Subject wise Important Topics for West Bengal Civil Service Preliminary Examination

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The West Bengal Civil Service Preliminary Examination will consist of only one paper, viz., a paper on “General Studies”. The paper will be of an objective type consisting of 200 multiple-choice questions. The paper will carry 200 marks and will be of 2½ hours duration. The standard of the paper will be of the level of knowledge as expected of a graduate of any faculty of a recognized University. The paper will include questions covering the following fields of knowledge:

SubjectsMarksTotal Marks
1. English Composition25 Marks200 Marks
2. General Science25 Marks
3. Current events of National & International Importance25 Marks
4. History of India25 Marks
5. Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal25 Marks
6. Indian Polity and Economy25 Marks
7. Indian National Movement25 Marks
8. General Mental Ability25 Marks

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ARE YOU PREPARING FOR WBCS PRELIMS 2020? DON’T FORGET TO COVER THESE IMPORTANT TOPICS.

1. ENGLISH COMPOSITION

  • One Word Substitution
  • Idioms
  • Phrasal Verbs
  • Preposition / Appropriate Preposition

2. GENERAL SCIENCE

i. Physics

  • Units
  • Work, Energy and Power
  • Sound, Heat and Light
  • Gravitation
  • Atomic and Nuclear Physics

ii. Chemistry

  • Atomic Structures and Radio Activity
  • Chemical Reactions and Changes
  • Acids, Beses and Salts
  • Metals, Non-Metals, Metallurgy and Man Made Materials

iii. Biology

  • Cell theory
  • Micro-Organism
  • Plant Biology
  • Human Biology
  • Diseases
  • Genetics and Biotechnology

3. CURRENT AFFAIRS

  • Important Appointments
  • Deaths
  • Important Place of News
  • Latest Government Scheme / App / Portal
  • Book and Writer
  • Important Days (with last celebrated themes)
  • Rank and Index (Publisher, Top Ranker, India Rank)
  • Awards
  • Sports
  • Bilateral Military Exercise
  • National and International Summit / Conference
  • News related to NITI Ayog, DRDO, ISRO etc
  • Important Changes in Indian Economy.
  • Nation and International Important News
[……. at least 1 years current affairs]

4. HISTORY OF INDIA

  • Harappan / Indus Civilization
  • Maurya Period
  • Gupta Period
  • Delhi Sultante
  • Mughal Period
  • Religious Movements
    • Buddhism and Jainism
    • Bhakti and Sufi Movement

5. GEOGRAPHY OF INDIA & WEST BENGAL

i. Indian Geography

  • Physical Features
  • Physiography
  • Drainage / River System
  • Climate, Soils, Vegetation
  • Population, Demography and Census
  • Mineral and Industry
  • Agriculture

ii. West Bengal Geography

  • Administrative Political Division / Political Geography
  • Physiography
  • Drainage / River Sister
  • Agriculture
  • Census

6. INDIAN POLITY

  • Features of Indian Constitution
  • Preamble
  • Citizenship
  • FR, DPSP and FD
  • President, Vice President and Governor
  • Parliament and State Assemblies
  • Supreme Court and High Courts
  • Attorney General, CAG, Election Commission ect.
  • Panchayat and Municipalities
  • Articles, Schedules and Amendments

7. INDIAN ECONOMY

  • Planning in India and Five Years Plans & NITI Aayog
  • Important Government Scheme(from 1950)
  • Fiscal and Monetary Policies
  • Banking
  • National and International Economic Organisations
  • Important changes / update recent Indian Economy

8. INDIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT

  • Socio-Religious Movements in 19th – 20th Centuries
  • Caste, Tribal, Peasant and Trade Union Movement
  • The Revolt of 1857
  • The Struggle Begins – Moderates Era
  • National Movement 1905-18 – Extremism Era
  • National Movement 1919-39 – Era of Mass Nationalism
  • National Movement – Towards Freedom and partition 1939-47

9. GENERAL MENTAL ABILITY

i. Arithmetic

  • Simplification
  • HCF & LCM
  • Percentage
  • Profit & Loss
  • Simple & Compound Interest
  • Average
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Time & Work
  • Time, Speed & Distance

ii. Reasoning

  • Syllogism
  • Analogy
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Word Formation
  • Blood Relations
  • Missing Number / Alphanumeric
  • Series Number / Alphanumeric
  • Venn Diagram
  • Directing & Distance
  • Odd One Out
  • Arranging words in Meaningful or Dictionary Order

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