West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board successfully conducted WBJEE on February 2, 2020. It was organized in two shifts – Paper 1 (Mathematics) was conducted in the morning shift from 11.00 am to 01.00 pm whereas Paper 2 (Physics & Chemistry) was held from 02.00 pm to 04.00 pm.
After the exam, the authority published the provisional answer key along with the response sheets on the official website i.e. wbjee.nic.in. WBJEE 2020 result will be declared on 7th August 2020 and it will be followed by the counselling of the successful candidates. The announcement of WBJEE 2020 result was previously postponed due to the outbreak of the Covid 19 Pandemic. This article explains every aspect related to WBJEE.
Important Update- West Bengal’s Education minister Partha Chatterjee has announced that the WBJEE (West Bengal Joint Entrance Exam) 2020 result will be released on 7th August 2020. Eligible candidates must visit the official website of WBJEE- wbjeeb.nic.in- to know their results.
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 2020 was conducted to fill 34,125 seats (reserved & non-reserved) available in different colleges and universities and over 125,000 candidates participated in this exam.
WBJEE – Important Dates
Test-takers are eagerly waiting for WBJEE result and counselling. Due to adverse conditions, there is nothing predictable regarding the result announcement of WBJEE 2020. However, candidates are advised to bookmark this page to catch all the latest updates about the exam.
Important Dates of WBJEE 2020
|Commencement of WBJEE application process||18 Oct 2019|
|Last date for application form submission||13 Nov 2019|
|WBJEE 2020 application form correction||14 – 16 Nov 2019|
|Issuance of WBJEE admit card||24 Jan 2020|
|WBJEE exam date||02 Feb 2020|
|Release of answer key||17 Feb 2020|
|Last date for the challenging of answer keys||19 Feb 2020|
|Release of WBJEE response sheet||20 Feb 2020|
|Last date to raise objections against WBJEE response sheet||22 Feb 2020|
|Declaration of WBJEE result||7 August 2020|
WBJEE – Eligibility
Candidates need to fulfill certain criteria in order to apply for the WBJEE. 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 2020.
- Citizenship: A candidate willing to apply for WBJEE must be a citizen of India.
- Age: The lower age limit in order to apply is 17 yrs. There is no upper age limit defined for candidates (except Marine Engineering)
Note- The upper age limit for candidates applying for Marine Engineering is 25 years as of December 31, 2020.
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 2020 online on the official website only. The steps to register for WBJEE are given below:
1. Visit the official website at https://wbjeeb.nic.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 WBJEE, 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 2020:
- 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 2020 Application Fee:
|Category||Fee + Bank charges|
|General||Rs.700 + Bank charges|
|SC/ST/OBC||RS. 500 + Bank charges|
WBJEE – Correction of Application Form
It is mandatory to submit the application form correctly to participate in WBJEE 2020. 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:
- Father’s Name
- Mother’s Name
- Date of Birth
WBJEE – Admit Card
The admit card for WBJEE 2020 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 hardcopy 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 2020 Test centre
- Voter ID Card
- PAN Card
- Aadhaar Card
- Student ID issued by the college
- Passport, etc.
WBJEE – Examination Pattern
The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination is divided into two papers with each paper distributed in three different sections. Exam pattern of WBJEE remains almost the same every year.
- Mode of examination: Offline mode through OMR sheet
- Distribution of papers: Paper 1 is for mathematics and paper 2 is for Physics & Chemistry
- Duration of examination: 2 hours each for Paper 1 and Paper 2
- Type of questions: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
- Total number of questions: 155
- 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|
WBJEE – Marking Scheme
The question paper of WBJEE has been divided into three different categories and every category has a different marking scheme. Given below are the category-wise explanations of WBJEE 2020 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 WBJEE 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 2020, the WBJEE 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 2020. After the result announcement in the 1st week of August 2020, 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 2020 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
WBJEE 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 WBJEE 2020 counselling process:
- Register online for counselling by paying the fee and creating a password
- Submit choices for the course and colleges online.
- Lock the choices before the lapse of the deadline
- 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 to 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.|
|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 application form of WBJEE.
WBJEE 2020 Test Cities (in West Bengal)
|District||Number of Zones|
|North 24 Parganas||3|
|South 24 Parganas||3|
WBJEE 2020 Test Cities (outside West Bengal)
WBJEE – FAQs
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 WBJEE 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 2020?
West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board (WBJEEB) will release the WBJEE 2020 result on 7th August 2020. Previously, WBJEE 2020 result, which was scheduled to be announced in the later half of May 2020, got delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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