The Municipal Service Commission conducts examinations for appointment to the service and posts in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation.

The functions of the Commission include:

Recruitment by conduct of competitive examination
Recruitment by selection through interview
Advise Mayor or Municipal Commissioner on any matter so referred to it concerning methods of recruitment or principles to be followed in making appointments to category A posts and category B posts.
No officer or employee of the Corporation appointed on the recommendation of the Municipal Service Commission shall be reduced in rank, removed or dismissed except after consultation with such Commission.

When an examination is to be held for the purpose of recommending candidates for appointment, the Commission shall, -

Make necessary rules for the conduct of such examination including the syllabus;
Announce the probable number of vacancies to be filled;
Conduct the examination;
Finalize the results and arrange the candidates in order of merit on the results of the examination; and
Recommend, as many candidates as there are vacancies, to the appointing authority, subject to sufficient number of qualified candidates being available.

When appointments are to be made by direct recruitment the Commission shall -

Announce the probable number of vacancies and invite applications;
Consider all applications received and interview such candidates (after holding a preliminary written test, if deemed necessary), as it considers most suitable for appointment;
Recommend to the appointing authority, as may candidates, as there are vacancies subject to sufficient number of qualified candidates being available.

The notification for all the examinations are published in leading English and Vernacular newspapers and are also posted on the Commission's website at as well as the Commission's Notice Board.


The Application Form along with information brochure, where required, is available at the Commission's office.

Candidates may note that any errors/omissions in filling up the form may lead to a summary rejection of their application.

No change/alteration is allowed in the application form once submitted to MSC.

The duly filled in application along with the copies of the supporting documents as indicated to be required in the application for a particular post can be dropped in the earmarked boxes at the Commission's office.

Applications can also be sent to the Commission by post, but the Commission undertakes no responsibility for non-receipt or delayed receipt of the same.

The call letters for examination/interview to the eligible/short-listed candidates shall be dispatched by post under Certificate of Posting to each candidate at the address specified by them in the application form. However, Commission undertakes no responsibility for non-receipt or delayed receipt of the same.

Roll Number and venue details shall be available on the website.


If the number of examinees is very large, the Commission shall have the choice of holding a preliminary examination to minimize the numbers to a manageable size, followed by a main examination. In case of a preliminary examination held on a multiple-choice format, the short-listing of the candidates shall be done by a computerized package.


When recruitment is to be made by promotion, the Commission shall consider the claims of officers eligible for promotion, on examination of their records of service and after interviewing them, where considered necessary, and recommend to the appointing authority as many officers as there are vacancies, subject to sufficient number of officers being found suitable.


The short listed candidates shall appear for an interview.

The interview Board is presided over by the Chairman or by the members of the Commission as the case may be. Experts drawn from respective field/discipline, pertaining to the post for which recruitment is being done shall assist them.


Notwithstanding anything contained in these regulations, the Commission may prepare a panel or keep a reserve list of suitable candidates, against anticipated vacancies which shall be drawn upon in order of merit: Provided that such a panel or a reserve list shall be in no circumstances remain valid for a period exceeding one year from the date of preparation of the panel/reserve list.


The Commission will present an Annual Report containing details of the work done by the Commission. It is also available on the website of the Commission.


For providing information to the public under RTI Act 2005, a Public Information Officer (MSC) and an Appellate Authority have been appointed by the Commission. Their names and telephone number are available on the website of the Commission.


As a general rule, applications, answer-scripts, attendance sheets, attendance lists and used and unused Question Papers/Test Booklets shall not be retained in Commission for more than two years with effect from the date of publication of results of Recruitment and Departmental Examinations, and finalization in all respects of Selection cases of direct recruitment after advertisement. All relevant papers relating to cases of adoption of unfair means, pendency of Civil Rules, pending cases of allotment/recommendation, refund of fees, if any, shall be kept in the safe custody of the Commission, till final settlement of the issues concerned. After the aforesaid period of two years, papers which are to be treated as no longer required shall be disposed off.


The contents of this site are informatory in nature. You are advised to verify the same from Commission's office in case of any ambiguity or clarification required.