West Bengal Civil Services Exam Syllabus 2018

West Bengal Civil Service (Executive), popularly known as W.B.C.S.(Exe). Every year West Bengal Public Service Commission (PSCWB) conducts WBCS. Here we show you West Bengal Civil Services Exam Syllabus 2018. If you applied for the WB civil Services exam, start your exam preparation by referring the West Bengal Civil Services Exam Syllabus 2018 and Exam Pattern. WBCS exam has various posts which are divided into group A, B, C & D. For the purpose of recruitment, there will be a preliminary exam, main exam and lastly an interview. Individuals selection through this exam will get appointment in various government cadres like Police, Income tax, Subordinate land revenue service, Co-operative societies, etc.

General information of WBCS Exam 2018:

Name of the Board

West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC)

Name of the Posts

Civil Service Posts (Group A, B, C, D Posts)

The starting date to apply for West Bengal Civil Services Exam Notification 2018

10th November 2017

Last Date to fill online application WB Civil Service Jobs 2018

30th November 2017

Exam Location

West Bengal, India


Graduation in any stream

WBPSC Civil Services Exam Date

Not decleared

Selection Process

Prelims, Mains and Interview

Exam Type

OMR based exam

Application Type

Online type

WBPSC Official website

www.pscwb.org.in / www.pscwb.org.in

Criteriea of eligibility:

      Age:-In brief, the eligibility requirements of WBCS Exam 2018, Candidate should fulfil those conditions and only after ensuring the same you should apply for WBCS 2018.

Lower age limit 21 years.

Upper age limit 32 years

Age Relaxations SC/ ST/ BC candidates belonging to West Bengal shall get concessions in upper age limit .

SC/ ST category: 5 years

BC category: 3 years

PWDs: can have 45 years

Nationality:  Indian citizens or nationals who are declared as eligible by Government of India can apply for WBCS.

Citizen of India / others declared eligible by GOI.

Qualification:  Graduate in any stream from recognized university can apply for this exam.

Other Requirements: Other qualities that should be possessed by applicants

Must know to read, write and speak in Bengali. Gorkhas, Garwalis, Assamese Tribals, etc. must possess 65 metres height (1.50 m for females) to serve in West Bengal Police Service.

Good health, character and should fit in all respects to serve in WB government services.

Exam Pattern of West Bengal Civil Service 2018

Exam pattern mainly devied two parts – Prelims and Mains. The WBCS Exam Pattern will help the candidates to know the structure of the question paper. By knowing the subjects asked for the written test, no of marks for each subject and the duration of exam applicants can plan a schedule for their preparation.  Below section we know the detailed topics of WBCS Syllabus 2018.

WBCS is an Objective type Examination.

Each question carries one mark.

The Exam duration is 2 hours 30 minutes.

The Papers Consists of 200 multiple-choice questions.


Prelims exam syllabus

Sl no. Name of the Subjects Marks Exam Time
1 English Composition








2 hours


2 General Science


3 Current Events of National & International Importance 25
4 Indian Polity and Economy


5 Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal 25
6 Indian National Movement


7 General Mental Ability


8 History of India



Total                  200 marks



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