The West Bengal Civil Service (Executive) (WBCS) exam application form has been released by the West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC). Candidates will have to first complete the One Time Registration (OTR). After this they can fill out the application form. Candidates can apply online till March 24 at wbpsc.gov.in. Candidates have to pay Rs.210 as application fee. The SC/ ST/ PwD candidates are exempted from the payment of fees. The Prelims exam will be held in 26 centres across West Bengal. The exam is conducted to recruit eligible candidates into various pay Group A, B, C and D posts with the pay scale varying from Rs.32,100 to Rs.1,44,300.
Eligibility criteria for WBCS 2022
- Candidates holding any Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university can apply.
- Candidates should be well versed in Bengali.
- The minimum age to apply is 21 years (Group A, C, D) and 20 years (Group B).
- The maximum age limit is 36 years (Group A, B, C) and 39 years (Group D).
- The upper age relaxation for OBC candidates is 3 years; for SC/ ST candidates, 5 years.
Steps to apply online for WBCS 2022
Step 1: First, head to the website wbpsc.gov.in.
Step 2: Under ‘Candidate’s Corner’ tab, select ‘One Time Registration’.
Step 3: Enter the basic details, create password and click on ‘Register’.
Step 4: Next, navigate back to ‘Candidate’s Corner’, select ‘Login if already registered’.
Step 5: Now, login using enrolment number and password.
Step 6: Start filling up the application form.
Step 7: Upload the scanned copy of the required documents and complete the payment of application fee.
The candidates have to save the enrolment number and password for future purposes. Also, it is safe to have a copy of the application form. The application edit window will be open on April 1. Candidates can edit their details till April 7, 2022.
WBCS 2022 Exam Pattern
Stage 1: Preliminary Examination – The Prelims exam is only a screening test based on which eligible candidates will be qualified for the next stage. The exam has a weightage of 200 marks. There are a total of 200 objective type questions with a duration of 2.5 hours. There are 8 sections in the Prelims exam, each carrying 25 marks. Questions are asked from English, general science, general knowledge and current affairs, history, politics and economics, geography and mental ability.
Stage 2: Main Examination – The exam consists of 6 compulsory papers. Each paper carries 200 marks and the duration of the exam is 3 hours. The Group A/ B also have to attempt an additional optional paper which carries a weightage of 200 marks.
Stage 3: Personality Test – Candidates qualifying the Main exam have to attend the personality test. The personality test carries 200 marks (Group A/ B) ; 150 marks (Group C); 100 marks (Group D). The final merit list will prepared on the basis of the candidates’ score in Main exam and personality test.
Stage 4: Medical examination – Selected candidates will have to undergo the medical exam before the recruitment.