WB SET 2021: Notification PDF, Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus and Exam Pattern

WB SET 2021: Notification PDF, Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus and Exam Pattern

ByNikhil Verma  |  Updated on: Sep 27, 2021Check out WBSET 2021 notification PDF, exam date, eligibility criteria, selection process, syllabus, exam pattern, etc.
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Important Dates
WB SET 2021 Application Form  -Aug 16, 2021- Sep 15, 2021WB SET 2021 Exam Date  -Jan 9, 2022

WBSET 2021 Latest News

Candidates preparing for WB SET 2021 and have successfully filled the WBSET Form 2021 must focus on their exam preparation in a structured and planned manner. WB SET Application Form 2021 is now closed. West Bengal College Service Commission (WBCS) will conduct the WB SET exam date 2021 on 9th January 2022

Applicants can go through the detailed West Bengal SET Preparation Plan curated by exam experts. Check the list of WBSET Books 2021 for both Paper 1 and paper 2. It is always recommended to download the WBSET Question Papers for regular practice and a better understanding of the upcoming exam. 

The WB SET Admit Card 2021 will be released in December 2021. the direct link to download the WB SET hall ticket 2021 will be updated here. 

Download WB SET Admit Card 2021 (to be released soon)

WB SET Exam 2021 Notification released. The Notification for West Bengal SET 2021 For Eligibility for Assistant Professor only in West Bengal is now available on the official website- wbcsconline.in/ (Advertisement No. 23/SET). 

All the important details about the exam such as WB SET 2021 exam date, application form, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, etc are mentioned below. Candidates can check all the details about the West Bengal SET 2021 Exam below. The 

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What is WB SET Exam?

WB SET or West Bengal State Eligibility Test is an entrance test that is conducted by the West Bengal College Service Commission (WBCS) for the purpose of recruiting Assistant Professors in the university and colleges of West Bengal. WB SET 2021 notification is released on 16 August 2021.

WB SET notification 2021 PDF is available on the official website which is www.wbcsc.org.in/ and the download direct link is mentioned below. The WB SET comprises two papers where a candidate has to secure a certain pass percentage to be eligible to apply for the assistant professor post. Know the WB SET 2021 Eligibility Criteria, application form, previous year cutoff for each subject, exam pattern and other details related to the examination.

The State Eligibility Test (SET) will be held in West Bengal on January 9, 2022 (SUNDAY) to determine the eligibility of Indian citizens for Assistant Professor positions. WBCSC will conduct SET in 33 subjects at various Test Centers in West Bengal's districts.

Download WB SET 2021 Notification PDF 

WBSET Exam Dates 2021

The WB SET Notification has been released. The dates for WB SET 2021 are updated here as per the notification released on the official site which is https://wbcsc.org.in/.

WB SET Events 2021

WB SET Dates

WB SET 2021 Application Form

16 August 2021

Last date to apply for WB SET 2021

15 September  2021 

WB SET Admit Card 2021 Release Date

3rd week
of December 2021

WB SET 2021 Exam Date

09 January 2022

WB SET Answer Key 2021 

To be released

WB SET Result 2021

To be released

WB SET Cutoff 

To be released

 

WBSET Eligibility Criteria 2021

The WBSET eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • You should have obtained at least 55% in your Master’s degree from any UGC accredited universities/institutions.
  • If you belong to OBC/EWS/SC/ST/PWD/Transgender category then you should have secured at least 50% marks in Masters or equivalent exam.
  • Final year students are also eligible to apply for WB SET.
  • If you are a Ph.D. holder and your Master’s was completed by 19th September 1991 (irrespective of the date of declaration of result), then you shall be granted 5% relaxation in aggregate marks.
  • You can apply for WB SET only for that subject in which you have done your Masters.
  • Candidates who have passed UGC/CSIR JRF exam before 1989 don’t need to appear for WB SET 2021.

Candidates are required to appear for WB SET in the subject of their Post Graduation only. In case the subject of a candidate is not included in the list of WBSET subjects, the candidates may appear in UGC NET/Joint CSIR-UGC Test which is held twice a year.

WBSET Application Form 2021

The WB SET 2021 Application forms are open from 16 August 2021 to 15 September 2021.  Candidates must check the eligibility details before WB SET apply online 2021. As per the WB SET 2021 notification, WB SET 2021 registration began on 16th August 2021 (12 Noon). The direct link for WB SET 2021 registration is mentioned below. It is also important to check the WB SET eligibility before filling the WB SET 2021 online application. 

WB SET Application Form 2021, Apply Now

How to apply for WB SET 2021

We have provided you with the steps for WB SET 2021 Application process.

  • Step 1: Visit the official site of WB SET and click on the ‘Apply Now’ tab.

  • Step 2: Register yourself for the WB SET 2021 by providing basic information such as mobile number, name, date of birth.

  • Step 3: You will receive a registration number on your registered mobile number and email id.
  • Step 4: Proceed further or log in to complete the application process for WB SET 2021.
  • Step 5: Furnish other major details such as educational qualification, personal details, communication address, and other necessary details.
  • Step 6: Upload your photograph, signature, and other documents.
  • Step 7: Lastly, pay the required application fee for the WB SET 2021.
  • Step 8: Take a printout of the application form for further use.

Application Fee for WB SET 2021

Here is the application fee that has to be paid online for the WB SET 2021. The candidates may pay the WBSET fee either by credit card/ debit card/internet banking. The additional processing charges as following will be applicable.

  • Credit Card: 1.20% of the examination fee plus GST as applicable
  • Debit Card: Nil
  • Internet Banking: Rs. 10/- per transaction plus GST as applicable 

Category

WB SET Examination fee

General

Rs 1200

Other Backward Classes (Non-creamy layer)/EWS

Rs 600

SC/ST/PWD/ Transgender

Rs 300

WB SET Exam Pattern 2021

The WB SET Exam comprises of two papers i..e. Paper I and Paper II that are conducted in offline mode.

  • All the questions in the WB SET Paper are objective in nature.
  • WB SET Paper I has 50 questions while Paper II has 100 questions.
  • There is no negative marking in any of the WB SET Papers.
  • WB SET Paper I aims to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking, and general awareness of the candidate and is common to all the candidates.
  • WB SET Paper II will have questions related to the specialized subject that you chose in your Masters. This Paper is different for all 33 disciplines.

Check detailed WB SET Exam pattern 2021 for both Paper 1 and paper 2. 

WB SET Exam Particulars

WB SET Paper I

WB SET paper II

Mode of exam

Offline – OMR based

Offline – OMR based

Type of questions asked

Objective

Objective

Number of Question

50 questions, all are compulsory

100 questions, all are compulsory

Total marks

100

200

Marks for each question

Two marks

Two marks

Negative marking

No

No

Qualifying Marks for WB SET 

The qualifying marks for each category of candidates are as follows. You have to secure the minimum cutoff marks in the WB SET in aggregate to be issued a pass certificate.

Categories

WB SET cutoff percentage

General

40% in aggregate

OBC (belonging to Non-Creamy Layer)/EWS

35% in aggregate

SC, ST and PWD/Transgender also

35% in aggregate

WB SET Syllabus 2021

The WB SET Syllabus has been given below. Check WB SET Syllabus For Paper I in detail. The syllabus of WB TET General is given below. The WB SET Syllabus for Paper I will be common to all the candidates.

WB SET Subject

WB SET Syllabus

Teaching Aptitude



  • Teaching
  • Learner’s characteristics
  • Factors affecting teaching
  • Methods of teaching in Institutions of higher learning
  • Teaching Support System
  • Evaluation Systems


Research Aptitude

  • Research
  • Methods of Research
  • Steps of Research
  • Thesis and Article writing
  • Application of ICT in research
  • Research ethics


Comprehension

  • Questions based on comprehension passage

Communication

  • Effective communication
  • Barriers to effective communication
  • Mass-Media, and Society


Logical Reasoning

  • Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning

Data Interpretation

  • Questions based on mathematics studied until class 10th

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

  • Basics of the Internet and Intranet, E-mail, Audio and Video-conferencing
  • Digital initiatives in higher education.



People, Development and Environment

  • Development and Environment
  • Human and environment interaction
  • Environmental issues
  • Impacts of pollutants on human health, etc.


Higher Education System

  • Institutions of higher learning and education in ancient India
  • Oriental, Conventional and Non-conventional learning programs in India, etc.

WB SET Subjects

Given below is the list of WBSET 2021 subjects that you can select for the WB SET paper II. There are a total of 33 subjects available for WBS ET Paper II.

Subject CodeSubject Name
1English
2Bengali
3Sanskrit
4Hindi
5Urdu
6Commerce
7Economics
8History
9Philosophy
10Political Science
11Education
12Chemical Sciences
13Geography
14Life Sciences
15Mathematical Sciences
16Physical Sciences
17Sociology
18Psychology
19Library and Information Sciences
20Physical Education
21Electronic Science
22Computer Science
23Home Science
24Santhali
25Mass Communication and Journalism
26Anthropology
27Earth Sciences
28Music
29Law
30Nepali
31Management
32Arabic
33Environmental Sciences

WB SET Cut off 

After WBCSC has released the result for the WB SET 2021, it will release the cut off for WBSET Exam as per the category of the candidates. The WB SET Cutoff is released depending upon the category of the candidates.

WB SET Previous Year Cut off

We have tabulated the WB SET Previous year cut off for 2020 for all the subjects

Subject

WB SET Cutoff

(For General Candidates)

English

50.67

Bengali

57.33

Sanskrit

55.33

Hindi

52.67

Urdu

60

Commerce

55.33

Economics

60

History

51.33

Philosophy

60.67

Political Science

54.00

Education

53.33

Chemical Science

51.33

Geography

51.33 

Life Science

54

Mathematical Sciences

50.00

Physical Sciences

49.33

Sociology

56.00

Psychology

68.00

Librarian and Information Science

47.33

Physical Education

54.00

Electronic Science

58.67

Computer science and applications

54.00

Home Science

51.33

Santali

52.67

Mass communication and journalism

54.67

Anthropology

58.00

Earth, Atmospheric ocean, and planetary science 

56.67

Music

59.33

Law

56.67

Nepali

47.33

Download WB SET 2020 Cutoff

WB SET Admit Card 2021

Candidates who apply successfully for the WB SET 2021 are issued an admit card to take the test. You must take the printout of the WBSET Admit Card and a valid Identity proof to appear for the test. Also, make sure that all the details printed on the WB SET Call Letter are correct.

WB SET Answer Key

After the completion of the WB SET Exam for all the candidates, the commission releases the answer key. You can challenge the answer key if you find that the answer key marked by the commission is incorrect within the stipulated date and time.

WB SET Result 2021

After the release of the WB SET Answer Key, the commission will release the result for the WB SET 2021. The WB SET Result is often released in a month or two from the date of the examination.

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  • WB SET is the West Bengal State Eligibility Test is an entrance test that is conducted by the West Bengal College Service Commission (WBCS) for recruiting Assistant Professors in the university and colleges of West Bengal.

     
  • The WB SET 2021 application form is released on 16 August 2021

  • The WB SET comprises of two papers: Paper I and Paper II.

     
  • You should have obtained at least 55% in your postgraduation from any UGC accredited universities/institutions to be able to apply for the WB SET 2021 paper. However, there is a relaxation of 5% for the OBC/EWS/SC/ST/PWD/Transgender candidates. 

     
  • If you are a Ph.D. holder and your Master’s was completed by 19th September 1991 (irrespective of the date of declaration of result), then you shall be granted 5% relaxation in aggregate marks.

     
  • No, there is no negative marking in the WB SET 2021 exam.

     
  • WB SET is conducted in offline mode.

     
  • All the questions in the WB SET exam are objective multiple-choice questions.

     
  • There are a total of 30 subjects in the WB SET Paper II that you can select. However, you should have studied that subject in your Masters.

     

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