West Bengal Civil Services Prelims & Mains Syllabus & Subjects 2020 PDF

West Bengal Civil Services Syllabus

WBCS Syllabus 2020 has been prescribed by the West Bengal PSC in the official announcement on the website.

WBCS Detailed Syllabus 2020 

Using the syllabus, the WBPSC aspirants will be able to understand the amount of syllabus which we need to learn before you prepare for the exam.

The questions in the WBCS Exam are limited from the topics given here. The level of question complexity is been seen as the Graduation level.

WBCS Syllabus is different for both the Preliminary & Mains Exam. The candidates must find a good strategy to study and crack the Prelims & mains Exam. The subjects of the WBCS Prelims Exam are:

  1. Mathematics
  2. General intelligence and reasoning
  3. General science
  4. General awareness.

The prelims exam of the WBCS Exam is scheduled on February 9th, 2020. Those who have filled the online application form for the same can check the details properly

As you know, those who will be qualifying the Prelims exam will go for the Mains. The next and final round of the WBCS exam is Interview. Final selection is done on the basis of total marks secured in the Personality test & Mains Exam.

WBCS 2020 Syllabus – Prelims & Mains

If you are preparing for the West Bengal Civil Services Exam, then you must be aware of the states of the exam. He has written all the details of the exam syllabus in this table. All the topics where you need attention can be marked and studied using the table.

WBCS Syllabus 2020 – Prelims exam

The Preliminary exam of the WBCS exam is comprised of General Studies. This is divided into eight sections.

  • The exam is divided into 8 sections.
  • The exam is qualifying in nature.
  • The duration of the exam is 2 hours and 30 minutes.

The topics which you need to study in WBCS Exam are given.

Name of the SectionTopics
English CompositionSynonyms and antonyms
Idioms and Phrases
Vocabulary Test
Phrasal Verbs
Same words bearing different meanings use of appropriate and qualifying words
General ScienceGeneral appreciation, Understanding of science, Matters of everyday observation experience as expected from an educated person not having made special studies of scientific disciplines
Current events of National and International ImportanceKnowledge on everyday occurrences around the world
History of IndiaThe social, economic and political aspect of Indian history
Geography of India with special reference to West BengalPhysical, social and economic geography of India; main features of Indian Agriculture and natural resources with special reference to West Bengal
Indian Polity and Economyto test knowledge of the country’s Political System, Panchayat Raj, Community Development and Planning in India
Indian National MovementNature and character of Nineteenth Century ResurgenceGrowth of NationalismAttainment of Independence
General Mental AbilityLogical perceptionUnderstandingNatural conclusion

WBCS Mains Exam Syllabus 2020

The candidates who will be shortlisted for the WBCS Mains Exam will have to compete for the six compulsory subjects and one optional subject.

These six subjects are encapsulated into two papers. The total marks for exams are 200. The candidates will be allowed 3 hours’ time to write each paper.

Paper 1Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ SantaliLetter writing (within 150 words)Drafting of Report (within 200 words)Precis WritingCompositionTranslation from English to Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali
Paper 2EnglishLetter writing (within 150 words)Drafting of Report (within 200 words)Precis WritingCompositionTranslation from Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali to English
Paper 3General Studies – IIndian History with an emphasis on National MovementGeography of India with special reference to West Bengal
Paper 4General Studies – IIScience and Scientific & Technological advancementEnvironmentGeneral KnowledgeCurrent Affairs
Paper 5The Constitution of India and Indian EconomyRole of Reserve Bank of India (RBI)Functions of RBI
Paper 6ArithmeticSimilar to Mathematics paper at the Madhyamik Examination of the Board of Secondary Education, West Bengal.
Test of ReasoningAnalytical Reasoning: Data SufficiencyLogical Reasoning:Logical DeductionForcefulness of the ArgumentsImplication of sentencesInferring from diagramsSeries:Letter seriesNumber seriesInferring from DataAnalogy testsSymbol InterpretationMathematical puzzlesOdd man outPerception testNon-verbal reasoningSelecting correct sequence
Paper 7Optional PapersIn accordance with the subject selected
Paper 8In accordance with the subject opted by candidates

WBCS Subjects 2020

The Mains Exam is comprised total of eight papers. You can select from the 37 subjects for the two papers. The candidates have to select the optional subjects chosen by them. The list of subjects is given.

WBCS Optional Subject Mains exam

Comparative Literature11
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science13
Civil Engineering17
Commerce and Accountancy18
Computer Science19
Electrical Engineering21
Mechanical Engineering28
Medical Science29
Political Science33

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