Changed WBJEE 2015 Exam Pattern & Exam Schedule Issued


West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board has issued notice regarding updated exam pattern of WBJEE 2015. As per the notification, minor yet noticeable changes had been done in WBJEE 2015 paper pattern. Details of updates WBJEE 2015 exam pattern are as below.

As per the issued notice, there will be two paper in WBJEE 2015, which will be further divided into three category. Paper 1 will be for Mathematics/ Biology, whereas, Paper 2 will be for Physics and Chemistry. Mathematics Paper and Physics-Chemistry Paper will be of 2 hours. However, Biology Paper will be of 3 hours. This is so because in Mathematics and Physics-Chemistry Paper, candidates will have to solve 100 questions each but in Biology Paper, candidates will have to solve total 150 questions now.

Detailed distribution of Marks as per Questions, in each category, in WBJEE 2015 will be as below:


Category- I (Question X Marks)

Category- II (Question X Marks)

Category- III (Question X Marks)

Total Questions

Total Marks


90 x 1

15 x 2

15 x 2




60 x 1

10 x 2

10 x 2




60 x 1

10x 2

10 x 2



In Paper 2 (for Physics-Chemistry) distribution of questions, subject-wise, in each category will be equal i.e in both the subjects 40 questions will be presented.

Another important alteration has been done in the implementation of negative marking. Now in category 1 and category 2 negative marking of 25% of full mark will be implemented i.e of 1/4 in Category-1 and of 1/2 in Category-2. From category-3, provision of negative marking has been removed. In category-3 there is a possibility that more than 1 answer might be correct. So, now for wrong answer marks will not be deducted and supposedly none shall be awarded as well. However, candidates must remember that in Category 1 and 2 negative marking will be done if candidate opts for more than one option.

Apart from this, WBJEE 2015 will be conducted in pen and paper mode, on 18 and 19 April 2015. Detailed information brochure with application form will be released soon. WBJEE 2015 Exam schedule, as announced by board, is as below.

Date of Examination

Subject, Marks and Timing of Examination

18.04.2015 (Saturday)

Biological Sciences (150 marks) 1.00 p.m. To 4.00 p.m.

19.04.2015 (Sunday)

Mathematics (100 marks) 12 noon to 2.00 p.m.

Physics-Chemistry (100marks) 3.00 p.m. To 5.00 p.m.