WBCS 2020
Aayushi madavi, 05 Nov 2019, #WBPCS

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!

WBCS 2020 - Overview

Name of the exam

WBCS Recruitment

Conducting body

Public Service Commission, West Bengal

Exam category

State level

Exam mode

Offline

Stages

Prelims

Mains

Personality Test

Official website

http://pscwbapplication.in/

Contact details

Email-ID - pscwbhelp@gmail.com

Ph - 9836219994, 9836289994, 9674107555

Qualification

Degree from a recognised University

Age limit

21 – 36 years (before January 1, 2020)

Grade Pay

Rs. 3,900 to Rs. 5,400 (different for different posts)

Pay scale

Rs. 15,600 – 42,000 + Grade Pay


WBCS 2020 - Exam Dates

Event

Date

WBCS 2020 Application Opens

November 5, 2019

Last date for online application

November 25, 2019

Last date to pay fee online

November 25, 2019

Last date to pay fee offline

November 26, 2019

WBCS 2020 admit card for prelims

January 2020

WBCS 2020 prelims exam

February 9, 2020

Prelims result

To be announced

WBCS 2020 mains admit card

To be announced

WBCS mains exam

To be announced

Mains result

To be announced

Personality Test

To be announced


WBCS Application Form 2020

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.

Steps to fill WBCS 2020 Application Form

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

WBCS Application Fee

Category

Amount

Unreserved, OBC

Rs. 210

SC, ST, PWD (40%)

No Fee


WBCS Eligibility Criteria 2020

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.

  • Age -

  1. Unreserved Category - 21 to 36 years

  2. SC & ST - 21 to 41 years (relaxation - 5 years)

  3. OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) - 21 to 39 years (relaxation - 3 years)

  4. 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 -

  1. A graduation degree in any discipline from a recognised university.

  2. Ability to read, write and speak Bengali (except for candidates with Nepali as their mother tongue).

WBCS 2020 Exam Centres

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.

Code

Districts

Code

Districts

01

Kolkata (North)

11

Tamluk

02

Kolkata (South)

12

Bankura

03

Baruipur

13

Berhampore

04

Diamond Harbour

14

Malda

05

Barrackpore

15

Jalpaiguri

06

Barasat

16

Alipurduar

07

Howrah

17

Cooch Behar

08

Burdwan

18

Siliguri

09

Asansol

19

Kalimpong

10

Medinipur

20

Darjeeling


WBCS exam centres 2020 for later stages of the exam will be announced later.

WBCS Admit Card 2020

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.

WBCS Exam Pattern 2020

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

Subject

Marks

No. of questions

Duration

English Composition

25

200

2 hours 30 minutes

General Science

25

Current Events of National and International Importance

25

History of India

25

Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal

25

Indian Polity and Economy

25

Indian National Movement

25

General Mental Ability

25

Total

200

200

2 hours 30 minutes


WBCS 2020 Exam Pattern - Mains Exam

Papers

Subject

Marks

Duration

Paper 1

Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali

200

3 hours

Paper 2

English

200

3 hours

Paper 3

General Studies 1 (MCQ)

200

3 hours

Paper 4

General Studies 2 (MCQ)

200

3 hours

Paper 5

The Constitution of India and Indian Economy including role and functions of the Reserve Bank of India (MCQ)

200

3 hours

Paper 6

Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning (MCQ)

200

3 hours

Paper 7

Optional Paper

200

3 hours

Paper 8

Optional Paper

200

3 hours

Total

1600




WBCS Exam Pattern 2020 for Personality Test


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.

WBCS Syllabus 2020

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.

WBCS Syllabus 2019 for Mains

Paper

Subject

Topics

Paper 1

Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali

  • Letter writing

  • Drafting of Report

  • Précis Writing

  • Composition

  • Translation

Paper 2

English

  • Letter writing

  • Drafting of Report

  • Précis Writing

  • Composition

  • Translation

Paper 3

General Studies 1

  • Indian History (special emphasis on National Movement)

  • Geography of India (special reference to West Bengal)

Paper 4

General Studies 2


  • Science

  • Scientific and Technological Advancement

  • Environment

  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs

Paper 5

The Constitution of India and Indian Economy including role and functions of the Reserve Bank of India

-

Paper 6

Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning

-

Paper 7

Optional Paper

-

Paper 8

Optional Paper

-


List of Optional Subjects for Mains Exam

Code

Subject

Code

Subject

1

Bengali

20

Economics

2

Hindi

21

Electrical Engineering

3

Sanskrit

22

Geography

4

English

23

Geology

5

Pali

24

History

6

Arabic

25

Law

7

Persian

26

Mathematics

8

French

27

Management

9

Urdu

28

Mechanical Engineering

10

Santali

29

Medical Science

11

Comparative Literature

30

Philosophy

12

Agriculture

31

Physiology

13

Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science

32

Physics

14

Anthropology

33

Political Science

15

Botany

34

Psychology

16

Chemistry

35

Sociology

17

Civil Engineering

36

Statistics

18

Commerce and Accountancy

37

Zoology

19

Computer Science




WBCS Answer Key 2020

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.

WBCS Result 2020

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.

WBCS Cutoff 2020

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.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - WBCS 2020

Question: What is the eligibility criteria to appear in the WBCS exam?

Answer:

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.

Question: What if my marks are lesser than the official cut off released by the authority?

Answer:

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.

Question: What is the selection ratio of WBCS?

Answer:

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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will reading of the text from class five to ten be sufficient for cracking any wbcs post? how can i enhance the possibility of getting any job?

Shareef 5th Sep, 2019
Hello,
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I don't think just 1 to 10th covers whole syllabus of WBCS exam
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Here is the syllabus you need to cover.
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Language
English
General studies
The constitution on India and economy
Arithmetic
Analytical reasoning
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You have may more things to get Understand.
You have different syllabus for prelims exam like
English composition
General science
History of India etc,
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And these are again divided into different topics.
I would suggest you to visit the below mentioned link for a brief and clear cut information.
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https://competition.careers360.com/articles/wbcs-syllabus

Please refer it.You will get the information you should know before going to attempt exam.Thank you
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