WBPSC Syllabus 2023 – Exam Pattern, Books & Syllabus PDF

Public Service Commission, WB published WBPSC Syllabus 2023 & Exam Pattern pdf for WBPSC. Aspirants may check the Syllabus, Books & Exam Pattern here.

EventWBPSC Syllabus 2023
Exam NameWBSC
Post NameVarious Posts
Exam TypePre/Mains
Total Mark2000 (Pre+Mains+Int)
Total Paper9 Papers (Pre+Mains)
Exam Duration2½ hours
Medium of ExamBengali & English
Official Websitewbpsc.gov.in

WBPSC Syllabus 2023

West Bengal Public Service Commission is a body created to conduct Civil Service Exam in West Bengal. The commission is also responsible for releasing the syllabus, exam pattern and other materials. As per Article-315, There shall be a Public Service Commission for the Union and a Public Service Commission for each State. Hence the WBPSC is created for the state of West Bengal. The commission conducted various exams, such as Judicial Service, Civil Service (Executive), Audiit & Account Service, Junior Engineers, Assistant Engineer etc. Here We will provide the syllabus, Exam Pattern & Best books to read for WBPSC.

West Bengal Public Service Commission conducts exams in three stages, Preliminary Examination, Mains Examination & Interviews. The Prelims is the first stage of the exam where the question is based on objective type MCQs & it has only one paper. You must qualify for the prelims to appear in the main examination. The main exam has 8 papers consisting of 200 marks for each paper. The interview is the last stage of the full exam process. Here we will provide the syllabus of Prelims and Mains with exam pattern & book guide.

The WBPSC Exam is the toughest exam in West Bengal, aspirants who preparing for the exam need to study hard focusing on the syllabus. The syllabus makes the preparation easier & helps study precisely for the WBPSC exam.

WBSC Syllabus Details

Name of the Exam: WBSC Exam

Name of the Organization: West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC)

Medium of Exam: Bengali Language & English Language

Type of Exam: Written Exam

Mode of Exam: Offline

Stages of Exam:

  1. Preliminary Examination (200 Marks)
  2. Main Examination (1600 Marks)
  3. Interview (200 Marks)
1. Preliminary Examination

The Prelim exam is the first stage of the exam, it consists of 2 papers based on MCQ-type questions with 100 marks each.

2. Main Examination

The main exam is divided into 2 parts, Written Examination and Interview tests. The Written exam has 8 papers with MCQ and essay-type questions which has 1600 marks in total. The main exam is the most important section of the whole examination process. the marks obtained in the main exam will determine your overall ranking in the final list.

1. Preliminary Examination

The WBPSC Prelims will consist of only one paper on General Studies based on 200 Objective Types of questions. We have provided the Prelim Exam Syllabus & the Exam pattern below.

Name of the Exam: WBSC Prelim Exam

Type of Questions: Objective Type/ MCQs

Total Paper: 1 Paper

Duration of Exam: 2½ hours

Mark: One mark for each correct answer

Total Marks: 200 Marks

Negative Marking: There shall be negative markings for each wrong answer.

Syllabus of WBCS Prelim
English Composition25 Marks
General Science25 Marks
Current events of National & International Importance25 Marks
History of India25 Marks
Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal25 Marks
Indian Polity and Economy25 Marks
Indian National Movement25 Marks
General Mental Ability25 Marks

2. Main Examination

The WBPSC Main will consist of 6 compulsory papers and 2 optional papers with 200 marks on each paper. We have provided the Main Exam Syllabus & the Exam pattern below.

Name of the Exam: WBSC Main Exam

Type of Questions: Essay Type/ Objective Type

Total Paper: 8 Paper

Duration of Exam: 3 hours for each paper

Total Marks: 1600 Marks (200 Marks for each paper)

Negative Marking: There shall be negative markings for each wrong answer.

Syllabus of WBCS Main
Paper 1Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/SantalLetter writing/Drafting of Report, Précis Writing, Composition and Translation from English to Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali200
Paper 2EnglishLetter writing / Drafting of Report, Précis Writing, Composition and Translation from Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali to English200
Paper 3General Studies-I (MCQ)(i) Indian History with special emphasis on National Movement and (ii) Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal.200
Paper 4General Studies-II (MCQ)Science and Scientific & Technological advancement, Environment, General Knowledge and Current Affairs200
Paper 5The Constitution of India and the Indian Economy (MCQ)including the role and functions of the Reserve Bank of India200
Paper 6Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning (MCQ)Reasoning200
Paper 7Optional Paper 1Check in the Syllabus PDF400
Paper 8Optional Paper 2Check in the Syllabus PDF200

3. Interview

The interview is the last stage of the whole examination process which is also known as the Personality Test. Based on the merit list ranking of the main examination candidates are selected for the Interview/Personal Test. The interview will assess the candidate’s personality, alertness of mind, intellectual & Moral integrity, leadership quality and the range of the candidate’s interests.

Name of the Exam: WBSC Personality Test

Total Marks: 200 Marks

Negative Marking: There shall be no negative marks on Personality Test.

How to Download WBPSC Official Syllabus?

Candidates can download the official Syllabus of Judicial Service, Civil Service (Executive), Audiit & Account Service, Junior Engineers, Assistant Engineers etc. from the official website by following the steps given below.

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Important Links

Download Detailed SyllabusClick Here
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Recommended BooksClick Here
WBPSC Recruitment PortalClick Here
Official WebsiteClick Here

Recommended Books for WBPSC

There are the books Recommended by us and mostly sold for West Bengal Civil Service Exam, Candidates preparing for WBPSC should definitely go for these books.

West Bengal HistoryA History Of Bengal From The Mahabharata To Muji
WB Related TopicsKnow Your State West Bengal
Computer KnowledgeOBJECTIVE Computer Awareness
General EnglishArihant Objective General English by SP Bakshi
General KnowledgeLucent’s General Knowledge
Math & Numerical AbilityFast Track Objective Arithmetic
Indian HistoryA Brief History of Modern India by Spectrum Books
Indian PolityIndian Polity
Current AffairCurrent Affairs by Arihant

WB Civil Service Optional Papers

The main examination has 2 optional papers on a language, Candidates may choose any language as an optional paper. Here we have provided the list of the optional papers for the WBPSC exam.

SubjectPaper Code
Comparative Literature11
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science13
Civil Engineering17
Commerce and Accountancy18
Computer Science19
Electrical Engineering21
Mechanical Engineering28
Medical Science29
Political Science33

FAQs of West Bengal Civil Service Syllabus

What is the Total Mark in WBSC Exam?

The Total Mark including 1 Prelim Paper & 8 Main Papers is 1800 Marks.

How many Papers are there in WB Civil Service Exam?

The are 2 stages of the exam in WB Civil Service (i) Prelims & (ii) mains. There is only 1 paper in the prelim examination & There are 8 papers (including 2 optional papers) in the main examination

Is there a negative marking in WBPSC Exam?

Yes, There shall be negative markings in WBPSC Exam, Remeber only MCQ-based papers may have negative numbers. We refer please go through the official PDF for the exact deduction number for wrong answers.

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