West Bengal Public Service Commission has notified Civil Service (Exe) Examination 2017. WBCS 2017 will be held by the Commission for various posts which are divided into group A, B, C, D. For the purpose of recruitment, there will be preliminary exam, main exam, and interview. Get here complete details of WBCS 2017 such as dates, notification, eligibility, application form, admit card, result.

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WBCS 2017

WBCS 2017 Notification – WBPSC Recruitment Advertisement No. 21/2016 is for the Civil Services examination. All candidates who wish to get a job in the civil services of West Bengal can go through the notification and apply for the recruitment.

Check eligibility – In brief, the eligibility requirements of WBCS 2017 are given on this page. Candidate should fulfil those conditions and only after ensuring the same you should apply for WBCS 2017. These conditions broadly involve age, and education.

Apply for WBCS Exam 2017 – The first thing to do to apply online for WBCS 2017 is to complete the one time registration. If however you have already registered in WBPSC website then you need not register again; simply use the previous login ID and password and apply.

Download admit card – Prior to the exam you will be able to download WBCS admit card 2017. Note that each time you will get a separate admit card for prelims, mains, and interview.

Important Dates

Events Dates
Commencement of submission of online application  04 Nov 2016
(from 11:30 am)
Closing date for submission of online application  05 Dec 2016 12 Dec 2016
Closing date for submission of fees through online  05 Dec 2016 12 Dec 2016
Closing date for submission of fees through offline  06 Dec 2016 12 Dec 2016
Date of Availability of Admit Card  16 Jan 2017
Date of WBCS Prelim Exam 2017  29 Jan 2017
Date of WBCS Prelim Exam 2017 Result  12 Apr 2017
Date of WBCS Main  Exam 2017  15, 16, 17 & 19 Jul 2017 (Notified here)

Eligibility Criteria

  • A degree from a recognised University.
  • Ability to read, write and speak in Bengali (not required for those candidates whose mother tongue is Nepali).
  • Not below 21 years but not more than 32 years on the 1st January of the year of examination for services and posts.
  • For the West Bengal Police Service only (i.e. Group “B” Service) age not below 20 years but not more than 32 years on the 1st January of the year of examination.
  • The candidate must have good health and character and suitability in all respects for appointment to Government service.

Exam Pattern

Exam pattern consisting of :

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Examination

1. Preliminary Examination

The Preliminary Examination will consist of only one paper, viz., a paper on General Studies. The paper will be of an objective type consisting of 200 multiple-choice questions. The paper will carry 200 marks and will be of 2½ hours duration. The standard of the paper will be of the level of knowledge as expected of a graduate of any faculty of a recognized University. The paper will include questions covering the following fields of knowledge:

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

2. Main Examination

The Main Examination will consist of six Compulsory papers and one optional subject to be chosen by the candidates from the list of optional subjects given below. There will be two papers of the optional subject of 200 marks each. Each paper, Compulsory or Optional, will carry 200 marks and will be of 3 hours duration.

Out of six compulsory papers four papers i.e. (i) General Studies- I, (ii) General Studies- II, (iii) The Constitution of India and Indian Economy including role and functions of Reserve Bank of India and (iv) Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning will be of MCQ Type to be answered in OMR answer sheets. Remaining two compulsory papers i.e. Paper – I and Paper – II will be of conventional type written examination.

Compulsory Papers : 

  • 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
  • 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
  • Paper III : General Studies-I : (i) Indian History with special emphasis on National Movement and (ii) Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal.
  • Paper IV : General Studies-II : Science and Scientific & Technological advancement, Environment, General Knowledge and Current Affairs.
  • Paper V : The Constitution of India and Indian Economy including role and functions of Reserve Bank of India.
  • Paper VI : Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning.

Optional :

  • Political Science
  • Botany

Selection Process

Selection Process consisting of :

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Examination
  • Personality Test
  • Medical Examination

1. Preliminary Examination

After the online application process candidates will be shortlisted for the preliminary examination. Shortlisted candidates will get the admit card for the preliminary examination. All the shortlisted candidates will have to appear in the Preliminary Examination.

2. Main Examination

Main Examination will be conducted after the Preliminary Examination. Candidates who will qualify the preliminary examination will go for the main examination.

3. Personality Test

A number of candidates selected in order of merit on the results of the Main Examination for all the services and posts included in Groups A, B, C and D will have to appear at a Personality Test. Each candidate will be asked questions on matters of general interest. The object of the test will be to assess the candidate‘s personal qualities e.g., alertness of mind, power of clear and logical exposition, intellectual and moral integrity, leadership and also the candidate‘s range of interests.

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