WBCS Exam Pattern 2020

WBCS Exam Pattern 2020 - Public Service Commission of West Bengal conducts WBCS every year to recruit candidates for various positions in state civil services. Different positions of administrative, police, revenue services etc. are filled by the examination.

In accordance with the State Services Recruitment Rules, the Public Service Commission, West Bengal will hold the West Bengal Civil Service (Exe) etc. Examination, 2020. On the basis of the result obtained in the exam, the positions of the WBCS and certain other services and posts will be filled.

The exam is popular among the graduates and a very good opportunity to work with the Government of West Bengal to serve the population of West Bengal. To get into the services a candidate must have a complete understanding of the WBCS exam pattern 2020, syllabus and the process of the exam.

WBCS Exam Pattern 2020

The examination consists of two parts:

(1) Written Examination

(2) Personality Test

Written Examination will be held in two successive stages:

(i) Preliminary Examination (Objective Type)

(ii) Main Examination (Both Objective and Conventional Type)

WBCS Preliminary Examination Pattern

WBCS Exam Pattern 2020 - The Preliminary Examination will consist of only one paper, that is, a paper on General Studies. The paper will be of an objective type consisting of 200 multiple-choice questions. The paper will carry 200 marks and will be of 2 hours duration. The standard of the paper will be of the level of knowledge as expected of a graduate of any recognized University.

The paper will include questions covering the following fields of knowledge:

(i) English Composition (25 Marks)

(ii) General Science (25 Marks)

(iii) Current events of National & International Importance (25 Marks)

(iv) History of India (25 Marks)

(v) Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal (25 Marks)

(vi) Indian Polity and Economy (25 Marks)

(vii) Indian National Movement (25 Marks)

(viii) General Mental Ability (25 Marks)

Paper Total Questions Duration of Exam Max Marks
Paper 1 200 2 Hrs 30 Min 200

The Preliminary Examination is meant to serve as a Screening Test only for the purpose of selection of candidates for the Main Examination. The marks obtained in this examination by the candidates will not be considered for final selection. Only those candidates who will be declared qualified at the Preliminary Examination in a year will be eligible for admission to the W.B.C.S. (Exe.) etc.(Main) Examination of that year.

WBCS Mains Examination pattern

WBCS Exam Pattern 2020 - The Main Examination will consist of six compulsory papers and one optional subject (Only for candidates applying for group A and/or B) to be chosen by the candidates from the list of optional subjects. There will be two papers of the optional subject of 200 marks each. Each paper, Compulsory or Optional, will carry 200 marks and will be of 3 hours duration.

Paper Subject Marks Duration Nature of Paper
Paper I Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali 200 3 hours Essay Type
Paper II English 200 3 hours Essay Type
Paper III General Studies I 200 3 hours Objective
Paper IV General Studies II 200 3 hours Objective
Paper V Indian Constitution & Indian Economy 200 3 hours Objective
Paper VI Arithmetic & Test of Reasoning 200 3 hours Objective
Paper VII Optional paper I 200 3 hours Essay Type
Paper VIII Optional paper II 200 3 hours Essay Type
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