WBJEE 2014: Proposed changes in Eligibility, Exam Pattern and ScheduleNovember 12, 2013
The WBJEE 2014 is seriously considering changes in the eligibility criteria as well as the?exam schedulefor the?West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination?to be held in 2014.
The All India Council for?Technical Education?(AICTE) had recently proposed that eligibility for admissions to the engineering and?medical courses?could include students who have studied subjects like computer science, mechanics or biotechnology instead of chemistry in their 10+2.
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The West Bengal JEE Board is seriously mulling over the proposal according to recent reports. Earlier, aspirants of WBJEE needed to have scored a minimum of 45% in aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and /mathematics for Engineering aspirants and Biology instead of Maths for medical aspirants. This rule meant that students who had studied subjects like?computer science, mechanics or biotechnology did not stand a chance to get a seat.
According to the new proposal, students who have studied any allied subject of Chemistry with 45% marks would be eligible for the respective streams; the other criteria remaining the same.
Four rounds of WBJEE 2013 Counselling had left a?large number?of vacancies ? a worrying trend for the WBJEE board. Also the standard of the aspirants has been found to have gone down comparatively leaving a worrying trend of a large number of ineligible candidates. The board is therefore looking into changes in the?WBJEE 2014 Exam Pattern.