FAQ

1) How many times can I give Wbcs exam?

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A candidate can attempt for unlimited times until the upper age limit of taking the exam.

2) Does Graduation marks matter in Wbcs?

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No, only graduation or equivalent degree is sufficient. There is no marks requirement for appearing in the WBCS exam. A graduate of any stream can appear for this examination.

3) What qualification is needed for the Wbcs exam?

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A candidate must be a citizen of India.

The candidate should be a graduation degree-holder (10+2+3) Or equivalent.

4) What is the age limit for the Wbcs exam?

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Minimum Age Limit :

For Group A, C, and D – 21 years.

For Group B – 20 years.

Maximum Age Limit :

For Group A, B, and C – 36 years. (As on January 1 of the year of examination).

For Group D – 39 years. (As on January 1 of the year of examination).

*Age, recorded on Madhyamik Or equivalent certificate will only be accepted.

Age relaxation for SC and ST is by 5 years and for OBC (Non-Creamy layer) is by 3 years.

5) What is the highest post of Wbcs?

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The highest post of Wbcs is services of group A that is West Bengal Civil Service (Executive), Assistant Commissioner of Revenue in the integrated West Bengal Revenue Service, West Bengal Co-operative Service, West Bengal Police Service, etc.

6) What is the salary of a Wbcs officer?

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Group A Service:-

*West Bengal Employment Service [Except the post of Employment Officer (Technical)] — (PB-4A) Rs.15,600/- to

42,000/- + G.P. Rs.5,400/-

*West Bengal Food and Supplies Service — (PB-4A) Rs.15,600/- to

42,000/- + G.P. Rs.5,400/-

*West Bengal Civil Service

(Executive) — (PB-4A) Rs.15,600/- to

42,000/- + G.P. Rs.5,400/-

Group B Service:-

West Bengal Police Service — (PB-4A) Rs.15,600/- to 42,000/- + G.P. Rs. 5,400/-

Gross emoluments at the entry-level: Rs.21,000/- besides D.A., M.A., and H.R.A. admissible as per rules).

Group C Service :-

* Joint Block Development Officer — (PB-4) Rs.9,000/- to 40,500/- + G.P. Rs. 4,700/-

* West Bengal Junior Social Welfare Service — (PB-4) Rs.9,000/- to 40,500/- + G.P. Rs. 4,700/-

* West Bengal Subordinate Land Revenue Service, Grade-I — (PB-4) Rs.9,000/- to 40,500/- + G.P. Rs. 4,700/-

* Assistant Commercial Tax Officer —

(PB-4) Rs.9,000/- to 40,500/- + G.P. Rs. 4,700/-

Group D Service:-

* Inspector of Co-operative Societies — (PB-3) Rs.7,100/- to 37,600/- + G.P. Rs. 3,900/-

* Panchayat Development Officer under the Panchayat and Rural Development Department — (PB-3) Rs.7,100/- to 37,600/- + G.P. Rs. 3,900/-

* Rehabilitation Officer under the Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation Department — (PB-3) Rs.7,100/- to 37,600/- + G.P. Rs. 3,900/-

And there are many more posts of different category services.

7) Can I crack Wbcs without coaching?

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Yes, you can crack WBCS without any coaching because there is a lot of strategies and guidelines available online. Though, not all are reliable. You must be very sincere before following any online tips and tricks.

8) Is Bengali compulsory for Wbcs?

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Yes, Bengali is compulsory. A student appearing for WBCS should be able to read, write, and speak in Bengali.

9) What is group ABCD in Wbcs?

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There are different posts and services of Wbcs which come under different groups such as A, B, C & D. Group A is the highest level of Wbcs posts for example:- West Bengal Employment Services, West Bengal Civil Service( Exe.), etc.

10) Which subject is best for Wbcs?

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Anthropology is the best subject for Wbcs. It is an interesting subject, one can easily score good marks in it.

11) Which jobs come under Wbcs?

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Group A- Executive(BDO), Commercial Tax Officer, Revenue Officer, etc. Group B- West Bengal Police Service, etc.

12) How do I study for Wbcs?

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Studying strategically will help in completing syllabus within time. Putting efforts in smart work must be followed rather than simply working hard without any direction and strategy. There are many Wbcs coaching institutes where one can join and get the complete guidance. However, self-study is very necessary.

13) Which coaching institute is best for WBCS preparation?

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WBCS Royal Academy is one of the best coaching institutes, well known for its academic success. It provides a complete guidance and rigorous preparation for all phases of WBCS that is from Preliminary till Personal Interview. Many students of this institute has cracked WBCS exam with successful results.

14) WBCS 2020 Important dates

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WBCS 2020 Application for Preliminary Exam Opens — First week of November.

Last date for application— Last week of November.

WBCS admit card for prelims —January.

WBCS 2020 prelims exam — February.

Prelims result — Mid of September.

WBCS Mains admit card — November.

WBCS Mains exam — December.

WBCS Mains Result — February.

15) WBCS Eligibility Criteria

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  1. a) Candidate must be an Indian citizen.
  2. b) Candidate should be able to read, write, and speak in Bengali.
  3. c) Minimum Age Limit :

For Group A, C, and D – 21 years.

For Group B – 20 years.

Maximum Age Limit :

For Group A, B, and C – 36 years. (As on January 1 of the year of examination).

For Group D – 39 years. (As on January 1 of the year of examination).

*Age, recorded on Madhyamik Or equivalent certificate will only be accepted.

Age relaxation for SC and ST is by 5 years and for OBC (Non-Creamy layer) is by 3 years.

16) WBCS Exam Highlights

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Name of the Exam— West Bengal Civil Service.

Exam conducting body — West Bengal Public Service Commission.

Mode of exam — Online

Exam Stages — Written and Personality Test.

Phases — Three (Preliminary, Mains, and Personal Interview).

Posts — West Bengal Land Revenue Officer, West Bengal Police Service, Block Development Officer, etc.

Salary — ₹ 7,100 – 42,000.