WBPSC - Notification, Syllabus, Eligibility, Latest WBCS Results

The West Bengal Public Service Commission conducts the state Civil Services Exam named WBCS (EXE) Exam. The exam takes place annually or as and when the Commission announces the date. The WBPSC exam is a three-tier examination- Preliminary, Mains, and Interview.

Latest update on WBPSC State Civil Services Exam/ WBCS (EXE) Exam 2019, 2020, 2021.

  • WBPSC has announced West Bengal Civil Services Exam 2019 Final Result. Candidates can download the result PDF, cut off and answer key from the linked article.
  • On 24th June 2021, WBPSC Civil Services 2021 Prelims and Mains 2020 revised dates are out.
  • The WBCS Interview 2019 took place online. It started on 30th April and ended on 20th May 2021. Read details about how WBPSC Interview for Civil Services (Exe) etc. Exam 2019 will take place in this article.
  • Check the WBCS Revised Dates released on PSCWB online:

Revised Dates of WBCS Examination 2020-2021

WBPSC Prelims 2021 Date: 14th March 2021

Revised Date: 22nd August 2021

WBPSC Mains 2020 Date: 24th April 2021 to 28th April 2021

Revised Date: 17th, 18th, 19th, 21st May 2021

Fresh Dates: 27th, 28th, 29th, 31st August 2021

  • WBPSC WBCS 2021 Notification is out. Candidates can check the recruitment details mentioned in the WBCS Notification 2021 in the linked article. WBPSC WBCS 2021 Notification:Download PDF Here
  • The WBCS Admit Card will be released three weeks prior to the mains examination 2020. Candidates can check how to download WBCS admit card for the upcoming mains examination, from the linked article.
  • Candidates can check the WBCS Prelims 2020 Answer Key by downloading the PDF:-  Download PDF Here


The entire WBPSC exam recruitment process takes up to one and a half years.

Candidates may check the WBPSC exam details in the table below:

What is the name of the exam? The exam is known by different names:

  • WBPSC Exam
  • WBCS Exam
  • PSCWB Exam
  • WB PSC Exam
Who is the conducting body? West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC)
What is the purpose of the exam? To recruit for Group ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ services
What is the pattern of the WBPSC Exam? WBPSC Civil Services Exam takes place in three stages:

  • Preliminary- 1 paper (General Studies) (MCQ)
  • Mains- 8 papers (6 compulsory and 2 Optionals) (MCQ/Descriptive Test)
  • Interview
WBPSC Vacancy The PSCWB vacancies vary every year

  • 2021 – Yet to be announced
  • 2020 – Yet to be announced
  • 2019 – 70
  • 2018- 200 [Unreserved – 100, SC – 44, ST – 12, OBC(A) – 20, OBC(B) – 14,MSP-04, HI- 02, BLIND/LV-02 & LD/CP- 02]
WBPSC Syllabus Aspirants can check the WBPSC Syllabus in the linked article
WBPSC Exam Eligibility Check the complete PSCWB Exam Eligibility here
WBPSC Exam Dates Usually, the Prelims Exam takes place in the month of January, Mains in July/August:

  • 2021
    • Prelims – 22-08-2021
  • 2020
    • Prelims – 09-02-2020
    • Mains – 27-08-2021 to 31-08-2021
  •  2019
    • Prelims- 09-02-2019 (In the official notification, it was 20-01-19)
    • Mains- 25-08-19 to 28-08-19
    • Interview – 30-04-21 to 20-05-21 [Online Mode]
  • 2018
    • Prelims- 28-01-2018
    • Mains- 17-08-2018 to 20-08-2018
WBPSC Notification The commission usually releases the notification in the month of November:

  • 2021 – 19 December 2020
  • 2020 – 04 November 2019
  • 2019 – 06 November 2018
  • 2018 -10 November 2017

WBCS Interview 2020

As WBCS 2019  interview took place online; it is expected that WBCS Interview 2020 could also take place virtually. Candidates must note the procedure that was followed during WB PSC Interview 2019:

  • Candidates will receive their time slots on their e-mail IDs registered with the Commission.
  • One can take this interview from any location.
  • A candidate has to make himself/herself available online 30 minutes ahead of their time slot.
  • Candidates should make sure that the place where they take their interview is a well-illuminated one without the presence of anyone else with them.
  • Candidates are advised to keep their mobile phones handy just in case the video call is struck due to unseen circumstances.
  • Important documents, that candidates must upload at least three working days at the official website are:
    • Recent passport-sized coloured photograph
    • Certificate/Admit Card of Madhyamik/equivalent examination showing the date of birth
      of the candidate
    • Graduation Certificate/Mark Sheet
    • SC/ST/OBC certificate, if applicable
    • Current ‘NCL’ certificate (for OBC candidates only)
    • PWD certificate, if applicable
    • Choice sheet in the format provided at ‘Annexure-B’

WBPSC Exam Preparation

The WBCS Exam Syllabus is slightly related to IAS Exam. The UPSC Exam starts its recruitment process in the month of February and it usually declares the end result by the month of April/May of next year. The UPSC exam process takes one and a half years, similar to WBPSC which also completes its recruitment procedure in the same time-span.

For other PSC Exams, candidates may also check the linked article.

To know about the WBPSC exam pattern, candidates can scroll down below:

The WBPSC prelims exam has only one paper on ‘General Studies.’ It has 8 topics:

  1. English Composition
  2. General Science
  3. Current Events of National and International Importance
  4. History of India
  5. Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal
  6. Indian Polity and Economy
  7. Indian National Movement
  8. General Mental Ability

The WBPSC Mains Exam has below-given six compulsory papers:

  1. Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali
  2. English
  3. General Studies-I
  4. General Studies-II
  5. The Constitution of India and Indian Economy including role and functions of Reserve Bank of India
  6. Arithmetic & Test of Reasoning

For details on the WBPSC exam preparation, candidates may check the linked article.

West Bengal Public Service Commission

The commission is the state agency which is authorized to conduct the State Civil Services Examination for various groups of services- ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’ and ‘D’.

The composition of the commission is given below:

Name Designation
Shri Debashis Bose, IAS Chairman
Smt. Amita Saha Member
Shri Partha Chowdhury Member
Dr. Mriganka Mahato Member
Maj Gen A.K. Sanyal, VSM (Retd.) Member
Shri Subha Mukherjee Secretary
Shri Badal Ch. Pramanik Joint Secretary
Shri Tarun Kanti Dey Joint Secretary

To prepare for other government exams, check the links below:

  1. Latest Notifications of Government Exams
  2. Government Schemes

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