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.
Upcoming Dates and Events
02 Jan, 2020 - 15 Apr, 2020
Application - Extended | Mode: Online Ongoing
16 Apr, 2020
Admit Card | Mode: Online
26 Apr, 2020
Exam | Mode: Offline
Past Dates and Events
02 Jan, 2020 - 16 Mar, 2020
Application | Mode: Offline
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
Mode of Application : Online and Offline
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 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 2020
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 will not be 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 2020 before they start with their exam preparation.
JEXPO Exam Pattern 2020
Admit cards for the pen-and-paper exam will be released in online mode on April 16; 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
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 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.
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:
The counselling of JEXPO 2020 will be 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.
At this point in time, the registration process has been extended until April 15th. And JEXPO 2020 has been scheduled for April 26th and there is no news yet regarding any postponement of the exam. So for now, we need to wait for the official information. For more information, please visit our page:
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