WBJEE 2018 PATTERN & SYLLABUS
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WBJEE 2018 Exam Pattern details out the syllabus, nature of questions, marking scheme, distribution of questions etc. in the exam. There will be a total of 200 questions from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics that evaluate the ability and competence of all applicants.
WBJEE 2018 will be conducted in the third week of April 2018. There will be two slots on the same day, where Physics and Chemistry will be held together in the first slot and Mathematics in the second. West Bengal Joint Entrance Exam will be conducted in offline mode and the total duration of the exam is 4 hours.
WBJEE Syllabus will be based on chapters in PCM from class XII. The question paper will contain all objective questions. As for the WBJEE marking scheme, one mark will be awarded for each correct answer option, while 0.25 mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer.
All candidates who clear WBJEE 2018 will be able to seek admission in any one of the participating institutes of WBJEE. These institutes offer undergraduate courses in engineering, pharmacy and architecture. This year, nearly 1.5 lakh candidates are expected to appear for WBJEE 2018.
|WBJEE 2018 Exam Date||April 2018|
|Exam Slots||2 Paper-I (Mathematics) – (11:00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.) Paper-II (Physics & Chemistry) – (2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)|
|Language of paper||English|
|Mode of examination||Offline|
|Total marks||200 marks|
|Number of sections||3 (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics)|
|Marking scheme||Correct answer- +1 marks Incorrect answer- -0.25 marks|
Physics is considered as the branch of science concerned with nature and properties of matter and energy. WBJEE will test a candidate’s basic understanding of Physics that he studied till class XII. Here’s a detailed look at WBJEE 2018 Exam Pattern for Physics. This section will be merged with Chemistry in WBJEE Question Paper and must be completed within 2 hours.
As mentioned earlier, the board expects candidates to have a basic understanding of every topic mentioned in the syllabus below. However, there are some topics candidate should pay extra attention to. Let’s look at the topics that are likely to be asked in WBJEE 2018 Physics.
|Most Important Topics||Important Topics||Least Important Topics|
|Gaseous Theory||Dimensional Analysis||Units and Dimensions|
|Center of Mass, Collision||Newtons Laws of Motion||Errors, Significant figures|
|2D and 3D Motions||Scalars, Vectors||Gravitation|
|Simple Harmonic Motion||Sound Waves||Dimensional Analysis|
|Circular Motion||Electric Flux||Physical World, Measurements|
|Gauss Theorem, Coulombs Law||Solid State||-|
|Thermodynamics||Work Power Energy||-|
|Concepts of Physics||HC Verma|
|Physics Problems||IE Irodov|
Physics can be little tricky at times. But with clear concepts and methodological approach, you can ace the section easily. Getting/ Making a handbook that would contain all the formulae to be used in the exam will surely help. It will not only help you remember them but also make you realize the practical conditions and circumstances where they can be applied.
Chemistry is considered to be the branch of science concerned with the substances of which matter is composed, the investigation of their properties and reactions, and the use of such reactions to form new substances.
Like physics, candidates appearing for WBJEE 2018 are expected to have basic understanding of Chemistry as that of class XII. This section will be merged with Physics and must be completed in 2 hours’ duration. Let’s look at the exam pattern for Chemistry in WBJEE 2018:
Take a quick look at the topics to study in Chemistry for WBJEE 2018
|Most Important||Less Important||Least Important|
|Periodic Table||Inorganic Chemistry||Dalton’s Atomic Theory|
|Chemical Kinetics||Alkanes,Alkenes,Alkynes||Atomic Mass|
|Molar Chemistry||SN1 and SN2 Reactions||Avagadro’s Hypothesis|
|Markownikoff’s and anti-Markownikoff’s additions||Aromatic Compounds||Chemical Equations|
|carbonyl compounds and esters||Catalysts||Oxidation-Reduction|
|Empirical and Molecular formula||-||Gay Lussac’s Law|
|Chemistry by Pradeep’s||Pradeep’s|
|Organic Chemistry by OP Tandon||OP Tandon and AK Virmani|
|XII Chemistry by NCERT||NCERT|
It is advisable to begin with Chemistry section as it consumes less time. Chemistry does not involve heavy calculations and complex problems to be solved. If your concepts about basic chemistry are strong and if you are well informed about rules of Organic Chemistry, you will have to invest less time in the section.
Mathematics is considered as an abstract science of number, quantity, Space and matter. Mathematics is the soul and the most important aspect of engineering studies. Engineering could not be possible or for fun say, imaginable without Mathematics. Anyhow, take a quick look at mathematics pattern for WBJEE 2018.
Apart from being the most important, mathematics is also one of the toughest section to crack in WBJEE 2018. Understanding its syllabus and working upon your weak areas would be the apt strategy.
|Most Important Topics||Important Topics||Least Important Topics|
|Progression and Series||Differentiation||Probability, Integration by parts. Integration by substitution and partial fraction.|
|Complex Numbers, conjugate||Integration||Properties of triangles,|
|Matrices, Quadratic Equations||Differential Calculus||Mean, Variance and Standard Deviation|
|Binomial Theorem, Sets Relations Mapping||Sets, Relations and Mapping||Maxima, Minima, Bayes’ Theorem|
|Trigonometric Functions||Statistics, Inverse Trigonometry||Tangents and Normal|
|Coordinate Geometry||Distance Formula, Section Formula||Scalar Triple Products|
|XII Mathematics: NCERT||NCERT|
|XI Mathematics: NCERT||NCERT|
Mathematics is considered as the toughest section of all as mentioned earlier. It would be advisable to break the topics into three parts as mentioned below:
1.I am best at these
2.Okay. I need a little practice for these
3.I am very bad at it
Dividing topics as per your strength and preparation would help you strategize your preparation in a healthy manner. Writing important formulae, squares, cubes over the wall of your study table will help you register them subconsciously.
WBJEE is one of the most famous yet difficult exam to crack. A lot depends on the nature of questions and how well you perform in each section. The marking scheme for any exam plays a big role in deciding your scores. In WBJEE, there are three categories of questions. They have been described below:
Subject-wise WBJEE Marking Scheme 2017
The category-wise questions and their marking scheme for WBJEE is given in the below table:
|Subject||Category 1||Category 2||Category 3||Total Questions||Total Marks|
|Physics||30 Q x 1 M||5 Q x 2 M||5 Q x 2 M||40||50|
|Chemistry||30 Q x 1 M||5 Q x 2 M||5 Q x 2 M||40||50|
|Mathematics||50 Q x 1 M||15 Q x 2M||10 Q x 2 M||75||100|
Candidates appearing in WBJEE need to understand all the aspects of WBJEE 2018 Exam Pattern well. Knowing the pattern and topics that hold significance in the exam will give you an upper hand and can save you a lot of time.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College
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