WBCS Exam Pattern 2019

WBCS Exam Pattern 2019 – West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) has prescribed the exam pattern of WBCS to recruit candidates for executive post under Group A. As per WBCS exam pattern 2019, the exam will be conducted in three stages – Prelims, Mains and personality test. WBCS Prelims is a screening test which will contain one paper on General Studies. The exam comprises eight sections and is held for 200 marks. Candidates qualifying prelims will be called for Mains exam containing 8 papers of which 6 papers are compulsory and one optional subject divided into two papers. Candidates who secures the qualifying marks in Mains exam will be called for personality test. For complete WBCS exam pattern 2019, check below.

 

WBCS Exam Pattern 2019 - Prelims

The prelims exam will consist of one paper which is divided into 8 sections. The paper will comprise questions from General Studies. WBCS Prelims exam will contain 200 objective type questions. Prelims exam is a screening test conducted to shortlist candidates for WBCS Mains. The difficulty of questions asked in the exam will be similar to graduation level. The complete exam pattern of WBCS Prelims exam has been provided in the table below:

 

WBCS Prelims Exam Pattern

Subject

Marks

No. of questions

Duration

English Composition

25

25

150 minutes

General Science

25

25

Current Events of National and International Importance

25

25

History of India

25

25

Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal

25

25

Indian Polity and Economy

25

25

Indian National Movement

25

25

General Mental Ability

25

25

Total

200

200

 

WBCS Exam Pattern 2019 – Mains

Candidates will be selected for Mains exam on the basis of marks secured in Prelims exam. According to WBCS exam pattern 2019, the exam will comprise a total of eight papers - six compulsory papers and one optional subject divided into two papers. All the papers will contain 200 marks each. Candidates will be allotted 3 hours to complete each paper. The standard of questions asked in Arithmetic part of the paper titled, Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning will be similar to that of Maths paper at Madhyamik Examination of the Board of Secondary Education, West Bengal while the difficulty of all other papers will be of graduation level. Candidates can check the table below to know the type of questions asked in Mains exam.

 

WBCS Mains Exam Pattern

Paper

Subject

Type of Questions

Marks

Duration

Paper 1

Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali

Conventional type

200

3 hours

Paper 2

English

Conventional type

200

3 hours

Paper 3

General Studies 1

Objective type

200

3 hours

Paper 4

General Studies 2

Objective type

200

3 hours

Paper 5

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

Objective type

200

3 hours

Paper 6

Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning

Objective type

200

3 hours

Paper 7

Optional Paper

Conventional type

200

3 hours

Paper 8

Optional Paper

Conventional type

200

3 hours

Total

1600

 

 

WBCS 2019 Exam Pattern – Personality Test

For the personality test, candidates will be selected based on their performance in the Mains examination. Questions in the test will be on matter of general interest. The aim of the test is to evaluate alertness of candidate’s mind, logical exposition, intellectual and moral integrity, leadership qualities and range of interests of candidates. The test will be conducted for total 200 marks.

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