WBCS 2017: West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) has released the hall ticket of WBCS 2017 Mains exam on July 5. The admit card of WBCS mains exam has been issued online and the candidates can access their admit card from the link provided on this page. Only those candidates who have qualified the preliminary exam will be able to download the admit card by entering their Name and Date of Birth in the login panel. The WBCS 2017 mains exam is scheduled to be conducted from July 15 to 17. The WBCS 2017 mains exam consists of 6 compulsory and one optional papers. Four papers out of the six will be MCQ’s and remaining two will be subjective papers. The complete programme of WBCS mains exam has been explained below in the article. The mains exam of WBCS will be conducted in two sessions everyday, session one from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and session two from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Around 7922 candidates will appear for the WBCS 2017 mains exam. The candidates who qualify the mains exam will be called for the personal interview. The result of WBCS 2017 exam will be declared by the commission tentatively in August 2017. Candidates can read complete details about WBCS 2017 exam as given in the article below.
Salient Features of WBCS 2017
- Name of the exam: West Bengal Civil Services Examination
- Name of the Conducting Authority: West Bengal Public Service Commission
- Number of Vacancies: To be announced
- Pay Scale: As per the Group
West Bengal Public Service Commission conducts the civil services examination every year to recruit eligible candidates to various vacancies in civil services department of West Bengal. All the candidates will have to clear the required eligibility criteria in the first stage then undergo preliminary exam followed by mains exam and at last personality test/ interview.
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WBCS Important Dates 2017
Candidates can check the important dates related to West Bengal Civil Services Examination 2017. The Important Dates will help the candidates to keep a track of all the important events of WBCS 2017.
|Release of Offcial Notification||November 4, 2016|
|Commencement of Online Application||November 4, 2016|
|Last date to apply online||November 28, 2016 (12:00 in Midnight)|
|Last date to Submit Application fees (Online)||November 28, 2016 (12:00 in Midnight)|
|Last Date to Submit Application Fees (Offline)||November 29, 2016|
|Admit Card Released Date||January 16,2017|
|Preliminary Exam of WBCS||January 29, 2017|
|Prelims Result of WBCS||April 12, 2017|
|WBCS 2017 mains exam||July 15 -19, 2017|
|WBCS 2017 mains result||August, 2017|
WBPSC has issued the admit card for WBCS 2017 mains exam on July 5. The link to download the admit card for WBCS 2017 mains has been provided on this page for the convenience of candidates. Only those candidates who have qualified the prelims will be able to sit for the mains examination and download their admit card. Candidates will need their name and date of birth/password to access the hall ticket of WBCS 2017 mains exam.The commission has announced the dates of mains and it is scheduled to be held July 15 -19, 2017 in two session every day. Check all details related to WBCS Admit Card 2017 from the link given above.
WBCS 2017 Mains Exam Schedule
15 Jul 2017 (Saturday)
16 Jul 2017 (Sunday)
17 Jul 2017 (Monday)
19 Jul 2017 (Wednesday)
Optional subject (Paper I)
Optional subject (Paper II)
The syllabus is one of the most important component in a candidate’s preparation to any competitive examination. The syllabus is a guide for the candidates for all the topics required to be prepared for the examination. All the candidates appearing for the examination should know the detailed syllabus for WBCS 2017. Click on the link above to know about WBCS Syllabus 2017.
The candidates who have applied or are applying to West Bengal Civil Services Examination have to undergo three stages of examination i.e. Preliminary Examination, Mains Examination and Personality Test/ Interview. The Exam Pattern for Preliminary Examination and Mains Exam is given below.
1. Preliminary Examination
The Preliminary Examination for WBCS 2017 consists of one single exam for General Studies. The Paper is Objective Type which will have a total of 200 multiple choice questions. The total duration of the exam is two and a half hours. The Paper on General Studies will test the level of knowledge as expected from a graduate of any faculty of a recognized university. The paper will include questions covering the following fields of knowledge.
|Current events of National & International Importance||25|
|History of India||25|
|Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal||25|
|Indian Polity and Economy||25|
|Indian National Movement||25|
|General Mental Ability||25|
2. Main Examination
Candidates who qualify the preliminary examination will be eligible to appear for the Mains Examination. There will be a total of 6 compulsory papers and one optional paper as chosen by the candidates. 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.
Four Papers out of Six Compulsory 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.
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.
- Political Science
Sample Papers are a very important tool for any candidate appearing for a competitive examination. It helps the candidates to practice and revise all the topics for the examination. There are two modes of Sample Papers, Online and Offline and candidates should we well aware of how and where to use them. Check all details related to WBCS Sample Papers 2017 by using the link above.
All applicants who are interested to apply for the various civil services vacancies under WBCS 2017 had to fill the online application form and pay the application fees. The application form was completely online and application sent through any other mode were not accepted by the authority under any circumstances. The candidates had to pay the application fees while submitting the application form, The payment of application fees could be done through online or offline mode. The last date to pay the application fees was November 28 through online mode and November 29 through Offline Mode. Candidates can read all details about Application Form of WBCS 2017 from the direct link given on this page.
WBCS Eligibility Criteria 2017
All the candidates who are interested to apply for the posts included under WBCS 2017 have to see that they clear the required eligibility criteria for WBCS 2017. The candidates who do not clear the eligibility criteria will not be eligible to fill the application form. Check the details of WBCS Eligibility Criteria 2017.
Nationality: 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.
Age Limit: Not below 21 years but not more than 32 years on the 1st January of the year of examination for services and posts included in Group „A‟,‟C‟ and „D‟ (i.e. born not earlier than the 2nd January, 1985 and not later than the 1st January, 1996). For the West Bengal Police Service only (i.e. Group „B‟ Service) age not below 20 years but not more than 32 years on the 1st January of the year of examination (i.e. born not earlier than the 2nd January, 1985 and not later than the 1st January, 1997).
Educational Qualification: All candidates should posess a graduation degree from a recognized University and should have the ability to read, write and speak in Bengali (not required for those candidates whose mother tongue is Nepali) – vide Finance Department’s Notification No.1243-F(P) dated 02.03.2016.
All the candidates applying for the West Bengal Civil Services Examination will have to undergo a fixed selection procedure as decided by the exam conducting authority. Selection Process of WBCS 2017 consists of:
- Preliminary Examination
- Main Examination
- Personality Test
- Medical Examination
1. Preliminary Examination
Candidates who clear the required eligibility criteria will first have to appear for a Preliminary Examination. Candidates who are shortlisted will be issued the admit card for the examination. All the shortlisted candidates will have to appear for the preliminary examination and those who qualify will be eligible to appear for the second round i.e. Mains Exam.
2. Main Examination
Main Examination will be conducted after the Preliminary Examination. Candidates who will qualify the preliminary examination will go for the main examination.
3. Personality Test
Candidates who qualify the mains exam will be eligible to appear for the personality test/Interview. Candidates will be selected in order of merit based on the result of Mains Examination of all services and posts included in Groups A, B, C, D. They will be asked questions from matter 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.
The result for West Bengal Civil Services Examination (WBCS 2017) prelims exam has been declared. on April 12, 2017. The WBCS result 2017 has been made available online and candidates can check their result from the link provided on this page. The list of candidates qualified and shortlisted for the mains exam has been made available in pdf file. Candidates can use the a above link for reading the complete information for WBCS Result 2017.