WBCS 2020 - West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) has released the application form of West Bengal Civil Services 2020 (WBCS 2020) on November 5, 2019. Candidates can fill the application form of WBCS till November 25. The notification of WBCS 2020 was released on November 4, 2019. Aspiring candidates must go through WBCS 2020 eligibility criteria before filling the application form. WBCS prelims exam is scheduled to be conducted on February 9, 2020. As per WBCS 2020 exam pattern, candidates will have to take one general studies paper for prelims exam. WBCS 2020 is a screening test for mains exam. Candidates who qualify the mains examination will be called to appear for personality test. Know more about WBCS 2020 like details about exam centres, eligibility, admit card, application, result, etc. below. WBCS is conducted annually for the recruitment of candidates at various state government posts under Group A, B, C, and D. Vacancies for this year will be announced by the Commission in due course.
Latest: WBCS 2020 Application Form Released! Apply online till Nov 25. WBCS Notification 2020 Released!
Name of the exam
Public Service Commission, West Bengal
Email-ID - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ph - 9836219994, 9836289994, 9674107555
Degree from a recognised University
21 – 36 years (before January 1, 2020)
Rs. 3,900 to Rs. 5,400 (different for different posts)
Rs. 15,600 – 42,000 + Grade Pay
WBCS 2020 Application Opens
November 5, 2019
Last date for online application
November 25, 2019
Last date to pay fee online
Last date to pay fee offline
November 26, 2019
WBCS 2020 admit card for prelims
WBCS 2020 prelims exam
February 9, 2020
To be announced
WBCS 2020 mains admit card
WBCS mains exam
Candidates can fill the application form of WBCS 2020 from November 5 to November 25, 2020. WBCS application form can be filled online on the official website, link to which will be provided here shortly. Candidates who fill more than one application form are likely to be disqualified.
Given below are the steps of filling WBCS application form -
Registration through PSC application portal
Filling personal details, contact details, qualification and other particulars asked in the application form
Payment of application fee
SC, ST, PWD (40%)
Candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria of WBCS 2020 will be able to fill the application form. WBCS eligibility criteria is provided in the notification on the basis of age, nationality and educational qualification. Reserved category candidates are given some relaxation in the upper age limit. WBCS 2020 eligibility criteria is listed below.
Unreserved Category - 21 to 36 years
SC & ST - 21 to 41 years (relaxation - 5 years)
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) - 21 to 39 years (relaxation - 3 years)
PWD - 21 to 45 years
Note - Candidates of age 20 to 21 years (born between January 1, 1999 and January 1 2000) can apply for Group-B posts. Reserved category candidates from states outside of West Bengal will be treated as unreserved.
Nationality - Indian
Educational Qualification -
A graduation degree in any discipline from a recognised university.
Ability to read, write and speak Bengali (except for candidates with Nepali as their mother tongue).
The exam body has provided the list of exam centre districts for WBCS 2020 prelims exam. WBCS exam centre details like venue, its address, etc. will be provided to registered candidates in their admit cards. List of WBCS exam centre districts for prelims is given below.
WBCS exam centres 2020 for later stages of the exam will be announced later.
The admit card of WBCS for prelims examination is expected to be released in January 2020. Admit card will be issued for each stage separately. WBCS admit card is an important document that carries information about the candidate, exam date, time, exam centre, etc. Candidates will have to log in using their registration number and DOB/password in order to download WBCS admit card. It is mandatory that the candidates carry printouts of their admit card to the exam halls along with a valid photo ID proof like Aadhar Card, PAN Card, Voter ID, etc. Candidates who fail to do so will not be permitted to take the exam.
WBPSC mentions the exam pattern of WBCS examination in the notification. WBCS exam pattern 2020 is prescribed for all stages of the exam. WBCS written examinations - prelims and mains are conducted offline. See details below.
WBCS Exam Pattern - Preliminary Exam
No. of questions
2 hours 30 minutes
Current Events of National and International Importance
History of India
Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal
Indian Polity and Economy
Indian National Movement
General Mental Ability
WBCS 2020 Exam Pattern - Mains Exam
Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali
General Studies 1 (MCQ)
General Studies 2 (MCQ)
The Constitution of India and Indian Economy including role and functions of the Reserve Bank of India (MCQ)
Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning (MCQ)
WBCS personality test contains questions related to general interest. The test will be held for 200 marks. Personality test assesses candidates’ personal qualities such as alertness of mind, power of clear and logical exposition, intellectual and moral integrity, leadership and their range of interests.
The syllabus of WBCS 2020 prelims exam comprises eight sections – English Composition, General Science, Current Events of National and International Importance, History of India, Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal, Indian Polity and Economy, Indian National Movement and General Mental Ability. Candidates who have been shortlisted for mains on the basis of WBCS 2020 prelims exam will need to appear in six compulsory papers followed by two papers of an optional subject. The detailed syllabus of WBCS mains exam has been provided below.
Drafting of Report
General Studies 1
Indian History (special emphasis on National Movement)
Geography of India (special reference to West Bengal)
General Studies 2
Scientific and Technological Advancement
General Knowledge and Current Affairs
The Constitution of India and Indian Economy including role and functions of the Reserve Bank of India
Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
Commerce and Accountancy
The exam authority will release the answer key of WBCS 2020 for prelims and mains. First, a tentative answer key will be released on which candidates will be able to raise objections on. Candidates will have to pay an objection fee for every question that they want to challenge. After all objections have been taken into consideration, a final answer key of WBCS will be published. Candidates can use WBCS answer keys to calculate their possible scores and predict qualification. Several coaching institutes also release memory based WBCS answer which are made available right after the exam has been conducted.
Candidates who qualify the stages of the exam are shortlisted on WBCS result. The exam body will release the result for each stage separately. WBCS 2020 result will be published in the form of a PDF file containing roll numbers of qualified candidates. Candidates shortlisted in the result of prelims exam will be able to appear for WBCS 2020 mains exam. Candidates who qualify mains exam will be called to appear for personality test.
The cutoff of WBCS is released category-wise for each stage of the exam. WBCS cutoff marks are the minimum marks that a candidate needs to obtain in order to qualify the exam. WBCS 2020 cutoff will be decided on the basis of number of candidates appeared for the exam, number of vacancies and difficulty of the exam. On the basis of WBCS cut off, candidates are selected for the posts as per preference.
The eligibility criteria of the WBCS is prescribed by the West Bengal Public Service Commission. It states that any candidate with an Indian nationality, falling between the age group of 21 years to 36 years and holding a bachelor's degree from a recognised university is eligible to appear in the WBCS exam.
Dear candidate, the cut off list is released by the exam conducting body is based on category. For example, if you score belong to the general category and score 90 marks, but the official cut off for general category candidates is 95, you won't be able to qualify. So, before coming to any conclusion it is always suggested to view the category-wise, official cut off list.
In the WBCS exam, the commission selects candidates 20x the number of vacancies for the mains. The number of vacancies varies each year based on the requirements in various West Bengal Government Departments. Hence, candidates are advised to read the notification carefully before applying for the posts.
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