WBCS Previous Year Question Paper : Last 10 Years Pdf Download (Prelims, Mains)

Candidates can download the WBCS Previous Year Question Paper in PDF format from these articles.

WBCS Previous Year Question Paper

WBCS Previous Year Question Paper: The West Bengal Civil Service (WBCS) examination is a highly competitive and prestigious civil service examination conducted by the West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC). It is held annually to select candidates for various administrative positions within the state government of West Bengal, India. The WBCS examination is divided into three stages: the preliminary examination, the main examination, and the personality test.

WBCS Previous Year Question Paper Prelims PDF 

Download the WBCS Preliminary question paper from the previous year by clicking the link below.

  WBCS Previous Year Question Paper (Prelims)                  Download Link
 WBCS Prelims Quesion Paper (2023)                   Click here
  WBCS Prelims Quesion Paper (2022)                  Click here
  WBCS Prelims Quesion Paper (2021)                  Click here
  WBCS Prelims Quesion Paper (2020)                  Click here
  WBCS Prelims Quesion Paper (2019)                  Click here
  WBCS Prelims Quesion Paper (2018)                  Click here
  WBCS Prelims Quesion Paper (2017)                  Click here
  WBCS Prelims Quesion Paper (2016)                  Click here
  WBCS Prelims Quesion Paper (2015)                  Click here
  WBCS Prelims Quesion Paper (2014)                  Click here
  WBCS Prelims Quesion Paper (2013)                  Click here

 

WBCS Previous Year Question Paper Mains PDF 

Download the WBCS Mains question paper from the previous year by clicking the link below.

  WBCS Previous Year Question Paper (Mains) –  All Six Paper Pdf                  Download Link
WBCS Mains Quesion Paper (2022)                   Click here
  WBCS Mains Quesion Paper (2021)                   Click here
  WBCS Mains Quesion Paper (2020)                   Click here
  WBCS Mains Quesion Paper (2019)                   Click here
  WBCS Mains Quesion Paper (2018)                   Click here
  WBCS Mains Quesion Paper (2017)                   Click here
  WBCS Mains Quesion Paper (2016)                   Click here
  WBCS Mains Quesion Paper (2015)                   Click here
  WBCS Mains Quesion Paper (2014)                   Click here

WBCS Exam Pattern 

The WBCS Selection Process will be conducted in three phases,which are:

  • Phase 1: Preliminary Examination (MCQ or Multiple Choice Question)
  • Phase 2: Main Exam (MCQ and Subjective)
  • Phase 3: Personality Test (Interview)

WBCS Exam : Overview 

Candidates may take a look at the table below for some important points about the WBCS exam pattern:

Exam NameWBPSC Miscellaneous Examination
Conducting BodyWest Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC)
Stages of ExamPrelims, Mains and Interview
Mode of the examinationOffline (Pen and Paper-Based)
Number of Papers
  • Prelims: Single Paper
  • Mains: 8 (6 compulsory + 2 optional)
Duration of exam
  • Prelims: 2.5 hour
  • Mains: 3 hour for each subjects
Total Questions
  • Prelims: 200 multiple-choice questions (MCQs)
  • Mains:
Total Marks
  • Prelims: 200 marks
  • Mains: 200 marks per paper
  • Interview: Group A&B 100, Group B 150 and Group C 100 marks
Question Type
  • Prelims: Objective Type
  • Mains: Objective and Descriptive Type
Marking Scheme
  • +1 marks for each correct answer (Applies to MCQ papers only)
  • 1/3 for each incorrect answer
Exam LanguagesEnglish and Bengali
Official websitewbpsc.gov.in

WBCS Preliminary Question Paper Pattern 

Candidates may look at the table below for the WBCS preliminary examination question paper structure:

Sl.No.  Name of Sections  Maximum   Questions    Maximum Marks                 Duration   
    1English Composition   25   252 hours
    2General Science   25   25
    3Current events of National & International Importance   25   25
    4History of India   25   25
    5Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal   25   25
    6Indian Polity and Economy   25   25
    7Indian National Movement   25   25
    8General Mental Ability   25   25
 Total 200 200

WBCS Main Question Paper Pattern

Candidates may look at the table below for the WBCS main examination question paper structure:

Sl.No. Paper  Subject    Maximum MarksDuration   
    1 Paper 1Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/  Santali   2003 hours each
    2 Paper 2English   200
    3 Paper 3General Studies 1 (MCQ)   200
    4 Paper 4General Studies 2 (MCQ)   200
    5 Paper 5The Constitution of India and Indian Economy including role and functions of the Reserve Bank of India (MCQ)   200
    6 Paper 6Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning (MCQ)   200
    7 Paper 7Optional Paper   200
    8 Paper 8Optional Paper   200
 Total 1600

Personality Test

The marks of the personality test for each group are defined below:

          Group&Post          Maximum Marks
          Group A&B          200
          Group C          150
          Group D          100

WBCS Syllabus

Candidates may look at the table below for the WBCS preliminary and main examination detail syllabus:

WBCS Preliminary Syllabus:

1. WBCS Prelims English Syllabus
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Vocabulary Test
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Phrasal Verbs
  • Homophones
  • Fill in the qualifying words

 

2. WBCS Prelims General Science Syllabus
  • General appreciation
  • Understanding of science
  • Matters of everyday observation
  • Basic understanding of scientific concepts
  • Everyday Science Application

 

3. WBCS Prelims Current Affairs Syllabus
  • National and International Events with focus on India

4. WBCS Prelims History Syllabus
  • Ancient India
  • Medieval India
  • Modern India (including the Indian National Movement)

5. WBCS Prelims Geography Syllabus
  • Physical Geography of India
  • Social Geography of India
  • Economic Geography of India
  • Special Focus on West Bengal Geography

6. WBCS Prelims Indian Polity & Economy Syllabus
  • The Indian Constitution
  • Panchayati Raj System
  • Indian Economy and the Role of RBI

7. WBCS Prelims Indian National Movement Syllabus
  • Nature and Character of 19th Century Resurgence
  • Growth of Indian Nationalism

8. WBCS Prelims General Mental Ability Syllabus
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Common Aptitude

WBCS Main Syllabus:

Paper 1: WBCS Main Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali Syllabus
  • Drafting of Report (within 200 words)
  • Precis Writing
  • Letter writing (within 150 words)
  • Composition
  • Translation from English to Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali

 

Paper 2: WBCS Main English Syllabus
  • Drafting of Report (within 200 words)
  • Precis Writing
  • Letter writing (within 150 words)
  • Composition
  • Translation from English to Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali

Paper 3: WBCS Main General Studies – I Syllabus
  • Indian History with an emphasis on National Movement
  • Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal

Paper 4: WBCS Main General Studies-II Syllabus
  • Science and Scientific & Technological advancement
  • Environment
  • General Knowledge
  • Current Affairs

Paper 5: WBCS Main The Constitution of India and Indian Economy Syllabus
  • Functions of RBI
  • Role of Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

Paper 6: WBCS Main Arithmetic and Reasoning Syllabus
  • Arithmetic: Similar to Mathematics paper at the Madhyamik Examination of the Board of Secondary Education, West Bengal.
  • Analytical Reasoning: Data Sufficiency Logical Reasoning:
    1. Forcefulness of the Arguments
    2. Implication of sentences
    3. Logical Deduction
    4. Inferring from diagrams

    Series:

    1. Letter series
    2. Number series
    3. Mathematical puzzles
    4. Odd man out
    5. Inferring from Data
    6. Analogy tests
    7. Symbol Interpretation
    8. Perception test
    9. Non-verbal reasoning
    10. Selecting correct sequence

Paper 7 & 8: WBCS Main Optional Paper Syllabus
  • In accordance with the subject selected by candidates.

FAQs

Q1. Where can I find the WBCS Question Paper from the previous year?

Ans: The WBCS previous year’s question paper is available in PDF format above.

Q2. Is it helpful to practice WBCS previous year’s question paper?

Ans: Yes, practicing Previous Year Question Papers will help to understand the pattern followed by WBCS in terms of difficulty level.

Q3. Will the WBCS written tests be conducted in offline or online mode?
Ans: The WBCS written test will be conducted in offline mode.

Q4. Is there an interview for all the posts at WBCS?
Ans: Yes, the candidate will be invited to the interview stage if they qualify for the written exam (prelims and mains).

For any other WBCS related information,visit the official site:-wbpsc.gov.in

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