WBCS 2017 Examination all update information, Changes | Notification and Syllabus for WBCS

West Bengal Civil Service Examination (WBCS) 2017 Preliminary examination will held on June. After passed that exam candidates may seat for WBCS Main. Exam for WBCS Preliminary 2017 will held on various centers on West Bengal. WBCS examination divided on four groups viz, A, B, C & D. This year some changes on WBCS examination will occur. Know all the info about WBCS 2017 examination and stay update.

West Bengal Civil Service 2017 examination will held on 3 steps. On first step objective type questions on Preliminary examination. This is only a screening test. After passed the Preliminary examination candidates may seat for WBCS Main examination. And successful candidates will called for Personality Test. After that the merit list will published. This is the whole process for W.B.C.S 2017 examination.

Preliminary Examination : This is a MCQ type exam. Total number of questions are 200 and each question carried 1 marks. Question will set from 'General Studies'. The subjects from which Preliminary questions will come :
1. English Composition.
2. General Science.
3. Current Events.
4. Indian History.
5. Indian Geography.
6. Indian Economics & Politics.
7. Indian National Fights.
8. Mental Ability Test (MAT).
Each subject carries 25 marks. Total 200 marks. Total time for this examination is 2:30 hour. List of Best Books for WBCS Preliminary Preparation Click Here. All the question will be graduation level.

Main Examination : On W.B.C.S Main examination there are 6 compulsory paper and 1 optional subject (only for Group 'A' and Group 'B' candidates). Optional subject has 2 papers. Each compulsory and optional papers will carries 200 marks. And total times for each paper is 3 hour.
The optional subjects with code number are : Bengali (01), Hindi (02), Sanskrit (03), English (04), Pali (05), Arabic (06), Parchian (07), Farsi (08), Urdu (09), Santali (10), Comparative Literature (11), Agriculture (12), Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science (13), Anthropology (14), Botany (15), Chemistry (16), Civil Engineering (17), Commerce & 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), Sycology (34), Sociology (35), Statics (36), Zoology (37).
There are six compulsory papers. For Paper-I and Paper-II conventional written test will held. And other four compulsory papers are;
1. General Studies-I
2. General Studies-II
3. The constitution of India and Indian economic including role and functions of Reserve Bank of India.
4. Arithmetic and Rising test.
These four subject examination will held on OMR sheet and questions are MCQ type.

Personality Test : After published W.B.C.S main merit list candidates will called for personality test. Questions asked from candidate's interested subjects. Candidates merit, capability, leadership all the habits are checked here. For Group 'A' and 'B' Personality Test will held on 200 marks. For Group 'C' this is 150 marks and for Group 'D' personality test will held on 100 marks.

Marks distribution on various Groups : Know the total marks of W.B.C.S Main examination for every four groups.
For Group 'A' and 'B', 1200 marks for 6 compulsory papers (200x6) and 400 for optional subject (2 papers)(200x2). For Personality Test 200 marks. So, total marks for Group 'A' and 'B' is 1800.
For Group 'C', 1200 for 6 compulsory papers and 150 for Personality Test. So total marks 1350.
And for Group 'D', 1200 for compulsory 6 papers and 100 for Personality Test. So, total marks 1300.

This is the details update information about W.B.C.S 2017 examination keep touch with us for more info. You can visit the official website of West Bengal Public Service Commission for more info, www.pscwb.org.in. Please post your valuable comment for this blog.


  1. How mjch i have to score out of 1200 in 6 compulsry papers to secure my place in merit list and how much i have tk score out of 400 in optional paper (hhistory) for group-B . Please reply.

    1. There is no any official or specific declaration about the cut off marks on WBCS Main exam. But the cut off marks roll in between 100-110.

    2. thanks brother !!
      and you are saying that cutoff will be roll in b/w 100-110 .. so this marks is out of 400 or it is out of 200 .. please clarify

    3. The cut off marks in WBCS Preliminary exam is 100 to 110 out of 200 marks.

  2. What are the key differences between UPSC CSE preparation and WBCS (Exe.) preparation? I am preparing for UPSC 2017, do I need to prepare for WBCS separately?

    1. Both the UPSC CSE and WBCS exams are not completely similar to each other. The questions of WBCS exam are on the basis of knowledge of root learning and long term memory power. There is not so much difference between this two exam. As you say that you are preparing for UPSC CSE, then you don't have take preparation for WBCS exam. Just practice the question papers of WBCS questions to understand the question format.

  3. where do i get the previous year question papers

    1. Hello Sweetie, you can get WBCS previous year questions papers from this link, https://goo.gl/jWn3kC

  4. Replies
    1. Hello Bikramadity, for WBCS preparation you have read the the History and Geography books form 6th to 10th standard. You may also follow,
      1.Indian Administration by S.R.Maheswari

      2.Indian Economy by Mishra and Puri

      3.Indian History & Indian National Movement by Arihant Publishers

      4.Current affairs by R.S Agarwal

      5. Numerical Analysis by S.S.Sastry.

      This books will help you for your WBCS preparation.

  5. The site for registering for Wbsc is not opening. its displaying error. what shoid I do

  6. Sir/madam
    Kindly help me the site (www.pscwb.org.in) is not working.i am willing to appear this year 2017. Please help and suggest in this regard.
    Thank you

    1. Hello friend, you may visit the Online Application portal, https://www.pscwbonline.gov.in/apps/register/registration.html for apply WBCS 2017 Examination. There is few problems on the server for that tile problem arise.

    2. so what will the applicants do????wait for the server to get ok till the last date??? i am so tired of just filling up the wbcs form....

    3. Hello, on my previous reply I mentioned a web link for apply, you may try through this link. Otherwise contact to the helpline or to the authority about this issue.

  7. Thank you sir!!
    I have filled my application form

  8. Hello sir please tell me the examination date of wbcs executive preliminary so that i book my ticket because I am from delhi please sir help me.

    1. Hello, the Preliminary exam date for WBCS 2017 is 29th January. There is no any notice available for the date change.

  9. But sir in website 29th jan and june both are shown so which one are correct.


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