WB SET 2023 Notification Out, Exam Date, and Eligibility

Hello everyone! I’m here to share some important information about the WB SET 2023 Notification, Exam Date, and Eligibility. The West Bengal College Service Commission (WBCSC) has released the WB SET Notification on their official website on 1st August 2023. The application process starts on 1st August and will be open until 31st August 2023. So, if you’re interested in applying for the West Bengal State Eligibility Test (WB SET), make sure to check the official notification before applying. Here’s everything you need to know:

What is WB SET?

WB SET is a State Eligibility Test conducted in West Bengal by the West Bengal College Service Commission (WBCSC). Its purpose is to determine the eligibility of candidates for the role of assistant professor in universities and colleges of West Bengal. This test is specific to West Bengal and is not a pan-India eligibility test like the UGC NET.

WB SET 2023 Notification Overview

The important details of the WB SET Notification 2023 are as follows:

Particulars Details
Name of the exam West Bengal SET (WB SET)
Conducting Authority West Bengal College Service Commission (WBCSC)
Level State Level
Purpose For offering Fellowship & Lecturership
Mode of application Online
Mode of exam Offline
Official Website https://www.wbcsconline.in/


WB SET 2023 Important Dates

To make sure you don’t miss any important events, here are the important dates for WB SET 2023:

Event Date
WB SET Notification Release Date 1st August 2023
WB SET Application Start Date 1st August 2023
Last Date of Application 31st August 2023
WB SET Application Correction Window 9th – 11th September 2023
Admit Card Release Date To Be Notified
WB SET Exam Date 17th December 2023


WB SET Exam Eligibility Criteria

Before you apply, make sure you meet the eligibility criteria for WB SET 2023:

  1. Candidates must have a master’s degree in the concerned subject with at least 55% marks.
  2. There is a relaxation of 5% marks for candidates belonging to reserved categories like OBC (falling in the Non-creamy layer), SC, ST, PWD, and Transgender.
  3. Candidates with a PhD degree who completed their Master’s level examination by 19th September 1991 can get a 5% relaxation in aggregate marks (i.e. from 55% to 50%) for appearing in SET.

WB SET 2023 Age Limit Criteria

Good news! There is no upper or lower age limit for the WB SET Exam 2023. All candidates meeting the educational requirements can apply.

How to Apply for West Bengal SET 2023?

To apply for WB SET 2023, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the official website of WB SET.
  2. Click on the advertisement for West Bengal SET and then click on Apply Now.
  3. Fill in the required information in the form, including your personal details and educational qualifications.
  4. Upload necessary documents like your photo and signature according to the guidelines.
  5. Pay the application fee online using a credit card, debit card, or online banking.
  6. Submit the form and save the confirmation page.

WB SET Application Fees 2023

The application fees for WB SET 2023 vary based on the category:

  • General: Rs. 1200/-
  • OBC (non-creamy)/EWS: Rs. 600/-
  • SC/ST/PWD/Transgender: Rs. 300/-

WB SET Exam Pattern

The WB SET exam has two papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 is mandatory for all candidates, while Paper 2 is related to the chosen subject. Here are some details:

  • Paper 1: Teaching and Research Aptitude (50 questions, 100 marks, 1 hour duration)
  • Paper 2: Choose one subject from 33 options (100 questions, 200 marks, 2 hours duration)
  • No negative marking for wrong answers.

WB SET Syllabus

For Paper 1, you’ll be tested on teaching aptitude and research aptitude. For Paper 2, the syllabus will be specific to the subject you choose from the 33 options. You can find the detailed syllabus on the official website.

WB SET Admit Card and Result

The WB SET admit card will be available for download on the official website about 15 days before the exam date. The WB SET result will be announced on the official portal, and you can check it using your application number or date of birth.