JEE Main: Joint Entrance Examination

National Testing Agency conducts Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main for admission into undergraduate engineering programs at NITs, IIITs, other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTI), and institutions funded by participating state Governments. The exam is conducted twice in the month of January and April. Further, candidates have to appear for JEE Advanced to get admission into IITs.

Candidates seeking admission into B.E/B.Tech programmes have to appear in Paper I, while for B.Arch & B.Plan programmes, Paper II & Paper III are prescribed respectively.

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria

It is very crucial to know your eligibility before you apply for JEE Main. We have detailed minimum age criteria and qualification below.

Age Limit: There is no age limit prescribed for taking JEE Main. However, IITs have some age restrictions for admission which will be further notified through JEE Advanced brochure.

Minimum Qualification:

  • Candidates should have passed class 12th or its equivalent exam for taking JEE Main. However, they should have passed the same either in 2020 or 2021 or appearing in 2022.
  • Diploma holders are also eligible for exam.
  • Who have passed Senior Secondary School examination organized by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects are also eligible.

JEE Main Application Form

As stated above, JEE Main is conducted twice a year in the month of January and April. The application form is accessible online though the official website of National Testing Agency (NTA) i.e. Application forms submitted in any other modes are liable to be rejected.

At any stage, if it is found that the candidate has submitted multiple Applications and /or appeared in more than one date/shift, candidature of the respective candidate will stand cancelled and legal case will be initiated accordingly.

Keep following ready before you apply online:

  • A computer with active Internet connection
  • Qualification details
  • Scanned copy of photograph in JPG/JPEG format (size between 10 kb–200 kb)
  • Scanned copy of signature in JPG/JPEG format (size between 4 kb–30 kb)
  • Scanned copy of 12th Class or equivalent Admit card/Mark sheet/Score Card (size between 50kb-500kb)
  • Email-Id
  • Mobile Number
  • Payment Detail- debit/credit card or Net banking account or UPI or PAYTM Service.
  • A printer connected to your system in order to obtain printout of the confirmation page.

Application Fee

Exam Paper Candidates’ Category Prescribed Application Fee
Test Center in India Test Center Outside India
B.E./B.Tech or B.Arch
or B.Planning
Gen/Gen-EWS/ OBC-NCL Boys – Rs.650
Girls – Rs.325
Boys – Rs.3000
Girls – Rs.1500
SC/ ST/ PwD/ Transgender Boys – Rs.325
Girls – Rs.325
Boys – Rs.1500
Girls – Rs.1500
B.E./B.Tech & B. Arch
B.E./B.Tech & B. Planning
B.E./B.Tech, B. Arch &
B.Arch & B.Planning
Gen/Gen-EWS/ OBC-NCL Boys – Rs.1300
Girls – Rs.650
Boys – Rs.6000
Girls – Rs.3000
SC/ ST/ PwD/ Transgender Boys – Rs.650
Girls – Rs.650
Boys – Rs.3000
Girls – Rs.3000

 EE Main Exam Pattern

Go through the detailed structure of JEE Main exam pattern:

General Details

  • Date of Exam: January & April
  • Allocation of date and shift: Random
  • Medium of question paper: English, Hindi and Gujarati
  • Mode of exam: Computer based exam (except Drawing test of Paper II (B.Arch) which will be conducted in Pen & Paper mode).
  • Exam Duration: 3 hours (1 hour will be given extra for candidates of PwD category with 40% disability).
  • of Questions: Paper -1 (B.E/ B.Tech)- 75 questions; Paper -II(B.Arch) – 77 questions; Paper -III (B.Plan) – 100 questions.
  • Marking Scheme for MCQ: +4 for correct answer and -1 for incorrect answer
  • Marking Scheme for questions for which answer is a Numerical value: +4 for correct answer and 0 for incorrect answer

Type of Questions

Paper Subjects Questions’ Type
B.E./B.Tech. Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry Objective Type -Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) &Questions for which answer is a numerical value, with equal weightage to Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry
B. Arch Mathematics –Part I Objective Type -Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)& Questions for which answer isa numerical value
Aptitude Test –Part II Objective Type -Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Drawing Test –Part III Questions to test drawing aptitude
B. Planning Mathematics –Part I Objective Type -Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)& Questions for which answer is a numerical value
Aptitude Test –Part II Objective Type -Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Planning Based Questions -Part III Objective Type -Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs

No. of Questions and Marks

Paper – I (For B.E/ B.Tech)

Subject No. of Questions Marks
Physics 25 100
Chemistry 25 100
Mathematics 25 100
Total 75 300

Paper – II (For B.Arch)

Subject Number of Questions Marks
Mathematics –Part I 25 100
Aptitude Test –Part II 50 200
Drawing Test- Part III 2 100
Total 77 400

Paper – III (For B.Plan)

Subject Number of Questions Marks
Mathematics –Part I 25 100
Aptitude Test –Part II 50 200
Planning Based Questions -Part III 25 100
Total 100 400

JEE Main Syllabus

The complete syllabus PDF for JEE Main exam is available at official website of NTA. The same can be also downloaded from here.

Basically, JEE Main will cover questions from your class 11th & 12th syllabus of CBSE pattern. Paper I will include questions from Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics, while, Paper II will have questions from Aptitude Test, Mathematics and Drawing Test.

On the other hand, Paper III will include questions from Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Planning based questions.

Here is the prescribed syllabus for the upcoming JEE Main exam:

Syllabus for Paper I

Mathematics: Sets, Relations & Function, Complex numbers, Metrics & Determinants, Limit, Continuity and Differentiability, Integral calculus, Permutations and Combinations, Mathematics Induction, Binomial Theorem, Sequence and Series

Physics: Physics and Measurement, kinematics, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Rotational Motion, Gravitation, Properties of Solid and Liquid, Thermodynamics, Current Electricity, Communication System

Chemistry: Basic concepts in chemistry, Equilibrium, Atomic structure, Purification and characterization of organic compounds, Chemistry in everyday life, Classification of elements and periodicity in properties, Hydrogen, D – and f – block elements

Syllabus for Paper II

Part I- Awareness of persons, places, buildings, materials, Objects, Texture related to Architecture and build-environment. Visualizing three dimensional objects from two dimensional objects

Part II: Three dimensional-perception; Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, building forms and elements, colour texture, harmony and contrast, Design and Drawing, Sketching of scenes and activities from memory of urbanscape

The complete syllabus can be downloaded here.

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  1. 1) Is there any separate test for admission to IISC, Bangalore after 12th Std ?
    2) for admission to Academic year 2023-24, when is the entrance test and what are the formalities for registration/application ?


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