WBCS preliminary 2020 expected cutoff and previous years cutoff

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Every year West Bengal Public Service Commission(WBPSC) conducts West Bengal Civil Service(WBCS) Exam to recruit eligible candidates for the posts of the state Government Group-A and Group -B Services. The examination consists of two parts – (1) Written Examination and (2) Personality Test. Written Examination will be held in two successive stages, viz., (i) Preliminary Examination (Objective Type) and (ii) Main Examination (Both Objective and Conventional Type). A number of candidates to be selected on the results of the Preliminary Examination will be allowed admission to the Main Examination and a number of candidates to be selected on the results of the Main Examination will be called to appear at the Personality Test.

West Bengal Civil Service Preliminary Examination is meant to serve as a screening test wherein a candidate has to secure qualifying marks for eligible for Main Examination. Every year around 2 lakh candidates appear for WBCS prelims, out of which around 13000 qualifies for mains and the end only around 500 candidates to crack highly dignified state civil services exam.

Cutoff of WBCS Preliminary Examination

The cut off of WBCS Preliminary Exam is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates need to secure to qualify for WBCS Main Exam.

Cutoff for WBCS Preliminary Examination is determined on the factors such as the number of candidates who sit for the examination, level of difficulty of examination, reservations, Candidate selection ratio for the respective stage- prelims, mains and interview, etc. Keeping in mind the convenience of the candidates, we are giving detailed cut-offs and the number of candidates qualified for the main exam of the previous year:

Previous Year Preliminary Exam Cutoff and Number of Candidates Qualified

GROUP OF SERVICES GEN GEN (PH) OBCA OBCA (PH) OBCB OBCB (PH) SC SC (PH) ST ST (PH) CANDIDATES QUALIFIED
2019 105.13 94.21 101.05 88.78 101.06 86.11 96.18 85.21 73.13 51.13 15997
2018 97.67 93.67 96.67 92.67 96.67 92.67 89.33 85.33 68.67 64.67 11036
2017 NA NA NA NA NA 7922
2016 83 NA NA NA NA 6185
2015 113 112 113 112 93 5269
2014 101 99 101 99 78 NA
2013 111 111 111 106 78 NA
2012 109 107 107 103 107 103 103 74 74 70 NA
2011 98 96 96 90 65 NA
2010 95 90 90 85 65 NA
2009 118 114 114 110 85 NA
2008 108 106 106 101 80 NA
2007 104 100 100 93 62 NA
2006 NA NA NA NA NA NA
2005 110 105 105 100 75 NA
2004 106 100 100 95 65 NA
2003 105 102 102 95 65 NA
2002 100 95 95 87 60 NA
NA – Data Not Available

Expected cutoff of WBCS Preliminary Exam 2020

The West Bengal Civil Service 2020 Preliminary exam has been conducted on 9th February 2020. The answer key of the WBCS prelims exam is available on the Public Service Commission website.
Expected Cutoff Gen: 105 (+/-5)
OBC: 103 (+/-5)
SC: 96 (+/-5)
ST: 75 (+/-5)
Expected Number of Candidates Qualified for Main Exam 13000+
Date of Main Exam (Tentative) July 2020

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