Government Of West BengalThe Rajya Sabha Secretariat conducts open competitive examination for filling up Legislative/Committee/ Protocol/ Executive Assistant vacancies that may occur in the following posts from time to time:

The officers of this service support the functioning of the Council of States by processing matters relating to the business of the Council, i.e., Questions, Motions, Legislations, etc.   The service also provides support for the functioning of various Department Related Parliamentary Committees, Standing Committees and Joint Parliamentary Committee(s).  The Service is also responsible for managing establishment, welfare and finance related work pertaining to Rajya Sabha Secretariat.

Exam Pattern of Legislative/Committee/Protocol/Executive Assistant : The Examination Scheme for recruitment to the post of Legislative/Committee/Protocol/Executive Assistant in the Rajya Sabha Secretariat consists of Three stages…

1. Preliminary Examination (Objective Type-Multiple choice answers) : The Preliminary Examination is a screening test for selection of candidates for the main examination and is of objective type. It consists of only one paper of 180 marks (Duration 3 hours) having three parts as indicated below:-

  • Part A :
  • Subject : General Intelligence
  • No. of Question : 60 Questions
  • Marks : 60 Mark
  • Part B :
  • Subject : General Awareness
  • No. of Question : 60 Questions
  • Marks : 60 Mark
  • Part C :
  • Subject : English Language
  • No. of Question : 60 Questions
  • Marks : 60 Mark

2. Main Examination (Descriptive Type) : The Main Examination is of descriptive type and consists of the following papers:

  • Paper : Paper I
  • Subject : English Language
  • Marks : 80 Mark
  • Duration : 2 hours
  • Paper : Paper II
  • Subject : Constitution of India
  • Marks : 100 Mark
  • Duration : 3 hours

3. Interview (20 marks) : The interview is structured to evaluate the interests, knowledge, traits, aptitude, skills etc. of the candidates with a view to assess his/her overall personality and to judge his/her suitability for the post.

Syllabus for Legislative/ Committee/ Protocol/ Executive Assistant Exam : The syllabus of the Preliminary Examination (Objective type) and the Main Examination (Descriptive type) for recruitment to the post of Legislative/Committee/Protocol/Executive Assistant in the Rajya Sabha Secretariat is as under…

Preliminary Examination : 

  • General Intelligence : Questions shall be both verbal and non-verbal types.Test may include questions on analogies, similarities, differences, space visualization, problem solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship, concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series, coding & decoding, etc..
  • General Awareness : Questions shall aim at testing the candidate’s awareness of current events and environment around him/her, besides testing the knowledge of Everyday Science, Scientific Research, Sports, Indian Culture, Indian History, Indian Geography, Economics, Indian Polity, Indian Constitution, etc.
  • English Language : Questions in this component are designed to test the candidate’s understanding, correct usage and knowledge of English Language and will be based on error recognition, fill in the blanks (using Verbs, Prepositions, Articles, etc.), vocabulary, spellings, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms, sentence completion, phrases and idioms, etc.

Main Examination : 

Paper I :

  • English Language : This paper will test the skills and abilities of the candidate in Essay Writing, Precis Writing, Comprehension, Drafting of letters/notices/other forms of communications in English.

Paper II : 

  • Constitution of India : This paper is designed to test the candidates knowledge of the Indian Constitution and its working, particularly in respect of its nature, salient features of the Indian Constitution; Preamble; Fundamental Rights; Directive Principles of State Policy; Fundamental Duties; Constitutional position and powers of President and Governor; Parliament-officers of Parliament, disqualification of Members, powers, privileges & immunities, legislative procedure; Supreme Court and High Courts-jurisdiction, powers, appointment and transfer of judges; Separation of Powers; Distribution of Legislative and Administrative Powers between Union and States; Elections; Emergency Provisions; Amendment of the Constitution; other related issues; and the Tenth Schedule.