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Recruitment exam for HS teachers completed

The West Bengal School Service Commission (WBSSC) has successfully conducted examinations for Higher Secondary teachers’ recruitment for the recruitment of 6,296 teachers. The examination which was scheduled on Sunday was completed peacefully.

This examination was completely taken in Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) format. There are over 1.5 lakh applicants who sat for this examination this year.

It was a total 55 marks question paper. Earlier, state School Service Commission took the examinations of secondary level teachers. Around 1.83 lakh applicants sat in the examination which was conducted in 295 centres. 

The chairman of the School Service Commission Subiresh Bhattacharya had a meeting with state administration at Nabanna on Saturday for the peaceful arrangement of this examination on Sunday.

It should be recalled that the state government was decided to recruit teachers in government aided, sponsored Secondary and Higher Secondary schools throughout the state. The notification was released earlier. The notification which was released for the post of Assistant Teachers opened the way for thousands of unemployed youth to get jobs.

The state government will recruit work education and physical education teachers for the government aided schools. The state education department source claimed that around 10,000 posts were vacant in which the government will start recruiting soon.

However, the recruitment will be only from Class V to Class VIII, as the source said. The West Bengal Central School Service Commission (SSC) holds the first State Level Selection Test (SLST) for the recruitment of teachers.

SSC, as the commission is popularly known, earlier released a notification regarding the test. The highest number of vacancies is reportedly for Mathematics teachers, followed by Biology, English, Chemistry and Bengali. While the vacancies for general subjects added up to 15,947, there are 1,019 vacancies for work education and 1,237 for physical education.

It should be recalled that the recruitment of primary teachers through TET is also going on. The recruitment of upper primary level teachers has also been announced by the state government.

It will be recalled that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee instructed the Education department to expedite the process of recruitment.
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