WB SET 2022: Application Form, Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus and Exam Pattern

WB SET 2022 – West Bengal College Service Commission (WBCSC) invites applications for the West Bengal State Eligibility Test (WB SET) for the Post of Assistant Professor in Universities & Colleges of West Bengal. 

Check full details on WB SET 2022 below here.

Latest Update – WB SET 2022 registration begins on 16th August 2022.

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 recruiting Assistant Professors in the university and colleges of West Bengal.

WB SET Exam 2022 Notification

The Notification for West Bengal SET 2022 is available now.

The WB SET exam date 2022 is 8th January 2023.

West Bengal SET 2022 Notification

WB SET 2022 Subjects

There are a total of 33 subjects available for WBSET 2022

Subject CodeSubject Name
10Political Science
12Chemical Sciences
14Life Sciences
15Mathematical Sciences
16Physical Sciences
19Library and Information Sciences
20Physical Education
21Electronic Science
22Computer Science
23Home Science
25Mass Communication and Journalism
27Earth Sciences
33Environmental Sciences

WB SET 2022 Important Dates

Commencement of online Application16 August 2022 (12 Noon)
Last date for online Application and Payment15 September 2022 (12 Midnight)
WB SET Admit Card 2022 Release Date3rd week of December 2022
Date of WB SET 2022 Examination08 January 2023
WB SET 2022 Answer Key  To be declared
WB SET 2022 ResultTo be declared
WB SET 2022 Cutoff To be declared

WBSET Eligibility Criteria 2022

  • Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination from Universities/Institutions recognised by UGC  with at least 55% marks (without rounding off) for General/EWS candidates and at least 50% marks (without rounding off) for  Other Backward Classes(OBC) belonging to non-creamy layer/ Scheduled Caste(SC) /Scheduled Tribe(ST)/ persons with disability(PWD)/ Transgender category candidates are eligible for this Test.
  • Candidates who are pursuing their Master’s degree or equivalent course or candidates who have appeared for their qualifying Master’s degree (final year) examination and whose result is still awaited or candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed may also apply for this test. Such candidates must complete their Master’s degree or equivalent examination within two years from the date of SET result with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified.
  • Candidates belonging to third gender in other words transgender would be eligible to draw the same relaxation in fee and qualifying criteria for SET as are available to SC/ST/PWD categories. The subject – wise cut-offs for this category should be the lowest among those for SC/ST/PWD/OBC/EWS categories in the corresponding subject.
  • The Ph.D. degree holders whose Master’s level examination had been completed by 19th September 1991(irrespective of date of declaration of result) shall be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks (i.e. from 55% to 50%) for appearing in SET.
  • 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 WB-SET subjects, the candidates may appear in UGC NET/Joint CSIR-UGC Test which is held twice a year.
  • Candidates are neither required to send any certificate/document in support of their eligibility nor printout of their Application Form (Confirmation Page) to WBCSC. However the candidates, in their own interest, must satisfy themselves about their eligibility for the Test. In the event of any ineligibility being detected by the WBCSC at any stage, their candidature will be cancelled and they shall be liable for legal action.
  • Candidates having post-graduate diploma/certificate awarded by Indian University/Institute or foreign degree/diploma/certificate awarded by the foreign University/institute should, in their own interest, ascertain the equivalence of their diploma/degree/certificate with Master’s degree of recognized Indian universities from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi (www.aiu.ac.in).

Age Limit for WB SET 2022

There is no upper age limit for applying for SET.

However, for the purpose of recruitment, the relevant Government Order will be applicable.


  • NET/SET/SLET shall remain the minimum eligibility condition for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professors. In this regard, exemption from NET/SET/SLET will be governed by UGC regulations and amendments notified in the Gazette of India from time to time.
  • The candidates who have passed the UGC/CSIR JRF examination prior to 1989 are also exempted from appearing in NET/SET.
  • The candidates who have cleared the State Eligibility Test (SET) accredited by UGC for eligibility for Assistant Professor held prior to 1st June 2002, being eligible to apply for Assistant Professor anywhere in India. For SET held from 1st June 2002 onwards, the qualified candidates are eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Professor only in the state from where they have cleared their SET.

WB SET 2022 Application Process

The WB SET 2022 Application forms are open from 16 August 2022. 

Check the eligibility criteria before filling application for WB SET 2022. 

How to apply for WB SET 2022

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

Step 2: Register yourself for the WB SET 2022 by providing basic information

Step 3: Fill other details such as educational qualification, personal details, communication address, and other necessary details.

Step 4: Upload your photograph, signature, and other documents.

Step 5: Pay the required application fee for the WB SET 2022.

Step 6: Take a printout of the application form for future use.

Application Fee for WB SET 2022

Application fee has to be paid online for the WB SET 2022.

CategoryWB SET Examination fee
GeneralRs 1200/-
Other Backward Classes (Non-creamy layer)/EWSRs 600/-
SC/ST/PWD/ TransgenderRs 300/-

WB SET Exam Pattern 2022

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

WB SET Exam ParticularsWB SET Paper IWB SET paper II
Mode of examOffline – OMR basedOffline – OMR based
Type of questions askedObjectiveObjective
Number of Question50 questions, all are compulsory100 questions, all are compulsory
Total marks100200
Marks for each questionTwo marksTwo marks
Negative markingNoNo

Qualifying Marks for WB SET 

The category wise qualifying marks –

CategoriesWB SET cutoff percentage
General (Unreserved) category/EWS candidates40% in aggregate
OBC (belonging to Non-Creamy Layer)35% in aggregate
SC, ST and PWD/Transgender also35% in aggregate

WB SET Syllabus 2022

The WB SET Syllabus for Paper I will be common to all the candidates.

The WB SET Syllabus for paper 1 has been given below.

Teaching AptitudeTeaching Learner’s characteristics Factors affecting teaching Methods of teaching in Institutions of higher learning Teaching Support System Evaluation Systems
Research AptitudeResearch Methods of Research Steps of Research Thesis and Article writing Application of ICT in research Research ethics
ComprehensionQuestions based on comprehension passage
CommunicationEffective communication Barriers to effective communication Mass-Media, and Society
Logical ReasoningVerbal and Non Verbal Reasoning
Data InterpretationQuestions 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 EnvironmentDevelopment and Environment Human and environment interaction Environmental issues Impacts of pollutants on human health, etc.
Higher Education SystemInstitutions of higher learning and education in ancient India Oriental, Conventional and Non-conventional learning programs in India, etc.

WB SET Syllabus

WB SET Cut off

After WBCSC has released the result for the WB SET 2022, it will release the cut off for WBSET Exam as per the category of the candidates.

WB SET Previous Year Cut off 2021

Political Science62.0054.6757.3359.3355.3351.33
Chemical Sciences52.0047.3348.6748.6744.0049.33
Life Sciences57.3351.3354.0054.6749.3346.00
Mathematical Sciences52.0048.6748.6750.0046.6746.00
Physical Sciences52.6747.3348.0050.6746.6745.33
Library & Information Science50.6747.3346.0047.3346.6743.33
Physical Education58.6753.3354.0056.6754.0044.00
Electronic Science57.3347.3350.0055.3350.00
Computer Science58.6754.0054.6756.6752.6751.33
Home Science63.3356.6760.0058.6758.0054.00
Mass Communication & Journalism66.0059.3358.6757.3352.0044.67
Earth Sciences68.0057.3366.6766.0066.6743.33
Environmental Sciences67.3359.3357.3363.3356.0066.00

WB SET Previous Year Cut off 2020

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

SubjectWB SET Cutoff (For General Candidates)
Political Science54.00
Chemical Science51.33
Life Science54
Mathematical Sciences50.00
Physical Sciences49.33
Librarian and Information Science47.33
Physical Education54.00
Electronic Science58.67
Computer science and applications54.00
Home Science51.33
Mass communication and journalism54.67
Earth, Atmospheric ocean, and planetary science 56.67

WB SET Admit Card 2022

Admit card will be uploaded on the website www.wbcsconline.in in 3rd week of December, 2022.

No Admit Cards will be sent to the candidates by post.

The candidates should download their Admit Cards from the website to ascertain their venue of the Test as mentioned in the Admit Card and appear in the examination only at the designated examination center.

No candidate will be allowed to appear at the examination center other than that allotted to him/her in the admit card.

WB SET 2022 Answer Key

After the completion of the WB SET Exam 2022 for all the candidates, the commission releases the answer key.

You can challenge the answer key within the stipulated date and time.

After that final answer key will be released.

WB SET Result 2022

After the release of the WB SET Final Answer Key, result for the WB SET 2022 will be released.

The WB SET 2022 Result will be available on the WB SET website.

Important Links

WB SET 2022 NotificationClick Here
Application FormClick Here
Latest Admissions in West BengalAdmissions in West Bengal

Previous Exams

WB SET 2021

Important Dates

Commencement of online Application16 August 2021 (12 Noon)
Last date for online Application and Payment15 September 2021 (12 Midnight)
WB SET Admit Card 2021 Release Date3rd week of December 2021
Date of WB SET 2021 Examination09 January 2022
WB SET 2021 Answer Key  25 January 2022
WB SET 2021 Result02 April 2022
WB SET 2021 Cutoff 16 April 2022