Exams Conducted by West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC)

WEST BENGAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

        West Bengal Public Service Commission came into existence in the year 1957 after it attained the statehood in the year 1950.The headquarters of the organization is located in Kolkata. The commission consists of one chairman, five members and one Secretariat. The Commission is a recommending authority to the government to select a candidate to the particular position. The transfer and promotion is done by the commission as a regulation .The exams conducted by the commission are,West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC)

  1. Judicial Service Examination
  2. Civil Service Examination
  3. Combined Competitive Examination

Judicial Service Examination

       The examination is mainly conducted for the posts of Civil Judges, Public prosecution lawyers and other Judicial Service officers.

Eligibility Criteria:

            The aspirant must be an Indian. He/She must have an age limit between 21 to 30 years. The candidate must have a bachelor degree in law from a recognized University/Institution. The candidate must have an enrolment an advocate in Bar Council from any State or Union Territory. The aspirant must know to read, write and speak Bengali.

Selection Procedure:

            The selection for the candidate is done by

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Examination
  • Personal Interview

Exam Pattern:

            The Preliminary exam consist of one paper with 200 questions with 200 marks and two and half hours time duration .The exam is of objective type. The main exam consists with eight compulsory papers and it this three papers are optional subject papers chosen by the candidate. The marks for each paper I 100 with three hour time duration .The paper I of descriptive type. The marks for Personal Interview I 100 mark. The eligible candidates are selected for the personal Interview.

Civil Service Examination

       The examination is conducted for four groups, Group A, Group B, Group C, Group D. The posts are Commercial Tax officers, Excise officers, Block Development Officers, Food and Supply Officers, Agricultural Officer.

Eligibility Criteria:

            The candidate must be the citizen of India. The aspirant must have a age limit between 21 to 30 years. There is age relaxation based on the norm of the commission. The candidate must possess a degree from a recognized University/Institution.

Selection Procedure:

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Examination
  • Interview

Exam Pattern:

          The preliminary exam consists of one paper of objective type with 200 questions with 200 marks and two and half hours time duration. The main exams consist of six compulsory papers with one optional paper for Group A and B. The paper I and II are written type while the other papers are objective type. The mark allotted for various group are

    Group A: 200 marks

   Group B: 200 marks

   Group C: 150 marks

   Group D: 100 marks

             The mark will be reduced to 10% as the candidate disclosed his/her identity. There is negative marking for the preliminary paper. The merit based candidates are moved to the personal Interview.

Combined Competitive Examination

       The examination is mainly conducted for the posts of Junior Engineers in Civil, Mechanical and Electrical.

Eligibility Criteria:

      The aspirant must be an Indian. He/She must possess a diploma in Civil/Mechanical/Electrical from a recognized University/Institution. The age limit of the candidate must be between 20 to 30 years. The final year students can also apply to the posts. The candidate should know to read, write and speak in Bengali.

Selection Procedure:

  • Written Examination
  • Viva Voce

Exam Pattern:

      The written examination consists of 100 questions with 200 marks with two hours time duration. Each question carries 2 marks each. For personal interview, the candidate the score is 100 marks.

How to Apply

  • Log onto official website of West Bengal Public Service Commission
  • Fill all the mandatory details
  • Upload the signature and photo of the candidate a per the size preferred
  • Submit the application form
  • Using any of the payment modes, pay the fee for the application
  • Take a printout of the application for future reference

 

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