Joint Entrance Examination (Main)
Joint Entrance Examination (Main)

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2024: Total Marks, Marking Scheme, Syllabus, & Weightage

The JEE Main exam 2024 is divided into two papers. The JEE Main Paper 1 is held for those who want to get into the B.E/B.Tech programme. The JEE Main Paper 2 (Paper 2A and 2B) is conducted for admission to the B.Arch & B.Plan programme, respectively.
JEE Main Exam Pattern 2024

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2024

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2024: The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the JEE Main Exam Pattern on its official website along with the notification. The JEE Main notification contains information on the exam pattern, marking scheme, and syllabus.  Students should be aware of the exam pattern and align their preparation accordingly, as this will help them understand how to approach the JEE Main paper. Read More: JEE Main 2024 Preparation

The JEE Main exam 2024 consists of two papers. The JEE Main Paper 1 is conducted for students who wish to take admission to the B.E/B.Tech program. The JEE Main Paper 2 is further divided into two - Paper 2A & Paper 2B. Paper 2A and 2B is conducted for admission to the B.Arch & B.Plan program, respectively. Also Read: JEE Main Syllabus 2024

As per the JEE Main Marking Scheme, Paper 1 of the JEE Main Exam consists of 90 multiple-choice questions totalling 300 marks. Paper 2A will have 82 multiple-choice questions worth 400 marks, and Paper 2B will have 105 MCQs totalling 400 marks. Except for Paper 2 A's drawing section, the JEE Main exam is conducted online.

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2024

The JEE Main exam pattern for 2024 is the same as in years past. Candidates must complete the JEE Main syllabus in accordance with the exam pattern, taking into account the relative weightage of the various topics. To understand the exam pattern and syllabus, it's crucial to practice JEE Main previous years question papers.

JEE Main Paper 1 Exam Pattern 2024

The table below summarizes all of the crucial factors of the JEE Main Pattern for Paper-1:

Particulars

Details

Paper -1 Subject

B.E/B.Tech

Mode of Exam

Online 

Number of sections 

Subjects Covered

Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics

Exam Duration

3 hours/180 Minutes

1 hrs extra will be given to PwD candidates

Question Types

(i) Multiple Choice Questions

(ii) Numerical Value Questions: Questions with numerical values that candidates must filled in a space given

Section A 

20 questions each in Mathematics, Chemistry & Physics

Section B (Numerical Value)

10 questions each in Mathematics, Chemistry & Physics

However, In Section B, candidates have to attempt only 5 questions out of 10 from each subject. 

Total Number of Questions

90

Total Marks

300 marks

Language of paper

In addition to Hindi and English, the paper is also available in following languages: Gujarati, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu

Note: As per the official notification, "It is clarified to all the candidates that, if the answer for the numerical value questions is, say 5 then all the values like 5, 5.0, 5.00, 5.000, 5.0000, 05, 05.0, 05.00, 05.000, 05.0000 are correct answers".

JEE Main Paper 2 Exam Pattern 2024

The JEE Main Paper 2 is divided into two papers: 2A and 2B. JEE Main Paper 2A is for B.Arch candidates, while JEE Main Paper 2B is for B.Plan aspirants. The following is the exam pattern for both:

JEE Main Paper 2A Pattern

Particulars

B.Arch Exam Pattern

Number of Sections

3

Subjects

Mathematics, Aptitude & Drawing

Mode of Exam

Mathematics and Aptitude: Online

Drawing: Offline

Exam Duration

3 hours

Total number of Questions

82

Sections

Part I (Mathematics): 30 Questions (20 MCQ & 10 Numerical Value Questions)

Part II (Aptitude Test): 50

Part III (Drawing Test): 02

Type of questions

Mathematics and Aptitude: Multiple-Choice Questions

Drawing

Total Marks

400 Marks (300 Marks for Mathematics & Aptitude, 100 Marks for Drawing)

Language of paper

In addition to Hindi and English, the paper is also available in following languages: Gujarati, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu

JEE Main Paper 2B Pattern

Particulars

B.Planning Exam Pattern

Number of sections 

Subjects

(i) Mathematics

(ii) Aptitude

(iii) Planning-Based Questions

Mode of Exam

Online

Exam Duration

3 hours

Sections

Mathematics: 30 questions (20 MCQ questions & 10 Numerical Value Questions)

Aptitude: 50

Planning-Based questions: 25

Total Number of Questions

105

 

Total Marks of JEE Mains

400

Language of paper

Hindi, English, Gujarati, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu

JEE Main Marking Scheme

The JEE Main marking scheme for Paper 1, Paper 2A & Paper 2B is separately tabulated below:

JEE Main Paper 1 (B.E/B.Tech) Marking Scheme

Subject-wise distribution of Questions, Total Number of Questions and Marks
Subject Section A Section B Marks
Mathematics 20* 10* 100
Physics 20* 10* 100
Chemistry 20* 10* 100
Total 90 300

*Section A will consist of multiple-choice questions (MCQs), and Section B will consist of questions with numerical answers. Section B requires candidates to attempt any 05 (five) questions out of a possible 10. Enter the correct integer value of the answer for each question in Section B using the mouse and the on-screen virtual numeric keypad in the place designated to enter the answer.

Marking Scheme for MCQs
Correct Answer or the Most Appropriate Answer Four marks (+4)
Incorrect Answer Minus one mark (-1)
Unanswered / Marked for Review No mark (0)
Marking Scheme for questions for which the answer is a Numerical value
Correct Answer Four marks (+4)
Incorrect Answer Minus one mark (-1)
Unanswered / Marked for Review No mark (0)
Method of determining merit Conversion of the raw score in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and the conversion of the total into NTA scores.

Overall merit shall be prepared by merging NTA scores of all shifts
Method of resolving ties Tie between candidates obtaining equal Total NTA scores in
Paper1: B.E./B.Tech will be resolved in the following manner in descending order:
1. NTA score in Mathematics, followed by
2. NTA score in Physics, followed by
3. NTA score in Chemistry, followed by
4. Candidate with less proportion of a number of attempted
incorrect answers and correct answers in all the subjects in the Test, followed by
5. Candidate with less proportion of a number of attempted
incorrect answers and correct answers in Mathematics in the Test, followed by
6. Candidate with less proportion of a number of attempted
incorrect answers and correct answers in Physics in the Test, followed by
7. Candidate with less proportion of a number of attempted
incorrect answers and correct answers in Chemistry in the Test followed by
8. Older in Age followed by
9. Application Number in ascending order

JEE Main Paper 2 (B.Arch) Marking Scheme

Subject-wise distribution of Questions, Total Number of Questions and Marks
Subject Number of Questions Marks
Part I: Mathematics 20* (Section A) and 10* (Section B) 100
Part II: Aptitude Test 50 200
Part III: Drawing Test 2 100
Total 82 400

*20 questions will be MCQs and 05 (five) questions will have answers to be filled as a numerical value out of 10. There will be negative marking for both Section A and Section B. For each question in Section B, enter the correct integer value of the answer using the mouse and the on- screen virtual numeric keypad in the place designated to enter the answer. The answer should be rounded off to the nearest Integer.

Marking Scheme for MCQs
Correct Answer or the Most Appropriate Answer Four marks (+4)
Incorrect Answer Minus one mark (-1)
Unanswered / Marked for Review No mark (0)
Marking Scheme for questions for which the answer is a Numerical value
Correct Answer Four marks (+4)
Incorrect Answer Minus one mark (-1)
Unanswered / Marked for Review No mark (0)
(b) Marking Scheme for Drawing Test (Part III)(b) Two questions are to be evaluated out of 100 marks.
Method of determining merit Conversion of the raw score in Mathematics, Aptitude Test, Drawing Test, and Total into NTA Scores.

Overall merit shall be prepared by merging NTA Scores of both shifts of all days.
Method of resolving ties Tie between candidates obtaining equal Total NTA scores in Paper 2A will be resolved in the following manner:
1. NTA score in Mathematics, followed by
2. NTA score in Aptitude Test, followed by
3. NTA score in Drawing Test, followed by
4. Candidate with less proportion of a number of attempted incorrect answers and correct answers in all the subjects in the Test, followed by
5. Candidate with less proportion of a number of attempted incorrect answers and correct answers in Mathematics (Part-I) in the Test, followed by
6. Candidate with less proportion of a number of attempted incorrect answers and correct answers in Aptitude Test (Part-II) in the Test followed by
7. Older in Age followed by
8. Application Number in ascending order

JEE Main Paper 3 (B.Plan) Marking Scheme

Subject wise distribution of Questions, Total Number of Questions and Marks
Subject Number of Questions Marks
Part I: Mathematics 20* (Section A) and 10* (Section B) 100
Part II: Aptitude Test 50 200
Part-III: Planning 25 100
Total 105 400

*20 questions will be MCQs and 05 (five) questions will have answers to be filled as a numerical value out of 10. There will be negative marking for both Section A and Section B. For each question in Section B, enter the correct integer value of the answer using the mouse and the on- screen virtual numeric keypad in the place designated to enter the answer. The answer should be rounded off to the nearest Integer.

Marking Scheme for MCQs
Correct Answer or the Most Appropriate Answer Four marks (+4)
Incorrect Answer Minus one mark (-1)
Unanswered / Marked for Review No mark (0)
Marking Scheme for questions for which the answer is a Numerical value
Correct Answer Four marks (+4)
Incorrect Answer Minus one mark (-1)
Unanswered / Marked for Review No mark (0)
Method of determining merit Conversion of the raw score in Mathematics, Aptitude Test, Planning Based Test, and Total into NTA Scores.

Overall merit shall be prepared by merging NTA Scores of all shifts of all days.
Method of resolving ties Tie between candidates obtaining equal Total NTA scores in Paper 2A will be resolved in the following manner:
1. NTA score in Mathematics, followed by
2. NTA score in Aptitude Test, followed by
3. NTA score in Drawing Test, followed by
4. Candidate with less proportion of a number of attempted incorrect answers and correct answers in all the subjects in the Test, followed by
5. Candidate with less proportion of a number of attempted incorrect answers and correct answers in Mathematics (Part-I) in the Test, followed by
6. Candidate with less proportion of a number of attempted incorrect answers and correct answers in Aptitude Test (Part-II) in the Test followed by
7. Older in Age followed by
8. Application Number in ascending order

JEE Main 2024 Syllabus

The syllabus for JEE Main 2024 consists primarily of topics taught in Class 11th and 12. Here are the section-by-section topics for each paper in the JEE Main Syllabus:

JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus

Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations 

Matrices and Determinants 

Sets, Relations, and Functions 

Permutations and Combinations 

Differential Equations 

Coordinate Geometry 

Integral Calculus 

Three Dimensional Geometry 

Statistics and Probability 

Trigonometry 

Vectoral Algebra 

Mathematical Reasoning

Binomial Theorem and Its Simple Applications 

Sequences and Series 

Mathematical Induction

Limit Continuity, and Differentiability 

JEE Main Physics Syllabus

Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism 

Electrostatics 

Current Electricity 

Electromagnetic Waves 

Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents 

Atoms and Nuclei 

Optics 

Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation

Communication Systems 

Electronic Devices 

Thermodynamics 

Gravitation 

Properties of Solids and Liquids 

Oscillations and Waves 

Kinetic Theory of Gases 

Laws of Motion 

Physics and Measurement 

Kinematics 

Rotational Motion 

Work, Energy, and Power 

Note: Experimental Skills of candidates will be assessed in Section B (Practical)

JEE Main Chemistry Syllabus

Organic Chemistry

Purification and Characterization of Organic Compounds 

Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry 

Hydrocarbons 

Organic Compounds Containing Halogens

Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen 

Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen

Polymers 

Biomolecules

Chemistry In Everyday Life 

Principles Related to Practical Chemistry

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Inorganic Chemistry

Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties 

General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Metals 

Hydrogen 

Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals) 

P-Block Elements 

d-and-f Block Elements 

Coordination Compounds 

Environmental Chemistry 

Physical Chemistry

Some Basic Concepts in Chemistry 

States of Matter 

Atomic Structure 

Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure 

Chemical Thermodynamics 

    Solutions 

Equilibrium 

Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry 

Chemical Kinetics 

Surface Chemistry 

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JEE Main Aptitude Syllabus (B.Arch & B.Plan)

  • Objects, Texture related to Architecture and Build environment Visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings. Visualizing. 
  • Different sides of three-dimensional objects. 
  • Analytical Reasoning Mental Ability (Visual. Numerical and Verbal) 
  • Three-dimensional- perception: Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportions of objects, building forms and elements, colour texture harmony and contrast Design and drawing of geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencil. 
  • Transformation of forms in both 2D and 3D union, subtraction rotation, development of surfaces and volumes, Generation of plans, elevations, and 3D views of objects, Creating two-dimensional and three-dimensional compositions using given shapes and forms. 

JEE Main Drawing Test Syllabus (B.Arch)

Sketching of scenes and activities from memory of urbanscape (public space, market, festivals, street scenes, monuments, recreational spaces, etc). Landscape (riverfronts. Jungle. Gardens, trees. Plants, etc.) and rural life.

The test is to be conducted on a Drawing sheet.

Note: Candidates are advised to bring pencils. Own geometry box set, crasets and colour pencils, and crayons for the Drawing Test. 

JEE Main Planning Syllabus (B.Plan)

  • GENERAL AWARENESS 
  • SOCIAL SCIENCES 
  • THINKING SKILLS 

JEE Main Mock Test Papers

Aspirants preparing for the exam must practice JEE Main question papers to level up their preparation. Practising mock test papers and previous years’ question papers allow candidates to comprehensively cover and revise the JEE Main syllabus and enhance their preparation level. Aspirants can access the JEE Main mock test papers on the NTA's official website released before the actual exam. Mock test papers can be taken online at home or at designated Test Practice Centres.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is there negative marking in JEE Main exam 2024?

Yes, there is a negative marking in JEE Main exam 2024. For every incorrect answer, there is a negative marking of 1 mark.

What are the new JEE Main exam pattern 2024 changes?

The NTA changed the JEE Main exam pattern in 2022. Negative marking is now applicable for questions with numerical value answers.

What is the marking scheme for JEE Main B.Tech paper?

There will be a total of 90 questions in the JEE Main B.E/B.Tech paper. Each question will carry 4 marks. Candidates appearing for the B.Tech paper are required to attempt 5 questions out of 10 (for each subject: Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics) in Section B of the paper.

In how many languages is the JEE Main exam paper conducted?

JEE Main exam is conducted in 13 languages. At the time of filling out the application form, students will have the option to choose between English and one other language. Candidates have the option of changing the language at the start of the paper.

Can I apply for both B.Plan & B.Arch papers?

Yes, students can apply for both B.Planning & B.Arch papers. In such a case, the total duration of the exam will be 3 hrs 30 minutes.

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