WBJEE – Important Dates, Eligibility, Registration, Exam Pattern

WBJEE 2022 exam date has been revised. The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board is expected to conduct West Bengal JEE at the end of April 2022. As per the latest update directly from the authorities, the exams have now been postponed from 23rd April to 30th April 2022. The exams will be conducted in two shifts, in pen-and-paper based mode. Paper 1 (Mathematics) shall be conducted in the morning shift from 11.00 am to 01.00 pm whereas Paper 2 (Physics & Chemistry) will be held from 02.00 pm to 04.00 pm. 

After the exam, the authority will publish the provisional answer key along with the response sheets on the official website i.e. wbjee.nic.in. WBJEE 2022 result will tentatively be declared around the fourth week of May 2022 and it will be followed by the counselling of the successful candidates. Apart from the given information, read other important details in this article. 

What is the Purpose of Conducting WBJEE?

West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board acts as the conducting body of WBJEE every year, which is a state-level engineering entrance exam. Aspirants looking for admission in UG level engineering programmes like B.Tech, BE, B.Pharma, and B.Arch in the institutions located across West Bengal take this exam. WBJEE 2022 will be conducted to fill 34,891 seats (reserved & non-reserved) available in different colleges and universities and more than 125,000 candidates applied for this exam.     

WBJEE – Important Dates

Test-takers are eagerly waiting for WBJEE exams to begin this year. Due to undefined conditions, the exam dates have been postponed. However, candidates are advised to bookmark this page to catch all the latest updates about the exam. 

Important Dates of WBJEE 2022

Events Important Dates
Commencement of WBJEE application process  24 December 2021
Last date for application form submission 16 January 2022
WBJEE 2022 application form correction 18 to 20 January 2022
Issuance of WBJEE admit card To Be Announced
WBJEE exam date 30 April 2022 (tentative)
Release of answer key To Be Announced
Last date to challenge the answer keys To Be Announced
Release of WBJEE response sheet To Be Announced
Last date to raise objections against the WBJEE response sheet To Be Announced
Declaration of WBJEE result Fourth week of May 2022

WBJEE – Eligibility

Candidates need to fulfill certain criteria in order to apply for the West Bengal JEE. These eligibility criteria depend on many factors through which examination conducting authority shortlists the candidates.

Given below are the basic eligibility criteria required to be fulfilled by each and every aspirant for WBJEE 2022. 

1. Citizenship: A candidate willing to apply for WBJEE must be a citizen of India.

2. Age: The lower age limit in order to apply is 17 yrs. There is no upper age limit defined for candidates (except Marine Engineering) 

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1. General Education Qualification

  • Candidates must have qualified the 10+2 examination through regular mode from a recognized board with physics and mathematics along with any one of these as compulsory subjects –  chemistry/biology/biotechnology/computer science/technical vocational subject/computer applications.
  • The minimum marks required by a candidate in class 12th are 45% (40% for candidates from SC/ST and OBC category) in all the three major subjects. 
  • Candidates must have studied and passed English subject at 10+2 level with at least 30% marks.  

WBJEE – Registration

Eligible candidates can register for the WBJEE 2022 online on the official website only. The steps to register for West Bengal JEE are given below: 

1. Visit the official website at https://wbjeeb.nic.in/ 

WBJEE log in

2. Enter details such as name of parents, gender, date of birth, mobile number, and email ID

3. Choose a password and enter a security question

4. Click the ‘Submit’ button after verifying the entered details

5. On successful registration, a candidate will receive an application number through email and SMS. 

WBJEE – Application Form 

After registering for West Bengal JEE, aspirants need to fill and submit an online application form. Given below are the steps to fill and submit the online application form for WBJEE 2022: 

Step 1: On the official website, click on the application form link

Step 2: Enter application number and password in specified boxes 

Step 3: Feed the different fields with required details in the application form

Step 4: Upload photograph and signature as per defined format

Step 5: Pay the application fee through Net Banking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card 

WBJEE 2022 Application Fee:

Category Fee + Bank charges
General INR 500

WBJEE 2022 Photo and Signature Guidelines

Document Format Size Dimensions
Photograph JPG/JPEG 10 KB to 200 KB 4 cm x 3cm
Signature JPG/JPEG 4 KB to 30 KB 4 cm x 1.5 cm

WBJEE – Correction of Application Form 

It is mandatory to submit the application form correctly to participate in West Bengal JEE 2022. However, if in case there are certain mistakes in the application form after submission, they can be edited by candidates later. The conducting body opens the application form correction window for a limited period. Also, there are certain fields that can be rectified post submission. These fields are:

  1. Name
  2. Father’s Name
  3. Mother’s Name
  4. Gender
  5. Date of Birth

WBJEE – Admit Card

The admit card for WBJEE 2022 was made available online on the official website i.e. wbjeeb.nic.in. It is mandatory for every candidate to download this admit card as an identification proof for the examination. The authority doesn’t send any hard copy of the admit card to candidates. Therefore, candidates need to take a printout of the admit card. Also, every candidate must carry this admit card along with any one of the government identification proofs listed below: 

Acceptable ID Proofs for WBJEE 2022 Test centre

  1. Voter ID Card
  2. PAN Card
  3. Aadhaar Card
  4. Student ID issued by the college
  5. Passport, etc.

WBJEE – Examination Pattern

The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination is divided into two papers with each paper distributed in three different sections. WBJEE exam pattern remains almost the same every year.   

1. Mode of examination: Offline mode through OMR sheet

2. Distribution of papers: Paper 1 is for mathematics and paper 2 is for Physics & Chemistry

3. Duration of examination: 2 hours each for Paper 1 and Paper 2

4. Type of questions: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)  

5. Total number of questions: 155 

6. Total Marks: 200

Subject-wise Distribution of Marks & Questions in WBJEE 

Subjects Category 1 (Marks) Category 2 (Marks) Category 3 (Marks) Total No. of Questions
Physics 30 5 5 40
Chemistry 30 5 5 40
Mathematics 50 15 10 75
Grand Total  100 50 50 155

WBJEE – Marking Scheme

The question paper of West Bengal JEE has been divided into three different categories and every category has a different marking scheme. Given below are the category-wise explanations of WBJEE 2022 marking scheme. 

Category I

  • Candidates have to choose one correct answer out of the four given options to score 1 mark for each correct response. 
  • Negative marking in Category I is of 1/4 marks

Category II – 

  • In this section, each correct response earns 2 marks for the candidates. They have to identify the correct answer from four given options.  
  • Negative marking of 1/2 mark is imposed in this category

Category III – 

  • In this category, test-takers have to choose two options to record the correct response. 2 marks are credited to their score if they choose both the correct options.
  • If both the selected options are wrong, no negative marking is done.
  • If one of the selected options is correct, still candidates score no marks. 

WBJEE – Response Sheet

The West Bengal JEE Board releases the response sheet of students along with the provisional answer key. The individual response sheet of each test-taker encompasses the responses marked by them in the West Bengal JEE exam. With response sheets, it becomes easy for the candidates to cross-check their answers with the official answer key. The response sheet is issued to the candidates on request and after the payment of response sheet issuance fee of Rs.500 through DD in favour of ‘West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board’, payable at Kolkata.  

Read More: WBJEE Syllabus – Physics, Chemistry & Maths Topics, Exam Pattern

WBJEE – Provisional Answer Key

Along with the response sheet of WBJEE 2022, the West Bengal JEE Board also releases the answer key. Candidates can download the model or provisional answer key from the official website only. With the help of this answer key, candidates can cross-check if the answers marked by them are correct or not. Hence, they can estimate their WBJEE score prior to the result declaration. Also, the candidates are allowed to raise an objection against answer(s) by paying a fee amount of Rs. 500 (per question) through online credit/debit or net banking. 

WBJEE – Result

After the publication of the final answer key, the West Bengal Board will declare the result of WBJEE 2022. After the result announcement in the 4th week of May 2022, the test-takers can check the same online on the official website. In order to access the WBJEE result, candidates will need to login to the website with their usual login credentials produced while registration. The result for WBJEE 2022 will be declared in the form of rank cards individually for each candidate. The rank card will have details such as application number, name, score in each subject, and an overall rank of the candidates.  

WBJEE – Merit List

West Bengal JEE Board prepares General Merit Rank (GMR) and Pharma Merit Rank (PRM).  GMR is prepared on the basis of marks secured by the aspirants in Paper I and II. It is used for admission in engineering, technology, and architecture colleges. However, pharmacy admission in Jadavpur University is also done on the basis of GMR. 

Pharma Merit Rank (PMR), on the other hand, is prepared on the basis of candidates’ performance in Paper-II only. It is used for pharmacy admission in West Bengal based colleges.  

WBJEE – Counselling

After the merit list publication, WB Examination Board will invite the successful candidates for counselling and seat allotment process. Candidates can check the schedule for counselling on the official website. It must be further noted that the candidates whose names are listed on the WBJEE merit lists will be eligible for the counselling process. Check below the basic steps for West Bengal JEE 2022 counselling process:

  1. Register online for counselling by paying the fee and creating a password
  2. Submit choices for the course and colleges online.
  3. Lock the choices before the lapse of the deadline
  4. Check seat allotment result from the login

WBJEE – Participating Institutions

The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination is conducted every year for admission in more than a hundred institutes affiliated with the organisation. As per the rank of students and availability of seats in the institutes, candidates are granted admission. Given below are few of the colleges situated in West Bengal that accept WBJEE scores. 

Institutes accepting WBJEE Scores for Admission

S.No. Name of Participating Institute
1 Cooch Behar Govt. Engineering College.
2 Birbhum Institute of Engineering and Technology
3 Camellia Institute of Technology and Management
4 Dr. B.C Roy Engineering college
5 Dumkal Institute of Engineering and Technology
6 Future Institute of Engineering and Management
7 Institute of Pharmacy, Jalpaiguri.
8 Jalpaiguri Govt. Engineering College.
9 Abacus Institute of Engineering and Management.
10 Bengal College of Engineering.
11 Bharat Technology
12 Dr B.C. Roy College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Science.
13 DR. Sudhir Chandra Sur Degree Engineering College.
14 Guru Nanak Institute of Technology
15 JIS College of Engineering

Read More: WBJEE College Predictor – How to Predict Your Rank and College

WBJEE – Examination Centres

The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination has been conducted at the centres designated within the boundaries of West Bengal and north-east region of India. Candidates enlist their examination centre preferences while filling the WBJEE application form. 

WBJEE 2022 Test Cities (in West Bengal)

District Number of Zones
Alipurduar 1
Bankura 3
Birbhum 3
Paschim Burdwan 3
Purb Burdwan 1
Cooch Behar 1
Darjeeling 2
Dakshin Dinajpur 1
Uttar Dinajpur 1
Hooghly 3
Howrah 4
Jalpaiguri 1
Jhargram 1
Kalimpong 3
Kolkata 1
Malda 3
Paschim Medinipur 3
Murshidabad 3
Nadia 3
Purulia 1
North 24 Parganas 3
South 24 Parganas 3

WBJEE 2022 Test Cities (outside West Bengal)

Assam Silchar
Tripura Agartala

WBJEE 2022 Highlights

WBJEE Full Form West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination
Conducting Body West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board
Exam Level State-Level
Mode of Exam Offline (OMR based examination)
Mode of Application Online
Exam Frequency Once a year
Number of Papers 2
Paper Names Paper I – Mathematics

Paper 2 – Physics & Chemistry

Exam Duration 4 hours (2 hours for each paper)
Number of Questions Paper 1 – 75 questions

Paper 2 – 80 questions

Total Marks Paper 1 – 100 marks

Paper 2 – 100 marks

WBJEE Helpline Contact No. 1800-1023-781


Email info@wbjeeb.in


Q. Who conducts the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination?

The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination is conducted by the West Bengal Examination Board every year for candidates seeking admission in engineering and pharmacy courses.

Q. Can candidates from states other than West Bengal apply for WBJEE?

Yes, candidates from other states of India can also apply for the West Bengal joint entrance examination.

Q. How can candidates apply for the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination?

The application process for the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination is online only. Therefore, candidates need to visit the official website to fill and submit the application form along with the application fee.

Q. Is there any reservation criteria as per caste in the WBJEE?

Yes, WBJEE candidates belonging to ST/SC/OBC-A/OBC-B/PwD will have to present their certificates to claim their reservation. Reservation can be claimed by the permanent residents of West Bengal only.

Q. When will WBJEE release WBJEE result 2022?

West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board (WBJEEB) is expected to release the WBJEE 2022 result by the end of the fourth week of May 2022.

Q. What are the number of institutes participating in WBJEE counselling?

The provisional list of WBJEE participating institutes includes 122 institutes. However, the final list of WBJEE participating institutions will be rolled out by the concerned authorities before the start of counselling process.

Stay tuned to Buddy4Study to get the latest updates and news on WBJEE 2022. 

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