WBCS Syllabus for Preliminary: The Preliminary examination consist of only one paper named General Studies”. The Paper will be an objective type of questions of 200 marks and will be 2 hours and 30 minutes duration. The standard of the exam paper will be the level of knowledge as expected from any graduate person. The paper will include questions covering the following fields of knowledge:
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|Current Events of National & International Importance||25|
|History of India||25|
|Indian National Movement||25|
|Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal||25|
|Indian Polity and Economy||25|
|General Mental Ability||25|
Note: 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 consider in the final selection. Only those candidates who will clear the preliminary examination in a year shall be eligible for admission to the WBCS (Exe.) etc.(Main) Examination of that year.
WBCS Syllabus for Preliminary Exam in Details discussion
- Questions on English Composition will cover synonyms, antonyms, Idioms and phrases, vocabulary test, phrasal verbs, the same words bearing more than one meaning, use of appropriate and qualifying words etc.
- Questions on General Science will cover a general appreciation and understanding of Science including matters of everyday observation and experience as may be expected of a well-educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific discipline.
- In History, emphasis will be on the broad general understanding of the subject in its social, economic and political aspects.
- Questions on the Geography of Indian will relate to physical, Social and Economic Geography of the country, including the main features of Indian Agricultural and Naural resources with special reference to West Bengal.
- Questions of Indian Polity and Economy will test the knowledge of the country’s Political System, Panchayati Raj, Community Development and Planning in India,
- Questions on the Indian National Movement will relate to the nature and character of the Nineteenth Century Resurgence, Growth of Nationalism and Attainment of Independence.
- General Mental Ability will relate to Logical perception, understanding, and natural conclusion.
WBCS Syllabus Mains
The main examination consists of six compulsory paper and one optional subjects consisting of two papers (only for the candidates applying in Group A & B) to be chosen by the candidates from the list of optional subjects given below. There will be two paper of the optional subject of 200 marks each. also, the compulsory paper carries 200 marks for every individual paper and will be of 3-hour duration on every single paper.
Compulsory Paper consist of as given below in WBCS Syllabus Mains
Paper I: Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali – Letter writing (within 150 words) / Drafting of Report (within 200 words), Precis 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), Precis 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 & Techonological advancement, Environment, General Knowledge and Current Affairs.
Paper V: The Constitution of India and Indian Economy including role and functions of the Reserve Bank of India.
Paper VI: Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning.
List of Optional Subjects in WBCS Syllabus Mains:(Note the code number which subjects you want to select as optional subjects)
|Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science||13|
|Commerce and Accountancy||18|
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 shall 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, the power of clear and logical exposition intellectual and moral integrity, leadership and also the candidates’ range of interest.
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 of the Personality test
(i) Group ‘A’ & ‘B’ 200marks
(ii) Group ‘C’ 150 marks
(iii) Group ‘D’ 100 marks
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