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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    WB Police Recruitment
  • Mode of Conduction
  • Exam Duration
    1 hour
  • Official Website
  • Total Marks
    Preliminary Exam – 100 Final Written Test – 85 Interview – 15
  • Total No. of Questions
    Preliminary Exam -100 Final Written Test - 85
Eligibilty Criteria

Nationality: Applying candidates must be a citizen of India.

Gender: Recruitment for the post of Constable in West Bengal Police requires Male candidates only.

Academic qualification: Candidates can apply for the post if they have successfully passed the Madhyamik exam from the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) or the Class 10 final examination from any nationally acclaimed Board.

Language: The candidate must be well versed in the Bengali language, i.e. he must be able to read, speak and write Bengali. However, this criterion may not be applicable to residents of the hilly sub-districts of Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts. Provisions laid down in West Bengal Official Language Act, 1961 will be applicable to them.

NVF, Home Guard personnel & Civic Volunteers: These Sahayak workers serving in West Bengal Police can also apply if they have completed 3 years in their service.

Age Limit: The minimum age limit is 18 and the upper limit is 27 years, but reserved category candidates are given some relaxation in the upper age limit.

Category Minimum Age Upper Age limit
General and others 18 years 27 years
SC / ST 32 years
OBC 30 years

Applicants with a service background of NVF and Home Guard personnel are eligible for relaxation in age limit according to Government order. However, Civic Volunteers are exempted from such relaxations.

Physical Standards: Candidates applying must ensure that they qualify the minimum requirements of physical standards as given below,

Category Height Weight Chest
Without expansion With expansion
Candidates of all categories except GorkhasGarhwalisRajbanshi, and ST 167 cm 57 kg 78 cm 83 cm
GorkhasGarhwaliesRajbanshi, and ST candidates 160 cm 53 kg 76 cm 81 cm
Exam Pattern

Candidates will have to appear for a Preliminary and a Final written test for the post of Constable in WBP. On qualifying for the preliminary test, shortlisted candidates will be allowed to appear for the Mains exam and other subsequent tests.

  • Prelims will be of qualifying nature only.
  • Questions in both phases will be of objective type.
  • The question paper will be bilingual – in Bengali and Nepali, except for the English section in the Mains exam.
  • The tests will be for 1 hour each; there will be no sectional time limit.
  • A total of 100 questions will be asked in Prelims and 85 in Mains.
  • Each question will carry 1 mark.
  • There will be a negative marking of 0.25 for every wrong answer.

Preliminary Exam

Sections Subjects Number of Questions Marks Time Duration
I General Awareness & General Knowledge 50 50 1 hour
II Elementary Mathematics 30 30
III Reasoning Ability 20 20
Total 100 100

Final Written Exam

Sections Subjects Number of Questions Marks Time Duration
I General Awareness & General Knowledge 25 25 1 hour
II English 25 25
III Elementary Mathematics 20 20
IV Reasoning & Logical Analysis 15 15
Total 85 85

The subject–wise syllabus for all the subjects in the Preliminary and Final written test has been given below. Please check the official website for more information.

General Awareness & General Knowledge Culture, Indian Constitution, Budget and Five Year Plans, National and International Current Affairs, Science – Inventions & Discoveries, Knowledge of Current Events, General Politics Countries and Capitals, History, Geography, Economy, Banking and Finance, Scientific Research, Important Economic and Financial News, Sports
Elementary Mathematics Number systems, Statement & Condition, Ratio and Proportion, Averages, Percentages, Use of Tables & Graphs, Decimals & Fractions, Computation of whole numbers, Interest, Ratio & Time, Statements & Conclusions, Time & Distance, Profit & Loss, Discount, Mensuration, Time and Work, Fundamental arithmetic operations
English Substitution, Synonyms, and Antonyms, Sentence Completion, Prepositions, Transformation, Active & Passive Voice, Spotting Errors, Passage completion, Sentence Arrangement, Idioms and Proverbs, Para Completion, Spelling test, Joining sentences, Fill in the blanks, Error correction
Reasoning Ability Blood Relation, Clocks Calendar & Age, Direction sense, Cubes & Dices, Day sequence, Coding-Decoding, Puzzles, Statement and Assumptions, Statement and Conclusion, Input and Output, Cause and Effect, Statements and Arguments, Decision Making, Data Sufficiency, Analogies, Symbols and Notations, Logical problems, Logical Deductions, Course of Action, Inferences, Syllogism

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