WBPSC Exam Dates

The West Bengal Public Service Commission recruits candidates to fill vacancies in the administrative posts of the West Bengal State Government. It is a highly competitive exam where only a select few make the cut out of lakhs.

The WBPSC Notification gives details of the exam date, but to make it easy on the candidates to navigate through its vast content, this article will give a condensed version of the exam dates for the WBPSC Exam.

For any latest information regarding the exam dates candidates just need to refer to this article for future information regarding the same.

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What are the usual dates for the WBCS Exam?

The exam takes place in three stages:

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Interview

The Prelims stage takes place usually in the month of January while the mains take place in July/August. However, due to extraordinary circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the exams schedule have been changed from time to time.

Regardless, to give a better understanding of the exam schedule we will still give the exam dates of the previous years as knowing the exam dates will help the candidates in creating a study plan for the exam in advance.

WBPSC Exam 2021:

  • Prelims: 22-08-2021
  • Mains: To be notified

WBPSC Exam 2020:

  • Prelims – 09-02-2020
  • Mains – 27-08-2021 to 31-08-2021

WBPSC Exam 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]

WBPSC Exam 2018:

  • Prelims- 28-01-2018
  • Mains- 17-08-2018 to 20-08-2018

The interview usually takes 2-2 months after the mains exam but given the Covid situation, the dates can fluctuate. There is also a likelihood that the interview will be in online mode keeping in line with the safety norms.

Frequently Asked Question about WBPSC Exam Date

Will the interview for WBPSC take place online or offline?

Given the fact that the Covid-19 calls for social distancing, it is likely that the WBPSC interview will be in online mode for the foreseeable future.

What is the date of WBCS prelims 2021?

The WBCS prelims exams for 2021 took place on August 22, 2021. The dates for the mains exam for the same year is yet to be announced.

When is the notification for the WBPSC released usually?

The notification for the WBPSC is usually released in the months of November and December. The notification for WBPSC 2021 was released on 19 December 2020. While the notification for WBPSC 2020 was released on 04 November 2019

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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