About JEE Main

Students seeking admissions into engineering colleges in India have to appear for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE). It is an All-India Common Entrance Exam conducted in 2 phases, i.e., JEE Main and JEE Advanced. Institutions like the NITs, IIITs, and other Central or State Funded Institutions grant admissions based on the results of JEE Main. While IITs and ISM, Dhanbad grant admissions based on the JEE Advanced result. Furthermore, students who successfully clear the cut-off marks set by JEE Main are only allowed to give JEE Advanced. JEE Main is one of the toughest entrance exams in the world. More than 9.2 lakh students fight for this examination every year, and the top 2.45 lakh rankers are qualified for JEE Advanced. 

Computer-Based Exam for JEE Main

JEE Main is conducted in online mode. It is a computer-based test (CBT) conducted using a LAN (Local Area Network) connection to make the process safe, uninterrupted, secure, and unbiased. Interested students can apply for the CBT exam through the official website of JEE Main. Even though it is a computer-based exam, the paper pattern will be similar to the offline test conducted earlier. However, candidates will be provided with unlimited rough sheets for rough work and calculations. 


Find the eligibility criteria from the table given below: 




No age limit 

Number of Attempts 

2 times (in 2022) 

Qualifying Exams 

Candidates who have cleared XII or equivalent examinations from recognized boards, such as CBSE, Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, can appear for the JEE Main 2022 exam. 

Passing/Appearing Year of Qualifying Examination 

Passing Year: 2020, 2021 

Appearing Year: 2022 

Subjects Studied in Class XII 

It is mandatory for students to qualify in the 5 subjects: 

  • Language 
  • Mathematics 
  • Physics 
  • Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical Vocational Subject 
  • Any other subject 


Applicants will have to apply online for JEE Mains. There is no need to send any document (Hard Copy) to CBSE or IIT. Candidates can follow the given below steps to apply for the JEE Main. 

  1. Visit the official website of JEE Main for registration. 
  2. Provide general details such as name, contact number, and email id to register. 
  3. Create a security question and password for future logins.  
  4. Once the registration process is over, the candidate will receive the Application Number generated by the NTA. Candidates are advised to jot down their credentials, including application number, username, and password. 
  5. Log in to fill out the application form.  
  6. Provide correct information for the details. 
  7. Upload the following documents: 
Documents  Specifications 
  • Size - 10 kb to 200 kb 
  • Format - JPG/JPEG 
  • Size - 4 kb to 30 kb 
  • Format - JPG/JPEG 
12th Marksheet/Certificate/Admit Card 
  • Size - 50 kb to 500kb 
PwD or Category Certificate (SC/OBC/ST/EWS) 
  • Size - 50 kb to 300 kb 
  • Format - JPG/JPEG 

 8.Make the payments to complete the application process for the JEE Main. 
 9. Download the confirmation page of the submitted application form and transaction. 

Exam Date

The NTA released the examination dates for both the sessions, i.e., April and May for the year 2022. Refer to the below table for the information related to the exam date and other related dates:

Details Dates
Notification release of NTA March 01, 2022
Availability of JEE Main 2022 Brochure March 01, 2022
Registration Commencement April Session: March 01, 2022

May Session: April 08, 2022

Last Registration Date April Session: April 05, 2022 (till 9:50 p.m.)

May Session: May 03, 2022 (till 5:00 p.m.)

Last Date to Pay Registration Fee April Session: April 05, 2022 (till 11:50 p.m.)

May Session: May 03, 2022 (till 11:30 p.m.)

Announcement of City of Examination To be announced
Admit Card To be announced
JEE Main 2022 Examination Date April Session: 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 June 2022

May Session: 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30 July 2022

JEE Main 2022 Result Announcement To be notified for both sessions

Exam Schedule

Duration of Examination for each Session: JEE (Main) - 2022 :



Paper 1 (B.E./B.Tech)


Paper 2A (B.Arch)


Paper 2B (B.Planning)

3 hours

B.Arch & B.Planning (both)

3 hours & 30 Minutes

Timing of Examination for each Session: JEE (Main) - 2022 :

Exam Duration

First Shift

Second Shift

For Three hours paper

09.00 a.m. to 12.00 Noon(IST)

03.00 p.m. to 06.00 p.m. (IST)

For Three hours and thirty minutes

09.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. (IST)

03.00 p.m. to 06.30 p.m. (IST)

Application Fees

Papers Online Offline
I or II 500 Boys 250 Boys 1000 Boys 500 Boys
250 Girls 250 Girls 500 Girls 500 Girls
Both 1300 Boys 650 Boys 1800 Boys 900 Boys
650 Girls 650 Girls 900 Girls 900 Girls

Exam Dates


Event First Attempt Second Attempt
Dates of Examination Between 06.01.2020 (Monday) to 11.01.2020 (Saturday) Between 03.04.2020 (Friday) to 09.04.2020 (Thursday)
Printing of Admit Cards from NTA’s website From 19-12-2019

Exam Schedule

Pen and Paper based examination(OMR-Offline)

a) Entry in the Examination Centre
0700 HRS. (IST)
1300 HRS. (IST)
b) Entry in the Examination Hall
0900 HRS. (IST)
1330 HRS. (IST)
c) Distribution of Test Booklet
0920 HRS. (IST)
1350 HRS. (IST)
d) Seal of the Test Booklet to be broken/opened to take out the Answer Sheet
0925 HRS. (IST)
1355 HRS. (IST)
e) Last entry in the Examination Hall
0930 HRS. (IST)
1400 HRS. (IST)
f) Test commences
0930 HRS. (IST)
1400 HRS. (IST)
g) Test concludes
1230 HRS. (IST)
1700 HRS. (IST)


Morning Session
Afternoon session*
a) Entry in the Examination Centre
0700 HRS. (IST)
1300 HRS. (IST)
b) Entry in the Examination Hall
0900 HRS. (IST)
1330 HRS. (IST)
c) Last entry in the Examination Hall
0930 HRS. (IST)
1400 HRS. (IST)
d) Test commences
0930 HRS. (IST)
1400 HRS. (IST)
e) Test concludes
1230 HRS. (IST)
1700 HRS. (IST)

Exam Pattern



Paper 1 

Paper 2 

Mode of exam 

Computer-Based Test 

Computer-Based Test- Mathematics & Aptitude test 


Pen & Paper-Based Test- Drawing test 


B. Plan 

Computer-Based Test- Planning section 


3 hours 

Total number of questions 

90 (provide answers to 75 questions) 

Each subject consist of 20 MCQs & 10 numerical questions (Mandatory to answer 5 questions) 

B.Arch: 82 Questions 


B.Plan: 100 Questions 


Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry 

B.Arch - Maths, General Aptitude and Drawing skills 


B.Plan - Maths, General Aptitude and Planning section 

Type of Questions 

20 Objective questions 

10 Numerical questions (Mandatory to answer 5 questions) 


Mathematics Section- MCQ-based and questions with numerical value as answers 


Aptitude Section- MCQ-based 


Drawing Section- Drawing aptitude 






Mathematics Section- MCQ-based and questions with numerical value as answers 


Aptitude Section- MCQ-based 


Planning Section- MCQ-based 

Maximum Marks 

300 Marks 

Total of 400 Marks 

(Drawing Section - 70 marks) 

Marking Scheme 

For MCQs -  

Each correct answer- 4 Marks added 

Incorrect answer-  1 Mark deducted 


For Numerical Value Answer Questions - 

Each correct answer- 4 Marks added 

Incorrect answer-  No marks deducted 


For MCQs -  

Each correct answer- 4 Marks added 

Incorrect answer-  1 Mark deduction 



For Numerical Value Answer Questions - 

Each correct answer- 4 Marks added 

Incorrect answer-  No marks deducted 


For Drawing Test -  

2 questions are checked out of 100 marks 

Medium of paper 

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



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Practising previous years’ JEE papers is important as it helps you simulate the real exam. Motion provides you with a complete set of all question banks from previous years which you can practice to sharpen your skills.

Here are the previous JEE Main papers you can refer:

You can find more papers here.

Sample Papers

Practicing is always beneficial for the JEE Main exam preparation. By solving sample paper, aspirants will not get to know the paper pattern but will also know their performance. Additionally, candidates will learn how to manage time during the exam. Students can access the various sample papers from the below links: 



A candidate needs to clear the JEE Main 2020 cut-off to appear for JEE Advanced. Only the top 2,20,000 students will be qualified for  JEE Advanced, based on JEE Main 2020 results.

As for taking admissions via your JEE Main results, the cutoffs vary from year to year. The cutoffs of individual years depend upon the number of candidates who register, the difficulty level of the paper, and the number of institutes participating in the counseling procedure.

Admit Card


The Admit Card can be downloaded from JEE (Main) website from 19.12.2019 onwards. The candidates are advised to download their admit cards from NTA’s website only. The Candidates are also advised to regularly see NTA website for updates. A help desk will also be functional on all working days from 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM for general facilitation. The phone numbers of the help desk are available on the website of NTA.

Answer Key

The below links will redirect you to the final answer keys of previous years’ papers. Select the link of the year you want the answer key for. 


The JEE Main 2020 result will be declared online. candidates are advised to download their score/rank cards from the JEE (Main) website // only.



The JEE Main 2020 cut-off indicates the closing ranks or minimum scores that the applicants need to score to qualify for JEE Advanced 2020. Candidates who don’t meet the cut-off will be considered ineligible. However, they can still participate in the JEE Main counseling, conducted by JoSAA.

JEE Main Cut off Trends (2013-2018)

S. No. Category 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
1 General 74 81 100 105 115 113
2 OBC-NCL 45 49 70 70 74 70
3 SC 29 32 52 50 53 50
4 ST 24 27 48 44 47 45
Category wise Cutoff of JEE Main 2020 and Number of Candidates declared Eligible for JEE Advanced 2020
S. No. Category Cut off Number of Candidates
1 General 74 111275
2 OBC-NCL 45 65313
3 SC 29 34425
4 ST 24 17256
5 PWD -35 2755
  Total 231024

The Best NITs in India per MHRD Ranking


The Government of India’s HRD ministry offers an official ranking of engineering institutions every year in India. According to its latest rankings, many NITs that have made it to the list, along with several premier institutions like IITs and IISc. However, we are providing you with the top-ranked NITs in this list in an ascending order of ranks. We are also giving you the exact rank of NIT in this list.

NIT Rank
Rank (NIRF – MHRD)
National Institute of Technology (NIT), Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu
Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT), Surat Gujarat
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur Maharashtra
National Institute of Technology(NIT), Rourkela Orissa
National Institute of Technology (NIT), Surathkal Karnataka
Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology(MNNIT), Allahabad Uttar Pradesh
National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal Telangana
National Institute of Technology (NIT), Durgapur West Bengal
National Institute of Technology(NIT), Calicut Kerala
Malviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT), Jaipur Rajasthan
National Institute of Technology (NIT), Jalandhar Punjab
National Institute of Technology (NIT), Kurukshetra Haryana
National Institute of Technology (NIT), Hamirpur Himachal Pradesh
National Institute of Technology (NIT), Agartala Tripura
National Institute of Technology (NIT), Meghalaya Meghalaya
Note: The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) announces NIRF or National Institutional Ranking Framework rankings every year. Thus, the mentioned ranks for NITs are among the top 100 engineering colleges in India.

Rank Predictor

Upon successfully completing the JEE Main 2019 exam, candidates can check their probable ranks before the announcement of the official results by using the JEE Main 2019 Rank Predictor. Candidates can submit the required details such as expected scores, category etc. to calculate their estimated ranks. A personal profile is generated, through which applicants can shortlist the names of colleges that will offer them admission on the basis of their respective ranking. Applicants should note, however, that these estimated ranks may not be 100% accurate.

Find out your own rank in JEE Main 2018 here!

Rank List


The JEE Main 2020 rank list reflects the All India Ranks (AIRs) and the respective category ranks of the candidates. Applicants can download their score/rank cards from the NTA website // or JEE (Main) website // only
Here are the steps to download the JEE Main 2020 Rank List:
  • Visit the NTA official website and  JEE Main official website.
  • Enter your JEE Main 2020 Roll Number and Date of Birth.
  • Click on the ‘Submit’ tab.
  • The JEE Main 2020 Rank List will appear in front of you.
  • Check the JEE Main 2020 rank and save it for future reference.
Note: Only the All-India Rank (AIR) is used for admissions through Central Seat Allocation Board to NITs, IIITs, CFTIs, SFIs and other institutions. Other ranks are primarily for information purposes.



The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) will conduct counseling and seat allotment for JEE Main 2020 through the online mode in six rounds tentatively. Counselling for JEE Main 2020 is likely to start from the first week of July 2020 tentatively. Only candidates who clear JEE Main 2020 will be eligible for the counseling process and the subsequent steps of seat allotment:

The following steps are involved in the JEE Main 2020 counseling procedure:

  • Online RegistrationCOUNSELLING
  • Online Choice Filling and Locking
  • JoSAA 2020 Seat Allotment
  • Seat Acceptance and Fees Payment
  • Reporting to the Allotted College

List of documents required for the JEE Main 2020 Counselling:

  • 3 Passport Sized Colored Photographs (same as the ones uploaded during the time of registration)
  • Provisional Seat Allotment Letter
  • Photo Identity Card
  • Proof of Seat Acceptance Payment
  • JEE Main 2020 Admit Card
  • Proof of Date of Birth
  • JEE Main 2020 Scorecard
  • Mark sheet of Class 12th or any equivalent qualifying exam
  • Category Certificate (if applicable)



List of all participating NITs in JEE Main 2020:

1. National Institute of Technology , Agartala (Tripura)
2. Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad (U.P.)
3. National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh.
4. Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal (MP)
5. National Institute of Technology, Calicut (Kerela)
6. National Institute of Technology, Delhi
7. National Institute of Technology, Durgapur (West Bengal)
8. National Institute of Technology, Goa
9. National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur (Himachal Pradesh)
10. Malviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur (Rajasthan)
11. Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar (Punjab)
12. National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur (Jharkhand)
13. National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra (Haryana)
14. National Institute of Technology, Manipur
15. National Institute of Technology, Meghalaya
16. National Institute of Technology, Mizoram
17. National Institute of Technology, Nagaland
18. Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur (Maharashtra)
19. National Institute of Technology, Patna (Bihar)
20. National Institute of Technology, Puducherry
21. National Institute of Technology, Raipur (Chhattisgarh)
22. National Institute of Technology, Rourkela (Odisha)
23. National Institute of Technology, Sikkim
24. National Institute of Technology, Silchar (Assam)
25. National Institute of Technology, Hazartbal, Srinagar (J & K)
26. Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat (Gujarat)
27. National Institute of Technology, Surathkal, Mangalore (Karnataka)
28. National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli (Tamil Nadu)
29. National Institute of Technology, Uttrakhand
30. National Institute of Technology, Warangal
31. National Institute of Technology, Andhra Pradesh, Vatluru, Eluru – 534007