Scheme of the Preliminary Examination :
The Preliminary Examination will consist of only one paper, viz., a paper on “General Studies”. The paper will be of an objective type consisting of 200 multiple-choice questions. The paper will carry 200 marks and will be of 2½ hours duration. The standard of the paper will be of the level of knowledge as expected of a graduate of any faculty of a recognized University. The paper will include questions covering the following fields of knowledge:
(i) English Composition 25 Marks (ii)
General Science25 Marks (iii) Current events of National & International Importance 25 Marks (iv) History of India 25 Marks (v) Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal 25 Marks (vi) Indian Polity and Economy 25 Marks (vii) Indian National Movement 25 Marks (viii) General Mental Ability 25 Marks
The Preliminary Examination is meant to serve as a Screening Test only for the purpose of selection of candidates for the Main Examination. The marks obtained in this examination by the candidates will not be considered for final selection. Only those candidates who will be declared qualified at the Preliminary Examination in a year will be eligible for admission to the W.B.C.S. (Exe.) etc.(Main) Examination of that year.