WBCS Syllabus 2022 Download {PDF} for Prelims & Mains Exam

WBCS 2022 Syllabus: Check updates WBCS Prelims Syllabus 2022 & Mains Exam Pattern. Also, download WBPSC WBCS Official Exam Pattern PDF for Mains Compulsory & Optional Papers. In this page, we will provide you the detailed updated syllabus of W.B.C.S 2022 and the examination pattern.

wbcs exam syllabus 2022 for mains & prelims exam - download pdf bengali & english language

Download West Bengal Civil Service Exam Syllabus 2022 for Preliminary & Mains Exam from here. We have discussed the examination pattern of WBCS 2022 and provided all the updates about this years exam. Read the detailed information about W.B.C.S Group A, B, C, D Selection Process.

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West Bengal Civil Service 2022 Exam Selection Process

The selection process of the W.B.C.S consist of three stages which are:which are:

  1. Preliminary Exam,
  2. Mains Exam,
  3. Interview.

Full marks for each of the exams as per different groups of WBCS will be as follows:

Name of the ExamFull Marks
Preliminary Exam200 Marks
Main Exam1600 Marks for Group A & Group B
1200 Marks for Group C & Group D
Personality Test200 Marks for Group A & Group B
150 Marks for Group C & Group D

WBCS Prelims Syllabus 2022

Subject NameMarksQuestions
English Composition2525
General Science2525
Current events of National & International Importance2525
History of India2525
Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal2525
Indian Polity and Economy2525
Indian National Movement2525
General Mental Ability2525
Total200 Marks200 Questions

WBCS Exam Pattern:

  • Questions of the Preliminary Exam in WBPSC WBCS will be of Multiple Choice (Objective MCQ) Type.
  • Exam will be conducted offline.
  • OMR Sheet will be given to answer.
  • Duration of the Exam will be 2 Hours.

WBCS Main Exam Syllabus 2022

SubjectMarksDurationType of Paper
Language Paper2003 HoursDescriptive
English Paper2003 HoursDescriptive
General Studies – Paper I2003 HoursObjective
General Studies – Paper II2003 HoursObjective
Constitution of India and Indian Economy2003 HoursObjective
Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning2003 HoursObjective
Optional Subject (2 Papers)200 + 200 (For Group A & B)3+3 HoursDescriptive

Detailed Syllabus of Mains Exam:

Paper I Syllabus:

  • Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali – Letter writing (within 150 words),
  • Drafting of Report (within 200 words),
  • Précis Writing,
  • Composition and Translation from English to Bengali / Hindi / Urdu / Nepali / Santali

Paper II Syllabus:

  • English – Letter writing (within 150 words) / Drafting of Report (within 200 words),
  • Précis Writing,
  • Composition and Translation from Bengali / Hindi / Urdu / Nepali / Santali to English

Paper III Syllabus:

General Studies-I : (i) Indian History with special emphasis on National Movement and (ii) Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal.

Paper IV Syllabus:

General Studies-II : Science and Scientific & Technological advancement, Environment, General Knowledge and Current Affairs.

Environment Syllabus will consist of the following topics:

  • Bio diversity and Coastal Regulation Zone,
  • Global Warming,
  • Industrial and Environmental Pollution,
  • Ozone Layer and related issues

Paper V Syllabus:

The Constitution of India and Indian Economy including role and functions of the Reserve Bank of India.

Indian Economy including role and functions of the Reserve Bank of India Syllabus will be of following topics:

  • Central State relation and devolution of central funds to state,
  • Planning process and objectives of five years plan,
  • Functions of RBI and Monetary policy,
  • Central Finance Commission & State Finance Commission
  • Fiscal Policy of Government of India.

Paper VI Syllabus:

Reasoning questions will be asked from following topics:

  • Analytical Reasoning: Data Sufficiency,
  • Logical Reasoning: Logical Deduction, Forcefulness of the Arguments, Implication of sentences, Inferring from diagrams,
  • Series: Letter series, Number series,
  • Inferring from Data,
  • Analogy tests,
  • Symbol Interpretation,
  • Mathematical puzzles,
  • Odd man out,
  • Perception test,
  • Non-verbal reasoning &
  • Selecting the correct sequence.

Arithmetic Questions will be similar to that of the Compulsory Mathematics paper at the Madhyamik Examination.

Optional Subject List for Mains Exam:

Candidates need to choose one subject from the list given below for the optional subject:

Comparative Literature
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
Civil Engineering
Commerce and Accountancy
Computer Science
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Science
Political Science


Prelims Syllabus 2022Download
Main Syllabus 2022Download
Optional Subject Syllabus 2022Download
WBCS Previous Year Question Paper in English & Bengali LanguageDownload


In which language the WBCS Mains Answer Paper can be writtern?

The answer can be written in English or Bengali. For some optional subjects, the answer may be written in Nepali Language also.

What will be negative marking for Preliminary & Mains Exam objective questions?

There will be .25 negative marks for each wrong answer of MCQ.

What will be duration of Preli exam?

The prelims will be of 2 Hours duration.

How long the mains exam will be held?

Each day 2 Papers will be schedule for mains. So, the total duration of mains exam will be 4 days.

What is the official website to download WBCS Syllabus PDF?

You can download the official syllabus from www.wbpsc.gov.in website.

The Exam Scheme of the WBCS 2022 has been derived from the old WB Civil Service 2021 Exam scheme as released on the official website (Check Here). If you have any questions or doubts related to the WBCS 2022 Syllabus, then comment below.

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