JEE Main 2024 Exam
JEE Main is the first step towards the ladder of the top engineering colleges in the country. The National Testing Agency is responsible for conducting the computer-based online test for JEE Main. The JEE Main 2024 exam would be conducted to assist aspiring students to pursue undergraduate courses in the top engineering institutes-IITs, NITs, etc. The JEE exam is divided into two papers first JEE Main and second JEE Advanced. Only those students who are able to clear JEE Main cut-off are given the chance to appear for JEE Advanced paper. Admissions in IITs, NITs, and CFTIs are based on the marks obtained in JEE exam. The top 2, 50,000 students who are able to qualify for JEE Main are given the chance to appear for JEE Advanced.
The tentative dates for both JEE Main 2024 and JEE Advanced 2024 are given on this page. You can obtain all the information about IIT JEE 2024 and draft a detailed study plan for your exam to secure a good rank.
Table Of Contents
- JEE Main 2024 Latest Update
- Overview- JEE Main 2024
- About JEE Main 2024
- JEE Main 2024 Exam Schedule
- JEE Main Registration – 2024
- JEE Main 2024 Eligibility Criteria
- JEE Main 2024 Exam Pattern
- JEE Main Syllabus 2024
- JEE Main 2024 Mock Test
- PYQ's with Solutions and Answer Keys
- JEE Main Answer Keys
- JEE Main Marks vs Ranks
- JEE Main Results
- JEE Main Cutoff Marks
- Top 10 NIT Colleges
- How to Prepare for JEE Main 2024?
- JEE Main 2024 Preparation Tips
- Best Books for JEE Main
- Importance of NCERT Books
- Frequently Asked Questions on JEE Main 2024
JEE Main 2024 Latest Updates
This section is focused on helping you in being aware of the latest updates, highlights, and notifications in context with JEE Main 2024 exam.
Overview- JEE Main 2024
|Name Of Exam||JEE Main|
|Exam Duration||3 Hours|
|Total Marks||300 Marks|
|Total Sessions in 2024||Two Sessions|
|Exam Medium||13 Languages|
|Examination Category||Undergraduate Level Exam|
|Exam Conducting Authority||NTA (National Testing Agency)|
|Purpose||Admissions to 23 IITs, 31 NITs, 26 IIITs and 33 GFTIs|
|Mode of Examination||Computer-based|
|Test Centres||The exam centres will be allotted as per the choice of cities of candidates made in their online Application form.|
|JEE Main Official Website||nta.ac.in|
About JEE Main 2024
JEE Main is an All-India level entrance exam conducted in different states to offer admission to some of the best engineering and technical institutions that are funded by the government or privately hold. The exam is conducted by the NTA. It is an undergraduate-level exam.
JEE Main 2024 would be conducted for three groups of aspirants:
- Students aspiring to take up B.E. or B. Tech. courses would appear for Paper 1
- Students aspiring to take up B. Arch. the course would appear for Paper 2A
- Students aspiring to take a B. Planning course would appear for Paper 2B
Most of the questions that are asked in JEE Main are NCERT based. To have a clear analysis of the candidates understanding of the concepts and analytical skills the questions are framed in a tricky manner.
Get the complete JEE study plan by visiting the link given below:JEE (Main+Advanced) Courses
JEE Main 2024 Exam Schedule
The exam schedule for JEE Main 2024 will be released by NTA. JEE Main 2024 dates are not officially announced yet on the website. To help the students we have provided tentative exam dates for both sessions of JEE Main 2024. You can check the exam schedule for JEE Main 2024 and kick-start your examination preparation.
|Date Of Examination||
(Session 1): 24th January To 1st February 2024
(Session 2): 1st April, 2024 To 15th April, 2024
|Timing of Examination||First Shift||9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (IST)|
|Second Shift||3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (IST)|
|Declaration of Result on the NTA Website||
(Session 1): 12 February 2024
(Session 2): To be announced
JEE Main Registration – 2024
The exam conducting authority opens the registration process for JEE Main before the final exam. For the year 2024, the registration would be conducted in 2 instances. Registration for January session started from December 2023, and for April session registration will start from February 2024 onwards. To register for JEE Main 2024 the candidates can visit the official JEE Main website and pay their fees. Before submitting the JEE Main application form, all the academic and personal details should be checked properly by the candidate.
JEE Main 2024 January Session Dates:
|Availability of Online Application Form/Registration||01 November 2023 to 30 November 2023 (up to 09:00 P.M.)|
|Last Date For The Payment of Fees||30 November 2023 (up to 11:50 P.M.)|
|Last Date to Submit The Online Application Form||30 November 2023 (up to 09:00 P.M.)|
|Commencement of Corrections In The Application Form||To be announced|
|JEE Main Exam Dates||24th January To 1st February 2024|
JEE Main 2024 April Session Dates:
|Availability of Online Application Form/Registration||To be announced|
|Last Date For The Payment of Fees||To be announced|
|Last Date to Submit The Online Application Form||To be announced|
|Commencement of Corrections in The Application Form||To be announced|
|JEE Main Exam Dates||1st April, 2024 To 15th April, 2024|
To know about JEE Main application form and the steps to complete the registration check out the given link: JEE Main 2024 Application Form
JEE Main 2024 Eligibility Criteria
The students should go through the JEE Main eligibility criteria for 2024 properly to avoid rejection in later stages. Aspirants should satisfy all the terms and conditions that are mentioned in JEE Main eligibility criteria for 2024. There are some points that are to be taken into consideration before registering for the exam:
Age limit: There is no age limit for the candidate in the case of JEE Main exam. Though, IITs can set age criteria for admissions.
Qualifying Exam: For JEE Main age is not the criteria, the applicant should have qualified class 12 or any equivalent examination such as the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy exam, senior secondary school examination, Higher Secondary Certificate Vocational Examination, a two-year Pre-University exam, Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination, a diploma recognized by the AICTE or a State board, General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level, High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.
Year: Candidates who have passed their class 12 or equivalent examination in 2022 and 2023 or those who are appearing for the same in the year 2024 are eligible for JEE Main 2024.
Number of Attempts: Students aspiring to appear for JEE Main can give three attempts in consecutive years.
Subjects Pursued in the Qualifying Exam: It is mandatory for the aspirant to pass the qualifying exam with a minimum of 5 subjects. The set of 5 subjects includes Language, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry/Biology/Biotechnology/Technical Vocational Subject, and any other subject.
|B.E or B.Tech Courses|
|3. Language Subject|
|4. Any of the following: Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry, Technical Vocational Subject|
|5. Any Optional subject|
|B.Arch/ B.Planning Courses|
|2. Language Subject|
|3. Mathematics (Compulsory Subject)|
|4. Any of the following: Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry, Technical Vocational Subject|
|5. Any Optional subject|
Eligibility Criteria for JEE Main 2024 Paper 2 and 3
The candidate can appear for JEE Main for three consecutive years:
The candidate requires 50% marks in Maths, Physics, and Chemistry and an aggregate of 50% marks in the qualifying exams. All the students appearing for B. Arch B.Planning courses should have Mathematics as their compulsory subject.
JEE Main 2024 Reservation Criteria
The National Testing Agency follows the reservation criterion that is laid by the government of India for granting admissions to the candidate. All India ranks are allotted to the candidate based on the category reservation policy. Let's have a look at the reservation percentage of categories for admission through JEE Main 2024
- OBC candidates: 27% reservation
- SC candidates: 15% reservation
- ST candidates: 7.5% reservation
- PwD candidates: 5% reservation
- GEN-EWS candidates: 10% reservation
- Women candidates: 5% reservation
JEE Main 2024 Exam Pattern
The students are advised to have complete knowledge regarding the JEE Main exam pattern for 2024. Understanding the exam pattern assists the students in drafting their study plan properly, not only this the students are able to have a clear idea of the marking scheme, sectional weightage, exam duration, and distribution of questions. There are three papers: paper 1 targets students aspiring for B.E./B. Tech courses in NITs, IIITs, DTU, and paper 2A is for B.Arch. aspirants and paper 2B is for B.Planning courses
JEE Main paper 1 comprises Maths, Physics, and Chemistry. Paper 2A includes Maths, Aptitude, and Drawing Tests. Paper 2B consists of Mathematics, Aptitude, and Planning based questions. It is completely the choice of the candidate whether he/she wants to appear for one or both sections. Like the previous year, there would be 90 overall questions and the candidate has to attempt a total of 75 questions. The total numbers of marks allotted are 300. The paper would be conducted online paper. Only the paper 2A drawing section is conducted offline in a pen and paper-based mode. The exam duration of all three papers is 3 hours.
JEE Main Paper 1 (B.E or B.Tech Courses)
- Exam Mode: Computer-based offline exam. All students will have to mark their responses on already downloaded answer sheets.
- Exam Duration: 3 hours
- The Questions will be from topics covered in Physics, Chemistry, and Maths.
- Nature of Questions: Objective-type multiple-choice questions, as well as numerical-based questions also.
- The paper will have total of 90 questions, with 20 questions in section A and 10 in section B. Candidates can attempt 75 questions (300 marks) with 20 questions in section A and 5 questions in section B for each subject – Physics, Chemistry, and Maths.
JEE Main Paper 1 Marking Scheme
- Unlike the earlier years, negative marking has been introduced in Section B.
- Every correct answer will be awarded 4 marks, while 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer. This applies for both MCQs and numerical-based questions.
- No marks are awarded for unanswered questions.
JEE Main Syllabus 2024
JEE Main syllabus is mainly extracted from the NCERT textbooks but NTA has prescribed a separate JEE syllabus. Topics from classes 11th and 12th from Maths, Physics, and Chemistry are covered in the syllabus. JEE Main 2024 syllabus is similar to that of the previous year, there is no reduction. Students can refer to the subject-wise detail syllabus of JEE Main from the link given below:
If the basics of the topics covered in the JEE syllabus are clear then it is easy to score well in the JEE Main exam. Basically, the JEE Main exam preparation requires smart work, practice, and preparation. One of the major challenges faced by the students preparing for JEE main exam is time constraints. The only way to overcome this problem is to develop and enhance problem-solving skills which eventually would help in time management and assist the students in the successful completion of the exam. Each and every topic covered in the JEE Main syllabus should be well-prepared in order to secure a good rank. Candidates should be familiar with the syllabus before so that they can plan how much time they have to invest in the topics and what topics require more attention. Below given is a list of all the important chapters of JEE Main 2024:
Important Chapters for JEE Main 2024
|Sequence and Series||Determinant and Matrices|
|Definite Integral||Probability Distribution|
|Functions||Limits and Continuity|
|Conic Sections||Application Of Derivates|
|Quadratic Equation||Complex Numbers|
|Binomial Theorem||Area under the curve|
|Alternating Current||Wave Optics|
|Magnetic Effects of Current||Properties of Matter|
|Bohr’s Atomic Model||Waves and Sound|
|Gaseous and Liquid State||Atomic Structure|
|Chemical Bonding||Surface Chemistry|
|Coordination Compound||D Block Elements|
|Aromatic Compounds||Alkyl Halides|
|P Block Elements||Thermodynamics|
|Isomerism||General Organic Chemistry|
|Carboxylic Acids||Aldehydes and Ketones|
To have a detailed explanation of all the concepts of the crucial topics you can check JEE Main study material. Motion’s JEE Main study material is inclusive of solved examples and frequently asked questions.
JEE Main 2024 Mock Test
As JEE Main is a Computer-Based online test, the NTA has set up several practice centers to help the JEE aspirants in getting acquainted with the exam pattern. The students can access the mock test for JEE Main online by visiting the NTA official website. Previously the facility of visiting the practice centers was given by the National Testing Agency. There is high chance that this facility might be available this time too. We will update the students about the same whenever the information is shared. The candidates can get their doubts cleared regarding the exam. It is an amazing way to train them for the Computer-Based test. Practicing JEE Main mock test is an amazing way to boost the preparation of the candidate as these mock tests help the candidate in getting familiar with the JEE Main exam pattern.
Click Below to Practice JEE Main 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
Importance of JEE Main Mock Test
Mock tests are an amazing way to get acquainted with the types of questions, mark distribution, topics relevant to the exam, and the difficulty level of the question paper. The student is able to assess the preparation before the final exam. As per the analysis of the strong and weak points, the student can enhance the strategy to score better in the JEE Main. Practicing the mock test regularly can boost students’ speed and accuracy in completing the exam. The student is able to experience the real exam scenario and drives away the nervousness for the test.
JEE Main Previous Year Question Paper with Solutions and Answer Keys
Apart from the mock tests, the student should also devote their time to practicing the previous years’ JEE Main question papers. The previous years’ question papers are a great way of assessing the preparation level and boosting the chance of getting a good rank.
If you are searching for the JEE Main question paper with a solution then click on the link: JEE Main Question Papers
JEE Main Answer Keys
The set-wise answer key representing the correct options for all the questions asked in JEE Main is released by the National Testing Agency, soon after the examination. Students can calculate the expected scores before the results are announced with the help of these answer keys. After the completion of the exam, the answer keys will be made available on the official website. With the use of the link provided the applicant can download and access the documents.
Here are the previous JEE Main papers you can refer:
- JEE Main 2023
- JEE Main 2022
- JEE Main 2021
- JEE Main 2012
- JEE Main 2019
- JEE Main 2018
- JEE Main 2017
- JEE Main 2016
- JEE Main 2015
- JEE Main 2014
- JEE Main 2013
- JEE Main 2012
You can find more papers here.
How to Download JEE Main Answer Keys?
To download the answer keys the link provided by National Testing Agency should be opened. After clicking on the link the candidate has to enter the application number and password, and select the date and the slot of the JEE Main examination. After filling in the details the answer key would be displayed, and the student can choose to download it for future reference.
JEE Main Marks vs Ranks
With the help of the previous years’ trend, we have predicted JEE Main marks vs rank. The JEE Main aspirants can check marks and expected rank from the table provided below:
|Score out of 300||Rank||Percentile|
|286- 292||19-12||99.99826992- 99.99890732|
|280-284||42-23||99.99617561 – 99.99790569|
|268- 279||106-64||99.99034797 – 99.99417236|
|250- 267||524-108||99.95228621- 99.99016586|
|189-199||6664- 4830||99.39319714- 99.56019541|
|175-188||10746-7152||99.02150308 – 99.3487614|
JEE Main Results
The National Testing Agency is responsible for declaring the results of JEE Main. In the case of students who choose to appear in all the phases of JEE Main, the best result would be taken into consideration while preparing for the final rank.
How to Check JEE Main Results?)
In order to check the JEE Main result, follow the steps given below:
- First, open JEE Main result portal
- Second, enter the roll number and the date of birth
- Third, click on the submit button
By following these steps the JEE Main result will be displayed on the screen. To ease the counseling and admission process the student should always have their scorecard.
JEE Main Cutoff Marks
Along with the detailed result consisting of subject-wise marks scored, All India Rank, category rank, and the qualifying status for JEE Advanced, the National Testing Agency also declares JEE Main cutoff marks after the completion of the exam.
However, candidates are shortlisted for counseling based on the percentile score.
Below given factors determine the cut-off marks for JEE Main:
- Total candidates appeared
- The overall performance of the students
- The difficulty level of the questions
- The cutoff Trends of previous years
Previous Years JEE Main Cutoff Trends
The table given below shows the cut-off trends of JEE Main:
|Category||JEE Main 2022 Cutoff||JEE Main 2021 Cutoff||JEE Main 2020 Cutoff||JEE Main 2019 Cutoff|
JEE Main Counselling Procedure
To regulate the admission processes for IITs, IIITs, NITs, and government-funded technical institutes the Joint Seat Allocation Authority is set up by the HRD Ministry. Through JoSAA counseling the students qualifying for JEE Main will be able to apply for NITs, IIITs and CFTIs
In the preferred Technical Institute the seat allocation is done based on merit, eligibility, preferences, and seat availability. The students who have qualified are required to register for JoSAA counseling. Registrations for the same commence after the declaration of the results.
JoSAA Participating Institutes
23 IITs, 32 NITs, 26 IIITs, and 33 GFTIs making it a total of 114 engineering institutes participate in the seat allocation procedure through JoSAA.
|Indian Institute of Technology (23 Colleges)|
|National Institute of Technology (32 Colleges)|
|Indian Institute of Information Technology (26 Colleges)|
|Government Funded Technical Institutes (33 Colleges)|
Top 10 NIT Colleges
Every JEE Main aspirant aspires to get admission to a top NIT College. To get a seat in one of the top NIT colleges scoring a rank is essential. NIT Warangal, NIT Trichy, NIT Surathkal, NIT Rourkela, and MNNIT Allahabad are the leading NIT institutes.
|Name of Top 10 NITs||NIT Ranking 2022 (MHRD)||B.Tech Programmes|
|NIT Trichy (NITT), 1964||8||9|
|NIT Karnataka (NITK), 1960||10||8|
|NIT Rourkela (NITRKL), 1961||15||14|
|NIT Warangal (NITW), 1959||21||8|
|NIT Calicut (NITC), 1961||31||11|
|NIT Durgapur (NITDGP), 1960||34||8|
|NIT Nagpur (VNIT), 1960||32||8|
|NIT Jaipur (MNIT), 1963||46||8|
|NIT Allahabad (MNNIT), 1961||47||9|
|NIT Kurukshetra (NITKKR), 1963||50||7|
Several private engineering institutes like BIT Mesra, HBTI Kanpur, Tezpur University, JAYPEE Institute, LNMIIT Jaipur, Thapar University, and Assam University, offer admission based on the marks in JEE Main exam. DTU (Delhi Technical University), NSIT Delhi, and IIIT Delhi are technical institutes excluded from JoSAA counseling. But in the case of these institutes, the admission is based on JEE Main scorecard and hence the students are required to apply separately.
How to Prepare for JEE Main 2024?
The competition is tough but if the candidate is rigid towards the desire of reaching the list of the toppers then nothing can stop him/her from accomplishing the goal. A well-organized study plan is a vital aspect of the preparation for JEE Main exam. One needs to be physically and mentally fit in order to write the exam. A smart approach to everything would surely pave the way to success. The students should be aware of everything in context with the exam be it the syllabus, the right study materials, solving sample question papers, and previous years’ question papers.
JEE Main 2024 Preparation Tips
Beginning: The candidate should have a rigid understanding of the basics of all the subjects, once the basics are clear then learning becomes easier.
Understanding the importance of the timetable: It is an essential component. Invest time in studying all three subjects physics, chemistry, and maths. As the candidate prepares for JEE Main exam the timetable would help the candidate in utilizing every hour of the day in the right way. Optimum utilization of the hours would help in structuring the preparation.
Getting familiar with the syllabus and pattern: To enhance the preparation one of the most significant factors is to stay updated with the syllabus and the pattern of the exam.
Having the right study material: Burdening the study table with numerous books is of no help. Always remember, ‘Quality over quantity. Choose the right books before switching to any other book. Focus on completing the entire NCERT, and solve the entire NCERT textbook before jumping on any other reference books. Finish learning the topics, and keep revising them so that everything stays intact in the brain.
Best Books for JEE Main 2024 Preparation
The list of textbooks given below is preferred by most of the toppers and hence they are considered to be the best books for JEE main preparation:
Sample papers and previous year question papers: It is essential for all the aspirants to practice sample papers and previous year question papers. They are a way to get familiar with the question paper pattern and the allocation of marks to the different sections. Any candidate who practices these would not find it complicated to solve the question paper on the final day of the exam and hence time constraints won't be a challenge.
JEE Main is a goal and hard work is the only way to it. Get the best books for JEE preparation and the preparation tips should be strong enough that can ensure rank in JEE Main 2024.
Importance of NCERT Books for JEE Main 2024
There are students who don't prefer investing time in the NCERT book for JEE Main preparation. NCERT is indeed essential for cracking JEE Main. NCERT is the textbook that helps the candidates have a firm grasp on all the fundamental concepts of the subjects that are a part of the JEE Main syllabus. Let's have a look at why the NCERT curriculum is necessary for cracking JEE Main:
JEE Main Chemistry:
One of the most helpful resources for JEE's main preparation is the NCERT Chemistry textbook. There are many questions for organic and inorganic chemistry directly picked from the textbook. Hence the aspirants are recommended to go through the JEE Main NCERT Chemistry textbook and practice all the question papers, mock tests, and exercises.
JEE Main Maths:
The math section is considered the toughest in the entire exam. The candidates need to have more study materials to master all the concepts of this subject. Completing the NCERT math textbook should be the first goal as it consists of numerous explanations and exercises that boost the student's analytical and problem-solving skills.
JEE Main Physics:
The physics section is a bit tricky. The entire NCERT physics should be covered so that it becomes easy for the candidates to understand the wider concept from the other reference books.
For all the latest updates on JEE main eligibility criteria, important questions, exam pattern, application form, etc. keep visiting the Motion website.
Frequently Asked Questions on JEE Main 2024
What is the difference between JEE Main and JEE Advanced?
For candidates aspiring for B.Tech courses offered in NITs, IIITs, and other CFTIs, JEE Main is conducted. JEE Main can be considered as an eligibility test for candidates preparing for JEE Advanced, which paves the way to admission to IITs. The students can appear for JEE Main three consecutive times while only two consecutive chances are given to appear for JEE Advanced.
What are the new exam dates for JEE Main 2024 sessions?
The JEE Main 2024 exam would be conducted in two sessions. The first section session is on date 24th January To 1st February 2024 while the second session is on date 1st April, 2024 To 15th April, 2024.
When will NTA release JEE Main 2024 Admit Card for the upcoming session?
After the applications are completed the NTA would be releasing the JEE Main admit card for 2024 on the official website. The candidates who have registered successfully can download JEE Main admit card from nta.ac.in or jeemain.nta.nic.in. on the specified dates.
Is NCERT important for the JEE Main?
Around 35 to 40% of questions in JEE Main are picked directly from the concepts that are covered in the NCERT book hence the students are advised to go through the entire NCERT textbook while preparing for JEE Main.
What should I do to get admission to an IIT?
On the basis of marks obtained in JEE Main the students are granted admission to IIITs, NITs, and GFTIs. In order to get a seat in IIT colleges the student must clear the JEE advanced exam. Only the top 2.50 lakh students qualifying for the JEE Main will be eligible for JEE Advanced.
How many attempts are granted for the JEE Main?
The JEE Main 2024 will be conducted in two sessions it is entirely the choice of the student whether he or she is willing to appear only in one session or both sessions.
Can I change my paper appearing mode from Hindi to English?
The student must be very careful while filling in the mode of language option in the application form online as it cannot be changed at a later stage.
Can I apply for two sessions together in JEE Main 2024?
No, the JEE would open the application window before both sessions and the student can apply .
Is it mandatory to appear for all the sessions of the JEE Main exam?
It is completely the choice of the candidate to appear for either one session or both sessions. In case the candidate has opted to appear for both sessions then the better marks out of the two attempts would be considered.
Is the syllabus of JEE Main and JEE Advanced the same?
There are a lot of topics that are a part of JEE Main syllabus but are excluded from JEE Advanced syllabus and vice versa. Hence there are several differences in the syllabus of JEE Main and JEE Advanced.
I uploaded the wrong photo in my JEE Main application form. What should I do?
Once the form has been submitted no correction would be permitted.
What are the new changes in the JEE Main exam pattern?
The JEE Main exam pattern more or less remains the same. The only major change this year is in terms of the marking scheme. There will be a negative marking for both Sections A and B.
I got a “Transaction Failed” message while paying the application fee online, but the money was deducted from my account. What should I do?
Due to some technical error with the payment network, this condition might have occurred. The amount would be refunded within 7 to 10 working days. In case of such a situation, the candidate should submit the application fees again.