WBCS 2018 Preliminary Examination notification, exam pattern, syllabus, apply online

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The Public Service Commission, West Bengal Government has published the notification of 2018 Civil Service (Exe.) examination i.e WBCS 2018, which will be held on 28 January 2018. For the upcoming year there will be various posts, like Block Development Officer, Commercial Tax Officer, Excise Officer, Food and Supply Officer, Employment Officer (except technical), DSP of State Police, Joint Block Development Officer, Assistant Commercial Tax Officer, Co-operative society Inspector etc. in four groups A, B, C and D.

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WBCS 2018 recruitment procedure:

Then WBCS (Exe.) 2018 Examination will be held in two phases –

  • (1) Written
  • (2) Personality Test.

The Written Examination is divided into two parts.

  •  (a) Preliminary Examination (objective type) and
  • (b) Main Examination (both objective and conventional type)


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Required Qualification for WBCS 2018:

Educational Qualification:

A candidate must have the following qualifications.

  • Any graduate passed from a recognized University can apply.
  • Ability to read, write, and speak Bengali (not required for those candidates whose mother tongue is Nepali)
Age limit:
  • For Group – A, C, and D the age limit is 21 to 36 yrs.
  • For Group – B, the age limit is 20 to 36 yrs.
Other Qualification:
  • Candidates must be a citizen of India.
  • Other eligible Nationals declared by the Govt. of India.


How to apply for WBCS 2018 Exe. Preliminary Exam?

Eligible candidates can apply only online through the official website www.pscwbonline.gov.in

  • Online Application starts from10th November 2017
  • Closing date for submission of online application30th November 2017 (up to 12:00 midnight)
  • Last date for submission of fees through online – 30th November 2017 (up to 12:00 midnight)
  • Last date for submission of fees through offline1st December 2017 (the challan must be generated by 30th November 2017)

Candidates should have a valid email id for applying. General Candidates have to pay Rs. 210/- as an FEE but SC/ST & OBC candidates are FREE.


Examination Pattern:

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WBCS 2018 (Exe.) Exams (Pre + Main) Syllabus:

Preliminary Exam:

This paper is objective type consists of 200 questions each carrying one mark. Candidates will have 150 minutes to complete this paper. Questions will come from the eight following topics,wbcs 2018

  1. English Composition (25 questions)
  2. General Science (25 questions)
  3. National and International current events (25 questions)
  4. Indian History (25 questions)
  5. Indian Geography with special reference to West Bengal (25 questions)
  6. Indian Polity and Economy (25 questions)
  7. Indian National Movement (25 questions)
  8. General Mental ability (25 questions)


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Mains Syllabus:

Compulsory Papers – 

Paper l

  • Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, Nepali, Santhali – letter writing (150 words)/ Drafting Report (200 words)
  • Precis writing
  • Composition
  • Translate from English to Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, Nepali, Santhali

Paper ll (English language)

  • Letter writing (150 words)/ Drafting Report (200 words)
  • Precis writing
  • Composition
  • Translate from Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, Nepali, Santhali to English.


General Studies Papers
Paper lll

(Objective type questions, Marks – 200)

  • Indian History
  • Indian National Movement
  • Indian Geography with special reference to West Bengal
Paper lV

(Objective  type questions, Marks – 200)

  • Science, Technological Advancement
  • Environment
  • General Knowledge
  • Current Affairs
Papers V

(Objective  type questions, Marks – 200)

  • Indian Constitution & Indian Economy (Function of Reserve Bank of India)
Paper Vl

(Objective  type questions, Marks – 200)

  • Arithmetic and Reasoning


Optional Paper

Candidates have to choose one subject as their two optional among the followings,

  1. Bengali
  2. Hindi
  3. Sanskrit
  4. English
  5. Pali
  6. Arabi
  7. Persian
  8. French
  9. Urdu
  10. Santhali
  11. Comparative Literature
  12. Agriculture
  13. Animal husbandry & Veterinary treatment
  14. Dance
  15. Botany
  16. Chemistry
  17. Civil Engineering
  18. Trade & Accountancy
  19. Computer Science
  20. Economics
  21. Electrical Engineering
  22. Geography
  23. Geology
  24. History
  25. Law
  26. Mathematics
  27. Management
  28. Mechanical Engineering
  29. Medical Science
  30. Philosophy
  31. Physiology
  32. Physics
  33. Political Science
  34. Psychology
  35. Sociology
  36. Statistics
  37. Zoology


After passing the main exam, successful candidates will be called for Personality test/Interview.


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31 Comments on “WBCS 2018 Preliminary Examination notification, exam pattern, syllabus, apply online”

  1. hello sir ., wbcs preliminary exam 2018 er result kokhon berobe ? main er exam kokhon habe .? jana thakle ektu balben.

  2. Hs pass korar por side e pass e collage kore Wbcs course complete korte chai.
    Graduation er age eta kora ki thik hobe.?

  3. Sir,very important post. I want to know whether graduates from open universities are also eligible for wbcs exam ????

    reply pze .

  4. Sir, ami bsc general complete korlam. Ebar ami ki wbcs er jonno kothao course korte pari ? Kotha theke course kora thik hobe plz janaben. Ar ki ki line ace sir after graduation ?

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