WBCS Eligibility Criteria 2024, Age Limit and Special Condition

WBCS Eligibility Criteria 2024

The WBCS Eligibility Criteria 2024 will be detailed in the official recruitment notification by the West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC). Applicants should carefully examine the criteria, including age limit, educational qualifications, nationality, and physical standards. An interested applicant who is Indian citizen having bachelor’s degree can apply for the post. The lower and upper age limit varies according to the Group. Some more conditions such as relaxation provided and physical standards are explained below.

The WBCS 2024 eligibility criteria are expected to remain consistent with the previous year, with any changes communicated through an official notification. Not meeting with the minimum eligibility standards will result in applicants being ineligible for WBCS Notification 2024. Candidates are urged to thoroughly understand and adhere to the eligibility criteria before applying for the WBCS exam.

WBPSC Eligibility 2024 Highlights

Exam NameWBCS 2024
Recruiting BodyWest Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC)
WBCS Exam FrequencyAnnual
Notification Release DateNot out yet
VacancyTo be notified
Selection ProcessPrelims
CategoryEligibility Criteria
WBCS Age LimitFor Group A: 21-36 years
For Group B: 20-36 years
For Group C: 21-36 years
For Group D: 21-39 years
Educational QualificationBachelor’s Degree
Physical StandardsHeight
Male – 165cm
Female – 150cm
Posting LocationWest Bengal
Official Websitewww.wbpsc.gov.in

WBCS Eligibility Criteria

To apply for the WB Civil Service Combined Competitive Exam 2024, candidates must review the detailed WBCS eligibility. The commission has set specific criteria that applicants need to meet. If failing to check all the list, can lead to rejection at any time of the recruitment process. The official recruitment notification outlines the eligibility criteria for WBCS 2024.

  • Age limit
  • Age Relaxation
  • Educational Qualification
  • Nationality/Citizenship
  • Physical Standards

WBCS – Age Limit (as on 1/1/2024)

The minimum and upper age limit for the candidates willing to apply for the West Bengal PSC exam varies according to the group and posts. The recruitment is done for four groups i.e. Group A, B, C and D. The age relaxation is also provided to the candidates who belong to reserved category and seek for the relaxation in their upper age limit.

Group-wise age limit is outlined below:

GroupMinimum AgeUpper Age
Group A21 years36 years
Group B20 years36 years
Group C21 years36 years
Group D21 years39 years

Age Relaxation

The maximum age relaxation for candidates from the reserved category who are applying for the WBCS 2024 exam is given below.

CategoryWBCS Age Relaxation
SC/ST from West Bengal5 years
OBC (Non Creamy Layer)3 years
Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (40% or more)Up to 45 years

West Bengal PSC – Nationality

In addition to other essential eligibility parameters, the nationality of candidates is a crucial factor in the recruitment process. The candidates applying to the WBPSC exam must be:

  • a citizen of India, or
  • a permanent citizen of the country and should possess government-approved documentation for verification of the same,

WBCS 2024 – Educational Qualification

Candidates aspiring to apply for WBCS 2024 must ensure they meet the educational requirements specified in the notification, along with adhering to the WBCS age limit. All applicants are required to possess a minimum educational qualification listed below, to apply for the exam.

  • Possess a degree from a recognized university in India.
  • Be able to read, write and speak in Bengali language.
  • Should not have Nepali as their mother tongue, or else they would be exempted.
  • Must be well-versed with the current happenings, both at the national and international levels.

Must Check WBCS Syllabus and Download the syllabus PDF

WBPSC Requirement: Physical Standards

Before you apply online, make sure you meet the physical standards and adhere to the WBCS age limit. Both male and female applicants must meet specific height requirements as part of the WBCS physical standards. Certain groups, like Garwalis, Gorkhas, Assamese Tribals, etc., may be eligible for height relaxation.

West Bengal Police Service (Group ‘B’)

GenderMale CandidatesFemale Candidates
Requirement165 cm150 cm

There are some more special post-wise conditions which may be helpful for you. Go through the conditions carefully.

WBPSC PostSpecial Condition
Assistant Canal Revenue OfficerWill have to work in remote areas and their jurisdiction will cover a large number of villages.
Will be required to attend Tehsil and Zilla Offices on bicycle for transport.
West Bengal Junior Social Welfare ServiceIn homes of blind/deaf/dumb- degree or Diploma or Certificate in the training of Blind and / or Deaf and Dumb shall be an essential qualification
West Bengal Subordinate Land Revenue Service, Grade – IHas good working knowledge of the Bengali Language, written and spoken.
Candidates with Nepali as their mother tongue will need to pass a departmental examination in Bengali in two years.
Shall be appointed provisionally and shall undergo a period of six months’ in-service training.
The training includes subjects such as cadastral survey, preparation of records-of-rights, revenue laws, elementary instructions in all other laws relevant for the service.
Candidates who fail to pass the end of Training Examination shall be liable to be discharged without notice.
Important ConditionMale candidates will be unsuitable for the posts meant for institutions for females.
Female candidates will be unsuitable for the posts meant for institutions for males.

To get the details of the WBCS Salary, check the article.

WBCS Eligibility Criteria Important Points 

  • Devices with digital and electrical components, such as smartwatches and smartphones, are prohibited in the exam room.
  • Except for a water bottle, candidates are not permitted to bring any food or beverages inside the exam area.
  • Borrowing stationery is not permitted in the hall. The applicants are required to bring their writing supplies.
  • The applicant has to be fluent in Bengali in both writing and speaking.
  • Candidates must be willing to work in the territories mentioned by the appropriate department.
  • As per the requirement in the respective positions, the candidates should have physical and medical fitness as per the eligibility guidelines.
  • The candidates should have the printouts and scanned copies of the required documents handy for verification for document verification.
  • The age for the recommended courses would stand valid as recorded only in their Madhyamik, or any other equivalent certificate.

WBCS Eligibility Criteria 2024 – FAQs

1. What are the eligibility for scribe for PwD candidates?

Candidates suffering from blindness or low vision or candidates with locomotor disability/ cerebral palsy with writing extremity may be allowed the help of scribe. The scribe should be arranged by the candidate themself.
The scribe should possess educational qualification not higher that the requisite qualification for the exam.

2. What is the age relaxation provided to OBC category candidates from West Bengal (Non-creamy layer)?

The OBC category candidates belonging to non-creamy layer can be provided 3 years of age extension.

3. Is any experience required for WBCS exam 2024?

No, any prior experience is not required for West Bengal PSC Exam.

4. What is the WBCS age limit for a general category?

The age restriction for WBCS in the general category varies depending on the category. For Groups A, B, and D, the minimum WBCS age requirement is 21, and for Group C posts, it is 20 years.

5. Is Bengali mandatory for the WBCS 2024 Exam?

No, there is no mention of Bengali language proficiency being required to take the exam in the WBCS notification. Before being allocated to the service, applicants must be able to communicate with staff members in Bengali.


Download 500+ Free Ebooks (Limited Offer)👉👉