WBJEE (West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination) is a state-level entrance exam conducted by the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board (WBJEEB) for admission to undergraduate engineering and technology, pharmacy, and architecture courses in universities, government colleges, and self-financed institutes in the state of West Bengal, India. The exam is typically held in the month of April, and the results are usually declared in June. Eligible candidates can apply online for the exam through the official website of the WBJEEB.
WBJEE DIFFERENT FROM JEE
WBJEE (West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination) and JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) are both entrance exams for engineering and technology courses in India, but there are some key differences between the two.
- Jurisdiction: JEE is a national-level exam, whereas WBJEE is a state-level exam, which means that JEE is conducted for admission to engineering and technology courses in institutes across India, whereas WBJEE is conducted for admission to institutes only in the state of West Bengal.
- Eligibility: JEE is open to students from across the country, whereas WBJEE is open only to students from West Bengal.
- Pattern: The pattern of JEE is different from WBJEE, JEE is divided into two parts JEE Main and JEE Advanced, JEE Main is for admission to undergraduate engineering programs at NITs, IIITs, and other centrally funded technical institutions, and JEE Advanced is for admission to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). While WBJEE is a single level examination.
- Scoring: JEE scores are used for admission to some of the top engineering colleges in India, including the IITs, NITs, and IIITs, whereas WBJEE scores are used for admission to institutes in West Bengal only.
- Exam Dates: JEE Main is held twice a year in January and April, whereas WBJEE is held once a year, typically in April.
- Validity: JEE scores are valid for one year, whereas WBJEE scores are valid for the current academic year only.
WBJEE TOP COLLEGES
There are several top colleges in West Bengal that accept students on the basis of their WBJEE scores. Here are a few of the most well-known and highly regarded engineering colleges in the state:
- Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur: This is the first IIT established in India and one of the premier engineering institutes in the country. It offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs in various engineering and technology disciplines.
- Jadavpur University: It offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in engineering, technology, and architecture. The university is known for its strong emphasis on research and innovation.
- Bengal Engineering and Science University (BESU): It is now known as Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) Shibpur, it offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in engineering and technology.
- University of Kalyani: It offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in engineering and technology, as well as a PhD program.
- Institute of Engineering and Management (IEM): It is a self-financed institute and offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in engineering and technology.
- Heritage Institute of Technology: It is a self-financed institute and offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in engineering and technology.
- Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT): It is a state-funded university and offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in engineering and technology.
- National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training and Research (NITTTR): It is a central government funded institute and offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in engineering and technology.
These are just a few of the many colleges in West Bengal that accept students based on their WBJEE scores. The list of colleges accepting WBJEE scores is quite long and varies every year.
BOOKS FOR WBJEE
There are several books available to help students prepare for the WBJEE (West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination). Here are a few popular books that students can use to prepare for the exam:
- “WBJEE Engineering Mathematics” by Arihant Publications: This book provides detailed solutions to all the mathematics questions that have been asked in the WBJEE in the past.
- “WBJEE Physics and Chemistry” by Arihant Publications: This book covers the complete syllabus of physics and chemistry for WBJEE.
- “WBJEE: A Complete Self Study Guide” by Disha Publication: This book provides comprehensive study material for the WBJEE, including practice questions, solved papers, and previous year papers with solutions.
- “WBJEE Objective Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics” by R. D. Sharma: This book provides comprehensive study material for the WBJEE, including objective questions, solved papers, and previous year papers with solutions.
- “WBJEE: Engineering Entrance Exam Guide” by G. K. Publication: This book provides comprehensive study material for the WBJEE, including practice questions, solved papers, and previous year papers with solutions.
- “WBJEE Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics” by Pradeep Publication: This book provides comprehensive study material for the WBJEE, including objective questions, solved papers, and previous year papers with solutions.
It’s important to note that these books may not have the latest edition with the current syllabus, so it’s always better to check with the official website of the WBJEEB or consult with the experts.
Additionally, students should practice solving previous years question papers to get a feel of the exam pattern and the type of questions that are usually asked.
The Residential/Domicile requirement for admission to different degree level Engineering/Technology, Pharmacy & Architecture courses in West Bengal are listed below:
|TYPE OF INSTITUTE||CATEGORY OF SEATS||DOMICILE REQUIREMENT|
|State-Aided Universities offering Engineering/ Technology/ Pharmacy /Architecture courses||General category Seats (except Jadavpur University)||NO|
|90% of General category Seats in Jadavpur University||YES|
|Reserved category Seats||YES|
|Government Engineering &Technology Colleges:||General category Seats||YES|
|Reserved category Seats||YES|
|Government Pharmacy Colleges:||General category Seats||YES|
|Reserved category Seats||YES|
|Self Financings (Private) Institutions offering Engineering/ Technology/ Pharmacy /Architecture courses:||General category Seats||NO|
|Reserved category Seats||YES|
Candidates seeking admission in Government Engineering/Technology and Pharmacy Colleges, Reserve category seats of any Institution, including TFW Category Seats must be the domicile of West Bengal and accordingly submission of Domicile Certificate in prescribed format from competent authority is mandatory before their selection in any of those Institutions.
The Domicile of West Bengal shall be treated for those candidates who are
Residing in West Bengal continuously at least for the last 10 (ten) years as of 30.12.2021 (PROFORMA ‘a1’ or PROFORMA ‘a2’)
whose parent(s) is/are a permanent resident(s) of West Bengal having a permanent address within the State of West Bengal (PROFORMA ‘by or the candidate has to produce in original any two of Voter ID card/ Adhaar card/ Passport/ Ration card belonging to his/her parents. The said documents must justify that the residential address of parent(s) is in West Bengal.).
Procedure for Submission of Domicile Certificate:
The ‘Blank Proforma’ is available on the WBJEE official website (Download ProfProformas for certificates etc.WBJEE-2023orma). The proforma as applicable to the candidate has to be downloaded and two copies are to be printed on A4 size white paper.
Get both copies of the Certificate filled in properly and duly authenticated/signed by a competent Authority as per the list provided in Section 5.3.3. The Duplicate Copy of the Certificate is to be retained with the Office of the Issuing Authority for future reference/verification.
The candidate must retain the Original Certificate and shall have to produce it at the Reporting Centre during counselling and admission.
Get the Certificate filled in properly and duly authenticated/signed by a competent Authority as per the list provided below:
For PROFORMA ‘a1’ and PROFORMA ‘b’:
It must be signed and certified by any of the following competent authorities from Central Government or State Government having local jurisdiction over the place of the permanent residence of the concerned candidate or his/her parents, as the case may be, viz.
- District Magistrate, Additional District Magistrate, Deputy Magistrate, Deputy Collector, Sub – Divisional Officer, Block Development Officer.
- Superintendent of Police, Additional Superintendent of Police, Sub Divisional Police Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police
- Commissioner, Additional Commissioner, Joint Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, Assistant Commissioner of Police Commissionerate.
- Judicial Magistrate of any rank or position in the concerned district or Metropolitan locality or Hon’ble High Court at Calcutta or Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.
- Corporation Area – Commissioner, Additional Commissioner, Joint Commissioner, Assistant Commissioner.
- Assistant Secretary or above in the Secretariat to the Government of West Bengal (including GTA) or Central Government.
- Deputy Director or above in the Directorate to the Government of West Bengal or Central Government.
The Duplicate Copy of the Certificate is to be kept with the Office of the Issuing Authority for future reference/verification.
Note: Domicile certificates issued by any elected people’s representative such as municipal commissioner, Councillor of Municipal Corporation/ Municipality, Member of three-tier Panchayat system or GTA, MLA or MP are not acceptable for WBJEE-2021.
For PROFORMA a2
Domicile certificate in this proforma may be obtained from the Head of the Institution from which the candidate has passed his/her 10+2 examination or will appear in his/her 10+2 examination. Such certificate may be issued based on verification of the school education record of the candidate. The proforma for such a certificate is provided on the website and maybe downloaded.
WBJEE Tuition Fee Waiver Scheme (TFWS) has been implemented by the Government of West Bengal in order to aid the meritorious and economically backward students domiciled in West Bengal. Under the TFW category, the rank holders can take admission into all the participating universities/university departments/government colleges as well as private and self-financing colleges that offer Engineering / Technology / Pharmacy / Architecture courses. The selection of the students under the TFW category is done on the basis of the merit and the preference of the eligible candidates in WBJEE. To avail of this scheme, the candidates must have selected the total family income as below Rs 2.50 lakhs while filling the application form. The candidates cannot apply for this scheme at the time of registration for counseling.
Some important points about WBJEE TFWS
– It must be noted that as per the TFW scheme, for all the government as well as private and self-financing Engineering / Technology / Pharmacy colleges, a maximum of 5% of the sanctioned intake per course is available on a supernumerary basis.
– The selection for the students under the TFW scheme is decided according to the merit and preference of the eligible candidates in WBJEE.
– To avail of this scheme, the students must be a domicile of West Bengal.
– The waiver is only limited to the tuition fee only. All other fees have to be paid by the beneficiary.
- TFW seats are shown as a separate choice for every institute or branch, wherever applicable.
- Fees Acceptance fees as per 2020 Rs 5000.
- Procedure for submission of Income Certificate in respect of annual family income in favor of applicant students:
- Candidates must submit the ‘Income Certificate’ as provided in the Information Brochure of WBJEE.
- The ‘Blank Proforma’ is downloadable in duplicate. Get it downloaded and printed in duplicate on A4 size paper.
- The Certificate must be filled in properly and duly authenticated/signed by a Competent Authority.
- The Duplicate Copy of the Certificate is to be kept with the Office of the Issuing Authority for future reference/verification in the matter.
Note: The candidate must retain the original certificate and shall have to produce it at the Reporting Centre during admission.
Competent Authorities for the issue of Income Certificate in respect of the TFW Scheme are as enlisted below:
For students from the Urban/rural region:
- An officer of the State Govt. in the rank of Assitant Secretary or above in State or Central Govt.
- District Magistrate
- Additional District Magistrate
- Sub-divisional officer
- Block Development Officer (Mostly Prefered)
Note: The income certificate issued by any elected people’s representative such as municipal commissioner, councilor of Municipal Corporation / Municipality, member of three-tier Panchayat system or GTA, MLA, MP are not acceptable for WBJEE 2023.