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WBJEE Board will conduct WBJEE 2018 on April 22, 2018. The Board has released the information brochure for the exam and the application form will be issued on December 19, 2017. The candidates will be able to apply online, until January 19, 2018. Before filling the form, the candidates will have to fulfil the WBJEE eligibility criteria. The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination 2018 will be held in offline mode. There will be 155 questions in the exam which will be of 200 marks. The qualifying candidates of WBJEE will be granted admission in UG Engineering & Technology, Pharmacy and Architecture courses. Check WBJEE 2018 important dates, application process, eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, and more details from this page.

Latest: Information brochure for WBJEE 2018 has been released. The Application Form will release on December 19, 2017.

WBJEE 2018

There are 4 categories of institutes which participate in WBJEE. These are State funded/State aided Universities / University Department, Government Engineering & Technology Colleges, Private & Self Financing Universities, and Private & Self Financing Engineering & Technology Colleges. Candidates may check all the important dates for West Bengal JEE 2018 from the table below.

Important Event Dates
WBJEE 2018 official notification released on 31 Aug 2017
Publication of WBJEE 2018 information brochure and complete details (expected) 18 Nov 2017
WBJEE 2018 Application Form will become 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

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  • MU OET 2018 for Manipal University B.Tech Admission – Apply Now!
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  • VITEEE 2018 for VIT University B.Tech Admission – Apply Here

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 upload the fulfill the eligibility criteria of WBJEE 2018.

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 – Candidates must be Indian nationals.

Age limit – The lower age limit to appear in WBJEE 2018 is 17 (seventeen) years as on December 31, 2018. There is no upper age limit for WBJEE 2018.

  • In the case of Marine Engineering, the lower age limit is 17 (seventeen) years, and upper age limit is 25 (twenty-five) 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.
  • In each of the 3 subjects individually they must have obtained passing marks.
  • Aggregate marks in the 3 subjects should be 45% (40% for reserved category candidates).
  • They must have passed English in class 12th with at least 30%.

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 / Biotechnology / Biology / Computer Science / Computer Application as compulsory subjects.
  • In each of the 3 subjects individually they must have obtained passing marks.
  • Aggregate marks in the 3 subjects should be 45% (40% for reserved category candidates).
  • They must have passed English in class 12th with at least 30%.

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
50 30 30
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
Maximum marks 100 50 50

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 2018 Application Form

The application form of WBJEE 2018 will be released www.wbjeeb.in. The Board will not release a printed or offline version of it. Candidates will need e-mail id and mobile number to register and the Board will communicate with candidates through these only. To register, the candidates will have to enter the following details:

  • Name
  • Father’s Name
  • Mother’s Name
  • Gender
  • Date of Birth

Candidates should note that the details once submitted cannot be changed. Hence, the candidates should submit it carefully. After registration, the candidates will be able to access the application form of WBJEE and fill details in it. Candidates will also have to upload a scanned image of the photograph and signature in the form. The images should in JPG or JPEG format.

Application Fee: An application without the fee amount will not be accepted. The application fee for WBJEE 2018 is Rs. 500. The candidates submit it through Net Banking, Debit Card, Credit Card, Paytm or via E-challan of Allahabad Bank

WBJEE 2018 Admit Card

Before the final examination, the admit cards will be issued to the candidates on 10 April 2018. Candidates will have to download the admit card and take a print out of it. Candidates will have to bring the printed hard copy of the admit card at the examination centre. Candidate must ensure that the admit card will not be mutilated/ distorted/ soiled even by accident. Candidates with these mutilated/ distorted/ soiled even admit cards will not be allowed to give the WBJEE 2018 entrance examination. Most importantly, the candidates need to retain the admit cards until the end of the admission process.

Allocation of Examination Centre

The examination centre will be allocated to the candidates on the choices given by them at the time of filling the application form. Once the board will finalise the allocation of centres then, no request for change of allocated centre will be entertained under normal circumstances.

Domicile Requirement

If you want to get admission to any of the following, then you need to have West Bengal domicile.

  • Government engineering / technology / pharmacy colleges
  • Reserved seats in any institution; including TFW category.

Only if you fulfill one of the criteria of domicile, then you are a domicile of West Bengal.

  • You are residing in West Bengal continuously for last 10 years as on 31 December.
  • Your parents is / are permanent residents of West Bengal as well as have permanent address within WB.

Depending upon whichever criteria you satisfy, get relevant domicile proforma for WBJEE application form.

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.

Contact Details:

Address: Controller of Examinations
West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board
AQ-13/1, Sector –V, Salt Lake City, Kolkata-700091
Examination Helpdesk:-1800-1023-781
Website: www.wbjeeb.in

To download or check the information brochure of WBJEE 2018 candiates can – Click Here

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