WBJEE Eligibility

Candidates should fulfil the WBJEE eligibility criteria 2020 to appear for the exam. The eligibility of WBJEE aspirant is based on factors like qualification, qualifying marks, age limit and nationality. Students from other states can also take the examination.

WBJEE Eligibility Criteria 2020

Nationality-Domicile/Residential Requirement:

It is mandatory that candidates should hold Indian citizenship. Candidates from any state of India can appear for the examination.

  • Domicile certificate is required only to claim reservation and for Government institutions. The State Domicile Certificate is applicable only for candidates who request for Tuition Fee Waiver (TFW).
  • Candidates will be treated as a resident of West Bengal, only if they have been living in West Bengal for the last 10 years, as on 12th December 2019 or if the parents of the candidate are residents of West Bengal and hold a permanent residential certificate.

Age Limit:

Lower age limit is 17 years as on 31st December 2020. Upper age limit for Marine Engineering Course is 25 years. However, there is no upper age limit for other courses.

Qualification:

Engineering Course:

WBJEE Eligibility Criteria 2020: To appear for Paper 1 and Paper 2 (Engineering course), candidates should have passed or will be appearing in Class 12 examination with the following subjects:

  •  Mathematics and Physics (compulsory subjects)
  • Chemistry/ Biology/ Biotechnology/ Computer Application/ Computer Science (any one subject from this list as compulsory subject)

Pharmacy Course:

WBJEE Eligibility Criteria 2020: To appear for Paper 2 (Pharmacy Course), candidates should have passed or will be appearing in Class 12 examination with the following subjects:

  • Physics and Chemistry (compulsory subjects)
  • Mathematics/ Biotechnology/ Biology/ Computer Science/ Computer Application (any one subject from the list as compulsory subject)

Minimum marks in Class 12 exam to be eligible for WBJEE 2020 (Engineering and Pharmacy)

  • General category:

45% in all the three subjects taken together

30% in English

 

  • SC/ST/OBC-A/OBC-B/OBC-C/PWD (reserved category):

40% in all the three subjects taken together

30% in English

However, there is a variation in the minimum pass percentage to qualify for admission in different universities.

Institute-wise WBJEE 2020 Eligibility Criteria 

The University of Calcutta

All Courses except Jute & Fibre Technology

  • Passed ‘10+2’ or equivalent from a recognized Board/Council
  •  Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects with minimum 60% aggregate marks in all three subjects (55% marks for reserved category students) 
  • 30% marks in English for all categories

Jute & Fibre Technology Course

  • Pass ‘10+2’ or equivalent examination from recognised Board/Council 
  • Mathematics and Physics along with any one of Chemistry /Biology/Biotechnology as compulsory subjects 
  • At least 45% (40% for Reserved Category Students) aggregate marks in three subjects 
  •  30% marks in English for all categories

Jadavpur University (Faculty of Engineering & Technology)

All available courses

  • Pass ‘10+2’ or equivalent from a recognized Board/Council
  •  Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects with an aggregate of 60% marks (45% marks for reserved category)
  • Minimum 60% (45% for Reserved Category) marks in Mathematics
  • 30% marks in English for all categories

Additional requirement for 5-Year Degree Course in Architecture

  • Candidates should qualify either in NATA conducted by the Council of Architecture or in JEE main

The West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences

  • Pass ‘10+2’or equivalent from a recognized Board/Council
  •  Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects
  • Must have obtained at least 50% marks (40% marks for reserved category) in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and English taken together

The Neotia University

B.Pharma Course

  • Pass ‘10+2’ or equivalent examination with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry/ Computer Science as compulsory subjects 
  • The aggregate of 60% marks in three subjects

B.Tech in Marine Engineering

  • Pass ‘10+2’ or equivalent Examination with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects
  • At least 60% marks taken together in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics
  • At least 50% marks in English

B.Tech Courses in Other Engineering Branches

  • Pass ‘10+2’ or equivalent Examination with Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects
  • At least 60% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

Frequently Asked Questions on WBJEE Eligibility

  1. I was born on 15th June 2004. I will be 16 years and 6 months as on 31st December 2020. Am I eligible to write WBJEE 2020?

No, you should complete 17 years as on 31st December.

  1. I am from Madhya Pradesh. Can I still write WBJEE?

Yes, you can write WBJEE 20202. Candidates from any state of India can appear for WBJEE.

  1. I have passed the Class 12 exam with 45% aggregate in Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry. Am I eligible to get admission in all the institutions that accept WBJEE 2020 score? 

The minimum aggregate percentage in Class 12 (Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry ) varies for every institution.


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