IIT JEE Exam Pattern | JEE Main and Advanced Paper Pattern 2023

IIT JEE exam is conducted in two parts - JEE Main and Advanced. NTA sets the exam pattern for JEE Main while JEE Advanced pattern is designed by the IIT JAB examination body. Here we will see the JEE exam pattern including new changes in JEE Main paper pattern, questions type, subject & section-wise marks distribution and in the end we will answer students' queries.

IIT JEE Exam Pattern

Knowing the IIT JEE exam pattern is very important for aspirants. Students should practice mock tests as per the JEE exam pattern to perform well in the JEE Main and Advanced exam.

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2023

JEE Main consists of 2 papers - Paper-1 for BE/ BTech, Paper-2A for B.Arch and Paper-2B for B.Planning. A candidate can give both JEE Main Paper-1 and Paper-2 depending on the course he/ she is interested in pursuing.

The JEE Main exam pattern 2023 will comprise total number of questions, exam mode, questions type, marking scheme, exam duration, etc.

Here are some changes made to JEE Main exam pattern by NTA in 2022 :

  • Each Subject will have two sections. Section A will have Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs) and Section B will have numerical value type questions.
  • Section A will have 20 MCQs and Section B will have 10 Numerical value type questions.
  • In Section B, candidates have to attempt any 5 questions out of 10.
  • There will be Negative Marking for both Sections i.e. Section A (MCQ) and Section B (Numerical value).

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JEE Main Exam Pattern for Paper 1: B.E/B.Tech

JEE Main 2023 (B.E/B.Tech) Paper Pattern
Exam Mode Online (Computer-Based Test)
Questions Type Multiple Choice + Numerical Value Type
Total Questions 90 (only 75 need to be answered)
Total Marks 300
Exam Duration 3 hours
Negative Marking -1 for each wrong answer

JEE Main 2023 Paper-1 Exam Pattern: Total Number of Questions

There will be a total of 90 questions in JEE Main Paper-1, out of which a candidate needs to answer only 75. Each Subject will have two sections. Section A will have 20 MCQs and Section B will have 10 Numerical value type questions. In Section B, candidates have to attempt any 5 questions out of 10.

JEE Main Paper-1 subject-wise questions and marks distribution :

Subject Section A (MCQs) Section B (Numerical Value) Total Marks
Mathematics 20 10 (need to answer 5) 100
Physics 20 10 (need to answer 5) 100
Chemistry 20 10 (need to answer 5) 100

JEE Main Exam Pattern : Previous Year Question Papers

Candidates should solve the JEE Main question papers of previous years to get a better idea of the exam pattern, types of questions, difficulty level, important topics and more.

JEE Main Exam Pattern for Paper 2A: B.Arch

JEE Main 2023 (B.Arch) Paper Pattern
Subject Mathematics, Aptitude Test, Drawing Test
Exam Mode Online (CBT) for Mathematics and Aptitude, Pen and Paper Mode (Offline) for Drawing
Questions Type Multiple Choice + Numerical Value Type + Drawing
Total Questions 82 (only 77 need to be answered)
Total Marks 400
Exam Duration* 3 hours
Negative Marking -1 for each wrong answer for MCQs and Numerical value questions, no negative marking for Drawing Test

* If a candidate is attempting Paper 2A (B.Arch) and Paper 2B (B.Planning) both, the time duration will be 3 hours 30 minutes.

JEE Main Paper-2A : Subject-wise Questions and Marks

Subject Number of Questions Marks
Mathematics Section A - 20 MCQ, Section B - 10 Numerical Value (Need to answer 5 only) 100
Aptitude Test 50 200
Drawing Test 02 100

JEE Main Exam Pattern for Paper 2B: B.Planning

JEE Main 2023 (B.Planning) Paper Pattern
Subject Mathematics, Aptitude Test, Planning
Exam Mode Online (CBT Mode)
Questions Type Multiple Choice + Numerical Value Type
Total Questions 105 (only 100 need to be answered)
Total Marks 400
Exam Duration* 3 hours
Negative Marking -1 for each wrong answer

* If a candidate is attempting Paper 2A (B.Arch) and Paper 2B (B.Planning) both, the time duration will be 3 hours 30 minutes.

JEE Main Paper-2B : Subject-wise Questions and Marks

Subject Number of Questions Marks
Mathematics Section A - 20 MCQ, Section B - 10 Numerical Value (Need to answer 5 only) 100
Aptitude Test 50 200
Planning 25 100

JEE Advanced Paper Pattern 2023

Given below is the JEE Advanced paper pattern :

JEE Advanced Paper Pattern
Exam Mode Online (Computer-Based Test)
Questions Type Multiple Choice, Numerical Value, Integer Type
Total Questions 108 (Not fixed)
Total Marks 372 (Not fixed)
Exam Duration 6 hours (Paper 1 - 3 hours, Paper 2 - 3 hours)
Negative Marking -1 for each wrong answer
Language (Medium of Paper) English, Hindi

JEE Advanced Exam Pattern : Number of Papers

The JEE Advanced examination will have two papers (Paper 1 and Paper 2) of three hour duration each. Both the papers are compulsory. Each question paper will consist of three separate sections - Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

JEE Advanced Paper : Questions Pattern

All questions in JEE Advanced are of objective type (multiple choice and numerical answer type) questions designed to test comprehension, reasoning and analytical ability of candidates.

IIT JEE Exam Pattern - Answering Students Queries

How many questions are there in JEE Main 2023?

JEE Main 2023 Paper-1 will have a total of 90 questions out of which a candidate needs to answer only 75 questions.

Do I need to attempt all the questions in the JEE Main exam?

No, you don't need to attempt all questions in the JEE Main exam.

What is the duration of JEE Mains paper?

JEE Main exam duration is 3 hours each for Paper-1 and Paper-2. If a candidate is attempting Paper 2A (B.Arch) and Paper 2B (B.Planning) both, the time duration will be 3 hours 30 minutes.

What is total marks of JEE Mains?

The total marks of JEE Mains Paper-1 is 300, while for JEE Mains Paper-2A and Paper-2B, the total marks is 400.

How many questions in JEE Advanced?

The number of questions in JEE Advanced is not fixed as IIT likes to surprise JEE aspirants every year! In JEE Advanced 2022, 108 questions were asked.

How many papers are there in IIT exam?

IIT JEE Advanced exam has two papers of 3 hours each. A candidate needs to attempt both the papers of JEE Advanced.

Does JEE have negative marking?

Yes, JEE Main and Advanced both have negative marking where 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

What are Numerical value type questions in JEE Mains?

For Numerical value type questions in JEE Main, you have to enter the correct numerical value in integer/ decimal notation. Example of a Numerical value based question : The number of 5 digit numbers which are divisible by 4, with digits from the set {1, 2, 3, 4, 5} and the repetition of digits is allowed, is _____.

From which chapters, numerical value type questions will be asked in JEE Main?

Numerical value type questions can be asked from any chapter in the JEE Main syllabus. Analyse previous JEE papers to see if there are any topics from which numerical type questions come regularly in the exam.

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Related Pages :

JEE Main Exam Details

JEE Advanced Exam Details

IIT JEE Syllabus [JEE Main + JEE Advanced]

JEE Online Courses

IIT JEE Preparation Guide

JEE Advanced Past Year Papers

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