WBCS Notification 2024, Application Form, Advertisement 

WBPSC issued the Detailed Advertisement Notification for WB Civil Service (Exe.) Exam 2024. This post contains important information about the WBPSC Exam 2024 notice, Prelims Test Date, WBCS Form filling start and end dates, eligibility criteria, and more.

Check WBPSC WBCS 2024 from the new Official website: psc.wb.gov.in

West Bengal Public Service Commission will issue the 2024 exam schedule in February. The Commission will include notification dates and the WBCS Application Form 2024 in the official notification.

The WBCS exam selects officers for Group A, Group B, Group C, and Group B jobs in several departments in three phases. The WBPSC publishes the WBCS Notification annually. This article covers the WBCS exam and Notification 2024.

WBCS 2024 Overview

WBCS Notification Overview
Exam Conducting AuthorityWest Bengal Public Service Commission’s (WBPSC)
Name of ExamWest Bengal Civil Service exam
Exam Year2024
Advertisement NumberTo be declared
Notification Release DateFebruary 2024 (Expected)
VacancyNot Declared
Type of PostGroup A, Group B, Group C, Group D
Selection ProcessPreliminary Exam, Main Exam, Interview
WBCS Preliminary Exam DateJune 2024 (Expected)
Official Websitehttps://www.psc.wb.gov.in/
Eligibility CriteriaGraduation in any stream
Mode of Application Form SubmissionOnline
Posting LocationAnywhere in West Bengal

WBCS Notification is issued virtually annually by the West Bengal Public Service Commission. Four service groups are offered in the official notification. The notification is posted on the WB Public Service Commission website.

WBCS Notification Dates

Notification released dateFebruary 2024
The online application form starts fromMarch 2024
The online application form ends onMarch 2024
Submission of fees online ends onMarch 2024
Fee Submission Last Date (Offline)March 2024
Editing window of WBCS Application FormApril 2024
Date of Pre-ExaminationApril/May 2024
ResultTo be updated.

Registered candidates must log in and examine their Profile Section information to make any necessary adjustments. Do this before submitting the application.

WBCS 2024 Age Limit

Post NameAge
Group A, Group C21 to 36 Years
Group B20 to 36 Years
Group D21 to 39 Years

Relaxation in Upper Age Limit:

West Bengali SC/ST/BC (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates receive upper-age relaxation. Physically disabled candidates will also have a relaxed age limit. The WBCS 2022 notice did not relax the ex-serviceman category. Per the table, the upper age limit will be relaxed.

Up to 45 Years5 Years
SC/ST/BC Candidates from other states3 Years
PwD CandidatesUpto 45 Years
SC/ST/BC Candidates of other statesNil

WBCS 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Serial NoCriteria
1Ability to read, write, and speak in Bengali. If the candidate’s mother tongue is Nepali, then this criterion is not required.
2Ability to read, write, and speak in Bengali. If the candidate’s mother-tongue is Nepali, then this criterion is not required.

Please keep in mind that you must graduate by the application deadline.

WBCS 2024 Apply Online Link

Candidates can apply online for the 2024 WBCS exam here. Prepare the necessary documents and information before applying.

WBCS 2024 Application Fee

Unreserved (General)Rs. 210 + service charge
For SC / ST / PwD CategoryNo Fee Required

Payment can be made by debit card, credit card, net banking, or bank challan.

One can submit an offline fee until the next day after the application form closes.

Process to fill WBCS Application Form 2024

WBCS 2024 applications are available on the WBPSC website. Candidates who meet EWS eligibility requirements, have applied for the exam, and have a valid “Annexure C” can update their information on the Commission’s website. EWS candidates must print and save their revised information. WBCS 2024 applicants can:

  • Visit WBPSC’s website.
  • Click “One Time Registration” on the WBPSC website to register.
  • Fill out your registration ID and password. WBPSC will email or text you.
  • Log in using your registration ID and password.
  • Please provide the necessary data.
  • After paying the application cost, submit, print, and save the form.

Documents Required to Apply

Have these documents ready for the WBCS online application:

Required documents:

  • Aadhar Card,
  • Voter Card,
  • 10th Pass Certificate and Marksheet,
  • 12th Pass Certificate and Marksheet,
  • Graduation Certificate and Marksheet
  • Any Other Qualification Marksheet and Certificate,
  • Date of Birth Proof,
  • Residence proof,
  • Experience Certificate if Any,
  • Caste certificate, if any,
  • PH certificate, if any.

WBCS 2024 Selection Process

The WBPSC administers the WBCS exam to choose officers for various positions. Three steps comprise the WBCS Selection Process: preliminary, main, and interview. Candidates must pass each level to advance to the final round.

The preliminary round is qualifying only, hence its marks will not count toward the final merit list. Only one Prelims GS paper exists.

One optional subject paper, two 200-mark tests, and six papers comprise the WBCS 2024 Mains exam. WBPCS lists optional topics on its website. Candidates may choose any optional topic according to their interests and preferences.

WBCS 2024 Personality Test results will be added to WBCS Mains exam outcomes to establish a merit list. Based on merit, competent applicants will be recommended for hiring.

WBCS 2024 Exam Pattern

The Commission will announce the WBCS Exam Pattern 2024. For the official exam pattern, see the WBCS announcement. WBCS announcements are the official source for exam pattern modifications.

WBCS 2024 Syllabus

The West Bengal Civil Service Exam will include these phases:

Preliminary Exam200 Marks
Mains Exam1600 Marks for Gr A & B, 1200 Marks for Gr C & D,
Interview200 Marks for Gr A & B, 150 Marks for Gr C & D.

Syllabus of Prelims:

English Composition2525
General Science2525
Current events of National & International Importance2525
History of India2525
Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal2525
Indian Polity and Economy2525
Indian National Movement2525
General Mental Ability2525
Total200 Marks200 Questions

Syllabus of Mains:

SubjectMarksDurationType of Paper
Language Paper2003 HoursDescriptive
English Paper2003 HoursDescriptive
General Studies – Paper I2003 HoursObjective
General Studies – Paper II2003 HoursObjective
Constitution of India and Indian Economy2003 HoursObjective
Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning2003 HoursObjective
Optional Subject (2 Papers)4003+3 HoursDescriptive

WBCS 2024 Admit Card

Candidates can get the WBPSC WBCS 2024 Admit Card on its website. Show the WBCS Admit Card to enter the exam room. The admission card includes the candidate’s name, roll number, signature, photo, and other instructions.

WBCS 2024 Salary

WBSC Notification 2024 releases WBCS salary. Salary Structure shows WBCS post-pay scales. WBCS in-hand Salary includes base salary, allowances, deductions, gross, net, and other considerations.

WBCS Salary 2024
Post NamePay LevelSalary
GROUP A- Executive Salary
Executive16Rs. 56,100 – 1,44,300
West Bengal Employment Service[Except the post of Employment Officer (Technical)]16Rs. 56,100 – 1,44,300
West Bengal Co-operative Service16Rs. 56,100 – 1,44,300
West Bengal Food and Supplies Service16Rs. 56,100 – 1,44,300
West Bengal Labor Service16Rs. 56,100 – 1,44,300
Assistant Commissioner of Revenue in the integrated West Bengal Revenue Service16Rs. 56,100 – 1,44,300
GROUP B Salary
West Bengal Police Service16Rs. 56,100 – 1,44,300
GROUP C Salary
Superintendent, District Correctional Home/ Deputy Superintendent, Central Correctional Home15Rs. 42,600 – 1,09,800
West Bengal Junior Social Welfare Service14Rs. 39,900 – 1,02,800
Joint Block Development Officer14Rs. 39,900 – 1,02,800
Deputy Assistant Director of Consumer Affairs and Fair Business Practices14Rs. 39,900 – 1,02,800
Assistant Commercial Tax Officer14Rs. 39,900 – 1,02,800
West Bengal Subordinate Land Revenue Service, Grade-I14Rs. 39,900 – 1,02,800
Joint Registrar (WB State Consumer Disputes Redressal)Commission under the Consumer Affairs Department, Govt. of WB)14Rs. 39,900 – 1,02,800
Assistant Canal Revenue Officer (Irrigation)12Rs. 35,800 – 92,100
Chief Controller of Correctional Services12Rs. 35,800 – 92,100
GROUP D Salary
Inspector of Co-operative Societies10Rs. 32,100 – 82,900
Rehabilitation Officer under the Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation Department10Rs. 32,100 – 82,900
Panchayat Development Officer under the Panchayat and Rural Development Department10Rs. 32,100 – 82,900

WBCS 2024 Preliminary Exam Centers

The following centers will host preliminary exams:

  • 01–Kolkata,
  • 02–Baruipur,
  • 03–Diamond Harbour,
  • 04–Barrackpore,
  • 05–Barasat,
  • 06–Howrah,
  • 07–Chinsurah,
  • 08–Burdwan,
  • 09–Durgapur,
  • 10–Medinipur,
  • 11–Tamluk,
  • 12–Bankura,
  • 13–Purulia,
  • 14–Jhargram,
  • 15-Suri,
  • 16–Krishnanagar,
  • 17–Berhampore,
  • 18-Malda,
  • 19–Balurghat,
  • 20-Raigunj,
  • 21-Jalpaiguri,
  • 22-Alipurduar,
  • 23-Coochbehar,
  • 24-Siliguri,
  • 25-Kalimpong and
  • 26-Darjeeling

Kolkata is the sole Main Exam location.

WBCS 2024 Book List

Top rankings in the West Bengal Civil Service Examination require constant and clever preparation. For WBCS Prelims and Mains, candidates must know the key texts. We’ve listed key books for each subject. WBCS champions endorse these books. These Bengali and English Best Books for WBCS 2024 are also available. The WBCS Books list will be:

  1. “Bharoter Itihas” by Dr Atul Chandra Roy for Indian History & Indian National Movement (In Bengali).
  2. Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning” book by R.S Agarwal.
  3. Objective General English” by S.P Bakshi (Arihant publication).
  4. Indian Polity” by Laxmikanth.
  5. Indian Economy” by Ramesh Singh.
  6. Quantitative Aptitude + Logical Reasoning by RS Agarwal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will W.B.C.S. have many openings?
The WBPSC never releases the number vacant. However, the post type will match.

What is the online WBCS Exam 2024 application start and end date?
The WBCS 2024 notification date has not been released, hence the application form fill-up date is unknown. Ideally, the Application Form fill-up window will be open from January to February 2024.

Which website accepts W.B.C.S Exe Exam applications?
Register at www.wbpsc.gov.in, log in, and fill out your WBCS application form.

OTP was not obtained when filling out the WBCS Online Form. What now?
Try registering again if you haven’t got an OTP on your phone. Check your Inbox after turning off your phone.

I forgot my West Bengal Civil Service Exam Form enrollment number. Complete registration. How do I acquire my enrollment number?
Go to “LOGIN IF ALREADY REGISTERED”. Select “FORGOT ENROLLMENT NUMBER?”. You can retrieve the enrollment number this way.

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