WBCS Cut Off

The cutoff for the West Bengal Civil Services is released after all the three stages of the exam – Prelims, Mains and Interview – is finished.

The cut off marks for WBCS 2022-23 is yet to be released as the mains exams are yet to be announced. The Prelims for WBCS 2021 took place in August of the same year.

In this article we will present the expected cutoff for 2022-23 as well as those of the previous years along with a basis for calculating the cutoff percentage for the WBPSC Exam.

Candidates preparing for the Government Exams can find the following like useful

WBPSC Cutoffs (Expected and Previous Years)

Although the official cutoff is yet to be released for WBCS 2022-23, we can give an expected cut off for the same year so that candidates can get a general idea.

Expected Cut off for WBCS Prelims 2021
Category  Marks (Out of 200)
General 130
OBC 121
SC 115
ST 100
EWS 123

Below we will give cutoff for WBCS Prelims 2018 and 2019

Expected Cut off for WBCS Prelims 2019
Category  Marks (Out of 200)
General 105.13
General P.H 94.21
BC-A 101.05
BCA P.H 88.78
BC-B 101.06
BC-B P.H 86.11
SC 96.18


Expected Cut off for WBCS Prelims 2018
Category  Marks (Out of 200)
General 97.67
General P.H 93.67
BC-A 96.67
BCA P.H 92.67
BC-B 96.67
BC-B P.H 92.67
SC 89.33

How are Cutoffs for WBPSC calculated?

The cutoffs for the West Bengal Civil Services are calculated on factors such as difficulty level, overall performance of the candidates, vacancy or more.

For example if there are 400 WBCS vacancies then 4000 might be eligible for mains. On an average if the 4000 candidates get score 120 or above then the cutoff marks will be at 120

There are three stages at which cut off is calculated i.e. prelims stage, mains stage and final cut off. At the mains stage, prelims marks are not considered. The final cut off is based on combined marks of mains and interview.

The maximum marks in the WBCS prelims exam are 200 because there is only one question paper of 200 marks. For this paper cut off marks are calculated. In the mains paper, a minimum of 33% marks is required in all GS papers, if fallen below process ends there

Frequently asked Questions about WBPSC Cutoff


Are there any qualifying marks in the WBCS interview?

For the W.B.C.S. (Exam) and other comparative posts, Public Service Commission of West Bengal arranges competitive examinations in three phases every year. These phases are Preliminary, Main and Interview. There are no qualifying marks of WBCS mains as such.

Does difficulty level matter in the WBPSC exam?

The difficulty level of the exam also plays an important role in calculating the cut off marks. The higher the difficulty level, the lower will be the cut off marks of the exam and vice versa.

To know more about the WBPSC Exam, candidates can refer to the following links. To know more in detail about other PSC Exams, visit the linked article.

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