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WBCSC Clerical Cadre/Staff Officer/Sub Accountant Exam Syllabus & Pattern

West Bengal Co- operative Service Commission (WBCSC) recruitment of different posts such as Clerical Cadre, Staff officer, Sub Accountant and many other in different institutions. There are several vacancies in the different posts. Below is the syllabus and pattern for the examination which can be followed so as to score good in the exam.

WBCSC Exam Pattern– The candidates of different posts will see a compulsory paper for all posts. For some posts such as Fundamentals of Accountancy, general banking Awareness and Law, paper 2 will be conducted.

Time Allotted- Paper 1- 2 hours and Paper 2- 1 Hour

NOTE- 1/3rd of the marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

WBCSC Exam Syllabus-

The compulsory Paper 1 Syllabus is-

  1. General English- Nouns & pronouns, verbs, infinitive & gerund, Tenses, Mood and Voice, adverbs, Antonyms, Synonyms, Interrogative sentences, Errors correcting, Comprehension, Spelling mistakes, Adjectives, Phrases, Idioms
  2. Logical Reasoning & Aptitude Test- Direction test, Analogy, Numerical Aptitude, Classification, Analytical reasoning, Series, Missing Characters, Blood Relations, Cubes & Dices, Number Sequence, Venn Diagrams, Alphabets arrangements, Ranking Sequence, Time sequence, Coding & decoding
  3. Basic Arithmetic- Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Elementary Mensuration, Decimal fractions, Percentage, Profit & loss, Unitary method, Ratio, Averages, Problem on ages, HCF & LCM, Square roots, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Simplification
  4. General Knowledge- Indian History, Geography, Economy, Public Administration, Agriculture, Science & technology, Current affairs
  5. Computer Knowledge- MS Office details and basic knowledge of computers

The Paper 2 syllabus details are- For The recruitment post of Fundamentals of Accounting-

Fundamentals of Accounting & Book keeping-

Accounting concepts, accounting terminologies, types of book keeping, knowledge of vouchers, challans, invoices and records, principles of book keeping and accountancy

Maintenance of different books and accounts-

Books of prime entry and books of final entry, cash books preparations, assets and liabilities, closing stock, capital expenditure, preparation of day books, preparation of bank reconciliation statements, capital expenditure and revenue expenditure

Miscellaneous Accounting practices and Procedures-

Definition for bad debts/ non- performing assets and provisions for same, Methods of depreciation calculation, reserves types, net profit fixation and ideas of handling TDS

Accounting Standards adopted in India

Definition, GAAP, Accounting of Non- profit making organizations, reporting of various financial statements, difference in hand written formats and compressed formats

Preparation of Important Financial Statements-

Errors type, Trail balance preparation, Preparation of trading, profit & loss, Preparation od balance sheet, marshaling of balance sheet, preparation of post balance sheet

Analysis of Balance Sheet and Calculation of Important ratios-

Net profit ratio, gross profit ratio, return on equity, return per share, return on investment, debt equity ratio, capital adequacy ratio, debt service coverage ratio, Current ratio, Quick ratio, Net working capital turnover ratio, Debt to total fund ratio


Definition, difference between external & internal audits, Performance Audit of customers, treatment of normal/ abnormal loss, Types of audits

For recruitment of General banking Awareness-

Government schemes, basic concepts of modern day banking, services and products offered by banks in india, basic knowledge of important banking laws, role of RBI and NABARD, Structure of District administration, loans advanced by banks, history of cooperative movements, role of cooperative societies in rural development, Role of Panchayat institutions

For Recruitment into Law-

Knowledge in bank related Basic Civil laws-

  1. Banking Regulation Act 1949 and the deposit insurance and credit guarantee corporation act 1961
  2. Taxation laws including The Income Tax Act 1961 and rules under the West Bengal Value Added Tax Act 2003
  3. West Bengal Co- operative Societies Act 2006 and The West Bengal Co operative Societies Rules 2011 and The Multi State Co operative Societies Act 2002 and Multi State Co operative Societies Rules 2002
  4. The Employees Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1952, the Payment of Bonus Act 1965, The Payment of Gratuity Act 1972
  5. The Reserve Bank of India Act 1934 and The National bank of Agriculture and Rural development (NABARD) Act 1981
  6. The arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996
  7. The companies Act 1956
  8. The Suits valuation Act 1887 and The West Bengal Court Fees Act 1970
  9. The Bengal Public Demand Recovery Act 1913
  10. The Prevention of Money Laundering Act 2002 and the Information Technology Act 2000
  11. The Securitization and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and enforcement of security interest Act 2002
  12. The Indian Contract Act 1972, The Indian Trusts Act 1882, The Transfer of Property Act 1882, The partnership Act 1932 and Negotiable instruments Act 1881, Negotiable Instrument Act 2002

Knowledge of Procedural Laws and their applications-

  1. Judicial Practices in Civil Suits and knowledge of The ode of Civil procedure
  2. The India Evidence Act 1872, the Bankers Book Evidence Act 1891, The Code of Criminal Procedure 1973
  3. Application of The Prevention of Corruption Act 1988
  4. Basic Ingredients of Preparation of Mortgage documents, Loan agreements, indemnity Bonds, Deed of Assignment, Power of Attorney, legal notices, Civil Suits for recovery of Bank’s Dues & Attachment of Mortgaged properties and other collateral securities

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