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JEE Main 2024 Exam Pattern: Question Paper Pattern, Marking Scheme, Duration

Updated On - November 05 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

JEE Main 2024 Exam Pattern will be released by the National Testing Agency (NTA). NTA has decided there will be negative marking for both Section A and Section B in B.E/B.Tech exam. The question paper will contain 90 questions, in which the candidate will have to attempt a total of 75 questions. The exam will be conducted to enrol the candidates in Undergraduate Engineering Programs at NITs, IIITs, other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTI).  Authority has made some changes in the JEE Main 2024 exam pattern & syllabus, which candidates must be familiar with the JEE Main 2024 Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme. Candidates can go through the article to have all the information regarding the NTA JEE Main Exam Pattern 2024.

JEE Exam Pattern Latest Updates:

The JEE Main 2024 exam is yet to be announced, so there are no official updates to the exam. However, there are some tentative updates that have been circulating online. These updates include:

  • The exam will be conducted in two sessions, January and April.
  • JEE Main 2024 Exam Pattern will be released by the National Testing Agency (NTA) in November 2023..
  • The JEE Main 2024 examination will take place between January 24 and February 1, 2024.

What is new in JEE Main 2024 Exam Pattern?

NTA has introduced the negative marking in both sections A and B for the B.Tech/B.E exam. Till last year negative marking is applicable only in section A. Check the changes in the exam pattern here:

JEE Main 2023 Exam Pattern
ParticularSection-ASection-B
Correct Answer+4 marks+4 marks
Incorrect Answer -1 mark-1 marks
Unanswered / Marked for Review00

JEE Main 2024 Exam Pattern

Candidates may appear in B. E./B.Tech or B. Arch. or B. Planning, or both according to the course in which they want to get enrolled.

New Scheme of Examination: Keeping in mind various decisions taken by various Boards across the country regarding amendments in the syllabus, NTA has decided that the question paper will contain 90 questions, in which the candidate will have to attempt a total of 75 questions. The choice will be given in Section B (numerical), which will not have any negative marking.

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

JEE Main New Scheme 2024
PaperSubjects
Section
A
Section
B
Question Paper DesignFirst ShiftSecond Shift
B.E./B.Tech. (Paper 1)Mathematics20*10*

*Each Subject will have two sections.

Section A will be of Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs) and Section B will contain Questions whose answers are to be filled in as a numerical value.

In Section B, candidates have to attempt any five questions out of 10.



9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Physics20*10*
Chemistry20*10*
Total90
B.E./B.Tech. (Paper 1)Mathematics – Part I20*10*

*Part -1 will have two sections.

Section A will be of Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs) and Section B will contain Questions whose answers are to be filled in as a numerical value.

In Section B, candidates have to attempt any five questions out of 10.

 

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Aptitude Test – Part II50-
Drawing Test – Part II02-
Total82
B. Planning (Paper 2B)Mathematics – Part I20*10*

* Part -1 will have two sections.

Section A will be of Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs) and Section B will contain Questions whose answers are to be filled in as a numerical value.

In Section B, candidates have to attempt any five questions out of 10.

There will be no negative marking for Section B.marking for Section B.

3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Aptitude Test – Part II50-
Planning Based Questions - Part III25-
Total105

Examination Pattern

  • Mode of Examination: JEE (Main) 2024 Examination will be held in “Computer Based Test” (CBT) Mode only, except that the Drawing Test for B.Arch. will be held in “Pen & Paper” (offline) mode.
  • Medium of Question Paper shall be in Assamese, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu in addition to Hindi, English and Gujarati.
  • Exam Duration will be of 3 hours (180 minutes)
  • Marking Scheme will be - (+4) for every correct answer and (-1) for every wrong answer. NO Negative Marking for Numerical Value-Based Questions.
  • Those candidates who wish to appear for B.Arch, as well as B.Planning, will have the duration of examination 3.30 hrs. i.e. from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

JEE Main 2024 Section-wise distribution of Questions and Marks

Candidates can check the section-wise distribution of questions and marks allotted to each question in JEE Main 2020 April Examination:

For B.E./B.tech

Subject-wise distribution of Questions and Marks for JEE Main B.Tech/B.E. Paper
SubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Physics20+10=30100
Chemistry20+10=30100
Mathematics20+10=30100
Total90 (Attempt 75)300
Note: Section A – Only MCQs. All compulsory. Section B – Only NVT questions. Answer any 5 questions out of 10.

For B.Arch

For JEE Main B.Arch Paper Subject-wise distribution of Questions and Marks
SubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Mathematics - Part 120+10=30100
Aptitude test - Part2 50200
Drawing Test - Part 302100
Total82 (Attempt 77)400
Note: Part I Section B - Only NVT questions. Answer any 5 questions out of 10.

For B.Planning

JEE Main Subject-wise distribution of Questions and Marks in B.Planning Paper
SubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Mathematics - Part 120+10+30100
Aptitude test - Part2 50200
Planning Based Objective Type MCQs –Part III25100
Total105 (Attempt 100)400
Note: Part I Section B – Only NVT questions. Answer any 5 questions out of 10
Candidates can check the JEE Main 2024 Syllabus with weightage for the details on topics along with their weightage and recommended books for preparation.

What are Numerical Value Type Questions in JEE Main 2024?

This Year National Testing Agency has introduced a new type of questions called Numerical value type questions in which the candidate will be given options, and he/she has to type in or enter the answer. For each paper, there will be 05 such questions with no negative marking. Candidates would be given a virtual calculator to type in their answer or response against such questions.

JEE Main 2024 Marking Scheme

The table given below provides a brief of the marking scheme. NTA has changed the exam pattern for JEE Main 2024 April Session.

JEE Main 2024 Marking Scheme - BE/BTech & BArch

 

BTech/BE

BArch

B.Planning 

Correct Answer

+4

+4

+4 

Incorrect Answer

-1

-1

-1 

Un-attempted Question

0

0

0

Marks per section

25 questions X 4 marks = 100 marks per section

Mathematics: 25 questions X 4 marks = 100 marks

Mathematics: 20 ques X 4 marks and 10 ques X4 marks=100 marks

Aptitude Test = 50 questions X 4 marks = 200 marks

Aptitude Test: 50 questions X 4 marks = 200 marks

Drawing test = 2 questions X 50 marks = 100 marks

Planning: 25 questions X 4 marks=100 marks

Total marks
300 marks
400 marks
400 marks

General Instructions for JEE Main 2024

  • Candidates will not be permitted to use electronic devices like mobile phones, calculators, etc.  in JEE (Main) 2024.
  • Candidates will not be allowed to carry Instrument/Geometry/Pencil box, Handbag, Purse, any kind of Paper/ Stationery/ Textual material (printed or written material), Eatables and Water (loose or packed), Mobile Phone/ Ear Phone/ Microphone/ Pager, Calculator, Slide Rules, Log Tables, Camera, Tape Recorder, Electronic Watches with facilities of calculator, any metallic item or electronic gadgets, etc. in the Examination Room/ Hall.
  • However, diabetic patients will be allowed to carry eatables like sugar tablets/ fruits (like banana/ apple/ orange) and transparent water bottle to the examination hall. However, they will not be allowed to carry packed foods like sandwich/chocolate/candy, etc.
  • Furthermore, Candidates must bring their pencils, their own geometry box set, erasers, colour pencils, and crayons for the Aptitude Test of Paper 2.

Candidates can also check JEE Main Syllabus 2024.

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