WEST BENGAL STATE COUNCIL
OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION
(A Statutory Body under West Bengal Act XXI of 1995)
Kolkata Karigori Bhavan, 2nd Floor. 110, S.N.Banerjee Road, Kolkata - 700013
1860-345-4030, 033-22654033
Help Desk Centers
Reporting Centers
Frequently Asked Questions(F.A.Q.)

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Who are eligible to register for JEXPO-2017 & VOCLET-2017 counseling?

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All General, SC, OBC-A & OBC-B category merit listed candidates who have General Rank up to 60000, all merit listed ST, PC & LLQ candidates in case of JEXPO and all Rank Holders of VOCLET are eligible.

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What information are required for registering to the counseling portal?

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The information available in the JEXPO-2017 / VOCLET-2017 Admit Card are required for registering to the counseling portal.

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How to login in counseling portal?

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Click STUDENTS from Login Section in the website www.wbscte.net. Provide Enrolment Number and Password to login to counseling portal.

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Is it necessary to logout from the counseling portal?

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Yes, it is necessary to logout from the counseling portal every time a candidate exit from the web portal. Otherwise anybody can hack the same and change the information furnished by the candidate.

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How many numbers of combinations of Institute and Branch is required to be provided during choice filling?

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A candidate can provide all the available choices in combination of Institute & Branch. Providing higher number of choices will increase chances of getting seat and hence all candidates are advised to give higher number of choices. However, providing all combination of choices does not ensure allotment of seat.

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Is it necessary to Save the choices after providing the same?

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Yes, it is mandatory to click the ‘Save’ button after providing the choices. The candidates are advised to ‘Save’ the choices in a periodic manner. If a candidate does not click the ‘Save’ button, his/her choices may not be saved.

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Can a candidate change his/her saved choices?

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Yes, a candidate can change his/her saved choices any number of times within 24.06.2017 up to 11.30 p.m. provide he/she has not locked his/her choices.

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Is it necessary to Lock the choices?

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Yes, a candidate has to lock his/her final choices after being confirmed. Once the choices are locked, the choices cannot be changed/edited. If any candidate does not lock his/her choices, the system will automatically lock the same on 24.06.2017 at 11.30 p.m. The allotment will be made based on the locked choices.

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What is ‘District of the School from where passed/appeared Madhyamik or Equivalent Examination’, which is required to be provided during registration? Why this is required?

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The name of the district of the school from where the candidate passed Madhyamik or Equivalent Examination is required for allotment of District Quota seats. However, candidates passed the qualifying examination from any State other than West Bengal will have to select ‘Outside District’.

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A candidate do not possess own SC/ST certificate though he/she belongs to SC/ST family. Based on assumption of getting such certificate, he/she submitted application form declaring himself/herself as a SC/ST candidate. Will he/she get seat under SC/ST category?

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There will be option for changing/deactivating his SC/ST choices at the time of registration in the web portal. Changing/Deactivating SC/ST choices to ‘GEN’ at the time of registration, the category of the concerned candidate will be considered as ‘GEN’ and allotment will be made based on such information. But, the student stated himself/herself as SC/ST though he/she is not possessing the caste certificate and if a seat is allotted which is reserved for SC/ST, his/her candidature will be treated as cancelled at the time of verification of the testimonials at Institute level and therefore he/she would not be able to take admission under SC/ST quota. But, if an SC/ST candidate is allotted a General Category seat, his/her SC/ST certificate will be of no use and therefore he/she will be able to take admission in General Category.

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What is Tuition Fee Waiver (TFW) Scheme?

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The Tuition Fee Waiver (TFW) Scheme is applicable for JEXPO candidates only. Candidates whose annual family income from all sources is less than Rs.2.50 lakhs (Rupees two lakhs and fifty thousand) only during the financial year 2015-16 and who are domiciled in West Bengal are eligible for availing TFW Scheme. The waiver is limited to the tuition fee only.
The candidates who will be allotted seats under TFW quota will have to produce a certificate in prescribed format in original at the time of admission. If a seat under TFW quota is allotted to a candidate and he/she is unable to produce supporting document at the time of admission at Institute level, his/her candidature will be cancelled and he/she would not be allowed admission.
The information furnished by a candidate at the time of filling-up of application form in respect of TFW Scheme can be changed during registration in web portal. The information received finally in the portal will be considered.

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What is Land Looser Quota (LLQ)?

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The Land Looser Quota is applicable in all Government & Government Sponsored Polytechnics for valid JEXPO rank holders only. Candidates whose parents or legal guardians had to lose land in their names for any Government level (public) project in the past and have valid Land Looser Certificate issued by competent authority, are eligible for availing LLQ seats.
Candidates who will be allotted seats under LLQ will have to produce Land Looser Certificate in original at the time of admission. If a seat under LLQ quota is allotted to a candidate and he/she is unable to produce supporting document at the time of admission at the Institute level, his/her candidature will be cancelled and he/she would not be allowed admission.
The information furnished by a candidate at the time of filling-up of application form in respect of LLQ quota can be changed during registration in web portal. The information received finally in the portal will be considered.

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How will a candidate get counseling result?

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To see the allotment, a candidate has to login to the counseling portal by providing his/her Enrolment Number and Password. If a seat is allotted, the same will be displayed. SMS will also be sent to the registered mobile of the candidate.

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What a candidate has to do after getting an allotment?

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If a seat is allotted to a candidate, he/she has to take printout of the Allotment Letter from the counseling web portal. Then he/she has to report to the allotted Institute within the last date along with all documents as mentioned in the allotment letter.

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Does an Allotment Letter confirm admission in allotted Institute?

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No, an allotment letter does not confirm admission in allotted Institute. Before admission, the Institute authority will verify all original testimonials related to age, educational qualification, reservation, etc. If after scrutiny, it is found that the information furnished by the candidate is wrong, the candidature as well as the allotment will be cancelled. However, on satisfactory completion of such verification, the candidate will be admitted upon submission of requisite admission/other fees as per norms.

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How will a candidate ensure his/her given choices in order of his/her priority?

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After saving/locking the choices, a candidate has to take printout of the choices given by him/her clicking ‘Print Choices’ option. Check the printout with your given choices and preserve it for future reference. In case of any subsequent changes in choices before locking, the fresh printout should be taken. Choices once locked, cannot be changed any more.

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Is it mandatory to report to Help Desk Centres for registering or choice filling?

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No, it is not mandatory to report to Help Desk Centres. The Help Desk Centres have been set-up for providing guidance to the candidates. Registration and/or choice filling will not be done at Help Desk Centres. The counseling portal can be accessed from anywhere having internet connectivity at any time from 17.06.2017 to 24.06.2017 up to 11.30 p.m. If a candidate feels confident that he/she can access the web portal and participate in the online counseling process at his/her own, he/she need not to report to Help Desk Centres. For better handling of the web portal, candidates are advised to follow ‘Admission Procedure’ and ‘Counseling Work Flow’, which are available in the web portal www.wbscte.net.

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A candidate lost his/her JEXPO-2017 / VOCLET-2017 Admit Card and forgot to preserve his/her Enrolment Number, Index Number, etc. available in the Admit Card, so is unable to register in counseling portal. What to do?

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In the Information Brochure of JEXPO-2017 / VOCLET-2017, candidates were advised to retain/preserve their Admit Card carefully till completion of the admission process. However, in case of loss of Admit Card, candidates will have to first make a General Diary (GD) at the local Police Station. Then they will have to report at the JEXPO Cell of the Council with an application addressed to the Secretary, original GD and all original testimonials. The authority of Council will verify all the testimonials and inform the candidate about his/her Index Number and Enrolment Number. However, providing of such information is purely based on the discretion of the authority of the Council.

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Does any rank within the ‘Last Year’s Closing Rank’ corresponding to a combination of institute and branch (choice) ensure allotment of seat in the said Institute and Branch?

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No, it does not. The ‘Last Year’s Closing Rank’ is an indicative one, which can only guide a candidate to fill his/her combination of choices as per his/her rank. The allotment of seat to a candidate completely depends on his/her rank, numbers of choices filled-in by him/her and its orders and of course, on the decisions of higher rank holders.

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What is ‘GOVT’, ‘GOVT(S)’ and ‘PRIVATE’ institutions that displayed under ‘Status’ column in Choice Filling Section of the web portal?

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The ‘GOVT’ stands for Government Institutions, ‘GOVT(S)’ stands for Government Sponsored Institutions and ‘PRIVATE’ stands for Self-Financed Institutions. Fee structures of Government and Government Sponsored Institutions are same. But, fee structure of Private Institution is different from that of Government / Government Sponsored Institutions. Fee structure is available in the counseling web portal. However, all the listed Institutions are affiliated under the WBSCTE and approved by the AICTE.

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What is 2nd Shift in Polytechnics?

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“2nd Shift” means educational activities of a technical Institution conducted in 2nd spell of time wherever two shift working exists. Generally, 1st shift is conducted between 7 a.m. & 3 p.m. and 2nd shift is conducted between 1 p.m. & 9 p.m.