i) Before submission of the online Application Form, the candidate should read this notification carefully.
ii) The State Eligibility Test (SET) will be held on 8th January , 2023 (SUNDAY) for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility for Assistant Professor only in West Bengal. WBCSC will conduct SET in 33 subjects (listed in Item No. 13) at selected Test Centres of different Districts (listed in Item No. 14) of West Bengal.
iii) Eligibility for Assistant Professor will depend on the performance of the candidate in both the papers of SET in aggregate. Candidates who qualify the Test for eligibility for Assistant Professor will be governed by the rules and regulations for recruitment of Assistant Professor in West Bengal.
iv) The result of the SET will be made available in the website: www.wbcsconline.in as and when it is declared. The candidate will not be individually intimated about their result.
v) Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST) /Persons with Disability (PWD) /Other Backward Classes (OBC)(Non- creamy layer)/Economically Weaker Section (EWS) Candidates will be given such special concessions as may be decided by the WBCSC under the Guidelines of UGC.
CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITY
i) General/EWS candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination from Universities/Institutions recognised by UGC are eligible for this Test. The Other Backward Classes(OBC) belonging to non-creamy layer/ Scheduled Caste(SC) /Scheduled Tribe(ST)/ persons with disability(PWD)/ Transgender category candidates who have secured at least
50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s degree or equivalent examination from Universities/ Institutions recognised by UGC are eligible for this Test.
ii) 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. However, such candidates shall be considered eligible for Assistant Professor only after they (General/EWS) have passed their Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination with at least 55% marks [50% marks in case of OBC falling in Non-creamy layer /SC/ST/PWD (persons with disability)/Transgender category candidates]. 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.
iii) 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.
iv) 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.
v) 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.
vi) 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.
vii) 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).
viii) Age Limit: There is no upper age limit for applying for SET. However, for the purpose of recruitment, the relevant Government Order will be applicable.
Reservation Policy of Govt. of West Bengal is applicable : SC 22%, ST 6%, OBC-A( NCL) 10%, OBC-B (NCL) 7%, EWS 10% and 4% reservation for PWD Candidates with not less than 40% disability .
The categories of disabilities are :
A) Blindness & low vision
B) Locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy
C) Deaf and Hard of Hearing
D) Autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability, mental illness and multiple disabilities and other specified disabilities.
EXAMINATION FEE AND MODE OF PAYMENT
Category General Other Backward Classes (Noncreamy layer)/EWS
General – Rs. 1200/– Other Backward Classes (Noncreamy layer)/EWS – Rs. 600/, SC/ST/PWD/Transgender – Rs.300/-
i) The candidates may pay the examination 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
ii) The candidates are required to check the status of fee payment at WBCSC website
www.wbcsconline.in and if the status is ‘OK’ the candidate will be able to take the printout of Confirmation Page.
In case, the fee payment status is not ‘OK’, it means the transaction is cancelled and the amount will be refunded to concerned credit card/debit card /internet banking account within a week. Such candidates have to pay the fee once again.
Please note that fee submitted by any other mode like Bank Challan, money order, demand draft, IPO etc. will be rejected. Fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.
HOW TO APPLY (APPLICATIONS HAVE TO BE SUBMITTED ONLINE) STEPS FOR SUBMISSION OF ONLINE APPLICATION FORM
i) Candidate seeking admission to the Test (SET) must apply online only on the WBCSC website.
ii) Before applying online, the candidates must possess the scanned images as below:
#Passport size photograph in JPG format of minimum 4kb to 40 kb. The dimension of the photograph should be 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height).
#Signature in JPG format of minimum 4kb to 30 kb. The dimension of the signature should be 3.5 cm (width) x 1.5 cm (height).
iii) After filling all the details for applying online for SET, the candidates have to opt for payment of examination fee either by credit card/debit card/internet banking.
iv) The candidates are required to bring a photo identity card along with their printout of online admit card on the day of examination.
v) Before applying Online, candidates are advised to go through detailed notification available on WBCSC website www.wbcsconline.in Please note that Fee submitted through any other mode like Bank Challan, Money Order, Demand Draft, IPO etc. will be summarily rejected.
vi)In order to avoid last minute rush, the candidates are advised to apply early enough. WBCSC will not be responsible for network problems or any other problem of this nature in submission of online application during last days.