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.
WBCS 2023 Overview
The candidates can see here the highlights of the WBCS 2023 exam:
|Exam Name||West Bengal Civil Service (WBCS)|
|Conducted by||West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC)|
|WBCS 2023 Notification||28-Feb-2023|
|Vacancies||To be released later|
|Stages of Exam||Three stages (Prelims, Mains (Written) and Personality Test)|
|Geographical Scope of exam||State-level (West Bengal Only)|
|Exam frequency||Once a Year|
|Common Eligibility||Graduate in any discipline|
|Exam Duration||Prelims: 2 Hours|
Main Exam: 3 Hours (for each paper)
|WBCS Age Limit||Lower age limit is 21 years, Upper age limit is 36 years (different for some posts)|
|Language of question paper||English and Bengali|
|Application Fees||INR 210|
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 Event||Date||Salient Features|
|Notification||26-Feb-2023||WBPSC issued WBCS 2023 notifications online only|
|Application start date||28-Feb-2023||The WBCS online application will be started as per the dates given in the official notification|
|Application end date (Online Mode)||21-Mar-2023||The WBCS online application will be available for one month|
|Application Fee (Offline Mode)||22-Mar-2023||The WBCS online application will close as per the dates given in the official notification|
|WBCS 2023 Application Correction||31-Mar-2023 to 06-Apr-2023||The WBPSC will provide the facility to edit the details of WBCS 2023 application in online mode|
|Admit card||To be announced||WBCS e-admit card 2023 will be released online|
|WBCS 2023 Prelims Exam||To be announced||The WBCS Prelims exam 2023 will be conducted at 26 designated exam centres across the state|
|WBCS 2023 Answer Key||To be announced||WBCS prelims answer key 2023 PDF will be released online for all sets|
|WBCS 2023 Result (prelims)||To be announced||WBCS 2023 result for the prelims exam will be released within two months of the exam|
|WBCS 2023 Main Exam||To be announced||The WBCS main exam will be conducted in Kolkata in offline mode.|
|WBCS 2023 Main Exam||To be announced||The WBCS result for the main exam will be declared online only|
|WBCS 2023 Interview||To be announced||The 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 Result||To be announced||WBCS 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:
|Backward Classes of West Bengal (Non-Creamy Layer)||3 years|
|SC and ST||5 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 Paper||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks|
|General Studies Paper||100 Questions||200|
This paper will have 8 parts and the marks assigned to each part is fixed.
|3||Current events of National & International Importance||25|
|4||History of India||25|
|5||Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal||25|
|6||Indian Polity and Economy||25|
|7||Indian National Movement||25|
|8||General Mental Ability||25|
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:
|Paper III||General Studies-I – Indian History with special emphasis on National Movement Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal||200|
|Paper IV||General Studies-II – Science and Scientific & Technological advancement, Environment, General Knowledge and Current Affairs.||200|
|Paper V||Constitution of India and Indian Economy||200|
|Paper VI||Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning||200|
|Paper VII||Optional Subject – Paper I||200|
|Paper VIII||Optional Subject – Paper II||200|
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 Group||Marks 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,
- 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:
(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
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 Paper||Maximum Marks||Duration of Exam|
|General Studies||200||2 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 Notification||Click Here|
|Official Website||Click Here|
|To Apply Gigjobs||Click Here|
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:
- 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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