JEPBN   Entrance Exam


What is JEPBN?

JEPBN or the West Bengal Joint Entrance Exam for Post Basic Nursing is the entrance exam for the Post Basic Nursing course conducted by the West Bengal Joint Entrance Exam Board. The scores of JEPBN is accepted by the Nursing colleges offering the Post Basic Nursing course in West Bengal. The exam is conducted in offline mode for a duration of 90 minutes.


JEPBN 2022 Highlights

The following table brings the details regarding the JEPBN 2022 exam.

Exam Name

West Bengal Joint Entrance Exam for Post Basic Nursing (JEPBN)

Conducting Body

West Bengal Joint Entrance Exam Board (WBJEEB)

Exam Level


Exam Frequency

Once a year

Mode of Exam

Paper-pencil based test (PBT) or offline mode

Courses offered thorough JEPBN                  

Post Basic Nursing

Exam Fees

INR 3,000

Exam Duration

90 minutes

Number of Papers and Total Marks


Two papers with 100 marks

Total Number of Questions


Marking Scheme

+1 for each correct answer

-0.25 for each incorrect answer

Language/Medium of Exam


Colleges Accepting Exam Score

All Nursing colleges of West Bengal

Number of Test Cities


Official Website

Contact Details

1800-1023-781, 1800-3450-050


JEPBN 2022 Admit Card

The JEPBN 2022 admit card will be released on May 11 in online mode. Only registered candidates will be eligible to download the admit card by logging in through their registered credentials. The JEPBN admit card is a mandatory document that has to be carried to the exam centre. The admit card or hall ticket of the JEPBN 2022 exam will carry information such as candidates’ personal details, exam date and time, exam centre address and exam day guidelines.


JEPBN 2022 Application Form

The application form of JEPBN 2022 was released in an online mode on February 24 and the last date of application was March 5. The JEPBN 2022 application process was completely online. The first step was to register with the personal and contact details, which led to the generation of login credentials including the username and password. Candidates had to log in to fill the complete application form by entering details such as academic details and qualifications, contact details, present employment details, uploading of photograph and signature, and payment of application fee. The application fee is INR 3,000 which could be paid online through credit/debit card, and net banking.


JEPBN 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of JEPBN 2022 are given below:

  • Candidates must have passed the Class 12 exam from a recognised Board and GNM course and obtained the registration / RNRM certificate from any State Nursing Council of any state of India.

  • The upper age limit for those employed by the West Bengal State Govt. is 53 years (as on the last date of application). There is no upper age limit for candidates who are ESI/Central Government employees.

  • Candidates who are presently employed by the West Bengal State Govt. should have at least 3 years qualifying uninterrupted / regularized experience in Govt. service by the last date of application.

  • Candidates must be a citizen of India.


JEPBN 2022 Important Dates

The JEPBN 2022 dates were announced by WBJEEB in February. The complete schedule for the exam is given in the table below.



Release of application form                          


Last date to submit application form


Last date of application correction


Release of JEPBN admit card


JEPBN 2022 exam day


JEPBN 2022 Result

To be announced


JEPBN 2022 Syllabus

The JEPBN 2022 syllabus is based on the GNM curriculum and has two parts. The topics of each part are as follows:

Part A:

  • Anatomy

  • Physiology

  • Sociology

  • Psychology

  • Pharmacology

  • Microbiology

  • Nutrition

  • Pathology

Part B:

  • Foundation of Nursing

  • Medical-Surgical Nursing

  • Paediatric Nursing

  • Psychiatric Nursing

  • Obstetrical Nursing

  • Community Health Nursing


JEPBN 2022 Exam Pattern

The JEPBN exam pattern states that it is an offline test of 90 minutes duration, to be conducted from 11 am to 12.30 pm. The total number of questions is 100. The questions will be in MCQ format wherein each question will carry four answer options. Candidates will have to select the correct option by shading the circle next to the correct answer with an HB pencil. The section-wise break up of questions is given in the table below:


Number of Questions

Part A                          


Part B


Marking Scheme:

  • Each correct answer will fetch one mark

  • Each incorrect answer will lead to a deduction of 0.25 marks (¼ marks)

  • Marking more than one answer option, even if one of them is correct, will be considered as a wrong answer and would lead to negative marking.

  • No answer will be deducted for non-attempt of questions.


JEPBN 2022 Answer Keys

JEPBN 2022 answer keys will be released by the exam authorities within a few days of the exam on the exam’s website. Candidates can check and calculate their estimated scores. In case they find any discrepancy, they can submit objections by paying a fee of INR 500 per question. The Board will review and publish the final and frozen answer keys.


JEPBN 2022 Result

The date of declaring the JEPBN 2022 result has not been announced yet. It is expected that the result will be declared in the fourth week of May on the exam website. The result will be declared in the form of a scorecard. The JEPBN 2022 result will carry information such as candidates’ section-wise and overall scores and ranks. Based on the scores, the participating institutes will shortlist candidates for the counselling and admission rounds. WBJEEB will also release the JEPBN 2022 merit list on the basis of the General Merit Rank. A merit list for reserved category candidates will also be released.


JEPBN 2022 Cutoff

The exam authorities will decide and release the JEPBN 2022 cutoff ranks and scores at the time of the result. Based on the JEPBN cutoff, candidates’ qualification status will be determined. The cutoff for JEPBN will depend on the factors such as the number of test-takers, number of seats, difficulty level of the exam, to name a few.


JEPBN 2022 Counselling

The qualifying candidates will have to participate in the JEPBN 2022 counselling process which will be conducted by WBJEEB. During the counselling rounds, candidates will have to get their documents verified by the institutes. The documents include admit card, scorecard, past academic mark sheets and certificates, employment certificate, category certificate (if applicable), to name a few.