West Bengal Audit and Accounts Service Exam 2016
|Commencement of submission of online application : The 25th April, 2016 from 11:30 A.M.|
|Closing date for submission of fees through online : The 17th May, 2016 ( upto 12:00 Midnight )|
|Closing date for submission of online application : The 17th May , 2016. ( upto 12:00 Midnight )|
|Closing date for submission of fees through offline : The 18th May, 2016.|
The Public Service Commission, West Bengal will hold the West Bengal Audit and Accounts Service Recruitment Examination, 2016 on the results of which recruitment will be made to the posts in the West Bengal Audit and Accounts Service. The rules of the examination and other particulars are stated in the following paragraphs. A candidate should verify from the notified rules whether he/she is eligible for admission to the examination. The conditions prescribed cannot be relaxed.
The West Bengal Audit and Accounts Service Recruitment Examination will be held in two successive stages, viz., (i) Preliminary Examination (Objective Type) and (ii) Main Examination ( Conventional Type ) followed by Personality Test. A number of candidates to be selected on the results of the Preliminary Examination will be allowed admission to the Main Examination and a number of candidates to be selected on the results of the Main Examination will be called to appear at the Personality Test.
The West Bengal Audit and Accounts Service Preliminary Examination will be held at various centres in Kolkata and Darjeeling in July, 2016 or thereabout. Only scheduled tribe’ candidates of Darjeeling district and other candidates of the three hill sub-divisions, namely Darjeeling Sadar, Kalimpong and Kurseong will be allowed to appear at Darjeeling centre. The Main Examination will be held in Kolkata only. The schedule for the Main Examination will be announced later on. The Personality Test will be held thereafter in the office of the Public Service Commission, West Bengal, in Kolkata.
WBPSC Audit and Accounts Service Pay Scale 2016 : (PB-4A) 15,600/- to 42,000/- + G.P. 5,400/- Gross emoluments at the entry level : 21,000/- besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules.
No. of West Bengal Audit and Accounts Service Vacancy 2016 : 120 [ Unreserved – 66, SC – 26, ST – 07, OBC(A) – 11, OBC(B) – 08, PH – 02
- Having regard to the nature of jobs of officers of the W.B.A & A.S., the Governor, in exercise of the powers conferred under section – 33 of the Persons with Disabilities ( Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights & Full Participation ) Act, 1995 has been pleased to exempt this Department from making reservation of posts in the cadre of the W.B.A. & A.S. for persons suffering from blindness or low vision [ vide Finance (Audit) Department Notification No.2768-F dated 06.04.2006 ].
- The benefits of reservation of vacancies for S.C/S.T/B.C. candidates are admissible to S.C./S.T./B.C. candidates of West Bengal only. The S.C./S.T./B.C. candidates of other States shall be treated as general candidates.
WBPSC Audit and Accounts Service Exam Qualifications 2016 :
A candidate must have the following qualifications which should be clearly stated in the application. The qualifications prescribed in the advertisement are as per the notified recruitment rules issued by the Government Candidates must fulfil the qualifications by the closing date.
A Bachelor’s degree in Commerce of a recognized University or Membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India or Membership of the Institute of Costs and Works Accountants of India.
Age Limit for WBPSC Audit and Accounts Service Exam 2016 : Not more than 32 years as on 01.01.2016 ( i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January, 1984 ).
Concession in Age : The upper age limit is relaxable by 5 years for S.C. & S.T. candidates and by 3 years for B.C. candidates. In the case of Persons with Disabilities (PWD), the upper age limit is relaxable upto 45 years. No relaxation
is applicable to S.C./S.T./B.C. candidates of other States as they shall be treated as general candidates.
Note : Date of birth as recorded only in the Madhyamik or equivalent certificate will be accepted.
The age limits apply to all candidates whether in Government Service or not.
Candidates with Locomotor Disability / Cerebral Pulsy will be allowed Compensatory Time of 20 Minutes Per Hour.
Other Requirements :
- A citizenship of India or such a person of other nationality as declared eligible by Government of India.
- Ability to read, write and speak in Bengali ( not required for those candidates whose mother tongue is Nepali ) – vide Finance Department’s Notification No.1243-F(P) dated 02.03.2016.
WBPSC Audit and Accounts Service Exam Fee 2016 : 210/- ( Rupees two hundred ten ) only + Service Charge 1% of Examination Fee subject to a minimum of 5/- ( Rupees Five ) only for online payment through debit / credit card plus 12.36% of service charge as Government Duty or Service Charge of 5/- ( Rupees Five ) only for Net Banking or Service Charge of 20/- ( Rupees Twenty ) only for payment through Bank Counter ( offline payment ).
SC/ST candidates of West Bengal and Persons with disabilities (PWD) having physical disability of 40% and above are not required to pay any fee. BC candidates of West Bengal are, however, required to pay usual fee as aforesaid. No Exemption of Fee is available to SC/ST/BC Candidates of Other States. No claim for refund of the fee will be entertained nor will it be held in reserve for any other examination.
WBPSC Audit and Accounts Service Exam Application 2016 : Applications can be submitted through online only.
How to Apply Online for West Bengal Audit and Accounts Service Exam 2016 :
Candidates have to first go for “One Time Registration” ( link available on top of the left panel in home page of the website www.pscwbonline.gov.in ) and fill up all the required data and uploading scanned photo and signature to get User ID and Password. The process of one time registration is mentioned in details in right panel of the home page of the website www.pscwbonline.gov.in, in “Instruction to Candidate” link under Candidate’s Corner. However, those candidates who have earlier registered themselves with PSC, West Bengal need not to do registration again. They can use their previous User Id and Password for login into their respective Dashboards.
With the User ID and Password, as provided to the candidate, they need to login to their Dashboard through the link “Login to your Account” which is available in right panel of the home page of the website under Candidate’s Corner.
Candidates who forget their password can reset the password for which the link is available in the Candidate’s Login Page which can be opened through the link “Login to your Account”. For resetting the password, click on the “Reset Your Password” link. Then after, candidates have to provide User ID, Mother’s Maiden Surname, Last School Attended and Grandfather’s Name. Mother’s Maiden Surname, Last School Attended and Grandfather’s Name should match exactly the one given during One Time Registration. If all the data matches correctly, candidates will get the new password. Candidates are advised to note down the new password for future reference.
After login into the Dashboard, candidates will find the name of the Examination with Apply Now link. Click on the link and the application form will be opened.
Candidates are advised to read thoroughly and cautiously the documents available in the link Important Information and Scheme and Syllabus present in the top of the application form before filling the application. Application once submitted shall be
treated as final. No request for change in application form will be entertained after the submission of application. The candidates are requested to check the entries made against each column thoroughly before submission of application.
The Photo and Signature of the candidate, as uploaded by them during One Time Registration, are displayed. Candidate may change the photo and / or signature, if required, by clicking the respective Edit Button/s.
Particulars and Certificates Required :
a. A candidate claiming to be S.C., S.T., B.C. or Persons with Disabilities ( 40% and above ) must have a certificate in support of his / her claim from a competen authority of West Bengal as specified below :
For S.C., S.T. & B.C. Candidates :
- In the district, the Sub-Divisional Officer of the Sub-Division concerned, and
- In Kolkata, the District Magistrate, South 24-Parganas or such Additional District Magistrate, South 24-Parganas, as may be authorized by the District Magistrate, South 24-Parganas, in this behalf and the District Welfare Officer, Kolkata and Ex-officio Joint Director, Backward Classes Welfare. [ vide the W.B.S.Cs. & S.Ts. ( Identification ) Act, 1994 and S.Cs. & Ts. Welfare Department Order No. 261-TW/EC/MR-103/94 dated 6.4.95 read with B.C.W. Deptt. Order No.6320-BCH/MR-84/10, dated 24.09.2010 and No.2420-BCW/MR-61/2012 (Pt.), dated 12.07.2013]
For Persons with Disabilities ( PWD ) :
A Medical Board constituted at Government Medical College Hospitals in Kolkata, District Hospitals and Subdivisional Hospitals. [ vide West Bengal Persons with Disabilities ( Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation ) Rules, 1999 ]
b. The Public Service Commission may require such further proof or particulars from the candidates as it may consider necessary and may make enquiries about their character and other particulars regarding suitability and eligibility.
i. The candidates must abide by the instructions as may be given by Supervisors / Invigilators of the Examination. If the candidate fails to do so or indulges in disorderly or improper conduct, he/she will render himself / herself liable to
expulsion from the Examination Hall and/or such other punishment as the Commission may deem fit to impose.
ii. A candidate who has been reported against by the Supervisor of the Examination Centre for violating any of the instructions will be punished with cancellation of candidature and also debarment from future examinations and selections as may be decided by the Commission according to the circumstances of the case.
iii. If at any stage even after issue of the letter of appointment, a candidate is found ineligible in terms of advertisement his/her candidature will be cancelled without further reference to him/her.
iv. The conditions prescribed cannot be relaxed in any case other than those mentioned in this “Information to Candidates”.
v. A candidate should note that his/her admission to the examination will be deemed provisional subject to determination of his/her eligibility in all respects. If at any stage after issue of the admit card a candidate is found ineligible for admission
for this examination, his/her candidature will be cancelled without further reference to him/her. No candidate shall be allowed to take the examination unless he/she holds an admit card.
WBPSC Audit and Accounts Service Medical Examination 2016 : Candidates who will be selected for appointment will be required to appear before a Medical Board for certificates of their fitness for Government service in the form prescribed for the purpose.
Canvassing : Any attempt on the part of a candidate to enlist support for his/her application through persons, officials of Government, or agencies will disqualify him/her for appointment. Spontaneous recommendations from persons interested in the candidates, or otherwise known to them, will be disregarded and will render the candidates ineligible.
Results of the West Bengal Audit and Accounts Service Examination 2016 : The names of the candidates called to Personality Test and those recommended for appointment will be published provisionally subject to determination of eligibility of the candidates in all respects and verification of original certificates etc. If at any stage of such verification any candidate is found ineligible, his/her candidature / allotment will be cancelled.
WBPSC Audit and Accounts Service Scheme and Syllabus 2016
i. West Bengal Audit and Accounts Service Preliminary Examination 2016
The West Bengal Audit and Accounts Service Preliminary Examination will consist of only one paper on “General Studies”. The question paper will be of objective type consisting of 200 multiple choice questions. The paper will carry 200 marks and will be of 2½ hours duration. The standard of the paper will be of the level of knowledge as expected of a Bachelor of Commerce of a recognised Indian
University / Institute. The paper will consist of two (2) groups, viz. Group – A & Group – B.
The paper will include questions covering the following fields of knowledge :
|Group - A|
|1. English Composition||25 Marks|
|2. General Knowledge, Current Affairs of National & International Importance, History of India & Indian National Movement, Geography, Reasoning.||40 Marks|
|3. Constitution of India with special reference to NITI Aayog, ( erstwhile Planning Commission ), Finance Commission, Finance, Accounts & Audit.||35 Marks|
|Group - B
|1. Business Mathematics & Statistics||35 Marks|
|2. Accountancy & Costing||40 Marks|
The West Bengal Audit and Accounts Service Preliminary examination is meant to serve as a screening test only. The marks obtained in this examination by the candidate will not be considered for final selection. Only those candidates who will be declared qualified at the Preliminary examination will be eligible for admission to the West Bengal Audit and Accounts Service Recruitment ( Main ) Examination, 2016.
ii. West Bengal Audit and Accounts Service Main Examination 2016
The West Bengal Audit and Accounts Service Main Examination 2016 will be held in two stages viz.
(1) Written Examination and (2) Personality Test.
1. The Written Examination will consist of (a) Compulsory Papers and (b) Optional Papers.
|Sl.No.||Main Examination ( Descriptive )||Marks|
|Group - A
|1(a)||Compulsory Papers (100 marks each paper) :||500|
|1(b)||Optional Papers (100 marks for each paper) :|
Candidates shall have to choose three (3) papers taking one from each group, viz. Group – A, Group – B & Group – C.
Group – A :
Group – B :
Group – C :
Each of the Compulsory and Optional papers will carry 100 (hundred) marks and will be of 3 hours duration. The standard of Optional Papers will be approximately that of an Honours Degree Examination as prescribed by the recognized Indian University / Institute.
Detailed syllabi of Compulsory Papers ( Business Mathematics & Statistics, Auditing ) and Optional Papers are enclosed in the respectively.
2. West Bengal Audit and Accounts Service Personality Test 2016 : There shall be a Personality Test carrying 200 marks. A number of candidates selected in order of merit on the results of the Written Examination, will be called to the Personality Test.
Answers in all the papers may be written either in English or in Bengali ( unless otherwise directed in the question papers ) except in the Language Papers. Candidates should write answers to all questions in only one and same language in any particular paper.
The Public Service Commission, West Bengal, shall have discretion to fix qualifying marks at each level of examination i.e. written and interview and in the aggregate for all the categories of vacancies.
Candidates may use the Devnagari script in answer papers on Hindi or Nepali Questions for Santali Paper will be set in Olchiki script and answers should also be written in Olchiki script.
Final Merit List will be prepared on the basis of the total marks obtained in all the written papers of the Main Examination and in the Personality Test.