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West Bengal Civil Service

  • WBCS examination is conducted by the Public Service Commission, West Bengal.

West Bengal Civil Service (Executive) Officers

West Bengal Civil Service (Executive) Officers

Venue: West Bengal.
Exam Date: 28-1-2018

What is the test about?

WBCS ( Executive) examination is conducted by the Public Service Commission of West Bengal to appoint personnels in various Adminstrative Departments of the Government of West Bengal.

Who is eligible?

Educational Qualification
The candidate must hold a degree from a recognized University.
The candidate must be able to read, write and speak in Bengali (this is not required for those candidates whose mother tongue is Nepali).

Age Limit

  • The candidate must not be below 21 years of age, but s/he should also not be more than 36 years of age on the 1st of January of the year of examination. This applies for services and posts included in Groups A, C and D.
  • For the West Bengal Police Service only (i.e. Group “B” Service) the candidate’s age should not be below 20 years but should also not be more than 36 years on the 1st of January of the year of the examination. 

Relaxation in Age Limits:

The upper age limit can relax up to 5 years for the SC and ST candidates. For the B.C. candidates, the age limit can relax for up to 3 years.

Note: Candidates whose age is between 20 & 21 years on 01 Jan 2018 may apply for Group B only.

The candidate must be of good health and character and suitable in all respects for gaining appointment to Government Service.


  • The candidate must be a citizen of India, or
  • Such other nationals as declared eligible by the Government of India.

Special Eligibility Conditions:

The following eligibility criteria other than the ones mentioned above must also be fulfilled by candidates for the following posts:

West Bengal Police Service (Group ‘B’ Service):

Minimum height:

1.65 meters for male candidates.

1.50 meters for female candidates.

Subject to relaxation in certain cases. 

West Bengal Subordinate Land Revenue Service, Grade – I: 

Candidates should have good knowledge of the Bengali Language, both written and spoken. Candidates whose mother tongue is Nepali do not need to fulfill this requirement initially, but they will have to pass a departmental examination in Bengali within two years.

What are the test syllabus, duration and format?

Exam Pattern

Preliminary Examination

  • Only one paper on General Studies.
  • Objective type paper. 200 MCQs.
  • 200 marks.
  • 2½ hours duration.

The standard of the paper will be of the level of knowledge as expected of a graduate of any faculty of a recognized University.
Questions will be covering the following fields of knowledge:
English, Indian Polity and Economy, General Mental Ability, General Science, Indian History, Indian Geography with special reference to West Bengal, Current Events (National and International), Indian National Movement.

Main Examination
Six Compulsory Papers and one Optional Subject are to be chosen by candidates from the list of Optional Subjects given.
There will be two papers of the Optional Subject of 200 marks each.
Each paper, Compulsory or Optional, will carry 200 marks and will be of 3 hours duration.

Compulsory Papers:
Paper I: Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santhali – Letter writing (within 150 words) / Drafting of Report (within 200 words), Précis Writing, Composition, and Translation from English to Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santhali.
Paper II: English – Letter writing (within 150 words) / Drafting of Report (within 200 words), Précis Writing, Composition, and Translation from Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santhali to English.
Paper III: General Studies-I: (i) Indian History with special emphasis on National Movement and (ii) Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal.
Paper IV: General Studies-II: Science and Scientific & Technological Advancement, Environment, General Knowledge and Current Affairs.
Paper V: The Constitution of India and Indian Economy; including the Role and Functions of the Reserve Bank of India.
Paper VI: Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning.

Optional Papers:

  • Political Science
  • Botany

Selection Process:

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Examination
  • Personality Test
  • Medical Examination

Key dates for application and registration

10th November 2018 – 11th December 2018.

Who conducts the test?

Public Service Commission of West Bengal.

Which colleges/institutes accept the test?

Colleges in West Bengal.


Public Service Commission,West Bengal.
161-A, S. P. Mukherjee Road, 
Kolkata – 700 026.
Phone No. PBX- 2466-5662 / 2463-5161 (Extn. 400,452)


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