The recruitment drive of the West Bengal Board of Primary Education (WBBPE) regarding the post of Assistant Teachers in West Bengal is still underway, however the Board will close the applications for the same today. The last date to avail the online application window is 6 January, 2021 i.e., today following which interested and eligible candidates can still apply for the position. The West Bengal Board of Primary Education (WBBPE) has announced a total number of 16,500 vacancies regarding the position of Assistant Teachers in various Primary and Basic West Bengal schools. In order to stand eligible for the position, interested candidates who are trained in and have successfully qualified TET 2014 are eligible to apply.
After applying, candidates who are shortlisted by the Board will have to appear for a Viva-Voce/ Interview as well an Aptitude Test in the month of January, starting from 10 January onwards till 17 January, 2021. In order to apply for the position in an online mode, candidates are required to visit the official website of WBBPE at wbbprimaryeducation.org.
In order to meet the eligibility criteria specified by the Board, it is required that candidates should have attained minimum educational as well as training qualifications according to what has been prescribed by the National Council for Teachers Education (NCTE). Besides, candidates must have also successfully passed the 2014 Teachers Eligibility Test (TET).The Board has also notified the requirement of a mandatory application fee. Candidates are required to pay an application fee of Rs 200. However, candidates belonging to the categories: Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Physically Handicapped (PH) are required to pay an application fee od Rs 50 only.
Apart from this, the Board has specified the Upper Age Limit for candidates as 40 years as on 1 January, 2020. The Pay Scale for candidates who are shortlisted and selected for the position of Assistant Teachers has been set as Rs 28,900 plus DA as admissible plus HRA at 12% of the basic plus MA as admissible.