The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board (WBJEEB) was established in 1962 by Government of West Bengal in exercise of the powers conferred under article 162 of the Constitution of India in pursuant to No. 828-Edn(T), dated 02.03.1962. Subsequently The Board was recognised as a Statutory Body vide West Bengal Act XIV of 2014 and was authorised for conducting the Joint Entrance Examination in respect to admission to various institutions in West Bengal imparting education in Medical, Engineering and Technological courses.
The Board has been empowered to conduct Common Entrance Examinations for admission to Undergraduate and Postgraduate Professional and Vocational Courses both in the Undergraduate and Post graduate level. As such, it always endeavours to advocate transparency and implement effective state-of-the-art technology in conducting such examinations. WBJEEB has been instrumental in conducting the admission process through online application and allotment through e-Counselling since 2012.
Subjects of Examination
Candidates are required to appear for two papers in WBJEEB-2019
1. Paper-I – Mathematics
2. Paper-II - Physics & Chemistry (combined).
Candidates appearing in both Paper-I and Paper-II and who are awarded GMR ranks will be eligible for admission in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Pharmacy Courses in all institutes Candidates appearing in Paper-II only and who are awarded PMR ranks will be eligible for admission only in Pharmacy Courses (except in Jadavpur University)
Pattern of Question Papers in WBJEE-2019
Questions will be based on the Syllabus for WBJEE-2019 All questions will be of Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ), with four options against each of the questions. There will be three categories of questions in each of the subjects. The number of questions as well as maximum marks for each are given in the following table:
Mode of answering in the examination
(a) Questions are to be answered on specially designed optical machinereadable response (OMR) sheet, which will be evaluated by Optical Mark Recognition method. Thus, it is very important to follow the correct method of marking
(b) There will be four alternative answers for each question. Candidates will indicate response to the questions by darkening the appropriate circle completely with blue/black ball point pen.
(c) Any other kind of marking e.g. filling the bubble incompletely, filling with pencil, cross mark, tick mark, dot mark, circular mark, over writing, scratching, erasing, white ink, marking outside the bubble etc. may lead to wrong/partial/ambiguous reading of the response. WBJEEB will be, in no way, responsible for such eventuality.
(d) Response marking cannot be edited/changed/erased/modified. Hence it is advised that the candidate should be sure about the answer before marking and should not put any stray mark on which he/she does not want to attempt
Ranking Methodology and publication of Merit Lists
Based on the papers (subjects) appeared in the WBJEE-2019 followed by marks scored there-of, two separate Merit Ranks shall be generated by the Board as per the following method
A. General Merit Rank: (GMR)
a. This list shall be prepared based on the total score obtained in paper-I and paper-II taken together.
b. GMR shall be applicable for admission to all Engineering / Technology / Architecture Courses and to the Pharmacy Course in Jadavpur University.
B. Pharmacy Merit Rank: (PMR)
a. This list shall be prepared based on the score in paper-II only, i.e. physics and chemistry.
b. PMR shall be applicable for admission to all Pharmacy Courses except in Jadavpur University.
Eligibility criteria for appearing in the WBJEE-2019
a) Citizenship: Applicant must be a citizen of India.
b) Age Restriction:
(i) The lower age limit is 17 (seventeen) years as on 31.12.2019. A candidate should have been born on or before 31.12.2002. There is no upper age limit in appearing in the WBJEE-2019.
(ii) However, for admission to the degree level Marine Engineering Course the lower age limit is 17 (seventeen) years as on 31.12.2019 and the upper age limit is 25 Years as on 31.12.2019
For admission to Engineering courses
(a) Candidate must have passed the Qualifying Examination i.e. the ‘10+2’ examination with Physics and Mathematics along with any one of Chemistry / Biotechnology / Biology / Computer Science / Computer Application/Technical Vocational Subject as compulsory subjects with individual pass marks (in both theory and practical wherever applicable) in all the three subjects as stated above in regular class mode.
(b) Must have obtained at least 45% marks (40% in case of candidates belonging to reserved category e.g. SC, ST, OBC-A, OBC-B, PwD) in the above three subjects taken together.
Requirements in terms of Residential/Domicile Criteria
(a) There is no Residential/Domicile requirement to appear in the WBJEE2019.
(b) However, the State (West Bengal) Residential/Domicile requirement is applicable for admission to any Government aided Engineering / Technology / Pharmacy College.
(c) Also, the State (West Bengal) Residential/Domicile requirement is applicable for admission in any reserved category seat (SC, ST, OBC-A, OBC-B, PwD, TFW) in any course in any institute.
Reservation of Seats for admission of the wards of Defense Personnel (Defense Quota Seats) As per the Govt. Order vide No. 406(T), Dated, 09.06.2016 of the Higher Education Department, Govt. of West Bengal 13(thirteen) seats are available for admission of the wards of Defense Personnel through WBJEE2019.
Those seats are supernumerary in nature and separate allotment is done by the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board as per the following guidelines:
(a) Admit cards will be generated on the notified date for the student to download and take a print. Candidate must carry a printed hard copy of the admit card to the examination centre.
(b) Candidates must ensure that the admit card is not mutilated/ distorted/ soiled even by accident. Candidates with such mutilated/ distorted/ soiled admit cards will not be allowed to appear in the examination.
Counselling/seat allotment and admission
(a) A separate notification with details of counseling/seat allotment and admission will be published in www.wbjeeb.in and www.wbjeeb.nic.in shortly after publication of result.
(b) Course-wise and institute wise availability of seats as to be provided by the Competent Authorities will also be published before counseling and allotment.