West Bengal Civil Service (WBCS)

WBCS – Different Groups & Post

The services and post to which recruitment is made on the results of the W.B.C.S. (Executive) etc. Examinations are divided into groups : A, B, C and D.


Minimum Qualification Graduate (in any discipline).


A candidate may compete for one or more groups but is required to submit one application only indicating choice of group(s).


Group – A ( Age- 21 - 36 )

  • West Bengal Civil Service (Executive )
  • Assistant Commissioner of Revenue in the integrated West Bengal Revenue Service :
  • West Bengal Co-operative Service
  • West Bengal Labour Service
  • West Bengal Food and Supplies Service
  • West Bengal Employment Service [Except the post of Employment Officer (Technical)]

 

Group – B (Age- 20 – 36 )

  • West Bengal Police Service

 

Group – C (Age – 21 – 36 )

  • Superintendent District correctional Home
  • Joint Block Development Officer
  • Deputy Assistant Director of Consumer Affairs and Fair Business Practices
  • West Bengal Junior Social Welfare Service
  • Assistant Canal Revenue Officer (Irrigation)
  • West Bengal Subordinate Land Revenue Service, Grade – I
  • Assistant Commercial Tax Officer
  • Chief Controller of Correctional Services
  • Joint Registrar (West Bengal State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission under the Consumer Affairs Department, Government of West Bengal)

 

Group – D (Age – 21 – 39)

  • Inspector of Co-operative Societies
  • Panchayat Development Officer under the Panchayat and Rural
  • Development Department
  • Rehabilitation Officer under the Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation Department.

WBCS – Preliminary Exam

  • 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. For each wrong answer there will be negative marking
  • 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:

Sl.No

Subject

Marks

1

English Composition

25 Marks

2

General Science

25 Marks

3

Current events of National & International Importance

25 Marks

4

History of India

25 Marks

5

Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal

25 Marks

6

Indian Polity and Economy

25 Marks

7

Indian National Movement

25 Marks

8

General Mental Ability

25 Marks

WBCS Preliminary  Cut off Marks   


WBCS 2019

  • Cutoff Marks Out of 200
  • GENERAL
  • 105.13

WBCS 2018

  • Category
  • GENERAL /li>
  • 97.67

WBCS – Main Exam

Paper - I 

Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/ Santali - Letter writing (within 150 words) / Drafting of Report (within 200 words) Precis Writing, Composition and Translation from English of Bengali / Hindi / Urdu / Nepali /Santali - Total Marks  : 200

Paper - II 

English - Letter writing (within 150 words) / Drafting of Report (within 200 words), Precis Writing, Composition and Translation from Bengali / Hindi / Urdu / Nepali / Santali to English  - Total Marks : 200

Paper - III 

General Studies -1 : (i) Indian History with special emphasis on National Movement and (ii) Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal. Total Marks : 200

Paper – IV

General Studies- II : Science and Scientific & Technological advancement, Environment, General knowledge and Current Affairs.  - Total Marks : 200

Paper - V 

The Constitution of India and Indian Economy including role and functions of Reserve Bank of India.  - Total Marks  : 200

Paper - VI 

Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning  - Total Marks : 200    

SL.No.

Compulsory Paper

Gr-A

Gr-B

Gr-C

Gr-D

1.

Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali /Santali-Letter writing (within 150 words)/Drafting of Report (within 200 words)

200

200

200

200

2.

English - Letter writing (Within 150 words)/Drafting of Report (within 200 words), Precise writing, Composition and Translation from Bengali/Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/Santali to English.

200

200

200

200

3.

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

200

200

200

200

4.

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

200

200

200

200

5.

The Constitution of India and Indian Economy including role and functions of Reserve Bank of India

200

200

200

200

6.

Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning

200

200

200

200

7.

Optional Subject-one Subject to be chosen, Two papers of 200 marks each.

400

400

-

-

8.

Personality Test

200

200

150

100

 

Total  Marks

1800

1800

1350

1300

WBCS – Personality Test

WBCS Personality Test Interview Preparation in civil services examination is the final hurdle to cross .Then there is smile for rest of the lives. (Group A & B – 200, Group C – 150 marks & Group D – 100 marks)

  • This is the final lap for the students to get success.
  • The personality test carries 200 marks (Group A & B)* out of the total 1800 mark scheme of the Civil Services Examination based on which the final selection list is prepared.
  • Interview will be conducted a separate Board who are aware of the personal and professional track record.
  • Questions will be based on General Interest, related to National and International Importance.
  • The object of the interview is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for a career in public service by a Board of competent and unbiased observers .
  • The test is intended to judge the mental caliber of a candidate.
  • Some of the qualities to be judged are mental alertness, critical analysis and assimilation, clear and logical exposition.
  • Student needs balance of judgments, variety and depth of interests, ability for social cohesion and leadership, intellectual and moral integrity etc.