WBCS Syllabus 2024 – Latest Syllabus & Exam Pattern

WBCS Syllabus 2024 has been published the Syllabus in the official website for the post of Administrative Officer. In this article, you find the Syllabus that will help you to make your WBS Exam 2024 preparation. 

Everyone preparing for the WBCS exam 2024 should know that it is an examination for recruiting as a WBCS Officer. 

WBCS Syllabus 2024
WBCS Syllabus 2024

WBCS Syllabus 2024

WBCS Preliminary Examination has one paper: General Studies.  WBCS Prelim Paper covers current events, history, geography, politics, economy, general science, etc. The mark of the WBCS Prelim Exam are the qualifying marks for the WBCS Main examination. 

WBCS Exam Pattern 2024

Candidates appearing for the WBCS exam must know the syllabus for all the stages. The complete syllabus of the WBCS Exam has been provided in the tables. WBCS syllabus will aid candidates in knowing all topics required for the exam which in turn will guide them to prepare better for WBCS.

WBCS Exam Pattern 2023
Stage Name of the exam Type of the exam Number of question papers Marks
I Preliminary Exam Objective General Studies 200
II Mains Objective+Conventional
  • Paper-I (Conventional Type)
  • Paper II (Conventional)
  • Paper-III (Objective)
  • Paper-IV (Objective)
  • Paper-V (Objective)
  • Paper-VI ()
  • Paper-VII & VIII (Optional)
200 (each) for Papers I to VI 400 for Papers VII and VIII
III Personality Test Interview 200

WBCS Prelim Exam Pattern 2024

 

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 Prelim Exam Syllabus 2024

The WBPCS Prelims Exam is conducted at various centers across West Bengal. The WBCS Prelims Syllabus contains eight subjects/topics with 200 multiple-choice questions (MCQs). Each topic carries 25 marks, and the exam duration is 2.5 hours. It’s important to note that the Prelims serve as a screening test, and the marks obtained are not considered for the final selection process. 

Subject Name  
English
  1. Synonyms and Antonyms
  2. Idioms and Phrases
  3. Vocabulary Test
  4. Phrasal Verbs
  5. Homophones
  6. Fill in the qualifying words
General Studies
  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
Current Events of National & International Importance Significant events affecting India and its relations with the world
History of India
  1. Ancient history
  2. Medieval history
  3. Modern history
Geography
  1. Physical Geography
  2. Social Geography
  3. Economic Geography
Indian Polity and Economy
  1. Indian Constitution
  2. Panchayati Raj
  3. Constitutional Bodies, etc.
Indian National Movement
  1. Nature and Character of Nineteenth-Century Resurgence
  2. Growth of Nationalism
  3. Attainment of Independence
General Mental Ability
  1. Logical Reasoning
  2. Common Aptitude

WBCS Main Exam Pattern 2024

Candidates appearing for the WBCS Main Exam must know the syllabus for all the stages. The complete syllabus of the WBCS Main Exam has been provided in the tables. WBCS Mian Exam syllabus will aid candidates in knowing all papers required for the exam which in turn will guide them to prepare better for WBCS Main.

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

WBCS Main Exam Syllabus 2024

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 the Indian Economy
  1. Role of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
  2. Functions of RBI
Paper 6 Arithmetic Same as the 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. The forcefulness of the Arguments
  3. Implication of sentences
  4. Inferring from diagrams
  5. Series: 
  6. Letter series
  7. Number series
  8. Inferring from Data
  9. Analogy tests
  10. Symbol Interpretation
  11. Mathematical puzzles
  12. Odd man out
  13. Perception test
  14. Non-verbal reasoning
  15. Selecting correct sequence
Paper 7 Optional Papers  The candidate can choose the optional subject.
Paper 8  The candidate can choose the optional subject.

 

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