WB SET 2021 – West Bengal College Service Commission (WBCSC) has released the WB SET Notification on the official website wbcsconline.in. The State Eligibility Exam is conducted for the post of Assistant Professor in West Bengal only. The WB SET 2021 is scheduled to be held on January 09, 2022. The online registrations for WB SET 2021 have been started from August 16 to September 16, 2021. The WB SET 2021 examination is conducted in offline mode. The exam is held for a total of 30 subjects while the question paper consists of two parts carrying 150 MCQs in total. Readers can get all the information about WB SET 2021 including the application process, eligibility, preparation tips, syllabus, exam pattern, candidates in this article.
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WB SET 2021
It may be noted that there is no upper age limit to appear for the WB SET exam although, there may be an age limit when applying for the post of Assistant Professor on the basis of the WB SET certificate. Get the complete schedule of the WB SET 2021 from the table below.
|WB SET 2021||Expected Dates|
|Commencement of Online Application||16 Aug 2021|
|Last date to submit an online application|
16 Sep 2021
|Last date for the online application fee|
16 Sep 2021
|Availability of admit card||3rd week of Dec 2021|
|Conduction of examination||09 Jan 2022|
|Release of Answer key||To be announced|
|Declaration of the final result||To be announced|
Overview on WBSET Exam
WB SET exam is one of the most important examinations in the teaching field for the state of West Bengal. Before beginning with any event of the exam, it is necessary to know what the exam is about. So go through the table below to get in-depth knowledge about the exam.
|Name of the exam||West Bengal State Eligibility Test|
|Conducting Body||West Bengal College Service Commission|
|Official Website||wbcsc.org.in, wbcsconline.in|
|Purpose of the exam||Serves as the eligibility of Assistant Professors|
|Selection Procedure||Qualification in Paper I, Paper-II|
|Mode of the exam||Offline exam|
|Marking Scheme||WBCSC provides +2 marks for correct answers. |
There is no penalty for making incorrect answers
WB SET 2021 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates need to fulfil the eligibility requirements (age limit, educational qualification) in order to appear for WB SET 2021. Check the requirements given below based on the previous year exam.
Age Limit: There is no age limit to appear for WB SET 2021.
- Candidates must have a masters degree with 55% marks (for general candidates) and 50% marks for SC/ST/PWD category candidates or equivalent examination recognized by UGC.
- Those aspirants who have appeared or will be appearing for the final year exam of Master’s Degree can also apply.
- Those who had completed a Master’s Degree by 19th September 1991 and are current PhD degree holders are eligible and provided with relaxation of 5% aggregate.
- He/She is eligible to apply if holds postgraduate diploma/ certificate awarded by Indian University OR foreign degree/ diploma/ certificate awarded by the foreign University.
Candidates who have cleared NET / SLET/ CSIR JRF are exempted from appearing in SET. They can straight away apply for the post of Assistant Professors in the institutions/colleges/universities affiliated with Govt. of India.
WB SET Application Form 2021
The Application Form for WB SET 2021 releases online at wbcsconline.in. Candidates are required to first register themselves. To register, applicants are required to enter their personal details, academic details, exam and qualification details. After that, candidates need to upload the documents and pay the application fee.
Application Fee & Mode of Payment
- The payment of the WB SET 2021 Application Fee can be done either by online mode (Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Internet Banking) or offline mode (e-challan).
- In the case of e-challan, the fee can be deposited at any Branch of the United Bank of India.
- Bank Charges are applicable plus candidates have to pay the service tax.
- Once an aspirant has deposited the fee, then, it will be non-refundable.
|Name of the Category||Amount of Application Fee|
WB SET 2021 Exam Pattern
It is important to be aware of the exam pattern beforehand because that allows the candidates to prepare in a better way. To check the exam pattern for WB SET 2021, candidates can have a look at the information given below:
- No. of Papers: WB SET comprises of two papers
- No. of Questions: There are 150 questions in the question paper.
- Nature of Questions: The objective type questions will be asked in the paper.
- Marking Scheme: 2 marks will be allocated for each correct answer and there will be no negative marking applicable to incorrect answers.
- Distribution of Questions: Candidates can have a look at the table given below so as to know the number of questions in each section and their marks.
|Paper||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration of Exam|
|I||50 questions||100||1 hour (9:30 am to 10:30 am)|
|II||100 questions||200||2 hours (11:00 am to 01:00 pm)|
How to Prepare for WB SET Exam?
West Bengal State Eligibility Test is an important examination for those who wish to join the teaching field. WB SET exam is not an easy examination to crack as it is conducted for the eligibility of Assistant Professor. The preparation of WB SET requires proper guidance and knowledge about the exam.
- Deiced the subject aspirants wish to appear for the exam. Assemble the basic information for the same subject as eligibility, books, exam pattern, syllabus, papers.
- Start the preparation for Paper 1 syllabus because it is simpler in comparison to Paper 2. It is easy to identify the pattern of the question for Paper 1.
- There are several online coaching institutes and apps that provide exam strategies and preparation tips along with study material.
Prepare for WB SET with the Qualifier
It is really beneficial to learn from the qualifier who crackers SET exam the same subjects candidate has applied. With their guidance and real advice, aspirants can crack the exam in their first attempt that too with flying colours. So, here is the video by UGC NTA NET JRF English Literature.
WB SET Admit Card 2021
Candidates can download the admit card for WB SET from the official website which is wbcsconline.in. The admit card releases a few days before the exam date. To download West Bengal SET admit card, candidates need to enter their login credentials. No WB SET admit card is sent to the candidates via post. Candidates need to carry a valid photo ID proof along with their WB SET admit card 2021. WB SET admit card depicts important information like name and address of the candidate, exam date and timings, address of the test centre, photograph and signature.
WB SET 2021 Examination Centres
Here is the complete list of examination centres (as per last year exam) where WB SET 2021 takes place.
|South 24 Pgs||Murshidabad|
|North 24 Pargana||Malda|
|Purba Medinipur||Paschim Medinipur|
|South 24 Pargana||Darjeeling|
WB SET Subjects Name
West Bengal College Service Commission conducts the examination for 30 subjects in total. The candidates can opt for any one of the exams. The list of the subjects is as well.
|Bengali||Chemical Sciences||Computer Science|
|Urdu||Mathematical Sciences||Journalism & Mass Communication|
|Economics||Sociology||Earth, Atmospheric, Oceanography & Planetary Sciences|
|Philosophy||Library & Information Science||Law|
|Political Science||Physical Education||Nepali|
WB SET Result 2021
WBCSC publishes the result for WB SET 2021 over its official website wbcsconline.in. To view the individual results, candidates are required to enter their login credentials. The official body also releases the cut-off percentage which candidates have to match in order to get selected for their respective posts. The performance of the candidates, as well as the post selected by the candidates, will be taken into consideration before the final selection.
|SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD||35% marks|
The top 6% of candidates in the order of merit become eligible for the post of Assistant Professor.
WB SET Answer Key 2021
The WBCSC releases the answer keys for WB SET online on the official website wbcsconline.in. WB SET Answer Key 2021 releases in a PDF file format. Also, the question papers are published along with answer keys. Candidates can check the WB SET answer keys after it gets published over the official website and they can submit the feedback related to the same to the exam conducting body. After considering the errors/mistakes, the official authority publishes the final answer keys. These final answer keys are used to compile the WB SET Result 2021.
About West College Bengal Service Commission
West Bengal College Service Commission conducts the SET every year to provide the eligibility for the recruitment of Assistant Professors. The Commission’s main purpose is to select Assistant Professors to Govt. Aided Colleges in West Bengal. The main objective of WB SET is to determine the teaching and reasoning aptitude of the aspirants. For WB SET, candidates who have secured at least 55% in their Master’s or equivalent degree can apply. However, the candidates who have cracked NET / SLET / JRF are exempted from this examination. WB SET includes 02 papers wherein candidates are assessed on the basis of their knowledge in general and related to their respective subjects.
Official website: wbcsc.org.in
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WB SET 2021 FAQs
Ans 1. To apply for WBSET exam, candidates must have a Master’s degree with minimum 55% marks.
Ans 2. It is necessary to secure minimum 40% marks in aggregate to qualify WB SET.
Ans 3. Candidates need to pay Rs.1200/- as an application fee for WB SET application form.
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