Exam Detail

WBJEEWest Bengal Joint Entrance Exam

  • Test Level-: State Level
  •     Eligibility-: 12th
  • Duration-:2 Hours
  • Stream-: Engineering
  • Medium-: English
  • Examination Mode-: Offline
  • Total Questions-: 200

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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.

For the 2017–2018 academic session, the Board will conduct the Common Entrance Examination for admission to Undergraduate Courses in Engineering & Technology, Pharmacy and Architecture in Universities, Govt. Colleges and Self Financed Institutes in the State

Eligibility criteria for appearing in the WBJEE-2017:


Applicant must be a citizen of India.

Age Restriction:

  • The lower age limit is 17 (seventeen) years as on 31.12.2017. There is no upper age limit in appearing in the WBJEE-2017. A candidate born on or after 01.01.2000 is not eligible to appear in the WBJEE-2017.

  • However, for admission to the degree level Marine Engineering Course The lower age limit is 17 (seventeen) years as on 31.12.2017 and the upper age limit is 25 Years as on 31.12.2017. 

For appearing in the WBJEE-2017 both Paper-I and Paper-II 

  • 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 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.
  • Must have obtained at least 45% marks (40% in case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the above three subjects taken together.
  • Must have passed English in the ‘10+2’ examination with at least 30% marks.
  • The Board of the said Qualifying Examination must be recognized by the Central Government or State Government concerned. 

WBNEE Exam Pattern 2017

There will be three Categories of questions each of the subjects. The number of questions as well as maximum marks foer each are stated as per the following table:

  Category-I Full Marks-1 Category-II Full Marks-2 Category-III Full Marks-3 Total Number of  Qustions Total Marks
  No. of Questions No. of Questions No. of Questions    
Mathematics 50 15 10 75 100
Physics 30 5 5 40 50
Chemistry 30 5 5 40 50


Counselling Info:

  • A separate notification with details of e-counseling/seat allotment and admission will be published in www.wbjeeb.in and www.wbjeeb.nic.in shortly after publication of result. Only those, eligible for e-counseling, 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 counseling and allotment.

  • Credentials of all candidates participating in e-counseling will be verified at Reporting Centers on stipulated dates. Details of the reporting centers will be given in the rank cards of the candidates declared eligible for e-counseling.



Candidates are required to go through the Information Bulletin carefully before attempting  for online application.

  1.  Application for WBJEE-2017 has to be done online only. There is no printed application form.

  2.  Ensure that you are filling genuine application form available on line at http://www.wbjeeb.nic.in

  3.  It is essential to have a mobile number and a unique email ID. All future communications will be received from and sent through the registered mobile number and email ID. Communications from candidates from any other mobile number or email ID cannot be considered genuine/official and hence are liable to be ignored. WBJEEB will not be responsible for non-receipt of any communication by the candidates if the mobile number and/or the email ID is found wrong/non-existing/changed.

  4. Candidates are advised to study the Guidelines of Online Application thoroughly before attempting online application.

  5. Once the registration details i.e. name, father’s name, mother’s name and date of birth are entered and submitted, they cannot be changed/modified/edited under normal circumstances. Also the information must match exactly with the school admit cards, mark sheets, certificates, photo identity cards, caste/category certificates etc. which you have to produce to enter the examination hall, during counselling, during admission & during registration with the University.

  6. Do not attempt to make any duplicate application.

  7. Do not share your application number; pass word, security question/answer with anyone.

  8. Upload scanned copy of photograph, signature and left thumb impression only as described in the Information Bulletin.

  9. If any information other than name, father’s name, mother’s name and date of birth given in the application need to be corrected then do the correction within the given window period of correction since no correction is possible thereafter.

  10. If you receive any SMS/email regarding discrepancy in the photograph/signature/LTI uploaded by you, take corrective action immediately within one day.

WBJEE Best Books:


  • Calculus by Thomas and Fenny

  • Higher Algebra by Barnard and Child

  • Coordinate Geometry by S L Loney


  • Optics by Jenkins and White

  • University Physics by Sears, Young and Zemansky

  • Problems in General Physics by I E Irodov

  • NCERT- Physics Part 1 and Part 2

  • Higher Secondary books- Part 1 and Part 2(WBHSC)


  • Inorganic Chemistry by J D LEE

  • Physical Chemistry by P W Atkins

  • Organic Chemistry by Jerry March

  • NCERT- Chemistry Part 1 and Part 2

  • Morrision Boyd for Organic Chemistry

  • Higher Secondary books- Part 1 and Part 2(WBHSC)

Tips to Crack WBJEE:

Keep doing your revision

All the topics you studied in 11th standard are going to be the basics of the new chapters of 12th. It is crucial to know your basics if you want to focus on a course like engineering. Not being familiar with your school curriculum will almost definitely be a major disadvantage for you in college. WBJEE focuses its exam on your knowledge.

Practice papers are your friends

You need speed if you want to score well in WBJEE 2016. Revising your books and notes will not help you build speed. That speed only comes from actual test taking. So as the year goes, practice questions from the chapters you have studied on a regular basis. Once you have done all the chapters, before the WBJEE exams, get all the previous year paper’s as well as mock papers, and just attend as many as you can. Time yourself to see how much you score in each WBJEE paper, and keep pushing yourself to do better with each new practice paper.

Learn how to focus better

To crack WBJEE 2016 you need to perform at the best of your capabilities. This means that you need to be clearheaded and focused when you step in the examination hall. Sleep well on the night before, and have a simple breakfast. Moderation is the key to being relaxed, so do not starve yourself, or eat too much.

Have a strategy

Any entrance exam like WBJEE needs a strategy. Will you attempt the questions you know, first? Or will you be going through all of them one by one? Is there a favourite subject that you will lead with? How much time are you setting aside for each question? You’d better have the answers to these questions before you start writing your paper.

Do not guess

Guesswork will get you nowhere in an exam, especially a highly competitive one like the WBJEE 2016. Getting a question wrong will directly impact your rank. With negative marking and direct harm of 33% for every question you get get wrong, you are better off doing what you are confident about, and leaving the guesswork to people who may end up far lower than you in rank thanks to their own folly.

Take care of your health

There are far too many students who fall sick a week before their competitive exams, some times even on the night before. The reason for this is simple, they do not take proper care of their health. Do not make the same mistake. Eat well, avoid junk food, and get proper rest.

Be prepared for the WBJEE 2016 exam day

There are some things that you will need to carry with you on your exam dates. Make sure you prepare a kit in advance so there are no issues on the day of the exam. Keep 2 pencils, 2 black pens, 2 blue pens, an eraser, and an ink remover with you. Do not forget to wear your watch so you do not need to keep asking the invigilator for the time, and carry a water bottle as well, so you do not get distracted in the middle of the exam by thirst.

WBJEE 2016 Cutoff

Candidates, who have appeared in WBJEEE 2016, can check below opening and closing rank of the most sought-after engineering branches in 2015 (for general open category) after round 3. With this, they can have a fair idea about WBJEE Cutoff 2016.

WBJEE 2015 Closing Ranks of top 10 engineering branches:



Opening Rank

Closing Rank


Computer Science and Engineering




Electronics and Communication Engineering




Mechanical Engineering




Electrical Engineering




Chemical Engineering




Information Technology




Civil Engineering




Instrumentation Engineering




Production Engineering




Metallurgical Engineering



Last year, Jadavpur University, Kolkata was the most preferred college in West Bengal. Seats in this university were filled before that of the other participating colleges of WBJEE. Check below the list of top 10 engineering colleges in West Bengal that consider candidates’ performance in WBJEE for granting admissions.

Top 10 WBJEE 2015 Participating Colleges

  • Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  • Institute of Engineering and Management
  • Kalyani Government Engineering College, Nadia
  • University of Calcutta, Kolkata
  • Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata
  • Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College, Jalpaiguri
  • Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia
  • Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College, Jalpaiguri
  • University of Kalyani, Kalyani
  • BCDA College of Pharmacy and Technology, Hridaypur

Candidates can also check below the most sought after colleges for top three engineering branches in 2015 along with their closing rank in top five colleges-

Most preferred colleges for Computer Science & Engineering:



Closing Rank


Jadavpur University, Kolkata



Institute of Engineering and Management



Kalyani Government Engineering College, Nadia



University of Calcutta, Kolkata



Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia


Most preferred colleges for Electronics and Communication Engineering:



Closing Rank


Jadavpur University, Kolkata



Kalyani Government Engineering College, Nadia



University of Calcutta, Kolkata



Institute of Engineering and Management



Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College, Jalpaiguri


Most preferred colleges for Mechanical Engineering:



Closing Rank


Jadavpur University, Kolkata



Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata



Kalyani Government Engineering College, Nadia



Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College, Jalpaiguri



Institute of Engineering and Management


To know WBJEE opening and closing ranks (round wise, branch wise and institute wise) of 2015. 


Reservation of seats for students under Reserve Category

Reservation of Seats for SC/ST/OBC-A/OBC-B/PwD (earlier Physically Handicapped) Category of Students

Depending on the category of participating institutions, reservation of seats for such category of students shall be available following the guidelines as provided below:


Nature of Institutions:

Applicability of
Reservation Rules


State University/University Departments

Reservation Rules ofconcerned University


Government Engineering/ Technology / Pharmacy

Reservation Rules of
the State Government


Private & Self Financing Engineering / Technology
/ Pharmacy Colleges

As per the decision of
the concerned


Private & self Financing Universities

Private & self Financing Universities

  • However, availability of such reserve category seats shall be restricted to students domiciled in West Bengal only.

  • Candidates claiming such seats must submit relevant Certificate issued from either of the competent Authorities as enlisted below. The said Certificate must be issued on or before 31.03.2017.

  • The certificate is to be produced during counseling, admission etc. If the certificate is then found to be invalid, the candidate will lose the opportunity of admission in reserve category. The system will automatically put him in general category and the facility will be available from 2nd round of counseling onward.

Competent Authorities for the issuance of SC/ST Certificate for candidates claiming under such reserve category of seats

SC/ST Certificates are to be issued by any of the following authorities:

Within the respective local jurisdictions:

  1. In case the candidate ordinarily resides within such jurisdictions.

    1. Deputy Collector of Land Revenue, Kolkata
    2. Collector of Stamp Revenue, Kolkata
    3. Metropolitan Magistrate, Kolkata
    4. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Kolkata
    5. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Kolkata
    6. 1st Class Stipendiary Magistrate
    7. Executive Magistrate
    8. Sub-divisional Magistrate
    9. Sub-divisional Officer
    10. Deputy Collector
    11. Additional District Magistrate
    12. Collector and
    13. District Magistrate.
  2. In case the candidate ordinarily resides in any part of West Bengal.
    1. Deputy Director, Backward Classes Welfare Directorate, West Bengal.
    2. Commissioner, Backward Classes Welfare West Bengal.

Competent Authorities for the issuance of OBC-A / OBC-B Certificate for candidates claiming under such reserve category of seats:

As per Notification vide No. 374(71)-TW/EC/MR-103/94 dated 27/7/1994, read with Memorandum No. 1204-SBCW/MR-67/10 dated 27/7/2015 issued by Backward Classes Welfare Department. Govt. of W.B., the Sub Divisional Officer of a Sub- Division in a District is t h e certificate issuing authority. In Kolkata such certificate is issued by such an officer as the State Government by modification authorizes. Accordingly, the District Welfare Officer, Kolkata and Ex-officio Joint Director, BCW has been notified to act as the certificate issuing authority in respect of Kolkata covering the jurisdiction of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation.

Competent Authorities for the issuance of PwD (Persons with Disabilities) or PH (Physically Handicapped) Certificate for candidates claiming under such reserve category of seats.

Reservation will be available to candidates with a minimum of 40% disability with respect to Loco-motor disorder, Visual impairment, Speech & Hearing Impairment subject to the condition that the candidate is capable of carrying out all activities
related to theory and practical work as applicable to B.E/B. Tech/B. Arch/B. Pharm courses without any special concession and exemption.

PwD/PH certificates are to be issued by the any of the following authorities

Officer-in-Charge or Medical Head of Primary Health Centers, Block Primary Health Centers, State General Hospitals, Rural Hospitals, Sub-Divisional Hospitals or the District Hospitals run by the State Government or any hospital run by a statutory body or authority.

The Medical Board constituted at IPGMR / SSKM Hospital will verify all certificates at the time of counselling.

Reservation of Seats for Minority Category of Students

Some of the Private & Self Financing Institutes have been granted the Minority Status (denoted as type ‘PM’ in APPENDIX -5 of this Information Bulletin). 50% of the approved seats of such Institutions shall be available for admission of Minority Category of students but such admission shall be made through a separate Common Entrance Examination conducted by the Association of Minority Professional Academic Institutions (CEE-AMPAI-2017). Remaining 50% seats shall be available for
admission through the WBJEE-2017 but those are not applicable for minority category students.

As such, there is no seat reserved for Minority Category Students for admission through the WBJEE-2017.

However, separate Notification shall be available for admission procedure in respect of Minority Category Students to be notified by the State Government in the Higher Education Department.

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 the WBJEE-2017. Institution-wise and course-wise availability of such seats are as follows:

Those seats are supernumerary in nature and separate allotment is done by the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board as per the following guidelines:

  • For consideration under Defense Quota, intending candidates registered for the WBJEE-2017 will have to apply to the Rajya Sainik Board, Home Department, Government of West Bengal, Writers’ Buildings, Kolkata – 700001 through the concerned Zila Sainik Board, W.B. (for ex-servicemen) and Units (for serving soldiers) in the prescribed form with an attested copy of WBJEE - 2017 Admit Card.
  • Based on the recommendation of the said Rajya Sainik Board, a separate Merit List shall be published by the WBJEEB for subsequent offline counselling and allotment of seats. Appearance in both Paper-I and Paper-II in the WBJEE-2017 is mandatory for such category of seat.
  • Allotment of seats under Defense Quota is not done through e-counseling.
  • Institution-wise and course-wise availability of such seats under Defense Quota is as stated below:
Sl. No. Name of the Institution Name of the availablen course(s) No. of seats
1. Jadavpur University As decided by the
University Authority
2. Jalpaiguri Govt. Engg. College

Mechanical Engg.

Information Tech.



3 Kalyani Govt. Engg. College Electrical Engineering 1
4 Purulia Govt. Engg. College

Comp. Sc. & Engg.

Electronics & Comm.

5 Coochbehar Govt. Engg. College

Comp. Sc. & Engg.

Electronics & Comm Engg.

6 Govt. College of Engg & Leather
Tech., Kolkata
Leather Technology 1
7 Govt. College of Engineering &
Ceramic Tech., Kolkata
Information Tech. 1
8 Govt. College of Engineering &
Textile Tech., Serampur
Information Tech. 1
9 Govt. College of Engineering &
Textile Tech., Berhampur
Comp. Sc. & Engg. 1

Reservation of seats for students Merit listed in JEE (Main) 2017

Applicable for candidates merit listed in the JEE-Main-2017

Seats are available for students merit listed in JEE (Main) 2017 up to the extent of 10% of the approved seats in all Self Financed Engineering & Technology Colleges of West Bengal.

Allotment of seats shall be strictly on the basis of merit and preference of students through the e-counselling process conducted by the WBJEEB.

The eligibility and other criteria described in section 3 for admission to degree level Engineering / Technology /Pharmacy / Architecture courses, will be applicable for JEE (Main) 2017 merit listed candidates also.

Reservation of seats for admission under Management Quota

This is applicable only for Self Financing Colleges of the State offering B.E. /B.Tech./ B. Pharm / B. Arch. Courses. It is also applicable for courses running on self- financing basis under the University Institute of Technology, Burdwan University. However, Institutions may or may not opt for admission of students under such quota.

A Maximum of 10% of sanctioned seats may be admitted under such management quota directly by the Concerned Management of those Institutions. The eligibility criteria in terms of academic qualification, citizenship, age restrictions, etc. as stipulated for admission to degree level Engineering/Technology/ Pharmacy/ Architecture courses shall also be applicable for students to be admitted under the Management Quota.


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