West Bengal Central School Service Commission Acharya Sadan has released a notification informing the general audience that it shall be conducting 1st State Level Selection Test. The test conducted to recruit pupil for the posts of Headmaster/ Headmistress in Secondary & Higher Secondary Schools (Except Hill Region), 2017. The notification was released on June 12, 2017. The Candidate can get the information here about all the events related to WBSSC SLST 2017 such as- important dates, pay scale, eligibility criteria, vacancy details, application fees, admit card, result, exam pattern, syllabus etc.

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WBSSC Headmaster Recruitment 2017

WBSSC SLST 2017 Schedule

Event Date (Reopen Applications)
Submission of Online Application Opens 21 Aug 2017
Submission of Online Application Closes 31 Aug 2017
Last date of Depositing of Application Fees 06 Sep 2017
Date of the Written Exam 17 Dec 2017
Written Exam Result 18 May 2018

Scale of Pay – As per Govt. Rules

Eligibility Criteria

  • Age limit- upto 55 years
  • Nationality- Candidates must be Indian Nationals
  • Educational Criteria- Master’s Degree with at least 50% marks from a recognized University with Bachelor of Teaching/ B.Ed / PG Basic Training recognized either by the State Government or National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) in the relevant academic session.
    Note- the above laid criteria shall not apply to a Headmaster/Headmistress already appointed in any Jr. High/High/Higher Secondary School.
  • 10 years of continuous teaching experience as on 27 June 2017 in a Higher Secondary School/High School/Junior High School recognized by the (WBCHSE) West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education or WBBSE (West Bengal Board of Secondary Education) is essential.

Percentage of marks will be calculated in the following manner

Marks at Graduation Level may be calculated in any one manner of the following

  1. Honours
  2. Pass
  3. Honours + Pass (Aggregate)

Vacancy Details

There are a total of 1,749 seats for the post varying in each region. WBSSC has distributed the seats in 5 different regions namely- Eastern, Northern, Southern, western, and South-western

Let us therefore check the seats available

  • Eastern- 431
  • Northern – 333
  • Southern- 304
  • Western- 417
  • South- Eastern- 264

Exam Pattern

There will be a written test which shall comprise a total of 60 marks. The examinee will get 1 hour to write 60 Multiple questions. Each question will carry 1 mark. The candidates will have to darken the circles using Black/ Blue Ball point Pen for marking responses on OMR sheet. There will be no negative marking. The syllabus will be updated soon on the website.

Application Procedure

The applications will be accepted in online mode from the official web portal of the West Bengal School Service Commision at westbengalssc.com and then providing the personal and educational information such as-name, gender. After you have finally filled these entries, the candidate can take the print out of the Allahabad Bank’s Bank Challan. Then pay the required amount of sum as per your category The amount to be paid by each category is mentioned below.

Application Fees

Post General and OBC SC/ST/PH Bank charges
Headmaster/ Headmistress Rs. 1,000/- Rs. 750/- Rs. 5/-


Fee Payment Method

The candidates will get various methods to pay the fees. You will choose the most suitable according to you. Let us see in details the fee payment method and how to pay the fees

  • Using Bank Challan (Offline Mode)
  • Using SAHAJ TATHYA MITRA KENDRA (From 2nd Day of Starting of Application)
  • Using Online Payment Through Credit Card/Debit Card/Internet Banking

Admit Card

Admit cards of the State Level Selection Test will be uploaded on the official website at westbengalssc.com Candidates are requested to download the same on the prescribed dates. The examination centre will be informed later on through Commission’s Website. You must carry the admit card with you on the day of the examination along with a valid photo id proof


Candidates will be called for personality test that shall be in the ratio of 1:2 The result of the candidate will be uploaded after measuring their performance in the written test. The final result will encompass the overall performance of the candidates and will be published as a merit list. Merit List of candidates is prepared medium wise on the basis of marks obtained in written test ,evaluation of academic and professional qualifications and marks of personality test.

Selection Mode

Selection to the post of the Headmaster/ Headmistress shall be made on the basis of the results of the State Selection Test that comprises of a written test, evaluation of academic and professional qualifications and finally a personality tests in the manner as specified by The West Bengal School Service Commission. Let us see the selection mode.

Examination Marks
(a) The Written Examination 60 marks
(b) Academic qualifications 28 marks
(c) Teaching Experience

Experience Marks (Division)

(i) ten years : Nil

(ii) above 10 years but up to 20 years- 3 marks

(iii) above 20 years- 5 marks


05 marks

(d) Personality Test 07 marks

Centres for Counselling

Counselling will be held region wise. The places where the centres will be created are as follows:

Region States Region States




Burdwan Jalpaiguri
Hooghly Siliguri


Howrah Uttar Dinajpur
Kolkata Dakshin Dinajpur
South 24 Parganas Malda


Purulia Murshidabad
Paschim Medinipur Alipurduar
Purba Medinipur  


Bankura North 24 PGS


Commission’s Helpline

To help the candidate solve aby query, following helplines shall stay active from 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM on all working days:-

WBSSC Headmaster Recruitment 2017

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