See WBJEE 2017 Seat Reservation Criteria

The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board was formed in the year 1962 for the purpose of holding Common Entrance Examinations for the Undergraduate Level Engineering Courses in the State of West Bengal.

WBJEE 2017 will be held in May 2017. WBJEE 2017 registration Process will be start on in the last week of December 2016 tentatively. In order to fill up the form correctly students are suggested to check the Reservation rules.

WBJEE 2017 Reservation Policy – Salient Features (NEW)

West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations or WBJEE 2017 will be held by West Bengal Government for the students who want to admission into the undergraduate courses in Engineering / Technology / Architecture and Pharmacy in universities or colleges in West Bengal. Through the test, students would be selected for admission into B.E/B.Tech courses for session 2017-18. WBJEE 2017 will be held on 23/04/2017. . WBJEE 2017 Exam Score would be used by various colleges and universities of the West Bengal state to allot seats.

WBJEE 2017 Online Application   Process will be started on 05/01/2017 To fill WBJEE 2017 Application Form candidate must know about WBJEE 2017 Seat Reservation Criteria.

WBJEE 2017 Reservation Criteria  

Reservation of Seats for SC/ST/OBC-A/OBC-B/PwD (earlier Physically Handicapped)

Category of Students

Depending on the category of participating institutions, reservation of seats for such category of students shall be available following the guidelines as provided below:

Nature of Institutions:             Applicability of   Reservation Rules 

1 State University/University Departments – Reservation Rules of concerned University

2 Government Engineering/ Technology / Pharmacy Colleges -Reservation Rules of the State Government

3 Private & Self Financing Engineering / Technology/ Pharmacy Colleges-as per the decision ofthe concerned Institution

4 Private & self Financing Universities As per the concerned University Act/Rules

  1. a) However, availability of such reserve category seats shall be restricted to

students domiciled in West Bengal only.

  1. b) Candidates claiming such seats must submit relevant Certificate issued fromeither of the competent Authorities as enlisted below. The said Certificate must be issued on or before 31.03.2017. f) The certificate is to be produced during counseling, admission etc. If the certificate is then found to be invalid, the candidate will lose the opportunity of admission in reserve category. The system will automatically put him in general category and thefacility will be available from 2nd round of counseling onward.

Competent Authorities for the issuance of SC/ST Certificate for candidates claiming under such reserve category of seats

SC/ST Certificates are to be issued by any of the following authorities:

Within the respective local jurisdictions: A. In case the candidate ordinarily resides within such jurisdictions.

(i) Deputy Collector of Land Revenue, Kolkata (ii) Collector of Stamp Revenue, Kolkata (iii) Metropolitan Magistrate, Kolkata (iv) Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Kolkata (v) Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Kolkata (vi) 1 st Class Stipendiary Magistrate (vii) Executive Magistrate (viii) Sub-divisional Magistrate (ix) Sub-divisional Officer (x) Deputy Collector (xi) Additional District Magistrate (xii) Collector and (xiii) District Magistrate.

  1. In case the candidate ordinarily resides in any part of West Bengal. (i) Deputy Director, Backward Classes Welfare Directorate, West Bengal. (ii) Commissioner, Backward Classes Welfare West Bengal.

Competent Authorities for the issuance of OBC-A / OBC-B Certificate for candidates claiming under such reserve category of seats:

As per Notification vide No. 374(71)-TW/EC/MR-103/94 dated 27/7/1994, read with Memorandum No. 1204-SBCW/MR-67/10 dated 27/7/2015 issued by Backward Classes Welfare Department. Govt. of W.B., the Sub Divisional Officer of a Sub- Division in a District is t h e certificate issuing authority. In Kolkata such certificate is issued by such an officer as the State Government by modification authorizes. Accordingly, the District Welfare Officer, Kolkata and Ex-officio Joint Director, BCW has been notified to act as the certificate issuing authority in respect of Kolkata covering the jurisdiction of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation.

Competent Authorities for the issuance of PwD (Persons with Disabilities) or PH (Physically Handicapped)

Certificate for candidates claiming under such reserve category of seats Reservation will be available to candidates with a minimum of 40% disability with respect to Loco-motor disorder, Visual impairment, Speech & Hearing Impairment subject to the condition that the candidate is capable of carrying out all activities related to theory and practical work as applicable to B.E/B. Tech/B. Arch/B. Pharm courses without any special concession and exemption.

PwD/PH certificates are to be issued by the any of the following authorities Officer-in-Charge or Medical Head of Primary Health Centers, Block Primary Health Centers, State General Hospitals, Rural Hospitals, Sub-Divisional Hospitals or the District Hospitals run by the State Government or any hospital run by a statutory body or authority. The Medical Board constituted at IPGMR / SSKM Hospital will verify all certificates at the time of counselling.

Reservation of Seats for Minority Category of Students Some of the Private & Self Financing Institutes have been granted the Minority Status (denoted as type ‘PM’ in APPENDIX -5 of this Information Bulletin)

50% of the approved seats of such Institutions shall be available for admission of Minority Category of students but such admission shall be made through a separate Common Entrance Examination conducted by the Association of Minority Professional Academic Institutions (CEE-AMPAI-2017). Remaining 50% seats shall be available for admission through the WBJEE-2017 but those are not applicable for minority category students. As such, there is no seat reserved for Minority Category Students for admission through the WBJEE-2017. However, separate Notification shall be available for admission procedure in respect of Minority Category Students to be notified by the State Government in the Higher Education Department.

Reservation of Seats for admission of the wards of Defense Personnel (Defense Quota Seats)

As per the Govt. Order vide No. 406(T), Dated, 09.06.2016 of the Higher Education Department, Govt. of West Bengal 13(thirteen) seats are available for admission of the wards of Defense Personnel through the WBJEE-2017. Institution-wise and course-wise availability of such seats are as follows: Those seats are supernumerary in nature and separate allotment is done by the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board as per the following guidelines: A. For consideration under Defense Quota, intending candidates registered for the WBJEE-2017 will have to apply to the Rajya Sainik Board, Home Department, Government of West Bengal, Writers’ Buildings, Kolkata – 700001 through the concerned Zila Sainik Board, W.B. (for ex-servicemen) and Units (for serving soldiers) in the prescribed form with an attested copy of WBJEE – 2017 Admit Card. B. Based on the recommendation of the said Rajya Sainik Board, a separate Merit List shall be published by the WBJEEB for subsequent offline counselling and allotment of seats. Appearance in both Paper-I and Paper-II in the WBJEE-2017 is mandatory for such category of seat. C. Allotment of seats under Defense Quota is not done through e-counseling.

Reservation of seats for students Merit listed in JEE (Main) 2017

Applicable for candidates merit listed in the JEE-Main-2017 Seats are available for students merit listed in JEE (Main) 2017 up to the extent of 10% of the approved seats in all Self Financed Engineering & Technology Colleges of West Bengal. Allotment of seats shall be strictly on the basis of merit and preference of students through the e-counselling process conducted by the WBJEEB. The eligibility and other criteria described in section 3 for admission to degree level Engineering / Technology /Pharmacy / Architecture courses, will be applicable for JEE (Main) 2017 merit listed candidates also.

Reservation Under Management Quota

This is applicable only for Self Financing Colleges of the State offering B.E. /B.Tech./ B. Pharm / B. Arch. Courses. It is also applicable for courses running on self- financing basis under the University Institute of Technology, Burdwan University. However, Institutions may or may not opt for admission of students under such quota. A Maximum of 10% of sanctioned seats may be admitted under such management quota directly by the Concerned Management of those Institutions. The eligibility criteria in terms of academic qualification, citizenship, age restrictions, etc. as stipulated for admission to degree level Engineering/Technology/ Pharmacy/ Architecture courses shall also be applicable for students to be admitted under the Management Quota.


 WBJEE 2017 Eligibility Criteria (NEW CHANGES)


  1. Sir I have got 54% in rbse board in 2016 am I eligible for wbjee 2017 exam and through the rank in wbjee can I get jadavpur???? Sir plss rply

  2. Sir,
    I am studying CBSE in state of Maharastra and also appearing JEE Main.
    Will I be eligible for WBJEE?
    Di I need to write WBJEE in addition to IIT JEE-Main?

    Pls. confirm.


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