The West Bengal JEE Board will conduct WBJEE 2018 on April 22, 2018. The board has released WBJEE admit card on April 10, 2018. West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination is the state level engineering, architecture, pharmacy exam. WBJEE 2018 is conducted by WBJEEB as a pen and paper-based test for admission to universities, government colleges, self-financed engineering and technological institutes. Candidates can appear in two papers – paper I (Mathematics), paper II (Physics and Chemistry). Those who appear in both get rank for engineering and technology, architecture, pharmacy. Whereas those who appear in paper II only get rank for pharmacy.
WBJEE 2018 exam date is April 22, 2018.
WBJEE 2018 Admit Card
Before the exam, the admit card of WBJEE 2018 has been released. It is issued online and the candidates can able to download it from the official website. On the exam day, the admit card is to be carried as a hard copy and in good condition.
Distorted or soiled admit card of WBJEE 2018 will not be accepted.
Candidates can request for the duplicate admit card. If a candidate will request for the duplicate admit card after the examination then they will be required to pay Rs. 500, through DD to the WBJEE Board.
WBJEE 2018 Exam Dates
WBJEE 2018 will be held in 23 districts of West Bengal and in Assam and Tripura. Candidates may check all the important dates for West Bengal JEE 2018 from the table below.
|WBJEE 2018 official notification released on||31 Aug 2017|
|Publication of WBJEE 2018 information brochure and complete details||18 Nov 2017|
|WBJEE 2018 Application Form available on official website||19 Dec 2017|
|Last date of online form fill-up including payment and downloading confirmation page||19 Jan 2018|
|Last date of downloading confirmation page||24 Jan 2018|
|Window for correction by candidates||26 to 28 Jan 2018|
|Download admit card of WBJEE 2018 from official website||10 Apr 2018|
|WBJEE 2018 Exam Date||22 Apr 2018|
|WBJEEB will release provisional answer keys||May 2018|
|Challenging of answer keys||May 2018|
|Display of final official answer keys||May 2018|
|Declaration of results||05 Jun 2018|
There are 4 categories of institutes which participate in WBJEE. These are (i) State funded/State aided Universities / University Department, (ii) Government Engineering & Technology Colleges, (iii) Private & Self Financing Universities, and (iv) Private & Self Financing Engineering & Technology Colleges.
WBJEE Exam Pattern 2018
West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination 2018 will have multiple choice questions. Each question will have 4 options. Exact exam pattern of WBJEE 2018 will be known when WBJEE 2018 information brochure is released. Until then, candidates can take a look at past year exam pattern to go ahead with their exam preparation.
|Type of question||Mathematics||Physics||Chemistry|
|Category I (single option correct, full marks – 1) number of questions
|Category II (single option correct, full marks – 2) number of questions||15||5||5|
|Category III (one or more answers correct, full marks – 2) number of questions||10||5||5|
|Total number of questions||75||40||40|
Scoring methodology / Marking scheme
As can be seen, there are three types or categories of questions. In each category, the marking scheme is different and is as displayed in the image below.
WBJEE 2018 Syllabus
Broadly speaking, the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination syllabus is based upon PCM topics taught in classes 11th and 12th. Even so, WBJEEB specifies complete WBJEE syllabus so as to make things easier for aspirants. Candidates can check WBJEE 2018 syllabus from here or information brochure (which is yet to be released). Since the syllabus is crucial and vast, it has been talked about separately. Check complete WBJEE 2018 Syllabus here.
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WBJEE Question Paper 2018
Question paper of WBJEE 2018 will be separate for Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Since WBJEE is a offline pen-and-paper based exam, students can take home the WBJEE 2018 question paper after exam. This is helpful for them as they can use question paper and answer key to check exam performance even before the board declares result of WBJEE 2018. Question paper of WBJEE 2018 is also useful for students who will appear for WBJEE 2019 as a previous year question paper which they can use to prepare for exam. For students who are appearing in WBJEE 2018, it is advisable to go through last year’s exam question paper and practice.
WBJEE Answer Key 2018
West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board (WBJEEB) will release model answers of WBJEE usually around a week after the exam. Candidates can check the WBJEE answer key 2018 for mathematics, physics, chemistry and know how many questions they have marked in answer sheet that are correct. The purpose of releasing the answer keys is to let candidates know transparently about the marking process.
Immediately after the exam, several coaching centers will also publish the WBJEE 2018 answer key. There could be some differences between them, and the official answer key of WBJEE 2018. However it will be useful to analyze exam performance. The board will compile results by checking marks against the final official answer keys.
WBJEE Result 2018
West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board will declare WBJEE 2018 Result Merit Lists. Merit lists will be compiled on the basis of marks scored in exam only. Any other component such as board exam marks are not to be considered.
There will be two merit lists in the result of WBJEE 2018.
Merit Rank List I (GMR): WBJEE 2018 Result GMR will be for engineering / technology / architecture courses admissions, and also for Jadavpur university pharmacy admission. This list will be based upon marks obtained in Paper I and Paper II both.
Merit Rank List II (PMR): WBJEE 2018 Result PMR will be for pharmacy admissions.
Separate ranks will be specified for SC Rank, ST Rank, OBC-A Rank, OBC-B Rank, PwD Rank, TFW Rank.
Counselling for WBJEE 2018
After the declaration of the final results, the candidates will be provided with the notification with details of e-counselling/seat allotment and admission. All the details related to counselling will be published on the official website www.wbjeeb.nic.in , as per the schedule dates. Only the eligible candidates will be considered for this e-counselling. (WBJEE) is held for admission of candidates in colleges and universities of the state. The exam is conducted by WBJEE Board and the admission is granted in the UG Pharmacy, Engineering, and Architecture courses. For the admission in 2017-18 session, WBJEE 2017 was held on 23 April 2017. The candidates, who will secure an appropriate rank in WBJEE, will be called for seat allocation in Government Colleges and Self Financed Institutes. Read more to know the eligibility criteria, selection procedure, counselling details and more information on WBJEE 2018.
WBJEE 2018 Examination Centre
The exam centers of WBJEE 2018 has been announced. Through WBJEE is a state level examination but it will also be held in the state of Assam and Tripura. The candidates will have to tell their choice for centers while submitting the application form. The list of WBJEE exam centers 2018 is as follows:
|District of WBJEE||Zone of WBJEE Exam Center|
|North 24 Parganas||
|South 24 Parganas||
|Center in Other State|
Key Points About West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination
Changes in WBJEE 2018
As of now, no significant changes have been reported in the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination. WBJEE 2018 is on the similar lines as that of last year. However, if there are any changes then they will be notified by WBJEEB in January 2018. As soon as any changes are officially published in WBJEE exam, they will be updated here.
Mode of examination
WBJEE 2018 is a common entrance examination in offline (pen and paper mode). By pen and paper mode it means that question paper will be provided in paper format (hard copy). Candidates who appear in exam will mark answers in an OMR answer sheet which will be provided to them in exam hall. A sample OMR sheet may be obtained from WBJEEB website for practice purpose. In an OMR sheet there will be bubbles / circles in front of a question number, which has to be filled in to indicate answer. Bubble must be completely filled so that OMR reader machine can know that candidate has marked that as an answer.
Subjects of examination
WBJEE 2018 exam subjects include Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics. There is one paper on Mathematics and another combined paper on Physics and Chemistry. The Paper I or Paper 1 refers to Mathematics question paper and Paper II or Paper 2 refers to Physics and Chemistry question paper.
- Paper I and Paper II both need to be attempted by candidates who wish to get admission in Engineering / Technology / Architecture. Also, it is essential for admission to Pharmacy in Jadavpur University.
- Appearing in only Paper II is sufficient for Pharmacy admission in any college except Jadavpur University. Even those who appear in both papers are eligible for Pharmacy.
WBJEE Eligibility Criteria 2018
Eligibility criteria of WBJEE 2018 include the restriction on nationality, age, educational qualification, domicile.
Nationality – Only Indian nationals are eligible to apply.
Age limit – The lower age limit to appear in WBJEE 2018 is 17 years as on December 31, 2018. There is no upper age limit for WBJEE 2018.
- In case the candidate is applying for the Marine Engineering course, the lower age limit is 17 years, and upper age limit is 25 years as on December 31, 2017.
Educational Qualification – Eligibility criteria with regards to education is again specified separately for candidates who come under GMR and PMR.
For Engineering Admission – Those who will appear in both Paper I and Paper II
- They must have passed class 10+2 with Physics, Mathematics both, along with any one of Chemistry / Biotechnology / Biology / Computer Science / Computer Application as compulsory subjects.
- Candidates must have passed each of the three subjects.
- The Aggregate marks required in the 3 subjects should be 45%. However, it is 40% for reserved category candidates.
- Candidates must have passed English in class 12th with at least 30% marks.
For Pharmacy Admission – Those who will appear in only Paper II
- They must have passed class 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry both, along with any one of Mathematics / Biology as compulsory subjects.
- Passing marks must have been achieved in all the three subjects separately.
- Aggregate marks in the 3 subjects should be 45% or more. (40% for reserved category candidates).
- It is mandatory that they must have passed English ins their class 12 with minimum 30% marks.
Residential and Domicile Criteria in WBJEE 2018 – In the information brochure, it is mentioned there is as no particular Residential/Domicile criteria to appear for WBJEE, but:
- To get admission in any Government Engineering / Technology / Pharmacy Colleges or in reserved seats, the Domicile of West Bengal will be required.
- Even to get TFW, the Domicile has to be shown.
Who is An Eligible Resident or Domicile of West Bengal – As per above, in one way or the other, the Residential / Domicile criteria is applicable. Now, the relatable questions that pop’s up is what are norms to be fulfilled for being eligible for WB Domicile? Well, these are as below:
- Candidate should be a resident of West Bengal for a minimum of 10 years, as on December 31, 2017.
- Those candidates are also an eligible domicile, whose parents are residents of West Bengal and have a permanent address of the state.
WBJEE 2018 Application Form
The application form of WBJEE 2018 has been released, on the official webiste. The Board will not release a printed or offline version of it. Candidates need to register to access the application form by submitting the following details:
- Personal Details
- Contact Details
- Choose Password
- Security Pin
After registration, the candidates will now be able to enter details in the application form. Candidates should note that the details once submitted cannot be changed. Hence, the candidates should submit it carefully. After the registration is done, the candidates will be able to access the application form of WBJEE and fill all the details in it. The scanned images of the photographs and signatures are also needed to be uploaded during the filling up of the application form.
Application Fee: The application fee for WBJEE 2018 is Rs. 500. The candidates can submit it using Net Banking, Debit Card, Credit Card, Paytm or via E challan of Allahabad Bank.
Additional Benefits/Facilities For PwD Candidates
Note that 10% seats in the Self-Financed Engineering and Technology colleges of the state will be filled via JEE Main 2018. However, the JEE Main qualifying candidates will also have to fulfil the eligibility criteria of WBJEE 2018.
Address: Controller of Examinations
West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board
AQ-13/1, Sector –V, Salt Lake City, Kolkata-700091
To download or check the information brochure of WBJEE 2018 candidates can – Click Here