West Bengal Civil Service Examination
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WBCS EXAM Basic Information
Updated On - April 30 2020 by Abhinandan Singh
West Bengal Civil Service(WBCS) Examination is conducted by the West Bengal Public Service Commission(WBPSC). The exam is conducted once in a year to recruit candidates for the posts of West Bengal Civil Service, West Bengal Employment Services, and various other posts. The application form of WBCS has been released on 5 November 2019. The exam is to be conducted in two stages i.e the written test and the personality test and is to be conducted in the online mode. Read this complete article to get more information about West Bengal Civil Service Exam(WBCS) 2020.
The important dates of WBCS for the academic session of 2020 are mentioned in the given below table.
|Beginning of application form||5 November 2019|
|Last date to fill the application form||25 November 2019|
|Issue date of admit card||27 January 2020|
|Date of WBCS Prelims||9 February 2020|
|Date of WBCS Mains||27-28 June 2020 and 4-5 July 2020|
All the above dates are taken from the official website of WBPCS.
The application fee structure is mentioned in the given below table.
|For General||Rs 210/- + Service charge of 1% of examination fee|
|For SC/ ST/ PwD Category||Nil|
Note: There is no application fee for candidates who are belonging to SC/ ST/ PwD categories.
The eligibility criteria of candidates who want to take admission in WBCS are mentioned in the given below table.
|Physical Standards for the posts in West Bengal Police Service in Group B Service||
Male candidates must have a minimum height of 1.65 meters.
Female candidates must have a minimum height of 1.50 meters that are subjected to the relaxation to those candidates that are belonging to Gorkhas, Garwalis, Assamese Tribals, etc.
The exam pattern of WBCS is listed below.
For Preliminary examination:
|Type of Questions||Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs)|
|Number of questions||200|
|Marks for each question||1|
|Time allowed||2.5 hours|
|Subjects||English Composition, General Science, Current events of national and international importance, India History, Geography of India regarding West Bengal, Indian Politics and Economics, India's National Movement, General Mental Ability|
For the Main examination:
|Number of papers||Six compulsory and one optional paper|
|Marks for each paper||200|
|Time allowed||3 Hours duration|
The admit card of WBCS has been released on 27 January 2020 by the official authority on its official website. Admit card will be issued separately for all the three stages i.e prelims, mains, and the personality test. All aspirants are advised to keep their admit cards until the whole admission process is completed. To download the admit card, there are the steps, that candidates must follow.
Step 1. In the first step, candidates have to visit the official website of WBPSC.
Step 2. Then click on the admit card and after that, a new page of the admit card will be opened on the desktop screen.
Step 3. Now, candidates have to enter their details such as name, date of birth, etc.
Step 4. The admit card of the candidate will be open.
Step 5. Candidates are advised to download their admit card in pdf format and must keep two-three print outs of it for future reference.
|Form Date||05 Nov - 26 Nov 2019|
|Admit card||27 Jan 2020|
|Exam Date||09 Feb 2020|
2 hours 30 minutes
Instructions:The subjects which would be included are English Composition, general science, current events of national and international importance, History of India, Geography, Indian Polity and Economy, Indian National Movement, General Mental Ability.
05 Nov 2019
26 Nov 2019
09 Feb 2020