Scheme of the Preliminary Examination
The Preliminary Examination will consist of only one paper, viz., a paper on “General Studies”. The paper will be of an objective 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:
|1||English Composition||25 Marks|
|2||General Science||25 Marks|
|3||Current events of National & International Importance||25 Marks|
|4||History of India||25 Marks|
|5||Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal||25 Marks|
|6||Indian Polity and Economy||25 Marks|
|7||Indian National Movement||25 Marks|
|8||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 shall be eligible for admission to the W.B.C.S. (Exe.) etc. (Main) Examination of that year.
Scheme of the Main Examination
The Main Examination shall consist of six Compulsory papers and one optional subject consisting of two papers (Only for candidates applying for group A and / or B) to be chosen by the candidates from the list of optional subjects given below. There will be two papers of the optional subject of 200 marks each. Each paper, Compulsory or Optional, will carry 200 marks and will be of 3 hours duration. Out of six compulsory papers four papers i.e. (i) General Studies- I, (ii) General Studies- II, (iii) The Constitution of India and Indian Economy including role and functions of Reserve Bank of India and (iv) Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning will be of MCQ Type to be answered in OMR answer sheets and remaining two compulsory papers i.e. Paper - I and Paper - II will be of conventional type written examination.
Compulsory Papers: Six compulsory papers are as follows:-
List of Optional Subjects: (Subject Code: Subject)
11: Comparative Literature
13: Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
17: Civil Engineering
18: Commerce and Accountancy
19: Computer Science
21: Electrical Engineering
28: Mechanical Engineering
29: Medical Science
33: Political Science
Answers in all the papers, Compulsory and Optional, except the language papers may be written either in English or in Bengali (unless otherwise directed in these rules or in the question papers). Answers in the following optional papers may also be written in Nepali: Optional: (1) Political Science (2) Botany
A summary of the group-wise papers in the Main Examination
A number of candidates selected in order of merit on the results of the Main Examination for all the services and posts included in Groups A, B, C and D shall have to appear at a Personality Test. Each candidate will be asked questions on matters of general interest. The object of the test will be to assess the candidate’s personal qualities e.g., alertness of mind, power of clear and logical exposition, intellectual and moral integrity, leadership and also the candidate’s range of interests.
Candidates for Group ‘B’ Service (West Bengal Police Service) will be specially tested at the interviews with regard to their suitability for the service.
|(i)||Group ‘A’ & ‘B’||200 Marks|
|(ii)||Group ‘C’||150 Marks|
|(iii)||Group ‘D’||100 Marks|
Note : No separate Personality Test will be held for different groups viz. Group-‘A’, Group-‘B’, Group-‘C’ and Group-‘D’ in respect of a candidate. Marks will be awarded according to different services against allotted full marks for Personality Test.
In all the answer papers under examination due credit will be given for proper economy of words combined with clarity, precision and effectiveness of expression and originality of approach.
Deduction of marks
Discretion of the Commission
The Commission has discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the papers/subjects and in the aggregate. If a candidate fails to secure qualifying marks in any paper/subject, the marks in that paper / subject will not be considered in calculating his / her aggregate.