The Public Service Commission, West Bengal will hold the West Bengal Civil Service (Exe) Examination, 2016 on the results of which recruitment to the West Bengal Civil Service (Exe.) and certain other services and posts will be made. The last date to fill the form is Dec 18.
Important dates: Commencement of submission of online application : The December 4, 2015 from 11:30 a.m.
Closing date for submission of online application : The December 18, 2015 (upto 12-00 midnight)
Closing date for submission of fees through online : The December 18, 2015 (upto 12-00 midnight)
Closing date for submission of fees through offline : The 19th December, 2015.*
* However, the Challan must be generated by the 18th December, 2015 positively.
The W.B.C.S. (Exe.) etc. Examination will be held in two successive stages, viz., (i) Preliminary Examination (objective type) and (ii) Main Examination (both objective and conventional type-written) and personality test.
Scheme of the Preliminary Examination : The Preliminary Examination will consist of only one paper, viz., a paper on General Studies.The paper will be of an 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 graduate of any faculty of a recognised University.
The paper will include questions covering the following fields of knowledge:
(i) English Composition 25 Marks
(ii) General Science 25 Marks
(iii) Current events of National & International Importance 25 Marks
(iv) History of India 25 Marks
(v) Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal 25 Marks
(vi) Indian Polity and Economy 25 Marks
(vii) Indian National Movement 25 Marks
(viii) General Mental Ability 25 Marks
Qualifications: (i) A degree of a recognised University.
(ii) Ability to read, write and speak in Bengali (not required in the case of Nepali speaking candidates of the three Hill Subdivisions of Darjeeling District, viz., Darjeeling Sadar, Kalimpong and Kurseong).
(iii) 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 (that is, born not earlier than the January 2, 1984 and not later than the January 1, 1995).
For the West Bengal Police Service only (that is, Group B Service) age not below 20 years but not more than 32 years on the January 1 of the year of examination (that is, born not earlier than the January 2, 1984 and not later than the January 1, 1996).
Those candidates whose date of birth lies between the January 1, 1995 & the January 1, 1996 [that is whose age is between 20 & 21 years as on 01.01.2016] 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.Tcandidates and by 3 years for BC candidates. In the case of Persons with Disabilities (PWD), the upper age limit is relaxable upto 45 years.
C./S.T./B.C. candidates of other States shall be treated as general candidates.
For more details, check the official website