WBCS Eligibility Criteria 2023 Age Limit, Qualification

Check WBCS Eligibility Criteria, Age Limit, Minimum Education Qualification and other Requirements for Group A, B, C, D Officers: Eager to apply for WBCS? Here is the Detailed Eligibility Criteria to become a WBCS Officer. Check the Educational Qualification, Upper and Lower Age Limit for being Eligible to appear in West Bengal Civil Service.

Check What is the minimum qualification requirement and detailed eligibility criteria for being a WBCS Officer. The WBPSC conducts West Bengal Civil Service Examination. One has to apply online against the notification if he / she is eligible for the exam. Here in this article we have given here WBCS 2023 Eligibility Criteria along with the Physical Requirements for Group B that is West Bengal Police Service (W.B.P.S) posts.

Also Read – WBCS Previous Year Question Paper.

WBCS Eligibility Criteria 2023

The West Bengal Civil Service Examination outlines several important parameters which are called WBCS eligibility criteria. The criteria consists of several requirements pertaining to candidates’ age, educational requirement, special conditions such as height / weight etc.

Below, we have provided a detailed criteria list for WBCS 2023. Read the information carefully before applying to the upcoming WBCS Executive Exam.

What is the Eligibility Criteria for appearing in WBCS Exam?

The WBCS eligibility criteria can be divided in 4 parts which are – i) Age Criteria, ii) Educational Qualification, iii) Physical Criteria, iv) Language criteria. The Notification Advertisement of W.B.C.S as released by the West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) on its official website www.wbpsc.gov.in states all the eligibility requirements for applying to WBCS. Let us explain all these criteria in details.

1. Age Criteria for WBCS:

While discussing the Age Limit for WBCS, we will categorize the discussion in roughly 3 parts which are –

  1. Lower Age Limit,
  2. Upper Age Limit &
  3. Relaxation in upper age for reserved category candidates.

Note that the Age limit for WBCS 2023 will be calculated as on 1st January 2023.

Lower Age Limit:

One must attain a certain age for applying to various Group A, B, C & D posts under WBCS. The group wise minimum age limit for WBCS 2023 is as per the table given below:

Post NameMinimum Age
Group A, Group C, Group D21 Years
Group B20 Years

This lower age limit for WBCS is for all category candidates (SC, ST, Unreserved, PH).

Upper Age Limit:

WBCS examination guidelines laid by the WBPSC authority also tells us that one candidate must not have crossed a certain age before applying to the exam. This upper age limit or maximum age criteria for WBCS depends on the group of posts and the category of candidates as well.

For unreserved category candidates, the Upper Age Limit for being eligible for WBCS Exam is as per the table given below:

Post NameUpper Age
Group A, Group B, Group C36 Years
Group D39 Years

Age Relaxation for Reserved Category Candidates:

The Upper age limit will be relaxed as per the following rules:

SC / ST Candidates of West Bengal5 Years
OBC (Non Creamy Layer) of West Bengal3 Years
PwD CandidatesUpto 45 Years
SC / ST / BC candidates of other statesNil
Ex-Servicemen CategoryNo Special Reservation

2. Educational Qualification Related Criteria:

Candidates should have minimum qualification requirements for being eligible for WBCS. The minimum educational criteria is a Bachelors Degree in any stream.

It means any full time degree course such as BA, BSc, BCom, BTech, BE, BBA, BCA, B.Pharmacy, MBBS, BDS, B.Sc Nursing etc, done from a recognized university will be minimum requirement for appearing in WBCS.

Candidates who possess Distance Bachelors Degree, are also eligible for WBCS.

One must attain the Degree within last date of filling up application form.

3. Physical Standard Requirements Criteria

If you are aiming at WBCS Group B i.e the West Bengal Police Service, then you must also fulfil the physical criteria requirements prescribed by the authority. The Physical standards should be following:

GenderMinimum Height
Male Candidates1.65 Meters
Female Candidates1.50 meters

Gorkhas, Garwalis, Assamese Tribals etc Male / Female candidates will get relaxation in height as per govt rule.

This criteria only applies to WBPS Posts.

4. Language Criteria

The candidates should have the ability to read, write and speak in Bengali Language. Candidates’ whose mother-tongue is Nepali, need not fulfil this criteria.

So, if you satisfy all these criteria, then you are eligible for WBCS. If you have any questions related to WBCS Eligibility, then comment below. We will try to clear all your doubts.

Hope you have understand all the requirements for applying to WBCS. Keep visiting this page to stay updated on Latest Eligibility Criteria for WBCS as prescribed by the West Bengal Public Service Commission on their website time to time.

2 thoughts on “WBCS Eligibility Criteria 2023 Age Limit, Qualification”

  1. why Nipali speaking people, don’t have to know the Bengali language and people speaking other language rather than Bengali and Nipali have to know Bengali language compulsory?


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