WB TET 2019: Important Dates, Eligibility, Application Process, Syllabus

Published: | June 18, 2019
WB TET 2019: Important Dates, Eligibility, Application Process, Syllabus

All important information regarding WB TET 2019 is provided in this article. The candidates who seek recruitment as teachers in the schools of West Bengal can find all the helpful details of WB TET 2019 here.

The West Bengal Teacher Eligibility Test, which is commonly known by its abbreviation WB TET, is an examination conducted by the West Bengal Board of Primary Education for assessing the minimum qualifications required in a person for being recruited as a teacher in the schools of West Bengal. WB TET is solely the factor that determines the eligibility of someone to be recruited as a teacher in the government as well as the private schools of West Bengal. Qualified individuals who wish to make a career as a teacher in any privately run or government school of West Bengal have to mandatorily appear for this examination to be considered eligible for being hired as a teacher. The interested candidates have to fulfill all the eligibility criteria of WB TET 2019 to be considered for vacancies.

WB TET 2019 will most likely be conducted in August. The WB TET 2019 exam is for the recruitment of teachers for the lower primary classes and also the upper primary classes in schools. The category of lower primary includes classes from 1st to 5th while the category of upper primary pertains to classes 6th, 7th, and 8th. WB TET 2019 is conducted, carried out, and dealt with entirely by the West Bengal Board of Primary Education (WBBPE). The candidates who are interested in applying for WB TET 2019 will find all the important information regarding the exam of WB TET 2019 here.

WB TET 2019 Important Dates

The West Bengal Board of Primary Education has not made any official announcement about WB TET 2019 yet. The tentative dates of all the events and dates that are important with respect to WB TET 2019 are also announced by the authority and a fair idea can be drawn from the exams held in the previous years. The applicants who are keen towards writing the WB TET 2019 and applying for the vacant positions of teachers in the private and government schools of West Bengal must keep a note of all important dates in the context of the exam. This will be helpful for them in staying updated with all the essential information and will also stop them from missing out on the deadlines regarding WB TET 2019. The important dates of WB TET 2019 are provided here:

Events

Dates

Beginning of the submission of WB TET 2019 application forms

Third Week of June 2019

Last day for submitting the WB TET 2019 application forms

First Week of July 2019

Release of admit card for WB TET 2019

First Week of August 2019

WB TET 2019 Exam

Last Week of August 2019

Release of WB TET 2019 Answer Key

The Second Week of September 2019

Announcement of the Results

Last week of October 2019

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WB TET 2019 Eligibility Criteria

The West Bengal Board of Primary Education sets specific eligibility criteria for WB TET 2019 that candidates need to meet. The eligibility criteria for WB TET 2019 will be released on the official website of WBBPE soon. Those candidates who are looking forward to appearing for the exam must ensure that they qualify the eligibility criteria for WB TET 2019 because a failure in doing so will not be considered for recruitment. The eligibility criteria of WB TET 2019 is given below:

WB TET Eligibility Criteria 2019 for Lower Primary Level:

The WB TET eligibility criteria for the level of lower primary classes (1st to 5th) is given in detail below:

  • The individual must have completed his/her class 12th (10 + 2) education from a school that belongs to a recognised board.
  • The candidate must have cleared all of his/her subjects in the class 12th final examinations.
  • The individual must have secured no less than 50 percent marks in his/her higher secondary exams if he/she is from the general or open category.
  • The applicant must have scored a minimum of 45 percent marks in the higher secondary exams if he/she belongs to any reserved category like SC, ST, or OBC.

Eligibility Criteria for WB TET 2019 for Upper Primary Level:

The WB TET 2019 eligibility for upper primary classes (6th to 8th) is given in detail below:

The candidate must have completed his/her graduation and a two-year Diploma in Elementary Education (which is by whatever name known).

OR

The candidate must have done graduation with a minimum of 50 percent marks and a year-long Bachelor in Education (B.Ed).

OR

The candidate must be a graduate with at least 45 percent marks and a year-long Bachelor in Education (B.Ed) that is in accordance with the National Council for Teacher Education (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations that are issued from time to time in this particular regard.

OR

The candidate must have completed Senior Secondary (or any equivalent) with no less than 50 percent marks and a Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed) which is of a duration of four years.

OR

The candidate must have completed Senior Secondary (or an equivalent) with a minimum of 50 percent marks and a four years long B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed or B.A/B.Sc.Ed.

OR

The applicant must have completed graduation with no less than 50 percent marks and a year-long B.Ed. in Special Education.

OR

The candidate must have completed his/her graduation with a minimum of 50 per cent marks as per the relaxation given by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) of the Department of School Education and Literacy (see notification number S.O. 918(E) that is dated 1st April 2015, and which has been published in the Gazette of India on the 1st of April in 2015).

WB TET 2019 Examination Pattern

The WB TET 2019 will be entirely an offline exam which will be conducted in the pen and paper method. If a candidate is open to being recruited as a teacher in both the categories of lower primary as well as upper primary, then he or she will be required to give both the exams. Paper 1 and Paper 2 of WB TET 2019 will be conducted on the same day but their time slots will be different. Both the exams of WB TET 2019 will be of two hours and thirty minutes (1.5 hours) and the questions will be multiple choice type questions. There will be a total of 150 questions in both the papers of WB TET 2019 and there will be no negative marking. The pattern of WB TET 2019 Paper 1 and Paper 2 is provided below.

Pattern of WB TET 2019 Paper 1

Subjects (All Compulsory)

Number of Questions

Marks

Environmental Studies

30

30

Child Development and Pedagogy

30

30

Mathematics

30

30

Language - 1

30

30

Language - 2

30

30

Total

150

150

Pattern of WB TET 2019 Paper 2

Subject

Number of Questions

Marks

Language - 1

30

30

Language - 2

30

30

Child Development and Pedagogy

30

30

Mathematics or Science for teachers of Mathematics or Science

Social Science for teachers of Social Science

60

60

Total

150

150

How to Apply for WB TET 2019?

The steps to apply for WB TET 2019 have been enumerated below. The application process of WB TET 2019 is fully online and candidates can fill the forms without any hassle. Follow the steps given below to apply for WB TET 2019 exam.

  • Go to the official website of West Bengal Board of Primary Education (WBBPE)
  • In the bar with the title ‘Notifications’, you will be able to find the link of the WB TET 2019 application form
  • It is important for every applicant to read all the instructions that are mentioned on the website carefully before applying for WB TET 2019
  • Fill in all the personal details of yourself that are asked
  • After filling the personal information, you will have to fill the academic details and records
  • The next step is uploading copies of all the documents that are asked for
  • Then the candidates will have to upload scanned copies of their passport-sized photograph and signature in the prescribed format and size
  • Submit the details after filling in all the categories of the form
  • Make the online payment for WB TET 2019 application form via a credit/debit card or net banking
  • Take a print out of the application form and keep it with yourself for future reference

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WB TET 2019 Application Fee

The application fee for WB TET 2019 is given below. Applicants will have to make the payment for the application form at the time of submitting it through the method of net banking or via a debit card or credit card.

Category

Application Fee

General or Open Category

Rs. 250

Reserved Category (OBC, ST, SC)

Rs. 80

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