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We can’t stress enough the importance of regular practice to succeed in competitive exams. Even when it comes to preparation, you need to work smartly to get closer to perfection. One of the surest ways to crack cut-throat competitive exams is to solve the previous years’ papers diligently. You can’t go wrong with these sample papers as they give you an experience of the actual exam environment and help you set achievable targets. Today, we’ve decided to bring you an in-depth analysis and the importance of solving WBJEE Previous Year Question Papers.

The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE) is a popular entrance test of the state, which is conducted by West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board (WBJEEB). The much- coveted WBJEE provides admission to UG programs in Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Medical, Dental and Pharmacy at various Universities and Colleges in West Bengal.

Before we take a look at the WBJEE Previous Year Question Papers, we would advise you to get acquainted with the WBJEE Exam Pattern.

Now, let’s take a detailed look at the WBJEE Previous Year Question Papers.

Analysis of WBJEE Previous Year Question Papers

The WBJEE Question Paper is bound to change every year with regards to the number of questions, distribution of marks among subjects and questions, negative marking, and the difficulty level of the question paper. While the students are made aware of the paper pattern, marks distribution, negative marking, and exam duration through the Official Website of WBJEE, the difficulty level of questions and expected topics to be tested may vary every year.

For instance, in 2015, Physics and Chemistry were tested together in the same question paper. 50 marks were allotted to each subject and the time allotted was two hours. Mathematics was tested for 100 marks and the time allotted was two hours. However, Physics and Chemistry were tested for 75 marks each.

Moreover, in 2015, the negative marking was reduced to 1/4 of the total marks allotted per question for all questions, differing from the previous year’s 1/3 and 2/3 schemes. It’s also worth noting that negative marking or multiple choice questions (MCQs) didn’t even exist in 2012, with MCQs being introduced only in 2013. The same can be said about biology too, as biology was tested for 100 marks in 2012, 2013, 2014; whereas, the marks were increased to 150 in 2015.

It is observed that usually one subject out of three poses a higher level of difficulty. E.g. In 2015, aspirants informed that Mathematics was relatively tougher than the other subjects, whereas Physics was the easiest; same was the reaction in 2014. Medical aspirants of 2015 concluded that Biology questions were quite easy.

Analysis of WBJEE 2016 Question Paper

WBJEE 2016 examination was conducted in May’2016 and approximately 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).

The WBJEE 2016 test was conducted in two sessions, each of two hours, with a half an hour break between the two sessions. The exam was in pen and paper mode, and the distribution of questions is as below:

Session Subject No. of Questions
1 Physics 40
2 Chemistry 40
3 Mathematics 75

Candidates reported that the difficulty level of the test varied from subject to subject. Mathematics was comparatively easy, while Physics and Chemistry had a mix of moderate and difficult questions.

For your benefit, we’ve put together a table with a subject-wise break-up of the difficulty level.

Subject No. of Questions Good Attempts
Mathematics 75 45-50
Physics 40 25-30
Chemistry 40 25-30

Now, let’s do an in-depth section-wise analysis of the WBJEE 2016 question papers.

WBJEE 2016 Mathematics Paper: The Maths section of the test was comparatively easier, and the candidates, who were well-versed with the standard XI and XII Mathematics books, had a smile on their faces.

The section covered almost all the main areas of Class XI and XII Mathematics viz. Comprised Conic Sections, Straight Lines, 3-D, Integral Calculus, Differential Equation, Differentiation, Application of Derivates, Permutation and Combinations, Statistics, Probability, Relations and Functions, Quadratic Equations, Inequalities, Area under Curve, Arithmetic and Geometric Progressions, Complex Numbers, Matrices, Determinants, Triangles and Limits and Derivatives.

The overall difficulty level of the section was easy to moderate, and it had more easy questions than difficult ones. An attempt of more than 50 questions with 80% plus accuracy was considered safe.

WBJEE 2016 Physics Paper: The overall difficulty level of the Physics section was moderate to high, and it had a mix of difficult and easy questions. The Physics paper comprised of topics like Laws of Motions, Rotational Motion, Kinematics, Hydrostatics, Hydrodynamics, Atom and Nuclei, Dual Nature of Matter, Heat & Thermodynamics, Semiconductors, Alternations Current, Optics, Electrostatics, Electromagnetic Induction, Magnetism, Current Electricity, etc. Attempting 25 plus questions with more than 80% accuracy was considered adequate.

WBJEE 2016 Chemistry Paper: The overall difficulty level of the Chemistry section was moderate to high, and it had a mix of difficult and easy questions. The section comprised of topics like Mole Concept, Equilibrium, Thermodynamics, Practical Chemistry, s-block Elements, d-block Elements, Atomic Structure, Chemical Bonding, Transition Elements, Hydrocarbons, Aldehydes and Ketones, Halo Alkanes, Alcohol, Amines, Chemistry in everyday life, etc. The students who attempted 25 plus questions with more than 80% accuracy were in the safe zone.

To sum up, we can safely say that the WBJEE Previous Years’ Papers exhibit dynamic changes. Therefore, it is imperative to study each subject thoroughly as the weightage of each topic or the difficulty level of the paper may vary drastically.

You can find some WBJEE previous year question papers at links given below:

WBJEE 2017 application forms will be available shortly. Find out how to fill it, step-by-step, in this article.

You can also check out our TIPS to Crack WBJEE.

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