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West Bengal Public Service Commission (Exam Pattern) 2020

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Oct 7, 2020

The West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) directs the state Civil Services Exam named WBCS Exam. The exam happens yearly or as and when the Commission declares the date. The WBPSC exam is a three-level assessment Preliminary, Mains, and Interview.

Most recent update on WBPSC State Civil Services Exam/WBCS (EXE) Exam 2019, 2020, 2021.

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WBPSC has released the overhauled plan for the WBCS (EXE) Mains Examination 2020 and WBCS (EXE) Prelims Examination 2021. According to the most recent update, WBCS Mains 2020 will happen from 19th to 26th December 2020. Prior it was planned from 27th June 2020 forward yet was deferred in the midst of the Covid-19 flare-up.

WBCS Prelims 2021 has been booked for seventh February 2021. In any case, the commission on 4th August 2020, through a notification referenced that these dates are provisional and can change as an impact to lockdowns because of the COVID-19 emergency. It additionally referenced that the real dates of the assessments will be declared through a different notice on WBPSC official site.

The WBCS Admit Card will be released three weeks before the mains assessment 2020. Applicants can check how to download WBCS concede card for forthcoming mains assessment, from the connected article.

WBPSC 2019 Mains result is required to be delivered by September 2020 while WBCS Prelims 2020 outcome is relied upon to be delivered by September/October 2020. Competitors can check the WBCS Prelims 2020 Answer Key by downloading the WBCS Prelims 2020 that occurred on 19th February 2020.

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WBPSC (EXE) Exam Highlight

Exam Name WEST BENGAL CIVIL SERVICE (EXE.) etc. EXAMINATION
WBPSC Exam
WBCS Exam
PSCWB Exam
WB PSC Exam
Conducting Body West Bengal Public Service Commission
Purpose of exam Recruitment for Group A, B,C, D Services
The pattern of WBPSC Exam WBPSC Civil Services Exam in three stages:
  1. Preliminary- 1 paper
  2. Mains- 8 papers (6 compulsory and 2 Optionals) (MCQ/Descriptive Test)
  3. Interview
WBPSC Vacancy The WBPSC vacancies vary every year:
2020 – To be announced
2019 – To be announced
Exam Date 2021 Prelims – 07-02-2021
2020 Prelims – 09-02-2020
Mains – 19-12-2020 to 26-12-2020
Exam Notification 2021 – Notification yet to be out

Eligibility of Exam

Some factors takeaway focuses on official WBCS notice regarding eligibility are:

  • An applicant must be an Indian resident (either common or by enrollment.)
  • The applicant must have great wellbeing and character and appropriateness in all regards for appointment to Government administration.
  • Aspirants ought to have the option to peruse, compose and talk in Bengali (Candidates whose primary language is Nepali are barred)

Least WBCS Age Limit for:

  • Group A and C – 21 years
  • Group B – 20 years (For West Bengal Police Service as it were)
  • Group D – 21 years

Greatest WBCS Age Limit for:

  • Group A and C – 36 years (As on January 1 of the time of the assessment)
  • Group B – 36 years (As on January 1 of the time of the assessment)
  • Group D – 39 years (As on January 1 of the time of the assessment)

Those competitors whose date of birth lies between the 1st January 1999 and the 1st January 2000 [i.e. whose age is between 20 and 21 years as on 01.01.2020] may apply for Group B as it were.

West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) Exam Pattern

Preliminary Exam Pattern

The Preliminary assessment comprises target type questions (MCQs). There will be a sum of 200 questions for 200 marks. Competitors simply need to mark one alternative which they think is right.

Subject Marks Duration
English Composition 25 2.30 hours
General Science 25
Current Events 25
History of India 25
Geography of India 25
Indian Polity and Economy 25
Indian National Movement 25
General Mental Ability 25

Main Exam Pattern

The Main Examination comprises spellbinding sort questions. This test is separated into two segments for example compulsory paper and optional paper. Competitors need to respond to the questions as chosen as the optional subject and for all necessary subjects.

Paper Subject Group A Group B
Paper1 Bengali / Hindi / Urdu 200 200
Paper2 English 200 200
Paper3 General Studies 1 200 200
Paper4 General Studies 2 200 200
Paper5 The Constitution of India India 200
Paper6 Arithmetic 200 200
Paper7 Optional Subject 200 200
Paper8 Personality Test 200 200
Total Marks 1800 1800

WBPSC Exam Preparation

The WBCS Exam Syllabus is somewhat related to the IAS Exam. The UPSC Exam begins its enrollment cycle in the month of February and it ordinarily announces the final result continuously of April/May of one year from now. The UPSC test measure takes one and a half years, like WBPSC which likewise finishes its recruitment system in a similar time-range.

The WBPSC Mains Exam has below-given eight compulsory papers:

  • English Composition
  • General Science
  • Current Events of National and International Importance
  • History of India
  • Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal
  • Indian Polity and Economy
  • Indian National Movement
  • General Mental Ability

The WBPSC Mains Exam has below-given six compulsory papers:

  • Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali
  • English
  • General Studies-I
  • General Studies-II
  • The Constitution of India & Indian Economy with the role and functions of Reserve Bank of India
  • Arithmetic & Test of Reasoning

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

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