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Tips to Ace JEE Main 2023-24 with the New Exam Pattern

By Preeti BhardwajJune 01, 2022
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The majority of students begin to JEE Main preparation in class 11, but it is never too late if the student is determined to crack the exam. Experts advise JEE Main candidates to begin studying for the exam as soon as possible. Preparing for the board exams is a great practice. This gives the candidate an advantage over their competition, and they will understand the concepts better when they are taught in school. However, many candidates pass the exam after only a few months of study. So, it also depends on the candidate's skill, dedication, and the quality of their preparation plan.

Candidates are required to have an effective preparation strategy to increase their chances of qualifying for the exam and pursuing their dream of becoming an engineer. To introduce candidates to the exam pattern and help them ace the test, here are some of the tips on how to prepare using various online learning resources and study materials available at their disposal.

JEE Main 2022 New Exam Pattern, Use it to Your Advantage

The questions in the JEE Main exam are objective in nature (MCQs). As there is a provision for negative marking, candidates must ensure that they are completely correct while marking answers. When solving the JEE Main question paper, an assumption may not be helpful. Here's a brief overview of the JEE Main exam pattern:


Paper 1 (B.Tech/B.E.)

Paper 2A (B.Arch)

Paper 2B (B.Plan)

Exam Mode


Online (Mathematics and Aptitude) and offline (Drawing test)


Number of Sections

Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

Drawing, Mathematics and Aptitude

Mathematics, Aptitude and Planning

Duration of Exam

3 hours (180 minutes)

3 hours (180 minutes)

3 hours (180 minutes)

Number of Questions




Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Mathematics and Aptitude: MCQ

Drawing: Questions to test drawing and sketching skills

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Total Marks

300 marks

400 marks

400 marks

Language of Paper

Assamese, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu in addition to Hindi, English and Gujarati

Assamese, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu in addition to Hindi, English and Gujarati

Assamese, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia,  Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu in addition to Hindi, English and Gujarati

JEE Main Marking Scheme

+ 4 marks for the correct answer; - 1 mark for the incorrect answer

+ 4 marks for the correct answer; - 1 mark for the incorrect answer

+ 4 marks for the correct answer; - 1 mark for the incorrect answer

Know Your NCERT Thoroughly

When it comes to preparing for JEE Main 2022, make sure that you have a thorough knowledge of the NCERT curriculum. It is important that you understand the core concepts given in your NCERT textbook as they will assist you in solving the tougher questions that you are likely to encounter in the exam. Also, when it comes to any confusion with regards to the questions asked in the exam, NTA refers to the NCERT textbook for the same. So, make sure you are thoroughly familiar with the NCERT in order to score better in the exam.

Discover Resources by NTA

As an aspirant of JEE Main 2022, you should make yourself aware of all the resources available in order to amp up your preparation for the engineering entrance exam. With the right study materials by your side, you can be assured of qualifying the exam with high scores. The Education Ministry and the National Testing Agency have made a host of preparation materials available online which can be of great assistance to hone your preparation. These resources include: 

  • National Test Abhyas App: Launched by Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal last year, the National Test Abhyas App by the NTA can prove to be a great boon for JEE Main 2022 preparation. Candidates can easily download the app from the Google Play store and assess their preparation by solving the test questions, mock tests, etc., available here.

  • Video Lectures by IIT-PAL: The IIT-PAL video lectures for JEE Main curated by the NTA on different topics are great resource material for students for candidates studying for JEE Main 2022. These lectures were launched as a part of the IIT-PAL programme in the year 2018. Delivered by the expert faculty members of IIT, these video lectures can be easily accessed on the official website of the NTA.

Refer to Online Courses

Apart from the resources made available by the NTA, several courses for JEE Main 2022 are made available online. These courses have been curated according to the needs of the aspirants. These online courses are crafted by some of the best academicians and subject experts. Candidates can easily make use of these resources and plan a preparation strategy accordingly for the exam.

Take Up Mock Tests Online

It is always beneficial to take up mock tests for JEE Main to get a lay of the land. For many candidates, it is often the first national-level exam that they are required to attempt in an online mode. Candidates may be overwhelmed and anxious about the same. So, make sure you take up mock tests that are available on the NTA’s official website and as well as on other trusted platforms. Most of the mock tests can be taken up by the candidates for absolutely no cost and this will enable them to come to terms with how to attempt an exam online. Moreover, you will also get an overview of how to manage your time effectively in the exam which will ultimately help in improving your scores.

Practise Previous Years Question Papers

Another tip that comes in handy if you are preparing for JEE Main 2022 is practising previous years’ question papers. The NTA has made available a series of JEE Main previous year question papers available on the official website from where you can download them easily. Previous year question papers of JEE Main will introduce you to the type and range of questions that were asked in the exam. By practising these question papers you will also be able to adjudge the weightage of various topics included in the syllabus for JEE Main 2022. So, upgrade your preparation to the next level by practising these question papers.

Most Importantly, Revise!

When it comes to preparing for an exam such as JEE Main 2022, which has a vast syllabus, revision is the key. A thorough revision will help you to ascertain that you have correctly retained all that you have previously studied. It also brings to your notice anything that was previously not covered. With JEE Main 2022 just around the corner, a regular revision will allow you to stay up-to-date. Give your preparations a go-ahead by making time for revision in your daily study schedule.

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