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.

  • WBCS Mains 2020 has been rescheduled – Earlier, the WBPSC Mains was scheduled from 19th December 2020 onward (Till 26th December). Now, the Mains examination will take place from 24th April 2021 to 28th April 2021. It is the second time that the WBCS Mains has been postponed and rescheduled. Before, 19th December, it was to take place from 27th June 2020 onward but was postponed amid COVID-19 outbreak.
  • WBCS Prelims 2020 result has been announced. The WBPSC WBCS Prelims 2020 took place on 9th February 2020.
  • WBCS Prelims 2021 date out – The commission has released the date of the WBCS (EXE) Prelims 2021 which is scheduled for 7th February 2021. 
  • 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 upcoming mains examination, from the linked article.
  • WBPSC 2019 Mains result is expected to be released by October/November 2020. Candidates can check the WBCS Prelims 2020 Answer Key by downloading the PDF:-  Download PDF Here


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 Latest Updates
  • WBPSC exam dates for 2020 and 2021 released.
  • WBPSC Prelims 2020 results declared
  • WBCS Mains 2019 results are expected in October/November 2020.
  • WBPSC Prelims 2019 Answer Key released on 11th February 2020.
  • The WBPSC Mains 2019 Answer Keys of Paper III, IV, V, VI have been released by the commission Download Here

For other updates, candidates may check the official websites of the commission:

  • https://pscwbapplication.in
  • https://pscwbonline.gov.in
WBPSC Vacancy The PSCWB vacancies vary every year

  • 2020 – Yet to be announced
  • 2019 – Yet to be announced
  • 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 – 07-02-2021
  • 2020
    • Prelims – 09-02-2020
    • Mains – 24-04-2021 to 28-04-2020
  •  2019
    • Prelims- 09-02-2019 (In the official notification, it was 20-01-19)
    • Mains- 25-08-19 to 28-08-19
  • 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:

  • 2021 – Notification yet to be out
  • 2020 – 04 November 2019 (Check the WBPSC Notification in the linked article)
  • 2019 – 06 November 2018
  • 2018 -10 November 2017

WBPSC Exam Preparation

The WBCS Exam Syllabus is slightly related with 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 PSCWB exam pattern, candidates scroll down below:

The WBPSC prelims exam has only one paper on ‘General Studies.’ 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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