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WBJEE 2018 Reservation Criteria

Updated On - December 22nd 2017 by SHIVANI TIWARI

WBJEEB provides reservation of seats for students under reserved category depending on the category of participating institutes. Certificates proofing the reservation will be required to present at the time of WBJEE Counselling. The reservation of seats is provided to the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC-A/OBC-B/PwD category students and those who fall under Defense quota. 

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The WBJEE Board doesn’t verify the information provided at the time of registration and there is no provision for uploading such certificates while makingWBJEE Application. To avail the use of reservation scheme offered by WBJEEB, candidates must mention their correct category during the registration.

The WBJEE 2018 Reservation can be claimed only by the candidates who possess a domicile in the state of West Bengal. Different rules regarding WBJEE 2018 Reservation are applicable for different universities and institutes.

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WBJEE 2018 Reservation

Only the candidates from West Bengal can claim the benefit of WBJEE Reservation. For various WBJEE 2017 Reserved Categories, the rules prevailing at the time of admission will be followed which are mentioned below:

  • In case of university and university departments, the concerned university act / rules are applicable.
  • For government engineering/technology /pharmacy/ medical/dental colleges, the reservation rules of Government of West Bengal are followed.
  • The rules applicable to self-financed engineering /technology / pharmacy/ medical/dental colleges will be notified by concerned institution authority.

Before counseling, the list of reserved seats will be available on the official portal.

During the stage of document uploading in application process, candidates who are seeking for WBJEE 2018 Reservation, are required to upload their SC/ST/OBC-A/OBC-B/PwD certificates issued by competent authority. Only after the candidate obtains the receipt of the certificate, he will be issued the WBJEE Admit Card. During WBJEE 2017 Counselling, certificates will be verified and checked as uploading the certificate doesn’t amount to reservation of a seat. Candidates cannot claim WBJEE 2018 Reservation if the certificate is found to be faulty during WBJEE Counselling. The decision of the Counsellor is considered final.

SC/ST Candidates

For SC/ST candidates, there are certain guidelines that they need to follow to claim the WBJEE Reservation. The aforementioned certificates, which are required to be submitted, should have been issued by any of the following authorities:

  1. The various officers/authorities of Kolkata that issue the certificate to prove the WBJEE 2018 Reservation of the candidate are mentioned below:
  1.  Deputy Collector of Land Revenue, Kolkata
  2. Collector of Stamp Revenue, Kolkata
  3. Metropolitan Magistrate, Kolkata
  4. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Kolkata
  5. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Kolkata
  6. 1st Class Stipendiary Magistrate
  7. Executive Magistrate
  8. Sub divisional Magistrate
  9. Sub-divisional Officer
  10. Deputy Collector
  11. Additional District Magistrate
  12. Collector
  13. District Magistrate within their respective local jurisdictions – if candidates reside ordinarily within such jurisdictions.
  1. The various competent authorities in West Bengal that issue the reservation certificate for the SC/ST candidates are given below:
  1.  Deputy Director, Backward Classes Welfare Directorate, W.B.
  2. Commissioner, Backward classes welfare W.B. – if candidates reside ordinarily in any part of West Bengal.

For claiming SC/ST reservation in WBJEE 2017, the required certificates, issued by aforementioned authorities, should be uploaded and issued on date prior to the actual online application submission. Such a certificate issued on a later date will not be accepted for admission during WBJEE 2018 Counselling.

OBC-A/ OBC-B Candidates

  • The Sub Divisional Officer of a Sub-Division in a District is a certificate issuing authority for the OBS category candidates. In Kolkata, the certificate is issued by an officer authorized by modification by the State Government.
  • District Welfare Officer, Kolkata and Ex-officio Joint Director, BCW act as the certificate issuing authority for Kolkata covering the Kolkata Municipal Corporation jurisdiction.
  • For claiming OBC-A/ OBC-B quota, the required certificates, issued by aforementioned authorities, should be uploaded and issued on a date prior to the actual online application submission. Such a certificate issued on a later date will not be accepted for admission during WBJEE 2017 Counselling.


PwD (Persons with Disabilities)

Candidates with physical disabilities are permitted to give the WBJEE 2017. The candidates who are disabled physically can claim the reservation through PwD category. The considerations for claiming the WBJEE 2017 Reservation through PwD category for various categories are mentioned below:

  • For admission to B.E/B. Tech/B. Arch/B. Pharm Courses

The reservation can be claimed by the candidates with at least 40% disability with respect to Loco-motor disorder, Visual impairment, Speech & Hearing Impairment with a the condition that they can ably carry out all practical and theory work without any special concession and exemption.

  • For Admission to MBBS/BDS Courses

WBJEE 2017 Reservation can be claimed by the candidates having at least 50-70% Loco-motor disability of lower limb only. In case of earmarked quota stays unfilled due to non-availability of candidates with loco-motor disability between 50% - 70%, such vacancy will be filled by candidates having loco-motor disability of lower limbs between 40% to less than 50%.

The candidates with disabilities other than loco-motor disability are not eligible for claiming WBJEE 2018 Reservation.

The PwD certificate should be issued by Officer-in-Charge or Medical Head of Primary Health Centers, Block Primary Health Centers, State General Hospitals, Rural Hospitals, Sub-Divisional Hospitals or the District Hospitals run by the State Government or any hospital run by a statutory body or authority.

All certificates are verified by The Medical Board constituted at IPGMR / SSKM Hospital during WBJEE 2018 Counselling.

Minority Quota

For admission through WBJEE 2017, 50% of the approved seats are available for minority candidates in the higher Technical Education Institutes, which have been granted the Minority Status.

Though, minority category candidates may seek admission in the government approved minority institutes against specified minority quota notified by the State Government of West Bengal.

Defence Quota

Candidate need to apply to Rajya Sainik Board through the concerned Zila Sainik Board of West Bengal (for ex-servicemen) and Units (for serving soldiers) in the prescribed form along with an attested copy of WBJEE 2017 Admit Card for claiming defence quota. This certificate should not be uploaded but produced for defence quota during offline counselling.

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The seat allotment under Defence Quota is not conducted through e-counselling.A separate merit list for the offline counselling and allotment of seats under the defence quota is published by the WBJEEB.

Under defence quota, a total of 9 seats are reserved out of which seven are reserved for different courses in Govt. Engineering & Technology Colleges and the remaining two are reserved in Jadavpur University. The university authority will decide the courses of such seats in Jadavpur University.

The number of seats per college for Defence quota is displayed below with the help of a table:

Name of the Govt. Engg./ Technology CollegeCourse NameNo. of Seats
Jalpaiguri Govt. Engineering CollegeMechanical Engineering1
Information Technology1
Govt. College of Engg. & Textile Tech., SeramporeInformation Technology1
Govt. College of Engg. & Textile Tech., BerhamporeComputer Science & Engineering1
Govt. College of Engg. & Ceramic Tech., KolkataInformation Technology1
Govt. College of Engg. & Leather Tech., KolkataLeather Technology1
Kalyani Govt. Engineering College, KalyaniElectrical Engineering1

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Engineering/Technology Students Merit listed in JEE Main 2018

Up to 10% of the approved seats in all Self-Financed Engineering & Technology Colleges of West Bengal are made available for students merit listed in JEE Main 2017. The basis of allotment of seat adopted by the board during the e-counselling process should strictly be merit and preference of the institution mentioned by the candidates.

For JEE Main 2018 merit listed candidates, the eligibility and other criteria as mentioned for various courses under WBJEE 2017 for various degree level courses shall be applicable. Though, the candidates are not required to be domiciled in West Bengal.

Management Quota

Management quota is applicable for Self Financing Colleges of the State offering B.E. /B.Tech. / B. Pharm / B. Arch. Courses as well as courses running on self- financing basis under the University Institute of Technology, Burdwan University. Though, university may decide to not take admission under this quota. Under management quota, at most 10% of sanctioned seats may be admitted directly by the institution management. Academic qualification, citizenship, age restrictions etc. are stipulated as eligibility criteria under the Management Quota for admission to degree level Engineering/Technology, Pharmacy, Architecture courses. Though, there is no need for candidates to be domiciled West Bengal.


Documents Required during WBJEE 2018 Registration

During WBJEE 2017 Registrations, candidates are required to upload few documents after filling the details in the WBJEE 2017 Application Form. The table below displays list of the documents that must be uploaded along with the file size they are required to be uploaded in:

Document NameFile Size
Recent colored passport sized photograph4 to 100 KB
Signature1 to 30 KB
Left hand thumb impression1 to 30 KB
WBJEE 2017 Admit card/ registration certificate/ mark sheet of 10th standard, where date of birth is mentioned or birth certificate50 to 300 KB
Domicile certificate50 to 300 KB
SC/ST/OBC­A/OBC­B certificate50 to 300 KB
PwD certificate50 to 300 KB
Income certificate50 to 300 KB

Uploading and Verification of Certificates to Prove the Reservation Claim

Candidates who are claiming reservation must upload the above listed documents during WBJEE 2018 Application Process. The required certificates should be issued by the competent authority within the prescribed time period. Any delay may amount to non-acceptance for admission. WBJEE 2018 Admit card will be issued only after the receipt of certificates. In case it is found that certificates are not in order, then the candidate will be ineligible for further admission process. During WBJEE 2018 Counselling, the authorities verification of certificates. Candidates are required to produce the same as uploading them during the application process is not enough on its own. A failure to produce the required certificates for verification in counseling process means that the candidate can’t claim reservation.

*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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