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Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)

The Joint Entrance Examination or JEE (Main) is an engineering examination conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA). In the former years, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) was responsible for conducting the national-level examination. From the year, 2019, however, the NTA was assigned the responsibility of managing the crucial examination. The JEE exam is applicable for admission to prestigious engineering institutes in the country such as NITs, IITs, and CFTIs.

The JEE (Main) is also an eligibility examination for JEE (Advanced) which is solely responsible for admission to IITs.

Number of Seats and Cut Off

The allocation of seats is based on the cut-off. Both seats and cut-off are segregated according to reservations.

The number of seats is as follows:

Category Total Seats IITs
ST-PWD 218 17
OBC 12345 1431
OBC-PWD 618 71
Total seats 50822 5643

The cut-off for JEE is as below:

Category Cut off
EWS 63.1114141
OBC-NCL 67.0090297
SC 43.08220954
ST 26.7771328
UR 88.4121383
PWD 0.0031029

Eligibility Criteria

To appear for JEE (Main) the students should have secured at least 75% marks in the 12th examination or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination from the recognized boards. For SC/ST, the qualifying marks are 65% in the 12th class examination.

Age Limit

No age limit is set for the students.

Examination Pattern

JEE (Main) is an online examination which consists of two papers; Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 is only for students wishing to pursue BE or B.Tech. Paper 2 is further segregated as Paper 2A and Paper 2B. Paper 2A is for students wishing to pursue B.Arch while Paper 2B is for students wishing to enter B.Planning.

Paper 1

Paper 1 contains two sections; Section A and Section B. Section A includes multiple choice questions (MCQs) and Section B includes questions whose answers are to be filled as a numerical value. Additionally, for Section B the students only have to attempt any 5 five questions out of 10.

A negative marking system is applicable for both sections.

Subject Section A Section B Marks
Mathematics 20 10 100
Physics 20 10 100
Chemistry 20 10 100
Total 90 300
Paper 2A

Paper 2A is for students wishing to pursue B.Arch. The Paper is segregated into three parts. Part I includes mathematics, Part II includes an aptitude test and Part III includes drawing.

Subject Number of Questions Marks
Part I (Mathematics) 20 100
Part II (Aptitude) 50 200
Part III (Drawing) 02100
Total 82 400
Paper 2B

Paper 2B is for students wishing to pursue B.Planning. The examination pattern for Paper 2B is similar to Paper 2A.

Subject Number of Questions Marks
Part I (Mathematics) 20 100
Part II (Aptitude) 50 200
Part III (Drawing) 25 100
Total 105 400