JEXPO 2019 was a pen-paper-based entrance exam that was conducted on May 30 (rescheduled) for admission to various diploma courses offered by polytechnic institutes in the state of West Bengal, including engineering and technology. The exam comprised two papers of 2 hours each – Paper I (Mathematics) and Paper II (Physics and Chemistry). Some 19,000 seats will be on offer 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 result of the entrance exam has been declared on June 6 in the form of merit lists. Application form of JEXPO 2019 was released by West Bengal State Council of Technical and Vocational Education and Skill Development on January 29 and could be filled in both online and offline modes up to April 18 (extended). However, the fee would be different depending on which mode the candidate chooses. Also, there is a special fee concession for female candidates.
The exam authorities have declared the first phase seat allotment result of JEXPO 2019 on July 1 and the second allotment result in July in online mode. 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.
It is important that candidates go through the eligibility criteria of JEXPO 2019 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 2019
Mode of Application : Online and Offline
Exam officials had released the application form of JEXPO 2019 from January 29 in both online and offline modes. To fill the form online, the candidates simply had to go the online application portal and start the application process right away. However, to apply offline, using OMR-based application forms, the candidate had 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 2019
Filling of JEXPO application form – Offline mode
To apply using printed OMR Application Form, the candidate had to first obtain it along with the information booklet from:
The candidate had 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 was not considered.
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 2019 before they start with their exam preparation.
JEXPO Exam Pattern 2019
Admit cards for the pen-and-paper exam has released on May 10 in the 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 2019
Check that the details mentioned on the admit card is correct and legible. If satisfied, download and take a printout.
Exam conducting authorities will release the answer key of JEXPO 2019 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 2019 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.
Exam officials has declared the result of JEXPO 2019 online on June 6 for all candidates who have appeared in the exam. The result is available in the form of merit list, which though includes only those candidates who have appeared in both paper I and II and 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:
The counselling of JEXPO 2019 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. The 3rd phase seat allotment result of JEXPO released on July 12 in online mode.
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.
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