WBJEE 2018 - Syllabus, Eligibility, Application form, 2018 Notification

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Exam Summary

Exam Name West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination
Commonly Known As WBJEE
Organizing Authority West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board
Official Website  https://wbjeeb.nic.in/webinfoexam/public/home.aspx
Exam Type National Level Examination
Programs Offered Bachelors courses in engineering & technology, pharmacy, and architecture
Mode of Exam Offline
Number of questions 145
Section Mathematics

Physics

Chemistry

Total Marks 200
Type of questions MCQ
Exam duration 3 Hours
Eligibility Criteria Passed 10+2 examination with Physics and Mathematics along with any one of the following subjects as compulsory subjects: Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Computer Science/Computer Application
Exam Date 22 April 2018

What is WBJEE?

WBJEE stands for West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination. It is a national level entrance examination conducted by West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board for admission to undergraduate courses in engineering & technology, pharmacy, and architecture in universities, govt. colleges and self-financed institutes in the state.

Structure of WBJEE 2018

The examination will be conducted in offline mode (OMR based) only. The written exam will be conducted only once as notified by the board on 22nd April 2018. Candidates will have to appear in 2 papers divided into two shifts. The duration of each shift will be 2 hours and questions will be asked from the following subjects:

  • Mathematics – Paper I – 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
  • Physics and Chemistry – Paper II – 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Candidates appearing in both Paper-I and Paper-II and securing a rank in the merit list will be eligible for admission in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Pharmacy Courses in all institutes.

Candidates appearing in Paper-II only and having a position in the merit list will be eligible for admission only in Pharmacy Courses (except in Jadavpur University)

In every subject, all questions will be of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) type, with four options against each of the questions. There will be three categories of questions in each of the subjects.

  • In Category I: Only one answer option is correct
  • In Category-II: Only one answer option is correct
  • In Category-III: One or more answer option(s) are correct
Subject Category I

Full Marks I

Category II

Full Marks II

Category III

Full Marks III

Total Number of Questions Total Marks
No. of Questions No. of Questions No. of Questions
Mathematics 50 15 10 75 100
Physics 30 05 05 40 50
Chemistry 30 05 05 40 50
200

The question paper provided to the candidates will be in bilingual form i.e. the questions will be in English and Bengali version. In case of any discrepancy, the English version will be taken in to account.

Marks allotment will be done in the following manner:

Category Marking scheme
Category I
  • There will be only one correct option.
  • For every correct response, 1 mark will be given.
  • Each incorrect response will fetch -0.25 marks.
  • Questions having multiple responses will be treated as incorrect response and will be marked accordingly.
  • There will be no negative marking for unanswered questions.
Category II
  • There will be only one correct option.
  • For every correct response, 2 marks will be given.
  • Each incorrect response will fetch -0.50 marks.
  • Questions having multiple responses will be treated as incorrect response and will be marked accordingly.
  • There will be no negative marking for unanswered questions.
Category III
  • For every correct response, 2 marks will be given.
  • Any combination of correct and wrong response will be treated as incorrect and will yield zero marks.
  • For a partially correct response, marks awarded will be as = 2 x (no. of correct options marked, total no. of correct options).

WBJEE 2018 Eligibility Criteria

In order to write WBJEE 2018, a candidate must ensure the following: –

Nationality & Domicile

  • Applicant has to be a citizen of India.
  • To be considered domicile of West Bengal, the candidate should have lived in West Bengal for at least 10 years or his parents should been a permanent resident and possess a permanent property in the state.
  • Age CriteriaThe lower age limit is 17 years as on 31.12.2018. A candidate should have been born on or before 31.12.2001.
  • There is no upper age limit for appearing in WBJEE-2018.
  • For admission to the degree level Marine Engineering Course the lower age limit is 17 years as on 31.12.2018 and the upper age limit is 25 Years as on 31.12.2018.

Academic Qualification

  • Candidates must have passed the qualifying examination i.e. 10+2 examination with Physics and Mathematics along with any one of the following subjects as compulsory subjects: Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Computer Science/Computer Application
  • The above subjects must be passed by the candidates in regular class mode.
  • Candidates must have at least 30% marks in English in the 10+2 examination.
  • Appearing candidates (who are expected to pass class XII in 2018) are allowed to appear in the examination. However, they must secure the minimum passing marks in the test in order to be eligible for the counselling process.
  • The candidate has to be a registered student of a recognized state or central board of education.

WBJEE 2018 Application Form and Submission Procedure

The application procedure for WBJEE 2018 is completely online. No other mode of application will be accepted by the board. The online application will be available on the official website. Forms will roll out on 19th December 2017. Following are the measures that a candidate must take while applying for WBJEE 2018.

  • Candidates must have an active email id and mobile number. This is required for making communication with the board in future.
  • All the personal details have to be according to candidate’s matriculation certificate.
  • Details once submitted cannot be altered in normal circumstances.
  • No duplicate registration is allowed.
  • Registration number and account password should be carefully preserved as these will be required to complete the next step of registration process.
  • Candidates have to upload their recently taken photograph with the face occupying at least 50% of the space.
  • Details of format, storage size and physical dimension of the photograph and signature are given below:
Image Format Storage Size Dimension
Photograph JPG/JPEG 3kb – 100Kb 4cm by 3cm
Signature JPG/JPEG 3kb – 30kb 4cm by 1.5cm

Candidates have to submit Rs 500/- as examination application fees. The fees can be paid by following methods:

  • Debit or Credit card.
  • Net Banking
  • Paytm
  • E- Challan of Allahabad Bank.

The examination fees have to be submitted using above mentioned methods only. No other mode will be accepted by the board. The fees are non-refundable and in no case, refund request will be considered. On successful payment, candidates have to download the confirmation page bearing all their information and payment details.

The online application will close 19th January 2018 and the confirmation page can be downloaded by 24th January 2018.

Here is the gist of the steps involved in online application:

  • Fill the online form with correct details.
  • Upload your photograph and signature in the desired
  • Complete the payment process by using a preferred mode.
  • Download the confirmation page with your registration number on it.

WBJEE 2018 Admit Card

WBJEEB will notify the candidates about downloading of admit cards on its official site. Tentative date as mentioned on the site is 10th April 2018. Any change will be notified by the board on its official website. Candidates must check the official website regularly for updates on admit card and other examination related information.

 

They must be in possession with their registration number in order to download the admit card. Admit card will not be mailed to the candidate. The admit card will bear the following information-

  • Roll Number
  • Name
  • Father’s Name
  • Category
  • Subcategory
  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Date of Birth
  • Examination center address

Examination center once allotted cannot be changed under any circumstance. The candidate has to appear for the examination at the allotted center only. The board will allow the candidates to choose their preferred center at the time of application in the following manner:

  • Candidates from West Bengal, Assam and Tripura have to select any three zones in order of preference.
  • Candidates from other states are required to select any three zones from Kolkata/ Howrah/ North 24 Parganas/South 24 Parganas in order of preference.

WBJEE 2018 Admission Procedure

WBJEEB will declare the results of WBJEE on its official website. The tentative date of declaration of result is 5th June 2018.

  • After the results, a rank card will be issued to the candidates who appeared in WBJEE 2018. Only those candidates will be eligible for e-counselling who have been allotted a rank by the board.
  • Those candidates would have scored minimum required marks in the examination according to conditions laid down by the board will get a rank on their rank card.
  • Shortly after the publication of the result, a separate notification with details of e-counselling/seat allotment and admission will be published on board’s official website.
  • Only those, eligible for e-counselling, will be able to participate in it.
  • Course-wise and institute wise availability of seats as provided by the competent authorities will also be published before counselling and allotment.
  • Eligible candidates would be required to be in possession of all the required documents while reporting at the reporting centers. These documents will be verified and then only their admission process will move forward.

WBJEE 2018 Notifications

The notifications for the exam will start in early November with the application form being released on 19th December 2017. Additionally, the local newspapers will also feature the notification to create awareness. It is requested that the candidates be ready as the application process starts from December.

WBJEE 2018 Syllabus

The exam is divided into 2 papers with paper-1 having questions on mathematics and paper-2 having questions on physics and chemistry. The questions asked are from the 11th grade and 12th grade portions as prescribed by the state government. The following are the topics in the above-mentioned subjects:

Subject Mathematics Physics Chemistry
Topics ·         Matrices

·         Sets, Relations, and functions

·         Statistics and probability

·         Mathematical Induction

·         Binomial Theorem

·         Quadratic Equations

·         Permutations and combinations

·         Complex Numbers

·         Logarithms

·         Coordinate geometry in two dimensions and three dimensions

·         Differential calculus

·         Applications of calculus

·         Integral Calculus

·         Vectors

·         Trigonometry

·         Progressions – AP, GP and HP

·         Measurements

·         Units and dimensions

·         Kinematics

·         Laws of Motion

·         Work, power, and energy

·         Gravitation

·         Thermodynamics

·         Electrostatics

·         Properties of matter

·         Thermal Physics

·         Kinetic Theory of gases

·         Friction

·         Oscillations and waves

·         Magnetics

·         Electromagnetic induction

·         Electricity

·         Magnetic effect of current

·         Ray Optics

·         Wave Optics

·         Nuclear Physics

·         Solid state electronics

·         Particle nature of light

·         Atomic Structure

·         Nuclear Chemistry

·         The periodic table

·         Chemical Bonding

·         Coordinate compounds

·         Solid State

·         Ionic and redox equilibrium

·         Liquid State

·         Chemistry in metals

·         Polymers

·         Gaseous state

·         Hydrogen

·         Chemistry of non metallic elements and their compounds

·         Surface chemistry

·         Environmental Chemistry

·         Alcohols

·         Ethers

·         Carboxylic acids

·         Aldehydes and Ketones

·         Carbon compounds

·         Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

·         Aliphatic Amines

·         Aromatic compounds

·         Biomolecules

·         Aromatic compounds

There are also rules concerned with who should attend which paper based on their choice of course. It is requested that candidates take a look at this information before registering for the exam.

WBJEE 2018 Important Dates

It is extremely important that students take a look at the timeline of the exam so that they know when the deadline for each phase is and prepare accordingly. The timeline for the exam is as follows:

Event Date
Start of online application 19th December 2017
Last date for submission of application 19th January 2018
Last date to download confirmation card 24th January 2018
Opening of correction window 26th January 2018
Closing of correction window 28th January 2018
Release of admit card 10th April 2018
Exam Date 22nd April 2018
Result announcement 5th June 2018

The conducting authority also provides time to correct any mistakes made on the application form. They open up the portal especially for students who feel that they have made a mistake and want to correct the mistakes in the application form. It is extremely important that candidates give the right information in the application form and hence care needs to be taken while filling up the form.

WBJEE 2018 List of exam centers

The exam is conducted in many cities and districts across West Bengal. The following are the exam centers in the state:

  • Alipurdar
  • Bankura
  • Birbhum
  • Burdwan
  • Coochbehar
  • Darjeeling
  • Dinajpur Dakshin
  • Dinajpur Uttar
  • Hooghly
  • Howrah
  • Jalpaiguri
  • Malda
  • Kolkata
  • Medinipur Purbo
  • Purulia
  • Nadia
  • Murshidabad

The following are the exam centers outside West Bengal:

  • Tripura, Agartala
  • Assam, Silchar

The conducting authority makes sure that every district has an exam center making this exam available to all the interested students. Candidates can choose their preferred exam center to give the exam.

WBJEE 2018 Contact Details

If the candidate wants to contact the conducting authority, they can do so through any of the following modes:

Address AQ 13/1

Sector-V

Salt Lake City

Kolkata – 700091

Email Id [email protected]
Phone (033) 23671198/1199/1159/1148
Toll-free number 1800 345 0050
Official Website http://www.wbjeeb.in/

If candidates have any doubts regarding the exam, they are requested to visit the FAQ page. If they are still in doubt, they can contact the conducting authority.

Colleges accepting WBJEE 2018 score

All the colleges affiliated with the West Bengal state government accept students based on their scores in WBJEE. In 2017, almost 104 colleges participated in the counseling session based on WBJEE. Here is a list of the top colleges that accept WBJEE:

WBJEE 2018 Cut off

Cut off mark is the minimum marks that should be scored by the candidate to qualify for counseling. This mark is decided based on a number of parameters like:

  • Number of applicants
  • Number of candidates who appeared for the exam
  • Difficulty of the exam
  • Number of seats available

Additionally, different colleges have different cut-offs which are determined by the management and keeps changing for every academic year. Based on the stream and course chosen, candidates will have to check the cut off marks and see if they are eligible for an admission at that university.

It should be noted that the cut off mark varies for candidates belonging to different categories. Candidates applying for a particular university are requested to check the cut-off marks set by the university before appearing for the counseling session.

WBJEE 2018 Score Validity

The WBJEE score is only valid for one year. The score cannot be carried over to the next year. If a candidate has not attended the counseling session or has not qualified, then they will have to write the exam again and under no circumstances will their previous year’s marks be considered.

WBJEE 2018 Reservations & Seat Distributions

The seat reservations followed by the universities are those enforced by the state government. The following is the distribution:

Category Percentage of reserved seats
Scheduled Caste (SC) 22%
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 6%
OBC 17%

It should be noted that the reservations only apply for candidates belonging to the state of West Bengal. Candidates belonging to other states will be treated as candidates belonging to the general category and will not be given any of the benefits mentioned above.

Additionally, there is a Defense Quota with 12 seats reserved for students falling into this category. Out of the 12 seats, 7 are reserved for Government Engineering and Technology Colleges of the state of West Bengal, 2 are reserved in Jadavpur University and the remaining 3 seats are reserved at Bengal Engineering and Science University.

Some seats are also reserved for physically challenged people. Candidates falling under this category will have to show the proof for their inability to gain admission based on this quota.

WBJEE 2018 Counseling Schedule

There will be three rounds of counseling conducted. After the first round, candidates will get a confirmation of their seats and this will be put up on the official website. If candidates are happy with their allotment, they are advised to accept the confirmation and pay the fees. Candidates who fail to accept their seat allotment will have their seat cancelled.

The second round of counseling will be conducted based on the availability of seats after the first round of counseling. A similar procedure needs to be followed to confirm the seats. Based on the availability of seats after the second round of counseling, students will be called for the third round of counseling.

After the payment of fees, there will be a verification process where the candidate will be asked to give the following documents:

  • Receipt of fee payment
  • WBJEE Admit Card
  • WBJEE Score Card
  • 12th-grade mark sheet
  • 11th-grade mark sheet
  • Category Certificate
  • Domicile Certificate (if applicable)

WBJEE 2018 Sample Papers

It is advised that the students practice previous year’s papers to get an idea of how questions will be asked in the exam, level of difficulty of the exam and the candidate’s preparation level. The previous year’s question papers along with the answer keys are available at the official website.

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