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West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE), it is an entrance examination that provides the admission in UG engineering and technology courses by West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board (WBJEEB).

After qualifying this West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination, candidates can get direct admission in various private and government colleges within the state of West Bengal.

Entrance exam of WBJEE will be held in Offline mode. The exam will be conducted in TWO sittings for engineering, architecture and pharmacy programmes.

Students will get eligible for admissions in Government Colleges and Self-Financed Institutes in the state of West Bengal.

The Top 10 Participating Institutes below:

Name of Institutes
  • 1. University of Kalyani- Science Instrumentation Centre, Kalyani
  • 2. Government College of Engineering and leather technology, Salt Lake
  • 3. Government College of Engineering and Textile Technology, Serampore
  • 4. Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College
  • 5. Kalyani Government Engineering College
  • 6. Coochbehar Government Engineering College
  • 7. Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  • 8. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, Salt Lake
  • 9. University Institute of Technology, Burdwan University, Burdwan
  • 10. University of Calcutta

WBJEE 2017 Eligibility Criteria

All the candidates should fulfill the specified eligibility criteria to apply for West Bengal JEE 2017. Candidates who do not fulfill the eligibility criteria will not be granted admission under any circumstances. Therefore, before applying for the examination candidates should have complete understanding of the eligibility criteria. Candidates can check the WBJEE

2017 Eligibility Criteria in the table given below:


There is no maximum age limit. However, a candidate should be at least 16 years old, as on December 31, 2017.Candidates born on or after January 01, 2001, are not eligible to apply for WBJEE 2017. This means that the candidates must have been born by December 31, 2000.However, for admission to the degree level Marine Engineering Course. The lower age limit is 16 (seventeen) years as on December 31, 2017, and the upper age limit is 25 Years as on December 31, 2017.




Candidates must have domicile of West Bengal


  • Candidates must pass 10+2 examination of West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education or equivalent examination.
  • Candidates must secure individual pass marks in Physics, Chemistry/ Biotechnology / Biology / Computer Science / Computer Application and Mathematics with individual pass marks (including theory and practical) in regular class mode.
  • Candidates must secure with an aggregate of 45% marks (40% for reserved category) in PCM Candidates should pass in English with a minimum of 30% marks and must pass from a recognised State or Central Government.
  • WBJEE 2017 Eligibility Criteria

    Certain no. of seats is reserved for candidates on the basis of their category. Candidates who belong to SC/ ST/ OBC- A/ OBC- B/ PwD categories and also a domicile of West Bengal will be allotted seats under reservation by the Participating Institutes. Candidates can check the rules of reservation applicable in various institutes in the table given below:

    Nature of Institution Reservation Rules

    University  Concerned University Act/ Rules.

    Government Colleges Reservation Rules of Government of West Bengal

    Self-financed colleges As notified by concerned Institution Authority.

    Note:  10% of the seats will be reserved for admission to candidates based on the merit list of JEE Main 2017.

    WBJEE 2017 Exam Cities

    WB Joint Entrance Examination 2017 will be held in various districts of West Bengal and in two other states. Candidates will require choosing 3 exam centres in decreasing order of their preference at the time of filling up the application form. Candidates can check the name of the districts and states of WBJEE 2017 Exam Centres in the table given below:


    • 1. Alipurduar
    • 2. Bankura
    • 3. Birbhum
    • 4. Burdwan
    • 5. Coochbehar
    • 6. Darjeeling
    • 7. Dinajpur Dakshin
    • 8. Dinajpur Uttar
    • 9. Hooghly
    • 10. Howrah
    • 11. jalpaiguri
    • 12. Kolkata
    • 13. Malda
    • 14. Medinipur Purbo
    • 15. Medinipur Paschim
    • 16. Murshidabad
    • 17. Nadia
    • 18. Purulia
    • 19. 24 pgs North
    • 20. 24 pgs south

    Other States

    • 1 Assam
    • 2 Tripura

    WBJEE 2017 Exam Pattern

    The Exam Pattern of WBJEE 2017 will help the candidates to get an understanding of the question pattern, scheme of marks and other important details. The Exam pattern will help the candidates prepare for the examination in a more effective way. The Exam Pattern of WBJEE 2017 is given in the table below

    Type of Question
    Multiple Choice Question

    Mode of Exam



    2 hours for Chemistry + Physics 2 hours for Mathematics


    Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics

    Total no. of Questions

    Physics- 40 Chemistry- 40 Mathematics- 75

    Total no. of marks

    Physics + Chemistry – 100 Mathematics- 100

    Marking scheme

    Q Category 1: Candidates will be awarded one mark for correct answer. ¼ marks will be deducted for incorrect answer for combination of more than one option.

    Q Category 2: Candidates will be awarded 2 marks for correct answer. ½ marks will be deducted for incorrect answer.

    Q Category 3: Candidates will be awarded 2 marks for correct answers; no marks will be deducted for incorrect answer.

    Category of questions
    Question Category 1
    Question Category 2
    Question Category 3

    Physics + Chemistry


    30×1 marks + 30×1 marks

    50X1 mark

    5×2 marks + 5×2 marks

    15×2 marks

    5×2 marks + 5×2 marks

    10×2 marks

    Analysis of WBJEE 2016

    Nearly 1.3 lac candidates appeared in the WBJEE examination for admission into Government and privately run engineering colleges within the state of West Bengal. WBJEE examination was held on 17th May in a Pen Paper mode (Offline) examination across all major cities in West Bengal.

    The test was held in two sessions- the first session started at 12.45 PM and lasted up to 2.45 PM. The second session was also of two hours and started after a break of half an hour. The result is expected to be declared in mid-June 2016.

    Scores of WBJEE are important in seeking admission to the 4-year engineering degree courses of Government and private institutions. Students from outside West Bengal also appear for admission in the private run colleges.

    Biology paper of WBJEE was cancelled due the recent Supreme Court ruling towards NEET. However, those seeking admission in B Pharm courses wrote Physics and Chemistry paper.

    The test was in Pen Paper mode (Offline) and paper quality was quite on the expected lines. The distribution of the questions is as below:

    No of Questions










    The difficulty level of the exam varied from subject to subject. While Maths was relatively easy, Physics & Chemistry had a mix of moderate and difficult questions. Some questions in all sections had doubtful options.

    A subject-wise break-up of the paper on the basis of difficulty level is as given below:
    No of Questions
    Good Attempts










    Marking Scheme:
    Q Category 1
    Q Category 2
    Q Category 3
    Total No of Questions
    Total Marks

    Physics + Chemistry


    Negative Marks

    30×1 mark + 30×1 mark

    50X1 mark

    -0.25 for wrong answer

    5×2 marks + 5×2 marks

    15×2 marks

    -0.50 for wrong answer

    5×2 marks + 5×2 marks

    10×2 marks

    No negative marks for wrong answer

    40 + 40= 80


    50 + 50=100


    Score and Result for WBJEE – 2016

    • I. The result of WBJEE – 2016 for all candidates will be declared by mid-June 2016. This will show ranks obtained in WBJEE – 2016
    • II. On the basis of score in WBJEE 2016 students will be called for counselling. Counselling process is likely to start by the end of June or in the beginning of July 2016.
    • III. Candidates having domicile certificate will only be eligible for benefits of reservation.

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