About WBPCS 2020

WBCS 2020 - West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) has released the notification of WBCS 2020 exam on November 4, 2019. As per the notification, the application form can be filled from November 5 and will be available till November 25, 2019. Candidates who are citizens of India, between 20 and 36 years of age holding graduation degree can fill the application form of WBCS 2020 exam. Along with the filling of application form, candidates must also pay the prescribed application fee of Rs. 210 in online/offline mode. The online application fee can be paid till November 25 while the offline application fee can be paid till November 26, 2019. 

WBCS 2020 exam for the prelims stage is scheduled to be held on February 9, 2020. The exam will be held in offline mode for filling up various state government posts under Group A, B, C & D. The exam is conducted in three phases – preliminary, mains and interview. Candidates are required to qualify in all the three stages of the exam to be recruited for the various state government posts. 

Frequency: Once a year
Languages Bengali, English
Conducting Body: Public Service Commission West Bengal
WBPCS Preliminary Exam - Duration 2 Hours 30 Minutes +1 More

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WBPCS 2020 Important Dates

WBPCS Preliminary Exam (Session 2020)

Upcoming Dates and Events

09 Feb, 2020

Exam | Mode: Offline

WBPCS (Session 2020)

Past Dates and Events

05 Nov, 2019 - 26 Nov, 2019

Application fee | Mode: Online and Offline

05 Nov, 2019 - 25 Nov, 2019

Application | Mode: Online

05 Nov, 2019 - 25 Nov, 2019

Application fee | Mode: Online and Offline

04 Nov, 2019

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WBPCS 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who are applying for WBPSC are advised to read the eligibility criteria carefully before applying for the exam. The detail pertaining to WBPSC eligibility is given below. 

Education Qualifications for WBPSC: A candidate must have the following qualifications as clearly stated in the notification released for WBPSC. The qualifications prescribed for appearing in the exam are as per the notified recruitment rules issued by the West Bengal Government. Candidates applying for the exam must fulfill the essential qualifications by the closing date.

Candidates must have a degree of a recognized University.

Candidates must have the ability to read, write and speak in Bengali (not required for those candidates whose mother tongue is Nepali) 

Age Limit for WBPSC

Age, as recorded only in the Madhyamik or equivalent certificate, will be accepted. The age limits apply to all candidates whether in Government Service or not.

Age Limit: Between 21 and 36 years

  • Candidates must not below 21 years and not more than 36 years on January 1 of the year of examination 
  • Candidates should not have born earlier than January 2, 1983, and not later than January 1, 1998. 

For Group 'B' Service of the West Bengal Police Service only 

  • Age not below 20 years but not more than 36 years on the January 1 of the year of examination i.e. candidates born not earlier than January 2, 1983, and not later than the 1st January 1999).
  • For Group 'D' Service of the West Bengal Police Service only 
  • The age should not be below 21 years and not more than 39 years on the January 1 of the year of the examination i.e. candidates should have born not earlier than January 2, 1980, and not later than January 1, 1998. 
  • Those candidates whose date of birth lies between January 1, 1998, & January 1, 1999, i.e. candidates whose age is between 20 & 21 years as on 01.01.2020 may apply for Group B only 
  • WBPCS 2020 Concession in age: The upper age limit for S.C., S.T. & B.C. (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates of West Bengal, by 5 years for S.C. & S.T. candidates and by 3 years for B.C. (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates. In the case of Persons with Disabilities (PWD), the upper age limit is relaxable up to 45 years. For S.C./S.T./B.C. candidates of other States shall be treated as general candidates

Nationality for WBPSC

The candidate must be either of the following can apply for WBPSC

  • A citizen of India (either natural or by registration)
  • Such other nationals as declared eligible by the Government of India

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other

 To apply for the exam, candidates had to register first by providing all information required for the exam. The application fee for the exam was Rs 210. Candidates have to pay the application fee either online or offline using credit/ debit card, net banking or bank challan. However, candidates of West Bengal belonging to SC, ST categories and PwD candidates from any State were exempted from paying the fee.

Steps to fill the WBPSC application form:

Candidates were able to register for the exam by clicking on ‘One Time Registration’ and fill all required details and upload photograph and signature. After registering, user ID and password was generated. Next, candidates had to log in to the dashboard by visiting the link ‘Login to your Account’ with user ID and password. Having logged in, the name of the exam with the link to apply was displayed. Candidates had to click on the appropriate link to open application form of WBCS 2020. In the application form, candidates must have provided personal, contact, academic and examination details. After providing the required information, candidates had to accept the declaration. Following the signing of the declaration, candidates had to click on the ‘Submit’ button. After submission, they were required to pay the application fee of Rs 210. Candidates belonging to SC and ST categories of West Bengal were exempted from paying the application fee. However, SC/ ST candidates from other states were required to pay the requisite fee. Candidates who had paid the fee were able to save and download WBCS application form 2020 by clicking on ‘Application Button’ in the dashboard.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
OBC, General Offline, Online Transgender, Female, Male ₹ 210

WBPCS 2020 Syllabus

English composition
General science
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
Topics from the history of Bangla language
Process of phonetic changes in Bangla language
Problems of standardization and reform of alphabet and spelling and those of transliteration and romanization
History of Bangla literature
Tagore and Post Tagoreans (upto the decade of fifties)
Fiction, major authors
Women and Bangla literature
Vaishnava Padavali (Calcutta University publication)
Chandimangal: Kalketu episode by Mukunda (Sahitya Akademi)
Meghnadbadh Kavya by Michael Madhusudan Dutta - 1st, 2nd and 3rd cantos
Rajani by Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay
Kapalkundala by Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay
Samya and Bangadesher Krishak by Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay
Punascha by Rabindranath Tagore
Bichitra Prabandha by Rabindranath Tagore
Chacha kahini by Sayed Muztaba Ali
Chandragupta by Dwijendralal Roy
Grihadaha by Saratchandra Chattopadhyay
Adhunik Bangla kabita
Prabandha samgraha by Pramatha Choudhuri
Pather panchali by Bibhutibhusan Bandyopadhyay
Ekaler galpo sanchayan
Shrestha Kavita by Jibanananda Das
Jagori by Satinath Bhaduri
Ebam Indrajit by Badal Sircar
Hindi linguistic and grammatical references
History of Hindi language and Nagari lipi
History of Hindi literature
Kath sahitya
Drama and theatre
Kabir - Kabir vani, ed. by Parasnath Tiwari, first 25 padas
Surdas - bhramar gitsar, ed. Ramchandra Sukla, first 25 padas
Tulsidas-Vinay patrika-Geeta press, first 15 padas
Bihari -Ritikavya sanghra ed. Jagadish Gupta, first 25 dohas
Prasad -Kamayani (shraddha and ira sarga)
Nirala -Saroj Smriti, jago phir ek bar
Mahadevi Varma - mai neer bhari dukh ki badli, Ravindra ke mahaprasthan par
Agyeya-asadhya vina, hamne poudhey se kaha
Nagarjun-bahut dino ke bad and pret ka byan
Dhumil-mochiram, roti aur sansad
Sarveshvar Dayal Saxsena -tumhare sath rah kar, soundryabodh
Muktibodh - mai dur hun, bhool galati
Bharatendu - andher nagri
Mohan Rakesh - ashad ka ek din
Ramchandra Shukla-shraddha aur bhakti, krodha
Premchand-godan (novel), paush ki raat, badey ghar ki beti, ahuti, mukti marg, idgah (stories)
Prasad - dhruswamini
Phanishwar nath renu - Tisari Kasam, Panchlight, Rasapriya(stories)
Manu Bhandari - Mahabhoj
Bhairv Prasad Gupta-Ganga maiyya
Harishankar parasai - Matadin chand par, viklanga shraddha ka dor
Hazari Prasad Divedi-Vasant a gaya, Devdar
Sanskrit linguistics
Sanskrit grammar- Siddhanta Kaumudi-karaka and samasa
Translation from vedic texts into English
Translation from sanskrit into English
Paragraph in Sanskrit
History of vedic and classical Sanskrit literature
Texts (meant for general acquaintance and not for minute study)
William Shakespeare- -Macbeth -as you like it
Christopher Marlowe - Edward II
John Donne- - 'canonization'; -' death be not proud'; -'the good morrow'
Andrew Marvell-'to his coy mistress'; -'the garden'
John Milton-'lycidas'; -paradise lost, book i
Alexander Pope - the rape of the lock
William Wordsworth- -'ode on intimations of immortality'; -'tintern abbey'
Samuel Taylor Coleridge -'Kubla Khan'; -'dejection: an ode'
Percy Bysshe Shelley- - 'ode to the westwind' ; -' ozymandias'
John Keats- -'ode to a nightingale' -'ode on a grecian urn'
Alfred Tennyson-'ulysses'; -'the lotus eaters'; -'Tithonus'
Robert Browning-'the last ride together'
Elizabeth Barrett Browning-' how do i love thee!'
Jane Austen- pride and prejudice
Charles Dickens-great expectations
Thomas Hardy-the mayor of Caster Bridge
Mark Twain-the adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Emily Bronte-wuthering heights
Mary Shelley-Frankenstein
Critical analysis/response to an unseen passage in prose/verse
W. B. Yeats-'Easter 1916'; , -'sailing to byzantium';, -'Leda and the swan'
T. S. Eliot-, -'the love song of J. Alfred Prufrock'; -'the journey of the magi'; -'burnt norton'
W.H. Auden- -'in memory of W.B.Yeats'; -'lay your sleeping head, my love'; -'the shield of Achilles
John Osborne-look back in anger
Samuel Beckett-waiting for Godot
Sylvia Plath - -'mirror'; - 'nick and the candlestick'
Henry Louis Vivian Derozio-'to India my native land'; -'my country'
Kamala Das -' an introduction
D.H. Lawrence-the rainbow
Raja Rao-kanthapura
Amitava Ghosh-the shadow lines
Chinua Achebe-things fall apart
James Joyce -a portrait of the artist as a young man
Rabindranath Tagore - 'crisis in civilization'
Virginia Woolf - 'a room of one's own
Pali linguistics
Pali grammar
Essay in Pali
History of canonical literature
Non-canonical literature
History of early Buddhism
Development of Buddhism
Critical study of selected Pali texts
Poetry texts
Prose texts
Critical study of chanda and alamkara
Vuttodaya - samavutta chanda
Subodhalankara - yamaka, upama, rupaka, vyatireka
Arabic linguistics
Arabic grammar
Translation from Arabic into English
Translation from English into Arabic
Arabic rhetoric and prosody
History of Arabic literature
Texts (meant for general acquaintance and not for minute study)
Sab’a Mu’allaqa
Persian linguistics
Persian grammar
Translation from Persian into English
Translation from English into Persian
Persian rhetoric and prosody
History of Persian literature
Texts (meant for general acquaintance and not for minute study)
Shahnama of firdausi
Chahar Maqala of nizami aruz
Masnavi of Jalaluddin Rumi
Naldaman of Fayzi
Translation from French into English
Translation from English into French
French grammar
History of french literature
Development of Urdu language
Western Hindi and its dialects
Daccani Urdu origin and development, its significant linguistic feature
Fort William college and its contribution to Urdu literature
Genres and their development
Significant features
Bagho bahar
Abe hayat
Ghubar-e- khatir
Toba Tek Singh
Maqualate Sir Syed
Ganjhaye giramaya
Safaid khoon
Literary criticism and its development
Essay writing
Topic from the history of Santali language
Process of phonetic changes in Santali languages and necessity of ‘OLCHIKI’ script
Problems of standardization and reform of alphabet and spelling and those of transliteration and inevitability of ‘OLCHIKI’ script. Ill effects of use of other script in writing santali excepting ‘OLCHIKI’ script
History of Santali literature
Majhi Ramdas Tudu (reska), Sadhuram Chand Murmu and pandit Raghunath Murmu (upto 1950)
Fiction - major authors
Sadhuram Chand Anolmala
(Horkoren mare hapram koreyah katha) rev. L. O. Skrefsud:
Kherwal bansha dharam puthi - Rajhi Ramdas Tudu (reska)
Sansar phend - a drama by Sadhuram Chand Murmu
Bidu chandan - a drama by pandit Raghunath Murmu
Sidu kanu santal hool - a drama by pandit Raghunath Murmu
The jamsim binti by Nayke Mongal Ch. Saren
Pandit raghunath murmu (biography) by ramchanda murmu
Santal folk tales (Collected) Vol-I By P. O. Bodding
Saohend mohank - a collection of selected essays by Subodh Hansda and Debdulal Murmu
Sai serma renah anorhe - a collection of Santali poems of 100 year with Bengali translation
Mit gel hor kahni salah mit sai mit kahni - a collection of ten santali folk tales and 101 short stories
‘Paschimbangla’ (Sadhu Ramchand Murmu memorial edition - govt. of West Bengal)
Saotal bidraher 150 bochhor - ‘Paschimbanga’ special issue
Comparative literature
Theories of literature : dates terms and concepts
Literature of the ancient world; (i) Indian, (ii) western
Bangla sahitya : 1 (baishnab padabali theke Bankimchandra)
Bangla sahitya : 2 (rabindranath of uttorkaal)
Bengali literature in translation
Indian literature other than Bengali in translation
Western literature
Agro-ecological factors
Cropping pattern and cropping system
Weeds- definition, characteristics, dessimination and control
Agro forestry
Water use efficiency and dryland farming
Dryland farming
Farm management
Crop improvement
History of plant breeding
Principles of plant physiology
Seed production, testing, certification and storage
Food and nutrient security
Animal husbandry and veterinary science
Animal nutrition
Livestock production management
Animal genetics and breeding
Animal reproduction
Livestock products technology
Extension education
Veterinary anatomy
Pharmacology and toxicology
Basic veterinary microbiology, pathology and parasitological
Animal diseases
Veterinary public health and epidemiology
Wild/zoo/lab animal health care
Introducing anthropology
Meaning and scope of anthropology
Major branches of anthropology
Human evolution and hominization process
Human genetics
Human variation
Human growth and nutrition
Concept of health and disease
Human adaptation
Cultural evolution
Theories and concept of culture and society
Culture and civilization
Elements of social organization
Economic anthropology
Political anthropology
Anthropology of religion
Social stratification
Ecological anthropology
Emerging fields of social-cultural anthropology
Basic methods of data collection and interpretation
History and development of anthropology in India
Evolution of Indian culture and civilization
Emergence of man in India and contemporary variation
Demographic profile of India
Anthropological approaches to Indian civilization
Aspects of Indian village
Weaker sections
Tribal situation in India
Anthropology of development
Emerging issues in Indian anthropology
Plant pathology
Palaeobotany and palynology
Plant geography
Cell and molecular biology
Genetics, plant breeding, biometry and evolution biology
Physiology and biochemistry
Plant biotechnology and instrumentation
Atomic structure
Chemical bonding
Acid-base and redox reactions
Chemical periodicity
Gaseous state and transport phenomenon
Liquid state
Solid state
Study of mechanisms
Organic reaction types
Organic spectroscopy
Coordination chemistry - I
Coordination chemistry - II
Bio-inorganic chemistry
Organometallic chemistry
Phase-equilibria and solutions
Surface phenomena, catalysis and polymers
Chemical kinetics
Photochemistry and spectroscopy
Configuration and conformation
Chirality and stereoselectivity
Organic synthetic methods
Pericyclic and photochemical reactions
Civil engineering
Strength of materials
Structural analysis
Design of steel structures
Design of concrete structures
Geotechnical engineering
Construction: materials, planning and management
Transportation engineering
Water resources engineering
Environmental engineering
Solid waste
Air pollution
Noise pollution
Commerce and accountancy
Financial accounting
Cost and management accounting
Indian financial system
Business laws
Organization behavior
Computer science
Algorithms and problem solving
Number systems and arithmetic
Theory of counting
Graphs and algorithms
Boolean algebra
Models of computer machines
Numerical algorithms
Operations research
Circuit and network theory
Basic electronics
Digital logic and systems
Data communication
Data structure
Operating system
System analysis and design
Object oriented programming, computer architecture and organization
Micro processor
Computer networks
Database management
Assembler, loader and linker
Compiler : graphics and multimedia
Microeconomic theory
Macroeconomic theory
International trade theory
Public finance
Statistics and econometrics
The Indian economy
Electrical engineering
Electrical circuits and network
Signals and systems
Field theory
Analog and digital electronics
Measurement and instrumentation
Control system
Microprocessors and microcontrollers
Electrical machines
Power electronics and electric drives
Power systems and protection
Analog and digital communication
Energy sources
Electrical utilization and illumination engineering
Principles of geography
Environmental geography
Human geography
Economic geography
Population geography
Social and political geography
Settlement geography
Regional development and planning
Regional geography
Geography of India
Physical geography
Resource base
Geography of West Bengal
General geology
Structural geology
Geomorphology and remote sensing
Hydrology and engineering geology
Igneous petrology
Metamorphic petrology
Environmental geology
Economic geology
Ancient and medieval India
The Harappan civilization
The iron age in India, vedic society and the megalithic culture
Period of Mahajanapadas
The Mauryan empire
Post-Mauryan period
Guptas, Vakatakas And Vardhanas
The post Gupta period and the rise of regional states
Major political developments in India during 13th to 15th Centuries
Society, culture and economy during 13th and 15th centuries
Major political developments in India during 16th and 18th centuries
Society, culture and economy during 16th and 18th centuries
Modern India and the world
European penetration and rise of British power in India
Indian economy under the British colonial rule
Indian society in transition: cultural encounter and socio-cultural changes
Resistance to the British rule
Growth of nationalism
Gandhian Era (1919 – 1947)
The constitutional developments
Consolidation as a nation after 1947
Enlightenment and modern ideas
Imperialism, colonialism and war
World history from 1919 to 1945
Asia and Africa after world war II
Cold War and global scenario
Collapse of soviet union
Constitutional law of India
International law
Law of crimes and torts
Law of contracts and mercantile law
Indian evidence act
Linear algebra
Real analysis I
Real analysis II
Analytic geometry
Differential equations
Particle dynamics
Classical algebra
Abstract algebra
Multivariate calculus and vector analysis
Metric space and complex analysis
Numerical analysis and computer programming
Probability and Statistics
Linear programming
Evolution and growth of management thought
Planning and organising
Directing, coordinating and controlling
Organisational behavior
Recent developments
Marketing management
Financial management
Human resource management
Strategic management
Quantitative techniques
Mechanical engineering
Theory of machines
Mechanics of solids
Engineering materials
Manufacturing science
Manufacturing management
Elements of computation
Vapour power cycles
Air standard cycles
IC engine
Heat transfer
Fluid mechanics
Power plant
Medical science
Human anatomy
Human physiology
Forensic medicine and toxology
General medicine
General surgery
Obstetrics and gynecology including family planning
Preventive and social medicine
Problems of philosophy (European and Indian)
Socio – political philosophy and psychology
Ethics and philosophy of religion
Biophysical principles
Biochemical principles
Nutrition and dietetics
Heart and circulation
Respiratory system
Renal physiology
Nerve-muscle physiology
Nervous system
Sensory physiology
Skin and body temperature regulation
Endocrine system
Reproductive physiology
Work physiology
Environmental and social physiology
Special relativity
Waves and oscillations
Electricity and magnetism
Quantum mechanics
Statistical physics
Nuclear and particle physics
Solid state physics
Political science
Western political thought
Indian political thought
Political concepts
Political ideas
Political ideologies
Different aspects of democracy
Political process
Forms of government
Social movements
Basic features of Indian constitution
Fundamental rights
Union legislature
Union executive
The judiciary
Government in the states
State legislature
Local government and politics
Social processes
Public administration
International relations
Basic psychological processes and development
Scope and methods of psychology
Cognitive processes
Motivation and emotion
Attitude, values and interest
Interest - concept and measurement
Development of behavior
Individual difference
Mental health and adjustment - concept of mental health and wellbeing
Psychological disorders
Organizational psychology
Social problems
Application of psychology to different fields
Psychology and methodology
Fundamentals of sociology
Pathfinders of sociology
Inequality, stratification and mobility
Economy and society
Politics and society
Religion and society
Science and technology
Social research and methods of enquiry
Social and cultural change in modern society
Society and culture in India
Approaches to the study of Indian society
Major social groups
Some major institutions
Social inequality
Social change in modern India
Women and children
Globalisation and ecological crisis in India
Social problems in India
Probability theory
Statistical inference
Multivariate analysis
Sample survey
Analysis of variance and design of experiments
Industrial statistics
Economic statistics
Population statistics
Time series analysis
Linear programming
Official statistics
Ecology, biodiversity and ethnology
Cell biology and genetics
Histology and endocrinology
Physiology and biochemistry
Developmental biology
Evolution and adaptation
Economic zoology
Parasitological and immunology

WBPCS 2020 Preparation Tips

The preparation tips of WBCS provides candidates with suggestions and instructions on how to prepare for the exam so that candidates can secure better marks in the exam. WBCS preparation tips 2020 has been provided below.

  • Candidates must go through the syllabus and exam pattern of WBCS in order to make themselves familiar with the subjects, topics, sections, marking scheme, number of question in each sections, duration of the exam to help them prepare for the exam in an efficient way so that the syllabus is completed well before time.
  • After candidates have completed the syllabus, they can proceed with the revision process to summarise all topics they have covered for the exam. Revision is a crucial part of the preparation plan for any exam as it helps candidates brush up the concepts and basics of the topics required.   
  • After revision, candidates must start attempting previous years’ sample papers, model papers and mock test to increase their efficiency in answering questions and manage their time effectively on the day of examination.
  •  Candidates should also read newspapers, journals and magazines daily to stay updated regarding the current issues of the world.
  • Other than that, candidates must also read the best books available for WBCS as some questions may be included from them.

WBCS is conducted in three phases - prelims, mains and personal interview. Candidates will have to appear in all the stages to be recruited for the various posts announced under West Bengal Civil Services. The prelims exam consists 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 whereas WBCS mains 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. 

WBPCS Preliminary Exam Exam Pattern

The prelims exam of WBCS 2020 will comprise one paper of 200 marks. The exam will contain total 200 objective type questions. As per the marking scheme of WBCS 2020, candidates will be awarded 1 mark for every correct answer in the prelims exam. The exam pattern of WBCS 2020 has been provided in the table below.

WBCS 2020 Exam Pattern - Prelims



No. of questions


English             Composition



2.5 hours

General Science


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




WBPCS Main Exam Exam Pattern

WBCS Mains exam will contain 6 compulsory papers and two optional papers. Each paper will carry 200 marks and will be held for 3 hours. As per WBCS exam pattern, Paper 1 and 2 along with the two optional papers will consist of conventional type questions while the remaining 6 papers will comprise objective type questions. The mains exam will be held for total 1600 marks. The complete exam pattern of WBCS mains exam has been provided below.





Paper 1

Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali


3 hours

Paper 2



3 hours

Paper 3

General Studies 1


3 hours

Paper 4

General Studies 2


3 hours

Paper 5

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


3 hours

Paper 6

Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning


3 hours

Paper 7

Optional Paper


3 hours

Paper 8

Optional Paper


3 hours



24 hours

After the conduct of the Mains exam, a personality test will be held by the Commission. Candidates will be shortlisted for the interview based on marks secured by candidates in the mains exam. The personality test/ Interview will comprise questions pertaining to general interest. The aim of the test to evaluate personal qualities of candidates. The qualities include alertness of mind, logical reasoning, intellectual and moral integrity, leadership and range of interests in candidates. The personality test will be conducted for total 200 marks.

WBCS admit card 2020 will be issued online by Public Service Commission West Bengal (PSCWB). The admit card will be released for each stage of the exam, i.e. prelims, mains and personality test. Candidates will be able to download the admit card of WBCS using their first name or enrollement number and date of birth. The admit card comprises information such as name of candidates, registration number, date, time and venue of the examination, exam day guidelines and other relevant details. If candidates notice discrepancies in the admit card, they have to contact the exam conducting body to get it resolved.

WBPCS Preliminary Exam Admit Card

The admit card of WBPSC for the prelims stage will be released in January 2020. Candidates can download the admit card either by entering the enrollement number or first name and date of birth. Candidates can download the admit card till the day of examination. Details like name, date of birth, roll number, time of the exam, exam venue details specified in it. In case of any discrepancy in the admit card, candidates must immediately contact the commission to get it changed.

WBPCS 2020 Exam Centers

WBPCS Preliminary Exam Exam Centers

State City
West Bengal Kolkata
Diamond Harbour
Cooch Behar

WBPCS Main Exam Exam Centers

State City
West Bengal Kolkata

Documents Required at Exam

  • Aadhaar card
  • Voter card
  • Driving license
  • Identity card issued by government/ college/ university
  • PAN card
  • Passport

The answer key of WBCS is released in the form of pdf for prelims exam. WBCS answer key displays the correct answers of questions asked in the exam. Through WBCS answer key, candidates can check the number of answers marked correctly and incorrectly in the exam. Based on the number of correct answers, candidates can calculate their probable score.

WBCS result is declared separately for preliminary, mains and final Allotment. WBCS result of mains exam will be announced to shortlist candidates for personality test. The final allotment result of WBCS will be declared based on the marks obtained by candidates in mains and personality test.  

WBPCS Preliminary Exam Result

WBCS 2020 result for prelims exam will be declared in May 2020. The result is announced in the form of PDF, containing the roll numbers of all the prelims qualified candidates. Since the prelims stage is qualifying in nature, marks obtained in prelims exam are not considered during preparation of final merit list. Candidates passing in the prelims exam will have to appear for the mains exam, the result of which will be announced in July 2020. In the prelims exam conducted in the previous year, there were a total of 15997 candidates who were shortlisted for the mains exam. 

WBPCS Main Exam Result

WBCS result for mains will be announced after the completion of the exam stage. Through the result of WBCS mains, candidates will be selected to appear for Personality Test. After the conduct of personality test, the Commission will prepare the final merit list on the basis of marks secured by candidates in mains and personality test. The merit list will be made available in the form of pdf file consisting the list of candidates who have been shortlisted for appointment to the posts applied under.

The exam conducting body releases WBCS cut off for preliminary examination mains and final allotment. Only those candidates are selected for the mains exam who have secured the Cutoff in the preliminary exam.  The cut off for mains exam will be decided based on compulsory and optional papers. WBCS Cut off for final allotment is the marks secured by first and last recommended candidates for selection.

WBPCS Preliminary Exam Cutoff

The cut off of WBCS is prescribed by Public Service Commission, West Bengal (PSCWB) to qualify candidates for subsequent exam stages. On the basis of the cutoff, candidates will be selected to appear for the next stage of the exam. WBCS cut off for prelims exam will be determined by PSCWB to shortlist candidates for the mains exam. Candidates appearing in the Prelims exam must obtain equal to or more than the cutoff fixed by the commission to qualify for the next stage of WBCS 2020.

WBPCS Main Exam Cutoff

After the Mains exam has been conducted, the Commission will release the cutoff of WBCS  mains. Candidates securing the WBCS cutoff for Mains will be selected to appear for the interview/ personality test. PSCWB will release a final cutoff list after Personality Test has been conducted. The final cutoff will be prepared based on aggregate score in Mains and Personality Test. As per WBCS cut off, candidates securing the minimum prescribed marks will be selected for the posts they have applied.

WBPCS 2020 Selection Process

Public Service Commission, West Bengal (PSCWB) conducts West Bengal Civil Services (WBCS) in three stage - Prelims, Mains and Personality Test. Candidates will be selected for each subsequent stage based on their performance in the previous stage of the exam. Candidates will be shortlisted for Mains exam on the basis of marks obtained in Prelims. In the Mains exam, candidates securing equal to or more than the cutoff marks prescribed by the Commission will be called for Personality Test. After the conduct of the Personality Test, a final merit list will be prepared based on the combined scores of candidates in Mains exam and Personality Test. On the basis of the final merit list, candidates shortlisted for appointment to selected posts will be called to appear for a medical exam, qualifying which they will be recruited to the posts.

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can I change my optional subject ?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 10th Dec, 2019


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.


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
I don't think just 1 to 10th covers whole syllabus of WBCS exam
Here is the syllabus you need to cover.
General studies
The constitution on India and economy
Analytical reasoning
You have may more things to get Understand.
You have different syllabus for prelims exam like
English composition
General science
History of India etc,
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.

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

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