WBCS 2023 Prelims Exam Date Out, Check New Exam Schedule

WBCS 2023 Exam Date Out: West Bengal Public Service Commission has released a detailed notification regarding West Bengal Civil Service (WBCS) Exam 2023. The candidates will be shortlisted through a three-stage recruitment process- Prelims, Mains, and Interview Round. A candidate has to qualify in all three stages to get recruited for the posts in the cadre of West Bengal Civil Service (Exe.) and certain other services and posts under Group A, Group B, Group C, and Group D. WBCS 2023 Exam is now going to be held on 16th December 2023 for the prelims phase.

WBCS Notification 2023 PDF

WBCS has released the detailed WBCS notification 2023 against advt no. 01/2023 for West Bengal Civil Service (WBCS) Exam 2023 on its official website. Detailed information regarding age limit, qualifications, the scale of pay, closing date for the submission of online applications and fees online and offline, Scheme and Syllabus of the examination etc. has been notified along with the WBCS 2023 Notification PDF. Download WBCS 2023 Notification Pdf from the direct link below. 

WBCS 2023 Notification PDF- Click to Download

WBCS 2023 Exam Summary

West Bengal Public Service Commission will be conducting the West Bengal Civil Service (WBCS) Exam for various posts in the cadre of West Bengal Civil Service (Exe.) and certain other services and posts. Check the overview of WBCS Exam 2023 the below table- 

WBCS 2023 Exam- Overview
Conducting BodyWest Bengal Public Service Commission
Exam NameWest Bengal Civil Services (WBCS 2023)
CategoryGovt Jobs
Vacancyto be notified
Exam StagesPrelims-Mains-Interview
WBCS Prelims Exam Date 202316th December 2023
Exam FrequencyOnce in a year
Eligibility CriteriaGraduation
Language of the examEnglish & Bengali
Official website https://wbpsc.gov.in/

WBCS 2023 Exam Date Out

West Bengal Public Service Commission has announced the important dates for West Bengal Civil Services Exam (WBCS 2023) through WBCS Notification 2023. The WBCS Prelims Exam is to be held on 16th December 2023 and the admit card for the same will be released in December 2023. Check all important dates for WBCS 2023 Exam as mentioned in the below table. 

WBCS 2023 Exam- Important Dates
EventsDates
WBCS 2023 Notification25th February 2023
WBCS Online Registration28th February 2023
Last Date to Apply Online21st March 2023
Last Date to Pay Online fee21st March 2023
Closing date for submission of fees through offline22nd March 2023
Application Editing Window Period 31st March to 06th April 2023
WBCS Prelims Admit Card 2023December 2023
WBCS Prelims Exam Date 202316th December 2023

WBCS Online Registration 2023

West Bengal Public Service Commission has started accepting the online applications for WBCS 2023 Exam and the last date for submitting the application form is 21st March 2023. The direct link to apply online has been provided here as it has been activated on the official website https://wbpsc.gov.in/. 

Click to Apply Online for WBCS 2023 Exam (Inactive)

WBCS 2023 Application Fee

The WBCS application fees are a non-refundable amount for all the categories. However, SC/ST candidates of WB State and Persons with disabilities (40% and above) having a physical disability are not required to pay any WBCS application fee.

CategoriesFees
General/ OBC/ EWS₹ 210 + Services Charges/ GST
SC/ST/ PwD (only West Bengal)No Fees
SC/ST/ PwD of other states ₹ 210 + Services Charges/ GST

Steps to fill WBCS Online Form 2023

The candidates holding the required eligibility can submit their WBCS 2023 Registration Form through online mode only. Follow the below-mentioned steps to fill WBCS Application Form 2023. 

Step-1 Visit the official website of West Bengal Public Service Commission @https://wbpsc.gov.in/. 

Step-2 Before applying for the examination, the candidates are required to enrol themselves by clicking on “ONE TIME REGISTRATION” appearing on the right side of the homepage. 

Step-3 Fill in the required details to get the registration number & password. 

Step-4 Click on “Login if Already Registered” and submit the registration number, password, and captcha code. 

Step-5 Enter education qualification, age, and other details required in the WBCS Application Form. 

Step-6 Pay the requisite application fee through online mode. 

Step-7 Submit the WBCS Application Form after thorough verification of the details filled. 

Step-8 Download a copy of WBCS Application Form for future reference. 

WBCS Vacancy 2023

The number of vacancies in different services and posts to be filled up on the results of the examination will be announced in due time. Posts of some groups may not be filled up on the basis of the results of the examination if vacancies for the same are not reported from the Department concerned within the stipulated time for filling up such vacancies.

Post NameVacancy
GROUP A
Executive
Assistant Commissioner of Revenue in the integrated West Bengal Revenue Service
West Bengal Co-operative Service
West Bengal Employment Service [Except the post of Employment Officer (Technical)] 
West Bengal Labour Service 
West Bengal Food and Supplies Service
GROUP B
West Bengal Police Service 
GROUP C 
Superintendent, District Correctional Home / Deputy Superintendent, Central Correctional Home
Joint Block Development Officer 
Deputy Assistant Director of Consumer Affairs and Fair Business Practices 
West Bengal Junior Social Welfare Service 
West Bengal Subordinate Land Revenue Service, Grade-I
Assistant Commercial Tax Officer 
Joint Registrar 
(WB State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission under the Consumer Affairs Department, Govt of WB)
Assistant Canal Revenue Officer (Irrigation) 
Chief Controller of Correctional Services
GROUP D
Inspector of Co-operative Societies
Panchayat Development Officer under the Panchayat and Rural Development Department 
Rehabilitation Officer under the Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation Department 

WBCS Eligibility Criteria 2023

WBPSC Eligibility 2023 has been released in the official WBCS 2023 notification. The WBCS eligibility criteria is the minimum requirement for applying for WBCS Examination. 

WBCS Nationality

As per the WBCS 2023 eligibility criteria, the candidate must be

(a) A citizen of India (either natural or by registration), or

(b) Such other nationals as declared eligible by the Govt. of India.

WBCS Education Qualification

As per the WBCS 2023 educational qualification criteria, the candidate must hold a graduate degree i.e an undergraduate degree in any discipline from any recognised University. Additionally, the aspirant should have the ability to read, write and speak in Bengali (not required for those aspirants whose mother tongue is Nepali).

WBCS Age Limit

WBPSC has notified the WBCS age limit 2023 for the WB civil services examination for all the Group Services. The details of the WBCS age limit are given below.

WBCS 2023 ServicesWBCS age limit 2023
For services and posts included in Group ‘A’ & ’C’21- 36 years
West Bengal Police Service only (i.e. Group ‘B’ Service)20- 36 years
For services and posts included in Group ‘D’21- 39 years

WBCS Age Relaxation

The WBCS age limit for SC and WBCS age limit for ST enjoy age relaxation as per WBPSC Notification 2023. The WBCS Age Relaxation for various categories is mentioned below:

CategoryWBCS age relaxation
WBCS age relaxation for SC/ST/BC of West Bengal5 years
WBCS age relaxation for SC/ST of Other States5 years
WBCS age relaxation for OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)3 years
Persons with Disabilities (PWD)up to 45 years

WBCS Exam Pattern 2023

As per the WBCS 2023 Exam, the selection includes three phases-

  1. Preliminary exam
  2. Main Exam
  3. Personality Test

The marks obtained in this examination by the candidates in Prelims Exam will not be considered for final selection. Only those candidates who will be declared qualified at the Preliminary Examination in a year shall be eligible for admission to the W.B.C.S.(Exe.) etc.(Main) Examination of that year.

WBCS Prelims Exam Pattern 2023

  1. The Preliminary Examination is meant to serve as a Screening Test only for the purpose of selection of candidates for the Main Examination.
  2. The Preliminary Examination will consist of only one paper, viz., a paper on “General Studies”.
  3. 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.
  4. The standard of the paper will be of the level of knowledge as expected of a graduate of any faculty of a recognized University.
  5. The paper will include questions covering the following fields of knowledge:
Subject MarksNo.of QuestionsDuration 
English Language25252 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 Mains Exam Pattern 2023

  1. The Main Examination shall consist of six compulsory papers and one optional subject consisting of two papers (Only for candidates applying for group A and/or B) to be chosen by the candidates from the list of optional subjects given below.
  2. There will be two papers of the optional subject of 200 marks each.
  3. Each paper, Compulsory or Optional, will carry 200 marks and will be of 3 hours duration.
PapersGroup AGroup BGroup CGroup D
Language Paper (Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali)200200200200
English Paper200200200200
General Studies – Paper I200200200200
General Studies-Paper II200200200200
Constitution of India and Indian Economy200200200200
Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning200200200200
Optional Subject – (One subject: Two papers of 200 marks each)400400
Personality Test200200150100
Total Marks1800180013501300

WBCS Interview

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, power of clear and logical exposition, intellectual and moral integrity, leadership, and also the candidate’s range of interests.

WBCS Syllabus 2023

Candidates appearing for the WBCS exam 2023 must be aware of the syllabus for all the stages. WBCS syllabus 2023 will help the candidates in knowing all topics required for the exam which in turn will guide them to prepare better for WBCS.

SubjectsTopics
English Composition
  1. Synonyms and Antonyms
  2. Idioms and Phrases
  3. Vocabulary Test
  4. Phrasal Verbs
  5. Homophones
  6. Fill in the qualifying words
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
Current Events of National and International ImportanceSignificant events affecting India and its relations with the world
History of India
  1. Ancient
  2. Medieval
  3. Modern
Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal
  1. Physical Geography
  2. Social Geography
  3. Economic Geography
Indian Polity and Economy
  1. Indian Constitution
  2. Panchayati Raj
  3. Constitutional Bodies, etc.
Indian National Movement
  1. Nature and character of Nineteenth-Century Resurgence
  2. Growth of Nationalism
  3. Attainment of Independence
General Mental Ability
  1. Logical Reasoning
  2. Common Aptitude

WBCS Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2023- Click to Check

WBCS Executive Salary 2023

The candidates must be excited to know West Bengal Civil Service (Executive) Salary. The post through WBCS 2023 will be filled under Group A, Group B, Group C, and Group D which is offered salary as mentioned below. 

Post NamePay LevelSalary
GROUP A- Executive Salary
Executive16Rs. 56,100 – 1,44,300
Assistant Commissioner of Revenue in the integrated West Bengal Revenue Service16Rs. 56,100 – 1,44,300
West Bengal Co-operative Service16Rs. 56,100 – 1,44,300
West Bengal Employment Service [Except the post of Employment Officer (Technical)] 16Rs. 56,100 – 1,44,300
West Bengal Labour Service 16Rs. 56,100 – 1,44,300
West Bengal Food and Supplies Service16Rs. 56,100 – 1,44,300
GROUP B Salary
West Bengal Police Service 16Rs. 56,100 – 1,44,300
GROUP C Salary
Superintendent, District Correctional Home / Deputy Superintendent, Central Correctional Home15Rs. 42,600 – 1,09,800
Joint Block Development Officer 14Rs. 39,900 – 1,02,800
Deputy Assistant Director of Consumer Affairs and Fair Business Practices 14Rs. 39,900 – 1,02,800
West Bengal Junior Social Welfare Service 14Rs. 39,900 – 1,02,800
West Bengal Subordinate Land Revenue Service, Grade-I14Rs. 39,900 – 1,02,800
Assistant Commercial Tax Officer 14Rs. 39,900 – 1,02,800
Joint Registrar 
(WB State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission under the Consumer Affairs Department, Govt of WB)
14Rs. 39,900 – 1,02,800
Assistant Canal Revenue Officer (Irrigation) 12Rs. 35,800 – 92,100
Chief Controller of Correctional Services12Rs. 35,800 – 92,100
GROUP D Salary
Inspector of Co-operative Societies10Rs. 32,100 – 82,900
Panchayat Development Officer under the Panchayat and Rural Development Department 10Rs. 32,100 – 82,900
Rehabilitation Officer under the Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation Department 10Rs. 32,100 – 82,900

WBCS 2023 Result

The Result of the WBCS 2023 exam will be available at least after a month of the WBCS 2023 Exam Date of each stage. The candidates qualifying prelims exam will be eligible to appear in the Mains exam and only the candidates qualifying mains will be called for an interview/personality test. The final result will be prepared as per the marks obtained in Mains & Interview Round. 

WBCS Result- Click to Check Details

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