Previously, 100 marks were allotted for the Biology examination, but after the change 150 marks will be allotted for biology examination.
There were also changes in the marks for physics, chemistry too. Previously, 75 marks were allotted each for physics and chemistry, but now both the papers have been combined and 50 marks was allotted for each paper. There havebeen changes in the syllabus too and it has been so designed so that it keeps parity with CBSE, ISC and HS Board.
Mr Bhaskar Gupta , chairman of Joint Entrance Board said that the new syllabus has been uploaded on the website and as the syllabus for Higher Secondary has been changed we have decided to change the syllabus, so that students do not face any difficulty during their examinations.
Senior officials of WBJEE said that the change in the syllabus has been made so that students from no particular school/Board will get preferential treatment. More descriptive topics have been either omitted or given less importance than the analytical ones. Stress has been laid more on the depth of the syllabi rather than the extent of coverage.
There will be changes in marking system whereby more questions will be given in Category III rather than Category II. Previously, 10 questions were allotted in Category II, but now five questions will be given in Category II and 10 questions will be given in Category III. In 2015, Biology examination of WBJEE will be held on 18 April, while mathematics, physics, chemistry will be held on 19 April.