West Bengal Civil Service Commonly Known As WBCS Is One Of The Most Aspiring Exams In India And Mainly In West Bengal.
Here is all you need to know about West Bengal Civil Service (WBCS) Exam Eligibility Criteria, Selection Process, Exam Pattern and Syllabus.
West Bengal Civil Service (Executive) officers, popularly known as WBCS officers, are civil servants of the state of West Bengal, India. They come to the service either on promotion from feeder services or directly. For the feeder services and WBCS (Exe)and other comparative posts Public Service Commission of West Bengal arranges competitive examinations in three phases every year. These phases are Preliminary, Main and Interview.
There are different groups in recruitment of such examination based on choice and merit of scored number. These are Group A, Group B (only for W.B. Police Service), Group C and Group D. The WBCS (Exe) officers belong to Group A and is the only State Civil Service of West Bengal. In general, the candidates with higher scores opt for WBCS (Exe) officer. But records show that very often toppers and top scorers are preferring Commercial Tax Services over Wbcs (exe) as to be blunt, the service is less hazardous. Other officers of Group A, in the structure of Public Service Commission, are also popularly but mistakenly referred to as WBCS officers . All other officers recruited by WBCS (Exe) etc. belong to the Excise, Cooperation, Labour, Commercial Tax under Finance Department etc. which are individual services and their scope is limited to their own departments only.
he current career span of WBCS (Exe) officer is: 2 years on probation, followed by 3–4 years as Block Development Officer. Then posted as Dy. Magistrate & Dy. Collectors in district hqs or Sub Divisions or in special postings like Dy. Commissioners/Dy. Directors etc. in PSUs/bodies/agencies etc. Upon completion of 8 years of service and subject to mandatory conditions they attain the rank of Dy. Secretary to the Government. SDM postings follow after 12–13 years and 3 years thereafter they are posted as Addl. District Magistrates or on parallel postings as Jt. Secretaries/Directors in departments. This is followd by postings like Spl.Secretaries/Secreataries etc.
WBCS Group C and D posts are as follows: 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.
Well this is the rough overview of WBCS. Now we are coming to the main points due to which you are visiting this page and they are as follows :