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West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations (WBJEEM)

West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations (WBJEEM)

WBJEEM 2017 Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Brochure, Exam News

The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board was formed in the year 1962 for the purpose of holding Common Entrance Examinations for admission to the Undergraduate Level Engineering Courses in the State of West Bengal. The endeavour of the Board has always been directed towards enhancement of transparency in conducting Common Entrance Examinations for various professional Undergraduate and Postgraduate level courses in the State through
effective state-of-the-art technology. Online application and admission through e–Counselling is operational for the undergraduate level Engineering and Medical courses of the State.

WBJEEM is the Common Entrance Examination for admission to different degree level courses in Medical, Dental, Engineering & Technology, Pharmacy and Architecture in Universities, Government Colleges as well as Self Financing Technological Institutes in West Bengal.

Exam Name: West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations
Commonly called as: WBJEEM
Exam Level: State Level
Conducting Board: West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board

Important Dates

WBJEEM Exam Dates / Exam Schedule
Event Date
Publication of Information Brochure 4th week of December 2016
Start of Online form fill-up 1st week of January 2017
Last date of online form fill-up and registration Last week of February 2017
Last date of document uploading 1st week of March 2017
Last date of fee payment 1st week of March 2017
Last date of printing confirmation page Last week of March 2017
Window for correction 1st & 2nd week of March 2017
Publication of Downloadable Admit Card in www.wbjeeb.nic.in 1st week of April 2017
Exam Date of WBJEEM 3rd week of May 2017
Publication of Results 1st week of June 2017

Eligibility Criteria

If after examination or admission, or during any stage thereof it is found on scrutiny that an applicant is under age or otherwise ineligible, his/her application for admission will be cancelled outright even if he/she appeared in WBJEEM and secured a position in the Merit List. Permission to appear in WBJEEM or securing a rank in the Merit List on the basis of the performance in the said examination does not constitute a right/
guarantee in favour of the candidate for his/her admission to any Engg/Tech, Pharmacy, Architecture, Medical or Dental course unless he/she fulfils all applicable criteria as described below.

Citizenship:

Applicant must be a citizen of India.

Engineering / Technology (other than Marine Engineering), Pharmacy and Architecture Courses:

Candidates must be at least 17 (seventeen) years of age as on 31.12.2017. There is no upper age limit.

Marine Engineering course:

Candidates must be at least 17 (seventeen) years of age as on 31.12.2017 and must not be above 25 (twenty-five) years of age as on 31.07.2016.

Medical/Dental Courses:

Candidates must be at least 17 (seventeen) years of age as on 31.12.2017. There is no upper age limit.

For Engineering/Technology courses other than Marine Engineering:

Candidates must pass Higher Secondary (10+2) Examination of West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education or equivalent examination from a recognised Council/ Board in a regular class mode with:

a) Individual pass marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects and

b) Minimum of 60% marks in the above subjects taken together (55% for SC/ST/ PwD/OBC-A/OBC-B candidates) as well as pass in English with a minimum of 30% marks (for all categories of candidates) in the said qualifying examination.

For Marine Engineering:

As per the norms and standards of the Director General of Shipping, Gov. of India:
Candidates must pass Higher Secondary (10+2) Examination of West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education or equivalent examination from a recognised Council/Board in regular class mode with:
a) 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics took together with individual pass marks in the said subjects
b) Minimum of 50% marks in English as a subject in either in ‘10’ or in ‘10+2’ standard.

Architecture Course:

Candidates must pass Higher Secondary (10+2) Examination in General Stream in regular class mode of West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education or equivalent examination from a recognised Council/ Board with:

a) Individual pass mark in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.

b) Minimum of 60% marks in above subjects taken together (45% for SC/ ST/ PwD candidates) having 60% marks in Mathematics (45% for SC/ ST/ PwD candidates) as well as pass in English with a minimum of 30% (for all categories of candidates) in the said qualifying examination.

c) Candidate must qualify either in the NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) conducted by the Council of Architecture, New Delhi or in Paper 2 of JEE Mains conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education.

Architecture Course:

Candidates must pass Higher Secondary (10+2) Examination in General Stream in regular class mode of West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education or equivalent examination from a recognised Council/ Board with:
a) Individual pass mark in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.
b) Minimum of 60% marks in above subjects taken together (45% for SC/ ST/ PwD candidates) having 60% marks in Mathematics (45% for SC/ ST/ PwD candidates) as well as pass in English with a minimum of 30% (for all categories of candidates) in the said qualifying examination.

Medical / Dental Courses:

Candidates must pass Higher Secondary (10+2) Examination of West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education or equivalent examination recognised by the West Bengal University of Health Sciences in regular mode with:
- Individual pass marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English.
- Minimum of 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biological Sciences took together (40% for SC/ST/OBC-A/OBC-B candidates, 45% for PWD candidates) and 30% marks in English (for all categories of candidates) in the said qualifying examination.

How to Apply

Application has to be filled up ONLINE at the portal http://www.wbjeeb.nic.in.

The candidate needs to visit the portal and CLICK the link and thereafter will be directed to the actual application form. The form is interactive in nature. As soon as the cursor is pointed to a certain field, a cursor tip message will be shown to the candidate to assist in filling up. In the case of difficulty, the HELP icon placed right next to the field will redirect the candidate to that section of the Brochure which deals with filling up of the said field. Further, please see Appendix – III & XII for detailed guidelines for online form filling. The fields super-scribed with * MUST be filled up as they are MANDATORY, otherwise, the application will NOT get submitted. There are four steps in application form submission.

Online filling of application form:

Candidates will be required to fill their personal details. After filling all details and successful submission, an Application number will be generated for the candidate’s future reference. During form filling, the candidate is also required to choose a PASSWORD and a security question and answer. The candidate has to remember this question-answer pair for prompt retrieval of the password in case it is forgotten at a later stage. The candidate will need the above Application No. and Password for all subsequent login.

Please note that the applicant name, father’s name, mother’s name, domicile and date of birth taken together must be unique for each application. Once an Application Number is generated and the password is chosen, the candidates may log out or continue to upload documents.

Application Fee

The candidate will be directed to the page of fee payment and will have following two options:

Payment by Debit/Credit card:

The candidate has to select Debit / Credit Card option to pay the fee and follow the instruction to complete the payment process. After successful payment, the candidate will be able to print the “Confirmation Page”.

Payment by Allahabad Bank Challan:

The candidate has to select Allahabad Bank Challan mode to deposit the fee. As soon as he/she selects the option, a challan will be generated containing specific details of the candidate along with amount (in Rs.) to be paid. The candidate has to take a printout of the same and logout. He/she has to take it to any core banking service (CBS) facility enabled Branch of the Allahabad Bank for making payment. The fee structure is as below:

Type Fees
E Rs. 500 + bank’s service charges
M Rs. 500 + bank’s service charges
C Rs. 600 + bank’s service charges

Exam Cities

Alipurduar Alipurduar Bankura Bishnupur
Bankura Birbhum Suri Bolpur
Burdwan Bardhaman Durgapur Asansol
Coochbehar Darjeeling Siliguri Kurseong
Dinajpur Dakshin Balurghat Dinajpur Uttar Raiganj
Hooghly Chinsurah Bandel Srirampur
Arambagh Howrah Uluberia Bally
Shibpur Central Domjur Jalpaiguri
Kolkata Taratala Khidirpur Behala
Malda Medinipur Paschim Kharagpur Medinipur
Jhargram Garbeta Medinipur Purbo Tamluk
Haldia Contai Murshidabad Berhampur
Jiaganj Raghunathganj Nadia Krishnanagar
Kalyani Purulia 24 Pgs North 24 Pgs South
Barasat Habra Basirhat Jainagar
Sonarpur
Tripura =>

Agartala
Assam => Silchar

Syllabus

Types of Examinees

Types of examinees: The “WBJEEM” examination will be conducted for 3 (three) types of examinees as listed below. Candidate needs to choose the type during online application.

Type Subjects Scope
E Mathematics, Physics + Chemistry For seeking admission in Engg./ Tech./Arch. courses or in Pharmacy course in Jadavpur University
M Biological Sciences, Physics + Chemistry For seeking admission in Medical/ Dental courses
C Mathematics, Biological Sciences, Physics + Chemistry For seeking admission in Engg./ Tech./ Arch courses or Medical/ Dental courses or in Pharmacy course in Jadavpur University

Note 1: Candidates not domiciled in West Bengal are not eligible for medical/dental courses.
They can register only as ‘E’ type candidate. They have to sit for Mathematics and Physics + Chemistry in order to get rank in Engineering/Technology. They may opt to sit only for Physics + Chemistry in order to get admission to Pharmacy colleges other than in Jadavpur University.

Note 2: For admission to Pharmacy course: Jadavpur University: Candidates have to appear for
Mathematics along with Physics & Chemistry as “E” or “C”.

Note 3: Candidates appearing only in Physics + Chemistry under any type E or M or C will be eligible only for pharmacy course other than in Jadavpur University.

Note 4: Three separate merit lists will be published namely, (i) Engineering (ii) Medical and (iii) Pharmacy.

Question Pattern

Exam Pattern will be based on the syllabus for WBJEEM. In every subject, all questions will be of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) type, with four options against each of the questions. Questions will be of three categories as per following table.

Subject Biological Sciences Physics+Chemistry Mathematics
Q Category 1 80x1 mark 30x1 mark + 30x1 mark 50X1 mark
Q Category 2 25x2 marks 5x2 marks + 5x2 marks 15x2 marks
Q Category 3 10x2 marks 5x2 marks + 5x2 marks 10x2 marks
Total No of Questions 115 40 + 40 75
Total Marks 150 50 + 50=100 100

Questions are to be answered on specially designed machine readable answer sheets (OMR Answer Sheet). ANSWERS ARE TO BE MARKED (BUBBLED) USING ONLY BLUE/BLACK BALL POINT PEN ON THE OMR ANSWER SHEET.

Scoring Pattern

Question Category 1

- Only one option is correct.
- Correct option will yield 1 (one) mark
- The incorrect option will yield -¼ (negative ¼) marks.
- For any combination of more than one option, the said answer will be treated as incorrect and will yield -¼ (negative ¼) marks.

Question Category 2

- Only one option is correct.
- The correct option will yield 2 (two) mark.
- The incorrect option will yield -½ (negative ½) marks.
- For any combination of more than one option, the said answer will be treated as incorrect and will yield -½ (negative ½) marks.

Question Category 3

- One or more options are correct.
- Marking all correct options only will yield 2 (two) marks.
- For any combination of answers containing one or more incorrect options, the said
answer will be treated as incorrect and it will yield zero (0) mark. 7.3.4. For partially correct answers, i.e. when all correct options are not marked and also no incorrect options is marked, marks awarded = 2 X (no of correct options marked) / (total no of actually correct options)

Admit Card / Hall Ticket

- Admit card download from WBJEEB website.
- The candidate should verify all the information in the admit card. If any issue is found, then get it corrected with the concerned authority.
- The candidates are required to carry the admit card to the examination hall. Without it, you will not be allowed to enter the examination hall. It is also very important to document for the further admission processes.

Cutoff

Candidates have who score more than cut off Marks would feature in the merit list. Candidates names included in the merit list will be called for counselling rounds. Candidates can check previous years cut off marks to get an idea of Cut off for the current year as cut-off will be declared after the declaration of Result. The candidates other than General category are also getting some benefits because of their category. According to officials report, the minimum WBJEE Cut Off Marks category wise is given below-

- General- 50%
- SC/ST/OBC-A, OBC- B- 40%
- PwD- 45%.

Answer Key

West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board (WBJEEB) declare the answer key for WBJEEM exam. Candidates can check their answers by subject wise in the official website. If there any complaints in the marks the candidates send their doubts before the last date.

Results

Results will be available in the website of the Board, and some other websites which will be announced in various electronic/print media before the declaration of results.

Counselling

The WBJEEM counselling process includes document verification, option entry, publishing of seat matrix, selection, seat allotment, fee payment and reporting to allotted college. Through counselling, the eligible candidates will be granted admission to various colleges and Institutes of the West Bengal State.

Accepting College

Contact Details

West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations
Board
AQ-13/1, Sector-V,
Salt Lake City,
Kolkata 700091

http://wbjeeb.nic.in/CounsInfo/public/home.aspx

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