In accordance with the State Services Recruitment Rules, the Public Service Commission, West Bengal will hold the Clerkship Examination on the results of which recruitment is made to the posts of lower division assistant or lower division clerk and posts similar to that of lower division assistant or lower division clerk in the Secretariat, Directorates, District offices and similar posts in regional offices (including Kolkata) under the rule making power of the Govt. of West Bengal.
The qualification for direct recruitment shall be as follows :
a. Pass in Madhyamik examination of the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education or its equivalent.
b. Acquisition of elementary knowledge in Computer operation with ability of typing on computer at the speed of 20 (twenty) words per minute in English or 10 (ten) words per minute in Bengali.
SCHEME & SYLLABUS
Scheme of Examination :
The examination shall consists of two parts, viz., i) Part-I (Objective Type) (ii) Part-II (Conventional Type – Written).
Part-I Examination :
Part-I will carry 100 marks having 100 questions of 1 (one) mark each, comprising of multiple choice, objective type question on English (30 marks), General Studies (40 marks) and Arithmetic (30 marks).
The duration of Part-I examination shall be 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Part-II Examination :
Part-II shall consist of conventional type questions on a) Group-A : English b) Group-B : Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali carrying 50 marks each for Group-A and Group-B. The duration of PartII examination shall be 1 hour.
The elementary knowledge in Computer operation and ability of typing on Computer of the
candidates shall be judged only after they are found qualified in Part-I and Part-II.
Syllabus for the Examination :
Part -I :
English : Fundamentals of the English language such as vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and its correct usage etc.
General Studies : Matters of everyday observation including everyday science, current events and problems with special reference to India and elementary knowledge of Indian History and Indian Geography.
Arithmetic : Divisibility, fractions, decimals, recurring decimals, simplification, HCF, LCM, Partnership, Average, Ratio and proportions, percentage, simple interest, profit & loss, time & distance, area of rectangles and squares.
Group-A : English
a) Drafting of a report in English from points or materials supplied ;
b) Condensing of a prose passage (Summary/Precis) ;
c) Translation from Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali, as the case may be, into English ;
Group-B : Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali :
a) Drafting of a report from points or materials supplied ;
b) Condensing of a prose passage (summary or précis) ;
c) Translation from English into Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali/Santali, as the case may be ;
The standard of examination shall be similar to that of Madhyamik Examination of the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education.
SEE ALSO – WBCS EXAM PATTERN & SYLLABUS 2019