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WBPSC Exam Syllabus 2023

The WBPSC syllabus 2023 is very important for the candidates to perform well in the exam. The WBPSC syllabus 2023 will be available on the official website and candidates can download it and start preparing for the WBCS exams. The West Bengal Public Service Commission will release the syllabus for the Preliminary and the Main exam 

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Steps to Download the WBPSC Syllabus:

  • Go to the official website of the authorities.
  • Click the WBPSC syllabus link on the homepage.
  • Enter login credentials.
  • Click the submit button.
  • The Exam pattern and syllabus will appear on the screen in the PDF format.
  • Download and save the WBPSC syllabus 2023 on your computer.

Given below is a detailed account of the WBPSC syllabus 

WBPSC Preliminary Exam syllabus:

English Composition

  • Antonyms and Synonyms
  • Phrasal verbs
  • Homophones
  • Idioms and phrases
  • Use of appropriate qualifying words

General Science

  • Understanding of Science
  • Matters of everyday observation
  • General appreciation
  • Experience as expected from an educated person who has not made any special study of scientific discipline

History of India

  • Ancient History
  • Medieval History
  • Modern History

Geography of India

  • Physical Geography
  • Social Geography
  • Economic Geography
  • Indian Agriculture and Natural resources with special reference to West Bengal

Current Events of National and International Importance

  • Important events affecting India and its relation with the world

Indian Polity and Economy

  • Political system of India
  • Panchayati Raj
  • Community development and planning in India
  • Indian National movement
  • Nature and character of 19th century resurgence
  • Growth of Nationalism and attainment of independence

General Mental Ability

  • Logical perception & understanding
  • Common aptitude

WBPSC Mains Syllabus 2023:

Candidates who qualify the WBPSC Preliminary exam can appear for the Mains exam. The WBPSC Main exam will consist of six compulsory exams and one optional exam consisting of two papers.The time duration of each paper is 3 hours and the marks allotted to eac paper is 300. Candidates who qualify the preliminary exam have to fill in a separate form for the Main exam.

List of Papers Subjects of the Exam  Topics
Paper I Bengali, or 
Hindi, or
 Urdu, or 
Nepali, or 
Letter writing(150 words)
Precis writing(200 words)
Drafting of report
Translation from English to Bengali/Nepali/Hindi/Urdu/Santhali
Paper II English
Letter writing(150 words)
Precis writing(200 words)
Drafting of report
Translation from Bengali/Nepali/Hindi/Urdu/Santali to English
Paper III General Studies I
Indian History with special reference on National movement 
Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal
Paper IV General Studies II
Science and scientific and Technological advancement 
General knowledge
Current affairs
Paper V

Indian Constitution 
and Indian Economy

Constitution of India
Indian economy
Objectives of 5 year plan
Monetary policy of Reserve Bank of India
Central and State Finance Commission
Fiscal policy of Government of India
Paper VI

Arithmetic and
Logical reasoning

Logical deductions
 Implications of sentences
Forceful of arguments
Inferring from diagrams
Letter series
Number series
Analogy test
Symbol interpretation
Mathematical puzzles
Odd one out
Non verbal reasoning
Perception test
Selecting the correct sequence 
Mathematics topics from the madhyamik syllabus
Paper VII Optional subject Topics included in the chosen subject
Paper VIII

WBPSC Syllabus 2023 for Personality Test:

Candidates who qualify the WBPSC main exam will be selected for the Personality test/Interview round. The interview will be conducted by a Board of unbiased selectors who will question the candidates on current affairs, hobbies, interests,career objectives. The main aim of the Personality test is to analyze the analytical and mental aptitude of the students.

Best Books for WBPSC Recruitment Exam 2023

WBPSC Preliminary Exam Books:

Subject Name of the book and Author/Publisher
English Composition
High school English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin
Objective General English by S P Bakshi
English Grammar by P K Dey Sarkar
General Science  Magbook General Science by Poonam Singh
State Board textbooks
Encyclopedia of General Science for General Competitions by Siddharta Mukerjee
Current events Competition Success review
The Hindu (Newspaper)
The Telegraph (Newspaper)
General knowledge by Manohar Pandey
Pratiyogita Darpan (magazine)
Indian History Ancient and Medieval India by Pooam Dalal Dahiya
NCERT history textbook from 6th to 12th standard
Modern Indian History by Sonali Bansal and Snehil Tripathi
Geography Geography of India by Majid Hussain
Geography textbook by Kartik Chandra Mondal
Indian polity and economy Indian Polity by M Laksmikanth
Economics by Ramesh Singh
Indian Economy for Civil Services and other competitive examinations by Nitin Singhania
Indian National movement India’s struggle for independence by Bipin Chandra
History of Medieval India by Satish Chandra
General Mental ability Quantitative aptitude and reasoning by R S Agarwal
Magical book on quicker Maths by M Tyra

WBPSC Main Exam Books:

  • NCERT Books
  • State Board books
  • Geography by G C Leong
  • Economy by Ramesh Singh
  • Budget and Economic Survey
  • Polity by Laxmikant

Preparation Tips for WBPSC Recruitment Exam:

  • Make a study time table to manage time and give equal attention to all the subjects.
  • Practice previous years question papers
  • Practice writing essay type answers for Mains.
  • Take mock tests to self-evaluate your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Keep your mind stress free and engage in activities that help in relaxation.
Other Important Information
WBPSC Information
WBPSC Admit Card
WBPSC Timetable

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