JEE Examination – Everything you need to know

Many of the students who are thinking of taking science as a career stream, or have taken Physics, chemistry and maths as their core subjects, will sooner or later think about appearing for JEE exams. Here are a few things you should consider before appearing for the JEE examination.
JEE Examination - Everything you need to know

All about JEE Mains

Many of the students who are thinking of taking science as a career stream, or have taken Physics, chemistry and maths as their core subjects, will sooner or later think about appearing for JEE exams. Here are a few things you should consider before appearing for the JEE examination.

First of all, ask yourselves, do you want to be an engineer? And why do you want to be an engineer?

And thank you and evaluate your answer, and if you are even slightly unsure about the answer, you should rethink your career stream.

You have to secure a good rank in the JEE exam to get admission into a decent engineering college and let me tell you, JEE is not at all child’s play. JEE is one of the toughest exams in India, requiring a lot of dedication and hard work to crack. Many students even drop a year to prepare for this exam.

Engineering colleges

Indian Institute of Technology(IIT)

On top of the list are the IITs, they are the best colleges across the country for engineering. If you are preparing for JEE exams, your priority should be aiming for an IIT. There are 23 IITs all over India. Getting a stamp of IIT in your engineering degree can secure quite a promising placement for you.

National Institute of Technology(NIT)

The second in the line are NITs. Earlier until 2002, every state had their independent engineering colleges called Regional Engineering College (RECs). And to get admission in those, the students had to pass the state entrance examination.

Later they were nationalized by the Indian government and brought the admission criteria under one single examination conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education.

Indian Institute of Information Technology(IIITs)

There are 25 IIITs across the country, funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. They are mainly focused on software engineering programs. 

Other Centrally funded Institutes (CFTIs)

After the IITs, NITs and IITs, there are other centrally funded institutes as well which include IISC and IISER. There are 19 other CFTIs across the country. 

Private Engineering colleges

There are 1000+ private engineering colleges across the country, some of the reputed names include the Delhi Technical University, Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, etc

Undergraduate Courses after JEE

  • B.Tech(Bachelor of Technology) –

 duration 4 years

  • B.E.(Bachelor of Engineering)

duration 4 years

  • Dual Degree(B.Tech + M.Tech)

duration 5 years

  • B.S(Bachelor of Science)

duration 4 years

Some of the famous streams take by the Students after JEE

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Computer Science Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Biotechnology

Apart from these, there are other streams as well, which are offered by colleges depending on their location, and the type of college. 

Joint Entrance Examinations(JEE)

Earlier there were a lot of different entrance examinations, depending on the colleges. Every private college, IITs, NITs, BITs used to conduct their Entrance Exams. But later in 2012, the Indian Government had decided to bring all the different exams under the bracket of one single Entrance Examination which would be conducted Nationally. 

JEE comprises of two stages, stage 1 and stage 2:-

JEE Main(stage 1)

Everybody has to appear for this first stage of JEE. Moreover, JEE also comprises of two papers, which include paper 1 and paper 2:-


Paper 1 is the paper for getting into the engineering courses.


 Paper 2 is for those who want to go for architectural courses.

JEE exams are normally conducted between January to April. Everyone who has cleared the 12th standard can appear for this examination.


Physics, Chemistry and Maths(11th+ 12th standard). The Base of examination is the NCERT books followed in the C.B.S.E curriculum. 

Who conducts JEE Exam?

A few years earlier this exam was conducted by the C.B.S.E until recently it has been conducted by the National Testing Agency(NTA).

JEE Main (pattern)

Mode of examination – Objective type questions

Number of Questions – 75 questions

(25 Physics questions + 25 Chemistry questions + 25 Maths questions)

Until last year, the JEE had 90 questions but this JEE has reduced its number of questions to 75. 

Each set has 20 MCQs + 5 numerical questions

Marking Scheme

(+4) for every correct answer and (-1) for every wrong answer

However the numerical has no negative marking, so even if you make an incorrect answer for a numerical, the marks will not be deducted. 

Maximum marks- 300

JEE Advanced (stage2)

In JEE advanced there will be two papers on the same day. The paper will be conducted roughly around 9-noon, and the other paper will be conducted around 2:30-5:30 in the afternoon, on the same day.

JEE Exam dates: When does it take place?

This exam will be conducted in May, usually, after the JEE main results have been declared. 

What is the eligibility for JEE examination?

The students who qualified for the JEE main examination, which is roughly around 2 – 2.2 lakh students. 

What is the syllabus for the JEE Examination?

Physics, Chemistry and Maths(11th+ 12th standard). The syllabus is more or less the same, but the standard of the questions increase dramatically. More number of concepts are involved in each question.

Who conducts the JEE Examination? :-

This exam is conducted by one of the seven prime IITs in a given year. 

Paper pattern

What is the Mode of the JEE examination? :- Objective Type questions

Number of question in JEE Examination

The number of questions is not fixed, every year it changes depending on which of the 7 IITs is conducting the exam. 

The marking scheme and maximum marks also change, the weight of the questions, whether a question should have a negative marking or not, everything is decided by the IIT that is conducting the exam that year

JEE Advanced question types

  • Questions that have the only one correct answer
  • Questions with more than one correct answer.
  • Comprehensive based questions
  • Match the column type of questions 
  • Integer type question

Seat allocation in Engineering colleges

The JEE advanced examination is specifically conducted for admission into IITs.

But for the other institutes like the NITs, IITs, or any centrally funded colleges, you need to only clear JEE mains, but with a very good rank.

After you have cleared the cutoffs, you will need to fill an online form where you have to choose your desired stream in engineering.

After that, the seat allocation process will begin depending on the JEE rank.

However, the students holding the top 100 spots can choose any college they desire.

A step-by-step guide to JEE preparation

  • Make sure you have the right motivation and believe in your ability to succeed.
  •  JEE is all about mastering the concepts, the better chance you have on your concepts the better you will perform in the examination.
  • View the previous question papers, and try to understand the type and pattern of questions.
  • Give equal weightage to every subject, and allot equal time spans for studying each of the subjects every day.
  • First start mastering every NCERT book, then only start digging into the various concepts.
  • Note down as many concepts you can think of from each chapter.
  • After you are 3-4 months into the preparation, start trying sample question papers and practice sets.
  • Give your mind proper rest, take a 5-10 minutes break after studying for 1 hour.

Studying continuously for long hours will only decrease the quality of the study.

  • Make a proper routine of study for every day.
  • And if you’re an IIT aspirant, study at least 5-6 hours a day. 


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