WBJEE Exam Pattern 2024: Marking Scheme, Exam Mode
WBJEE Exam Pattern 2024 – The Exam pattern of WBJEE 2024 comprises three subjects with 2 categories of questions each. The exam will be of four hours duration in which they have to attempt a total of 155 questions. Aspirants who wish to attempt this state-level entrance examination must understand the WBJEE exam pattern comprehensively to ace the exam and get into the college of their choice. Aspirants can refer to this article to learn about the WBJEE full marks, total marks, the pattern of the paper, WBJEE number division and more.
The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board conducts the WBJEE examinations annually for admission to various undergraduate programmes. WBJEE 2024 exam will be held in April 2024 tentatively.
WBJEE 2024 Marking Scheme
Candidates appearing for the exam must know the marking scheme of WBJEE. The below table provides a clear idea of how the WBJEE answer sheets are marked.
Total Marks of WBJEE
WBJEE Negative Marking
The below table provides information about the WBJEE negative marking for each category of questions in the WBJEE exams:
There is no negative marking
WBJEE 2024 Question Paper Pattern
There are two papers in the WBJEE examination. Paper-I is Mathematics and Paper-II is Physics and Chemistry. Both Paper I and Paper II are of 100 marks each. The question paper of WBJEE is divided into 3 categories:
- Category 1 questions will be of 1 mark
- Category 2 questions will be of 2 marks
- Category 3 questions will be of 2 marks
Category 1 and Category 2 questions carry a negative marking. There is no negative marking in Category 3 questions.
WBJEE 2024 Exam Pattern Highlights
The WBJEE 2024 Exam Pattern Highlights are tabulated below-
Name of the Exam
West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations (WBJEE)
Exam Conducting Body
West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board (WBJEEB)
Mode of Exam
WBJEE Time Duration
Paper I: Mathematics (11 AM to 1 PM)
Paper II: Physics and Chemistry (2 PM to 4 PM)
Type of Question
Number of Questions
Physics – 40 questions
Chemistry – 40 questions
Mathematics – 75 questions
Category-wise Division of Questions
Category 1 – 50 Questions
Category 2 – 15 Questions
Category 3 – 10 Questions
Physics and Chemistry:
Category 1 – 30 Questions
Category 2 and 3 – 5 Questions each
WBJEE OMR Instructions
Some important points for filling the OMR sheet in the WBJEE are given below-
- Candidates are allowed to open their question booklets only when their exam starts. Also, after the test, the test booklet and answer sheet must be submitted to the invigilator, or else the candidate is treated as absent for the entrance test.
- The invigilator asks the candidates to open the seal of the test booklet five minutes before the paper starts. Candidates should refrain from opening the seal of the question booklet before they are instructed to do so.
- As the exam is offline, candidates must fill in all the details with a blue or black ballpoint pen.
- The responses marked in the answer sheet of WBJEE cannot be edited.
- Candidates belonging to the PwD category are eligible for 20 minutes of extra time in each paper, for which they have to sit for the examination in the Board’s office in Kolkata.
- In case of any issue with the test booklet, candidates must immediately report to the invigilator to replace both the test booklet and the answer sheet.
WBJEE 2024 Syllabus
Candidates appearing for the exam must be aware of the WBJEE syllabus. This will help candidates to create a well-structured and effective study plan. The WBJEE syllabus is divided into 3 subjects, i.e. Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
|WBJEE 2024 Mathematics Syllabus|
|Integral Calculus||Area Under Curves|
Matrices and Determinants
Permutation and Combination
Set Theory and Relations
Theory of Equation
Point and Straight Line
|Differential Calculus||Continuity and Differentiability|
Differentiation and Application of Derivatives
|Trigonometry||Inverse Trigonometric Functions|
Trigonometric Equations and Inequations
Trigonometric Ratios, Functions, and Identities
|Statistics and Mathematical Reasoning||Mathematical Reasoning|
|WBJEE 2024 Physics Syllabus|
|Modern Physics||Atomic Structure in Modern Physics|
Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity
Photo-Electric Effect and Electromagnetic Waves
Semiconductors and Communication System
|Mechanics-1||Mathematics in Physics|
Motion in One Dimension
Motion in Two Dimension and Projectile Motion
Newton’s Laws of Motion
Units and Dimensions
Work, Power, and Energy
|Mechanics 2||Center of Mass and Momentum Conservation|
Properties of Matter and Fluid Mechanics
Simple Harmonic Motion (SHM)
|Electro-Magnetism||Electric charges and Fields|
Electric potential and Capacitance
Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current
Classical Magnetism and Magnetic Properties of Matter
|Heat and Thermodynamics||Heat Transfer|
Laws of Thermodynamics
Thermal properties of matter, Calorimetry and Kinetic Theory of Gases
|Mechanical Waves||Waves and Sounds|
|WBJEE 2024 Chemistry Syllabus|
|Physical Chemistry||Chemical Equilibrium|
Redox and Volumetric Analysis
Solution (General and Colligative Properties)
Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry
|Organic Chemistry||Alcohol and Ether|
Chemistry in action
Biomolecules and Polymers
Carboxylic Acid and its Derivatives
Classification and Nomenclature
General Organic Chemistry
Haloarenes and Phenols
Hydrocarbons: Alkanes, Alkenes, and Alkynes
Nitrogen Compound and Aliphatic Amines
Practical and Environmental Chemistry
|Inorganic Chemistry||Chemical Bonding|
D-Block and F-Block Elements
S-Block Elements, Hydrogen, and its Compounds
WBJEE 2024 Sample Papers
WBJEE 2024 Sample Papers are not available as of now. West Bengal JEE aspirants may refer to Previous Year Question Papers to get an idea of the questions that are asked in the exam.
The past three Previous Year Question Papers are given below and old question papers of WBJEE are available on this link – WBJEE Old Question Papers.
WBJEE 2024 Exam Pattern FAQs
Q. What is the mode of the WBJEE exam?
Ans. The authorities conduct the WBJEE in pen and paper-based mode (offline).
Q. When will the WBJEE examination be conducted in 2024?
Ans. The WBJEE 2024 exam will be conducted in April 2024.
Q. What is the total duration of the WBJEE exam?
Ans. The WBJEE exam is conducted for a total of 4 hours.
Q. What are the Categories 1, 2, and 3 of questions in WBJEE?
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 that are correct.
Q. I have marked only one option in a category 3 question. Will I get full marks?
Ans. In category 3, more than 1 option may or may not be right. So, the full marks will be awarded only if the candidates mark all the right answers. However, in the case of a partially correct response without any incorrect marking, this formula will be applied to calculate the score – 2 x (no of correct response) / (total number of correct options).
There are two papers in the WBJEE 2024 examination. Paper 1 includes questions from Mathematics. Paper 2 includes questions from Physics and Chemistry. Paper 1 and paper 2 include questions that are divided into three categories. They are:
Category 1: One mark questions with one correct answer
Category 2: Two mark questions with one correct answer
Category 3: Two mark questions with more than one correct answer
Candidates who appear for both papers are eligible for admission to Engineering, Technology, Architecture and Pharmacy courses. Candidates appearing only for Paper 2 will be eligible for admission to the Pharmacy course. Appearing only for Paper 1 does not make the candidate eligible for any course.