PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION Recruitment 2019




PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, 

WEST BENGAL WEST BENGAL CIVIL SERVICE (EXE.) etc. EXAMINATION, 2019 

ADVERTISEMENT NO. 29 /2018 

I M P O R T A N T I N F O R M A T I O N

In accordance with the State Services Recruitment Rules, the Public Service Commission, West Bengal will hold the West Bengal Civil Service (Exe) etc. Examination, 2019 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.,

(i) Preliminary Examination (Objective Type) and

(ii) 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 the 20 th January, 2019. Only scheduled tribe candidates of Darjeeling district and other candidates of the three hill sub-divisions, namely Darjeeling Sadar, Mirik and Kurseong will be allowed to appear at Darjeeling centre. Similarly all candidates from the Kalimpong district will be allowed to appear at KALIMPONG 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). Scale of pay attached to different posts of Group A, B, C & D –

GROUP – A 

(i) West Bengal Civil Service (Executive): (PB-4A) Rs.15,600/- to 42,000/- + G.P. Rs. 5,400/- Gross emoluments at the entry level : Rs.21,000/- besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules.

(ii) Assistant Commissioner of Revenue in the integrated West Bengal Revenue Service : (PB-4A) Rs.15,600/- to 42,000/- + G.P. Rs. 5,400/- Gross emoluments at the entry level : Rs.21,000/- besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules.

(iii) West Bengal Co-operative Service: (PB-4A) Rs.15,600/- to 42,000/- + G.P. Rs. 5,400/- Gross emoluments at the entry level : Rs.21,000/- besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules.

(iv) West Bengal Labour Service : (PB-4A) Rs.15,600/- to 42,000/- + G.P. Rs. 5,400/- Gross emoluments at the entry level : Rs.21,000/- besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules.

(v) West Bengal Food and Supplies Service : (PB-4A) Rs.15,600/- to 42,000/- + G.P. Rs. 5,400/- Gross emoluments at the entry level : Rs.21,000/- besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules.

(vi) West Bengal Employment Service [Except the post of Employment Officer (Technical)] : (PB-4A) Rs.15,600/- to 42,000/- + G.P. Rs. 5,400/- Gross emoluments at the entry level : Rs.21,000/- besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules. Page 2 of 73

GROUP – B West Bengal Police Service : (PB-4A) Rs.15,600/- to 42,000/- + G.P. Rs. 5,400/- Gross emoluments at the entry level : Rs.21,000/- besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules.

GROUP – C

(i) Superintendent, District Correctional Home / Deputy Superintendent, Central Correctional Home : (PB-4) Rs.9,000/- to 40,500/- + G.P. Rs. 4,800/- Gross emoluments at the entry level : Rs.15,960/- besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules.

(ii) Joint Block Development Officer : (PB-4) Rs.9,000/- to 40,500/- + G.P. Rs. 4,700/- Gross emoluments at the entry level : Rs.14,930/- besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules.

(iii) Deputy Assistant Director of Consumer Affairs and Fair Business Practices : (PB-4) Rs.9,000/- to 40,500/- + G.P. Rs. 4,700/- Gross emoluments at the entry level : Rs.14,930/- besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules.

(iv) West Bengal Junior Social Welfare Service: (PB-4) Rs.9,000/- to 40,500/- + G.P. Rs. 4,700/- Gross emoluments at the entry level : Rs.14,930/- besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules.

(v) West Bengal Subordinate Land Revenue Service, Grade-I : (PB-4) Rs.9,000/- to 40,500/- + G.P. Rs. 4,700/- Gross emoluments at the entry level : Rs.14,930/- besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules.

(vi) Assistant Commercial Tax Officer : (PB-4) Rs.9,000/- to 40,500/- + G.P. Rs. 4,700/- Gross emoluments at the entry level : Rs.14,930/- besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules.

(vii) Joint Registrar (West Bengal State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission under the Consumer Affairs Department, Government of West Bengal) : (PB-4) Rs.9,000/- to 40,500/- + G.P. Rs. 4,700/- Gross emoluments at the entry level : Rs.14,930/- besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules.

(viii) Assistant Canal Revenue Officer (Irrigation) : (PB-4) Rs.9,000/- to 40,500/- + G.P. Rs. 4,400/- Gross emoluments at the entry level : Rs.13,400/- besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules.

(ix) Chief Controller of Correctional Services: (PB-4) Rs.9,000/- to 40,500/- + G.P. Rs. 4,400/- Gross emoluments at the entry level : Rs.13,400/- besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules.

GROUP – D

(i) Inspector of Co-operative Societies : (PB-3) Rs.7,100/- to 37,600/- + G.P. Rs. 3,900/- Gross emoluments at the entry level : Rs.12,270/- besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules.

(ii) Panchayat Development Officer under the Panchayat and Rural Development Department : (PB-3) Rs.7,100/- to 37,600/- + G.P. Rs. 3,900/- Gross emoluments at the entry level : Rs.12,270/- besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules.

(iii) Rehabilitation Officer under the Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation Department : (PB-3) Rs.7,100/- to 37,600/- + G.P. Rs. 3,900/- Gross emoluments at the entry level : Rs.12,270/- besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules.

VACANCIES : 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 Govt. 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.(Non-Creamy Layer) candidates are admissible to S.C./S.T./B.C. (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates of West Bengal only. The S.C./S.T./B.C. candidates of other States shall be treated as general candidates. Posts of some groups may not be filled up on the basis of the results of the examination if vacancies for the same are not reported within the stipulated time for filling up such vacancies.

 QUALIFICATIONS : A candidate must have the following qualifications which should beclearly stated in the application. The qualifications prescribed in the advertisement are as per the notified recruitment rules issued by Govt. Candidates must fulfil the essential qualifications by the closing date.

(i) A degree of a recognized University.

(ii) 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.

(iii) Age : Not below 21 years but not more than 36 years on the 1st January of the year of examination for services and posts included in Group ‘A’ & ’C’ (i.e. born not earlier than the 2nd January, 1983 and not later than the 1st January, 1998). For the West Bengal Police Service only (i.e. Group ‘B’ Service) age not below 20 years but not more than 36 years on the 1st January of the year of examination (i.e. born not earlier than the 2nd January, 1983 and not later than the 1st January, 1999).for services and posts included in group ‘D’ the age should not be below 21 years and not more than 39 years on the 1 st day of January of the year of the examination (i.e. born not earlier than the 2nd January, 1980 and not later than the 1st January, 1998) Those candidates whose date of birth lies between the 1st January, 1998 & the 1st January, 1999 [i.e. whose age is between 20 & 21 years as on 01.01.2019] may apply for Group B only.

Concession in age : The upper age limit is relaxable for S.C., S.T. & B.C. (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates of West Bengal, by 5 years for S.C. & S.T. candidates and by 3 years for B.C. (Non-Creamy Layer) 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.

(iv) The candidate must be

(a) A citizen of India (either natural or by registration), or

(b) Such other nationals as declared eligible by the Govt. 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.

(v) 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 OR LDCP CANDIDATES WITH WRITING EXTREMITY 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 PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION CENTRES 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 , 19-Kalimpong and 20–Darjeeling.

CHOICE OF GROUPS OF SERVICES AND ALLOTMENT :

(i) 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.

(ii) 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.

(iii) 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.

 (iv) 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 : 

(i) All appointments will be made on temporary basis in the first instance.

 (ii) 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.

(iii) Candidates suffering from blindness or low vision, candidates with locomotor disability/cerebral palsy will be allowed compensatory time of 20 minutes per hour.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS FOR :

(a) 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.

(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 without notice. The period of training may also be extended in special circumstances. FEE : Rs.210/- (Rupees two hundred ten) only + Service Charge 1% of Examination Fee subject to a minimum of Rs.5/- (Rupees Five) only for online payment through debit/credit card plus service charge /GST as applicable as Govt. Duty or Service Charge of Rs.5/- (Rupees Five) only for Net Banking or Service Charge of Rs.20/- (Rupees Twenty) only for payment through Bank Counter (off-line 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. APPLICATION : Applications can be submitted through online only through www.pscwbapplication.in. 

SUBMISSION OF MORE THAN ONE APPLICATION BY THE SAME CANDIDATE IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN AND SUCH APPLICATIONS ARE LIABLE TO CANCELLATION. PARTICULARS AND CERTIFICATES REQUIRED :

A candidate claiming to be S.C., S.T., B.C. (Non-Creamy Layer) or Persons with Disabilities (40% and above) must have a certificate in support of his / her claim from a competent authority of West Bengal issued on or before the closing date of submission of application (i.e. 26.11.2018) as specified below :  (a) For S.C., S.T. & B.C.

Candidates :-

 i) In the district, the Sub-Divisional Officer of the Sub-Division concerned, and

ii) 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.C. & S.T. Welfare Deptt. Order No. 261-TW/EC/MR103/94 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] (b) 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] 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.

CAUTION : 

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 Important Information.

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 a valid admit card.

vi. THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, WEST BENGAL, SHALL HAVE DISCRETION TO FIX QUALIFYING MARKS IN ANY PAPER/ALL PAPERS/SUBJECTS AND IN THE AGGREGATE.

vii. Candidates are not allowed to carry mobile phones or any other gadget of communication inside the examination halls. This instruction must be strictly enforced. viii. There will be arrangements for frisking of the candidates at entry points of venues – separately for male and female candidates so that candidates with mobile phones or any other gadget of communication may not enter the venue.

ix. CANDIDATES ALLOTTED IN A PARTICULAR VENUE WILL IN NO CASE BE ADMITTED TO A VENUE OTHER THAN THAT INDICATED IN THE ADMIT CARD ISSUED BY THE COMMISSION.

x. Deduction of Marks: 

 a) A deduction of 10% of full marks may be made from the total marks secured by a candidate in a particular paper if he/she discloses his/ her identity by writing his/ her name, Roll No. or by putting any identifying marks in the answer script of that paper.

 b) There shall be negative marking for each wrong answer to multiple choice questions (MCQ Type). xii. Answer in all the papers, compulsory and optional, except the language paper may be written either in English or in Bengali ( unless otherwise directed in these rules or in the question papers).

 NOTE : Candidate shall write their answers to all the questions in only one and the same language in any particular paper.

MEDICAL EXAMINATION : 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 EXAMINATION : 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.

Commencement of submission of online application : The 6 th November , 2018 from 11:30 a.m.

Closing date for submission of online application : The 26th November , 2018 (upto 12-00 midnight)

Closing date for submission of fees through online : The 26th November , 2018 (upto 12-00 midnight)

Closing date for submission of fees through offline : The 27th November, 2018.*

* However, the Challan must be generated by the 26th November, 2018 positively.
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