West Bengal College Service Commission (WBCSC) is hosting the 20th State Eligibility Test to recruit knowledgeable, qualified and result-oriented aspirants for the post of Assistant Professor in Universities/ Colleges of West Bengal. The Commission conducts the exam on an annual basis in offline mode i.e., on OMR Sheet. The applications had been invited online on the official portal www.wbcsc.org.in. The candidates must ensure that they satisfy the eligibility conditions before the online application process of WB SET 2017. This page includes the official timeline, criteria for eligibility, application process, exam pattern, information about WB SET 2017 Admit Card & Result. You will get all the required links on this page.

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West Bengal State Eligibility Test (WB SET 2017)

The online application process has already begun and for rest of the future events, you may refer to the following timeline.

Event Timeline
Commencement of Online Application 01 Aug 2017
Closing Date of Online Application 31 Aug 2017
Final Date to Submit the Application Fee 05 Sep 2017
Date of Examination 03 Dec 2017
Date of Model Answer Key 20 Dec 2017
Result 06 Jun 2018

Name of the Conducting BodyWest Bengal College Service CommissionName of the Examination20th State Eligibility TestName of the PostAssistant Professor in Universities/ Colleges of West BengalSelection Procedure

Qualification in Paper I, Paper II and Paper III.

Top 6% candidates in the Merit List

Mode of ExaminationOffline Mode (OMR Sheet)Official Websitewww.wbcsc.org.in

Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

  1. General category candidates must have obtained at least 55% aggregate & those belonging to SC/ ST/ PWD categories must have secured a minimum of 50% aggregate in the Master’s Degree or equivalent examination recognised by UGC.
  2. Those aspirants who have appeared or will be appearing for the final year exam of Master’s Degree can also apply.
  3. Candidates who had completed Master’s Degree by 19th September 1991 and are current PhD degree holders will be eligible and get a relaxation of 5% aggregate.
  4. 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.

Age Limit

There is no upper age limit in order to appear for WB SET 2017.

Application Process

  • The Online Application Form will be available on the official portal.
  • The applicants must fill the details accurately and cross verify them after filling the application form.
  • Incomplete application forms will not be accepted by WBCSC.
  • It is highly recommended to fill the application form way before the deadline to ensure that you do not counter any server problem in future.
  • Once you have filled the WB SET 2017 Application Form, you must take a printout of the hard copy for future reference.
  • The aspirants need not send any hard copy of their application form.

Application Fee & Mode of Payment

  • The payment towards the WB SET 2017 Application Fee can be done either by online mode (Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Internet Banking) or through 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 will be applicable plus the service tax.
  • Once an aspirant has deposited the fee, then, it will be non-refundable.
  • Application Fee for WB SET 2017 is as follows.
Name of the Category Amount of Application Fee
General Rs.1000/-
SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD Rs.500/-

Exam Pattern

  • The Examination will be offline based i.e., on OMR sheet provided along test booklet.
  • The WB SET 2017 will comprise of three papers.
  • The objective type questions will be asked in the paper.
  • 2 marks will be allocated for each correct answer and there will be no negative marking applicable to incorrect answers.
  • Paper I includes 60 questions out of which only 50 questions need to be answered.
  • Paper II and Paper III includes 50 and 75 questions respectively and all questions are mandatory to be attempted.
Paper Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration of Exam
I 60 (50 questions to be attempted) 100 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
II 50 questions 100 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
III 75 questions 150 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Applications have been invited for the 20th SET for the posts of Assistant Professors in Universities/ Colleges of West Bengal in the mentioned subjects.

Name of the Subjects
1 English 11 Education 21 Electronic Science
2 Bengali 12 Chemical Sciences 22 Computer Science and Applications
3 Sanskrit 13 Geography 23 Home Science
4 Hindi 14 Life Sciences 24 Santali
5 Urdu 15 Mathematical Sciences 25 Mass Communication & Journalism
6 Commerce 16 Physical Sciences 26 Anthropology
7 Economics 17 Sociology 27 Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Sciences
8 History 18 Psychology 28 Music
9 Philosophy 19 Library & Information Science 29 Law
10 Political Science 20 Physical Education 30 Nepali

WB SET 2017 Admit Card

  1. The e-admit card will be available on the official portal two weeks prior to the commencement of the examination.
  2. The registered candidates can download the admit card online and must carry it to the examination on day of the exam.
  3. It contains important information about the candidate such as Name, Registration Number, Examination Schedule, Examination Venue Address, etc.

WB SET 2017 Examination Centres

Here is the complete list of examination centres for the conduct of WB SET 2017.

Kolkata Jhargam
South 24 Pgs Murshidabad
Howrah Bankura
Hooghly Purulia
North 24 Pgs Malda
Nadia Uttar Dinajpur
Burdwan Siliguri
Asansol Alipurduar
Birbhum Coochbehar
Purba Medinipur Paschim Medinipur

WB SET 2017 Result

  • The leading 6% candidates in the order of merit will be eligible for the post of Assistant Professor.
  • The cutoff marks for the general candidates will be 40% aggregate in all three papers and SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD will require 35% aggregate to qualify the exam.
  • The WB SET 2017 Result will be uploaded on the official website of WBCSC and the direct link will be provided on this page upon the declaration.

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