WBCS Syllabus 2020
Piyush.Dixit, 04 Nov 2019, #WBPCS

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.

Latest: WBCS Notification 2020 Released. Apply till November 25

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.

Detailed List of WBCS 2020 Syllabus

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.

WBCS Syllabus 2020 – 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 is mentioned in below given table

S. No.

Sections

Topics

1

English Composition

  • Synonyms and antonyms

  • Idioms and Phrases

  • Vocabulary Test

  • Phrasal Verbs

  • Same words bearing different meanings

  • Use of appropriate and qualifying words

2

General Science

  • General appreciation

  • Understanding of science

  • Matters of everyday observation

  • Experience as expected from an educated person not having made special studies of scientific disciplines

3

Current events of National and International Importance

Knowledge on everyday occurrences around the world

4

History of India

Social, economic and political aspect of Indian history

5

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

6

Indian Polity and Economy

to test knowledge of country's Political System, Panchayat Raj, Community Development and Planning in India

7

Indian National Movement

  • Nature and character of Nineteenth Century Resurgence

  • Growth of Nationalism

  • Attainment of Independence

8

General Mental Ability

  • Logical perception

  • Understanding

  • Natural conclusion

WBCS Syllabus 2020 – 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.

Papers

Subjects

Topics

Paper 1

Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali

  • Letter writing (within 150 words)

  • Drafting of Report (within 200 words)

  • Precis Writing

  • Composition

  • Translation from English to Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali

Paper 2

English

  • Letter writing (within 150 words)

  • Drafting of Report (within 200 words)

  • Precis Writing

  • Composition

  • Translation from Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali to English

Paper 3

General Studies - I

  • Indian History with an emphasis on National Movement

  • Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal

Paper 4

General Studies - II

  • Science and Scientific & Technological advancement

  • Environment

  • General Knowledge

  • Current Affairs

Paper 5

The Constitution of India and Indian Economy

  • Role of Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

  • Functions of RBI

Paper 6

Arithmetic

Similar to Mathematics paper at the Madhyamik Examination of the Board of Secondary Education, West Bengal.

Test of Reasoning

Analytical Reasoning: Data Sufficiency

Logical Reasoning:

  • Logical Deduction

  • Forcefulness of the Arguments

  • Implication of sentences

  • Inferring from diagrams

Series:

  • Letter series

  • Number series

  • Inferring from Data

  • Analogy tests

  • Symbol Interpretation

  • Mathematical puzzles

  • Odd man out

  • Perception test

  • Non-verbal reasoning

  • Selecting correct sequence


Paper 7

Optional Papers

In accordance with the subject selected

Paper 8

In accordance with the subject opted by candidates


WBCS Syllabus 2020 - 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.

WBCS Syllabus 2020 - 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.

Subject

Code

Bengali

1

Hindi

2

Sanskrit

3

English

4

Pali

5

Arabic

6

Persian

7

French

8

Urdu

9

Santali

10

Comparative Literature

11

Agriculture

12

Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science

13

Anthropology

14

Botany

15

Chemistry

16

Civil Engineering

17

Commerce and Accountancy

18

Computer Science

19

Economics

20

Electrical Engineering

21

Geography

22

Geology

23

History

24

Law

25

Mathematics

26

Management

27

Mechanical Engineering

28

Medical Science

29

Philosophy

30

Physiology

31

Physics

32

Political Science

33

Psychology

34

Sociology

35

Statistics

36

Zoology

37


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can I change my optional subject ?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 10th Dec, 2019

hi,

you did not mention the exam name which you have applied under west bengal public service commission, however if you are asking about wbcs (west bengal civil service), you can not change the optional subject name once you have final submitted the application form.

hope you may understand. for more exam updates follow careers360 website.

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will reading of the text from class five to ten be sufficient for cracking any wbcs post? how can i enhance the possibility of getting any job?

Shareef 5th Sep, 2019
Hello,
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I don't think just 1 to 10th covers whole syllabus of WBCS exam
.
Here is the syllabus you need to cover.
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Language
English
General studies
The constitution on India and economy
Arithmetic
Analytical reasoning
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You have may more things to get Understand.
You have different syllabus for prelims exam like
English composition
General science
History of India etc,
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And these are again divided into different topics.
I would suggest you to visit the below mentioned link for a brief and clear cut information.
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https://competition.careers360.com/articles/wbcs-syllabus

Please refer it.You will get the information you should know before going to attempt exam.Thank you
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