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WBCS Syllabus 2023: Check Exam Pattern

WBCS Syllabus 2023 PDF Download: Check Exam Pattern – Dear Students, The WBCS Exam Syllabus 2023 PDF has been released on the official website. So, all the candidates can download the WBCS Syllabus 2023 through the direct link attached. Besides, you will find the complete details of the WBCS Selection Process 2023 and the WBCS Exam Pattern 2023 in the below sections.

WBCS Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2023 – Overview

Board NameWest Bengal Public Service Commission (WBCS)
PostsWest Bengal Civil Service (Executive) Examination
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Job LocationWest Bengal
Selection Process

WBCS Exam Pattern 2023

The WBCS question paper of the recruitment test will be 200 questions with a Maximum mark of 200 marks and All questions carry equal marks. The Exam duration of the WBCS paper will be 2 and Half Hours. for each wrong answer, a – mark will be deducted. Below the given table is for the WBCS Exam Pattern 2023.

Prelims Exam Pattern

  • Total Question – 200 Questions
  • Total Marks –  200 Marks
  • Exam Duration – 2 and a Half Hours
  • Language –
  • Mode of Exam –
  • Negative Marking – Yes
Subject NameMarksQuestions
English Composition2525
General Science2525
Current events of National & International Importance2525
History of India2525
Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal2525
Indian Polity and Economy2525
Indian National Movement2525
General Mental Ability2525

Mains Exam Pattern

SubjectsGroup ‘A’Group ‘B’Group ‘C’Group ‘D’
Language Paper (Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali)200200200200
English Paper200200200200
General Studies – Paper I200200200200
General Studies-Paper II200200200200
Constitution of India and the Indian Economy200200200200
Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning200200200200
Optional Subject – (One subject: Two papers of 200 marks each)400400NANA
Personality Test200200150100
Total Marks1800180013501300
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Subject Wise – WBCS Syllabus 2023


1. English Composition

  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Vocabulary Test
  • Phrasal Verbs
  • Homophones
  • Fill in the qualifying words

2. General Science

  • General Appreciation
  • Understanding of science
  • Matters of everyday observation
  • Experience as expected from an educated person not having made special studies of scientific disciplines

3. Current Events of National and International Importance

  • Significant events affecting India and its relations with the world

4. History of India

  • Ancient
  • Medieval
  • Modern

5. Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal

  • Physical Geography
  • Social Geography
  • Economic Geography

6. Indian Polity and Economy

  • Indian Constitution
  • Panchayati Raj
  • Constitutional Bodies, etc.

7. Indian National Movement

  • Nature and character of Nineteenth-Century Resurgence
  • Growth of Nationalism
  • Attainment of Independence

8. General Mental Ability

  • Logical Reasoning
  • Common Aptitude


Paper 1Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ SantaliLetter writing (within 150 words)Drafting of Report (within 200 words)Precis WritingCompositionTranslation from English to Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali
Paper 2EnglishLetter writing (within 150 words)Drafting of Report (within 200 words)Precis WritingCompositionTranslation from Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali to English
Paper 3General Studies – IIndian History with an emphasis on National MovementGeography of India with special reference to West Bengal
Paper 4General Studies-IIScience and Scientific & Technological advancementEnvironmentGeneral KnowledgeCurrent Affairs
Paper 5The Constitution of India and the Indian EconomyRole of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)Functions of RBI
Paper 6ArithmeticSimilar to the Mathematics paper at the Madhyamik Examination of the Board of Secondary Education, West Bengal.
Test of ReasoningAnalytical Reasoning: Data Sufficiency Logical Reasoning:Logical DeductionForcefulness of the ArgumentsImplication of sentencesInferring from diagramsSeries:Letter seriesNumber seriesInferring from DataAnalogy testsSymbol InterpretationMathematical puzzlesOdd man outPerception testNon-verbal reasoningSelecting correct sequence

WBCS Syllabus 2023 – Download Link

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WBCS Syllabus 2023 – FAQs

Q.1 For how many marks, WBCS Exam will be held?

WBCS Exam will be held for 200 Marks.

Q.2 Who is conducting the WBCS Exam?

The officials of the West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBCS) are conducting the WBCS Exam.

Q.3 What is the Exam duration for WBCS Exam?

The Exam duration for WBCS Exam is 150 Minutes.

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