The West Bengal Public State Service Commission conducts the State Civil Services Exam known as the WBCS (West Bengal Civil Service) Exam. The exam takes place annually or whenever the Commissions announces the official date. The WBPSC examination is a three-fold process involving the Prelims, Mains and an interview.
It is a competitive exam carried on by the Government to fulfil the recruitments of various vacant groups A, B, C, D posts.
|Release of online application form||November (tentative)|
|Date of submission of online application form||November end (tentative)|
|Online application fee submit date||November end (tentative)|
|WBPSC Exam Date||January (tentative)|
|Result Declaration||February (tentative)|
WBPSC 2020 eligibility criteria were published via an official notification. It highlights the minimum bar pertaining to age requirement and educational qualification. It is different for different group services.
The WBPSC has released the WBCS age limit 2020 for the civil services examination for all the group services. The WBCS age limit for the general and others will be calculated next year.
The details of the WBCS age criteria are given below:
|For services and posts required in Group ‘A’ and ‘C’||21-36 years|
|West Bengal Police Service (i.e. Group ‘B’ service only)||20-36 years|
|For services and vacancies that are a part of Category D||21-39 years|
Note- Those candidates whose birth date lies between the 1st of January, 1999 and 1st Jan, 2000 (applicants whose age is between 20 to 21 shall apply to Group B only). Candidates from other states shall be treated as general candidates.
The WBCS age limit for SC/ST is subjected to relaxation adhering to the WBPSC 2020 notification.
The relaxation for different categories are mentioned below:
|Category||WBCS age relaxation|
|WBCS age relaxation for SC of West Bengal||5 years|
|WBCS age relaxation for ST of West Bengal||5 years|
|WBCS age relaxation for OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)||3 years|
|Persons with Disabilities (PWD)||Up to 45 years|
The educational qualification has also been released by the WBPSC Commission. Pertaining to the WBCS 2020 educational qualification standards, the candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree i.e. an undergraduate degree in any discipline from any reputed university of the central state /college. Additionally, the candidate must possess the ability to read and write in Bengali (not mandatory for those mother tongue is Nepali).
The Application Process starts from the 5th of November, 2019. The applicants must thoroughly go through the official notification before proceeding to apply online for the WBCS 2020.
WBPSC has notified the WBCS selection process of 2020 for civil services examination. The examination takes place in 3 stages-
The Prelims is a screening test to shortlist candidates for the Mains Exam. Only those who qualify the Prelims shall be eligible for the Mains and the interview. The scores obtained by the candidate in the Mains and interview is taken into account for the final selection.
|Paper type||Multiple choice questions (MCQs)|
|Subjects||General Studies General Aptitude|
Given below is a table of the topics and marks allotted to each:
|Current Events of National and International Importance||25|
|History of India||25|
|Geography of India||25|
|Indian Polity and Economy||25|
|Indian National Movement||25|
|General Mental Ability||25|
Note: This is a screening test and the marks obtained in the same shall not be added to the final score list as it is conducted only for the purpose of shortlisting.
The Mains paper consists of 6 compulsory papers having both objective and written options and 2 optional papers (only for those candidates applying for Group A or Group B). The list of all compulsory papers are mentioned below-
|Paper I||Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali||Essay type||3 hours||200|
|Paper-II||English||Essay type||3 hours||200|
|Paper III-||General Studies I||Essay type||3 hours||200|
|Paper IV||General Studies II||Essay type||3 hours||200|
|Paper V||Indian Constitution and Economy||Essay type||3 hours||200|
|Paper VI||Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning||Essay type||3 hours||200|
Optional papers- Candidate is required to choose any two optional subjects of 200 marks each and paper duration of 3 hours.
The Admit card for the Prelims Exam,2020 is available for download on the official website. The Prelims Examination is to be conducted on the 9th of February,2020. Post the Prelims, the Mains are scheduled to take place and the official notification regarding the release of the admit card will be out soon.
The WBCS 2020 result for the WBCS Prelims will be available after the completion of the Exam. The result shall be posted on the official website and will be having the name and the roll number of candidates qualifying the examination.
WBPSC releases the cut-off every year at the end of the examination. The cut-off is based on a variety of factors like the difficulty level of the examination, the average performance of the candidates as well as the number of vacancies. WBPSC is yet to release the 2020 cut-offs. Once released the same can be viewed from its official website. However, the expected cut-off for 2020 as predicted by experts is given below-
|Exam||No of posts||No fo students||Cut-off|
|WBCS 2020||-||2-3 lakhs||107 (Expected)|
Ques. What is the importance of checking the WBPSC Answer Key 2020?
Ans. Candidates can have a look at the WBPSC Answer Key,2020 to get an idea about their scores. They can accordingly plan for the future then. The answer key can be viewed from the official website itself.
Ques. How to raise objections/queries against the WBPSC Answer Key, 2020?
Ans. Candidates can raise their queries against the WBPSC Answer Key 2020 alongside proper documentary evidence. They can visit the official website and generate their complaint via the link available.
Ques. When was the WBPSC 2020 exam conducted?
Ans. The Prelims were conducted on the 9th of February, 2020 and the Mains shall be conducted from the 19th to the 26th December,2020.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.