West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination [WBJEE]

WBJEE 2018 Eligibility

Exam Date : 11th May 2018 To 11th May 2018
Result Date : 3rd June 2018

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Eligibility criterion for WBJEE 2018:

Candidates satisfying the eligibility criteria can fill the Application Form to WBJEE on the Official Website.

Age Limit:

  • Engineering / Technology (other than Marine Engineering), Pharmacy and Architecture Courses: Candidates must be at least 17 (seventeen) years of age as on 31.12.2017 to be eligible.
  • Marine Engineering course: Candidates must be at least 17 (seventeen) years of age as on 31.12.2017 and must not be above 25 (twenty-five) years of age as on 31.07.2017 to be eligible.
  • Medical/Dental Courses: Candidates must be at least 17 (seventeen) years of age as on 31.12.2017 to be eligible. 

Residential/ Domicile requirement:

The Residential/Domicile requirement is an eligibility criterion for admission to different degree level Medical, Dental, Engineering/Technology, Pharmacy & Architecture courses in West Bengal are listed below:

Type of Institute 

Category of Seat 

Domicile Requirement 

Government Engineering &Technology Colleges

General & Reservation

Yes

Government Pharmacy Colleges

General & Reservation

Yes

Colleges offering Engineering/ Technology/ Pharmacy /Architecture

Only reserved category 

Yes

Medical/Dental Colleges

General and Reserved Category 

Yes

Note: To avail as a part of the Eligibility Criterion, Domicile Certificate can be applied for over here: https://edistrict.wb.gov.in/PACE/login.do


Eligibility for Engineering and Technology courses:

Candidates must pass Higher Secondary (10+2) Examination in General Stream in the regular class mode of West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education or equivalent examination from a recognised Council/ Board as an eligibility.

  • Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as compulsory subjects to be eligible.
  • Minimum of 60% marks in above subjects taken together (45% for SC/ ST/ PwD candidates) having 60% marks in Mathematics (45% for SC/ ST/ PwD candidates) as well as pass in English with a minimum of 30% (for all categories of candidates) in the said qualifying examination is required to be eligible.

Calcutta University:

The eligibility of Candidates is that they must pass Higher Secondary (10+2) Examination of West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education or equivalent examination from a recognised Council/ Board in regular class mode.

  • Individual pass marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects for students to be eligible.
  • Minimum of 60% marks in the above subjects taken together (55% for SC/ST/ PwD/OBC-A/OBC-B candidates), as well as pass in English with a minimum of 30% marks (for all categories of candidates) in the, said qualifying examination is required for students to be eligible.

Dept. of Jute & Fibre Technology, Calcutta University:

Candidates must pass Higher Secondary (10+2) Examination of West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education or equivalent examination from a recognised Council/ Board in the regular class mode to be eligible. 

  • Individual pass marks in Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology as compulsory subjects to be eligible.
  • Minimum of 45% marks in the above subjects taken together (40% for SC/ST/PwD/OBC-A/OBC-B candidates) as well as pass in English, with a minimum of 30% marks (for all categories of candidates) in the said qualifying examination would be required to be eligible.

Other educational institutes which offer engineering and technological courses:

Candidates must pass Higher Secondary (10+2) Examination of West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education or equivalent examination from a recognised Council/ Board in the regular class mode to be eligible. 

  • Individual pass marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.
  • The minimum eligibility is 45% marks in the above subjects taken together (40% for SC/ST/ PwD/OBC-A/OBC-B candidates), as well as pass in English with a minimum of 30% marks (for all categories of candidates) in the, said qualifying examination.

Marine Engineering:

As per the eligibility norms and standards of the Director General of Shipping, Gov. of India Candidates must pass Higher Secondary (10+2) Examination of West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education or equivalent examination from a recognised Council/Board.

  • In regular class mode 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics took together with individual pass marks in the said subjects is essential to be eligible.
  • Minimum eligibility is of 50% marks in English as subject in either in ‘10’ or in ‘10+2’ stand marks in English as subject in either in ‘10’ or in ‘10+2’ 

Architecture Course:

  • Individual pass mark in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as compulsory subjects is required for a candidate to be eligible. 
  • Minimum eligibility is 60% marks in above subjects taken together (45% for SC/ ST/ PwD candidates) having 60% marks in Mathematics (45% for SC/ ST/ PwD candidates) as well as pass in English with a minimum of 30% (for all categories of candidates) in the said qualifying examination are eligible 
  • Candidate must qualify either in the NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) conducted by the Council of Architecture, New Delhi or in Paper 2 of JEE Mains conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education are eligible.

As per the norms and eligibility standards of the Council of Architecture (COA):

  • No candidate with less than 50% marks in aggregate shall be eligible to the architecture course unless he/she has passed an examination at the end of new (10+2) scheme of Senior School Certificate Examination or equivalent with Mathematics as a subject of Examination at the 10+2 level.
  • Candidate must also qualify either in the NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) conducted by the Council of Architecture, New Delhi or in Paper 2 of JEE Mains conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education which is a standard eligibility criterion.

Pharmacy Course:

  • Candidates must pass Higher Secondary (10+2) Examination in General Stream in the regular class mode of West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education or equivalent examination from a recognised Council/ Board with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as compulsory subjects to be eligible.
  • Minimum eligibility is of 60% marks in above subjects taken together (45% for SC/ ST/ PwD candidates) having 60% marks in Mathematics (45% for SC/ ST/ PwD candidates) as well as pass in English with a minimum of 30% (for all categories of candidates) in the said qualifying examination to satisfy the eligibility criteria.

Other institutes: 

  • Candidates must pass Higher Secondary examination state board or any qualified board of examination which is recognised by the government of India with physics, chemistry, and biology as their compulsory subjects to meet the eligibility criteria.
  • Minimum of 45% marks in the above subjects taken together (40% for SC/ST/ PwD/OBC candidates), as well as pass in English with a minimum of 30% marks (for all categories of candidates) in the, said qualifying examination is necessary as per the eligibility criteria.

Medical/Dental Courses:

As per the norms and eligibility standards of the Medical Council of India:

  • Candidates must pass Higher Secondary (10+2) Examination of West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education or an equivalent examination recognised by the West Bengal University of Health Sciences in regular mode with pass marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English to be eligible.
  • The minimum eligibility is of 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biological Sciences took together (40% for SC/ST/OBC-A/OBC-B candidates, 45% for PWD candidates) and 30% marks in English (for all categories of candidates) in the said qualifying examination is required by the eligibility criteria.

Medical Fitness certificate must be produced during the time of counselling to ensure a validity that you are eligible for the medical practice.

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What specific conditions are there for marine engineering course for WBJEE 2017?

Asked By: Gautham M,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

A general candidate must pass H.S. (10+2) or its equivalent examination with a minimum of 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics took Together and with at least 50% marks in English either in 10th.

In 12th. Standard and with individual pass marks in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, English and Vernacular (or any fifth subject) for all category of candidates for the WBJEE 2017.

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If a candidate is appearing in supplementary qualifying examination, is he/she allowed for WBJEE 2017?

Asked By: Barath O,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

A candidate has to fulfill the required eligibility criteria in terms of the academic requirement i.e. pass in ‘10+2’ examination as laid down in the guideline provided for the same. A general candidate must pass H.S. (10+2) or,

A general candidate must pass H.S. (10+2) or its equivalent examination with a minimum of 45% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics taken Together (40% for SC/ST/PH candidates) and with at least 30% marks in English with individual pass marks in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, English and Vernacular (or any fifth subject)  for the WBJEE 2017.

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What is the required qualifying marks to apply for the engineering course at Jadavpur University?

Asked By: Sweta Svetlana,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The candidates should have scored minimum 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics together (45% for SC/ST/PwD candidates). Candidates should have scored minimum 60% marks in Mathematics (45% for SC/ST/PwD candidates). Candidates should have passed in English with a minimum of 30% marks(for all categories of candidates).

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What is the WBJEE eligibility criteria for a Pharmacy course in Jadavpur University?

Asked By: Goyal V,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Given below is the eligibility criteria for Pharmacy course in Jadavpur University:

  •  Candidates must pass Higher Secondary (10+2) Examination in General Stream in regular class mode of West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education or equivalent examination from a recognized Council/ Board with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as compulsory subjects to be eligible.
  •  Minimum eligibility is of 60% marks in above subjects taken together (45% for SC/ ST/ PwD candidates) having 60% marks in Mathematics (45% for SC/ ST/ PwD candidates) as well as pass in English with a minimum of 30% (for all categories of candidates) in the said qualifying examination to satisfy the eligibility criteria.
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What is the WBJEE eligibility criteria for Marine Engineering?

Asked By: Tipendra R,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The eligibility criteria for Marine Engineering is given below:

  • A pass in the Qualifying Exam with 60% marks in PCM and an INDIVIDUAL PASS in each one of them.
  • You must have also secured 50% marks in the subject of English either in Class X or XII.
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What is the Eligibility requirement for Calcutta University under WBJEE?

Asked By: Swara Bose,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The eligibility requirement for Calcutta University under WBJEE is given below:

The candidate must pass Higher Secondary (10+2) Examination of West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education or equivalent examination from a recognized Board in regular class mode.

Individual pass marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects is required for students to be eligible.

Minimum of 60% marks in the above subjects taken together (55% for SC/ST/PWD/OBC-A/OBC-B candidates) as well as pass in English with a minimum of 30% marks (for all categories of candidates) in the said qualifying examination is required for students to be eligible.

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QAge limit

What is the age limit in WBJEE?

Asked By: Priyank Sharma,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The minimum age required for WBJEE is 17. No upper age limit.

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QEligibity Criteria

What is the eligibility criteria for Jadavpur University under WBJEE?

Asked By: Neel Kumar,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Candidates applying for Jadavpur University under WBJEE,

  • Candidate must be 17 years or older by December 2014
  • Candidate must have at least 30% marks in English
  • Candidate must have passed his 10+2 examination from any CBSE equivalent central or state board with minimum 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English.
  • Candidate must have passed in each subject individually.

Students can also apply for WBJEE through JEE Mains where the eligibility requirement is that the candidate must have qualified JEE Mains. 10% seats in Private colleges are reserved for students of this category.

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QEligibity Criteria

What is the eligibility criteria for WBJEE?

Asked By: Hasi D,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The candidate interested has to fill the application form online. The criteria applicable under WBJEE,

  • Candidate must be 17 years or older by December 2014
  • Candidate must have at least 30% marks in English
  • Candidate must have passed his 10+2 examination from any CBSE equivalent central or state board with minimum 45% aggregate marks.
  • Candidate must have passed in each subject individually; Physics and Mathematics are compulsory subjects with optional subjects being Chemistry, BioTech, Biology, Engineering Drawing and Computer Science.
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Qage limitation in wbjee

I will reach 17 years age on 2 January 2017. Am I eligible for WBJEE? I am still in my class 12.

Asked By: kartikey shukla,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise
  • Yes, as per the WBJEE eligibility criteria, you are eligible for the exam.
  • If you are due to complete your 12th this year, then you are clear to write the exam, provided that you clear your 12th and other eligibility criteria as well.
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