The West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) sets the exam pattern for its recruitment in its public service commission.
The WBPSC Exam Pattern is different from most of its PSC counterparts, the details of which will be discussed in this article.
Knowing the exam pattern for WBPSC will be crucial as it will give the candidates a positive edge in the examination, and possibly will help in passing the WBPSC Exam. Hence, this article will help immensely regarding the WBPSC Exam pattern
WBPSC Exam Pattern for 2022
The WBPSC Exam is conducted in three stages:
- Preliminary Stage
- Mains Stage
- Interview round
As per the latest notifications released by the WBPSC, the Prelims for 2021 took place in August while the mains date is yet to be announced. To know more in detail about the WBPSC Exam dates visit the WBPSC Notification page.
WBPSC Prelims Exam Pattern
Unlike other PSC exams, the West Bengal Public Service Commission only has one paper for the prelims. There is no aptitude test for WBPSC Exam.
The brief details of the exam is given in the table below:
|WBCS Prelims Exam Pattern 2021|
|General Studies – I||Objective||2.5 Hours||200|
The Prelims is only a screening test, and its total marks (200) are not considered for final selection.
The topics of the General Studies are as follows:
- 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
To know more in detail about the WBPSC Syllabus, visit the linked article.
WBPSC Mains Exam Pattern
The WBPSC Mains Exam comprises six compulsory papers and one optional subject that consists of two papers. It should be noted that only candidates who appear for the Group A and Group B exam have to appear for the optional papers while Groups C and D need to only attempt the 6 compulsory papers. A breakdown of the WBPSC Mains Exam Pattern is given in the table below
WBCS Mains Exam Pattern – 2021
|Paper I: Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali||3 Hours||200|
|Paper II: English||3 Hours||200|
|Paper III: General Studies-I – Indian History with special emphasis on National Movement Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal||3 Hours||200|
|Paper IV: General Studies-II – Science and Scientific & Technological advancement, Environment, General Knowledge and Current Affairs.||3 Hours||200|
|Paper V: Constitution of India and Indian Economy||3 Hours||200|
|Paper VI: Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning||3 Hours||200|
|Paper VII: Optional Subject Paper -I||3 Hours||200|
|Paper VIII: Optional Subject Paper -II||3 Hours||200|
The subjects for WBPSC optionals are as follows:
WBPSC Mains Optional Subjects
|Comparative Literature||Mechanical Engineering|
|Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science||Medical Science|
|Civil Engineering||Political Science|
|Commerce and Accountancy||Sociology|
WBPSC Personality Test
Candidates who have passed the mains stage will qualify for the personality test (interview round)
As per the latest notifications from WBPSC, the breakdown of marks allotted to different categories are as follows:
- Group ‘A’ and ‘B’ – 200
- Group ‘C’ – 150
- Group ‘D’ – 100
The candidate will be interviewed by a board who will have a record of the candidate’s career and interests filled by the candidate in the Application Form. The aim of the interview the personality of the candidate and whether their personality is a right fit for the job
Frequently Asked Questions about WBPSC Exam
Frequently asked Questions about WBSC Exam
How many exams are there in WBPSC?
What are the posts that WBPSC candidates are recruited for?
To know more about the WBPSC Exam, candidates can refer to the following links. To know more in detail about other Government Exams, visit the linked article.