Updates of changes in W.B.C.S. (Exe.) etc. examination 2014


The Public Service Commission of West Bengal has made some changes in West Bengal Civil Service (Exe.) etc. examination for this year. They have started an online process to fill up the form for the first time ever. In this article you will get information about the structure of this examination and its various changes.

About W.B.C.S. (Exe.) etc. examination

It is the most prestigious examination in West Bengal because all the successful examinees of this examination are appointed to the highest position of West Bengal Civil Service (Exe.) and certain other services and posts. Every student has a dream to pass this examination not only to build their career career in West Bengal Government Organization with a good salary scale but to establish himself as one weighty personality in our society also. However, West Bengal Public Service Commission altered the old format of this examination and the modified format is being furnished elaborately below.

Structure of the examination

There are total three stages in the recruitment:-
  1. Preliminary Examination (Objective Type)
  2. Main Examination (Both Objective and Conventional Type-Written)
  3. Personality Test
To be allowed for the Main Examination, candidates have to be passed the Preliminary Examination and who will cross the boundary of Main Examination, will be called for the Personality Test.

Grouping of services and the posts including scale of salary under each group

There are total four groups for which applicants can apply. Those are
  1. Group A
    • West Bengal Civil Service (Executive)
      Pay scale – Rs. 15,600/- to Rs. 42,000/- + GP Rs. 5,400/-
    • West Bengal Commercial Tax Service
      Pay scale – Rs. 15,600/- to Rs. 42,000/- + GP Rs. 5,400/-
    • West Bengal Agricultural Income tax Service
      Pay scale – Rs. 15,600/- to Rs. 42,000/- + GP Rs. 5,400/-
    • West Bengal Excise Service
      Pay scale – Rs. 15,600/- to Rs. 42,000/- + GP Rs. 5,400/-
    • West Bengal Co-operative Service
      Pay scale – Rs. 15,600/- to Rs. 42,000/- + GP Rs. 5,400/-
    • West Bengal Labour Service
      Pay scale – Rs. 15,600/- to Rs. 42,000/- + GP Rs. 5,400/-
    • West Bengal Food and Supplies Service
      Pay scale – Rs. 15,600/- to Rs. 42,000/- + GP Rs. 5,400/-
    • West Bengal Employment Service (Except the post of Employment Officer – Technical)
      Pay scale – Rs. 15,600/- to Rs. 42,000/- + GP Rs. 5,400/-
    • West Bengal Registration and Stamp Revenue Service
      Pay scale – Rs. 15,600/- to Rs. 42,000/- + GP Rs. 5,400/-
  2. Group B
    • West Bengal Police Service
      Pay scale – Rs. 15,600/- to Rs. 42,000/- + GP Rs. 5,400/-
  3. Group C
    • Joint Block Development Officer
      Pay scale – Rs. 9,000/- to Rs. 40,500/- + GP Rs. 4,700/-
    • Deputy Assistant Director of Consumer Affairs and Fair Business Practices
      Pay scale – Rs. 9,000/- to Rs. 40,500/- + GP Rs. 4,700/-
    • West Bengal Junior Social Welfare Service
      Pay scale – Rs. 9,000/- to Rs. 40,500/- + GP Rs. 4,700/-
    • West Bengal Subordinate Land Revenue Service, Grade-I
      Pay scale – Rs. 9,000/- to Rs. 40,500/- + GP Rs. 4,700/-
    • Assistant Commercial Tax Officer
      Pay scale – Rs. 9,000/- to Rs. 40,500/- + GP Rs. 4,700/-
    • Assistant Canal Revenue Officer (Irrigation)
      Pay scale – Rs. 9,000/- to Rs. 40,500/- + GP Rs. 4,700/-
    • Chief Controller of Correctional Services
      Pay scale – Rs. 9,000/- to Rs. 40,500/- + GP Rs. 4,700/-
  4. Group D
    • Inspector of Co-operative Societies
      Pay scale – Rs. 7,100/- to Rs. 37,600/- + GP Rs. 3,900/-
    • Panchayat Development Officer under the Panchayat and Rural Development Department
      Pay scale – Rs. 7,100/- to Rs. 37,600/- + GP Rs. 3,900/-
    • Rehabilitation Officer under the Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation Department
      Pay scale – Rs. 7,100/- to Rs. 37,600/- + GP Rs. 3,900/-

Eligibility Criteria for WBCS examination

  1. Candidate should have at least one degree from a recognized University.
  2. Candidate should have the ability to read, write and speak Bengali except the candidates from hill areas of the district of Darjeeling who speak in Nepali.
  3. For Group A, C and D; candidates' birth day should lie between from 2nd January, 1982 to 1st January, 1993 and for Group B, it is extended up to the 1st January, 1994. Accordingly, those whose date of births fall between the 1st January, 1993 & the 1st January, 1994 are able to apply for Group B only.
    • Relaxation: Upper age limit is relaxed by five and three years for S.C./S.T. and B.C. candidates respectively. However, candidates from other states than West Bengal shall have no relaxation. Upper limit of age is allowed up to 45 years for the person with disabilities.
  4. Candidates have to be a citizen of India.

Important dates

  • Submission of online application started from 8th April, 2014.
  • Submission of online application will be closed on 30th April, 2014.
  • It is to be noted very carefully that the closing date for submission of fee is 28th April, 2014.

Center of the examination

Although the preliminary examination will be held in Kolkata and other districts of West Bengal, main examination will be held in Kolkata only. Finally, successful candidates' personality will be tested in the office of the Public Service Commission in Kolkata.

Reservation

Some posts may be reserved for the candidates who belong to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes of West Bengal only. If the candidates are from other states, they will be treated simply as general candidates irrespective to their castes.

Help lines during the submission of application for WBCS Examination

It's not like that West Bengal Public Service Commission just changed the format, they also arranged a control room to clarify any doubt of the candidates. For any type of assistance, Commission has frozen two telephone numbers which can be called from 11-00 a.m. to 04-00 p.m. on any working day, if required. However, candidates are suggested to dial (033) 2463-2262 and (033) 2465-0779 for any kind of technical and general information respectfully.

What changes this year, specially on marks and syllabus

Various changes have been made for WBCS examination and candidates should be acknowledged about that to be prepared for WBCS examination properly. You have known from the above that it's the first time commission arranged online submission of application. Now, have a look at the changes what has been made on the marks and syllabus of the examination! Initially, candidates have to pass the preliminary examination of 200 marks on General Knowledge as earlier clubbing 25 marks on each of English Composition, General Science, Current events of National & International Importance, History of India, Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal, Indian Polity and Economy, Indian National Movement and General Mental Ability. Preliminary examination consists of only one paper which will be of two and half hours duration, having 200 multiple-choice type questions. Each question carries a single mark.

Main examination is comprised of six compulsory papers for each group as stated below:
  1. Paper – I : Bengali / Hindi / Urdu / Nepali / Santali
  2. Paper – II : English
  3. Paper III – Indian history and Indian geography
  4. Paper IV – Science, environment, general knowledge and current affairs
  5. Paper V – The constitution of India and Indian Economy
  6. Arithmetic and test of reasoning
But for Group A and B, candidates have to chose one optional subject additionally out of thirty seven as listed in http://www.wbcs.co.in/scheme-syllabus-subjects-wbcs-mains-exam/#.U1EYh1WSxR5. Optional subject contains two papers. Each paper carries 200 marks. All the compulsory papers are also of 200 marks. The time frame of examination for each paper is three hours. Out of six compulsory subjects, earlier style is followed for first two papers on literature. But other four compulsory papers are of MCQ format which allots negative marks for each wrong answer and candidates have to answer in OMR answer sheet.

After that, successful candidates will be faced with a personality test of 200, 150 and 100 marks for Group A / B, C and D respectfully. Accordingly, total marks for Group A / B, C and D are 1800, 1350 and 1300 respectfully.

As it is the first time when the filling up of the form for WBCS examination has been arranged through online, check how to apply for WBCS examination online in detail and from an authenticated source only, namely at: https://www.pscwbonline.gov.in/apps/docs/Important%20Information.pdf


Comments

Guest Author: Sudipta16 May 2018

As per the syllabus, a person can choose for either Hindi or Bengali, or Santhali or Nepali. I hope there will not be a compulsion to write in Bengali for language paper 1 in mains because the syllabus is saying another thing. As far as knowing Bengali, that is writing, reading and speaking is concerned, I'm okay with that.



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