wbcs syllabus

Syllabus for WBCS Optional Paper - Zoology

ZOOLOGY : Paper – I :

Group A : Short/objective questions.

This group will cover the whole content of the Paper (I)

Group B :

Non-Chordata & Chordata

01. Outline classifications of Protozoa upto Phyla

02. Outline classifications of Porifera to Hemichordata upto classes.

03. Classification of chordata upto orders.

Non Chordata 

Syllabus for WBCS Optional Paper - Statistics

STATISTICS : Paper – I :

Probability theory :

Definition of probability: Classical and relative-frequency approach to probability, Kolmogorov‘s Axiomatic definition (detailed discussion on discrete space only), limitations of Classical definition. Probability of union and intersection of events, Conditional probability and Independence of events, Bayes‘ Theorem and its applications

Syllabus for WBCS Optional Paper - Sociology

SOCIOLOGY : Paper – I :

Fundamentals of Sociology  :

a) Modernity and social changes in Europe and emergence of Sociology.

b) Scope of the subject and comparison with other social sciences.

c) Sociology and common sense.

Pathfinders of Sociology :

a) Karl Marx – Historical materialism, mode of production, alienation, class struggle.

Syllabus for WBCS Optional Paper - Psychology

PSYCHOLOGY : Paper – I  :

Basic psychological processes and development

Scope and Methods of Psychology - Biological basis of behaviour

2. Cognitive Processes:

A) Sensation: attributes of sensation, psychophysics (weber-Fechner Law), Methods of Pscychophysics

B) Attention: determinants of attention, fluctuation of attention, selectivity of attention

C) Perception: Movement, space, depth and time perception, perceptual organization, Gestalt View

Syllabus for WBCS Optional Paper - Political Science


Group – A

Western Political Thought - Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Rousseau, Bentham, J. S. Mill, Marx.

Indian Political Thought - Kautilya, Rammohan Roy, Vivekananda, Syed Ahmed Khan, Rabindranath, Gandhi, Ambedkar.

Political Concepts - State, Civil Society, Government, Governance, Power, Authority, Nation, Nationalism, Internationalism.

Syllabus for WBCS Optional Paper - Physics

PHYSICS : Paper – I :

1. Mechanics:

a) Particle dynamics: Laws of motion, conservation principles. Inertia and inertial frame, Centripetal and Coriolis acceleration. Motion under a central force, Kepler‘s laws. Gravitational Field and potential - simple examples. System of particles, centre of mass and laboratory reference frame. Elastic and inelastic collision.

Generalised coordinate, degrees of freedom. Lagrange‘s and Hamilton‘s equations- simple applications. Hamilton‘s principle.