WBJEE Exam Pattern 2023

There are two sets of question papers in the WBJEE 2023 examination. Paper 1 includes questions from Mathematics. Paper 2 includes questions from Physics and Chemistry.

  • Candidates who appear for both papers are eligible for admission to Engineering, Technology, Architecture and Pharmacy courses.
  • Candidates appearing only for Paper 2 will be eligible for admission to the Pharmacy course.
  • Appearing only for Paper 1 does not make the candidate eligible for any course.
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WBJEE Question Pattern 2023

The WBJEE 2023 question paper pattern will have multiple-choice questions with four alternatives.

Paper 1 and paper 2 include questions that are divided into three categories. They are:

  • Category 1: One mark questions with one correct answer
  • Category 2: Two mark questions with one correct answer
  • Category 3: Two mark questions with more than one correct answer

Number of Questions in Every Subject

The WBJEE paper pattern includes three categories. The number of questions in every category is listed below.

Number of Questions Mathematics Physics Chemistry
Category 1 50 30 30
Category 2 15 5 5
Category 3 10 5 5
Total Questions 75 40 40

Total Marks Allotted for Each Subject

Subject Marks
Mathematics 100
Physics 50
Chemistry 50
Total Marks 200

WBJEE 2023 Marking Scheme

Categories Number of correct answers per question Marks allotted for each question Negative marks
Category 1 1 1 – 0.25
Category 2 1 2 – 0.5
Category 3 1 or more 2** 0

**Important Note 

According to the WBJEE pattern, Category 3 marks are allotted based on the number of correct answers. If the answer is fully correct, the candidate will be awarded 2 marks. If all the selected options are incorrect, the candidate will not be awarded any marks. For partially correct answers, marks are calculated using the following formula:

2*(Number of correct options marked / Total number of correct options)

OMR Instructions

  • After receiving the question booklet, remove the OMR sheet carefully without damaging the question booklet.
  • Check if the OMR number and question booklet number are the same. If it is not the same number, request the invigilator to replace the whole set.
  • Put your signature on top of the booklet.
  • Read the instructions on the OMR sheet and question booklet carefully.
  • Enter the question booklet number and roll number in the OMR sheet.
  • Write your name on the OMR sheet in block letters. Also, write the name of the centre and your signature.
  • Read the questions on the question booklet carefully and darken the relevant bubble on the OMR sheet.

Frequently Asked Questions


Is there any negative marking in the WBJEE 2023?

Yes, there is a negative marking.


What are the total marks for all three subjects?

The total marks for all three subjects are 200.


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