WBJEE Eligibility Criteria 2020

Detailed Info on WBJEE 2020

WBJEE exam is one of the most prestigious exams in the state of West Bengal. The WBJEE eligibility is determined by the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board. The WBJEE eligibility criteria 2020 can be checked by the candidates along with various details like required documents and conditions for admissions through WBJEE Exam. Failure to fulfil the eligibility criteria will lead to disqualification of that particular candidate from the exam procedure. The article tries to clarify all the facts regarding WBJEE eligibility criteria.


When was WBJEE Exam Conducted?

WBJEE exam 2020 was conducted on 02-02-2020 all across the state of West Bengal.


What are the Eligibility Criteria for WBJEE Engineering?

You have to meet the eligibility criteria as determined by the WBJEE Board. Candidates are requested to check all the eligibility criteria for WBJEE engineering before applying for the same.

General Eligibility Criteria for WBJEE Engineering:


The nationality of the candidate should be Indian.

Age limit: 

The lower age limit of the candidate is 17 years as on 31.12.2020 or must be born on or before 31.12.2003. There is no upper age limit for WBJEE exam. Only for Marine Engineering, the upper age limit is fixed as 25 years as on 31.12.2020 by the WBJEE Board. 

Academic Qualification:

Candidates are required to pass class 12 examination (or equivalent) with Mathematics and Physics along with one of the following subjects: Chemistry/ Biology/ Computer Science/ Computer Application. You must pass each of these subjects individually in regular class mode (theory and practical). The candidates appearing for the qualifying examination in 2020 are also eligible for WBJEE 2020 exam. The qualifying exam board must be Central or State Govt.

Marks Needed: 

An aggregate of 45% marks must be obtained by the general category candidates in all the three main subjects. For SC/ST/OBC the required aggregate marks to be secured is 40%. The candidates are also required to obtain at least 30% marks in English.  


Domicile is one of the determining factors in WBJEE 2020 eligibility. The candidates must be a resident of West Bengal for consecutive 10 years as on 31.12.2019. If the parents of the candidate are permanent resident of the state then domicile eligibility will be given to candidate.


What are the WBJEE Domicile Requirements?

In the Following Cases WBJEE Domicile Certificate is Required:


Institute Type

Seat Category

Requirement of Domicile


Universities which are state-aided offering Engineering/Technology/Pharmacy/Architecture courses  






Engineering & Technology colleges which are Govt 






Institutions which are self-financing offering Engineering/Technology/Pharmacy/ Architecture  






What are the Important Points of WBJEE Domicile Certificate Criteria?

The candidates who do not possess the required domicile eligibility can also appear in WBJEE exam.

Accordingly, for admissions into the Govt Engineering colleges in reserved seats the candidate should meet the domicile eligibility criteria of WBJEE 2020.

Allotments which are done through Tuition Fee Waiver (TFW) Scheme will also require domicile criteria to be fulfilled.

Candidates are required to download the prescribed pro forma and keep all the domicile certificates ready for the counselling and allotment process. 

The candidates failing to provide the WBJEE domicile certificate at the time when required will be disqualified straight away.


What are the Eligibility Criteria in Jadavpur University?

The Jadavpur University eligibility criteria are as follows:

The candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent exam with Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry as the main subjects with minimum 60% (45% for reserved category candidates) aggregate marks in three subjects altogether.

Moreover, the candidates must also have secured pass marks (both in theory and practical) in every subject mentioned above and with minimum 30% marks in English.


What are the Important Dates of WBJEE 2020 Exam?

The Important Dates of WBJEE 2020 are as Follows:

Starting and closing date of online application with payment of fees

18th October, 2019 to 13th November 2019

Correction through online mode and downloading of the revised confirmation page

14th November, 2019 to 16th November 2019

Release of admit card

27th January, 2020

Examination date

2nd February,2020

Paper I (Mathematics)- 11:00am to 1.00 pm

Paper II (Physics & Chemistry)- 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm


What is the Structure of WBJEE Board?

The WBJEE Board was structured in the year 1962 by the Government of West Bengal. It is the only entrusted organisation to conduct the WBJEE 2020. The WBJEE Board consists of one Chairman and other members. 


What is the Process of Compilation of Merit list of WBJEE?

Generally there are two merit lists are published by the Board which are as follows:

General Merit Rank and Pharmacy Merit Rank

GMR Rank:

GMR list is prepared on the basis of the marks of both the papers (paper 1 and paper 2)

The ranking will be done according to the descending order of total marks obtained in all the subjects. A different Merit list will also be prepared for the candidates belonging to the reserved category. Only on the basis of GMR, the counselling/seat allotment process will be done. The category ranks are derived according to the birth category information provided by the candidate at the time of filling the application.

PMR Rank:

PMR Rank is generated according to the marks secured in the paper 2. Ranking will be done according to the descending order of the marks secured in the paper 2. Similar to the GMR Rank, a different merit position will be generated for the reserved category candidates. According to the PMR Rank the admission in all the pharmacy courses are done except in the case of Jadavpur University.

From the above mentioned article it is clear that the eligibility criteria are very much strict to appear in the WBJEE Exam. WBJEE Exam is one of the best exams to identify the best engineers of the country. Year after year it has been producing the finest engineers all over the country. The aspiring candidates are advised to go through all the eligibility criteria thoroughly before appearing for the examination.