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General Topics>previous questions of compulsory paper for WBCS main examination
sumandas 11:01 PM March 13th, 2012
please send me previous 5 years questions of compulsory paper and send me previous 10 years questions of optional paper 1-bengali 2-geography 3-botany for WBCS main examination.

nupur sharma 05:23 PM March 25th, 2012
I am looking for WBCS main exam syllabus of compulsory papers for my preparation . So please provide me the syllabus for WBCS ( Executive ) Main exam on which the question papers will be based .
Sumit Bhardwaj 05:25 PM March 25th, 2012
Originally Posted by nupur sharma:
I am looking for WBCS main exam syllabus of compulsory papers for my preparation . So please provide me the syllabus for WBCS ( Executive ) Main exam on which the question papers will be based .
WBCS main exam syllabus for compulsory papers and other has been already been update at

you can get it from there
Rupak Bhattacharjee 08:59 PM October 11th, 2012
plz send me previous two years geography main exam questions(wbcs) of my
prakash tamang 08:33 PM October 12th, 2012
hi i would like to get the past 10 years solved questions and answer for the preliminary exams for WBCS and also the dates on when this years application form dates my email address is
Prasanta biswas 01:39 PM October 17th, 2012
Please send me the 10 years mathematics question paper(optional) for WBCS(Main) to my gmail id
Sashwat 12:58 PM February 14th, 2014
WBCS have the following pattern in the mains examination:

One Indian Language Paper (100 marks)
One English Essay, Composition etc. Paper (100 marks)
One General Knowledge paper (100 marks)
One Constitution, Five Year Plan papers (100 marks)
One Arithmetic, Test of Reasoning Paper (100 marks)
Four Optional subjects papers (100 marks each)

Question Paper-WBCS-Main-Examination:

1. Write an essay on any one of the following : 40

(a) Literature influences life no less than life influences literature;

(b) Changing patterns of women’s employment in India;

(c) Duties and responsibilities of a Government servant;

(d) Street-names;

(e) “Style is the man”.

2. Make a precis of the following passage and add an appropriate title; 20

The habit of reading is one of the greatest resources of mankind; and we enjoy reading books that belong to us much more than if they are borrowed. A borrowed book is like a guest in the house; it must be treated with punctiliousness, with a certain considerate formality. You must see that it sustains no damage; it must not suffer while under your roof. You cannot leave it carelessly nor can you mark it; you cannot turn down the pages. You cannot use it familiarly. And then, some day, although this is seldom done, you return it as scheduled.

But your own books belong to you; you treat them with that affectionate intimacy that annihilates formality. Books are for use, not for show, you should own no book that you are afraid to mark up, or afraid to place on the table, wide open and face down. A good reason for marking favourite passages in books is that this practice enables you to remember more easily the significant sayings, to refer to them quickly, and then in later years it is like visiting a forest where you once blazed a train. You have the pleasure of going over the old ground, and recalling both the intelluctual scenery and your own earlier self.

Everybody should begin collecting a private library in youth; the instinct of private property which is fundamental in human beings, can here be cultivated with every advantage and no evils. One should have one’s own bookshelves, which should not have doors, glass-windows or keys’ they should be free and accessible to the hand as well as to the eye. The best of mural decorations is books; they are more varied in colour and appearance than any wall paper, they are more attractive in design, and they have the prime advan¬tage of being separate personalities, so that if you sitg alone in the room in the firelight you are surrounded with intimate friends. The knowledge that they are there in plain view, is both stimulating and refreshing. You do not have to read them all. Most of my indoor life is spent in a room containing six thousand books; and I have a stock answer to the invariable question that comes from strangers: “Have you read all of these books ?” “Yes,” I say, “and some of them twice.” This reply is both true and unexpected.

There are of course no friends like living, breathing, corporeal men and women; my devotion to reading have never made me a recluse. But book friends have this advantage over living friends; you can enjoy the most truly aristocratic society in the world whenever you want it. The great dead are beyond our physical reach, and the great living are usually almost as inaccessible. As for our personal friends and acquaintances, we cannot always see them. Perchance they are asleep, or away on a journey. But in a private library you can at any moment converse with Socrates or Shakespeare or Carlyle or Dumas or Dickens or Barrie or Galsworthy. And there is no doubt that in these bookss you see these men at their best. They wrote for you. They “laid themselves out”. They did their ultimate best to entertain you, to make a favourable impression. You are necessary to them as an audienceis to an actor. Only instead of seeing them naked you look into their inmost heat of hearts. (570 words)

3. Make idiomatic sentences with five of the following : 2 x 5

(a) bone of contention,

(b) Hobson’s choice,

(c) bad debt,

(d) gift of the gab,

(e) eternal triangle,

(f) pay through the nose,

(g) alpha and omega,

(h) A.B.C.

4. Choose five of the following words and write two sentences with each, treating it first as a noun and then as a verb : 2 x 5

(a) people,

(b) paper,

(c) box,

(d) sort,

(e) air,

(f) ripple,

(g) breeze,

(h) screw

5. Attempt an English rendering of one of the following passages: 20
Sashwat 03:38 PM March 24th, 2014
West Bengal Civil Service Main Examination consists of six compulsory papers. Each paper carries 200 marks and of duration 3 hours.

Sample Questions:

1. Write an essay on the literary & historical importance of Piers Plowman.

2. Mathew Arnold called the eighteenth century an “Age of Prose”. Do you think he was justified ? Explain.

3. ‘The Romantic poets were not really interested in Nature ; their subject was man’. Do you agree ? Give reasons for your answer.

4. Write an essay on the rise of woman novelists in the nineteenth century.

5. Should, in your opinion, the works of Salman Rushdie and other writers of Indian origin be included in the study of English Literature ? Give reasons for your answer.

6. Write critical notes on any two of the following :

(a) the Wife of Bath’s Tale

(b) The Fairie Queene

(c) Utopia

(d) Gulliver’s Travels

(e) Seamus Heaney

(f) Nadine Gordimer

Group - B

7. Write an essay on the role of dictionaries in defining the contours of language.

8. Explain how the study of words of French origin in English can reveal the social history of nations.

9. Write philological notes on any eight of the following :

justice, interject, balcony, earth, right, maelstrom, bureaucracy, recipe, mammoth, alcohol, banana, bletsian, ugly, hwyl, chit.

Group - C

10. ‘The final scenes of Shakespeare’s comedies resolve most conflicts, but leave some questions unanswered’. Discuss with specific references to any two Shakespearean comedies.

11. ‘The heroes of Shakespeare’s tragedies are Renaissance men fighting the moral values of a feudal order’. Do you agree with this comment ? Argue your case with reference to any one play.

12. Write an essay on Shakespeare’s use of imagery.

13. Write an essay on any one:

(a) Shakespearean scholarship in the eighteenth century.

(b) Systems of patronage of drama in the Elizabethan age.

(c) The ‘outsider’ figure in Shakespeare’s plays.

(d) Shakespeare and feminist scholarship.
Dolon Biswas 02:25 PM April 21st, 2014
plz give me previous 10 years question paper of geography main & compulsory papers
sabina yasmin 04:45 PM August 9th, 2014
Please send me wbcs main questions for optional statistics
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