Lakhs of students appear for the Joint Entrance Examination(JEE) Main every year to achieve their dream of studying in the best engineering college. Getting the course and college of their choice is crucial for every student’s educational journey. These are the two factors (College and Course) that determine a student’s career prospects in the future. So, it is quite understandable to face a lot of pressure being put on your shoulders if you are planning to appear for JEE Main.

It is also essential to be fully aware of all the details related to this national-level competitive examination before appearing for it.

For that matter, we will provide you with all the important details you must know regarding the process of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main.

What is the JEE (Main) Exam?

Widely known as JEE Main, the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) is one of India's highly anticipated competitive examinations. JEE Main is the first of the two stages of JEE; the second stage is known as JEE (Advance). Conducted every year, JEE Main serves as an entry-level examination for students aspiring to get admission to engineering and architecture courses.

Upon qualifying, the candidates appearing for JEE Main are eligible for admission to undergraduate courses across technical and architecture colleges all across the country. Some of the most coveted engineering institutes in India which provide admission on the basis of JEE Main scores include all branches of the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), and the Centrally-Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs).

What is the NTA?

The JEE Main exam is administered and conducted by the authority known as the National Testing Agency (NTA). NTA is the agency responsible for conducting the JEE Main every year. NTA has been working as a self-sustained and autonomous testing organisation. Founded in 2018, it has established its status as a specialist and premier organisation that not only conducts the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) but also other competitive entrance tests like the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), Common Management Admission Test (CMAT), UGC National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET), Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT), Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Examination (JNUEE) and many more.

The above-mentioned and many other examinations conducted by NTA are held at a national level for admissions to various different courses and institutes. NTA is also responsible for deciding the eligibility criteria, setting question papers, releasing admit cards, declaring results, and more such related activities. For preparation assistance, NTA also releases mock tests and lectures for subjects including Mathematics, Physics, Biology, and Chemistry, along with mock test papers for all entrance exams (accessible to those who register for the particular exam).

Throughout the year, the National Testing Agency has been conducting research in the technological field in order to smoothen the practices that are currently being used during the examination processes. It has recently introduced changes that address the inclusion of candidates with a disability. Such changes can also be observed in the JEE Main eligibility criteria 2023 designed by NTA.

Examination Pattern for JEE Main 2023

The JEE 2023 Main examination is inclusive of 2 papers - Paper 1 is for admission to B.Tech and B.E., while Paper 2 is meant for admission to B.Planning and B.Arch. All the papers are held in the form of a standardised computer-based test (CBT), except for the drawing section of Paper 2 for B.Arch, which includes a pen-and-paper test.

Paper 1

Particulars Details
Duration 3 Hours
Mode of exam Online
Number of Subjects
  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

Paper 2 (B.Planning and B.Arch.)

Particulars Details
Duration 3 Hours
Mode of exam Paper 2A: Online and Offline
Paper 2B: Online
Number of Subjects Paper 2A:
  1. Mathematics
  2. Aptitude test
  3. Drawing test
Paper 2B:
  1. Mathematics
  2. Aptitude test
  3. Planning test
Total No. 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

For a more detailed account of the JEE Main Examination pattern, click here.

How to Register for the JEE Main Examination?

Students who wish to appear for JEE Main must first register for the examination.

  • The registrations are done through an online process on the official NTA JEE website
  • In this process, applicants are required to fill in their personal and educational details along with uploading the necessary documents for verification.
  • Once you have filled in all the details, you must pay the registration fee to complete the process.

The registration fee differs on the basis of the category and gender of the candidate. For JEE Main 2023, the registration fee is provided in the table below:

INR 650/- for male candidates belonging to the unreserved/OBC category

INR 325/- for female candidates belonging to the unreserved/OBC category

INR 325/- for male, female, and transgender candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD category

Candidates must keep in mind the last date for registration and register in time.

JEE Main Admit Card 2023

JEE Main is conducted in shifts spread over 6 to 7 days. The admit cards are released a few days before the beginning of the examination. Candidates can download their admit cards by logging in on the official website and taking printouts.

The JEE Main admit card for 2023 Session 1 was available from the Third week of January 2023, whose exam was on the January Session- 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31.

The candidates will not be allowed to appear for the JEE Main examination if they do not have their admit card.

Declaration of JEE Main Results 2023

The JEE Main results are released by NTA on its website a few days after the examination has been conducted successfully for all shifts. The JEE Main results and cutoff are the factors upon which various engineering colleges give admission to students into different engineering colleges and courses. The result released by NTA will show a candidate’s subject-wise and aggregate NTA scores along with their rank calculated accordingly.

The results date for the Session 1 of JEE Main is February 2023, and for the session 2 result release date is April 2023. Students can download the result by following these simple steps.

  • Visit any of these 3 official websites-,, or
  • Click on the link “Result of JEE(Main) Session 2_Paper 1”.
  • Enter the application number and date of birth as the password.
  • Click on the “Submit” button.
  • JEE Main scorecard will be shown on the screen.
  • Download the JEE Main 2022 result.
  • Take a printout of the result.

JEE Main 2023 Syllabus

Generally, students who plan to pursue engineering or architecture as a career appear for JEE (Main) after the completion of Class 12th. The yearly-held JEE Main exam is usually taken by students who took up the subject stream that includes Physics, Chemistry, and Maths (PCM) in classes 11th and 12th.

The syllabus for JEE Main is also centred on these three subjects. Candidates must ensure that they cover the entire syllabus no matter how vast it is.

Find below the updated syllabus for JEE Main Paper 1 (B.E. & B.Tech)


  1. Physics and Measurement
  2. Kinematics
  3. Laws of Motion
  4. Work, Energy, and Power
  5. Rotational Motion
  6. Gravitation
  7. Properties of Solids and Liquids
  8. Thermodynamics
  9. Kinetic Theory of Gases
  10. Oscillations and Waves
  11. Electrostatics
  12. Current Electricity
  13. Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
  14. Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
  15. Electromagnetic Waves
  16. Optics
  17. Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
  18. Atoms and Nuclei
  19. Electronic Devices
  20. Communication Systems
  21. Experimental Skills


  1. Sets, Relations, and Functions
  2. Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations
  3. Matrices and Determinants
  4. Permutations and Combinations
  5. Mathematical Inductions
  6. Binomial Theorem and its Simple Applications
  7. Sequence and Series
  8. Limit, Continuity, and Differentiability
  9. Integral Calculus
  10. Differential Equations
  11. Coordinate Geometry
  12. Three-Dimensional Geometry
  13. Vector Algebra
  14. Statistics and Probability
  15. Trigonometry
  16. Mathematical Reasoning


  1. Some Basic Concepts in Chemistry
  2. States of Matter
  3. Atomic Structure
  4. Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
  5. Chemical Thermodynamics
  6. Solutions
  7. Equilibrium
  8. Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry
  9. Chemical Kinetics
  10. Surface Chemistry
  11. Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
  12. General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Metals
  13. Hydrogen
  14. S-block Elements (alkali and alkaline earth metals)
  15. P-block Elements
  16. D-and f-block Elements
  17. Coordination Compounds
  18. Environmental Chemistry
  19. Purification and Characterisation of Organic Compounds
  20. Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry
  21. Hydrocarbons
  22. Organic Compounds Containing Halogens
  23. Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen
  24. Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
  25. Polymers
  26. Biomolecules
  27. Chemistry in Everyday Life
  28. Principles Related to Practical Chemistry

The syllabus for JEE Main Paper 2 (B.Arch & B.Planning) is given in the table below.


  1. Sets, Relations, and Functions
  2. Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations
  3. Matrices and Determinants
  4. Permutations and Combinations
  5. Mathematical Inductions
  6. Binomial Theorem and its Simple Applications
  7. Sequence and Series
  8. Limit, Continuity, and Differentiability
  9. Integral Calculus
  10. Differential Equations
  11. Coordinate Geometry
  12. Three-Dimensional Geometry
  13. Vector Algebra
  14. Statistics and Probability
  15. Trigonometry
  16. Mathematical Reasoning


  1. Awareness of Persons, Buildings, Materials
  2. Three-dimensional Perception


  1. Sketching of Scenes and Activities from Memory of Urbanscape
  2. Landscape and Rural Life


  1. General Awareness
  2. Social Sciences
  3. Thinking Skills

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria by NTA

The eligibility criteria given by the National Testing Agency for students who wish to appear for JEE Main are given below.

  • There is no age limit for any person who wants to register for the exam.
  • All candidates must have appeared or must be appearing currently for the class 12 examinations to be eligible.
  • Candidates must have opted for subjects including Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry/Biology during class 12th.
  • The minimum required percentage in class 12 differs depending upon the candidate’s category and the choice of course for which they are appearing (B.Tech/B.Arch)

Students who aspire to appear for JEE Main must keep visiting the official NTA JEE website in order to stay up-to-date about the announcements related to the examination. Moreover, all notifications about the JEE Main dates, changes in pattern or syllabus, or any other changes related to JEE Main are also uploaded at ALLEN

What's New in the JEE Exam?

Every year, various changes are introduced before the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main is conducted. In the past few years, there have been changes in the syllabus, the pattern of the question paper, the marking scheme, and other similar changes. All of these changes are made by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

Below are some of the latest changes introduced by NTA recently. Notifications for these changes can also be found on the official website.

  • As of 2023, NTA declared that JEE Main should be conducted in two separate sessions for admission to the academic year 2023-24. The first session for JEE Main 2023 will be conducted on January 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31, while the second session will be held on April 06, 08, 10, 11 and 12.
  • NTA has also provided new instructions that will apply to the choice of exam centres/cities that candidates choose while registering for JEE Main. From JEE Main 2023 onwards, candidates will have the option to choose any 4 cities in which they can appear for the examination comfortably. However, it is important to note that the options of centre cities will remain limited to the state of the permanent/present address of the candidate
  • The correction facility for the JEE Main Application form 2023 has now been ended. Hence, it is advised to be more careful and ensure the correctness of the details before submitting the application form.
  • Another latest change made in the eligibility criteria for JEE Main eliminates the age limit set for persons who wish to appear for JEE Main 2023. Hence, there are no age limitations on students applying for the examination anymore.
  • NTA also declared that students who have already cleared their class 12th examination in the years 2021 and 2022, as well as those who are appearing for their class 12 examination in 2023, are all eligible to apply for JEE Main 2023.
  • The exam pattern for JEE Main 2023 also experienced some changes. The question paper for JEE Main includes two sections:
    1. Section A: This section will have a total of 60 questions on Physics, Chemistry, and Maths (20 questions of each subject). All of these will be given as multiple-choice questions (MCQs).
    2. Section B: This section will include a total of 10 questions from each of the three subjects that will require candidates to derive numerical values. The candidates need to attempt only 5 questions in every section.

A major change has been made in the JEE Main 2023 marking scheme. While each correct answer will be awarded 4 marks, 1 mark will also be deducted for the incorrect numerical questions. Earlier, only Section A has the negative marking.

  • In 2021, the total number of questions for Paper 1 (B.E./B.Tech.) was increased to 90. However, candidates must only attempt 75 questions out of 90.
  • Section B, introduced in the JEE Main exam pattern, has different instructions to be followed. In Section A, all questions are necessary. However, candidates must attempt any 5 questions of a total of 10 questions.
  • While Section A in both Paper 1 and Part 1 of Paper 2 will have MCQs, Section B in both will require candidates to enter the correct integer value as the answer. The answers for this section should be rounded off to the nearest integer for accuracy.
  • Before JEE Main 2021 took place, NTA released a notification announcing that the examination would now be taking place in 13 different regional languages. The candidates who opt for a regional language must be allotted an exam centre which is located in that state itself. However, JEE Main in English, Hindi, or Urdu shall be available in all exam centres across the country. The 13 languages in which JEE Main can be given by candidates include Hindi, English, Urdu, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Telugu, and Tamil.

JEE Main 2023 Counselling and Participating Institutes

After the final result for the JEE Main 2023, there will be a counselling process for the admissions. The authority responsible for administering the JEE Main counselling is JoSAA (Joint Seat Allocation Authority). In the counselling, there will be two mock rounds which are succeeded by the 6 general rounds for allocating the seats. The candidates will get an idea of how many seats are available and which course they can get in the mock tests.

The participating institutes for the JEE Main counselling include 31 NITs, 26 IIITs, and 33 CFTIs. After the candidates have been allotted their colleges as per the ranks, they can reach out to their colleges to complete the admission process by submitting the remaining fees and documents.

JEE Main Highlights

JEE Main 2023 Highlights- As of August 2022, both sessions for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2022 have been successfully concluded. According to the candidates who appeared for the exam in the second session, the question paper appeared moderately difficult. The questions for Mathematics were lengthy in comparison to questions for Chemistry and Physics, which were also claimed to be easier than the former.

JEE Main 2022 Session 2 Paper Analysis- JEE Main 2022 was successfully conducted during June (Session 1) and July (Session 2). As per the guidelines provided by the National Testing Agency (NTA), COVID-19 guidelines were ensured at all times at the examination centres across the country. Social distancing, wearing of masks, and carrying sanitisers were strictly ensured for all candidates who appeared for JEE Main 2022.

JEE Main 2022 Session 1 Paper Analysis- Analysis of the question paper for JEE Main 2022 Shift 1 revealed that questions for Chemistry were mostly based on NCERT. Questions for Physics were relatively the easiest. Questions for Mathematics were mainly based on topics including Coordinate Geometry, Calculus, and Mathematical Reasoning.

JEE Main 2023 Session 2 Results- The second session of JEE Main 2023 will be held on April 06, 08, 10, 11 and 12, 2023. The results of this session are highly awaited by all candidates across the country. NTA is set to release the JEE Main 2023 Session 2 results in (To be notified).

JEE Main 2023 Session 1 Results- The results for JEE Main Session 1 held in January 2023 will be released in February 2023. The results are uploaded by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on its official website-

JEE Main 2023 Answer Key Released- The JEE Main 2023 Answer Key for Session 1 will be notified. The answer key is available on the official NTA JEE website.

JEE Main Preparation Tips

Preparing for JEE Main puts the candidates under humongous pressure since this entrance examination determines if the candidates will be able to get into the course and college of their choice. The competition to get admission to the best engineering colleges increases every year and touches new heights. However, with sufficient preparation, candidates appearing for JEE Main can perform well and fulfil their educational goals. Let’s go through some JEE preparation tips.

● Make a Study Timetable

A timetable can prove to be very helpful in covering your syllabus in time, allowing you to sufficiently practise all subjects well before you appear for the JEE Main. Make a study timetable with appropriate hours dedicated to each topic based on your strengths and weaknesses and include breaks for yourself.

● Cover the Entire Syllabus

The enormity of the syllabus for JEE Main can put candidates under stress. However, it is crucial that the entirety of the syllabus is covered by the candidates during their preparation. Nevertheless, the advantageous thing here is that all candidates are well aware of every topic in the syllabus since they have studied all of it in classes 11 and 12. So, preparing for the JEE Main examination is more like a revision and practice of everything that the candidates have studied for the 10+2 examinations.

● Manage Time Efficiently

Time management is an important skill to maintain while preparing for JEE Main. The examination is held for 3 hours, during which you must attempt at least 75 questions out of 90. The questions can be lengthy and require more time to solve. So, ensure that you practise enough to improve your accuracy and speed, further resulting in finishing your paper on time.

● Refer to Quality Study Material

You cannot afford to waste any of their preparatory time before the JEE Main 2023 examination. Thus, it is crucial that they refer to the appropriate, reliable, and helpful study material. One such quality study material is the NCERT Books. These books cover the entire syllabus for Physics, Chemistry, and Maths for classes 11th and 12th. Moreover, you can also refer to the highly relevant and well-organised study material of ALLEN.

● Practice Sample Papers/Mock Tests

Practising your knowledge is the most crucial part of your preparation. You can make a timetable that gives you adequate time to practise solving JEE Main sample papers and question papers from previous years. NTA also releases mock test papers, which are highly recommended for better practice. Judiciously practising will help you decrease the chances of mistakes in the examination.

● Focus Equally on All Subjects

Physics, Chemistry, and Maths hold an equal weightage of marks in JEE Main exam pattern. Therefore, all candidates are advised to practise well enough for each of the three. One can practise more for the subject they might think they are weak at. As mentioned before, cover the entire syllabus for each subject and do not ignore any topic from any subject.

● During the preparatory period for JEE Main, candidates may often end up paying less attention to their health and sleep requirements. It is essential that all candidates also focus on their health during their preparation for JEE Main. Maintain a proper and healthy diet, avoid continuous and long study hours, take regular breaks, and fulfil your body’s need for sleep.

That’s all for the JEE Main 2023. To be updated on all the latest changes, stay connected with us at ALLEN. Moreover, we also provide the IIT coaching for both JEE Main and JEE Advanced to boost your preparation and pave the way for students to get admission into their desired colleges.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

The syllabus for JEE Main is available above on this site. As approved by NTA, the JEE Main syllabus is the same as the CBSE syllabus for classes 11 and 12.

The registrations for JEE Main are held online on the official NTA website: The registration date for JEE Main 2023 is January and February 2023.

Practising for JEE Main can be successfully done through solving NCERT questions, sample papers, mock tests, and previous years’ question papers. Candidates can find such reliable and well-organised study materials for JEE Main practice on ALLEN.

NCERT Books for classes 11th and 12th should be the main source of preparation for JEE Main. For practice, candidates can refer to other practice materials for JEE Main available at ALLEN.

The revised JEE Main 2023 dates for session 2 are April 06, 08, 10, 11 and 12, 2023, as declared by NTA.
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