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 2020 amid Coronavirus outbreak:

  • The commission has announced the postponement of all written examinations, interviews and personality tests until further notification.
  • WBCS Mains 2020, scheduled from 27th June 2020, also stand postponed until revised dates are announced by the commission. Check the notice below:

WBPSC 2020 - WBCS (EXE) Exam 2020 - WBCS Mains Postponed

WBCS Mains 2020 date had been announced after WBPSC released the answer-key for Prelims 2020. The Mains examination for the year 2020 were scheduled from 27th June 2020. The dates of mains exam were 27th-28th June 2020 & 4th-5th July 2020.

WBCS Prelims 2020 took place 09 February 2020. Result of the Prelims examination is expected in May 2020 as informed by the commission. 

WBCS Prelims 2020 Answer Key:-  Download PDF Here

The commission has notified that the WBCS Mains Exams 2020 will be held later in the same year however, no specific date has been announced. 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:

  • WEST BENGAL CIVIL SERVICE (EXE.) etc. EXAMINATION
  • 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 Mains 2020 dates postponed [Earlier Dates: 27-28 June 2020 & 4-5 July 2020 Revised Dates – To be announced]
  • 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
  • Result for WBPSC 2017 Exam for Group ‘D’ post announced on 20 August 2019. Download the result 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:

  • 2020
    • Prelims – 09-02-2020
    • Mains – 27-06-2020 to 05-07-2020 [Postponed]
  •  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:

  • 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 Previous Posts
Shri Debashis Bose, IAS Chairman Director, Transport Directorate and Secretary, Transport Dept., Govt. of West Bengal
Smt. Amita Saha Member Additional General Manager (P & A), MSTC Ltd. (A Govt. of India undertaking)
Shri Partha Chowdhury Member General Manager (H.R.), Quippo Infrastructure Ltd
Dr. Mriganka Mahato Member Medical Officer (Ophthalmology), West Bengal Health Service
Dr. Mriganka Mahato Secretary Joint Secretary, UD and MA Deptt., Govt. of West Bengal

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