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 IIT JEE 2025 exam pattern including JEE Main paper pattern, questions type, subject & section-wise marks distribution.

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

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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 paper pattern 2025 will comprise total number of questions, exam mode, questions type, marking scheme, exam duration, etc.

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JEE Main 2025 (B.E/B.Tech) | Paper Pattern |
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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 |

There will be a total of 90 questions in JEE Main 2025 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 2025 subject-wise questions and marks distribution :

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

Physics | 20 | 10 (need to answer 5) | 100 |

Chemistry | 20 | 10 (need to answer 5) | 100 |

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 2025 (B.Arch) | Paper Pattern |
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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.

Subject | Number of Questions | Marks |
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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 2025 (B.Planning) | Paper Pattern |
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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.

Subject | Number of Questions | Marks |
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Mathematics | Section A - 20 MCQ, Section B - 10 Numerical Value (Need to answer 5 only) | 100 |

Aptitude Test | 50 | 200 |

Planning | 25 | 100 |

Given below is the JEE Advanced paper pattern :

JEE Advanced | Paper Pattern |
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Exam Mode | Online (Computer-Based Test) |

Questions Type | Multiple Choice, Numerical Value, Integer Type |

Total Questions | Not fixed, 102 in JEE Advanced 2023 |

Total Marks | Not fixed, 360 in JEE Advanced 2023 (180 each for Paper 1 and 2) |

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 |

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.

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.

How many questions will be in JEE Main 2025?

JEE Main 2025 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 2023, 102 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.

How much time should be allocated to each section of the JEE Mains exam?

Take 5 minutes to see the overall difficulty level of each section and then start with the easier and your preferred subject. If you solve enough online mock tests, you will have a fair idea about the time to spend on each section in the JEE Mains exam.

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