Kolkata: The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board (WBJEEB) will conduct WBJEE 2017 on April 23 the application form for which will be available online from January 5 onwards, it is announced Wednesday.
The WBJEE 2017 will be held in offline mode i.e. it will be pen and paper based.
West Bengal JEE exam for admissions to undergraduate engineering programmes will be held in two papers – Paper I & Paper II. WBJEE 2017 Paper I for Mathematics will be conducted from 11 am to 1 pm whereas Paper II (combined for Physics & Chemistry) will be conducted from 2 to 4 pm.
Interested candidates, who wish to seek admission in B.Tech/B.E. programmes in the state Universities, Government Colleges as well as Self Financing Engineering & Technological Institutes in the State of West Bengal can fill the application form from January 5, 2017.
The application form can be filled and submitted online along with the examination fee of Rs 500 (plus bank service charges as applicable) and downloading the confirmation page till February 4, 2017.
Candidates can pay the application fee through net-banking/debit card/credit card or by cash through e-challan in any branch of Allahabad Bank. The candidates must note that application fee once paid is not refundable under any circumstances.
On successful completion of all steps involved in application procedure, the candidate will be directed to the option for downloading and printing of the ‘Confirmation Page’. If the confirmation page is generated by the online portal, this means that the candidate’s application is complete and accepted.
Moreover the exam conducting body has also announced that the Admit Card Hall Ticket) for candidates, who successfully submit their application form of WBJEE 2017, will be available from April 12, while the results for the state level engineering entrance test will be declared on June 5, 2017.
Over 1.27 lakh candidates appear in WBJEE every year conducted by West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board for admissions to undergraduate engineering programmes across Universities, Government Colleges and Self-financing Engineering & Technological Institutes in the state. As per rough estimates, around 36,263 B.Tech/B.E. seats are available across the engineering colleges in the state.
The West Bengal joint Entrance Examinations Board was formed as West Bengal Board of Examinations for Admission to Engineering Degree Colleges in the year 1962, born out of a concept of holding a common admission test for the Engineering colleges of the State of West Bengal.
The basic purpose was to select candidates for consideration for admission to the State Colleges on the basis of the results of a single competitive examination, which would also lead to saving of time, energy and expenditure on the part of the candidates in appearing at number of entrance tests.
The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination, 2016 also known as WBJEEM-2016 is conducted for admission to Engineering / Architecture / Pharmacy Degree Courses in Universities / Colleges in West Bengal.