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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
Important Dates of WBCS Examination
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||May 2022(tentative)|
|WBCS Admit Card 2022 Release Date||April/May 2022 [Tentative]|
|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:
- 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.
WBPSC (EXE) Exam
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:
|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:
|WBPSC Vacancy||The PSCWB vacancies vary every year
|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:
|WBPSC Notification||The commission usually releases the notification in the month of November:
WBCS Interview 2020
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 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:
- 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
The WBPSC Mains Exam has below-given six compulsory papers:
- General Studies-I
- General Studies-II
- The Constitution of India and Indian Economy including role and functions of Reserve Bank of India
- 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:
|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:
WBPSC Related Queries
What is the date of WBCS Prelims 2022?
The West Bengal Civil Services Prelims 2022 will take place in May 2022 as per the notification. WBCS 2021 prelims took place on 22nd August 2021. The result for WBCS Prelims 2021 was released on 3rd February 2022.