West Bengal Civil Service (W.B.C.S.)

Grouping of Services :
The services and post to which recruitment is made on the results of the W.B.C.S. (Executive) etc. Examinations are divided into groups : A, B, C and D. Minimum Qualification Graduate (in any discipline). A candidate may compete for one or more groups but is required to submit one application only indicating choice of group(s). Different posts of Groups A, B, C & D :
Group – A :
(a) West Bengal Civil Service (Executive ) (b) West Bengal Commercial Tax Service
(c) West Bengal Agricultural Income Tax Service (d) West Bengal Excise Service
(e) West Bengal Co-operative Service (f) West Bengal Labour Service
(g) West Bengal Food and Supplies Service (h) West Bengal Employment Service
(i) West Bengal Registration and Stamp Revenue Service        [Except the post of Employment Officer (Technical)]
Group – B :
West Bengal Police Service
Group – C :
(a) Joint Block Development Officer (b) Deputy Assistant Director of Consumer Affairs and Fair Business Practices
(c) West Bengal Junior Social Welfare Service (d) Assistant Canal Revenue Officer (Irrigation)
(e) West Bengal Subordinate Land Revenue Service, Grade - I (f) Assistant Commercial Tax Officer
(g) Chief Controller of Correctional Services  
Group – D :
(a) Inspector of Co-operative Societies
(b) Panchayat Development Officer under the Panchayat and Rural Development Department
(c) Rehabilitation Officer under the Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation Department.
Special Condition for :
(a) West Bengal Police Service (Group 'B' Service) – The minimum required height for male candidates is 1.65 meters and 1.50 meters for female candidates belonging to Gorkhas, Garwalis, Assamese, Tribals etc. Candidates intending to be considered for this Group must indicate their height in appropriate column of the application form.
(b) 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.
(c) 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.
(d) 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 with notice. The period of training may also be extended in special circumstances.

Exams
Age
Qualification
Subject Contents with marks
W.B.C.S. (Executive etc.)
21-32 Yrs.
Graduation in any Discipline
1) Preliminary Examination - Total 200 marks
Marks
Duration
     i) English Composition
25
2˝ hrs.
     ii) General Science
25
     iii) Current events (National & International)
25
     iv) History of India
25
     v) Geography of India (with special reference to W.B.)
25
     vi) Indian Politics and Economy
25
     vii) Indian National Movement
25
     viii) General Mental Ability
25
Total Marks
200
 
2) Main Examination (Time : 3 hrs. in each paper)
Group A
Group B
Group C
Group D
     i) Bengali / Hindi / Urdu / Nepali (Descriptive)
200
200
200
200
     ii) English (Descriptive)
200
200
200
200
     iii) General Studies-I (MCQ)
200
200
200
200
     iv) General Studies-II (MCQ)
200
200
200
200
     v) The Constitution of India and Indian Economy including role and functions of Reserve Bank of India. (MCQ)
200
200
200
200
     vi) Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning. (MCQ)
200
200
200
200
     vii) Optional Subject - One subject to be chosen, Two papers of 200 marks each. (Descriptive)
400
400
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3) Personality Test
200
200
150
100
  Total Marks
1800
1800
1350
1300
Main Compulsory Papers in Details
Subjects
Paper I
Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali - Letter writing (within 150 words) / Drafting of Report (within 200 words), Précis Writing, Composition and Translation from English to Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali (Descriptive type)
Paper II
English - Letter writing (within 150 words) / Drafting of Report (within 200 words), Précis Writing, Composition and Translation from Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali to English (Descriptive type)
Paper III
General Studies-I : (i) Indian History with special emphasis on National Movement and (ii) Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal. (MCQ type)
Paper IV
General Studies-II : Science and Scientific & Technological advancement, Environment, General Knowledge and Current Affairs. (MCQ type)
Paper V
The Constitution of India and Indian Economy including role and functions of Reserve Bank of India. (MCQ type)
Paper VI
Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning. (MCQ type)
Optional Subjects
Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, History, Political Science etc.