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Eligibilty Criteria

Candidates aspiring for WBTET Exam 2022 must check their eligibility criteria before applying. Failing to meet the eligibility criteria as per the requirement by the board can lead to the rejection of the application form at the document verification round. The eligibility criteria to apply for WBTET Exam are provided below.

Required Educational Qualifications

The required educational qualifications to appear for WBTET Exam 2022 for Primary Teachers (Class I to V) are provided below.

  • HSC (10+2) with at least 50% Marks AND 2 Years of Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed).


  • HSC (10+2) with at least 50% Marks AND 4 Years of Bachelor’s in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed).


  • HSC (10+2) with at least 50% Marks AND a Diploma in Education (Special Education), recognized by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI).

The candidates bearing any of the above-mentioned educational qualifications are eligible to apply for WBTET Exam for Primary Teachers recruitment. The required educational qualifications for WBTET Exam for Upper Primary Teachers (Class VI to VIII) are provided below.

  • The candidate must have completed BSc or BA in the relevant discipline and B.Ed or Secondary Education with a minimum of 50% Marks is necessary.


  • 4 Years of Diploma in Educational Course with at least 45% Marks.

Age Limits for WBTET Exam

The candidate appearing for WBTET Exam must check the age limits as described by the board. The age limit to apply for the West Bengal TET exam is provided here. The candidates can have a look at it.

Age Limit for WBTET Primary Teachers
Minimum Age Limit 18 Years
Maximum Age Limit 40 Years
Upper Age Relaxation to SC / ST / OBC Candidates

The candidates belonging to the reserved categories will be provided relaxation in the upper age limit as per the government norms. The age of the candidate is calculated as on January 1, 2022.

Exam Pattern

It is very important to check WBTET Exam Pattern to plan a better preparation strategy. The West Bengal Board of Primary Education conducts WBTET Exam in offline mode. A total of 150 Multiple Choice Questions are asked in the exam and the candidates have to complete the exam in 90 minutes.

The written exam consists of two papers, one for each of the posts. Paper-I for Class I to V while Paper-II for Class VI to VIII.

Particulars Details
Exam Mode Offline
Total Questions 150 Questions
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Total Marks 150 Marks
Negative Marking No Negative Marking

The candidates appearing for the Primary Teacher Posts (Class I to V) will have to appear for the Paper-I and Paper-II for the Upper Primary Teacher Posts (Class VI to VIII). Detailed information about the exam pattern of Paper-I & II is provided in detail below.

WBTET Paper-I Exam Pattern

The Paper-I of WBTET Exam is conducted for the recruitment of primary teachers. This paper tests the basic knowledge of the candidates along with their teaching aptitude. The subject-wise distribution of the marks for WBTET Paper-I is provided in the table below.

WBTET Paper-I Exam Pattern for Class I to V
Subject No. of Questions Total Marks
Child Development & Pedagogy 30 30
Language-I (Regional) 30 30
Language-II (English) 30 30
Mathematics 30 30
Environmental Studies 30 30
Total 150 150

The Paper-I of WBTET Exam (Primary Teachers) contains 30 questions from each of the subjects. The candidates can choose the language of the language-I section of WBTET Exam from the following languages:

  • Bengali
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • Nepali
  • Santhali
  • Oriya
  • Telugu

However, the Language-II section will be compulsory in the English language. Thus, the candidates have to be proficient in the English language to score good marks in WBTET Exam.

WBTET Paper-II Exam Pattern

Paper-II of WBTET Exam tests the proficiency of the candidates in their concerned subjects. It checks the eligibility of the candidates for the subject-wise teaching posts in the upper primary section (Class VI to VIII).

The weightage of the specific subject of teaching is more in WBTET Paper-II. The subject-wise distribution of marks in WBTET Exam Paper-II is provided here.

WBTET Paper-II Exam Pattern for Class VI to VIII
Subject No. of Questions Total Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30
Language-I (Regional Language) 30 30
Language-II (English) 30 30
Mathematics & Science / Social Studies 60 60
Total 150 150

The candidates can choose any of the regional languages for the Language-I section as provided above. Also, English is compulsory for both WBTET Papers. However, the paper will be bilingual, but the language part of the paper will come in their respective languages only.


The candidates who are aspiring for WBTET Exam must check the syllabus of the exam. It is vital to go through the syllabus for each of the subjects to get a clear idea about exam preparation. Here, we have provided complete details about WBTET Exam Syllabus of each of the subjects for WBTET Exam for both the Papers.

WBTET Syllabus - Subject-wise List of Topics for Paper-I and Paper-II

The subject-wise list of topics for WBTET Exam Paper-I Paper-II is provided here. The aspiring candidates can get a better idea about the type of questions that can be asked using this.

Subjects WBTET Syllabus
Child Development and Pedagogy Topics
  • Child Development during Childhood at Primary Level
  • Approaches to Teaching & Learning
  • Understanding the Learning Process and Learners
  • Assessment
  • The Concept of Inclusive Education and Understanding Children with Special Needs.
Language-I (Regional Language) Topics
  • Comprehension
  • Language Items
  • Assessment of Learning Language
  • Learning the Language at Primary Level
  • Teaching, Reading & Writing Skills
Language-II (English) Topics
  • Learning in English at Elementary Level
  • Language items
  • Language Learning
  • Assessment of English Language
  • Comprehension
Mathematics Topics
  • Shapes and Spatial Relationship
  • Measurement
  • Mathematics Education in Schools
  • Methods and Approaches to Teach Mathematics
  • Data Handling and Patterns
  • Mathematics Assessment
  • Number System and Operations
Environmental Science (EVS)
  • Human Body & It’s internal Systems
  • Methods and Approaches
  • Governance
  • West Bengal and Its Physical Features
  • Health and Diseases
  • Evaluation in EVS
  • Indian History and Freedom Struggle
  • Matter, Energy, and Force

It is advisable for the aspirants to go through each of the topics provided above and complete the syllabus at least once before the exam.

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