WBCS 2021 has announced West Bengal Civil Services Prelims revised exam dates. The WBCS exams are going to take place on 27, 28, 29, and 31 August 2021. Therefore, the candidates who have applied for the West Bengal Public Service Commission recruitment exam must check the revised WBCS Prelims exam dates. Candidates can check the WBCS 2021 exam date for Prelims and Mains papers, from the official website, wbpsc.gov.in. The candidates must check all the latest WBCS notifications, post vacancies, WBCS admit card, exam pattern, syllabus, results, counselling, etc from this article.
WBCS 2021 Exam Status
The West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) has released the revised exam dates of the WBCS Prelims exam 2021 on its website. Candidates can check the West Bengal Civil Services exam status from the table given below:
Name of the examination
Important Dates (announced)
West Bengal Audit & Accounts Service Recruitment (Prelims) Examination, 2020
August 7, 2021
West Bengal Civil Service (Prelims) Examination, 2021
August 22, 2021
West Bengal Civil Service (Main) Examination, 2020
August 27, 28, 29 and 31, 2021
WBCS 2021 Important Dates
The aspirants of the West Bengal Civil Services exam must check the WBPSC exam date 2021 from all the latest job advertisements. The official authorities will announce the exam dates along with the advertisement form on its website. However, for the ease of the candidates we have also given the important schedule of the WBCS exam in the table given below:
WBCS 2021 Notification
20 December 2020
WBCS 2021 Application started
24 December 2020
WBCS 2021 Application closed(Online Mode)
15 January 2020
WBCS 2021 Application closed(Off-line Mode)
16 January 2020
WBCS Prelims 2021
22 August 2021
WBCS Answer key 2020
WBCS Result for Prelims
WBCS Main exam
27, 28, 29, 31 August 2021
WBCS Main exam result
To be notified
To be notified
WBCS Final Result
To be notified
WBCS 2021 Application Form
The official authority of WBPSC will invite the application form for the recruitment of civil services posts in the state. So the candidates who are aspiring for the state government jobs must apply for West Bengal Civil Service Exam 2021. The WBCS Application Form for the recruitment of various Group A, B, C, D level posts in the state government offices and its subordinates in West Bengal. The application form of WBCS will be in online mode only. Candidates can apply online through the link provided in this article. They must enter all the details and submit the duly filled form along with the application fees before the deadline. The application form correction window will be notified on the website, once the application process is completed.
How to Apply for West Bengal Civil Services Exam 2021?
The civil services exam in West Bengal is conducted by the West Bengal Public Service Commission. So, the official authority will release the WBPSC 2021 Notification application form on its website. Candidates must apply online mode only. The steps to fill the online WBPSC application form are given below:
- Initially, the candidates must visit the official website of the West Bengal Public Service Commission, wbpsc.gov.in.
- Now, click on the “New User Registration” button given on the homepage. A new page will open on the screen where the candidates will have to enter all their details.
- Upon completing the registration, Login using the User ID and Password.
- Further, you must complete the application form by filling in all the personal details, qualifications, contact information, etc.
- Upload your photograph and signature in the same prescribed format.
- Next, click on Pay Application fees and make the payment through online mode.
- In the last step, Preview the application form, check all the details carefully, and finally click on the Submit button.
- Candidates can take a print of the application form and save it for future references.
WBPSC Application Fees
The candidates must pay the application fees for the West Bengal Civil Service exam. The WBPSC application fees for various social categories are different. The payment of application fees can be done through Debit/ Credit/ Net Banking and other UPI payment methods. This fee is non-refundable in any case. Check the details of the category-wise application fees given below:
WBCS Application Fee
Rs. 210/- + Service Charge 1% of Examination Fee subject to a minimum of Rs.5/- for online payment through debit/credit card plus service charge /GST as applicable as Govt. Duty or Service Charge of Rs.5/- Net Banking or Service Charge of Rs.20/- only for payment through Bank Counter (off-line payment).
SC/ ST (West Bangal candidates)
(physical disability of 40% and above)
WBCS Recruitment Eligibility Criteria
The West Bengal Public Service Commission decides the minimum requirements for the candidates to apply for the exam. Only those applicants who fulfill the minimum qualification, age limit, and physical standards must fill the WBCS recruitment form for various posts. The eligibility criteria for various posts will be given along with the advertisement. Therefore, before filling the application form, the applicants must carefully read the eligibility criteria. We have given a few basic requirements to apply for the WBPSC recruitment exam. Check the eligibility criteria for WBCS as given below:
- The candidate must be a Citizen of India. He/ She should have the Domicile of West Bengal to avail the reservation benefits.
- An applicant must be able to speak/ read/ write Bengali.
- The age limit for various posts are given below:
Level of the Post
Group A & C
21 to 36 years
20 to 36 years
21 to 39 years
Relaxation of Age for Reserved Category Candidates
The candidates from reserved categories are eligible for the benefit of age relaxation. The age limit for the special category of candidates are given below:
SC, ST, BC (non-creamy layer)
WBCS Recruitment 2021 Selection Process
Candidates who have applied for the WBPSC recruitment exam must check the selection method so that they can prepare themselves for the screening process. The official authority will recruit the candidates for various posts under the state government offices on the basis of the following criteria:
- Written Examination- The candidates will be selected on the basis of the written exam. There are two papers, Preliminary and Mains. The WBCS Pre exam is Objective type. However, the Mains exam has both Objective and Theory based questions. Only those candidates who qualify in the Preliminary paper are eligible to appear in the Mains exam.
- Personality Test and Written Interview- Those candidates who are shortlisted in the written exam are eligible to participate in the Interview and Personality Screening Test.
WBCS Exam Pattern
The written exam of West Bengal Civil Services Preliminary and Mains Paper is based on the exam pattern decided by the WBPSC. Therefore, the candidates must check the WBCS exam pattern and marking scheme before appearing for the exam. With the help of the WBPSC exam pattern, candidates can get an idea about the Pre and Mains paper. The marking scheme and exam pattern of WBCS is given below:
WBCS Preliminary Exam Pattern
The marking scheme and exam pattern of the WBCS preliminary exam is given below:
Number of Questions in WBCS Pre Exam
Question Paper type
WBCS Mains Exam Pattern
The candidates who are selected in the Preliminary exam are eligible to sit for the Mains paper. The exam pattern and details of WBCS Mains paper are given below:
200 (for each paper)
3 hours (for each paper)
Question Paper Type
Written (Paper 1, 2)
Objective ( Paper 3, 4, 5,6 )
WBCS Personality Test
The final screening process of the West Bengal Civil Services exam is the Personality Test that includes, Personal Interview and viva. The marking scheme of personality test for various posts are given below:
Group of the Post
Group A & B
Syllabus of WBCS Exam 2021
The candidates who have applied for the West Bengal PSC exam must check the syllabus and important topics for the exam. The syllabus of WBCS will be available on the official website. With the help of the syllabus, the candidates can prepare for the exam more effectively and score maximum marks in the exam. However, the students can also check the important topic for both the Preliminary and Mains papers of the WB Civil Services exam from this article. The syllabus of the WBPSC exam is given below.
WBCS Preliminary Exam Syllabus
The Preliminary exam of the WB Public Service Commission exam contains only one paper on General Studies. The topics which are important for the Preliminary exam of WBCS are given below:
Current events of National & International Importance
History of India
Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal
Indian Polity and Economy
Indian National Movement
General Mental Ability
WBCS Mains Exam Syllabus
The West Bengal Mains exam consists of six compulsory papers and one optional paper. The main papers of the WBCS Mains exam are given below:
Name of the Paper
The Constitution of India and Indian Economy
Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning
West Bengal Civil Services Exam Optional Paper
Candidates will also have to choose one optional paper from the list of subjects provided by the exam authority. The list of subjects along with their subject codes given below:
18-Commerce and Accountancy
13-Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
WBCS Admit Card 2021
Once the application process of the West Bengal Civil Services recruitment is over, the official authorities will issue the admit card to the eligible candidates. The important details about the admit card of WBCS are mentioned below:
- The hall ticket of the West Bengal Civil Services Exam will be in Online mode.
- Candidates can download the admit card from the official website in PDF format.
- A direct link to access the admit card will be given in the latest updates section of this article.
- The WBCS admit card contains details like the name of the exam, date, day, examination centre, things to carry inside the exam hall, important instructions for the candidates.
- Check all the details printed on the admit card after downloading it from the website.
- Candidates must carry the hall ticket on the day of the exam.
- All the students must carry a photo identity proof with the admit card.
- The admit card should not be torn or tampered with.
- Candidates must keep a copy of the hall ticket for any future use.
Answer Key of WBCS Exam
The official authority of the West Bengal Public Service Commission will issue the answer key of the WBCS recruitment exam. The importance of the WBCS answer key is given below:
- The provisional answer key of WBPSC will be released one or two days after the exam.
- Candidates can access the Preliminary exam answer key from the link given on the official website.
- With the help of the WBCS answer key, you can match your response and calculate the tentative marks.
- You can raise objections/ challenge the answer key of WBCS within the given time.
- The final answer key will be released after scrutinizing all the objected answers.
- There will be no amendments made after the release of the final answer key.
WBCS Result 2021
After the completion of all the stages of the screening process, the official authority will announce the WCS Result on the website. The result/ scorecard of the WBPSC exam contains the following details:
- The result of the West Bengal Civil Services Exam will be released on the official website.
- This result will be on the basis of the aggregate marks scored by the candidates in all the tests.
- The result will be declared separately for each stage of the exam.
- Only those candidates who qualify for the exam will be able to participate in the further screening process.
- Save a copy of the WB PSC result for future references.
West Bengal Civil Service Exam Cut Off 2021
The examination council will release the cut off marks for the selection of the candidates. The WBCS Cut Off contains the following details:
- The cut off marks will be released along with the result of the exam.
- The WBPSC cut off list will be available in pdf format on the website.
- This cut off list will be released for each social category of the candidates.
- Only those candidates who qualify for the cut off marks will be eligible to take part in the counselling process.
- Candidates need to score at least 65% marks in the Preliminary exam to qualify for the WBCS mains paper.
- The cut off list is different for every year.
List of WBCS Exam Centres
The West Bengal Civil Services exam takes place across different test centres in the state. Candidates can check the test centres and centre codes for WB Public Services Exam from the list given below:
City of the Exam Centre
Highlights of WBCS Exam
The overview of the West Bengal Civil Services exam is given below:
Name of Exam
West Bengal Civil Services (WBCS)
Exam Conducting Body
West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC)
Two Stages (Written & Personality Test)
Type of Post
Group of Post
A, B, C, D
West Bengal Public Service Commission, also known as WBPSC, is a government body that conducts the recruitment process for various Group level posts. The candidates who are selected through WBPSC are posted in the state government offices and its subordinated in West Bengal. The commission conducted the written exam, personal interviews, physical test, counselling process of the eligible candidates.