WBJEE 2021 Eligibility Criteria – Know Domicile, Age, Marks Requirement

WBJEE 2021 Eligibility Criteria – The complete WBJEE eligibility criteria 2021 is given here. Only those students who fulfill the eligibility conditions for WBJEE 2021 should apply for the exam. The criterion include nationality, domicile, age limit, educational qualification. Besides there are course specific criteria for engineering, pharmacy, architecture, and marine engineering. Also there are institute specific conditions for University of Calcutta, Jadavpur University, West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Neotia University, Aliah University, Sister Nivedita University. Know all the details here.

WBJEE 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The complete eligibility criteria for West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination 2021 is as follows.

Note – After you tick mark all check boxes, you can go ahead for WBJEE 2021 registration.

(1) Nationality

Certain domicile conditions as laid down by the WBJEE Board must be fulfilled by candidates applying for the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination 2021. Aspirants can check out the details below.

  • Candidates having Indian citizenship are eligible to apply for WBJEE.
  • Those who have OCI status are also eligible to apply for the exam.

(2) Domicile Requirement for WBJEE 2021

Candidates MUST BE A DOMICILE of West Bengal, for the following seats:

  • 100% seats in govt aided colleges in engineering, technology, pharmacy courses.
  • 100% seats in Aliah University.
  • 100% seats in B.Tech Diary Technology in West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences
  • 100% Reserved category seats + 90% General category seats in Jadavpur University.
  • 100% Reserved category seats in any college , where reserved category means SC, ST, OBC-A, OBC-B, PWD, TFW.

Who is a domicile of West Bengal?

Candidates who satisfy any of the following requirements is a domicile of WB.

  • Case #1 – Candidate is residing in WB continuously for 10 years as on 31.12.2020. OR
  • Case #2 – Candidate’s parent / parents is / are permanent resident of WB with permanent address of West Bengal.

In case #1, you need to submit proforma a1 or proforma a2.

In case #2, you need to submit proforma b.

Click here to download Proformas

(3) Age Limit

WBJEE cannot be taken by candidates of any age. The WBJEE Board lays down certain restrictions on the age of applicants. Age related restrictions are as follows.

  • Applicants of WBJEE 2021 must be at least 17 years of age as on December 31, 2021.
  • In other words, candidates must be born on or before December 31, 2004.
  • There is no upper age limit to apply for WBJEE.
  • However, for admission to Marine Engineering UG course, the upper age limit is 25 years as on December 31, 2021.

(4) Course Wise Eligibility Criteria

WBJEE Eligibility Criteria 2021 For Engineering Courses

While candidates must fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria regarding nationality and age limitations, candidates are required to fulfil the following conditions of eligibility for admission to Engineering courses.

  • Candidates must have passed the Class 12 exam.
  • Applicants must have studied the compulsory subjects of Physics & Mathematics at the 10+2 level.
  • Along with the aforementioned compulsory subjects, candidates must have also studied any one among the subjects of Chemistry, Biotechnology, Biology, Computer Science, Computer Application, Technical Vocational Subject.
  • One must have passed individually in all of the three aforementioned compulsory subjects and obtained at least 45% marks in the three compulsory subjects taken together.
  • For SC/ST, OBC-A&B and PWD candidates, the minimum marks required is 40%.
  • In addition, applicants must have passed in the subject of English with at least 30% marks.
  • Board of education should be recognized by central or state government.

WBJEE 2021 Eligibility Criteria For Pharmacy Courses

WBJEE Board also lays down certain special minimum eligibility criteria for admission to Pharmacy courses through the WBJEE 2021 exam. Candidates can check out the details below.

  • All candidates must have passed the Class 12th exam.
  • Candidates must have studied the compulsory subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology with individual passing marks in each subject.
  • Applicants must have secured at least 45% marks (40% for SC/ST, OBC-A & B, PWD) in compulsory subjects taken together.
  • One must also have passed in the subject of English with at least 30% marks.
  • Board of education should be recognized by central or state government.

Note 1 – Students who have studied 12th from non-formal and non-classroom like NIOS, Open School are not eligible for B.Pharm.

Note 2 – See special eligibility criteria for Jadavpur University below.

WBJEE 2021 Eligibility Criteria For Marine Engineering

  • Candidates must have passed the Class 12th exam.
  • Applicants must have secured at least 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics taken together with individual passing marks in each.
  • One must also have secured at least 50% marks in English at the Class 10th or Class 12th standard.

WBJEE 2021 Eligibility Criteria For 5 Year Degree Course in Architecture

  • Candidates must have passed Class 12th exam with Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics.
  • One must have secured at least 50% in aggregate in the compulsory subjects and 50% overall in 12th.
  • Applicants must have qualified in NATA 2021 or Paper 2 of JEE Main 2021.

(5) Institute Specific Eligibility Criteria for WBJEE 2021

For admission to certain courses through WBJEE 2021 at selected institutes of West Bengal, certain special eligibility criteria must be met. These institutes include the following.

  • University of Calcutta
  • Jadavpur University
  • West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences
  • Neotia University
  • Aliah University
  • Sister Nivedita University

For admission to specific courses in the fields of Engineering/Technology, Pharmacy and Architecture in these institutions of West Bengal, candidates must fulfil certain special eligibility criteria as indicated in the official information bulletin of WBJEE 2021.

UniversitySpecial Eligibility Criteria
University of CalcuttaFor all courses except Jute and Fibre Technology
– Candidate must have passed 12th in regular mode.
– Compulsory subjects are mathematics, physics, chemistry.
– Min marks in compulsory subjects together is 60%. Which is 55% for SC, ST, OBC-A, OBC-B, PWD.
– Individual pass marks in each.
– Pass marks in English with at least 30% in qualifying exam.

Jute and Fibre Technology
– Candidate must have passed 12th in regular mode.
– Compulsory subjects are mathematics, physics, chemistry / biotechnology / biology.
– Min marks in compulsory subjects together is 60%. Which is 50% for SC, ST, OBC-A, OBC-B, PWD.
– Individual pass marks in each.
– At least 30% in English.
Jadavpur UniversityEngineering, Technology, Pharmacy Courses
– Passed 12th in regular mode.
– Compulsory subjects are physics, chemistry, math and passed each.
– Min marks in aggregate in compulsory subjects is 60%; 45% for reserved category.
– At least 60% in mathematics (45% for reserved category).
– Minimum 30% in English.

Architecture
– Passed 12th in regular mode.
– At least 50% in physics, chemistry, mathematics in aggregate (37% for reserved category).
– Qualified NATA / JEE Main paper 2.
West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery SciencesB.Tech Dairy Technology
– Passed 12th.
– Compulsory subjects: physics, chemistry, mathematics, english.
– Individual pass marks in each.
– At least 50% in aggregate of compulsory subjects (40% for reserved category).
Neotia UniversityB.Tech in Marine Engineering
– Passed 12th.
– Compulsory subjects: physics, chemistry, mathematics.
– At least 60% in aggregate of compulsory subjects.
– At least 50% in English.

B.Pharma
– Passed 12th.
– Compulsory subjects: physics, mathematics, chemistry / biology.
– At least 60% in aggregate of compulsory subjects.

B.Tech in Other Branches
– Passed 12th.
– Compulsory subjects: physics, mathematics, chemistry / biotechnology / biology / computer science / computer application.
– At least 60% in aggregate of compulsory subjects.
Aliah University– Passed 12th in regular mode.
– Compulsory subjects: physics, chemistry, mathematics.
– At least 100 marks in total in each subject in 12th.
– At least 60% in aggregate in compulsory subjects and individual pass in each.
Sister Nivedita UniversityFor admission in Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication, Electrical – Common eligibility criteria given above

For admission in Computer Science and Business System (TCS-industry integrated)
– At least 60% in aggregate in physics, chemistry, mathematics.
– At least 60% aggregate in 12th.

About WBJEE

The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination is a state level entrance test conducted by the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board. On the basis of WBJEE rank, candidates are offered admission to BE/B.Tech, B.Arch, B.Pharm courses in Universities, Government Colleges as well as other self-financing & technical institutes of the state.

The West Bengal JEE is conducted in the pen & paper based mode. The question paper carries only multiple choice questions. There are three categories of the paper and candidates have to choose a particular category & appear in the exam in this category as per their preferred course. WBJEE is deemed to be conducted across West Bengal with centres located in all major cities of the state.

Note – Issuance of WBJEE admit card 2021 does not mean that eligibility is verified. Hall tickets are issued on a provisional basis. Eligibility is verified at the time of admission.

FAQs on WBJEE 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Q1. What is the age limit for WBJEE 2021?

Ans. For WBJEE 2021, candidates must be at least 17 years old. For Marine Engineering, the upper age limit is 25 years.

Q2. What is the minimum educational qualification required for WBJEE 2021?

Ans. Candidates must have passed Class 12 in Science Stream (PCM/PCB).

Q3. I am appearing in Class 12 exams in 2021. Am I eligible to appear in WBJEE 2021?

Ans. Yes. Appearing candidates are also eligible to apply for WBJEE 2021.

Q4. Is NATA mandatory for admission to Architecture courses?

Ans. Yes. Candidates have to qualify either NATA or JEE Main Paper 2.

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