WBJEE Counselling – 3-Round Process & Schedule, Registration

The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board conducts the counselling process for WBJEE aspirants. The board organizes WBJEE counselling in three rounds for the candidates declared eligible in WBJEE merit list. Also, candidates qualifying the JEE Main 2020 with All India Rank (AIR) can participate in WBJEE counselling 2020. 

In order to attend the WBJEE counselling process, candidates need to follow a stepwise process which includes registration & depositing of fee, choice filling, seat allotment, etc. Further, it is mandatory for the candidates to visit their allotted reporting centres as per WBJEE counselling schedule. Detailed explanation on WBJEE counselling 2020 is provided in the article below. 

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WBJEE Counselling – Important Dates

Due to uncontrollable circumstances in the wake of COVID-19, the board is determined to comply with the government orders. In such a scenario, the WBJEE result announcement and counselling dates are yet to be notified by the concerned body. However, candidates can bookmark this page to catch all the latest updates on WBJEE counselling 2020. 

Important Dates of WBJEE counselling 2020

S.NoEventsImportant Dates (Tentative)
1WBJEE 2020 counselling registration and fee payment  Last week of June 2020
2Choice filling by candidatesLast week of June 2020
3College choice locking by candidates Last week of June 2020
4Automated choice lockingLast week of June 2020
5Seat allotment findings of Round 1First week of July 2020
6Round 1 – Reporting to respective RCs for document verification and provision admission fee submissionFirst week of July 2020
7Seat allotment findings of Round 2Second week of July 2020
8Round 2 – Reporting to respective RCs for document verification and provision admission fee submissionSecond week of July 2020
9Seat allotment findings of Round 3Second week of July 2020
10Round 3 – Reporting to respective RCs for document verification and provision admission fee submissionThird week of July 2020
11Admission formalities at the allotted collegesFirst to Third week of July 2020

Note- The schedule given above is tentative and subject to delay more due to unpredictable circumstances in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. 

WBJEE Counselling – Process

There is a certain process of WBJEE counselling, as conducted by the board. The steps given below define the counselling process. 

Step 1: Registration and payment of counselling fee

Step 2: Choice filling and locking

Step 3: Seat allotment by the board

Step 4: Visiting the Reporting Centre (RC) for document verification & fee payment     

Step 5: If needed, choose lock up-gradation option at the RC 

Step 6: In-person reporting at the allotted institute 

WBJEE Counselling – Opening and Closing Ranks

A candidate needs to fulfill certain qualifying criteria in order to participate in WBJEE counselling. There are separate opening and closing ranks generated by the board as per which admissions to candidates are granted. Candidates should understand these ranks. 

Opening Rank: It is the rank at which the board starts giving admission to the candidates who took the entrance examination. Every candidate with this rank and above can participate in the counselling rounds. 

Closing Rank: The closing rank depends on the availability of seats in various member colleges of WBJEE. This is the rank beyond which the admission is not granted by the board. 

WBJEE Counselling – Eligibility Criteria for Various Programmes

There are some eligibility norms laid by the WBJEE Board for candidates willing to take admission through WBJEE counselling. Given below are the eligibility terms to be fulfilled by candidates to participate in the counselling process of WBJEE 2020. 


  1. A candidate must have a valid General Merit Rank (GMR) in WBJEE 2020
  2. Candidates with JEE Main 2020 AIR are also eligible and they are given admission against 10% quota seats in the self-financing colleges of the state.


  1. A candidate must have a valid Pharmacy Merit Rank (PMR) in WBJEE 2020
  2. Candidates with JEE Main 2020 AIR are also eligible and they are given admission against 10% quota seats in the self-financing colleges of the state based on their ranks. 


  1. A candidate must have a valid General Merit Rank (GMR) in WBJEE 2020
  2. Candidates with JEE Main 2020 AIR are also eligible and they are given admission against 10% quota seats in the self-financing colleges of the state based on their ranks. 

WBJEE Counselling – Registration

The process of WBJEE counselling registration is conducted online on the official website of the board. Candidates need to register for the counselling process in order to proceed with the further steps. The counselling registration fee and steps to register are given below. 

Counselling Fee: Every candidate needs to pay a counselling fee of Rs.500 through online mode using debit/credit card in order to register successfully. 

Steps to Register

  1. Go to the official website that is wbjee.nic.in
  2. Click on the link provided for counselling registration 
  3. Select your college choices and enter other details 
  4. Click on the “Submit” button and then tick on the declaration form
  5. Click on the “Save & Continue” button and lock your choices
  6. Pay the required amount of the application fee 

WBJEE Counselling – Choice Filling

While registering for WBJEE Counselling 2020 online, candidates will have to lock their choice of colleges. However, the following points have to be kept in mind:

  1. Before the submission of registration form, candidates can change, add or delete choices as many times as they want. 
  2. However, once the form is submitted, the candidates cannot change their choices anymore. 
  3. Also, if the candidates cannot lock the choices before the deadline, their choices are automatically locked thereafter. 
  4. The candidate filling the registration form can fill as many choices as they want as there is no limitation to the same. 

WBJEE Counselling – Seat Allotment 

The authority conducts the WBJEE seat allotment process on the basis of merit rank & seat preference of the candidates and seat availability in the member colleges of WBJEE. Following are the important points related to the WBJEE seat allotment process:

  1. Seats are allotted to the candidates in three rounds. 
  2. The WBJEE Board notifies the candidates about allotted seats on their WBJEE dashboard; hence, they need to login and check their seat allotment status. 
  3. Once the seat is allotted, the candidates can download the seat allotment letter after paying the seat acceptance fee either online through Net Banking/ Credit/ Debit Card or through e-challan issued by Allahabad Bank.       

WBJEE Counselling – Documents Verification

After the seat allotment in the respective member colleges of WBJEE, the selected candidates must visit their allotted reporting centre for document verification. Candidates also need to pay the applicable fee. For the final counselling, candidates need to report at the centre with all the below-given documents: 

  1. JEE Main/ WBJEE 2020 Rank Card
  2. JEE Main/ WBJEE Admit Card 2020
  3. Application Confirmation Page
  4. Class 10 and 12 Marks Sheet
  5. Domicile Certificate
  6. Category Certificate (if required)
  7. Counselling Fee Payment Receipt
  8. Domicile Certificate (if required)
  9. PwD Certificate (if applicable)
  10. Caste Certificate
  11. Demand Draft for Admission Fee (Last year the amount was Rs. 6000)
  12. Four Passport Size Photographs

Fee to be deposited at Reporting Centre 

Institute TypeFee (INR)
Government & Government-aided Institutions 5000
Private Institutions 5000

Note- Students who fall under the category entitled for Tuition Fee Waiver (TFW) Scheme have to deposit INR 3000. 

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WBJEE Counselling Rounds 2020 

There are a total of three counselling rounds conducted by the WBJEE board. These rounds are conducted in order to allot seats to candidates in the colleges affiliated to the board. Detailed information about three rounds of WBJEE counselling is given below. 

Round 1 – In this round, candidates registered for the counselling process are allotted seats based on their GMR/PMR and their filled registration form. The candidates who are not allotted seats in the round 1 have to wait for the allotment of seats in round 2. 

Candidates, who are allotted the seats in the first round of WBJEE counselling, have to visit the reporting centre for document verification and other formalities. If they opt for up-gradation, they are shifted to round 2 allotments.

Round 2 – Candidates, who couldn’t secure a seat in the first round, attend the second round of WBJEE counselling. Also, if a seat allotted to a candidate is cancelled due to some reason, he/she can attend the second round. Additionally, those candidates who opted for up-gradation also participate in the second round of counselling.  

Round 3 – All those candidates who registered for the counseling process but could not participate in any of the two rounds, can attend the third round. Also, if a seat allotted to a candidate is cancelled due to some reason, he/she can attend the third round. In addition, if candidates opt for an up-gradation even in the second round, they can attend the third round of WBJEE counselling. 

WBJEE Counselling Rounds – Mop-up Round 

If the seats remain vacant even after all the three rounds of WBJEE counselling, a mop-up round is conducted to fill the seats. Candidates, who couldn’t succeed to get a seat allotted even in the three rounds of WBJEE counselling, are eligible to participate in the mop-up round of WBJEE. If all the seats of WBJEE fill after counselling rounds, then the mop-up round is abandoned.  

WBJEE Counselling – Participating Institutes

There are many institutes affiliated to the West Bengal Entrance Examination Board. Given below is the list of some of the top colleges affiliated to the WBJEE board in which candidates can take admission in their desired courses.  

Institutes Accepting WBJEE Scores for Admission

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

Click here to check the complete list of institutes accepting WBJEE scores. 

WBJEE Counselling – FAQs

Q. Who conducts the WBJEE counselling process for candidates?

The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board conducts the WBJEE counselling process.

Q. Who can attend the WBJEE 2020 counselling?

All the candidates who qualify the GMR (General Merit List)/PMR (Pharmacy Merit List) of WBJEE can register for the WBJEE counselling process.

Q. When will the counselling process for WBJEE 2020 begin?

There is no official notice regarding the WBJEE 2020 counselling process. However, the process has been delayed by the board due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Q. How many institutes participate in the WBJEE counselling process?

As per the expected list of participating institutes, a total of 112 institutes in West Bengal accept the WBJEE score for admission. However, an updated list of participating institutes will be released along with the details of WBJEE counselling 2020.

Q. Does the WBJEE Board conduct a mop-up round necessarily after three rounds of WBJEE counselling?

No. It’s not necessary that the board will conduct the mop-up round after organizing the three main rounds of WBJEE counselling. It is subject to the seat availability. The board performs this mop-up process only if the seats remain vacant after all rounds of counselling.

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