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.
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.
|S.No||Events||Important Dates (Tentative)|
|1||WBJEE 2020 counselling registration and fee payment||Last week of June 2020|
|2||Choice filling by candidates||Last week of June 2020|
|3||College choice locking by candidates||Last week of June 2020|
|4||Automated choice locking||Last week of June 2020|
|5||Seat allotment findings of Round 1||First week of July 2020|
|6||Round 1 – Reporting to respective RCs for document verification and provision admission fee submission||First week of July 2020|
|7||Seat allotment findings of Round 2||Second week of July 2020|
|8||Round 2 – Reporting to respective RCs for document verification and provision admission fee submission||Second week of July 2020|
|9||Seat allotment findings of Round 3||Second week of July 2020|
|10||Round 3 – Reporting to respective RCs for document verification and provision admission fee submission||Third week of July 2020|
|11||Admission formalities at the allotted colleges||First 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.
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
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.
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.
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
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:
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:
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:
|Institute Type||Fee (INR)|
|Government & Government-aided Institutions||5000|
Note- Students who fall under the category entitled for Tuition Fee Waiver (TFW) Scheme have to deposit INR 3000.
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.
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.
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.
|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|
Click here to check the complete list of institutes accepting WBJEE scores.
The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board conducts the WBJEE counselling process.
All the candidates who qualify the GMR (General Merit List)/PMR (Pharmacy Merit List) of WBJEE can register for the WBJEE counselling process.
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.
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.
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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