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 Exam||Offline Mode (OMR)|
|Examination Duration||2 hours|
|Type of Questions||Multiple Choice Questions (Objective)|
|Number of Questions||
|Category-wise Division of Questions||
|Mode of Answering||Darken the circle adjacent to the correct answer|
|Marking Scheme||Category I – Each correct answer will be awarded 1mark.
Category II – For every correct response, 2 marks will be given to the candidates.
|Negative Marking||Category 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.
|Subjects||Category 1||Category 2||Category 3||Total Questions||Max. Marks|
|Total||110 Questions||25 Questions||20 Questions||155 Questions||200 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
|Categories||No. of correct options||Marks per questions||Negative Marking|
|Category 1||One only||1||–0.25 marks|
|Category 2||One only||2||–0.5 marks|
|Category 3||One or more||2||0 mark|
WBJEE Subject-Wise Question Distribution
|Subject||Category 1||Category 2||Category 3||Total Questions||Total Marks|
|Physics||30 Q x 1 M||5 Q x 2 M||5 Q x 2 M||40||50|
|Chemistry||30 Q x 1 M||5 Q x 2 M||5 Q x 2 M||40||50|
|Mathematics||50 Q x 1 M||15 Q x 2M||10 Q x 2 M||75||100|
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