WBPSC - Notification, Syllabus, Eligibility, Latest WBCS Results

The West Bengal Public Service Commission conducts the state Civil Services Exam, named WBCS (EXE) Exam. The exam takes place annually or as and when the Commission announces the date. The WBPSC exam is a three-tier examination- Preliminary, Mains, and Interview.

Latest update on WBPSC State Civil Services Exam/ WBCS (EXE) Exam 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.
  • WBPSC Answer key 2022 is Out! The West Bengal Public Service Commission has released the candidates response sheets along with the WBSC Answer Key 2022 on its official website. Candidates can check the Answer Key directly on the given link.
  • WBCS has released the notification for West Bengal Civil Service (WBCS) Exam 2022 on its official website on 26th February 2022. As per the notification, the online registration procedure for online applications will begin from 03rd March 2022.

WBCS Notification 2022:-Download PDF Here

  • WBCS Prelims 2021 result was released on 3rd February 2022 by the commission. The candidates can download the result PDF from the linked article.
  • WBPSC has released an answer key for the recently conducted West Bengal Civil Service (Executive) etc. Examination (Prel.), 2021 exam on 22nd August 2021. Also, WBPSC has released the final answer key for the recently held West Bengal Civil Service (Executive) etc. Examination (Mains), 2020 held on 30th September 2021. The candidates can download the Answer Keys for various levels of the WBCS Exam and also check the updates of the Results of the WBCS Exam from the linked page.

WBCS Prelims 2021 Final Answer Keys PDFDownload PDF Here

  • WBPSC has announced West Bengal Civil Services Exam 2019 Final Result. Candidates can download the result PDF, cut off and answer key from the above-linked article.

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Important Dates of WBCS Examination

WBCS 2022

Candidates may check the details of WBPSC recruitment in the tables below:

WBPSC 2022 Notification
WBPSC released its notification on 26th February 2022
Commencement of submission of online application 03rd March 2022
Closing date for submission of online application 24th March 2022
WBCS Prelims 2022 Date 19th June 2022
WBCS Admit Card 2022 Release Date 31st May 2022
WBCS Mains 2022 Dates To be notified

WBCS 2021-22, 2020-21

Important Details of WBCS Exam
Name of the Event WBCS 2021-22 WBCS 2020-21
Notification Release Date 18th December 2020 04th November 2019
Online Application Starts From 24th December 2020
End Date of Online Application 15th January 2021

20th January 2021 [Extended Date]

WBCS Prelims Exam 21st March 2021 [Postponed]

22nd Aug 2021 [Revised Date]

09th February 2020
WBCS Mains Exam To be notified 24 April 2021 – 28 April 2021 [Postponed]

17th, 18th,19th,21st May 2021 [Postponed]

27th, 28th,29th,31st Aug 2021 [Final Dates]

  • WBPSC WBCS 2021 Notification is out. Candidates can check the recruitment details mentioned in the WBCS Notification 2021 in the linked article.
  • WBPSC WBCS 2021 Notification:Download PDF Here
  • The WBCS Admit Card will be released three weeks prior to the mains examination 2020. Candidates can check how to download WBCS admit card for the upcoming mains examination, from the linked article.

All the application-related updates are published on the official website of the Commission – http://pscwbapplication.in/.
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The entire WBPSC exam recruitment process takes up to one and a half years.

Candidates may check the WBPSC exam details in the table below:

What is the name of the exam? The exam is known by different names:

  • WBPSC Exam
  • WBCS Exam
  • PSCWB Exam
  • WB PSC Exam
Who is the conducting body? West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC)
What is the purpose of the exam? To recruit for Group ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ services
What is the pattern of the WBPSC Exam? WBPSC Civil Services Exam takes place in three stages:

  • Preliminary- 1 paper (General Studies) (MCQ)
  • Mains- 8 papers (6 compulsory and 2 Optionals) (MCQ/Descriptive Test)
  • Interview
WBPSC Vacancy The PSCWB vacancies vary every year

  • 2022 – Yet to be announced
  • 2021 – Yet to be announced
  • 2020 – Yet to be announced
  • 2019 – 70
  • 2018- 200 [Unreserved – 100, SC – 44, ST – 12, OBC(A) – 20, OBC(B) – 14,MSP-04, HI- 02, BLIND/LV-02 & LD/CP- 02]
WBPSC Syllabus Aspirants can check the WBPSC Syllabus in the linked article
WBPSC Exam Eligibility Check the complete PSCWB Exam Eligibility here
WBPSC Exam Dates Usually, the Prelims Exam takes place in the month of January, Mains in July/August:

  • 2021
    • Prelims – May 2022
  • 2021
    • Prelims – 22-08-2021
  • 2020
    • Prelims – 09-02-2020
    • Mains – 27-08-2021 to 31-08-2021
  •  2019
    • Prelims- 09-02-2019 (In the official notification, it was 20-01-19)
    • Mains- 25-08-19 to 28-08-19
    • Interview – 30-04-21 to 20-05-21 [Online Mode]
  • 2018
    • Prelims- 28-01-2018
    • Mains- 17-08-2018 to 20-08-2018
WBPSC Notification The commission usually releases the notification in the month of November:

  • 2022 – 03rd March 2022
  • 2021 – 19 December 2020
  • 2020 – 04 November 2019
  • 2019 – 06 November 2018
  • 2018 -10 November 2017

WBCS Interview 2021

As WBCS 2019  interview took place online; it is expected that WBCS Interview 2020 could also take place virtually. Candidates must note the procedure that was followed during WB PSC Interview 2019:

  • Candidates will receive their time slots on their e-mail IDs registered with the Commission.
  • One can take this interview from any location.
  • A candidate has to make himself/herself available online 30 minutes ahead of their time slot.
  • Candidates should make sure that the place where they take their interview is a well-illuminated one without the presence of anyone else with them.
  • Candidates are advised to keep their mobile phones handy just in case the video call is struck due to unseen circumstances.
  • Important documents, that candidates must upload at least three working days at the official website are:
    • Recent passport-sized coloured photograph
    • Certificate/Admit Card of Madhyamik/equivalent examination showing the date of birth
      of the candidate
    • Graduation Certificate/Mark Sheet
    • SC/ST/OBC certificate, if applicable
    • Current ‘NCL’ certificate (for OBC candidates only)
    • PWD certificate, if applicable
    • Choice sheet in the format provided at ‘Annexure-B’

WBPSC Answer Key

The West Bengal Service Commission has released WBPSC Answer Keys to the MCQ Paper of the Examination conducted in May 2022.

The commission releases tentative answer keys for information and guidance of candidates. With the help of the answer key released by WBSC candidates can compare the answer  with the question papers very carefully.

Candidates are advised to compare and indicate the Test Booklet Series and the Serial Number(s) of Question(s),regarding which they have any doubt, to the notice of the Commission, by populating the relevant details between 28th June, 2022 and 4th July, 2022. Any incongruity reported after the aforesaid date would not be considered.

WBPSC Prelims Answer Key 2021 –Download PDF Here

WBPSC Exam Preparation

The WBCS Exam Syllabus is slightly related to IAS Exam. The UPSC Exam starts its recruitment process in the month of February and it usually declares the end result by the month of April/May of next year. The UPSC exam process takes one and a half years, similar to WBPSC which also completes its recruitment procedure in the same time-span.

For other PSC Exams, candidates may also check the linked article.

To know about the WBPSC exam pattern, candidates can scroll down below:

The WBPSC prelims exam has only one paper on ‘General Studies.’ It has 8 topics:

  1. English Composition
  2. General Science
  3. Current Events of National and International Importance
  4. History of India
  5. Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal
  6. Indian Polity and Economy
  7. Indian National Movement
  8. General Mental Ability

The WBPSC Mains Exam has below-given six compulsory papers:

  1. Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali
  2. English
  3. General Studies-I
  4. General Studies-II
  5. The Constitution of India and Indian Economy including role and functions of Reserve Bank of India
  6. Arithmetic & Test of Reasoning

For details on the WBPSC exam preparation, candidates may check the linked article.

West Bengal Public Service Commission

The commission is the state agency which is authorized to conduct the State Civil Services Examination for various groups of services- ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’ and ‘D’.

The composition of the commission is given below:

Name Designation
Shri Debashis Bose, IAS Chairman
Smt. Amita Saha Member
Shri Partha Chowdhury Member
Dr. Mriganka Mahato Member
Maj Gen A.K. Sanyal, VSM (Retd.) Member
Shri Subha Mukherjee Secretary
Shri Badal Ch. Pramanik Joint Secretary
Shri Tarun Kanti Dey Joint Secretary

To prepare for other government exams, check the links below:

  1. Latest Notifications of Government Exams
  2. Government Schemes

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