WBPSC (West Bengal State Public Service Commission) 2021: Eligibility, Application Form, Admit Card (Clerkship Mains out), Syllabus & Result

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Apr 14, 2021

Every year the WBCS (West Bengal Civil Service exam) exam is conducted for the recruitment of aspiring candidates in the Group A officer post for the West Bengal Provincial Civil Services. The official notice for the same comes out in the 1st week of November and the main exam is conducted in the month of February.

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WBCS 2021 Important Dates

WBCS Event Date
WBCS 2021 Notification December 23. 2020
WBCS 2021 Application started December 24. 2020
WBCS 2021 Application closed(Online Mode) Last week of December 2020
WBCS 2021 Application closed(Off-line Mode) Last week of December 2020
WBCS Prelims Exam 9-Feb-2021
WBCS Answer key 2021 10-Feb-2021
WBCS Result for Prelims May 2021(Tentative)
WBCS Main exam 19 -26 Dec 2021
WBCS Main exam result February 2021(Tentative)
WBCS Interview April 2021(Tentative)
WBCS Final Result June 2021(Tentative)

The recruitment details are given as follows:

Group A

  • 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

Group B

  • West Bengal Police Service

Group C

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

Group D

Inspector of Co-operative Societies

Panchayat Development Officer under the Panchayat and Rural Development Department

Rehabilitation Officer under the Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation Department

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Categories Details
Exam Name West Bengal Civil Services
Conducted by West Bengal Public Service Commission
Exam Mode Online
Stages of Exam Two stages(Written and Personality Test)
Geographical Scope of exam State-level (West Bengal Only)
Exam frequency Once a Year
Common Eligibility Graduation Degree in any discipline
Language of question paper English and Bengali
Exam Fees Rs 210
Official website
WBCS Important Dates 2021

WBCS 2021 Eligibility criteria

The eligibility rules are given in the official notice of WBCS 2021. The WBCS conditions are given beneath:

Educational Qualification

A degree from a government recognized college and the ability to read and write in Bengali however it isn't required for the applicants having Nepali as a primary language.

Age Limit for WBCS 2021

The aspirants, who are belonging from the age group of 21 years and 36 years, can apply for the exam. The age will be tallied from January 1 of the test year. The applicants, who have born on and after January 2, 1984, and before January 1, 1999, will be eligible to appear for the exam.

Those applicants whose date of birth lies between January 1, 1999, and January 1, 2000 [i.e. whose age is in the range of 20 and 21 years as on 01.01.2021] may apply for Group B posts as it were. The Commission will acknowledge the date of birth as referenced in the Madhyamik Certificate. Madhyamik Certificate implies High School Certificate.

Age relaxation in WBCS 2021

There is no age limit for the competitor serving in the Government. The above age limit applies to all the candidates aside from the accompanying:

On account of Persons with Disabilities (PWD), the upper age limit is relaxable as long as 45 years. S.C./S.T./B.C. Aspirants of different States will be treated as General category Aspirants.

Physical Standard Required for WBCS 2021

For West Bengal Police Service (Group 'B' Service) - The base tallness necessity is 1.65 meters for male applicants and 1.50 meters for female competitors subject to relaxation on account of students having a place with races, for example, Gorkhas, Garwalis, Assamese Tribals and so on. Aspirants proposing to be considered for this group must show their abilities in the suitable section of the application form.

WBCS Application Process 2021

WBCS 2021 Application Process

West Bengal Public Service Commission has sent out the WBCS guidelines generally in the 1st week of November and the last date to apply for the WBCS is mostly in the last week of November. The WBCS prelims test will be directed in February 2021.

Size and measurement of Photograph and Signature for WBCS 2021

  • Both ought to be in the JPEG file.
  • The size ought not to be more than 100Kb.
  • The measurement ought to be inside 3.5 x 4.5 cm in size (138x177 pixel)

How to apply for WBCS 2021?

  • The competitors need to enlist on the WBCS online entrance before applying for the WBCS 2021.
  • The competitors need to give a functioning mobile number, authentic email id father's name and mother's name.
  • After enrollment, an OTP will be sent to the applicant's registered number.
  • With this OTP, the competitors can select on the online entrance.
  • After it, the enrolment number and password will show up on the screen.
  • With the WBCS 2021 Application process, the enrollment number of the aspirants will be generated.

How to fill the WBCS online application?

Stage 1. Sign in with the enrollment number and password. Go to the dashboard and click on the application structures

Stage 2. Select the name of the assessment starting from the drop list given at the end of the page. Check the eligibility conditions and select the box for affirming the qualification and press proceed.

Stage 3. A form will show up on the screen demonstrating different application stages. Pick the application details.

Stage 4. Fill in the individual details and click the Save and proceed with the button given at the end.

Stage 5. Attach the Passport size photo and mark of the specified size, at that point save and proceed

Stage 6. After photo and signature, attach the mark sheets and declarations in the Add scholarly details segment.

Stage 7. In the wake of including educational details, including what you would like to prefer for the services and press save and then proceed.

Stage 8. A filled application form will show up on your screen

Stage 9. Check the WBCS application structure details. No adjustment in the WBCS application will be permitted after the fee payment is done. Click the ‘my application’ button

Stage 10. Select the application and continue to pay the fee

Stage 11. Online payment and fee payment options are accessible

Stage 12. Pay the expense and complete the application form.

Stage 13. After payment of the fees, print the application form and take it for future use.

How to pay WBCS Application Fee?

Two methods of payment of the fee are accessible to the competitors. On the web and offline mode. In the event that the students select the online payment, they can choose the bank at the payment gateway and pay the necessary.

If the competitors pick the payment via offline mode, the applicants need to create a UBI Challan and pay the expenses at the assigned bank office.

WBCS Admit Card

WBCS 2021 Admit Card

After the application procedure, the next is the WBCS Admit card for the Prelims test.

WBCS Admit card 2021 will be given by the West Bengal Public Services Commission in the month of January. The admit card is the primary document that the commission gives to the applicants for the test. It is imperative to download and check the details given in the WBCS admit card. The competitors can download the West Bengal PCS admit card from the official site in the way given beneath:

How to download the WBCS Admit Card 2021?

  • Go to the official site of WBCS
  • Enter your enlistment number or first name with date of birth.
  • Subsequent to downloading the WBCS admit card, check all the details in it
  • It is wise to take a print out copy of the admit card if you need it in your future.

How to rectify the mistake in the WBCS Admit Card?

Once you download the WBCS admit card, the aspirants have to check the provided details on it and speak with the commission immediately if you find any discrepancy in the individual details, such as name, father's name, mother's name and date of birth. These details are the impression of the official records of the West Bengal Civil Services Exam (WBCS).

Test day guidelines for WBCS

  • It is imperative to give the test in a tension-free condition. To feel certain on the day of the test, the accompanying guidelines can be followed:
  • The competitor should rest in the night prior to the test
  • The competitors could take the taxi for the test place to maintain a strategic distance from any mid-travel troubles
  • The competitors should arrive at the test centre 1 hour before the test
  • To feel okay during the test, the competitor ought to have in any event two sets of pens, eraser and the other writing material.
  • There is a negative marking in the WBCS Prelims test and henceforth mark just those answers which are known to you.
WBCS Exam Pattern

WBCS 2021 Exam Pattern

WBCS exam pattern is made by the West Bengal Public Service Commission's legitimate WBCS. Here is a quick overview of the same. The WBCS test is designed in a unique way. The WBCS test comprises the under given phases of the test. Each stage has a remarkable test design. The WBCS phases of the test are as per the following.

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Personality Test

WBCS Exam Pattern Prelims Exam

The WBCS prelims test is for the screening only and the marks made sure about in the WBCS prelims test isn't considered for the last WBCS result. The WBCS prelims test has just a single MCQ type question paper. The paper name is General Studies and it is a blend of the considerable number of themes given in the WBCS syllabus. The details of the WBCS prelims question paper is as per the following.

The time taken to solve the WBCS prelims question paper is more than two hours. The candidates who qualify in the prelims test are required to take the WBCS principle test.

WBCS Exam Pattern Main Exam

The WBCS primary test is led independently according to the group of administrations in the following way.

Gathering 'A' and 'B" administrations and posts requires coming in all the papers as referenced underneath.

Gathering 'C' and 'D' administrations and posts need to appear in the necessary papers only.

The WBCS main test is the basic piece of the WBCS test process as the marks are required to give out the last WBCS result. There are six mandatory question papers and two papers of one discretionary subject. The total number of papers in the WBCS test is Eight. The WBCS main test comprises the following:

SL.No Paper Name Marks
Paper I Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali 200
Paper-II English 200
Paper III General Studies-I - Indian History with special emphasis on National Movement Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal 200
Paper IV General Studies-II - Science and Scientific & Technological advancement, Environment, General Knowledge and Current Affairs. 200
Paper V Constitution of India and Indian Economy 200
Paper VI Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning 200
Paper VII Optional Subject – Paper I 200
Paper VIII Optional Subject – Paper II 200
Total 1600

WBCS Exam Pattern Personality Test

Every applicant who qualifies in the WBCS main test is required to take the personality test. The object of the test will be to evaluate the student's very own characteristics e.g., the sharpness of brain, intensity of clear and coherent work, academically and moral respectability, authority and furthermore the competitor's scope of interests. Every competitor will be posed a question about general interest.

The characteristics of the Personality Test are distinctive for each group. The characteristics of the character test for each gathering is characterized beneath:

Group & Post Maximum Marks
Group ‘A’ & ‘B’ 200
Group ‘C’ 150
WBCS Syllabus 2021

WBCS Syllabus

The WBCS test 2021 official prospectus characterizes the WBCS Syllabus independently for the prelims and main test. The WBCS Syllabus is an amalgamation of the traditional points and the current issues.

WBCS Syllabus Prelims test

The WBCS prelims test has just a single MCQ type question paper. The WBCS notice characterizes the WBCS prospectus for the prelims test. The time apportioned for the WBCS prelims test is two hours.

Sl. No Subject Marks
1 English Composition 25
2 General Science 25
3 Current events of National & International Importance 25
4 History of India 25
5 Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal 25
6 Indian Polity and Economy 25
7 Indian National Movement 25
8 General Mental Ability 25
Total 200

WBCS 2021 Syllabus Main Exam

The WBCS main test is the main phase of the WBCS test. There are six compulsory MCQ type question papers and two question papers of the discretionary subject.

Each necessary paper conveys 200 imprints. The time apportioned for each paper is 3 hours.

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
  • Translation from Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali to English

Paper III: General Studies-I

  • Indian History with special emphasis on the National Movement
  • Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal.

Paper IV: General Studies-II

  • Science and Scientific & Technological advancement,
  • Environment
  • Biodiversity and Coastal Regulation Zone,
  • Global Warming,
  • Industrial and Environmental Pollution,
  • Ozone Layer and related issues.
  • General Knowledge
  • Current Affairs.

Paper V:

  • The Constitution of India and Indian Economy consisting of the role and functions of the Reserve Bank of India.
  • Central State relation and devolution of central funds to state
  • Planning process and objectives of five years plan
  • Functions of RBI and Monetary policy
  • Central Finance Commission & State Finance Commission
  • Fiscal Policy of Government of India.

Paper VI: Arithmetic and Reasoning Test

Similar to that of the Compulsory Mathematics paper at the Madhyamik Examination of the Board of Secondary Education, West Bengal.

  • The forcefulness of the Arguments
  • Implication of sentences
  • Inferring from diagrams

Series: (i) Letter series, (ii) Number series,

  • The odd man out,
  • Perception test,
  • Non-verbal reasoning & Selecting the correct sequence
  • Inferring from Data, Analogy tests,
  • Symbol Interpretation,
  • Mathematical puzzles,


Ques. Is there a provision of negative marking in the WBPSC prelims or main paper?

Ans. Yes, the aspirants will be deducted in case of wrong answers to both the papers. It is usually 10% of the total mark of each question.

Ques. How many answers can a candidate write in the Nepali Language?

Ans. The WBCS main exam can only be written in English or in Bengali. However, the answers for Political Science and Botany can be written in Nepali.

Ques. Is there any kind of age relaxation for Sc/ST quota candidates?

Ans. No, there is no such provision for SC/ST candidates.

Ques. Is it necessary for a candidate to know the Bengali Language for WBPSC?

Ans. Yes, it is compulsory for candidates to read, write, and comprehend the Bengali language to sit for the WBPSC exam.

Ques. Can the exam be conducted in Online mode as well?

Ans. No, both the exams are conducted in offline mode only.

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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


mizna harmain
What about the physical standards that are needed in the WBCS exam?
kavita rani

Hi Mizna. Yes, there are certain standards for some posts. There is height standard for the West Bengal Police Service given separately for male and female candidates, which can be checked at the official website.

sadim ansari
Is there any negative marking in WBCS main exam?
kavita rani

Hi Sadim. Yes, for every wrong attempt, marks will be deducted in the WBCS preliminary and main exam. The quantum of the negative marking is 10% of the marks assigned to the question. So candidates have to attempt all the questions smartly.

What is the last date to apply for WBCS 2021?
kavita rani

Hi Swarup. Official notification was announced on December 20. The WBCS application 2021 commenced from December 24, 2020 and the deadline to apply was January 15. The WBCS prelims 2021 is scheduled to be held in March/April 2021. See other WBCS 2021 Application details here.

avik chakraborty
When wbcs 2021 notification will publish?
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Hii Avik, The official notification of WBCS 2021 has been out in the 1st week of November and the main exam will be conducted in the month of February. For more details Click Here

bablu bhandary
Sir, December, 2020 is going to complete shoertly, when wbpsc notification for 2021 will be issued
abdul nazir

Hi Bablu, The official notification for audit and accounts section recruitment will be released in December 2020 on around 15 till 30th December 2020. For different posts, different notifications will be released on separate dates. The same will be updated from time to time from WBPSC’s official website. To know more visit WBPSC exam.

shivam kumar ray
sir november is now ending , when will notification come out ?

Hi Shivam

IAS Main Exam will be on January 28 2021. And the IAS 2021 application forms will be out in March 10 2021 tentative. However you can visit on UPSC IAS APPLICATION to check out the important dates.

anal kumar murmu
When will application form released.....expected date op wbcs preliminary....please reply
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Hii anal. WBCS 2021 Notification is expected to release in month of Nov-2020 and WBCS Prelims Exam will held on 9-Feb-2021. For more details Click Here

mahamuda khatun
Sir nov month almost end still no update about wbcs 2021.please reply
abdul nazir

Hi Mahamuda, The application process for West Bengal Civil Services is expected to begin soon and the last date will probably fall in December. Any updates on the same will be informed via official website. For more details on WBCS 2021 exam click here.

prateek jain
When is exam notification expected?
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Hii Prateek. WBCS 2021 Notification is expected to release by Nov-2020. For details about WBCS 2021 please Click Here

nazneen parveen
I am a fat woman so can I apply for this

HI Nazneen

You can check here for eligibility criteria. 

arindam kumar saha
We are almost in 2nd week of november but didnot find any publication of WBCS 2021 prelims application.
arvind kumar

Hi Arindham, the application will be released on the official website soon. For details visit: WBPSC EXAM

sandesh kumar
How many times can one appear in the WBPSC exam if he or she is already a government employee?
kavita rani

Hi Sandesh. West Bengal Public Service Commission has not set any restriction on the number of times a candidate can give the exam. In case you meet the minimum eligibility criteria, you can give the exam n number of times.

shaik kabeer
Which objective type book is good for the WBPSC exam (civil engineer)?
kavita rani

Hi Shaik. For objective type, refer 'Civil engineering objectives' by Gupta and 'Civil engineering handbook' by R.S.Khurmi. Check here WBCS Exam- Recommended Books to know more about other books.

md hussain ansari
What is the age limit for the WBPSC exams?
kavita rani

Hi Md. Hussain. The lower age limit to give the WBPSE exam is 21 years while the upper age limit is 36 years. Refer here to check other details.

sheetal chib
What is the maximum age limit for the WBPSC exams in the general category?
kavita rani

Hi Sheetal. The Upper age limit is 36 years; the age relaxation is also offered to the candidates belonging to reserved category. To know more about the detailed eligibility criteria, refer here.

What are the cutoff marks of the WBPSC exam?
kavita rani

Hi Neha, WBPSC takes West Bengal Civil Services exam to appoint candidates for several state-level administrative services. You can refer here to know the WBCS Prelims cut off which was announced on 16 September 2020. 

vishal sharma
What magazines are best for the WBPSC exam?
kavita rani

Hi Vishal. Some of the best magazines to prepare for the IAS exam include Yojana, Kurukshetra, Economic and Political Weekly, and Down to Earth.