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WB Police Constable Exam Pattern 2021: Check section-wise paper pattern and marking scheme

Safalta Expert Published by: Himani Mehra Updated Sun, 29 Aug 2021 07:00 PM IST


Check WB Police Constable Exam Pattern here with Safalta. Get to know the section-wise paper pattern and marking scheme along with the syllabus.
West Bengal Police recruits eligible and interested candidates to the post of Constable every year. Candidates who are aspiring to appear for West Bengal Police Constable Exam should know all the details about the exam such as eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus and so on. WB Police Constable exam pattern highlights the important details of the exam such as the subjects from which questions are asked in the exam, marking scheme, duration of the exam and so on. Candidates can strategise their preparation better if they are aware of the exam pattern. Read this article to know all about WB Police Constable Exam Pattern. If you are preparing for competitive exams and are looking for expert guidance then download our app- 'Exam Taiyari App' and boost your preparation. Prepare for any competitive exam with Free Courses, E-books, and Mock-Tests on Safalta App.


WB Police Constable Exam Pattern

The exam consists of 3 Papers and a Physical Test.
The papers are 
  1. Written Screening test
  2. Final Combined Written examination
The Final Written examination consists of :
  1.      Paper 1 - Similar to phase 1 
  2.      Paper 2- English 
  3.      Paper 3 - Bengali/ Hindi / Urdu / Nepali
Phase 1 is to be  completed in 90 minutes
For the final written examination, the time duration is as follows.
  1.      Paper 1 - 2 hours 
  2.      Paper 2- English - 1 hour
  3.      Paper 3 - Bengali/ Hindi / Urdu / Nepali- 1 hour
The detailed exam pattern is covered below.

Phase 1 - Written Round 

This is a qualifying round for the physical test. The duration is 90 minutes and the maximum possible marks are 100. There is a provision for negative marking 1/4 th of marks will be deducted for the wrong answer. Cut-off will be declared by the board.
Section  Questions  Marks 
Airthematic 25 50
Logical and Analytical Reasoning 25 50
General Studies 50 100
Total  100 200

Final Written examination

This is the main stage marks with the physical test are added to determine the merit list. This stage is for 200 marks. The details are as follows.
  1.      Paper 1 - 100 marks 
  2.      Paper 2- English - 50 marks 
  3.      Paper 3 - Bengali/ Hindi / Urdu / Nepali- 50 marks
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Time duration is two hours.
Section  Questions  Marks 
Airthematic and General Studies 25 50
Logical and Analytical Reasoning 25 50
Total  50 100

WB Police Constable - Physical Test.

This has two parts physical measurements and physical efficiency test. The details are covered below.

Physical Measurements
Constable  Height (minimum) Weight (minimum) Chest 
Male  167 cm 58 Kg  78 cm without expansion, 83 cm Chest with Expansion (5 cm)
Female  160 Cm 49 Kg N/A

The relaxations are as per state governments rules. Refer to the official notification for details.
Physical Efficiency Test
Constable  Race  Time 
Male  1600 Meters Run  6 Minutes 30 Seconds
Female  800 Meters Run 4 Minutes

WB Police Constable Syllabus

As per the official notification, the written exam(screening test) consists of 3 sections namely- Airthematic, Logical and Analytical Reasoning, General Studies. The knowledge of the syllabus in detail can provide an edge to candidates over others. We have elaborated the syllabus into topics for your benefit. The syllabus is given below.
Section  Topics 
  • Interest
  • Ratio and Time
  • Statements & Conclusions
  • Time and Distance
  • Profit and Loss
  • Discount
  • Mensuration
  • Time and Work
  • Fundamental arithmetical operations
  • Number Systems
  • Statement & Condition
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Averages
  • Percentages
  • Use of Tables and Graphs
  • Decimals and Fractions
  • Computation of Whole Numbers
  • The relationship between Numbers
Logical and Analytical Reasoning
  • Blood Relation
  • Clocks Calendar and Age
  • Direction and Senses
  • Cubes and Dices
  • Statements and Arguments
  • Decision Making
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Analogies
  • Symbols and Notations
  • Logical Problems
  • Logical Deductions
  • Course of Action
  • Inferences
  • Syllogism
  • Day Sequence
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Puzzles Series
  • Statement and Assumptions
  • Statements and Conclusions
  • Input and Output
  • Cause and Effect
General Studies
  • General Politics
  • Countries & Capitals
  • History
  • Geography
  • Economy, Banking, and Finance
  • Economy
  • Scientific Research
  • Important Financial & Economic News
  • Sports
  • Culture
  • Indian Constitution
  • Budget and Five Year Plans
  • India and its neighboring countries
  • Current Affairs – National & International
  • Science – Inventions & Discoveries
  • Knowledge of Current Events

WB Police Constable Syllabus - Final Round 

This round includes two language papers and one paper similar to the screening test. Paper 1 will test Airthematic, Logical and Analytical Reasoning, General Studies. Paper 2 is English and Paper 3 consists of Bengali/ Hindi / Urdu / Nepali. The syllabus for language pares is given below.
Paper  Syllabus
  • Substitution
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Sentence Arrangement
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Para Completion
  • Spelling Test
  • Joining Sentences
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Sentence Completion
  • Prepositions
  • Transformation
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Spotting Errors
  • Passage Completion
  • Error Correction (Phrase in Bold)
  • Error Correction (Underlined Part)
Bengali/ Hindi / Urdu / Nepali
  • भाषा के अंग
  • काल
  • संधि
  • शब्द व शब्द के भेद
  • हिंदी व्याकरण
  • लिपि
  • हिन्दी भाषा का विकास
  • तत्सम, तद्भव
  • संज्ञा, सर्वनाम, विशेषण
  • क्रिया, क्रियाविशेषण
  • लिंग, कारक, वचन
  • अपठित गद्यांश
  • लोकोक्तियाँ एवं मुहावरे
  • अलंकार
  • विलोम
  • पर्यायवाची
  • समास, रस,
  • वाक्यांशों के लिए शब्द निर्माण,
  • वाक्य संशोधन, इत्यादि|

WB Police Constable Exam Pattern FAQs

Q. How many stages are there in WB Police Constable Exam?

A. WB Police Constable Exam comprises of a total of three stages- Written Screening Test, Final Combined Written Examination and Physical Efficiency Test.

Q. Is there negative marking in WB Police Written Screening Test?

A. Yes there is negative marking in WB Police Written Screening Test. 1/4 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer.

Q. How many questions are asked in WB Police Constable Written Screening Test?

A. A total of 100 questions are asked in WB Police Constable Written Screening Test.

Q. How many questions are asked in WB Police Constable Final Combined Written Examination?

A. A total of 50 questions are asked in WB Police Constable Final Combined Written Examination.


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