JEE Main Exam Pattern

Knowing the JEE Main exam pattern is crucial for candidates and students appearing for the IIT JEE exam. Candidates who closely observe and follow the exam pattern will be able to prepare a successful study plan and ultimately achieve their desired result.

Currently, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has been granted the authority to design and develop the JEE Main syllabus as well as set the exam pattern. There are some minor changes in the exam pattern including one online exam mode for paper 1. Some of the other changes include:

  • The entire exam will be held in two sessions annually.
  • In the application form, digital copies containing the signature of Father/Mother/Guardian of the candidates has to be uploaded and presented.
  • Candidates securing higher than 75 per cent marks in their class 12th exams will be given admission to IITs/ NITS/ IIITs considering the JEE Main or JEE Advanced marks as well.

Candidates belonging to reserved category require a minimum of 65 per cent. In the determination of the rank, no weightage will be given to the marks obtained in class 12. Calculation of rank will be done solely on the basis of the marks obtained by the candidates in JEE Main exam.

There are no major changes introduced in the other areas though. In essence, aspirants will find all the important information about the exam including the mode of the JEE Main exam, type of questions, different sections, allotment of marks and duration of the exam. Let us look at the details below.

Highlights Of JEE Main Exam Pattern

JEE Main mainly consists of two papers and is usually conducted in two sessions in the month of January and April and in two shifts – morning and evening. The general exam pattern of JEE Main is given below;

Particulars Paper 1 Paper 2
Mode Of The Exam Online Both online and offline
Number Of Sections Three sections comprising of Physics, Maths and Chemistry. Three sections consisting of mathematics, drawing, and aptitude.
Duration 3 hours 3 hours
Number Of Questions 90 questions out of which 30 questions are from each section Total of 82 questions where mathematics consists of 30 questions, aptitude has 50 questions and drawing includes 2 questions.
Question Types Multiple Choice Questions having 4 options as answers. Objective type questions are asked for maths and aptitude.

Questions to test drawing and sketching skills.

Total Marks 360 390
Language Of Paper Hindi and English. Gujarati is also included for candidates from some states. English, Hindi and Gujarati.

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2019

The 2019 exam pattern indicates how the exam will be conducted and how the JEE Main question paper will be set. However, the first session of the exam has already been concluded in the month of January. The upcoming second session is to be held in the month of April. As per the notification and circulars released on the official website, the exams will commence from April 7th and will go on until April 20th which will also include both – paper I and paper II exams. Below we will look at the exam pattern for 2019.

JEE Main Exam Pattern – Paper I
Course B. E/ B. Tech
Exam Mode Online
Subjects Physics, Chemistry and Maths
Type Of Questions Objective or MCQs
Number of Questions 90. 30 questions from each section or subject
Duration 3 hrs
Medium English, Hindi and Gujarati
Total Marks 360
Marking Scheme 4 for the correct answer and -1 for the wrong answer
JEE Main Exam Pattern – Paper II
Course B.Arch.
Exam Mode Both online and offline.
Subjects Maths with aptitude and drawing test.
Type Of Questions Objective type questions for maths and aptitude while drawing test is also conducted.
Number of Questions 82. 30 from maths, 50 from aptitude and 2 from the drawing section.
Duration 3 hrs. 4 hrs for people with disability.
Medium English, Hindi and Gujarati
Total Marks 390
Marking Scheme 4 for the correct answer and -1 for the wrong answer

On a side note, it is also very important for candidates to carefully read all the instructions that are given in the question paper. Understand it clearly and then move on to solving the questions.

JEE Main Exam Schedule 2019

The exam schedule for JEE Main Papers has been fixed by the NTA and is given as;

Date Paper Subject Time
8th, 9th, 10th and 12th April 2019 Paper I Math, Chemistry, Physics First Shift:

Second Shift:

7th April 2019 Paper II Aptitude, Maths, Drawing

While the JEE exams are fast approaching candidates can significantly boost their preparation by taking some JEE Crash course. The can learn more about it by clicking on the given link.

JEE Main Merit List 2019 Determination

How is the JEE Main merit list determined? Let us find out below.

Paper 1 Paper 2
The raw scores in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry are converted into total NTA scores. The merit list is based on the total marks secured by the candidate.
Overall merit is determined by combining NTA scores of both the first and second shift including all the days.

Frequently Asked Questions On JEE Main Exam Pattern

What is the mode of JEE Main Paper 1 and Paper 2

JEE Main Paper 1 is conducted solely through a computer-based mode. Likewise, Paper 2, Part-I and II (Mathematics and Aptitude test) is conducted via computer-based mode and Part-III which includes the drawing test will be held in a pen and paper mode. It is both online and offline. Candidates cannot choose between online or offline exams.

Is it mandatory for candidates to write both the JEE Main exam and papers?

No it is not mandatory for candidates to write both the JEE Main exam papers. It is optional. However, candidates can appear for both the JEE Main exam sessions which are held in January and April.

Is the exam conducted in any other language apart from Hindi and English?

Yes, but only for selected areas. Gujarati language is also used but only for exam centres in Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Rest will take the exam in either English or Hindi. Candidates can change the language settings at any point during the examination.

Is it possible to change the answers during the examination??

Yes, candidates can easily change their answers at any point during the examination.

Are any rough sheets provided during the online exam?

Yes, candidates are usually provided with blank sheets in which candidates can conduct all their rough calculations. However, at the end of the exam candidates have to sign these sheets and submit it.

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