WBJEE Paper Analysis 2020: Section-wise Analysis and Paper Review

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    WBJEE Paper Analysis 2020: Paper Analysis is important to get an idea about the difficulty level of the question paper. The paper analysis of  WBJEE  will also help the candidates preparing for the exam in upcoming years. The major sections of the exam are Physics, Chemistry, and Maths. 

    Following the previous year's trend, this year too, the entrance exam will be conducted in offline (pen-paper) mode on Feb 2, 2020. The complete paper analysis of WBJEE 2020 is provided below. The following article will help you to understand the trends that are followed in the WBJEE in the last few years. Read on to get an idea about the difficulty level of the question paper.

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    Paper Analysis 2020

    WBJEE 2020 Paper Analysis

    In WBJEE 2020, candidates had appeared for two papers on Feb 2, 2020. 

    Paper I – Mathematics

    • The time duration for Paper I was 2 hours.
    • Students had rated the paper as difficult.
    • A few questions were conceptual based and easy to solve.
    • Questions from Section B or Category 2 were application based and time-consuming. 
    • Total number of questions was 75 and divided into 3 categories.
    • Category 1 –  50 questions for 1 mark each and for incorrect answer -¼ marks will be deducted.
    • Category 2 – 15 questions for 2 marks each and 0.5 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
    • Category 3 – 10 questions for 2 marks each and no negative marking in this category.

    Paper II – Physics & Chemistry

    • The time duration for Paper II was be 2 hours.
    • Students had rated Physics paper as difficult and chemistry as easy.
    • According to students questions from Physics were of JEE Main Level.
    • Questions from Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry were easy to solve.
    • Total number of questions were 80 (40 each from physics & chemistry) and divided into 3 categories.
    • Category 1 – 30 questions (each from physics & chemistry) for 1 mark and for incorrect answer -¼ marks will be deducted.
    • Category 2 – 5 questions (each from physics & chemistry) for 2 marks and 0.5 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
    • Category 3 – also have 5 questions (each from physics & chemistry) for 2 marks and no negative marking in this category.

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    Previous Paper Analysis

    WBJEE Previous Year Paper Analysis

    WBJEE 2019 was held successfully on May 26, 2019. There were no major hiccups for students as the paper was well within the prescribed syllabus. However, with the restrained time limit, candidates struggled slightly to finish the exam on time particularly Paper I (Mathematics).  

    The paper analysis provides information on the difficulty level of the examination based on various sources like expert’s advice, coaching institutes etc. that provide more granular insight to aspirants. Candidates appearing for WBJEE must go through paper analysis as it provides vital information about the important topics and their weightage based on previous years experience.

    WBJEE 2019 Paper Review

    • Around 1.25 lakh candidates appeared for WBJEE in offline mode on April 22.
    • Paper I (Mathematics) and Paper-II (Physics and Chemistry) were conducted on the same day.
    • The general opinion of both the experts and students was that both the papers were in the easy to difficult level category.
    • As included in the pattern of examination, both the question papers had three separate sets of question paper; each with their marking scheme.

    A detailed review for each section is discussed in the article below:


    The Physics paper had three sections –  Section A (50x1=50), Section B (15x2=30), and Section C (10x2=20). In section A, questions were of a moderately easy level while others were slightly conceptual in nature. Overall, students had no major trouble in getting through the first section.

    However, Section B was comparatively tough and lengthy. All the questions were application based. No major surprises or difficulty was awaiting students in Section C.

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    Physics question paper was also bifurcated into three sections – Section A (30x1=30), and Section B (5x2=10), Section A and B were quite easy to attempt and scoring. As per experts, only two or three questions in both the section were conceptual in nature.

    Section C was really a bonus section. All the questions were quite easy to attempt and based on the prescribed chapters and formula that were part of the 10+2 curriculum. There were actually no conceptual or application-oriented questions.


    Chemistry kept its reputation of being the easiest section in WBJEE. The question paper has the same pattern in terms of distribution and categorization of questions as Physics. There were no numerals and all the questions were of moderate difficulty level. 

    Overall, WBJEE was easier in terms of difficulty level if compared to JEE Main. However, since candidates need to solve 155 questions in 4 hours as compared to 90 questions in 3 hours, many struggled to finish each paper on time. Those who had taken mock tests and solved previous year papers are likely to get a better score with their enhanced speed and precision.

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    Paper Analysis of WBJEE 2018

    Based on the difficulty level of the previous year, the exam is predicted to be moderate. Given below is the table showing the good attempt count for scoring well.

    SubjectQuestion CountGood Attempt Count

    In the overall analysis, the exam was moderate while Mathematics and Chemistry were comparatively easy when compared to Physics. For Mathematics, though the difficulty level was low, but it was long to solve 75 questions in just 2 hours.

    Paper Analysis of WBJEE 2017


    The section was blended with easy and difficult questions, but the latter had the majority. There were more of application-based questions than concept-based questions. Candidates who attempted 25-30 questions with around 80% accuracy made a good score.

    Given below are the important topics covered in WBJEE 2017 exam:

    Laws of MotionHydrostaticsHydrodynamicsAlternating CurrentDual Nature of Matter
    Heat and ThermodynamicsRotational MotionKinematicsOpticsElectrostatics
    Electromagnetic InductionMagnetismCurrent Electricity--


    Based on previous year questions, it was noted that Chemistry has always been easy when compared to the other 2 sections. Here, more of concept-based questions were present with few twisted questions to trick the candidates. Like Physics, an attempt of 25 and above questions with 80% accuracy was good.

    Equilibriums-block componentsd-block ComponentsAtomic StructureChemical Bonding
    HydrocarbonsAldehydes and KetonesHaloalkanesAmines-


    WBJEE Mathematics has always been easier when compared to JEE Main. The questions were simple, but the candidate needed a lot of practice. Candidates who had done the same secured good result.

    Conic Segments


    Fundamental Analytics

    Differential Condition

    Quadratic Equations

    Permutation and Combinations




    Matrices and Determinants






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    Marks vs Rank

    Given below is the table showing the expected WBJEE 2020 Marks vs Rank:

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    Important Topics

    Important Topics for WBJEE 2020

    Given below are the important topics expected for WBJEE 2020. The weightage assigned to each topic as depicted in the charts is based on the analysis of previous years’ question papers


    The weightage among all the topics was distributed evenly in the Physics section. Topics were also evenly selected from class XI and XII syllabus. 

    Important topicsWeightage
    Current Electricity7%
    Heat & Thermodynamics6%
    Work, Power & Energy5%
    Wave Motion5%
    Nuclear Physics5%
    Solids & Semiconductor Devices5%
    Modern Physics – Atomic Models5%
    Laws of Motion4%
    Rotational Motion4%


    As pointed before Chemistry is generally easier than other two subjects but there are few topics which might have greater prominence and are important to study. Some major topics to be focused upon are included in the table below.

    Chemical Kinetics7%
    Chemical Bonding6%
    Transition Element d & f Block6%
    s – Block Elements6%
    General Organic Chemistry6%
    p- Block Elements6%
    Redox Reactions5%
    Ionic Equilibrium4%
    Chemical Equilibrium4%
    Coordination Compounds4%
    Carboxylic Acids & Derivatives4%
    Alcohol Phenol Ether4%
    Chemical Thermodynamics4%


    Mathematics has never been easy than what WBJEE offers. One must pay attention to the below-given topics as they are easy but lengthy. Vectors and Probability are the two chapters with generally the highest weightage.

    Important TopicsWeightage
    Three – Dimensional Geometry6%
    Matrices & Determinants5%
    Indefinite Integration5%
    Sets, Relation & Functions5%
    Definite Integration5%
    Theory of Equations4%
    Permutation & Combination4%
    Complex Numbers4%

    Frequently Asked Questions

    WBJEE 2020 Paper Analysis FAQs

    Ques: What will be the type of questions asked in WBJEE 2020?

    Ans: MCQ type questions will be asked in WBJEE 2020. The questions will be divided into 3 categories. In categories 1 and 2, only 1 out the 4 options will be correct whereas in category 3 more than 1 option could also be correct. Also in category 3 questions no negative marking will be there. 

    Ques: Will there be any repetition of questions in WBJEE 2020?

    Ans: Usually no exact questions are asked, but candidates need to understand the pattern/types of questions asked in the exam. There are very fewer chances that questions with exact data or numbers will be repeated. The type of questions could be the same. 

    Ques: Can I carry Calculator because no virtual calculator will be available as the exam is in offline mode?

    Ans: No. Candidates are not allowed to carry calculators. If any candidate is found with prohibited items then his/her candidature could be canceled by the authorities.

    Ques: How many questions do I need to attempt to clear the examination?

    Ans: As per the previous years data, you can refer to the following table:

    SubjectQuestion CountGood Attempt Count

    *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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    1 Comment
    Mandira Chatterjee

    Very informative, very easy, Thankyou.

    04 Nov, 2018 00:46

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