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By A Newsman

Kolkata, 26 September: FOLLOWING up on its notification dated 24 September, West Bengal Board of Primary Education (WBBPE) on Monday published the nitty-gritty relating to the recruitment of assistant teachers in government-run primary schools in the state.

Going by the details that have been published both in the newspapers and on the official website, the number of vacancies in teaching posts is 42,949 instead of the 41,559 tentative vacancies that the Board had notified on 24 September.

The applications shall have to be submitted online on www.wbbpe.org from 06 pm of 30 September to 07 October. General candidates will be required to pay a fee of Rs 200; for SC/ST/OBC/ and ex-servicemen candidates the amount of fee is Rs 50.

Those who have come out successful in the primary Teacher Eligibility Test (TET), and has 50 per cent marks in higher secondary exam or, are graduate in any discipline (whatever be the percentage of marks), are eligible to apply to appear in the viva and aptitude test leading to the appointment as assistant teachers.

The age limit is 18 years – 40 years, and there is a relaxation of 05 per cent marks in higher secondary exam for SC/ST/OBC and para-teachers.

Those with or without training in teaching can apply. But in case of the ones without training, they shall have to be complete a diploma in education within two years of getting recruited.

After the closing of the application date, the Board would scrutinise and verify the testimonials of all the applicants on a pre-notified date and venue. The verified applicants would then be called for viva and aptitude test for 50 marks. The successful interviewees would be then given appointment.

Since state government offices would break into Durga Puja holidays from 06 October to 15 October, the viva and aptitude test are likely only after that.

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