WBJEE Exam Analysis 2018

Nidhi Bahl Updated On: 09 Oct, 2018 12:44 IST

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WBJEE 2018 Exam Analysis

WBJEE 2018 has been conducted on April 22, 2018 in a pen-paper based format, in different cities across West Bengal. 

For getting into top govt engineering colleges, a rank under 5000 is required. If anyone attempts 120 plus questions at an accuracy of 85%, he/she has a decent chance of getting 100 marks, which can fetch a rank under 5000 and ensure a seat in the top govt engineering colleges with CS or ECE branch.

The paper was on predictable lines and anyone who would have done decent preparation can attempt 120 plus.

The questions were asked from almost all the important topics of 12th class and 25 to 30% questions were also asked from the 11th class syllabus.

Overall Analysis of WBJEE 2018

Subjects Total Questions Easy Medium Difficult Overall Good Attempts Accuracy Good Marks
Maths 75 35 25 15 Moderate 55 plus 85% 50
Physics 40 15 15 10 Moderate 33 plus 85% 25
Chemistry 40 18 15 7 Moderate 32 plus 85% 25
  155 68 55 32   120 plus 85% 100

Section-wise Analysis of WBJEE 2018

In Chemistry, most of the questions were from these topics:

Electrochemistry, organic chemistry, coordination compound, solid states, polymers, Haloalkanes and Haloarenes, Aldehyde Ketone, carboxylic acid, Chemical Kinetics, P-Block elements chemical bonding, general organic chemistry, Equilibrium, atomic structure.

The level of difficulty was moderate and one could easily attempt 30 to 32 questions within a time frame of 60 minutes in this sections with decent preparation.

In Physics, most of the questions were from the following topics:

Kinematics, Laws of motion, Gravitation, Thermodynamics, Oscillation and waves, kinetic theory of gases, rotational motion, Newton's law of motion, elastic non-elastic collision, mechanical properties of solids and fluids,

Electric charges and fields, moving charges and magnetism, magnetism and matter, wave optics, ray optics, alternating current, electromagnetic waves, current electricity, electrostatic potential and capacitance, semiconductors, nuclei, atoms etc

The level of difficulty was moderate and one could easily attempt 31 to 32 questions within a time frame of 60 minutes in this sections with decent preparation. If the accuracy is good, one has a higher chance of scoring high marks in this section.

In Maths, most of the questions were from the following topics:

Continuity and differentiation, 3 D Geometry, Matrices and Determinants, Differential equations, application of derivatives, probability, vector algebra, Integration, Linear programming, area under the curve,

Sets, relation and functions, Mathematical induction, trigonometric functions, binomial theorem, complex numbers, linear equalities, Permutation and combination, conic sections, sequence and series, statistics

The level of difficulty was moderate and one could easily attempt 55 to 65 questions within a time frame of 120 minutes in this sections with decent preparation.

While preparing for the exam, candidates should also go through previous years' exam analysis to get an understanding of the paper's difficulty level and the types of questions that are asked in the exam.

In 2017, the exam was held on 23rd April 2017 and about 1.5 lakh students participated in the examination. The overall difficulty level of the paper was moderate.

The examination was conducted in 2 different sessions of 2 hours each and candidates got a break of 30 minutes between the two sessions. The Physics section had a total number of 40 questions, while Chemistry section too had 40 questions. A total of 75 questions were asked in the Mathematics section. 

The Mathematics section turned out to be easy in the 2017 paper whereas candidates found some difficult questions in Physics and Chemistry sections. The paper had some direct questions that candidates found easier to attempt.

Jadavpur University - This is the most preferred college for the students who appear in WBJEE. Top scores take admission in this university and the rank required for getting admission in B.Tech courses of Jadavpur University is under 4000 for general category i.e. a score of 100 plus. A safe score for getting admission for a top branch in Jadavpur University is 120 plus.

Bengal Engineering and Science University - This is the second best engineering college, which accepts WBJEE score. The rank required for getting admission in this college will be between 250 to 6000 under general category i.e. a score of 85 plus.

Institute of Engineering and Management - This is also among the top 5 engineering colleges, which accept WBJEE score. The rank required for getting admission in this college will be between 1000 to 5000 under general category i.e. a score of 90 plus.

Kalyani Government Engineering College - This is among the also top 5 engineering colleges, which accept WBJEE score. The rank required for getting admission in this college will be between 650 to 3800 under general category i.e. a score of 95 plus. A safe score is 98 plus.

Jalpaiguri Govt Engineering college - This is also among the top 10 engineering colleges, which accept WBJEE score. The rank required for getting admission in this college will be between 900 to 5000 under general category i.e. a score of 90 plus.

RCC Institute of Information Technology - This is also among the top 10 engineering colleges, which accept WBJEE score. The rank required for getting admission in this college will be between 3500 to 13000 under general category i.e. a score of 60 plus.

Netaji Subhas Engineering College - This is also among the top 10 engineering colleges, which accept WBJEE score. The rank required for getting admission in this college will be between 5000 to 24000 under general category i.e. a score of 50 plus.

Heritage Institute of Technology - This is also among the top 10 engineering colleges, which accept WBJEE score. The rank required for getting admission in this college will be between 1500 to 28000 under general category i.e. a score of 45 plus.

Haldia Institute of Technology - This is also among the top 10 engineering colleges that accept WBJEE score. The rank required for getting admission in this college will be between 1000 to 12000 under general category i.e. a score of 60 plus.

Techno India - This is also among the top 10 engineering colleges that accept WBJEE score. The rank required for getting admission in this college will be between 3000 to 20000 under general category i.e. a score of 55 plus.

WBJEE 2016 Exam Analysis

Nearly 1.3 lakh candidates appeared in the WBJEE examination for admission into Government and privately run engineering colleges within the state of West Bengal. WBJEE examination was held on 17th May in a Pen Paper mode (Offline) examination across all major cities in West Bengal.

The test was held in two sessions - the first session started at 12.45 PM and lasted up to 2.45 PM. The second session was also of two hours and started after a break of half an hour. The result is expected to be declared in mid-June 2016.

Scores of WBJEE are important in seeking admission to the 4-year engineering degree courses of Government and private institutions. Students from outside West Bengal also appear for admission in the private run colleges.

Biology paper of WBJEE was cancelled due to the recent Supreme Court ruling towards NEET. However, those seeking admission in B.Pharma courses wrote Physics and Chemistry paper.

The test was in Pen-Paper mode (Offline) and paper quality was quite on the expected lines. The distribution of the questions is as below:

Session

Subjects

No of Questions

I

Physics

40

I

Chemistry

40

II

Maths

80


The difficulty level of the exam varied from subject to subject. While Maths was relatively easy, Physics & Chemistry had a mix of moderate and difficult questions. Some questions in all sections had doubtful options.

A subject-wise break-up of the paper on the basis of difficulty level is as given below:

Subject

No of Questions

Good Attempts

Chemistry

40

25-30

Physics

40

25-30

Mathematics

80

45-50


Marking Scheme:
 

Subject

Q Category 1

Q Category 2

Q Category 3

Total No of Questions

 

Total Marks

 

Physics + Chemistry

 

30x1 mark + 30x1 mark

 

5x2 marks + 5x2 marks

 

5x2 marks + 5x2 marks

 

40 + 40= 80

 

50 + 50=100

Mathematics

50X1 mark

15x2 marks

10x2 marks

75

100

Negative Marks

-0.25 for wrong answer

-0.50 for wrong answer

No negative marks for wrong answer

 

 

Section-wise Analysis

Physics

The section was a mixed bag of difficult and easy questions. Overall the difficulty level of the section was moderate to high. This section comprised kinematics, laws of motion, rotational motion, hydrostatics, hydrodynamics, semiconductors, atom and nuckei, dual nature of matter, heat and thermodynamics, alternating current, optics, electrostatics, electromagnetics induction, current electricity, magnetism etc. An attempt of 25 plus questions with about more than 80% accuracy will be considered good.

Chemistry

The section was a mixed bag of difficult and easy questions. Overall the difficulty level of the section was moderate to high. This section comprised mole concept, equilibrium, thermodynamics, practical chemistry, s-block elements, d-block elements, transition elements, atomic structure, chemical bonding, hydrocarbons, aldehydes and ketones, halo alkanes, alcohol, amines, chemistry in everyday life etc. An attempt of 25 plus questions with about more than 80% accuracy will be considered good.

Maths

The section was relatively easy and had a number of easy questions than that of difficult questions. Overall the difficulty level of the section was easy to moderate. This section comprised almost all major areas of class XI and XII mathematics. This section comprised conic sections, straight line, 3-D, integral calculus, differential equation, differentiation, application of derivatives, permutation and combinations, statistics, probability, relation and functions, quadratic equations, inequalities, area under curve, arithmetic and geometric progressions complex numbers, matrices, determinants, triangles, limits and derivatives. A candidate well-versed in the XI and XII mathematics textbooks definitely had a field day. Many of the questions could be solved by ‘plug in the answer choice’ process. An attempt of 50 plus questions with about more than 80% accuracy will be considered good.

Cut-Off

WBJEE 2016 for Engineering does not have any cut-off but it is estimated that a safe score should be between 90 and 100. One should get a rank high above to get into a Government college or in a good private run college with this range of score.

(Disclaimer: All information on cut-offs, analysis, answer key and scores are based on input collected from students and may or may not reflect the actual paper of WBJEE. We do not take responsibility for any decision that might be taken by anyone based on this information.)

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