West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) Exam – Details, Eligibility Criteria, Age Limit, Pattern and Syllabus

WBPSC stands for West Bengal Public Service Commission, which organizes competitive exams for recruiting government vacancies. It is a prevalent recruitment board because huge hired by Govt Departments through WBPSC.

The West Bengal is a state situated on the Eastern side of the country, India. Most of the people speak in their native tongue, which is Bengali, and it is a very significant factor for a job seeker who wants to get a job through the WBPSC Exam in Government Sector.

The WBPSC published West Bengal Judicial Service Exam Notification for Civil Judge (JR. Division) recruitment. Civil Service Exam of this state, known as WBCS, is one of the widespread recruitment of this Constitutional institution. It releases the exam notification, interview, and thousands of civil servant aspirants to get jobs every year.

WBPSC Exam Details

The entire WBPSC exam and it’s recruitment process takes up to almost one and a half years.

All the candidates may also check the WBPSC exam details in the table below:

Exam NameWest Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) Exam
Conducting BodyWest Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC)
Purpose of the Exam To recruit for the Group ‘A’, ‘B,’ ‘C,’ ‘D’ services.
Start Date of Application09 July 2021
Last Date of Application15 Jan 2021
Last Date of Fee SubmissionOnline – 29 Jul 2021
Offline – 30 Jul 2021
Exam DatesPrelims – 22 Aug 2021 (from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM)
Mains – To be notified
Admit CardAvailable from the official website from 06 Aug 2021
WBPSC Notification07 July 2021

West Bengal PSC Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for the various posts above the candidate must go through the eligibility conditions and make sure he/she fulfils them with respect to educational qualification, as well as the age limit for WBPSC Recruitment.

  • Candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • Candidate’s age should be more than 18 years of age. The upper age limit should be 36 years for Group A, B & C, and 39 years for Group D.
  • Candidate must have completed graduation or some other equivalent three years’ degree from some recognized institution and must have the ability to read, write, and speak in Bengali if wanted to apply for WBPSC Exam.

Educational Qualification

A degree from a government recognized college and the ability to read and write in Bengali; however, it isn’t required for the applicants having Nepali as a primary language.

Age Limit for WBPSC

The aspirants, who belong from the age group of 21 years and 36 years, can apply for the exam. The age will be tallied from January 1 of the test year. The applicants who have been born on and after January 2, 1984, and before January 1 1, 1999, will be eligible for the exam.

Age relaxation in WBPSC

  • There is no age limit for the competitor serving in the Government. The above age limit applies to all the candidates aside from the accompanying:
  • On account of Persons with Disabilities (PWD), the upper age limit is relaxable as long as 45 years. S.C./S.T./B.C. Aspirants of different States will be treated as General Category Aspirants.

WBPSC Exam Pattern

All the candidates can check the table below to know more about WBPSC Exam Pattern:

TierExamType of the examNumber of question papersMarks
IPreliminary ExamObjectiveGeneral Studies200
IIMainsObjective Conventional         Eight;
Paper-I (Conventional Type)
Paper-II (Conventional)
Paper-III (Objective)
Paper-IV (Objective)
Paper-V (Objective)
Paper-VII & VIII (Optional)
200 for
Paper-I to Paper VI
400 for Paper-VII and Paper VIII
IIIPersonality TestInterview          –200

WBPSC Syllabus

General Studies

  • Indian Geography
  • Countries, Capitals & Currencies
  • Indian Economy
  • Science & Technology
  • Indian Constitution
  • Indian Polity
  • Indian History
  • Books and Authors
  • General Science
  • Indian Culture and Heritage


  • Volume and Surface Area
  • Simplification
  • Decimal Fractions
  • Races and Games of Skill
  • Profit and Loss
  • Problems On Numbers
  • Clocks
  • Compound Interest
  • Operations On Numbers
  • Time and Distance
  • Banker’s Discount
  • Boats and Streams
  • Areas
  • Heights & Distances
  • Logarithms
  • Problems On Trains
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Chain Rule
  • Stock & Shares
  • Time and Work

WBPSC Syllabus – Prelims

English Composition

  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Vocabulary Test
  • Phrasal Verbs
  • Homophones
  • Fill in the qualifying words.

General Science

  • General appreciation
  • Understanding of science
  • Matters of everyday observation
  • Experience as expected from an educated person not having made special studies of scientific disciplines

Current Events of National and International Importance

  • Significant events affecting India and its relations with the world

History of India

  • Ancient
  • Medieval
  • Modern

Geography of India with particular reference to West Bengal

  • Physical Geography
  • Social Geography
  • Economic Geography

Indian Polity and Economy

  • Indian Constitution
  • Panchayati Raj
  • Constitutional-Bodies

Indian National Movement

  • Nature and character of Nineteenth-Century Resurgence
  • Growth of Nationalism
  • Attainment of Independence

General Mental Ability

  • Logical Reasoning
  • Common Aptitude
  • Natural Conclusion

WBPSC Syllabus – Mains

The mains paper of WBSC has six compulsory papers and one optional paper. The WBPSC syllabus for all the papers are given below:

Paper-I: Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/Santali 

  • Letter Writing 
  • Drafting of Report
  • Precis Writing
  • Composition
  • Translation from English to Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali.

Paper-II: English

  • Letter Writing
  • Drafting of Report
  • Précis Writing
  • Composition
  • Translation from Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali to English

Paper-III: General Studies-I 

  • Indian History with Special Emphasis on National Movement
  • Geography of India with Special Reference to West Bengal

Paper-IV: General Studies-II

  • Science
  • Technological Advancement
  • Environment
  • General Knowledge
  • Current Affairs


  • The Constitution of India
  • Indian Economy 


  • Arithmetic
  • Test of Reasoning


This article discusses the general details, exam pattern and syllabus of the West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) Exam which is conducted the West Bengal state. Familiarity with the Bengali language is a huge factor in being able to start your journey towards a career in the West Bengal Government Sector.

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