WBCS Exam Pattern Details

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3- West Bengal Civil Service WBCS Exam Pattern

WBCS Exam - Eligibility, Selection Process, Pattern & Syllabus

WBCS Exam Pattern – West Bengal Civil Service (Executive) WBCS Exam Pattern and scheme of examination are given below…..

Scheme of Examination: W.B.C.S. (Exe.) etc. Examination will be held in two successive stages, viz., (i) Preliminary Examination (Objective Type) and (ii) Main Examination (Conventional Type-Written) and Personality Test. A number of candidates to be selected on the results of the Preliminary Examination will be allowed admission to the Main Examination and a number of candidates to be selected on the results of the Main Examination (Written) will be called to appear at the Personality Test.

I. Scheme of the 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:

iEnglish Composition25 Marks
iiGeneral Science25 Marks
iiiCurrent events of National & International Importance25 Marks
ivHistory of India25 Marks
vGeography of India with special reference to West Bengal25 Marks
viIndian Polity and Economy25 Marks
viiIndian National Movement25 Marks
viiiGeneral Mental Ability25 Marks

The Preliminary Examination is meant to serve as a Screening Test only for the purpose of selection of candidates for the Main Examination. The marks obtained in this examination by the candidates will not be considered for final selection. Only those candidates who will be declared qualified at the Preliminary Examination in a year will be eligible for admission to the W.B.C.S. (Exe.) etc.(Main) Examination of that year.

II. Scheme of the Main Examination: The Main Examination will consist of six Compulsory papers and one optional subject (Only for candidates applying for group A and / or B) 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.

III. 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.

IV. The standard of Arithmetic part of Compulsory Paper – VI (Arithmetic & Test of Reasoning) will be similar to that of the Compulsory Mathematics paper at the Madhyamik Examination of the Board of Secondary Education, West Bengal. Test of Reasoning will cover Analytical Reasoning:Data Sufficiency, Logical Reasoning : (i) Logical Deduction (ii) Forcefulness of the Arguments (iii) Implication of sentences (iv) Inferring from diagrams, Series: (i) Letter series, (ii) Number series, Inferring from Data, Analogy tests, Symbol Interpretation, Mathematical puzzles, Odd man out, Perception test, Non-verbal reasoning & Selecting the correct sequence.

The standard of other compulsory papers will be of the level of learning expected from a graduate of any faculty of a recognized University.

The two papers of the optional subjects will be of conventional type and the standard of the examination will be approximately that of an Honours Degree Examination as prescribed by the recognized Indian Universities except Law, Medical Science and Engineering subjects which will be that specified for the LLB, MBBS and BE or equivalent courses respectively by recognized Indian Universities / Institutions.

The Topic -Environment‘ in paper General Studies II will include the following:- Bio diversity and Coastal Regulation Zone, Global Warming, Industrial and Environmental Pollution, Ozone Layer and related issues.

The Topic -Indian Economy including role and functions of Reserve Bank of India‘ of the 5th compulsory paper will consist of the following:-
Central State relation and devolution of central funds to state, Planning process and objectives of five years plan, Functions of RBI and Monetary policy, Central Finance Commission & State Finance Commission and Fiscal Policy of Government of India.

V. Answers in all the papers, Compulsory and Optional, except the language papers may be written either in English or in Bengali (unless otherwise directed in these rules or in the question papers). Answers in the following optional papers may also be written in Nepali:

Optional : (1) Political Science
(2) Botany

Note:  Candidates should write their answers to all the questions in only one and the same language in any particular paper.

Candidates may use the Devanagari or Bengali Script in the answer papers on Sanskrit, the Devanagari Script in the answer papers on Hindi or Nepali, and the Bengali, Arabic, Persian, Urdu in the answer papers on Bengali, Arabic, Persian and Urdu respectively. Questions for Santali Paper will be set in Olchiki script and answers should also be written in Olchiki.

VI. A summary of the group-wise papers in the Main Examination :

Group – A‘ &- B‘ Services & Posts : All 6 compulsory papers and one optional subject of two papers.
Group – C‘ &- D‘ Services & Posts : All 6 compulsory papers.

VII. 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 the 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.

Candidates for Group ‘B’ Service (West Bengal Police Service) will be specially tested at the interviews with regard to their suitability for the service.

Marks for the Personality Test:

(i) Group-A‘ &B‘ : 200 Marks

(ii) Group -C‘: 150 Marks

(iii) Group -D‘: 100 Marks

VIII. Deduction of marks : In all the answer papers under examination due credit will be given for proper economy of words combined with clarity, precision and effectiveness of expression and originality of approach.

A deduction of 10% of full marks may be made from the total marks secured by a candidate in a particular paper if he / she discloses his / her identity by writing his / her name, roll number or by putting any identifying marks in the answer script of that paper.
There shall be negative marking for each wrong answer to multiple-choice questions (MCQ) type.

IX. Abstract Table of Papers / Subjects and Marks Main Examination and Personality Test:

Sl.
No.
Compulsory Papers Group
A
Group
B
Group
C
Group
D
1Bengali/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
200200200200
2English – Letter writing (within 150 words) / Drafting of Report (within
200 words), Précis Writing, Composition and Translation from
Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali to English
200200200200
3General Studies-I : (i) Indian History with special emphasis on National
Movement and (ii) Geography of India with special reference to West
Bengal.
200200200200
4General Studies-II : Science and Scientific & Technological
advancement, Environment, General Knowledge and Current Affairs.
200200200200
5The Constitution of India and Indian Economy including role and
functions of Reserve Bank of India
200200200200
6Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning.200200200200
7Optional Subject – One subject to be chosen, Two papers of 200 marks
each.
400400
8Personality Test200200150100
Total Marks1800180013501300

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