West Bengal Civil Service Examination

Exam Date: 19 Dec 2020,26 Dec 2020

Pen & Paper Mode

Exam Date: 19 Dec 2020,26 Dec 2020

WBCS EXAM Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 210
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body: West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC)

WBCS Exam 2020: Mains Exam Date(Announced), Syllabus, Result

Updated On - August 29 2020 by Akriti Maurya

WBCS Exam 2020 is conducted by the West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC). The exam is organized at the state-level for 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 2020. 
Latest Updates: 
  • WBCS 2020 mains exam dates are 19 & 26 December 2020.

WBCS Exam 2020 Important Dates 

The important dates of WBCS for the academic session of 2020 are mentioned in the given below table.

Events and Dates of WBCS 2020
Beginning of application form5 November 2019
Last date to fill the application form25 November 2019
Issue date of admit card(Prelims)27 January 2020
Date of WBCS Prelims9 February 2020
Date of WBCS Mains19 December & 26 December 2020
Date of WBCS Prelim Exam 2020 ResultTo be announced
Date of WBCS Main Exam Admit CardTo be announced
Declaration of main exam resultTo be announced
Availability of admit card for the personality testTo be announced
Personality Test DatesTo be announced

All the above dates are taken from the official website of WBPCS.

WBCS Exam 2020 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of WBCS 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 Exam 2020 Admit Card

The admit card of WBCS Prelims exam was 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.

WBCS Exam 2020 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 pf official answer candidates can calculate their marks (approx) & to analyze their performance in the respective examination. The WBCS 2020 answer key is published on the official website i.e., pscwbonline.gov.in. The authority releases the answer key for both prelims & mains separately.

WBCS Exam 2020 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 cancelled. All the candidates who will appear in all the stages of WBCS 2020 exam will be able to check the result by using login credentials on the official website.

WBCS 2020 Selection Process

The selection process consists of the following given list:

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

WBCS Exam 2020 Application Form

The candidates can check WBCS application form 2020 details below:

  • The application process of WBCS has been released on 5 November 2020 and has been closed on 25 November 2020.
  • 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 2020 Application Fee

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

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 2020 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
  • Candidate must have a graduation degree from a recognized institute or University.
  • Candidate 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 the relaxation to those candidates that are belonging to Gorkhas, Garwalis, Assamese Tribals, etc.

WBCS Exam 2020 Highlights

Aspirants can check WBCS exam short 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/

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WBCS EXAM Important Dates

Form Date05 Nov - 26 Nov 2019
Exam Date19 Dec, 26 Dec 2020

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:

05 Nov 2019

Form End Date:

26 Nov 2019

The last date to submit the form was on 26 Nov 2019
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