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WBPSC Syllabus 2024: Exam Pattern, Optional Subjects List

WBPSC Syllabus 2024

WBPSC Syllabus 2024: The WBPSC examination process consists of three phases: Prelims, Mains, and Personal Interviews. This article provides a detailed insight into the WBPSC Syllabus and Exam Pattern for both the Preliminary and Main stages of the examination. Additionally, you’ll find a comprehensive list of Optional Subjects to choose from in this guide.

WBPSC Syllabus

The West Bengal Public Service Commission is gearing up to initiate the recruitment process for WBCS (Executive) and Other Services. Expect the announcement of WBPSC Civil Service Prelims 2024 and the Main examination schedule shortly from the board. Before proceeding with the online application for various positions, it’s imperative for candidates interested in the WBPSC Exam to review the WBPSC Eligibility Criteria. Notably, graduates from any discipline, holding degrees from recognized universities or colleges, are eligible to apply for the diverse posts offered under WBPSC.

WBPSC Syllabus and Exam Pattern

WBPSC Exam in 2023, a thorough understanding of the WBPSC Syllabus and Exam Pattern is crucial. The selection process includes written tests and personality assessments to screen candidates. The examination is bifurcated into two phases: the Preliminary and the Main Exams. Successful candidates from the Preliminary round will qualify for the Main Exam. Aspiring candidates applying for WBPSC recruitment in 2023 must carefully review the WBCS Preliminary and Mains syllabus to prepare effectively.

WBPSC Prelims Syllabus 2024

The Prelims paper includes general science, English, current affairs, geography, history, Indian polity, Indian national movement, reasoning and quantitative aptitude. Check the detailed syllabus for prelims.

Subject NameSyllabus
General ScienceGeneral Science subject without any high degree experienceBasic understanding of scienceMatter of everyday observation
EnglishVocabsIdioms and PhrasesSynonyms and AntonymsPhrasal VerbsHomophonesFill in the Blanks
Current AffairsNational and International Importance
GeographyIndian Geography with special emphasis to West Bengal.
HistoryAncient & Medieval Indian HistoryNational Movement & Indian Freedom StruggleGrowth of Indian Nationalism
PolityConstitution of IndiaLocal government and InstitutionConstitutional and Non-Constitutional Bodies
Indian National MovementsNature and character of Nineteenth-Century ResurgenceGrowth of NationalismAttainment of Independence
Mental AbilityLogical ReasoningCommon Aptitude

WBPSC Mains Syllabus 2024

Candidates who clear the Prelims, need to get ready for the Mains exam. The candidates have to sit for a total of 8 papers for mains. The syllabus for mains included in the compulsory papers is mentioned below:

Paper IPaper of Language (Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali)Letter/report writing, precise writing, composition and translation from English to other languages.
Paper IIEnglishLetter/report writing, composition and translation from different languages like Bengali, Urdu, etc. to English., precis writing.
Paper IIIGeneral Studies IIndian History especially Indian National MovementGeography of India with special reference to West Bengal
Paper IVGeneral Studies IIScience and scientific & Technological advancementsEnvironment – Biodiversity and Coastal Regulation Zone, Global Warming, Industrial and Environmental Pollution, Ozone Layer and other related issues.Current Affairs (National and International level)
Paper VPolity and EconomyPolity – The Constitution of IndiaEconomy – Role and functions of the Reserve Bank of India including Centre-State relations and devolution of central funds to the state, planning Process and Five Year Plans, Monetary Policy and its tools by RBI, Central and State Finance Commission, Fiscal Policy by the Government of India
Paper VIArithmetic & Test of ReasoningGeneral Arithmetic (of Class X level)Analytical Reasoning – Data SufficiencyLogical Reasoning – Implication of sentences, Logical deduction, the forcefulness of arguments, etc.Series – Letter series, Number series, inferring form data, analogy, symbol interpretation, mathematical puzzles, odd one out, perception test, non–verbal reasoning, correct sequence selection

WBPSC Exam Pattern Prelims

It has only one paper only, details of the prelims pattern and syllabus are discussed below.

General Studies200 marks2 hours 30 minutes

WBPCS Mains Exam Pattern

The WBPCS Mains exam has 8 papers in total and the details of all are mentioned below for the convenience of the aspirants.

Paper NameMarksDuration
Paper I: Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali2003 hours
Paper II: English2003 hours
Paper III General Studies-I – History of India with a special emphasis on Indian National Movement for freedom struggle, Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal2003 hours
Paper IV General Studies-II – General Science and Scientific & Technological advancement, Environment and ecology, General Knowledge and Current Affairs of national and international importance.2003 hours
Paper V: Constitution of India and Indian Economy2003 hours
Paper VI: Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning2003 hours
Paper VII: Optional Subject – Paper I2003 hours
Paper VIII: Optional Subject – Paper II2003 hours

WBPSC Optional Subjects 2024

Candidates who cleared prelims are supposed to give mains papers and have chosen one optional subject while applying for mains. Candidates will have to write the answer to two optional papers based on the chosen optional subject. Each paper consists of 200 marks. The subject list provided by WBPSC regarding the optional subjects with their subject code is mentioned below.

Optional SubjectSubject Code
Comparative Literature11
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Service13
Civil Engineering17
Commerce and Accountancy18
Computer Science19
Electrical Engineering21
Mechanical Engineering28
Medical Science29
Political Science33

WBPSC Interview

Candidates are invited to the “Interview” Round if they pass the WBCS Mains Exam. A Board that is chosen by the WBCS conducts interviews with candidates. The primary fields that the interviewer verified are listed below.

  • A board will interview the candidate after reviewing the application form information the candidate provided regarding their job and interests.
  • The aim of the interview is for a panel of knowledgeable and objective observers to evaluate the candidate’s personal suitability for a job in the state services.
  • In addition to their scholastic studies, candidates need to be current on both domestic and international news.
  • Interviews purpose is to get acquainted with candidates analytical ability of the candidates.

Read Also: WBPSC Notification 2024 PDF Released: Verify Exam Schedule and Vacancy Details

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