WBCS Syllabus 2022 PDF

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West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBCS) has released the new exam syllabus 2022 for the upcoming exam from the official website https://wbpsc.gov.in or it can be directly downloaded from the link given at the bottom of this page. 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.

West Bengal Public Service Commission will be conducting the West Bengal Civil Service (WBCS) Exam. Candidates who have applied for the West Bengal Civil Service Exam can check out the WBCS Syllabus on this page. Find all the details here and download the WBCS Syllabus. Get to know of the upcoming events, as well as the official notifications related to WBCS Syllabus.

WBCS Syllabus 2022 PDF for Prelims Exam

The WBPCS Prelims Exam takes place at various centers in the districts of West Bengal. Darjeeling as a center is allowed to be chosen only by the Scheduled Tribes of the Darjeeling district and by candidates from three hill divisions: Darjeeling Sadar, Mirik, and Kurseong.

The WBCS Prelims Syllabus comprises eight subjects/ topics. There are 200 (MCQ). Each topic is assigned 25 marks. The duration of the exam is 2.5 hours. The Prelims is only a screening test, and its marks are not considered for final selection. The commission has clearly stated in its notification that the Prelims Exam tests the level of knowledge as that of a graduate of any faculty from any recognized university.

The eight topics given in WBCS Prelims Syllabus are:

1. English Composition

  1. Synonyms and Antonyms
  2. Idioms and Phrases
  3. Vocabulary Test
  4. Phrasal Verbs
  5. Homophones
  6. Fill in the qualifying words

2. General Science

  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

3. Current Events of National and International Importance

  • Significant events affecting India and its relations with the world

4. History of India

  1. Ancient
  2. Medieval
  3. Modern

5. Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal

  1. Physical Geography
  2. Social Geography
  3. Economic Geography

6. Indian Polity and Economy

  1. Indian Constitution
  2. Panchayati Raj
  3. Constitutional Bodies, etc.

7. Indian National Movement

  1. Nature and character of Nineteenth-Century Resurgence
  2. Growth of Nationalism
  3. Attainment of Independence

8. General Mental Ability

  1. Logical Reasoning
  2. Common Aptitude

WBCS Syllabus 2022 PDF – Prelims Exam Pattern

Subject NameMarksQuestionsDuration 
English Composition25252 Hours
General Science2525
Current events of National & International Importance2525
History of India2525
Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal2525
Indian Polity and Economy2525
Indian National Movement2525
General Mental Ability2525
Total2002002 Hours

WBCS Syllabus 2022 for Mains Exam

Paper 1Bengali/ 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 2English
  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 3General Studies – I
  1. Indian History with an emphasis on National Movement
  2. Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal
Paper 4General Studies-II
  1. Science and Scientific & Technological advancement
  2. Environment
  3. General Knowledge
  4. Current Affairs
Paper 5The Constitution of India and Indian Economy
  1. Role of Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
  2. 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 Sufficiency Logical Reasoning:

  1. Logical Deduction
  2. Forcefulness of the Arguments
  3. Implication of sentences
  4. Inferring from diagrams


  1. Letter series
  2. Number series
  3. Inferring from Data
  4. Analogy tests
  5. Symbol Interpretation
  6. Mathematical puzzles
  7. Odd man out
  8. Perception test
  9. Non-verbal reasoning
  10. Selecting correct sequence
Paper 7Optional PapersIn accordance with the subject selected
Paper 8In accordance with the subject opted by candidates

WBCS Syllabus 2022- Mains Exam Pattern

Group ‘A’Group ‘B’Group ‘C’Group ‘D’
Language Paper (Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali)200200200200
English Paper200200200200
General Studies – Paper I200200200200
General Studies-Paper II200200200200
Constitution of India and the Indian Economy200200200200
Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning200200200200
Optional Subject – (One subject: Two papers of 200 marks each)400400NANA
Personality Test200200150100
Total Marks1800180013501300

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