WBCS Main Paper VI (Arithmetic and Reasoning) Preparation Strategy, Micro Syllabus and Previous Papers

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West Bengal Public Service Commission sets the West Bengal Civil Service exam syllabus. There are three tiers in the examination – (1) Preliminary, (2) Main and (3) Interview.
The WBCS Main Examination shall consist of six compulsory papers and one optional subject consisting of two papers (Only for candidates applying for group A and / or B) to be chosen by the candidates from the list of optional subjects given below. There will be two 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 and remaining two compulsory papers i.e. Paper – I and Paper – II will be of conventional type written examination.

In this article, candidates will understand the WBCS Main PAPER VI (Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning) detailed micro syllabus, important books, and previous year question papers.

PAPER PATTERN

TOPICSMARKS
(i) Arithmetic100
(ii) Test of Reasoning100

MICRO SYLLABUS - ARITHMETIC

SUBTOPICS FOCUSED AREAS
  • Basic numeracy
  • Test of Arithmetic
  • Numbers and their relations, the order of magnitude
  • Simplification
  • HCF and LCM of numbers
  • Percentage
  • Profit, Loss, and Discount
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Average
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Mixture
  • Partnership
  • Time, Work and Wages
  • Pipe and Cisterns
  • Speed, Time and Trains
  • Boats and Streams
  • Races and Games
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Data Interpretation
  • Calendar
  • Clocks
  • Permutations, Combinations, and Probability
  • Mensuration
  • Problems based on 2D Shapes – Triangle, Square, Rectangle, Circle, Rhombus, Parallelogram, Trapezium, Quadrilaterals
  • Problems based on 3D Shapes – Cube, Cuboid, Sphere, Hemisphere, Cylinder, Cone, Prism, Pyramids
  • Advanced Mathematics
  • Indices and Surds
  • Basic Algebraic Identities
  • Linear Equations
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Basic Trigonometry – Angles, Ratios, Identities. Heights and Distances
  • Basic Geometry – Lines, Angles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Polygons and Circles

MICRO SYLLABUS - TEST OF REASONING

SUBTOPICSFOCUSED AREAS
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Number Series
  • Letter and Symbol Series
  • Odd One Out
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Verbal Classification
  • Analogies
  • Matching Definitions
  • Logical Deduction
  • Artificial Language
  • Logical Problems
  • Statement and Assumption/Argument/Conclusion
  • Making Judgments
  • Arranging words in Meaningful or Dictionary Order
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Logical Sequence of Words
  • Syllogism
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Analogy
  • Character Puzzles
  • Classification
  • Arithmetic Reasoning
  • Blood Relation Test
  • Series Completion
  • Dice
  • Cube and Cuboid
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Direction Sense Test
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Verification of Truth
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Mirror Images
  • Water Images
  • Embedded Images
  • Figure Matrix
  • Paper Cutting
  • Grouping of Images
  • Shape Construction
  • Pattern Completion
  • Paper Folding
  • Rule Detection
  • Dot Situation
  • Image Analysis
  • Minimum Colors required to Paint

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

ARITHMETIC
Mathematics 9700+ Objective Questions by Rakesh YadavBuy from Amazon
Quantitative Aptitude by R S AggarwalBuy from Amazon
Elementary and Advanced Mathematics by Kiran PrakashanBuy from Amazon
TEST OF REASONING
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R S AggarwalBuy from Amazon
Logical and Analytical Reasoning by A K GuptaBuy from Amazon
PRACTICE BOOKS AND MOCK TEST
UPSC CSAT Paper II Previous Questions Download
WB PSC Previous General Mental Ability Questions All ExamDownload
Exam Prostuti’s WBCS Main Test SeriesLearn more

PREVIOUS YEAR QUESTION PAPERS

Download WBCS Main 2019 Paper VI Arithmetic and Test of ReasoningClick here
Download WBCS Main 2018 Paper VI Arithmetic and Test of ReasoningClick here
Download WBCS Main 2017 Paper VI Arithmetic and Test of ReasoningClick here
Download WBCS Main 2016 Paper VI Arithmetic and Test of ReasoningClick here
Download WBCS Main 2015 Paper VI Arithmetic and Test of ReasoningClick here
Download WBCS Main 2014 Paper VI Arithmetic and Test of ReasoningClick here

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