Kolkata: The West Bengal Civil Services (WBCS) 2019 preliminary exam has been rescheduled by the West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC).
In its 6 November notification, WBPSC had mentioned that the preliminary exam will be conducted tentatively on 20 January, Sunday. But it has now been rescheduled.
According to WBPSC chairman, Dipankar Dasgupta, the WBCS preliminary exam will now be held on 9 February, which happens to be a Saturday.
Dasgupta maintained that the rescheduling has been made as on 20 January several other job exams are due to be held and this may have created difficulties for the aspirants.
On 19 January, a grand political rally of the Trinamool party is scheduled to be held at the Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata. WBPSC officials denied the rescheduling has anything to do with the Trinamool rally.
WBCS exams are conducted for recruitment of civil administration officers in various categories such as A, B, C and D. After the preliminary written exam, successful candidates are required to write the main exam.
On passing the main exam, WBPSC prepares a list of shortlisted candidates according to their performance in the main exam and, calls them for a personal interview.