WB SET Syllabus : Download Subject-wise Syllabus – PDF Notes

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WB SET syllabus 2022 is prescribed by the West Bengal College Service Commission (WBCSC). The syllabus( Paper 1 and Paper 2) differs for all the 33 subjects for which the exam is conducted. The syllabus is available for download as a PDF file.

WB SET Syllabus 2022: Highlights of Exam Pattern

Have a look at the highlights of the WB SET exam pattern below to get a clear understanding of the syllabus.

ParticularsPaper 1Paper 2
Mode of examOfflineOffline
Type of questions askedObjectiveObjective
Number of Question50 MCQs100 MCQs
Total marks100200
Marks for each questionTwo marksTwo marks
Negative markingNoNo

WB SET Paper 1 Exam Pattern 2022

Have a look at the highlights of the WB SET Paper 1 exam pattern below:

  • Paper 1 consists of 50 questions, all are compulsory
  • Each question carries two marks
  • Total marks for Paper 1 is 100
  • The duration of the Paper 1 is of one hour

WB SET Paper 2 Exam Pattern 2022

The WB SET Paper 2 is conducted for a total of 33 different subjects. Check below the highlights of the WB SET Paper 2 exam pattern below:

  • Paper 2 consists of 100 objective type questions, all are compulsory, each carrying 2 marks
  • Total marks for Paper 2 is 200
  • Duration of the Paper 2 is 2 hours
  • The questions in Paper 2 are designed to test the understanding of the subject one has opted for.
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WB SET Paper 1 Syllabus 2022





The main objective is to assess the teaching and research capabilities of the candidates. The test aims at assessing the teaching and research aptitude as well. Candidates are expected to possess and exhibit cognitive abilities, which include comprehension, analysis, evaluation, understanding the structure of arguments, deductive and inductive reasoning. The candidates are also expected to have a general awareness about teaching and learning processes in higher education system. Further, they should be aware of interaction between people, environment, natural resources and their impact on the quality of life.

The details of syllabi are as follows: Unit-I      Teaching Aptitude

  • Teaching: Concept, Objectives, Levels of teaching (Memory, Understanding and Reflective), Characteristics and basic requirements.
  • Learner’s characteristics: Characteristics of adolescent and adult learners (Academic, Social, Emotional and Cognitive), Individual differences.
  • Factors affecting teaching related to: Teacher, Learner, Support material, Instructional facilities, Learning environment and Institution.
  • Methods of teaching in Institutions of higher learning: Teacher centred vs.
  • Learner centred methods; Off-line vs. On-line methods (Swayam, Swayamprabha, MOOCs etc.).
  • Teaching Support System: Traditional, Modern and ICT based.
  • Evaluation Systems: Elements and Types of evaluation, Evaluation in Choice
  • Based Credit System in Higher education, Computer based testing, Innovations in evaluation systems.

Unit-II         Research Aptitude

  • Research: Meaning, Types, and Characteristics, Positivism and Post- positivistic approach to research.
  • Methods of Research: Experimental, Descriptive, Historical, Qualitative and
  • Quantitative methods.
  • Steps of Research.
  • Thesis and Article writing: Format and styles of referencing.
  • Application of ICT in research.
  • Research ethics.

Unit-III        Comprehension

A passage of text be given. Questions be asked from the passage to be answered.

Unit-IV       Communication

  • Communication: Meaning, types and characteristics of communication.
  • Effective communication: Verbal and Non-verbal, Inter-Cultural and group communications, Classroom communication.
  • Barriers to effective communication.
  • Mass-Media and Society.

Unit-V           Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude

  • Types of reasoning.
  • Number series, Letter series, Codes and Relationships.
  • Mathematical Aptitude (Fraction, Time & Distance, Ratio, Proportion and
  • Percentage, Profit and Loss, Interest and Discounting, Averages etc.).

Unit-VI       Logical Reasoning

  • Understanding the structure of arguments: argument forms, structure of categorical propositions, Mood and Figure, Formal and Informal fallacies, Uses of language, Connotations and denotations of terms, Classical square of opposition.
  • Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning.
  • Analogies.
  • Venn diagram: Simple and multiple use for establishing validity of arguments.
  • Indian Logic: Means of knowledge.
  • Pramanas: Pratyaksha (Perception), Anumana (Inference), Upamana (Comparison), Shabda (Verbal testimony), Arthapatti (Implication) and Anupalabddhi (Non-apprehension).
  • Structure and kinds of Anumana (inference), Vyapti (invariable relation), Hetvabhasas (fallacies of inference).

Unit-VII      Data Interpretation

  • Sources, acquisition and classification of Data.
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Data.
  • Graphical representation (Bar-chart, Histograms, Pie-chart, Table-chart and Line-chart) and mapping of Data.
  • Data Interpretation.
  • Data and Governance.

Unit-VIII      Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

  • ICT: General abbreviations and terminology.
  • Basics of Internet, Intranet, E-mail, Audio and Video-conferencing.
  • Digital initiatives in higher education.
  • ICT and Governance.

Unit-IX       People, Development and Environment

  • Development and environment: Millennium development and Sustainable development goals.
  • Human and environment interaction: Anthropogenic activities and their impacts on environment.
  • Environmental issues: Local, Regional and Global; Air pollution, Water pollution, Soil pollution, Noise pollution, Waste (solid, liquid, biomedical,
  • hazardous, electronic), Climate change and its Socio-Economic and Political
  • dimensions.
  • Impacts of pollutants on human health.
  • Natural and energy resources: Solar, Wind, Soil, Hydro, Geothermal, Biomass, Nuclear and Forests.
  • Natural hazards and disasters: Mitigation strategies.
  • Environmental Protection Act (1986), National Action Plan on Climate Change, International agreements/efforts -Montreal Protocol, Rio Summit, Convention on Biodiversity, Kyoto Protocol, Paris Agreement, International Solar Alliance.

Unit-X            Higher Education System

  • Institutions of higher learning and education in ancient India.
  • Evolution of higher learning and research in Post Independence India.
  • Oriental, Conventional and Non-conventional learning programmes in India.
  • Professional, Technical and Skill Based education.
  • Value education and environmental education.
  • Policies, Governance, and Administration.

NOTE:       (i) Five questions each carrying 2 marks are to be set from each Module.

(ii) Whenever graphical/pictorial question(s) are set for sighted candidates, a passage followed by equal number of questions and weightage be set for visually impaired candidates.

Download WB SET Paper 1 Syllabus 2022 – Click Here to Download

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WB SET Paper 2 Syllabus 2022

The syllabus for all 33 subjects of the WB SET exam is given below as a downloadable PDF file. 

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