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JEE Mains Exam Pattern – The “HOW” of JEE Mains

JEE Mains Exam Pattern – The “HOW” of JEE Mains

JEE Mains Exam is one of the most popular competitive exam conducted across the nation for admission in reputed engineering institutions by CBSE. Qualifying this exam is not everyone’s cup of tea.

However, keeping few essential things in mind helps you to achieve your aim. One such indispensable thing is the JEE Mains Exam Pattern. Having a glance at the exam pattern before start preparing for the exam will help the candidate to figure out an efficient plan for preparation using the complete JEE Mains Syllabus.

JEE Mains Exam Pattern provides detailed information on the modes of conduction of exam, number of different types of questions, marking scheme, etc.


JEE Mains Exam Pattern – Brief Overview

IIT JEE Mains Exam comprises of two papers viz. Paper-1 and Paper-2.

Paper-1 is meant for candidates aspiring for B.E./B.Tech undergraduate courses. Whereas, Paper-2 is meant for those who are aspiring to pursue their career in architecture and planning and thus want to opt B.Arch/B.Planning.

Syllabus covered in both the papers are different according to the available courses. Both the papers are further subdivided into three different sections. Paper-1 comprises questions from subjects Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. However, on the other hand, Paper-2 comprises questions from Aptitude Test, Mathematics and Drawing Test.

Further details on both the papers are as follows:

Subjects Section 1 – Physics Section 2 – Chemistry Section 3 – Mathematics Section 1 – Aptitude Test Section 2 – Mathematics Section 3 – Drawing Test
Number of Questions 120 (30 each) 82 (50, 30, 2)
Types of Questions Objective type MCQ’s Objective type MCQ’s and Drawing
Medium Hindi, English or Others (depending on the location of exam center)
Time Duration 3 Hours
Total Marks 360 390

Note that a few common pointers are to be remembered for both the papers which are given below:

  1. The medium of examination will either Hindi, English or Gujarati (for examination centers located in cities of Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Nagar Haveli).
  2. For the candidates falling in PwD category with more than 40% of disability will be given 1 Hour extension in the pre-defined time duration.

JEE Mains Exam Pattern – Mode of Attempting

JEE Mains Exam is conducted in both offline (Pen and Paper based Test) as well as online (Computer based Test) mode. One should take care of which mode is to be opted while filling the Application form.

Depending on the paper selection mode of attempting the paper should also be selected accordingly.

Paper – 1
Paper – 2

JEE Mains Exam Pattern – Marking Scheme

According to JEE Mains Exam Pattern marking schemes for both the papers vary with respect to the subjects and number of questions. Marking scheme for both the papers are tabulated separately below:


Marking Scheme: Paper – 1

Physics 30 30 x 4 = 120
Chemistry 30 30 x 4 = 120
Mathematics 30 30 x 4 = 120

In all the three sections, for a correct answer, the candidate will fetch 4 marks where an incorrect answer will fetch him/her a single negative mark.


Marking Scheme: Paper – 2

Aptitude Test 50 50 x 4 = 200
Mathematics 30 30 x 4 = 120
Drawing Test 30 2 x 35 = 70

In sections 1 and 2 that is, for Aptitude and Mathematics the candidate will fetch 4 marks for a correct answer and for an incorrect answer he/she will fetch a single negative mark. However, for the drawing section, there is no negative marking.

We hope that now after knowing the JEE Mains Exam Pattern and you will accordingly plan your preparation and this surely help you in achieving success.

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