Various Job Titles Available Under WBCS


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In this world of career-driven individuals, aspirants are trying to become as competent as possible by acquiring more skills and qualifications. One of the most prestigious and sought-after competitive examinations in West Bengal is the West Bengal Civil Service (Executive), popularly known as WBCS (Exe.). This is the civil service of West Bengal, a state of India and an examination is held for appointment to various positions like WBCS (Exe) and other comparative post. Public Service Commission of West Bengal arranges competitive examinations in three phases every year. These three phases include Preliminary, and Mains Examination and a Personality Test. This post describes in detail the types of services available under WBCS and the correct place to get coaching in order to appear for this highly competitive examination. After all, it is crucial to choose the competitive exam coaching centre judiciously while preparing for this exam.

There are four different groups in recruitment of WBCS based on the choice of the applicant, and the total marks scored in the exam. The four groups are Group A, Group B, Group C, and Group D where the WBCS (Exe) officers belong to Group A while Group B refers exclusively to West Bengal Police Service (WBPS). In general, as per record of the West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) traditionally the candidates with higher scores opt for WBCS (Exe), WBPS and some associated services as their first choice. It is believed that since the 1980s some of the top ranked candidates have opted for an allied service called WB Commercial Tax Service (WBCTS) as their first choice due to less strenuous nature of the service and the lure of urban posting. Among these miscellaneous positions, only WBCS (Exe) & WBCTS cadres are considered to be the State Civil Service by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for direct promotion to Indian Administrative Service (IAS). Apart from this, WBPS officers are promoted to Indian Police Service (IPS) after 7 to 9 years of service in state police service.

Through this exam, recruitment is usually made for 19 services or posts divided into the four groups of A, B, C, and D. Among these 19 posts, 16 posts which come under Groups A, B and C are counted under Group A of West Bengal Services Revision of Pay and Allowance (ROPA) 2019 and remaining three posts comprising Group D are considered as Group-B posts as per ROPA 2019. The services under Group A has a starting pay scale of Level- 16 as per ROPA 2019 this means Basic Pay of Rs. 56,100. The various posts under this are West Bengal Civil Service (Executive), Assistant Commissioner of Revenue in the integrated West Bengal Revenue Service, West Bengal Co-operative Service, West Bengal Labour Service, West Bengal Food and Supplies Service, and West Bengal Employment Service [Except the post of Employment Officer (Technical)]. The WBPS exclusively consists of the group B and they too have a pay scale of Level 16 with Basic Pay of Rs. 56,100.

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Nine services/Posts come under Group C and different posts have different pay scales. Depending on the post, it could be either Level 15 with a Basic Pay of Rs. 42600 or Level 14, with a Basic Pay of Rs. 39900, or even a Pay scale of Level 12 with Basic Pay of Rs. 35800. The myriad posts under this are Superintendent, District Correctional Home / Deputy Superintendent, Central Correctional Home, Joint Block Development Officer, Deputy Assistant Director of Consumer Affairs and Fair Business Practices, West Bengal Junior Social Welfare Service, West Bengal Subordinate Land Revenue Service, Grade-I, Assistant Commercial Tax Officer, Joint Registrar, Assistant Canal Revenue Officer (Irrigation), and Chief Controller of Correctional Services. Three posts come under Group D and these have starting pay scale of Level 10 with a Basic Pay of Rs. 32100. The posts are Inspector of Co-operative Societies, Panchayat Development Officer under the Panchayat and Rural Development Department, and Rehabilitation Officer under the Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation Department.

WBCS is one of the most reputed as well as one of the most difficult competitive exams for recruitment in civil services in West Bengal. George School of Competitive Exams (GSCE) is a unit of The George Telegraph Group established in 1920 and it is dedicated to providing guidance and coaching of utmost quality in a systematic manner. GSCE provides guidance for various competitive exams like ICS, WBCS, and Regular Combined Courses. Apart from these GSCE is well known for providing SSC coaching in Kolkata. Staff Service Commission (SSC) is another of the competitive examinations which is high in demand and aspirants could definitely choose GSCE to make their preparation comprehensive.

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