Exam Overview of JEE(Main)
JEE Main is among the toughest exams in the world. Every year, over 12 lakh students appear while only 2,20,000 qualify for JEE Advanced.
The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is an All-India Common Entrance Exam for getting admissions into engineering colleges across India.
JEE Main will be conducted twice a year in the month of January and April respectively by National Testing Agency (NTA).
It is conducted in two phases: JEE Main and JEE Advanced If you clear the given cut-off for JEE Main, you qualify for JEE Advanced.
With a JEE Main score you can apply to institutions like NITs, IIITs and other Central or State Funded Institutes Whereas, IITs and ISM, Dhanbad consider results of JEE Advanced for admissions.
From 2019 the examination will be held only in the computer based mode
Exam Pattern of JEE(Main)
Subjects: Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
Type of questions: Objective (MCQs)
Mode of examination: Computer based mode only
Exam duration: 3 hours
Number of questions: 90 (30 questions from each subject)
Marking scheme: 4 marks awarded for each correct answer
Negative marking: 1 mark deducted for each incorrect response
Section 1: Mathematics Objective (MCQs)
Section 2: Aptitude test Objective (MCQs)
Section 3: Drawing test
Mode of Examination: Offline
Exam Duration: 3 hours
Admit Card for JEE(Main)
Once you’ve completed the registration process, you will have to download your Admit Card.
It is mandatory to carry the Admit Card to the examination Only eligible candidates who have completed the registration process can download the Admit Card.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to JEE Main
Q: Can a candidate change the mode of examination?
Ans: The JEE Main exam will only be held in the computer based mode. The HRD ministry will organise practice centres from August. These will be free of cost for all aspirants who want to familiarise themselves with the new mode of examination.
Q: Can the candidates opt for both the papers of JEE Main?
Ans: Yes, the candidates can appear for both papers in JEE, or can also have the liberty to appear for just one of the two.
Q: Can candidates change the date of their exam?
Ans: Candidates can change the date of their exam only if it clashes with something important, like a board exam.
Q: Is it compulsory to have an Aadhaar Card Number to apply for JEE Main ?
Ans: Yes, it’s mandatory for candidates to enter their Aadhaar Card Number in the application form in order to register successfully. No application will be accepted without the Aadhaar Card Number.
Q: A candidate has applied for both Paper 1 and Paper 2. Can he or she opt for just one paper now?
Ans: There is no compulsion for such candidates to appear in both papers. They can choose to appear for the paper of their choice. However, there will be no refund of fees.
Q: What action is to be taken if the candidate has opted for Hindi or Gujarati medium for the examination but now wants to appear in the English medium?
Ans: The JEE Main question paper is bilingual (both in Hindi and English as well as Gujarati and English) for candidates who have opted for Hindi or Gujarati mediums. The candidate can attempt the questions in any medium during the examination.
Q: What colleges can I get into through JEE Main?
Ans: IITs, NITs, IIITs and a list of 100 or so central or state funded institutions participate in JEE Main. Though IITs and ISM don’t accept the JEE Main score, they require the JEE Advanced score, this is the first step to getting into the best colleges.
For latest updates related to JEE Main, you may visit the official website of JEE Main. The information provided herein is intended to provide a basic over view of the exam only and should not be your treated as your only reference point of information about the exam