WBCS 2023 Notification

WBCS Notification 2023: In an instructional advertisement, the West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) released the WBCS Notification 2023. The application period for WBCS 2023 circle was from 28th February 2023 to 21st March 2023. Online applications were invited from eligible candidates at the official portal @wbpsc.gov.in. But before that, candidates have to register themselves as per “OTR” scheme.

WBCS 2023 Notification

Online WBCS application is completed and WBCS prelims exam date is published on their official website. The detailed notification consisting of eligibility criteria, scheme, and syllabus for the examination is available on the portal. For more, read the page till the end. WBCS Group D 2020 final result and cut-off marks released on 14th August 2023. You can check the WBCS Group D final result 2020.

WBPSC 2023 Recruitment 2023 Overview

Article Caption  WBPSC Vacancy 2023
Category  Recruitment 2023
Recruitment Start Date 28 February 2023
Online Application Last Date 21 March 2023
Selection process  Preliminary exam, main exam, Interview 
Exam Name WBCS 2023
Website  http://www.wbpsc.gov.in


WBPSC Gov In Apply Online

  1. Whichever interested candidates want, they can also apply online under their WBPSC Recruitment 2023, 
  2. for which they will first have to visit the official website @wbpsc.gov.in  West Bengal Public Service Commission, after which they will have to visit the homepage of the website under the Candidates section. 
  3. Click on the link for One Time Registration.  
  4. After this candidates will also have to generate their enrollment number by entering their personal details.  
  5. After that log in using your enrollment number and password in the context of WBPSC Gov In Apply Online and also apply for the exam.  
  6. After which the form will have to be submitted by uploading all types of documents and paying the application fee according to your category.  
  7. Lastly, take a printout of it for future reference and keep it with you.

West Bengal Civil Service Recruitment 2023 Dates

Here we are telling you that when to when you will get the information related to the completion date from the beginning to the end of the recruitment process under WBPSC Recruitment 2023, here we have given you all the necessary information regarding West Bengal Civil Service Recruitment 2023 Dates have given Regarding West Bengal Public Service Commission Recruitment 2023, 

  • You can apply online from 28 February 2023. 
  • After this, March 21, 2023 has been proposed as the last date for depositing the application fee through online medium.  
  • And the date 22 March 2023 is proposed under West Bengal Civil Service Recruitment 2023 Dates through offline medium. 
  • And in this way, now the window facility for correction will be open from 31 March 2023 to 6 April 2023.

Important Dates of WBCS 2023

Events WBCS 2023 Dates
WBCS Notification Release Date 22 February 2023
Detailed Notification released date 28 February 2023
Starting of Application Form Fill up for WBCS 2023 28 February 2023
Last Date of WBCS Form fill up 21 March 2023 upto 3 PM
Fee Submission last Date (online) 20 April 2023
Fee Submission Last Date (offline) 24 April 2023
Last Date of Challan generation 20 April 2023
Editing window of WBCS Application Form Till 14 May 2023
Preliminary Exam Date for WBCS June 2023
Mains Exam Date August 2023

WBCS Age Limit 2023

Post Name Age
Group A, Group C 21 to 36 Years
Group B 20 to 36 Years
Group D 21 to 39 Years

WBCS Eligibility Criteria 2023

Serial No Criteria
1 Bachelors Degree in any stream.
2 Ability to read, write and speak in Bengali. If candidates’ mother-tongue is Nepali, then this criteria is not required.

West Bengal Police Service (WBPS) Group B Physical Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must have minimum height prescribed by the PSC for the WB Police Service (Group B of WBCS). The physical requirement for the WB Group B Police Service is as follows –

Category Minimum Height
Male Candidates 1.65 Meters
Female & Third Gender Candidates 1.50 meters
Gorkhas, Garwalis, Assamese Tribals etc Male / Female candidates will be relaxed based on govt notification

WBCS 2023 Application Fee

Category Fee
Unreserved (General) Rs. 210 + service charge
For SC / ST / PwD Category No Fee Required

WBCS 2023 Exam pattern:

The West Bengal Civil Service Examination will consist of the following steps:

Steps Marks
Preliminary Exam 200 Marks
Mains Exam 1600 Marks for Gr A & B, 1200 Marks for Gr C & D,
Interview 200 Marks for Gr A & B, 150 Marks for Gr C & D.

Exam pattern of Prelims:

Subjects Marks Questions
English Composition 25 25
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 Marks 200 Questions



Exam pattern of Mains:

Subject Marks Duration Type of Paper
Language Paper 200 3 Hours Descriptive
English Paper 200 3 Hours Descriptive
General Studies – Paper I 200 3 Hours Objective
General Studies – Paper II 200 3 Hours Objective
Constitution of India and Indian Economy 200 3 Hours Objective
Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning 200 3 Hours Objective
Optional Subject (2 Papers) 400 3+3 Hours Descriptive

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. The WBCS syllabus is defined below:

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

(ii) The forcefulness of the Arguments

(iii) 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 List of Optional Subjects

The candidates can see here the list of optional subjects.

Subject  Code
Bengali 01
Hindi 02
Sanskrit 03
English 04
Pali 05
Arabic 06
Persian 07
French  08
Urdu  09
Santali 10
Comparative Literature 11
Agriculture 12
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science 13
Anthropology 14
Botany 15
Chemistry 16
Civil Engineering 17
Commerce and Accountancy 18
Computer Science 19
Economics 20
Electrical Engineering 21
Geography 22
Geology 23
History 24
Law 25
Mathematics 26
Management 27
Mechanical Engineering 28
Medical Science 29
Philosophy 30
Physiology 31
Physics 32
Political Science 33
Psychology 34
Sociology 35
Statistics 36
Zoology 37

WBCS Book List 2023

Getting top positions in West Bengal Civil Service Examination requires steady and smart preparation. Aspirants must know the important books for WBCS Prelims & Mains Preparation. We have listed some important books here for each subject. These books have been recommended by WBCS toppers. Also, you can choose among these Best Books for WBCS 2023 in Bengali & English language. So, the WBCS 2023 Books list will be following:

  1. “Bharoter Itihas” by Dr Atul Chandra Roy for Indian History & Indian National Movement (In Bengali).
  2. Quantitative aptitude and Reasoning” book by R.S Agarwal.
  3. Objective General English” by S.P Bakshi (Arihant publication).
  4. Indian Polity” by Laxmikanth.
  5. Indian Economy” by Ramesh Singh.
  6. Quantitative Aptitude + Logical Reasoning by RS Agarwal.

Preliminary Exam Centers

Preliminary Exams will be held in the following centers:

  • 01–Kolkata,
  • 02–Baruipur,
  • 03–Diamond Harbour,
  • 04–Barrackpore,
  • 05–Barasat,
  • 06–Howrah,
  • 07–Chinsurah ,
  • 08–Burdwan,
  • 09–Durgapur,
  • 10–Medinipur,
  • 11–Tamluk,
  • 12–Bankura,
  • 13–Purulia,
  • 14–Jhargram,
  • 15-Suri,
  • 16–Krishnanagar,
  • 17–Berhampore,
  • 18-Malda,
  • 19–Balurghat,
  • 20-Raigunj,
  • 21-Jalpaiguri,
  • 22-Alipurduar,
  • 23-Coochbehar,
  • 24-Siliguri,
  • 25-Kalimpong and
  • 26-Darjeeling.

Main Examination will be held only in Kolkata.

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

05-May-2023 to 14- May- 2023

The WBPSC provided the facility to edit the details of the WBCS 2023 application in online mode
Admit card 10-June-2023 (Tentative) WBCS e-admit card 2023 will be released online
WBCS 2023 Prelims Exam 18-Jun-2023 (Tentative) The WBCS Prelims exam 2023 will be conducted at 26 designated exam centres across the state
WBCS 2023 Answer Key 19-Jun-2023 (Tentative)  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

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