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WBJEE (West Bengal Joint Entrance Exam) is a state-level centralised entrance exam which is conducted by the West Bengal government every year. The exam is conducted to get the students admission to UG courses in engineering & technology, architecture and pharmacy into various government and private institutes in West Bengal.
This year, WBJEE 2022 was conducted on April 30, 2022. Students can check out the exam page for WBJEE 2022 to get all the important details pertaining to the exam including important dates, centres, syllabus, exam patterns etc.
However, some students may not be satisfied with the result of WBJEE and might be looking for other ways to get admission into West Bengal engineering institutes. This article will talk about how students can get admission into West Bengal college for engineering without a WBJEE score.
Why Go for Direct Admission Without WBJEE?
There are many benefits of getting direct admissions in colleges/institutes without entrance exams. Such as:
Through the direct admission, the student can go for some of the top institutes in the state to pursue engineering which is not included in WBJEE college listing.
Going for top engineering institutes will also help the student get placed in a reputed organisation.
If the student could not score well in the exam, it is better to go for the spot admission to get a good engineering college.
Getting a direct admission will not have any effect on the campus selection after graduation.
The admission will be without an entrance exam which will also reduce the burden of preparing for the exam.
Alternative Exams Other than WBJEE
There are various entrance exams other than WBJEE which the student can attempt to get admission to West Bengal engineering colleges. These entrance exams have been enlisted below:
National Level Exams
JEE Mains: JEE Mains is one of the most popular entrance exams in India for getting admission into B.Tech programs. JEE Main is followed by JEE Advanced which a student can qualify to get admission into IITs. For being eligible for JEE Mains, a student must have completed 10+2 with PCM and English as the compulsory subject. Read our JEE Main 2022 exam page to learn more about the JEE Main exam.
BITSAT: BITSAT (Birla Institute of Technology and Science Aptitude Test) is another most popular entrance exam in India which is qualified to get admission into BIT Colleges in India. It is conducted by Birla Institutes of Technology (BIT) through which the student can get admission into any of the three BIT campuses in India (Goa, Hyderabad, and Pilani). Students can read our BITSAT 2022 exam page to learn more about the exam.
CUCET: CUCET (Central University Common Entrance Test) is another engineering entrance exam in India which is conducted at the national level by eleven central universities of India. Check our CUCET 2022 exam page for more information.
West Bengal University Level Exams
The Neotia University Entrance Test: It is an entrance test which is conducted by the Neotia University for admission into various UG programs. The test is conducted into two parts. The first part assesses the aptitude, logical, reasoning, creativity and communication skills of the student. The second part consists of a test for Physics Chemistry and Mathematics including question level of 10th and 12th standard.
Institute of Engineering and Management Joint Entrance Examination (IEM JEE): IEM JEE is a university level exam which is conducted by the Institute of Engineering and Management. The mode of the exam is online which is conducted in the month of April-may every year. Students can check other details related through our IEM JEE exam page.
Adamas University Admission Test (AUAT): AUAT is a university level entrance exam which is conducted by Adamas University every year for admission into B.Tech programs, among others. The exam is conducted every year in the month of June-July. The student having a score in JEE are eligible for direct admission in the university.
Indian Maritime University Common Entrance Test (IMU-CET): IMU CET is another university level entrance exam which is conducted by Indian Maritime University every year for admission into UG programs. The exam is conducted online for a total of 30 seats in the university. Students can check our IMU CET exam page for more information.
Common Entrance Examination AMPAI-WB(CEE AMPAI WB): It is a Common Entrance Exam (CEE) conducted by the Association of Minority Professional Academic Institutes (AMPAI) for admission into B.Tech programs. Check our CEE AMPAI WB 2022 exam page for more details.
Admission in West Bengal without WBJEE
There are certain reservations for the students in West Bengal that they can consider to get admission into engineering colleges without a WBJEE score. These reservations are explained in the section below:
85% for domicile
As per the domicile rule of West Bengal, the students who have been a resident of West Bengal for the past 10 years will be reserved for 85% of seats in government colleges/universities for engineering. The domicile rule will only be applied for government based colleges or institutes and will not be applicable to private colleges.
15% for Management Quota
The engineering colleges or universities in West Bengal also offer 15% of the management quota for the students. Through the management quota, the students can get direct admission into engineering colleges of West Bengal without any entrance exams. However, the students getting admission through the management quota will have to pay some extra fee every year as the management fee.
Spot counselling round by WBJEE
Spot counselling round is organised by WBJEE in case of vacant seats in engineering colleges/universities. If the seats in colleges remain vacant, they report to the examination board with the status of vacant seats. The WBJEE Board then conducts the counselling for those vacant seats to reallocate the seats. However, the spot counselling is conducted only if the seats are vacant in the respective year’s admissions.
How to Choose a Good Engineering College
Choosing the right college for engineering is very important as your whole career depends on it. Therefore, before going for a specific college for engineering in the West Bengal, the students must keep in mind the below-given points:
Choose your Stream
The first and foremost thing before deciding on which college to choose is to choose the stream in which you want to pursue engineering. This is necessary as some of the colleges might be the best for the computer science stream while others must have a good placement for mechanical engineering. So, it’s better to filter out the colleges based on which stream you are choosing.
Enlist Potential Colleges
After you have decided which engineering stream you are going for, search and enlist the best colleges/institutes in West Bengal for that stream. Students need to keep in mind that before choosing an engineering college they have to analyse various aspects like location, fees, placement, facilities ranking etc.. and make a list to research before making a final decision. They can always look for details on our top engineering colleges in West Bengal page.
It is very important to research well for colleges before choosing a certain college. Also, do not go on the brand name, or the infrastructure; rather, look for academic aspects of the college. Research about the location, tuition fee, campus resources (labs, libraries, etc.), faculty, placement and internship, and other facilities for students. Also, read the reviews given by the students of the same colleges from social communities and pages.
Rank the priorities
After researching and filtering out the options, rank your priorities for the chosen colleges. For instance, keep the college you find most suitable as the first priority, and make a list of colleges according to your requirements and priorities. This will help you make a sorted decision.
Check for the Eligibility Criteria
For the college, it is also important to check for the eligibility criteria. Check whether you have the qualification and certification as required by the college. Checking for eligibility beforehand will save you from later issues.
Check for any Scholarships
After checking for all the aspects, check for the scholarship provided by the college for engineering. Some colleges also provide scholarships based on the entrance exam score or the score obtained in their personally conducted entrance exam. It is advisable to check for the scholarship as it can save your financial investment in your college.
Top Engineering Colleges in West Bengal Accepting WBJEE Score
Given are the top 20 engineering colleges in West Bengal which accept WBJEE score along with the seats for intake and fee structure for each college. The below section will also include the opening and closing rank for each college to help you make a clear analysis and take a good decision.
Name of the College
Number of Intakes
Fee Structure (1st year)
INR 6,500 per sem
* Note: These fee structures are subjected to change depending on the college
Top 25 private colleges in India for direct engineering admission
Opening and Closing Rank for Colleges
The opening and closing ranks of the colleges according to the different categories accepting WBJEE score are given as below:
Name of the College
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