Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main exam is conducted by the NTA (National Testing Agency) for admission in B.E, B.Tech, B.Arch, and B.Planning courses. The candidates can get admission to the top institutes across the country. It is also the qualifying exam for JEE (Advanced) exam, which is taken for admission to the prestigious IITs. The JEE Main 2022 exam consists of papers - Paper 1 is for admission in B.Tech/B.E courses, and Paper 2. The second paper of the JEE Main 2022 further has two parts - 2A is for B.Arch courses, and 2B is for B.Plan courses.

Understanding the exam pattern of this exam is significant, which is why we have given a detailed account of the JEE 2022 Main exam pattern.

JEE Main Exam Pattern for B.Tech/B.E. (Paper 1)

The duration of JEE Main exam Paper 1 is 3 hours (4 hours for the PwD candidates). This paper is held online. There are two sections for each subject - MCQs (Section A) and numerical (Section B). In Section A, 20 questions are asked from each of the subjects, and all are compulsory. In Section B, 10 questions are asked from each. Candidates can select and answer any 5 questions as per their choice.

Here is the table for a better understanding of the Pattern

Particulars Details
Duration 3 Hours
Mode of exam Online
Number of Sections
  1. Mathematics
  2. Physics
  3. Chemistry
Total number of questions 90
Total number of compulsory questions 75 (only 5 questions from Section B are compulsory)
Type of Questions Section A- Multiple choice questions (20 questions)
Section B- Numerical-based questions (10 questions)
Marking System +4 marks for each correct answer, -1 marks for each wrong answer, and 0 marks for each unattempted answer.
Total marks 300

JEE Main Exam Pattern for B.Arch and B.Plan (Paper 2)

JEE Main exam Paper 2 pattern is different for B.Arch and B.Planning. However, candidates get 3 hours for both these papers.

For B.Arch (Paper 2A):- The exam for B.Arch is held in online and offline mode. The Aptitude and Mathematics test is conducted in online mode, and the Art or Structure Drawing test is held in pen and paper or offline mode.

  • Only 2 questions are asked from the drawing section, which assesses the drawing skills of the candidates.
  • 20 MCQs and 10 numerical questions are asked in the Mathematics section
  • 50 questions are asked in the Aptitude section.

For B.Plan (Paper 2B):- The exam for B.Arch is conducted in online mode. Questions are asked from 3 subjects, namely Planning, Mathematics, and Aptitude.

  • 25 questions are asked in the planning section.
  • 20 MCQs and 10 numerical questions are asked in the Mathematics section.
  • 50 questions are asked in the Aptitude section.

Here is the table for the exam pattern for a better understanding.

Particulars Details
Duration 3 Hours
Mode of exam Paper 2A: Online and Offline
Paper 2B: Online
Number of Sections Paper 2A:
  1. Mathematics
  2. Aptitude test
  3. Drawing test
Paper 2B:
  1. Mathematics
  2. Aptitude test
  3. Planning test
Total number of questions Paper 2A: 82 Questions
Paper 2B: 105 Questions
Compulsory Questions Paper 2A: 77
Paper 2B: 100
Type of Questions Paper 2A: Multiple choice questions, Numerical based questions, Drawing Aptitude
Paper 2B: Multiple choice and Numerical based questions
Marking System Paper 2A: +4 marks for each correct answer, -1 marks for each wrong answer, and 0 marks for each unattempted answer.
For the Drawing Test, 50 marks for each of the 2 questions
Total marks 400 marks for each paper

JEE Main Exam Pattern: Marking Scheme for BE/B.Tech & B.Arch/B.Plan

Let’s understand the marking scheme for all the papers of the JEE Main.

Paper 1 (BE/B.Tech)

  • The total marks for JEE Main exam Paper 1 are 300.
  • For every correct response, 4 marks are rewarded. For every wrong response, 1 mark is deducted. No marks are deducted for unattempted questions.
  • In the Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry section, a maximum of 100 marks are rewarded for all 25 questions. There are a total of 75 questions to be attempted, which equals 75*4 - 300 marks.

Paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Planning)

  • The total marks for JEE Main exam Paper 2 are 800, which means 400 marks each for B.Arch (2A) and B.Plan (2B).
  • For every correct response, 4 marks are rewarded. For every wrong response, 1 mark is deducted. No marks are deducted for unattempted questions.

Paper 2A (B.Arch)

  • In the drawing section, a maximum of 50 marks are awarded for each of the 2 drawing questions- which equals 100 marks.
  • In the Mathematics section, a maximum of 4 marks are awarded for each of the 25 questions to be attempted out of 30 questions - which equals 100 marks.
  • In the Aptitude section, 4 marks are awarded for each of the 50 questions - a maximum of 200 marks.

Paper 2B (B.Plan)

  • In the planning-based section, 4 marks are awarded for each of the 25 questions - which equals 100 marks.
  • In the Mathematics section, a maximum of 4 marks are rewarded for each of the 25 questions - which equals 100 marks.
  • In the Aptitude section, 4 marks are rewarded for each of the 50 questions- a maximum of 200 marks.

JEE Main Exam Pattern: Total Number of Questions

Here the total number of questions given and to be attempted differs. Here’s how.

  • JEE Main Exam Paper 1 consists of 90 questions. Candidates need to only attempt 75 questions, 25 questions from every section. The 5 questions that can be left will be from Section B of all three subjects.
  • For JEE Main Paper 2A (B.Arch), candidates are given 82 questions, where only 77 questions need to be attempted, and for B.Plan consists of 105 questions, where only 100 questions need to be attempted.
  • For Paper 2, the 5 questions that can be left are from the Mathematics (Numerical section).

Important Topics in JEE Main 2022

The subject-wise important topics for JEE main, according to the previous years' questions, are listed below.

Mathematics

  • Vectors
  • Sequence and Series
  • Circles and Family of Circles
  • Inverse Trigonometric Functions
  • Probability
  • Matrices
  • Complex Numbers
  • Quadratic equations and expressions
  • Parabola
  • Functions
  • Hyperbola in Coordinate Geometry
  • Continuity and Differentiability
  • Limits
  • Definite Integral in Calculus
  • Application of derivations

Physics

  • Current Electricity and Heat Transfer
  • Gravitational and Electro-Statics
  • Dimensional Analysis
  • Thermodynamics
  • Waves and Sounds
  • Geometrical Optics
  • Kinetic Theory of Gases and Rotational Dynamics
  • Electromagnetic Induction

Chemistry

  • Carbonyl Compounds and their derivations
  • Redox reactions
  • Thermodynamics
  • Electrochemistry
  • Mole and the concept of equivalents
  • Chemical Equilibrium
  • Chemical Bonding
  • Coordination Chemistry
  • Qualitative Analysis

JEE Main Syllabus 2022

The syllabus of Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry for JEE main are given below.

Mathematics

  • Sets, Relations, and Functions
  • Complex Numbers
  • Determinant
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Matrices
  • Permutations Combinations
  • Mathematical Induction
  • Sequence Series
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Limits and Continuity
  • Differentiability
  • Statistics
  • Differential Equations
  • Integral Calculus
  • Trigonometry
  • Vector Algebra
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • 3D Geometry
  • Probability

Physics

  • Physics and Measurement
  • Thermodynamics
  • Kinematics
  • Rotational Motion
  • Gravitation
  • Work and Energy
  • Power
  • Properties of Solids and Liquids
  • Laws of Motion
  • Electronic Devices
  • Oscillations
  • Waves
  • Current Electricity
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Communication Systems
  • Electromagnetic Induction
  • Magnetism
  • Alternating Currents
  • Magnetic Effects of Current
  • Kinetic Theory of Gases
  • Dual Nature of Matter
  • Radiation
  • Atoms
  • Nuclei
  • Optics
  • Electrostatics

Chemistry

  • Basic Concepts in Chemistry
  • States of Matter
  • Chemical bonding
  • Atomic Structure
  • Solutions
  • Redox Reactions
  • Chemical
  • Thermodynamics
  • Equilibrium
  • Electrochemistry
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Polymers
  • Principles of Practical Chemistry
  • Organic Compounds – Characterisation and Purification
  • Oxygen, Halogens, and Nitrogen Organic Compounds
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Biomolecules
  • Basics of Organic Chemistry
  • Chemistry in everyday life
  • Hydrogen
  • Classification of Elements
  • Periodicity
  • Alkali metals
  • Group 13 to Group 18 Elements
  • Alkaline earth metals
  • D and f block elements
  • Coordination compounds
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Isolation of metals

The syllabus is released every year by NTA (National Testing Agency) with changes if any. Here is the official link to the more detailed version of the JEE Main 2022 syllabus.

JEE Main Mock Tests 2022

Candidates should sit for as many mock tests as possible so that they can identify their weak areas and strengthen them before the actual exam. It will also help them to acquire the required speed for the exam.

Candidates can attempt the JEE Main mock tests from the official website - https://www.nta.ac.in/quiz. Candidates can experience the real exam by registering and giving the exam on this website. It has a timer and all the restrictions as the real exam. Just be in a peaceful place where no one disturbs you, and create an exam kind of environment for better practice.

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JEE Main Exam Pattern - FAQs

You should ideally start your preparation for the JEE exam from class 8. It will help you to form a strong foundation.

No, it is not compulsory to attend both sessions. If they sit for both sessions, their best score amongst the two sessions will be considered for the preparation of the merit list.

For B.Tech, JEE mains has 3 sections - Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics. For B.Arch, JEE mains has 3 sections - Mathematics, Aptitude, and Drawing Test.

Students can opt for any of the following 13 languages as the medium of question paper - English, Hindi, Assamese, Kannada, Bengali, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Tamil, Punjabi, Telugu, Gujarati, and Urdu.

There are 2 modes of JEE main paper 2. The test for B.Plan is held online. The test for B.Arch is held in blended mode, Mathematics and Aptitude Test for it are held online, whereas the drawing test is held offline.
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