West Bengal Civil Service Examination

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  • Exam Conducting Body: West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC)

WBCS Exam 2023: Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus

Updated On - February 27 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

WBCS Exam 2023 or West Bengal Civil Services Examination Application Form has been released from 03 March 2023. The last date to apply online is 24 March 2023. WBCS exam will be conducted by the West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC). The exam is organized at the state level for the recruitment of candidates for the posts of West Bengal Civil Service and various other posts. W.B.C.S. (Exe.) etc. examination consists of two parts -Written Examination and Personality Test. Written Examination will be held in two successive stages, viz., Preliminary Examination (Objective MCQ Type) and Main Examination (Both Objective MCQ Type and Conventional Type). Candidates can read the complete article to know more about the WBCS 2023.

Latest Updates

  • The West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) has announced that the registration process for the West Bengal Civil Service (WBCS) Exam 2023 will commence on February 28, 2023.
  • Candidates who wish to apply for the WBCS Exam 2023 can register online at the official website of WBPSC, wbpsc.gov.in.
  • The last date to apply for the WBCS Exam 2023 is March 21, 2023. Candidates are advised to complete the registration process before the deadline to avoid any last-minute issues.
  • The WBCS Exam 2023 will consist of three stages: Preliminary Exam, Main Exam, and Personality Test.
  • The Preliminary Exam is expected to be held on June 4, 2023, and the Main Exam is likely to take place in November 2023.
  • The exam will be conducted in offline mode and will consist of multiple-choice questions.
  • Candidates who qualify for the Preliminary Exam will be eligible to appear for the Main Exam.
  • The WBCS Exam 2023 is a highly competitive exam, and candidates are advised to prepare well in advance to secure a good rank.

WBCS 2023 Exam Status

Following table shows the status of the WBCS 2023 exam:


West Bengal Civil Service Examination 2023 Status

Registration Started
Exam date announced

WBCS Exam 2023 Important Dates 

The important dates of WBCS for the academic session of 2023 are mentioned in the table given below.

WBCS 2023 Schedule
Date of WBCS Recruitment Notification 2023 Release26 February 2023
Starting of Application Form Fill up03 March 2023
Last Date of WBCS 2023 Form fill up24 March 2023
Fee Submission Last Date24 March 2023
Edit Window01 to 07 April 2023
Preliminary Exam Date for WBCS 202319th June 2023
Mains Exam Dateto be announced

WBCS Exam 2023 Admit Card

The admit card of the WBCS Prelims exam 2023 has been released by the official authority on its official website. WBCS  Exam 2023 Admit cards will be issued separately for all 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 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 printouts of it for future reference.

WBCS Exam 2023 Answer Key

West Bengal Public Service Commission publishes the official answer key once the prelims & mains examination gets over as per the schedule. With the help of an official answer, candidates can calculate their marks (approx) & to analyze their performance in the respective examination. The WBCS 2023 answer key will be published on the official website, i.e., pscwbonline.gov.in. The authority releases the answer key for both prelims & mains separately.

WBCS Exam 2023 Result 

WBCS Exam 2023 Result The names of the candidates called to Personality Test and those recommended for appointment will be published provisionally subject to the determination of eligibility of the candidates in all respects and verification of original certificates etc. If at any stage of such verification any candidate is found ineligible, his / her candidature/allotment will be canceled. All the candidates who will appear in all the stages of the WBCS 2023 will be able to check the result by using login credentials on the official website.

WBCS 2023 Selection Process

Selection of the candidates will be based on their performance in the preliminary exam, main exam, personality test, and medical examination of Public Service Commission, West Bengal exam 2023. 
  • Preliminary Examination

First candidates have to appear in the Pre Examination. Those who will qualify for this round will be called for the main examination.

  • Main Examination

After the successful conduction of the preliminary examination. Mains examination qualified candidates will be called for a personality test.

  • Personality Test

Candidates shortlisted for Personality Tests will be required to specify the order of their preference for the posts or services to which they have applied. Choice of preference thus exercised will be deemed to be final and no alteration thereafter will be allowed.

  • Medical Examination

Candidates who will be selected for appointment will have to go through the medical examination for the certificates of their fitness for Government service in the form prescribed for the purpose.

WBCS Exam 2023 Application Form

The candidates can check the WBCS Exam 2023 Application form details below:
  • Candidates can fill the application form through online mode only by visiting the official website of the West Bengal Public Service Commission(WBPSC).
  • Those candidates who are applying for the first time in the exam have to click on the "One Time Registration" link.

WBCS 2023 Application Fee

The application fee structure is mentioned in the table given below.

CategoryApplication Fee
For GeneralRs 210/- + Service charge of 1% of examination fee 
For SC/ ST/ PwD CategoryNil

Note: There is no exemption of fee for SC/ ST/ PwD categories of other states.

WBCS Exam 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The WBCS eligibility of candidates who want to take admission is mentioned in the given below table.

Age limit
  • Candidate's age for the posts of Group A and C must not be less than 21 years of age and should not exceed 36 years at the time of admission. 
  • Candidate's age for the posts of Group B must not be less than 20 years of age and should not exceed 36 years at the time of admission.
  • Candidate's age for the posts of Group D must not be less than 21 years of age and should not exceed 39 years at the time of admission.
  • Candidate must be a citizen of India either by birth or by registration, and
  • Those other nationals declared by the Government of India are also eligible to apply for admission.
Educational Qualifications
  • The candidate must have a graduation degree from a recognized institute or University.
  • Candidates must have the ability to read, write, and speak in Bengali, not applicable for those candidates whose birth language is Nepali.
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 relaxation to those candidates that are belonging to Gorkhas, Garwalis, Assamese Tribals, etc.

WBCS Age Limit 2023

THe following is the age limit to apply for West Bengal Civil Services Exam:

WBCS 2023 Age Limit
Post NameAge
Group A, Group C21 to 36 Years
Group B20 to 36 Years
Group D21 to 39 Years

WBCS Exam 2023 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of the WBCS exam is listed below.

For Preliminary examination:
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions(MCQs)
Number of questions200
Maximum marks200
Marks for each question1
Time allowed2.5 hours(150 Minutes)
SubjectsEnglish 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


English Composition25
General Science25
Current events of National & International Importance25
General Mental Ability25
History of India25
Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal25
Indian Polity and Economy25
Indian National Movement25
For the Main examination: 
Number of papersSix compulsory and one optional paper
Marks for each paper200
Time allowed3 hours duration(180- Minutes)

WBCS 2023 Selection Process

The selection process consists of the following given list:

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Examination
  • Personality Test
  • Medical Examination

WBCS Exam 2023 Highlights

Aspirants can check the WBCS exam summary below in the given table:

Exam NameWBCS exam or West Bengal Public Service Commission exam
Conducting bodyPublic Service Commission, West Bengal
LevelState Level
FrequencyOnce a year
WBCS official websitehttp://pscwbapplication.in/
Application LInkApply Here

About Public Service Commission, West Bengal

The Public Service Commission, West Bengal was formed on 01 April 1937 by the Government of India. PSCWB is the state agency authorized to conduct the Civil Services Examination for entry-level appointments to the various Civil Services of the state of West Bengal in India.  The PSCWB Performs various functions which include conducting examinations for appointment to Civil Services and posts under the State Government and advising the State Government on all matters relating to methods of recruitment to Civil Services and posts, on the principles to be followed in making appointments to Civil Services and posts and in making promotions and transfers from one service to another, on the suitability of candidates for such appointments, promotions or transfers and all disciplinary matters affecting a person serving under the State Government in a civil capacity and on certain other matters.

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WBCS EXAM Important Dates

Form Date03 Mar - 24 Mar 2023

West Bengal Civil Service Examination Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

2 hours 30 minutes

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :


Negative Marking:



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.

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Form Start Date:

03 Mar 2023

Form End Date:

24 Mar 2023

The last date to submit the form was on 24 Mar 2023
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