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WBJEE 2017 Reservations of Seats

Last Updated - February 03, 2017

WBJEEB (West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board) has announced admission guidelines for reservation of seats in WBJEE 2017. WBJEEB has reserved 10% of total seats for reserved category. All the candidates belonging to reserved category should check the guidelines for the admission against the reserved seats.

Candidates have to fulfill norms set for WBJEE 2017 for applying under reserved seats category. Aspirants must possess all the required documents to be checked at the time of WBJEE counseling and upload them while filling the application form. If any discrepancy is found in the certificates, candidate will not be considered for admission under reserved category. They will be shifted to general category in the next round of counseling. WBJEE will release the certificate of reservation of seats for WBJEE 2017 by March 31, 2017.

WBJEE 2017 Reservations of Seats Highlights

Certain Admission/ Reservation criteria for WBJEE 2017 are provided here for candidate's reference:

  • About 10% of seats are available for JEE Main 2017 and AIEEE.
  • Candidates applying under reservation seats may not be domiciled in West Bengal.
  • Candidates applying under reserved category must fulfill the Eligibility Criteria of WBJEE 2017.
  • Candidates are eligible to apply for reserved seats in all Self-Financed Engineering and Technology colleges in West Bengal.
  • Admission will be based on the merit list declared by WBJEE and student's preferences conducted through an e-counseling process by the state board.

Category-wise guidelines for WBJEE 2017 Reservation

Complete details about WBJEE 2017 reservation of seats will be uploaded prior to WBJEE counseling. The information regarding important documents and instructions to be followed by candidates for each category is provided below.

SC/ST candidates

To successfully register for admission, candidates must upload their documents at the time of WBJEE registration and form-filling process. Candidates are required to get the signatures from the following officials:

  • Deputy Collector of Land Revenue, Kolkata
  • Collector of Stamp Revenue, Kolkata
  • Metropolitan Magistrate, Kolkata
  • Additional Chief
  • Metropolitan Magistrate, Kolkata
  • Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Kolkata
  • 1st Class Stipendiary Magistrate
  • Executive Magistrate
  • Sub-divisional Magistrate
  • Sub-divisional Officer
  • Deputy Collector
  • Additional District Magistrate Collector and
  • District Magistrate within their respective local jurisdictions – In case the candidate ordinarily resides within such jurisdictions

OBC-A/OBC-B Candidates

All the candidates belonging to OBC-A/OBC-B category, are supposed to read the memorandum issued by the Government of West Bengal. The documents attached while filling the WBJEE 2017 application form should be dated before the time of submission. Candidates are not supposed to submit the documents again for admission through counseling process.

PWD Candidates

Candidates having a minimum of 40% disability with Loco-motor disorder, Visual impairment, Speech & Hearing Impairment are eligible for reservation in this category. Aspirants are subject to a condition that he is capable of carrying out all activities related to theory and practical work as required by engineering courses.

Candidates with any other disabilities or Loco- motor disability will not be considered for admission to reserved seats.

The PWD (person with disabilities) certificates should be issued by the following officials:

  • Officer-in-Charge or Medical Head of Primary Health Centres
  • 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.

Reservation under Minority Quota

The minority category candidates are eligible only for WBJEE admission in minority institutes as approved by the Government of West Bengal.

Defense Quota

WBJEE 2017 Reservation of seats under Defense Quota in various colleges of West Bengal is tabulated here:

Name of the CollegesEngineering CoursesNo. of Seats reserved
Jadavpur UniversityAs decided by the University Authority2
Jalpaiguri Govt. Engineering CollegeMechanical Engineering, Information Technology1 Each course
Govt. College of Engg. & Textile Tech, SerampurInformation Technology1
Govt. College of Engg. & Textile Technology, BerhampurComputer Science & Engineering1
Govt. College of Engg. & Ceramic Technology, KolkataInformation Technology1
Govt. College of Engg. & Leather Technology, KolkataLeather Technology1
Kalyani Govt. Engineering College, KalyaniElectrical Engineering1
Puruliya Govt. Engineering College,PuruliyaComputer Science & Engineering Electronics &Communication1 Each course
Coochbehar Govt. Engineering CollegeComputer Science & Engineering Electronics &Communication1

Management Quota

Admission of candidates will be made under the self-financing colleges of the state offering engineering (B.E/B.Tech ) courses in WBJEE 2017. A total of 10% of seats are available under management quota. The candidates should satisfy the eligibility conditions set by the WBJEE. However, such candidates might not be domiciled in West Bengal.

Tuition Fee Waiver (TFW) Scheme

Tuition Fee Waiver scheme is available to the meritorious students as well as candidates belonging to the economically backward classes living in West Bengal.



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