WBJEE Exam Pattern 2021 – Marking Scheme, No. of Questions

The exam pattern gives insights and information about the test paper such as the number of questions, the marking scheme, the weightage of each section, the duration provided to solve the test paper, mode of answering, etc. The exam is conducted on a special OMR sheet which is checked by computers. In this article, you will find complete details regarding the WBJEE Exam Pattern 2021.

WBJEE Exam Pattern 

To ace this entrance examination, the candidates must be aware of the paper pattern. Knowing the paper pattern beforehand helps the candidates in many ways; it prepares them for the kind of questions they are going to face and gives them an idea about the weightage and duration of each segment so that they know how much do they need to prepare for a particular portion and how much time can they can dedicate to a particular section. The WBJEE exam pattern 2021 is as given below:


Mode of ExamOffline Mode (OMR)
Examination Duration2 hours
  • Paper I – Mathematics
  • Paper-II – Physics, and Chemistry
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (Objective)
Number of Questions
  • Physics – 40 questions
  • Chemistry – 40 questions
  • Mathematics – 75 questions
Category-wise Division of Questions
  • Mathematics – 50 Questions in Category 1, 15 Questions in Category 2, and 10 Questions in Category 3.
  • Physics and Chemistry – 30 Questions in Category 1, 5 Questions each in Category 2 and 3.
Mode of AnsweringDarken the circle adjacent to the correct answer
Total Marks200
Marking SchemeCategory I – Each correct answer will be awarded 1mark.
Category II – For every correct response, 2 marks will be given to the candidates.
Negative MarkingCategory I – 0.25
Category II – 0.5
Category III – No negative marking.
  • The exam will be held offline only on OMR Sheet.
  • The total marks for the test will be 200.
  • The questions will be of MCQ type.
  • The candidates can only use only a blue/black ballpoint pen.
  • The question paper will comprise of three subjects: Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics.
  • A total of 155 questions will be asked in the examination.
  • There is no negative marking applicable for unattempted questions.
  • In Category-I, 0.25 marks, and Category-II, 0.5 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. There is no negative marking in Category-III.
SubjectsCategory 1Category 2Category 3Total QuestionsMax.  Marks
Total110 Questions25 Questions20 Questions155 Questions200 Marks

The WBJEE 2021 examination is conducted in offline mode (PBT) in two phases, i.e., two papers- Paper-I (Mathematics) and Paper-II (Physics and Chemistry combined). Only the candidate who clears both the papers will be eligible for admission in Engineering, Technology, Architecture, and Pharmacy programs. The candidates who appear in the Paper-II only will be eligible for admission in pharmacy programs (except in Jadavpur University). The candidates who take only the first paper will not be eligible for admission in any course.

WBJEE Marking Scheme

CategoriesNo. of correct optionsMarks per questionsNegative Marking
Category 1One only1–0.25 marks
Category 2One only2–0.5 marks
Category 3One or more20 mark

WBJEE Subject-Wise Question Distribution

SubjectCategory 1Category 2Category 3Total QuestionsTotal Marks
Physics30 Q x 1 M5 Q x 2 M5 Q x 2 M4050
Chemistry30 Q x 1 M5 Q x 2 M5 Q x 2 M4050
Mathematics50 Q x 1 M15 Q x 2M10 Q x 2 M75100

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