WBJEE Medical Exam Pattern: The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board (WBJEEB) conducts the common entrance exam for medical and engineering courses. It is a common entrance exam in Offline mode (OMR based examination). The board has given the details of WBJEE Medical Exam Pattern for the year 2020. Therefore, the candidates can check the mode of entrance exam and exam pattern. Candidates can register for the entrance exam by visiting the official website or reading our article on WBJEE Medical 2020. In this article, we are going to discuss the pattern of entrance exam for pharmacy and nursing courses in the state of West Bengal.

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WBJEE Medical Exam Pattern 2020

The WBJEEB authorities have released the details regarding the WBJEE Pharmacy Exam Pattern which includes the mode, duration, papers, number of questions based on categories, marking scheme, etc. The question paper will consist of two papers. Paper 1 consists of questions only from Mathematics. Paper 2 consists of combined questions from Physics and Chemistry. However, the candidates who are applying for the pharmacy courses and other medicine courses need to appear Only for  Paper-2. They are given Pharmacy Merit Rank.

Information about the nature of the entrance examination is available through WBJEE Medical 2020 exam pattern. Candidates are advised to check the exam pattern before commencing their preparation process for WBJEE Medical 2020. According to the exam pattern of WBJEE 2020 Medical, the marking scheme will differ as per the category of the questions. Read the full article to know more information About WBJEE Medical Exam Pattern 2020. WBJEE Medical exam will be conducted as an OMR based examination tentatively on February 2, 2020. The application form of WBJEE 2020 is already available on the website.

Important Dates of WBJEE Medical 2020 Exam Pattern

The officials have given the tentative schedule of the WBJEE Medical Exam Pattern on the official website of wbjeeb.nic.in. Therefore, the interested candidates can check the official website in order to update the dates and exam pattern of the entrance exam. Following table shows the tentative schedule of WBJEE Medical entrance exam pattern 2020


Important Dates

The Release of the WBJEE Medical Notification18th October 2019
WBJEE Medical Registration 202018th October 2019
Last Date to submit the Application Form 202013th November 2019
Application Form Correction Window14th to 16th November 2019
Release of the Admit Card of WBJEE24th January 2020 (Released)
Exam Date of WBJEE Medical2nd February 2020
WBJEE Medical ResultTo be Announced

WBJEE Medical 2020 Exam Pattern Details

The Exam Pattern of WBJEE Medical 2020 consists of the details regarding the entrance examination. The authorities will release the official exam pattern in online mode along with the brochure. Through the exam pattern, the candidates will be able to know information about the exam mode, duration, marking scheme and more. By checking the WBJEE Medical 2020 exam pattern before the preparation, the candidates will be able to become familiar with how the examination will be conducted.



Mode of Exam

Offline Mode (OMR Based Examination)

Examination Duration

2 Hours for each paper (Total 4 hours)


Paper I – Mathematics

Paper II – Physics and Chemistry

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (Objective)

Number of Questions

  • Physics – 40 questions

  • Chemistry – 40 questions

  • Mathematics – 75 questions

Category-wise Division of Questions

  • Mathematics – 50 Questions in Category 1, 15 Questions in Category 2 and 10 Questions in Category 3.

  • Physics and Chemistry – 30 Questions in Category 1, 5 Questions each in Category 2 and 3.

Mode of Answering

There will be four alternative answers for each question. The correct response has to be selected by the candidates by darkening the appropriate circle completely with blue/black ballpoint pen.

Total Marks

200 Marks

Marking Scheme

Category 1 – Each correct answer will be awarded one mark.

Category 2 – For every correct response, two marks will be given by the candidates.

Negative Marking

1st Category – Incorrect response will yield a loss of ¼ mark

2nd Category – For each incorrect answer, ½ mark will be deducted.

3rd Category – There is no negative marking.

Important Note:  Candidates appearing in both Paper I and Paper II are eligible for admissions in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Pharmacy programs in all Institutes. For those appearing in Paper-II only are eligible for admission only in Pharmacy courses (except in Jadavpur University).

WBJEE Medical Exam Scoring Methodology

The officials have given the scoring methodology for WBJEE Exam 2020. Also, the candidates need to check the WBJEE Pharma. Exam Pattern Negative Marking in order to score good marks. Negative marking always lowers the overall performance of the candidates. Therefore, a candidate should attempt to make the least number of incorrect options. In this way, they can easily avoid the negative marking and increase their overall marks and rank in the entrance examination.

The marking scheme of the exam specifies marks distribution over a number of questions in the question paper. In WBJEE Medical, there are three categories of questions for Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics which are described below:

Category 1

  • Only one option is correct
  • 1 mark will be awarded for each correct answer
  • An incorrect answer will yield -¼ (25% negative) marks
  • For any combination of response with more than one option, the said answer will be treated as incorrect and will yield -¼ marks.
  • Leaving a question unanswered will fetch the 0 (zero) mark.

Category 2 

  • Only one option is correct
  • 2 marks will be awarded for each correct answer
  • 0.5 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer
  • Marking more than one answer option in the OMR sheet will be treated as incorrect answer, which means 0.5 marks will be deducted
  • Leaving a question unanswered will fetch the 0 (zero) mark.

Category 3 

  • One or more options may be correct
  • 2 marks will be awarded if all correct choices are selected
  • Any combination of correct and wrong response will be treated as incorrect and will yield a 0 (zero) mark.
  • For partially correct response, marks awarded will be = 2 X (no. of correct options marked + total no. of correct options)
  • Not attempting the question will fetch the 0 (zero) mark.

WBJEE Medical Exam Pattern: Mode of Answering

  • The candidates have to answer the questions on a specially designed Optical Machine Readable response (OMR) sheet.
  • The sheet will be evaluated by the method of Optical Mark Recognition.
  • There are 4 options for each question, the candidate has to indicate the response by darkening the appropriate circle completely with blue/black ballpoint pen.
  • Any other kind of marking e.g. filling the bubble incompletely, filling with pencil, cross mark, tick mark, dot mark, circular mark, overwriting, scratching, erasing, white ink, marking outside the bubble, etc. may lead to wrong/partial/ambiguous reading of the response.
  • The candidates cannot edit/change/erase/modify the answers. Therefore, the candidates must mark the answer only if they are completely sure about the answer. They should not put any stray mark on which he/she does not want to attempt.

WBJEE Medical Question Paper Pattern

The candidates must know the WBJEE Pharmacy Exam Question Pattern before appearing for the exam. The questions in the entrance exam follow a pattern in which each section/category has a particular number of questions and marks. The following table gives the details of the question paper pattern of WBJEE Medical 2020


No. of questions
Total Marks
Category-I30Full Marks-1
Category-II5Full Marks-2
Category-III5Full Marks-2


No. of questions
Total Marks
Category-I30Full Marks-1
Category-II5Full Marks-2
Category-III5Full Marks-2

WBJEE Medical Exam Category-Wise Marks Distribution

Number of Questions:
S. NoSubjectNo of Questions
Distribution of marks:
SubjectCategory 1  (1 mark)Category 2(2 marks)Category 3(2 marks)Total Marks
Biology90 x 115 x 215 x 2150
Physics30 x 15 x 25 x 250
Chemistry30 x 15 x 25 x 250

Candidates, please note that the WEBJEE 2020 consists of two papers. However, Paper 1 is only for those who are applying for engineering courses. Candidates appearing in Paper 2 only and who are awarded with Pharmacy Merit Rank (PMR) are eligible for admission in Pharmacy courses only, except in Jadavpur University.

WBJEE Medical Exam Pattern Highlights

  • Mode of Exam: Offline (OMR Based)
  • Exam Duration: 2 Hours
  • Total Marks: 250 Marks (150+100)
  • Total Number of Questions: 200 questions
  • Negative Marking: Yes, for category 1 and 2 question, No for Category 3 questions.

WBJEE Medical Exam Pattern FAQ’s

Q1. What is the mode of WBJEE Medical 2020 Examination?
Ans: WBJEE 2020 will be conducted in offline mode and candidates will be asked to fill OMR sheets with black or blue ballpoint pen.
Q2. How many sections will be asked in WBJEE Medical 2020?
Ans: The exam consists of 3 sections namely, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and questions in each section is further divided into 3 different categories. However, the candidates appearing for Pharmacy and Nursing courses need to appear only for Paper-2, which consists of questions from Physics and Chemistry.
Q3. Which type of questions will be asked in WBJEE Medical 2020?
Ans: Only Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs) will be asked in the exam.
Q4. How many total questions are asked in WBJEE Medical 2020 and how many questions are there in each section?
Ans: There are a total of 80 questions in WBJEE 2020, in which Physics and Chemistry sections contain 40 Questions each.
Q5. What are the Categories 1, 2 and 3 of questions in WBJEE Medical?
Ans: In Category-I and Category-II only one answer option is correct, while in Category-III there might be one or more answer options are correct.
Q6. What is the marking scheme of WBJEE Medical 2020?
Ans: For Category 1 questions, 1 mark will be awarded for each correct answer. While for Category 2 and 3 questions, 2 marks will be given for each correct response. The WBJEE question paper will consist of total 200 marks.
Q7. Is there any negative marking scheme in WBJEE Pharma. 2020?
Ans: In category- I & category II questions, 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. There is no negative marking in category-III questions.
Q8. What is the total time duration of WBJEE Medical 2020?
Ans: There will be two papers of two hours duration each. The total time duration of WBJEE Medical is 4 hours. However, for Pharmacy candidates, there is only Paper 2 which is of 2 hours.


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