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WBCS Eligibility Criteria Educational Qualification Age Limit

Eligibility Details for WBCS / WBPS Exam age limit, minimum educational qualification required

WBPSC or West Bengal Public Service Commission decides the minimum education qualification one must have for applying in this post. Though there is no maximum number of attempts in WBCS exam but every candidate should follow the upper age limitation. If you are willing to appear for the WBCS or West Bengal Civil Service Examination EXE ETC. then you must know the eligibility criteria or who can apply in WBCS exam. We have written a detailed guide about the list of eligibilities and educational qualification age limit, language and other important criteria one must have for writing WBCS Exam. This applies to all the A, B, C and D groups including the West Bengal Police Service (WBPS).

WBCS eligibility criteria age limit

Education Qualification Required for WBCS:

Graduation in any subject. Every candidate should possess the qualification irrespective of criteria. There is no marks limitation for applying to the post. That means there is no such type of things that one candidates should have passed with so and so percentage of marks for applying in WBCS. Those who have done B.tech, BBA, B.Com, BCA or any bachelor degree in any stream are eligible and can become WBCS officer. But they should have obtained the degree from a recognized institution.

Language Criteria:

Candidates must be able to speak, read and write in Bengali. So candidates from other states or region can also apply for the WBPSC’s Civil Service Officer post if he knows Bengali. But only Indian Citizen can apply for this post. This criteria does not apply for the Nepali speaking candidates of three Hill Sub divisions of Darjeeling that is Darjeeling, Kurseong and Kalimpong.

Click to see latest vacancy – WBCS 2017 Recruitment Notification Exam Date WBPSC.

Age Limitation:

The official notification for the exam notifies that one should fall in the prescribed age group for applying to the post. Lower limit for Group A, C and D is 21 and upper limit is 32. For Group B or Police Service lower limit is 20. The age restriction criteria is calculated as on 1st January of the year of exam. Category wise age relaxation in years is given below –

For SC ST Candidates of West Bengal – 37 years.

For OBC Candidates of WB – 35 years.

SC ST candidates of other states will be decided as the general category candidates.

This age limit applies to the candidates who are in central or other state govt services.

There has been no mention of age relaxation for Ex-serviceman candidates.

In addition to the above mentioned qualification and eligibility details all the candidates should possess good health and physical condition for being qualified as WBCS officer (except PH candidates).

Number of attempts in WBCS:

a candidate can appear in the WBCS exam as many times as he wants. There is no attempt limitation or maximum number of attempts in the exam. He / she can fill up the form for any number of time within the upper age limit.

Information given here is taken from online portal of WBPSC which is pscwb.org.in. Please see more on Official Website.

What to Study for the exam – WBCS Preli Recommended Books Preparation Tips.

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  1. Sir,
    I am in my final yr under North Bengal University.Can I appear on the wbcs 2017 examination

  2. Mir nawaz. I am in final yr under ignou in. Can I elligeble on the wbcs exam?? If I will cracked the prlim and the time of interview I will rejected ??? Please give me suggation???

  3. Hi I am going to give WBCS for the first time. can you please help me out for the preparation with which books i should start with

    1. visit our post on book list.

      1. Miss, can you tell me if a person who doesn’t know Bengali well is he applicable for WBCS Exams?

        1. In eligibility criteria it is mentioned that one must be able to read, write and speak in Bengali.

  4. I wanna know does an M.A necessary for an WBCS officer ?????????? I m always in contradiction for that .

  5. Biswajit Singha Roy

    My date of birth 17/10/1984.am I eligible for 2017 wbcs? ?

    1. Biswajit Singha Roy

      What is the age limit for general in wbcs?

  6. is there any chance of extending the upper age limit for the general candidates in WBCS

  7. can any tell me that in 2017 wbcs is there any age relaxation for exserviceman???

  8. What is the upper age limit for exserviceman????

    1. only categorical upper age relaxation is there.

  9. A 41 yrs old ex servicemen can apply for wbcs exam 2017

    1. which category do u belong?? check accordingly.

  10. Biswajit Singha Roy

    Myself Biswajit Singha Roy ,from nashipur rajbati in murshidabad, I was born in 17.10.1984,am I eligible in 2017 wbcs exam? Please tell me

  11. Hi I an Tohidul Islam.My DOB is 5/9/1981 and I belong to OBC -A category.Can I apply for WBCS exam?

  12. Dear sir/madam
    i can’t use the web side currently..how can i apply as last date is 28th November. please tell me the solution..

  13. how many year age relaxation for central gov. employee.pls tell me.

    1. no relaxation is there for them. only category wise age relaxation is available.

  14. What about non nepali speaking candidates of darjeeling,kalimpong,kurseong? Can they apply?

  15. I don’t known how to write Bengali but I could speak and read Bengali. Could I be eligible for wbcs??

    1. In eligibility criteria column of WBCS notification, it is written that you should be able to read write and speak in bengali.

      1. can i apply only for one gr A B or C?

        1. u can apply for all the posts at a time.

  16. Sayantan Bhattacharjee

    If I may sit for the WBCS Exam. after passing BA LLB course from a institution affiliated by Calcutta University please confirm me through my mail.

    1. If I may sit for the WBCS Examination after passing BA LLB course from a institution affiliated by Kolkata University Pl. confirm me.

      1. Yes you can appear in WBCS. It says any graduation degree is required in the eligibility criteria of WBCS.

  17. I am Onondaga.my Don is 2.8.1980.my qualification is tech computer science.can I apply for arcs exam.

  18. miss my age 35y can I go the wbcs exam by new rule lounchd by cm m banerjee

  19. I have completed my graduation with b.com but the prbolem is there 2 yr gap in graduation..am i eligible for wbcs exam???

    1. There is no issue in year gap but upper age limit should not be crossed.

  20. How many year age relaxation for wb govt.employee. pls tell me.my date of birth 19.01.1978

  21. I have completed AMICE(I) degree in civil engineering…may I will be able for wbcs OR OTHER GRADUATE LEVEL EXAMS??

    1. Is your degree full time or part time???

      1. distance course graduate can’t apply for wbcs?

        1. Any graduate can apply for the post including distance

    2. DHRUBOJYOTI BAGCHI

      Yes…..

  22. DHRUBOJYOTI BAGCHI

    My birthdate is 22/3/1997……can I elegable for wbcs group A,C ….2018

  23. mem ,I m student of ignou ba program,this is the distance education,can I eligible for wbcs ,please reply me

    1. Yes u r eligible once you complete the ur b.a

      1. Madhav chakrabarti

        What will be your suggestion for book’s to wbcs preparation.?

  24. thanks ,,, mem ,,,but mem I have completed my ba program(distance mode) this year ,next year can I apply ??

    1. yes you can apply for next year.

  25. mem,,ata ki deka hoy je candidates higher secondary kon stream theke asechhe,like science,arts,commerce,vocational stream ,,,,candidates of any stream in HS can apply for wbcs mainly candidates of vocational,mem please reply me

    1. there is no relation with stream in HS.

  26. WBCS exam need to any graduate degree in must 50% makrs?
    I am gradute in B.sc In general. but my persentage below 50%. can I apply wbcs exam?

    1. There is no such criteria till now.

  27. I am bsc(pass) graduate..I got 44.50% in my graduation..Am I eligible??

    1. Yes any graduate is eligible

  28. My qualifications is pursuing graduation……my 3rd yr was not total clear….I had a supply in a subject
    …can I eligible for wbcs exam??

    1. You need to have a graduation degree for WBCS. Will u get your certificate before recruitment process ?? If yes, then only you can apply.

  29. I am in 3 rd year of engineering .can I give the exam ?

  30. I am having myopia in eyes…can I apply?

    1. There is no physical / eyesight criteria for A C D group. For B group, check your physical standards as per WBPSC.

  31. Is 5 years BE(Evening/part-time) degree of Jadavpur university eligible for wbcs exam?

  32. is 5years BE(Evening/part-time) Graduate degree of Jadavpur university eligible for wbcs exam?

  33. I am SC candidate. DOB 6/8/73. Can i apply next Year for W B C S? Please confirm me.

  34. Madam,I am doing MBBS this year.Will I be eligible to appear for 2018 WBCS examination?

    1. it depends on whether you get your certificate before interview or not

  35. which language use for question paper only main paper

    1. in mains, question will be asked in English and Bengali

  36. bishwanath baruri

    my eye power is -5 in both eyes,,,am i eligible for wbcs exam,,,???if so ,,then for what post ?

    1. there is no eyesight limitation.

  37. Madam I am student of ignou , my graduation will be completed on december 2017 . Am I eligible for wbcs exam 2018.

  38. I am a student of mbbs,pgt 1st yr..can I eligible for wbcs..& if I get chance in wbcs..then shall I continue both wbcs service & my pgt course..

  39. dob=27/01/77.As a ph (oh)candidate,can I sit bcs next year I.e.2018

  40. my subjects is bio science.i want to do WBCS.Please advise?

  41. I will complete my BA 2018.can I appear for WBCS exam on 2018.

  42. ami honours graduate…akhn WBCS r frm fill up r samay graduation %age sudhu Honours subject r marks nye calculate korbo?
    na Honours+pass subject r marks total kore calculate korbo!

  43. I am a graduate in medical lab technology(bsc mlt).can i appear for wbcs 2018?

  44. I AM A GRADUATE IN BSC MLT(BACHELOR IN MEDICAL LAB TECHNOLOGY).CAN I APPEAR FOR WBCS 2018?

    1. Have you done this from recognized institute ? Then you are eligible.

      1. i have done it from west bengal university of health science.am i eligible for this exam??

      2. i completed my course from a college which is affiliated by west bengal university of health science.can i eligible for wbcs?

  45. if a candidate applied as st category ,but fail to produce certificate, then is she treated as general or be rejected at the time of document verification?
    (let she archived general cutoff marks.)

  46. i have 5 year gap after m.p…i lost my way then bt now i’m concentrating on my education again and i wanna apply for wbcs after graduate myself so can i appear in wbcs kindly help me regarding this . i’m too eager for wbcs and already started the syllabus for preparing …so can i go for it after graduate myself kindly help me madam i’ll waiting for your response ..

    1. If your age is within the upper limit than you can apply.

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