West Bengal WB SET 2021: Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria

The West Bengal State Eligibility Test is conducted to select the candidates who are eligible for applying for the post of Assistant Professor into the colleges of West Bengal. Online application form for the exam is expected to be released in the month of September 2021. The test will be conducted in offline mode tentatively in the month of January 2022. Candidates are suggested to ensure their eligibility before applying for the test. This post provides the candidates complete details related to WB SET 2021.

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List of Subjects for WB SET 2021

Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their post graduation only. The candidates whose post graduation subject is not covered in the list of subjects can appear in a related subject.

Subject Code Subject Subject Code Subject
01 English 16 Physical Sciences
02 Bengali 17 Sociology
03 Sanskrit 18 Psychology
04 Hindi 19 Library & Information Science
05 Urdu 20 Physical Education
06 Commerce 21 Electronic Science
07 Economics 22 Computer Science
08 History 23 Home Science
09 Philosophy 24 Santhali
10 Political Science 25 Mass Communication & Journalism
11 Education 26 Anthropology
12 Chemical Sciences 27 Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean & Planetary Sciences
13 Geography 28 Music
14 Life Sciences 29 Law
15 Mathematical Sciences 30 Nepali

WB SET Important Dates 2021

The tentative dates related to WB SET 2021 are provided in the table below:

Activities Expected Dates
Release of online application form September 2021, 1st week
Last date to apply online and make online fee payment September 2021, last week
Last date to submit application fee through challan October 2021, 3rd week
Issue of admit card December 2021, 1st week
Date of WB SET January 2022, 3rd week
Result announcement To be notified later

WB SET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The following eligibility criteria need to be fulfilled by the candidates hoping to appear for WB SET 2021:

  • Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks in master’s degree or equivalent examination from universities/ institutions recognized by UGC are eligible for this test.
  • The candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ OBC category need to secure 50% marks in their master’s degree or equivalent exam.
  • PhD degree holders whose Master’s level examination had been completed by 19th September 1991 (irrespective of date of declaration of result) will also be eligible for a relaxation of 5% marks in qualifying exam.
  • Candidates who are pursuing their master’s degree or have appeared for the master’s degree final year exam but are awaiting result or whose result has been delayed can also apply.

Exemption from SET

  • The candidates who have passed the UGC/ CSIR JRF examination prior to 1989 are exempted from appearing in NET/SET.
  • Candidates who have cleared the State Eligibility Test accredited by UGC held prior to 1st June 2002 are exempted and are eligible to apply for Assistant Professor anywhere in India.

WB SET Application Form 2021

The application form for WB SET 2021 will be released on the official website of West Bengal College Service Commission (WBCSC) www.wbcsc.org.in. Candidates who fulfill the eligibility requirements for appearing in the test can fill and submit their application form through online mode.

  • The candidates need to provide their basic personal details such as name, date of birth, gender, community, etc into the form.
  • Details related to the master’s degree such as passing year, marks obtained, name of university, etc will also be asked into the application form.
  • Photograph and signature of the candidates in scanned format will also be uploaded into the application form.
  • After all the details are entered into the application form, the candidates can submit before the last prescribed date.
  • A printout of the duly filled application form should be taken and kept safe by the candidates for future reference.
  • The candidates are advised not to send hard copy of the application or any other document to the commission office.

Application fee:

To complete the process of application, the candidates also need to make payment of the specified application fee. Payment of the application fee can be done using debit card/ credit card/ net banking

The application fee for the candidates belonging to different categories is given below:

  • For unreserved category candidates: Rs. 1000/-
  • For OBC-NCL & EWS category candidates: Rs. 500/-
  • For SC/ ST/ PWD/ Transgender: Rs. 250/-

WB SET 2021 Exam Pattern

Check out the details of WB SET exam pattern 2021 below:

  • Mode of exam: OMR based exam
  • Exam duration: 3 hours
  • Number of papers: 2 (paper I and paper II)
  • Number of questions: Paper I- 50 and Paper II- 100
  • Total marks: Paper I- 100 and Paper II- 200
  • Type of questions: Objective type
  • Marking scheme: Each question carries 2 marks.
  • Negative marking: Not applicable
Sessions Papers No. of ques. Max. marks Time allotted
Session I Paper I 50 100 1 hour
Session II Paper II 100 200 2 hours
———- Total 150 300 3 hours

WB SET Syllabus 2021

The syllabus for WB SET is provided below:

Paper I:

General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude: Teaching Aptitude, Research Aptitude, Comprehension, Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude, Data Interpretation, etc

Paper II:

  • Chemical Science: Structure and Bonding, Common Organic Reactions and Mechanisms, Ideal and Non-ideal solutions, Chemistry of Natural Products, etc
  • Commerce: Human Resource Management, Banking & Financial Institutions, Marketing Management, Legal Aspects of Business, Income Tax & Corporate Tax Planning, etc
  • Home Science: Apparel Designing, Resource Management & Consumer Issues, Housing & Interior Design, Child/ Human Development, Family Studies, etc
  • Life Science: Biochemistry, Comparative anatomy, Water Relation, Ecosystem dynamics, Energy metabolism, Biodiversity and Taxonomy, Environmental biology, etc
  • Music: Technical Terms, Folk Music, Rasa and Aesthetics, Research Methodology and Pedagogy, Avenues, Interdisciplinary aspects & Modern Technology, etc
  • Sociology: Sociological Theory, Rural & Urban Transformations, State, Politics & Development, Environment & Society, Culture & Symbolic Transformations, etc

Note: Syllabi of rest papers of WB SET can be downloaded from the official website www.wbcsc.org.in.

WB SET 2021 Admit Card

  • The admit card of the candidates will be released online tentatively in the month of December 2021.
  • Candidates will be able to download their admit card from the official website of WBCSC and should carry it with them to the exam center.
  • In the absence of the admit card and id proof, the candidates will not be allowed to enter the examination hall.
  • Basic details of the candidates like name, roll number along with details of the exam such as center, date and time will be printed on the admit card.
  • The candidates must preserve the admit card till they are granted their eligibility certificate.

WB SET Result 2021

  • Those who appear successfully for the exam can check their result from the official website www.wbcsc.org.in.
  • Results can be checked using the details such as application number, roll number, etc of the candidates.
  • Candidates who qualify the eligibility test will be considered for awarding the certificate of eligibility.

WB SET 2021 Certificate

  • The commission will select the candidates for the awarding the eligibility certificate on the basis of their performance in the exam.
  • However, the documents of the candidates will be verified before providing them the certificate.
  • Those with the certificate can then apply for the post of Assistant Professors in the colleges of West Bengal.

WB SET FAQs 2021

Can I fill the application form offline?

No. The application form will only be available through online mode.

How do I provide the choice for SET subject?

You can provide the choice for SET subject at the time of filling the application form.

Will the authorities send me my admit card through courier or post?

Admit card will not be sent to the individual candidates by post, courier, etc and can only be downloaded through online mode.

Is it compulsory to appear for both the papers of SET exam?

Yes. Only those candidates who appear for and clear both the papers will be considered for awarding the eligibility certificate.

Is there any age limit to apply for SET?

There is no upper age limit for applying for SET. However, for the purpose of recruitment, the relevant Government Order will be applicable.

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