Advertisement No. 16/2020
Online applications are hereby invited from Indian Citizens and such other nationals declared eligible by
Government of India for recruitment to the under mentioned post(s) which is/are temporary but likely to be
N.B.: ABILITY TO READ, WRITE AND SPEAK IN BENGALI IS AN ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENT BUT
SUCH KNOWLEDGE IS NOT MANDATORY FOR CANDIDATES WHOSE MOTHER TONGUE IS
NEPALI, UNLESS SPECIFICALLY MENTIONED. SUCH ABILITY WILL BE TESTED AT THE TIME OF
NAME OF THE POST GEO-HYDROLOGICAL/GEOLOGICAL ASSISTANT
DEPARTMENT WATER RESOURCES INVESTIGATION AND DEVELOPMENT, GOVT. OF
DIRECTORATE STATE WATER INVESTIGATION
PAY: Rs. 33,400 – 86,100 (Level – 11) and other allowances
VACANCIES 7 (SEVEN)
RESERVATION 1 each reserved for OBC-A (Non Creamy Layer), OBC-B (Non Creamy Layer) &
S.C. and 2 for S.T.
A 2nd class Honours Degree or Master’s Degree in Geology or Applied
Geology from a recognised University or its equivalent.
AGE: Not more than 39 years on 01.01.2020.
FEE: Rs. 160/- (Rupees one hundred sixty) only.
Candidates may in addition have to bear the following charges:
For online payment through Convenience fee @ 1% of the examination fee subject to a minimum of
debit/credit cards: Rs. 5/- (Rupees Five) only plus 18% G.S.T. on such convenience fee.
For online payment using net Convenience fee of Rs. 5/- (Rupees Five) only plus 18% G.S.T. on such
banking facility: convenience fee.
For offline payment through Service Charge of Rs. 20/- (Rupees Twenty) only.
Candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes recognized in West Bengal and Persons
with Disabilities (P.W.D.) having physical disability of 40% and above are not required to pay any fee. OBC
candidates of West Bengal are, however, required to pay usual fee as aforesaid. NO EXEMPTION OF FEE IS
AVAILABLE TO S.C./S.T. CANDIDATES OF OTHER STATES. No claim for refund of the fee will be
entertained nor will it be held in reserve for any other examination.
Online applications are to be submitted at https://wbpsc.gov.in according to the following schedule:
Commencement of online applications : 16th December, 2020
Closing date for receipt of online application : 5th January, 2021
Last date of payment of fees : 5th January, 2021
Last date for payment of fees Offline in Branches of UBI : 6th January, 2021
Last date for Generation of Payment Challans by Branches of UBI : 5th January, 2021
1. SUBMISSION OF MORE THAN ONE APPLICATION IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN.
CANDIDATURE OF ANY CANDIDATE WHO SUBMITS MORE THAN ONE APPLICATION
WILL BE SUMMARILY CANCELLED.
2. The qualifications prescribed in the advertisement are as per the notified recruitment rules issued by
3. All the degrees/ diplomas/ certificates mentioned in the advertisement must have been obtained only
from Universities/ Institutions duly recognized by the competent authorities.
4. The prescribed ‘essential qualifications’ are the bare minimum and mere possession of the same does
not entitle applicants to be called for the interview. Where the number of applications received in
response to an advertisement is large and it is not conveniently possible to interview all the
applicants, the Commission may restrict the number of candidates to be called for interview to a
reasonable limit on the basis of either higher qualification /higher marks/ grade obtained in the
essential qualifications or on the basis of a Preliminary Screening Test (PST).
NOTE: Commission has fixed the following Category wise qualifying marks in Interview/
Personality Test and candidates unable to secure such qualifying marks would not be considered
for the Post, irrespective of their academic qualification and/or marks obtained in Preliminary
Category Qualifying Marks
The Commission may further lower the qualifying level categoriwise as and when necessary in the
event of non-availability of candidates for filling up vacancies in a particular category.
CANDIDATES SUFFERING FROM BLINDNESS OR LOW VISION AND LOCO-MOTOR
DISABILITY OR CEREBRAL PALSY WITH WRITING EXTREMITY MAY BE ALLOWED THE HELP
OF A SCRIBE IN THE PRELIMINARY SCREENING TEST, IF REQUIRED. THE SCRIBE SHOULD
NOT POSSESS EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION HIGHER THAN THE REQUISITE
QUALIFICATION FOR THE POST.
5. Where experience of a number of years is prescribed as an item of qualification this would mean only
work / research experience gained in full time employment/ research in the relevant field within the
closing date of receipt of applications.
[Certificate(s) from the Head(s) of the Organization(s)/ Department(s) or the Competent Authority for
the entire experience claimed, clearly mentioning the duration of employment (date, month and year)
and field of experience, and indicating basic pay and consolidated pay etc must be obtained. The
certificate(s) should also mention the nature of duties performed/experience obtained in the post(s)
6. The benefits of reservation of vacancies and relaxation of upper age limit up to 5 years are admissible
only to S.C. and S.T. candidates of West Bengal. Relaxation up to 3 years may be allowed to O.B.C.
(’A’ & ‘B’- Both Non Creamy Layer) candidates of West Bengal. S.C., S.T. and O.B.C. candidates of
other States may apply against unreserved vacancies only as general candidates. Such benefits are
also available up to the age of 45 years for Persons with disabilities.
(a) A candidate claiming to be S.C., S.T., O.B.C. (Non Creamy Layer) and persons with disabilities
(40% and above) must have a certificate issued by a competent authority as specified below on or
before the closing date of submission of online application, in support of his/her claim:
For S.C., S.T. and O.B.C. (Non Creamy Layer) candidates:
(i) In the district, the Sub-Divisional Officer of the Sub-Division concerned, and
(ii) 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, on
behalf and the District Welfare Officer, Kolkata and Ex-officio Joint Director, Backward Classes
Welfare. [vide the W.B.S.Cs. & S.T.s. (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-
BCW/MR-84/10 dated 24.9.2010 and No. BCW/MR-61/2012 (Pt.) dated 12.7.2013 and relevant
(iii) O.B.C. (Non Creamy Layer) candidates must renew/revalidate their O.B.C. (Non Creamy
Layer) certificates in due time as per extant rules i.e. applicable as on the closing date of receipt
of the application.
For Persons with Disabilities:
(a) A Medical Board constituted at Government Medical College Hospitals in Kolkata, District
Hospitals and Sub-Divisional Hospitals.[vide West Bengal Persons with Disabilities (Equal
Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Rules, 1999]
(b) The Public Service Commission may require such further proof of particulars from the
candidates as it may consider necessary and may make enquiries about their character and other
particulars regarding suitability and eligibility.
7. CANDIDATES MUST FULFIL THE ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS BY THE CLOSING DATE.
8. All requisite certificates regarding educational qualifications, proof of age, other relevant
experience certificates and other requisite documents must be furnished as and when required
by the Commission.
9. If at any stage even after issue of a letter of recommendation for appointment a candidate is found
ineligible in terms of the advertisement his/her candidature will be cancelled without further
reference to him/her.
10. CANVASSING IN ANY FORM WILL DISQUALIFY THE CANDIDATE.
11. ALL INFORMATION REGARDING RECRUITMENT TO THE POST WILL BE AVAILABLE,
FROM TIME TO TIME, IN THE COMMISSION’S WEBSITE AT https://wbpsc.gov.in.
Mobile Phones, Bluetooth or any other communication device are not allowed inside the premises
of any examination hall. Any infringement of this instruction shall entail disciplinary action
including ban from future examinations