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WBSET Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Selection Process



 The West Bengal College Service Commission (WBCSC) administers the WB SET, or West Bengal State Eligibility Test, for the appointment of Assistant Professors in West Bengal's universities and colleges. WBCSC administers the exam for 30 subjects, each with two papers. Candidates must get a particular proportion of marks to be considered for associate professor positions.



On August 18, the WB SET notification was released. WBCSC will issue the WBSET admit card online one week before the test, and the exam will be held offline (pen and paper format) on January 9, 2022. The answer key will be made available. WBCSC will disclose the exam results when the evaluation procedure is completed, and applicants can check their WB SET results on the WBCSC official website.


Important Dates for WB SET 2022 (Tentative)

Application process begins Aug-22
Deadline to apply online Sep-22
Deadline for Fee Submission Sep-22
WB SET Exam Dec-22



Exam Paper

WB SET candidates must focus on their test preparation in a disciplined and planned way. WBCSC publishes previous year WB SET papers on their official website. The WB SET Question Papers with Answers can be used to help you prepare for the forthcoming test. Students profit from prior year question papers since they simulate the actual test. In order to put their best effort, aspirants need solve previous year WB SET question papers. It indicates if the questions are easy, difficult, or intermediate.


Exam Center

The West Bengal College Service Commission (WBCSC) publishes a list of West Bengal SET test centres, as well as a notice for all applicants taking the exam. When filling out the application form, individuals must pick three or four exam centres based on their preference (where they wish to take the admission exam). In addition, the West Bengal SET admission exam will only be held in various places within the state. Here is a comprehensive list of examination centres:    

Purba Medinipore Kolkata
Paschim Medinipore South 24 Parganas
Nadia North 24 Parganas
Murishidabad Howrah
Malda Hooghly
Uttar Dinajpur Purba Bardhaman
Dakshin Dinajpur Paschim Bardhaman
Jalpaiguri Birbhum
Alipurduar Bankura
Coochbehar Puruliagipo                                                                                                                
Darjeeling Jhargram


Cut Off

The West Bengal College Service Commission assesses candidates based on pre-set cut-off scores. Candidates must get a minimum qualifying score in order to pass the exam. The qualifying marks must be earned out of a total of 300 points (papers I and II). The table below shows the minimal marks that applicants must get in order to pass the test.

      WB SET Cut off Minimum Cutoff Marks (out of 300)
General 40% 120
OBC/ SC/ ST & PwD 35% 105


Selection Process

  • Application Process for WBSET: WB SET Exam applicants can apply online on or before the deadline. Complete the application process on the official website. Candidates must pay the examination fee using a debit card, a credit card, net banking, or by paying offline. Through E Challan at any United Bank of India branch in India.
  • Admit Card for WBSET: Candidates who successfully apply for the WB SET are given an admit card. To sit for the test, you must have a printout of the WBSET Admit Card as well as a valid identity evidence. Also, double-check that all of the information on the WB SET Call Letter is valid.
  • WBSET Exam: Candidates must bring one photo identity card - Aadhaar Card/ PAN Card/ Driving License/ Passport – to the WB SET test centres, in addition to the WB SET admission card. They will not be permitted to attend the exam centre unless they have the above-mentioned documents.
  • WBSET Answer Key: The commission releases the answer key when all candidates have completed the Exam. If you discover that the answer key indicated by the commission is inaccurate within the specified date and time, you may challenge it.
  • WBSET Result: Following the publication of the Answer Key, the commission will publish the WB SET result. The results are usually available within a month or two of the examination date. Candidates will be chosen based on their performance in the written test (both the papers of SET-in aggregate).



Q1. Is the WB SET given online?

Ans. No, the WB SET is administered offline or on paper mode.


Q2. How many papers are in the WB SET?

Ans. According to the WB SET syllabus, there are two papers: paper 1 and paper 2. Both papers are given in two separate sessions on the same day.


Q3. What is the minimum score required for me to qualify for the West Bengal State Eligibility Test (WB SET)?

Ans. You must score the minimum qualifying marks out of a total of 300 marks, which is 40% for the general category and 35% for the reserved categories.


Q4. What are the main points of WB SET paper-I?

Ans. The following are the key themes of WB SET exam I: Research Aptitude, Teaching Aptitude, Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Development and Environment, People, Higher Education System, Data Interpretation, Information & Communication Technology Communication, etc.


Q5. Do PhD holders have an edge in the WB SET?

Ans. PhD holders with less than 55 per cent in MSc can apply for the WB SET; however, they must have at least 50 percent in aggregate.