WBCS Syllabus 2020 – West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) has prescribed the syllabus of West Bengal Civil Service (WBCS) in its official notification on November 4 in online mode. With the help of WBCS syllabus, candidates will be able to understand the topics and accordingly prepare for the exam. The standard of questions asked in the WBCS exam will be similar to that of graduation level. It is to be noted that the syllabus of WBCS 2020 is different for prelims and mains stage hence candidates should compose their strategy separately to qualify the exam. As per WBCS syllabus 2020, the topics pertaining to the following subjects is asked in WBCS prelims exam– mathematics, general intelligence and reasoning, general science and general awareness. Read complete article to know more about WBCS syllabus 2020 in detailed.
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WBCS prelims exam is scheduled to be conducted on Feberuary 9, 2020 in offline mode. Candidates who qualify prelims will be shortlisted to appear for the next stage – Mains. After Mains, the following stage of WBCS recruitment is Personality Test. Applicants will be selected to participate in Personality Test based on marks secured in Mains. Check the complete WBCS syllabus 2019 below.
Candidates appearing for WBCS 2020 exam must be aware of the syllabus for all the stages. The complete syllabus of WBCS 2020 has been provided in the tables below to help the candidates with a comprehensive list of the same. WBCS syllabus will aid candidates in knowing all topics required for the exam which in turn will guide them prepare better for WBCS 2020.
The Prelims exam comprises one paper on General Studies which is divided into eight sections. WBCS prelims is qualifying in nature and is conducted for a duration of 2 hours 30 minutes. The topics required for the prelims stage of the exam has been provided in the table below.
WBCS Syllabus for Prelims exam is mentioned in below given table
Synonyms and antonyms
Idioms and Phrases
Same words bearing different meanings
Use of appropriate and qualifying words
Understanding of science
Matters of everyday observation
Experience as expected from an educated person not having made special studies of scientific disciplines
Current events of National and International Importance
Knowledge on everyday occurrences around the world
History of India
Social, economic and political aspect of Indian history
Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal
Physical, social and economic geography of India; main features of Indian Agriculture and natural resources with special reference to West Bengal
Indian Polity and Economy
to test knowledge of country's Political System, Panchayat Raj, Community Development and Planning in India
Indian National Movement
Nature and character of Nineteenth Century Resurgence
Growth of Nationalism
Attainment of Independence
General Mental Ability
Candidates will be selected for WBCS Mains exam on the basis of their performance in Prelims. The Mains exam will contain six compulsory papers and one optional subject comprising two papers. Each of these papers will consist of 200 marks. Candidates will be allotted 3 hours time to complete each paper.
Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali
Letter writing (within 150 words)
Drafting of Report (within 200 words)
Translation from English to Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali
Translation from Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali to English
General Studies - I
Indian History with an emphasis on National Movement
General Studies - II
Science and Scientific & Technological advancement
The Constitution of India and Indian Economy
Role of Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
Functions of RBI
Similar to Mathematics paper at the Madhyamik Examination of the Board of Secondary Education, West Bengal.
Test of Reasoning
Analytical Reasoning: Data Sufficiency
Forcefulness of the Arguments
Implication of sentences
Inferring from diagrams
Inferring from Data
Odd man out
Selecting correct sequence
In accordance with the subject selected
In accordance with the subject opted by candidates
The Mains exam will consist of eight papers of which candidates will have to choose from a list of 37 subjects for the last two papers. Candidates will be able to select one optional subject as both the optional papers will constitute questions from the subject opted by candidates. The list of all the optional subjects has been provided below.
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
Commerce and Accountancy
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