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.

The JEE (Main) 2021 was conducted by NTA in multiple sessions for admissions in the next academic session. This will benefit the candidates in the following ways:

  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
  4. 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.

    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?

    • As per the latest JEE Main 2021 exam pattern, paper 1 had a total of 75 questions, 25 each from Physics, Chemistry, and Maths. Candidates have to attempt only 75 questions.
    • Each subject will have 20 MCQs and 10 numerical questions. 5 out of 10 numerical questions are optional
    • Numerical questions didn't have negative marking.
    • JEE Main 2021 for paper 1 (B.Tech) conducted for 300 marks, while paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Plan) conducted separately for 400 marks each.
    • Now, JEE Main 2021 held in 13 languages