West Bengal Civil Services ( Executive ) Preliminary Examination – WBCS ( Exe ) Prelims Exam 2017


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In accordance with the State Services Recruitment Rules, the Public Service Commission, West Bengal will hold the West Bengal Civil Service (Exe) etc. Examination, 2017 on the results of which recruitment to the West Bengal Civil Service (Exe.) and certain other services and posts will be made. The rules of the examination and other particulars are stated in the following paragraphs. A candidate should verify from the notified rules that he/she is eligible for admission to the examination. The conditions prescribed cannot be relaxed.

The W.B.C.S. (Exe.) etc. Examination consists of two parts :

  1. Written Examination and
  2. Personality Test. Written Examination will be held in two successive stages, viz.,
  3. Preliminary Examination (Objective Type) and
  4. Main Examination (Both Objective and Conventional Type).

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 Preliminary Examination will be held at various centres in Kolkata and in certain other districts in West Bengal tentatively on 29th January, 2017. Only scheduled tribe candidates of Darjeeling district and other candidates of the three hill subdivisions, namely Darjeeling Sadar, Kalimpong and Kurseong will be allowed to appear at Darjeeling centre. The Main Examination will be held in Kolkata in the later part of the same year. The Personality Test will be held thereafter in the office of the Public Service Commission, West Bengal, in Kolkata.

The W.B.C.S. (Exe.) etc. Examination is to be treated as a combined Competitive Examination comprising four separate and distinct examinations for four groups of services and posts as detailed below :

Grouping of Services : The services and posts to which recruitment is made on the results of the W.B.C.S. (Exe.) etc. Examination are divided into groups : A,B,C and D with a graduated syllabus. A candidate may compete for one or more groups but is required to submit one application only indicating choice of group(s).

WBCS Exe Pay Scale 2017 attached to different posts of Group A, B, C & D

Group – A

  1. West Bengal Civil Service ( Executive ) : ( PB-4A ) Rupee15,600/- to 42,000/- + G.P. Rupee5,400/- Gross emoluments at the entry level : Rupee21,000/- besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules.
  2. West Bengal Commercial Tax Service : ( PB-4A ) Rupee15,600/- to 42,000/- + G.P. Rupee5,400/- Gross emoluments at the entry level : Rupee21,000/- besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules.
  3. West Bengal Agricultural Income Tax Service : ( PB-4A ) Rupee15,600/- to 42,000/- + G.P. Rupee5,400/- Gross emoluments at the entry level : Rupee21,000/- besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules.
  4. West Bengal Excise Service : ( PB-4A ) Rupee15,600/- to 42,000/- + G.P. Rupee5,400/- Gross emoluments at the entry level : Rupee21,000/- besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules.
  5. West Bengal Co-operative Service : ( PB-4A ) Rupee15,600/- to 42,000/- + G.P. Rupee5,400/- Gross emoluments at the entry level : Rupee21,000/- besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules.
  6. West Bengal Labour Service : ( PB-4A ) Rupee15,600/- to 42,000/- + G.P. Rupee5,400/- Gross emoluments at the entry level : Rupee21,000/- besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules.
  7. West Bengal Food and Supplies Service : ( PB-4A ) Rupee15,600/- to 42,000/- + G.P. Rupee5,400/- Gross emoluments at the entry level : Rupee21,000/- besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules.
  8. West Bengal Employment Service [ Except the post of Employment Officer ( Technical ) ] : ( PB-4A ) Rupee15,600/- to 42,000/- + G.P. Rupee5,400/- Gross emoluments at the entry level : Rupee21,000/- besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules.
  9. West Bengal Registration and Stamp Revenue Service : ( PB-4A ) Rupee15,600/- to 42,000/- + G.P. Rupee5,400/- Gross emoluments at the entry level : Rupee21,000/- besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules.

Group – B : West Bengal Police Service : ( PB-4A ) Rupee15,600/- to 42,000/- + G.P. Rupee5,400/- Gross emoluments at the entry level : Rupee21,000/- besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules.

Group – C

  1. Superintendent, District Correctional Home / Deputy Superintendent, Central Correctional Home : (PB-4) Rupee9,000/- to 40,500/- + G.P. Rupee4,800/- Gross emoluments at the entry level : Rupee15,960/- besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules.
  2. Joint Block Development Officer : ( PB-4 ) Rupee9,000/- to 40,500/- + G.P. Rupee4,700/- Gross emoluments at the entry level : Rupee14,930/- besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules.
  3. Deputy Assistant Director of Consumer Affairs and Fair Business Practices : ( PB-4 ) Rupee9,000/- to 40,500/- + G.P. Rupee4,700/- Gross emoluments at the entry level : Rupee14,930/- besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules.
  4. West Bengal Junior Social Welfare Service : ( PB-4 ) Rupee9,000/- to 40,500/- + G.P. Rupee4,700/- Gross emoluments at the entry level : Rupee14,930/- besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules.
  5. West Bengal Subordinate Land Revenue Service, Grade-I : ( PB-4 ) Rupee9,000/- to 40,500/- + G.P. Rupee4,700/- Gross emoluments at the entry level : Rupee14,930/- besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules.
  6. Assistant Commercial Tax Officer : ( PB-4 ) Rupee9,000/- to 40,500/- + G.P. Rupee4,700/- Gross emoluments at the entry level : Rupee14,930/- besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules.
  7. Assistant Canal Revenue Officer ( Irrigation ) : ( PB-4 ) Rupee9,000/- to 40,500/- + G.P. Rupee4,400/- Gross emoluments at the entry level : Rupee13,400/- besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules.
  8. Chief Controller of Correctional Services : ( PB-4 ) Rupee9,000/- to 40,500/- + G.P. Rupee4,400/- Gross emoluments at the entry level : Rupee13,400/- besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules.

Group – D

  1. Inspector of Co-operative Societies : ( PB-3 ) Rupee7,100/- to 37,600/- + G.P. Rupee3,900/- Gross emoluments at the entry level : Rupee12,270/- besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules.
  2. Panchayat Development Officer under the Panchayat and Rural Development Department : ( PB-3 ) Rupee7,100/- to 37,600/- + G.P. Rupee3,900/- Gross emoluments at the entry level : Rupee12,270/- besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules.
  3. Rehabilitation Officer under the Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation Department : ( PB-3 ) Rupee7,100/- to 37,600/- + G.P. Rupee3,900/- Gross emoluments at the entry level : Rupee12,270/- besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules.

West Bengal Civil Service ( Executive ) Vacancies 2017 : The number of vacancies in different services and posts to be filled up on the results of the examination will be announced in due time. Certain vacancies may be reserved for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes of West Bengal declared as such by the Government of West Bengal. Some vacancies may also be reserved for Persons with Disabilities (40% and above) provided that they are otherwise suitable and possess the capacity to perform the duties attached to the post. 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.

West Bengal Civil Service ( Executive ) Exam Qualifications 2017 : 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 Government Candidates must fulfill the essential qualifications by the closing date.

  1. A degree of a recognized University.
  2. 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.
  3. Age : Not below 21 years but not more than 32 years on the 1st January of the year of examination for services and posts included in Group „A‟,‟C‟ and „D‟ (i.e. born not earlier than the 2nd January, 1985 and not later than the 1st January, 1996). For the West Bengal Police Service only (i.e. Group „B‟ Service) age not below 20 years but not more than 32 years on the 1st January of the year of examination (i.e. born not earlier than the 2nd January, 1985 and not later than the 1st January, 1997). Those candidates whose date of birth lies between the 1st January, 1996 & the 1st January, 1997 [i.e. whose age is between 20 & 21 years as on 01.01.2017] may apply for Group B only.

Concession in age : The upper age limit is relaxable for S.C., S.T. & B.C. candidates of West Bengal, 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. S.C./S.T./B.C. candidates of other States shall be treated as general candidates.

Note : Age 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.

  1. The candidate must be
    1. A citizen of India (either natural or by registration), or
    2. Such other nationals as declared eligible by the Government of India.

    Provided that a candidate belonging to category (b) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government.

    A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government.

  2. The candidate must have good health and character and suitability in all respects for appointment to Government service.

N.B.: Candidates suffering from blindness or low vision may be allowed the help of Scribe, if required. The Commission, however, will not provide scribe for the candidates. Scribe will have to be arranged by candidates themselves. The Scribe should possess educational qualification not higher than the requisite qualification for the examination.

List of WBCS ( Executive ) Preliminary Examination Centres 2017 with Code No. :

01 – Kolkata ( North ), 02 – Kolkata ( South ), 03 – Baruipur, 04 – Diamond Harbour, 05 – Barrackpore, 06 – Barasat, 07 – Howrah, 08 – Burdwan, 09 – Asansol, 10 – Medinipur, 11 – Tamluk, 12 – Bankura, 13 – Berhampore, 14 – Malda, 15 – Jalpaiguri, 16 – Alipurduar, 17 – Cooch Behar, 18 – Siliguri and 19 – Darjeeling.

Choice of Groups of Services and Allotment :

  1. As already stated, a candidate may apply for one or more of the four groups of services, viz., A, B, C, and D. The candidate is required to state clearly in the appropriate column of the application the particular Group or Groups for which he/she intends to compete. No further application for change of group(s) will be entertained.
  2. A number of candidates selected in order of merit on the results of the Main Examination for all the services and posts included in Groups A, B, C and D will have to appear at a Personality Test. No separate Personality Test will be held for different groups viz. Group-„A‟, Group-„B‟, Group-„C‟ and Group-„D‟ in respect of a candidate.
  3. Candidates called to Personality Tests on the results of their Main Examination will be required to specify the order of their preference for the posts or services included in the Group or Groups for which they have applied. Choice of preference thus
    exercised will be deemed to be final and no alteration thereafter will be allowed.
  4. Allotment of candidates will be made in order of merit and according to the number of vacancies. Due consideration will be given, as far as practicable, to the preferences indicated by a candidate, if any, but the Commission reserves the right to allot the candidate to any service or post for which he/she is a candidate on consideration of his/her fitness and the number of vacancies available.

Note :

  1. All appointments will be made on temporary basis in the first instance.
  2. Candidates are particularly advised to note that unless they indicate preference for a post or service they shall not be recommended for such post or service even if they may be otherwise eligible for the same on the results of the examination. Belated request for being considered for appointment to such post or service is liable to rejection.
  3. Candidates suffering from blindness or low vision, candidates with locomotor disability/cerebral palsy will be allowed compensatory time of 20 minutes per hour.

Special Condition for :

  1. West Bengal Police Service (Group „B‟ Service)- The minimum height requirement is 1.65 metres for male candidates and 1.50 metres for female candidates subject to relaxation in the case of candidates belonging to races such as Gorkhas, Garwalis, Assamese Tribals etc. Candidates intending to be considered for this Group must indicate their height in appropriate column of the application form.
  2. Assistant Canal Revenue Officer – They will have to work in remote areas and their jurisdiction will cover a large number of villages. They will also be required to attend Tahsil and Zilla Offices for which they may have only cycles as the means of transport and to face and tackle general public.
  3. West Bengal Junior Social Welfare Service – For service in the Homes for the Blind and/or Deaf and Dumb, a degree or Diploma or certificate in the training of Blind and/or Deaf and Dumb shall be an essential qualification. Any person not possessing the above qualification may be appointed in these Homes on condition that he/she will have to receive in service training for teaching of the Blind and/or Deaf and Dumb. Male candidates will be unsuitable for the posts meant for institutions for females, and female candidates unsuitable for the posts meant for institutions for males.
  4. West Bengal Subordinate Land Revenue Service, Grade–I – No person shall be appointed to the service unless he has good working knowledge of the Bengali Language, written and spoken (candidates whose mother tongue is Nepali shall be exempted from this requirement, but will be required to pass, within a period of two years a departmental examination in Bengali).

Selected candidates for West Bengal Subordinate land Revenue Service, Grade-I shall be appointed provisionally and shall undergo a period of six months‟ in-service training during which they will draw the initial of the scale of pay and allowances as admissible.

The training shall include subjects such as cadastral survey, preparation of records of-rights, Revenue Laws, elementary instructions in all other laws relevant for the service.

Incumbents who do not apply themselves to the in-service training with due diligence or fail to pass the end of Training Examination shall be liable to be discharged without notice. The period of training may also be extended in special circumstances.

West Bengal Civil Service ( Executive ) Exam Fee 2017 : Rupee210/- (Rupees two hundred ten) only + Service Charge 1% of Examination Fee subject to a minimum of Rupee5/- (Rupees Five) only for online payment through debit/credit card plus service charge as applicable as Government Duty or Service Charge of Rupee5/- (Rupees Five) only for Net Banking or Service Charge of Rupee20/- (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.

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