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WBPSC Exam 2023: Notification (Out), Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern, Admit Card & Exam Dates

WBPSC 2023 will be held separately for Prelims, Mains, and Interview. The Prelim exam is expected to be held in November 2023. Candidates must learn the exam syllabus, prep tips, pattern and other prominent details here.
WBPSC Recruitment 2023

WBPSC Recruitment 2023

WBPSC Civil Service (Exe) 2023 prelims exam date is November 5, 2023. WBPSC prelims 2023 admit card will likely be released in the last week of October 2023. Only candidates who registered for the exam will be able to download their admit cards using their registration number and password.

WBPSC Civil Service (Exe) 2022 mains exam is scheduled to be conducted on September 29 & 30, 2023 and October 1 & 3, 2023. 

The West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) is also accepting applications for the WBPSC Food SI post. The last date to apply for Food SI post is September 20, 2023. WBPSC has announced approximately 480 vacancies for the post. The pay scale for the WBPSC Food SI post is INR 22,700/- 58,500/. 

WBPSC Exam 2023

The West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) conducts competitive examinations and recruits qualified candidates for various prestigious government positions in West Bengal, India. The WBPSC exam is highly sought after by aspirants who aim to secure coveted jobs in the government's administrative, executive, and judicial branches. The exam is held for Group A, B, C, and D services and offers many job posts such as Junior Engineer, Tutor, WBPSC Food SI, Protocol Officer, and Audit & Accounts Officer amongst others.

The WBPSC Notification 2023 has been released on the official website of the exam conducting body. This includes in-depth information about the exam, including important dates, WBPSC Syllabus, pattern and more. Interested aspirants must note that the exam is conducted in three stages which are the Prelims, Mains, and finally a Personality Test. Prelims is the first round of the exam that serves the purpose of a screening test. Those who clear Prelims, are selected for further exam rounds. The final WBPSC result will be based on the candidates’ performance in the Mains and Interview rounds. 

The WBPSC exam dates 2023 are announced for the preliminary phase. The WBPSC prelims exam 2023 is scheduled to be conducted on November 5, 2023. Candidates who filled out the WBPSC application form will be able to download their admit cards once they are available on the official website.

In this article, applicants may check details of the WBPSC recruitment exam, its eligibility criteria, selection process, preparation tips, previous year papers, WBPSC pattern and syllabus. 

WBPSC Exam 2023: Highlights

As mentioned above, the WBPSC exam is one of the most sought-after tests in the state of West Bengal. The exam details may vary according to the selected job post, as different offered services will have different syllabus and pattern. However, applicants can check the table below for some general exam highlights-



Exam Name


Conducting Body

West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC)

Purpose of the Exam

Recruitment for Group ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, and ‘D’ services

WBCS Selection Process

Prelims, Mains, and Personality Test

Mode of Exam


Level of Exam

State Level

Marking Scheme

Negative Marking

WBPSC Exam Dates 2023

Prelims: October/November 2023

Maximum marks

200 for Each Paper

Maximum Questions

May vary depending on the job post

Official Website


WBPSC Eligibility 2023 

Knowing the prescribed WBPSC eligibility criteria is crucial as ineligible candidates will not be permitted to attempt the exam. The eligibility conditions are based on different factors, including the age of the candidates, their qualifications, and nationality. For certain posts, the physical standards of the applicants may also be evaluated. Hence, to be eligible for the WBPSC exam, candidates must fulfil certain set criteria, including:

  • Age Limit: The required age limit will depend on the candidate’s selected service Group. Candidates for Group A and C recruitment must be between the ages of 21 and 36. Candidates for Group B job posts must be between the ages of 20 and 36.  The age of students applying for Group D job openings should be between 21 and 39 years old. Consequently, the average age range for the WBPSC exam is 21 to 36 years. 
  • Educational Qualification: The minimum qualification that is expected out of the aspirants in order to be considered eligible for the exam is the completion of a bachelor's graduation. The educational requirements may differ based on the job post and examination. However, candidates need a bachelor's degree from a recognized university or its equivalent qualification to be considered eligible. 
  • Nationality: Candidates must be Indian citizens in order to be considered eligible. For certain job postings, they might also need to meet domicile requirements. This means that some exams may stipulate that the only applicants who are qualified to apply should be West Bengal permanent residents or who have lived in the state for a certain period of time. 

Check post-wise eligibility requirements here: WBPSC Eligibility Criteria

WBPSC Age Relaxation 2023

Certain categories of applicants are often given age relaxation benefits. Check the table below for details-



SC/ST of West Bengal

5 Years

OBC of West Bengal

3 Years

PwD 40% and Above

45 Years

WBPSC Registration 2023

Successfully registering for the exam is essential in order to be eligible for further exam processes. To register, applicants are required to fill out the WBPSC application form which is released on the official website. To complete the registration process, students would need to provide the asked detailed and upload the required documents. As stated in the article above, registration has been concluded for WBPSC 2023. Check below for further details-

WBPSC Application Dates 2023:



WBPSC Registration Date

28th February 2023

Online Application Closing Date

21st March 2023

Submission of Fee Closing Date (Online)

21st March 2023

Submission of Fee Closing Date (Offline)

22nd March 2023 

WBPSC Edit Window

31st March to 6th April 2023

WBPSC Prelims Exam Date 2023

November 5, 2023

WBPSC Application Fee 2023

Interested applicants may check the detailed fee structure for the exam below-




INR 210


INR 210

OBC candidates of West Bengal

INR 210

SC/ST candidates of West Bengal


PwBD with physical disability of 40% and above


WBPSC Admit Card 2023

The WBPSC admit card, also commonly known as the hall ticket, will be released on the official website a few days prior to the exam date. Further, the admit card is released separately for different exam stages. This means the admit card will be issued independently for the Prelims, Mains, and Interview rounds. For WBPSC Prelims 2023, the admit card is likely to be issued in the first week of June 2023. 

The WBPSC admit card is a necessary form of identification. It includes crucial information including the candidate's name, image, signature, and roll number in addition to exam specifics like the test centre location. Before permitting access to the examination room, this information is used to confirm the applicant's proof of identity. Check below for important hall ticket dates-



WBPSC Prelims Admit Card

October 2023

Prelims Exam

November 5, 2023

WBPSC Mains Admit Card

To be announced

Mains Exam

To be announced

WBPSC Interview Admit Card

To be announced

Personality Test

To be announced

WBPSC Pattern 2023

The exam pattern will differ for Prelims, Mains, and Interview rounds. Check the table below for details-



WBPSC Prelims 

Papers: 1 General Studies Paper

Marks: 200 

Time: 2 Hours


Papers: 8 papers- 6 compulsory and 2 optional

Marks: 200 for each paper (1600 total)

Time: 3 Hours

WBPSC Interview 

Final Round

Carries 200 Marks

Evaluates the candidate’s personality traits

WBPSC Pattern 2023: Listed Posts

As discussed, the exam is conducted to recruit applicants for different group services. Check the listed job posts for these groups below-



WBPSC Group A Service

  • West Bengal Food and Supplies Service
  • West Bengal Labour Service
  • Assistant Commissioner of Revenue in the integrated West Bengal Revenue Service
  • West Bengal Employment Service
  • West Bengal Cooperative Service
  • West Bengal Civil Service (Executive)

WBPSC Group B Service

  • West Bengal Police Service

WBPSC Group C Service

  • West Bengal Junior Social Welfare Service
  • Superintendent, District Correctional Home / Deputy Superintendent, Central Correctional Home
  • West Bengal Subordinate Land Revenue Service, Grade-I
  • Joint Block Development Officer
  • Deputy Assistant Director of Consumer Affairs and Fair Business Practices
  • Chief Controller of Correctional Services
  • Assistant Canal Revenue Officer (Irrigation)
  • Assistant Commercial Tax Officer

WBPSC Group D Service

  • Inspector of Co-operative Societies
  • Rehabilitation Officer under the Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation Department
  • Panchayat Development Officer under the Panchayat and Rural Development Department

WBPSC Syllabus 2023

Just like the exam pattern, the WBPSC Syllabus for Prelims and Mains will be different. Additionally, the syllabus for different job posts such as WBPSC JE will also be different. Check below for further details-

WBPSC Prelims Syllabus 2023



English Composition

25 Marks

General Science

25 Marks

Current Events of National & International Importance

25 Marks

History of India

25 Marks

Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal

25 Marks

Indian Polity and Economy 

25 Marks

Indian National Movement 

25 Marks

General Mental Ability

25 Marks

WBPSC Mains Syllabus 2023



Paper I

Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali - Letter writing / Drafting of Report, Précis Writing, Composition and Translation from English to Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali  

Paper II 

English - Letter writing / Drafting of Report, Précis Writing, Composition and Translation from Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali to English  

Paper III 

General Studies-I - Indian History with an emphasis on National Movement and Geography of India with reference to West Bengal.  

Paper IV 

General Studies II- Science and Scientific & Technological Advancement, Environment, General Knowledge and Current Affairs.  

Paper V 

The Constitution of India and Indian Economy including role and functions of the Reserve Bank of India. 

Paper VI

Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning.

 Check Post Wise Syllabus here:  WBPSC Post-Wise Syllabus

WBPSC Pay Scale 2023

The West Bengal Services (Revision of Pay and Allowance) determine the pay scale recommendations. Based on the applicants' job post, grade, and level of responsibilities, their level of base pay is decided. For entry-level posts, the pay scale typically varies from Rs. 15,600 to Rs. 56,100 per month, and it eventually increases with higher promotions and years of service. The WBPSC pay scale for Group A and B services is provided below. 

Group A Pay Scale:

Job Post

WBPSC Pay Scale

West Bengal Civil Service (Executive)

Rs 56,100 -  Rs 1,44,300

Assistant Commissioner of Revenue in the integrated West Bengal Revenue Service

Rs 56,100 -  Rs 1,44,300

West Bengal Co-operative Service

Rs 56,100 - Rs 1,44,300

West Bengal Labour Service

Rs 56,100 - Rs 1,44,300

West Bengal Food and Supplies Service

Rs 56,100 -  Rs 1,44,300

West Bengal Employment Service

Rs 56,100 -  Rs 1,44,300

Group B Pay Scale:

Job Post

WBPSC Pay Scale

West Bengal Police Service

Rs 56,100 -  Rs 1,44,300

Check WBPSC Salary for other Group Services here: WBPSC Salary

WBPSC Preparation 2023

The WBPSC exam is highly competitive with a large number of applicants appearing for it every year. To stand out from the crowd, it is necessary to prepare for the examination well. This can be achieved by building an efficient WBPSC preparation strategy. The following WBPSC Preparation Tips should be incorporated into one’s strategy as they have proven to be effective for previous exam takers-

  • Understand the exam pattern and syllabus
  • Know the important and core topics
  • Utilise the right study material 
  • Solve mock tests, and previous year question papers
  • Stay updated with current affairs 
  • Learn to minimize exam anxiety and distractions
  • Build a well-structured study plan 

WBPSC Books 2023

As stated above, utilising the right set of books is important in order to lead an effective preparation journey. Check WBPSC books for the Prelims exam below-



Indian Polity

M. Laxmikanth

Indian History

Bipin Chandra

Geography of India

Majid Husain

General Science

Lucent Publications

West Bengal General Knowledge

Sachchidananda Banerjee

General Studies Paper I

Arihant Experts

Quick General Knowledge

Disha Experts

Manorama Yearbook

Manorama Publications

WBPSC Previous Year Papers 2023

Direct downloads of the WBPSC previous year papers are available on the official website for all groups and career positions. If applicants solve these practice exams on a regular basis, their preparation will be better and more fruitful. For instance, WBPSC JE candidates may access specific past exams for their job title and group on the website. They may then download the past paper and complete it as part of their preparation.

WBPSC Result 2023

The final merit list places candidates in order of performance in the commission's recruiting exams. The merit list is typically published along with the WBPSC cut-off marks, which show the minimum qualifying marks required to be included in the list. Candidates are only added to the merit list if their score is equal to or higher than the cut-off point; if it is lower, they are not recruited for the position they registered for. 

Once the WBPSC result is declared, applicants will be required to head to the official website to access it. It is essential for applicants to check the result carefully once it is released. The following details will be mentioned in the scorecard-

Candidate’s Registration Number

Candidate’s Category

Result Status

Secured Marks

Total Marks

Selected Exam Details


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When will the WBPSC Recruitment 2023 be held?

The West Bengal Public Service Commission exam will be conducted separately for Prelims, Mains, and Interview rounds. The exact exam dates are yet to be announced, however, WBPSC prelims is tentatively scheduled to be conducted in October/November 2023.

What is the selection process for WBPSC?

The WBPSC exam follows a multi-stage selection process, which includes: Prelims, Mains, and finally a personality test. The final merit list will be provided based on the candidates’ performance in the mains and interview rounds only. 


What is the purpose of WBPSC Prelims?

Preliminary Examination is an objective-type examination that serves as a screening test. It consists of multiple-choice questions covering various subjects relevant to the position. Those who perform well in this stage are shortlisted for the mains examination.

What is the mode of examination?

The WBPSC exam will be conducted in an offline mode. 

What is the duration of the examination?

The allotted time for the exam is different for both Prelims and Mains. For Prelims, applicants will be provided 2 hours to complete the paper whereas for Mains, they will be given 3 hours to complete each paper of the examination. 

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