West Bengal Civil Service

West Bengal Civil Service (Executive), popularly known as W.B.C.S.(Exe), is the civil service of the Indian state of West Bengal. For the WBCS (Exe) and other comparative posts, Public Service Commission of West Bengal arranges competitive examinations every year in three phases every year. These phases are Preliminary, Mains and Personality Test.


Usually, online form fill up begins for WBCS in the month of November. Preliminary Exam is held in the Last week of January or first week of February at different cities of West Bengal. Post the publication of Preliminary results, Mains Exams are held in June–July in some selected institutions of Kolkata city and at the office of WBPSC. The candidates who passed in Mains are called for Personality test. At last, a selection list is issued by PSC consisting the name of qualified candidates of Mains Exams and Personality test. All these processes take up to one and a half year.

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)


              Railway Recruitment Boards are organisations under the Government of India that manage the appointment of new employees to work in Indian railways. There are 21 boards situated in different parts of India:

1.   Ahemadabad

2.   Ajmer

3.   Allahabad

4.   Bangalore

5.   Bhopal

6.   Bhubaneswar

7.   Bilaspur

8.   Chandigarh

9.   Chennai

10.  Gorakhpur

11.  Guwahati

12.  Jammu and Kashmir

13.  Kolkata

14.  Malda

15.  Mumbai

16.  Muzaffarpur

17.  Patna

18.  Ranchi

19.  Secunderabad

20.  Siliguri

21.  Thiruvanthapuram


               In 1945, the Services Commissions were set up at Bombay, Calcutta, Madras and Lucknow. In 1948, the Indian Railway Enquiry Committee reviewed working of commissions. In 1949, due to financial constraints a ban was imposed on recruitments on Indian Railways thus numbers of commissions was reduced to one centrally located at Bombay. In 1953-54 when Economic conditions of Indian Railway improved, four service commission were again set up at Bombay, Madras, Allahabadand Calcutta. In 1956, the Estimates committee generally approved the method of recruitment by the constitution of the Railway Service Commissions. In 1983, to cater to the needs of areas which were being neglected due to locations of the existing commissions, seven more commissions were set up viz, at Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Bhopal, Bhuvneshwar, Chandigarh, Jammu and Srinagar with sitting at Leh and Trivendrum. In 1984 two more service commissions were set up at Malda and Gorakhpur. In January, 1985 Railway Service Commissions have been renamed asRailway Recruitment Board (RRB). At present 21 Railway Recruitment Boards are functioning .