The West Bengal State Eligibility Test will be conducted for determining the suitability of the candidates whether they are eligible to work as Assistant Professorship in the colleges and universities of West Bengal. The applications have started from 01st August 2017 from 12:00 pm onwards. The forms are available in online mode at The application portal will remain open only till 31st August 2017. Candidates need to pay the required sum to complete their application. Amount is Rs.1000/- for General candidates or Rs. 500/- for SC/ST/OBC(Non-creamy layer)/PWD Candidates. The amount must be paid latest by 05th September 2017. After complete registration, the candidates will receive their admit card in online mode. The candidates are advised to take a print of the entire application form. There might be a requirement of producing application form at the time of counselling.

Important Dates

Candidates interested in applying for the Test have commenced applying form 01st August 207. You must take special care of the spelling and all the entries you make while filling the application. There might not be any correction window initiated for modifications later on.

Event Date
Commencement of Online Application 01st August 2017 (12 noon)
Last date to fill online Application 31st August 2017 (12 midnight)
Last Date of paying Application Form fee 05th September 2017
Date of Examination 03rd December 2017

Eligibility Conditions

  • Candidates who have achieved at least 55% marks (50% for OBC/ SC/ ST) in Post Graduation from UGC recognised universities/institutions in a relevant subject are eligible for this Test.
  • Candidates going to appear at the qualifying Master’s degree (final year) examination and whose result is still awaited shall be considered eligible for Assistant professor only after they have passed their Master’s Degree examination. Such candidates must complete their P.G. degree examination within 2 years from the date of SET result.
  • The Ph.D. degree holders whose Master’s level examination had been completed by 19th September 1991 shall be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks (i.e. from 55% to 50%) for appearing in SET.

Application Procedure

Candidates have to visit the official web portal at and apply in on-line. The Online Application facility is available now and can be exercised till 31st August 2017. The candidates need to check the necessary information asked and fill the particulars true in all respect. candidates need not submit any hard copy of their application form, but they should retain a copy for future reference. Incomplete Applications are liable to be cancelled without any refund of Application Fees.

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Fees & Mode of Payment

The amount that is being charged is mentioned in the table below.  All candidates are advised to select the payment method according to their convenience.

Category General SC/ST/OBC/PWD
Amount 1000/- 500/-

Fees paid by challan

The payment options that are accepted by the board is either by credit card/ debit card/internet banking or through e- challan. The challan will be generated during the online submission of the application form. Candidates who choose this option will pay the amount at any Branch of the United Bank of India in india (Bank Charges Rs. 40/- plus the service tax as applicable).

Fees paid by Credit CardFor those who choose to pay the money using credit card/debit card/internet banking will have to pay the additional processing charges as mentioned in bullets.

  • Credit card: 1.20% of the examination fee plus the service tax as applicable.
  • Debit Card: 0.75% of examination fee plus the service tax as applicable. Internet Banking : Rs. 10/- per transaction plus the service tax as applicable.

Fees once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.

General Notes

Aspirants are strongly advised to check the eligibility criteria before submitting the application finally. You should proceed ahead only if you satisfy all the eligibility conditions laid down for appearing in the SET to avoid rejection of their application. It is possible that the board does not intimate the candidates regarding the rejection of the application form due to non-fulfillment of the conditions.

You all are informed that the WBCSC has the right to cancel any application of a candidate if it is detected to contain any false information that the candidate has filled.

In order to avoid last minute rush, you should apply well before the last date. WBCSC will not be responsible for network problems or any other problem of this nature.

Applicants must also be careful in safeguarding their documents. And also retain a copy of the Application Form for future reference and other documents for their own record.

The online generated hall ticket with photograph will be Provisional.

The qualified candidates will also be considered eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Professor only in the Universities/Colleges of West Bengal as per UGC Guidelines.

Any legal dispute pertaining to SET shall be subjected to be dealt within the jurisdiction of High Court at Kolkata only.

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