WBJEE Exam

West Bengal Joint Entrance Exam

WBJEE Eligibility Criteria

Annually, the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board conducts the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE) for admission to undergraduate courses in engineering, architecture and pharmacy. The qualified candidates in the WBJEE exam can seek admission in universities, government colleges and self-financed institutes of West Bengal. 

Candidates must meet the required eligibility criteria in order to appear for the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE). The organising body has clearly specified the academic requirements along with pass percentage and age limits for admissions to the engineering, architecture and pharmacy courses. 

WBJEE 2019 Eligibility 

Candidates must be a citizen of India to apply for WBJEE 2019. Candidates must be 17 years of age as on December 31, 2019. A candidate should have been born on or before December 31, 2002. There is no upper age limit in appearing for WBJEE. However, for admission to the degree level Marine Engineering course, the lower age limit is 17 years as on December 31, 2019 and the upper age limit is 25 years as on December 31, 2019. 

WBJEE Eligibility To Engineering Courses  

  • Candidates must have passed the 10+2 examination with physics and mathematics along with any one of chemistry/biotechnology/biology/computer science/computer application/technical vocational subject as compulsory subject. 
  • Candidates must have obtained at least 45% marks (40% in case of candidates belonging to reserved category, e.g., SC, ST, OBC-A, OBC-B, PwD) in the above three subjects taken together. 
  • Students must have passed English in the 10+2 examination with at least 30% marks.
  • Candidates should pass the 10+2 from the board, which is recognized by the Central Government or State Government concerned. 

WBJEE Eligibility To Pharmacy Courses 

  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 examination with physics, chemistry, mathematics/biology as compulsory subjects. 
  • They must have obtained at least 45% marks (40% in case of candidates belonging to reserved category, e.g., SC, ST, OBC-A, OBC-B, PwD) in the above three subjects taken together.
  • Students must have passed English in the 10+2 examination with at least 30% marks.
  • Candidates should pass the 10+2 from the board, which is recognized by the Central Government or State Government concerned. 
  • Candidates have to note that possessing 10+2 qualification from non-formal and non-class room-based schooling such as National Institute of Open Schooling, open school systems of any states, etc. are not eligible for admission to B. Pharm. 

WBJEE Eligibility To Architecture course

  • Candidate with less than 50% marks in aggregate shall be admitted.
  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 examination with mathematics as a subject.
  • One should also pass an Aptitude Test as specified by Council of Architecture.

Candidates appearing for the qualifying examination, i.e., the 10+2 in 2019 are also eligible to apply for the WBJEE 2019. However, they are not eligible for allotment of seat for admission if a candidate does not pass the qualifying examination with the minimum required eligibility criteria. 

WBJEE Residential/ Domicile Requirement

There is no residential/domicile requirement to appear for the WBJEE. However, candidates belonging to the West Bengal state are only eligible for admission to any Government aided Engineering/Technology/Pharmacy College. Also, candidates belonging to reserved category are also eligible for admission.  

Candidates have to note that only those will be treated as the domicile of West Bengal who are either residing in West Bengal continuously at least for last 10 years or whose parents are permanent residents of West Bengal having a permanent address within the State of West Bengal.

WBJEE Eligibility Through JEE Main 

  • Candidates can avail admissions in Private Self Financing Colleges through JEE Main.
  • To apply they must qualify in JEE Main. 
  • A total of 10% of seats will be available to candidates under the JEE Main quota. 
  • The eligibility for candidates is the same as that of WBJEE as above. 

Institute Specific WBJEE Eligibility Criteria 

Jadavpur University

  • Candidates must have passed the Higher Secondary Examination (10+2 level) or its equivalent examination with an aggregate of 45% (40% for SC/ST/PwD)

  • They must have studied Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects with Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical Vocational Subjects (Engineering Drawing/Computer Science) as optional subjects

  • They must have secured at least 30% marks in English (applicable for candidates from all categories)

  • Candidates must also have individual pass marks in each of Physics, Mathematics, English as well as the optional subject chose (Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical Vocational Subjects (Engineering Drawing/Computer Science)

  • Candidates must be at least 17 years of age as on December 31, 2018

Jadavpur University and Calcutta University (excluding Dept of Jute & Fibre Technology)

  • Candidates must have passed the Higher Secondary Examination (10+2 level) or its equivalent examination

  • They must have passed Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics with an aggregate of 60% (55% for SC/ST/PwD)

  • They must have secured at least 30% marks in English ( applicable for candidates from all categories)

  • Candidates must also have individual pass marks in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and English

  • Candidates must be at least 17 years of age as on December 31, 2018.


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