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Introduction

The much awaited notification for WBCS 2019 has been finally released by the Public Service Commission, West Bengal (PSCWB). As expected the prelim exam is scheduled to be conducted on January 20th 2019. The result of prelim will be declared in the month of March 2019, however, the dates of mains exam as well as its result are yet to be revealed. There are different groups in recruitment of such examination based on choice and merit of scored number. These are Group A, Group B ,Group C and Group D. The WBCS (Exe) officers belong to Group A . In general, As per record of the WBPSC the candidates with higher scores opt for WBCS (Exe), WBPS and some allied services as their first choice due to less strenuous nature of the service and the lure of metro posting. Only WBCS (EXE ) cadre is considered to be the State Civil Service by UPSC for direct promotion to IAS.
Kindly, look at the following tables for other notable details for WBCS 2019 exam.


BCS 2019 – Dates

Events Dates
WBCS notification to be released on November 6,  2018
Submission of WBCS application form 2019 started from November 6, 2018
WBCS 2019 last date to submit application form November 26, 2018
Last date for online fee payment November 26, 2018
Last date to submit fee offline November 27, 2018
Issuance of WBCS admit card 2019 January 2019
WBCS 2019 prelims exam date January 20, 2019
The result of WBCS 2019 prelims March 2019
WBCS mains exam date 2019 Yet to be announced
WBCS mains result Yet to be announced
WBCS 2019 personality test Yet to be announced
WBCS final result Yet to be announced


WBCS Eligibility Criteria 2019

The eligibility criteria of WBCS 2019 is prescribed by Public Service Commission, West Bengal. WBCS eligibility criteria 2019 includes age limit, educational qualification, etc. In order to become eligible for WBCS 2019, candidates must fulfil the eligibility conditions mandated by the Commission.

  • Nationality– Candidates have to be a citizen of India
  • Age limit– Candidates must be between 21 and 36 years of age as on January 1, 2019 to be eligible for WBCS 2019
  • Relaxation of age– Candidates belonging to SC, ST and OBC categories form West Bengal will be able to avail age relaxation in the upper age limit. For SC and ST candidates, age will be relaxed by 5 years while OBC candidates will be provided upto three years of age relaxation. Candidates from PwD categories will be given age concession upto 45 years
  • Education Qualification– Candidate must have a degree from a recognised University to be eligible for WBCS


WBCS Exam Centres 2019

WBCS 2019 prelims exam will be held in 20 exam districts of West Bengal. Candidates will be allotted exam centres as per preferences provided while filling the application form. Candidate can select exam districts while filling the application form and centres will be allocated accordingly. The complete list of exam districts for prelims has been provided in the table below.


WBCS exam centres 2019 for prelims exam

Code Districts Code Districts
01 Kolkata (North) 11 Tamluk
02 Kolkata (South) 12 Bankura
03 Baruipur 13 Berhampore
04 Diamond Harbour 14 Malda
05 Barrackpore 15 Jalpaiguri
06 Barasat 16 Alipurduar
07 Howrah 17 Cooch Behar
08 Burdwan 18 Siliguri
09 Asansol 19 Kalimpong
10 Medinipur 20 Darjeeling


WBCS Exam Pattern 2019 for Prelims

There will be 200 questions to be answered in 2 hours 30 minutes.

Subject Marks estions Duration
English Composition 25 200 2 hours 30 minutes
General Science 25
Current Events of National and 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
Total 200

 


WBCS Exam Pattern 2019 for Mains

Duration for each paper is 3 hours

Paper Subject
Paper 1 Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali
Paper 2 English
Paper 3 General Studies 1
Paper 4 General Studies 2
Paper 5 The Constitution of India and Indian Economy
Paper 6 Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning
Paper 7 Optional Paper
Paper 8 Optional Paper

WBCS Syllabus 2019 for Mains

Paper Subject Topics
Paper 1 Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali ·         Letter writing

·         Drafting of Report

·         Précis Writing

·         Composition

·         Translation

Paper 2 English ·         Letter writing

·         Drafting of Report

·         Précis Writing

·         Composition

·         Translation

Paper 3 General Studies 1 ·         Indian History

·         Geography of India

Paper 4 General Studies 2 ·         Science

·         General Knowledge, C.Aff

Paper 5 The Constitution of India and Indian Economy including role and functions of the Reserve Bank of India
Paper 6 Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning
Paper 7 Optional Paper
Paper 8 Optional Paper

WBCS Cut off 2019

The examination authority will calculate the Cutoff of WBCS after considering the following factors.

  • Number of test takers
  • Exam difficulty
  • Total number of vacancies

This is next to impossible to determine the precise cut-off for WBCS 2019 it can only be speculated, however  cut-off for WBCS 2018 can give vital hints.

WBCS Cut off 2018

Category WBCS Cut off for Prelims
GENERAL 97.67
GENERAL P.H. 93.67
OBC – A 96.67
OBC – A P.H. 92.67
OBC – B 96.67
OBC – B P.H 92.67
S.C 89.33
S.C. P.H. 85.33
S.T. 68.67
S.T. P.H. 64.67

 

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