WBCS Exam Pattern 2019 – West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) has prescribed the exam pattern of WBCS to recruit candidates for the 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 which is scheduled to be conducted on February 9, 2019, will be 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 secure the qualifying marks in Mains exam will be called for personality test. For complete WBCS exam pattern 2019, check below.
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 the graduation level. The complete exam pattern of WBCS Prelims exam has been provided in the table below:
WBCS Prelims Exam Pattern
No. of questions
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
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
Type of Questions
Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali
General Studies 1
General Studies 2
The Constitution of India and Indian Economy including role and functions of the Reserve Bank of India
Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning
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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