WBJEE Answer Key – Calculating Scores, Challenging Answer Key

WBJEE board released the provisional answer key for West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination on February 17, 2020. Candidates who took the WBJEE 2020 were able to download its answer key from wbjee.nic.in. The provisional WBJEE answer key comprises the correct answers of Paper 1 and Paper 2. Aspirants can match their answers with the answer key and estimate their WBJEE score prior to the result declaration. 

An aspirant has the right to challenge any of the answers published in the answer key after paying the objection fee to the concerned authority through DD. The board defines the timeslot wherein the candidates can report their objections against the answer key of WBJEE. On the basis of received challenges, the board does rectifications (if needed) and releases the final answer key of WBJEE before the date of result declaration. Read this article carefully to understand all the details related to WBJEE answer key.

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WBJEE Answer Key – Overview

The answer key for WBJEE 2020 has been released officially. Moreover, various renowned engineering coaching institutions have also released the unofficial WBJEE answer key. Check the crucial dates regarding WBJEE answer key 2020 in the below table. 

Important Dates of WBJEE Answer Key 2020

Events Important Dates
WBJEE Exam Date 02 Feb 2020
Release of Provisional 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
Release of Final Answer Key To be notified
Declaration of WBJEE result To be notified

WBJEE Answer Key – Marking Scheme 

There are three categories of questions in each of the WBJEE papers – Paper 1 (Mathematics) and Paper 2 (Physics & Chemistry). Marking scheme for each category varies. It is important for the candidates to get accustomed to the marking scheme of WBJEE to calculate their scores through the answer key.

WBJEE Marking Scheme

Category I  

  • Candidates score 1 mark for each correct response 
  • Negative marking in Category I is of 1/4 marks
Category II  

  • Each correct response earns 2 marks for the candidates 
  • Negative marking of 1/2 mark is applicable for each incorrect answer
Category III  

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  • 2 marks are credited if candidates have marked 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 Answer Key – Steps to Calculate Scores with the help of WBJEE Answer Key 2020 

There are certain steps to calculate the score using the answer key released by the board. WBJEE is a pen and paper-based examination with each paper divided into 4 sets i.e. A, B, C, and D. Follow the steps given below to calculate your marks. 

  1. Download the answer key for the set you attempted 
  2. Match your responses with the correct answer
  3. Add the marks for each correct answer
  4. Deduct marks for each incorrect answer
  5. Make sure to follow the category-wise explained marking scheme
  6. Now, use this formula to calculate score: 

WBJEE 2020 Score = Score of Correct Answers – Score of Incorrect Answers

WBJEE Answer Key – How to Download WBJEE Answer Key 2020?

The WBJEE Board releases the answer key in an online mode over the official website. To download the provisional answer key for WBJEE 2020, candidates need to follow the instructions given below. 

1st Step: Go to the official website of the board i.e. wbjee.nic.in

2nd Step: Go to the login window

3rd Step: Enter login details to open the dashboard

4th Step: Click the link for WBJEE answer key

5th Step: Download the answer key as per your attempted set 

WBJEE Answer Key – Can I Challenge WBJEE Answer Key 2020?

If a candidate finds any error or mistake in the provisional answer key, he/she can challenge the answer key. A fee of Rs. 500 per question is applicable in order to challenge the answer key, which is to be submitted through a DD in favour of the WBJEE Board or WBJEEB. 

Steps to challenge the WBJEE answer key are:

  • Visit the official website of WBJEE 
  • Login to your WBJEE dashboard
  • Click the link ‘Challenge WBJEE Provisional Answer Key’
  • Select the answer(s) you want to report as wrong 
  • Enter the details of your demand draft
  • Submit your challenges

WBJEE Answer Key – Response Sheet

Along with the answer key of WBJEE 2020, the WBJEE Board also releases the response sheet. It is issued only on request by the candidates. The board charges Rs. 500 as response sheet issuance fee in form of a DD in favour of “West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board”, payable at Kolkata. It is hard for the candidates to keep their marked answers in mind after the WBJEE exam. In such a context, their response sheets are helpful as they show the marked answers by the test-takers precisely.    

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WBJEE Answer Key – FAQs

Q. Has the board released the official answer key of WBJEE 2020?

Yes, the WBJEE board has released the WBJEE answer key 2020 officially on its web portal.

Q. How can I calculate my WBJEE score accurately with the help of the answer key?

Download the WBJEE answer key and match your responses with the correct answers. Then, add and deduct marks as per the category-wise marking scheme. Finally, apply this rule to calculate your WBJEE score precisely: WBJEE 2020 Score = Score of Correct Answers – Score of Incorrect Answers

Both the Paper 1 (Mathematics) and Paper 2 (Physics & Chemistry) are divided into three categories. To calculate the scores in the way mentioned above, you need to know about the marking scheme of WBJEE for each category. The marking pattern for Category one is +1 for each correct answer and -¼ marks for a wrong answer, +2 for each correct answer and -½ for incorrect responses in Category 2. In category 3, candidates need to choose two options to answer a question wherein +2 marks are allotted for a right answer and there is no negative marking.

Q. Can I raise an objection against the final answer key of WBJEE 2020?

No, a candidate cannot challenge the final answer key for WBJEE 2020. The test-takers are supposed to raise an objection against the provisional answer key of WBJEE 2020.

Q. Is the refund available against WBJEE answer key challenge fee if the challenges are valid?

No. The challenge fee once paid is not refundable by the WBJEE Board even if the challenge is valid.

Q. What is the use of WBJEE OMR response sheet?

In order to precisely calculate your marks, you should request for issuing the response sheet along with the WBJEE answer key. The WBJEE OMR sheet mentions all your recorded responses against each question. You can easily download it simply by logging into your WBJEE dashboard.

Q. Will any engineering coaching centre release the answer key of WBJEE unofficially?

Apart from the WBJEE Board, the renowned engineering coaching institute, Pathfinder also releases the unofficial WBJEE answer key.

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