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WBCS Syllabus 2022 PDF
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WBCS Syllabus 2022
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WBCS Syllabus 2022

The West Bengal Civil Service (WBCS) Exam will be held by the West Bengal Public Service Commission. This website contains the WBCS Syllabus for candidates who have applied for the West Bengal Civil Service Exam. Here you can find all the information and download the WBCS Syllabus. Learn about forthcoming events as well as formal announcements linked to the WBCS Syllabus. On this page, you’ll find all the information you need about the WBCS Syllabus to help you prepare for the WBCS Exam.

WBCS Syllabus 2022 PDF for Prelims Exam

The WBPCS Prelims Exam is held at several locations throughout West Bengal’s districts. Darjeeling is only allowed to be chosen as a centre by Darjeeling’s Scheduled Tribes and candidates from three hill divisions: Darjeeling Sadar, Mirik, and Kurseong.

There are eight subjects/topics in the WBCS Prelims Syllabus. There are 200 total (MCQ). Each topic is worth 25 points. The exam will take 2.5 hours to complete. The Prelims is merely a screening test, and its results are not taken into account in the final decision. The Prelims Exam, according to the commission’s statement, assesses the degree of knowledge of a graduate of any faculty from any accredited university.

The eight topics given in WBCS Prelims Syllabus are:

1. English Composition

  1. Synonyms and Antonyms
  2. Idioms and Phrases
  3. Vocabulary Test
  4. Phrasal Verbs
  5. Homophones
  6. Fill in the qualifying words

2. General Science

  1. General appreciation
  2. Understanding of science
  3. Matters of everyday observation
  4. Experience as expected from an educated person not having made special studies of scientific disciplines

3. Current Events of National and International Importance

  • Significant events affecting India and its relations with the world

4. History of India

  1. Ancient
  2. Medieval
  3. Modern

5. Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal

  1. Physical Geography
  2. Social Geography
  3. Economic Geography

6. Indian Polity and Economy

  1. Indian Constitution
  2. Panchayati Raj
  3. Constitutional Bodies, etc.

7. Indian National Movement

  1. Nature and character of Nineteenth-Century Resurgence
  2. Growth of Nationalism
  3. Attainment of Independence

8. General Mental Ability

  1. Logical Reasoning
  2. Common Aptitude

WBCS Syllabus 2022 PDF – Prelims Exam Pattern

Subject Name Marks Questions Duration 
English Composition 25 25 2 Hours
General Science 25 25
Current events of National & International Importance 25 25
History of India 25 25
Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal 25 25
Indian Polity and Economy 25 25
Indian National Movement 25 25
General Mental Ability 25 25
Total 200 200 2 Hours

WBCS Syllabus 2022 for Mains Exam

Papers Subjects Topics
Paper 1 Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali
  1. Letter writing (within 150 words)
  2. Drafting of Report (within 200 words)
  3. Precis Writing
  4. Composition
  5. Translation from English to Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali
Paper 2 English
  1. Letter writing (within 150 words)
  2. Drafting of Report (within 200 words)
  3. Precis Writing
  4. Composition
  5. Translation from Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali to English
Paper 3 General Studies – I
  1. Indian History with an emphasis on National Movement
  2. Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal
Paper 4 General Studies-II
  1. Science and Scientific & Technological advancement
  2. Environment
  3. General Knowledge
  4. Current Affairs
Paper 5 The Constitution of India and Indian Economy
  1. Role of Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
  2. Functions of RBI
Paper 6 Arithmetic Similar to Mathematics paper at the Madhyamik Examination of the Board of Secondary Education, West Bengal.
Test of Reasoning Analytical Reasoning: Data Sufficiency Logical Reasoning:
  1. Logical Deduction
  2. Forcefulness of the Arguments
  3. Implication of sentences
  4. Inferring from diagrams


  1. Letter series
  2. Number series
  3. Inferring from Data
  4. Analogy tests
  5. Symbol Interpretation
  6. Mathematical puzzles
  7. Odd man out
  8. Perception test
  9. Non-verbal reasoning
  10. Selecting correct sequence
Paper 7 Optional Papers In accordance with the subject selected
Paper 8 In accordance with the subject opted by candidates

WBCS Syllabus 2022- Mains Exam Pattern

Papers Marks
Group ‘A’ Group ‘B’ Group ‘C’ Group ‘D’
Language Paper (Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali) 200 200 200 200
English Paper 200 200 200 200
General Studies – Paper I 200 200 200 200
General Studies-Paper II 200 200 200 200
Constitution of India and the Indian Economy 200 200 200 200
Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning 200 200 200 200
Optional Subject – (One subject: Two papers of 200 marks each) 400 400 NA NA
Personality Test 200 200 150 100
Total Marks 1800 1800 1350 1300

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