WBCS Examination Type 2015

WBCS Examination Type: Detailed information about West Bengal Civil Service (Executive)etc. Examination type and scheme of examination are given below…

Scheme of Examination: West Bengal Civil Service (Executive)etc. Examination will be held in two different stages,that is (i) Preliminary Examination (Objective Type) and (ii) Main Examination (Conventional Type-Written) and Personality Test. Selected candidates from the Preliminary Examination will be allow to appear for the Main Examination (Written). And base on the Main Examination (Written) results of the candidates will be called for the Personality Test.

i) Preliminary Examination: The Preliminary Examination will consist only one paper, that is General Studies. The paper will be 200 objective type multiple-choice question, and carry 200 marks. The Preliminary Examination duration will be 2.30 hours. The standard of the paper will be of a graduate level of knowledge. The paper will include questions covering the following fields of knowledge:
i)English Composition-25 Marks
ii)General Science-25 Marks
iii)Current events of National & International Importance-25 Marks
iv)History of India-25 Marks
v)Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal-25 Marks
vi)Indian Polity and Economy-25 Marks
vii)Indian National Movement-25 Marks
viii)General Mental Ability-25 Marks

The Preliminary Examination only for the purpose of selection of candidates for the Main Examination (Conventional Type-Written). Qualified at the Preliminary Examination in a year will be eligible for admission to the W.B.C.S. (Executive) etc.(Main) Examination of that year. The obtained marks in Preliminary examination will not be considered for final selection.

ii) Main Examination: The Main Examination consist of 6 Compulsory papers and 1 optional subject( for group A / B) to be chosen by the candidates from the list of optional subjects given below. There will be 2 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. Remaining two compulsory papers i.e. Paper – I and Paper – II will be of conventional type written examination.

Compulsory Papers:
Paper I: Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali – Letter writing (within 150 words) / Drafting of Report (within 200 words), Precis Writing, Composition and Translation from English to Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali

Paper II: English – Letter writing (within 150 words) / Drafting of Report (within 200 words), Precis Writing, Composition and Translation from Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali to English

Paper III: General Studies-I : (i) Indian History with special emphasis on National Movement and (ii) Geography of India with special 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 Reserve Bank of India.

Paper VI: Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning.

The standard of Arithmetic part of Compulsory Paper: Arithmetic & Test of Reasoning will be similar the Compulsory Mathematics paper at the Madhyamik Examination of the Board of Secondary Education, West Bengal. Test of Reasoning will cover Analytical Reasoning – Data Sufficiency, Logical Reasoning – (1) Logical Deduction, (2) Forcefulness of the Arguments, (3) Implication of sentences, (4) Inferring from diagrams, Series – (1) Letter series, (2) Number series, analogy tests, Inferring from Data, Mathematical puzzles, Perception test, Non-verbal reasoning,Odd man out,Symbol Interpretation, Selecting the correct sequence.
The other compulsory papers will be graduate standard level.
The optional subjects standard will be approximately that of an Honours Degree Examination as prescribed by the recognized Indian Universities except Law, Medical Science and Engineering subjects. For Law, Medical Science and Engineering subjects those specified for the LLB course theoretical papers for MBBS and BE or equivalent courses respectively of recognized Indian University / Institution.

The Environment topic in General Studies II paper will include the following: Bio diversity and Coastal Regulation Zone, Industrial and Environmental Pollution, Global Warming, Ozone Layer and related issues.

The Indian Economy including role and functions of Reserve Bank of India, topic, the 5th compulsory paper will consist of the following: Central State relation and devolution of central funds to state, Planning process and objectives of five years plan, Functions of RBI and Monetary policy, Central Finance Commission & State Finance Commission and Fiscal Policy of Government of India.

Answers in all the paper: Compulsory and Optional – except the language papers may be written either in Bengali or in English (unless otherwise directed in these rules or in the question papers). Optional paper (i) Political Science , (ii) Botany , may also be written in Nepali.

Note: Candidates must write the answers to all the questions in only one and the same language in any particular paper.

Candidates can use the Devanagari or Bengali Script in the answer papers on Sanskrit, the Devanagari Script in the answer papers on Hindi or Nepali, and the Bengali, Arabic, Persian, Urdu in the answer papers on Bengali, Arabic, Persian and Urdu respectively. Questions for Santali Paper will be set in Olchiki script and answers should also be written in Olchiki.

Summary of the group-wise papers in the Main Examination:
Group A and B Posts and Services : All 6 compulsory papers and 1 optional subjects of 2 papers.
Group C and D Posts and Services : All 6 compulsory papers.

Personality Test: The selected candidates in order of merit on the result of the Main Examination will have to appear at the Personality Test. 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., power of clear and logical exposition, intellectual and moral integrity, alertness of mind, leadership and also the candidate’s range of interests.

For Group-B Service (West Bengal Police Service) candidates will be specially tested at the interviews with regard to their suitability for the service.

Marks for the Personality Test:
i)Group A, B – 200 Marks.
ii)Group C – 150 Marks.
iii)Group D – 100 Marks.

Deduction of marks: In all the answer papers under examination due credit will be given for proper economy of words combined with clarity, precision and originality of approach and effectiveness of expression.

A 10% of deduction of full marks may be made from the total marks secured by a candidate in a particular paper if he / she discloses his / her identity by writing his / her name, roll number or by putting any identifying marks inside the answer script of that paper.
For each wrong answer to multiple-choice questions (MCQ) type, there shall be negative marking.

Subjects and Marks Main Examination and Personality Test:

1. Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali – Letter writing (within 150 words) / Drafting of Report (within 200 words), Precis Writing, Composition and Translation from English to Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali: Group A,B,C,D – 200 Marks.
2. English – Letter writing (within 150 words) / Drafting of Report (within 200 words), Précis Writing, Composition and Translation from Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali to English: Group A,B,C,D – 200 Marks.
3. General Studies-I : (i) Indian History with special emphasis on National Movement and (ii) Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal.: Group A,B,C,D – 200 Marks.
4. General Studies-II : Science and Scientific & Technological advancement, Environment, General Knowledge and Current Affairs: Group A,B,C,D – 200 Marks.
5. The Constitution of India and Indian Economy including role and functions of Reserve Bank of India: Group A,B,C,D – 200 Marks.
6. Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning: Group A,B,C,D – 200 Marks.
7. Optional Subject – One subject to be chosen, Two papers of 200 marks each: Group A,B – 400 Marks.
8. Personality Test: Group A and B – 200 Marks, Group C – 150 Marks, and Group D – 100 Marks.

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