WBPSC Miscellaneous Exam: Syllabus, Pattern, Posts, Age Limit, Salary, Eligibility

WBPSC Miscellaneous Exam Notification and Syllabus

WBPSC Miscellaneous Exam Syllabus

What is WBPSC Miscellaneous Exam?

  • WBPSC Miscellaneous Examination is a general competitive exam which is organised by West Bengal Public Service Commission.
  • The examination will be held in 3 stages:
    1. Part I – Objective Type (MCQ)
    2. Part II – Conventional Type (Written)
    3. Part III – Personality Test
  • Candidates will be required to qualify the first 2 stages (Part I & Part II) of the examination after which they will be called for a Computer Type Test.
  • The final Merit list will be prepared only after the candidate has qualified all 3 stages of the examination.
  • The Final Examination will be held in Kolkata.
  • The Personality Test will be held thereafter in the office of the Public Service Commission, West Bengal, in Kolkata.
  • Based on the results of the recruitment candidates will be allotted various posts in different departments.

 

WBPSC Miscellaneous Exam Syllabus

 

WBPSC Miscellaneous Selection Process

Preliminary Examination

  • MCQ type question paper
  • Number of Questions: 100
    • General Studies – 75 Questions
    • Arithmetic – 25 Questions
  • Total Marks: 200
    • Correct Answer: 2 marks
    • Wrong Answer: (- ⅔) mark or (- 0.66) mark
  • Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
  • Paper Language: English & Bengali

 

Final Examination

  • Conventional Type Questions
  • Total Marks: 450
  • Paper 1
    • English – 150 marks
    • Time Duration : 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Paper 2
    • Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali – 150 marks
    • Time Duration : 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Paper 3
    • General Studies & Arithmetic – 150 marks
      • General Studies (Group A) – 100 marks
      • Arithmetic (Group B) – 50 Marks
    • Time Duration : 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Answers for Group-A (General Studies) portion should be given in English or in Bengali or in Nepali and Answers for Group-B (Arithmetic) in English or in Bengali but all the answers for individual group must be in one and the same language.
  • All the three papers will be held on the same day.

 

Personality Test

  • Total Marks: 100
  • A limited number of candidates selected merit-wise on the results of the Final Examination (Written) will be called to the Personality Test.
  • Final Merit List will be prepared on the basis of the total marks obtained in all the three papers of the Final Examination and that obtained in the Personality Test taken together.

 

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WBPSC Miscellaneous Syllabus

  • This is not an official syllabus.
  • For the detailed syllabus, we have followed previous year question papers.
  • WBPSC does not provide detailed syllabus for Miscellaneous exam.
  • According to WBPSC, Questions will be set on the basis of the syllabus of Madhyamik Examination of West Bengal Board of Secondary Education.

 

Miscellaneous Preliminary Syllabus

  • General Studies
    • Questions will be set to test General Knowledge of a candidate in different spheres.
    • History – Ancient, Medieval & Modern India
    • Geography – Mainly physical geography of India
    • Polity – Indian Constitution
    • Indian Economy – Industry, Banking
    • Science – Physics, Chemistry, Biology
    • General Knowledge –
      • Culture of Bengal – books, dance form, singers etc.
      • Sports achievements of Indian athletes
    • Current Affairs
  • Arithmetic
    • 25 Questions – 50 marks

 

Miscellaneous Final Syllabus

Paper 1 – English

  • Questions may be asked on all or any of the following items :–
    1. Drafting of a report from points or materials supplied
    2. Translation from Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali, as the case may be, to English
    3. Condensing of a prose passage (Summary/Precis)
    4. Correct use of words, correction of sentences, use of common phrases, synonyms and antonyms etc.

Paper 2 – Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali

  • Questions may be asked on all or any of the following items :–
    1. Drafting of a report from points or materials supplied
    2. Translation from English to Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali, as the case may be
    3. Condensing of a prose passage
    4. Grammar
  • Papers – 1 & 2 of the Final Examination will be of Higher Secondary (10 + 2) Examination standard of the West Bengal Council for Higher Secondary Education.

 

Paper 3 – General Studies and Arithmetic

  • General Studies (Group A) – 100 marks
  • Arithmetic (Group B) – 50 Marks

 

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WBPSC Miscellaneous Posts / Services

  1. Assistant Child Development Project Officer
  2. Disaster Management Officer/Block Disaster Management Officer
  3. Block Youth Officer/Municipal Youth Officer/Borough Youth Officer
  4. Block Welfare Officer/Welfare Officer
  5. Inspector, Backward Classes Welfare
  6. Assistant Agricultural Marketing Officer(Administrative)
  7. Assistant Programme Officer
  8. Controller of Correctional Services
  9. Inspector of Agricultural Income Tax
  10. Consumer Welfare Officer
  11. Savings Development Officer
  12. Posts in West Bengal Subordinate Labour Service
  13. Auditor of Co-operative Societies
  14. Assistant Auditor, Board of Revenue
  15. Extension Officer, Mass Education Extension
  16. Lady Extension Officer, Mass Education Extension (Suitable only for Females)
  17. Assistant Controller of Correctional Services
  18. Investigating Inspector
  19. Revenue Inspector.

 

 

 

WBPSC Miscellaneous Pay Scale

  • As per ROPA, 2019
  • For the posts at Sl. Nos. (1 to 11) PAY LEVEL: 10 (Rs.32100 – 82900/-)
  • For the posts at Sl. Nos.(12 to 19) PAY LEVEL: 9 (Rs.28900 – 74500/-)
  • Besides pay, the posts carry allowances as admissible.

 

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WBPSC Miscellaneous Exam Eligibility

Qualifications

  • A degree from a recognized University or its equivalent.
  • 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
  • Knowledge of Bengali will be tested for candidates whose mother tongue is other than Bengali/Nepali at the time of Personality Test. Candidature of the candidates with average and/poor performance in the said knowledge of Bengali Test shall be liable to be cancelled.
  • NOTE: The candidates must fulfil the requisite qualifications by the closing date of submission of application.

 

Candidate Requirements

  • The candidate must be
    1. A citizen of India (either natural or by registration), or
    2. 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.

 

Age Criteria

  • Not below 20 years but not more than 39 years as on 01.01.2023 (i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January, 1984 and not later than 1st January, 2003).
  •  Age as recorded only in the Madhyamik or equivalent certificate will be accepted. The age limits apply to all the candidates whether in Government service or not.

 

Age Relaxation

  • The upper age limit is relaxable for S.C., S.T. and  O.B.C. (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates of West Bengal.
  • S.C. & S.T. candidates – 5 years
  • O.B.C. candidates – 3 years
  • Persons With Disability (PWD) – 45 years
  • S.C./S.T./O.B.C. of other States shall be treated as General Candidates.

 


 

Mode of Application

  • Applications can be submitted online only through the official website of West Bengal Public Service Commission https://psc.wb.gov.in/
  • Fresh Registrations should be made in order to apply for this recruitment from the official website.
  • There shall be no ‘Edit Window’ after the closure of the online submission of the application.
  • Submission of more than one application by the same candidate is strictly forbidden and such applications are liable to cancellation.

 

 

 

Fee

  • Application Fee Rs.160/-  only
  • Service Charge
    • 1% of Examination Fee, minimum of Rs.5/- for online payment through debit/credit card plus service charge as applicable as Govt. Duty.
    • Rs.5/- only for Net Banking.
    • Service Charge of Rs.17/- for payment through Bank Counter (off-line payment).
  • SC/ST candidates of West Bengal and Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) having physical disability of 40% and above are not required to pay any fee.
  • OBC (non-creamy layer) candidates of West Bengal are, however, required to pay usual fee as aforesaid.
  • No exemption of fee is available to SC/ST/OBC candidates other States.
  • No claim for refund of the fee will be entertained nor will it be held in reserve for any other examination.

 

 

 

Results of the Examination

  • The Preliminary Examination is meant to serve as a Screening Test only for the purpose of selection of candidates for the Final Examination. The marks obtained by candidates in Preliminary Examination will not be considered for Final Selection. Only those candidates who will be declared qualified at the Preliminary Examination in a year shall be eligible for admission to the M.S.R. (Final) Examination of that year.
  • The Final Merit List will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained in Final Examination and Personality Test taken together.
  • 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.

 

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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.

 

 

 

Provisions Regarding PwBD Candidates

  • Candidates having Benchmark Disabilities with limitation in writing including that of speed may be allowed the help of Scribe, if required. For convenience, PwBD candidates are requested to bring their own Scribe (wherever applicable). The Scribe should possess educational qualification one step below the qualification of the candidate taking examination. The persons with Benchmark Disabilities opting for own scribe should submit details of the own scribe as per proforma supplied by the Commission at the time of examination.
  •  In case of category of persons with Benchmark Disabilities, the provisions of scribe can be allowed on production of a certificate to the effect that the person concerned has physical limitation to write, and scribe is essential to write examination on his behalf, from the Chief Medical Officer/Medical Superintendent of a Government health care institution as per proforma at APPENDIX-I. The facility of Scribe would be allowed to any person with Benchmark Disability as defined u/s. 2(r) of the RPwD Act, 2016 and has limitation in writing including that of speed.
  •  In case persons with Benchmark Disabilities in the category of Blindness, Locomotor Disability (both arms affected – BA) and cerebral palsy, the facility of scribe shall be given, if so desired by the person. Engagement of scribe shall not be accepted after submission of the application (i.e. after closing date for submission of online application). A single Scribe may be used as far as possible except for language papers.

 

Compensatory Time

  • CANDIDATES WITH BENCHMARK DISABILITIES HAVING LIMITATION IN WRITING INCLUDING THAT OF SPEED AND PRODUCING VALID APPENDIX-I WILL BE ALLOWED COMPENSATORY TIME OF 20 MINUTES PER HOUR.

 

Particulars & Certificates Required

  • A candidate claiming to be EWS/S.C./S.T./O.B.C. (Non-Creamy Layer) or Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (40% and above) & Meritorious Sports persons must have a certificate.
  • The certificate must be issued from a competent authority of West Bengal on or before the closing date of submission of application as specified below :
  • S.C., S.T. & O.B.C.(Non – Creamy Layer) Candidates
    • In the district, the Sub-Divisional Officer of the Sub-Division concerned, and
    • 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/MR-103/94 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].
    •  OBC (Non – Creamy Layer) candidates must submit their renewed / revalidated certificates at the time of appointment as per existing Govt. Rules.
  • For Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD)
    • A Medical Board constituted at Government Medical College Hospitals in Kolkata, District Hospitals and Sub-divisional Hospitals as per extant provisions laid down in RPwD Acts & Rules.
  • For Meritorious Sportspersons (MSP)
    • Competent Authorities for issuing Certificates to Meritorious Sportspersons are as follows :

Note: Area of competition other than those mentioned above shall not be considered for granting MSP status.

 

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For EWS candidates 

  • The benefit of reservation under EWS can be availed upon production of an Income and Asset Certificate issued by any of the following authorities in prescribed format
    • In the District, Additional District Magistrate in charge of development matters of the District Concerned.
    • District Welfare Officer, Kolkata and Ex-officio Joint Director, BCW&TD in respect of Kolkata for Kolkata Municipal Corporation Area. [in terms of PAR Department 325-PAR(AR)/3P-1/2019 dated09.07.2019, read with BCW Department Memo No. 959-BCW/MR-52/2019 dated 18.05.2023].
    • However, any EWS certificate issued in favour of a candidate by the erstwhile authorities as mentioned vide said P&AR Department notification will also be allowed if found valid.
    • EWS candidates must submit their renewed/revalidated certificates regarding EWS status at the time of appointment.
  • 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.
  • Candidates are required to mention in the Application Form any one of the following documents as Photo ID with its number and issuing authority:
  1. Madhyamik or equivalent certificate bearing photograph,
  2. Passport,
  3. PAN Card,
  4. EPIC (Voter Identity Card),
  5. Driving Licence and
  6. any other ID proof issued by the State or Central Government.
  • Candidates are advised to bring the same Photo ID Card in original in the Examination Venue at the time of examination.
  • 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.

 

 

 

Special Instructions

Tie Breaking Principles

  • Preference will be given to the candidate securing higher aggregate marks in English & Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali.
  • If there is still a tie, preference will be given to the candidate securing higher marks in English.
  •  If tie still remains, preference will be given to the candidate with higher age.

 

Caution

  • Candidates are advised to read thoroughly and cautiously the “Advertisement” and “Scheme & Syllabus”.
  • Applications once submitted shall be treated as final (after closing date for submission of online application). No request for change in application form and no claim for being a member of the EWS/ SC/ ST/ OBC (Non- Creamy Layer) Category or a Person with Benchmark Disability (PwBD) or a Meritorious Sportsperson will be entertained after final submission of application.
  • 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.
  • 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 of the examination related to this advertisement and also debarment from future examinations and selections as may be decided by the Commission according to the circumstances of the case.
  • 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.
  • The conditions prescribed cannot be relaxed in any case other than those mentioned in this Advertisement.
  • 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 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.
  • THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, WEST BENGAL, SHALL HAVE DISCRETION TO FIX QUALIFYING MARKS IN ANY PAPER/ALL PAPERS/SUBJECTS AND IN THE AGGREGATE.
  • Mobile Phones, Smart Watches, Bluetooth or any other communication device are not allowed inside the premises where the examination is being conducted. Any infringement of this instruction shall entail disciplinary action including ban from the examination related to this advertisement as well as from future examinations.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Answers should be given in chronological sequence for all conventional type papers.

 

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.

 

Deduction of Marks

  • There shall be negative marking for each wrong answer to multiple choice questions (MCQ Type) which will also be printed on the top of the Question Booklet.
  • A deduction of 10% of full marks shall 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 number or by putting any identifying marks in the answer script of that paper.

 

Penalty

  • A deduction of 10% of full marks shall 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 number or by putting any identifying marks in the answer script of that paper.

 

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Display of Model Answers

  • After display of Model Answers (MCQ Type) on the Commission’s website, objections by the candidates need to be filed strictly within the specified time limit, beyond which no objection shall be entertained.
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