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NTA Unveils JEE Main 2024 Paper Pattern: What's New and What to Expect

October 09, 2023
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The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the detailed paper pattern for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2024. This latest release provides clarity on the distribution of marks, section-wise details, and other essential aspects that candidates should be familiar with as they prepare for this preliminary examination.


JEE Main 2024 Exam Pattern: Subject, Sections, Marks etc.


Paper 1 (B.E/B.Tech)

  • Paper 1 is divided into two parts: Section A (MCQs) and Section B (numerical value questions).

  • Candidates must attempt any 5 out of 10 questions in Section B.

  • Each subject (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics) carries 100 marks, for a total of 300 marks.


Paper 2A (B.Arch)

  • Paper 2A is divided into three parts: Mathematics (MCQs), Aptitude Test, and Drawing Test.

  • Negative marking applies to Part-I (Mathematics).

  • Mathematics carries 100 marks, the Aptitude Test carries 200 marks, and the Drawing Test carries 100 marks, for a total of 400 marks.


Paper 2B (B.Planning)

  • Paper 2B is divided into three parts: Mathematics (MCQs), Aptitude Test, and Planning-Based Questions.

  • All three parts are conducted in CBT mode.

  • Mathematics carries 100 marks, the Aptitude Test carries 200 marks, and the Planning-Based Questions carry 100 marks, for a total of 400 marks.


Marking Scheme:

  • Correct answers earn candidates +4 marks, while incorrect responses result in -1 mark.

  • Unanswered questions have no mark deductions.


Time Duration:

  • Each paper has a 3-hour duration.

  • PWD candidates receive an additional 1-hour extension.

  • Candidates attempting both Paper 2A (B.Arch) and 2B (B.Planning) have a total time of 3 hours and 30 minutes.


Language Options:

  • JEE Main 2024 offers papers in 13 languages: Hindi, English, Bengali, Gujarati, Assamese, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Odia, and Malayalam.


Are there any changes made by the NTA for JEE Main 2024?

The JEE Main 2024 paper pattern remains unchanged from the previous year. Candidates can prepare for the exam with the information provided in this article. NTA is expected to release the JEE Main 2024 notification in the last week of November 2023, with the application process anticipated to commence in the first week of December 2023.


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