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WBPSC Exam Pattern 2024

The WBPSC Exam will be held in 3 stages: Prelims, Main and Personality test. Candidates have to clear each tier of the exam to qualify for the next tier. Only those who clear the Mains of the WBPSC recruitment 2024 will be called for the Personality test.

WBPSC Prelims Exam Pattern

  • The prelims consist of one objective type paper based on General Studies.
  • The total number of questions are 200.
  • The total marks of the exam is 200.
  • The total duration of the Prelims exam is 2 hours 30 minutes.
  • For each wrong answer 1 marks will be deducted.
  • The Prelims exam is only a screening test for the Mains and the scores will not be added to the final result of WBPSC 2024.

WBPSC Exam Pattern

Given below are the topics and the mark distribution of the Prelims exam 

Topics Marks
General Science 25
History of India 25
Current events of National and International importance 25
Geography of India 25
Indian Polity and economy 25
English composition 25
Indian National movement 25
Indian National movement 25

WBPSC Main Exam Pattern: 

  • The Main Exam will consist of six compulsory papers and one optional subject with two papers. The optional paper is meant for candidates who are applying for Group A and/or Group B. The optional paper will be chosen by the candidates from the provided list.
  • Each paper of the Main exam, compulsory or optional will consist of 200 marks.
  • Each paper will have a duration of 3 hours.
  • ​​​​​​The optional subjects will consist of 2 papers.
  • The two compulsory subjects- Paper I and Paper II will have essay type answers.
  • The remaining 4 papers will have objective type questions with multiple choice answers.

Given below are the topics and mark distribution of the Compulsory papers of the Main exam:

Category Topics  Type of Answers Mark Distribution
Paper I Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santhali Descriptive 200
Paper II English Descriptive 200
Paper III General Studies I
Indian History with special emphasis on National movement
Geography of India with special emphasis on West Bengal.
Objective  200
Paper IV General Studies II
Science and Technological advancement
General knowledge and Current affairs
Objective 200
Paper V Indian Constitution and Indian Economy Objective 200
Paper VI Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning Objective 200

Optional Subjects in the WBPSC Exam:

Bengali Comparative literature  Electrical Engineering Physics
Hindi Agriculture  History Political Science
Sanskrit Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science Law Psychology
English Anthropology Mathematics Sociology
pali Botany Geology Statistics
Arabian Chemistry Management  Zoology
Persian Civil Engineering Mechanical Engineering Santhali 
French Commerce and Accountancy Medical Science Economics
Urdu Computer Science  Philosophy  Physiology

Topics and Marks Distribution of Optional Papers:

Optional Subject Type of Answers Mark Distribution
Paper I Essay type 200
Paper II Essay type 200

WBPSC Interview Exam Pattern 2024:

All the candidates who qualify the Main exam will be selected for the Personality test for the WBPSC recruitment 2024. The Personality Test will determine the different levels of personality of the candidates like their IQ level, sharpness, body language,level of social and moral understanding, and moral liabilities. The Personality Test will also determine the administrative and human characteristics of the candidate.

Given below are the marks distribution of the different levels of service of the WBPSC exam pattern 2024 Personality test:

Levels of Exam Mark Distribution
Group A 200
Group B 200
Group C 150
Group D 100
Other Important Information
WBPSC Admit Card
WBPSC Result
WBPSC Syllabus

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