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

The National Testing Agency has published the JEE Main 2025 Exam pattern on the official website. Aspirants can visit jeemain.nta.nic.in and download the exam pattern online. The JEE Main exam pattern 2025 consists of types of questions, negative markings, mode of examination, total marks, the total number of sections, passing marks, and many more. 


All the candidates who are preparing for JEE Main 2025 examinations must be aware of the exam pattern, syllabus, and other relevant details to crack the exam with good marks. Here, in this article, we’ve discussed the JEE Main examination scheme to help students nail their preparations. JEE aspirants can refer to this article to have a comprehensive understanding of the JEE Main exam pattern. Keep reading to know:

JEE Main Mode of Examination

What is the JEE Main mode of exam? JEE Main 2025 examination is being conducted in the following modes. Take a look:

  1. Paper 1 (B.E/B.Tech) - The paper will be held online. It is a Computer-Based Test.

  2. Paper 2A (B. Arch) - The second paper of B.Arch will be held both Online & Offline. 

  • The Aptitude and Mathematic Section is conducted in Online Mode. 

  • The Paper of Art or Structure Drawing is held offline mode ie. Pen and Paper Mode to be attempted on a drawing sheet of A4 size.

  1. Paper 2B (B. Planning) - The exam of B.Plan consisting of sections - Mathematics, Aptitude Test, and Planning-based is held in Online mode.

Choice of Medium of Question Papers (QP)

How many languages is the JEE Main conducted? As per the National Testing Agency, the conducting authority of JEE Main examinations 2025, the exams will be held in English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.


This table categorizes the JEE Main question paper language depending on the examination venues. Take a look:


S.No.

JEE Main Paper Language

Exam Centers 

1

English 

All Exam centers 

2

English and Hindi

All Exam centers in India

3

English and Assamese

Exam centers in Assam

4

English and Bengali

Exam centers in West Bengal, Tripura and Andaman & Nicobar Islands

5

English and Gujarati

Exam centers in Gujarat, Daman & Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli

6

English and Kannada

Exam Centers in Karnataka

7

English and Malayalam

Exam centers in Kerala and Lakshadweep

8

English and Marathi

Exam centers in Maharashtra

9

English and Odia

Exam centers in Odisha

10

English and Punjabi

Exam centers in Punjab, Chandigarh, and

Delhi/New Delhi (including Faridabad, Ghaziabad,

Gurugram, Meerut, Noida/Greater Noida)

11

English and Tamil

Exam centers in TamilNadu, Puducherry, and

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

12

English and Telugu

Exam venues in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

13

English and Urdu

All exam centers in India

Please Note

  • It is compulsory for all the JEE candidates to select the option of JEE Main regional language during filling up the application form online as any later changes won’t be entertained.

  • While attempting the question paper, all the candidates must select the same medium as opted for while registering in the Application forms.

JEE Main Scheme of Examination

Refer to the table given below for subject combinations as well as the types of questions for each paper. Take a look:


JEE Main Paper Name

Subjects

Type of Questions 

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

  • Mathematics

  • Physics

  • Chemistry 

  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

  • Numerical Questions




Paper 2A - (B. Arch)

Part I - Mathematics

MCQs and numerical value based questions

Part II - Aptitude Test

Multiple-choice questions (MCQs)

Part-III - Drawing Test 

Questions to test Drawing skills & aptitude

Paper 2B - (B. Planning)

Part I - Mathematics

MCQs, and numerical value-based questions

Part II - Aptitude Test

MCQs (Multiple choice questions)

Part-III: Planning-Based Questions

MCQs (Multiple choice questions)

JEE Main Pattern of Examination

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

  • Paper 1 of JEE Main 2025 will be conducted to provide admissions to B.Tech courses.

  • The examination will be Computer-based and held in Online mode.

  • The paper will have questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics Sections

  • There are 90 MCQs for a total of 300 marks. It has two sections for each subject - MCQs (Section A) and Numerical (Section B). 

  • Section A covers 20 questions from each of the subjects with a compulsion to attempt. Whereas Section B consists of 10 questions out of which, candidates can select any 5 questions to attempt.


Here is the subject-wise distribution of Questions, Total number of Questions, and Marks. Take a look:


Subjects 

Maximum Questions 

Maximum Marks

Physics 

20+10 (5 Questions To Be Attempted From Section B)

100

Chemistry

20+10 (5 Questions To Be Attempted From Section B)

100

Mathematics

20+10 (5 Questions To Be Attempted From Section B)

100

Total 

90

300

JEE Main Marking Scheme For MCQs

+4 marks will be given for each correct answer. A negative marking of -1 mark will be given for each wrong answer.

JEE Mains negative marking scheme For Numerical Based Questions

Students will be given +4 marks for each correct answer and -1 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.


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

  • It will be an Online test for Aptitude and the Mathematics Section 

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

  • The Drawing section covers 2 questions while the Mathematics section has 20 MCQs and 10 numerical-based questions.

  • In the Aptitude Section, there will be 50 questions.


Here is the subject-wise distribution of Questions, Total number of Questions, and Marks. Take a look:


Subjects 

Maximum Questions 

Maximum Marks

Mathematics 

30

100

Aptitude Test

50

200

Drawing

02

100

Total

82

400 Marks

JEE Main Marking Scheme For MCQ

+4 marks will be provided to students for each correct answer and -1 negative mark for every wrong answer.

JEE Mains negative marking scheme For Numerical Based Questions

Students will be awarded +4 marks for each correct answer and -1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

JEE Main Marking Scheme For Drawing test

Two questions are evaluated out of 100 marks.

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

  • It is a computer-based test 

  • 25 questions for the Planning section

  • 20 MCQs and 10 numerical questions in the Mathematic section

  • 50 questions in the Aptitude section


Here is the subject-wise distribution of Questions, Total number of Questions and Marks. Take a look:


Subjects 

Maximum Questions 

Maximum Marks

Mathematics 

30

100

Aptitude Test

50

200

Planning Based

25

100

Total

105

400 Marks

Duration of Test

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

  • Total exam duration is 3 hours 

  • For PwD Candidates, it is 4 hours

For Paper 2A (B. Arch) & Paper 2B (B.Planning),

  • Total exam duration is 3 hours 

  • For PwD Candidates, it is 4 hours

Syllabus of Examination

JEE Main Paper 1 

Physics 

Chemistry 

Mathematics 

JEE Main B. Arch and B. Planning 

Aptitude 

  • Rotation subtraction

  • Building two-dimensional and three-dimensional compositions using given shapes and forms

  • harmony and contrast

  • Understanding & appreciation of scale & proportion of objects

  • Transformation of forms both 2D and 3D union

Drawing 

  • Elevation and 3D views of objects rotation

  • Generation of Plan

  • Transformation of forms both 2D and 3D union

  • Development of Surfaces and Volumes

Planning 

  • General Awareness

  • Comprehension

  • Graphs, Charts, And Map

  • Reading Skills, etc.

Conclusion

Now you are familiarized with the JEE Main exam pattern 2025. It is essential for all the candidates who are appearing in the upcoming JEE main exams to get aware of the exam pattern, type of questions, mode & marking scheme, etc to strategize their preparations.

FAQs on JEE Main Examination Scheme

1. What is the mode of the JEE exam?

JEE Mains Paper 1 (B.E/B.Tech) and Paper 2B (B. Planning) will be conducted online, whereas Paper 2A (B. Arch) will be held both online & offline.

2. What is the JEE Main question paper language?

The JEE Main languages include English, Hindi, Gujarati, Assamese, Punjabi, Marathi, Odia, Bengali, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, and Urdu.

3. Is the JEE Main exam tough?

JEE Main is considered the most challenging exam but creating a study plan, frequent revision, and effective time management can help.