WBCS 2019 – Public Service Commission, West Bengal has released the set-wise answer key of WBCS 2019 mains exam on August 14. Candidates can check the WBCS 2019 answer key by clicking on the link provided below. WBCS mains exam was conducted from July 25 to 28, 2019. The mains exam was conducted paper-wise in two shifts between (9 am to 12 noon) & (2 pm to 5 pm). Candidates who appeared in the WBCS 2019 mains exam were issued admit card on July 11. Earlier, the result of the WBCS prelims exam was declared on May 14, 2019. WBCS 2019 result was released in the form of pdf along with the cut off marks. A total of 15997 candidates have qualified for WBCS mains exam.
WBCS is conducted for recruitment of candidates to various posts under Group A, B, C and D. The exam comprises three stages – Prelims, Mains and Personality test. Read below for more details on WBCS 2019 application form, important dates, admit card, exam pattern, syllabus and cutoff.
Latest: WBCS Answer key 2019 for Mains Released. Check Now!
The answer key of WBCS mains exam has been released on August 14, 2019 on the official website of West Bengal Public Service Commission. WBCS answer key for prelims exam was released after the completion of the exam on February 9, by coaching institutes. Candidates can download WBCS unofficial answer key for all sets from the links above. Using the answer key, candidates can calculate their probable score based on the number of correct and incorrect answers.
Answer Key Link
The answer key is available for all sets - SET A, B, C and D of the question papers. The links to check set-wise answer key of the exam has been given below.
Answer key link
The admit card of WBCS 2019 is issued individually for all stages of the exam – prelims, mains and personality test. The Commission releases the admit card online. WBCS admit card 2019 comprises details including name, registration number, venue, date and time of exam, exam day guidelines and other important information. Candidates can download the admit card using candidate’s enrolment number or first name and date of birth. After downloading, candidates must check the admit card for discrepancies. In case of mistakes in the admit card, candidates must contact the conducting authority and get the same corrected.
Name of the exam
Public Service Commission, West Bengal
Degree from a recognised University
21 – 36 years
Rs. 15,600 – 42,000 + Grade Pay
The dates related to the application form, exam, admit card and result are given below. Candidates who are preparing for WBCS exam can track the events through these dates.
WBCS notification released on
November 6, 2018
Submission of WBCS application form 2019 started from
WBCS 2019 last date to submit application form
November 26, 2018
Issuance of WBCS admit card 2019
January 22, 2019
WBCS 2019 prelims exam date
February 9, 2019
The result of WBCS 2019 prelims
May 14, 2019
WBCS mains exam date 2019
July 25 to 28, 2019
WBCS mains result
September 20, 2019
WBCS 2019 personality test
To be announced
WBCS final result
The syllabus of WBCS 2019 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 2019 prelims exam will need to appear in six compulsory papers followed by one optional subject which comprises two papers. The detailed syllabus of WBCS mains exam has been provided below.
WBCS Syllabus 2019 for Mains
Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali
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
WBCS 2019 exam is conducted in three stages – prelims, mains and personality test. Prelims exam comprises of one paper – General Studies. The prelims exam consists of objective type questions and was held for 200 marks. The exam was held for 2 hours 30 minutes. The difficulty level of the test was similar to that of graduation level. The exam pattern of WBCS 2019 for prelims, mains and personality test is provided below.
WBCS Exam Pattern 2019 for Prelims
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
The exam conducting authority has released the prelims result of WBCS 2019 in the form of pdf. The result pdf of WBCS 2019 contains the roll number of all the qualified candidates for the mains exam. However, while preparing the merit list of WBCS 2019 the marks secured in prelims is not considered. The result of mains exam will be published in the form of pdf file. After the Personality Test, the Commission will release a provisional list of candidates recommended for appointment. The WBCS 2019 list will be prepared based on marks secured in both Mains and Personality Test. PSCWB releases the result separately for each stage of the exam – prelims, mains and personality test.
PSCWB has released the cut off for prelims exam on May 14 in the form of pdf (category-wise). Candidate securing the minimum cut off or more in prelims have to appear for mains exam. WBCS 2019 cut off is released separately for each exam stage. The cutoff is the minimum marks that candidates must obtain to get shortlisted for subsequent stages of the selection process. As per performance in the mains exam, candidates will be called for Personality Test. On the basis of WBCS cut off, candidates are selected for the posts as per preference.
Public Service Commission, West Bengal will announce the number of vacancies available in various services and posts. Candidates will be recruited for the posts on the basis of their performance in the exam. Vacancies will be reserved for candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC and PwD. However, candidates applying under SC, ST and OBC must belong to West Bengal otherwise their candidature will be regarded under general category.
The eligibility criteria of WBCS 2019 is prescribed by the Public Service Commission, West Bengal. WBCS eligibility criteria 2019 includes age limit, educational qualification, etc. In order to become eligible for WBCS 2019, candidates must fulfil the eligibility conditions mandated by the Commission.
WBCS 2019 Eligibility Criteria
Nationality - Candidates have to be a citizen of India
Age limit – Candidates must be between 21 and 36 years of age as on January 1, 2019 to be eligible for WBCS 2019
Relaxation of age – Candidates belonging to SC, ST and OBC categories form West Bengal will be able to avail age relaxation in the upper age limit. For SC and ST candidates, age will be relaxed by 5 years while OBC candidates will be provided upto three years of age relaxation. Candidates from PwD categories will be given age concession upto 45 years
Education Qualification – Candidate must have a degree from a recognised University to be eligible for WBCS
The application form of WBCS 2019 was available online from November 6 to 26, 2018. The application fee was Rs. 210 for general and OBC candidates. However, applicants belonging SC and ST from West Bengal and PwD candidates were exempted from paying the registration fee. WBCS 2019 application fee could be paid both online and offline using Credit/ Debit card, net banking or challan. The procedure to fill the WBSC application form 2019 has been provided below.
Steps to fill WBCS 2019 application form
Personal details: Fill all required personal details such as name, date of birth, mother tongue, gender, name of father, etc.
Contact details: Furnish all contact details including permanent address, current address, email ID, mobile number, etc.
Qualification details: Provide qualification details such as educational and employment qualification
Examination details: In this section, fill in details such as choice of exam centre for prelims, choice of language in Compulsory Paper 1, group for concerned post, etc.
Payment of fee: After filling all requisite details, candidates can pay the fee either online or offline
Save and download the application form: Click on the application button in the dashboard to download the application form
General and OBC
SC/ ST/ PwD candidates
Candidates have been allotted exam centres as per preferences provided while filling the application form. Candidates had the option to choose WBCS exam centres while filling the application form. WBCS 2019 prelims exam will be held in 20 districts of West Bengal. Candidates can check below the districts where the preliminary exam will be conducted.
WBCS exam centres 2019 for prelims exam
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 2019 will be conducted in three stages – prelims, mains and personality test. Candidates securing marks more than or equal to the cutoff of WBCS prelims will be selected to appear in mains exam. On the basis of marks secured in mains, candidates will be called for personality test. As per marks obtained in personality test, a list of candidates recommended for appointment will be prepared. The list will be provisional and candidates will be appointed posts on the basis of this list provided they fulfil all eligibility criteria prescribed by the Commission.
Public Service Commission, West Bengal,
161-A, SP Mukherjee Road, Kolkata – 700 026.
Telephone number: (033) 24197715, 24198187, 24661540
Email: [email protected]
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