JEXPO 2020: Application Form, Exam Date, Syllabus, Full Form, Counselling, Colleges

Exam Date : April 26, 2020
Result Date : May 15, 2020

JEXPO stands for Joint Entrance Examination for Polytechnic West Bengal. It is conducted by West Bengal State Council of Technical and Vocational Education and Skill Development (WB Polytechnic) generally in the months of April or May. If you are willing to get admission to diploma courses that are offered in the state of West Bengal then apply for JEXPO 2020.

Latest Updates:

  • October 19, 2020: The second seat allotment list for admission through JEXPO 2020 is announced. Check seat allotment in the merit list section.
  • October 12, 2020: The first seat allotment list for JEXPO 2020 is announced.
  • October 1, 2020: The counselling process for JEXPO 2020 has started. The detailed counselling schedule can be found in the exam dates section. The first phase of seat allotment will be announced on October 12, 2020.
  • The provisional merit list for JEXPO 2020 is announced. Candidates can check their merit rank by entering their application form number. Click here for the direct link.

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What is JEXPO?

JEXPO is a state level examination conducted every year by the West Bengal State Council of Technical and Vocational Education. It is an entrance exam for admission to various undergraduate Diploma courses in the field of Engineering, Technology and Architecture in Government and Private Polytechnic colleges in West Bengal.

JEXPO 2020 exam is cancelled for 2020-2021 session because of the growing threat of COVID-19 Pandemic. However, the exam authority has decided that the admission for Polytechnic courses in West Bengal will be granted based on the merit list and marks obtained by the candidates in the Board/Council examination. For participating in the admission process of JEXPO 2020 exam, candidates must submit the marks of the qualifying exam through the official website by September 20, 2020. Candidates must submit the marks within the mentioned date, otherwise, they will not be considered for the admission process of JEXPO.

JEXPO Exam Highlights

The exam details of JEXPO 2020 exam are tabulated below.

JEXPO 2020 Exam Highlights
Elements Details
Exam Name Joint Entrance Exam for Polytechnics
Conducting Authority West Bengal State Council of Technical and Vocational Education
Level of Exam State Level
Acronym JEXPO
Mode of Application Form  Offline and Online
Exam duration 2 Hours
Mode of exam Pen and paper-based test (Offline)
Sections

Mathematics (50 marks), Physics (25 marks) and Chemistry (24 marks)

Medium of paper English and Bengali
Course offered Polytechnic Diploma course in Engineering, Technology and Architecture

JEXPO 2020 Exam Date

The JEXPO 2020 exam dates are tabulated below. The exam authority has cancelled the JEXPO 2020 exam and the admission process for the Polytechnic Courses will be based on the merit list of the candidates or marks scored by them in the qualifying exam of Board/Council. As per the official notification, the Provisional Merit List for Admission to different Diploma Courses in Polytechnics of the State of West Bengal for the academic session 2020-2021 has been released on September 23,2020. Candidates can check the official website for the latest information.

JEXPO 2020 Exam Dates
Events Dates (Tentative)
JEXPO 2020 Application Start Date (both Online & Offline) January 2, 2020
Offline OMR Application Form Submission Last Date March 16, 2020
Online Application Form Submission Last Date April 15, 2020
Application Window - Reopened August 14, 2020 - September 01, 2020
JEXPO 2020 Admit Card Release Date Cancelled
JEXPO 2020 Exam Date Cancelled
Last date to submit the marks of the qualifying exam September 20, 2020
JEXPO 2020 Provisional Merit List Release Date September 23, 2020 
Counselling Session Registration To be notified soon

JEXPO 2020 Counselling Schedule

The counselling process for JEXPO 2020 started on October 1, 2020. The detailed schedule is as follows:

JEXPO 2020 Counselling Schedule
Counselling Event Date
Registration and Choice Filling October 1, 2020 - October 10, 2020
Seal Allotment  - First Phase October 12, 2020
Admission/Provisional Seat Booking - First Phase October 12, 2020 - October 16, 2020
Seat Allotment - Second Phase October 19, 2020
Admission/Provisional Seat Booking - Second Phase October 19, 2020 - November 5, 2020
Seat Allotment - Third Phase November 7, 2020
Last Date of Admission - Third Phase November 9, 2020 - November 12, 2020

JEXPO 2020 Application Process

The JEXPO 2020 application form was available on the official website of WEBSCTE till April 15, 2020. The candidates were given the option to fill this form in offline mode as well. Due to COVID pandemic, the JEXPO 2020 application registration has been reopened again from August 14, 2020, and the last date to apply is on August 31, 2020. The application window was closed on September 1, 2020. Candidates must ensure that they fulfil the eligibility criteria and have the important documents in hand before applying for the JEXPO 2020 exam. 

How to apply for JEXPO 2020 Exam?

The step by step process to fill the online JEXPO 2020 application form is given below.

  • Visit the official website of WEBSCTE and click on "JEXPO 2020" examination shown on the homepage.
  • Candidates must register themselves as a new user by providing an Email ID and password. After the enrolment ID is generated, the applicant can sign in using the enrolment ID and password created by them.
  • Fill out all the personal details such as the candidate's name, Date of Birth, Mother's Name, Father's name, Communication Address, Contact number, etc. Candidates must also enter their educational details such as High school CGPA/Percentage obtained, Year of passing, etc.
  • After filling all the mandatory details, candidates need to upload a passport size photograph and a scanned copy of their signatures in the prescribed format.
  • Preview all the details filled and then click on submit, and proceed to JEXPO 2020 Application Form Fee.
  • Candidates can pay the application fee through Debit card/ Credit card/ Netbanking to complete the registration process. After successful payment, candidates can take a printout of the completed application form and preserve it for future use.

JEXPO 2020 Application Form

To get the JEXPO 2020 application forms, candidates must visit the respective college/institute campus and buy the information brochure and application form in cash. Here, applicants will have to fill the complete application form in OMR sheet. Candidates must remember that have to submit the application form to the same college or institute from where you got it.

JEXPO 2020 Form Fee

The JEXPO 2020 application form fee is given below for both online and offline mode. Candidate should pay the form fee to successfully register for the examination.

JEXPO Application Fee
Category Online Mode Offline Mode
All other Candidates Except Kanyashree Enrolees INR 450 INR 500
Kanyashree Enrolees INR 225 INR 250

JEXPO 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates applying for the JEXPO exam should be aware of the eligibility criteria before registering for the examination. The eligibility criteria consist of components like age limit, educational qualification, and domicile. Candidates can check all the details as given below. If the candidate does not qualify either one of the mentioned criteria, then he/she will not be considered for admission to Diploma courses.

Age Limit

Candidates are eligible to appear for the JEXPO 2020 exam only if they are born before July 1, 2005, and moreover, there is no upper age limit as per the criteria framed by the conducting authority.

Nationality/Domicile

You have to be an Indian national or a citizen to take up the JEXPO 2020 examination.

Academic Qualification

Candidates should have passed the secondary examination of the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education or its equivalent examination in English, Mathematics, and Science, and scored at least 35% marks in aggregate as per the AICTE norms. The benchmark of 35% marks in aggregate is a must without any rounding up excluding the marks scored in the additional subject (if any), failing to which candidature is liable to be rejected even after the registration of JEXPO 2020 examination.

Reservation Policy

The JEXPO Reservation Policy based on the categories of the candidates is tabulated below.

Category of the Candidate

Reservation Policy

SC (West Bengal Domicile)

22%

ST (West Bengal Domicile)

6%

OBC- A and OBC- B

As per government rules

Physically Challenged

5%

EWS

10%

Wards of Ex-servicemen

As per government rules

Supernumerary basis TFW scheme

5%

District Quota

20%

Female Quota

25%

Land loser Quota

2%

Management Quota

25%

JEXPO 2020 Admit Card

The JEXPO 2020 Admit Card will be made available on the official website. However, for 2020-2021 session, JEXPO exam has been cancelled, and therefore the admit card will not be released. Candidates can download the admit card or hall ticket for JEXPO 2020 exam from the site. Please note that the admit card will not be sent to you by post and hence, candidates will have to download it. The official date of admit card release has not been published yet. It will be updated once the conducting authority notifies it. Candidates should present the JEXPO 2020 admit card at the exam centre along with a valid Government ID proof such as Aadhar card, Voter ID, Passport, Driving License, PAN card etc.

How to download the JEXPO 2020 admit card?

The step by step process to download the JEXPO 2020 admit card is mentioned below.

  • Candidates need to visit the official website of the JEXPO 
  • On the homepage of the website, check the admit card link. Click on the link and it will redirect you to the admit card page
  • Candidates must fill their credentials - application form number and password.
  • The JEXPO 2020 admit card will be displayed on the screen. Candidates must download and take some printouts to carry one to the JEXPO 2020 exam centre. The print out copy of the e-admit card available in the website will be treated as the valid JEXPO 2020 admit card.

Details present on JEXPO 2020 Admit Card 

Candidates can find the below-mentioned details on the admit card of the JEXPO 2020 exam.

  • Candidate Name
  • JEXPO 2020 roll number
  • Candidate's photograph
  • Exam centre details
  • Date and time of the examination
  • Exam day instructions

Documents to be carried with the JEXPO Admit Card

Candidates must carry these documents with them while appearing for the exam.

  • Aadhaar Card
  • Admit Card or Certificate of Madhyamik or equivalent examination containing a photograph
  • Voter Identity Card
  • Driving Licence
  • PAN Card
  • Passport
  • Bank Passbook which contains the photograph
  • Any other photo ID card issued by a competent government authority

Note: For the year 2020, there will not be any JEXPO Admit card issued as the exam stands cancelled due to pandemic. The admission will be based on the academic merit of the candidate.

JEXPO 2020 Exam Pattern

It is important for any candidate to learn about the JEXPO 2020 exam pattern as it will help one to get familiar with the actual exam and prepare in such a way for the exam. WBSCTE JEXPO is a pen and paper-based test. The JEXPO exam consists of 2 papers. Paper 1 consists of questions from Mathematics and Paper 2 consists of questions from Physics and Chemistry. The JEXPO 2020 exam pattern is tabulated below.

JEXPO 2020 Exam Pattern Highlights
Particulars Details
Mode of Exam Pen and paper-based test (offline)
Exam Duration 120 minutes for each paper
Number of Papers Paper I- Mathematics, Paper-II- Physics & Chemistry
Type of Question Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)
Total Number of Questions 100
Sectional Questions

Mathematics - 50, Physics - 25, Chemistry - 25

Total Marks 100
Paper Medium

English & Bengali

Marking Scheme

1 mark awarded for a correct response

1/4 mark deducted for each incorrect response

JEXPO 2020 Syllabus

Candidates aspiring for JEXPO 2020 must know the level of questions and the syllabus to crack the exam. The JEXPO exam is based on the Class 10th syllabus. Candidates can check the detailed syllabus of each subject for the exam.

Mathematics

  • Real Numbers
  • Polynomials
  • Pair of Linear Equations in 2 Variables
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Arithmetic Progression
  • Triangles
  • Coordinate geometry
  • Introduction to Trigonometry
  • Applications of Trigonometry
  • Circles
  • Constructions
  • Area related to Circles
  • Surface Areas and Volumes
  • Statistics
  • Probability

Physics

  • Light - Reflection and Refraction
  • The Human Eye and the Colourful World
  • Electricity
  • Magnetic Effects of Electric Current
  • Sources of Energy
  • Our Environment

Chemistry

  • Chemical Reactions and Equations
  • Acids, Bases, and Salts
  • Metals and Non-Metals
  • Carbon and Its Compounds
  • Periodic Classification of Elements

JEXPO 2020 Exam Centres

Candidates applying for the JEXPO 2020 must choose an exam centre of their choice at the time of application form registration. They should also indicate a second choice of the zone of examination. Allotment of the zone is fully at the discretion of the conducting authority subject to availability of a sufficient number of applicants in a centre. The examination will be held in the list of districts/zones provided below.

JEXPO 2020 Exam Centres
List of JEXPO 2020 Exam centres
Kolkata Howrah Hooghly Nadia
Murshidabad Birbhum Bankura Purulia
Purba Medinipur Paschim Medinipur Jhargram Malda
Uttar Dinajpur Dakshin Dinajpur Darjeeling Jalpaiguri
Alipurduar Coochbehar Kalimpong North and South Parganas

JEXPO 2020 Result

The West Bengal State Council of Technical and Vocational Education, conducting authority of JEXPO exam will declare the results and publish the merit list/rank list on the official website. The result dates will be posted when the official authority notifies it.

How to download JEXPO Result?

Candidates can check the step by step procedure to check their JEXPO exam results.

  • Visit the official website of the exam conducting authority.
  • Click on " JEXPO Exam Results" tab and it will redirect you to the results page
  • Enter the application number and password of the candidate and click on "Find Results"
  • The Merit list/ rank card will be displayed on the screen. Candidates can take the printout of the JEXPO exam results for further reference and counselling process.

Details present in the JEXPO 2020 Scorecard

The Scorecard of JEXPO contains the following details.

  • Candidate’s Enrollment Number
  • Index number
  • Date of Birth
  • Category
  • Whether a candidate belongs to PwD category
  • Gender
  • Whether Land Looser or Not
  • Whether applied for Tuition Fee Waiver (TFW) scheme
  • General Merit Rank
  • Category-wise Merit rank
  • Female General Rank (Only for Female candidates)

JEXPO 2020 Cutoff

JEXPO Cut Off Marks is the minimum marks that the candidates must secure for qualifying the counselling process and secure admission in the colleges of their choice. West Bengal State Council of Technical and Vocational Education will release the JEXPO Cut Off 2020 soon after the declaration of the results. Candidates can check the JEXPO Cut Off at the official website of JEXPO. They can also refer to the JEXPO Cut Off for the past few years. It will give an idea to the candidates regarding the JEXPO Cut Off 2020. Candidates can also check the JEXPO Cut Off 2020 at its official website once it is released.

Factors Affecting JEXPO Cut Off 

JEXPO Cut Off depends on several factors such as:

  • The number of candidates who appeared for the JEXPO exam.
  • The number of candidates who successfully qualified for the JEXPO exam.
  • Seat Availability
  • The paper difficulty level.
  • Previous years trends JEXPO Cut Off

JEXPO Cut Off 2018

The exam official of West Bengal Council of Technical Education released the JEXPO Cut Off 2018 at its official website. Candidates can check the JEXPO Cut Off 2018 for some of the branches in the table below:

JEXPO Cut Off 2018
Branch Name JEXPO Cut Off 2018
Computer Science & Technology 1962
Electrical Engineering 279
Civil Engineering 1327
Mechanical Engineering 490
Metallurgical Engineering 4551
Electronics & Tele-Communication Engineering 12015
Food Processing Technology 9405
Mining Engineering 357
Automobile Engineering 19341
Information Technology 22733

JEXPO 2020 Merit List

JEXPO 2020 Provisional Merit List for Diploma courses in Polytechnics of the State of West Bengal has been declared at the official website on September 23, 2020. The exam authority has prepared two separate merit lists one, Merit List for admission to 1st year of Diploma courses and the other Merit List for admission to the second year of Diploma courses through Lateral Entry Scheme. 

Candidates who have submitted the marks of their qualifying examination and other details can download their Provisional Rank Card by providing required information at the official/Council's website. Candidates who have not submitted the marks of their qualifying examination have been rejected and will not be considered for the preparation of merit lists.

The online counselling for the admission will be made based on the Provisional merit list. As per the official notification, the authority has the right to cancel the admission process of those candidates who have submitted more marks instead what they had actually obtained without mentioning any reason further.

JEXPO 2020 Counselling

The counselling for the JEXPO exam will be conducted in the Online mode. But after this, if vacant seats are left then a special manual (offline) round will be conducted to fill those vacant seats. About 19,000 self-finance diploma seats will be offered to the candidates through the counselling process. But this does not include the management quota seats.

Remember the online counselling is open to the valid rank holders only. They have to register for the counselling and participate in the choice filling. Candidates can choose from the 565 choices that are given. The choice is a combination of the institute and branch.

So it is advised that the candidates pick as many choices as per their order of priority to maximize the chances of admission. The allotment of seats is based on the rank of the candidate and the choice filled by that person.

Documents Required for JEXPO 2020 Counselling Session

An eligible candidate is expected to bring the following documents to the venue for the JEXPO 2020 counselling process.

  • A printout of the provisional allotment letter and money receipt.
  • Admit card of madhyamik or equivalent examination as age proof. This will also help the authority to determine the district where the candidate has done schooling if he or she has adopted the district quota seat.
  • The original mark sheet of madhyamik or an equivalent exam.
  • JEXPO 2020 admit card.
  • Caste certificate (If applicable)

JEXPO 2020 Guidelines

Candidates appearing for JEXPO 2020 examination must strictly follow the below-mentioned guidelines.

  • Candidates must enter the examination hall 30 minutes before the start of the JEXPO 2020 exam.
  • Candidates must bring the printout copy of the downloaded JEXPO 2020 Admit card along with a Government ID proof such as Aadhar, Pan Card, Voter's ID, Driving License etc. Candidates without the ID proof will not be allowed to sit for the JEXPO 2020 exam.
  • Since the exam is conducted offline, candidates must bring their own pen (Blue or Black). No other electronic gadgets are allowed inside the examination Hall.
  • All the rough work should be done on the given JEXPO 2020 question paper. Candidates should not use the OMR sheet for rough work.
  • In case of any violation in the above-mentioned guidelines, the exam authority shall cancel the candidature and cancel the admission.

JEXPO Preparation Tips

For better results, candidates must plan before the exam and have proper strategies. Here are some of the preparation tips that the candidates must follow for the preparation of JEXPO exam.

Understand the Syllabus

The first thing that the candidates should do before they start to prepare for the exam is to become familiar with all the subjects as per the syllabus. So, it is important to have an in-depth knowledge of the syllabus and study the concepts as well.

Refer to the Study Materials

Candidates can also refer to all the study materials they have. There are many books and study materials that are available online. Candidates must have a good knowledge of all the subjects of class 10 as the exam will be based on class 10 syllabus.

Practice more to reach the Targe

Perfect practice gives a perfect result. Candidates must not waste their time on a single question. Solve questions within the time specified and in this way they can manage time efficiently.

Prepare Notes

Candidates must keep a habit of preparing notes. This is because with the help of these notes they can prepare well for the exam. 

Quick Revision

Candidates must revise the topics at a regular time interval. They can do quick revision with the notes they have prepared for the topics that are important.

Positivity

To crack the exam, candidates must have a positive attitude. Sometimes due to pressure candidates lose their confidence and even after so much preparation they could not secure many marks. So it is highly advisable for the candidates to develop a positive attitude. It will help the candidates to focus more on the exam.

Attempt Mock Test

It is suggested that the candidates should appear the mock test on a regular basis at least twice a week. This will help to analyse their mistakes and avoid repeating them anymore.

JEXPO Help Desk Details

Address: 4th Floor, Plot No. B-7, AA-III,

New Town Road, Opposite, Uniworld City, Newtown,

Kolkata, West Bengal 700160, India

Official Website: webscte.co.in

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Frequently Asked Questions

JEXPO stands for Joint Entrance Examination for Polytechnic West Bengal. It is conducted by West Bengal State Council of Technical and Vocational Education and Skill Development (WB Polytechnic) generally in the months of April or May.  

The JEXPO 2020 Exam which was to be held on April 26, 2020, is postponed. The students can check the details about the updates of the exam on the official website.

The candidate must be an Indian Citizen, who have passed 10th class from a recognized board in West Bengal in order to be eligible to apply for JEXPO 2020 Exam.

The online application fee of JEXPO 2020 is INR 450 for males and INR 225 for female candidates.

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