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How Many Attempts Are Allowed For JEE Main 2024?

JEE Mains & Advanced

JEE Main exam can be given six times for 3 consecutive years. A candidate can appear twice in a year, once in January and once in April. Candidates who have passed 12th board exams in 2022 and 2023 can appear in JEE Main 2024. Candidates who are appearing for class 12 board exams in 2024 can also appear in both JEE Main sessions 2024.

Candidates who qualify JEE Main with high scores will be allowed to appear in JEE Advanced. JEE Advanced will be conducted online for Mathematics and aptitude and offline for drawing to check sketching skills.

JEE Main will be held twice a year, for 3 consecutive years, and candidates must register separately for the January and April exams. Any shortcomings a candidate may have in January can be eliminated in the April session.

Attempt Limit for Different Categories

General category candidates are allowed to try out for JEE Main up to 6 times, which gives them plenty of chances to prove their ability. The aim of this policy is to give them equal chances to get admission to the best engineering institutes in India. OBC candidates are also allowed to try out up to 6 times for JEE Main. They need to make sure that they have equal chances to prove their capability so that they can get admission to the nation’s best engineering institutes.

The aim of the policy is to provide equal opportunities to all eligible candidates regardless of their category and to create a competitive but fair environment for future engineers.

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main, which is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to various undergraduate engineering programs in India, are as follows:

Age Limit: For the JEE Main, there is no age limit. Candidates of any age can appear for the exam.

Educational Qualifications:

  • For B.E./B.Tech Courses: Candidates should have passed their Class 12 or equivalent examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical Vocational subject.

  • For B.Arch Courses: In addition to the above qualifications, candidates must have also passed the Class 12 examination with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate and must have Mathematics as a compulsory subject.

  • For B.Planning Courses: Candidates should have passed the Class 12 examination with Mathematics with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.

Number of Attempts: Candidates can attempt the JEE Main exam a maximum of three times in consecutive years.

Gap Year and No of Attempts

Number of Attempts: Candidates were allowed a maximum of three consecutive attempts for the JEE Main. This means you could appear for the JEE Main in the year of your 12th-grade board exams and for the two subsequent years.

Age Limit: There was no age limit specified for the JEE Main. Candidates of any age could appear for the exam.

Gap Year: There was no specific restriction on taking a gap year between your 12th-grade board exams and your JEE Main attempts. Many students do take gap years to prepare for the exam or for various other reasons.

Attempt Usage Guidelines 

If you have multiple attempts to plan for, here are some tips to help you plan and use them well:

Understand the exam pattern: Gain an understanding of the exam pattern, including how many questions, how it is marked, and how long it lasts.

Understand the weightage of different subjects: Take the first attempt as a starting point to understand the exam environment, strengths, weaknesses, and the difficulty level of the questions.

Focus on weaknesses: After the first attempt, analyze your performance and identify the topics or subjects that need improvement. Focus on these topics or subjects during your preparation for the next attempt.

Use mock tests and/or practice papers: Use mock tests or practice papers to simulate the exam environment as much as possible. This helps you to manage time and pressure better.

Work on time management: Develop a plan for how much time you will allocate to each section of the exam and stick to it.

Preparation Strategies as per Number of Attempts

JEE Main exam preparation requires a well-thought-out plan, and your plan may differ depending on how many attempts you have left in the year. JEE Main exam candidates are allowed two attempts per year.

Here are some JEE Main exam preparation strategies according to the number of attempts:

  1. First Attempt: 

Practice regularly: Solve a wide range of problems from your textbooks, practice papers and previous years’ question papers. Improve your problem solving skills with regular practice.

Take Mock Tests: Mock tests are a great way to get an idea of what the actual exam will look like. Improve your time management skills by taking mock tests. Analyze your results in mock tests to find out what your strengths and weaknesses are.

Revise regularly: Review your notes and key concepts regularly. Develop a revision schedule to make sure you remember what you have learned.

  1. Second Attempt: 

Identifying weaknesses: Following the first attempt, it is important to assess one's performance in order to identify areas of improvement. This can be done by strengthening one's weaknesses. 

Targeted practice: Targeted practice should be conducted to address issues related to topics that were found to be difficult during the initial attempt. Furthermore, additional study materials should be used and teachers or mentors should be consulted to provide guidance.

Time management: Targeted practice should be refined based on the experience from the initial attempt. It is important to optimize the attempts and minimize mistakes.

Support and Assistance

Preparing for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main can be a challenging journey, and having support and assistance along the way is crucial. Here are some ways you can seek support and assistance for JEE Main:

Coaching Institutes: Many coaching institutes across India specialize in JEE Main and JEE Advanced preparation. Enrolling in a reputable coaching institute can provide you with structured guidance, study materials, and experienced instructors.

Online Resources: There are numerous online platforms that offer study materials, video lectures, and practice tests for JEE Main. Websites like Khan Academy, Unacademy, and Coursera provide valuable resources.

Books: There are several books available that cover JEE Main syllabus comprehensively. Books by authors like H.C. Verma, Resnick and Halliday, and R.D. Sharma are popular choices.

Self-Study: Many successful candidates have cracked JEE Main through self-study. If you are highly motivated and disciplined, you can prepare on your own using textbooks and online resources.

Guidance: Motivation and guidance for JEE Main is needed for every JEE Main aspirant. For guidance you can call us.