WBCS Recruitment 2023: Notification OUT, Application, Exam Dates, Syllabus, Pattern

WBCS Recruitment 2023: Notification OUT, Application, Exam Dates, Syllabus, Pattern
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West Bengal Civil Services Recruitment 2023 Notice: West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) has released details notification for the West Bengal Civil Service (Executive) etc. Examination 2023 on its official website. Commission has uploaded the  details schedule for the application process for the West Bengal Civil Service (Executive) etc. Examination 2023.

Interested and eligible candidates can apply for West Bengal Civil Services Recruitment 2023 through the official website on or before 22nd March, 2023. The online application process for the West Bengal Civil Services Recruitment 2023 will commence from 28 February 2023 at wbpsc.gov.in.

It is noted that the Commission will hold the West Bengal Civil Service (Executive) etc. Examination, 2023 and on the results of the same, the  recruitment will be made to the posts in the cadre of West Bengal Civil Service (Exe.) and certain other services and posts. The short notice in this regard is available on the official website. 

You can download the West Bengal Civil Services Recruitment 2023 Notice directly through the link given below. 

Direct Link To Download: West Bengal Civil Services Recruitment 2023 Notice


WBCS 2023 Overview

The candidates can see here the highlights of the WBCS 2023 exam: 

Exam NameWest Bengal Civil Service (WBCS)
Conducted byWest Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC)
Exam ModeOffline
WBCS 2023 Notification28-Feb-2023
VacanciesTo be released later
Stages of ExamThree stages (Prelims, Mains (Written) and Personality Test)
Geographical Scope of examState-level (West Bengal Only)
Exam frequencyOnce a Year
Common EligibilityGraduate in any discipline
Exam DurationPrelims: 2 Hours
Main Exam: 3 Hours (for each paper)
WBCS Age LimitLower age limit is 21 years, Upper age limit is 36 years (different for some posts)
Language of question paperEnglish and Bengali
Application FeesINR 210
Official websitewbpsc.gov.in

WBCS 2023 Exam Date

WBPSC is expected to release the WBCS 2023 exam dates soon. The Commission will release all the dates for WBCS 2023 exam. The candidates can see below the tentative dates for the WBCS exam dates 2023.

WBCS EventDateSalient Features
Notification26-Feb-2023WBPSC issued WBCS 2023 notifications online only
Application start date28-Feb-2023The WBCS online application will be started as per the dates given in the official notification
Application end date (Online Mode)21-Mar-2023The WBCS online application will be available for one month
Application Fee (Offline Mode)22-Mar-2023The WBCS online application will close as per the dates given in the official notification
WBCS 2023 Application Correction31-Mar-2023 to 06-Apr-2023The WBPSC will provide the facility to edit the details of WBCS 2023 application in online mode
Admit cardTo be announcedWBCS e-admit card 2023 will be released online
WBCS 2023 Prelims ExamTo be announcedThe WBCS Prelims exam 2023 will be conducted at 26 designated exam centres across the state
WBCS 2023 Answer KeyTo be announced WBCS prelims answer key 2023 PDF will be released online for all sets
WBCS 2023 Result (prelims)To be announcedWBCS 2023 result for the prelims exam will be released within two months of the exam
WBCS 2023 Main ExamTo be announcedThe WBCS main exam will be conducted in Kolkata in offline mode.
WBCS 2023 Main ExamTo be announcedThe WBCS result for the main exam will be declared online only
WBCS 2023 InterviewTo be announcedThe WBCS interview will be conducted at the WBPSC office premises. WBPSC can also conduct the online interview depending on the prevailing conditions.
WBCS 2023 Final ResultTo be announcedWBCS 2023 final result will be declared online online

The above dates are tentative and will be changed after the official notification.

Click Here For West Bengal Civil Services Recruitment 2023  Details PDF

WBCS 2023 Eligibility

The candidates should check the eligibility criteria mentioned in the official notification. The WBCS 2023 eligibility criteria have the following components.

WBCS 2023 Qualification 

The official notification mentions the qualification required to apply for the WBCS 2023 exam. The minimum educational qualification required to apply for the WBCS exam is a Graduate Degree from any discipline. The official notification mentions a degree from a recognized university and the ability to read and write Bengali but this is not required for the candidates to have Nepal as their mother tongue. 

WBCS 2023 Age Limit

The WBPSC notification mentions the age limit for all the posts separately. This is the most searched component of the WBCS exam. The candidates can see below the age limit as mentioned in the official notification. The WBCS 2023 age will be counted from January 1, 2023

WBCS 2023 Age Limit for Group ‘A’ and Group ‘C’ Services

WBCS age limit for Group A and C are similar. For WBCS 2023 Group A and C, the candidates must be born not earlier than January 2, 1987, and not later than January 1, 2002. The candidates must fall under the following age bracket:

  • Lower Age Limit – 21 years
  • Upper Age limit – 36 years

WBCS 2023 Age Limit for Group B Services

The WBCS group B service only includes the West Bengal Police Services (WBPS). The age criteria for WBCS Group B are as follows:

  • Lower Age Limit – 20 years
  • Upper Age limit – 36 years

WBCS 2023 Age Limit for Group D Service

The WBCS Group D services are the clerical positions in the state administrative machinery. The WBCS age criteria for Group D services are:

  • Lower Age Limit -21 years
  • Upper Age limit- 39 years

WBCS 2023 Age Relaxation

The Commission mention age relaxation for certain categories (of state only) of candidates. The WBCS age relaxation provided by the Commission is as follows:

CategoryAge Relaxation
Backward Classes of West Bengal (Non-Creamy Layer)3 years
SC and ST5 years

In the case of Persons with Disabilities (PWD), the upper age limit is relaxable up to 45 years. S.C./S.T./B.C. candidates of other States shall be treated as General category candidates.
Besides the educational and age limit criteria, there are certain physical requirements which are required for certain positions

WBCS 2023 Exam Pattern

The WBCS 2023 exam will be a three-stage examination where the candidates will be required to appear and clear all the stages of exam separately. The Commission will mention the WBCS 2023 exam pattern in the for all the stages separately. The three stages of the exam are

  • WBCS Prelims
  • WBCS Mains(written)
  • WBCS Mains (Personality Test)

The candidates can see below the WBCS exam pattern for each of the stage separately.

WBCS 2023 Exam Pattern for Prelims Exam

The WBPSC conduct the prelims exam in offline mode. The WBCS prelims exam will be an objective type exam having one MCQ-based paper.  The WBCS prelims exam pattern can be summarized as below:

Name of PaperNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
General Studies Paper100 Questions200

This paper will have 8 parts and the marks assigned to each part is fixed.

Sl. NoSubjectMarks
1English Composition25
2General Science25
3Current events of National & International Importance25
4History of India25
5Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal25
6Indian Polity and Economy25
7Indian National Movement25
8General Mental Ability25

WBCS 2023 Exam Pattern – Main Exam

WBPSC WBCS main exam is also conducted offline in the pen and paper mode. There will be 8 papers in the WBCS main exam. The candidates can see here the WBCS main exam pattern:

SL.NoPaper NameMarks
Paper IBengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali200
Paper IIEnglish200
Paper IIIGeneral Studies-I – Indian History with special emphasis on National Movement Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal200
Paper IVGeneral Studies-II – Science and Scientific & Technological advancement, Environment, General Knowledge and Current Affairs.200
Paper VConstitution of India and Indian Economy200
Paper VIArithmetic and Test of Reasoning200
Paper VIIOptional Subject – Paper I200
Paper VIIIOptional Subject – Paper II200

The Compulsory papers are Objective type papers while the optional subject papers are conventional essay-type papers.

WBCS 2023 Exam Pattern – Personality Test

The candidates should note that the marks assigned to the WBCS personality test are different for each of the post groups. The marks assigned to different WBCS services is summarized below:

Service GroupMarks Assigned
Group ‘A’ & ‘B’ 200 Marks
Group ‘C’ 150 Marks
Group ‘D’ 100 Marks

WBCS 2023 Syllabus

The syllabus is the key to the selection in any examination and the WBCS exam is also not an exception to it. The Commission releases the WBCS syllabus for each stage is mentioned separately by the Commission in the official notification.

WBCS 2023 – Prelims Syllabus

There are eight sections in the WBCS prelims exam and the marks are assigned to each section. So it is easy to prepare the sections because the Commission will ask a definite number of questions from a section and consequently a balanced paper will be asked every year. The WBCS prelims syllabus is mentioned in the form of topics only. These topics as mentioned in the official notification is:

WBCS 2023 Syllabus – English

Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms and Phrases, Vocabulary test, Phrasal Verbs, the Same words bearing more than one meaning, use of appropriate and qualifying words etc.

WBCS 2023 Syllabus – General Science

General appreciation and understanding of science, including matters of everyday observation and experience as may be expected of a well-educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific discipline.

WBCS 2023 Syllabus – History of India

In History, emphasis will be on a broad general understanding of the subject in its social, economic and political aspects.

WBCS 2023 Syllabus – Geography of India

Physical Geography, Social and Economic Geography of the country, including the main features of Indian Agricultural and Natural Resources with special
reference to West Bengal.

WBCS 2023 Syllabus – Indian Polity and Economy

Country’s Political System, Panchayati Raj, Community Development and Planning in India.

WBCS 2023 Syllabus – Indian National Movement

Nature and character of the Nineteenth Century Resurgence, Growth of Nationalism and attainment of Independence.

WBCS 2023 Syllabus – Mental Ability

Ability will relate to Logical perception, understanding and natural conclusion. 

WBCS 2023 – Main Syllabus

There are six papers in the WBCS main exam and each paper carries 200 marks.

WBCS 2023 Syllabus – Paper I: Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali  

  • Letter writing (within 150 words) / Drafting of Report (within 200 words),
  • Précis Writing
  • Composition and Translation from English to Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali

WBCS 2023 Syllabus – Paper – II: English 

  • Letter writing (within 150 words) / Drafting of Report (within 200 words),
  • Précis Writing,
  • Composition and Translation from Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali to English

WBCS 2023 Syllabus – Paper III: General Studies – I

  • Indian History with special emphasis on the National Movement and
  • Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal.

WBCS 2023 Syllabus – Paper IV: General Studies – II

  • Science and Scientific & Technological advancement,
  • Environment
    • Biodiversity and Coastal Regulation Zone,
    • Global Warming,
    • Industrial and Environmental Pollution,
    • Ozone Layer and related issues.
  • General Knowledge and
  • Current Affairs.

WBCS 2023 Syllabus – Paper V: The Constitution of India and Indian Economy including role and functions of the Reserve Bank of India.

  • Central State relation and devolution of central funds to state,
  • Planning process and objectives of five years plan,
  • Functions of RBI and Monetary policy,
  • Central Finance Commission & State Finance Commission
  • Fiscal Policy of Government of India.

WBCS 2023 Syllabus – Paper VI: Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning.

The standard of Arithmetic & Test of Reasoning will be similar to that of the Compulsory Mathematics paper at the Madhyamik Examination of the Board of Secondary Education, West Bengal.

Test of Reasoning will cover

Analytical Reasoning: Data Sufficiency, Logical Reasoning:

Logical Deduction

(i) The forcefulness of the Arguments

(ii) Implication of sentences

(iv) Inferring from diagrams, Series: (i) Letter series, (ii) Number series

  • Inferring from Data, Analogy tests,
  • Symbol Interpretation,
  • Mathematical puzzles,
  • The odd man out,
  • Perception test,
  • Non-verbal reasoning & Selecting the correct sequence.

Besides the above, there are two optional subjects.

WBCS 2023 Selection Process

WBPSC conducts the WBCS exam in the offline mode but the application and other processes are fully online. The notification, application, admit card, result, cutoff, merit list all are released online only. WBCS 2023 exam selection process can be summarised below:

  • Prelims Exam
  • Main (written) exam
  • Interview

WBCS 2023 Prelims Exam

The Commission conducts the prelims exam in an offline mode. There is only one paper in the prelims exam. The prelims exam is a compulsory for all and its cutoff is released with the result pdf.

WBCS PaperMaximum MarksDuration of Exam
General Studies2002 Hours

WBCS 2023 Main Exam

WBCS main exam is a mix of objective and conventional type papers. There are 8 papers in the main exam. Out of 8, four papers are compulsory. The compulsory papers are objective type only. The rest of the papers are conventional types. The candidates who clear the main exam are called for an interview.

WBCS Personality Test

The candidates who clear the main exam will be called for an interview. WBCS personality test is conducted at the headquarter of WBPSC at Kolkata only. The maximum marks awarded for the interview is 100.

WBCS 2023 Application | Important Links

Apply Online (28-02-2023)Click Here
Detail Notification (27-02-2023)Click Here
Short NotificationClick Here
Official WebsiteClick Here
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WBCS 2023 Application Process

The Commission will activate the WBCS 2023 apply online link on February 28. The Commission will provide 22 days for the candidates to apply online for the exam. The candidates can see below the steps to apply online for WBCS 2023 exam: 

WBCS Recruitment 2023: Notification OUT, Application, Exam Dates, Syllabus, Pattern
  • Sign in with the enrolment number and password > Go to the dashboard
  • Steps 1. Click on the application forms
  • Step 2. Select the name of examination from the drop-down list given at the bottom of the page. Check the eligibility conditions and mark the checkbox for confirming the eligibility and press continue.
  • Step 3. A form will appear on the screen showing various application stages. Choose the application details
  • Step 4. Fill in the personal details and click on the save and continue button given at the bottom of the form
  • Step 5. Upload the passport-size photograph and signature of the stipulated size, then save and continue
  • Step 6.  After photographing and signature, upload the mark sheets and certificates in the Add academic details section.
  • Step 7. After adding academic details, add the preference for the services and press save and continue
  • Step 8. A filled application form will appear for the scrutiny
  • Step 9. Check the WBCS application form details. No change in the WBCS application will be allowed after the payment of application fees. Click on Back to my application button
  • Step 10.  Select the application and proceed to fee payment
  • Step 11. Online payment and cash payment are available
  • Step 12. Pay the fee and submit the application form. 
  • Step 13. After payment of fees, print the application form and take it for future reference

FAQ’s | WBCS Recruitment 2023: Notification OUT, Application, Exam Dates, Syllabus, Pattern

Q1. Who conducts WBCS Recruitment Exam?

Ans – The WBCS 2023 exam is conducted by WBPCS.

Q2. What is the educational Qualification for WBPCS WBCS 2023 Exam?

Ans. The candidates are required to have a graduation degree in any stream

Q3. How can I apply for WBCS 2023 Exam?

Ans. The steps to apply online for WBCS 2023 Exam are given in this article.

Q4. Can I register twice for WBCS?

Ans – No. the candidate cannot register twice for the WBCS exam. Each registration  will correspond to you only one WBCS application. The candidates requires to enroll again to apply afresh for the WBCS exam.

Q5. What is the deadline for WBCS exam applications?

Ans -The WBCS  exam application deadline is March 21. Candidates have till March 22 to submit the WBCS application fee offline (by bank challan). Beginning on February 28, the Commission will accept applications for the WBCS.

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