JEXPO, Joint Entrance Examination for Polytechnic West Bengal, is a pen-paper based qualifying test conducted by West Bengal State Council of Technical Education. It is conducted to facilitate the admission of the applicants into Government and private Polytechnic institutes of West Bengal, that offers various diploma courses in the field of Engineering and Technology, Pharmacy, Architecture, etc.
The exam is organized annually by the responsible authority in April. However, JEXPO 2020 has been postponed due to the extension of the Lockdown period with no fixed date so far.
It is a statutory body formed in 1996, working under the Department of Technical education and training, Ministry of Technical Education and Training( West Bengal). In all, it covers 86 polytechnic institutes in West Bengal and one more institute (Polytechnic institute at Narsingarh) in Tripura, all affiliated to WBSCTE education. The council is also responsible for conducting short term vocational training programs at various centers and institutes.
Application forms for JEXPO can be filled in both online and offline modes. Those who opt to fill the form online will get it on the official website. They will have to register on the site by filling their details and then fill the form. Whereas the aspirants choosing the offline mode will get the form from any Govt, Govt-sponsored or Self-Financed Institute, provided they are affiliated with WBSCTE. The forms will also be available in a few selected ITIs.
Now, filling this application form is the first step to the exam, which is why the candidate needs to be careful in feeding the details. The contact details like phone numbers and e-mail id have to be entered correctly so that they receive further notifications regarding the procedure. Plus, the name of the candidate, his father’s name, and date of birth should match those in the 10th class mark sheet.
Aspirants may have a look at the tentative schedule to have an idea of the examination and kickstart their preparation accordingly. Below is the chart showing the tentative dates, going through which the candidates will be aware of the gap between the announcement of the exam, exam date, and the result.
The admit card for any exam gives the candidates the entry to the examination hall on the date of examination. This is what makes it the most important document regarding the exam. Unlike the application form, the admit card for the JEXPO exam 2020 will only be available online on the official portal of WBSCTE and will not be sent to the candidates in any other form. Thus, the aspirants will have to download it themselves by visiting the website.
The admit card will have the basic information about the candidate, including his name, father’s name, dob, and photographs. One more important aspect of the admit card is the instructions printed on the other side. It is imperative to adhere to them to avoid any mistakes.
Candidates are required to obtain the minimum qualifying marks that have been fixed by the council in order to participate in the further rounds of counseling and admission. These minimum marks are known as cut off marks and are released by the board after the declaration of the JEXPO 2020 result. Well, Cut off marks for any exam depend on the following factors-
The number of candidates.
The number of institutes participating.
Number of seats to be allotted
The difficulty level of the examination
Marking scheme during the assessment
Cut off trends of the previous year
Reservation policy of the institutes participating.
One must read the eligibility criteria of the exam before starting the preparation. This is necessary to be sure that he/she meets the requirements that the board demands from a candidate. The eligibility for the exam is checked on various heads, namely nationality, age, educational qualification, the minimum percentage of marks, and the combination of subjects.
Following is the eligibility criteria of JEXPO 2020 aspirant-
The aspirant must hold the citizenship of India.
As it is a state-level exam, he has to have a domicile certificate of West Bengal.
Candidate must have passed his 10th with English, Physical Science, and Mathematics as mandatory subjects with a minimum of 35%.
There is no upper age limit. However, the candidate must not be born after 1st July 2005.
The candidate needs to have a detailed study of the subjects he has chosen as, unlike the board exams, JEXPO has objective type questions having four options for each question. Out of those four options, the candidate needs to mark the right one as the answer. Now, having prior knowledge of the exam pattern and syllabus will assist the aspirant in the preparation and its strategy. Below are the key features of JEXPO 2020 exam pattern-
It is an objective type offline test.
The answers have to be marked by darkening the circles on the OMR sheet.
The paper will have 200 MCQs, one marks each.
The candidate will be provided two hours to complete the test.
There is no negative marking.
The result of JEXPO is released online within a month from the date of examination. For the JEXPO exam 2020, the result is in the form of a merit list, which only has the names of the candidates who scored above the cutoff marks. Also, this is the final result, and in any case, the council will not review it. These are the steps to download the result-
Visit the official website of WBSCTE.
Click on the JEXPO 2020 Result.
Log in with the required details, which will be your roll number and password.
If you have scored positive, you will get your name in the merit list.
After the declaration of the result, you will have to attend the online counseling, which is the first round. To take part in the counseling, the candidate will have to register. After the registration, you will be asked to fill your preferences for the institute along with the branch. Be careful while performing this step, and do not miss any of the preferred institutions. Also, you need to know that there is no limit for the choices; thus, feel free to try for as many colleges you want to. After that, lock the options and take the printout of the page, you may need it later.
Nonetheless, you need to know that you can attend the counseling, only if you have scored positive.
1. What is the process of filing an application form for JEXPO 2020?
Application forms for JEXPO 2020 are available 3-4 earlier than the date of examination. The application form can be availed both online and offline. The process to fill the form can be summarized as follows-
Start with the online registration on the official website of WBSCTE.
Now before the candidate proceeds to fill the form, he/she must have the soft copies of his passport size photograph and signature.
The candidate is also required to ensure that he meets the eligibility criteria of the exam. He/she can quickly check the complete rules in the notification of the exam.
The application form then has to be filled online, followed by the fee payment, which is Rs. 450 in online mode, 500 for offline. There is relaxation for female candidates, and the fee is 225 Rs. ( online) and Rs.250(offline).
If you opt for offline mode, submit the form in the same institute from where you took it.
2. What are the steps to download admit cards for JEXPO 2020?
Answer-The admit cards will be released 1-2 weeks before the date of examination. It will have the center address and the other necessary details with the photograph of the candidate, which will be required while entering the examination hall. Steps to download the admit card are-
Go to the official website.
Click on the admit card download tab.
Log in by entering the credentials.
You will have your admit card on the screen. Click on the download button.
3. What documents are required for the counseling?
Answer-On attending the physical counseling session at the institute, you need to have the following documents along with you-
Seat allotment letter.
Marksheet of class 10th.
Admit card and scorecard of JEXPO.
Any identity card; aadhar, passport, voterID,etc.
Caste certificate if required
Medical certificate as per the instruction.
Printout of the registration form.