W.B.C.S: Main Examination

The Main Examination will consist of five Compulsory papers and two optional subjects (one optional subject for candidates applying only for group C and / or D) to be chosen by the candidates from the list of optional subjects given below. If a candidate offers two optional subjects and intends to compete for only Group – ‘C’ and / or ‘D’, he / she will be allowed the Optional Subject mentioned first. There will be two papers on each optional subject. Every paper – Compulsory or Optional – will carry 100 marks and will be of 3 hours’ duration.

 

Compulsory Papers :

Paper I : Bengali / Hindi / Urdu / Nepali Essay, Precis Writing, Composition and Translation from English into Bengali / Hindi / Urdu / Nepali (Marks 40+20+20+20).

 

Paper II : English Essay, Precis Writing, Composition and Translation from Bengali/Hindi / Urdu / Nepali into English (Marks 40+20+20+20).

 

Paper III : General Knowledge and Current Affairs (Excluding questions on the Constitution of India and the Five-year Plans (Marks 50+50).

 

Paper IV : The Constitution of India and the Five-year Plans (Marks 50+50).

 

Paper V : Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning   (Marks 50+50).

 

Optional Subjects:

Optional Subject I:  (Marks 200) Any one from optional subjects list and consist of Paper I (Marks 100), Paper II (Marks 100).

 

Optional Subject II: (Marks 200) Any one from optional subjects list and consist of Paper I (Marks 100), Paper II (Marks 100).

[Note: Candidates applying only for group C and / or D need only one Optional Paper]

 

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