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WBJEE 2018: Last year's paper analysis to enhance your preparation

Tuesday April 10, 2018 5:09 PM, Zohair M Safwan,

WBJEE 2018 Preparation

Kolkata (West Bengal): West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE) is a centralized examination conducted by the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board (WBJEEB) for admission to various courses run by the government as well as private engineering, medical and architecture colleges in the state of West Bengal.

Here is all you need to know about WBJEE

WBJEE 2018 is scheduled for April 22, 2018. If you wish to crack this test, you must prepare efficiently and dedicatedly. One must also go through previous year paper analysis for securing good marks in the examination.

The examination is conducted in offline mode, which is pen and paper mode, in different cities across West Bengal. WBJEE 2018 Admit Card has already been released and is available for download on the official website To help you enhance your preparation, we have analysed WBJEE 2017 papers and have focused on WBJEE cutoff score and difficulty level of the examination.

WBJEE 2017 was held on 23 April 2017. About 1.5 lakh students appeared for the exam, and on an average their review for the difficulty level of the exam was moderate.

The duration of the test was 4 hours and was conducted in 2 different sessions of 2 hours each. There was a break of 30 minutes between the two sessions. The number of questions for each section in each session was - 40 questions for Physics, 40 questions for Chemistry and 75 questions for Mathematics. The difficulty level was different for every different section in the paper.

As compared to the general trend, Mathematics section was simple whereas Physics and Chemistry had a few difficult questions. There were some direct questions as well, which were easier to attempt.

A general analysis of the WBJEE 2017 question papers shows that there were some questions in all the sections which had slightly tough thus increasing the difficulty level of selecting one right answer. A good attempt count for each section based on the difficulty level of the examination is as given below:

  • Physics: 25-30 questions out of 40
  • Chemistry: 25-30 questions out of 40
  • Mathematics: 45-50 questions out of 75

Here is the subject-wise analysis of the WBJEE last year's question papers to help you with your preparation for the examination:


The major topics covered in the Physics section were Heat and Thermodynamics, Laws of Motion, Optics, Electromagnetic Induction, Electrostatics, Kinematics, Rotational Motion, Semiconductors, Hydrodynamics, Magnetism, Dual Nature of Matter, Current Electricity, Atom and Nuclei, Alternation Currents, and Hydrostatics. They had a mixture of both simple as well as difficult questions. Some questions were direct which made them easy while some questions made the difficulty level very high. Attempting 25-30 questions out of the 40 questions with above 80% precision will give you a good score in the section.


The major topics covered in Chemistry were Atomic Structure, Thermodynamics, Hydrocarbons, Equilibrium, Mole Concept, Aldehydes and Ketones, Amines, Transition components, s block elements, d block elements, Chemical Holding Haloalkanes, Viable Science and Science in daily life. The difficulty level was moderate as some questions were direct and simple while some were twisted and tough. Attempting 25-30 questions out of the 40 questions with above 80% precision will give you a good score in the section.


The major topics covered in the Mathematics section were straight line, complex numbers, triangles, differential condition, conic segments, 3D, fundamental analytics, separation, subsidiaries, frameworks, connection and capacities, use of subordinates, change and blends, insights, likelihood, quadratic conditions, imbalances, number-crunching and geometric movements, breaking points and determinants. A majority of the questions were from the syllabus of class XI and XII. This section had more of simple and direct questions which made the difficulty level to be easy. You could utilize the time saved in this section for the other sections. Attempting 50-55 questions out of the 75 questions with above 80% accuracy will give you a good score in the section.

The WBJEE cutoff score of the examination for different colleges varies each year based on the difficulty level of the paper and the availability of seats as well as the overall performance of the candidates appearing for the examination. The below table shows the opening and closing ranks for the best nine universities under WBJEE for Engineering:

College Name
Opening Rank
Closing Rank
Jadavpur University
Institute of Engineering and Management
Kalyani Government Engineering College
Haldia Institute of Technology
Heritage Institute of Technology
Bengal Engineering and Technology
Techno India
Netaji Subhash Engineering College
RCC Institute of Engineering and Technology

Hope this analysis was helpful and you get an idea of the exam pattern and difficulty level. With just a few days left for the examination, one must give in their 100% to secure good marks. All the best!

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