JEE Main

Preparing for the Indian Institutes of Technology Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) is a formidable task, one that demands dedication, perseverance, and strategic planning. As aspirants set their sights on this prestigious examination, they enter a realm where every concept mastered, every problem solved, brings them closer to their dream of securing admission into one of the renowned IITs.

The journey to cracking the IIT-JEE is not just about academic excellence; it’s about honing problem-solving skills, nurturing a deep understanding of fundamental concepts, and maintaining composure in the face of challenging problems. It’s an endeavor that tests not only one’s knowledge but also their resilience and determination.

In this introductory exploration of the IIT-JEE, we’ll delve into the intricacies of the exam, uncovering the strategies, resources, and mindset necessary to navigate its complexities. From understanding the exam pattern to deciphering the syllabus, from identifying key topics to mastering effective time management, we’ll equip aspirants with the tools they need to embark on their IIT-JEE journey with confidence.

Join us as we embark on this enlightening exploration, where we’ll unravel the mysteries of IIT-JEE preparation and empower aspirants to rise to the challenge and realize their academic aspirations.

JEE Main 2024 Highlights

ParticularsDetails
Name of ExamJoint Entrance Examination (Main) or JEE Main
Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Level of ExamUndergraduate
Exam FrequencyTwice a year in January and April
Mode of ExamOnline as a computer-based test
No. of Students Attempt11.7 lakh (Session 1)
Courses OfferedBTech, BArch, and BPlan
Application Fees– INR 1000 (Male unreserved/OBC/EWS)- INR 800 (Female unreserved/OBC/EWS)- INR 500 (SC/ST/PwD/Transgender)
Exam Duration– 3 hours- 4 hours for PwD
Total Marks– 300 marks for Paper-1 (BE/BTech)- 400 marks for Paper-2A (BArch)- 400 marks for Paper-2B (BPlan)
Marking Scheme– +4 for each correct response- -1 for each incorrect response
Total Questions– 90 questions in Paper 1 (BE/BTech)- 82 questions in Paper 2A (BArch)- 105 questions in Paper 2B (BPlan)
Language of Exam13 languages: English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati,Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu
Accepting CollegesAll NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs
Number of Test Cities– 290 in India- 20 outside India
JEE Main 2024 Official Websitejeemain.nta.ac.in
JEE Main Contact Details– NTA Telephone Number: 0120-6895200- NTA Email ID: [email protected]– NTA Helpline: 8178359845, 8287471852, 9650173668,9599676953, 8287471852

JEE Main 2024 Exam Dates & Schedule

DateUpcoming Exam dates
04 Apr ’24 – 15 Apr ’24JEE Main 2024 Exam Date Session 2
25 Apr ’24JEE Main 2024 Result Session 2

What is JEE Main Exam?

The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main stands as a premier engineering entrance examination within India, serving as the gateway to undergraduate engineering programs at esteemed institutions such as the National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs).

Under the auspices of the Government of India, the National Testing Agency (NTA) oversees the administration of this critical examination. Accessible via the official website jeemain.nta.ac.in, JEE Main occurs biannually, typically in January and April, granting candidates the flexibility to opt for either or both sessions. Delivered as a computer-based test (CBT), the exam ensures a secure and standardized testing environment.

Eligible candidates encompass those who have completed or are in the process of completing their 10+2 examination (or equivalent), with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as core subjects. The exam structure comprises multiple-choice questions (MCQs) alongside numerical value-based queries, with the syllabus primarily focusing on subjects from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Scoring within the exam entails positive marks for correct responses and negative marking for incorrect ones, ultimately culminating in the determination of candidates’ ranks based on their total scores.

JEE Main 2024 Admit Card

The JEE Main admit card is issued by the National Testing Agency (NTA). It was released in December 2023 for the January session 1 exam and it will be released on April 1 and April 2 for session 2 exam. Candidates have to download their admit cards from the official website – jeemain.nta.nic.in

  • Admit cards will not be sent by post. They have to be downloaded and printed by candidates.
  • The JEE Main admit card contains important details like candidate’s name, roll number, exam date and time, test center details, subject group code, and exam day instructions.
  • Candidates must carry a printed hard copy of their admit card to the exam center along with a valid photo ID proof.
  • The admit card is an important document and without it candidates will not be allowed to enter the exam center.
  • NTA will release admit cards only for successfully registered candidates who have submitted their application forms within the stipulated time.
  • Candidates must carefully check all the details on the admit card once they download it. Any discrepancies should be immediately informed to NTA.
  • Safekeeping of the admit card until the admission process is over is highly recommended for future reference.

JEE Main 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Prospective applicants are encouraged to carefully examine the eligibility criteria established by the NTA for JEE Main 2024 prior to submitting their applications. Ensuring eligibility is essential for all candidates to prevent the possibility of their applications being invalidated.

Eligibility CriteriaDetails
Age LimitNo age limit for appearing in JEE Main.
Educational Qualification– Must have passed class 12 in 2022/2023 or appearing in 2024 from a recognized board.
– Candidates with equivalent qualifications are also eligible.
Number of AttemptsAllowed for three consecutive years from the year of passing class 12.
Compulsory Subjects– BTech: Physics, Mathematics, and any one of Chemistry/Biology/Biotechnology/Technical Vocational Subject.
– BArch: Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
– BPlan: Mathematics.
Minimum PercentageNo minimum percentage required for appearing in the exam.
75% marks required for admission in NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs after qualifying JEE Mains.
State Code of Eligibility– Based on the state where the candidate passed the class 12 (or equivalent) exam.
– Not based on the candidate’s native place or residence.
– Candidates from NIOS should select the state where their study center is located.

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2024

The JEE Main 2024 exam consists of three papers – Paper 1, Paper 2A and Paper 2B.

Paper 1 is for candidates seeking admission to B.E/B.Tech programs and includes subjects Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

Paper 2 is split into Paper 2A and 2B. Paper 2A is for admission to the B.Arch program and contains Mathematics and Aptitude Test.

Paper 2B is for admission to the B.Planning program and contains Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Planning Based Questions.

Candidates have to appear for the paper relevant to the program they wish to join. The detailed exam pattern of JEE Main for all three papers can be checked below.

JEE Main 2024 Exam Pattern for BTech (Paper 1)
ParticularsDetails
Mode of ExamOnline (Computer-Based Test)
Subjects CoveredPhysics, Chemistry, and Mathematics
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Numerical Value Answer (NAV) type questions
Total Number of Questions90 Questions
Total Duration of Exam3 hours
Subject-wise Number of Questions– Physics: 20 MCQ and 10 Numerical Value Questions
– Chemistry: 20 MCQ and 10 Numerical Value Questions
– Mathematics: 20 MCQ and 10 Numerical Value Questions
Marking Scheme– 4 Marks for the correct answer
– 1 Mark deducted for an incorrect answer
Language of PaperTotal 13 languages (Assamese, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi,
Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Hindi, English, and Gujarati)
JEE Main 2024 Exam Pattern for BArch (Paper 2A)
ParticularsDetails
Mode of ExamOnline (Computer-based test) except for the drawing section
Subjects CoveredMathematics, General Aptitude, and Drawing
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Numerical Value Answer (NAV) type questions
Drawing question
Total Number of Questions82
Subject-wise Number of Questions– Mathematics: 20 MCQ and 10 NAV
– General Aptitude: 50 MCQ
– Drawing: 2 questions on drawing
Total Duration of Exam3 hours
Marking Scheme– 4 Marks for the correct answer
– 1 Mark deducted for an incorrect answer
Language of PaperTotal 13 languages (Assamese, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi,
Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Hindi, English, and Gujarati)
JEE Main 2024 Exam Pattern for BPlan (Paper 2B)
ParticularsDetails
Mode of ExamOnline (Computer-based test)
Subjects CoveredMathematics, General Aptitude, and Planning
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQ) and Numerical Value Questions (NAV) in Mathematics
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) in General Aptitude and Planning
Total Number of Questions105
Subject-wise Number of Questions– Mathematics: 30
– General Aptitude: 50
– Planning: 25
Total Duration of Exam3 hours
Marking Scheme– 4 Marks for every correct answer
– 1 Mark deducted for every incorrect answer
Language of PaperTotal 13 languages (Assamese, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi,
Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Hindi, English, and Gujarati)

JEE Main 2024 Syllabus

Attention to all JEE aspirants! Exciting news awaits as the syllabus for JEE Main 2024 has undergone some significant revisions. Stay ahead of the curve by downloading the latest JEE Main syllabus 2024 PDF to explore the modifications, including the removal of certain topics and the introduction of new ones. This comprehensive guide encompasses the detailed syllabus for Paper 1, 2A, and 2B, covering subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Planning, Drawing, and General Aptitude. Ensure to familiarize yourself with the updated curriculum to strategize your preparation effectively for JEE Main 2024.

Here’s the Full List of Courses in the Columns for JEE Main Syllabus 2024 for Paper 1 (BTech)

MathematicsPhysicsChemistry
Sets, Relations, and FunctionsPhysics and MeasurementSome Basic Concepts in Chemistry
Complex Numbers and Quadratic EquationsKinematicsAtomic Structure
Matrices and DeterminantsLaws of MotionChemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
Permutation and CombinationWork, Energy and PowerChemical Thermodynamics
TrigonometryRotational MotionSolutions
Binomial Theorem and its Simple ApplicationsGravitationEquilibrium
Sequence and SeriesProperties of Solids and LiquidsRedox Reactions and Electrochemistry
Limit, Continuity, and DifferentiabilityOscillation and WavesClassification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
Integral CalculusKinetic Theory of GasesThermodynamics
Three Dimensional GeometryElectrostaticsChemical Kinetics
Vector AlgebraMagnetic Effect of Current and MagnetismCoordination Compounds
Statistics and ProbabilityElectromagnetic Induction and Alternating CurrentPurification and Characterization of Organic Compounds
Electromagnetic WavesOrganic Compounds containing Halogen
Optics
Organic Compounds containing Oxygen
Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen
Atoms and Nuclei
Biomolecules
Electronic Devices
Chemistry in Everyday Life
Principles Related to Practical Chemistry

JEE Main 2024 Syllabus for Paper 2A (BArch)

SubjectsTopics
MathematicsSets, Relations and Functions, Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations, Matrices and Determinants, Permutations and Combinations, Mathematical Inductions, Binomial Theorem and its Simple Applications, Sequence and Series, Limits, Continuity and Differentiability, Integral Calculus, Differential Equations, Coordinate Geometry, Three-dimensional Geometry, Vector Algebra, Statistics and Probability, Trigonometry, Mathematical Reasoning
General AptitudeAwareness of persons, Buildings, and Materials: Objects, Texture related to Architecture and Build-environment. Visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings. Visualizing Different sides of three-dimensional objects. Analytical Reasoning Mental Ability (Visual. Numerical and Verbal). Three-dimensional- perception: Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportions of objects, building forms and elements, colour texture harmony and contrast Design and drawing of geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencil. Transformation of forms both 2D and 3D union, subtraction rotation, development of surfaces and volumes, Generation of Plan, elevations and 3D views of objects, Creating two-dimensional and three-dimensional compositions using given shapes and forms.
DrawingSketching of scenes and activities from memory of urbanscape (public space, market, festivals, street scenes, monuments, recreational spaces, etc), landscape (riverfronts, Jungle, Gardens, trees, Plants, etc.) and rural life.

JEE Main Syllabus 2024 for Paper 2B (BPlan)

SubjectsTopics
MathematicsSets, Relations and Functions, Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations, Matrices and Determinants, Permutations and Combinations, Mathematical Inductions, Binomial Theorem and its Simple Applications, Sequence and Series, Limits, Continuity and Differentiability, Integral Calculus, Differential Equations, Coordinate Geometry, Three-dimensional Geometry, Vector Algebra, Statistics and Probability, Trigonometry, Mathematical Reasoning
General AptitudeAwareness of persons, Buildings, and Materials: Objects, Textures related to Architecture and building environment. Visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings. Visualizing different sides of three-dimensional objects. Analytical Reasoning Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical, and Verbal). Three-dimensional perception: Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportions of objects, building forms and elements, colour texture harmony and contrast Design and drawing of geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencil. Transformation of forms both 2D and 3D union, subtraction rotation, development of surfaces and volumes, Generation of plans, elevations and 3D views of objects, Creating two-dimensional and three-dimensional compositions using given shapes and forms.
PlanningGeneral Awareness: General knowledge questions and knowledge about prominent cities, development issues, government programs, etc. Social Science: The idea of nationalism, nationalism in India, pre-modern world, 19th-century global economy, colonialism, and colonial cities, industrialization, resources, and development, types of resources, agriculture, water, mineral resources, industries, national economy; Human Settlements Power-sharing, federalism, political parties, democracy, the constitution of India Economic development- economic sectors, globalization, the concept of development, poverty; Population structure, social exclusion, and inequality, urbanization, rural development, colonial cities Thinking Skills: Comprehension (unseen passage); map reading skills, scale, distance, direction, area, etc.; critical reasoning; understanding of charts, graphs, and tables; basic concepts of statistics and quantitative reasoning.

JEE Main Results

The JEE Main 2024 session 1 results have been officially released by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on their website jeemain.nta.nic.in. To view their scorecards, applicants are required to log in using their application number and date of birth via the provided link for online result checking. The results, which were declared on February 12, 2024, provide a breakdown of percentile scores achieved by candidates in individual subjects as well as the overall aggregate percentile score.

How to Check JEE Main Result 2024?

  • Access the JEE Main result portal by opening the designated link.
  • Input your unique roll number and corresponding date of birth.
  • Proceed by clicking on the Submit button.
  • Upon submission, the JEE Main result will appear on your screen.

For future reference, it is recommended to download the scorecard, particularly for use in counseling and admission procedures.

JEE Main Cutoff Marks

Following the examination, the National Testing Agency releases the JEE Main cutoff marks alongside comprehensive result details, including subject-wise marks, All India Rank, category rank, and qualification status for JEE Advanced.

Subsequently, candidates are selected for counseling based on their percentile scores. The determination of JEE Main cutoff marks hinges on several factors, including the total number of candidates appearing, question difficulty level, overall student performance, and trends in cutoffs from previous years.

Here are the JEE Main cutoffs for different categories across the years 2019 to 2023, presented in a column format:

CategoryJEE Main 2023 CutoffJEE Main 2022 CutoffJEE Main 2021 CutoffJEE Main 2020 CutoffJEE Main 2019 Cutoff
General90.778864288.412138387.899224190.376533589.7548849
OBC-NCL73.611422767.0068.023444772.888796974.3166557
SC51.977602743.082095446.882533850.176024554.0128155
ST37.234877226.777132834.672899939.069610144.3345172
GEN-EWS75.622902563.111414166.221484570.243551878.2174869
PwD0.00135270.00310290.00963750.06185240.1137173

JEE Topper List 2024

Name of the CandidateStates
Aarav BhattHaryana
Thota Sai KarthikAndhra Pradesh
Rishi Shekher ShuklaTelangana
Gajare Nilkrishna NirmalkumarMaharashtra
Shaik SurajAndhra Pradesh
Dakshesh Sanjay MishraMaharashtra
Mukunth Prathish STamil Nadu
Muthavarapu Anoop Telangana
Madhav Bansal Delhi
Himanshu ThalorRajasthan
Aryan PrakashMaharashtra
Handekar VidithTelangana
Ishaan GuptaRajasthan
Venkata Sai Teja MadineniTelangana
Aaditya KumarRajasthan
Ipsit MittalDelhi
Rohan Sai DaddyTelangana
Annareddy Venkata Tanish ReddyAndhra Pradesh
Parekh Meet Vikrambhai Gujarat 
Amogh AgrawalKarnataka
Sriyashas Mohan KalluriTelangana
Tavva Dinesh ReddyTelangana
Shivansh NairHaryana

How to Prepare for JEE Main 2024?

Many students believe that attending coaching classes is the primary solution for achieving a high ranking. However, it’s entirely possible for candidates to attain their desired results without relying on coaching, provided they invest sufficient effort and develop an effective preparation strategy.

Aspirants must devise a well-structured study plan and adopt a strategic approach to their preparation. Understanding the nature of the exam, thoroughly reviewing the syllabus, utilizing appropriate study materials, engaging in regular practice sessions, and maintaining mental and physical fitness for the exam are crucial aspects to consider. Below are some essential tips to help candidates enhance their preparation for the JEE Main exam.

Strategies for Excelling in JEE Main Preparation

  • Establish a strong understanding of fundamental concepts, as they form the basis for success in JEE Main.
  • Develop a structured timetable to effectively manage your preparation, dividing the syllabus into manageable sections.
  • Adhere to the timetable to ensure consistent progress and minimize distractions during study sessions.
  • Stay updated with the complete syllabus and exam pattern to align your preparation accordingly.
  • Prioritize NCERT textbooks for comprehensive study, solving them before exploring other reference materials.
  • Choose study resources wisely to enhance learning productivity and effectiveness.

Best Books for JEE Main 2024 Preparation

Below is a curated list of recommended textbooks that students can utilize to enhance their preparation for the JEE Main exams.

Physics:

  • “Concepts of Physics” by H.C. Verma [6]
  • “Fundamentals of Physics” by Halliday, Resnick & Walker [2]
  • NCERT Class 11 and 12

Chemistry:

  • “Physical Chemistry” by O.P. Tandon [6]
  • “Organic Chemistry” by Morrison & Boyd [2]
  • NCERT Class 11 and 12

Mathematics:

  • “Higher Algebra” by Hall & Knight [2]
  • “Problems in Calculus of One Variable” by I.A. Maron [6]
  • NCERT Class 11 and 12

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Q7: What is the difference between JEE Main and JEE Advanced?

Ans: JEE Main is the entrance exam for admission to the NITs, IIITs, and other central/state government funded institutes. It is also the qualifying exam for JEE Advanced. JEE Advanced is for admission to the IITs, IISTs, and RGIPT. The JEE Main exam is held twice a year.

Q8:  How many times does the JEE Main take place in a year?

The JEE Mains is conducted two times a year. There are two sessions for JEE Main. The first session is conducted in January, and the second session is conducted in April.

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