Civil services in India play a very major role in maintaining the law and order of the nation. We all know how difficult it is for candidates to crack the civil services examination. UPSC exam is known to be one of the toughest examinations in the world but apart from the central level state government also conducts some examinations for the appointment of civil servants at its level. Apart from the Union Public Service Commission, the government has given provision for the state to conduct its own service examination.
This article is all about the West Bengal Civil Service examination and its related notifications. But before moving further it is very important for the candidates to know about WBCS. This body looks after the recruitment for civil services in the state of West Bengal. It functions under the Public Service Commission of West Bengal and is responsible for conducting the competitive exam in the state. Just the same as the other examinations related to civil services, the West Bengal Civil Service examination is also held at three different levels.
Every year WBCS examination is held and hundreds of people apply for it but the ratio of candidates who apply to the ones who get selected is very less. 2023 will also be marking the release of the official notification regarding the recruitment and then further process will be taking place accordingly.
|Name of the exam||West Bengal Civil Service (WBCS)|
|organizing body||Public Service Commission of West Bengal|
|post location||west bengal|
|number of vacancies||not known|
|official website||Click here|
WBCS 2023: Exam Stages
As mentioned above this examination takes place at three different stages. For the proper posting and recruitment, a candidate must pause all these stages to get a government appointment in the civil service in West Bengal.
- Preliminary Exam
- Main Exam
- Personality Test
The personality test has different criteria according to the group. There are 4 different groups according to which a candidate sits in the personality test. These groups are not categorized on any caste rather they consist of several posts for which the recruitment is to be done. After qualifying for the preliminary and main exams, the candidate who applied for the post belonging to Group A and Group B will undergo the personality test of 200 marks while Group C and Group D will have the test for 150 marks and 100 marks respectively.
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WBCS 2023 Exam Notification
Examination notification has not been released yet for the year 2023. The advertisement regarding WBCS 2023 is yet to be declared. As per the old trend, the online form filling begins around November every year, and then in January next year, the preliminary exams are held. After the declaration of the results, mid-year months mark the conduction of the main exam. After a few months, the results for this main exam is out and finally qualified students for the personality test are called up. The entire process takes about one and a half years. WBCS recruitment procedure ends with the release of a selection list notifying the selected candidates for the particular post.
|WBCS 2023 Notification release date||Not Out Yet|
|WBCS 2023 notification advertisement no.||To Be Declared|
|start date of filling WBCS 2023 application form||not started|
|End date of filling WBCS 2023 application form||to be announced|
|last date of WBCS 2023 fee submission||will be notified|
|WBCS 2023 preliminary exam date||soon to be declared|
|WBCS 2023 main exam date||to be updated|
WBCS 2023 Application Fee
It is known to almost everyone while filling out the form for any government post sometimes we need to pay the application fee. So, in the same way, the candidates applying for WBCS 2023 exam will have to pay the required application fee. The amount of application fee that needs to be submitted by the candidates depends upon the category he or she belongs to.
|2.||SC / ST / PwD Category of WB||NIL|
WBCS 2023: Exam Syllabus
The syllabus for the preliminary exam is the same for all the groups and the question paper is 200 marks but on the other hand, the main exam has a different syllabus as it gets categorized according to the group. The first two groups, Group A and Group B have the main paper of 1600 marks while Group C and Group D consist of 1200 marks.
- PRELIMINARY EXAM SYLLABUS
|1.||English composition||Synonyms & Antonyms|
Idioms & Phrases
Fill in the blanks
|2.||General Science||General Appreciation|
Understanding of Science
Matters of Everyday Observation
General Overview of Science subject without any high degree experience
|3.||History of India||Indian Ancient & Medieval History||25||25|
|4.||Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal||Indian physical, economic & social geography||25||25|
|5.||General Mental Ability||Logical Reasoning|
|6.||Indian Polity and Economy||Indian Constitution|
Panchayati Raj Institution
Constitutional, Non- constitutional, statutory Bodies, etc.
|7.||Indian National Movements||Indian National Movement & Freedom Struggle (19th Century Resurgence)|
Growth of Nationalism
Attainment of Independence
|8.||Current events Of National and International Importance||All prominent current affairs||25||25|
- MAIN EXAM SYLLABUS
|S.NO.||PAPERS||SUBJECT||GROUP A||GROUP B||GROUP C||GROUP D|
|3.||Paper III||General Studies – I||200||200||200||200|
|4.||Paper IV||General Studies – iI||200||200||200||200|
|5.||Paper V||Indian Constitution & Indian Economy||200||200||200||200|
|6.||Paper VI||Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning||200||200||200||200|
|7.||Paper VII||Optional Subject (Has 2 Papers)||400||400||—-||—-|
1. What is the official site for WBCS?
ANS: The official site is https://wbpsc.gov.in/
2. Is the notification for WBCS 2023 Exam out?
ANS: No, the exam notice is yet to be declared on the website.
3. What is the last date to fill out the form for the WBCS 2023 Exam?
ANS: The official notice will provide all the details once it is out.
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