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JEE Main Exam Pattern 2025 - Check Out Exam Mode, Eligibility & Marking Scheme

The NTA (National Testing Agency) has announced the JEE Main exam pattern 2025 on its official website jeemain.nta.nic.in. Aspirants can visit the website and download the exam pattern online.  The exam is held twice a year, providing multiple opportunities for students to improve their scores and enhance their chances of getting into their desired institutions. 


A significant change in the JEE Main 2025 Exam Mode is the adoption of a computer-based mode (CBT) for all papers. This means that Paper 1 (for B.E./B.Tech. admission), Paper 2A (for B.Arch admission), and Paper 2B (for B.Planning admission) will all be administered online. This move aims to streamline the exam process, ensure uniformity across different centers, and provide a more convenient and secure experience for candidates.


In this article, we'll delve into the JEE Main Exam Mode, exploring the new updates, changes, exam pattern, syllabus, eligibility, and marking scheme that every aspiring engineer should be aware of.

How are Paper 1 and Paper 2 Conducted in JEE Main 2025?

The JEE Main exam for 2025 will be conducted in two papers: Paper 1 for B.E./B.Tech. admission and Paper 2 for B.Arch and B.Planning admission in the popular engineering institutes across the country such as NITs, IITs, IIITs, and CFTIs, etc. Both papers will be administered online in a computer-based mode (CBT). A candidate must perform well in the JEE Main Paper 1 and Paper 2 to appear in the JEE Advanced exams.


All the aspirants can refer to this article to know about the JEE Main exam pattern in detail. Here it is as follows:

JEE Main 2025 Exam Mode

Paper

Subjects

Type of Questions

Mode of

Examination

Paper 1:

B.E./B.Tech.

Part I:

Mathematics

Multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and questions with a single correct answer is a numerical number that is equivalent to Mathematics is given weightage. Chemistry and Physics

Computer Based Test (CBT) only 

Part II:

Physics

Part III:

Chemistry

Paper 2A:

B. Arch

Part I:

Mathematics

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and Questions with a Numeric Answer

Computer Based Test (CBT) only 

Part II:

Aptitude Test

Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Part III: 

Drawing Test

Questions to test drawing aptitude 

"Pen and Paper Based" (offline) mode should be tried on an A4 drawing page.

Paper 2B:

B. Planning

Part I:

Mathematics 

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and Questions with a Numeric Answer

Computer Based Test (CBT) only 

Part II:

Aptitude Test

Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Part III:

Planning-Based Questions



JEE Main 2025 Exam Pattern - Paper 1 (B.Tech/B.E.)

  • The Paper 1 of JEE Main offers admissions to B.Tech/B.E courses

  • The exam duration is 3 hours. (4 hours for the PwD candidates)

  • It is a Computer-based Test.

  • Paper 1 has two sections for each subject - Section A for MCQs and Section B for Numerical-based Questions.

  • Paper 1 will ask for 90 MCQs for a total of 300 marks.

  • There are 20 questions in Section A from each of the subjects which are compulsory to attempt.

  • Whereas Section B will have 10 questions out of which, aspirants can select any 5 questions to attempt.

  • Candidates need to answer only 75 questions, with 25 questions from each subject.

Subjects 

Maximum Questions 

Maximum Marks

Physics 

20 MCQs + 10* NVQs

(5 Questions To Be Attempted From Section B)

100

Chemistry

20 MCQs + 10* NVQ

(5 Questions To Be Attempted From Section B)

100

Mathematics

20 MCQs + 10* NVQ

(5 Questions To Be Attempted From Section B)

100

Total 

90

300


JEE Main 2025 Exam Pattern - Paper 2A (B.Arch)

  • The Paper 2A of JEE Main offers admissions to B.Arch courses

  • The exam duration is 3 hours. (4 hours for the PwD candidates)

  • Paper 2A has 82 questions, including 2 questions on the Drawing Aptitude Test (DAT) to be answered on drawing sheets.

  • Aptitude and the Mathematics Section will be held Online.

  • The Paper of Art or Structure Drawing is conducted in Offline mode.

  • In the Drawing sections, there will be 2 questions to access the drawing skills of the candidates.

  • The Mathematics section covers 20 MCQs and 10 numerical-based questions.

  • Last, the Aptitude Section will have 50 questions.


Subjects 

Maximum Questions 

Maximum Marks

Mathematics 

20 MCQs + 10* NVQs

(5 Questions To Be Attempted From Section B)

100

Aptitude Test

50

200

Drawing

02

100

Total

82

400 Marks


JEE Main 2025 Exam Pattern - Paper 2B (B.Planning)

  • The Paper 2B of JEE Main offers admissions to B.Plan courses

  • The exam duration is 3 hours. (4 hours for the PwD candidates)

  • Paper 2B comprises 105 questions.

  • Aptitude and the Mathematics Section will be held Online.

  • The Planning section has 25 questions.

  • The Mathematics section contains 20 MCQs and 10 numerical questions.

  • There will be 50 questions in the Aptitude section.


Subjects 

Maximum Questions 

Maximum Marks

Mathematics 

20 MCQs + 10* NVQs

(5 Questions to Be Attempted from Section B)

100

Aptitude Test

50

200

Planning Based

25

100

Total

105

400 Marks


JEE Main 2025 - Marking Scheme

As per the NTA announcements, +4 marks will be given to students for each correct answer and -1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. Also, 0 marks for every unanswered/unattempted question. This scoring system encourages candidates to carefully consider each question and avoid hasty decisions.


Exam Duration: Three Hours of Knowledge and Strategy

The duration of the JEE Main exam for 2025 remains unchanged at three hours, except for those who are attending Both Paper 2A and Paper 2B, you have 3 hours 30 minutes time (4 hours 10 minutes for the PwD candidates). This time frame provides candidates with ample opportunity to tackle all the questions while also allowing for strategic breaks and time management.


Exam Dates: Two Sessions for Multiple Opportunities

The JEE Main exam for 2024 will be conducted in two sessions: 


Session 1: January 24, 27, 29, 30, 31 and February 1, 2024

Session 2: April 1 to 15, 2024.


This provides candidates with multiple opportunities to attempt the exam and improve their scores.


JEE Main 2025 Eligibility Criteria

Applicants are advised to check the JEE Main 2025 eligibility criteria before filling out online application forms. Only the candidates who meet the eligibility requirements get to appear in the exam. Here are the details as follows:


  • Age Criteria - There are no age criteria defined by the NTA for the candidates to appear in the JEE Main exams. 

  • Qualifying Exam - Any student who has passed the Class 12th or another equivalent exam in the year 2022, and 2023, or is appearing in 2025 is eligible to apply for the exams.

  • Total Number of Attempts - Students can appear in the JEE Main exams six times for a period of three consecutive years starting from passing Class 12th.

  • Subjects - For B.E/B. Tech, candidates must have passed their qualifying exams in Physics, Mathematics, and Biology. For B.Arch, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry are compulsory subjects while for B.Plan, candidates must have scored their qualifying exam in Mathematics.


Wrapping Up

Now you know the complete details about the JEE Main exam pattern 2025. Aspirants can also download the exam pattern online to the official NTA website. Since there are only a few months left for the JEE Main 2025 Session 2 examinations, candidates are suggested to start their preparations. JEE Main are among the most challenging entrance exams in the country but a strategic study plan can help. All The Best!!

FAQs on JEE Main Exam Mode 2025

1. What is the date of JEE Main 2024?

The JEE Main 2024 will be held in two sessions:


Session 1: January 24, 27, 29, 30, 31 and 01 February 2024

Session 2: Between 01 April and 15 April 2024


The registration process for JEE Main 2024 has already begun and will close on November 30, 2023, for Session 1. The registration window for Session 2 will open on February 2, 2024, and close on March 7, 2024.

2. How many attempts can I have for JEE Main 2025?

Candidates are eligible to take JEE Main 2025 exams twice for the same academic year.

3. What is the mode of exam for JEE Main 2025?

JEE Main Paper 1 (B.E/B.Tech) and Paper 2(B. Planning) are Computer-based Tests while Paper 2A (B.Arch), Part-I and II (Mathematics and Aptitude Test) are Online while Part III (Drawing) is an offline tests.

4. Is the JEE Main exam online or offline?

The JEE Main Paper 1 exam is conducted entirely in an online mode (Computer-Based Test or CBT). This means that all candidates will take the exam using a computer.

5. What is the format of JEE mains exam?

The JEE Main exam consists of three papers:


Paper 1: for B.E./B.Tech. admission

Paper 2A: for B.Arch admission

Paper 2B: for B.Planning admission


Paper 1 consists of 90 questions, with 30 questions each from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Candidates need to answer only 75 questions, with 25 questions from each subject. Paper 2A has 82 questions, including 25 questions on Drawing Aptitude Test (DAT) to be answered on drawing sheets. Paper 2B comprises 105 questions, including 50 questions on Planning Aptitude Test (PAT).

6. How is the JEE Mains exam conducted?

The JEE Main exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) at various designated exam centers across India. Candidates are required to register for the exam online and download their admit cards from the NTA's official website. On the day of the exam, candidates must carry their admit cards, a valid photo ID, and a ballpoint pen. They are also advised to wear comfortable clothing and arrive at the exam center at least an hour before the scheduled time.

7. What is the JEE Main exam fee payment mode?

The JEE Main exam fee payment mode is entirely online. Candidates can pay their application fees using any of the following methods:


  1. Net Banking

  2. Credit Card

  3. Debit Card

  4. UPI

  5. Paytm


Candidates can make the payment through the NTA's official website, jeemain.nta.nic.in. Once the payment is successful, candidates will receive a confirmation message on their registered mobile number and email address.