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What is WBCS Exam?
The West Bengal State Public Service Commission conducts WBCS examinations to recruit eligible candidates for Grade A, B, C, and D posts. All applications for the exam are to be submitted online at the official portal only. WBPSC released the WBCS 2022 Notification PDF on the official site on 3 March 2022.
As per the notification, the exam conducting body will conduct the WBCS 2022 Exam in three stages. First, two stages are written tests which are Prelims and Mains Exam. The third stage of the selection process is the interview. Candidates need to qualify for each state with good marks to move forward in the selection process.
|Exam Name||West Bengal Civil Services|
|Conducting Body||West Bengal Public Service Commission|
|Mode of the examination||Online|
|Exam Stages||Three stages :
WBCS Prelims Exam
WBCS Mains Exam
WBCS Personality Test
|Exam Frequency||once a year|
|Eligibility Criteria||graduate degree required|
|Language of the exam||English & Bengali|
|Official Website||wbpsc. gov. in|
WBCS 2022 Exam Date For Mains Exam is expected to be announced by the West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) soon. Candidates for WBCS Mains Exam will get shortlisted after the Prelims merit list. It was conducted across the state on June 19, 2022, in pen-paper mode (Offline). According to the WBCS 2022 Notification PDF, the applicants’ final list will be released on the WBCS official website, wbpsc. gov. in.
The WBCS 2022 prelim results are expected soon. The commission released the revised mains 2021 answer key on August 21, 2022. The candidates can calculate their scores using the official answer key and compare them to scores obtained using the answer key from the previous year. Their choice will become clear to them as a result. To take the main exam, candidates must pass the prelim exam. The Preliminary and Main Exams and an Interview make up the three steps of the selection process.
WBPSC WBCS 2022-2023 Latest Update
- August 21, 2022: WBPSC has released the revised final answer key on the official website.
- June 22, 2022: WBCS Prelims Answer key is released.
- June 19, 2022: WBPCS conducted WBCS 2022 Prelims exam.
- March 12, 2022: WBCS Mains exam date out.
- February 24, 2022: WBPSC WBCS 2022 notification was released by the commission.
WBCS Eligibility Criteria 2022
WBCS eligibility Criteria 2022 is the minimum requirement to be completed by the applicant for the West Bengal Civil Service Exam. Required criteria were announced in the official notification. Note that ineligibility found in later stages will lead to your application cancellatioThat should check
It is advisable that check your eligibility before submitting the WBCS Application Form. As per the eligibility criteria for WBCS 2022, candidates should fulfill the age limit, education criteria, and nationality criteria as mentioned below.
As per the WBCS 2022 eligibility criteria, the candidate must be an Indian Citizen.
WBCS Age Limit
WBPSC has notified the category-wise WBCS age limit for the 2022 exam is mentioned below. Keep in mind that, as a general candidate you should not be younger than 21 years and older than 36 years. The WBCS age limit for general and others will be calculated as on January 01, 2022. Also, note that applicants who belong to another state will be treated as General applicants.
|Groups||WBCS Age Limit 2022|
|for services and posts included in Group ‘A’ & ’C’||21- 36 years|
|West Bengal Police Service only (i.e. Group ‘B’ Service)||20- years for|
|for services and posts included in Group ‘D’||21- 39 years|
There are some relaxations in the WBCS age limit for reserved category candidates. Check the details below.
|Category||WBCS age relaxation|
|WBCS age relaxation for SC/ST/BC of West Bengal||5 years|
|WBCS age relaxation for SC/ST of Other States||5 years|
|WBCS age relaxation for OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)||3 years|
|Persons with Disabilities (PWD)||up to 45 years|
WBCS Educational Qualification
WBCS 2022 candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree from a UGC-recognized university. Also, having proficiency in the Bengali Language will be an advantage. However, this is not mandatory for candidates who have a Nepali mother tongue.
WBCS 2022 Vacancy
WBPSC will announce the WBCS vacancy 2022 in due time. West Bengal Public Service Commission conducts the West Bengal Civil Services exam. The commission will announce after the requirement given by the various departments of the state government.
|West Bengal Civil Service (Executive)||To be announced|
|Assistant Commissioner of Revenue||To be announced|
|West Bengal Co-operative Service||To be announced|
|West Bengal Labour Service :||To be announced|
|West Bengal Food and Supplies Service||To be announced|
|West Bengal Employment Service||To be announced|
|West Bengal Police Service(Group B)||To be announced|
|Group C||To be announced|
|Group D||To be announced|
WBCS 2022 Exam Pattern
WBPSC has notified the WBCS 2022 Exam Pattern from the official notification. As mentioned in the notification, there will be 3 stages for the exam. All of them are mentioned below which is mentioned below:
- WBCS Prelims Exam
- WBCS Mains Exam
- WBCS Personality Test (Interview)
WBCS Prelims 2022 exam is a like screening test to shortlist candidates for the WBCS Mains Exam. It is the first written test and all the candidates have to appear in this exam. The Mains and Interview scores are counted for the final selection list. Knowing the WBCS Exam Pattern 2022 for Prelims and Mains test will help candidates to prepare according. Details are mentioned below.
WBCS Prelims Exam Pattern 2022
- The WBCS Prelims exam has 1 Paper.
- All the questions will be Multiple Choice Questions.
- The Prelims paper consists of General Studies and Aptitude questions of 200 marks to be solved in 2.5 hours duration.
- The marks obtained from this exam will not be added to the final result. It is only a screening test to admit students to the main examination
|English Composition||25 marks|
|General Science||25 marks|
|Current events of National & International Importance||25 marks|
|History of India||25 marks|
|Geography of India (special reference to West Bengal)||25 marks|
|Indian Polity and Economy||25 marks|
|Indian National Movement||25 marks|
|General Mental Ability||25 marks|
WBPSC WBCS Mains Exam Pattern 2022
The WBPSC Mains Exam pattern consists of 6 compulsory papers consisting of 200 marks each (objective and written) and 2 optional papers (Only for candidates applying for group A and/or B). The list of WBCS Mains Exam Compulsory Papers is mentioned below.
Note- Group ‘A’ & ‘B’: All 6 compulsory papers and one optional subject consisting of two papers. Group ‘C’ & ‘D’: All 6 compulsory papers.
|Paper I||Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali||Essay Type||3 hours|
|Paper-II||English||Essay Type||3 hours|
|Paper III||General Studies I||Objective||3 hours|
|Paper IV||General Studies II||Objective||3 hours|
|Paper V||Indian Constitution & Indian Economy||Objective||3 hours|
|Paper VI||Arithmetic & Test of Reasoning||Objective||3 hours|
WBPSC Optional Papers
- Paper I- 200 marks
- Paper-II- 200 Marks
One subjects have to be selected from a list of Optional subjects. Both the papers will be for 3 hours and essay type.
WBPSC Optional Subjects
|Commerce and Accountancy||Comparative Literature||Computer Science||Civil Engineering||Electrical Engineering|
|English||Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science||Mechanical Engineering||Political Science||Psychology|
WBCS Personality Test 2022 (Interview)
All those candidates who clear the WBCS Mains exam are invited for a personality test i.e. the interview. This is the final stage of the selection process. It means there is no exam and no other tests. The final list of recommended aspirants will be based on the total marks obtained in the Main exam and the personality test.
|Group of Service||Marks of Interview|
|Group ‘A’ and ‘B’||200 Marks|
|Group ‘C’||150 Marks|
|Group ‘D’||100 Marks|
WBCS 2022 Syllabus
WBCS Syllabus 2022 PDF is mandatory to analyze if you are going to appear in the exam. Candidates should have information about the important topics in the Prelims and Mains Exam. It is an important step for preparation. The WBCS Syllabus 2022 pdf can be downloaded from the official website or by visiting the syllabus tab page. Take a look at the Prelims and Mains syllabus exam below:
WBCS Prelims Syllabus 2022
- English Composition, Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms and Phrases, Vocabulary test, Phrasal Verbs, Same words bearing more than one meaning and use of appropriate and qualifying words.
- General Science
- History of India
- Geography of India
- Indian Polity and Economy
- General Mental Ability
WBCS Main Exam Syllabus 2022
|Paper I||Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali||Letter writing / Report writing, Precis Writing, Composition, and Translation from English to Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali|
|Paper-II||English||Letter writing / Report writing, Precis Writing, Composition, and Translation from Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali to English|
|Paper III||General Studies I||
|Paper IV||General Studies II||
|Paper V||Indian Constitution & Indian Economy||
|Paper VI||Arithmetic & Test of Reasoning||(i) Logical Deduction
(ii) The forcefulness of the Arguments
(iii) Implication of sentences
(iv) Inferring from diagrams,
(v) Series, Letter series,
(vi) Number Series, Analogy tests, Symbol Interpretation, Mathematical puzzles, Odd man out, Perception test, Non-verbal reasoning & Selecting the correct sequence.
WBPSC 2022 Answer Key
WBPSC releases the WBCS Answer Key 2022 on the official website after the exam completion. Candidates can download the official provisional answer key for WBCS 2022 from the official website soon. Candidates usually wait for the answer key after the exam to evaluate their performance and predict the score.
WBCS 2022 Salary
The WBPSC has notified the WBCS Officer Salary according to the pay scale mentioned in the notification 2022. The below-mentioned table has the complete information about the WBCS Officer Salary structure. This includes the various components of salary like DA, HRA, and others as admissible. The WBPSC salary 2022 is mentioned below post-wise and differentiated across Group services.
|West Bengal Civil Service (Executive)||Pay Level:16 (56,100 – 1,44,300) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)|
|Assistant Commissioner of Revenue||Pay Level:16 (56,100 – 1,44,300) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)|
|West Bengal Co-operative Service||Pay Level:16 (56,100 – 1,44,300) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)|
|West Bengal Labour Service :||Pay Level:16 (56,100 – 1,44,300) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)|
|West Bengal Food and Supplies Service||Pay Level:16 (56,100 – 1,44,300) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)|
|West Bengal Employment Service||Pay Level:16 (56,100 – 1,44,300) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)|
|West Bengal Police Service||Pay Level:16 (56,100 – 1,44,300) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)|
|Superintendent, District Correctional Home / Deputy Superintendent, Central Correctional Home||Pay Level:15 (42,600 – 1,09,800) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)|
|Joint Block Development Officer||Pay Level:14(39,900 – 1,02,800) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)|
|Deputy Assistant Director of Consumer Affairs and Fair Business Practices||Pay Level:14 (39,900 – 1,02,800) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)|
|West Bengal Junior Social Welfare Service||Pay Level:14 (39,900 – 1,02,800) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)|
|West Bengal Subordinate Land Revenue Service, Grade-I||Pay Level:14 (39,900 – 1,02,800) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)|
|Assistant Commercial Tax Officer||Pay Level:14 (39,900 – 1,02,800) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)|
|Joint Registrar (West Bengal State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission under the Consumer AffairsDepartment, Government of West Bengal)||Pay Level:14 (39,900 – 1,02,800) (besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)|
|Assistant Canal Revenue Officer (Irrigation)||Pay Level: 12 (35,800 – 92,100) (besides D.A., M.A., and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)|
|Chief Controller of Correctional Services||Pay Level: 12 (35,800 – 92,100) (besides D.A., M.A., and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)|
|Inspector of Co-operative Societies||Pay Level: 10 (32,100 – 82,900) (besides D.A., M.A., and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)|
|Panchayat Development Officer under the Panchayat and Rural Development
|Pay Level: 10 (32,100 – 82,900) (besides D.A., M.A., and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)|
|Rehabilitation Officer under the Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation Department||Pay Level: 10 (32,100 – 82,900) (besides D.A., M.A., and H.R.A. admissible as per rules)|
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