The WBJEE Board conducts the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination in a defined pattern every year. All the aspiring candidates must be familiar with the WBJEE exam pattern in order to prepare holistically for the exam. WBJEE is conducted in an offline mode, which means that it is a pen and paper-based exam, divided into two papers – Paper 1 (Mathematics) and Paper 2 (Physics & Chemistry).
The board allots 120 minutes to the examinees to solve each of the WBJEE papers. There are 155 questions in both the WBJEE papers collectively. Each paper is divided into three categories and the board has defined different marking schemes for all the categories. While the WBJEE exam pattern remains the same every year, candidates are advised to bookmark this page to get regular updates regarding any change in the exam pattern of WBJEE in future.
Given below is a brief explanation of the WBJEE exam pattern for the candidates planning to participate in this exam next year.
|Mode of Exam||Offline Mode (OMR-based Examination)|
|Examination Duration||2 Hours for each Paper (Total 4 Hours)|
|Papers||Paper I: Mathematics |
Paper-II: Physics and Chemistry
|Type of Questions||Multiple Choice Questions (Objective)|
|Number of Questions||155 Questions|
|Total Marks||200 Marks|
|Marking Scheme||Category 1 – Each correct answer is awarded one mark. |
Category 2 – For every correct response, two marks are given to the candidates.
Category 3 – Candidates need to mark two correct responses in each question to score 2 marks.
|Negative Marking||Category 1 – An incorrect response yields a loss of ¼ mark |
Category 2 – For each incorrect answer, deduction of ½ mark is applicable.
Category 3 – There is no negative marking.
Candidates can look into the WBJEE exam pattern through the previous year question papers first hand here. They must also practice these question papers for an effective preparation for the exam.
As stated earlier, the exam mode of WBJEE is offline through pen and paper. Every candidate is provided with an Optical Machine Readable (OMR) response sheet to mark their response for every question. There are four options for candidates and one is to be marked by them (except category 3). This sheet is evaluated by the method of Optical Mark Recognition. Therefore, candidates need to darken the appropriate circle completely with a blue/black ballpoint pen.
It must be kept in mind that candidates cannot fill in the circle with any other kind of signs such as tick, cross, dot mark, circular mark, overwriting, scratching. Also, a response once marked cannot be edited/changed/erased or modified. Therefore, candidates must be sure of their answer before marking an option in the OMR sheet.
There are a total of three subjects from which questions are asked in the WBJEE exam. The distribution of questions as per these subjects and category is given below.
|Subject||Category 1||Category 2||Category 3||Total Questions||Total Marks|
|Physics||30 Q x 1 M||5 Q x 2 M||5 Q x 2 M||40||50|
|Chemistry||30 Q x 1 M||5 Q x 2 M||5 Q x 2 M||40||50|
|Mathematics||50 Q x 1 M||15 Q x 2 M||10 Q x 2 M||75||100|
*Q= Questions and M= Marks
The distribution of marks in WBJEE 2020 is categorised into three different sets of questions. The three categories of questions are determined by factors such as positive marks for every correct answer and negative marks for each incorrect response. Given below is the explanation of category-wise marking scheme of WBJEE 2020.
In category 1, the marking scheme is as follows:
In category 2, the marking scheme is defined as:
In the 3rd category, candidates need to choose two options to attempt one question. WBJEE marking scheme is as follows:
Once a candidate gets accustomed to the WBJEE exam pattern, he/she needs to prepare for the test accordingly. Given below are the vital WBJEE preparation tips for the examinees.
The board has been conducting the WBJEE through offline mode since its beginning. Examinees are provided with an OMR sheet to mark their responses.
There are only multiple-choice questions asked in the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination, which is divided into two papers - Paper 1 (Mathematics) and Paper 2 (Physics & Chemistry). Candidates are assessed on the basis of 155 questions in both the papers. Paper 1 comprises 75 questions whereas Paper 2 has 80 questions to answer.
WBJEE is divided into two papers – Paper 1 (Mathematics) and Paper 2 (Physics & Chemistry) and each paper is divided into three categories. In Category-I and Category-II, the only one-option answer is correct while in Category-III, test-takers need to mark two options to solve questions. There is the provision of negative marking of ¼ and ½ marks in Category I & II respectively. No negative marking is applicable to Category III.
WBJEE exam is divided into two papers i.e. Paper 1 (Mathematics) and Paper 2 (Physics & Chemistry). Candidates are allotted 120 minutes to solve each paper. Hence, the overall time candidates are given to solve the WBJEE exam is 4 hours.
Practicing previous years’ WBJEE papers helps examinees understand the examination structure. It also helps in strategizing the time management for each section of the WBJEE question paper.
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