The JEE Main exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to undergraduate
engineering courses in Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs),
and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs).
-- Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as subjects from a recognized board.
-- Candidates who are appearing in their 10+2 final year examination are also eligible to apply.
-- There is no age limit for appearing in the JEE Main exam.
Candidates who meet the above eligibility criteria can apply for the JEE Main exam through the official website of NTA.
The JEE Main Exam Pattern will give you an overview of the types of questions asked, distribution of marks, duration and mode of the exam. The exam is conducted in two parts - Paper 1 for B.E./B.Tech aspirants and Paper 2 for B.Arch/B.Planning aspirants. You can appear for both the papers or either one of them, as per your choice and eligibility criteria.
Paper 1: The Paper 1 of JEE Main is for candidates who wish to get admission into engineering courses offered by NITs, IIITs, CFTIs and other institutes participating through JoSAA Counselling (except IITs). It consists of 90 objective type multiple choice questions from Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics with equal weightage given to each subject. Each correct answer fetches 4 marks while each incorrect answer attracts a deduction of 1 mark (negative marking).
Paper 2: The Paper 2 is only for candidates seeking admission into Architecture/Planning Courses at NITs, IIITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions participating through JoSAA Counselling (except IITS). It has two sections - Aptitude Test & Drawing Test.
The Aptitude Test has 50 objective type multiple choice questions from Mathematics – Part I and General Aptitude – Part II. Each correct answer fetches 4 marks while each incorrect answer attracts a deduction of 1 mark (negative marking).
The Drawing Test is to assess the drawing and sketching skills of the candidates. It has 2 questions for 100 marks. Candidates have to attempt any one question out of the two.
JEE Main Exam Pattern Highlights 2022
Exam Mode Offline (Pen & Paper Based) or Online
Duration 3 Hours (Paper 1 & 2)
Number of Questions 90 MCQs (Paper 1), 82 MCQs (Paper 2)
Types of Questions Objective Type Questions with equal weightage given to Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics in Paper 1; Mathematics, Aptitude Test & Drawing Test in Paper 2
Marking Scheme +4 Marks for each correct answer; -1 Mark for each incorrect answer
When you start preparing for JEE Main , the first step is to make a study schedule and follow it religiously. This will help you to cover all the topics within the given timeframe and also revise them before the exam.
In order to prepare effectively for JEE Main, it is important that you have the right study material. The study material should cover all the topics of the syllabus and must be from a reliable source. You can get the study material from your coaching institute or can also buy it online from a reputed website
Solving JEE Main previous year papers is one of the best ways to prepare for the exam. It will give you an idea about the type of questions asked in the exam and will also help you to improve your problem-solving skills.
Taking JEE Main mock tests is also a good way to prepare for the exam. It will help you to get an idea about the exam pattern and will also give you a chance to improve your speed and accuracy.