About WBJEE…


Studying in the State of Literature: Take WBJEE

This year West Bengal’s State level examination conducting authority, West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board has successfully completed 52 years of conducting state level exam. The board initially only conducted examination for a few Engineering colleges, but with the development and importance given to the education sector other courses like medical, hotel management, homeopathy, etc. Last year, the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board was constituted for efficiency and transparency purposes.

The WBJEE is a State level for different degree level courses in Medical, Dental, Engineering and Technology, Pharmacy and Architecture in Universities, Government colleges and also Self Financing Technological Institutes in West Bengal.The WBJEE is held for three types of examinees as listed below.

 

TYPE

 

SUBJECTS

 

SCOPE

 

E

 

Mathematics, Physics+ Chemistry

For seeking admission in Engg./ Tech./ Arch. courses or in Pharmacy course in Jadavpur University
 

M

Biological Sciences, Physics + Chemistry For seeking admission in Medical/ Dental courses
 

C

Mathematics, Biological Sciences, Physics + Chemistry For seeking admission in Engg./ Tech./ Arch courses or Medical/ Dental courses or in Pharmacy course in Jadavpur University

 

  • Note 1: Candidates not domiciled in West Bengal are not eligible for medical/dental courses. They can register only as ‘E’ type candidate. They have to sit for Mathematics and Physics + Chemistry in order to get rank in Engineering/Technology. They may opt to sit only for Physics + Chemistry in order to get admission to Pharmacy colleges other than in Jadavpur University.
  • Note 2: For admission to Pharmacy course: Jadavpur University: Candidates have to appear for Mathematics along with Physics & Chemistry as “E” or “C”.
  • Note 3: Candidates appearing only in Physics + Chemistry under any type E or M or C will be eligible only for pharmacy course other than in Jadavpur University.
  • Note 4: Three separate merit lists will be published namely, (i) Engineering (ii) Medical and (iii) Pharmacy.

 

 

The WBJEEexam is generally held in the month of May and is a Multiple Choice Question paper (carrying four options). The question paper of each subject is divided into 3 categories. Category 1 contains 1 mark questions, while category 2 and 3 are of 2 marks. The Biological Sciences paper has 150 questions in all. Category 1 has 80 questions and Category 2 and 3 have 25 and 10 questions in total. Physics and Chemistry paper have 30 questions in Category 1 each, while Category 2 and 3 have 5 questions each from both the subjects. Therefore, adding to 100 questions in total. Category 1 of the Mathematics paper contains 50 questions and Category 2 and 3 contain 15 and 10 questions respectively.

The scoring pattern of the WBJEE is strict and very particular. Category 1 questions contain only one option correct out of four while one yield’s 1 mark for a right answer, but also loses ¼ marks for an incorrect answer. Also, if one marks more than one option the said answer is treated as incorrect.

Category 2 questions capitulates 2 marks for a correct answer and deducts ½ marks for an incorrect answer. In Category 3 one or more options are correct. The aspiring candidate gets 2 marks for a correct answer and for partially correct answers, i.e. when all correct answers are not marked and also no incorrect options is marked, marks are calculated as: 2 X (no of correct options marked)/(total no of actually correct options).

Candidates who are non-citizens of India cannot apply for the said examination. For engineering (other than Marine Engineering), Pharmacy and Architecture Courses and Medical and Dental Courses; the candidates should be of 17 years at least and there is no upper age limit. For Marine Engineering the candidates should be of 17 years and not more than 25 years.

There are different eligibility criteria for Engineering/ Technology courses other than Marine Engineering for different colleges. However, for all Colleges one has to pass 10+2 Examination of west Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education or equivalent examination from recognized Council/Board with Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biotechnology, and Biology.

For Marine Engineering aspiring candidates have to pass Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics with 60% individually and with minimum 50% marks in English in 10 or 10+2 standard.

For Architecture and Pharmacy courses the student has to pass individually in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in 10+2 standard from a recognized Council/Board.

For Medical and Dental courses, the student has to pass individually in Physics, Chemistry and Biology in 10+2 standard from a recognized Council/Board.

 

It is clear from the above explanations as to how one can proceed for WBJEE. A good option for those who wants to stay in Bengal.

Ashish Kumar

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