West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations
West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations

WBJEE Exam Pattern 2024: Check Paper 1 & Paper 2 Exam Pattern, Category-wise Marking Scheme

WBJEE 2024 Exam Pattern is released by the West Bengal Joint Entrance Exam Board (WBJEEB) in the official notification. The WBJEE exam is scheduled to be conducted likely in April 2024.
WBJEE Exam Pattern 2024

WBJEE Exam Pattern 2024

WBJEE Exam Pattern 2024: The West Bengal Joint Entrance Exam Board (WBJEEB) conducts the WBJEE exam 2024 in offline mode. In the academic session 2024-25, the examination will be conducted for Undergraduate Courses in Engineering and Technology, Pharmacy and Architecture at a variety of universities, government colleges and self-financing institutions in the State of West Bengal. Also Read: WBJEE Exam 2024

Candidates preparing for the exam must be aware of the WBJEE exam pattern 2024. As per the exam pattern, the WBJEE exam consists of two papers: Paper 1 - Mathematics & Paper II - Physics & Chemistry. The duration of both papers will be 2 hours each. The questions asked in the paper are divided into three categories: Category 1, Category 2, and Category 3. The marking scheme for each question differs category-wise. Also Read: WBJEE Syllabus 2024

WBJEE Paper 1 & Paper 2 will have 75 and 80 questions, respectively. Both Paper 1 & Paper 2 are of 100 marks each. There is also a negative marking of ¼ for each incorrect answer as per the WBJEE marking scheme. 

WBJEE Exam Pattern 2024: Highlights



Exam Mode

Offline Mode 

Duration of Exam

Paper 1: 2 Hours

Paper 2: 2 Hours

No. of Papers

Paper I - Mathematics

Paper II - Physics & Chemistry

No. of Questions

Physics - 40 questions

Chemistry - 40 questions

Mathematics - 75 questions

Maximum Marks

Mathematics: 100 Marks

Physics & Chemistry: 100 Marks

Marking Scheme

Category 1 - One Mark for each Correct Answer

 Category 2 & 3 - Two marks for each incorrect answer

Negative Marking

Category 1 - 0.25 Marks

Category 2 - 0.5 Marks

Category 3 - No negative marking.

WBJEE Exam Pattern 2024: Paper & Ranks

  • Applicants appearing in both paper-I and paper-II are qualified for both General Merit Rank (GMR) as well as Pharmacy Merit Rank (PMR). Such individuals are considered for enrollment in all courses.
  • Applicants appearing solely in paper- II are eligible for PMR only. Those applicants are considered for enrollment into Pharmacy courses solely (except at Jadavpur University)
  • Those competing solely in paper-I are not eligible for any rank.

WBJEE Exam Pattern 2024: Mode of Answering

  • The Optical Mark Recognition technique will be used to analyse answers provided on a specifically constructed optical machine-readable response (OMR) sheet. So, it is crucial to use the proper marking technique.
  • Applicants will respond to questions by completely darkening the corresponding circle or bubble with a ballpoint pen using blue or black ink.
  • Any other type of marking, such as filling the circle/bubble partially with pencil, a cross, a tick, a dot, a circular mark, overwriting, scratching, erasing, white ink, or marking outside the circle/bubble, may cause the response to be interpreted incorrectly, partially, or ambiguously. This might result in the cancellation of the OMR sheet, and WBJEEB shall not be held accountable in any manner for such an occurrence.
  • It is unable to edit, amend, delete, or modify response marking.

WBJEE 2024 Subject-wise Question Distribution

The subject-wise question distribution as per the WBJEE 2024 exam pattern is as follows:

WBJEE 2023 Subject-wise Question Distribution

WBJEE 2024 Marking Scheme

The allocation of marks among the exam's multiple-choice questions is outlined in the marking scheme. There are three types of questions in the WBJEE for physics, chemistry, and math, and they are explained below:


Marking Scheme

Category 1

  • There will be 1 mark given for each accurate response.
  • A wrong response will result in a deduction of 0.25 marks.
  • Unanswered questions receive a score of 0 (zero).

Category 2

  • There will be 2 marks given for each accurate response.
  • A wrong response will result in a score of 0.5 marks.
  • Unanswered questions receive a score of 0 (zero).

Category 3

  • There may be one or more viable choices.
  • If all appropriate options are chosen, 2 marks will be given.
  • A 0 (zero) mark will be awarded for any response that contains both the right and wrong answer.
  • The scores given for a partially accurate response are equal to 2 X (the number of correct alternatives indicated plus the total number of correct options).
  • Inability to answer the question will result in a score of 0 (zero).


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What types of questions asked in WBJEE exam 2023?

The WBJEE exam consists of Multiple Choice Questions. Candidates have to mark the correct answer/answers to each question.

What various kinds of questions are there in each question category of the WBJEE 2023?

In Category 1, there are 30 Questions in each of Physics and Chemistry, and there are 5 Questions in each of Categories 2 and 3. 50 questions in Category 1, 15 in Category 2, and 10 in Category 3 make up the Mathematics part.

Does the WBJEE use a negative marking system?

Each incorrect response will result in a deduction of 1/4 mark for questions in categories I and II. Questions in Category III don't have negative marking.

What will the WBJEE 2023 mode be?

The WBJEE exam will be administered offline, and applicants must fill OMR sheets using a black or blue ballpoint pen.

What is the marking scheme of Category 3 questions in WBJEE exam 2023?

There may be one or more right answers for the Category 3 questions. Even if just part of the answer is right, candidates will still receive marks for it.  Nevertheless, no marks will be given if the answer choices are both accurate and wrong. For instance, 3 of 4 possible answers are accurate. As a result, the applicant would only earn partial marks if they had selected either 2 or 1 of the right options. However, if a candidate selects two correct responses while selecting one wrong response, no marks will be given.