WBJEE 2020: Registration, Application Form, Dates, Eligibility
WBJEE 2020 will be conducted by the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board that offers admission to the students in various engineering, architecture, pharmacy and other courses offered by the colleges in the state of West Bengal. The application form will be made available tentatively in the month of December 2019 and the exam will be held in the month of April 2020.
The exam will be conducted in offline mode where an OMR answer sheet will be given to the candidates along with a question paper booklet. Students who have passed class 12th can apply for the exam. Candidates from states other than West Bengal can also appear in the exam but they cannot claim admission in government colleges. Such candidates will also not be eligible for any kind of reservation or fee waiver.
WBJEE 2020 Important Dates
|Availability of application form||3rd week of December 2019|
|Last date of application form submission||4th week of January 2020|
|Last date to make correction in the form||Last week of January 2020|
|Admit card releasing||2nd week of April 2020|
|WBJEE exam date||4th week of April 2020|
|Result announcement||1st week of June 2020|
Application form of WBJEE 2020 exam
The application form of the joint entrance exam will only be available via online mode. No printed application form will be permitted or provided by the authority. To fill the form, candidates must possess a valid and active mobile number and an email ID. Students need to register themselves for the exam by providing the basic registration details such as name, father’s name, mother’s name, gender, DOB etc. Only one application form per students will be considered. Hence, students must avoid filling multiple applications.
Students also need to keep their scanned copy of the photograph and signature ready to upload in the online application form. They must pay an application fee of Rs. 500/-plus bank charges for the entrance exam. The examination fee can be paid through cashless mode i.e. net banking/credit card/debit card or using cash at Allahabad Bank e-Challan. The application form must be submitted on or before the due date to avoid the rejection by the authority.
- Exam mode: offline (OMR based)
- Language: English
- Duration: 4 hours
- Type of questions: Objective type multiple choice based questions
- Marking scheme: Questions from category-I will carry 1 marks and rest of the categories carries 2 marks.
- Negative marking:25 marks will be deducted from category-I and 0.5 marks from category-II and III.
Students intending to take the WBJEE exam should prepare the following topics under the PCM subject group-
Mathematics: Matrices and Determinants, Quadratic Equations, Complex Numbers, Permutations and Combinations, Binomial Theorem and its Applications, Mathematical Induction and its Applications, Sequences and Series, Sets, Relations and Functions, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, Differential Equations, Two Dimensional Geometry, etc.
Chemistry: Basic concepts, chemical bonding and molecular structures, Atomic structures, Electrochemistry, Solid state and solutions, Hydrogen, Equilibrium and thermodynamics, S and P block elements, d and f block elements, Basic organic chemistry, Alcohol, phenol and ethers, Coordination compounds, Hydrocarbons, Haloalkanes and Haloarenes, Aldehydes,etc.
Physics: Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Description of Motion in Two and Three Dimensions, Rotational Motion and Moment of Inertia, Units and Measurement, Description of Motion in One Dimension, Solids and Fluids, Electrostatics, Oscillations and Waves, Gravitation, Heat and Thermodynamics, Transference of Heat, Current Electricity, Thermal and Chemical Effects of Currents, Magnetic Effects of Current, etc.
How to prepare for the WBJEE 2020 exam?
Since the candidates will be given admission based on their performance in the exam, therefore, it is important for them to put their best foot forward and plan an effective strategy to crack the exam with flying colors. Here are some important preparation tips with the help of which, the candidates can score good marks in the exam-
- Make a timetable as per your study capacity. The timetable should be as practical as it can. Don’t fill it with the goal that you cannot finish on time.
- Collect the relevant study material from the reliable source only.
- To memorize the formulas, you can keep a separate notebook for it. This way it will be easier for you to look out for the important formulas.
- To attain good marks in the exam, it is vital that you solve previous year papers. This will also help you in analyzing the areas you need improvement in.
- Make short notes for quick revision. The revision part must not be neglected under any circumstances.
Notable reference books
Students should study from the NCERTs to build a foundation the subjects. However, they can also refer to these books if they want to excel in the exam-
Books: Concepts of Physics by H.C Verma, Objective Physics by D.C Pandey, Fundamental Physics by Pradeep Publications, Organic Chemistry by Morrison and Boyd, Chemistry by R.K Gupta, Physical Chemistry by O.P Tandon and Mathematics by R.S Aggarwal and R.D Sharma.
WBJEE 2020 Eligibility criteria
The eligibility criteria for different courses are as follows-
Nationality: To apply for the exam, a student must be an Indian National.
Age criteria: A candidate must be at least 17 years old as on 31st December 2020 in order to appear in the exam. For marine engineering, the upper age limit is 25 years.
|Engineering||Candidates should have passed class 12th with science subjects i.e. physics, mathematics and any one of the chemistry, computer science, biotechnology, computer application, biology subject with at least 45% aggregate marks. An individual pass marks in each subject will also be required. It is mandatory for the students to have passed English at 10+2 with at least 30% marks.|
|Pharmacy||Students should have passed class 12th with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/ Biotechnology/Computer Science/ Biology/ Computer Application as the compulsory subjects and have secured minimum 45% aggregate marks. Students also should have passed English at 10+2 with 30% marks.|
|Architecture||Candidates must have passed class 12th with minimum 50% marks and mathematics as compulsory subject. A candidate should also have qualified the NATA/JEE Mains Paper-II.|
|Marine Engineering||A candidate must have passed class 12th with 60% aggregate marks in PCM along with the individual passing marks in each of the given subjects. Candidates also should have scored minimum 50% marks in English either in class 10th or class 12th.|
The admit card of the WBJEE 2020 examination will be made available on the official web portal of the WBJEE. Students need to download the hall ticket and keep a printout copy of the same for future reference. The entry to the examination hall will be denied to those who do not possess the WBJEE admit card on the day of the exam. Candidates also need to carry a valid ID proof along with the hall ticket. Under no condition, the admit card should be spoiled or damaged. A damaged admit card will be considered invalid.
Result and Counselling
Candidates can check their result by visiting the official website of the WBJEE i.e. www.webjeeb.nic.in. They can also download the rank card by login into the website. The authority will prepare a merit list of the candidates who have cleared the exam with the minimum cutoff. Those who are selected in the merit list will be invited to attend the counselling procedure where they need to give their preference of course and college. A seat will be allotted to the candidates based on their merit rank, seat availability and choice filled during the counselling. Students need to report to the concerned college to finish admission related formalities.