WBJEE 2015 Eligibility Criteria – Engineering and Medical

WBJEE 2015 Eligibility Criteria takes into account educational qualification, age limit, domicile and other such key points. Eligibility criteria for WBJEE 2015 engineering and medical entrance exams are explained here for candidates. Before applying, candidate must ensure that he / she meets all the eligibility requirements specified by the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board for WBJEE 2015.

WBJEE 2015 Eligibility Criteria

Please note that other state candidates are not eligible for medical/dental courses. They can register only as E type candidate. They have to sit for both papers (Mathematics and Physics & Chemistry) in order to get rank in Engineering/Technology. They may opt to sit only for Physics & Chemistry paper in order to get admission to Pharmacy colleges other than Jadavpur University.

Citizenship

Applicant must be a citizen of India.

Age Restriction

  • Engineering / Technology (other than Marine Engineering), Pharmacy and Architecture Courses: Candidates must be at least 17 (seventeen) years of age as on 31.12.2015. There is no upper age limit.
  • Marine Engineering course: Candidates must be at least 17 (seventeen) years of age or above as on 31.12.2015 and must not be above 25 (twenty five) years of age as on 31.07.2015; as per guidelines of appropriate authority.
  • Medical/Dental Courses:  Candidates must be at least 17 (seventeen) years of age as on 31.12.2015. There is no upper age limit.

WBJEE 2015 Eligibility Criteria – Residential / Domicile requirement

The Residential/Domicile requirement for admission to different degree level Medical, Dental, Engineering/Technology, Pharmacy & Architecture courses in West Bengal are listed below.

Type of institute Category of Seats Domicile Requirement
State-Aided Universities offering Engineering / Technology / Pharmacy /Architecture courses General category Seats NO
Reserved category Seats YES
Government Engineering & Technology Colleges General category Seats YES
Reserved category Seats YES
Government Pharmacy Colleges General category Seats YES
Reserved category Seats YES
Self Financing Institutions offering Engineering / Technology / Pharmacy /Architecture courses General category Seats NO
Reserved category Seats YES
Medical / Dental Colleges General category Seats YES
Reserved category Seats YES

Explanation/Clarification for Residential/Domicile Requirement

Candidates seeking admission to (I) Government Engineering/Technology and Pharmacy Colleges, (II) Medical/Dental Colleges, (III) Reserve category seats of any Institution, including TFW Category Seats must be domicile of West Bengal and accordingly submission of Domicile Certificate in prescribed format from competent authority is mandatory prior to their selection in any of those Institutions.

The Domicile of West Bengal shall be treated for those candidates who are:

  • EITHER Residing in West Bengal continuously at least for last 10 (ten) years as on 30.12.2014 (Proforma A-I, A-II)
  • OR whose parent(s) is/are permanent resident(s) of West Bengal having permanent address within the State of West Bengal (Proforma B).

Procedure for Submission of Domicile Certificate

  • Candidate must upload Domicile Certificate in either Proforma A-I or Proforma A-II or Proforma B, whichever is applicable for his/her case. (Only one certificate can be uploaded through the on-line).
  • The ‘Blank Proforma’ is available in the public domain. The proforma as applicable to the candidate has to be downloaded and two copies are to be printed on A4 size white paper.
  • Get both copies of the Certificate filled in properly and duly authenticated/signed by a competent Authority as per the list provided in Section 5.3.3.
  • The Duplicate Copy of the Certificate is to be retained with the Office of the Issuing Authority for future reference/verification.

The candidate must retain the Original Certificate and shall have to produce it at the Reporting Centre during counselling and admission.

Competent Authority to issue Residential/Domicile Certificate

  • Please refer the information brochure point no 5.3.3 HERE.

WBJEE 2015 Eligibility Criteria – Academic Requirements

For Engineering/Technology courses other than Marine Engineering

In Jadavpur University and Calcutta University (this excludes Dept. of Jute & Fibre technology)

  • Candidates must pass Higher Secondary (10+2) Examination of West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education or equivalent examination from a recognized Council/Board with:
  • Individual pass marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.
  • Minimum of 60% marks in the above subjects taken together (55% for SC/ST/ PwD/OBC candidates) as well as pass in English with a minimum of 30% marks (for all categories of candidates) in the said qualifying examination.

In other institutes along with Dept. of Jute & Fibre technology, Calcutta University

  • Candidates must pass Higher Secondary (10+2) Examination of West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education or equivalent examination from a recognized Council/Board with:
  • Individual pass marks in Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology)
  • Minimum of 45% marks in the above subjects taken together (40% for SC/ST/PwD/OBC candidates) as well as pass in English with a minimum of 30% marks (for all categories of candidates) in the said qualifying examination.

Note: Pass marks in any subject shall imply pass marks in theory and practical individually, as applicable, as specified by the concerned Council / Board.

For Marine Engineering Course

  • Candidates must pass Higher Secondary (10+2) Examination of West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education or equivalent examination from a recognized Council/Board with:
  • 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics taken together with individual pass marks in the said subjects
  • Minimum of 50% marks in English as subject in either in ‘10’ or in ‘10+2’ standard.

Note: Pass marks in any subject shall imply pass marks in theory and practical individually, as applicable, as specified by the concerned Council / Board.

For Architecture Course

  • No Candidate with less than 50% marks in aggregate shall be admitted unless he/she has passed an Examination at the end of the new 10+2 scheme of senior school certificate Examination or equivalent with Mathematics as a subject of Examination at the 10+2 level and also pass an Aptitude Test as specified by Council of Architecture.

Note: Passing in Mathematics as a subject of Examination at 10+2 level is mandatory.

For Pharmacy Course

In Jadavpur University

  • Candidates must pass Higher Secondary (10+2) Examination of West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education or equivalent examination from a recognized Council/Board with:
  • Individual pass marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects
  • Minimum of 60% marks in the above subjects taken together (55% for SC/ST/ PwD/OBC candidates) as well as pass in English with a minimum of 30% marks (for all categories of candidates) in the said qualifying examination of the Higher Secondary (10+2).

In Pharmacy Colleges other than Jadavpur University

  • Candidates must pass Higher Secondary (10+2) Examination of West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education or equivalent examination from a recognized Council/Board with:
  • Individual pass marks in Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects along with Mathematics/ Biotechnology/Biology.
  • Minimum of 45% marks in the above subjects taken together (40% for SC/ST/ PwD/OBC candidates) as well as pass in English with a minimum of 30% marks (for all categories of candidates) in the said qualifying examination of the Higher Secondary (10+2).

Note: Pass marks in any subject shall imply pass marks in theory and practical individually, as applicable, as specified by the concerned Council / Board.

Mandatory requirement for admission to Engg / Tech / Arch / Pharmcy courses

For admission to any degree course in Engineering/Technology/ Pharmacy/Architecture, securing a rank in the WBJEEM-2015 is mandatory. However, self financed institutions may also admit candidates merit listed in the all India common entrance test, viz. JEE(Mains). For minority institutions, seats are available for admission through other entrance examination conducted by the Association of Minority Professional Academic Institutions.

WBJEE 2015 Eligibility Criteria For Medical Candidates

For Medical/Dental Courses

  • Candidates must pass Higher Secondary (10+2) Examination of West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education or equivalent examination recognized by the West Bengal University of Health Sciences with:
  • Individual pass marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English.
  • Minimum of 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology taken together (40% for SC/ST candidates, 45% OBC-A, OBC-B candidates) and 30% marks in English (for all categories of candidates) in the said qualifying examination.

Note: Pass marks in any subject shall imply pass marks in theory and practical individually, if specified by the concerned Council/Board.

In addition, candidates appearing in WBJEEM-2015 have to secure at least 50 percent marks in Physics & Chemistry and Biological Sciences taken together (40 percent for SC/ST ,OBC-A/OBC-B candidates, 45 percent for PwD candidates) in line with Medical Council of India Regulation on Graduate Medical Education 1997.

Additional Information to candidates seeking admission to Medical/Dental courses

Admission to seats under “All India Quota”

  • Candidates will have to apply separately to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, subsequent to their notification for the purpose.
  • Medical Fitness: Medical Certificate will have to be produced during counselling from a Registered Medical Practitioner regarding physical and mental fitness as per proforma to be provided at the time of counseling.

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