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JEE Main

Joint Entrance Examination (Main), is an Indian standardised computer-based test for admission to various technical undergraduate programs in engineering, architecture, and planning across colleges in India. Paper 1 is held for BE / B.Tech admissions and Paper for B.Arch / B.Planning. 

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About JEE Main

The Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE Main) is a national-level engineering entrance exam in India, conducted annually by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to undergraduate engineering programs across the country. In this article, we'll discuss everything you need to know about the JEE Main exam.

What is JEE Main Exam?

  • JEE Main is a national-level engineering entrance examination conducted in India.
  • It is held annually by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to undergraduate engineering programs offered by colleges and universities across the country.
  • The exam comprises of two papers - Paper 1 for B.E./B.Tech programs and Paper 2 for B.Arch/B.Planning programs.

Exam Pattern:

  • The JEE Main exam has objective-type questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
  • It is conducted in two modes - online (computer-based) and offline (pen-and-paper-based).
  • The online examination is held in four sessions, while the offline examination is held only once a year.


  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.
  • Minimum aggregate marks required in Class 12 or equivalent are 75% (65% for reserved categories).

How to Prepare for JEE Main Exam?

  • Have a strong foundation in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
  • Practice previous year question papers and mock tests to get an idea of the examination pattern and difficulty level.

Score Usage:

  • The JEE Main score is used for admission to NITs, IIITs, and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs).
  • It is also used as a qualifying exam for JEE Advanced, the entrance exam for admission to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).

In conclusion, JEE Main is a highly competitive exam, but with the right preparation and approach, you can crack it and achieve your dream of studying engineering.