West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination, also known as the WBJEE, is a state-government controlled centralised test that is administered by the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board for admission to many private and governmental engineering institutions in West Bengal.
After the 12th grade, the test is taken for admission to graduation (also known as Bachelor’s) courses. Those who studied Pure Science and Vocational 10+2 stream in plus two level with the specific subjects tested in the examination, which are Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, are eligible to take the exam.
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The WBJEE includes the likes of Top universities of India like Jadavpur University, Calcutta University, University of Kalyani, top government engineering colleges like Kalyani Government Engineering College, Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College, Purulia Government Engineering College, Coochbehar Government Engineering College, Ghani Khan Choudhury Institute of Engineering & Technology and few private institutions.
WBJEE 2023 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||West Bengal Joint Entrance Exam|
|Short Exam Name||WBJEE|
|Conducting Body||West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board (WBJEEB)|
|Frequency of Conduct|
|Exam Level||State Level Exam|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee (General)|
|Application Fee (SC/ST/OBC)|
|Mode of Exam|
Offline (pen-and-paper-based test)
|Mode of Counselling|
|Exam Duration||2 Hours|
|No. of Question||155|
WBJEE 2023 Important Dates
|Activity||Date With Time|
|Online application with payment of fees||23.12.22 (Friday) to 20.01.23 (Friday) 5.30 p.m.|
|Online correction and downloading revised confirmation page||22.01.23 (Sunday) to 24.01.23 (Tuesday)|
|Publication of Downloadable Admit Card||20.04.23 (Thursday) (tentative) to 30.04.23 (Sunday)|
|Date of Examination: Paper-I (Mathematics) Paper-II (Physics & Chemistry)||30.04.23 (Sunday) (Tentative)11:00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.|
|Publication of Results||To be notified later|
WBJEE 2023 Syllabus
|Mathematics||AlgebraTrigonometry Coordinate geometry of two dimensionsCoordinate geometry of three dimensions Calculus|
|Chemistry||Atoms, Molecules and Chemical ArithmeticThe Periodic Table and Chemical Families:Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure:Coordination CompoundsLiquid StateChemical Energetics and Chemical DynamicsPhysical Chemistry of SolutionsIonic and Redox EquilibriaHydrogenChemistry of Metalslanthanide Chemistry in IndustryChemistry of Carbon CompoundEnvironmental ChemistrySurface Chemistry|
|Physics||Physical World, Measurements, Units & dimensionsCurrent ElectricityOptics II (Wave Optics)|
WBJEE 2023 Exam Pattern
All questions will be of Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ), with four options against each question. There will be three categories of questions in each subject. The number of questions as well as maximum marks for each are given in the following table:
|Category-1 Each Q carries 1 mark (-ve marks = -1/4)||50||30||30|
|Category-2 Each Q carries 2 marks (-ve marks = -1/2)||15||5||5|
|Category-3 Each Q carries 2 marks (No -ve marks)||10||5||5|
|Total Number of Questions||75||40||40|
Mode Of Examination
- Questions must be answered on an optical machine-readable response (OMR) sheet, which will be evaluated using the Optical Mark Recognition method. As a result, it is critical to use the proper marking method.
- Candidates will respond to the questions by completely darkening the appropriate circle/bubble with a blue/black ink ball point pen.
- Any other type of marking, such as incompletely filling the circle/bubble, filling with pencil, cross mark, tick mark, dot mark, circular mark, overwriting, scratching, erasing, white ink, marking outside the circle/bubble, and so on, may result in incorrect/partial/ambiguous reading of the response. WBJEEB will not be held liable for such an occurrence, which may result in the cancellation of the OMR sheet.
- Response marking cannot be changed, changed, erased, or modified.
WBJEE 2023 Application Fees
|Fees||Rs. 500/-||Rs. 400/-|
WBJEE 2023 Eligibility Criteria
- Applicants must be a citizen of India or OCI (subject to the approval of the Competent Authority). OCI candidates will be eligible for only Unreserved seats in All India quota.
b) Age Restriction:
- The lower age limit is 17 (seventeen) years as on 31.12.2023. A candidate should have been born on or before 31.12.2006. There is no upper age limit for appearing in the examination.
- However, for admission to the degree-level Marine Engineering Course, the upper age limit is 25 Years as of 31.12.2023.
c) Academic Criteria:
- 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/project 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 i.e., SC, ST, OBC-A, OBC-B, PWD) in the above three subjects taken together.
- Must have passed English in the 12th standard (10+2) or its equivalent examination with at least 30% marks.
WBJEE 2023 Application Procedure
a) The candidate will enter personal information such as his or her name, father’s or mother’s name, date of birth, gender, identification type, and number, current and permanent address, mobile number, email address, and so on.
b) Candidates must be cautious when entering their name, father’s name, mother’s name, date of birth, gender, and place of residence. Under no circumstances can this information be changed, edited, or modified.
c) The candidate is then required to create a password, select a security question/answer, review it, and submit the registration.
d) A unique application number will be assigned and displayed on the screen. In addition, an SMS/email will be sent to the candidate’s registered mobile number/email address.
e) The candidate must keep his or her application number, password, and security question/answer in mind. If the candidate forgets his or her password, he or she must reset it.
a) At this stage, the candidate needs to fill up various other information such as
domicile, category, PWD status, family income status, religion, nationality, academic details, etc.
b) If the candidate has also applied for JEE(Main) 2023, he/she needs to enter
application number of JEE (Main)-2023.
c) Thereafter the candidate needs to choose zones of examinations in order of
his/her choice and submit the application
Uploading of images
a) The candidate is required to upload JPG/JPEG images of his/her recent color
photograph (10 to 200 KB) and signature (4 to 30 KB).
b) If any document e.g., certificate/marksheet, etc. is to be uploaded, it must be in PDF format (50 to 300 KB)
c) Photo and Signature of a candidate are to be uploaded in one go.
Payment of Examination Fees
a) The Examination Fees can be paid by Net Banking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card/ UPI
b) Application fee for the examination is Rs 500 (Rupees five hundred only) for
General candidates and Rs 400 (Rupees four hundred only) for SC/ST/OBCA/OBC-B candidates, plus the Bank’s service charges as applicable.
c) SC/ST/OBC-A/OBC-B/TFW candidates availing of the concession will have to
upload respective certificates in given formats at the time of counseling, failing
which his/her candidature will be canceled.
d) The fee once paid is not refundable under any circumstances.
a) On successful completion of all the above steps, the candidate shall be directed to download the ‘Confirmation Page’ which means that the application is complete.
The Application Is Not Complete Until The Confirmation Page Is Generated.
Correction of application form
a) It is not possible to correct any primary registration data i.e., Name, Father’s Name, Mother’s name, gender, domicile, and Date of birth.
b) If any candidate intends to correct any other information in his/her application,
he/she can do so after logging in during the given correction period. The Board
will not entertain any request for any correction under any circumstances
beyond the correction period. Also, the Board will not make any corrections on
behalf of any candidate.
WBJEE Admit Card
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 center.
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.
WBJEE Seats Matrix
The seat matrix for last year i.e., for the academic session 2022-23 is given on the Board’s website.
The seat matrix for the academic session 2023-24 will be declared by the office of The Director of Technical Education, Govt. of W.B. in due course of time and will be published on Board’s web site before counseling.
Note that there may be other seats available in some institutes/courses which are not offered by them through e-counseling and hence will not appear in the seat matrix
WBJEE 2023 Counselling
WBJEEB will commence the WBJEE 2023 counselling process after the results are declared. The qualified candidates will have to participate in the counselling process for admissions.
Firstly, the candidates will have to register for the WBJEE counselling and fill in their choice of colleges and courses in the order of preference. The allotment will be done according to the candidate’s rank, preference, and availability of seat.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is West Bengal Joint Entrance Exam (WBJEE)?
A. West Bengal Joint Entrance Exam (WBJEE) is a state-level entrance exam conducted by the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board (WBJEEB). It is conducted for admission to various UG courses in engineering, pharmacy and architecture courses.
Q. Can other state candidates apply for WBJEE?
A. Yes, other state candidates can apply for WBJEE. However, they will not be eligible for reservation of seats.
Q. What is the application fee for WBJEE?
A. The application fee for WBJEE is Rs 700 for engineering courses and Rs 500 for pharmacy and architecture courses.
Q. What is the syllabus for WBJEE?
A. The syllabus for WBJEE consists of topics from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry of 10+2 level.
Q. How can I download my WBJEE admit card?
A. Candidates can download their WBJEE admit card from the official website of WBJEEB by entering their application number and date of birth.
Q. What is the counselling process of WBJEE?
A. The counselling process of WBJEE involves online registration, choice filling, document verification and seat allocation. The counselling process will be conducted in multiple rounds.
Q. When will WBJEE 2023 be held?
A. WBJEE 2023 will be tentatively held on April 30. The examination will be held as a pen-and-paper-based test for all eligible candidates.
Q. When will the WBJEE 2023 application form be made accessible?
A. The WBJEE 2023 application form was released on December 23, 2022. Candidates must submit the application well before the deadline in order to participate in the examination.
Q. Is the WBJEE administered online or offline?
A. The WBJEE will be administered offline, using pen and paper. Candidates must report to the exam centers and answer questions on an OMR paper.
Q. What is the duration of WBJEE 2023?
A. The duration of WBJEE 2023 is 4 hours. During the 4 hours, the candidates will have to answer multiple-choice questions in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.