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West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination 2020

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WBJEE 2020 Exam Pattern: Paper Structure, Marks Distribution

Updated On - June 28 2020 by Latika Kalra

The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination is a state level examination conducted by the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board. This examination gives the appearing candidates an opportunity to take admissions into government institutions, self-financed institutions and a few private universities.
A proper knowledge about the exam pattern, marking scheme, etc. helps the candidate extract the maximum score from the paper. The article in the further paragraphs gives a deeper knowledge about the examination pattern of WBJEE 2020. 

WBJEE 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates can check the WBJEE 2020 Exam Pattern given below:

  • Mode of examination: The examination will be conducted in the offline mode in an OMR based pattern of examination. 
  • Subjects: The examination would have questions from mathematics, physics and chemistry subjects. 
  • Duration: The examination will be for a duration of two hours for each paper. 
  • Number of shifts of the examination: The examination will be conducted in two shifts; one in the morning and another in the afternoon. Paper 1 – 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM and Paper 2 – 2:00 – 4:00 PM. The morning paper would be of completely Mathematics and the afternoon paper consists of questions from Physics and Chemistry. 
  • Type of questions: The exam would consist of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with only one option as the correct answer. 
  • Marking scheme: Each correctly answered question carries one mark in category I and two marks in category II. 
  • Answering mode: Since the examination is OMR based, the candidates are required to mark the answers with a blue or black ball point pen that would be provided at the time of examination by the WBJEE Board. 
The following is the subject wise weightage for WBJEE 2020:
Number of Questions
Total Questions
Total Marks
Category I
Category II
Category III


Each question from the first category carries one mark, from the second category carries two marks and from the category contains two marks for each correct answer. The detailed marking scheme is given in the next section. 
The below is a section-wise, detailed marking scheme for the WBJEE 2020 examination:
Only of the options given is a correct answer. There will be one mark for each correct answer. 1/4th marks i.e, 25%of the marks will be deducted for a wrong answer. Bubbling more than one option on the OMR sheet is considered invalid and wrong and negative marks shall be awarded for the same. No marks will be given or deducted for questions not attempted. 
Only of the options is a correct answer. Each correct answer will be awarded 1 mark. For each wrong answer, ½ marks i.e, 50% of the marks shall be deducted. Marking more than one answer for the same question shall be considered invalid and wrong. Negative marking shall be done for the same. An unanswered question does not carry any marks i.e, no marks shall be awarded or deducted. 
A question from the third category contains questions with one or more than one correct answers. Each correct answer shall be awarded two marks completely. A combination of correct and wrong answers shall be awarded zero marks. Partially correct answers shall be awarded 2 times the number of correct answers. 
For example, if for a question, the correct answers are A, B and C, 
  • If a candidate marks A, B and C as the answers, he would be awarded 6 marks in total (2 marks each for each option). 
  • If a candidate choses options like A and D or B and D or C and D or A, B, C and D, they would be awarded zero marks since a wrong answer in involved in the options.
  • If a candidate choses options like A or B or C or A, B or A, C or A, B or B, C etc., the candidate will be awarded         2 x (number of correct answers chosen). 
The following are the general instructions for a candidate appearing for WBJEE 2020:
  • Candidates appearing for the examination must have a clear and complete knowledge about the exam pattern, marking scheme, syllabus and important topics beforehand to enhance better preparation. 
  • Candidates are advised to reach the examination center one hour before the examination time to avoid traffic or other issues that occur during the examination times. 
  • Visiting the examination center one day before the examination, helps the candidate find an easy and lesser time consuming route beforehand. 
  • Electronic gadgets including calculators shall not be allowed into the examination hall and candidates are advised to not possess the same. 



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