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 2023 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 2023 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 2023 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 
 Mathematics
 Physics
 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 Numericalbased 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:
 Mathematics
 Aptitude test
 Drawing test
Paper 2B:
 Mathematics
 Aptitude test
 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 planningbased 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 2023
The subjectwise 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 ElectroStatics
 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 2023
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 2023 syllabus.
JEE Main Mock Tests 2023
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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