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JEE Main, also known as the Joint Entrance Examination, is an undergraduate entrance examination held in India for admission to premier engineering institutions such as NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs, as well as an eligibility test for JEE Advanced. JEE Main Paper 1 is for admission to B.E./B.Tech programmes, whereas Paper 2 is for admission to B.Arch. and B.Planning programmes. JEE Main admits students to 31 NITs, 25 IIITs, and 19 GFTIs.


Particulars  Information 
Exam  JEE Main/ Joint Entrance Examination (Main)
Conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA)
Level of exam Undergraduate Exam/ National Level
Frequency of exam Four, (February, March, April, and May)
Mode of exam Paper-1: Computer-based test
Paper-2: Aptitude/ Mathematics/ B.Plan (Planning section) – computer-based test
Drawing test (B.Arch.) - Pen-and-paper based exam


Before applying for the test, candidates must review the entire JEE Main eligibility requirements.

  • Age Restriction: There is no upper age limit for taking JEE Main.
  • Educational Requirements: 10+2 from a recognised board. Candidates who have completed any test comparable to the 12th grade are also allowed to apply.
  • Number of Attempts: Candidates may take the test three times in three years beginning with the year they graduated from high school.
  • Mandatory Subjects in Qualifying Exam:
    • B.Tech. – Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry/ Biotechnology/Biology/ Technical Vocational Subject
    • B.Arch –Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics,
    • B.Plan- Mathematics


  • Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics will be included in the JEE Main syllabus for Paper 1 (B.Tech.). Paper 2A for Architecture (B.Arch.) will cover subjects in Mathematics, General Aptitude, and Drawing, whereas Paper 2B (B.Plan.) will include topics in Mathematics, General Aptitude, and Planning.

Exam Pattern

Candidates must understand the JEE Main exam pattern in order to develop an efficient plan for preparing for and taking the exam.

Paper1: B.E./ B.Tech. – Computer based 
Physics 30 Questions (Objective/Numerical), Chemistry 30 Questions (Objective/Numerical)
Mathematics 30 Questions (Objective/Numerical)  
Paper2A: B.Arch. – Computer based
 Mathematics 30 Questions (Objective/Numerical) Aptitude 50 Questions (Objective/Numerical)
Pen and Paper Based – Drawing 2 Questions
Paper2B: B.Planning – Computer Based 
Mathematics 30 Questions (Objective/Numerical), Aptitude 50 Questions (Objective/Numerical)
Planning 50 Questions (Objective/Numerical)  

Exam Paper

  • After the test, the NTA will provide JEE Main question papers for all four sessions. The examination papers will be made available online. JEE Main question papers are an excellent source of test preparation. It exposes applicants to information such as the weightage of subjects included in the test as well as the exam's difficulty level. Students studying for JEE Main should practise prior year question papers dating back at least ten years. This will assist students in comprehending tests in a variety of ways, such as which subjects are frequently asked in exams and what the difficulty level of the question is, among other things. JEE Main previous year papers may also be used as mock examinations and practise papers.

Exam Prepare

  • Exams such as JEE Main need devotion, effort, and planning. It is hence suggested that students develop a study plan in order to pass JEE Main. The syllabus for JEE Main is extensive, and it can only be mastered if studied methodically. It is recommended that students create a JEE Main timetable for preparation and study according to the time required to finish the curriculum

Exam Important Date

JEE Mains Exam Date 2024 for January Session (Session 1).

Official notification release November, 2023
JEE Main 2024 brochure availability November, 2023
JEE Main registration 2024 begins November, 2024
Deadline to submit application form December, 2024
Application correction JEE Main date 2024 December, 2024
Admit card JEE Main 2024 January, 2024
Exam date JEE Main 2024 February, 2024
JEE Mains Result date 2024 February, 2024


JEE Mains Exam Date 2024 for April Session (Session 2).

Events Date
Registration for JEE Main Session 2 (April 2024) Mar-24
JEE Mains 2024 Application Form Last Date Mar-24
Application form correction dates Mar-24
IIT JEE 2024 admit card release date Apr-24
JEE Main 2024 exam date April session Apr-24
NTA JEE Mains result date session 2 Apr-24

Exam Application Process

Filling out the JEE Main application form will be entirely online. Candidates will be able to apply for a single session or all four sessions at their leisure. Candidates will also be needed to supply scanned versions of their portraits, signatures, educational certificates, and papers pertaining to reservation advantages while filling out the application form.

Steps to Apply:

  • Navigate to the official website and select JEE Main Application Form.
  • Select "New Registration." To finish the registration, enter the essential information and click the "Submit" button.
  • After completing the registration process, candidates will be sent to the website where they would be able to fill out the comprehensive application form. Candidates must supply information about their educational qualifications, parents' information, communication and permanent addresses, and exam centre preferences at this phase.
  • Upload signature/photograph and to complete the process, pay the amount for the application fee.


Registration Fee:

The registration fee for JEE main is as follows:

  • INR 650 for Male candidates of OBC category/ Unreserved
  • INR 325 for Female candidates of OBC category/ Unreserved
  • INR 325 for ST/SC/PwD/Transgender category candidates


Selection Process:

  • A total of 50.5 percent of the total applicants would be drawn from the top scorers on the JEE Main Common Merit List. 27 percent, 15 percent, and 7.5 percent of the applicants would be drawn from the top rankers of the SC, OBC-NCL, and ST category rank lists, respectively. Candidates who do not appear on the category rank lists are those who did not appear on the CML's list of 75,750 candidates. 
  • A total of 3% of the applicants chosen in each category will be from the PWD sub-category, and their names will appear on the appropriate JEE rank lists (Main).
  • At this stage, just the candidate's aggregate JEE (Main) marks will be evaluated, and no tie-break procedure will be employed. 


Cut Off:

  • The JEE Main cut-off is the minimal percentile score that students must get in order to be eligible to take the JEE Advanced. The cut-off for JEE Main will fluctuate depending on the category. Candidates should be aware that there are no minimum or cut-off marks required to pass the JEE Main test. The All-India Rank is determined by the score that a candidate receives in JEE Main, and admission to NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs is solely dependent on the All-India Rank. The JEE Main cut-off is exclusively for those who wish to compete in JEE Advanced.

Exam Center

  • When completing the JEE Main application form, candidates must select four of their desired exam cities. Candidates will be assigned one of the four exam cities from which they must take the exam.  When applying for JEE Main, candidates must pick any four cities as their preferred test center location. NTA will select one of four cities. The National Testing Agency (NTA) releases the final allotment of JEE Main test cities for candidates who have enrolled for the exam and are listed on their admit card. Candidates will require their login information, as well as their JEE Main application number and date of birth, to check the exam city assigned to them.

Admit Card

  • The NTA provides JEE Main admit cards to candidates who complete the application form before the deadline. JEE Main admit card is required for exam attendance; without it, no applicant will be permitted to sit the exam. The admit card for JEE Main is accessible online. Candidates must log in using their application form number and password to download their admit card. The admit card includes information on the JEE Main test day and time, the address of the exam centre, basic candidate information such as name, photo, signature, and the paper for which they will be appearing. Candidates must print their JEE Main admit card after downloading it.


Q1. Has the NTA modified the JEE Main test pattern?
The NTA modified the main test pattern. Candidates must now attempt a total of 75 questions out of 90. B.Plan. and B.Arch. are now distinct articles.

Q2. Do I have to pay the JEE Main application costs for all sessions at once?
Candidates who are taking JEE Mains in all sessions can pay the application fees collectively or individually after each session. If a candidate wishes to withdraw from a session for which fees have been paid, he or she may seek a refund of the application cost for that session.

Q3. What objects are permitted within the JEE Main  test centre?
Candidates may bring an admission card, a clear water bottle, a ballpoint pen, an additional photograph to be put on the attendance sheet, and personal hand sanitizer with them (50 ml) Transparent water bottle for personal use

Q4. Is a 70 percentile in JEE Mains adequate?
Depending on the category, candidates with a 70 percentile in JEE Mains can gain admission to several colleges. Candidates must, however, score well in order to gain admission to NITs and IIITs, as the JEE Main cut-off remains high at these institutions.

Q5. What are the JEE Mains qualifying marks?
The qualifying scores for the JEE Main test will be released alongside the final result. The qualifying cut-off for JEE Mains is the lowest number of marks that students must get in order to be eligible for JEE Advanced.

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