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All Details Regarding The Latest JEE Mains and Advanced Pattern

Every year Joint Entrance Examination, JEE is conducted in two phases: JEE mains and JEE advanced for entry into IITs, NITs, CFTIs and other renowned engineering institutions.

JEE Mains is conducted by National Testing Agency, NTA while JEE Advanced is conducted by one of the IITs.

The exams hold admission for major courses in two papers B.E/ B.Tech and B.Arch/ B.Plan. After NTA took over the conduct of the JEE Mains exam over CBSE, it has brought forth some major changes in the format and exam pattern.

Here is the latest exam pattern for both JEE Mains & Advanced-

JEE Mains

  1. JEE mains are now conducted 4 times a year- in February, March, April and May unlike once in a year previously.

    Note – Last year, exams were held in the months of February, March, July, August/September due to pandemic situations.

  2. Candidates can sit for multiple attempts even after the result of each exam session. The registration portal will re-open again after each exam session.

  3. The JEE Mains paper consists of 90 questions in total with 30 from each subject (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics). Time duration is 3 hours.

    Note – For Pwd candidates an extra 1 hour is alloted.

  4. Candidates have to attempt 75 questions out of the total 90 (25 from each section) and the remaining questions thus are internal choices.

  5. Question paper is divided into two sections for each subject. Section A has 20 questions without choice and Section B has 10 questions with 5 choices.

  6. For every correct answer four marks are awarded and for every wrong answer 1 mark is deduced.

    Note – there is no negative marking in Section B.

  7. In each subject Section A consists of MCQ objective type questions and Section B consists of numerical value type questions.

    In Section B, if a candidate attempts more than 5 questions, only the first 5 are taken into consideration.

  8. B.Arch and B.plan papers follows similar pattern except that the number of questions vary. For B.Arch there are 82 questions and for B.plan there are 105 questions.

    Choices, however, are given only in Mathematics.

  9. Exams are now conducted in online CBT mode only.

JEE Advanced

  1. There are 2 question papers, paper-1 and paper-2. Both the papers are conducted on the same day. Time allotted to solve each paper is 3 hours.

  2. Each paper has questions from all the three subjects- Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

    Candidates have to clear the individual cut-offs in each subject (total marks from both paper-1 and paper-2 for each subject) and also the total cut-off marks, to get selected and be eligible for counselling.

    These cut-off marks are declared later by the conducting body during result announcement.

  3. Type of questions and number of questions in each paper usually varies from year to year. Nonetheless, a candidate can expect a mix of these types of questions- single correct objective type questions, multiple correct objective type questions, integer-based-answer questions and matching type questions.

  4. There is no set rule for negative marking, however integer-based-answer questions do not have negative marking normally.

    Note- the exam pattern for JEE Advanced varies from year to year as IITs usually surprise with new patterns. As such, students are advised to solve previous year papers and mock tests to get a feel for the type and difficulty of questions but not to rely too much on the pattern itself.


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Nikita 01-May 2022 11:39 am

Nice Article Sir when is JEE going to happen this year?