WBCS Previous Year Question Paper 2017 Download Model Paper PDF

WBCS Previous Year Question Paper 2017: West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) conducts West Bengal Civil Service (WBCS) Exam every year. This year’s official notification is going to be released soon. Usually for government competitive exams, job seekers will start their preparations before announcement of exam dates. With that confidence, through this article we are going to provide lot of WBCS Question Papers. Just scroll down the page and download the WBCS Previous Year Question Paper 2017 PDF. This study material will be definitely useful for candidates who have decided to write upcoming WBCS exam, in all means.

WBCS Previous Year Question Paper 2017 – Highlights
Exam Name West Bengal Civil Service (WBCS) Examination 2018
Conducting Authority West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC)
Material WBCS Question Paper Download PDFs
Exam Type Prelims: Objective type
Mains: Objective & Descriptive type
Total Marks Preliminary Exam: 200 marks
Mains Group A and Group B Exam: 1600 marks
Mains Group C and Group D Exam: 1200 marks
Official Website www.pscwbonline.gov.in (or) www.pscwb.org.in/

WBCS Previous Year Question Paper 2017

West Bengal Public Service Commission conducts Civil Service Examination to hire apt individuals for the posts that are vacant in Excise department, Police department, Co-operative Societies, Labour service, etc. of West Bengal.

WBCS exam has two parts. One is the written exam and the other is the personality test. The written exam also has two phases i.e. Preliminary exam and Main exam. To qualify in these exams proper preparation is very essential, because almost 90% of the questions in WBCS exam will be asked on degree standard only.

Exam pattern and syllabus will give idea about what to study for WBCS exam. But, only the WBCS Question Papers will help aspirants to understand, in what all ways each question will be asked in WBCS exam.

WBCS Question Pattern 2018: The WBCS Question Pattern for Prelims and Mains exam is given below. On this scheme only questions shall be asked in upcoming WBCS exam.

WBCS Exam Pattern 2018 for Preliminary Exam
Paper Subjects No. of Questions Marks Duration
I General Studies English Composition 25 questions 25 marks 2 ½ hours
General Science 25 questions 25 marks
Current Events of national and international importance 25 questions 25 marks
History of India 25 questions 25 marks
Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal 25 questions 25 marks
Indian Polity & Economy 25 questions 25 marks
Indian National Movement 25 questions 25 marks
General Mental Ability 25 questions 25 marks
  • Exam will be conducted in OMR
  • Each question carries 1 mark.
  • Negative marks are applicable for wrong answer.

Candidates who are shortlisted based on prelims exam marks shall only be invited for the main examination. The question pattern for main exam is given below.

WBCS Exam Pattern 2018 for Group A and/ or Group B Main Exam
Category Paper Subjects Marks Duration
Compulsory Papers 1 Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali 200 marks 3 hours
2 English 200 marks 3 hours
3 General Studies-I 200 marks 3 hours
4 General Studies-II 200 marks 3 hours
5 Constitution of India & Indian Economy 200 marks 3 hours
6 Arithmetic & Test of Reasoning 200 marks 3 hours
Optional Subject (select any one subject) 7. Paper-I 200 marks 3 hours
Paper-II 200 marks 3 hours
  • Among the 36 optional subjects indicated by WBPSC, candidates have to choose any one subject. From that single subject, two papers of written exam will be conducted.

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The 36 subjects are Pali/ Arabic/ Persian/ French/ Comparative Literature/ Agriculture/ Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science/ Anthropology/ Botany/ Chemistry/ Civil Engineering/ Commerce and Accountancy/ Computer Science/ Economics/ Electrical Engineering/ Geography/ Geology/ History/ Law/ Mathematics/ Management/ Mechanical Engineering/ Medical Science/ Philosophy/ Physiology/ Physics/ Political Science/ Psychology/ Sociology/ Statistics/ Zoology/ Bengali/ Hindi/ Sanskrit/ English/ Urdu/ Santali.

WBCS Exam Pattern 2018 for Group C and/ or Group D Main Exam
Compulsory Papers Subjects Marks Duration
1 Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali 200 marks 3 hours
2 English 200 marks 3 hours
3 General Studies-I 200 marks 3 hours
4 General Studies-II 200 marks 3 hours
5 Constitution of India & Indian Economy 200 marks 3 hours
6 Arithmetic & Test of Reasoning 200 marks 3 hours
  • Descriptive questions shall be asked for Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali, English and Optional Papers of WBCS exam.
  • For all other compulsory papers of WBCS main exam, only multiple choice objective type questions will be drafted.
  • Negative mark is applicable only for MCQs in main exam.

WBCS Previous Year Question Paper 2017 pdf Download

From a single paper, questions will be drafted for WBCS Prelims exam 2018. Some of the general topics from which questions will be asked for prelims exam are synonyms & antonyms, everyday science, agriculture, politics, economics, natural resources, phrasal verbs, etc. By seeing the WBCS Preliminary Question Paper that we have linked below, aspirants may get some more idea about WBCS prelims exam.

There are compulsory and optional papers in main exam. So, we have linked both the WBCS Main Question Paper PDF of compulsory papers and WBCS Main Question Papers of optional papers in this article.

In the compulsory question papers of WBCS main exam, more often questions have been asked on topics such as letter writing, report drafting, precise writing, translation, Indian history and geography, current affairs, functions of RBI, Science & environment, etc.

For Arithmetic and Reasoning part of WBCS, questions will be drafted in a standard equivalent to the Maths paper at Madhyamik examination of West Bengal board of secondary education. On seeing the WBCS Mains Question Paper we can understand that most of the questions have been asked from number series, logical reasoning, data sufficiency, odd man out, non-verbal reasoning, analogy tests, etc.

Incase of Group A and Group B services, based on subject that is selected by contestants optional paper questions shall be asked. So study the subject you are choosing thoroughly. To know about the optional paper syllabus refer the WBCS Syllabus 2018 that we have published in our website.

The WBCS Main Question Paper 2017 PDF will also be helpful for aspirants to self judge whether they have covered all the exam topics of main exam. Also, aspirants will not get even 1 minute time completely to attend all the objective type questions of WBCS exam. Only by practicing using WBCS Main Question Papers repeatedly, candidates will be able to manage the exam time. So, make use of these WBCS previous Year Question Papers 2017 and crack in upcoming exam.


Degree holders are asked to submit applications for WBCS exam 2018 for various Group A, Group B, Group C and Group D services. Aspirants submitting applications before last date, shall be given with admit cards first for a preliminary exam. The prelims exam is just a screening exam and based on that marks only candidates will be invited for main exam. Individuals who are scoring more marks in WBCS main exam shall be invited for a Personality test, in the order of merit. Finally the main exam marks and marks of contestants in personality test will be combined together and select list will be prepared. Provisionally selected candidates will be subjected to medical examination, before appointment in respective cadres of state government.

Click here for WBCS 2018 Notification

  • Designation – Joint Block Development Officer, Police, Assistant commercial tax officer, Executive, Inspector, etc.
  • Qualification – any Degree
  • Last Date – November/ December 2017
  • WBCS Prelims Exam Date – January/ February 2018
  • WBCS Main Exam Date – Announced Soon…
Reference Link
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Note: On above section, we have provided lot of WBCS Previous Year Question Paper 2017 for helping candidates who are going to appear in forthcoming exam, in their preparations. To know more about this competitive examination, visit WBPSC official website.

Updated: 2017-11-11 — 1:27 pm

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