WBJEE 2024 Eligibility Criteria (Updated) - Age Limit, Qualification, Domicile

Updated By Falak Khan on 25 Apr, 2024 11:07

Eligibility Criteria of WBJEE 2024

The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board (WBJEEB) has released the WBJEE eligibility criteria 2024 at wbjeeb.nic.in. The WBJEE 2024 eligibility criteria pdf specifies the desired age, educational qualification, nationality, domicile, minimum marks required and so on. Only the candidates satisfying the eligibility criteria will be allowed to fill out the WBJEE application form 2024. As per the eligibility criteria of WBJEE 2024, the candidate must be a citizen of India and have passed Class 12 from a recognized board with 45% aggregate marks in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Computer Science/Computer Application as mandatory subjects. The WBJEE eligibility criteria age limit states that the candidate must be at least 17 years old on December 31, 2024. There is no upper age limit for WBJEE.

The eligibility criteria for WBJEE 2024 are laid down by the authorities after considering various factors related to the exam and admission. Any candidate who fails to meet the WBJEE eligibility marks in 12th or WBJEE age limit 2024, will be barred from taking admission to the WBJEE participating colleges. WBJEEB also determines the WBJEE eligibility criteria for other states. Candidates can check this page to get all the information on WBJEE 2024 eligibility criteria for specific courses and institutes.

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WBJEE Eligibility Criteria 2024

WBJEEB decides the WBJEE eligibility parameters based on government policies. All aspirants are mandated to meet these criteria to be eligible to apply online for the WBJEE exam 2024. Go through the WBJEE 2024 eligibility criteria pdf before filling out the WBJEE application form 2024 and avoid disqualifications.

Where can I check WBJEE Eligibility Criteria 2024?

The WBJEE 2024 eligibility criteria have been released on the official website of the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board - wbjeeb.nic.in. Candidates can find the detailed eligibility conditions mentioned in the WBJEE information bulletin 2024 pdf. 

WBJEE 2024 Eligibility Criteria PDF Download

The WBJEE 2024 eligibility criteria have been released in PDF format at wbjeeb.nic.in along with the WBJEE 2024 information bulletin. Candidates can visit the official website of WBJEEB and click on the ‘WBJEE 2024 Eligibility Criteria PDF Download’ link to view and save the document.

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WBJEE 2024 General Eligibility Criteria

The general eligibility criteria for WBJEE 2024 in terms of age, nationality, qualifications, and domicile can be checked on this page. 

ParticularsCriteria

Nationality

Indian or OCI 

Lower Age Limit

17 years as of December 31, 2024

Upper Age Limit

No upper age limit 

Lower & Upper Age Limit for Marine Engineering Courses

For admission to Marine Engineering courses, the lower age limit should be 17 years and the upper age limit should be 25 years as of December 31, 2024.

Entrance Exam Applicability

WBJEE or JEE Main (candidates with a valid rank/score in JEE Main are exempted from WBJEE)

WBJEE 2024 Eligibility Criteria Nationality

The WBJEE 2024 eligibility criteria nationality states -

  • The candidate must be a citizen of India or at least have Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

  • OCI candidates can apply for unreserved seats under the All India quota.

WBJEE Eligibility Criteria Age Limit 2024

The WBJEE eligibility criteria age limit for candidates appearing for the exam is as follows - 

  • The minimum age of the candidate should be 17 years as of December 31, 2024.

  • The candidate should have been born on or before December 12, 2007.

  • There is no upper WBJEE age limit 2024. However, the maximum age of candidates applying for Marine Engineering must not exceed 25 years.

WBJEE Eligibility Criteria Academic Qualification 2024

As per the WBJEE academic criteria, candidates must satisfy the following conditions -

  • Candidate must have passed 10+2 (or equivalent) from a recognized State/Central Board 

  • Candidates must have qualified in Mathematics and Physics, and any one of Chemistry/Biology/Computer Science/Computer Application/Biotechnology as compulsory subjects in the qualifying exam.

  • Applicants must have passed each of the compulsory subjects in both theory and practical.

  • Candidates who will be appearing for the qualifying exam are also eligible for the WBJEE 2024 exam.

WBJEE Eligibility Marks in 12th

The minimum WBJEE eligibility marks in 12th as stated by the authorities are as follows -

  • Candidates belonging to the General category must have scored at least 45% aggregate marks in the compulsory subjects at the 10+2 level

  • For Reserved category candidates, the desired WBJEE eligibility marks in 12th must be 40% at least

  • Candidates must have studied and passed in English with at least 30% marks.

WBJEE 2024 Domicile Rules/Criteria

The domicile criteria for the WBJEE exam are as follows -

  • The candidate must have been a permanent resident of West Bengal for 10 consecutive years as of December 31, 2024.

  • Candidates whose parents are permanent residents of the state and have a permanent residential address can also apply for the exam.

  • Candidates aspiring for admission to Government Colleges/Jadavpur University must be permanent residents of West Bengal. Students from other states are not eligible for admission to Government Engineering/Pharmacy colleges located in West Bengal.

Institute-Wise WBJEE 2024 Domicile Requirements

Candidates can check the domicile requirements for various institutes as per their categories below -

Institute Type

Seat Category

Domicile Requirement

Self-financing institutions offering Engineering/Technology/Architecture/Pharmacy courses

General

No

Reserved

Yes

State-aided universities offering Engineering/Technology/Architecture/Pharmacy courses

General

No

Reserved

Yes

Government colleges offering Engineering & Technology courses

General

No

Reserved

Yes

WBJEE Domicile Certificate Format

The WBJEE domicile certificate format can be obtained from the official website - wbjeeb.nic.in. Applicants must get it authorized/signed by the competent authority. The domicile certificate is a legal document issued by the respective state government that establishes the residential status of a candidate. For WBJEE, it is used to determine whether a candidate is eligible for admission under the state quota seats available in West Bengal.

What are the requirements for a domicile certificate in the WBJEE?

To obtain a WBJEE domicile certificate, candidates typically need to fulfil certain criteria, such as being a permanent resident of West Bengal or having parents who are permanent residents of the state. The specific requirements may vary, so it's important to refer to the official WBJEE website or contact the appropriate authorities for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

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WBJEE Domicile Certificate - Points to Remember 

  • The WBJEE 2024 domicile certificate is mandatory for all candidates. However, applicants without a valid certificate shall be permitted to apply for a limited number of seats.

  • Applicants who may have applied for domicile seats but are unable to submit the certificate shall be disqualified

  • Candidates must meet the WBJEE domicile eligibility requirements to avail of the Tuition Fee Waiver Scheme

  • Candidates must download the required proforma and keep the relevant certificates ready before the WBJEE 2024 counselling and seat allotment.

  • Reservation quota and policies are applicable for West Bengal domicile students only.

WBJEE Eligibility Criteria for Other State

As per the WBJEE eligibility criteria for other states, candidates who have not completed their 10th or 12th Grade from West Bengal but have a domicile in the state are eligible to apply for the WBJEE exam.

Is 75% Required for WBJEE?

Unlike in JEE Main (Joint Entrance Examination - Main), the 75% eligibility criteria does not apply to WBJEE exam. The minimum mark criteria for General candidates is 45% in all three compulsory subjects at the 10+2 level. For candidates from the Reserved category, such as SC/ST/OBC/PwD, 40% aggregate marks are required for WBJEE.

Course-Wise WBJEE Eligibility Criteria 2024

The course-specific WBJEE 2024 eligibility criteria for BTech/B.Pharm/B.Arch programs can be checked in the sections below. 

WBJEE Eligibility Criteria for B.Tech

The WBJEE 2024 eligibility criteria for engineering admission to B.Tech colleges are as follows -

Rule 1:  The aspirants must have passed Class 12th in West Bengal with Physics and Mathematics as major subjects and Chemistry/ Biotechnology/ Technical Vocational Subject/ Computer Application/ Computer Science/ Biology/ Biotechnology as the third subject. Only such students are eligible for the engineering stream exam of WBJEE.

Rule 2: The candidates must have passed Class 12th with a minimum of 45% of marks. However, the 45% minimum marks criteria in Class 12th is only applicable to the General Category. For reserved categories such as SC/ ST/ PwD/ OBC-A/ OBC-B, the minimum qualifying mark is 40%.

Rule 3: The candidates must have passed English in Class 12th with a minimum of 30% of marks.

Candidates who do not satisfy any of the above-mentioned eligibility norms are not eligible to appear for the entrance exam. 

WBJEE 2024 Eligibility Criteria for Marine Engineering

Candidates applying for BTech in Marine Engineering must meet the following criteria to be eligible for admission to the participating institutes -

Rule 1: Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized Board/Council

Rule 2: Candidates must have studied Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as core subjects in the 12th Grade

Rule 3: Applicants must have obtained minimum aggregate marks of 60% in PCM with pass marks in each of the compulsory subjects

Rule 4: Candidates must have obtained at least 50% marks in English in 10th or 12th Class

Eligibility Criteria for WBJEE 2024 - B. Pharma

The eligibility criteria for B.Pharma admission through WBJEE can be checked below -

Rule 1: The aspirants must have passed Class 12th with Physics/ Chemistry/ Mathematics or Biology as the compulsory subjects.

Rule 2: The candidates must have passed Class 12th in the above subjects with a minimum of 45% of marks. However, the qualifying mark for reserved categories is 40%.

Rule 3: The applicants must have passed English as one of the subjects in Class 12th, and the minimum mark required in the respective subject is 30%.

Rule 4: NIOS Students are also eligible to appear for the WBJEE exam

WBJEE 2024 Eligibility Criteria for B.Arch

The eligibility criteria for B.Arch admission through WBJEE are as follows -

Rule 1: The applicants must have passed Class 12th with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as the compulsory subjects.

Rule 2: The applicants must have a minimum of 50% of marks in Class 12th in the above subjects to be eligible for the admission process.

Rule 3: The applicants must have a valid score/ rank in NATA or JEE Main Paper 2 exam.

Institute-wise WBJEE 2024 Eligibility Criteria

The institute-wise academic eligibility criteria for WBJEE 2024 are given below:

Institute NameCourse/SpecializationEligibility Criteria

University of Calcutta

Except ‘Jute & Fibre Technology’, all Programmes are available

Candidate should pass 10+2 or equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, as mandatory subjects with at least 60% (55% for candidates of Reserve Category) marks in all the above subjects taken together, individual pass marks (both in practical and theory where ever applicable) in each subject and in English it will be at least 30 % marks.

Jute & Fibre Technology programme

Candidate should Pass ‘10+2 or equivalent Examination with Mathematics and Physics along with any one of Biology/ Biotechnology/ Chemistry as compulsory subjects with at least 45% (40% for Reserved Category Candidates) marks in all the three chosen subjects taken together, individual pass marks (both in Practical & theory where ever applicable) in each of the subjects and with at least 30 % marks in English.

Jadavpur University(Faculty of Engineering & Technology)

All available programmes including B. Pharma and except the five-year degree Architecture programme

Pass 10+2 or equivalent Examination with Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry as mandatory subjects with at least 60% (45% for reserved category candidates) marks in all the three subjects taken together, individual passing marks (both in practical and theory wherever applicable) in each of the subjects and in English, with at least 30 % marks.

West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences

B. Tech (Dairy Technology) programme

Candidate necessarily has passed the 10+2 standard examination with  Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry and as important subjects with individual pass marks (in both practical and theory wherever applicable) in all the three subjects as above stated in regular Class mode.

Candidate necessarily has gained at least 50% marks (40% in case of reserved category students) in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, and English, taken together.

The Board of the Qualifying Examination must be recognized by the  State Government or Central Government concerned.

Neotia University

All B. Tech programmes except Marine Engineering

Pass 10+2 standard or equivalent Exam with Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics, as compulsory subjects with at least 60% marks in the above three subjects taken together.

B.Tech (Marine Engineering)

Candidate must pass 10+2 standard exam or equivalent Exam with  Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics as mandatory subjects with at least 60% marks in the above three subjects taken together and at least in English it must be 50%.

Sister Nivedita University

B.Tech in Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, and Computer Science & Engineering

Pass 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized Board/Council with Mathematics, Physics, and any one of Chemistry/Biology/Biotechnology/Computer Science/Technical Vocational subjects

Candidates must have secured at least 45% marks in the above subjects combined (40% for ST/SC/OA-A/OBC-B/PwD candidates)

A minimum 30% marks in English is compulsory for all candidates 

Computer Science and Business Systems (TCS-Industry Integrated) course

Candidates must have passed 12th Grade with 60% marks in Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry individually and taken together

Aliah University

All programmes available

Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized Board/Council with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects

The minimum marks required in PCM and compulsory subjects individually are  60%

WBJEE Application Form 2024

The authorities released the WBJEE Application Form 2024 in online mode on December 23, 2023. The last date to apply for WBJEE 2024 was February 5, 2024. Candidates are only allowed to access the WBJEE 2024 application form through the official website - wbjeeb.nic.in. Candidates are required to provide all the required personal and academic details in the application form for WBJEE 2024 before making the registration fee payment. Candidates who cater to the WBJEE 2024 eligibility criteria and submit the application forms before the specified deadline are issued WBJEE Admit Card 2024

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FAQs about WBJEE Eligibility

How can I get my domicile certificate for WBJEE?

If you are a candidate whose parents are residents of West Bengal and have a permanent address, you must fill out the WBJEE domicile performa A1 or A2. To prove your eligibility, you must submit two documents as proof of your parent's residence such as a Voter card, Ration card, Passport, or Aadhaar card.

What is the official website to check WBJEE eligibility criteria 2024?

The official website to check the WBJEE 2024 eligibility criteria is - wbjeeb.nic.in. 

Is WBJEE 2024 eligibility criteria released?

Yes, WBJEEB has released the eligibility criteria for WBJEE 2024 exam along with the official information brochure pdf. 

Is a domicile certificate necessary for WBJEE?

Yes, the WBJEE domicile certificate is necessary for candidates seeking admission under state quota seats. The domicile certificate is used to prove that the candidate is a resident of West Bengal, and it is an important document for the admission process.

Are NIOS students eligible for WBJEE exam?

Yes, WBJEEB does accept candidates from the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) for certain courses. However, it is important to check the specific eligibility criteria for the course you are interested in to ensure that NIOS qualifications are accepted.

What is the percentage of marks required to apply for WBJEE for B.Pharm?

Candidates are required to obtain at least 45% in 12th to get eligible for B.Tech through WBJEE.

What is the percentage of marks required to apply for WBJEE for B.Tech?

Candidates are required to obtain at least 50% in 12th to appear for the exam as stated in the WBJEE 2024 eligibility criteria for engineering. 

I am a non-resident of West Bengal. Can I apply for WBJEE?

Yes, you can apply for WBJEE if you are a non-resident. However, you will only be applicable for admission to Jadavpur University.

I have a valid score in JEE Main. Am I eligible to apply for WBJEE?

Candidates who have a valid score in JEE Mains will be exempted from the WBJEE exam. However, he/she will not get admission under state quota.

Is there an upper age limit for WBJEE?

WBJEEB specifies WBJEE eligibility upper age limit only for Marine Engineering aspirants. For candidates applying for this particular course, the maximum age should be 25 years. There is no upper age limit for other courses through WBJEE. 

What is the lower age limit for WBJEE?

The lower WBJEE age limit 2024 to apply for the entrance exam for all candidates is 17 years.

What is the educational qualification required for the WBJEE for B.Arch?

To be eligible for B.Arch admission through WBJEE, candidates must have passed class 12th with Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics as core subjects. 

What should be the minimum WBJEE eligibility marks in 12th?

The minimum WBJEE eligibility marks in 12th required for General category candidates is 45% while that for SC/ST/OBC candidates is 40%.

What is WBJEE eligibility criteria for Diploma students?

Diploma students are not eligible for the WBJEE exam, as it is the exam that grants admission in first-year B.Tech courses.

How many attempts can I give in WBJEE Exam?

There is no limit on the number of attempts for the WBJEE exam.

What is the eligibility of OBC category for appearing in WBJEE Exam?

Candidates belonging to OBC category should have a minimum of 40% of marks in Class 12th to be eligible for the WBJEE exam.

What is the eligibility of ST category for appearing in WBJEE Exam?

Candidates belonging to ST category should have a minimum of 40% of marks in Class 12th to be eligible for the WBJEE exam.

What is the eligibility of SC category for appearing in WBJEE Exam?

Candidates belonging to SC category should have a minimum of 40% of marks in Class 12th to be eligible for the WBJEE exam.

What is the eligibility of General EWS category for appearing in WBJEE Exam?

General/EWS category candidates should have a minimum of 45% marks in Class 12th to be eligible for the WBJEE exam

Will the candidates from other states be eligible to appear in the WBJEE entrance examination?

Since there is no requirement of a residential domicile to appear in the examination. Therefore, candidates from every state can apply for the entrance examination.

Is it important to verify WBJEE eligibility criteria before applying for the entrance examination?

Yes, all the candidates who are applying for WBJEE will have to comply with the WBJEE eligibility requirements. If any candidate fail to meet the minimum eligibility requirements, then, he/she will not be allowed to appear for the entrance exam and their applications will be cancelled by the West Bengal Joint Entrance Exam Board (WBJEEB).

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Dear Student,

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Dear Student,

The admission to B.Tech program at Jadavpur University is done on the basis of the WBJEE entrance exam. However, in order to sit for the WBJEE exam, the candidate must have passed Class 12th from a school in West Bengal. So, we are sorry to say that you are not eligible for admission if you have passed your 12th from a school in Odisha.

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