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WBPSC Syllabus 2023: Post-Wise Syllabus for the WBPSC Exam

The WBPSC Syllabus 2023 has been made available by the exam conducting body. The syllabus for different exam stages (Prelims, Mains, Interview) can be checked here for various job posts, including WBPSC Je amongst others. Check for details.
WBPSC Syllabus 2023

WBPSC Syllabus 2023

WBPSC Syllabus 2023: The West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) conducts various competitive exams to recruit eligible candidates for prestigious government positions in West Bengal. The exam is conducted for Group A, B, C, and D services. Further, candidates are recruited for different job posts belonging to these groups, such as WBPSC Food SI, WBPSC JE, etc. To excel in these exams, it is crucial to have a thorough understanding of the WBPSC syllabus. Knowing the prescribed syllabus and aligning one’s preparation to it will enable candidates to perform well in the exam. Read more: WBPSC Preparation

The WBPSC syllabus 2023 will differ for the listed job posts by the exam conducting body. Therefore, the exam curriculum will depend on the type of job post the applicant registers for. Example: the WBPSC JE exam will have technical subjects that interested candidates will need to prepare for. Applicants can check the detailed syllabus on the WBPSC Notification 2023 which is available on the official website of the conducting body. 

Along with studying the prescribed topics, candidates should also focus on developing effective time management skills, and practising the previous year question papers and mock tests. Additionally, referring to relevant WBPSC books, newspapers, and online resources can help candidates stay updated with current affairs and gain in-depth knowledge of the subject matter. Continue reading to know the exam syllabus for some of the major exams administered by WBPSC. 

WBPSC Syllabus 2023

The WBPSC exam is held in three rounds, which are Prelims, Mains, and a Personality Test. The syllabus for these stages will differ. The first round in the Prelims exam, which serves as a screening test to recruit applicants for further rounds. The final merit list is provided based on the scores achieved in the Mains and Interview rounds. It is crucial to perform well in all these stages in order to ace the exam and achieve the desired WBPSC results. This can be done by synchronising one's exam preparation with the prescribed syllabus. In this article, applicants may check the post-wise WBPSC syllabus for different stages of the examination. 

WBPSC Syllabus 2023: West Bengal Civil Service Exam

The syllabus for the WBPSC Civil Service exam for both Prelims and Mains is as follows-

Prelims Syllabus: There will be one paper in the preliminary examination for this job post, which will be "General Studies." Further, there will be 200 multiple-choice questions, hence the paper will be objective based. The 200-mark exam will be allotted two and a half hours. The questions will be based on the following fields-



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

Mains Syllabus: There will be one optional subject and six mandatory papers in the Mains exam. Each paper—compulsory or optional—will have a maximum of 200 marks and will be 3 hours long. Below is the subject list for the Civil Services mains exam-



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

Paper VI

Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning.

WBPSC Syllabus 2023: West Bengal Judicial Service Exam

The WBPSC Judicial Service Examination is conducted to recruit candidates for the position of Civil Judge (Junior Division) in the West Bengal Judicial Service. The syllabus for this exam comprises the following subjects:

Prelims Syllabus: Check the table below to know the detailed syllabus for WBPSC Prelims (Judicial services)



English Composition

30 Marks

General Knowledge, Current Affairs and Test of Reasoning 

40 Marks

Indian Constitution

20 Marks

Law of Contracts and Torts

20 Marks

Laws of Evidence 

20 Marks

Civil Procedure Codes

20 Marks

Criminal Procedure Code and Indian Penal Code 

20 Marks

Personal Law

10 Marks

Law of Limitation

20 Marks

Mains Syllabus: The Mains exam will consist of eight compulsory papers and three papers on optional subjects to be chosen by the candidates. Each compulsory and Optional paper will carry 100 marks and will be of three hours duration.  

Compulsory Papers

Optional Papers (Any Three)

English Composition, essay, précis writing

Hindu Law

Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali composition

Muhammadan Law

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

Jurisprudence and principles of Legislation

Civil procedure Code

Indian Law Relating to Companies and Insurance

Criminal Procedure Code and Indian Penal Code 

Principles of Equity including the Law of Trusts and Specific Relief

Indian Evidence Act

Partnership Act

Law of Contracts and Torts 

Law of Limitation and Law of Prescription

Transfer of Property Act

The Indian Constitution and Constitutional Law

WBPSC Syllabus 2023: West Bengal Audit and Accounts Exam

Here is an overview of the syllabus for the WBPSC Audit and Accounts Examination:

Prelims Syllabus: English Composition, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Arithmetic, and Accountancy

Mains Syllabus:

The table below includes the WBPSC Audit and Accounts Mains syllabus-



General Studies-I

English Composition, General Knowledge and Current Affairs

General Studies-II

Indian Constitution and Indian Economy including the role and functions of Reserve Bank of India, Finance Commission, Budget, Poverty, Unemployment, and Human Development, Indian Financial System and Market, Industry and Trade, Economic Principles and Indian Economic Problems

Paper III: Business Mathematics and Statistics

Business Mathematics, Statistics

Paper IV: Auditing

Objectives, principles, and techniques of auditing, Internal control, Audit planning, Documentation, Audit sampling, Vouching, Verification, valuation of assets and liabilities, Audit of different types of organizations, etc.

Optional Papers

Accountancy, Business Management, Indian Economics Service

WBPSC Syllabus 2023: West Bengal Junior Engineer Exam Syllabus

The WBPSC JE exam is conducted for different branches including Civil, Mechanical, and Electrical. The written examination will comprise one paper covering Engineering subjects which will be MCQ based for each of the three branches. Further, There will be 100 questions carrying 2 marks each. The written exam will be followed by an interview round worth 100 marks. Below are some significant branch-wise topics that must be covered in order to perform well in the exam. 



WBPSC JE Civil Syllabus 2023

Strength of Materials, Theory of Structures, Concrete Structures, Steel Structures, Timber Structures, Building Materials, Construction, Field Surveying, Estimating, Costing and Contracts, Public Health Engineering, Irrigation, Road Geometrics, Earth Work, City Roads, Hill Roads, Road Aggregates, Highwat Construction, Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Civil Engineering Drawing

WBPSC JE Mechanical Syllabus 2023

Strength of Materials, Engineering Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics and Machines, Heat Power, Air Compressor, Manufacturing Process, Machine Tools

WBPSC JE Electrical Syllabus 2023

Elementary Circuit Analysis, Conducting, Magnetic, Insulating, Contact, Fuse Materials, Semi-Conductor, Electrical Circuits and Fields.

Electrical Machines, Power Systems, Control Systems, Electrical and Electronic Measurements

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Where can applicants find the detailed WBPSC syllabus PDF?

The detailed syllabus PDF can be found on the official website of the exam conducting body.

Will the syllabus be different for WBPSC JE and WBPSC Food SI?

Yes, the exam syllabus differs greatly for different job posts offered by WBPSC. Hence, the JE and Food SI syllabus will be different as well.


Will log in credentials be needed to download the WBPSC syllabus PDF?

No, applicants will not be required to log in to the online portal in order to access the PDF for the WBPSC syllabus 2023. 

What is the selection process for the WBPSC JE exam?

The Junior Engineer exam for all three branches (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical) will have a written examination comprising 100 questions carrying 2 marks each. This will be followed by a personality test worth another 100 marks. 

How many marks will the English Composition section be for WBPSC civil services exam?

The English Composition section for the civil services exam will be worth 25 marks. 


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