The National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the JEE Main 2024 Physics syllabus on the official website and the brochure. Meanwhile, aspirants appearing for JEE...
JEE Main 2022 Paper 2: Analysis, Dates, Exam PatternSeptember 22, 2023
The National Testing Agency (NTA) in India administers the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), an engineering entrance exam for applicants seeking admission to prominent engineering institutes. NTA will conduct JEE Main 2024 Session 1 between January 24 and February 1, 2024. JEE Mains application form will be released tentatively in December 2023 or January 2024.
JEE Main 2024 Session 2 will be conducted between April 1 and 15, 2024. Before JEE Mains application form submission begins, NTA will issue a detailed notification and an official brochure containing all information about the exam, where it will be conducted, and how aspirants will be shortlisted for admission. Continue reading to know more about JEE 2024.
NTA will likely release the JEE 2024 official brochure for Main (first stage) in the last week of December 2023. While the officials issues the brochure, aspirants can refer to previous year’s official brochure to get an idea about the exam.
JEE Main 2024 Session 1 is likely to take place from January 2024 and will continue until February 2024, while the JEE Mains Session 2 will take place from April 2024. Aspirants should be aware of JEE 2024 important dates to plan for their preparation accordingly. Keep an eye on the JEE Main 2024 dates for more information.
Candidates can check the below table to know the JEE Main 2024 date for session 1:
|Events||JEE Main 2024 Dates Session 1 (Tentative)|
|JEE Main 2024 Application Form Date||December 2024|
|Last Date for Application Form Submission||January 2024|
|Last Date for Registration Fee Payment||January 2024|
|Application Form Correction Window||January 2024|
|Admit Card Release||January 2024|
|JEE Mains 2024 Exam Date||January 24 and February 1, 2024|
|JEE Main 2024 Session 1 Final Answer Key||Paper 1- February 2024
Paper 2- February 2024
|JEE 2024 Session 1 Result||Paper 1- February 2024
Paper 2- February 2024
NTA will likely start the JEE Main 2024 Session 2 registration process in the second week of April 2024.
The following table provides details on the JEE 2024 date for session 2:
|Exam Events||Dates for JEE Main Session 2 (Tentative)|
|Start Date for Application Form Submission||April 2024|
|Last Date for Application Form Submission||April 2024|
|Last Date for Registration Fee Payment||April 2024|
|Application Form Correction Window||April 2024|
|Admit Card Release||May 2024|
|JEE Mains 2024 Exam Date||April 1 and 15, 2024|
|JEE Main 2023 Session 2 Final Answer Key||To Be Announced|
|JEE Main 2023 Session 2 Result||2nd Week of June 2024 (Tentative)|
Candidates will be able to appear for JEE Main 2024 twice this year.
Let us look at the language proficiency for JEE Main 2024:
NTA revised the JEE Main 2024 eligibility criteria. According to the criteria, there is no age restriction. Candidates wishing to take admission in the IITs, NITs or CFTIs must score about 75% or above marks in their Class 12 Board exam. Per the NTA, candidates who have passed class 12 or equivalent examinations in 2022 and 2023, or appearing in 2024, regardless of their age, can appear in JEE Mains 2024.
JEE Main 2024 does not have an upper age limit. However, candidates may be required to meet the age requirements of the institutes to which they wish to apply.
Let us look at JEE Main 2024 educational qualification requirements:
Candidates will likely be able to appear for JEE Main 2024 exam twice this year. Furthermore, candidates can appear for the JEE Main exam six consecutive times throughout a time period of three years.
Let us look at the language proficiency for JEE Main 2024:
Candidates must register on the official website of JEE Main before applying for the exam. Steps to fill out JEE Main 2024 registration form are mentioned below:
JEE Main application number will be generated and displayed on the screen.
The steps to fill out the application form for JEE Main 2024 exam are below:
Candidates are advised to save their login credentials and print out the application form for future reference after completing it.
The applicant should submit only one application as multiple application forms will be rejected. Any attempt to violate this rule can lead to the candidate being disqualified, with legal action being taken, such as debarring from all future examinations conducted by JEE Apex Board.
Candidates should have the following documents ready before filling out the online application form:
Applicants are advised to ensure their eligibility and category (if applying under the reserved category) as per the requirements of the institutions where the candidate is seeking admission. NTA will not be responsible for any incorrect/wrong information furnished by the student(s) in their online application form. Letters or emails in this regard shall not be entertained either.
The JEE Main 2024 exam is divided into three sections and will be held in the morning and evening shifts. Applicants must understand JEE Mains 2024 exam pattern for all papers in detail to perform well in the exam. The JEE Main exam pattern will help aspirants understand which JEE Main 2024 portion includes the highest number of questions or marks.
Aspirants can also download the NTA JEE Main 2024 syllabus in PDF to access the content even when offline.
NTA released the Syllabus for JEE Mains 2024 for Papers 1 and 2, along with the information brochure on its website. The exam syllabus is based on three sections in each paper: Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
JEE Main 2024 Syllabus for Physics
JEE Main 2024 Syllabus for Chemistry
JEE Main 2024 Syllabus for Mathematics
Candidates can refer to the detailed JEE Main Paper 2 syllabus for B.Arch (Paper 2A) and B.Planning (Paper 2B) to have a better understanding of what chapters to cover and how many marks each section covers.
Candidates can find the Paper-wise NTA JEE Main syllabus 2024 in the form of mock tests below:
|JEE Main Mock Test|
|JEE Main Physics Mock Test||JEE Main Mathematics Mock Test|
|JEE Main Chemistry Mock Test|
To understand the questions asked in the question paper, aspirants can refer to previous years’ question papers of JEE Main. We already have an article about JEE Main previous year papers that discusses the different aspects of JEE Main questions papers and how candidates can utilise the same.
We have given the breakdown of the number of questions asked in the papers from 2018 to 2020.
Check the table below to know the Physics topic-wise question distribution in previous years:
|Topics||Number of Questions|
|Units, Dimensions, Errors, Experiments||1||2||1|
|Newton’s Laws and Friction||1||0||2|
|Work, Power and Energy||0||2||1|
|System of Particles||2||1||1|
|Gravitation, Rotational Mechanics||2||2||3|
|Properties of Matter||1||0||1|
|Mechanical Waves and Sound||1||1||2|
|Ray Optics, Wave Optics||3||2||3|
|Heat and Thermodynamics||3||3||2|
|Magnetism, Magnetic effects of current||3||2||2|
|EMI, AC and EM waves and Communication||4||3||1|
Check the table below to know the Chemistry topic-wise question distribution in previous years:
|Topics||Number of Questions|
|Atomic Structure and Classification||2||1||2|
|States of Matter||1||2||1|
|Chemical and Ionic Equilibrium||2||1||1|
|Chemical Kinetics and Nuclear Chemistry||1||2||1|
|General Organic Chemistry + Functional Group-I||3||4||3|
|Organic Chemistry + Functional Group-II||2||0||3|
|Organic Chemistry + Functional Group-III||1||1||2|
|Chemistry of Representative Elements||4||4||3|
|Coordination Compounds and Organometallics||1||2||1|
Check the table below to know the Mathematics topic-wise question distribution in previous years:
|Topic||Number of Questions|
|Sets, Relations and Functions||1||2||1|
|Limits, Continuity and Differentiability||3||2||3|
|Application of Derivatives||1||2||2|
|Indefinite and Definite Integrals and Area under the Curve||3||4||3|
|Cartesian Coordinates and Straight Line||2||1||1|
|Quadratic Equations, Inequalities, Progressions||3||3||1|
|Binomial Theorem, Exponential and Logarithmic Series||1||2||2|
|Permutation & Combination||0||1||1|
|3-D Coordinate Geometry||2||1||2|
|Differential Equations & Properties of Triangles||1||2||1|
|Matrices and Determinants||2||1||2|
Below are the details related to JEE Main admit card 2024:
Let us look at some of the important pointers related to JEE admit card release date:
The declaration form for JEE Mains 2024 is a part of the form, printed on the first page of JEE Main hall ticket. It informs about any symptoms of COVID-19, possible touch with any COVID-19 patient and details of quarantine (if any) in candidates and travel history in the past 14 days. Candidates must carry their JEE Main 2024 self-declaration form with them, duly filled and signed wherever applicable.
The following are a few details related to JEE Main exam centres:
JEE Main 2024 provisional answer key for Session 1 will likely be available in February 2024. The final provisional answer key will also be issued in February 2024. The answer key for JEE Main Session 1 Paper 2 will be declared in the last week of February 2024.
In May 2024, NTA will likely issue the provisional JEE Main 2024 session 2 answer key. NTA will release the final JEE Main session 2 answer key in June 2024 tentatively. The authorities will scrutinise the objections to the provisional answer key raised by the candidates and then release the JEE Main final answer key for Session 2.
JEE Mains 2023 Session 1 Paper 2 Result has been declared on February 28, 2023. NTA already declared the JEE Mains 2023 result for the Session 1 Paper 1 exam on February 6, 2023, while the JEE Main result 2023 for Session 2 was declared on April 28, 2023. Candidates can access their results using the JEE Main 2024 application form date number and date of birth (DOB).
Important Note: The officials shall make no corrections whatsoever after the declaration of the result by the NTA.
The JEE Main 2024 cut-off is of two types—admission and qualifying cut-off. The qualifying cut-off for the general category will likely be around 90.3, while the cut-off for reserved categories is expected to range from 35 to 70. Aspirants who meet the qualifying cut-off should at least score the required number of marks to be eligible to compete in JEE Advanced exam.
Such aspirants will be eligible to propose their candidature for admission to IITs. JEE Apex Board (JAB) will release the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) list as a seat-intake window for each college. For the exam, aspirants must have a minimum score equal to the closing cut-off of the preferred participating institute.
Let us look at JEE Main Expected Cut-off for 2023:
The cut-off varies from candidate to candidate as per the institution/category. Check the table below to know the previous year’s cut-off scores:
|Category||Minimum Score||Maximum Score|
|General – Physically Handicapped||0.009||87.82|
Based on the normalisation procedure, the 2020 cut-off was NTA’s percentile score and not the exact marks that a candidate has scored:
|Category||Cut-off for Paper 1|
|General – Physically Handicapped||70.2435518|
A few statistics were found while comparing the cut-off marks of 2020 with that of 2021:
The admission cut-off of JEE Main exam refers to the minimum scores or ranks necessary for admission to participating institutes. JoSAA will announce these cut-off scores after each round of seat allotment; therefore, the entrance cut-off varies from college to college and changes for different college courses.
Below is a comparison of the two types of JEE Main Cut-Off, their usage, and how they change:
|Basis of Comparison||Qualifying Cut-Off||Admission Cut-Off|
|Purpose||Used for JEE Advanced Qualification||Used for Admission to NITs, IIITs and GFTIs|
Numerous factors affect the cut-off of JEE Main, such as:
JEE Main aspirants might be curious about their percentile scores and what rank they will receive based on their percentiles. Therefore, Embibe has curated JEE Mains percentile vs rank 2024 based on past trends and NTA’s JEE Main normalisation process. The table below provides the expected JEE Main Percentile vs Rank for JEE Main aspirants:
|Score out of 300||Rank|
Since JEE Main 2024 is yet to be conducted, aspirants are suggested to wait. However, they can check out the JEE Main 2023 toppers list for Session 1 from the table shown underneath.
|S. No.||Name of Candidates||JEE Main 2023 Session 1 Score||Application Number|
|5||Bikkina Abhinav Chowdary||100||230310146952|
|6||Deshank Pratap Singh||100||230310167803|
|7||Dhruv Sanjay Jain,||100||230310514845|
|8||Dnyanesh Hemendra Shinde||100||230310148001|
|9||Duggineni Venkata Yugesh||100||230310434666|
|15||N K Vishwaajith||100||230310366546|
|19||Suthar Harshul Sanjaybhai||100||230310666162|
|20||Vavilala Chidvilas Reddy||100||230310481885|
Candidates who topped JEE Main 2022 are as follows:
|Sl. No.||Application No.||Candidate’s Name||State|
|1||220310003376||Shrenik Mohan Sakala||Maharashtra|
|9||220310171727||Penikalapati Ravi Kishore||Andhra Pradesh|
|10||220310172697||Polisetty Karthikeya||Andhra Pradesh|
|13||220310183262||Jasti Yashwanth V V S||Telangana|
|14||220310185833||Busa Siva Naga Venkata Aditya||Telangana|
|15||220310195398||Thomas Biju Cheeramvelil||Kerala|
|17||220310299448||Boya Haren Sathvik||Karnataka|
|18||220310349770||Menda Hima Vamsi||Andhra Pradesh|
|20||220310404438||Koyyana Suhas||Andhra Pradesh|
|21||220310457207||Kanishk Sharma||Uttar Pradesh|
|23||220310521238||Palli Jalajakshi||Andhra Pradesh|
|24||220310664374||Saumitra Garg||Uttar Pradesh|
Note: To know the score-, category-, and state-wise toppers of JEE Main 2022 Paper 1, refer to the JEE Main toppers article.
Candidates who topped JEE Main 2021 exam are as follows:
|S.No.||Toppers (Rank 1)||State|
|1||Amaiya Singhal||Uttar Pradesh|
|3||Atharva Abhijit Tambat||Maharashtra|
|4||Duggineni Venkata Paneesh||Andhra Pradesh|
|7||Josyula Venkata Aditya||Telangana|
|8||Kanchanapalli Rahul Naidu||Andhra Pradesh|
|9||Karanam Lokesh||Andhra Pradesh|
|13||Pal Aggarwal||Uttar Pradesh|
|14||Pasalva Veera Siva||Andhra Pradesh|
Aspirants should apply for JoSAA counselling for admission to NITs, IIITs, or GFTIs. JEE Main exam counselling process takes place after the exam result has been declared. Currently, there is no update on JEE Main 2024 counselling dates yet.
There are five steps involved in JEE Main 2024 counselling procedure:
NTA will release the JEE Main 2024 participating institutes on its official website. Candidates appearing for JEE Main need to qualify for admission to undergraduate courses, i.e., Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) and Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.), offered at IITs, NITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs). Explore the list of all engineering colleges accepting JEE Main 2024 scores in India.
Let us look at some of the frequently asked questions about JEE Main 2024:
Q.1: How to check JEE Main result 2024?
Ans: Candidates can check the JEE Main result 2024 on the official website, i.e. jeemain.nta.nic.in.
Q.2: How to apply for JEE Main?
Ans: Candidates can refer to the above article to know the steps to apply for JEE Main 2024. The last to apply for JEE Main 2024 Session 1 exam will likely be in February 2024.
Q.3: What is JEE Main 2024?
Ans: JEE Main is an Indian standardised computer-based test for admission to various technical undergraduate programs in engineering, architecture, and planning across colleges in India.
Q.4: Where can I find JEE Main practice questions?
Ans: You can solve JEE Mains questions provided by Embibe to prepare for your exam effectively. The Embibe test series is free, and candidates can take them at their convenience.
Q.5: What is the JEE Main cut-off?
Ans: The minimum mark required to qualify for the exam depends upon the JEE Main cut-off of the year. NTA will publish this cut-off once JEE Main results are published.
Q.6: What is the application fee for JEE Main 2024 for General candidates?
Ans: The online application fee for male general candidates was Rs. 1000/-, while female General candidates had to pay Rs. 800/- only.
The preparation takes more than two years, and the last week is crucial for candidates who want to obtain a good rank in JEE Main to become eligible for JEE Advanced.
Some of the essential dos and don'ts are listed below:
Candidates tend to learn new topics for JEE Mains 2024 at the last minute in an attempt to cover more before the exam begins. This is not the right approach to preparing for JEE Main 2024. Students are advised not to engage themselves in such practices right before the exam. Students are advised not to engage in such practices right before the exam and create additional anxiety.
Instead of covering more topics, they skip revising the topics they are good at, which eventually impacts their exam scores. The candidates must revise what they have covered based on its relevance and weightage in JEE Main 2024. Candidates should also ensure they write down all significant concepts, formulae, assertions, tricks, and so forth.
Candidates must analyse their performance in the mock tests before the exam. Candidates are advised to carefully go through their mock tests and identify the areas where they have made mistakes or attempted the answers incorrectly. Candidates should work on their weak areas and revise them before the exams.
Candidates should ensure they get adequate rest in the days leading up to the exam. Getting at least seven hours of sleep the night before the exam is necessary to improve their mental ability and retention skills. Along with that, it also prevents the candidates from getting exhausted, which can cause severe health damage.
It is recommended that candidates take a 10-minute break after continuously studying for 50 minutes. This enables the brain to absorb more information efficiently and helps the candidates feel more energised. It also improves their ability to concentrate and helps them maintain a habit of studying consistently for JEE Main Preparation.
Finally, candidates should arrive at the exam centre at least 30 minutes early on exam day so that they do not have to rush at the last minute and stress themselves out. Before leaving the house, candidates must ensure all the necessary documents like admit card, Aadhar card, etc.
When taking the exam, candidates should tackle the questions they know and avoid making wild guesses, which can result in a negative marking. Time management is critical since there are only 180 minutes to answer 75 questions. It is recommended not to spend more than two minutes on a single question. Doing this will also save time which can be used later to solve difficult questions.
There are a few exams similar to JEE Main 2024, which can also be attempted by students appearing for JEE Main, such as:
Apart from the exams mentioned above, SRMJEEE is another popular exam. Overall, most aspiring engineers appear for more than one exam in an academic session. Students can take many other engineering entrance exams after completing Class 12 for admission to B.Tech. Engineering programmes in the academic year 2024.
All the candidates aspiring to take admission to undergraduate programs at IITs must appear for B.E/B.Tech of JEE Main 2024. Based on the performance in the B.E/B.Tech of JEE Main, the number of top candidates, as per the requirements of JEE Advanced (including all the categories), will be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced.
Following are the details regarding future skills and career prospects that can be helpful to candidates in choosing the streams and courses after clearing the exam.
Different skill sets are required for each engineering discipline for different types of jobs. While some of the specific skill sets will be developed as they progress through their institutional syllabus and training, the student must investigate their alignment with their present skill set when filling out the choice of seats for the engineering discipline.
Candidates have the option of choosing either:
Candidates can choose from the below-mentioned specialisations in Engineering:
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