Syllabus of WBCS Preliminary Exam

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             West Bengal Civil Service Examination W.B.C.S  Preliminary Examination 


- The Preliminary Examination will consist of only one paper, viz., a paper on “General Studies”.

- The paper will be of an bjective 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 Science       --25 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.


Syllabus For Preliminary Examination:

   Questions on English Composition will cover Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms and Phrases, Vocabulary test, Phrasal Verbs, the  same words bearing more than one meaning, use of appropriate and qualifying words etc.

   Questions on General Science will cover general appreciation and understanding of science, including matters of everyday observation and experience as may  be expected of a well-educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific discipline.

    In History, emphasis will  be on broad general understanding of the subject in its social, economic and political aspects.

    Questions on the Geography of India will relate to  Physical, Social and Economic Geography of the country, including the main features of Indian Agricultural and Natural Resources with special reference to West Bengal.

   Questions of Indian Polity and Economy will test the knowledge of the country’s Political System, Panchayatee Raj, Community Development and Planning in India,

   Questions on the Indian National Movement will relate to the nature and character of the Nineteenth Century Resurgence, Growth of Nationalism and Attainment of Independence.

   General Mental Ability will relate to Logical perception, understanding and  natural conclusion.




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