WBJEE 2021 Exam Pattern – Categories, Questions, Marking Scheme

WBJEE 2021 Exam Pattern – WBJEEB has announced the WBJEE exam pattern 2021. The exam pattern of West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination conveys the number of papers, number of questions, categories of questions, marking scheme. There are two papers in WBJEE 2021 – 1 and 2. Paper 1 is mathematics, and paper 2 is chemistry and physics. They have 75 qs of 100 marks, and 80 questions of 100 marks respectively. It is important for candidates to know the exam pattern so that they can prepare for the same pattern, type as per the syllabus. The complete exam pattern of WBJEE 2021 is explained here.

Also read: WBJEE Syllabus 2021

WBJEE 2021 Exam Pattern

An overview of the exam pattern is as follows:

Exam ModePen & Paper Based Test
Papers2 Papers – (1) Mathematics, (2) Physics and Chemistry
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Total Number of Questions155
Maximum Marks200
Duration2 Hours per paper
Category of Questions3 Categories in each subject with different marking scheme & pattern of question – Category I, Category II, Category III (explained below)

Exam Pattern of WBJEE 2021 is as follows:

SubjectCat I Qs x MarksCat II Qs x MarksCat II Qs x MarksTotal QsMax Marks
Mathematics50 x 115 x 210 x 275100
Physics30 x 15 x 25 x 24050
Chemistry30 x 15 x 25 x 24050
TOTAL110 Qs 25 Qs20 Qs155 Qs200 Marks

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Distribution of Questions in WBJEE 2021 Exam

As stated before, the WBJEE 2021 question paper is divided into two parts i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2. As per the official information brochure, the questions are distributed across these papers. In Paper 1, the questions are based on Mathematics, while in Paper 2, the questions are based on Chemistry & Physics. Furthermore, in each subject, the questions are asked from three different categories. Check out how the 155 questions are distributed across the papers of WBJEE 2021 below.

SubjectNo. of QsMax Marks
Mathematics (Paper 1)75100
Physics (Paper 2)4050
Chemistry (Paper 2)4050

Category Wise Distribution of Questions

SubjectNo. of Category I questionsNo. of Category II questionsNo. of Category III questions
Mathematics501510
Physics3055
Chemistry3055

Marking Scheme of Each Category of Question

The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination has a unique marking scheme. You will understand it in this section.

West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board (WBJEEB) has indicated the complete details of the scoring methodology in the exam. In each category, the scoring methodology is different from the other. Category (of question) wise marking scheme is as follows.

CategoryMarks Per QuestionNegative Marking
I1 mark-1/4 marks
II2 marks-1/2 marks
III2 marksNo negative marking

You will find correct answers of all questions in WBJEE 2021 answer key. At that time, use this marking scheme to calculate your score!

The WBJEE 2021 result will be as per final answer key and this marking scheme only.

Categories of Questions in WBJEE 2021 Exam Pattern

Questions in the WBJEE 2021 exam are of three categories. In Category I, the MCQs have only one correct option and there is a negative marking of 1/4 marks. Similarly, in Category II, there is only one correct option while a negative marking of 1/2 mark is incurred by every incorrect answer. There is no negative marking in Category III questions. However, in this category, the questions may have more than one correct option.

Note the category wise question type:

Category I

  • Only one alternative is correct.
  • Correct answers are awarded 1 mark.
  • Incorrect answers are liable for a deduction of 1/4 marks.
  • Marking more than one option as correct is considered an incorrect answer.
  • Unattempted questions are not awarded any marks.

Category II

  • Only one alternative is correct.
  • Correct answers are awarded 2 marks.
  • Incorrect answers are liable for a deduction of 1/2 marks.
  • Marking more than one option as correct is considered an incorrect answer.
  • Unattempted questions are not awarded any marks.

Category III

  • More than one alternative may be correct.
  • Marking all the correct alternatives awards 2 marks.
  • A combination of correct & incorrect alternatives is considered an incorrect answer.
  • Partially correct answers are awarded marks as per – 2 x (No. of Correct Alternatives Marked + Total No. of Correct Options).
  • Unattempted questions are not awarded any marks.

Mode of Exam

The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination is conducted in the offline mode in physical exam centres across the state of West Bengal. This means that candidates are provided with OMR answer sheets. One must mark their answers on the OMR sheet only as per instructions issued by the WBJEEB.

Exam center for physical mode exam will be denoted in your WBJEE 2021 admit card.

WBJEE 2021 Syllabus

The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination is conducted for admission to Undergraduate programs only. The minimum educational qualification required to appear in the exam is Class 12 pass/appearing. As such, the syllabus shares a remarkable resemblance with the syllabus of Class 11 & 12 for the subjects of Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry.

Click Here to get the detailed WBJEE 2021 Syllabus

Suggested Books for WBJEE 2021 Preparation

Cracking the WBJEE exam means candidates must have significant understanding of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as per the 10+2 level. Preparing for the exam not only requires understanding but also extensive practice, revision and memorizing. We are suggesting some important books/learning materials for WBJEE 2021 preparations here. Get these for yourself by clicking on the direct purchase link given alongside each title.

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FAQs on WBJEE 2021 Exam Pattern

Q1. How many papers are there in WBJEE 2021?

Ans. There are two papers. Paper 1 (Mathematics) & Paper 2 (Physics & Chemistry).

Q2. What are categories in WBJEE 2021 question paper?

Ans. There are three categories of questions. All are MCQs but the marking scheme varies as per different category.

Q3. Is there negative marking in WBJEE 2021?

Ans. Yes. There is negative marking of 1/4 marks in Category I questions & 1/2 marks in Category II questions. There is no negative marking in Category II.

Q4. Can a MCQ consist of more than one correct answer in WBJEE 2021?

Ans. Yes. In Category III, each question may have more than one correct answer. Candidates have to mark all the correct answers to get the full marks for the question.

Q5. In what mode is the WBJEE 2021 conducted?

Ans. The examination is conducted in the pen & paper based mode. Candidates have to mark their answers on OMR sheets.

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