Preliminary stage examination for the West Bengal Civil Services (Exe) recruitment 2020 is scheduled on February 9, 2020. WBCS (Exe) examination recruits eligible candidates for different civil service posts. It is regarded as one of the most difficult and important examinations in the State of West Bengal. Among some lakhs of applicants, in 2019, only 15997 aspirants qualified for the WBCS (Exe) Mains stage. This article is designed to guide 2020 applicants through some very important preparation tips and tricks to succeed in the WBCS (Exe) 2020 examination.
Last minute preparation tips for WBCS 2020 Prelims
WBCS (Exe) 2020 preliminary stage examination consists of a single paper on general studies at the graduate level. Candidates must answer 200 MCQs within 2 hours and 30 minutes. Wrong answers are marked negatively so candidates must be well prepared and confident to answer efficiently.
- Go through solved previous year papers as much as possible to increase the chances of getting familiar/common questions.
- There is no more time left to cover new topics from the syllabus now. Instead, focus on revising what you have already covered.
- Identify specific subjects/topics in which you are weak. Revise these from handy solved papers/books during the last few days.
- Revise important dates and events related to the Constitution of India e.g. date of establishment, important post holders and the Indian National Movement.
- Focus on revising articles and amendments of the Indian Polity as much as possible.
- Get a stronghold on the Current affairs topic. Revise through the latest books and solved question papers on current affairs. Associated important events and facts must be strongly focused on.
- Do not forget to revise topics related to the state of West Bengal. History, geography, and literature of West Bengal must be well revised.
- Even for those who have good English skills, checking out synonyms, antonyms, idioms, phrases, and phrasal verbs is always a good last-minute preparation strategy.
Subject wise last minute study approach for WBCS 2020 Prelims
|Indian National Movement||Try to cover as much as possible.|
|Indian Geography||Focus mainly on physical geography e.g. maps and census|
|West Bengal geography and facts||Again do not skip any part. Try to cover as much as possible.|
|Math and reasoning||Try to go through solved papers to get familiar questions|
|Current Affairs||Try to cover as much as possible especially from WB|
|Ancient and Medieval history||Focus on dynasties, civilizations, empires of India.|
|General Science||Focus on contemporary scientific development and technology|
|Polity and economics||It is best to refer to previous year solved questions|
|Static General Knowledge||Try to cover as much as possible from model question papers, mock tests and previous year papers|
|English||Focus on English grammar|
Exam day guidelines for WBCS 2020 Prelims
Strict governance of the West Bengal Public Service Commission means that candidates must adhere to all norms and rules. Take note of the following points on the exam day.
- Do not carry items such as mobile phones and other communication devices that are forbidden in the exam hall. Candidates are frisked at the entry point to the exam venue.
- Do not forget to ensure that you carry your admit card. Also carry a photo identity proof.
- The time allowed for the examination is 2.5 Hours. Take a glance at the question paper at first to get an overall idea.
- It is a good practice to attempt and complete all questions that the candidate is confident about at first. Do this as fast as possible to save time for the rest.
- There are negative marking for wrong answers. If you are absolutely unsure about an answer, it is better to leave it unanswered.
- Do not write any identifier such as name or roll number on the answer script.
The West Bengal Civil Services (WBCS) examination is conducted by the West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) every year. The examination recruits eligible candidates for different civil services posts in four different groups. The WBCS is conducted in three stages namely the preliminary, mains and personality test.