Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) Introduction

Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) in covered cities provide comprehensive health care to beneficiaries of the scheme.

CGHS Kolkata (vide its advertisement in employment news dated 25th June – 1st July 2016) had notified the recruitment for the posts of Pharmacists (allopathic) for catering medical care facilities to beneficiary under CGHS Kolkata. As per the advertisement (Annexure-1) applicants with the following essential criteria were eligible to apply for the post of Pharmacists in CGHS.

  • 10+2 with Science stream (Physics, Chemistry & Biology)
  • Technical Qualification: Approved Diploma in Pharmacy from an Institute recognized by the Pharmacy Council of India and registered as Pharmacist under the Pharmacy Act, 1948.

Based on the aforementioned advertisement, applications were received in the office of CGHS. It has been decided by CGHS to conduct a written recruitment test to shortlist the candidates for the advertised position.

National Board of Examinations (NBE) shall be conducting the recruitment test for the post of Pharmacists on behalf of CGHS.
NBE is an autonomous organization established by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India with proven expertise and credentials in conducting examinations on all India basis.

NBE shall be conducting the recruitment test on 26th March 2017. The result of the recruitment test shall be handed over to CGHS for further action in respect of recruitment process.
Final selection for the post of Pharmacists shall be subject to fulfillment of the eligibility criteria as indicated in the advertisement and compliance of all other criteria laid down by CGHS.

Applicants may kindly note that appearance in recruitment test does not confer any automatic rights for any interview call by CGHS or participation in further proceedings of the recruitment process.


  • The admit card can be downloaded by the candidates from
    10th March 2017 onwards.