WBSSC CGL Syllabus For Combined Graduate Level Mains Exam Pattern

After completing the prelims exam WBSSC is looking forward to conduct mains examination in which candidate who have cleared the prelims exam can sit. Now most of the candidate, who are giving this exam for the first time, might be wondering what all they have to study to make a difference in the examination. Well we have the solution below we are providing the WBSSC CGL Main Exam Pattern and Syllabus. Examination is being conducted for the posts: Inspector, Research Investigator and Fishery Extension officer, Minority Development Officer, Backward Classes Welfare. Generally the whole selection process falls under three stages:

  1. Preliminary Exam
  2. Mains Examination
  3. Interview

We have to examination each and every stage clearly.

Preliminary Examination

Question paper will be objective type.

There will be 135 question consisting of 150 marks and should be completed in 90 minutes.

Subject No. of Questions Marks/Question Max. Marks
General Knowledge 50 1 50
English 55 1 55
Mathematics 30 1.5 45
TOTAL 150 135

WBSSC CGL Prelims Exam Syllabus

General Knowledge

In this section questions from 10th class level would be asked.

  1. Physics
  2. Chemistry
  3. Biology
  4. History
  5. Geography
  6. Civics

General Standard

In these sections you have to cover knowledge about the national & international happening which can make a difference and study topics on National, International, Abbreviations, Current Affairs, Art & Culture, Sports, Reasoning, and Computer.

English (Must be of 12th class level)

  1. Comprehension
  2. Grammar Synonyms & Antonyms
  3. Spelling
  4. Idioms/Phrases
  5. Sentence Correction


  1. Higher Secondary or equivalent Standard
  2. Average
  3. Ratio & Proportion
  4. PercentageTime & Distance/ Time & Work
  5. Algebra
  6. Trigonometry & Geometry
  7. Mensuration
  8. Simple Interest
  9. Profit & Loss

Mains Examination

Candidates who have cleared the prelims examination will be eligible for the mains examination based on the marks scored. For few posts like Research Investigator or for Fishery Extension Officer will not have separate Mains Examination for these two posts and directly interview will be conducted.

However candidates who have applied for Inspector, Backward Classes Welfare or for Minority Development Officer will have to face mains examination after clearing the prelims.

WBSSC CGL Mains Exam Pattern

There will be descriptive test containing 100 marks and should be completed in 120 minutes.

Topic Marks Allotted
Précis Writing in English 25
Report Writing in English 25
Essay Writing in
Letter Writing in

Interview Sections

Serial Number Post Total Interview Marks
1 Fishery extension Officer 15
2 Research Investigator 15
3 Minority Development Officer 15
4 Inspector Backward Classes Welfare 10

List of posts and marks allotted based on which final selection would be made.

Name of the Post Preliminary Mains Interview Total Marks
Fishery Extension Officer 150 ————- 15 165
Research Investigator 150 ————- 15 165
Minority Development Officer 150 100 15 265
Inspector Backward Classes Welfare 150 100 10 260

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  1. Navneet Kaur says:

    I’m in B tech 4th year. Am I eligible for WBSSC exam.

    1. Hi Navneet,

      This syllabus is for WBSSC CGL mains exam (to be held on 4.10.15) and it happens for ones who have cleared Preliminary exam earlier.
      For any further clarifications, Kindly let us know.

  2. Meenakshi Mitra says:

    what questions are generally asked in the interview for the post of inspector of backward classes?

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