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WBCS Exam 2021 Exam Pattern: Marking Scheme, Duration

Updated On - February 01 2021 by Anusha Pachauri

WBCS Exam 2021 will be released by the West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC).  WBCS 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). 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. Candidates can go through the given mentioned article which contain all the essentials information related to WBCS Exam 2021 Exam Pattern.

WBCS Exam 2021 Exam Pattern

Candidates must check the WBCS Exam 2021 Exam Pattern to get an idea about the question paper structure, marking scheme, mode of paper and other information for better preparation. Given below are the detailed WBCS exam Pattern: 

For Preliminary examination:

  • Entrance exam contains Multiple Choice Question(MCQ) from which candidates have to select the correct option from four different options.
  • The question paper consists of 200 total questions.
  • Candidates will be awarded +1 marks for each correct response.
  • Aspirants have a total of 150 minutes to complete the question paper.
  • Question paper contains question from different subjects i.e., 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.
Subject wise marks distribution:
SubjectMarks
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: 

  • In the Main exam, there is six compulsory paper and two optional subject paper.
  • The question paper is a total of 200 Marks.
  • Candidates have a total of 180 minutes to complete the question paper.
Paper wise marking distribution:
Paper NameMarks
Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali200
English200
General Studies-I - Indian History with special emphasis on National Movement Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal200
General Studies-II - Science and Scientific & Technological advancement, Environment, General Knowledge and Current Affairs.200
Constitution of India and Indian Economy200
Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning200
Optional Subject – Paper I200
Optional Subject – Paper II200
Optional Subject List:
  • Bengali-01
  • Hindi-02
  • Sanskrit 03
  • English - 04
  • Pali - 05
  • Arabic - 06
  • Persian - 07
  • French - 08
  • Urdu - 09
  • Santali - 10
  • Comparative Literature - 11
  • Agriculture - 12
  • Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science - 13
  • Anthropology - 14
  • Botany - 15
  • Chemistry - 16
  • Civil - Engineering - 17
  • Commerce and 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
  • Psychology - 34
  • Sociology - 35
  • Statistics - 36
  • Zoology - 37

Personality Test Pattern

Given below are marking scheme of different groups:

Group Maximum Marks
Group A & B200
Group C150
Group D100

 

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