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

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West Bengal Civil Service Examination (WBCS) 2017 Preliminary examination will be held in June. After passing that exam candidates may seat for WBCS Main. Exam for WBCS Preliminary 2017 will be held at various centers on West Bengal. WBCS examination divided into 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 updated.

WBCS 2017 Examination

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


Preliminary Examination : This is an MCQ type exam. The total number of questions is 200 and each question carried 1 marks. The questions 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 graduate 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 carry 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 be 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 examinations will be held on OMR sheet and questions are MCQ type.

Personality Test : After published W.B.C.S main merit list candidates will be 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 be held on 200 marks. For Group ‘C’ this is 150 marks and for Group ‘D’ personality test will be 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 (200×6) and 400 for optional subject (2 papers)(200×2). 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.

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  1. Sir, though there is no percentage requirement in graduation for wbcs exam but in the special note of educational qualification for wbcs exam it is mentioned that while calculating percentage of graduation if one gets 49.99 percent it will be treated as less than 50 percent. why is so? ??

  2. Hello sir, your answers r very informative. I would like to know wheath the syllabus changes every year? And this syllabus is applicable for which exam, the prilim or d main?

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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