WBJEE Exam Pattern 2018

Last Updated - February 12 2018


WBJEE 2018 Exam Format details out the syllabus, nature of questions, marking scheme, distribution of questions etc. in the exam. There will be a total of 200 questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics that evaluate the ability and competence of all participants.

WBJEE 2018 will be organized in the third week of April 2018. There will be two slots on the same day, where Physics and Chemistry will be held together in the first slot and Mathematics in the second. West Bengal Joint Entrance Exam will be organized in offline method and the total period of the exam is 4 hours.

WBJEE Syllabus will be based on chapters in PCM from class XII. The question paper will contain all objective questions. As for the WBJEE marking scheme, one mark will be honored for each accurate response option, while 0.25 mark will be deducted for each inaccurate response.

All aspirants who complete WBJEE 2018 will be able to seek admission in any one of the participating institutes of WBJEE. These institutes provide undergraduate courses in engineering, pharmacy, and architecture. This year, almost 1.5 lakh aspirants are expected to appear for WBJEE 2018.

Highlights Table of WBJEE Exam Format 2018

WBJEE 2018 Exam Date April 2018
Exam Slots 2 Paper-I (Mathematics) – (11:00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.) Paper-II (Physics & Chemistry) – (2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
Language of paperEnglish
Method of examination Offline
Total marks 200 marks
Number of sections3 (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics)
Marking scheme Accurate response- +1 marks Inaccurate response- -0.25 marks

WBJEE Exam Format 2018 for Physics

Physics is considered as the discipline of science related with nature and properties of matter and energy. Here’s a detailed look at WBJEE 2018 Exam Format for Physics. This section will be merged with Chemistry in WBJEE Question Paper and must be finished within 2 hours. WBJEE will test an aspirant’s basic understanding of Physics that he studied till class XII.

  • Total Time Allotted: Recommended to be solved in 40-70 minutes
  • Difficulty level: Moderate
  • Total Marks Allotted: from 40 to 60
  • Total Questions: 40

WBJEE 2018 Syllabus for Physics

As mentioned previous, the board expects aspirants to have a basic understanding of every topic mentioned in the syllabus below. Let’s look at the topics that are likely to be asked in WBJEE 2018 Physics. However, there is some topics aspirant should pay extra attention to.

Most Important TopicsImportant TopicsLeast Important Topics
Gaseous TheoryDimensional AnalysisUnits and Dimensions
Center of Mass, CollisionNewtons Laws of MotionMistakes, Significant figures
2D and 3D MotionsScalars, VectorsGravitation
Simple Harmonic MotionSound WavesDimensional Analysis
Circular MotionElectric FluxPhysical World, Measurements
Gauss Theorem, Coulombs LawSolid State-
ThermodynamicsWork Power Energy-

Advisable Books for WBJEE 2018 Physics 

wbjee physics
Book NameAuthor/Publisher
Concepts of PhysicsHC Verma
Physics ProblemsIE Irodov

Quick Preparation tip for Physics

Physics can be little tricky at times. But with complete concepts and methodological approach, you can ace the section easily. Getting/ Making a handbook that would contain all the formulae to be used in the exam will surely help. It will not only help you remember them but also make you realize the practical conditions and circumstances where they can be applied.

Sample Questions for Physics in WBJEE 2018

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WBJEE Exam Format 2018 for Chemistry

Chemistry is considered to be the discipline of science related with the substances of which matter is composed, the investigation of their properties and reactions, and the use of such reactions to form new substances.

Like physics, aspirants appearing for WBJEE 2018 are expected to have the basic understanding of Chemistry as that of class XII. Let’s look at the exam format for Chemistry in WBJEE 2018: This section will be merged with Physics and must be finished in 2 hours’ duration.

  • Total time to be invested: recommended 30-40 minutes
  • Total questions asked: 40
  • Total Marks allotted: 40-60
  • Difficulty level: Moderate

WBJEE Syllabus 2018 for Chemistry

Take a quick look at the topics to study in Chemistry for WBJEE 2018

Most ImportantLess ImportantLeast Important
Periodic TableInorganic ChemistryDalton’s Atomic Theory
Chemical KineticsAlkanes, Alkenes, AlkynesAtomic Mass
Molar ChemistrySN1 and SN2 ReactionsAvogadro's Hypothesis
Markownikoff’s and anti-Markownikoff’s additionsAromatic CompoundsChemical Equations
carbonyl compounds and estersCatalystsOxidation-Reduction
Empirical and Molecular formula-Gay Lussac’s Law

Preference Books for WBJEE 2018 Chemistry 

wbjee chemistry
Book NameAuthor/Publisher
Chemistry by Pradeep’sPradeep’s
Organic Chemistry by OP TandonOP Tandon and AK Virmani

WBJEE 2018 Quick Preparation tip for Chemistry

It is recommended, to begin with, Chemistry section as it consumes less time. If your concepts about basic chemistry are strong and if you are well informed about rules of Organic Chemistry, you will have to invest less time in the section. Chemistry does not involve heavy calculations and complex problems to be solved.

Sample Questions for Chemistry in WBJEE 2018 

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WBJEE Exam Format 2018 for Mathematics

Mathematics is considered as an abstract science of number, quantity, Space, and matter. Anyhow, take a quick look at mathematics format for WBJEE 2018. Engineering could not be possible or for fun say, imaginable without Mathematics. Mathematics is the soul and the most important aspect of engineering studies.

  • Total Questions Asked: 75
  • Total Marks Allotted: 100
  • Marks each question: 100
  • Difficulty level: Moderate-High

WBJEE 2018 Syllabus for Mathematics

Apart from being the most important, mathematics is also one of the toughest section to crack in WBJEE 2018. Understanding its syllabus and working upon your weak areas would be the apt strategy.

Most Important TopicsImportant TopicsLeast Important Topics
Progression and SeriesDifferentiationProbability, Integration by parts. Integration by substitution and the partial fraction.
Complex Numbers, conjugateIntegrationProperties of triangles,
Matrices, Quadratic EquationsDifferential CalculusMean, Variance and Standard Deviation
Binomial Theorem, Sets Relations MappingSets, Relations, and MappingMaxima, Minima, Bayes’ Theorem
Trigonometric FunctionsStatistics, Inverse TrigonometryTangents and Normal
Coordinate GeometryDistance Formula, Section FormulaScalar Triple Products

Preference books for WBJEE 2018 Mathematics 

Book NameAuthor/Publisher
Mathematics RS Agarwal
XI Mathematics: NCERTNCERT
MathematicsRD Sharma

Quick Preparation tip for Mathematics

Mathematics is considered as the toughest section of all as mentioned previously. It would be recommended to break the topics into three parts as mentioned below:

1.I am best at these

2.Okay. I required a little exercise for these

3.I am very bad at it

Dividing topics as per your strength and preparation would help you strategize your preparation in a healthy attitude. Writing important formulae, squares, cubes over the wall of your study table will help you register them subconsciously.

Sample Questions for Mathematics in WBJEE 2018 

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WBJEE 2018 Marking Scheme 

WBJEE is one of the most popular yet difficult exams to crack. A lot depends on the nature of questions and how well you perform in each section. The marking scheme for any exam plays a big role in deciding your scores. In WBJEE, there are three categories of questions. They have been described below:

Category 1

  • 1 mark will be honored for each accurate response
  • 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong response
  • Marking more than one response option in the OMR sheet will be treated as inaccurate response, which means 0.25 mark will be deducted
  • Questions in Category 1 carry 1 mark each

Category 2 

  • 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong response
  • Marking more than one response option in the OMR sheet will be treated as inaccurate response, which means 0.25 mark will be deducted
  • Questions in Category 2 carry 1 mark each
  • 2 marks will be honored for each accurate response

Category 3 

  • More than 2 response choices can be correct
  • There is no negative marking
  • Full 2 marks if all accurate choices are selected

Subject-wise WBJEE Marking Scheme 2017

The category-wise questions and their marking scheme for WBJEE are given in the below table:

SubjectCategory 1Category 2Category 3Total QuestionsTotal Marks
Physics30 Q x 1 M5 Q x 2 M5 Q x 2 M4050
Chemistry30 Q x 1 M5 Q x 2 M5 Q x 2 M4050
Mathematics50 Q x 1 M15 Q x 2M10 Q x 2 M75100

Aspirants appearing in WBJEE required to understand all the aspects of WBJEE 2018 Exam Format well. Knowing the format and topics that hold significance in the exam will give you an upper hand and can save you a lot of time.

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