WBCSC Assistant Professor Exam Syllabus 2019 | WB SET Exam Pattern 2019

Harika | May 15, 2020

WB State Eligibility Test Syllabus 2019 – Overview

Name of the Board
West Bengal College Service Commission (WBCSC)
Job Role
Assistant Professor
Exam Name
West Bengal State Eligibility Test (WB SET)
Mode of Application
Number Of Vacant posts
Selection Process
Written Exam
Job Category
WB State Govt Jobs
Official Site
https://www.wbcsconline.in/ or https://wbcsc.org.in/wbcsc/
Name of the category
Exam Syllabus
Work Location
West Bengal
WB SET Exam Date
19th January 2020
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WB SET Syllabus 2019

Individuals of West Bengal state who are having the required eligibility can apply online for the Assistant Professor Posts. Applicants can find the complete data about WBSET Exam Syllabus along with the test pattern on this page. Therefore go through further sections & collect subjects & subtopics of WB SET Syllabus 2019. 

With the help of WB State Eligibility Test Syllabus 2019, contenders can know what to prepare for the exam. So download it & start preparation as early as possible.

West Bengal Assistant Professor Selection Process

The willing & eligible aspirants are shortlisted for the West Bengal Assistant Professor Posts by conducting the written exam.

  • Written Test

WBCSC SET Exam Pattern 2019

WB Assistant Professor Test Pattern 2019 is updated here. By knowing the WB SET Paper Pattern, you can get an idea of the subject names, question paper type, number of questions, total marks. Aspirants can also estimate the weightage of subjects, marking schemes, etc.

  • The written examination contains 2 papers.
  • Paper-I has 50 objective type compulsory questions, each carrying 2 marks.
  • The questions which will be of general nature, intended to assess the teaching, research aptitude of the candidate.
  • It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate.
  • Paper-II consists of 100 objective type compulsory questions, each carrying 2 marks.
  • The questions are asked based on the subject selected by the candidate.
  • All the questions of Paper-II will be compulsory, covering the entire syllabi of earlier Paper-II & Paper-III.

Download WB SET 2019 Syllabus Pdf

General Aptitude

  • Teaching Aptitude
  • Research Aptitude
  • Comprehension
  • Communication
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Data Interpretation
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • People, Development and Environment
  • Higher Education System


  • History, development, aim, and scope of Anthropology
  • Research methodology and methods
  • Statistics
  • Techniques of Analysis
  • Lamarckism, Neo-Lamarckism, Darwinism
  • Trends in Primate radiation
  • Extant Primates
  • Fossils of extinct Primates4
  • Early Hominids
  • Pre-hominid groups
  • Hominid Evolution
  • Dispersal of modern humans
  • Modern Human Variation
  • Ethnic Classification and distribution of Indian Populations
  • Methods of studying Human Genetics
  • Cytogenetics
  • Modes of inheritance
  • Population genetics
  • Human Growth, development and maturation
  • Body composition
  • Human Adaptation
  • Somatotyping
  • Demography
  • Concept of prehistoric archaeology
  • Dating
  • Paleoenvironment
  • Lithic tool typology and technology
  • Overview of Lithic Cultures of Europe
  • Early Farming Cultures and Neolithic of the Near East
  • Lower Palaeolithic Period in India
  • Middle Palaeolithic period in India
  • Upper Palaeolithic period in India
  • Neolithic Period in India
  • The Mesolithic period in India
  • Prehistoric Cave art from India
  • Indus Civilization
  • Pottery and Traditions
  • Bronze/Copper Age
  • Iron Age and the Urban Revolution
  • Megaliths
  • Conceptual Understanding of Social Anthropology
  • Social Institutions
  • Legal Anthropology
  • Political Organization
  • Religion and Belief Systems
  • Theories in Social Anthropology
  • Stages in the Development of Indian Anthropology
  • Early Indian Anthropologists and their contributions
  • Concepts and Theories


Chemical Sciences

  • Structure and Bonding
  • Acids and bases
  • Redox Reactions
  • IUPAC Nomenclature of Simple Organic and Inorganic Compounds
  • Concept of Chirality
  • Common Organic Reactions and Mechanisms
  •  Energetics and Dynamics of Chemical
  • Reactions
  •  Elementary principles and applications of electronic, vibrational,
  • NMR, EPR and Mass Spectral techniques
  • Data Analysis
  •  Aspects of s.p.d.f. Block Elements
  • Quantum Chemistry 
  • The variation method and perturbation theory
  •  Born-Oppenheimer approximation
  •  Group theoretical representations and quantum mechanics
  • Chemical Equilibrium 
  •  Ideal and Non-ideal solutions
  • Electrochemistry
  • Surface Phenomena
  • Statistical Thermodynamics
  •  Spectroscopy
  •  Thermodynamics
  • Non-equilibrium Thermodynamics
  •  Reaction Kinetics 
  •  Fast Reaction
  •  Macromolecules
  • Chemistry of Lanthanides and Actinides 
  •  Solids
  • Nuclear Chemistry
  • Organometallic chemistry of Transition Elements
  • Chemistry of Non-transition Elements 
  •  Chemistry of Transition Elements
  •  Topics in Analytical Chemistry 
  • Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • Aromaticity
  • Reagents in Organic Synthesis
  • Stereochemistry and conformational Analysis
  • Selective Organic Name Reactions
  •  Mechanisms of Organic Reaction
  •  Pericyclic Reactions
  •  Heterocyclic Chemistry 
  • Chemistry of Natural products
  • Bioorganic Chemistry 
  •  Photochemistry
  • Spectroscopy


  • Business Environment and International Business
  • Accounting and Auditing
  • Business Economics
  • Business Finance
  • Business Statistics and Research Methods
  • Business Management and Human Resource Management
  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Marketing Management
  • Legal Aspects of Business
  • Income-tax and Corporate Tax Planning

Computer Science And Applications

  • Discrete Structures and Optimization
  • Mathematical Logic
  • Sets and Relations
  • Counting, Mathematical Induction, and Discrete Probability
  • Group Theory
  • Graph Theory
  • Boolean Algebra
  • Optimization
  •  Computer System Architecture
  • Digital Logic Circuits and Components
  • Data Representation
  • Register Transfer and Micro operations
  • Basic Computer Organization and Design
  • Programming the Basic Computer
  •  Programming Languages and Computer Graphics
  • Language Design and Translation Issues
  • Elementary Data Types
  • Programming in C
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Programming in C++
  • Web Programming
  • Computer Graphics
  • 2-D Geometrical Transforms and Viewing
  • 3-D Object Representation, Geometric Transformations, and Viewing
  •  Database Management Systems
  • Database System Concepts and Architecture
  • Data Modeling
  • SQL
  • Normalization for Relational Databases
  • Enhanced Data Models
  • Data Warehousing and Data Mining
  • Big Data Systems
  • NoSQL
  • System Software and Operating System
  • System Software
  • Basics of Operating Systems
  • Process Management
  • Threads
  • CPU Scheduling
  • Deadlocks
  • Memory Management
  • Storage Management
  • File and Input/Output Systems
  • Windows Operating Systems
  • Distributed Systems
  • Software Engineering
  • Software Process Models
  • Software Requirements
  • Software Design
  • Software Quality
  • Estimation and Scheduling of Software Projects
  • Software Testing
  • Software Configuration Management
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Performance Analysis of Algorithms and Recurrences
  • Design Techniques
  • Lower Bound Theory
  • Theory of Computation and Compilers 
  • Regular Language Models
  • Context-Free Language
  • Unsolvable Problems and Computational Complexity
  • Syntax Analysis
  • Semantic Analysis
  • Run-Time System
  • Intermediate Code Generation
  • Code Generation and Code Optimization
  •  Data Communication and Computer Networks
  • World Wide Web (WWW)
  • Functions of OSI and TCP/IP Layers
  • Network Security
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) 
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Artificial Neural Networks (ANN)
  • Fuzzy Sets
  • Genetic Algorithms (GA)

Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean, And Planetary Sciences

  • The Earth and the Solar System
  • Earth Materials, surface features and Processes
  • Surface features and Processes
  • Interior of the Earth, Deformation and Tectonics
  • Oceans and Atmosphere
  • Environmental Earth Sciences
  • Geology
  • Mineralogy And Petrology
  • Structural Geology And Geoelectonics
  • Paleontology And Its Applications
  • Sedimentology And Stratigraphy
  • Marine Geology And Paleoceanography
  • Geochemistry
  •  Economic Geology
  • Precambrian Geology And Crustal Evolution
  •  Quaternary Geology
  • Applied Geology
  • Physical Geography
  • Geophysics
  •  Meteorology
  • Ocean Sciences


  •  Micro Economics
  •  Macro Economics
  • Statistics and Econometrics
  •  Mathematical Economics
  •  International Economics
  •  Public Economics 
  •  Money and Banking 
  • Growth and Development Economics
  • Environmental Economics and Demography 
  •  Indian Economy


  •  Educational Studies
  • History, Politics and Economics of Education 
  •  Learner and Learning Process
  • Teacher Education
  •  Curriculum Studies 
  •  Research in Education 
  • Pedagogy, Andragogy and Assessment 
  • Technology in/ for Education
  • Educational Management, Administration and Leadership
  •  Inclusive Education

Electronic Science

  • Introduction to Semiconductor
  • Emerging materials for future Devices
  • Characteristics and equivalent circuits of JFET, MOSFET
  • IC fabrication – crystal growth
  • NMOS and CMOS structures and fabrication
  • Superposition
  • Basic concepts of digital signal processing
  • Rectifiers, Voltage regulated ICs and regulated power supply
  • Voltage to frequency convertors (V/F)
  •  Programmable Logic Devices (PLD)
  •  Analysis and Design of fundamental mode state machines
  •  Sequential Circuits
  • Introduction of Microprocessor 8086
  • Electrostatics – vector calculus, Gauss’s Law
  • Analog modulation and demodulation
  •  Optical fibers
  • Power devices
  • Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS)
  • Transducers – Resistance, Inductance, Capacitance


  • Drama
  • Poetry
  • Fiction, short story
  • Non-Fictional Prose
  • Language: Basic concepts, theories and pedagogy. English in Use.
  • English in India: history, evolution, and futures
  • Cultural Studies
  • Literary Criticism
  • Literary Theory post World War II
  • Research Methods and Materials in English


  • Geomorphology
  • Climatology
  • Oceanography
  • Geography of Environment
  • Population and Settlement Geography
  • Geography of Economic Activities and Regional Development
  • Cultural, Social and Political Geography
  • Geographic Thought
  • Geographical Techniques
  • Geography of India



  • Negotiating the Sources
  • Pastoralism and Food production
  • Expansion of State system
  • From State to Empire
  • Dissolution of Empire and Emergence of Regional Powers
  • The emergence of Regional Kingdoms
  • Kingdoms in South India
  • Characteristics of Early Medieval India
  • Education and Educational Institutions
  • Growth of Brahminical religions
  • Source of Medieval Indian History:
  • Administration & Economy
  • Agricultural Production and Irrigation System
  • Society and Culture
  • Social Classification
  • Sources of Modern Indian History
  • Colonial Economy
  • Rise of Indian Nationalism
  • Historical Method, Research, Methodology, and Historiography

Home Science

  • Food Science And Food Service Management
  •  Nutrition And Dietetics
  • Textiles
  •  Apparel Designing
  • Resource Management And Consumer Issues 
  • Housing And Interior Design
  •  Child/Human Development
  •  Family Studies
  • Communication For Development
  • Extension Management And Community Development


  • Jurisprudence
  • Constitutional And Administrative Law 
  • Public International Law And Ihl
  • Law Of Crimes
  • Law Of Torts And Consumer Protection
  • Commercial Law
  • Family Law
  • Environment And Human Rights Law 
  • Intellectual Property Rights And Information
  • Technology Law
  • Comparative Public Law And Systems Of Governance
  • Library And Information Science
  • Data, Information, Knowledge, and Wisdom. 
  • Types of Libraries – Academic, Public, Special and National. 
  • Information Sources – Nature, Characteristics, Types and Formats
  • Community Information Services of Knowledge – Nature, and Attributes; Modes of Formation of Subjects.
  • Management – Principles, Functions, and Schools of thought. 
  • Types of Software – System Software, Application Software. 
  • Barcode, RFID, QR Code, Biometric, Smartcard: Features and Applications.
  • Research Methods: Historical, Descriptive, Experimental and Delphi.
  • Academic Library and Information System.

Life Sciences

  • Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology
  • Environmental Biology
  • Biodiversity and Taxonomy
  • Genetics
  •  Evolutionary Biology
  •  Physiology and biochemistry and seed dormancy and germination
  • Water Relation
  • Gametogenesis in animals
  • Plants and civilization

Mass Communication And Journalism

  • Introduction to Journalism and Mass Communication 
  • Communication for Development and Social Change 
  • Reporting and Editing
  • Advertising and Marketing Communication
  • Public Relations and Corporate Communication
  • Media Laws and Ethics
  • Media Management and Production
  • ICT and Media
  • Film and Visual Communication 
  • Communication Research

Mathematical Sciences

  • Basic Concepts of Real and Complex analysis sequences and series, continuity, uniform continuity.
  • Basic concepts of Linear Algebra Space of n vectors, linear dependence. 
  • Linear Programming
  • Theory of Statistics
  • Statistical methods and data analysis
  • Design of Experiments
  • Real analysis
  • Complex Analysis
  • Number Theory
  • Mechanics
  • Elasticity
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Calculus of variations
  • Differential geometry
  • Linear models and Regression
  • Multivariate statistical Analysis
  • Industrial statistics
  • Inventory and Queueing theory


  • Technical Terms
  • Folk Music 
  • Rasa and Aesthetics
  • Research Methodology and Pedagogy, Avenues, Interdisciplinary aspects and
  • Modern Technology
  • Hindustani Music
  • Applied Theory
  • History of Indian Music, the contribution of Musicologists and their textual tradition
  • Compositional forms and their evolution
  • Musical Instruments and its Classification
  • Contribution of composers/performers to Indian Music
  • Ghana and Institutional System and conferences of Hindustani Music
  • Karnataka Music
  • Applied Theory
  • Historical perspective of music- Contributions of Scholars, Musicologists, Musical concepts in Treatises
  • Compositional forms and their evolution
  • Music Instruments of India
  • Contribution of Composers / Performers to Music (Indian and Western)
  • Prominent Banis, Music training, Education and Propagation
  • Percussion
  • Applied Theory – Taal & Avanadhavadhya
  • History of Music, Trees, and Contribution of Musicologist
  • A detailed study of Compositional Forms of avanaddha vaidya 
  • Classification of Musical Instruments, descriptions of Musical Instruments from
  • Ancient to the present period in India. 
  • Performer & Composers
  • Detailed Study of Gharanas and Institutional System in Music
  • Rabindra Sangeet
  • Applied Theory
  • Historical Perspective of Music
  • Composition forms and their evolution
  • Music Instrument of India
  • Contribution of Scholars / Performer and their Textual Traditions
  • Gharana and Institutionalised system of Music



  • Emergence of Psychology
  • Research Methodology and Statistics
  •  Psychological testing 
  • The biological basis of behavior
  •  Attention, Perception, Learning, Memory, and Forgetting 
  • Thinking, Intelligence and Creativity 
  •  Personality, Motivation, emotion, stress, and coping
  • Social Psychology 
  • Human Development and Interventions 
  •  Emerging Areas 

Physical Education

  • Physical education and adapted physical education, their objectives 
  • Teaching Aptitude
  • Exercise physiology its scope and importance in the field of physical education and sports.
  • Linear and angular kinematics and kinetics. 
  • Personality- Theories of personality, measurement of personality. 
  • Professional and other courses of physical education in India.
  • School Health program and personal hygiene. 
  • Planning- its importance and principles. Types of planning. 
  • Data, its types and collecting measures. 
  • Somatotype and Posture evaluating techniques. 
  • Supervision – objectives, principles, and importance of supervision

Physical Sciences

  • Political Theory
  • Political Thought
  •  Indian Political Thought 
  •  Comparative Political Analysis 
  •  International Relations 
  • India’s Foreign Policy
  • Political Institutions in India 
  • Political Processes in India
  • Public Administration 
  • Governance and Public Policy in India

Political Science

  • Political Theory 
  •  Political Thought 
  •  Indian Political Thought 
  • Comparative Political Analysis
  •  International Relations 
  •  India’s Foreign Policy
  •  Political Institutions in India
  •  Political Processes in India
  • Public Administration
  • Governance and Public Policy in India




  • Sociological Theory
  •  Research Methodology and Methods
  • Basic Concepts and Institutions
  • Rural and Urban Transformations
  •  State, Politics, and Development 
  • Economy and Society
  • Environment and Society
  • Family, Marriage, and Kinship
  •  Science, Technology, and Society
  • Culture and Symbolic Transformations 


  • Classical Indian: Epistemology and Metaphysics 
  • Classical Western: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern: Epistemology and
  • Metaphysics
  • Indian Ethics 
  • Western Ethics 
  • Contemporary Indian Philosophy 
  • Recent Western Philosophy 
  • Social and Political Philosophy: Indian
  • Social and Political Philosophy: Western 
  • Logic 
  • Applied Philosophy 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where can I get the detailed WB SET Syllabus?

A. https://www.wbcsconline.in/.

Q. What is the full form of WBCSC?

A. West Bengal College Service Commission.

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