About JEE Main


Mode of Examination:

The Paper-1 of JEE (Main) is conducted in two separate modes i.e. Offline (Pen and Paper Based Examination) mode and Online (Computer Based Examination) mode. A candidate can opt for EITHER Pen and Paper Based OR Computer Based examination modes for Paper-1 only. The Paper-2 of JEE (Main) is conducted ONLY in Pen and Paper based examination mode.

Subject Combination of Examination JEE (Main) 2018

Subject combination and type of questions in each paper are shown in the given table below.

Subjects Type of Questions
Paper 1#
For All undergraduate courses except B.ARCH / B.PLANNING (At Institutions other than IITs)
Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics Objective type with equal weightage to Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics
Paper 2
For B.ARCH / B.PLANNING (At Institutions other than IITs)
Mathematics, Aptitude, and Drawing Objective type / Questions to test drawing aptitude

#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.

Exam Pattern of JEE (Main) 2018

JEE (Main) 2017 – 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) 2017 paper and see the keys and solutions to the same by clicking here.