WBJEE 2018 begins in offline mode

WBJEE 2018 begins in offline mode
Prabha Dhavala | Apr 22, 2018 - 11:30 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, APRIL 22: West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE) 2018 has begun in offline mode. The state level engineering entrance test is being conducted on April 22. Paper 1 for Mathematics is being held from 11 am to 1 pm, while Paper II for Physics and Chemistry is being conducted from 2 pm to 4 pm. Over 1.27 lakh candidates are expected to appear for the state level test for admission to various undergraduate engineering programmes across the participating institutes.

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The entrance exam is being held across exam centres in 21 districts of West Bengal and in Assam and Tripura outside West Bengal.

Candidates were allowed to enter the exam centre venue 30 minutes before the exam began. Along with their admit card, the candidates had to bring a copy of their coloured photograph (same as the one used in the online application) and an original photo identity card (Aadhaar card/Pan Card/Passport/10th standard admit card/School ID card).

The seating in the exam hall started 15 minutes before the exam. Candidates were not allowed to carry calculator, any written or printed material, pen, log table, docu-pen, wrist watch, any communication device - mobile phone, etc inside the exam hall.

Each paper is being held for a time period of 2 hours. Candidates have to mark their answers in the given OMR sheet. As per the given exam pattern, the question paper will carry multiple choice questions from three categories. The Physics and Chemistry paper will have 30 questions in category 1, while 5 questions each will be asked in category 2 and 3 respectively. In the Mathematics paper, 50 questions will be asked in category 1, while 15 questions will be from category 2 and 10 questions from category 3.

As per the marking scheme of WBJEE 2018, 1 mark will be given for each correct answer in category 1 across all the sections. In category 2 and 3, candidates will be given 2 marks for each correct answer. Negative marking exists for category 1 and 2 where 1/4th mark will be deducted for each incorrect response while there is no negative marking in category 3. WBJEE paper will be for 200 marks for 155 questions in total.

Marking Scheme

Subject

Category 1

Category 2

Category 3

Total Questions

Total Marks

Physics

30 Q x 1 M

5 Q x 2 M

5 Q x 2 M

40

50

Chemistry

30 Q x 1 M

5 Q x 2 M

5 Q x 2 M

40

50

Mathematics

50 Q x 1 M

15 Q x 2M

10 Q x 2 M

75

100

Answer Key to be out in May

The preliminary answer key is expected to be released in the third week of May, while the final answer key will tentatively be available in the last week of May. Using the answer key, candidates can compare their answers and calculate their probable marks. In case candidates disagree with the official WBJEE answer key, they can challenge it with proof of their claim within a specified period of time as announced by the authorities.

Result to be announced on June 5

WBJEEB, the examination conducting authority will declare the result on June 5 tentatively. The ranks, total scores and component scores in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics will be announced in the result. Qualifying candidates have to participate in the counselling for admissions.

Over 1.23 lakh candidates appear in WBJEE every year for admission to undergraduate engineering programmes across the participating institutes. Last year, as many as 117544 candidates had registered for WBJEE, while a total of 100976 had taken the test. Out of the total candidates who had taken the state level engineering entrance test last year, as many as 100433 have qualified the exam.


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