WBJEE Eligibility 2020: West Bengal Joint Engineering Entrance Exam is the state centralized test which takes place in West Bengal. Through WBJEE, many aspiring candidates land into private and government institutes to pursue the courses. In order to fill the application form for WBJEE 2020 candidates have to fulfill certain eligibility criteria. Not all candidates can participate in the exam. Registration started on 18th October 2019 and the exam will take place on 2nd February 2020. There are rules and norms set by the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board, which is the conducting body of WBJEE. Candidates have to follow the rules set by WBJEEB otherwise they won’t be able to fill the form and take part in the exam. Read the article carefully to know more information regarding the eligibility process.

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Factors Determining The WBJEE Eligibility 2020

WBJEEB sets the WBJEE eligibility criteria which the willing aspirants have to follow. The factors that determine the   WBJEE eligibility marks are:

  • Nationality
  • Age Factor
  • State Preference
  • Seat Availability
  • Qualification
  • Subjects

While setting the eligibility criteria the conducting body measures the current trends acting in the courses and streams. Since there is limited no. of seats available as per the courses and stream, creates a high competition among the students.

Age Limit For WBJEE 2020

Not every student can participate in WBJEE 2020. There is an age limit set up by the WBJEEB, the conducting body of WBJEE.

  • The lower age limit is 17 years as on 31.12.2020
  • Candidates should have born on or before 31.12.2003
  • There is no upper age limit for WBJEE 2020
  • But for degree level Marine Engineering Course, the lower age limit is 17 years as on 31.12.2020 and the upper age limit is 25 years as on 31.12.2020

Qualification For WBJEE 2020

In order to qualify WBJEE 2020 candidates to need to have a general academic qualification. There are two streams on which the qualification set up is there i.e Engineering and Pharmacy.

  • For engineering courses: Candidates must have passed 10+2 with Physics and Mathematics along with anyone Chemistry / Biotechnology / Biology / Computer Science / Computer Applications / Technical Vocational subjects with individual pass marks in both theory and practical for all the three subjects. The three subjects mean Physics, Mathematics, and the subject mention on the list.
  • For Pharmacy courses:  Candidates must clear 10+2 exam with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics / Biology as compulsory subjects. Individual pass marks in both theory and practical for all three subjects is required.
  • Candidates must have obtained at least 45% marks (40% for reserved category) in all the three subjects taken together.
  •  Must have cleared English in 10+2 exam with at least 30% marks.
  • The board of qualifying examination should be recognized by the Central or State Government.

Note: Appearing candidates must be regular students. Open school or distant learning candidates are not eligible. 

WBJEE Eligibility – Residential/Domicile Criteria

  • No such residential/domicile requirement to appear in the WBJEE 2020
  • State domicile is required for the admission in the state government-aided colleges.
  • State domicile is also required when candidates are applying for admission in any reserved category seat in any course in any institute.
  • Candidates will be treated as the West Bengal domicile if: Residing in West Bengal continuously at least for 10 years OR Candidate’s parents have the permanent residence certificate of the state of West Bengal.

    Residential/ Domicile Requirement for WBJEE 2020

    Type of InstituteCategory of SeatsDomicile Requirement
    State-Aided Universities offering Engineering/ Technology/ Pharmacy /Architecture coursesGeneralNo
    ReservedYes
    Government Engineering & Technology CollegesGeneralYes
    ReservedYes
    Self-Financing Institutions offering Engineering/ Technology/ Pharmacy /Architecture coursesGeneralNo
    ReservedYes

WBJEE Eligibility 2020 – Institute Specific Criteria

Name Of The University Courses offered Eligibility
The University of CalcuttaB.Tech in all branches except Jute and Fibre Technology /BPharma/BArchClear 10+2 or equivalent Examination with at least 60% (55% for Reserve Category Students) marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects, individual pass marks (both in theory & practical where ever applicable) in each of the subjects and at least 30 % marks in English
B.Tech in Jute & Fibre TechnologyPass ‘10+2’ or equivalent Examination at least 45% (40% for Reserve Category Students) marks in Physics and Mathematics along with any one of Chemistry / Biotechnology / Biology as compulsory subjects, individual pass marks (both in theory & practical where ever applicable) in each of the subjects and at least 30 % marks in English.
Jadavpur University(Faculty of Engineering & Technology)B.Tech/BPharma/BArchPass ‘10+2’ or equivalent Examination with at least 60% (45% for Reserve Category Students) marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects, individual pass marks (both in theory & practical where ever applicable) in each of the subjects and with at least 30 % marks in English.
Additional requirement for B.ArchCandidates should have appeared for NATA conducted by the Council of Architecture Delhi.
The West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery SciencesB.Tech (Dairy Technology) courseCandidate must have passed the Qualifying Examination i.e. the ‘10+2’ with at least 50% marks (40% in case of candidates belonging to WBJEE 2019) in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects with individual pass marks (in both theory and practical wherever applicable) in all the three subjects as stated above in regular Class mode
The Neotia UniversityB.Tech in all branches except Marine EngineeringPass ‘10+2’ or equivalent Examination with at least 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, as compulsory subjects.
B.Tech in Marine Engineering  Pass ‘10+2’ or equivalent Examination with at least 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, as compulsory subjects and at least 50% marks in English.
B.Tech in Computer Science Engineering and Robotic EngineeringPass ‘10+2’ or equivalent Examination with at least 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics
Aliah UniversityB.Tech in Civil Engineering B.Tech in Electronics & Communication Engineering B.Tech in Computer Science Engineering
B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering
Pass ‘10+2’ or equivalent Examination with at least 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics

Candidates must have secured at least 100 marks in each subject of the final exam

Seats Captured Through Other Exam

Students can take part in the Engineering Colleges admission for the courses from different exams also. The exams are JEE Main, NATA. The candidates who appear for the JEE Main and score the good rank then he/she can participate in the admission process. Around 10% of seats are reserved for the JEE Main students. However, it has seen that not all colleges or universities provide seats to the JEE main candidates.

WBJEE Eligibility FAQ

Ques. Who all can apply for WBJEE 2020?
Ans. An Indian citizen who is not less than 17 years and must have cleared the 10+2 with the science stream can apply. English as the other subject should also be there. Different University has different criteria but for appearing WBJEE 2020 candidates must have an aggregate of  45% in main subjects and 30% in English.
Ques. Is it necessary to have the domicile certificate for WBJEE?
Ans. Yes, if candidates are applying  for government colleges then it is necessary to  have the domicile certificate. It is not necessaty to have if you are applying for the private university/college.
Ques. Is WBJEE stands for engineering only?
Ans. No, it also take other streams into account such as Pharmacy and Architecture.
Ques. Is domicile required for the Jadavpur University?
Ans. No, you don’t require the domicile certificate if you are applying for the Jadavpur University.
Ques. What is the qualifying marks for WBJEE 2020?
Ans. The basic qualifying marks is to have the 45% aggregate ( 40% for reserved category) in the main subjects described by the WBJEEB. While 30%  marks in English. Mind that different universities have different eligibility criteria. So go through the procedure before applying into it.

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