WBCS Syllabus 2019 – West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) has prescribed the syllabus of West Bengal Civil Service (WBCS). With the help of WBCS syllabus, candidates will be able to prepare better for the exam. The standard of questions asked in the exam will be similar to that of graduation level. As per WBCS syllabus 2019, the topics pertaining to the following subjects will be asked in WBCS – mathematics, general intelligence and reasoning, general science and general awareness. WBCS prelims is scheduled to be conducted on Febrauary 9, 2019. 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.
Detailed List of WBCS 2019 Syllabus
The complete syllabus of WBSC 2019 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 2019.
WBCS Syllabus 2019 – Prelims exam
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:
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
General Mental Ability
WBCS Syllabus 2019 – Mains exam
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
General Studies - I
General Studies - II
The Constitution of India and Indian Economy
Similar to Mathematics paper at the Madhyamik Examination of the Board of Secondary Education, West Bengal.
Test of Reasoning
Analytical Reasoning: Data Sufficiency
In accordance with the subject selected
In accordance with the subject opted by candidates
WBCS Syllabus 2019 - List of an optional subject for Mains exam
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
WBCS 2019 Syllabus for Personality Test
Candidates who have qualified the Mains exam will be shortlisted to appear for Personality Test. The exam will comprise questions regarding matters of general interest. The test assesses candidates’ personal qualities such as alertness of mind, the power of clear and logical exposition, intellectual and moral integrity, leadership and their fields of interests. WBCS Personality Test will be held for 200 marks.
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