest branch.

Check here -JEST 2023 Application Form

WBCS 2023 Important Dates

The tentative dates for WBPSC are as follows:

WBPSC Events
Dates (tentative)
Starting Date for Submission of WBCS Application Form
To be Updated
Closing Date for Submission of WBCS Application Form
To be Updated
Prelims Exam date
To be Updated
Prelims Admit Card Availability
To be Updated
Prelims Result
To be Updated
Mains Exam date
To be Updated
Mains Admit Card Availability
To be Updated
Main Exam Result
To be Updated
Interview
To be Updated
Final Result
To be Updated

WBCS 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of the candidate applying for WBCS are as follows.

  • Nationality: Indian Citizen
  • Educational Qualification: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university.
  • Language: Candidates should have good knowledge of the Bengali language in reading, writing and speaking (not applicable for candidates whose mother tongue is Nepali).
Age Limit:
  • The age limit for Group A and C posts is 21 years to 36 years.
  • For Group B (Police Service) candidates minimum age is 20 years, and the maximum age is 36 years
  • The minimum age for Group D posts is 21 years, while the maximum is 36 years.

As per Government of India norms, there will be a relaxation of 3 years for OBC and 5 years for the SC/ST category.

Check here– BITSAT Application Form 2023

WBCS 2023 Exam Pattern

West Bengal Civil Services is a three-tier examination. For final selection, candidates have to clear the prelims exam, mains exam, and interview. So, the WBCS exam is conducted in three stages, which are as follows.

  1. Preliminary examination
  2. Main Examination
  3. Interview

WBCS Preliminary Exam Pattern

The prelims exam is only one objective type paper and consists of questions from General Studies and Aptitude worth 200 marks. The duration of the prelims exam is 2.5 hours, and the marks obtained from the exam will not be counted in the final result as it is a screening test only. Given below is the preliminary exam pattern for West Bengal Civil Services:

SubjectsNo of QuestionsMarksDuration
English Composition
25
25

General Science
25
25

General Science
25
25

General Mental Ability
25
25

Indian Polity and Economy
25
25

Current events in National & International
Importance
25
25

Indian History
25
25

Geography of India with special
reference to West Bengal
25
25

Indian National Movement
25
25

Total
200
200
2 hours

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WBCS Main Exam Pattern

All the candidates who qualify for WBCS Preliminary Exam will be eligible for Main Exam. Further merit list is prepared based on main exam marks. The Mains exam will have six compulsory papers and two papers on one optional subject.

Each paper will be 200 marks and will be of 3 hours. The candidate who will qualify in the main exam will be called for an interview. The optional subject paper is only for Group A or B candidates and is not applicable for Group D posts.

Paper
Subject
Marks
Duration
Paper-I
Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali
200
3 hours
Paper-II
English
200
3 hours
Paper-III
General Studies-I (National Movement of India
with special reference to West Bengal Indian
History with special emphasis on Geography)
200
3 hours
Paper-IV
General Studies-II (Science and Scientific and
Technological Advancement, Environment,
General Knowledge and Current Affairs)
200
3 hours
Paper-V
Indian Constitution and Indian Economy
200
3 hours
Paper-VI
Arithmetic and Reasoning test
200
3 hours
Optional Subject:
Paper-I
Paper-II
Hindi/English/Pali/Botani/Agriculture/Chemistry/
Law/Philosophy/Physiology/Zoology/History etc
200
200
3 hours
3 hours

WBCS Personality Test

They are personality tests with no specific syllabus or subject for the candidates. Candidates have to show their personalities to the interviewers. It represents many other aspects of the candidates, such as their sharpness, analytical skills, quick understanding, moral obligation, social responsibility, etc. It shows their different characteristics as competitors, human beings, administrators, and examiners in different situations.

Group
Marks
Group ‘A’ and ‘B’
200
Group ‘C’
150
Group ‘D’
100

The final list will be prepared based on Main Examination marks and Personality Test marks which will be the final list for the selective process.

WBCS 2023 Syllabus

Candidates can check the WBCS syllabus on the official website of WBPSC for more details. Here we have shared some important WBCS syllabus which is as follows.

Prelims Syllabus:

The syllabus details for WBPSC Preliminary Exam are as follows:

  • Indian History
  • Current affairs
  • The national movement of India
  • Mental capacity
  • Geography of India
  • General Science
  • Indian Politics and Economy

In addition, it includes idioms and phrases, antonyms, phrasal verbs, vocabulary tests, similar words with more than one meaning, etc.

Main Syllabus:

Paper I: Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali

  • Letter writing (within 150 words) / drafting of the report (within 200 words), Short writing, Composition and translation from English to Bengali/Santali/Urdu/Hindi/Nepali etc.

Paper-II: English

  • Combination of precise writing, Letter writing (within 150 words) / drafting of the report (within 200 words), Translation from Bengali/Urdu/Nepali/Hindi/Santali to English.

Paper-III: General Studies-I

  • Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal.
  • Indian history with special emphasis on the national movement.

Paper-IV: General Studies-II

  • Environment science, technological advancement, industrial and environmental pollution, common sense, global warming, current affairs etc.

Paper-V: Indian Constitution & Indian Economy.

  • Indian Constitution, Transfer of Central Funds to the State, Central State Relations, Indian Economy including the role, functions of the Reserve Bank of India etc.
  • State Finance Commission Functions of RBI, Central Finance Commission, Monetary Policy Planning Process etc.

Paper-VI:

  • Inferring from diagrams.
  • Implication of sentences.
  • Logical Deduction.
  • Series, Letter series.
  • Number Series, Analogy tests.
  • Symbol Interpretation, Perception test, Mathematical puzzles.

WBCS 2023 Admit Card

WBCS admit card will be available through the official website of WBPSC. It will be announced a week before the WBCS exam. So, candidates must log in to download the admit card on the official website.

This is the essential document for the candidates to be allowed in the examination hall. The admit card consists of the candidate’s name, address, exam centre and many other details.

WBCS 2023 Result

Candidates need to check the official website of the West Bengal Public Service Commission for result updates. The result for all the stages will be published separately on the official website of WBPSC.

The result will be a rank-wise roll number in PDF form, which can be downloaded. The final result of the candidates will be issued after the completion of all the stages of the exam, i.e. Prelims, Mains and Interview.

WBCS FAQs
Q: When will be released the notification for WBPSC 2023?

A: The notification for WBPSC will be issued in March 2023.

Q: How many times can you apply for WBCS?

A: There is no limit to applying for WBCS; Candidates can apply for WBCS multiple times.

Q: What is the minimum qualification for WBCS?

A: The minimum qualification for WBCS is a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university.

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