The University of Kolkata, which is highly crazed by many staying not only out of the state but also abroad, is Presidency University. Many students coming from other states of India want to join this institution for higher studies. So keeping the demand and needs of the students outside West Bengal, the University has decided to conduct the entrance examinations outside the state of West Bengal too.
Places outside the state which have been considered for conducting the examination include Jamshedpur, Agartala and Guwahati. The board has decided to assign the candidates to 15 exam zones. “Depending on the number of candidates for the entrance test, we may hold the exams in a few cities outside the state as well, but not in big cities, such as Delhi and Mumbai. At least, not this year,” said a state higher education department official. Apart from this, another official announcement has been made which is regarding the results of the entrance test. The scheduled date is 3rd of August.
Some other important decisions taken by the board have been declared too. Once the exam has started no candidate would be allowed to enter the hall. “There will be no one-mark question this time. Instead, most will carry two marks. Any wrong response or multiple responses will fetch negative marking of one-fourth of the score. Entrance tests will be for 15 subjects, each in UG and PG. Candidates can choose from 40 different combinations but they cannot apply for more than two subjects,” the official said.
Two help desks have been arranged to help the aspirants, out of which one is in the TCS premises and the other in the WBJEE premises. Last year the problem that every student who opted for two papers faced is that the time gap between the two papers was little. So this year the schedule has been kept such that the students don’t have to sit for examination on the same day. However, the gap between the papers continues to remain small.