WBJEE Reservation Criteria, Quota & List of Reserved Categories

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    WBJEEB provides reservations to candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC-A/OBC-B/ PwD category students and those who fall under Defense quota. Also, each participating institute has its own reservation criteria. To avail the use of reservation scheme offered by WBJEE, candidates must mention their correct category during the registration. Certificates proofing the reservation will be required to present at the time of WBJEE Counselling.

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    In 2019, the Jadavpur University Executive Council of Engineering Departments introduced the 90% reservation for domicile candidates from 45%, making remaining seats available for other students. The modalities of domicile reservation were to be decided later but the decision got a thumbs up with only 2 engineering departments opposing the proposal out of 13. Rationale provided was that since JU is a state-run university and accepts several funds from the state government, it is justified to keep maximum reservation for state students.

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    There are four categories of Institutions participating in the admission system via WBJEE viz.

    • Category 1: State University/ University Depts.
    • Category 2: Govt. Engg./ Technology/ Pharmacy Colleges
    • Category 3: Pvt. & Self-Financing Engg./ Tech./ Pharmacy Colleges
    • Category 4: Pvt. & Self- Financing Universities

    Reservation Criteria for WBJEE 2021

    WBJEE 2021 Reservation Criteria

    Depending on the category of participating institutes, reservation of seats for such category of candidates shall be available following the guidelines tabulated below:

    Nature of InstitutionsApplicability of Reservation Rules
    State University/ University Depts.Reservation rules of concerned University
    Govt. Engg./ Tech./ Pharma. CollegesReservation rules of the State Govt.
    Pvt./ Self-Financing Engg./ Tech./ Pharma. CollegesAs per the decision of concerned Institution
    Pvt. & Self-Financing UniversitiesAs per the decision of concerned Authority

    Important Note(s):

    • The availability of such reserved category seats shall be restricted to students domiciled in West Bengal only.
    • These candidates must submit a relevant certificate issued from either of the competent authorities.
    • The certificates must be produced at the time of counselling.
    • If certificates are found invalid, the candidate will lose admission or fail to claim admission under reserved category.
    • The system will automatically transfer the candidate under general category and the facility will be available from 2nd round of counselling.
    • The decision of the Counsellor will be considered final.

    Reservation Guidelines for 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 2021 Reservation of the candidate is 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 2021, 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 2021 Counselling.

    Reservation Guidelines for OBC-A/ OBC-B Candidates

    • The Sub Divisional Officer of a Sub-Division in a District is a certificate issuing authority for the OBC 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 2021 Counselling.

    Reservation Guidelines for PwD (Persons with Disabilities)

    Candidates with physical disabilities are permitted to give the WBJEE 2021. The candidates who are disabled physically can claim the reservation through PwD category. The considerations for claiming the WBJEE 2021 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 condition that they can ably carry out all practical and theory work without any special concession and exemption.

    • For Admission to MBBS/BDS Courses
    1. WBJEE 2021 Reservation can be claimed by the candidates having at least 50-70% Loco-motor disability of lower limb only.
    2. In case of earmarked quota stays unfilled due to non-availability of candidates with a locomotor disability between 50% - 70%, such vacancy will be filled by candidates having a loco-motor disability of lower limbs between 40% to less than 50%.
    3. The candidates with disabilities other than loco-motor disability are not eligible for claiming WBJEE 2021 Reservation.
    4. 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.
    5. All certificates are verified by The Medical Board constituted at IPGMR / SSKM Hospital during WBJEE 2021 Counselling.

    Reservation Guidelines for Candidates under Minority Quota

    • For admission through WBJEE 2021, 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.

    Reservation Guidelines for Candidates under Defence Quota

    Candidate needs 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 2021 Admit Card for claiming defence quota. This certificate should not be uploaded but produced for defence quota during offline counselling. Also Check Step by Step WBJEE Counselling Procedure

    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:

    Name of the Govt. Engg./ Technology CollegeCourse NameNo. of Seats
    Jalpaiguri Govt. Engineering CollegeMechanical Engineering1
    Information Technology1
    Govt. College of Engg. & Textile Tech., SerampurInformation Technology1
    Govt. College of Engg. & Textile Tech., BerhampurComputer Science & Engineering1
    Govt. College of Engg. & Ceramic Tech., KolkataInformation Technology1
    Govt. College of Engg. & Leather Tech., KolkataLeather Technology1
    Kalyani Govt. Engineering College, KalyaniElectrical Engineering1
    Purulia Govt. Engineering CollegeComputer Science Engineering1
    Electronics & Communication Engineering1
    Coochbehar Govt. Engineering CollegeComputer Science Engineering1
    Electronics & Communication Engineering1

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    Reservation for Candidates listed in JEE Main

    Engineering/Technology Students Merit listed in JEE Main

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

    Reservation for Candidates under Management Quota

    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, the 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.

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    Documents Required during WBJEE Registration

    Documents Required during WBJEE Registration

    During WBJEE 2021 Registrations, candidates are required to upload few documents after filling the details in the WBJEE 2021 Application Form. The table below displays a list of the documents that must be uploaded along with the file size they are required to be uploaded in:

    Document NameFile Size
    Recent coloured passport-sized photograph4 to 100 KB
    Signature1 to 30 KB
    Left-hand thumb impression1 to 30 KB
    WBJEE 2019 Admit card/ registration certificate/ mark sheet of 10th standard, where the 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 Reservation Claim

    • Candidates who are claiming reservation must upload the above-listed documents during WBJEE Registration.
    • The required certificates should be issued by the competent authority within the prescribed time period. Any delay may amount to non-acceptance for admission.  
    • In case it is found that certificates are not in order, then the candidate will be ineligible for further admission process.
    • During WBJEE 2021 Counselling, the authorities verify the certificates.
    • Candidates are required to produce the same as uploading them during the registration is not enough on its own.
    • A failure to produce the required certificates for verification in the counselling process means that the candidate can’t claim reservation.

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    Salient FAQs on WBJEE Reservation

    WBJEE 2021 Reservation FAQs

    Ques.  Can Reservation be claimed by candidate of any state?

    Ans. No, Reservation can only be claimed by candidates who possess a domicile in the state of West Bengal.

    Ques.  Is it compulsory to be a West Bengal domicile, to avail the management quota?

    Ans. No,  there is no need for candidates to be domiciled West Bengal. Management quota seats are available for all-state candidates.

    Ques.  What are the documents required for reservation registration in WBJEE 2021?

    Ans. The documents required for reservation registration are:​

    • Passport sized coloured photograph
    • Signature
    • Left thumb impression
    • Any document where date of birth is mentioned
    • Domicile Certificate
    • Reserved category certificate issued by the Government
    • Income Certificate

    Ques.  How does the Reservation Registration take place?

    Ans. The whole procedure will be done online. Candidate has to upload required documents on the official website of WBJEE.

    *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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    shubham kumar bhokta

    PWD candidate from Jharkhand state my category is reserved

    26 Aug, 2019 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Shubham, you can check the Eligibility Criteria for the exam from here.

    26 Aug, 2019 12:25
    Antara Paul

    I want to do a B.TECH course in ECE. how can I get admission in TECHNO INDIA UNIVERSITY?

    20 Apr, 2017 00:20
    ankit shaw

    there are two ways to get admission in the above mentioned college 1. your wbjee marksmust fullfill the criteria 2. Managment quota you can just search for how to take admission to techno india university on google and you will get the no. of the consultant on their official site you have to call them .

    31 May, 2018 14:56


    06 Mar, 2017 12:00
    ankit shaw

    yes , definitely there are reservation if in every national entrance exam other than VIT exam , bitsat etc.

    31 May, 2018 14:58

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