With the advancement of technology, the field of engineering is increasingly gaining popularity among students. With new disciplines such as biotechnology, computer, automobile engineering and genetic engineering getting added to this field of study, more number of students are opting to pursue this course. Every year in India, thousands of students appear for engineering entrance examinations conducted across the country so that they could enter a premier institution to study BE/B.Tech degree courses. One of those entrance examinations is the West Bengal Joint Engineering Examination (WBJEE). You have to appear for this exam if you want study Engineering or Architecture in West Bengal.
All you need to know about WBJEE
Conducted every year by the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board, WBJEE score is accepted for admission to undergraduate courses in Engineering & Technology, Architecture & Pharmacy colleges in West Bengal. Generally, WBJEE is conducted in the month of April every year.
Besides these points, there are a few things which students need to take note of:
It is a OMR based examination in which every question will have 4 options to choose from.
Students will have to appear for two papers, each of the duration 2 hours and 100 marks, if they wish to be eligible for admission in engineering/ technology/ architecture/ pharmacy courses.
The question papers come in two languages– English and Bengali.
This year the entrance is being conducted on 22 April 2018 for which application forms were available from 19 December 2017 to 19 January 2018.
WBJEEB has also made provisions for meritorious and economically backward students of West Bengal in the form of Tuition Fee Waiver Scheme (TFW). On being selected under TFW Scheme, students will be eligible for waiver in tuition fee if their total family income is less than INR 2.5 Lac.
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Subjects to focus on
WBJEE will have two papers– Paper I and Paper II. Paper I will cover Mathematics, while Paper II will have questions from Physics and Chemistry.
Candidates interested in only Pharmacy course should keep their focus on Chemistry and Physics.
For Engineering, all three subjects should be given importance with a little more emphasis on Mathematics.
Strategy to adopt while preparing
First and foremost, your score in board exams play a significant role. So, focus on your Class 12 board exam first.
Check the syllabus properly and start preparing according to it.
Chart out a preparation plan, allotting equal time to all the subjects so that you do not miss out on any topic prescribed in syllabus.
Your basics should be clear, i.e., your grasp on concepts should be strong. It will help you in clearing any confusion while solving a problem.
Practice the last three or four years of question papers of WBJEE. It would help you in time management as well as familiarize you with the question pattern.
And last but not the least, keep some time aside for yourself in which you can relax and refresh your mind before delving into the preparation again.