Punjab GK and Current Affairs 2016-2017: 100 GK Current Affairs Questions and Answers, Punjab Exam

Punjab GK(General Knowledge) and Current Affairs 2016-2017 , top 100 GK Current Affairs Questions and Answers: Punjab GK and current affairs topic deals with 100 most important general knowledge(gk) and current affairs questions answers of 2016-2017.

Following top questions and answers are about Punjabi literature, Punjabi language, Punjabi culture, Punjab history, Punjab geography, Punjab sports, Punjab economy, literacy, population, Punjabi films, Punjab polity, Punjabi awards, Personalities of Punjab, architecture of Punjab and places within state.

These gk current affairs questions and answers 2016-2017 are useful for general knowledge information on Punjab, as well as very important for all upcoming competitive exams like PPSC, PCS 2017-2018 in Punjab.

The Punjab gk topic are compiled with objective, descriptive and suggestive type questions with current affairs for Punjab govt and non-govt exams.

Most Important GK and Current Affairs Questions and Answers 2016-2017 For all Competitive Exams in Punjab

Top Questions and Answers on Personalities of Punjab

1. Who is the current Chief Minister(CM) of Punjab as of 2016-2017?

Answer : Amarinder Singh(Political party- Indian National Congress)

2. Who is the current Governor of Punjab as of 2016-2017?

Answer : Vijayendra Pal Singh Badnore

3. Who is the current Chief Justice of Punjab as of 2016-2017?

Answer : Shiavax Jal Vajifdar(Acting)

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4. Who is the current Finance Minister of Punjab as of 2017?

Answer : Manpreet Singh Badal

5. Who is the Irrigation and Power Minister of Punjab as of 2017?

Answer : Rana Gurjeet Singh

6. Who is the current Technical Education Minister of Punjab as of 2017?

Answer : Charanjit Singh Channi

7. Who is the current Health and Family Welfare Minister of Punjab as of 2017?

Answer : Brahm Mohindra

8. Who is the current Forest Minister of Punjab as of 2016-2017?

Answer : Sadhu Singh Dharamsot

9. Who is the current Higher Education and School Education Minister of Punjab as of 2016-2017?

Answer : Aruna Chaudhary

10. Who is the current Parliamentary Affairs Minister of Punjab as of 2017?

Answer : Brahm Mohindra

* Who is the first female Chief Minister of Punjab?

Answer : Rajinder Kaur Bhattal(1996-1997)

* Who was the past Governor before V. P. Singh Badnore?

Answer : Kaptan Singh Solanki

11. Who is the Rural Development Minister of Punjab as of 2016-2017?

Answer : Tripat Rajinder Singh Bajwa

12. What is the real name of wrestler Gama Pehalwan(The Great Gama)?

Answer : Ghulam Muhammad Butt

13. Who was the Punjabi person became the 7th Indian President in 1982?

Answer : Giani Jail Singh

14. Who is the Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister of Punjab as of 2017?

Answer : Navjot Singh Sidhu, Indian cricketer

15. Who was the former Indian Acting Prime Minister in 1966 belongs to Punjab?

Answer : Gulzarilal Nanda

16. Which Punjabi personality became the 12th Indian Prime Minister served from 1997-1998?

Answer : Inder Kumar Gujral

17. Which Punjabi personality became the 13th Indian Prime Minister before Narendra Modi?

Answer : Manmohan Singh

18. Which Punjabi figure served as Governor of Tamilnadu from 2004-2011?

Answer : Surjit Singh Barnala [ He was also the 11th Chief Minister of Punjab and 1st Governor of Uttarakhand]

19. Which Punjabi person served as the 3rd Chief Minister of Delhi?

Answer : Madanlal Khurana [He also served as Governor of Rajasthan in 2004]

* Who was the past Chief Minister of Punjab before Amarinder Singh?

Answer : Parkash Singh Badal

* Who is the 10th Chief Minister of Punjab?

Answer : Beant Singh(1992-1995)

* Who is the 2nd Chief Minister of Punjab?

Answer : Bhim Sen Sachar

20. Which Punjabi person is the Founder and Chairman of Bharti Enterprise and was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2007?

 Answer : Sunil Mittal

21. Who was the founder of Sikhism?

Answer : Guru Nanak(1469-1539)

22. Who was the 10th Sikh Guru and the founder of Khalsa?

Answer : Guru Govind Singh

23. Which Sikh Guru founded the Taran Taran and Kartarpur city?

Answer : 5th Sikh Guru Arjun(1563-1606)

Which Punjabi personality was awarded the 61st Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2013?

Answer : Gulzar

24. Who was the first Punjabi woman to win Sahitya Akademi Award in 1956?

Answer : Amrita Pritam for Magnum Opus

25. Which Punjabi person became Telecommunication and IT Minister of India in 2002?

Answer : Arun Shourie [ He was also awarded Ramon Magsaysay and Padma Bhushan in 1982 and 1990 consecutively]

26. Which Indian Punjabi Musician was honoured Padma Shri in 1967?

Answer : Mohammed Rafi

27. Who became the first Chief Minister of Punjab?

Answer : Gopi Chand Bhargava(1947-1949)

28. Who was the first Governor of Punjab?

Answer : Chandulal Madhavlal Teivedi(Duration 1947-1953)

Punjab Economy GK Questions and Answers

29. Which industry plays a major roll in economic development of Punjab?

Answer: Punjab economy is mainly based on agricultural industry

30. How much amount of India’s total wheat are produced in Punjab?

Answer : Punjab contributes 19% of total wheat production in India

What is Punjab’s rank by total remittances to India?

Answer : 4th

31. What are the major agricultural crops contribute to Punjab economy heavily?

Answer : Wheat, Cotton, Rice, Sugarcane, Maize, Barley

What is the function of ESO(Economic and Statistical Organisation of Punjab)?

Answer : ESO acts as data bank which provides socio-economic statistics of the state

32. Which state is known as ‘India’s bread-basket’?

Answer : Punjab

33. How much amount of India’s total rice are produced in Punjab?

Answer : 11%

34. What is Punjab’s HDI ranking in India?

Answer : 9th

35. What is the GDP(Gross Domestic Product) rate in Punjab?

Answer : 3.17 Lakh Crore

36. Why Punjab is called ‘Granary of India’?

Answer : Punjab is the most fertile region in India. Major agricultural products like wheat, rice, sugar cane, maize are heavily produced here. Thats why Punjab is called ‘Granary of India’.

37. Which Indian districts are the largest producer of wheat and rice?

Answer : Firozpur and Fazilka, Punjab

38. What is the poverty rate in Punjab?

Answer : 6.16%

39. How much capacity of power in Guru Govind Singh Super Thermal Plant in Ropar?

Answer : 1260 Megawatt

40. How much power capacity there in Rajpura Thermal power plant?

Answer : 1400 Megawatt

41. Which is the biggest milk processing plant in Punjab?

Answer : Moga is the biggest milk processing plant in Punjab. Processing capacity is 435 thousand litres of milk.

42. How much amount of total India’s cotton are produced in Punjab?

Answer : 70%

Punjab History GK Questions and Answers

43. When Punjab formed as a Partial state of Indian Union?

Answer : 1 November 1966

When the Second Anglo-Maratha war was fought between British and Maratha empire?

Answer : 1803-1805

* When Punjab Digital Library launched?

Answer : In 2003

44. In which year Ranjit Singh died?

Answer : 1839

45. In which year the Second Anglo-Sikh war was fought between British and Sikh Empire?

Answer : 1849

46. During British period Punjab province were partitioned in two region, they are-

Answer : East Punjab and West Punjab

*What is the full form of PEPSU?Answer : Patiala and East Punjab States Union

47. How long the Sikh Empire reigned in India?

Answer : 1801-1849(49 Years)

48. Why Punjab was known as ‘Saptasindhu’ region mentioned in Rigveda?

Answer : Punjab was known as Saptasindhu for seven rivers. The rivers are- Saraswati, Satadru(Sutlej), Vipasa(Beas), Chandrabhaga(Chenab), Iravati(Ravi), Vitasta(Jhelum), Sindhu(Indus).

49. Who introduced the Khalsa and when?

Answer : Khalsa was introduced by 10th Sikhguru Guru Govind Singh in 1699

50. In which year Banda Singh Bahadur died?

Answer : 1716

51. In which battle Wazir Khan was killed by sikhs?

Answer : Battle of Chappar Chiri in 1710

52. Who was the Governor of Sirhind?

Answer : Wazir Khan

53. In which war Banda Singh Bahadur defeated Mughals?

Answer : Battle of Samana in 1709

54. When the Battle of Muktsar happened?

Answer : 1705

55. When the Battle of Sarsa fought between Sikhs and Mughals?

Answer : 1704

Zorawar Singh and Fateh Singh are the two sons of which Sikh Guru?

Answer : Guru Govind Singh

56. When the Battle of Anandpur fought between Sikhs and Mughals?

Answer : 1704

The Battle of Basoli was fought in the year-

Answer : 1702

57. When the Battle of Bhangani fought?

Answer : 1688

What is the Operation Blue Star?

Answer : Operation Blue Star is an operation into Harmandir Sahib Complex conducted by Indian Army. Blue Star conducted in 1984 in order of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, to abolish the Akal Takht system

58. Who is the father of Guru Gobind Singh?

Answer : Guru Tegh Bahadur

59. Guru Granth Sahib is written in which language?

Answer : Guru Granth Sahib is written in Gurumukhi language

60. Who is the sixth Sikh Guru?Answer : Guru Har Gobind is known as sixth Sikhgurj

61. Who built Akal Takht?

Answer : Guru Har Gobind built Akal Takht

62. Where is Akal Takht situated at?

Answer : Akal Takht located at Harmandir Sahib Complex, Amritsar

63. Who is the father of Guru Arjan?

a) Guru Ram Das

b) Guru Gobind Singh

c) Guru Tegh Bahadur

d) Guru Hargobind

Where is the birthplace of Guru Arjan?

Answer : Tarn Taran District

64. When Guru Amar Das became the 3rd Sikhguru?

Answer : In year 1552

* Who is the 8th Sikh Guru?

Answer : Guru Harkishan

65. Who is the 7th Sikh Guru?

Answer : Guru Har Rai

* Where is the birthplace of Khalsa?

Answer : Keshgarh Sahib

* What is the state animal of Punjab?

Answer : Blackbuck

* What symbolise the state bird of Punjab?

Answer : Baaz

* Which symbolise the state dance of Punjab?

Answer : Bhangra, Giddha

* What is Hola Mohalla?

Answer : Hola Mohalla is a punjabi yearly festival where military skills and various type of exercises are performed by sikhs

Punjabi Grammar and Language GK Question Answers

*How many writing scripts are there in Punjabi language?

Answer : There are two categories in Punjabi language are used. One is Gurmukhi and other is Shahmukhi

Which country uses Punjabi as their third most spoken native language?

Answer : Canada uses Punjabi after English and French

*Which is the standard form in Punjabi language?

Answer : Majhi is the standard form in Punjabi language

*Which type of language Punjabi is?

Answer : Punjabi is an Indo-Aryan language

*How much Punjabi spoken people are there around the world?

Answer : There are almost 100 Million Punjabi speaking people around the world

* What is the origin of Punjabi language?

Answer : The word Punjabi is taken from Panj-ab, the language mainly originated from Prakrit language. Grammar is based on Punjabi language

What is the highest-grossing of all time 1998’s Pakistani film based on Punjabi language?

Answer : Choorian

*Which are the major dialects of Punjabi language?

Answer : Majhi, Powadhi, Pothohari, Malwai, Multani, Doabi

How much amount of Punjabi spoken people resides in Punjab?

Answer : 91.69% of total population

What is the official language in Punjab?

Answer : Punjabi

Which schedule of the Indian constitution refers Punjabi as official language status?

Answer : Punjabi is listed on eighth schedule of the Indian constitution out of 22 official languages

*Which country use Punjabi as the geographically most widely spoken language?

Answer : Punjabi is most widely spoken in Pakistan

*When the Punjabi University was established to teach technology, software development, cyber knowledge etc in Punjabi language?

Answer : Punjabi University was established in 30 April 1962

Punjab Geography Top GK Questions and Answers

66. What is the geographical area of Punjab?

Answer : 50,362 Squar Kilometer(19,445 Squar Mile)

Geographically Punjab lies on which climatic zone?

Answer : Subtropical zone

Which region of Punjab known by Steel Town?

Answer : Mandi Gobindgarh, Fatehgarh Sahib district

Punjab falls under which earthquake zone in India?

Answer : Seismic zones 2,3 and 4

* What is Punjab’s areawise ranking in India?

Answer : 20th

67. Which is the largest city in Punjab?

a) Amritsar

b) Ludhiana 310 Km2

c) Chandigarh

d) Patiala

68. Which country shares a border to the west of Punjab?

Answer : Pakistan on west

State of Haryana lies to which direction of Punjab?

Answer : South

*What rivers flows within Pathankot district?

Answer : Beas and Ravi river

Shalimar garden is seen at which city of Punjab?

Answer : Kapurthala

Which state lies to north direction of Punjab?

Answer : Jammu and Kashmir

Rajasthan lies on which direction of Punjab?

Answer : South

Which hilly region lies to the northwest of Punjab?

Answer : Shiwalik hills

How much area of Punjab are occupied by northern India’s largest wetland Harike Pattan wildlife sanctuary ?

Answer : 8600 hectres

Which Indian state has the Rupnagar Zoological Park?

Answer : Punjab

Punjab Population GK Question and Answers

* According to census 2011 what does Punjab rank by population in India?

Answer : 16th

What is Punjab’s largest city by population?

Answer : Ludhiana

* What is the total population of Punjab as census 2011?

Answer : 27,704,236

* What is total population of Pathankot?

Answer : Total population of Pathankot is 626154

*What is the total population of Jalandhar district?

Answer : Total population is 862196

How much of total Indian population are Sikh religious?

Answer : 57.69%

What is the literacy rate in Punjab as census 2011?

Answer : 76.68%

What is the male literacy rate in Punjab?

Answer : 80.23%

What is the female literacy rate in Punjab?

Answer : 68.36%

Punjabi Literature GK Questions and Answers

69. For which book Giani Gurdit Singh was awarded UNESCO prize for Punjabi literature?

Answer : Tith Tihar in 1960

*For which book Giani Gurdit Singh was awarded 1967 UNESCO prize for Punjabi literature?

Answer : Mera Pind da Jiwan

*Who is the writer of the famous Punjabi Qissa ‘Heer Ranjha’?

Answer : The great Sufi poet Waris Shah

*What is the best example of Punjabi prose literature in Mughal-Sikh period?

Answer : Janamsakhis written about life of Guru Nanak

*Mirza Sahiba was written by which great author?

Answer : Hafiz Barkhudar

*Who wrote Qissa Puran Bhagat?

Answer : Qadaryar

* Who wrote the epic poetry Chandi di Var?

Answer : Guru Gobind Singh

* Who wrote the Punjabi Jangnama in Mughal period?

Answer : Shah Mohammad

70. When the first Punjabi dictionary Mahan Kosh was published?

Answer : 1854

*  Which Punjabi novelist wrote Agg The Khed?

Answer : Nanak Singh

Which Sufi poet’s works reflected in Adi Granth?

Answer : Fariduddin Ganjshakar

Who are recognised the pioneer of Punjabi novel?

Answer : Nanak Singh and Vir Singh

* Which Punjabi writer wrote Chitta Lahu?

Answer : Nanak Singh

* For which literary work Nanak Singh was awarded 1962 Sahitya Akademi Award?

Answer : Ik Mian Do Talwaran

* Mention three famous Poems written by Puran Singh?

Answer : Khule Maidan, Khule Ghund, Khule Asmani Rang

* Which kind of poet Sultan Bahu was?

Answer : Punjabi Sufi poet

71. ‘Sisters of The Spinning Wheel’ written by which modern Punjabi poet?

Answer : Puran Singh

72. Who is known by Father of Modern Punjabi Poetry?

Answer : Mohan Singh

Which Punjabi poet, of British era in India, wrote Vagade Pani?

Answer : Diwan Singh in 1938

*Who is the author of Mirza Sahiba?

Answer : Hafiz Barkhudar

73. What is the poetry, of Shareef Kunjahi, written in Gurumukhi language?

Answer : Jagrate, published in 1958

74. Nawan Jahan was written by which writer?

Answer : Dhani Ram Chatrik

75. For which literary work Kulwant Singh Virk awarded Sahitya Akademi Award in 1967?

Answer : Nave Lok a short Story

76. Piran da Paraga was written by which writer?

Answer : Shivkumar Batalvi

Punjabi Sports GK Questions and Answers

77. In which year Punjabi Athletician Milkha Singh won gold medals in Asian Games?

Answer : Milkha Singh won gold medals four times in Asian Games. In 1958 he won two medals and rest two in 1962.

78. PCA cricket statdium is located in which city of Punjab

Answer : Mohali

79. Which is known as the state sport of Punjab?

Answer : Kabbadi (circle style)

80. Lala Amarnath is associated with which sports?

a) Hockey

b) Cricket

c) Kabbadi

d) Atheletics

GK Questions and Answers on Architecture and Places in Punjab

81. Harmandir Sahib is a famous architecture located in which city?

Answer : Amritsar

82. Moti Bagh Palace is located in which city of Punjab?

Answer : Patiala

83. Where the historical Jalianwala Bagh Massacre was occurred in 1919?

Answer : Amritsar, Punjab

84. Kila Raipur is located near which city in Punjab?

Answer : Ludhiana

85. Anandpur Sahib is famous for which thing?

Answer : Virasat-e-Khalsa

86. Where the Shamsher Khan’s tomb located at?

Answer : Gurdaspur

Q. Where is the cemetry of Ranjit Singha located at?

Answer : Lahore, Pakistan

Punjabi Films and Awards GK Questions and Answers

87. By which name Punjabi film industry is known as?

Answer : Pollywood

88. What was the first Punjabi film?

Answer : Sheela or Pind Di Kudi by K. D. Mehra. Released in 1935

89. Which Punjabi film won National Film Award in 1964?

Answer : Satluj De Kandhe by Panna Lal Maheswari

90. Which Punjabi film won the 62nd National Film Award?

Answer : Punjab 1984

91. For which categories the film ‘Anhe Ghore Da Daan’ won 59th National Film Award in 2011?

Answer : Best direction, best cinematography and best feature film

Punjab Polity Top GK Questions and Answers

92. Which political party currently ruling the government of Punjab in 2017?

Answer : Indian National Congress

* Which person became Speaker two times in political history of Punjab?

Answer : Charanjit Singh Atwal

93. There are how many seats in Punjab Legislative Assembly?

Answer : 117 Seats

94. There are how many political parties exist in Punjab?

Answer : Five, they are Indian National Congress, Bhartiya Janata Party, Shiromani Akali Dal, Bahujan Samaj Party and Aam Aadmi Party.

* Who was the Speaker of Punjab Legislative Assembly between 1947-1951?

Answer : Kapur Singh

* Who was the past speaker before Charanjit Singh Atwal?

Answer : Nirmal Singh Kahlon

95. In which year Shiromani Akali Dal was founded?

Answer : 1920

96. Who is the current President of Shiromani Akali Dal as of 2017?

Answer : Sukhbir Singh Badal

97. Who is the current Speaker in Punjab Legislative Assembly as of 2017?

Answer : Charanjit Singh Atwal

98. Who is the leader of the Opposition Party in Punjab Legislative Assembly as of 2017?

Answer : H. S. Phoolka

99. What is the name of Upper House of Punjab Legislative Assembly?

Answer : Vidhan Parishad

100. What is the name of Lower House of Punjab Legislative Assembly?

Answer : Punjab Vidhan Sabha

In which year the Treaty of Lahore’ was signed?

Answer : 1849

There are how many districts in Punjab?

Answer : 22 Districts

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West Bengal 6000 Group-D Recruitment 2017(WBGDRB) – Notification, Online Application Details, Exam Date, Syllabus

West Bengal(WB) GroupD Recruitment 2017(WBGDRB): West Bengal State government recruits 25000 group-d staffs in various department in 2017 through WBGDRB. West Bengal government is one of the biggest recruiter of all the job vacancy in the state(including all wb districts). Since past few years till last of 2016 a lot of job vacancies have been created in various category of group-d posts. Thats why in 2017 wb govt’s planning is recruitment of 6000 Group-D staffs in various category in West Bengal State Government undertaken offices.

It is heard there are 25000 group-d vacant posts are available to recruit. So out of 25000 vacancies employment of 6000 Group-D personnel in various department is the first phase of wb state government. The first phase starts from 3rd January 2017, The rest will be recruited later after filling up these vacancies.

State Government has formed a board namely West Bengal Group D Recruitment Board(wbgdrb) to employ 6000 Group-D personnel in the various categories of posts in state govt offices located all over West Bengal. WBGDRB expects an amount of 30 lakhs online applications to be filled up. This is the biggest recruitment of wbgdrb since its journey from 1 January 2016.

WBGDRB board invites online-application through their website www.wbgdrb.in. Candidates may apply without any fees from 3rd January to 29 January 2017 through the group-d board’s official website at www.wbgdrb.applythrunet.co.in.

So 2017 West Bengal group-d recruitment is a big opportunity for fresher candidates as well as old candidates of Madhyamik passed(10th), Higher Secondary passed(10+2), class eight passed, post-graduate from any govt recognised organisations.

West Bengal Govt jobs seeking people can apply online for various category 6000 group-d recruitment 2017. 

All the details regarding 6000 Group-D Recruitment 2017 can be checked here-

6000 Group-D Recruitment in West Bengal 2017 by WBGDRB -Recruitment process, Group-D written exam scheme, Vacancy, Exam Date, Admit card, Notification

Group-D Notification & Recruitment Process:

The West Bengal Group-D Recruitment Board(wbgdrb) will recruit 6000 Group-d workers under notification no 1924/HR/N/G8P-153/15.

The board had invited expression of interest from reputed and bonafide Firms/Agencies to assist the board in conducting the recruitment process. Initially 13 Firms had submitted their E.O.I Request for Proposal were sent to all these 13 Firms and ultimately 7 Firms submitted their tenders. Final selection was made by Expert Evaluation committee based on the Quality and Cost Based Selection(QCBS) method. Finally the tender won by WEBEL Firm who will conduct the whole recruitment process from starting of application to distributing admit card. 

Selection process of candidates will be made by West Bengal Group-D Selection Committee in two statges- 1) Written Exam                                    2) Interview/Viva

Written Examination: Full Marks – 85

The WBGDRB led group-d written examination 2017 will be held on 14 May 20 May. Same day the exam will be organised in specified exam centre of all the districts in West Bengal. Online applied candidates should be present in the exam hall carrying with downloaded admit card and other identity credentials. Hall ticket may be collected from wbgdrb’s official site. 

Written examination will have 85 Multiple Choice(Four option) Objective Type Questions(MCQs) carrying one mark each. The duration of the examination will be one and half hours(1 and1/2 hours 75 Minutes). Questions in the written examination shall be in the following syllabus(of class VIII standard of West Bengal Board of Secondary Education):-

Group- D written exam new Syllabus 2017- WBGDRB published a new syllabus replacing the old. The 2017 Group-d exam will be conducted based on this syllabus. Group-D syllabus are classified by three subjects and each subject has different topics –Subject(A) General Studies – 40 Marks(40 Questions). General studies contains five topics- A-I) Chemistry A-II) Geography – regional geography, basic structure of earth, inner core of the earth, climatic weather, layer of air etc A-III) Physics A-IV) Life Science A-V) History – ancient Indian history, medieval Indian history, modern Indian history,ups and downs of regional power in Indian history, colonisation in Indian history, effects of colonisation Indian nationalism,elements of modern history,basic development of indian nationalism, exemplar and evolution of Indian nationalist movement, from communalism to partition in Indian history, structure and rights of people of Indian constitution Subject(B) Language Paper 10 Marks(10 Questions). Language paper will be in four different languages -(Bengali)- (Hindi)-(Urdu)-(Nepali). Each language paper questions are grammar based and one mark each of ten. Subject(C) Mathematics – 35 Marks(35 Questions) – Topics- (arithmetic) – simple & compound interest calculation, decimal arithmetic, solution of percentage into ratio and proportion, loss & profit calculation, solution of mixture related facts, solution of rectangular and square facts(algebra) ,(geometry).

Candidates are expected to fill up the correct blank space against a question no. on the OMR answer sheet. The question papers for General Studies and Mathematics will be in English and Bengali. Language paper questions will be one’s native language. To avoid paper cancelling a candidate should check the answers carefully before filling up the OMR sheet.

Important Note/instructions for WBGDRB exam 2017 candidates : There is no negative marking for any wrong answer. O.M.R sheet will be provided for marking answer. West Bengal Group-D Recruitment Board’s decision about written exam scheme and syllabus is final. One will be succeed after getting the specified qualified number fixed by wbgdrb in group-d written exam. Avoid, using of electronic gadgets like mobile,calculator,smartwatch into exam hall, to be calcelled OMR sheet. Everybody should use black ball point pen to marking answer. Follow the instructions of the hall invigilator before start the exam.

Interview/Viva –  Group-d written exam successful candidates will be called for interview. A personality test will be conducted by wbgdrb against written test passed students of multiple times of vacant posts. Few days later after finishing the 20 May written test, call letter will be sent to candidates for interview.

Eligibility Criteria for Group-D

Candidates who have passed 8th standard from any Madrasah, school or any government registered organisation, may apply for group-d post. Madhyamik passed, Higher secondary passed, Graduate passed candidates also can apply for the above mentioned post. One must read, write and speak Bengali fluently to apply for this post.

Age Limit

Candidates should aged between 18-40 years as of 01-01-2017. Relaxation of age for SC and ST candidates will be upto 5 years. OBC candidates will get upto 3 years of age relaxation. Physically handicapped person with 40% or more disability will get 8 years of age relaxation. Age relaxation of Ex-servicemen is as per specified limit.

Group-D Salary

The starting salary of group-d staffs will be above 10000/-


Vacancy will be increased after recruitment of 6000 group-d staffs in first phase. As report there is 25000 vacant post to be filled up in various offices under west bengal govt. Recruitment process of the rest will be start after completing the first phase.

Online Application Process for 6000 Group-D Recruitment

All candidates need to apply online for group-d post. To apply online candidates can look following detailed guidelines of wbgdrb-


1. All applications regarding group-d recruitment will be online mode

2. All candidates should apply online on wbgdrb board’s official website at www.wbgdrb.in and www.wbgdrb.applythrunet.co.in

3. One must have a valid e-mail id

4. Keep each scanned copy of passport size color photo and signature

5. Go to board’s official site www.wbgdrb.applythrunet.co.in. 

6. There you see below screen


7. Click on the blue colored Apply Online button

8. Next page you can see this


9. On left side create an account providing email, mobile number, username and password. Choose communication mode as mobile or email

Note:Your mobile number is your username

10. After creating account log in to open application form. Fill the required fields with correct details. Upload your scanned photo and signature(specified size by board)then submit.

11. After submitting application you will get an auto-generated form with number. Print this form and keep it for future document.

The whole above shown process is both for android and desktop platform. After submitting online application either on android or desktop, you will get a confirmation sms on mobile or email. 

Submission of online application is open from 03/01/2017 after 5 P.M to 29/01/2017 till 11 P.M.

There is another way to apply, Candidates who can’t apply online, can apply through sahaj tathya mitra kendra listed by west bengal govt. Available nearest sahaj tathya mitra kendra can be found on wbgdrb’s official site or here.

Sahaj Tathya Mitra Kendra List Link

Name of Organisation – West Bengal Group-d Recruitment Board(WBGDRB)

Post- Group-D

Application Mode – Online

Application Fee – Nil

WBGDRB Help Desk


For any enqury related to group-d online form-filling contact to wbgdrb through e-mail or number here – email- wbgdrb@applythrunet.co.in. Candidates also can check through the set of instructions in pdf format alongwith the Application Form on website.

Helpline number – 1860-345-2234

Useful Links

Online Application For West Bengal 6000 Group-D Staffs 2017

INFORMATION on GROUP-D Online Application, FAQ, How to apply and List of Tathya Mitra Kendra

Group-D Notification Download and Other Announcement 

Important Dates

Online Application Sarting Date- 03/01/2017 at 5 PM

Online Application Ending Date- 29/01/2017 at 11 PM

Modification of Saved Online Application[For 2nd, 3rd and 4th Page Only]- Starting Date- 03/01/2017 at 5 PM       Ending Date- 29/01/2017 at 11 PM

Reprint of Submission Receipt- Same Date as above

Check for Group-d 2017 Exam Important West Bengal GK Question Answers in this site

2017 WBGDRB Group-d Admit Card Recruitment through www.applythrunet.co.in

It is too long after wbgdrb published notification to recruit 6000 group d staffs across the state. Applied candidates of West Bengal and other states are eagerly waiting for the 20 May admission test. It is informed that all the students can now download their hall ticket provided by wbgdrb’s official website at www.applythrunet.co.in

Applicants from Coochbehar, Purba Midnapore, Paschim Midnapore, Kolkata, Howrah, Hooghly, Alipurduar, Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling, Malda, Uttar Dinajpur, Dakshin Dinajpur, Bankura, Birbhum, Purulia, Nadia, Burdwan, Murshidabad, North & South 24 Parganas districts and other Indian states can now download admit card providing application number on above official website at www.wbgdrb.in. Rest will follow Board’s official notification/instruction by sms to get the admit card

Note: Candidates of Purba & Paschim Midnapore districts, can download 15 March uploaded admit cards.

Candidates of Howrah & Hooghly districts, can download 17 March uploaded admit card on Board’s official site.

How to download Hall ticket for wb group-d exam 2017

First of all go to wbgdrb official site above and login with your credentials like username and password etc. Put your application serial number to download and print out of your photo, signature scanned admit card. Keep this downloaded hall ticket safe to show during 20 May exam.

Group-D written exam 2017 Date:

14/05/2017 (14 May 2017)

Latest Update WBGDRB :The written exam date,duration changed:

Updated 28 April

The previously announced above group-d exam date 14/05/2017 changed by WBGDRB to the new revised Date which is 20/05/2017All candidates should report at the exam venue at 12:30. Admission starts from 1:30 PM, nobody will be allowed in the exam hall after 2:20 PM. The group-d exam duration also changed along with date. The fixed exam duration is 11/4  hour is 75 Minutes[2:30 to 3:45 PM] instead of earlier annonced 90 Minutes.

There is no major change on admit card and marks. Old wbgdrb issued admit card for 14/05/2017 remains valid. Exam questions will be of MCQ type of 85 Marks. Candidates is being informed about new exam date through message by WBGDRB.

So finaly candiadates should be prepared for 85 MCQ(Multiple Choice Question) in 75 Minutes group d exam event 2017 by WBGDRB on 20 May.

Very Very Important- Last Date for Group-D Online Application is 29 January 2017 [ 11 P.M]

WBGDRB Address-

Utility Buildings, Action Area IIC(Near Mangaldeep Rotary), New Town, Kolkata- 700161

email- wbgdrb@hotmail.com

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