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JEE Main Guidelines 2023: Know the Exam Day Instructions


The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the JEE Main Session 2 exam on April 6, 8, 10, 11, and 12, 2023. Candidates were allowed to register for Session 2 until March 12, 2023. The exam authority has earlier released the JEE Main exam day guidelines for 2023 in the information bulletin on its official website. We advise candidates taking the NTA JEE exam to check the JEE Main guidelines and adhere to them while appearing in the exam.

At the exam centre, candidates must bring their JEE Main admit card, a current photo ID, and a self-declaration form. Understanding the different JEE Main exam standards is crucial since it enables candidates to prevent unintentional mistakes. Continue reading to get more clarity regarding the JEE Main 2023 exam day instructions, dos and don’ts, information about the question paper, and reporting time.

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Latest Updates:
– JEE Main Session 2 exam will be held on April 6, 8, 10, 11, and 12, 2023. (Practice All India JEE Main mock test series 2023).
– NTA will release the JEE Main Session 2 admit card in the last week of March, tentatively.
– JEE Main application form correction window for Session 2 was active from March 13 to 14, 2023.
– Candidates can check the JEE Main 2023 revised eligibility criterion for IITs, NITs and CFTIs admission (Check PDF Here).
– Check JEE Main Session 1 exam analysis (live).

JEE Main Guidelines 2023: Overview

Aspirants must be aware of the JEE Main exam overview besides the JEE Main rules, especially when they are taking JEE Main for the first time. Before discussing the details of the JEE Main guidelines, let us carefully check the overview of the JEE Main exam.

Exam NameJEE Main 2023
Examination LevelNational
Conducting  BodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Number of Attempts (2023)Two Consecutive Years ( 2023 and 2024 for Candidates Appearing in Class 12 exam in 2023)
Official Websitejeemain.nta.nic.in

JEE Mains Rules and Regulations 2023

Candidates can take a look at the important JEE Mains rules and regulations 2023 in the following para:

  • Candidates can enter and exit the JEE Main 2023 exam centre as per the schedule.
  • Candidates dressed owing to religious reasons must reach the examination centre beforehand for checking and mandatory frisking facilities.
  • Before and after each JEE Main exam shift, the seating space, monitor, keyboard, mouse, camera, desk, and chair will be meticulously sanitised.
  • Additionally, every door handle, stair railing, lift button, etc., will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.
  • The exam centre security staff will check each candidate’s body temperature using thermal imaging cameras at the admission point.
  • Hand sanitisers will be available at the exam site’s entrance. Each candidate must wash their hands with hand sanitiser before taking the test.

JEE Main 2023 Exam Day Guidelines by NTA

Here are the important instructions for JEE Mains 2023 related to the ID card, admit card, and other documents required at the JEE Main exam centre:

  • Candidates must carry the JEE Main 2023 Admit Card and a valid photo ID proof to the JEE Mains exam hall. Failing to do this, you will not be allowed to give the test.
  • Visit the exam centre one day before the exam and report to the exam hall 60 minutes before the commencement of the exam. This will help you avoid last-minute problems.
  • A seat indicating Roll Number will be allocated to each candidate. You should find yours and occupy the allocated seat only. If you are found to have changed your seat, your candidature will be cancelled.
  • Students need to carry their geometry boxes and stationeries (applicable for JEE Main Paper 2).
  • Carry a copy of the documents required at the JEE Main exam centre and submit the same to the invigilator at the examination centre.
  • Write your Roll No. on the copy of the documents required at the JEE Main exam centre.
  • Carry an original copy of a valid photo identity proof issued by the government (PAN Card, Driving Licence, Voter ID, Passport, Aadhaar Card with Photograph, E-Aadhar, Ration Card, Aadhaar Enrollment Number with Photo) to the examination hall.
  • Carry PwD Certificate issued by a competent authority (if applicable).

You can download JEE Main previous year guidelines (2023) in PDF right here: Download Guidelines

JEE Mains Guidelines: Admit Card Instructions 2023

Here are a few important guidelines regarding the JEE Main admit card:

  • Check details like Name, Paper, Date of Birth, Gender, Test Centre, City, State Code of Eligibility, and Category on your JEE Main Admit Card.
  • In case any discrepancy is found, get in touch with the JEE Main officials for the correction.
  • It’s mandatory to carry your admit card along with one ID proof to the exam centre.

Practice JEE Main 2023 Mock Test Series for FREE

Candidates willing to crack JEE Main 2023 in one go must take the practice mock test series offered by Embibe. The steps to follow the same is given here along with the mock test links:

  • 1st Step: Visit Embibe’s official website, i.e., embibe.com.
  • 2nd Step: Login through your mobile number/email.
  • 3rd Step: Click on the menu bar “Getting into my dream undergraduate college” 
  • 4th Step: Then select your Goal as ‘Engineering’ from the Dropdown and click on “Next”.
  • 5th Step: Search and Select “JEE Main” on the search bar and click on “Next”.
  • 6th Step: Select the preferred language (English or Hindi) and click on “Done”.
  • 7th Step: Once done, Click “Test” from the Header Section.
  • 8th Step: Scroll down to the “Subjects” section.
  • 9th Step: Click on any JEE Main subjects.
  • 10th Step: Once done, you can take free mock tests and attempt the All India Test Series from the lists of available tests.
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JEE Main 2023 Guidelines for Prohibited Items

According to the updated guidelines and JEE Mains rules by NTA JEE Main 2023, candidates are not permitted to enter the JEE Mains exam hall carrying electronic devices. Suppose the candidate has mobile phones, calculators, a log table, slide rules, a pager, or any other instrument at the examination time.

In that case, their candidature will fall under unfair means, and their examination will be revoked. They will be debarred from appearing for future examinations. So, read all the JEE Mains 2023 instructions and guidelines before appearing for the examination.

JEE Main 2023 Guidelines: Exam Timings

Below is the exam day schedule and time for JEE Mains. We have extracted the information and provided you in simple words in the table below.

EventsMorning ShiftAfternoon Shift
Exam Timings9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (6:30 PM for Paper 2)
Duration of The Exam 3 Hours3 Hours (3:30 Hours for Paper 2)
Entry to The Examination Centre7:30 AM to 8:30 AM2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
JEE Mains 2023 Instructions by the Invigilator8:30 AM to 8:50 AM2:30 PM to 2:50 PM
Candidates Log in to Read Instructions for JEE Main8:50 AM2:50 PM
Start Time of the Test9:00 AM3:00 PM
End Time of the Test12:00 PM6:00 PM (6:30 for Paper 2)

JEE Mains Guidelines 2023 in View of COVID-19

NTA is the exam authority that will conduct the JEE Main 2023 in computer-based mode. This year JEE Main will be conducted twice. JEE Main 2023 is being held for 2 papers—Paper 1 is for B. E./ B.Tech admissions, while Paper 2 is for B.Arch and B.Planning admissions.

Last year, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, NTA issued a special advisory to candidates. As per the advisory, aspirants needed to sign a self-declaration form, which was released along with the JEE Main admit card.

The form was intended to collect details of the travel history of the candidate in the last 14 days as well as symptoms of COVID-19 (if any) that had to be mentioned. Aspirants were advised to follow the JEE Mains 2023 guidelines and advisory regarding COVID-19 to ensure the safe and smooth conduction of the exam.

Do’s and Don’ts for JEE Main 2023

Tabulated below are the do’s and don’ts for JEE Mains 2023 as per the JEE Mains rules and regulations 2022, which the candidates must make a note of:

Do’s Dont’s
Reach the examination hall well before the commencement of the exam.Do not carry electronic gadgets like calculators, watches with calculators, slide rules, log tables, printed or written materials, bits of paper, mobile phones, textual material, pager or any other device to the examination hall.
Carry the JEE Main Admit card along with you.Do not rush while going through the JEE Mains 2023 instructions. Read them slowly and carefully.
Check whether the system allotted to you is in proper working condition.Do not carry any prohibited items to the JEE Mains exam hall.
Ensure that all the details on the attendance sheet are correct and signatures are done at the prescribed place/column.Do not waste time on questions you don’t know; also, don’t spend too much time on a single question.
Produce your admit card whenever demanded by the invigilator.Do not solve any question in a hurry.
Do follow the signals the invigilator gave at the beginning of the examination, at half-time and before the exam’s closing.Do not leave the exam hall even if you have completed the exam. Wait till the allotted time gets over.
Do carry a copy of the PwD certificate in the prescribed format (if applicable).Do not solve the problems in mind; always write them down.
Bring your own geometry box set, erasers, colour pencils, or crayons for JEE Main Paper 2.Don’t wear uncomfortable clothes during exams to avoid unnecessary tension.
Always attempt the easy and medium-level questions first as they have the same marks but consume less time.Don’t get anxious while solving questions if you cannot solve a particular question. Move on to the next one; don’t waste time & energy on one question.
Do check the mains website before you go to your examination centre.Don’t get your morale down while watching others solve questions continuously. Believe in yourself.

FAQs on JEE Main Guidelines 2023

Some of the most commonly asked questions on JEE Main 2023 exam day guidelines are:

Q. What is the dress code for the JEE Main 2023 exam?

Ans: The NTA strictly considers the JEE Main dress code guidelines. In the article, we have provided everything related to dressing norms for male and female aspirants, items to bring and prohibited items. You can go through this article.

Q. When is the last JEE Main 2023 session 2 exam?

Ans: The last exam of JEE Main 2023 session 2 exam falls on April 12, 2023.

Q. Can I arrive at the centre two hours before the exam?

Ans: You can reach the centre two hours before the commencement exam. However, everything will commence at the usual time marked by the NTA in their JEE Guidelines.

Q. What is the timing of the JEE Mains exam?

Ans: The first shift will be conducted from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and the second shift will be conducted from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (For paper 2 – 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.).

Q: Are watches allowed in JEE Mains 2023?

Ans: Candidates are not allowed to wear/carry any watch or electronic gadgets in the Examination Hall as per JEE Mains rules.

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Now that you know the JEE Main exam guidelines focus on your revision and take your JEE (Main) preparation seriously. Solve important JEE Main questions from the important chapters for the exam. Also, take free JEE Main mock tests on Embibe, which will help you practise for the actual exam.

Use Embibe’s Advanced Feedback Analysis to identify the gaps in your preparation. This will help you identify your weak areas, and therefore, you can work on them to improve.

Stay tuned to Embibe for more updates on JEE Main guidelines 2023!

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