About JEE Main

Subject combinations for each paper, type of questions in each paper and mode of examination is given in the table below:

Paper Subjects Type of Questions Mode of Examination
*Paper-1 (B.E./B.Tech.) Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with equal weightage to Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only
Paper-2 (B. Arch/ B.Planning) (to be attempted in one sitting) Mathematics – Part I Aptitude Test – Part II Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only
“Drawing Test – Part III Questions to test drawing aptitude “Pen & Paper Based” (offline) mode to be attempted on Drawing sheet

The Paper-1 (B. E./B. Tech.) of JEE (Main) will also be an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the candidate has to take if he/she is aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programmes offered by the IITs.

Subject wise distribution of Questions, Total Number of Questions and Marks - 2018

Subject No of Questions Marks
Mathematics 30 120
Physics 30 120
Chemistry 30 120
Total 90 360

Marking Scheme for MCQs: Correct Answer – Four mark (+4); Incorrect Answer – Minus one mark (-1); Unanswered / Marked for Review – No mark (0).

Choice of Medium of Question Papers:

The medium of Question Paper shall be in English, Hindi and Gujarati. The option of question paper language should be exercised while filling up the Application Form and it cannot be changed at a later stage.

Scoring in the JEE (Main) 2019

Scores obtained by a candidate are calculated as per the marking scheme specified (Raw scores). As the online exam is conducted on different dates and in different sessions, in order to ensure uniformity in scoring, percentile scoring method will be used.

“The process of Normalization is an established practice for comparing candidate scores across multi session papers and is similar to those being adopted in other large educational selection tests conducted in India. For normalization across sections, NTA shall use the percentile equivalence.”

The Percentile Score indicates the percentage of candidates that have scored EQUAL TO OR BELOW (same or lower raw scores) that particular Percentile in that examination. Therefore the topper (highest scorer) of each session will get the same Percentile of 100 which is desirable. The marks obtained in between the highest and lowest scores are also converted to appropriate Percentiles.

The Percentile score will be called as the NTA score and will be used in rank lists.

Method of resolving ties: Candidates obtaining equal Total NTA scores in Paper-1, in following descending order: NTA score in Mathematics NTA score in Physics NTA score in Chemistry Candidates older in Age If the resolution is not possible after this criterion, candidates will be given same rank.

Please read in detail about the Percentile score here.

Exam Pattern of JEE (Main) 2018

JEE (Main) 2018 – Paper 1 (offline exam) had a total 90 MCQs, totalling to 360 marks. There were 30 MCQs each from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. You can know more about the analysis of the JEE (Main) 2018 paper and see the keys and solutions to the same by clicking here.