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WBCS Apply Online 2020

As per the WBCS 2020 Notification, the apply online link for the WBCS 2020 is now active. You can apply online for the WB PSC through the direct link given at the top. Please note that the last date to apply for the WB PSC Recruitment 2020 is 25th November 2019.

WBCS 2020 Exam Date - WBCS Syllabus 2020 PDF Download - West Bengal Civil Service (WBCS) Notification 2020

Brief Description of the Job

Conducting Body
West Bengal Public Service Commission (WB-PSC)
Name of the Exam
West Bengal Civil Service Exam 2020
Online Application Starts From
5th November 2019
Last Date to Apply
25th November 2019
Written Exam Date (Prelims)
9th February 2020
Application Fee
General/OBC – Rs. 210/-
How to apply
Mode of Exam
Number of Vacancies
Not declared
Job Posting
Anywhere in West Bengal
Job Profile
Executive (Grade A, B, C, D)

 WBCS 2020 Exam Date February 9

Important Dates for WBCS 2020

The online application window for WBCS 2020 opens on November 5, 2019. The detailed schedule for start of application process and subsequent events is tabulated below

WBCS 2020 Event Name
Notification Issued
November 4, 2019
Commencement of Online Application  
November 5, 2019
Last date for submission of online application
November 25, 2019 (up to 12-00 midnight)
Last date for submission of fees through online mode
November 25, 2019 (up to 12-00 midnight)
Last date for submission of fees through offline mode (Challan)
November 26, 2019
WBCS Preliminary Exam
February 9, 2020

WBCS 2020 Application Fee:

Rs.210/- + Service Charge 1% of Examination Fee subject to a minimum of Rs.5/-  for online payment through debit/credit card plus service charge /GST as applicable as Govt. Duty or Service Charge of Rs.5/- Net Banking or Service Charge of Rs.20/- only for payment through Bank Counter (off-line payment).

WBCS 2020 Age Limit

  • The candidate must be below 36 years and above 21 years of age.
    Note- On the 1st January of the year of examination
  • Those candidates whose date of birth lies between the 1st Jan 1999 & the 1st Jan 2000 [i.e.aspirants whose age is between 20 & 21 years as on 1st Jan 2020] may apply for Group B only.

WBCS 2020 Exam Date - WBCS Syllabus 2020 PDF Download - West Bengal Civil Service (WBCS) Notification 2020

WBCS 2020 Age Limit Relaxation 

The upper age limit is relaxable for S.C., S.T. & B.C. (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates of West Bengal, by 5 years for S.C. & S.T. candidates and by 3 years for B.C. (Non-Creamy Layer)candidates. In the case of Persons with Disabilities (PWD), the upper age limit is relaxable upto 45 years. S.C./S.T./B.C. candidates of other States shall be treated as general candidates.

WBCS 2020 Vacancies 

Total number of vacancies is not mentioned in the official WBCS notification 2020. The WBCS exam 2020 will be conducted for six Group A services including WBCS, West Bengal Police Service Group B service, nine Group C services and three Group D services. Candidates can apply for multiple services notified by the commission.

For other Recruitment

  • For PHARMACIST GRADE-III / PHARMACIST-CUM-SALESMAN-GRADE-III: Rs. 7,100 – 37,600 (P.B. 3) plus Grade Pay of Rs. 3,600/- and other allowances

WBCS 2020 Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate must have completed the graduation or any other equivalent three years’ degree from a recognized University.
  • Ability to read, write and speak in Bengali
  • The lower age limit should be 21 years,
  • The Upper age limit should be 36 years for Group A, B & C, 39 years for Group D
  • Relaxation in upper age limit will be given to the SC, ST, OBC, Physically Handicapped (PH), Ex-serviceman Govt Employees (Central and States) candidates.
  • Age will be calculated on 1st January of the year of the Exam.

5 Years of relaxation in the upper age limit
Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)
3 Years of relaxation in the upper age limit


WBCS Scheme of Exam

WBCS is a two-stage examination process. While stage I is the written examination, stage II will be the personality test. The written examination is again divided into two phases - Preliminary and Mains Exam.

WBCS Prelims exam is primarily a screening test that is designed to shortlist candidates for the WBCS Main examination. The marks obtained in the WBCS Prelims Exam is not considered for preparing final merit list. WBCS Prelims exam contains 200 objective type questions and total time allotted is 150 Minutes. Each objective type question carries one mark and hence the total marks allotted for the WBCS exam is 200. 

The WBCS Prelims Exam 2020 will have questions from the following topics:
The WBCS Main Exam 2020 will be descriptive comprising six compulsory papers and one optional subject having two papers. Out of the six compulsory papers, General Studies I, General Studies II, Paper of the Constitution of India and Indian Economy including role and functions of the Reserve Bank of India and the Paper of Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning will be objective. Rest of the papers will be descriptive. Each paper, compulsory or optional, will carry 200 marks and will be of 3 hours duration.

Main Examination WBCS 2020

  • This exam consists of 6 (six) compulsory papers and 2(two) optional papers.
  • All the examination papers whether compulsory or optional will carry 200 marks.
  • The exam will be of 3 hours duration.
  • Paper I, Paper-II will be a conventional type.
  • The rest of the Compulsory Paper will have MCQ based examination.
  • The two papers of the Optional Subjects i.e., Paper VII and VIII shall be a conventional type examination.


  • Citizen of India, or
  • A subject of Nepal, or a subject of Bhutan, or a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Negative Marking in WBCS 2020 Exam

There shall be negative marking for each incorrect response to multiple-choice questions (MCQ Type). The quantum of negative marking is not mentioned in the official notification and will be notified at the time of paper.

A deduction of 10% from full marks may be made from the total marks secured by a candidate in a particular paper, if they disclose their identity by writing the name, roll no. or by indicating any identifying marks in the answer script.

WBCS Exam Centres

There are 20 districts designated as the exam centres for the WBCS Preliminary Exam 2020. The table below mentions the centre code and centre names as indicated in the WBCS notification 2020.

WBCS 2020 Selection Procedure

The selection shall be done the basis of three stages. The stages are
  1. Preliminary Examination
  2. Main Examination
  3. Interview or Personality Test

WBCS 2020 Prelims Syllabus

  1. English Composition, Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms and Phrases, Vocabulary test, Phrasal Verbs, Same words bearing more than one meaning and use of appropriate and qualifying words.
  2. General Science
  3. History of India
  4. Geography of India
  5. Indian Polity and Economy
  6. General Mental Ability

How to Apply for West Bengal Civil Service

A candidate must submit his/her WBCS 2020 application using these instructions.

  • One has to visit the official website of West Bengal Public service commission (visit https://www.pscwbonline.gov.in/)
  • Click on the apply online or register
  • Fill the personal details carefully.
  • After Filling the personal detail, one has to select the subject for which He/She is applying.
  • Upload the photo and signature in the prescribed format.
  • Pay the application fee online.
  • Save the Application form for future use.

Important Links
Apply Online
Notification Click Here
Official Website Click Here

WBCS 2020 Admit Card

The admit card for the prelims exam of WBCS 2020 will be made available for download 10-15 days before the exam date. We will post the direct link to download the admit card as soon as it is out officially.

WBCS 2020 Result

The WBCS 2020 result will be available for the Prelims exam after the successful completion of the exam. We will post the direct link to check the status of your result as soon as it is out.

Contact Details:

Public Service Commission, West Bengal,
Address: 161-A, S. P. Mukherjee Road,
Kolkata – 700 026.
Phone No. PBX- 2466-5662 (Ext. 400,452)