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WBCS Exam 2022 Syllabus: Prelims and Mains Syllabus

Updated On - November 25 2021 by Vikash Jha

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WBCS Exam 2022 Prelims Exam Syllabus 

Candidates must check below detail of WBCS Exam 2022 Syllabus of Prelims:

SubjectSyllabus
EnglishSynonyms, Antonyms, Idioms and Phrases, Vocabulary test, Phrasal Verbs, same words bearing more than one meaning, use of appropriate and qualifying words
General ScienceGeneral appreciation and understanding of science, including matters of everyday observation and experience as may be expected of a well-educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific discipline
HistoryEmphasis will be on broad general understanding of the subject in its social, economic and political aspects
Geography Geography of India will relate to Physical, Social and Economic Geography of the country, including the main features of Indian Agricultural and Natural Resources with special reference to West Bengal
Indian Polity Indian Polity and Economy will test the knowledge of the country’s Political System,
Panchayatee Raj, Community Development and Planning in India, Questions on the Indian National Movement will relate to the nature and character of the Nineteenth Century Resurgence, Growth of Nationalism and Attainment of Independence
General Mental Ability Logical perception, understanding and natural conclusion

WBCS exam 2022 Main Exam Syllabus

Subject wise syllabus of WBCS Exam 2022 Main Exam Syllabus given below:

Bengali Syllabus 

PaperSection Syllabus
Paper 1Section 11) Topics from the History of Bangla Language.
  • The chronological track from Proto Indo-European to Bangla (Family tree with branches and approximate dates).
  • Historical stages of Bangla (Old, Middle, New) and their linguistic features.
  • Dialects of Bangla and their distinguishing characteristics.
  • Elements of Bangla Vocabulary.
  • Forms of Bangla Literary Prose-Sadhu and Chalit.
2) Process of Phonetic Changes in Bangla Language.
 Apinihiti (Anaptyxis), Abhishruti (Umlaut), Samibhavan (Assimilation), Svarabhakti/Viprakarsha, Svarasangati (Vowel harmony).
3) Problems of standardization and reform of alphabet and spelling and those of transliteration and Romanization.
Section 24) History of Bangla Literature.
  • Periodization of Bangla Literature: Old Bangla and Middle Bangla.
  • Roots and reasons behind the emergence of modernity in Bangla Literature.
  •  Evolution of various Middle Bangla forms: Mangal kavyas, Vaishnava lyrics, Adapted narratives (Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagavata) and religious biographies.
  • Narrative and lyric trends in the nineteenth century Bangla poetry.
  •  Development of prose.
  • Bangla dramatic literature (nineteenth century, Tagore, Post-1944 Bangla drama).
5) Tagore and Post Tagoreans (upto the decade of fifties).
6) Fiction, major authors:  Bankimchandra, Tagore, Saratchandra, Bibhutibhusan, Tarasankar, Manik.
7) Women and Bangla Literature.
  • Swarna Kumari Devi,
  • Ashapurna Devi,
  • Mahasweta Devi,
  • Rajlakshmi Devi,
  • Kabita Singha,
  • Nabanita Deb Sen 
Paper 2Section 1
  • Vaishnava Padavali (Calcutta University Publication). Phases (Parjayas): Gourchandrika, Purvaraga, Abhisar, Mathur, Prarthona.
  • Chandimangal: Kalketu episode by Mukunda (Sahitya Akademi).
  • Meghnadbadh Kavya by Michael Madhusudan Dutta - 1st, 2nd and 3rd cantos.
  • Rajani by Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay.
  • Kapalkundala by Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay.
  • Samya and Bangadesher Krishak by Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay.
  • Punascha by Rabindranath Tagore.
  • Bichitra Prabandha by Rabindranath Tagore.
  • Chacha Kahini by Sayed Muztaba Ali.
Section 2
  • Chandragupta by Dwijendralal Roy.
  • Grihadaha by Saratchandra Chattopadhyay.
  • Adhunik Bangla Kabita Selected Poems:

i) Saswati by Sudhindranath Dutta

ii) Rabindranath by Achintya Kumar Sengupta

iii) Aami Kabi Jata Kamarer by Premendra Mitra

iv) Bandir Bandana by Buddhadeb Basu

v) Amar Koifiat by Kazi Nazrul Islam

  • Prabandha Samgraha by Pramatha Choudhuri: Selected Essays: Bharatchandra, Birbal, Boipara
  • Pather Panchali by Bibhutibhusan Bandyopadhyay
  • Ekaler Galpo Sanchayan - Vol.- 1 & 2 (Calcutta University Publication).
  • elected Stories:

i) Payomukham by Jagadish Gupta

ii) Haraner Natjamai by Manik Bandyopadhyay

iii) Fossil by Subodh Ghosh

iv) Tope by Narayan Gangyopadhyay

v) Adab by Samaresh Bose

vi) Aswamedher Ghora by Dipendranath Bandyopadhyay

  • Shrestha Kavita by Jibanananda Das.
  • Jagori by Satinath Bhaduri.
  • Ebam Indrajit by Badal Sircar. 

Sanskrit Syllabus:

PaperSyllabus
Paper 1
  • Sanskrit Linguistics:-.
(i) Indo European family of languages
(ii) Phonetic Laws-Grimm’s Law, Verner’s Law, Grassmann’s Law, Collitz’s Law
(iii) Phonetic Tendencies
(iv) Development of Sanskrit- Vedic and Classical Sanskrit, Non-Aryan Influence in
Sanskrit, Contribution of Sanskrit in Linguistic Studies
  • Sanskrit Grammar- Siddhanta Kaumudi-Karaka and Samasa
  • Translation from Vedic texts into English:-
Agnisukta-1.1
Indrasukta-2.12
Suryasukta-1.115
Aksasukta-10.34
Hiranyagarbha Sukta-10.121
Devisukta-10.125
  • (i) Translation from Sanskrit into English
 Or
 (ii) Translation from English into Sanskrit
  • Paragraph in Sanskrit
Paper 2 
  •  History of Vedic and Classical Sanskrit Literature:-
(i) Vedic- Samhita, Brahmana, Aranyaka, Upanisad, Vedanga
(ii) Classical- Ramayana, Mahabharata, Asvaghosa, Bhasa, Kalidasa, Sudraka, Visakhadatta,
 Bhavabhuti, Bharavi, Bhotti, Magha, Dandi, Banabhatta.
(iii) Philosophical - Fundamental ideas of orthodox systems of Indian Philosophy
(iv) Technical - Chandas, Arthasastra, Architecture, Medicine, Mathematics
  • Texts (Meant for general acquaintance and not for minute study)
(i) Kalidasa’s Abhijnanasakuntalam and Bhavabhuti’s Uttararamacaritam
(ii) Kalidasa’s Kumarasambhavam (Canto I - V ) and Bharavi’s Kiratarjuniyam (Canto I - V )
(iii) Manusamhita (Ch. VII Sl. I-144)
(iv) Isavasyopanisad

Syllabus of Pali

Paper Syllabus
Paper 1
  • PALI LINGUISTICS :
     Unit 1 – Concepts of Linguistics, Languages and Phonetic Laws.
     Unit 2 – Concept of Homeland of Pali, Features of Pali, Pali as M.I.A., Pali & Sanskrit, Pali & Prakrits.
     Unit 3 – Short notes on Phonetic Tendencies.
  • PALI GRAMMAR :
     Unit 1 – Sandhi, Samasa, Itthipaccaya.
     Unit 2 - Karaka Vibhakti, Paccaya-Kita & Taddhita.
     Unit 3 – Conjugation, Declension, Make Sentences.
  • TRANSLATIONS :
     Unit 1 – Pali to English (unseen passages from poetry) with grammatical notes on any two words.
     Unit 2 - Pali to English (unseen passages from prose) with grammatical notes on any two words.
     Unit 3 – English to Pali.
  • ESSAY IN PALI consisting of 200 words on any one of the following topics:

Gotama Buddha, Tipiţaka, Dhamma – Vinaya, Sammāsambuddha, Paccekabuddha, Bodhisatta, Majjhima paţipadā, Ariyaaţţhangikamagga, Cattāriariyasaccāni, Dukkha, Paţiccasamuppāda, Nibbāna, Dukkhanirodhagāminīpaţipadā, Tilakkhana, Anicca, Anattā, Kammavāda.

Paper 2
  •  History of Canonical Literature : Vinayapitaka, Suttapitaka & Abhidhammapitaka.
  • Non-Canonical Literature : Extra-Canonical (Anupitaka), Commentaries (Atthakathas), Vamsa Literature.
  • History of Early Buddhism : Pre-Buddhist India, Life of Buddha, Royal Patronage, Origin of Samgha.
  • Development of Buddhism : Buddhist Councils (1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th); Buddhist Schools and Sects; Spread and Decline of Buddhism.
  • CRITICAL STUDY OF SELECTED PALI TEXTS
     UNIT-I POETRY TEXTS
     DHAMMAPADA – Yamakavagga, Appamadavagga, Cittavagga, Maggavagga, Buddhavagga
     SUTTANIPATA – Pabbajja Sutta, Padhana Sutta, Karaniya Mettasutta, Khaggavisanasutta,
     Parayanavagga - Vatthugatha.
     THERAGATHA - Kaccayana, Talaputa, Silava

     THERIGATHA - Ambapali, Subha Jivakambabanika, Kisagotami
     UNIT-II PROSE TEXTS
     Dhammacakkapavattana Sutta, Mahaparinibbana Sutta, Ariyapariyesana Sutta, Singalovada Sutta,
    Kutadanta Suttanta. How women were admitted to the Sangha, Milindapanha-Bahirakatha, Marriage of
    Visakha, Annihilation of the Sakiyas, Sibi Jataka, Dasaratha Jataka
    Explanation of Pali quotations from the prescribed texts in Pali language.

  • CRITICAL STUDY OF CHANDA AND ALAMKARA (Answers to be written in Pali language)
     UNIT-I - VUTTODAYA _ - Samavutta Chanda
     UNIT-II - SUBODHALANKARA - Yamaka, Upama, Rupaka, Vyatireka,

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