JEE Main Exam Pattern 2023 for Joint Entrance Examination. The Joint Entrance Main (JEE Main) examination will be conducted 4 times a year, the first set of exam would be conducted in February, followed by exam in March, April and May.
The application process for the Joint Entrance Examination JEE Main will be released by the National Testing Agency (NTA). For more details are available at https://jeemain.nta.nic.in. JEE Main Exam would be held in 22-25 February, and the results will be declared (Date shall be displayed).
Moreover, if a student appears for the JEE (Main) twice, the best of his/ her two scores will be taken into account. The JEE will be held in multiple sessions and students will have the option to choose a date.
JEE Main Exam Eligibility criteria: A score of at least 75 per cent in class 12 board exams or a place among the top 20 percentile of the Boards is required to be eligible for JEE main or advanced. For candidates of the SC and ST categories, this has been lowered to 65 per cent.
Those who clear the JEE Main and JEE Advanced papers will make candidates eligible for admission to Bachelor of Technology (BTech), Bachelor of Engineering (BE) and Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) courses at Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) across India.
JEE Main Paper Pattern
|Subject||Section A||Section B||Marks|
|Subject||Section A||Section B||Marks|
- Paper 1 (BE /BTech) in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode only
- Paper 2A (B.Arch): Mathematics (Part-1) and Aptitude Test (Part-2) in “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only and Drawing Test (Part-3) in pen and paper (offline) mode, to be attempted on drawing sheet of A4 size.
- Paper 2B (BPlanning): Mathematics (Part-1), Aptitude Test (Part-2), and Planning Based Questions (Part-3) in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode only
Educational qualifications: The candidates need to clear plus two examination with Science as a stream (Physics, Chemistry, Maths) and 50 per cent marks.
JEE Main Syllabus:
Concerned candidates should go to the official website of JEE Main on jeemain.nta.nic.in. Then on the homepage, they should look for the public notices section. Then click on the link which reads, “Syllabus of JEE(Main)-2023”. The syllabus will open up on screen. Go through the same, download it and take its printout
The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE (Main) comprises two papers. Paper 1 (B.E./B.Tech.) is conducted for admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programs (B.E/B. Tech) at NITs, IIITs, other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs), Institutions/Universities funded/recognized by participating State Governments. Candidates should strictly refer to the syllabus released by NTA while preparing for the exams.
1. Physics: This section will include questions on general topics, gaseous and liquid states, atomic structure and chemical bonding, energetics, chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, solid state, solutions, surface chemistry and nuclear chemistry. In will also include the general topics, mechanics, thermal physics, electricity and magnetism, optics and modern physics.
2. Inorganic Chemistry: This section will contain questions on isolation/preparation and properties of non-metals, preparation and properties of compounds, transition elements (3D series), ores and minerals, extractive metallurgy and principles of quality analysis.
3. Organic chemistry: This section will include questions on concepts, preparation/properties/reactions of alkanes/alkynes, reactions of benzene, phenols, characteristic reactions, carbohydrates, amino acids and peptides, properties and uses of important polymers and practical organic chemistry.
4. Mathematics: This section will include questions on algebra, trigonometry, analytical geometry, differential calculus, integral calculus and vectors.
JEE Main Application fee: A. For JEE Main Paper-I OR JEE Main Paper-II: The candidates (boys)(General/ OBC) category have to pay an application fee of Rs 500, While reserve category candidates and girls have to pay an application fee of Rs 250.
B. JEE Main Paper-I and Paper-II: For both the papers, the general/ OBC category candidates have to pay an application fee of Rs 1300, while Rs 650 for reserve category candidates and girls.
JEE Main Exam pattern
National Testing Agency (NTA) has introduced a few changes in the exam pattern of the upcoming Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) for engineering, pharma, and architecture.
First of all, the NTA will conduct the JEE Main exam twice in a year – January and April. The first round of the JEE Main exam will be conducted in January. It comprises Paper-I (for admissions to BE/BTech courses) and Paper-II (for admissions to B.Arch/B.Planning). The second round of the JEE Main is scheduled to be held in April for Paper-I and Paper-II.
JEE Main Paper 1 is for candidates appearing for admission to BE and BTech courses. It will contain objective type questions (both online and offline) in physics, chemistry and mathematics.
JEE Main Paper 2 is conducted for students who wish to pursue BArch or BPlan. This paper will solely be conducted in the pen and paper mode and will include objective type questions in mathematics, an aptitude test and a drawing test.
JEE Main Exam Changes
- The changes introduced by the NTA includes – Reduction in the number of total questions: The NTA has reduced the total number of question from 264 to 233
- Introduction of numerical questions: The NTA JEE Main paper will now include numerical questions also
- Computer-Based-Test: The JEE Main Paper-I (for BE/BTech) and Paper-II (for BArch/B.Planning) will be conducted solely in CBT mode, except that the drawing test for BArch will take place in ‘pen & paper’ (offline) mode.
- Separate papers for B.Arch and B.Planning: The JEE Main Paper-I (BE/BTech) will comprise multiple-choice questions and numerical questions whereas JEE Main Paper-II is now separate for BArch and BPlanning aspirants.
Check Paper wise more details below
1. Changes made in JEE Main Paper I (BE/BTech): The JEE Main 2023 Paper I will have three sections – Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry with 25 questions in each subject, comprising 20 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and five numerical problems. There will be no negative marking for the numerical value questions, while -1 will be deducted for each wrong answer in the MCQs. The students will get 3 hours to complete the JEE Main Paper I. The total marks will be 300.
2. Changes made in JEE Main Paper-II (BArch/B Planning): JEE Main Paper-II – B.Arch: The JEE Main 2023 Paper-II (BArch) is divided into three parts – Mathematics, Aptitude and Drawing. Maths section will include 20 MCQs and 5 questions with a numerical value; Aptitude section will have 50 MCQs; the Drawing section will consist of 2 drawing-related questions of 50 marks each. The questions paper will have a total of 77 questions and the total marks of the paper will be 400. Candidates will get 3 hours to complete the paper.
There will be no negative marking for numerical value question, while, for MCQs, -1 will be deducted for an incorrect answer and 0 for an attempted question.
JEE Main Paper-II – B.Planning
The JEE Main Paper-II (B.Planning) will also have three parts – Mathematics, Aptitude and Planning based Objective type MCQ’s. Maths section will have 20 MCQs and 5 questions with a numerical value. Aptitude section will comprise of 50 aptitude-based MCQs, while in the third section, there will be 25 planning-based objective types MCQs. The total marks for this paper will be 400. The duration of the paper will be 3 hours with a total of 100 questions. There will be no negative marking for numerical value questions. For MCQs, -1 will be deducted for an incorrect answer.
As per subject experts and previous years’ toppers of JEE Main, Class 11 and 12 NCERT textbooks for Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics are the most important for JEE Mains preparation. After going through the basic concepts using NCERT textbooks, candidates should delve into reference books and study materials.
Mathematics High Weightage Topics: Dimensional Geometry, Vectors, Determinant and Matrices, Sequence and Series, Straight Line, Circle, Definite Integral and Area Under the Curve, Limits, Continuity and Differentiability, Functions, Application of Derivatives, Conic Sections, Complex Number and Quadratic Equation.
What are the participating institutes?
- Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)
- National Institutes of Technology (NITs)
- Indian Institutes of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST)
- Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs)
- Other-Government Funded Technical Institutes (Other-GFTIs)
Tips to score good marks
- Study from NCERT books of Class 11 and Class 12.
- Follow the syllabus and exam pattern.
- Make a proper study plan.
- Practising JEE Mains mock tests.
- Work on your calculations speed and time management.
- Do revisions regularly.
Best Books For Mathematics
|Name of the book and author||Best for these topics|
|Objective Mathematics by R D Sharma||Basics of every topic|
|Plane Trigonometry by S L Loney||Trigonometry|
|The Elements Of Coordinate Geometry by S L Loney||Coordinate Geometry|
|Algebra by Dr S K Goyal Arihant Publications||Algebra|
|Play with Graphs by Amit M Agarwal (Arihant Publications)||For solving problems|
|Differential Calculus by Amit M Agarwal (Arihant Publications)||Calculus|
|Integral Calculus by Amit M Agarwal (Arihant Publications)||Calculus|
|Complete mathematics for JEE Main TMH||For explanation of topics|
Best books for Physics
|Name of the book and author||Best for these topics|
|Concepts of physics (Vol. 1 and 2) by H.C Verma||Quality problems on all topics|
|Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick & Walker||Concepts of all the topics|
|Understanding Physics by D C Pandey (Arihant Publications): Set of books forElectricity & MagnetismMechanics (Vol. 1 & 2)Optics & Modern PhysicsWaves & Thermodynamics||Explanation, Derivation and question set of quality solved/unsolved problems|
|Problems in General Physics by I.E Irodov||Practicing problems|
|Understanding physics by Freedman and Young||Explanation, theory of all topics|
Best Books For Chemistry
|Name of the book||Best for these topics|
|NCERT Textbooks (for Class 11 and 12 )||Many questions are being asked directly from NCERT textbook|
|Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations by R.C. Mukherjee||For practice of solving Physical Chemistry Numericals|
|Organic Chemistry by O P Tandon||Good explanation of topics|
|Concept of Physical Chemistry by P Bahadur||Good explanation and set of quality problems|
|Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J D Lee||Good reference book on Inorganic Chemistry|
|Physical Chemistry by P.W. Atkins||Refer to this book once you are done with the above books or want to practise more|
|Organic Chemistry by Morrison & Boyd||Refer to this book once you are done with the above books or want to practise more|
How many Attempts for JEE Main exam?
As per the National Testing Agency (NTA), students can appear for the JEE Main a total of six times in three consecutive years from the year they have passed their Class 12 exam.
Why NTA Conducts JEE Mains Exam?
The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts JEE Main examination for aspirants seeking admission to BTech and BArch programmes offered by the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and Other-Government Funded Technical Institutes (Other-GFTIs) across the country.
How NTA calculates JEE Main score?
NTA calculate the score of a candidate using the following method (100 X Number of candidates appeared in the ‘session’ with raw score equal to or less than the candidate) / Total number of the candidates who appeared in the ‘session’.
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