VOCLET 2018: West Bengal State Council of Technical and Vocational Education and Skill Development (WBSCTE) conduct an entrance test Vocational Lateral Entry Test (VOCLET) every year for the students who want to get enrolled for Diploma courses in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture in Polytechnic colleges of West Bengal. Students who qualify this exam get admission to second-year diploma courses in the polytechnic colleges of West Bengal. This article will provide information in details about the VOCLET for the academic session 2018-19.

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VOCLET 2018 Updates

VOCLET 2018 Counselling registration has now started. Qualified candidates of VOCLET 2018 Exam need to register for counselling in online mode. To register and know the important dates – Click Here

The official authority has released the dates of the significant events related to the VOCLET 2018. The information regarding the same is provided in the below table:

S. NoEventsDates (announced)
1.Application Form starts fromJanuary 29, 2018
2.Last date to ApplyMarch 5th, 2018
3.Availability of online admit cardApril 2, 2018
4.Date of Examination6th May 2018

VOCLET CET Admit Card/ Hall Ticket 2018

Hall Ticket is the most important document that needs to be carried on the day of the exam. The candidates who registered for the VOCLET 2018 can download the admit card on April 2, 2018, by clicking on the link. The link will be provided here when it gets released. Candidates need to enter their application form number. Hall Ticket will carry the details like name of the candidate, roll number, date and time of the exam and complete address of the exam center. The Admit Card will not be sent to the candidates by Post/Email/SMS etc.

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VOCLET 2018 Eligibility Criteria

WBSCTE prepares a set of eligibility criteria for the students to want to apply for VOCLET 2018. The applicants must fulfil the condition in order to take the test. The eligibility criteria for VOCLET 2018 is provided in the table below. There are various diploma courses offered via VOCLET 2018 score. The candidates before going to apply for the exam must read the criteria carefully.

S. NoParticularsEligibility Criteria
1.AgeThere is no age criteria
2.NationalityThe applicant must be a citizen of India.
3.Academic Qualification
  • The candidate must have passed or appeared the (10+2) Examination of the West Bengal State Council of Technical and Vocational Education and Skill Development (Vocational Education Division) (erstwhile, West Bengal State Council of Vocational Education & Training) or having passed 2 years ITI plus Madhyamik or equivalent examination passed.
  • Appeared ITI candidates are not eligible for VOCLET 2018. ITI trades must be of continuous 2 years duration and a single certificate should mention that. Candidates having passed vocational course from Councils/Boards other than WBSCT&VE&SD (VED) are not eligible to apply.

VOCLET 2018 Application Form

The WBSCTE, official examination conducting authority is inviting applications for VOCLET 2018 both in offline and online mode according to their suitability. Before filling up the registration form, the candidates must check the eligibility criteria mentioned above and that need to be fulfilled in order to apply for the test. The application form released on Jan 29, 2018. The last date to apply is March 5, 2018. The application procedure to apply in both the process is provided below.

To apply via online mode:

Step 1:- Go to the link given at the top of this page.

Step 2:- Read the instruction carefully and click on “Apply Now” option.

Step 3:- Create a “login ID” and “password” by registering yourself.

Step 4:- Fill in the application form by entering the personal details and academic qualification.

Step 5:- Payment of application fee.

Step 6:- Download the application form and take the printout of the same for future use.

NOTE: The application fee payment will have to be made by the candidate in online mode through debit/ credit cards or net banking. The amount to be paid as registration fee for VOCLET 2018 is provided in the table below:

S. NoCategoryAmount
1.Applicable to all the candidateRs. 450
2.For Kanyashree enroleesRs. 225

To apply via offline mode:

The prescribed printed OMR Application Form along with Information Brochure for VOCLET 2018 can be purchased from the registered WBSCTE counters and the Polytechnic college as listed in this article (under “Participating colleges” section)

On cash payment of Rs. 500/- (Rs. 250/- for valid Kanyashree enrolees) from 29th January 2018 to 5th March 2018 on all working days except for Sunday and ‘gazetted holiday’s (between 11.00 a.m. & 4.00 p.m. on Monday to Friday and between 11.00 a.m. & 1.00 p.m. on Saturday).

VOCLET 2018 Exam pattern & Syllabus

The candidates who applied for VOCLET 2018 must check the exam pattern & syllabus in order to make the preparation more effective. The exam pattern provides the information regarding the question paper. The applicants must check the syllabus before going to start preparing for the test. Both exam pattern & syllabus of VOCLET 2018 are provided in the table below.

S.NoParticularsDetails
1)VOCLET 2018 ExamMay 6th, 2018.
2)ShiftsFirst paper- Mathematics (50 Marks), Chemistry (25 marks), Physics (25 marks) (10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon)

Second paper- Mechanics (50 marks), Computer (50 marks) (1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m)

3)Mode of ExamOffline (pen- paper test)
4)Medium of Question paperEnglish
5)Type of questionMCQs
6)Duration of the test4 hours (240 mins)
7)Total Marks200
8)Sections1. Mathematics

2. Physics

3. Chemistry

4. Mechanics

5. Computer

Syllabus: Latest revised syllabus on Mathematics, Chemistry, Physical Science, Mechanics and computer applications of class 10, 11 and 12 shall be followed for VOCLET 2018. The topic-wise syllabus is given below. The candidates who are going to attend the VOCLET 2018, they should check the exam syllabus carefully.

Examination Center

The exam centre for VOCLET 2018 is provided below. Candidates need to choose one of the centres mentioned below during application form filling.

S. NoExamination CenterCenter code
1.Kolkata10
2.South 24 Parganas11
3.North 24 Parganas12
4.Howrah13
5.Hooghly14
6.Purba Bardhaman15
7.Paschim Bardhaman16
8.Nadia17
9.Murshidabad18
10.Birbhum19
11.Bankura20
12.Purulia21
13.Purba Medinipur22
14.Paschim Medinipur23
15.Jhargram24
16.Malda25
17.Uttar Dinajpur26
18.Dakshin Dinajpur27
19.Darjeeling28
20.Jalpaiguri29
21.Alipurduar30
22.Coochbehar31

NOTE: Applicant must indicate a second choice of Zone of Examination along with the first choice. Allotment of Zone is fully at the discretion of the Council subject to availability of the sufficient number of candidates in a Centre/Zone. Any change made by the Council is final and no request for changing of Zone and/or Centre of Examination will be entertained under any circumstances.

VOCLET 2018 Merit list

The examination conducting authority will determine and publish Merit List as per requirements but shall not communicate the VOCLET 2018 result to any individual applicant. No Rank Card will be issued by the authority to the merit listed candidates individually. Merit positions will be available in the official website on 18th May 2018. There is no provision for post-publication scrutiny or review and inspection and hence any such prayer will not be entertained. Candidates will not be merit listed unless they score at least 20% marks in both the papers separately.

Based on the merit list, the qualified candidates will be called for counselling. The merit list shall contain the following details

  • Name of the candidate
  • Application number
  • Gender
  • Category
  • Rank

VOCLET 2018 Counselling

The detailed information regarding the counselling schedule will be provided here as soon as it releases. The candidates must report to the counselling venue which will be uploaded on the official website in the month of June 2018. At the time of certificate verification at helpline centres, candidates should produce the following original certificates in support of the qualification and reservations claimed in the application for verification.

  1. VOCLET 2018 Hall Ticket and application form.
  2. Mark sheet of the Qualifying class 10 Examination.
  3. Date of Birth Certificate (SSC/ Matriculation or equivalent Certificate).
  4. Integrated Community Certificate issued by the competent authority in case of SC/ST/BC/EBC/ Minority candidates. (if applicable)
  5. 2 recent colour passport size photograph.
  6. Medical fitness certificate with seal and signature of the medical practioner.
  7. One set of Photocopies of all the above certificates.

Participating Institutes

There is total 122 Govt sponsored and self-private institutes across West Bengal which offers admission into Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture in Polytechnic colleges vai VOCLET 2018. The below-given list contains the names of the polytechnic college in which the shortlisted candidates will get admission. The list contains names of colleges, its location, courses offered and hostel facility. The admission to the institute will solely depend on the following factors:

  • Marks scored by the candidates
  • Number of candidates appeared in the test
  • The college selected by the qualified candidates
  • Seat intake in each institute

Seat Reservation

The government of West Bengal has reserved the seat for the candidates belonging to reservation category. Candidates have to mention their reservation category while filling the application form of VOCLET 2018. Students claiming reservation are required to produce valid supporting documents in the prescribed format at the time of counselling in order to avail the benefit of reserved seats. The table given below contains the distribution of seats category-wise.

S. NoCategoryPercentage
1.Other Backward Classes (OBC)as per Government Order
2.Scheduled caste (SC)22%
3.Scheduled Tribe (ST)6%
4.District Quota (DQ)20% seats of Polytechnics in each district / zone will be reserved for the candidates of respective districts / zone (remaining 80% seats for State Quota).
5.Female Quota (FQ) in DQOut of the DQ seats 25% seats will be reserved for the female candidates

of respective districts / zone.

6.Land Loser Quota (LLQ)

This means a person whose land has been acquired by the Government for public interest and who possesses proper certificate.

(i) 2% of total seats in all Government & Government sponsored polytechnics shall be kept reserved for the candidates of land loser category.
7.Physically Handicapped3% of seats be filled by following horizontal method of reservation.

Contact details

West Bengal State Council of Technical and Vocational Education and Skill Development

Address: Karigari Bhavan, 4th Floor, Plot No. B/7, Action Area-III, Newtown, Rajarhat, Kolkata–700160

Phone No.: (033)2324- 7023

Email ID: [email protected]

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