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WBCS New Syllabus 2023 (Notification) | Download PDF

WBCS New Syllabus 2023: West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) has released a notification of the WBCS Syllabus 2023.

With the WBCS examination, Group A, Group B, Group C and Group D candidates were recruited. WBCS examination conducted by the West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC).

WBCS Scheme & Syllabus:

Scheme of the Preliminary Examination: The Preliminary Examination will consist of only one paper, viz., 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 2½ hours duration. The standard of the paper will be of the level of knowledge as expected of a graduate of any faculty of a recognized University. The paper will include questions covering the following fields of knowledge:

1English Composition25 Marks
2General Science25 Marks
3Current events of National & International Importance25 Marks
4History of India25 Marks
5Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal25 Marks
6Indian Polity and Economy25 Marks
7Indian National Movement25 Marks
8General Mental Ability25 Marks

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 shall be eligible for admission to the W.B.C.S. (Exe.) etc.(Main) Examination of that year.

The final Merit List will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained in Main Examination and Personality Test taken together.

Scheme of the Main Examination:

The Main Examination shall consist of six Compulsory papers and one optional subject consisting of two papers (Only for candidates applying for group A and / or B) to be chosen by the candidates from the list of optional subjects given below. 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.

Out of six compulsory papers four papers i.e. (i) General Studies- I, (ii) General Studies- II, (iii) The Constitution of India and Indian Economy including role and functions of Reserve Bank of India and (iv) Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning will be of MCQ Type to be answered in OMR answer sheets and remaining two compulsory papers i.e. Paper – I and Paper – II will be of conventional type written examination.

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Compulsory Papers: Six compulsory papers are as follows:-

Paper I : Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali – Letter writing (within 150 words) / Drafting of Report (within 200 words), Précis Writing, Composition and Translation from English to Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali

Paper II : English – Letter writing (within 150 words) / Drafting of Report (within 200 words), Précis Writing, Composition and Translation from Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali to English

Paper III : General Studies-I : (i) Indian History with special emphasis on National Movement and (ii) Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal.

Paper IV : General Studies-II : Science and Scientific & Technological advancement, Environment, General Knowledge and Current Affairs.

Paper V : The Constitution of India and Indian Economy including role and functions of the Reserve Bank of India.

Paper VI : Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning.

List of Optional Subjects :

Subject & Code

Bengali 01 Hindi 02 Sanskrit 03 English 04 Pali 05 Arabic 06 Persian 07 French 08 Urdu 09 Santali 10 Page 2 of 55 Subject Code Comparative Literature 11 Agriculture 12 Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science 13 Anthropology 14 Botany 15 Chemistry 16 Civil Engineering 17 Commerce and Accountancy 18 Computer Science 19 Economics 20 Electrical Engineering 21 Geography 22 Geology 23 History 24 Law 25 Mathematics 26 Management 27 Mechanical Engineering 28 Medical Science 29 Philosophy 30 Physiology 31 Physics 32 Political Science 33 Psychology 34 Sociology 35 Statistics 36 Zoology 37

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