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WBJEE Exam Pattern 2024: Marking Scheme, Total Marks/Questions


The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board will conduct the WBJEE examinations 2024 for admission to various undergraduate programmes. WBJEE 2024 exam will be conducted in April 2024. Aspirants who wish to attempt this state-level entrance examination must understand the WBJEE exam pattern.

Along with the WBJEE exam pattern, candidates must also check the WBJEE syllabus to prepare for the exam. They can refer to this article to learn about the WBJEE full marks, total marks, the pattern of the paper, WBJEE number division and more.

Latest Updates:
WBJEE 2024 will likely be conducted in April 2024.

Overview of WBJEE Exam Pattern 2024

Candidates should get an overview of the exam before learning about the WBJEE exam pattern. Here is a brief overview of the WBJEE exam:

Name of the Exam West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations (WBJEE)
Exam Conducting BodyWest Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board (WBJEEB)
Mode of ExamOffline
WBJEE Time DurationFour hours
Paper I: Mathematics (11 AM to 1 PM)
Paper II: Physics and Chemistry (2 PM to 4 PM)
Type of QuestionMultiple-type Questions
Number of QuestionsPhysics – 40 questions
Chemistry – 40 questions
Mathematics – 75 questions
Category-wise Division of QuestionsMathematics:
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 
Total Marks200
Negative MarkingYes

WBJEE 2024 Exam Pattern

The following are the two papers in WBJEE:

  • Paper-I Mathematics and
  • Paper-II Physics and Chemistry
  1. Candidates get two hours to complete each paper.
  2. There are three sections in the entrance test, and candidates must complete the paper within the prescribed time limit.
  3. Candidates can check below the table to know the WBJEE subject-wise marks distribution as a part of the WBJEE exam pattern.

WBJEE Exam Pattern

SectionTotal number of questionsWBJEE Total Marks Allotted

WBJEE Exam Pattern Marking Scheme

Candidates appearing for the exam must know the marking scheme of WBJEE. As per the WBJEE exam pattern, there is a category-wise negative marking for incorrect answers, and each correct answer is awarded category-wise marks. For unattempted answers, no marks will be deducted. The below table provides a clear idea of how the WBJEE answer sheets are marked.

WBJEE Marks Distribution

Category 11 Mark
(30 questions)
1 Mark
(50 questions)
1 Mark
(30 questions)
Category 22 Marks
(5 Questions)
2 Marks
(15 questions)
2 Marks
(5 questions)
Category 32 Marks
(5 questions)
2 Marks
(10 questions)
2 Marks
(5 questions)
Total Marks of WBJEE5010050

The marking scheme 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.

WBJEE Test Pattern: Negative Marking 

“Does WBJEE has a negative marking?” or “Is there a negative marking in the WBJEE exam?” are questions that the aspirants commonly tend to ask, and quite rightly so, because everybody wants to score well in the examination. The answer is yes; there is a negative marking in WBJEE. The below chart provides information about the WBJEE negative marking for each category of questions in the WBJEE exams:

CategoryNegative Marking
Category 11/4th
Category 21/2nd
Category 3There is no negative marking

WBJEE Exam Pattern: Important Instructions

Candidates have to follow some important pointers when they appear for the WBJEE exams:

(1) There are multiple types of questions in a random sequence. Candidates have to choose the correct response from the given four options.
(2) As the exam is offline, candidates must fill in all the details with a blue or black ballpoint pen.
(3) 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.
(4) The responses marked in the answer sheet of WBJEE cannot be edited.
(5) 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.
(6) 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.
(7) 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.

WBJEE Syllabus

Along with the WBJEE paper pattern, candidates must know the syllabus before preparing for the entrance exam. The syllabus of WBJEE has topics from different sections from where the questions can be asked in the exam. Candidates can download the WBJEE syllabus for the forthcoming examination. They can accordingly prepare well for the examination and score better.

WBJEE 2024 Tips for Preparation

Candidates preparing for their WBJEE exams are advised to start their preparation at the earliest instead of waiting until the last minute. They can check some of the preparation tips for WBJEE below:

(1) Candidates preparing for the WBJEE must know the syllabus and paper pattern of the exam.
(2) Get the best books available for the entrance exam. Books help clear the basic concepts.
(3) Make a study plan to prepare for the entrance exam and follow it strictly.
(4) Divide all the sections equally so that candidates do not miss any topic or sub-topics.
(5) Take mock tests that are available at Embibe and solve WBJEE previous years’ question papers and sample papers.
(6) In the last month, they should not take any new topics and keep revising.
(7) Take proper sleep and eat properly.

FAQs on WBJEE Exam Pattern

Here are some of the most commonly asked questions on the WBJEE Exam Pattern:

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).

Also, read:

WBJEE Preparation Tips WBJEE Previous Year Question PapersWBJEE Answer Key
WBJEE Mock TestWBJEE NotificationWBJEE Admit Card

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