Eligibility and Reservation

1.   Should be an Indian citizen..

2.   Should pass the H.S (+2) Examination or its equivalent from any recognized Board/Council/University with at least 50% marks in the aggregate/aggregate of the best five. There is, however, a relaxation of 5% marks for the applicants belonging to SC/ST/OBC-A/OBC-B/PH/Ex-Serviceman categories. Where there is no aggregate marks, 50% / 45% of the total of the best five scores excluding EVS (where it is not an elective subject) for eligibility will be counted.

3.&nbs;Should not be above 35 years of age (40 years of age for SC/ST/PH and 38 years for OBC-A & OBC-B) as on 01.07.2017. Note 1: This upper age limit is not applicable for the in-service teachers, appointed before 03.09.2001. Note 2: Ex-Serviceman-candidates shall get the benefit of age relaxation as per rules.

4. Must have studied and passed at the Higher Secondary level Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali as a compulsory subject, carrying the weightage of 100 marks for admission to Bengali/Hindi/Urdu/Nepali medium Institutions (as the case may be). Must have studied English of 100 marks as the Second/other language.

5. Reservation of seats shall be made as per the State Government norms.

6. For Vocational-course-pass applicants :
  1. a) 4% (i.e. two out of fifty) of the seats shall be earmarked for applicants coming from the Vocational Stream Course (+2 Level) under any recognized Board/University/Council or its equivalent, regardless of categories.
  2. b) Such vocational-course-pass applicants must have studied at least two languages including English at the +2-stage.
  3. c) Such vocational-course-pass applicants should score at least 50% marks at the +2-stage.
  4. d) Such vocational-course-pass applicants, however, shall not be eligible for other seats under any condition of backwardness or physical disability.
7. In-service teachers, appointed before 03-09-2001, should be allowed to submit online applications up to 58 years of age. 5(five) seats in D.I.E.Ts, Govt./Govt. Sponsored/Govt. Aided Primary Teachers' Traning Intitutes will be kept reserved for in-service primary teachers, appointed before 03.09.2001 and having 50% or 45% (as the case may be) at the H.S (+2) Examination. Such teachers will have to be duly by the competent authority. In case of non-availability of such candidates the seats shall be filled up from among the merit listed (wait-listed) candidates in order of merit as per reservation rules.

8. Ten (10) percent of the total intake of a Self-financed Non-Government unaided Institution shall be reserved under ‘Management Quota’. No such reservation will be there in case of a Government/Government Sponsored/Govt. Aided institution. In case of such reservations, admission procedures and other terms and conditions for admission, as prescribed, should also be maintained strictly. A separate merit list for this category will be prepared and maintained.

9. Calculation of Merit : The name of the examination should be Higher Secondary or as mentioned in the Mark-sheet of other recognized Boards or Councils. The total marks obtained should be the aggregate of the best five, where applicable, including First or Second Language or both (as the case may be) but excluding EVS (where it is not an elective subject).

[For example: A student has passed the Higher Secondary Examination with following scores:
Language I – 60
Language II – 81
Political Science – 68
Geography – 82
History – 62 EVS – 88 (not an Elective Subject)
Now the calculation of percentage shall be made on the basis of the best five scores, e.g. {(82+81+74+68+62)/5} = 367/5 = 73.4% Notable: The marks of EVS which is not an Elective Subject, has not been taken for calculation of percentage.

Note : For determination of minimum eligibility the Grand Total marks (where applicable) will be converted into percentage. In such cases 500 (five hundred) or 450 (four hundred fifty) (as the case may be) out of 1000 (one thousand) shall mean 50 percent or 45 percent respectively.