West Bengal government is going ahead with WBJEE for medical admissions after the Centre’s ordinance on national entrance test. The board released the notification officially just yesterday regarding the holding of WBJEEM- WBJEE medical.
West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board is all set to conduct the state medical entrance test for admission to MBBS and BDS course on 20th July, as per a latest update from the Board. The common entrance test would facilitate admissions to medical courses offered in 17 government medical institutions across the state.
The common entrance test being conducted by state government for admissions to medical courses were nullified by the Supreme Court’s verdict on April 28, but as the Central government brought an ordinance clearing path for states to conduct their own common entrance test, apart from NEET, for admissions to MBBS and BDS courses in government institutions, WBJEEB has finalized all the proceeding for the smooth conduct of the test and released the new schedule for medical entrance test. The board has also conducted the entrance test for engineering admissions. It has also been notified that student would not have to submit any fresh application, while the Board will issue fresh admit cards to all the applicants for new exam.
WBJEE medical entrance exam would be conducted in two shifts, with Biological Sciences paper in first shift from 10.30 am to 1 pm, followed by combined paper of Physics and Chemistry from 2 pm to 4 pm.
The common entrance exam will consist of three papers; Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Physics, all consisting of multiple choice questions. There will be 115 questions in Biological Sciences paper while 40 questions each in Physics and Chemistry. Total marks for Biology paper are 150 while 100 for paper 2.
Counselling for admissions would be done by the Directorate of Medical Education, Department of Health & Family Welfare through online method and would based on the merit list provided by the WBJEE Board.
The scrapping of the WBJEE for medical upon the SC’s decision to revive NEET had left students in disarray. Around 75.8 thousand candidates had registered to write the test from medical streams.