JEE (Main) Entrance Exam (Overview)

As per the information available, JEE Main 2022 would be conducted 4 times in 2022 as well, like in 2021.

The National Testing Agency (NTA), established by the Ministry of Education, works as an independent, autonomous, and self-sustained premier testing organization. It is responsible for conducting efficient, transparent and international standards tests in order to assess the competency of candidates for admissions to premier higher education institutions.

  1. This gave multiple opportunities to the candidates to improve their scores in the examination if they were not able to give their best in one attempt.
  2. If anyone missed the examination due to reasons beyond control (such as Board examination), then he/she would not have to wait for one full year.
  3. A candidate need not appear in all the four Sessions. However, if the candidate appears in more than one Session then his/her best of the 2021 NTA Scores was considered for preparation of Merit List/ Ranking.


JEE (Main)-2021 was conducted in the following modes:

  1. Paper 1 (B.E. /B. Tech.) in “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only.
  2. Paper 2A (B. Arch): Mathematics (Part-I) and Aptitude Test (Part-II) in “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only and Drawing Test (Part-III) in pen & paper (offline) mode, to be attempted on drawing sheet of A4 size.
  3. Paper 2B (B. Planning): Mathematics (Part-I), Aptitude Test (Part-II) and Planning Based Questions (Part-III) in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode only

Eligibility Criteria

Age- There was no age limit for appearing in JEE Main Exam.

The candidates who had passed the class 12 / equivalent examination in 2020, 2021, or appeared in 2022 irrespective of their age can appear in JEE (Main) 2022 examination. However, the candidates may be required to ful-fil the age criteria of the Institute(s) in which they are desirous of taking admission.

Eligibility Criteria

Test Pattern of National Level Engineering Entrance Exams:

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021 NTA released the new JEE Main 2021 exam pattern for B.Tech, B. Arch and B. Planning papers. The exam pattern of JEE Main 2021 was divided into JEE Paper 1 pattern for B. Tech and JEE Paper 2 pattern for B. Arch and B. Planning. As per JEE Main exam pattern 2021, each subject would have 20 MCQs and 10 Numerical Value Questions and out of 10 only 5 have to be done. According to the JEE Main 2021 exam pattern, both the papers conducted in online mode except for the Drawing test for B.Arch. NTA JEE Main 2021 paper pattern contains details like JEE Main 2021 examination mode, number of sections, number of questions, type of questions, JEE Main 2021 marking scheme, etc. of the exam. NTA JEE Main Exam will be conducted in 4 sessions- February, March, April and May- Paper 1 for B.E/B.Tech and Paper 2 for B.Arch or B.Plan.

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021- What was new?


Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay will conduct the JEE Advanced 2022 exam on 2nd Week of June or in July and the official notification is expected to publish in May 2022. This year JEE Advanced - 2021 exam was conducted by IIT Delhi. Till 2017, JEE Advanced was conducted in pen-paper mode. The JEE Advanced exam started to conduct online from 2018. The decision to conduct the exam online was taken by

Joint Admission Board (JAB) to make logistics and evaluation process easier

Toughness of the paper is determined by the level of your preparation. JEE has a history of surprising candidates about the difficulty level, like, “Expect the unexpected”. Whatever the questions level will be, you should be mentally prepared from your side. JEE 2022 can be tough or easier than 2021.

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Over the years, IITs have created a world class educational platform that is dynamically sustained through quality teaching and internationally acclaimed research with excellent infrastructure and the best available minds. The faculty and alumni of IITs occupy key positions in academia and industry, both in India and abroad, and continue to make a considerable impact in all sections of the Society.


Eligibility Criteria

All the candidates must fulfil each and every one of the following five criteria to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2022.

Criterion 1 – Age limit: Candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1997. In countries where a minimum stint in the armed forces (or allied) for a certain period is mandatory before/after Class XII (or equivalent) exam, the candidate will be given a relaxation of required number of years. In such cases, the candidate is required to upload a certificate/testimonial issued by competent authority to this effect at the time of registration.

Criterion 2 – Number of attempts:

Criterion 3 – Appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination:

However, if the examination Board of Class XII (or equivalent) declares the results for the academic year 2021-22 after June 2022, then the candidates of that board who appeared for their class XII exam in 2022 are also eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2022, provided they meet the other eligibility criteria. In case, the examination Board of Class XII (or equivalent) declared the results for the academic year 2021-22 before June 2022 but the result of a particular candidate was withheld, then the candidate will not be eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2022.

Criterion 4 – Earlier admission at IITs:

The candidates who paid seat acceptance fee in 2021 but (i) did not report at any reporting centre OR, (ii) withdrew before the last round of seat allotment, OR, (iii) had their seat cancelled (for whatever reason) before the last round of seat allotment for IITs, during the joint seat allocation in 2021, are eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2022.

However, in any of the above cases, the candidate is required to fulfil the conditions mentioned from Criterion 1 to Criterion 3.

Examination Pattern

Examination will be conducted in fully computer-based test mode. The exam consists of two papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2, each of three hours' duration, and will be held in two sessions. Both the papers are compulsory.

Performance in Class XII (Or equivalent) Board Examination

The candidates should satisfy at least one of the following two criteria for admission to IITs: