Introduction and Scheme of Examination

The minimum academic qualification for appearing in JEE (MAIN) is that the candidate must have passed in final examination of 10+2 (Class XII) or its equivalent referred to as the qualifying examination.

It has been decided to hold a Joint Entrance Examination from the year 2013 for admission to the undergraduate programmes in Engineering in two parts, JEE-MAIN and JEE-ADVANCED. Only the top 150000 candidates (including all categories) based on performance in JEE MAIN will qualify to appear in the JEE ADVANCED examination.

Admissions to IITs will be based only on category-wise All India Rank (AIR) in JEE ADVANCED, subject to condition that such candidates are in the top 20 percentile of their respective categories. Admission to NITs will be based on 40% weightage for performance in Class XII board marks (normalized) and the remainder 60% weightage would be given to performance in JEE Main and a combined All India Rank (AIR) would be decided accordingly. The policy could also be adopted by other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) and participating Institutions. In case any state opts to admit students in the engineering colleges affiliated to state Universities through JEE (Main) where States require separate merit list to be provided based on relative weightages adopted by the states, then the merit list shall be prepared with such relative weightages as may be indicated by States. The examination will be conducted in the Regional Languages of the State(s) on the requests of such State(s).

Pattern of Examination

Combination for each paper and type of questions in each paper are given in the table below:

Paper – I

  • Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics………………………………………………………. 3 hrs
    (Objective type questions with equal weightage to Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics)

Paper – II

  • Mathematics-Part I, Aptitude Test-Part II & Drawing Test-Part III………………. 3 hrs
    (Objective type questions to test Drawing Aptitude)​

Number of attempts in JEE (Main) Exam

The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at JEE (Main) shall be limited to 03 (three) uniformly for all the candidates in consecutive years.

Date of Examinations for JEE (Main) Exam

  • Offline Exam: 1st week of April
  • Online Exam: Between 1st week of April to 4th week of April