WB SET 2023: Answer Key (Released), Cut Off, Application Form

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WB SET 2023 also known as West Bengal State Eligibility Test has released the answer key along with the cut-off list for its 24th SET on February 28th, 2023 on its official website. The examination is conducted every year to recruit eligible candidates for Assistant Professor in Universities and Colleges of West Bengal.

Candidates may check and download the subject-wise cut-off and answer key on the official website and in this blog article, along with other updates released by the West Bengal College Service Commission (WBCSC) here.

Exam Name West Bengal State Eligibility Test (WB SET)
Exam Authority West Bengal College Service Commission (WBCSC)
Exam Mode Offline
Exam Level State Level
Exam Frequency Annually
Exam Language English & Bengali
Application Fees General- INR 1000
OBC- INR 500
SC/ ST- INR 250
Exam Purpose To check the eligibility of candidates as Assistant Professors in universities and colleges in West Bengal
Exam Location West Bengal
Official Website https://wbcsc.org.in/

Latest Updates 

The College Service Commission of WB has updated the E-Certificate notice on its official website. Earlier the commission released the final answer keys and cut-off percentage on February 28th, 2023 for candidates who appeared in the examination.

WB SET 2023 Notifications

The notifications of eligibility tests serve as an important source for candidates willing to actively participate in the examination. Candidates should note that all the important dates, exam syllabus, and application process has already been updated on the West Bengal College Service Commission.

WB SET Important Dates 2023

All the important dates related to the 24th WB SET 2022-23 are mentioned in the table below:

Events Dates
E-Certificate Notice March 31st 2023
Final Answer Keys February 28th 2023
Cut-off Release February 28th 2023
Result Declaration February 28th 2023
SET Exam January 8th 2023
Admit Card December 13th 2022
SET Application August 16th to September 19th 2022

Answer Key and Question Paper 2023

To cater for the curiosity of the entrance test aspirants, the commission released the WB SET Answer Key on February 28th 2023. Candidates may visit the link given below to access the answer key and question papers.

Answer Key Link
WB SET Answer Key and Question Paper 2023 Click Here

WB SET Result 2023

The WB SET Result 2022-23 has been released on the official website of the examination on February 28th 2023. Candidates who have managed to secure a position in the 6% of the declared meritorious students as per the UGC guidelines, may check their results by following these steps:

  • Candidates must visit the official website of https://wbcsc.org.in/
  • Access the ‘Applicant Login’ button to find the result link.
  • Submit the required registration credentials and password.
  • Make sure to download a copy of the result appearing on the screen.

WB SET Recruitment Process 2023

Candidates aspiring to be an Assistant Professor in West Bengal by appearing in the WB SET selection process must note that the procedure requires them to undergo these processes:

  • Written examination
  • Document verification

After verifying the candidates’ documents, the West Bengal College Service Commission (WBCSC) will allot the specific college or university to the selected candidate where they will be working as an Assistant Professor.

Cut-Off List Download PDF

The commission released a subject-wise cut-off list on February 28th 2023. Candidates who will clear the cut-off marks in the written exam will be selected and called upon for document verification.

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WB SET Exam Pattern

Candidates preparing for this written exam should have a clear understanding of the exam pattern, as this will help them with their preparation and analysing of the paper in a better way.

The exam pattern for the WB SET written exam is given in the table below:

Session Paper Number of Questions  Duration of the Exam Marks
1 I 50 1 hour (60mins) 100
2 II 100 2 hours (120mins) 200
  • Paper I is to test the candidate’s reasoning ability, divergent thinking, comprehension, and general awareness.
  • Paper II will consist of questions from the subject selected by the candidate.
  • Each question will carry 2 marks.
  • There will be no negative marking.

WB SET Syllabus

Having all the information about the WB SET written exam is crucial for making your preparation more efficient. Both papers consist of different subjects.

Paper Important Topics
Paper I Communication
Teaching Aptitude
Research Aptitude
English Comprehension
Mathematical Reasoning & Aptitude
Data Interpretation
Higher Education System
Information & Communication Technology (ICT)
People, Development & Environment
Paper II Chemical Sciences
Commerce & Finance
Planetary Sciences
English Language
Electronic Science 
Indian & World Geography
Indian History
Home Science
Life Science
Mass Communication & Journalism
Mathematical Sciences
Political Science

WB SET Eligibility

Candidates should fulfil all the eligibility criteria as given by the conducting authorities. For candidates who do not possess the required eligibility, their application form will not be accepted. The eligibility criteria include – education qualification, age limit and nationality.

The table given below highlights all the eligibility details for the WB SET written exam:

Category Details
Education Qualification The candidates must have a Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination with at least 55% of marks from a university recognised by the government. Candidates who are in their final year of their Master’s are also eligible.
Age Limit The Commission has not kept any upper age limit to appear for the WB SET Exam, but the candidate should not be below 23 years old.
Nationality Indian 

WB SET Application Process

Candidates looking for a job as a professor in a college or university can apply online on the official website of the West Bengal College Service Commission (WBCSC) at https://wbcsc.org.in/. Candidates can follow the steps given below to successfully apply for the exam.

  • Visit the official website of the West Bengal College Service Commission mentioned above.
  • Click on ‘Registration’ and enter your name and other details to complete the registration on the WBCSC website.
  • You will receive an email, with a login ID and password.
  • Login using that ID and password and click on ‘WB SET’.
  • A new tab will open where you can enter all your details.
  • Upload your documents, passport-size photo, and signature.
  • Pay the application fee of INR 1000 for candidates in the General category.
  • Pay the application fee online using your credit card/ debit card/net banking.
  • Submit your application form and after that, you will receive a confirmation email stating that your application is completed.

WB SET Admit Card

The admit card is an important document, as it contains information like the exam date and venue, candidates’ names and other details. The admit card for the WB SET will be released by the West Bengal College Service Commission before the exam.

To download, the admit card, follow the steps below:

  • Visit the official website of the West Bengal College Service Commission mentioned above.
  • Click on Download Admit Card.
  • Login by using your ID and password.
  • A new tab will open displaying your admit card on the screen.
  • Candidates are advised to carefully check all the details mentioned on the admit card.
  • Take a printout of it.

While appearing for the written exam, candidates have to bring their admit cards with them. Without the admit card, no candidate will be allowed to enter the examination hall.

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How to Prepare for WB SET

Candidates aspiring to be a professor by appearing in the examination may follow these preparation tips to strengthen their exam preparation:

  • Make sure to be well-versed with the WB SET exam pattern and syllabus.
  • Then, prepare a timetable and preparation strategy to cover the whole syllabus on time.
  • More importantly, find the best preparation books to cover important topics in lesser time.
  • Save time to practice the previous year’s question papers for the examination.
  • Last but not least, save enough time for practising the whole syllabus once again before the examination.


What is the education qualification for the WB SET 2023?

Candidate should possess a Master’s degree or equivalent with at least 50% marks.
Candidates in the final year of their Master’s are also eligible for applying for the WB SET.

Are there any application fees for the WB SET exam?

While filling out the application form for the WB SET, candidates have to pay an amount of INR 1000. Candidates belonging to SC/ ST category have to pay INR 250.

What is the purpose of the WB SET exam?

The exam is conducted to recruit eligible candidates as Assistant Professor in West Bengal Universities and Colleges.
Candidates looking for a job as a professor in a university or college can apply for the WB SET exam 2023 on the official website of the West Bengal College Service Commission mentioned above. The written exam will consist of papers I & II, where only those candidates will be selected who will clear the cut-off marks in both papers.

What is the full form of WB SET?

The term stands for West Bengal State Eligibility Test.

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