Required Minimum Age For W.B.C.S. Examination And Relaxation of Age.
WBCS পরীক্ষার জন্য প্রয়োজনীয় ন্যূনতম বয়স এবং বয়সের শিথিলকরণ।
As per the latest notification of WBCS Exam Required Minimum Age For W.B.C.S. Examination And Relaxation of Age is as follows:-
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. for WBCS 2020 Exam, born not earlier than the 2nd January, 1984 and not later than the 1st January, 1999). 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, 1984 and not later than the 1st January, 2000).For services and posts included in group ‘D’ the age should not be below 21 years and not more than 39 years on the 1st day of January of the year of the examination (i.e. born not earlier than the 2nd January, 1981 and not later than the 1st January, 1999). Those candidates whose date of birth lies between the 1st January, 1999 & the 1st January, 2000 [i.e. whose age is between 20 & 21 years as on 01.01.2020] may apply for Group B only in WBCS Exam 2020.
N.B. : Age as recorded only in the Madhyamik or equivalent certificate will be accepted. The age limits apply to all the candidates whether in Govt. service or not.
However It was also mentioned that:
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.
In the year 2020 PSC WB has also allowed reservation for meritorious sports persons in WBCS Group D.
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.
(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.
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