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JEE Main Exam Pattern 2023: Check Marking Scheme & Syllabus

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JEE Main Exam Pattern 2023: National Testing Agency (NTA) released the JEE Main 2023 exam pattern along with the information bulletin on the official website. The exam will be conducted in two sessions – January and April. Candidates aspiring to get admission into one of the top engineering colleges of India must refer to the JEE Main paper pattern 2023 to know the marking scheme and prepare well to ace the exam with flying colours.

As per the JEE Main paper pattern 2023, there is a negative marking for incorrect answers to numerical value questions. Except for the B.Arch drawing test, both Papers 1 and 2 will be in computer-based mode. The article highlights information on the JEE Main exam pattern, including the number of sections, questions, type of questions, marking scheme, and so on. Read on to learn more!

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Latest Update:
— Check JEE Main Session 1 exam analysis (live).
— NTA released the JEE Main 2023 admit card for the Session 1 exams scheduled on January 28, 29, and 30, 2023.
JEE Main Session 1 exam is being conducted from January 24, 2023 (Practice All India JEE Main mock test series 2023).
JEE Main hall ticket for Session 1 released (direct link here).
— Check JEE Main 2023 guidelines here.

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2023

Candidates must know the JEE Main 2023 exam pattern and strategise their exam preparation accordingly. The JEE Main 2023 exam has Paper 1 for B.Tech and Paper 2 (2A and 2B) for B. Arch/B. Planning. The JEE Main exam comprises three subjects: Physics, Chemistry, and Maths. Each subject has 20 MCQs and 10 numerical value questions, out of which 5 questions need to be answered. The maximum mark for the JEE Main exam is 300 marks.

The JEE Main will be conducted online, except for the Drawing Test for B.Arch. Read the details about the JEE Main 2023 exam pattern and more!

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2023: Paper 1 (B.E/ B.Tech)

Candidates will benefit from the JEE Main paper pattern 2023 as it gives a thorough understanding of the structure of the question paper, the number of questions in each section, the marking scheme, and the total marks for the JEE Mains B.Tech exam. JEE Main 2023 exam consists of two papers, and we have tabulated the JEE Mains exam pattern here for a clear understanding:

ParticularsDetails
Exam ModeComputer-based Examination
Test Duration3 Hours
Language of ExaminationEnglish, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs), Numerical Value-based Questions
No. of SectionsB.E./B.Tech. (Paper 1): Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry
No. of QuestionsMathematics: 25 (20+10) 10 Questions Must Have Answers as a Numerical Value. Out of 10 Questions, 5 Questions are a Must To Attend.
Physics: 25 (20+10) 10 Questions With Answers as a Numerical Value. Out of 10 Questions, 5 Questions Are a Must To Attend.
Chemistry: 25 (20+10) 10 Questions With Answers as a Numerical Value. Out of 10 Questions, 5 Questions Are a Must To Attend.
Total: 90 Questions (75 Questions to Be Answered, 25 Questions in Each Section)
Total Marks300 Marks (100 marks for Each Section)
JEE Main Marking SchemeMCQs: Four Marks Will Be Awarded for Every Correct Answer, While One Mark Is Deducted for Every Wrong Answer. Candidates Will Not Be Granted Any Marks for Questions They Have Not Attempted.

Numerical Value Questions: Candidates Will Be Given Four Marks for Every Correct Answer, While One Mark Will Be Deducted for Every Wrong Answer. Candidates Will Not Be Granted Any Marks for Questions They Have Not Attempted.

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Attempt JEE Main Mock Tests 2023
All India JEE Mock Test – 1 All India JEE Mock Test – 2
All India JEE Mock Test – 3 All India JEE Mock Test – 4
All India JEE Mock Test – 5 All India JEE Mock Test – 6
All India JEE Mock Test – 7 All India JEE Mock Test – 8
JEE Main 2023 Predicted Question Paper-1 JEE Main 2023 Predicted Question Paper-2

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2023: Paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Plan)

The candidates who have applied for the JEE Main Paper 2 2023 must go through the exam pattern provided below. The table includes the exam mode, exam duration, total number of sections, type of questions, total marks for JEE Mains exam, etc.

ParticularsDetails
Mode of ExamComputer-Based Examination Except for Drawing Test in B.Arch (Pen-and Paper-Based Mode)
Exam Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
LanguageEnglish, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.
Exam Duration3 Hours
Total No. of SectionsB.Arch (Paper 2A): Part 1 – Mathematics, Part 2 – Aptitude Test, Part 3 – Drawing Test
B.Plan (Paper 2B): Mathematics, Aptitude Test, Planning Test (MCQs)
Type of QuestionsType of Questions for Each Section of B.Arch
Mathematics:
MCQs and Questions With Numerical Values as Answers
Aptitude – Multiple-Choice Questions
Drawing – Drawing Aptitude
Type of Questions for Each Section of B.Planning
Mathematics
: MCQs and Questions With Numerical Values as Answers
Aptitude – MCQs
Planning – MCQs
Total No. of QuestionsB.Arch: 82 Questions
B.Plan: 105 Questions
Total Marks of JEE Mains Paper 2400 Marks
Marking SchemeMCQs: Candidates will be given four marks for each correct answer, and there will be a negative marking of one mark on each wrong answer.
Questions with numerical value answers: Candidates will be granted four marks for each correct answer, and one mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
Drawing test: Two questions are evaluated out of 100 marks.

JEE Main 2023 Paper Pattern: B.Arch

We have provided the JEE Main 2023 paper pattern for B.Arch below:

SubjectsNumber of QuestionsTotal Marks of JEE Mains Exam
Mathematics25 (20 questions from Section A + 5 questions from Section B; numerical questions out of 10 have to be answered)100
Aptitude50200
Drawing Test2100
Total82 Questions400 Marks

JEE Main 2023 Paper Pattern: B.Plan

The JEE Main paper pattern for B.Plan is given in the table below:

SubjectsNumber of QuestionsTotal Marks of JEE Mains Exam
Mathematics25 (20 questions from Section A + 5 questions from Section B. Numerical questions out of 10 have to be answered)100
Aptitude50200
Planning Test25100
Total105 Questions400 Marks

Changes Made in JEE Main Exam Pattern 2023

The NTA officials have introduced significant changes in the previous year’s JEE Mains exam patterns. They are listed as follows:

  • The JEE Main Paper 1 consists of 90 questions, with 30 from Physics, Chemistry, and Maths. Candidates are only allowed to attempt 75 questions (25 from each)
  • Each subject has 20 MCQs and 10 Numerical Value Questions (NVQ).
  • Only five of the ten numerical questions must be attempted, with the remaining five questions left as a choice.
  • There is a 1-mark deduction for every wrong response in the numerical questions.
  • The total marks for JEE Mains Exam Paper 1 (B.Tech) are 300, while the total marks for JEE Mains Exam Paper 2 (B.Arch/ B.Plan) are 400. The candidates can write the JEE Mains 2023 in 13 different languages. The choice to opt for a particular language in which the candidate will be attempting the exam is given when filling out the JEE Mains application form, and it cannot be changed or modified later.

JEE Main 2023 Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme for Paper 1 (B.Tech/ B.E.)

Candidates appearing for JEE Main 2023 must know the marking scheme and the type of questions asked in the exam. Paper 1, i.e., B.Tech/ B.E., will be conducted in an online, computer-based test (CBT) mode and will have MCQs and numerical value questions. The JEE Main 2023 marking scheme for Paper 1 is provided below.

JEE Mains Marking Scheme 2023 for Paper 1 – B.E/B.Tech

The Marking Scheme for JEE Main Paper 1 – B.E./B. Tech is as follows:

SubjectTotal No. of QuestionsTotal Marks of JEE Mains Exam
Mathematics20 MCQs and 10 Numerical Questions (Any 5 To Be Answered)100
Physics20 MCQs and 10 Numerical Questions (Any 5 To Be Answered)100
Chemistry20 MCQs and 10 Numerical Questions (Any 5 To Be Answered)100
JEE Main Total Marks 202390 Questions (75 Questions Mandatory)300

Shift Timings of the JEE Main Paper 2023 for Paper 1

The shift timings for the JEE Main Paper 1 2023 are:

  • Courses: It is held for engineering courses, i.e., B.Tech or B.E.
  • Shift Timings: JEE Main 2023 will be conducted in 2 shifts.
    First Shift: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Second Shift: 3:00 AM to 6:00 PM

JEE Main Paper 1 Tie-Breaking Criteria

There are changes in how the NTA officials plan for resolving ties between two candidates who score the same marks in Paper 1. Last year, the tie between two candidates scoring the same marks in Paper 1 (B.E./B.Tech) was resolved as per the below order:

  • Candidates’ score in Mathematics, followed by
  • Candidates’ score in Physics, followed by
  • Candidates’ score in Chemistry, followed by
  • Candidates have a lesser ratio of negative to positive responses.

This year, the NTA officials have introduced the age criteria to resolve ties between two candidates. The officials will resolve the same marks obtained by the candidates in JEE Main following the below order:

  • Marks obtained by the candidates in Mathematics, followed by
  • Marks obtained by the candidates in Physics, followed by
  • Marks obtained by the candidates in Chemistry, followed by
  • Candidate with less proportion of a number of attempted incorrect answers and correct answers in all the subjects in the test, followed by
  • Candidate with less proportion of a number of attempted incorrect answers and correct answers in Mathematics in the test, followed by
  • Candidate with less proportion of a number of attempted incorrect answers and correct answers in Physics in the test, followed by
  • Candidate with less proportion of a number of attempted incorrect answers and correct answers in Chemistry in the test followed by
  • Older candidates will be given higher preference in comparison to younger candidates. This criterion will be followed by
  • Application Number in ascending order

JEE Main Paper 2 Tie-Breaking Criteria

This year, the NTA officials have introduced new changes in the measures with which it plans to resolve ties between candidates scoring the same marks in Paper 2. Last year, the age criteria were scraped off, and the candidates scoring the same marks were ranked following the below criteria:

  • Score in Mathematics, followed by
  • Score in the Aptitude test, followed by
  • Score in Drawing Test/ Planning-based questions, followed by
  • Candidates have a lesser ratio of negative to positive responses.

This year, the NTA officials have re-introduced the age criteria to resolve ties between two candidates. The tie between two candidates obtaining the same marks in JEE Main 2023 will be resolved as per the below order:

  • Marks obtained by the candidates in Mathematics, followed by
  • Marks obtained by the candidates in the Aptitude test, followed by
  • Marks obtained by the candidates in Drawing Test/ Planning-based questions, followed by
  • Candidate with less proportion of a number of attempted incorrect answers and correct answers in all the subjects in the test, followed by
  • Candidate with less proportion of a number of attempted incorrect answers and correct answers in the Mathematics section, followed by
  • Candidate with less proportion of a number of attempted incorrect answers and correct answers in the Aptitude test, followed by
  • Candidate with less proportion of a number of attempted incorrect answers and correct answers in Planning-based questions (this criterion is only applicable for B. Planning aspirants), followed by
  • Older candidates, followed by
  • Application number in ascending order.

Note: In B.Arch and B.Planning, 20 questions will be MCQs, and 5 numerical value questions will have to be answered out of 10. There will also be a negative marking of 1 mark for numerical value questions.

FAQs on JEE Main Exam Pattern 2023

Below are some of the most commonly asked questions by candidates related to the JEE Main exam pattern 2023:

Q: What will be the medium of JEE Main Paper 1?

Ans: JEE Main Paper 1 will be available in 13 languages, including English and Hindi.

Q: What are the total marks for JEE Main 2023?

Ans: There are two main papers in JEE Mains, depending on the courses the candidates are interested in applying for JEE Main. The total marks for JEE Main Paper 1- B. E/B. Tech is 300, and for Paper 2- B.Arch and B.Planning are 400.

Q: What is the marking scheme for numerical value questions?

Ans: Numerical value questions will fetch 4 marks for every correct response, and 1 mark will be deducted for incorrect answers.

Q: What will be the difficulty level for the JEE Main 2023 exam?

Ans: The JEE Main 2023 is expected to be moderately difficult due to its high competency level.

Q: Are the age criteria applicable for ranking in JEE Main exam 2023?

Ans: Yes, the NTA officials will consider the criterion of age as one of the measures to resolve ties in JEE Main 2023 examination.

Also, check:

JEE Main 2023 Session 1JEE Main 2023 Session 2
JEE Main 2023 Registration JEE Main 2023 Admit Card
JEE Main 2023 Preparation TipsJEE Main 2023 Important Chapters
JEE Main Paper 2B- B.PlanningJEE Main 2023 Syllabus

Now you have the detailed JEE Mains paper pattern for Papers 1 and 2. Go ahead with your preparation and finish the JEE Main syllabus as early as possible to score the highest marks in the exam.

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