About JEXPO 2020

JEXPO 2020 is a pen-paper-based entrance exam that will be conducted on April 26 for admission to various diploma courses offered by polytechnic institutes in the state of West Bengal, including engineering and technology. Around 19,000 seats will be offered through the exam, excluding management quota seats. The conducting body of the exam, also known as WB Polytechnic, is West Bengal State Council of Technical and Vocational Education and Skill Development. The application form of JEXPO 2020 has been released by West Bengal State Council of Technical and Vocational Education and Skill Development on January 2 and can be filled in both online and offline modes. However, the fee is different depending on which mode the candidate chooses. Also, there is a special fee concession for female candidates. The result of the entrance exam will be declared tentatively in the first week of June in the form of merit lists.  

Candidates who get short-listed based on the merit list only will be eligible to participate in the counselling and seat allotment process. Please note, the first four-seat allotment rounds will be held online, which will be followed by a special offline round to fill vacant seats.

Exam level: State Level Exam
Frequency: Once a year
Conducting Body: West Bengal State Council of Technical Education
Duration 4 Hours

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JEXPO 2020 Important Dates

Upcoming Dates and Events

02 Jan, 2020 - 16 Mar, 2020

Application | Mode: Offline and Online Ongoing

02 Jan, 2020 - 31 Mar, 2020

Application | Mode: Offline and Online Ongoing

06 Apr, 2020 (Tentative)

Admit Card | Mode: Online

26 Apr, 2020

Exam | Mode: Offline

JEXPO 2020 Eligibility Criteria

It is important that candidates go through the eligibility criteria of JEXPO 2020 before they start preparing for the exam. It is because, if they don’t meet the prescribed eligibility criteria, they will not be considered for admission even if they qualify in the exam. So, it will be a loss of valuable time and effort on the part of the candidate. Among the important eligibility criteria that the candidate is required to fulfil include that of nationality, qualifying exam, minimum marks, subject combination, and age limit. 

Eligibility criteria of JEXPO 2020

  • Nationality – Indian nationals are eligible to apply
  • Qualifying exam – The candidate needs to have passed Class 10 exam conducted by West Bengal Board of Secondary Education or an equivalent exam with minimum 35% aggregate marks in English, Physical Science/Science and Mathematics, among others.
  • Age limit – The candidate must be born no earlier than July 1, 2005.

Mode of Application : Offline and Online

Mode of Payment : Bank Challan

The official authorities have released the application form of JEXPO 2020 on January 2 in both online and offline mode. To fill the application form online, the candidates simply have to go the online application portal and start the application process right away. However, to apply offline, using OMR-based application forms, the candidate have to first obtain it on cash payment of Rs. 500 (female candidates need to pay only Rs. 250). The application process for both the modes is described in brief below.

Procedure to fill Online Application form of JEXPO 2020 

  • Registration – One requires a valid email id and mobile number to register. 
  • Filling of application form – In this step, the candidate have to fill different sections of the application form, like personal, academic and contact details.
  • Uploading of documents – When uploading scanned images of photograph and signature, care has to be taken that they are in the prescribed format. 
  • Payment of application: The application fee for male candidates applying through online mode is Rs. 450; fee for female candidates is Rs. 250.
  • Submission of application form: Just check that the application form is complete in all respects before submitting it.

Filling of JEXPO application form – Offline mode

To apply using printed OMR Application Form, the candidate have to first obtain it along with the information booklet from:

  • Designated Polytechnics and ITIs on cash payment of Rs. 500 (female candidate need to Rs. 250 only).

The candidate have to duly fill the printed application form – including filling all relevant sections, pasting photograph and signature at the appropriate space – and submit it before the last date. Applications received after the last date will not be considered. 

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General, ST, SC, OBC Offline Male ₹ 500
General, ST, SC, OBC Offline Female ₹ 250
General, ST, SC, OBC Online Male ₹ 450
General, ST, SC, OBC Online Female ₹ 225

JEXPO 2020 Syllabus

Real numbers
Laws of indices
Co-ordinate geometry
Distance formula
Linear simultaneous equations
Properties of parallelogram
Factorisation, transversal and mid-point theorem
Profit and loss
Theorems on area
Construction of a parallelogram whose measurement of one angle is given and equal in area of a triangle
Construction of a triangle equal in area of a quadrilateral
Area and perimeter of triangle and quadrilateral shaped region
Circumference of circle
Theorems on concurrence
Area of circular region
Internal and external division of straight line segment
Area of triangular region
Quadratic equations with one variable
Simple interest
Theorems related to circle
Rectangular parallelopiped or cuboid
Ratio and proportion
Compound interest and uniform tate of increase or decrease
Theorems related to angles in a circle
Right circular cylinder
Quadratic surd
Theorems related to cyclic quadrilateral
Construction of circumcircle and incircle of a triangle
Theorems related to tangent to a circle
Right circular cone
Construction of tangent to a circle
Real life problems related to different solid objects
Concept of measurement of angle
Construction-determination of mean proportional
Pythagoras theorem
Trigonometric ratios and trigonometric Identities
Trigonometric ratios of complementary angle
Application of trigonometric ratios
Heights and distances
Mean, median, ogive, mode and numerical aptitude
Physical science
Force and motion
Atomic structure
Mole concept
Structure and properties of matter
Acids, bases and salts
Work, power and energy
Separation of components of mixtures
Concerns about our environment
Behaviour of gases
Periodic table and periodicity of the properties of elements
Ionic and covalent bonding
Chemical calculations
Thermal phenomena
Current electricity
Electricity and chemical reactions
Inorganic chemistry in the laboratory and in industry
Atomic nucleus
Organic chemistry and general awareness

JEXPO 2020 Exam Pattern

To get a good score it is not sufficient to simply complete one’s school syllabus, because the diploma exam is a different ball game altogether. For example, unlike board exams which is subjective in nature, the entrance exam will instead have objective type questions. Also, there is also some difference between the two as far as subjects are concerned. It is therefore recommended that the candidate takes some time out and checks out the syllabus of JEXPO 2020 before they start with their exam preparation.

JEXPO Exam Pattern 2020

  • The exam will be conducted in offline (pen-paper-based) mode
  • Answers have to be entered on OMR answer sheets by darkening circles using black/blue ball-point pen. 
  • The duration of the paper will be 2 hours
  • Question type will be multiple choice.
  • The paper will be of 100 marks

Admit cards for the pen-and-paper exam will be released in online mode; it will not be sent by post or any other means to the individual candidates. On the day of the exam, the candidate has to bring along the admit card and also a valid and original photo ID. Without these documents, the candidate will not be allowed inside the exam hall. The admit card would carry important information like the name of the candidate, roll and application number, date and time of the exam, and also exam centre details. It must be noted that the admit card will be required even after the exam is over, for example at the time of counselling, so one mustn’t lose or damage it until at least the admission process is over.

How to download the admit card of JEXPO 2020

  • Click on the admit card download link.
  • Login to the portal by entering application number 
  • The admit card will be displayed on the screen

Check that the details mentioned on the admit card is correct and legible. If satisfied, download and take a printout.

JEXPO 2020 Exam Centers

State City
West Bengal Kolkata
North 24 Parganas
South 24 Parganas
Purba Bardhaman
Paschim Bardhaman
Purba Medinipur
Paschim Medinipur
South Dinajpur
Cooch Behar
Tripura Agartala

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit card
  • Original photo ID, including - aadhaar card, admit card, certificate of madhyamik or equivalent, voter ID, driving licence, PAN card, passport, bank passbook, or any photo ID issued by the government

JEXPO 2020 Answer Key

Exam conducting authorities will release the answer key of JEXPO 2020 a week or so after completion of the exam; answer keys will be available for all the four question sets - A, B, C and D. JEXPO 2020 answer key and will contain the correct answers to questions in each set, so candidates will be able to compare their answers and calculate probable scores. 

Also, various coaching institutes will come up with unofficial answers keys of JEXPO before the release of the official version. But candidates must note that the final authority on the correct answers will be the official version only.

28 Colleges Accepting Admission
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The result of JEXPO 2020 will be declared online tentatively in the first week of June for all candidates who attempt the entrance exam. The result will be available in the form of merit list, which though includes only those candidates who scored positive marks in the entrance exam. Also, the result so declared is final and exam officials will not accept any request for review.

Mode of Counselling: Online, Offline

The counselling of JEXPO 2020 is being conducted in online mode, but if there are vacant seats left after online rounds, a special manual (offline) round will be held to fill those vacant seats. Some 19,000 self-finance diploma seats will be offered through the counselling process, not including management quota seats. 

Online counselling is open to valid rank holders only, who have to register for counselling and participate in the choice filling. There are around 565 choices to pick from; please note here choice is a combination of institute and branch. It is recommended that candidates pick as many choices – in the order of priority – to maximize their chances of admission. The allotment of seats will be based on the merit rank of the candidates and also choices filled by them.

Meanwhile, the special offline counselling will be open to only those candidates who haven’t been offered a seat in any of the online rounds. 

Documents Required at Counselling

  • Printout of provisional allotment letter cum money receipt
  • Admit card of madhyamik or equivalent examination as age proof and for determination of district of schooling (in case a candidate is allotted district quota seat) at Madhyamik or equivalent examination level.
  • Mark sheet of madhyamik or equivalent examination.
  • JEXPO 2020 admit card.
  • Caste certificate

General Information

Questions related to JEXPO

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Which date JEXPO exam will start

Shubham Dhane 10th Jan, 2020

Joint entrance examination for polytechnics west bengal(jexpo) exam is Scheduled to be conducted on 26th April 2020 in offline mode. Please click the below link to know more about this exam


Hope this helps

I am born 2001,28 oct can i apply to jexpo 2020

Neha Tiwari 5th Jan, 2020

Hello there,

Eligibility for the exam is

Nationality: Applying candidate must be citizen of India.

Qualifying Exam: Candidate must have passed his/her 10 th level (Madhyamik) exams or its equivalent from a Recognized Board or University.

Qualifying Subjects: Applying candidate must have passed his/her 10 th level exams with Mathematics , English and Science /Physical Science subjects.

Qualifying Marks: He/she must have passed his 10 th level exams with minimum of 35% marks .

Appearing: Candidates appearing in the 10 th level exams are also eligible.

Age Criteria: Applying candidate must not be born after July 1, 2005 . There is no upper age limit p rescribed to apply.

since there is no upper age limit, you are eligible age wise. Rest of the criteria are mentioned above, make sure you fullfil them.

all the best


Im born on 19th November 2002..... can I eligible for the jexpo 2020 exam

Aditya kumar Student Expert 4th Jan, 2020
Hi Srinjoy

I am extremely sorry to tell you dear but you are not eligible for JEXPO 2020 examination as to be eligible you must have born no earlier than July 1, 2005 but you were born in 2002 , thus you are not eligible.

Srinjoy, Check its eligibility criteria provided below :-

  • You must be Indian
  • You should have passed Class 10 exam conducted by West Bengal Board of Secondary Education or an equivalent exam with minimum 35% aggregate marks in English, Physical Science/Science and Mathematics, among others.
  • You must be born no earlier than July 1, 2005.

I hope that it helps you


the college which I want if I not get this college means how the college selection is done

Mayank Sinha 3rd Jan, 2020
Hello there,

JEXPO is the Entrance Examination for admission in different government Polytechnic colleges of west bengal.
Students take admission in different colleges as per their merit score in this exam.
The mininum criteria for the exam is:
Student must have passed 10th board with at least 35% aggregate.
He should be an Indian.
The candidate must be born on or after  July1, 2005 to become eligible for JEXPO 2020.
Hope this helps

A female candidate born in 23-05-2004 and appearing school final exam in 2020 under west bengal board in bengali medium. Can she apply for JEXPO Exam in 2020?

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 29th Dec, 2019

As per the JEXPO 2020 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates must not be born after July 1, 2005 to be eligible for the exam.So, you are eligible to apply for this exams.


Good Luck

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