We at Toppr, are constantly equipping young students to prepare for the most difficult of the competitive examinations. In keeping with our tradition, today we bring you the most useful information on how to study for WBJEE in the last three months. So, read on.
West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination, commonly known as WBJEE is a state level entrance exam. It is open for candidates wishing to take admission in undergraduate programs like B.E. /B. Tech/MBBS in many private and governmental medical and engineering colleges in the state of West Bengal. In 2016, an estimated 1.27 lakh students appeared for the WBJEE Engineering entrance exam (for the 36,263 seats) and around 1.58 lakh took the Pharmacy entrance exam (for the 1085 seats). WBJEE is considered easier than JEE Advanced and somewhat difficult than JEE Mains. WBJEE 2018 is scheduled for 23rd April and the time is just ripe for you to go full throttle with your preparations.
WBJEE 2018 will have 4 papers (viz. Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, & Biological Sciences) of 270 multiple choice objective type questions worth 350 marks. Physics and Chemistry consist of 40 questions of 50 marks, Mathematics represents 75 questions for 100 marks, and Biology consists of 115 questions carrying 150 marks. PCM is answered by engineering aspirants while PCB is answered by medical aspirants.
Each of the sections is further divided into three categories, each with a different marking pattern. Let’s take a look at the table below to understand it in detail.
|Category 1||Category 2||Category 3|
|· One mark is awarded for each correct answer, while 0.25 marks are deducted for an incorrect response.
· Marking more than one answer in the OMR sheet is treated as a wrong response.
|· Two marks are awarded for each correct answer, while 0.25 marks are deducted for each incorrect answer.
· Marking more than one answer attracts negative marking.
|· More than one answer option may or may not be correct. It means full marks are awarded if you mark all the right answers.
· No negative marking for incorrect answers. For any combination of answers containing one or more wrong answer options, no marks will be deducted.
· For partially correct responses, without any negative marking, the following formula is applied to award marks: 2 X (no. of correct responses) / (total no. of correct options).
Now, as promised earlier, let’s take a look at how to study for WBJEE 2018 in the last three months.
How to study for WBJEE 2018 in the last 3 months:
- Get the Syllabus right: First and foremost, makes sure you have understood the syllabus correctly. The WBJEE syllabus follows the West Bengal Board syllabus for the respective subjects. Hence, the prescribed books of class XI and class XII WB board are sufficient. If you’re a student belonging to another board then it is advisable to buy some specific guides for the WB board for WBJEE 2018.
- Get the Fundamentals Right: Understanding the concepts is very important for the WBJEE examination and you must devote maximum time to that during your preparation. Although the formulae will help you directly, the WBJEE exam has a history of asking tricky questions, which can only be answered with a deep understanding of the concepts.
- WBJEE Previous Years’ Papers: At this point in time, solving as many WBJEE previous years’ papers as you can is absolutely crucial to get the hang of the question paper and also the type of questions that are asked in the test. Also, make it a point to solve past 25 years’ IIT-JEE question papers and AIEEE papers. Solving these papers is crucial because sometimes questions taken directly from these papers feature in the WBJEE exam.
- Self-Assessment: You must constantly assess your performance and progress in solving the previous papers and mock tests. Doing so will help you understand your strength and improvement areas. You can then strengthen your weaknesses for an overall good score at WBJEE 2018.
- Speed & Accuracy: Try to simulate the exam environment while taking mock tests and solving previous year papers. Doing so will enhance your speed and accuracy, which are crucial to succeed at WBJEE 2018 and to give you a decisive edge over others.
- Best Foot Forward: Always focus on your areas of strength first and make sure you get the questions of your strong points right. Only then move on to your weaker areas, for they need understanding right from the roots and sometimes even more than once.
- Make Notes: Formulae applications are the most important type of questions in Physics and Mathematics at WBJEE. Taking notes during the first time reading of the topics might help you to revise at the end. So, make sure you leave no stone unturned.
- Clarify Doubts: You know the kind of competition you’ll be facing in WBJEE 2018. So if you don’t understand a topic, make sure you clarify your doubts from teachers or your seniors. Accuracy and confidence will go a long way on exam day.
- For JEE aspirants: In case you are preparing for JEE Mains already, follow the same preparation strategies for WBJEE as well. The syllabus of WBJEE is trying to align itself with NCERT’s suggestion. You might as well kill two birds with one stone.
- Students of other Boards: The problem for non-WB board students appearing for WBJEE is the questions on inorganic chemistry which are directly asked from what is present in the WB board textbook. Chemistry isn’t easy to breeze through, as there are some difficult questions also to separate the toppers. So ensure that you allocate sufficient time to prepare for Chemistry.
Finally, for your benefit, we’ve also worked out some subject-wise tips and reference books to give you a head start with your WBJEE 2018 preparations. Please read carefully.
Physics: Mechanics and General Properties of Matter, Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Electromagnetic Induction and Modern Physics are the most important topics. Problems will mostly be formulae based.
Chemistry: Physical and Organic Chemistry questions are likely from NCERT books while Inorganic and Quantitative Analysis questions can be expected from WB board textbook.
Mathematics: Coordinate Geometry – Ellipse, Parabola and Hyperbola, Vectors and 3D Geometry and Integral Calculus are the most important topics. Working out problems for speed can help a lot during the exam.
- Physics – Arihant Series – DC Pandey, HC Verma.
- Chemistry – Inorganic Chemistry NCERT Text Book, Organic Chemistry Khan Academy Videos.
- Mathematics – Arihant Series – Dr. SK Goyal, Past Year AIEEE papers.
Do not pressurize yourself closer to the exam and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Good preparation and self-belief will help you excel at WBJEE 2018. Make sure you check out our detailed Tips and Tricks for WBJEE 2018.
Toppr wishes you the very best in your preparations!